Ah, yes. This is what I love. When stories told only from a character’s point of view are narrated from a different one.
The story is Lincoln (Angelbound Origins #1.5) by Christina Bauer, a Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult.
Experience the events of Angelbound from Prince Lincoln’s point of view…And then enjoy an all-new part of his story! When it comes to fighting demons, Prince Lincoln is the greatest warrior in the history of his people, the thrax. Now Lincoln faces his hardest fight yet…and it’s not on a traditional battlefield.
Lincoln is falling in love. And the girl is part demon.
Between a fated dance at the Ryder mansion…a life-changing walk through a hedgerow maze…and a massive battle with none other than the King of Hell…Lincoln realizes that he wants to share his life with Myla Lewis, the part-demon girl who has captured his heart. However, an evil thrax noble—the powerful Earl of Acca—is prepared to do anything to stop Lincoln and Myla from having a future.
But Lincoln won’t give up on his Myla. Ever.
To fight Aldred, Lincoln works to create a different kind of marriage—an Alliance of the lesser thrax houses against Acca. Sadly, just as Lincoln starts to makes some progress, the nobles who’ve joined his Alliance begin to vanish. Is Aldred behind the disappearances, or is someone else vying for power? When Lincoln discovers the truth, it upends his entire world, threatening his future with Myla in ways no one could ever have imagined.
“I absolutely love Christina Bauer’s style, full of action, intense scenes, and characters that will test one’s imaginations to the max!” – Tome Tender Book Blog
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Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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I asked Christina why she rewrote Angelbound from the Hero point of view, and this is what she told me.
As part of the launch tour for my new book, LINCOLN, the lovely Viviana MacKade asked me to share why I rewrote my best seller, ANGELBOUND, from the hero’s point of view. It’s a good question, and to answer it, I’d need to introduce two sides of myself: Writer Me and Business Me.
Business Me is very logical and sequential. Case in point: My day job used to be in high-tech marketing for companies like Cisco and Microsoft. Business Me wants things to make sense and follow conventional trends. For instance, you launch books in order; no going back and adding in new stories. That’s what everyone else does, after all.
Writer Me likes mochas from Starbucks and not being told what to do. She is a highly non-linear beast. She wrote ANGELBOUND and SCALA … then insisted on skipping forward to write ARMAGEDDON (which takes place years later). After that, she went back and wrote a shit-ton of books between SCALA and ARMAGEDDON.
Each time Writer Me wants to do something Business Me doesn’t like, it goes something like this:
Writer Me: I want to go back and tell Angelbound from Lincoln’s POV
Business me: No, no, no!!! We already have a book 2 and it’s called SCALA. Go write something else.
:::sticks fingers in ears:::
La, la, la, I can’t hear you.
:::refuses to write a word:::
Weeks pass. Deadlines loom. Business Me caves.
Business Me: Fine, write whatever the fuck you want. Only make it a novella. We have a really tight writing schedule.
Writer Me: Mwah hah hah!!!
:::Forces out 100K words:::
That’s pretty much how LINCOLN went. In defense of Writer Me, scenes start popping into my head for a particular book. They won’t stop until I write them down, no matter how much I want to work on something else. In the case of LINCOLN, I kept seeing our guy hide his smirk while Myla calls him “Mister The Prince.”
And yes, it was supposed to be a novella.
And yes, it’s now my second-longest book (100K words.)
Writer Me always gets what she wants.
So there you have it: why I rewrote Angelbound. Thanks SO MUCH for asking me to stop by—I had a blast writing this post. I look forward to returning on a future tour!
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