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Deadly Destinations: Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Takes on London

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour with Lexi George & enter for a chance to win Demon Hunting in the Deep South**

Carrie Vaughn is visiting Deadly Destinations today. She is here to discuss why London was her choice destination for Kitty to visit for Kitty Steals the Show, the tenth book in Carrie’s Kitty Norville series is available now. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Kitty Steals the Show thanks to Tor/Macmillan!

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For Kitty Steals the Show, I wanted to send Kitty overseas for her big international conference, so I could explore the supernatural in another country.  I really had no question about where she’d go.  I could have picked any major city in the world, maybe even given myself an excuse to travel any place I wanted to for research.  I had the plans and budget for a research trip, and I’ve never been to Istanbul, Rome, Berlin, Oslo, or even Tokyo or Cairo.  So many cities to visit, so little time!  But like I said, I didn’t actually spend any time at all thinking about where to send Kitty.  For me, there was only ever one choice:  London.

I had so many reasons for setting the book in London:  It’s a true international hub, a political, economic, and social crossroads for the whole world, so it made sense to set the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies there.  Next, I’ve been there before and knew exactly where I wanted to set various scenes:  Hyde Park, Mayfair, Trafalgar Square, and so on.  London is one of my favorite cities, and I really couldn’t resist the chance to write about it.  It’s so full of history, it’s been the setting for so many favorite stories, and I wanted to make use of all that heritage.

Mostly, though, London has an amazing supernatural and fantastical pedigree.  It’s like a supernatural magnet.  Dracula sets up shop in London.   Jekyll and Hyde, residents of London.  Peter Pan has his own statue in Kensington Gardens.  You can actually follow the path David took through Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus during the last few scenes of An American Werewolf in London.  Jack the Ripper, while not a supernatural creature, certainly inspired supernatural dread, and the ghosts of his victims are said to haunt Whitechapel to this day.  Let’s not even get started on the ghosts haunting the Tower of London, the site of so many bloody executions and so much hardship.  And I dare you to ride the Tube without looking for a door to Gaiman’s Neverwhere.  And then there’s the moment you realize you’ve ended up at Canary Wharf, site of the Battle of Canary Wharf from Doctor Who.  London has been a city for some two thousand years, and the historical and literary footprints of all those years are everywhere.  And the stories keep coming:  I took a ghost tour where I learned about the BBC World News headquarters being haunted by the ghost of a reporter who died overseas.  Every time I visit London, I discover more great stories.

Now I’ve put my own fictional mark on the city, and I am immensely pleased.

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About Carrie:

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, including Kitty’s Big Trouble and Kitty and the Midnight Hour. She is also the author of the stand-alone novels After the Golden Age and Discord’s Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops across the country from California to Florida. She earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a master’s in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theater usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and an administrative assistant. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

You can visit Carrie around the web here: Website | Blog

Want to read more from Carrie Vaughn?

Kitty and the Midnight HourKitty Goes to WashingtonKitty Takes a HolidayKitty and the Silver BulletKitty and the Dead Man's HandKitty Raises HellKitty's House of HorrorsKitty Goes to War (Kitty No...Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty ...Kitty Steals the Show (Kitt...Kitty's Greatest HitsSteelVoices of DragonsDiscord's AppleAfter the Golden Age

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This giveaway is provided by Tor/Macmillan

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

Available July 31, 2012 from Tor/Macmillan

About this Book:

Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.

Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.

All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.

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31 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Takes on London

  1. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I think Carrie’s supernatural world sounds fantastic. I like how all the creatures are drawn to London.

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    I love London also and I think it’s a great place for a paranormal story.

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    I would like to visit London someday. It will give me a familiarity to identify with the book.

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  4. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I love Kitty’s world, and I’m happy to see her in London. I know I’ll enjoy this latest story in the series.

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    I can’t wait to read about Kitty in London.

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  6. ErinNo Gravatar
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    I just bought my ticket to go to London next month – SO excited!

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  7. Bethany C.No Gravatar
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    I think it sounds fun; I just recently picked up the first book in the series and am going to start it as soon as I’m finished with the one I’m reading now.

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  8. Audra HoltwickNo Gravatar
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    I think it is great — I can’t wait to read it

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    I think it sounds awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    I love Kitty’s world and can’t wait to see how London treats her!

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  11. Jessica@a GREAT readNo Gravatar
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    I enjoy this series a lot! Can’t wait to see Kitty in London!

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  12. Caty RNo Gravatar
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    I love Vaughn’s world for Kitty. I’ve read all the books and can’t wait to read this one because I have the added bonus of it taking place in my favorite city.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  13. Joseph SmitsNo Gravatar
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    I’ve read all of the Kitty books save for the most recent book, as of yet, and I’m a huge fan!

    The characters all have life to them, they can be related to, and in their own way they’re all immensely interesting and well, awesome!

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    This is one of my favorite series to read. I even downloaded the hit lists songs.

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  15. AnnaNo Gravatar
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    Love Kitty! Can’t wait to read it!

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    I love the idea of an International Conference on Paranormal Studies.

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  17. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    The reason I enjoy series is that each new book is a chance to visit with friends. Kitty and her world have grown in lots of ways in the course of the books, but her new power, responsibilities, and expanded circle of friends don’t keep her from sincerely trying to help people she meets. I like Kitty – she’s a good friend.

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  18. Readsalot81No Gravatar
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    I love how London is the setting in this book and I’m truly excited to see what is in store for Kitty & crew. It really is one of my favorite u/f series.

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    I don’t comment, but after reading through a few of the responses on this page Deadly Destinations: Carrie Vaughn?s Kitty Takes on London | Dark Faerie Tales. I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind.
    Is it simply me or does it appear like some of these responses come across like they are
    written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if
    you are writing on other social sites, I would like to follow everything fresh
    you have to post. Could you list of all of all
    your shared sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page
    or twitter feed?

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    An American Werewolf goes to London, hasn’t that already been done? I’ve only ready the first two in the series and after I’ve had a chance to catch up London sounds like an interesting read.

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    I really like London as the setting. I have always wanted to see London. Thanks for the chance.

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    I’m so excited to read this book! The synopsis sounds very exciting!

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    It’s awesome-can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I haven’t read the series yet. But the it sounds amazing!

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    I’m so glad you took Kitty to London, I love that city. Can’t wait to read!

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  26. Elizabeth H.No Gravatar
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    This book sounds really good! I have not read her but now she is added to my list of authors to check out! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Sounds like a good setting for a book.

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    I really enjoy Kitty’s world and this series.

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  29. KeslynnNo Gravatar
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    Kitty is a great heroine. I am looking forward to getting her unique take on London.

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    This sounds like a great book. I would like to learn about the wonderful world.

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  31. SamanthaNo Gravatar
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    I think that Kitty’s world is amazing! This is one of my very favorite series and I can’t believe that I haven’t read this book already. I love that you never know what kind of trouble Kitty will find herself in next!

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