New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) has published over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. is also a two-time RITA finalist, the winner of Romantic Times‘ Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal of 2001, the winner of the Reviewers International Organization’s award for best romantic suspense of 2004 and best paranormal of 2005, and the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award for best mainstream book of 2005.
She writes a range of stories including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her current book, Release Me by J. Kenner, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has sold to over a dozen territories/sub-rights.
Julie lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.
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Kate goes to Rome with her family, hoping to bond with her husband and spend quality time with her kids. But while Kate may want to take cheesy pictures and buy overpriced souvenirs, the demon population has other plans. Now Kate’s going to have to call on all her hunting skills– because if she fails, Kate and family might just find themselves sightseeing in hell.
Demon Ex Machina
Demon-Hunter Kate Connor is having a very bad month.
Her resurrected first husband houses the soul of a demon.
Her toddler son has entered a tantrum phase.
And her teenage daughter is still determined to be the next, best demon slayer. Worse, she’s determined to get her learner’s permit the day she turns fifteen.
That’s a lot for one woman to juggle, even a Demon-Hunter.
Kate Conner is an expert at multi-tasking. Wife, mom, demon-hunter. She can stuff hundreds of Easter eggs for the neighborhood fair and still have enough energy to pummel a demon back into the ether. But Kate’s life has gotten more complicated… A powerful high demon has returned to San Diablo, seeking not only the key to invincibility, but revenge upon Kate—and Kate’s family.
Sure as Hell
They were the baddest of the bad, the illegitimate sons and daughters of Satan, who had managed to make love, raise hell, and milk life in a manner worthy of their heritage. But when Lucia meets Dante Moreau, things get a bit more complicated. Now Lucia has to decide between dancing with the devil … or following her heart.
They were the baddest of the bad, the illegitimate sons and daughters of Satan, who had managed to make love, raise hell, and milk life in a manner worthy of their heritage. Until the day the devil himself needs to name his heir apparent. So who will the next ruler of Sin City be?
Demons are Forever
Once again, Kate Connor has a problem. Her daughter has figured out that mom is a demon-hunter—and wants to be just like her when she grows up.
She’s acquired a mystical item that the entire demon community seems hell-bent on reclaiming.
It’s all in a day’s work for this stay-at-home mom. But one thing is for certain: sometimes life in the suburbs really can be hell.
The death and rebirth of Lily Carlyle has put her on the side of the angels, albeit with demonic powers. She has fought as a hired assassin for the forces of good, and as an undercover soldier, moving secretly amidst the forces of darkness. Now she must gather friends and allies and go underground, because the final battle against those who would open hell’s gates will be the fiercest of all.
Lily Carlyle was tricked by her handler into helping the demons. Even more painful, Lily’s sister is possessed by the very demon that began their family nightmare. Aided by a half-demon she can’t entirely trust, but can’t entirely resist, Lily must pretend to be the soldier in order to save her sister. Lily is still unsure of who to trust. But now she knows who to kill.
When Lily Carlyle set out to kill a child molester, she never expected to die and be resurrected as an assassin. Especially not as an assassin charged with fighting the forces of darkness. But even in the demon world it’s sometimes hard to tell your ally from your enemy. And when Lily finds out the truth . . . well, there really will be hell to pay.
Aphrodite's Embrace (Protector Superhero Series - novella)
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Jennifer Martin has worked with enough Protectors to know that she has absolutely no interest in dating the arrogant superheroes.
Starbuck is undercover, pretending to be a mortal as he searches for a spy. Falling for Jenny is not only a distraction from his job, but to make matters worse, Jenny’s mom is his most likely suspect.
Will he catch the mole and get the girl!
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series #1)
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Kate Connor is your average mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter. Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.
Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon ... and Kate intends to do just that.
After fourteen years as a stay-at-home mom, Kate Connor has finally rejoined the workforce. But unlike most working moms, Kate can't rearrange her home obligations to fit the needs of her job. Well, not easily, anyway.
But that's okay. Because when your job is fighting demons, taking your work home with you is a really, really bad idea ...
Aphrodite's Passion - Protector (Superhero Series)
Tracy Tannin has always felt ordinary and dull, but when she finds an antique belt in her grandmother’s attic, suddenly everyone wants her—or maybe they just want the belt.
Superhero Hale has no interest in mortals, so when he starts to crave the mortal he’s been assigned to protect, he knows it must be the belt, right?
Because no way can a guy like Hale fall for a girl like Tracy.
Aphrodite's Kiss - Protector (Superhero Series)
(5.00 from 1 review)
From NYT bestselling author Julie Kenner aka J. Kenner ...
Zoe Smith might look like your average, ordinary school librarian, but she’s actually descended from a line of superheroes.
An ex-cop, Taylor wants the typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl.
With her super powers, Zoe can do just most anything … but can she win Taylor's heart?
Dead Friends and Other Dating Dilemmas (a short story)
Sydney's been in love with her best friend's brother since forever, and the good news is he loves her too. But it's hard to get romance going when the dead are trying to keep you apart. It's a dilemma! What's a girl to do?
This story first appeared in This is Chick-Lit, edited by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and published by BenBella Books.
The Demon You Know ... (a demon-hunting soccer mom short story)
(3.00 from 1 review)
When daughter Allie finds herself knee-deep in demons, Demon Hunter Kate Connor must come to the rescue in this first short story featuring not only Kate, but fourteen year old Allie, too! (This story was originally published in Those Who Hunt Monsters, published by Edge Books in 2011)
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