Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto


Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling.

Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season.

Product description:

It's not as dark as some of the young adult books these days. There's a good deal of wit and humor. But, there's still a very serious, dark mystery here, too. Those who were fans of the earlier Harry Potter books or the Buffy series, should like The Book of Lost Souls.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I tried to break in via the traditional route. I came very close with a couple of novels. This was one of them. While I had offers to submit other works, I saw no reason to trunk perfectly good manuscripts. I've decided to get off the query-go-round become an indie. So far, it's been a hell of a ride. 
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
J.K. Rowling, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Kristen Cashore.

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Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
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. 


  1. interesting interview, michelle. i agree about going the indie route. so far it has been working out for you. good luck. may the magic continue.( i saw this on twitter)

  2. Thanks, Alan! It's been a blast!