Friday, April 2, 2021

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Dare by Christina Bauer @CB_Bauer @XpressoTours

Christina Bauer
(Pixieland Diaries #3)
Publication date: March 30th 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

What happens when a pixie outcast seizes the throne of Faerie… while her beloved elf prince becomes a wanted criminal?

Sassy pixie Calla loves the prankster life, even if it does make her an outcast among other fae. But everything changes when Calla’s magic erases an evil blight destroying the Faerie realm. That’s when the pariah pixie becomes something unexpected: a Fae Queen.

Yet no sooner does Calla take the crown than a new and unstoppable plague appears. Things get even worse when Calla’s longtime crush, the elf Prince ‘Dare’ Darius, appears to have masterminded the outbreak before fleeing to the mountains. According to the Faerie elders, there’s only one way to end this disease…

Calla must hunt down Dare and destroy him.

Yeah. Like that will ever happen.

Instead of killing anyone, Calla vows to cure the plague while proving Dare’s innocence. And if she must pull a few mega-pranks to make it all happen? Not a problem. Even so, the path ahead is still fraught with trouble. Secret enemies scheme to manipulate the outbreak—as well as Calla’s feelings for Dare—in order to bring our favorite prankster down, once and for all.

Pixieland Diaries Series
1. Pixieland Diaries
2. Calla
3. Dare
4. Winter Prince
5. Ley Queen

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My Review:

When Calla and Dare were kids they set out to find this magical sword called the Ogham sword. Calla wants to use the sword for good. She wants to help all of Faerie. She wants to help free the changelings. She wants to use the Ogham sword on the Eleven High Council and change them into nice people so that they will treat everyone the same.

The Ogham sword only appears every once in a kazillion-million years or so and it seems that it has reappeared. An elf with no magic is looking for the Ogham sword too but he does not plan to use the sword for good no just the opposite. The Usurper plans to use the sword to end all of Faerie. Dare and Calla set out to stop this elf before it is too late.

Calla’s first stop on her search for the Ogham sword is her parent's home Poppa and Muti. Poppa and Muti are tree sprites who live in an acorn. On her visit with Poppa and Muti, they tell her about this rumor that they heard that concerns Dare. It seems that Dare is going to start a plague and then run away to Earth.

Well, of course, Calla doesn’t believe that Dare would ever do such a thing. But if there is any truth to the rumor she will do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn’t ever happen. There has to be some kind of misunderstanding. Her parents couldn’t have heard correctly I mean they must have missed something or interrupted something wrong or someone did. Or maybe it was just a play on words.

So now Calla has her hands full. She must find the Ogham sword, an elf called Usurper and now she has to stop Dare from starting a plague that could kill everyone or at least try to prove the rumor wrong in some way or another.

I first fell in love with Calla in the first book of the Pixieland Diaries series, Pixieland Diaries. That love continued to grow in the next book, Calla. And now in the third book Dare that love has deepened. While Calla is the same sweet, sassy, and feisty pixie she has always been she has grown into a more mature pixie.

Calla no longer pulls pranks anymore or well not unless the situation calls for it that is. Calla’s prankster reputation has followed her into her teen years as the queen. It seems no one is taking her seriously about ruling Faerie's land.

Dare is a wonderful addition to the Pixieland Diaries. Dare and Calla makes a sweet, sweet couple. I can’t wait to read more of their story in future books. I can’t wait for the next book in the Pixieland Diaries, Winter Prince.

I will have to admit that the Winter Prince has one little problem and it hasn’t even stepped foot outside the gate and that is that I am going to have to wait a whole year before I can read it as it is not due to be released until March 22, 2022. Oh, why do I have to wait so long?

Oh, I know, I know I am getting a little windy here. Ok I will leave off now by saying that I would like to highly suggest that you give Dare a try by one-clicking your copy today! But oh, please start with the first book in the Pixieland Dairies series with the same name, that is Pixieland Dairies of course.  

Author Bio:

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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Giselle said...

This series sounds very character driven and compelling overall and it seems to get better and better, too!

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