Duty Bound: Kick-ass Epic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

· Angelbound Lincoln Book 1 · Monster House Books
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"Prince Lincoln is so dreamy!' - Smada's Book Smack

"Fantastic read from Lincoln's POV!” - BooksAPlenty

"A great novella! Amazing!" - Nose in YA Books

As the High Prince of the demon-fighting thrax, Lincoln knows he must marry for political gain. Not that he minds. For all of his eighteen years, Lincoln’s been bound to his duty. Then the prince glimpses Myla, a girl who’s not only his perfect match, she’s also part-demon warrior.

With that, everything changes.

What happens when a woman you’ve never met upends your life completely? Lincoln’s about to find out.

Angelbound Lincoln Series

Stories from the perspective of Mister the Prince

1. Duty Bound, a 20,000+ word novella that takes place before Lincoln meets Myla face-to-face

2. Lincoln

3. Trickster

4. Baculum

5. Angelfire

Ratings and reviews

34 reviews
Friendly Neighborhood Inkslinger
February 18, 2020
(I received this title as an ARC. All opinions are mine and freely given.) 'Duty Bound' is a short prequel novel in the Angelbound series by Christina Bauer. Lincoln, the High Prince of Thrax is a demon hunter. Their world consists of Heaven, Hell, Earth, Purgatory, and a place called the Dark Lands, and in addition to his kind, there are humans, ghouls, and a what seems to be a number of other races. There's a neighboring kingdom called Acca that he and his royal family struggle to manage.. run by an ambitious man who costs many warriors their lives to serve his personal agenda. Which of course, incites the prince. He wants to put an end to all the senseless death this story is mostly about the pursuit of that, as well as the structure he works within. As it's brief, it's tough to say much about where the story is going, without spoiling it.. and I don't wish to ruin it for anyone who might want to read it. I'll say that Lincoln and his mother, the Queen, have an interesting relationship. It sometimes seems hostile, but I don't think it really is. She's suspicious by nature and he's often up to something. They spar verbally, but in a really amusing tone. Honestly, he plays word games like a 10 year old with her, and it's kind of hilarious. He's kind though, he's good to others, he's supportive of young thrax coming up in training, and he wants what's best for everyone. Of course, then there's a girl. We don't find out much about her, only that she is.. well.. everything he's not supposed to like. The real struggle is between him and the Earl of Acca. The Earl has his sights set very high and in his unscrupulous ways, is attempting to reach them.. while Lincoln is trying to stay a step ahead without losing his. It's a fun little novel and I'm eager to move on in the series and see if it develops. The story is well-written, the special weaponry Lincoln uses is very creative, and the races seem pretty well fleshed out. In fact.. the demons have some pretty cool fighting abilities I haven't seen before too.
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Diana Miller
October 2, 2022
OK non standalone book
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September 21, 2018
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About the author

Christina Bauer believes 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. 

Angelbound Origins

In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.

1. Angelbound

2. Scala 

3. Acca 

4. Thrax 

5. The Dark Lands 

6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)

7. Armageddon (already here, long story!) 

8. Quasi Redux (Fall 2020) 

Angelbound Offspring

The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between

1. Maxon 

2. Portia

3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)

4. Kaps (Summer 2020)

5. Huntress (Summer 2021) 

Angelbound Lincoln

Angelbound Origins as told by Prince Lincoln

1. Duty Bound

2. Lincoln

3. Tricksters

Also From Christina Bauer

- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance

- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love 

- Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens

Don’t Miss Out

Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

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