Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. She's expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life.
The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts, and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes that she and her monster housemates are the ultimate prize in a very different game. Stranded with no power, no phones, and no way to know who can be trusted, she must find a way to defeat the evil closing in before it kills them all.
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Book Addict. My preferred books are historical fictions, fantasy (supernatural) fictions, or just good fiction.
Defintely would recommend this series and this book.
I felt as if I was one of the protagonist with all the terrifying fears that Kitty and her companions went through.
I am not sure that this is my favorite book in the series as I was scared more than I would care to admit; on the other hand, if a writer can make me feel this much through such a book, I can only bow my head and say thank you for allowing me to be along Kitty and her terrifying adventure and feel like one of Kitty's friend and only wish I could have done something to help. The only thing I could was to listen to the book in one straight session (almost did. It took me 2 days to find the time to listen)
I really like one the last scene when Kitty and Anastasia talk in the hospital; this is a hint of things to come in possible new adventures. A fearful future with new Alliances (probably friends) that can't be denied. Love that Kitty is becoming a strong leader without the arrogance that could be associated with others (if they were in her situation)
Who's the real monster?
Love the series. Can't wait to get to the next.
I would listen to Kitty's House of Horrors again because I enjoy this series and the narrator is especially good at bringing Kitty to life.
I would compare Kitty's House of Horrors, and the Kitty Norville series, to the Sookie Stackhouse world, but much with much better writing and more consistency. What makes them similar is the strong theme of how society reacts when they become aware of the existence of paranormals.
I have really enjoyed Marguerite Gavin in several other of the Kitty Norville books. She does a particularly good job of capturing the DJ vibe to give voice to Kitty. Recently, I also started The Hollows series, also narrated by Marguerite. The narration has been just as good in this series. She does a fantastic job with creating distinct voices for a broad range of characters.
Who are the true monsters?
I give a lot of credit to the narrator for my enjoyment of this series. In previous books there have been a lot of "on air" scenes. Marguerite makes what could be boring scenes interesting and lively.
Avid reader 5 to 10 books a month. I like urban fantasy and Sci-Fi the most. I do enjoy a bio every now and then.
This a fun series. It deals with race relations between vampires, humans and werewolves. Kitty is radio talk show host who uses her platform to enlighten others. She has a real sense of justice and honor that always gets her in trouble with the bad guys. There are some memorable, lovable, characters here that will really strike a chord with you. The narration is great. It is fun light entertainment
Yes! I plan on listening again asap.
Kitty is the given favorite, but I really liked Lee. I wish his character could have been developed more so he could be in future stories.
When she speaks, I really "hear" the characters and not some woman trying to sound like a man.However, I wish someone would tell her how to pronounce lycanthropy and telepathy correctly. It really throws me off and takes me out of the moment.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes....although I was frightened for Kitty half the time, it was a great story...I think one of the best in the series so far!!
Kitty of course...she was totally Kick Butt in this one!!!
MG is awesome...one of the best narrators out there!!
Oh gosh, the whole 2nd half of the book moved me....but when Gemma gets killed by the sun, I cried a little...Grant tried so hard to save her and was just seconds late!!
This book was one of the best....and I highly recommend this entire series!! Starting #8 now!
This was a pretty good book, kept me listening, the narrator is one of the best. I really like the Kitty Norvelle series. Nothing deep or mysterious. Just plain entertaining.
For those who have never read\listened to the Kitty series I would suggest to not start here. While there is some background given you would get much more starting 2 or 3 books back at the very least.
For those of you who love this series well then you will enjoy this one as well. While nothing really new occurs in the overall story line you do get the sense that pieces are being moved into place. The story itself while being somewhat predictable (even to the characters) is a fun and fast listen and it self contained for the most part.
For anyone on the fence all I can say is this is a fun and entertaining story. The characters are rich and well developed. The story stays interesting and fast moving throughout. The only negative may be the cost per length is not as good as other audible titles but to me it was worth it.
The performance by Marguerite Gavin is great as always. She does an excellent job in all the roles I've heard her. She really adds a lot to the enjoyment of this and other books in the series.
Overall I would recommend this book and I have already purchased the next one.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Ok, something about the name "Kitty" turned me off this book for about a year, finally I gave into to all the recommendations. I am glad I did. She is funny and so unlucky, it reminds me of Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich series, but much much more unlucky. I got hooked quickly and I only have one book left in the series. Each book builds on the last, and average about 7 hours a piece just enough time for Kitty to get herself in trouble and right back out of it again. This is not a deep book but enjoyable just the same. It's light at times, funny, and then serious but not so overwhelming that you can't set it down and come back to it. Its a good light read and the narrator was just perfect for the book, she tells the story in a light enjoyable way, and she has become the voice of Kitty in my mind.
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