Towers And Tithes (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #8) by Christina Bauer
Publication date: November 9th 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
I’m a Tower Tithe with a Rapunzel problem. That’s not as weird as it sounds.
Ever wonder how Rapunzel survives without leaving her home? After all, someone must stock groceries, buy hair products and fix the plumbing. Witches don’t wield toilet brushes, so “Rapunzel care” becomes the job of Tower Tithes like me. Not that we choose this gig. We’re just unlucky elves who get magically chucked into servitude. Since our kind live for ages, being a Tower Tithe can drag on for thousands of years… and I’m eighteen. Yipes.
That said, it wouldn’t be too awful if I had a cool Rapunzel. No such luck.
I serve none other than Lady R, the social media sensation and sadist who lives in Manhattan’s famous Apex Towers. With the help of her manager—a witch named Jocasta—Lady R releases daily gossip videos while assigning me “torture chores.” Many tasks are designed to remind me how Lady R is the gorgeous variety of elf, while I’m beyond plain. I spend a lot of time scheming my escape.
My work pays off when an eccentric billionaire offers to magically set me free. The catch? I must move to Arizona and become his personal assistant. Needless to say, I rush for the door. Turns out, my new employer is none other than Lady R’s ex-boyfriend, Dex, a guy who was blinded in a strange accident and has since become a recluse.
In other words, I ran from my fairy tale life, but it found me again anyway.
At this point, I should head for the hills, yet I simply can’t leave Dex. For the first time, I truly feel comfortable around someone. In all honesty, it’s probably because I have self-esteem issues and Dex can’t see my bland face. Even so, it’s all good until Lady R discovers where I am. And that leads to my Rapunzel problem.
With Lady R back in the picture, can I still find my happily ever after? The truth will emerge soon enough.
Because my name is Grayson Eyre, and this is my story.
Ideal for readers who crave a mash-up between Rapunzel and Jane Eyre.
FAIRY TALES OF THE MAGICORUM
1. Wolves And Roses
2. Moonlight And Midtown
3. Slippers And Thieves
4. Shifters And Glyphs
5. Bandits And Ball Gowns
6. Fire And Cinder
7. Fairies And Frosting
8. Towers and Tithes
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published By Christina Bauer
As part of the launch tour for my fairy tale romance, Towers and Tithes, the lovely folks
at Rocking’ Book Reviews asked me to write about my publishing journey. What are the oddest
and most surprising things I’ve learned? Here are my top three.
Disclaimer: publishing journeys are incredibly personal. Everyone’s book and experience
will be different. This is my unique story based on my wackadoo writing style. (For instance, who
uses wackadoo in a sentence?)
Thing Number One. Money, Honey
I was never offered a traditional publishing contract, so I went indie. Later on, I was offered
an advance and contract to move all my content to one of the serial publishers that are popular now.
I’m still indie.
Key lesson: If people are offering to publish your stuff, that means they can make money
off you. Dollars that, in my case, I wanted to keep for myself. In indie writer lingo, I decided to
‘go wide’ and work directly with the serial publishing houses.
Pro Tip: Learn from indie communities like Wide for the Win on Facebook before making a
final decision about how to go to market.
Thing Number Two. Serial Formats
Charles Dickens originally wrote in serial format. Guess what? That’s becoming popular
again for people who are mobile-first readers. These folks like reading a chapter at a time and
enjoy the pay-per-chapter model of serial apps. It’s not how I read, but it’s a growing and
Key Lesson: I put my content on Radish Fiction and Kindle Vella. It does drive a
steady readership from folks who otherwise wouldn’t have seen my work.
Pro Tip: Check out this Facebook group: Writing And Selling on Fiction Apps
Thing Number Three: Love Your Readers
Getting to interact with readers is my favorite part of my job. They inspire me. One even
named his dog after a character of mine, Myla. Check out the pic below and say it with me:
So there you have it, some strange things that happened on the way to being published! Hope to see you on a future tour!
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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