Preorder a signed copy of Dating & Dismemberment, Available October 8, 2024

About the Book

Emily Henry meets Grady Hendrix in a hilarious and original cozy fantasy RomCom full of love, laughter, and limbs.

Darla Drake, Duchess of Death, is a legendary monster who has haunted Camp Clear Creek for years. But when an existential crisis forces her to take a sabbatical from wreaking havoc on teenagers, Darla must figure out what she really wants from the rest of her (possibly infinite) life. So what does a monster do when her malevolent days are over? For Darla, it's spending time with the decapitated—yet still overbearing—head of her mother, Dolores, reading romance novels she steals from campers, and struggling with one monstrous case of melancholy. Until Jarko Murkvale arrives in Clear Creek and turns Darla's life upside down.

Jarko is a conceited, arrogant, infuriating, and unfortunately for Darla, kind of hot. And with the Duchess of Death on the shelf, Jarko has staked his claim on Clear Creek. But Darla refuses to go down without a fight, and so in order to reclaim her territory she challenges Jarko to a series of hunts to see who the most fearsome monster really is.

But the more mayhem they cause, the more Darla begins to realize there's more to this brash monster than she believed...and that Jarko may just be the antidote to her ennui. But there's a reason Jarko came to Clear Creek, and in order to fill her nine-chambered heart, Darla will have to unravel the mystery of who this closed-off monster really is. And if they can manage to not literally tear each other limb from limb, Darla and Jarko just might find that couples who slay together, stay together.

About the author

A.L. Brody is the pen name of an internationally bestselling author who grew up loving classic monster movies and despite a love of watching teenagers get dispatched on screen in ever more creative and horrifying ways, he is deep down a romantic at heart. He lives with his family in a cave in a swampy hellscape (aka New Jersey). DATING & DISMEMBERMENT is the first book in the Monsters & Mating series, and yes, he did get an English degree for this. Visit him on TikTok at @JerseyBookGuy or X/Twitter and Instagram at @JasonPinter.


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Dating & Dismemberment (Mating and Monsters #1) By A. L. Brody Cover Image
ISBN: 9781649377616
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Entangled: Amara - October 8th, 2024

Emily Henry meets Grady Hendrix in the funniest and most original romantic comedy of the year: a monstrously feel good cozy fantasy full of love, laughter, lore, and limbs... Now with brand new bonus content!