CROAK – now available from Graphia/HMH

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?

SCORCH – Sequel to Croak, now available

(edited to avoid spoilers)
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But now Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop all the senseless violence that she caused—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to the bloodshed?

ROGUE -Book #3 in Croak trilogy

Coming September 10, 2013!


  1. Love your book!!!!!! Had to borrow the book from a friend because I can’t find it at the local book stores have to order it online if I want a copy.

  2. Gina Damico — You are so great at what you do! This book is so funny and entertaining… I am telling everyone I know about it. The people I tell about it look at me a little weird, like, I’ve lost my mind but, I don’t care! You have a gift and I’m so glad you have shared it with the world. I’m looking forward to the sequel… Not sure if I can wait for it though… Got a sample chapter to keep me going until the fall release? :) Keep up the great work!

    • People look at me funny to but it is a great book, if they don’t want to take the time to read it then they are missing out on a amazing book.

  3. Want to read Scorch sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly!!!!!!!!!

  4. Croak is my all time favorite book. It passes Hunger Games with flying colors! Scorch had me balling at the end. Hurry with the third book!! -Kiely

  5. Croak was amazing, one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I was hooked from the first page. I can’t wait to get a hold of scorch and now rogue. I am totally stoked about these books. Totally surpasses the Inheritance Saga, Daren Shan Saga, Twilight Saga, and even the Immortal Instruments Saga. Wonderful.

  6. Omigod!!!!!! I can’t wait for rogue I just finished scorch and I want to know what happens to croak!!! Can’t you just send me a sample chapter, or perhaps the whole book, a teensy bit early cuz I’m about to die from curiosity!!!!

  7. Gina, just saying, I’m a huge fan! The Croak books are the funniest, saddest and has the most unpredictable plot I’ve ver read. Thank you for all the laughs, jaw-dropping moments and heartbreak. (P.S – Uncle Mort is, and forever will be, a badass.)

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