Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series #1) by Julie Kenner | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series #1)

Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series #1)

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by Julie Kenner
     
 

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“Ninety-nine percent of the wives and moms in the country will identify with this heroine. I mean, like who hasn't had to battle demons between car pools and play dates?" Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter. Now

Overview

“Ninety-nine percent of the wives and moms in the country will identify with this heroine. I mean, like who hasn't had to battle demons between car pools and play dates?" Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter. Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in Wal-Mart, she tells herself it's some other Hunter's problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.

Now Kate has to kick a little demon butt, figure out why the creatures are trying to take her out and take over her home town, and at the same time take care of her 2 year old, deal with a hormonal 14 year old, and try to keep her past a secret from her daughter and her husband.

She's a little out of practice, but hey ... if she can juggle two kids and an impromptu dinner party, ridding the town of demons should be a piece of cake. Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon ... and Kate intends to do just that.

RAVES FOR THE DEMON-HUNTING SOCCER MOM SERIES

Carpe Demon:

"I LOVED CARPE DEMON. ... It was great fun, wonderfully clever."—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

"This book, as crammed with events as any suburban mom's calendar, shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It's a hoot."—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

"I welcome the novels that decide to be utterly over-the-top and imagine paranormal and superhero lives for their chick- lit heroines. Take Carpe Demon ..." —Detroit Free Press

"Sprightly, fast-paced . . . readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly

"Smart, fast-paced, unique ... a blend of sophistication and wit that has you laughing out loud."—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author

"You're gonna love this book! A terrific summer read with lots of humor and crazy situations and action."—Fresh Fiction

"This book was so much fun to read. I highly recommend this exceedingly entertaining read!"—Midwest Book Review

"A+ ... I am very ready for the next installment in Kate Connor's life."—The Romance Reader's Connection

"Kenner scores a direct hit with this offbeat and humorous adventure ... Car pools and holy water make an unforgettable mix."—Romantic Times

California Demon:

“Kenner continues to put her fun, fresh twist on mommy-lit with another devilishly clever book.”—Booklist

“Plenty of action and humor. Kenner is at her irreverent best . . . delightfully amusing.” —The Best Reviews

“More witty, funny, and poignant adventures from the marvelous Kenner.” —Romantic Times

Demons Are Forever:

“[A] wonderful author…a fun premise…excellent characterization, intriguing stories, and snappy dialogue.” —Fresh Fiction

“This is the third in Kenner’s splendidly creative series featuring Kate, whose wickedly amusing adventures in demon hunting are a pure paranormal delight.” —Booklist

“This chapter in Kenner’s first-person, kick-butt adventures takes a darker turn, and a more serious tone, as Demon Hunter Kate Connor faces long odds and emotional turmoil. The terrific Kenner grabs you and doesn’t let go!” —Romantic Times

Deja Demon:

“A delightfully different take on the paranormal romance theme that will leave fans thirsting for more.” —Monsters and Critics

Demon Ex Machina

Pax Demonica (Now available!)

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Kate Connor used to be a demon hunter: Now she's a stay-at-home mom, a "glorified chauffeur for pep squad practice and Gymboree play dates." But when a demonic assassin shows up at her suburban home minutes before an important dinner party, the retired Hunter is forced back into action to save her town -- and her freshly baked mini-quiches -- from the invading fiend and his army of the undead.

Kate's husband and her two kids don't know anything about her demon-killing past -- and she wants to keep it that way. So while doing what supermoms do -- raising an inquisitive two-year old, dealing with a teenage girl's myriad of social issues, supporting an overworked husband running for county attorney, etc. -- Kate also finds time to unravel the mystery behind the sudden ghoulish invasion. It seems a master demon named Goramesh has come to town in search of an invaluable religious artifact secreted in a much-storied cathedral. But in order to obtain the relic, Goramesh must first find a suitable human subordinate…

The character of Kate Connor is an appealing mélange of Laurell K. Hamilton's sexy, butt-kicking vampire executioner Anita Blake, Sex and the City's super-cool column writer Carrie Bradshaw, and the women of ABC's Desperate Housewives, whose lives revolve around domestic intrigues like potty training, teenage curfews, PTA meetings, bake sales, neighborhood gossip -- and scandalous secrets. Fast-paced and strikingly clever, this lighthearted romp through suburbia will appeal to romance, mystery, and fantasy fans alike. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045138109
Publisher:
Julie Kenner
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
46,808
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the international, New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a "flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations," JK writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense, and paranormal mommy lit. Her trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner) reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. JK lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. Visit her website at www.juliekenner.com to learn more and to connect with JK through social media!

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