LongTime Listener FirstTime Werewolf - Kitty Norville, Bks 1, 2, 3 Author:Carrie Vaughn 3 in 1 omnibus -- Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, and Kitty Takes a Holiday & short story "Kitty Meets the Band" — DJ Kitty Norville never much liked doing the nightshift at K-NOB, Denver's alternative radio station - that is, until the attack that made her a werewolf. Now her habits have become decidedly ... more »more nocturnal, not to mention reckless. One night, in a fit of boredom, she ditches the station's dull '90s format in favor of posting a question to her listeners: Do you believe in vampires? The startling answer: Yes. Suddenly calls from anguished vampires, werewolves, and witches begin pouring in, with Kitty dispensing on-air advice with unexpected aplomb. And all at one The Midnight Hour - late-night radio's scariest, most surreal talk show - is born.
But not everyone is thrilled with Kitty's newfound success. Carl, the alpha-male leader of Kitty's werewolf pack, takes her on-air bravado as a challenge to his authority. And Arturo, head of Denver's vampire families, is terrified she may let loose some privileged information that will be fatal to his kin. Either way, both honchos want her to quit. Then a deranged bounty hunter specializing in lycanthropes threatens to kill her on-air, forcing her to take werewolf form right in the studio...causing the most privileged information to go public: her own secret identity. Ahh, but it'll take more than coming out as a werewolf to keep Kitty Norville sidelined.
And here are her first three other-worldly adventures: Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, where she is invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of all supernaturals...by a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator determined to expose her as a monster; and Kitty Takes a Holiday, but her longed-for Colorado vacation gets cut short when nearby livestock turn up mutilated...with evidence of black magic afoot.« less
What I loved about reading this book is that you had all the three books in one. It showed her progression from being protected to the point of having no personal freedom to learning how to stand on her own two feet. Unsteady and unsure, but still willing to move forward toward the unknown while helping others to deal with their "afflictions". Showing her weaknesses and showing how she still felt unsure that she overcame anything really showed her strength and made her very "human". I really enjoyed going though her turmoil with her and ending up believing in herself. I really recommend this book (or the first 3, if you get it that way).