November 7, 2018

Shifters and Glyphs Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


 

Shifters and Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)
Author: Christina Bauer
Genre: YA Paranormal

Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Monster House Books

Description:

“A fun romp for Twilight Fans” – School Library Journal

After being raised by the meanest fairies in the history of ever, Bryar Rose is now free to live her own life. For the first time, she’s attending West Lake Prep, a regular high school. Well, mostly regular. Some students are actually hidden members of the Magicorum. In other words, they’re really wizards, fairies, or shifters. Bry doesn’t mind, though. She’s thrilled to enjoy all the new experiences of being around normal kids her age, from locker pranks to lunchtime mystery meat. Everything is going along great, except for one thing.

Bry’s dreams about the pyramids of Egypt have gotten darker and more sinister. Every night, she sees her new man Knox and her best friend Elle in danger.

“Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus

With no other choice, Bry plans to leave school to explore the pyramids on her own. But her new man Knox discovers the scheme and is having none of it. He wants to stay by her side, no matter what. It’s a good thing too, because Bry must solve the mystery of her attraction to the pyramids and soon. Otherwise, it could cost the lives of those she loves most.

And that means not only Knox, but also her best friend Elle.

“Must-read YA paranormal romance!” – USA Today

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.…



SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS
BOOK EXCERPT
CHAPTER ONE

Shifters And Glyphs
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, Book 2
SAMPLE: Knox’s Fairy Tale Life Template

Knox’s upper body expands. Fur erupts across his skin. His face elongates into a muzzle. His fingers lengthen into claws. I pop my hands over my mouth.

He said his life template was Beauty And The Beast.

This is the Beast.

Knox reaches for me. “Come with us to the pyramids or else.” I step backwards. My inner wolf whines in confusion.

“Why is our mate threatening us?” she whimpers.

“He doesn’t want to do this,” I say. “Not really.”

Grey mist has overtaken Knox’s eyes. Now, that haze swirls even faster. “Come with us or die.”

“Leave Bry alone!” cries Elle. My best friend lunges for Knox. My mate bats her away with one swipe of his massive arm, sending her flying across the room. Elle slides across the temple floor until her

head rams into the far wall. A loud CRACK echoes through the stone chamber.

I race toward to her. “Elle!” Kneeling beside my best friend, I set my fingers on her throat. There’s still a pulse. I pull back her eyelid. Her pupils contract. I exhale.

Nearby, Alec’s features tighten with rage as he rounds on Knox. “What have you done?”

“She’ll be fine,” I explain.

“You. Hurt. Her.” Curling his hands into fists, Alec races toward Knox. I’ve never seen Alec go for physical battle before—he’s always reached for some gemstones. That said, I’ve never seen Alec this enraged before, either.

Alec only gets within a few feet of Knox when my mate strikes. Grabbing Alec around the waist, Knox flips the wizard over through the air. Alec ends up slammed back-first onto the temple floor. He doesn’t move afterwards.

No. No, no, no.
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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