BLOG – Angelbound BACULUM
By Christina Bauer
“Why I chose this particular topic to write about”
As part of the launch for my latest book, BACULUM, the lovely folks at The Bouncing Tigger Reads have asked that I share something about why I chose this particular topic to write about. In the case of BACULUM, I consider the story to focus on the ongoing adventures, love and growth that comes with being in a long-term relationship.
Bear with me. I swear, this will make sense.
For me, it all starts with the Asian story of Rama, which I first studied in college. In the West, most fables end with ‘they were married and lived happily ever after.’ Not the case here. The Ramayana basically begins with ‘Rama and Sita were married, and so started their adventure.’
When I first read this, I was stunned. It never occurred to me that marriage would be the beginning of an epic myth. Western fables focus on courting and falling in love… so what are we missing out on here?
That revelation started a lifelong obsession that basically says, hey, where the fuck are all the stories that start with two people getting together? Over the years, the result has been the many Lincoln-Myla books. In BACULUM, I try to explore what happens when you’re expecting a baby (or any big change, really). There’s a lot of not wanting to repeat mistakes. And since I’m writing this book, there’s also a villain who’s custom-built to push every worry-button in your brain!
If you’re following the Lincoln series, here are the other couple-topics I’ve tried to explore:
Book 1 – DUTY BOUND. This was an introduction to Lincoln
Book 2 – LINCOLN. This was the romance arc. My life would be a lot easier if I was happy just writing this arc over and over!
Book 3 – TRICKSTER. Lincoln learns how to balance being a badass guy with supporting his kick-ass wife.
Book 4 – BACULUM. What happens when your life gets turned upside down?
So there you have it: the story that launched a thousand ideas for Lincoln and Myla! I hope to see you at a future launch. You never know what our favorite couple will be doing!
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 lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.
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