Wednesday, October 30, 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Brutal Time by Christina Bauer

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Christina Bauer's The Brutal Time, the sixth installment in the Angelbound Origins series! On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! Plus, there's a cool author-hosted, tour-wide giveaway too! So, check it out and grab your copy now! Don't forget to follow the tour, HERE!!!

Young Adult
Angelbound Origins, #5
Publish Date:
September 25, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life—she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.

Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.

Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that the ghoul Oligarchy took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels and an all around nut job who really needs to stay locked up.

Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just two days to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.


Sample Chapter – Arena Dressing Room

Lacing my fingers with Lincoln’s, I guide my guy off the Arena floor. The moving spotlights make it easy to slip off unnoticed into a nearby archway. Then it’s a matter of navigating through the back corridors until we reach small stone room. There’s not much to speak of here, outside of some hooks on the walls and a few large wooden trunks.  
I step into the center of the space and twirl. “Here it is. Changing room central.”
Lincoln slips off his jacket and sets it onto a nearby trunk. “Did you come here after we met?”
There’s a certain predatory gleam in my guy’s eyes that I’m enjoying very much indeed. “Oh, sure,” I reply. “I had lots of matches after we first met.”
My gaze lands on a particular trunk. Memories appear. My face turns eleven shades of red.
Lincoln notices the trunk in question as well as my blush. He steps up to the trunk and damn, my fantasies were all correct. The lid comes to just the right height at his waistline. 
Lincoln runs his fingers over the lid. “And what is there about this particular piece of furniture, may I ask?”
“No point telling you that I don’t know what you’re talking about, huh?”
“Well, I might have thought about you, the trunk and, um, things.”
Lincoln steps closer. “Things?”
“I’d put on my dragonscale suit and wonder what would happen if you came into the dressing room or something.”
That predatory look returns to Lincoln’s mismatched eyes. It makes me feel all woozy inside. Not a bad thing.
“I love this story. So you’d be … what?”
I gesture toward the trunk. “Sitting here.”
Lincoln scoops me up and sets me right atop the trunk. “Like this?”
A knowing grin rounds his mouth. “So I could stand before you like this.” He rests his hands on my knees. His skin is all warm and rough at once. Little by little, Lincoln slowly guides my legs apart and presses my skirt up to my hips. Then he steps between my legs.
“Almost like that,” I say breathlessly.
At last, Lincoln presses himself against me. At this angle, his hardness hits all the right places. “Do you mean this?” he asks. 
Fire sparks inside my core. “Exactly.”
“I can see the appeal.” Lincoln slowly trails his hands over my body. Wherever he touches me, there’s an electric zing of desire. Leaning in, he stops when his mouth hovers a breath above mine. “You know what I want.”
“I do.” I lick along the seam of his lips. “And I’m calling in my prize.”

Don't miss the exciting other titles in the Angelbound Origins series!
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(graphic links to Goodreads)

The first five Angelbound Origins books have been boxed up and discounted to celebrate the launch of book six, The Brutal Time! The collection includes Angelbound, Scala, Acca, Thrax, and The Dark Lands … all at one value price!



**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 best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

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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