(Dimension Drift Prequels, #2)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult
A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer.
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
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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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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Interview with Author Christina Bauer with ‘My Books-My World’
1. Tell me about how the idea for this book / series came about?
I came up with the original idea for my new book, UMBRA, (part of the Dimension Drift series) after I got super-interested in quantum theory. I love the idea of parallel worlds or realities where the past, present and future are all combined. I started to wonder if someone in another world were monitoring all these different universes. From there, I got the idea for an Emperor of the Omniverse. The rest is history!
2. Do you have any quirks/habits that you do when writing?
I always write while listening to either white noise or the same song on repeat.
3. What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I’ve had the opportunity to work with dozens of writers and editors over the years. Each one has helped me grow my craft. Also, I’ve learned a ton from reading as well as writing!
4. If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
You’re awesome, keep going.
5. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Buying a copy of SCRIVENER software. It’s specifically designed for authors.
6. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Before writing a book, I’ll map out at least five books in a series, create Pinterest boards for key characters and locations, and then put it all into a spreadsheet that compares themes to chapter content. After finishing fifteen-plus books, I’m happy to have my system down now!
7. How many hours a day do you write?
I work as a writer full time, so I’m at it at least eight hours a day, plus nights and weekends when I’m on deadline. The longest I’ve stayed up to hit a release date is 72 hours straight!
8. What did you edit out of this book?
I think in earlier versions, the main character of Thorne was a little more bland. He really became interesting once I leaned into the fact that everyone thought of him as a weak prince, so Thorne rebels against that. It makes him more relatable, at least to me as a writer! We’ll see what readers think.
9. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Sure thing. I tend to focus more on the ones with three or more stars, though. If you give my work one or two stars, then you probably aren’t my reader and the feedback tends to be something like, “why isn’t this book in a genre that I like?” I won’t change what I write because it’s the trend or whatever, so that kind of input isn’t really helpful.
10. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Oh, yes! I was excited when one reader figured out that the fire swords in my first book ANGELBOUND had a Latin name which meant “stick” … and which was also a medical term for “the penis bone of a chimpanzee.” Total easter egg and I was glad someone caught it.
11. What was the hardest scene in this book to write?
Anything where my characters suffer. It’s hard to put them through hell but I have to do it sometimes!
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