by Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Offspring #7)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: May 25th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis:Princess. Warrior. Dragon Shifter. Huntress.
When it comes to protecting her family, eighteen-year-old Princess Huntress is known for kicking ass, taking names and then kicking a little more ass, just to be sure. She’s the last of her kind—a glass dragon shifter—and no matter what the threat, Huntress always tracks it down solo.
Then Huntress meets the leader of the L’Griffe crime family, Gage Beaufort, who is a dashing dragon shifter with a knee-melting stare. The attraction is instant, yet Huntress hates it. Why? Crime syndicates hurt royal authority, which means they threaten her family. Long story short, being with Gage is just wrong. Besides Huntress already has a rock-solid life plan, and that’s to fight alone, forever. No relationships, thank you very much.
But when a new danger threatens the royals, everything changes.
Now Huntress needs a mercenary army and fast, so she forges an alliance with L’Griffe. To protect those she loves, Huntress agrees to marry someone she loathes: Gage Beaufort. But will the extra help be enough?
Even worse, Huntress’ family isn’t the only thing at risk–the same is true for the princess’ heart. Because Gage is a man who always gets what he wants. In this case, the crime lord desires Princess Huntress, body and soul.
“With Angelbound Offspring, every page is entertaining… an exciting story that unfolds with magic, dragons, a little romance and a villain to despise.” – Tonja, Goodreads
Perfect for readers seeking a clean fantasy adventure in the spirit of omegaverse romance
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Where I Get My Ideas From By Christina Bauer
As part of the launch tour for my new book, HUNTRESS (Angelbound Offspring #7), the lovely folks at Rockin’ Book Reviews asked me to blog about where I get my story ideas. What I’m about to share applies to storylines, personalities, characterizations… and pretty much everything that relates to my writing.
To explain my writing system as it exists today, it may help to share what I used to do when I very first began as an author. Back then, I thought there were three components to being a writer:
More than thirty books later (HUNTRESS launches May 25th) and I have decided that all three of these are important. Buuuuuuut ... they haven't proven to be the most important for me.
For me, the ultimate writing ally is thinking.
Now, I know that sounds really broad and perhaps a tad useless, so I'll add some context here. When I first started writing, I'd open up a document and stare. And nothing would get written. Over the years, I've learned to wait for the feeling.
And that needs more context, part 2.
When I've done enough thinking about a book, I get to a point where I want to write so badly, it almost hurts. During these times, I can (and have!) written chapters on the Boston T. On my cell phone. At Whole Foods. You get the idea. That sensation only happens when I've thought about a chapter (or chapters) enough that I'm ready to go.
Here's how it works. I map some stuff out and then wait a day or two (which is time I usually spend on another book). Then I come back to the outline, edit it a little and think. At some point, I stop needing to think and just itch to write. That's when I know I'm ready.
Full disclaimer 1: When I start writing, it often turns into something else, and I've learned to stop fighting that.
Full disclaimer 2: I've been doing this thinking-thing for a while without having really given it a formal stage in my writing process. That is, until I saw this interview with
biographer David McCullough. He talks about the importance of research writing, editing, but also setting aside time to think.
On a personal level, it's taken me many years and books to get to where I trust myself and my process. It's different for everyone, but I figured that if I had David McCullough doing this stuff, then it can't be too wacky.
So there you have it. My ultimate secret to writing: setting time aside in my process to just think.
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 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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