Welcome to our tour for Alex Brown’s Damned if You Do! This title is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and features a teen who accidentally sold their soul to the devil and now has to the save the world…what a time!
Damned if You Do
by Alex Brown
Release Date: August 1, 2023
Publisher: Page Street YA
Genre: YA Contemporary, horror, comedy, LGBTQ+
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Queer Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Filipino folklore in this horror comedy about a high school stage manager who accidentally sells her soul to a demon.
Seven years ago, Cordelia Scott’s abusive father left without a word, and life has been normal ever since. The seventeen-year-old spends her days stage managing the school play (which is going great, if anyone asks), pining over her best friend, Veronica, and failing one too many pop quizzes.
She’s never been sad that her father left, but she knows something is…missing. When her school guidance counselor, Fred, reveals during a session that he’s actually a demon, she learns that something is indeed missing: a piece of her actual soul. Why? She unwittingly made a deal with him to make her father disappear – then bargained to have the memory erased. To make matters worse, Fred is here to make another bargain: Help him with a “little” demonic problem, or she’s doomed to spend eternity in Hell with her father.
The deal? Help Fred neutralize a rival demon, who means to do more harm in her hometown than your average demon deal.
About the Author
Alex Brown is a queer, biracial Pilipno American writer who loves rooting for the final girl—especially if she’s a monster. Alex is also one of the co-creators and producers of The Bridge, a spooky, folklore-filled audio drama podcast that has over 1,000,000 downloads to date! In a past life, Alex worked on Supernatural and Netflix’s Resident Evil, though now she lives a quiet life in Los Angeles with her partner and their two chaotic cats. You can find her on Twitter @gravity_fail09.
Alex has a short story in THE GATHERING DARK: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FOLK HORROR, which was an instant Indie Bestseller! Her YA comedy-horror debut, DAMNED IF YOU DO, will be out on August 1, 2023 from Page Street YA.
Alex is also co-editing NIGHT OF THE LIVING QUEERS, a YA Horror anthology featuring stories solely written by Queer Authors of Color. NOTLQ will release on August 29, 2023 from Wednesday Books.
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