Blog Tour : Portia by Christina Bauer

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Release date : 27th October 2015

Series: Angelbound Offspring

Genre: Romance/Fantasy

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About the book

Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn’t known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.

Excerpt

Chapter One
I am so late.
My heart beats at double speed while I rush up the staircase to the Ryder mansion. After pulling open the fancy wooden door, I step inside a large and empty foyer. Well, it’s almost empty. The President of Purgatory is waiting for me. Not good. Even worse, her mouth is pressed into a thin and frustrated line. No question why she’s unhappy. My lecture on Magic Across The After-Realms should’ve started twenty minutes ago.
“Portia, you’re finally here,” she sighs. “We were getting frantic.”
The President’s known for being tough on crime, graft, and well, everything really. But she’s also my grandmother. When it comes to family, Gram’s a softie who worries like crazy. I should know, being a softie myself. I give her a quick peck on the cheek. “So sorry, Gram. I got caught up.”
Gram’s tail sways warily over her right shoulder. No shock, there. Every quasi-demon in Purgatory has a tail. Gram’s variety is long and black with an arrowhead-shaped end and a mind of its own. Currently, that mind totally suspects that I’m up to something.
Good suspicion, actually.
“What are you working on this time?” asks Gram. “Is it dangerous magic? Please tell me you’re being safe.”
“No, it’s not dangerous at all,” I say.
Which isn’t entirely true.
My cheeks redden with guilt, but I can’t exactly admit that I was up all night trying to track Void demons by casting spells with an enchanted canopic jar. It’s super-tricky stuff. I could’ve ended up with a Void demon in my living room, and I’m not what you call battle-hardy.

Character Bio’s

Portia

Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn’t known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempestportia and Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.

I made a scrapbook of inspiration pictures for PORTIA which you can see here:  http://wp.me/p3Nha3-1Vf

 

Tempest

Tempest is the Emperor of the Furor, a race of dragon shifters who have special powers over the deadly sins of lust and wrath. His father, Chimera, was a bloodthirsty tyrant who wanted to rid his land of anyone but pure-blooded Furor. Chimera planned to kill Tempest, but was defeated in battle before he got the chance. After Chimera’s fall, Tempest rose to power to became not only be accepting of Furorling, but to welcome them to his lands as well. Still, Tempest the Emperor embraced his powers over lust and wrath. He’s known for constantly taking new lovers. However, those closest to him have recently noticed a change in the Emperor. Is he getting ready to chose his Rhana, what dragons call their life mate? Or has the choice already been made long ago?

I made a scrapbook of inspiration pictures for TEMPEST which you can see here:

https://www.pinterest.com/bauermonster/ab-tempest-redux/

The Review  ★★★★★

Angelbound was one of the first YA series I read and as I have read every book in the series, I cant deny that it is a favorite of mine.

This is book 2 of the Angelbound offspring series and trust me the series is getting better. I had read Maxxon earlier this year and though I loved it I think I loved Portia more.

So Portia is the daughter of Myla and Lincoln and at a young age she was marked to fulfill her duty of maintaining the firmament of the after world or become a void demon. So she spends all her time in the library learning as much magic as she can to locate the firmament and destroy the demonic spell that has plagued her life. But when the after realms come under attack by void demons Portia is force to get onto the battlefield to fight and in the midst of it, Tempest the oh so sexy dragon Emperor offers to help. Portia has no experience with the opposite sex but the connection she feels with Tempest is so intense she cant help but be drawn to him. It seems there is a lot that Tempest is also not telling Portia about why he is helping her on her quest to heal the after realms. But now its up to Portia and Tempest to work as a team to restore what the void demons are destroying.

What I liked? Every page of this book was just awesomely amazing. I read this book in 1 day and that was because the story was just that awesome. I really liked Portia, she was not a whiney character but I quite liked her attitude and also the comments she has in her dead when she thinks she is being quite dorky. Did I mention how much I love Tempest? He was just the most awesome hot and sexy male character. I mean I liked Lincoln in the previous books but hey Tempest is my fav right now. Loved the way everything developed between T and Portia, I knew it would happen but I am such a hopeless romantic that it was so sweet reading how it developed.

I only realized half way through the book that Potia didn’t also inherit the ability to take over from Myla with the Igni so does this mean there is another offspring coming up? Or does it mean someone else with inherit the igni….. so many questions.

All in a fantastic new addition to the angelbound series, I just wish it didtn have to end. Please, please, please read it, you will THANK me later!

ChristinaAbout the Author

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. An avowed girl geek, Christina loves creating immersive fantasy worlds with action, adventure, romance, and kick-ass female protagonists. As part of her work in Ink Monster, Christina has co-developed the ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ a blueprint for telling female myths inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and golden retriever Ruby.

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