Hexes, hunks, and magical mayhem
Title: The Book of Lost Souls
Author : Michelle Muto
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
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Tell us the story behind the story. What inspired you to write this novel?
I love reading young adult urban fantasy. But, it’s much harder to find young adult that has some humor in it. I decided Toni Morrison was right – if there’s a book you want to read that hasn’t been written, you must write it. I still love a dark tale, but the idea of writing something lighter and fun wouldn’t let go.
The Book of Lost Souls is not only appropriate for teens, but tweens and adults seeking a feel-good story should enjoy it, too.
Tell us about the book cover. How does it represent your book? How did you choose the artwork?
I happened to come across it while going through iStock photo and thought it represented the magic that flowed from the books my main character, Ivy, used. I had never created a cover before, and sought help from fellow Indie author Same Torode, who tweaked the cover for me. Sam is awesome.
When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before - that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.
Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers. Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.
Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
Readers can find me on my blog - http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/