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Monday, October 29, 2018

WIP it Real Good: Exclusive sneak peek into a new series by Christina Bauer + giveaway

As part of the launch tour for my new book, SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS, the lovely folks at I Smell Sheep have asked me to share some highlights on a W.I.P (Work In Progress) so I’m going to give you an exclusive sneak peek at my new series, DIMENSION DRIFT. This is a story with a kick-butt heroine who lives in an effed future version of my current home, New England. The story centers on Meimi Archer, a science prodigy and future love interest to the hot guy in her summer school program (who may or may not be an alien.) Here’s the opening scene of the book, where Meimi does some science stuff.


ALIEN MINDS (Dimension Drift Book 1)
Chapter One

Not far now.

Just ahead, a tiny concrete tower rises from a darkened hilltop. Guardhouse #83. I scan the gravel access road. Deserted. Quiet. Perfect. Despite the chilly night air, a rush of excitement warms my limbs.

Time to steal for Mom and science.

Marching to the guardhouse, I stop before the intake window. There’s no need to speak; motion detectors activate the auto-guard. Sure enough, a mechanical buzz sounds as overhead lights click on inside, revealing an animatronic woman sitting at a fake desk. Like most auto-guards, this one is less than perfect, what with her chipped plastic skin, frayed blue uniform, and single functioning eye. Raising her head, she addresses me through the Plexiglas.

“You have reached guardhouse #83 for Reclamation Center Massachusetts-1,” says the auto-guard in a singsong voice. “Founded in 2107, we remain the single largest site for landfill sorting, cleaning, and refurbishment in Reformed New England.”

To kill some time, I adjust the loose straps on my backpack. This auto-guard won’t interact with me until her welcome spiel is over. Sadly, animatronic speeches at Reclamation Center Massachusetts-1—also called RCM1—always take a while…


Hope you enjoyed this preview—ALIEN MINDS launches in the Spring of 2019. Thanks for asking me to W.I.P. it good, this was a lot of fun!!!

Shifters and Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)
by Christina Bauer
October 30, 2018
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date:
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.…

About the Author:
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 bebestselleras 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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