Published: May 13, 2014
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.
So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?
No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.
With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.
Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. But will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?
***A 52K-Word Novella***
Day 2 of our Author Q&A. Have fun and enjoy!
How do you get inspired to write?
I do a lot of early creative work by gathering reference images onto Pinterest. Right now, I have more than 100 boards and 4,500 pictures that I draw inspiration from. It normally starts with an internal debate like this one:
Question: “Why don’t more girls fight like a boss in books?”
Answer: “Guys tend to have 30 percent more body mass.”
Question: “Yeah, that sure helped back when we were fighting off bears and shit, but in today’s electronic world, that doesn’t really matter so much, right?”
Answer: “Um, a book about people typing in an office is boring.”
Question: “True. But what if we used a symbol for that power? Like maybe…make the main character part demon or something?”
Answer: “Ooooh, I like! Let’s look up demon girls on Pinterest and see what’s out there.”
Yes, this is a conversation and yes, I do both sides of it. This particular exchange ended with me looking on Pinterest for pictures of girl demons. I had to surf through a ton of scantily-clad sex machines or disgusting monsters before I found some inspirational stuff, including a photo of a nun in full regalia who was kicking ass, ninja style. Thus was Myla from Angelbound born.
Barb’s Review of Scala
(Originally posted 11/23/14)
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About the Author:
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. An avowed girl geek, Christina loves creating immersive fantasy worlds with action, adventure, romance, and kick-ass female protagonists. As part of her work in Ink Monster, Christina has co-developed the ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ a blueprint for telling female myths inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and golden retriever Ruby.