Books by Julie Kenner

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Aphrodite's Kiss

A DIKlassic review review originally published on May 6, 2001 Following on the heels of her The Cat's Fancy, her delightful single title contemporary debut romance, Aphrodite's Kiss has made Julie Kenner's books an autobuy for me. I found this book a total delight and absolutely unique. For those ...

B
Tainted

In this first installment to Julie Kenner’s latest urban fantasy series, Lily Carlyle is killed after her failed attempt to murder her little sister’s rapist, but awakens in another body and with an entirely new purpose in life. She has been chosen to keep the portals to hell locked and the demo ...

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Deja Demon

Deja Demon is the latest in Julie Kenner's series featuring demon-hunter and suburban mom, Kate Connor. I found this entry - one that I don't feel would stand alone well - to be a much darker read than 2007's Demons Are Forever, which I reviewed earlier this summer. And, be warned, if you've not rea ...

B
Demons are Forever

I've looked at Julie Kenner's Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom books for several years, but never turned the corner on buying one. I jumped at the chance to review the latest installment and am happy that I did. Demons are Forever is the third book in the series and it worked well for me as ...

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The Prada Paradox

Julie Kenner's previous two books in the Play. Survive. Win trilogy were non-stop action rides through New York City's shopping district on a deadly scavenger hunt. I wondered how the author would wrap up this series without repeating herself, but never doubt a good writer. In a case of "art imitati ...

B
California Demon

Kate Connor has the perfect life. Her kids, Allie and Timmy, are great. Her husband, attorney and would-be politician Stuart, is loving - if a little preoccupied. And, she has a fulfilling (albeit difficult) job. But, like any modern woman, Kate is having a little trouble balancing her home life and ...

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The Manolo Matrix

Julie Kenner continues to surprise me with each new book. Last year’s The Givenchy Code was a non-stop breathless sexy scavenger hunt through New York City. Since The Manolo Matrix features the same deadly scavenger hunt, I wondered how Kenner would keep it new and fresh. Not to worr ...

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First Love

First Love is part of The Bridesmaid Chronicles series. It's written in a fast and breezy style, but I often felt like a stranger at a family reunion - I simply didn't know these people to begin with, and closed the book still feeling like they were strangers. Julia Spinelli is about ...

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Night Moves

I have a fondness for series romances that take place in a single day. I know some readers may not find it believable to see two people fall in love in such a short period of time. For me, the concept is so romantic I set logic aside and let myself get carried away in the emotions of two people expe ...

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The Givenchy Code

One knock against Chick Lit is that the heroines, generally speaking, are not the brightest bulbs in the chandelier. They know their Prada from their Kate Spade, have explored every dead-end job publishing has to offer, and can identify any brand of designer vodka just by sniffing the bottle cap, bu ...