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Carpe Demon [Audio Cassette]

Julie Kenner , Laura Hicks
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Book Description

November 2005
Retired demon hunter Kate Connor must go back to work when she spots a demon lurking in the local Wal-Mart. But she'd better not arouse suspicion. This kind of thing could really hurt her husband's political career.
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From Publishers Weekly

What would happen if Buffy the Vampire Slayer got married, moved to the suburbs and became a stay-at-home mom? She'd be a lot like Kate Connor, once a demon/vampire/zombie killer and now "a glorified chauffeur for drill-team practice and Gymboree play dates" in San Diablo, Calif., that's what. But in Kenner's sprightly, fast-paced ode to kick-ass housewives, Kate finds herself battling evil once again. First a demon tries to kill Kate while she's making rigatoni for an important dinner party that her sweet second husband, Stuart, has scheduled—at the last possible minute—to butter up potential allies in his run for county attorney. Kate dispatches the demon handily enough, but she learns that Goramesh, one of the terrible High Demons, has come to town looking for something. Where's he hiding and what does he want? Can she defeat him without exposing her past to Stuart—and without putting two-year-old Timmy in day care? Though Kenner starts off her story by dropping so many brand names the book reads like a how-to manual for product placement, she settles down to the action soon enough, and readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic. Film rights sold to 1942 Pictures and Warner Brothers. (July)
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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Light Read May 17 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is the first in a series about Kate, a "demon-hunting soccer mom." It is a light read that failed to keep my interest, but that's mostly because I'm much younger than Kate and therefore had trouble identifying with her. Being a Mom is a large part of this character's life, so I think that readers who are currently enjoying motherhood would love her.

The plot wasn't totally fascinating. Most readers will figure things out before Kate does, which is somewhat frustrating. But if you're looking for a light, mindless read, this is the book for you. There are some mysteries, such as the death of Kate's first husband, that the author leaves unresolved for now. It seems likely that Kenner will return to these issues in later books in the series.

All in all: not great, but definitely fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun and exciting read July 19 2006
This book is a fun one to read. I find it easy to relate to the main character, and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. Sometimes things seemed a bit overdramatic, but that is also what made it fun to read. Julie Kenner's style of writing flowed so easily, and I couldn't wait to pick up the book to read more. I'm looking forward to reading other books by her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Original, good read Nov. 21 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Talk about multi tasking. As if a teen and a toddler weren't enough. Entertaining, fast paced and witty. Good characters and plot. This is urban fantasy that is well worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! Oct. 29 2012
By Pat the cat TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It was a real pleasure to read this first book in a series about a modern stay-at-home mom who is trying to raise her family while attending a pesky problem with demons intent on rising from the dead. It's sharp, it's witty and really fun to read. The heroine's struggles to keep a normal life, raise her cute 2-year old toddler and take care of business are quite entertaining. I liked the author's vivid style -- with smart side bars and witty editorial comments. Fun, fun, fun... I give it 5 stars out of five (excellent).
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read Aug. 17 2014
By marlee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Couldn't put it down once I started it's a good way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon. well written, funny you are just drawn in.
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