Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Published By: Berkley Trade

Book Category: Fiction, Science Fiction

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Kate Connor's day is on a downhill spiral. Her two-year-old son knocked over a stack of Fancy Feast cat food in Wal-Mart, she has scads of errands to run and no time, and her second husband Stuart springs an impromptu dinner party for eight at their home on her, with just a few hours notice. The codicil to Stuart's request for her culinary services (which are lacking) is that the dinner party could make or break Stuart's political aspirations.

Kate later rationalized that her hectic life was the reason she didn't immediately notice the demon stalking her as she completed her domestic rounds. Unfortunately the demon did get her attention an hour after she returned home, when he crashed through her kitchen window and tried to kill her.

It seems that Kate has a body to hide, a mess to clean up, a dinner party to pull off and a secret to hide from her husband and children. And all the while she's worried that the demon didn't travel alone. It seems that retirement and life as a stay-at-home soccer mom is over. Kate Connor is going back to work, whether she wants to or not.

Think Buffy all grown up and you have feisty and determined Kate Conner. She must find high demon Goramesh, learn what he's looking for and why he came to demon-free San Diablo, California—and then snuff out his life. If she doesn't, her life, the lives of her family and the world could be in danger.

Julie Kenner's Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom is a hilarious romp through the life of desperate, demon hunter housewife, Kate Conner. Armchair Interviews recommends Julie Kenner's latest novel. You'll laugh out loud.

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