Baculum (Angelbound Lincoln #4) by Christina Bauer
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: January 26th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Watch Lincoln battle Norse monsters in the Viking Games!
As King of the Thrax, Lincoln leads the most powerful demon fighting force in the after-realms… yet he cherishes nothing more than his Angelbound love, Myla. Which is why the king loses his freaking mind when the sinister Ringmaster Kell targets his pregnant wife.
So. Not. Happening.
Ringmaster Kell runs the infamous Viking Games, a series of battles where participants take on the identity of a Norse monster and fight to the death. Sounds good to Lincoln. The king sets aside his crown and enters the arena with one goal only: destroy Ringmaster Kell.
Sometimes, a warrior just needs to ignite his baculum sword and kick a ton of evil ass. But is Lincoln protecting Myla or walking into a trap?
Perfect for readers who love Vikings, Norse mythology, hot princes and cool heroines.
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What to Look for in a Publisher By Christina Bauer
As part of the launch for my latest book, BACULUM, the lovely folks at Rockin Books have asked me to share what to look for in a publisher. CAVEAT: I’m independently published, so these are my third party observations.
1) First Thing To Look For: Yourself
Okay, I know that sounds hokey, but it’s important to know what kind of books you want to spend the rest of your life with.
For example, some authors have told me that they wrote in a particular genre because it was hot and they wanted to get published. But then when they were successful, they felt trapped into doing something they really didn’t like.
For me, I find it helps to think of publishers as department stores. They have their men’s section, evening wear, shoes and so on. They’re looking for hot trends that will pull people into their shop. If you get labeled as a great shoe designer, then it’s hard to go back and restart in menswear.
2) Second Thing to Look For: The Editor or Agent
You know when you first get to high school and everyone is picking out their friends? It’s just a great time to meet people. Along that line, you want to find editors or agents who are on the prowl for something.
Back to the department store example, their CEO just said, go find some new shoes because this line up sucks! There are a lot of books out there, but what I like to check is Publishers Market. You see who is doing deals on what and for how much. It costs $20/month and you can sign up for one month if you like. You can also see how people are pitching their stuff. It’s best to use the latest hot terms in your pitch, if that makes sense.
True confession: I read Publishers Marketplace to see what not to write. Deals tend to go in waves. For instance, if the big publishers are all doing mermaid books, then I want to avoid the seven seas.
So there you have it—my indie take on finding a publisher!
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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