Friday, November 13, 2020

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Bandits and Ball Gowns by Christina Bauer @CB_Bauer @XpressoTours

Bandits and Ball Gowns
Christina Bauer
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: November 10th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

One Prince Finds True Love … And Risks It All

Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Alec, the ‘prince’ of Le Charme Jewelers. Time for some happily in their ever after, right?

Not so much.

While the new couple shares joyful moments–and sizzling kisses–serious trouble is brewing. Elle’s evil stepmother, Marchesa, schemes with none other than Alec’s twisted father, Legend. Their plan? Destroy Elle and Alec, along with everything the young lovers hold dear, including Bry, Knox, and Wilhelm.

Another Royal Freezes His Heart … But For How Long?

As a prince of the dark fae, Jacoby focuses on one goal: avoid assassination. Marrying Elle would certainly aid in that cause, considering how she’s both a Cinderella life template and a powerful fae warden. Even better, Jacoby doesn’t truly love Elle. In court life, deep romantic attachments only mean certain death.

Then Jacoby notices Elle’s youngest stepsister, Agatha.

For the first time in his life, Jacoby’s cold heart warms with true affection. The elven prince struggles to ignore his feelings, but it might be a losing battle. And what would the prince’s newfound emotions mean for Elle and Alec? Could Jacoby really stand by and watch another’s true love be destroyed?

Buckle up for a wild ride as Cinderella’s time-honored story gets some all-new twists.

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My Review:

Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Prince Alec Le Charme of Le Charme Jewelers. Whenever Alec is around Elle has a hard time keeping her distance from Alec. If he gets too close to her she is going to tackle him like a linebacker. Love it! Go, Elle! Is it love or is it magic? Hehe...

Yeah, well Elle has more pressing issues than Prince Charming at the moment. There are people standing underneath her window with signs. Humans have been enchanted. A spell has been cast on them making them stalk Elle. The enchanters have a message for Elle they or someone wants her to leave her Prince Charming you know to break it off with him.

The question is who wants Elle to leave Alec? Why do they want her to leave him? What do they want will Elle?

We are introduced to two new characters, Prince Jacoby and Agatha. Prince Jacoby wants Elle for his Princess and will stop at nothing to have his way. Jacoby will use whoever or whatever to make Elle his. Why does Jacoby want Elle so bad? What plans if any do Jacoby have for Elle?

Bandits and Ball Gowns is a very charming and enchanting read that had me hooked from the first page with the enchanted humans. I love Elle and her personality and I guess you would say, her voice, her thinking, like the linebacker statement, things like that she is very charming herself.

Bandits and Ball Gowns had quite a few twists, twists that I never saw coming. I kept trying to figure out who had enchanted the humans and who was after Elle and every time I thought I had it all figured out it would take another turn and I was back to wondering who was behind it all. The answer to it all was quite surprising to me, to say the least.

After reaching the end of Bandits and Ball Gowns I still have some unanswered questions that need answering that will hopefully be all cleared up in the next book in the Cinderella story, Fire and Cinder book six of the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series. I am anxiously awaiting the next book Fire and Cinder. It can’t come soon enough.

Do I recommend Bandits and Ball Gowns, oh yes my recommendation comes highly. I recommend Bandits and Ball Gowns to anyone who likes charming and enchanting fairy tale retellings. One-click your copy of Bandits and Ball Gowns today to begin this oh so very charming fairy tale!  

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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