Monday, January 05, 2015

What NOT to Do If You Meet a Devil: Guest Post by Gina Damico + Giveaway!

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Hi guys! I’m happy to be a part of the Hellhole tour which is stopping by the blog today. I’ve got Gina Damico here with a funny guest post along with a giveaway! First, here’s what this book is all about:

What NOT to Do If You Meet a Devil: Guest Post by Gina Damico + Giveaway!Hellhole by Gina Damico
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 6th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, YA
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A devil is a bad influence . . .

There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high.

With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the houseguest from hell before time, and all the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out.


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Guest Post by Gina Damico

What NOT to do if you meet a devil

If you meet a devil, I would advise against giving him snacks.

(That is, of course, assuming the devil you meet is a “he”. If you meet a female devil, nothing can help you. Just sit back, let her disembowel you, and call it a day.)

If you give a devil a Cheez-It, it won’t end there. He’ll want Cheetos. He’ll want Fritos. He’ll want Doritos. He’ll want Tostitos. That list of ingredients under Nutrition Facts? A checklist of a devil’s essential nutrients. Why do you think Hot Pockets rise to the temperature of hot molten lava? Because they’re meant to be even by INHABITANTS OF THE FIREY UNDERWORLD. Silly humans! Trying to eat scalding devil food!

Because think about it. Who do you think invented junk food in the first place? I think we can all agree that chocolate chip cookies were devised by none other than Evil Incarnate. (Wikipedia may try to convince you that some chick named Ruth Graves Wakefield from the Toll House Inn came up with them, but, as we all know, Wikipedia is really Hell’s propaganda machine.)  How else can you explain the phenomenon of a normally rational, sane human being such as myself just sitting around the house, minding my own business, when the sudden urge strikes to run to the kitchen and whip up a batch of cookies and eat half the dough out of the mixing bowl and then bake them only halfway and then eat the messy melted blobs in an orgy of chocolate and sugar and insanity?

Answer: devil.

Therefore, should you be so unfortunate as to happen upon a satanic being in the course of your daily life, do not offer this being a cookie. Do not offer him a snack, or a bite, or a bag of “potato” chips. You are only adding fuel to the fire. You are only feeding his evil, salty-sweet desires. Stay strong. Do not give in.

And finally: do not, under any circumstances, alert him to the existence of candied bacon. You will have doomed us all.

About the Author

I grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. I received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where I was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked my interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. I have since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker, and breadmonger. I live in Boston with my husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.

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41 Responses to “What NOT to Do If You Meet a Devil: Guest Post by Gina Damico + Giveaway!”

  1. Alexandra

    I find the summary funny and I would love to read something different.
    Thank you for the giveaway! !

  2. Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

    “If you meet a female devil, nothing can help you. Just sit back, let her disembowel you, and call it a day”
    HAHAHAHA! This was a really funny post. If the guest post says anything about the author’s writing style, I’m going to be all over this book.
    Thanks for sharing, Giselle!

  3. Christina R.

    Because I LOVE Gina’s writing and her characters are hilarious!

    thank you so very much 🙂

  4. Cathy French

    I want to read this because it is not something I would normally be into but strikes me as quite interesting.

  5. Chenise J.

    I keep hearing how funny her Croak series is and this one sounds like it’ll be really funny and wacky too!

  6. Andrea Amy

    Its sounds different from my usual genre of books, and i love discovering new to me authors 🙂

  7. Anne Taylor

    I’d love to read this because it has such a unique twist and it looks amazingly chuckle inducing! Thanks

  8. Rashika

    This is the best guest post I’ve read in 2015 (never mind it’s the only one). THIS IS FULL OF SO MUCH WIN. And life makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW. Of course junk food was invented by the devil. It’s all his fault anyway. Trying to make us humans into creatures who will do the devil’s bidding for junk food. That would explain why devil’s food cake is called devil’s food cake. *scratches head* and MAYBE that’s why junk food is so unhealthy for us.

    Life makes sense now.

    Thanks for sharing this guest post with us Giselle and Gina! 🙂

  9. Salha Abuhayar

    The cover caught my eye and the plot seems funny and interesting. I would also enjoy to read something different to what I’m used to 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Barrie

    I want to win this for my teen. She LOVED the Croak series and reads them over and over… She’d love this book, which I hope is a new series?

  11. Liat

    I didn’t know about the author before and came by this page by accident, sort of. The book sounds cute and funny and I liked the trailer, so I want to give this a try! (and after reading about this book, I saw some good reviews for a different book by the author. Should check it out some time, too).

  12. Dreams

    *glances at freezer with hot pockets* So that is their secret.

    Great post! Loved the humor, you won me over. If the book has half that amount of humor, I’ll be set.

  13. Cassidie Jhones

    I rarely pick up similar books, but something in the summary piqued my attention. It seems good – funny and entertaining. Plus, one of my bookish New Year resolutions was to read a wider variety of genres.

  14. Olivia

    I want to read this book because I saw the review of it on here, and it sounds like a humorous read, and I need a few more of those! Loved the enjoyable guest post.