Today is my stop on The Dark Lands blog tour. I want to thank Christina Bauer for taking some time to answer a few questions for us.
Also attached to this tour is a fantastic giveaway, but you got to enter to win. Good Luck….
The Dark Lands
(Angelbound Origins #5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 1st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
“This YA paranormal fantasy series is cute, compulsively readable and above all fun.” – The Nocturnal Library Blog
Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life–she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.
Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.
Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that the ghoul Oligarchy took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels and an all around nut job who really needs to stay locked up.
Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just two days to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.
“I loved jumping back into the world of Angelbound.” – Mean Who You Are Blog
Perfect for readers who love angels, devils, and demons but want a fresh take on their related fairy tales, myths, and legends. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and urban/contemporary fantasy. Enjoy!!
💻 Interview with Christina Bauer 💻
To celebrate the launch of Christina Bauer’s latest novel, THE DARK LANDS, Books Books And Morecaught up with her for a quick interview!
- Christina this is the fifth book in the series, do you find it easier to write each book?
My first two books (ANGELBOUND and SCALA) were definitely the hardest. No that I’ve published more than 15, it does get easier in some ways. I’ve learned to trust myself more and know when a story is ready to come out, if that makes sense. Even so, storytelling is still opening a document and a vein! I think readers can sense when there is some of you on the page versus writing by numbers, if that makes sense.
- What did you edit out of the Dark Lands?
Great question! I had a whole back story created about who the character of Walker was as a live human (before he became a ghoul.) In theory it was great, but it was just too much for this book. Instead, it became part of what I call the textureof the world building for this novel. And there will be a future book where more of Walker’s true purpose is revealed.
- Christina, what does literary success look like to you?
Reader feedback! I simply love connecting with readers. It feels beyond awesome when I know I’ve taken them away to a fantasy world. Making money on my novels is what empowers me to write, but it isn’t the reason why I do it.
- Do you read your reviews? How do you deal with the good and bad ones?
I absolutely read reviews! After 15 books, I’ve found that going through the 1- and 2-star reviews aren’t necessarily a good use of my time. That’s someone who will never be my reader. That said, I love both the positive and negative feedback in 3-, 4-, and 5-star reviews. That’s someone who has connected with my work and wants to tell me something about it in a constructive way. I appreciate those words for the gifts they are.
- Christina, do you get writers block? If so, how do you overcome it?
All my books are written with a pre-order date. It’s not like if you miss the preorder date then you get blackballed by retailers, but they don’t like it either. So far, I have never missed a date. Something about deadline + mocha latte + panic = buh-bye writer’s block!
- What’s your favorite book and why?
It’s still the Lord of the Ringsby JRR Tolkien. When I was a kid, there wasn’t a whole fantasy genre. Just LOTR. It opened my mind to an entirely new way of storytelling.
Thanks Christina for taking the time to answer my questions.
Thank you for asking them! I look forward to returning soon!
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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