Christina Bauer’s top ten favorite things about Shifters and Glyphs and her series Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (and a giveaway)


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Shifters and Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)

By: Christina Bauer

Publisher: Monster House Books

Publication Date: October 30th, 2018

“A fun romp for Twilight Fans” – School Library Journal 

After being raised by the meanest fairies in the history of ever, Bryar Rose is now free to live her own life. For the first time, she’s attending West Lake Prep, a regular high school. Well, mostly regular. Some students are actually hidden members of the Magicorum. In other words, they’re really wizards, fairies, or shifters. Bry doesn’t mind, though. She’s thrilled to enjoy all the new experiences of being around normal kids her age, from locker pranks to lunchtime mystery meat. Everything is going along great, except for one thing.

Bry’s dreams about the pyramids of Egypt have gotten darker and more sinister. Every night, she sees her new man Knox and her best friend Elle in danger.

“Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus

With no other choice, Bry plans to leave school to explore the pyramids on her own. But her new man Knox discovers the scheme and is having none of it. He wants to stay by her side, no matter what. It’s a good thing too, because Bry must solve the mystery of her attraction to the pyramids and soon. Otherwise, it could cost the lives of those she loves most.

And that means not only Knox, but also her best friend Elle.

“Must-read YA paranormal romance!” – USA Today

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.

Top 10 favorite things about the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series

By Christina Bauer


To celebrate the launch of my new book, SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS, I’ve been asked by the awesome folks at Bibliobibuli YA to share my top 10 favorite things about the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series. So without further ado, here goes…


  1. The Voice of Colonel Mallory is based on my son’s southern Nanny. That woman is a hoot!!! If you haven’t seen the video where I explain how she ‘southern swears,’ you can check it out here.


  1. After SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS, the series will launch into the story of Elle (Cinderella) and Alec (Prince Charming.) Fun!


  1. After that, the series will then follow the story of Avianna, a reimagined version of the Evil Queen from Snow White. More fun!


  1. The character of Idgit is a combination of late show infomercials and Yosemite Sam.


  1. Bryar Rose’s school, West Lake Prep, is based on the Catholic schools I attended growing up. These institutions would have one umbrella system, but then break off into separate schools for boys and girls or whatever. West Lake Prep breaks off by magic power.


  1. SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS is seeped in the history of Ancient Egypt, but there’s more pyramid action in my noggin. In fact, I may someday do another full fantasy series set in ancient Egypt.


  1. The scene with Knox’s girlfriend came to me before the book even started. I won’t spoil it except to say that I had the idea to take a classic Disney movie scene and turn it upside down.


  1. A group of hot-guy farmers in France do an annual calendar … and they inspired the Boucle-Roux brothers in the book. Here is my Pinterest board on them. You’re welcome.


  1. The codex mechanica (a magical hoohickey in the book) is based on a real device from ancient times called the Antikythera Mechanism. It’s super cool.


  1. Bryar Rose’s look is modeled on Paris Hilton. Personality? Not so much.


So that’s it, my top ten favorite things about the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series. Thanks for asking me to share this list—it was super fun!

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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