I am thrilled to be a part of the official book tour for Bandits and Ball Gowns by, Christina Bauer. I was first introduced to Bauer’s writing through the Dimension Drift series, which I loved, BTW. This newest work is part of the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series, and this is book number five. Here’s a bit more on Bandits and Ball Gowns and then we’ll play Rapid Fire with the author to learn a bit more about her. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post as well!
Bandits and Ball Gowns
(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.
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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And now, here is “Rapid Fire” with Christina Bauer!
When did you know that you wanted to become a writer? Is there a specific memory where you remembering learning the power of language and stories?
I began writing poems when I was six years old. My inspiration was my Aunt Sandy, who was both a hippie and a full time writer. I still want to be just like her.
From the birth of an idea to a finished story, what does your writing process look like?
I start with an idea for a story, then I write a treatment for a series, which is sort of a two-page summary. From there, I do detailed outlines for up to five books. Planning… it’s how I write so many novels!
If you could meet any other author, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
JRR Tolkien. He is my hero.
What is the best piece of advice that you could give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing. The stories in your soul can only be released by you!
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel and why?
Edith Hamilton’s MYTHOLOGY. Great summary of gods and heroes! Check out the book here.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Anything with chocolate and caramel.
Favorite Pizza Topping
“cup and char” pepperoni
Blade Runner. Check out the trailer here!
Home made chocolate chip cookies. Yum!
Blogger’s Note: Here’s a recipe for classic Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Favorite snack to eat while you are writing
Favorite Drink (alcohol or something else)
MORE Mocha Lattes.
Blogger’s Note: Here’s a simple recipe for Creamy Frosted Mocha Lattes that you might enjoy!
If you were a WWE Superstar, what would your entrance music be?
We Are The Champions. Watch the video here.
What would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
If you didn’t write, what would your occupation be?
I spent 30 years in high tech marketing (Microsoft, Cisco) as my day job.
What do you enjoying doing when you aren’t writing or reading?
Spedning time with my husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
Would you rather have an endless summer or an endless winter?
Thanks so much to Christina Bauer for taking the time to answer all these questions!
Be sure to check out Bandits and Ballgowns and look for her next release MACK (Angelbound Offspring #6) in December 2020!
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