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Monday, September 16, 2013

Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner

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.

I am not a soccer-mom, nor am I a retired demon hunter but after reading this book I’d just like to give both a whirl. My background in parochial school would probably come in handy and I’ve watched quite a few television shows of paranormal slayers so I think I’m game. Kate Connor has definitely given me the courage to embrace my inner Buffy. This is a fun read for anyone who has ever dreamed of acting out our wildest fantasies while still doing diaper duty and homework checking. I enjoyed the over-the-top sarcasm and the fact that Kate’s new or rather old career saved her from an almost Stepfordesque existence. I’m looking forward to see just how she continues to juggle her teenage daughter’s angst, her husband’s demanding job and her toddler’s strong willed antics while vanquishing evil.

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