Gage runs the L’Griffe, AKA the dragon shifter mafia on Earth. Since the human realm has no supernatural police, the L’Griffe do more than loan money or sell contraband. When it comes to dragon shifters, the L’Griffe are the law.
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Author Guest Post
10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before
As part of the launch tour for my new book, GAGE, the lovely folks at Westveil Publishing Reviews have asked me to share 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before. Without further ado, here goes!
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Number Ten. Great idea!
Ignore the trolls. And by this I mean, find something useful in their rant and thank them for it. For whatever reason, that usually shuts things down nicely.
Number Nine. Boo.
There will always be a time during the creation of every book when I think I suck and should go back to high tech again.
Number Eight. Yay.
There will always be a time in the creation of every book when the words flow so quickly, my fingers cramp from typing that fast. It’s the closest I get to a truly spiritual experience and worth all the anxiety from Number Nine.
Number Seven. It’s all about marketing.
Even if you have a publishing company that’s supposed to market for you, you still have to do your own marketing. Own that shit early.
Number Six. What happened to you?
This is a tough business. People disappear. I’m pretty sure alien invasion is involved.
Number Five. Sci Fi is fun.
Slap the word quantum on any story idea and you’re off.
Number Four. Mine!
If you have a corporate signing, be sure to steal all the sharpies. It helps.
Number Three. Woof
Take time to get off your ass and walk the dog. Give both of you snacks afterward.
Number Two. Coffee
Caffeine plus deadline plus terror equals brilliance. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Number One. You fix it.
Every author has type-os. And even if you don’t, so few people know grammar that they all think you have type-os.
So, there you have it: my top ten list! Hope you enjoyed this and I look forward to seeing you on a future tour.
About the Book
Angelbound Offspring Book Eight
by Christina Bauer
Published 28 June 2022
Monster House Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 304
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“An action-packed series full of adventures, romance and fun! If you want a fantasy world with sexy times, this series is for you.” -Rosee Reads
Gage runs the L’Griffe, AKA the dragon shifter mafia on Earth. Since the human realm has no supernatural police, the L’Griffe do more than loan money or sell contraband. When it comes to dragon shifters, the L’Griffe are the law. And Gage isn’t the only sheriff in town, either. Other secret groups have their own gangs, including ghouls, demons, and everything in between. It’s an awkward balance, but it works.
Until the demons consolidate into the Horde. This alliance plans to take over Earth, and that’s just for starters.
Now Gage must build his own connections to fight this new threat. Fortunately, Gage’s true love, Huntress, comes from a family of superhuman warriors. All of them agree to team up and put down the Horde. Success seems just around the corner.
Then the truth becomes clear.
Thanks to magical cloning, the Horde is led by an old enemy of Huntress’ family—one that everyone thought had been destroyed forever. Now their archnemesis is back and more powerful than anyone could have imagined.
Looks like defeating these demons may also destroy Gage, Huntress, and everyone they love.
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the Angelbound Offspring Series!
* This is a completed series.
Perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their book series to deliver: badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.
About the Author
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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