It’s the first Monday In November… November!!!!
Today I am happy to be apart of Shifters and Glyphs by Christina Bauer. Christina also took sometime out of here busy day to answer a few questions for me.
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Shifters and Glyphs
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: October 30th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
“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.…
An Interview With Christina Bauer
As part of my launch tour for my new book, SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS, I’ve been asked some fun questions! Here goes…
- What’s the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Finalizing the first act of any book is often the hardest part of my writing process. I’ll think I have it nailed, go to sleep, wake up and—WHAMMO—I realize I need to change something. It isn’t until I get to reading the first act four or five times and don’t change anything that I know I’m ready to move on.
- You have written a couple of great paranormal series such as Beholder or Angelbound? Do you find it easier each time to write series books?
I love reading series, so I love writing series. Also, in fantasy books, when a reader buys into a world, they expect that world to continue. That’s why I always plan out three to five books before I start writing book one. In addition, I love to build intricate story twists. Those require a few books to really get up a head of steam.
- Christina, do you read your reviews? How do you process the critiques?
I do read many of my reviews. Over time, I’ve learned that it isn’t a good use of my time to read one- or two-star reviews. Mostly, those tend to be folks who aren’t my readers in the first place. They gave it a try and it isn’t a fit. That’s cool … but it doesn’t tend to be useful information for me. But three- to five-star reviews are people who are my readers and their feedback is super-critical.
- What would you do if you did not write?
I worked in high-technology for twenty years before becoming an author full time. I’ve worked for Microsoft, Cisco, and a bunch of start-ups. But writing always held my heart and that’s where I ended up.
- I always ask this question cause I am nosy or better word inquisitive…. Christina, what did you edit out of Shifters and Glyphs?
On this novel, I did a serious rework of the final battle scene. I actually sent a shorter version to print and then decided to redo the final scene. It was one of those things that just kept bugging me until I said, “fine, I’ll redo it!!!”
- What is the first book you read that made you cry?
I first read the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien when I was a teenager … and Gandalf’s fall to the Balrog absolutely shredded me. I’m even getting misty now thinking about it!
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions for me.
Thank you for inviting me to chat!
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.