Scythe by Christina Bauer (Dimension Drift Worlds, #1)

Christina Bauer
(Dimension Drift Worlds, #1)
Publication date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult

“Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can’t missDimension Drift!” – Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker

Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.

On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire, except my work manipulates space-time. The good news is that these gigs pay really well; the bad news is that the government likes to kill people like me. Whatever. I’m not worried; hiding from their detection systems is easy for me.

Then I screw up one of my illegal projects. Badly.

In fact, things go so sideways that my house slips into two-dimensional space-time. The shift only lasts for a few seconds, but that’s long enough to set off a dozen government alarms. If those goons track me down, Mom and I are as good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.

Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience…Or at least, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an ‘evil Mafioso kingpin’ kind of way. Most importantly, the Scythe is a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the man has his price. In this case, the Scythe wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process. Oh yes, and there’s also my new hot classmate who may or may not be an alien…and he says he’ll do anything to help me.

This job won’t be easy, but I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.

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Author Bio:

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. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.

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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Interview – Christina Bauer


As part of the launch tour for her new book, SCYTHE, author Christina Bauer stopped by for an interview!


How and when did you get started as a writer? 

I knew writing was my goal since I was six years old. In fact, I used to stand up in class and spontaneously tell stories. The nuns loved that.


What are your goals as an author?

I want to write books about kick-ass chicks for young adults and the young at heart. When you finish reading one of my novels, I hope you feel inspired to take on the world!

When did you first consider yourself an author?

When I turned 40, I realized I always had this dream of being a full-time writer … and I wasn’t getting any less dead. So I made time and did two jobs. Now five years and fifteen books later, I have enough so-called shelf strength to do this full time.

Did you have a hard time sharing your work with the public?
I love sharing my work with the public! I get nervous, sure, but it really is my dream to share my stories with the world. Early on in my career, I used to take rough reviews to heart, but over the years I’ve learned to keep it all in perspective.
What inspires you to write?

I once saw this interview with e guy who designs sneakers, and he said his life is staring at people’s feet. That’s what it’s like for me as a writer. Everything I see falls under the lens of, can I use this in a book? All of which is a long way of saying that everything inspires me to write!

If you could be one of your characters for a day, who would it be and why?

I’d love to be Myla Lewis from ANGELBOUND. It would be cool to have a tail.


What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on the first full book in the Dimension Drift series, ALIEN MINDS! It’s basically DIVERGENT meets OCEAN’S EIGHT. Fun!


Can you give a little morsel of what you are working on?

Sure, here’s the opening paragraph:


In this moment, I know four things.

One, I just woke up in a hospital bed.

Two, I don’t remember anything about my life before today. Hello, amnesia!

Three, I want out of here now because …

Four, there’s a creepy couple in my room—Luci and Josiah—who claim they’re my sponsor parents. According to them, I’m a seventeen-year-old science prodigy called Wisteria Roberts.

Huh. That name rings zero bells.

Sucks to be me.


What can we expect in the near future?

I’m still heavily into my Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, Angelbound and Dimension Drift Series. I’ve got a few years before those are completed!


Thanks for having me by! I’ve enjoyed our chat!