In which Christina Bauer empties out her back pack (and a giveaway)


 

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Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

By: Christina Bauer

Publisher: Monster House Books

Publication Date: October 31st, 2017

“If Janet Evanovich teamed with a young adult, fairy-tale author like Marissa Meyer (the Lunar Chronicles) or Alex Flinn (Beastly), the result might be something like Christina Bauer’s Wolves and Roses.” –Blue Ink Review

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

“Should” being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that–if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

FAIRY TALES OF THE MAGICORUM
1. Wolves And Roses (Fall 2017)
1.5. Moonlight And Midtown (Spring 2018)
2. Shifters And Glyphs (Fall 2018)

What’s In The MASSIVE Backpack I Shlep Around With Me

By Christina Bauer, Author

 

Let’s say you don’t know me too well. You might see me parked in your favorite Starbucks. Perhaps you’ve spied me talking to myself while I write on my laptop. You might even work with me at my day job. Even so, no matter who you may be, chances are when you first meet me, you’ll say: “Hey, you’re the girl with the big red backpack.”

 

And yes, yes I am.

 

Let me explain. I write a crap-ton of books. Right now, I’m averaging four full novels each year, which is pretty crazy. I also juggle being a Mom and having a day job, so I need to be ready to write at a moment’s notice. To accomplish this, my backpack has all the essentials:

 

MacBook Air. I can drag this around without snapping my spine. I wasn’t always this lucky. Some of my previous laptops could have crushed diamonds. No lie.

 

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones. These are essential because inevitably, I need to write somewhere that noisy, like a coffee shop or airport. I’m really sensitive to sound, so the headphones are key.

 

Writing Glasses. I have two sets so glasses: my ‘wear these so I don’t fall down the stairs’ variety and my reading ones. If I want to write without getting a migraine, I need to use the former.

 

Other Electronics. I also drag around my cell phone, miscellaneous chargers and wires, my Kindle (because maybe I’ll get a chance to read, who knows?) and sundry pens (sometimes I’m asked to sign stuff.)

 

So that’s it: the secret contents of my backpack. Whenever I tell folks that’s what I carry around, I think it’s a little disappointing for them. I’m guessing people are pulling for something cooler or more dramatic, like a magic trick or human head. Every so often, I toy with the idea of putting something more creative in there, but I toss the concept aside. The stuff in my head is crazy enough, and that needs the laptop to come out 🙂

 

And speaking of my backpack, it’s time for me to get back to writing! Thanks for taking the time to read about the crap I drag around with me.

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.

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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Disclaimer: The synopsis and cover picture were pulled from the book’s Goodreads page. Neither belong to us. The author image, info, giveaway, and more were provided by Xpresso Book Tours.

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