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California Demon
The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, Book 2

by Julie Kenner

      What's a mother to do, when there are only so many hours in the day, and the fate of the world is in her hands? - from the back cover

Demons make great reading, who knew? Obviously the witty and brilliant Ms. Kenner! A resident of a supposedly peaceful California suburban neighborhood, Kate Conner rushes headlong into her newest adventures as a demon hunting soccer mom extraordinaire.

Continuing on from her first book in this paranormal series, Carpe Demon, we find that Kate has chosen to come out of demon hunting retirement to keep her family and the people of San Diablo safe from Hell's harmful arms. Filling the book with everyday issues that we can all relate to, Julie Kenner has offered up yet another fast paced, eye-opening, suspense-filled read.

In this installment, Kate has to keep her daughter and toddler safe, unravel the mystery of rogue demon hunters and possessed surfers, attend political functions, change pull-ups, cook, clean AND prepare for holiday festivities. No worries, it is all in a day’s work for this tough, demon-butt-kicking mom.

I have found that Julie Kenner is able to deliver a great paranormal suspense novel without as much graphic violence, sex and swearing as some of the other popular books on the market. Something you can really get into, laugh and relate to on many levels. Even though Kate’s fighting demons from Hell, Kenner shows that even a super mom has personal demons to work through herself. She ties the normal, abnormal and paranormal together in one sweet package.

As the ice picks pile higher, will Kate make it in time to save her town and ultimately the world? Pick up a copy of this great thriller and see for yourself. You will be so glad you did!

The Book

Berkley Trade
May 2006
042521043X / 978-0425210437
Dark fantasy
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NOTE: Seems suitable for teen through adult, some graphic violence, minimal swearing
Holiday read: Christmas

The Reviewer

Rachel Smith
Reviewed 2008
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