Another one by this brilliant author!
The book is Umbra (Dimension Drift Prequels, #2) by Christina Bauer, out yesterday in the Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult.
One day, eighteen-year-old Thorne will be the Emperor of the Omniverse, the single being who rules countless worlds. Trouble is, his father Cole–who’s also the current Emperor–is a sadistic freak.
In fact, Cole won’t even keep his promises to the very humans who got him his throne.
Thorne won’t stand for it. He decides to travel to the human world and make good on his father’s promises. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love….
“I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.”– Woven Magic
A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer, this new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action and adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.
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Chatting with 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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Top Fantasy Books With Kick-Ass Heroines
By Christina Bauer
As part of the launch tour for my new book, UMBRA, the lovely Viviana MacKade asked me to share my top five kick-ass fantasy books with kick-ass heroines! (Actually, she asked for ten, but I got blabby so it’s five.)
So without further ado, here are my top five books!
Book Number Five. The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
If you want the original chick-power story in fantasy, then J R R Tolkien is the bomb. What he lacks in quantity of badass heroines, the guy more than makes up for in quality. Galadriel alone is worth the price of the book.
Book Number Four. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brother’s Grimm
My first entrance to fantasy was through the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Now, I’m not referring to the sanitized Disney version, although I enjoyed those as well. I’m talking the gritty stuff where Snow White ends up dead. These stories were recorded by the brother’s Grimm, but the tales themselves were created by women. Reading these stories as an adult, you can picture these wonderful ladies and the wisdom they were trying to convey. A must-read!
Book Number Three. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Another treasure-trove of badass females may be found in this compendium of Greco-Roman myths written in the style of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Such an eye opener in terms of truly great female leaders, from Hera to Athena.
Book Number Two. The Egyptian Story of Isis
I read this one for a decade—in multiple translations—before I truly understood it. Isis was the original goddess story and her tale stretches back in use at least 40,000 years. It’s a story of power, sacrifice and intellect. But don’t go out and hunt down translations like I did; you can get the short version by checking out my blog post on the subject.
Book Number One. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
If you want to experience kick-ass chicks in modern literature, then this series by Sarah J Maas is one you cannot miss! Maas says she was inspired to write the books by the mental image of Cinderella at the ball with a knife hidden in her gown. What’s not to love?
So there you have it—the five fantasy books with kick-ass heroines that very woman should read. I had a ton of fun creating this list and hope to return on a future tour!
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- Copy of Umbra (print or ebook) & more!