Julie Kenner

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Author: Julie Kenner

Julie writes a range of stories including quirky romances, sexy contemporaries, young adult novels, suspense, paranormal mommy lit, and (soon!) darker urban fantasy.

Her initial foray into the urban fantasy mommy lit genre--Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom--proved especially successful, resulting in a Booksense pick, a Target break-out book, other accolades and honors, and a movie deal. Specifically, Carpe Demon, is in development as a feature film with Warner Brothers and 1492 Pictures. Julie frequently pounds on her battered wooden desk (Salvation Army, $25, gotta love it) in order to urge the project from development to screen. (In Hollywood, these things are never certain until you're watching the movie and eating popcorn.)

Julie and her husband moved from Southern California back to Texas in 1995, and Julie quit the practice of law to write full time in 2004. Now, she lives and writes in central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. She is an active supporter of Love Without Boundaries. Click here to learn more about the charities Julie supports.

Library

Sure as Hell - Devil May Care Series, #3

  • Number: B00JWUGRCE
  • Release: 2014-04-23
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, - Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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?

As the eldest child of Satan, Lucia is used to being Daddy’s princess. And she’s played that role faithfully throughout the years, being the only one of the devil’s children who has worked full-time in the family’s devilish business. As an assassin, Lucia is top-notch, but lately she’s been faltering, and when her father comes to her with a proposition—pull off one last job and move up the corporate ladder to take over all of Hell … well, that’s an offer that Lucia can’t refuse. More than that, how can she fail? Because even despite her declining enthusiasm, Lucia is the best of the best.

But when Lucia meets Dante Moreau, the deliciously sexy son of her intended target, things get a bit more complicated. Now Lucia has to decide between dancing with the devil … or following her heart.

The third book in the Devil May Care Series by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis.

Look for the other novels in the series:

Raising Hell by Julie Kenner - Devil May Care Series, #1

Hell Fire by Dee Davis - Devil May Care Series, #2

Hell's Fury by Dee Davis - Devil May Care Series, #4

Sure as Hell

Raising Hell - Devil May Care Series, #1

  • Number: B00JNIVCUM
  • Release: 2014-04-12
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, - Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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?

As the second son of Satan, Nicholas Velnias is certain he has no chance of stepping into his father’s shoes. But when his older brother fails to win the keys to hell, Nick is suddenly the favored son. And the task to prove his worth is so simple he knows that he can’t fail—all he has to do is steal the soul of a woman. How hard can that be?

After all, Nick steals bits of soul every day, infusing them into canvas and pigment to add that panache to the masterpieces that have brought him fame and fortune.

But when Nick meets Delilah Burnett, the innocent daughter of a preacher who’s bad for the devil’s business, all hell breaks lose. Because while Nick may have set out to steal the girl’s soul, in the end she’s the one who steals his heart.

The first in the Devil May Care Series by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis.

Look for the other novels in the series:

Hell Fire by Dee Davis - Devil May Care Series, #2

Sure As Hell by Julie Kenner - Devil May Care Series, #3

Hell's Fury by Dee Davis - Devil May Care Series, #4

Raising Hell

Tame Me - A Stark International Novella

  • Number: B00H57X864
  • Release: 2014-03-25
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: - Erotic Romance, - Contemporary, - Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Aspiring actress Jamie Archer is on the run. From herself. From her wild child ways. From the screwed up life that she left behind in Los Angeles. And, most of all, from Ryan Hunter--the first man who has the potential to break through her defenses to see the dark fears and secrets she hides.

Stark International Security Chief Ryan Hunter knows only one thing for sure--he wants Jamie. Wants to hold her, make love to her, possess her, and claim her. Wants to do whatever it takes to make her his.

But after one night of bliss, Jamie bolts. And now it's up to Ryan to not only bring her back, but to convince her that she's running away from the best thing that ever happened to her--him.

Tame Me

Turned - The Blood Lily Chronicles, #3

  • Number: B00HRHU720
  • Release: 2014-01-04
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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.

Turned

Torn - The Blood Lily Chronicles, #2

  • Number: B00GXSRUCO
  • Release: 2013-11-22
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Lily Carlyle thought she was working for the forces of good. Attempting to close the gates of hell, Lily was betrayed by her handler and tricked into helping the demon hordes keep it open. 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 good soldier in order to save her sister and the world.

Lily is still unsure of who to trust. But now she knows who to kill.

Torn

Tainted - The Blood Lily Chronicles, #1

  • Number: B00GG16JKC
  • Release: 2013-10-26
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

"Can I just say that dying sucks"

So begins the first installment of the Blood Lily Chronicles, an urban fantasy romance which introduces readers to Lily Carlyle, a tough-talking bad girl who's been chosen to save the world, and Deacon Camphire, the darkly sensual man whose words seduce her, but whose actions suggest he’s hiding secrets of his own.

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 in the ultimate battle of good against evil. It’s the key into heaven, she’s told. And in light of her sins, without that key, she’s doomed to an eternity of suffering.

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.

Tainted

Demon Ex Machina - Tales of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom

  • Number: B00FFAMRZG
  • Release: 2013-09-24
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, - Contemporary
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) comes the fifth installment in the fun-tastic demon-hunting soccer mom series that began with Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Demon-Hunter Kate Connor is having a very bad month.

Her resurrected first husband houses the soul of a demon.

Her current husband is being overly attentive to the point of smothering.

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. Add saving the world to the mix, and things are about to get complicated…

Demon Ex Machina

Deja Demon - The Days and Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

  • Number: B00EG7O446
  • Release: 2013-08-09
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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...

Her first husband has returned from the dead in the body of her daughter’s chemistry teacher. Different body, same hot desire for Kate. Her daughter now obsesses about becoming a demon-hunter the way she used to obsess about boys.

And her current husband is suddenly very suspicious of his wife’s extra-domestic activities. What is she doing and who is she doing it with?

And the threat has gotten bigger…

A powerful high demon has returned to San Diablo, seeking not only the key to invincibility, but revenge upon Kate—and Kate’s family. And just in case that wasn’t trouble enough, there’s a new kind of evil in suburbia. The walking dead kind.

And they don’t mind making house calls…

Deja Demon

Demons Are Forever - Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

  • Number: B00DO1OS1O
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) comes the third installment in the fun-tastic demon-hunting soccer mom series that began with Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Once again, Kate Connor has a problem. Several, actually.

For one thing, her daughter has figured out that mom is a demon-hunter—and wants to be just like her when she grows up.

And there’s that nagging suspicion that her dead husband has come back to life in the body of another man. Plus, her living husband still doesn’t know her secrets.

Not to mention the fact that 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 series is currently in development as a major motion picture with 1492 Pictures!

Demons Are Forever

Aphrodite's Embrace - Protectors (Superhero Series) Novella

  • Number: B00BGI7JTU
  • Release: 2013-02-15
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, - Under 45k Words, Superpowers / Superheroes
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

New York TImes and USA Today Bestselling author Julie Kenner...

Who says Mom knows best?

Jennifer Martin has worked with enough Protectors to know that she has absolutely no interest in dating—much less marrying!—the arrogant superheroes. Too bad her mom has a completely different view on the subject … and is determined that Jenny marry one of those perfectly “perfect” men.

Starbuck is undercover, pretending to be a mortal as he searches for a spy who’s selling Council secrets to the biggest bad guy of all, Hieronymous. Falling for Jenny is not only a distraction from his job, it’s also going nowhere. Because even if she likes him as a man, he knows damn well that she’s not going to like him as a Protector anymore than she will appreciate the lies he’s told in order to get close to her.

And to make matters worse, Jenny’s mom is his most likely suspect. It’s a conundrum and a half, but with a little luck (and a few rare superpowers), Starbuck just might manage to catch the mole—and get the girl!

Aphrodite's Embrace

Carpe Demon - Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

  • Number: B00AM5VBEC
  • Release: 2012-12-10
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter for a secret arm of the Vatican. Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in Wal-Mart, she tells herself it's some other Hunter's problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.

Now Kate has to kick a little demon butt, figure out why the creatures are trying to take her out and take over her home town, and at the same time take care of her 2 year old, deal with a hormonal 14 year old, get the family to Catholic mass on time, and try to keep her past a secret from her daughter and her husband.

She's a little out of practice, but hey ... if she can juggle two kids and an impromptu dinner party, ridding the town of demons should be a piece of cake. Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon ... and Kate intends to do just that.

Carpe Demon

California Demon - The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

  • Number: B00AHH0RWC
  • Release: 2012-12-02
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

“Ninety-nine percent of the wives and moms in the country will identify with this heroine. I mean, like who hasn't had to battle demons between car pools and play dates?" Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author.

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. And not without a few little white lies.

Because the truth is, no one in her family has any clue that she's returned to the job of her youth. Which means no late nights working beside her husband at the kitchen table while the kids watch television. Although, when you think about it, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Because when your job is fighting demons, taking your work home with you is a really, really bad idea ...

California Demon

Aphrodite's Flame - Protectors (Superhero Series)

  • Number: B00AA46HFI
  • Release: 2012-11-19
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Superpowers / Superheroes
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Mordichai grew up under the shadow of the baddest bad guy out there—Hieronymous Black—and he’s used his power to conjure fire to help Daddy Dearest in numerous nefarious plots. But he’s reformed now—and just in time to meet the woman of his dreams.

Isole Frost knows all about Mordi’s past, and she believes him when he says he’s truly reformed. Trouble is, she also believes that Hieronymous truly wants to give up his dark ways and join the good guys, and nothing Mordi says can sway her. He may be the dark-haired, green-eyed man of her dreams, but she’s sure that he’s wrong. And when they’re forced to work together, they’re either going to prove that fire won’t mesh with ice—or that the inevitable result is a whole lotta steam!

Aphrodite's Flame

Aphrodite's Secret - Protectors (Superhero Series)

  • Number: B00A92R8NG
  • Release: 2012-11-16
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Superpowers / Superheroes
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Shapeshifter Jason Murphy spent six years captive to the most notorious Outcast in the Protector world—Hieronymous Black, who also happens to be Jason’s father. Worse than his unfortunate parentage and the fact of his captivity, though, is the distrust that his absence put between him and the love of his life, Lane.

Lane knows only that the father of her child disappeared just moments after she told him she was pregnant, and she’s spent the last few years struggling as a single mom, raising her exceptional son and trying to find a man who will do what she believes Jason didn’t—put her and her son ahead of everything else.

Now Jason’s determined to win back his family. But to do that, he’s going to have to face his father one last time. And he’s going to have to tell Lane the truth—and hope that this time she’ll see him as a hero.

Aphrodite's Secret

Aphrodite's Kiss - Protectors (Superhero Series)

  • Number: B009ZK0YIE
  • Release: 2012-10-30
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Superpowers / Superheroes
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Zoe Smith might look like your average, ordinary elementary school librarian, but she’s about as far from normal as a girl can get. Because Zoe is descended from a line of superheroes … and as her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she has to decide if she’s going to embrace her heritage (including all the wackiness that comes with X-ray vision and her extraordinary senses) or submit herself for mortalization and be that average, ordinary girl. Considering how lousy she’s done so far on all the Council-imposed tests, chucking the whole superhero thing might be very best thing … especially when she realizes that sexy, private investigator George Bailey Taylor is more than a little interested in her—and he’s more than a little convinced that Zoe is one-hundred percent “the girl next-door”.

An ex-cop turned PI, George Bailey Taylor’s had one hell of a life being bounced around from foster home to foster home. All he wants now is a normal life with a normal wife in a normal neighborhood. The typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe Smith, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl. Except she does have an overprotective brother who seems able to appear and disappear at will. And a creepy cousin who’s always lurking about. And why does everyone in her family pretend to actually talk to the pet ferret?

With her super powers, Zoe can do just about anything … except make Taylor fall in love with her.

For that, they’re both going to need a different kind of magic …

Aphrodite's Kiss

Aphrodite's Passion - Protectors (Superhero Series)

  • Number: B009YXV2U6
  • Release: 2012-10-29
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Superpowers / Superheroes
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

Mortal Tracy Tannin has always felt like the most ordinary girl in the world, especially since she’s lived her whole life in the shadow of her Hollywood superstar grandmother. But when she finds an antique belt in her grandmother’s attic, everything changes. Suddenly everyone wants Tracy—or maybe they just want the belt.

Superhero Hale is more than happy to do his job protecting mortals. But get emotionally close to one? Absolutely no way. Which is why he’s thrown a bit off his game when he suddenly finds himself craving the mortal woman he’s been assigned to protect. But that must just be the effect of the magical belt he’s supposed to retrieve, right?

Because there’s no way that a guy like Hale can fall for a girl like Tracy.

Or is there?

Aphrodite's Passion

The Demon You Know... - A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom short story

  • Number: B007WM3IBW
  • Release: 2012-04-21
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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)

**Bonus! Contains an excerpt from Julie Kenner's award-winning novel, The Cat's Fancy**

The Demon You Know...

The Demon You Know... - A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom short story

  • Number: B007WM3IBW
  • Release: 2012-04-21
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance, - Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Julie Kenner

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)

The Demon You Know...

Fendi, Ferragamo, and Fangs - Kate Connor, Demon Hunter

  • Number: 9780425215395
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, Serena Robar, Johanna Edwards
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal / Supernatural, Vampires
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Meet the vamps of the Vamps, Inc. modeling agency:

Olivia, straight-A nerd turned overnight star model--unfortunately, her boyfriend doesn't know exactly how much she's changed...Big and beautiful Veronika, the new plus-size model for Vamps, Inc. on an all-blood diet...and Sydney, misunderstood bad girl and whispered-about tabloid sensation.

It's about time that the undead live it up...

Fendi, Ferragamo, and Fangs

Just Fooling Around - Encounters, Blaze #531

  • Number: 9780373795352
  • Release: 4/1/2010
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, Kathleen O'Reilly
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: - Erotic Romance, - Contemporary, Harlequin Blaze
  • Publisher: Harlequin Blaze

No fooling: hot sex is about to happen!

Cam's Catastrophe

A reckless adventurer, Cam is about to take the wildest April Fool's Day plunge ever: jumping into bed with Dr. Jenna! But it's her own recklessness that fools them both....

Darcy's Dark Day

The clouds lift when Darcy has a sudden opportunity to reel in her longtime crush, Evan! Who'd have guessed that a foolish curse could set up some amazing sex...?

Devon's Dilemma

She's about to take a sexy Chance...but will it be a lucky one? It's a dangerous gamble. But it could transform Devon's devilish dilemma into a delicious one!

Reg's Rescue

Anne desperately wants Reg in her life--for good! But for that to happen, the curse has to be lifted. So she intends to help him break the jinx--just as soon as they get out of bed....

Just Fooling Around

Moonstruck - Blaze #514

  • Number: 9780373795185
  • Release: 2010-01-01
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: - Contemporary, Harlequin Blaze
  • Publisher: Harlequin

Moonstruck

Starstruck - Blaze #508

  • Number: 9780373795123
  • Release: 2009-12-01
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: - Contemporary, Harlequin Blaze
  • Publisher: Harlequin

Recipe for a super sizzling Christmas:

Mix together the following:

—one woman determined to heat up the holidays with a hunky new date

—a sexy suave millionaire

—an even sexier old friend, just to spice things up Garnish with a sultry kiss under the mistletoe and watch all sexy hell break loose!

Alyssa Chambers has visions of sweet temptation dancing in her head. Should she choose the hot playboy who can give her everything she's ever wanted? Or indulge in some holiday cheer with her good friend Christopher Hyde, a man who's turning out to be everything she's ever wanted?

Once she shares some amazing holiday, ah, spirit with Chris, the choice becomes even harder. How can she risk their longtime friendship—even for the best sex of her life?

Starstruck

These Boots Were Made for Stomping - Boots Series - Book 1 - all stories stand alone

  • Number: 050552760X
  • Release: April 2008
  • Authors: Marianne Mancusi, Jade Lee, Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Paranormal Romance
  • Publisher: Love Spell

SOMETIMES IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES

Whether facing the forces of evil or simply battling a bad hair day, fantastic footwear is key.

Yes, there are the right shoes for the right situation, and not every moment calls for Manolos. Sometimes a woman's gotta be fierce as well as feminine, fiery as well as fragile. And when the legwork required is a roundhouse, when a girl's mantra has to become "I am woman, hear me roar," those are the times it's good to know there's magic in the world.because in super-powered pumps, the shrinking-est Violet or the nervous-est Nellie can do anything. Every step in magic shoes is sure to be a big one.

After a single trip to Hiheelia.com, our heroines are safe. Their hearts are not.

These Boots Were Made for Stomping

Hell on Heels - Book 2

  • Number: 9780425215272
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, Kathleen O'Reilly, Dee Davis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Contemporary
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

The daughters of Satan do their best to make daddy proud in three all-new sexy novellas from the authors of Hell with the Ladies. What's a devil to do? Satan's desperate to retire. He needs an heir, and he's turning to the promise of his three beautiful, bold, smart, and irresistibly sexy daughters. All they have to do is prove themselves by successfully completing the tricky tasks he sets before them. Surely one of them will win the Keys to the Kingdom-of Hell! Will it be Lucia, the assassin? Jezebel, the half-demon? Or Lola, the soulstealing baby of the family? The challenge is on and one must prevail-unless they're thwarted by that powerful human emotion called love.

Hell on Heels

Hell With The Ladies - Anthology - 3 Stories

  • Number: 9780425211823
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Julie Kenner, Kathleen O'Reilly, Dee Davis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: - Contemporary
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Three all-new stories of sinfully sexy men-and the women who change their wicked ways.

One is a hotshot corporate raider. One is an infamous artist. One is a high-class thief with a taste for danger.

Meet the sons of Satan.

Jack, Nick, and Marcus are on a quest to win their father's throne-and rule the underworld. But if it's up to three strong-minded, seductive women, they'll achieve their goal when Hell freezes over. All-new stories by Julie Kenner, Kathleen O'Reilly, and Dee Davis.

Hell With The Ladies

The Prada Paradox

  • Number: 9780743496155
  • Release: 2007-04-03
  • Author: Julie Kenner
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Mystery
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner follows up her acclaimed thrillers The Givenchy Code and The Manolo Matrix with a whip-smart new adventure in code-breaking -- Hollywood-style!

Devi Taylor was one of Hollywood's fastest-rising starlets -- until a crazed fan held her at knifepoint and she retreated to a life of privacy and Valium. Now recovered and ready for a comeback, Devi dreams of endorsing all things Prada, whose Rodeo Drive store she can't resist. Instead, she lands the starring role in The Givenchy Code, a high-budget action-adventure flick. But with the tabloids all over Givenchy and her recent split with her drop-dead handsome costar, Blake, Devi can't shake the feeling that another crazed fan is going to strike.

Then a frightening message -- "Play or Die" -- is delivered to Devi's house, and she finds herself sucked into a deadly and cryptic game not unlike the one in the movie she's starring in. Hollywood has always been her life, but does Devi know its secrets well enough to follow the cinematic clues that might save her and her favorite Prada bag?

The Prada Paradox