Writing a novel is about as far away from nursing as it gets but that’s just what Tina Pollick has done. Her first novel, “Gabriel,” a paranormal romance, was published Jan. 23.
Pollick said she started writing just last summer.
“I’m a registered nurse, so writing a fiction novel is a whole new experience for me,” said the Lincoln County resident.
Pollick said the main characters in “Gabriel” are the archangel Gabriel, registered nurse Calla Stevens, and “Kematians” — “who are demons ... or are they?” she said.
“Gabriel struggles to understand the new human emotions he is feeling while he falls in love with Calla,” Pollick said of the novel. “They use modern science to find a way to defeat old enemies that want to feed upon humanity.
“The prison the archangels have guarded, housed deep within the earth, is destroyed, releasing Kematians (demons) to feed upon humanity. The angels are losing the battle, as the Kematians’ ability to regenerate hampers the angel’s ability to destroy them. Gabriel is stabbed by an Angel Killing Sword. He’s accepted his fate that he will die, only to be revived by Calla’s ability to heal.”
The nurse tries to find who or what is killing the victims that are coming into the ER, only to be infected herself when she comes face-to-face with the Kematians.
“Calla has saved Gabriel once,” Pollick noted. “Is she’s willing to trade her life for his this time?
“Archangel Gabriel struggles with new emotions as he discovers Calla is his soul mate. He strives to defend humanity, with the assistance of his brother Archangel Michael and new human friends. Gabriel will have to choose whether he will live or die when his future with Calla is destroyed.”
Pollick said the idea for the novel evolved during the course of the summer.
“I didn’t have a dream or anything cool like that,” she explained. “I was home from work for the summer to be home with my kids, and I’ve always wanted to try and write a novel. So I did. The characters were developed with a series of ‘what if’ questions.”
“Gabriel” is published by Evernight Publishing, www.evernightpublishing.com, where it can be purchased. It also can be bought at Amazon Kindle, All Romance e-Books, Barnes and Noble, BookStrand, Sony, Apple, Chapters-Indigo/KOBO, Coffee Time Romance and Rainbow E-books.