Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

by Julie Kenner, J. Kenner


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Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, J. Kenner

From New York Times bestselling author Julie Kenner aka J. Kenner ...

"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

A Booksense pick!

A Target "break-out" book!

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter for a secret arm of the Vatican. 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, get the family to Catholic mass on time, 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.

Dive into this fun and original (sub) urban fantasy novel (that could just as easily be called paranormal mommy lit!). With humor, action, adventure, horror and a romantic triangle that builds as the series progresses, Carpe Demon is not to be missed!

All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
Deja Demon: The Days and Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
Demon Ex Machina
Pax Demonica

Praise for Carpe Demon:

"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

"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

"Tongue-in-cheek . . . fast pacing and in-your-face action. Give it a try. Kate's a fun character and keeps you on the edge of your seat."-SFReader

"Ms. Kenner has a style and delivery all her own . . . fun and innovative . . . [Carpe Demon] shouldn't be missed."-Fallen Angel Reviews

"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 fun netherworld thriller that readers will treasure."-The Best Reviews
"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, which has an engaging cast of characters. Car pools and holy water make an unforgettable mix."-Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988684430
Publisher: JK
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 672,504
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty 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," J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent 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.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
cer-2 More than 1 year ago
Not badly written but not my thing and did not hold my interest. Not sure I accurately starred and do not want to slam what other readers might find a perfectly good read; but, the demon/paranormal portion very miniscule. So basically a soccer mom tale including riding along with main character on stuff like picking up milk, finding a daycare, dealing with merged family. Not sure why another reviewer called it "romantic comedy" as current husband a bit on the cardboard side and except for one morning encounter that was apparently so out of the norm for their romance she started suspecting him--nothing really romantic. I am kinda suspicious that at one time was a regular fiction book that added some paranormal stuff to get published. And if it wanted to be romance or comedy or chick-lit or women's fiction -- it just should have. At my advanced middle age, a bit hard to accept that a woman who retired at least 15 years ago and never worked out since was immediately back in shape. Dealing with teenagers and toddlers rang true; unfortunately, seen enough in real life to not be interested in reading so much of it in a fiction book I picked it up thinking that while likely silly would have some paranormal, comedy, romance type of plots that would hold up to being in a series I was hearing so much about. *ack* who wants to read carpool scheduling difficulties?
BookButter More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun read for everyone. A mom with a secret past as a Demon Hunter trying to save the world and make a great dinner party makes this a funny but interesting story. The only issue I had is that the major action or climax occurs right at the end of the book in two pages and then the story is over. The author makes this huge effort to build a story line and once you hit the action part, it seems the author runs out of ideas or just wants to end it right away.
I still recommnd this book as a fun read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books you will love these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I had a hard time putting it down! Strongly reccomend it to anybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the premise--happy homemaker of 14 years must hide the demon's body before the hubby, teenager, toddler, and neighbors see it. Calls the exboss who tells her that they have no demon hunters to send. Now Kate must lie to everyone while trying to find and kill the other demons that have arrived in her "demon-free" town. This book is also in the boxed set SIX TIMES A CHARM.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great blend of mommy life, mystery, and the undead!
Tnkrbell67 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Daily struggles of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom that any working mom can relate to. I was completely glued from the first page!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read an assortment of laugh out loud funny books like Charlaine Harris. But i Have to tell you, this one is at the top of the game. Little two year olds just add up to all of the humor.WHat a great book. California Demon here I come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me interested from start to finish. Rare now a days. I can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off the series. Not Much on Its Own But it got my Interest. Looks like it could be a good series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read "aprodites kiss" before this and I can't even believe they are by the same author. The flow of this story and quality of the writing is soo much better. Its also very funny and entertaining. I can see why they are thinking of using it for a tv show or movie.
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Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Kate Conner is a retired demon hunter living a peaceful life as a stay-at-home Mom to a teenager and a toddler. Life was going nice until a demon crashed through her living room window right before the party she was hosting for her husband's colleagues. Now, she must balance her current life with her old one, all while trying to keep everything a secret from her family. Julie Kenner writes a funny story, one that every over-worked Mom can relate to, minus the smelly demons. Told from the point of view of Kate Conner as she talks to the readers, like two friends sitting down to chat. There is some repetitious lines, as she tries to remember things and remind readers of who's who and what's what. Overall, fans of the female-kicking-zombie-butt genre, will enjoy this unique spin. Notes: I reviewed this book as part of the #forgottenbookchallenge. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Im using my brothers nook to post this) Thanks thomas. I will never forget you guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really what do atheists do?
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A 145 page very well-written free paranormal story of a stay-at-home mom who also is a 'retired' Demon Hunter til one pops through her kitchen window. A story told with humor, drama, and teenage angst. Some adult language and wife/husband sex scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book ! This book kept my interest . I couldn't put it down and when I did I hurried back to read more. I will definitely recommend this to others!
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I just finished this fun read and have already started the 2nd book in the series.
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Very entertaining and well written!