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

Category: Fiction / Horror
320 pages; ISBN: 0425202526

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
Julie Kenner
Berkley, Jul 2005, $12.95, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0425202526

Trained in the Vatican, Kate became a Level Four demon hunter. Her kill rate one of the top until she met her match. Kate fell in love with her slaying peer Eric who returned her deepest feelings. They married, retired, and relocated to San Diablo, California. A demon hunter retiring is rare, but they do the unheard of; they even have a child Allie.

Allie is fourteen and Eric is dead while Kate has remarried and has a terrible two Timmy that is a result of her second marriage to attorney Stuart Connor, who is running for a County seat. Kate is a contented suburban soccer mom whose slayer days seem like a childhood dream. That changes when High Demon Goramesh “the decimator” visits her town. Now Kate is battling a demon horde that senses she is a hunter. Goramesh knows hunters kill if not killed.

Mindful of Geena Davis’ Long Kiss Goodnight and Buffy, CARPE DEMON: ADVENTURES OF A DEMON-HUNTING SOCCER MOM is an amusing horror romance that grips the audience once the first demon arrives in the supermarket. Kate is a terrific heroine who is contented with the PTA, but soon has to use her latent skills to battle demon invaders who assault her house and threaten her children even while her spouse wonders what is going on. Amusing at times, Julie Kenner provides a fun otherworldly thriller that readers will treasure as they root for the soccer mom to defeat the demon horde.

Harriet Klausner


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