Wed 13 Aug 2008
Carrie Vaughn is not a golfer; she’s a writer. Having been an Air Force brat, she had a bit of a peripatetic childhood. She went to college at the same place as Ben Affleck — at the same time, even! — but she never met him, much to her dismay. A master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the usual rack of writer day jobs came later; she has currently published four novels (two coming out next year) and a large amount of short stories, several of which are even about the same character in this novel. Her name came up on one of those, “If you like . . .” lists, so I looked for her first book, and eventually found it.
Kitty Norville is a late-night DJ who takes requests, and one night, instead of requests, she finds herself accidentally starting a talk show about creatures of the night: vampires, werewolves, and the like. Of course, Kitty herself is a werewolf: the absolute lowest in the pack. Anyway, the show takes off; it gets syndicated very quickly. Unfortunately, that causes some problems in her werewolf pack, as well with the local vampire Family. On top of that, some of her callers are getting really, really strange. Should she stop doing the show the way her alpha wants her to? (more…)