Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Bandits and Ball Gowns by Christina Bauer - Book Tour + Giveaway

Bandits and Ball Gowns
Christina Bauer
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: November 10th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

One Prince Finds True Love … And Risks It All

Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Alec, the ‘prince’ of Le Charme Jewelers. Time for some happily in their ever after, right?

Not so much.

While the new couple shares joyful moments–and sizzling kisses–serious trouble is brewing. Elle’s evil stepmother, Marchesa, schemes with none other than Alec’s twisted father, Legend. Their plan? Destroy Elle and Alec, along with everything the young lovers hold dear, including Bry, Knox, and Wilhelm.

Another Royal Freezes His Heart … But For How Long?

As a prince of the dark fae, Jacoby focuses on one goal: avoid assassination. Marrying Elle would certainly aid in that cause, considering how she’s both a Cinderella life template and a powerful fae warden. Even better, Jacoby doesn’t truly love Elle. In court life, deep romantic attachments only mean certain death.

Then Jacoby notices Elle’s youngest stepsister, Agatha.

For the first time in his life, Jacoby’s cold heart warms with true affection. The elven prince struggles to ignore his feelings, but it might be a losing battle. And what would the prince’s newfound emotions mean for Elle and Alec? Could Jacoby really stand by and watch another’s true love be destroyed?

Buckle up for a wild ride as Cinderella’s time-honored story gets some all-new twists.

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Author Interview
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
The verb is. It doesn’t add anything to a sentence. I spend an insane amount of time trying to replace “is” with action verbs like stand, tower, loom… you get the idea.

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
You’re awesome. Don’t worry so much.

3. What book do you feel is under-appreciated? How about overrated?
I think Edith Hamilton’s MYTHOLOGY is an unknown classic. It really brings Greco-Roman myth to life… and those stories form the basis of so many great tales. For over-rated stuff, I make a conscious choice to keep those to myself. It’s bad karma to dump on other author’s work.

4. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
I used to sit in the doorway of my bedroom and read until I got caught by my parents and told to go back to sleep. Didn’t occur to me to hide a flashlight under the comforter.

5. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Aragorn, as in JRR Tolkien’s original, nuanced and somewhat more ugly version. “Looks foul and feels fair.” Total crush.

6. What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
In keeping with the Lord of the Rings theme, I’d love to retire in Rivendell. Elves know how to live the sweet life. True fact; I’d have chosen Lothlorien, but I’m afraid of heights.

7. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?

8. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Quirky. Driven. Loving.

9. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
When it comes to writing, I don’t give a fuck about using swear words or slang. If it brings the story to life--and is organic to the character--then it’s in!

10. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Blade Runner.

11. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
I already have a golden retriever named Ruby. She’s awesome!

12. Have you ever met anyone famous?
No celebrities that I can think of! But I am the kind of person who’s so into my own head that I tend to walk by them and then someone else is like… did you see so and so?


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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