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During her youth, Kate was a [[BadAss badass]] demon hunter. She was [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan an orphan]] who was taken in by agents of the Vatican and trained to fight [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] when they come to our dimension with their evil schemes.

But eventually she met Eric, her true love, and after years of being a BattleCouple, they decided to retire, marry, and pursue a normal life.

[[TimeSkip Jump forward fourteen years.]]

Kate's now on her second husband due to Eric's sudden but tragic death. She has daughter Allie, just about to turn fourteen, and son Timmy, aged two. And her past [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] type lifestyle is about to come home to roost. Can a mom with two kids and a bunch of housewife responsibilities keep Santa Diablo safe from demonkind's evil machinations?

That's the question Julie Kenner's Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom answers, often hilariously.

So far, the series consists of:
* ''Carpe Demon''
* ''California Demon''
* ''Demons Are Forever''
* ''Deja Demon''
* ''Demon Ex Machina''

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!! This series contains examples of:

* AboutTheAuthor: Inside the back cover of the paperback edition.
%% * ActionMom: Kate.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Kate gets pissed at demonkind for attacking her in her home, leaving mysterious artifacts around, and making her late for the only date her daughter is likely to invite her to.
%% * BabyTalk: Timmy
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Kate's first husband, Eric, who is occupying the body of David Long, Allie's chemistry teacher]].
* BadAss: Kate, Eddie, David. And Allie in training to become such.
* BadAssFamily: Kate, Eddie, Allie [[spoiler: and Eric]].
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Allie and her best friend Mindy slide close to this on some occasions.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Eric-in-David's-body]]
* ChekhovsGun: One per book:
** [[spoiler: Kate herself]] in the first book
** [[spoiler: The bag full of saints' bones]] in the second.
** [[spoiler: Eric's ring]] in the third.
** [[spoiler: David/Eric himself]] in the fourth.
%% * CoolOldGuy: Eddie
%% * CombatStilettos
* CountingToThree: She does have a toddler.
* DaddysGirl: Allie, to her biological father, Eric.
* DeadManWriting: [[spoiler: from Eric by way of a secret bank account & safe deposit box]]
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: Eric, Kate's first husband]]
* [[DisposableWoman Disposable Man]]: [[spoiler: Eric. Kate slips into [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] reminiscences of him multiple times a book]].
* EyeScream: Stabbing a demon through the eyes is the best way to kill them.
* FamilyVersusCareer: but the career is, in this case, demon hunting.
%% * FantasticCatholicism
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Subverted. Kate has a small handful of dishes she can make well, but what she makes best is orders from the local market/caterers.
* FullNameUltimatum: Mother of two, it's only to be expected, particularly when one is a teenager.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Kate is a blonde, and cute and wholesome, continuing to hunt demons because it will keep her family and friends safe -- virtuous!
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: Eric/David. Apparently he was unaware of his nature until it was exposed in ''Deja Demon''.]]
* HappilyMarried: Kate and Eric. Not so much with Laura and her husband. [[spoiler: and potentially not so much with Stuart and Kate.]]
* HellBentForLeather: Nadia.
* HonoraryUncle: Grandfather, actually, in the person of Eddie [[spoiler: though Kate has allowed the family to believe there's a blood connection through Eric, Eddie is just another hunter]].
* {{Housewife}}: Kate was one happily before demons came to town. Now she juggles housewifery with demon hunting.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Kate tends to wear barettes with metal clasps; good for stabbing demon possessed humans in the eye.
* InfantImmortality: Timmy, the youngest kid in the series, is most fiercely protected by Kate. Other kids may or may not survive, but they're usually high school age, and therefore nearly adults.
%% * KickChick
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kate and Eric.
* LoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Eric/David --> <-- Kate --> <-- Stuart]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Since the world at large doesn't know about or believe in demons, Kate has to do this to avoid going to jail for murder when she takes out a demon.
* MamaBear: Kate, natch.
* MarriedToTheJob: Stuart has a bit of this problem. And so does Kate.
* {{Muggles}}: Stuart, Laura's husband, their daughters, and pretty much everybody but the Forza Scura, the reason Kate lies and the reason she has to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident or self defense when she kills a demon.
* MuggleBestFriend: Laura
%% * OurDemonsAreDifferent
* OurSoulsAreDifferent
** Demons can [[SharingABody cohabit]] with people who have been tempted because the soul is willing to permit it.
** People who are of strong religious faith will, even at the moment of death, stick around and ''fight;'' to keep a demon out of their body until the body will no longer accept the presence of a life force.
* RedHerring: one a book.
* ReligionIsMagic: Holy Water will hurt/burn demons, even if it's only a couple drops in a glass of water or on a baby wipe.
* RomancingTheWidow: Stuart marrying Kate.
* RunningGag: The family cars keep getting destroyed by demons.
%% * SecretKeeper: Laura
* SeekingSanctuary: Churches are safe ground from demons, and a lot of the important artifacts belonging to the Church are kept there.
%% * SeniorSleepCycle: Eddie.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Kate and Laura both can pull off thirtysomething devastating hotness when they set their minds to it.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Allie for her chemistry teacher. And pretty much anything male. But it only lasts until she gets in on her mother's secret. Then there are more important things to focus on.
%% * StandardFemaleGrabArea
* StoodUp: The captain of the surf team does this to Allie in ''California Demon''.
* SwordCane: David's cane has a sword in it.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Kate slips some holy water into the glass of a man she suspects to be demon possessed in ''Deja Demon''.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Allie, since Eric was her father, not Stuart, and it's been years since his death.
* ThemeNaming: All the book titles are {{PunnyName}}s that cross over {{Shout Out}}s.
%% * TheVamp: Nadia again.
* WithThisRing: Kate and Laura have conversations about Kate's fidelity and whether she's ever taken her wedding ring off since marrying Stuart.
** Allie wore a ring of her dead father's on a chain around her neck.
%% * WomanScorned: Laura.
%% * YourCheatingHeart: Laura's husband Paul.
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