Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dare by Christina Bauer - Book Tour + Giveaway

Christina Bauer
(Pixieland Diaries #3)
Publication date: March 30th 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

What happens when a pixie outcast seizes the throne of Faerie… while her beloved elf prince becomes a wanted criminal?

Sassy pixie Calla loves the prankster life, even if it does make her an outcast among other fae. But everything changes when Calla’s magic erases an evil blight destroying the Faerie realm. That’s when the pariah pixie becomes something unexpected: a Fae Queen.

Yet no sooner does Calla take the crown than a new and unstoppable plague appears. Things get even worse when Calla’s longtime crush, the elf Prince ‘Dare’ Darius, appears to have masterminded the outbreak before fleeing to the mountains. According to the Faerie elders, there’s only one way to end this disease…

Calla must hunt down Dare and destroy him.

Yeah. Like that will ever happen.

Instead of killing anyone, Calla vows to cure the plague while proving Dare’s innocence. And if she must pull a few mega-pranks to make it all happen? Not a problem. Even so, the path ahead is still fraught with trouble. Secret enemies scheme to manipulate the outbreak—as well as Calla’s feelings for Dare—in order to bring our favorite prankster down, once and for all.

Pixieland Diaries Series
1. Pixieland Diaries
2. Calla
3. Dare
4. Winter Prince
5. Ley Queen

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Author Interview
As part of the launch tour for her latest book, DARE (Pixieland Diaries #3), author Christina Bauer is stopping by for an interview.

1. What is the first book that made you cry?
Velveteen Rabbit by  Margery Williams absolutely made Kid-Me ball my eyes out. It’s the story of a stuffed rabbit who becomes real after getting chucked out in the trash. There’s a fairy in the story, so that part helped to dry my tears a little.

2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
When I first started writing, it took me two years to write 40,000 words. Now I can do 30,000 to 90,000 words in six weeks. It depends on the book itself, though. Some stories want to be longer. Others push for the opposite. I find it’s best not to fight things too much.

3. How do you select the names of your characters?
I sweat this a ton. Before I do a naming, I usually have already built out the backstory for the characters. For DARE, I relied on a lot of ancient Celtic places and names.

4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
No question.
Winston Churchill. Anyone who kicks Hitler’s ass is definitely an animal.

5. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
These days, I’ll go with Blade Runner, Lawrence of Arabia, Rebecca, Lincoln and Airplane.

6. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Eat a whole cheesecake. Then I’d probably write more books. It’s just what I do.

7. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
In DARE, that would have to be the pixie, Calla.

8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Keep writing. That’s the only way stories in your soul can be brought to life.

9. What book do you wish you had written?
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

10. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself!
One and Two. I’m a licensed scuba diver and disc jockey.
Three to Six. I obsessively watch online lectures about World War I, World War II, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Civil War.
Seven. I love mochas.
Eight. And puppy videos.
Nine. I wrote an AI patent back in my life in high tech.
Ten. I’m now a full-time writer.

11. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
Two hundred years in the future, maybe? Humanity will probably have figured out how to not-die by then.

12. What is your favorite genre to read?
These days, I’m binging on fae romance.

Author Bio:

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.

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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