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Calla by Christina Bauer - Book Tour + Giveaway




Calla
Christina Bauer
(Pixieland Diaries #2)
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Book 2 of the Pixieland Diaries
Big news in Pixieland! The Blue Fairy is sending our fave pixie, Calla, and her crush, Dare, on a mini-quest. Unfortunately it’s an adventure that requires a lot of togetherness. We’re talking tons of touching, people.
Blue believes that since Calla and Dare are just friends, this situation shouldn’t be awkward.
It’s totally awkward.
***A 30,000+ word diary written by Calla***
“I absolutely love Christina Bauer’s style, full of action, intense scenes, and characters that will test one’s imaginations to the max!”Tome Tender Book Blog

PIXIELAND DIARIES

1. Pixieland Diaries

2. Calla

3. Dare

Excerpt
Calla
Book in the Pixieland Diaries
By Christina Bauer
Opening Excerpt

Day Seventy-Five

Dear Diary,

To be clear: I am not primping because Dare’s about to visit me. It’s just that I have routines. Before anyone visits my royalness, I always check my appearance.

Of course, there are some exceptions.

I don’t check how I look for my parents, Poppa and Muti. Or for my friend Bilge, the hobgoblin, and his piggy familiar, Oinky.

Other than that, no one really visits me.

All of which leads to one thing. Having a diary demands that I be totally frank with myself. In this case, I must break out my forthrightness into another list.

I, Calla, Get Brutally Honest

The truth: My appearance-checking is really a Dare-only activity.

He’s cute.

So sue me.

The end.

Whew. Glad I cleared that up.

Back to my me.

With Dare about to appear, I do you know what. In this case, I find myself looking pretty awesome in my ermine cloak and pink dress. In terms of pose, I lounge on a golden leather chair with a heavy book perched on my lap. Totally regal.
I whisper to the line in my palm. “You may visit.”

A small sphere of white light appears. The shape expands into what I call Ghost Dare. In reality, this is an astral body projection of the real Dare, but that’s a mouthful.

I check out my new visitor because, hey, it’s a good use of my time. Ghost Dare is crazy tall and broad shouldered. Longish dark hair highlights the sharp lines of his face. He still wears black armor and a fur-trimmed cloak. The guy must have closets stuffed with nothing but metal and furry things.

Ghost Dare bows. “Hello, your Majesty.”

“Oh, drop it.” I roll my eyes but secretly, I like the fact that someone else is acknowledging my new job.

Ghost Dare plunks down onto a chair across from me. His gaze turns almost worshipful. A new kind of energy fills the air.

I worry my thumbnail between my teeth and consider this turn of events. One minute ago, Dare and I were just saying hello. Now it seems like we’re moving into more personal stuff. Am I okay with that?

No question. The answer here is a big yes.

Ghost Dare moves to kneel beside my chair. Things keep getting better and better.

“I can’t stand the idea of you ever being hurt,” says Ghost Dare. “It highlights all the things I haven’t said.” He scooches closer. “It’s like this. I’ve shared my feelings for you before.”

Not this speech again.

“I remember. You said I’m like your little sister.”

When Ghost Dare next speaks, his voice is all low and growly. “What if things have changed?”

Gulp. That’s a shocker.

Reaching forward, Ghost Dare runs his fingertips along my cheek. Considering he’s mostly transparent, it’s a nice and tingly feeling.

“Talk to me, Calla. Would that be interesting?”

“Maybe.” My eyes widen as a realization hits me. “You’re scheming.”

“Absolutely.” Leaning forward, Ghost Dare presses his forehead against mine. It’s both tingly and distracting. “Sleep well, Calla.”

With that, Ghost Dare vanishes.


Author Bio:

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. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks 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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