Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Maxon & Portia (Angelbound Offspring #1 & #2) by Christina Bauer @CB_Bauer

Maxon
Angelbound Offspring #1
by Christina Bauer

Published May 12, 2015
Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Demons, Young Adult, Roamance

Blurb:

I loved the romance in this novel… Maxon and Lianna were amazing characters, they were both so spunky and sassy. Plus, the action scenes and powers/abilities were truly epic. I loved it! – The Not So Public Library

Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right? 

Wrong.

Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren't there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all.

ANGELBOUND ORIGINS
1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca 
4. Thrax (Fall 2017)
5. The Dark Lands (Fall 2018)
6. Armageddon (Already here, long story!)

ANGELBOUND OFFSPRING
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Fall 2019)

More Series from author Christina Bauer: The Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Series (YA Urban Fantasy)




My Review:

Maxon is the High Prince of Thrax and the son and heir of the great Scala Myla half-demon and half-human and Prince Lincoln half-human and half-angel.

Maxon likes to play the field when it comes to women never staying with them longer than one night or a few hours, just as long as it takes to get the deed done.

When he was just three-years-old he was kidnaped by Armageddon and now he lives with that nightmare of his capture day and night. His way of coping with it is to hunt down the biggest and baddest demons ever, Class A demons with the help of his sidekicks, Zee, Uther, Ty and Zee’s battle twin Raj.

Maxon life starts to turn around when he meets one Lianna a water elemental, one of four who is next in line to be the leader of the monarkki. Maxon is not the only one with a dark past as Lianna has a few nightmares of her own.

Lianna is still being chased by a couple of people from her past. One in particular is the Monarkki of Air, Zephyr who wants to take her elemental powers. Zephyr likes taken elemental powers from elementals to make him stronger so he can take over and lead the people in his own way.

When Lianna is taken Maxon realizes what she truly means to him and promises to do whatever it takes to get her back. His sidekicks has also promised to look after Lianna as well as she is the one who put the smile back on their buddies face.

I love this world of angels and demons in Maxon book one in the Angelbound Offspring series that the author, Christina has created for our little friends. I have loved this world since first being introduced to Myla and Lincoln’s world in book one of the Angelbound Origins series. I am so glad to see that Maxon inherited his mother’s tail. I would love to have seen more action from his tail. His mother’s tail seemed to have had a mind of its own.  
Maxon is a fast paced read that kept me on the edge of my seat with the adrenaline pumping getting so lost in Maxon and Lianna’s world. There action and fighting on almost every page. There were a few times there that Maxon and Lianna had me scared. I felt like I was right there with them I could feel all the excitement running through my veins and at times I think my leg would give a little kick with wanting to help them out in the fight scenes.

Christina Bauer is an amazing author whose writing just gets better and better with each word she writes. The worlds that she creates are extra ordinary. When you pick up one of her books it is like she has elemental powers of her own pulling you into the worlds she creates.

If you love angels and demons with a whole lot of fighting going on, then I would like to recommend that you give the Angelbound Offspring series a try.




Portia
Angelbound Offspring #2
by Christina Bauer
Published October 27, 2015
Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Demons, Dragons, Young Adult, Romance

Blurb:

"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. Did I mention how much I love Tempest? He was just the most awesome male, so hot and sexy. Please, please, please read it, you will THANK me later!" –The Angel’s Pearl 

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. 

Are you ready for some awesome action in the 5 realms? Oh, yes, you’re going to see lots, lots of new realms! Be ready for it! I hope you would take this book to read! Trust me, just get the whole series, you wouldn’t want to stop once you start! Enjoy it to its fullest! - -Katie's Corner Blog

Perfect for readers who love angels, devils, and demons but want a fresh take on their related fairy tales, myths, and legends. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and urban/contemporary fantasy. Enjoy!

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer: 

Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
 Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy )
• Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )





My Review:

On the day she was born Portia was cursed to turn into one of the baddest demons ever a void demon. People have been afraid of Portia her whole life because she is marked which has resulted in her being a loner, having no friends or even a boyfriend. Portia has spent her life around books and in libraries learning magic. I think that she was hoping to find a spell that maybe could break her curse.

The after-realms are being destroyed which is causing earthquakes in Portia’s home world, purgatory; sinkholes are popping up all over the place. The very thing that Portia has been cursed with is responsible for destroying the after-realm which leaves Portia as the expert on how to stop the void demons. With being cursed Portia has never had any training in how to fight, no she is not your typical bada** heroine in that sense but she has her own ways of fighting demons.

Portia meets this hot guy whom she likes from the very beginning. Unlike her family Portia has never met this hot guy before and has no idea who he is. When she meets him again at a family gathering she learns that he is none other than the Emperor Tempest a dragon. Before she learns his name she instantly refers to him as “My guy”. Tempest is a man of very few words who offers to help Portia find the void demons and stop them from destroying the after-realms.

Portia takes the Emperor up on his offer as he is the only one who will listen to her and give her time of day. Her family tells her who smart she is and that she has the knowledge to save the after-realms but when the time comes they won’t listen to her. I can relate to Portia on this matter where her family doesn’t listen to her. I can see Portia has a quite spoken kind of person who doesn’t want to be the center of attention and will not fight to get someone’s attention. If she has to “yell” to be heard then she is not going to do it. Beside it would probably be a waste of time and energy. So I don’t blame her in the least when she meets someone that listens to her and will give her the time of day that she falls for him so quickly. Besides she has probably been alone and observed people for so long that she knows if someone is bullsh!tting her or not.

I love the Angelbound world and was so glad to have had the opportunity to see this world through the eyes of Portia and to learn her story. Portia is a very fast read and that will keep your attention from beginning to end with lots of action in between. As I have said before Christina is one bada** author who knows how to tell a story. I love seeing worlds through her eyes and definitely can’t wait to see through her eyes again and read more of this awesome world of Angelbound.

I would recommend Portia and all of the Angelbound books to fans of angels, demons, paranormal and dragons. Actually I would recommend all of Christina Bauer books. Pick up a copy of one of her books and start a magical journey.




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.

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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