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Happy Pub Day to DEMON DERBY!

thumb_DemonDerbyA belated but heartfelt happy pub day to Carrie Harris’ awesome DEMON DERBY, which was released on July 8th. I’m gonna steal right from Carrie’s awesome website for the cool details:

Casey kicked cancer’s ass. Now a demon wants to kick hers….

Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. She wants to feel like her old self, fearless and strong. And after a creepy encounter with a crazy guy, Casey is all about reclaiming her power.

So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. Being a derby girl would prove that she doesn’t need anybody’s pity. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is hot. And, apparently, not even human.

Michael’s got a secret: he trains demon hunters. That creepy guy? Demon. And the fact that Casey went head to head with evil and lived makes her a threat to demonkind. Casey thought she’d already fought and won the battle of her lifetime. But it’s only beginning….

From Carrie Harris, author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS and BAD HAIR DAY comes a knockout new read for anyone facing their own demons—inside and out.


“With the strongest, snarkiest, kick butting-est heroine I’ve ever met, DEMON DERBY is an original, fast-paced adventure ride that will make you laugh, cry and beg for more.” – Gretchen McNeil, author of 3:59, TEN, and POSSESS

“Part heart-warming, part tough-as-nails heroine, and part hilarity make DEMON DERBY all-around amazing.” – Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION, SURRENDER, and ABANDON

“Demon Derby may just be the most fun you can have without roller skates.” —Stacey Jay, author of JULIET IMMORTAL, ROMEO REDEEMED, and OF BEAST AND BEAUTY

“A paranormal adventure with both style and heart (on wheels)” – Kirkus Reviews

“Entertaining with elements of the paranormal and a cast of unique supporting characters” – School Library Journal

“Plenty of laughs in this fast-paced horror comedy…give this to Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans and those who like their horror with a big dose of snark” – Booklist

Available now from Delacorte Press!

I’ve been to a couple of roller derby matches, and if anyone can fight demons, it’d be a derby girl. Check it out on Indie Bound, Amazon, or your favorite local store!