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Demons Are Forever (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom #3)

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Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Book 3)
Paperback, 292 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Berkley Trade
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Oct 24, 2011 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2011
I started reading this and found it didn't hold my interest. Rather than completely give up, as I really enjoyed the previous 2 books in this series, I got the cds from the library.

I felt there was way too much rehashing of the story to date at the beginning of the book. This went on for a good long while and I found it repetitious, boring and unnecessary. After that, the story picked up quite a bit till I got to the part of the annoying, whiny teenager. I know teenagers often have that I-know-
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Jan 05, 2015 Jason Brown (Toastx2) rated it really liked it
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Mike (the Paladin)
Oct 08, 2012 Mike (the Paladin) rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Well....okay. This is the third book in this series (which I read out of order as I didn't read the first 2) and it's what I often call, "a mixed bag".

The book isn't hard to catchup on as we get enough background as to what's going on and what's already happened before we got here that picking up in book 3 wasn't a problem. This is I think a good idea and the writer handles it pretty well. There's humor and there's action and she's set up a framework for things to operate "inside" that lets the
Jan 04, 2011 Heidi rated it it was ok
I really liked the first two books in this series, but this one turned me off. It could just be that the gimmick is wearing thin. Kate's a mom...and she hunts demons. And it's a secret. I got it. Kate tells us over and over and over again that hunting demons is a breeze compared with raising a teenager and a toddler...and I got that too. I don't need to be reading about it twice a page. I liked Kate's Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer spunk in the first two books, but in this one she seemed more like one ...more
Feb 24, 2016 Xyra rated it liked it
Recommended to Xyra by: Lida
I'd say 3 1/2 stars. It bordered on liked it and really liked it. The faults in our heroine, Kate, kept annoying me.

So here's the thing - in book 1 Kate is brought back to demon hunting and she seems to embrace it. In this book she keeps going back and forth on the idea. Yes, there are a lot of variables for her to review and resolve; but darn it get serious about getting back in shape. Use the resources at hand to be informed; train like crazy; and get little Miss Hunter on the fast track to b
May 22, 2008 pianogal rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This is probably a 3.5 star book - and there are some spoilers ahead, so stop reading now if you don't want me to ruin the story...

The first half of the book felt like it'd finally found it's own identity outside of simply being a Buffy knock-off. I was enjoying the fact that Timmy had kind of been pushed to the background in favor of Allie. But then some bad things happen and fellow missing hunter, Nadia (aka Faith), shows up out of nowhere (like Faith) and then turns out to be bad (just like F
May 24, 2008 Erin rated it it was ok
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Dec 12, 2009 Erin rated it liked it
This book was fast paced and I will eventually read the next one, although I didn't like it as much as the last one. Frankly, I'm distracted these days though, so you never may just be that my concentration is shot and it was better than I thought. LOL.
Oct 07, 2010 Cyn rated it really liked it
This series just gets better and better. The author has created an impressive cast of characters and has added more depth/seriousness to the overall storyline.
Mary Ford
Oct 21, 2010 Mary Ford rated it liked it
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Kate, the demon hunting soccer-mom, is back, juggling play dates for a toddler, her teenaged daughter, her husband and his political machinations with the complexities of hunting and killing demons.

With the demons yet again coming to San Diablo, Kate is faced a more evolved and ongoing threat as well as the fallout from her daughter finally learning the truth about Kate and her secret double life. Of course, once she understands she has a lot of questions – and Kate isn’t sure how many she can a
May 21, 2014 Marsha rated it really liked it
Of all of the "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" series, "Demons Are Forever" is my favorite. Why? Well, it is because finally the most important of Kate's secrets are revealed to the appropriate people. I will admit, this will cause her a very sticky mess in future installments; but, isn't that what sequels are suppose to do?

The story begins right where the previous one ended. Kate and her daughter Allie are sitting on a curb waiting on Stuart to pick them up. Allie is ready to hear her mother's secret
Sarah Sammis
May 02, 2008 Sarah Sammis rated it did not like it
Shelves: released
The best part of Demons Are Forever is its title and maybe the cute cover art. It's the third in "Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom" series and the only one I've read (and am likely to read).

The reason I didn't enjoy the novel has nothing to do with it being midway through a series. The problem stems from: concept, setting and the execution of the mystery.

I don't know why Kenner felt compelled to add in all the back story about Kate Connor's training and life as a demon hunter for the Va
Jan 04, 2012 PM rated it really liked it
Well, I am finally to where I first started reading this series. This is the book I randomly picked up to listen to on a long drive. I thought it was a stand-alone book and found myself making excuses to drive just so I could listen to it. I found it to be very funny, and I could relate to the teenage parent issues, but also an intense romantic thread was developing. As i got to the last CD, I realized there was no way the story could end so quickly and I did some research and found there were ...more
Apr 15, 2015 Bird rated it really liked it
Other reviewers are complaining that this book is too over-the-top in places to be believable. And I don't mean with the demon-hunting stuff, but with the rest of the book. Yes, I get it. Kate's adventures go unnoticed by everyone around her, despite her frequently maiming and killing demons in close proximity to family and friends. I suppose is IS hard to believe that no one ever walks in on her staking one of them through the eye and passes out from shock. However, I'm enjoying the series so ...more
Aug 18, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it
I, somehow, managed to read this series in order. Granted, when I started reading book #1, I had no idea there were more. After I finished that book, I had doubts I would ever find the 2nd book, but I did, a little while later and then fairly recently found book #3. (Obviously).
I don't LOVE this series but I find it entertaining enough to spend .25-.50 a book when I stumble across them. I don't hate Katherine, which is a big deal as I dislike most heroines in modern works, so score 1 for the se
Apr 12, 2010 Jan rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting better. This time Kate is dealing with the aftermath of all the stuff that happened in California Demon. Daughter Allie knows that demons are real and that her mother is somehow connected with them. Kate has to confess her demon-hunting ways and of course, Allie is ready (she thinks)to join in. As they talk about demon hunting it inevitably leads to Eric, Kate's deceased husband and Allie's father. Kate discovers more about Eric than she wants to and realizes that he ...more
Aug 23, 2010 Emily rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
My least favorite of the series so far, this one just lacked. Still a quick read and worth it if you like the first two, but not up to par. The snarky (yes, sometimes cheesy) wit was missing, whole characters are being ignored (Does Kate even remember what Stuart looks like? Timmy, where are you? Father Ben, we hardly know ye!) or just brought in for a specific purposeful cameo appearance (Hi, Cutter! Bye, Cutter!). Not much in the way of discernible character development, either, though it was ...more
Feb 21, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amanda by: Marie
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Dec 06, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was ok
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Jan 22, 2015 Stacey rated it really liked it
Shelves: started-series
Demons Are Forever is as entertaining as the previous title, "Carpe Demon" and "California Demon". Those two I picked up together on a whim at the bookstore. This time, I seeked the novel out. Kate is an fun kind of 'every woman' except that she is also a demon hunter. Her teenage daughter has joined up with her cast of amusing side characters. I'm not sure that having Kate's daugher discover her secrets this early was a great idea, nor I am sure I like the twist involving Allie's high school ...more
Aug 26, 2007 Lea rated it it was amazing
I'm officially hooked on this series, which always seems to happen when I finish the last book currently available. After two books of setup, Kenner has a full cast of well-developed characters. A few know Kate Connor's secret, like her best friends Laura, daughter Allie, and pseudo-grandfather-in-law Eddie. Others, like her trainter and sparring partner Cutter, are just curious. And a few are clueless, like husband Stuart. What really gets this story moving, though, is the addition of David ...more
Jun 05, 2008 Marianne rated it liked it
I have always really enjoyed this series. I think more for the stay at home mom aspect than the Demon hunting, since I am not a Buffy fan. I cannot imagine living the kind of double life that the main character does.

This is the 3rd in the series and while it continues to have the same humor as the other two, I found it lacking in depth. The author usually goes into more detail and this one seems written very quickly with a lot less attention to the underlying story or little details (ie. the pla
May 18, 2010 M. rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. For one thing, the whole premise is so nutty. Kate is a devout Catholic, was raised in the Vatican itself, and was trained and hired by the Vatican to be a professional demon hunter. She retired when she married and had her first child. In this book, she's been widowed and remarried,has a second child, and lives the normal life of a surburban mother of a 2-year old and a moody, middle school aged daughter. Until, that is, she's hauled back into demon hunting when a ...more
Penny Ramirez
Jun 29, 2009 Penny Ramirez rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, series
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Jul 25, 2016 Metagion rated it it was amazing
Meet Kate Connor: loving wife, cool Mom, best friend. She has the same worries that all Moms in Suburbia have: dealing with a teenager that's always on-the-go, a toddler that is a powerhouse of energy, and hey, a husband that is a prominent attorney running for office (local). And just when you think things can't get more hectic, how about her former job as a Level 4 Demon Hunter? It's just incredible how this series is, with Ms. Connor doing the usual: going to cheerleading practice, taking ...more
Dec 04, 2010 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: keep-in-library
As usual, I started a series in the middle. Luckily, Kenner's writing style doesn't leave the reader feeling completely lost if they haven't read the previous book. On the flip side there wasn't an overload of recaps either, so I'm inspired to read the earlier books.
This book was a fun adventure. The mother-daughter relationship was sweet, albeit way too good to be true. A teenager who is respectful and obedient? *Gasp!* Mom was a tough broad!
My only complaint was that Stuart (the step-father) w
Jun 19, 2007 Krystal rated it liked it
I started reading this late last night, and am already halfway through the book. I expect to be done sometime today, maybe while the kids are swimming. It has that "Buffy the Vampire" thing going for it, that is clever dialogue, and interesting story. Albiet, this Buffy is a 30 something married mother of 2. But thats what makes this so interesting. Its definitely a guilty pleasure for me.

Only a third more to go, a day after starting, and though it is a guilty pleasure, it dawns on me, that remo
Aug 12, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
It's been awhile since I read the previous book in this series, but that didn't matter at all when reading this one. It's not the type of series where you feel super lost if you haven't read (or can't remember) the previous books.

This felt a lot like the TV show, Supernatural, but with a mom as the main character instead of two brothers. Kate (the mom) is a very likable character, and I could certainly relate to her.

I really liked it, perhaps more than I've liked the previous two books. I will
Jul 23, 2009 Brigitte rated it liked it
Shelves: chic-lit
This is book 3 in a series... and I while really enjoyed the first to light-hearted fun books, this one was harder to get into. Demons are Forever followed the same plot lines of the other two books and this made it even more predictable than the others. I ended the other books wanting to read the next one, and while I have the next in the sequel checked out from the library, waiting to be read, I am debating what to start next. This book might have been better if it had been read with more time ...more
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Tim
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