November 20, 2018

#FirstPage with @CB_Bauer

Welcome to this weeks First Page Tuesday! This week we have a wonderful Fairy Tale retelling of Sleeping Beauty from author Christina Bauer! This is one that is said to be a "Must read YA paranormal romance!" - USA Today  “Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus "A fun romp for Twilight fans."- School Library Journal.

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




About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

Should being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that? 

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.



About the Author: 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 lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com. Plus, you can get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores*** 

Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a medieval farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, which takes place in a world like our own but where fairies, shifters and wizards are real; and Dimension Drift, where one sassy teenage girl-slash-scientist plots to save the future from its dystopian fate. 

Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy

 

Chapter One 
Bryar Rose 

I wait in the bottom level of the Denarii League in Midtown Manhattan. As basements go, it's not too bad. The space is snug and clean with concrete block walls, a linoleum floor, and hardly any cockroaches. For New York, that's a big deal. I fidget on my chair. The plastic seat is so cockeyed my left butt cheek has gone numb. 
And that's not the worst part of this situation. 
          Any minute now, my Magicorum Teen Therapy Group will begin. Yay. 
The metal door slams open, and out group facilitator, Madame Grimoire, swishes into the room. As always, Madame looks like she fell out of a kitchen applicance ad from 1952. She's middle-aged with wavy brown hair and perfect makeup. Her A-line dress is sky blue and stops mid-calf. She tops off the look with pearls, red lipstick, and white gloves. No, I am not kidding. White gloves. 
         I hate her. So much.
        "Greetings, children."
No one answers her. Looks like I'm not the only one who hates Madame. 










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