Monday, April 28, 2008

Review ~ Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner

I just finished up reading Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner. This is a really fun, cute book. It is about a retired demon hunter, who is know a stay at home mom. She has a teenager and a toddler, plus a husband running in politics. We all know how busy it is to be a mom, know the heroine Kate has to hunt Demons as well. Book is written well, with funny pieces thrown in to make you laugh. Has a unique perspective on how demons walk the earth, which I loved. Carpe Demon reminds me of a cozy mystery, but it is about demons instead of crime.

Back of book ~

Carpools. Crabgrass. Creatures from the depths of hell. Suburbia has its problems too...

Lots of women put their careers aside once the kids come along. Kate Connor, for instance, hasn't hunted a demon in ages...

That must be why she missed the one wandering through the pet food aisle of the San Diablo Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, he managed to catch her attention an hour later—when he crashed into the Connor house, intent on killing her.

Now Kate has to clean up the mess in her kitchen, dispose of a dead demon, and pull together a dinner party that will get her husband elected to County Attorney—all without arousing her family's suspicion. Worse yet, it seems the dead demon didn't come alone. He was accompanied by a High Demon named Goramesh who, for some unknown reason, intends to kill off the entire population of San Diablo.

It's time for Kate Connor to go back to work.

You can read the first chapter here.

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