Cursed

Monster House Books
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“If you like fantasy, Necromancy, adventure or mystery, the Beholder series will satiate your needs but leave you open mouthed and begging for more.” Lovely Paranormal Books Blog

Most days, Elea couldn’t care less about being a witch, even if she does have special powers over spirit and bone. Why bother with incantations when you’re a farm girl? Elea only uses her Necromancer magic to speed up chores and scare off suitors.

Everything changes when the evil Necromancer Tsar curses Elea. Now, she only has five years left before she burns as a ghost, tortured for all eternity. They say there’s nothing she can do, but Elea disagrees. Embracing her Necromancer ability, Elea trains as a magical assassin. Her goal? Kill the Tsar before his curse kills her. After years of preparation, Elea’s finally ready to strike.

That’s when everything goes horribly wrong.

A handsome warlock named Rowan steps up to help. Elea wants him as an ally, but she can’t ignore the mixed-up feelings that come with every one of Rowan’s crooked smiles. An assassination mission is no time to fall in love, but Elea’s heart may have other ideas...

"Cursed will take you on an adventure of a lifetime!" - The Avid Reader

Perfect for readers who love sword and sorcery filled with magic, necromancy, witches and wizards. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and epic fantasy. Enjoy!

BEHOLDER series order
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
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About the author

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 lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.

Beholder
Where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Angelbound Origins
About a quasi (part demon and part human) girl who loves kicking butt in Purgatory's Arena
.5 Duty Bound - a prequel from Prince Lincoln
1. Angelbound
1.5 Lincoln - the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)
7. Armageddon (already here, long story!)

Angelbound Offspring
The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)
4. Kaps (Summer 2020)
5. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Worlds
Inside stories about your fav characters
1. Xavier (Spring 2020)
2. Cissy (Spring 2021)

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
1.5 Moonlight and Midtown
2. Shifters and Glyphs
3. Slippers and Thieves (Fall 2019)
4. Bandits and Ballgowns (Fall 2020)

Dimension Drift
Dystopian adventures with science, snark, and hot aliens
Prequels
1. Scythe
2. Umbra
Novels
1. Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)
3. Drift Warrior (Spring 2021)

Don't miss out! Get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

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Publisher
Monster House Books
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Published on
Mar 29, 2016
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781943858088
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
Young Adult Fiction / Literary
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✤ An incredible fantasy saga which takes the reader back two thousand years, to Ireland and Scotland where Celtic gods and magic still existed... ✤ A child of the Tuatha de Danann, the gods of the Land of Erin, is born into the kingdom of men. Half-goddess, half-mortal, Avana is the key to the gateway of the Shadows, and the Great Lord Zha’hor will hunt her for her blood. As a teenager, unaware of the secret of her birth and disappointed that she is refused training to become a druid, she runs away to Scotti.
Destiny sends her to an instructress who is prepared to share the secrets of the Ancient Faith with her. In a fortress filled with spirited boys training to become warriors, the young Ulaid girl meets Finn, a Connachta and an enemy of her people, who will set her heart racing...
As daughter of Lug, god of the Light, but also of the wicked Ess Enchenn, Avana must face her own Darkness. Rejected by her people for having tried to rescue her mother, will the child of the Light be able to resist the call of the Shadows?
Meanwhile, a druid called Shay, heartbroken at the departure of the one he loves, goes away to the Isle of Man to learn the secrets of elemental magic. Together with the mages, he will put his body and soul to the test in a quest to find the four elements which, when joined in a circle, will be the only hope for the people of the land of Erin if they are to survive the invasion of the Shadows.
Let yourself be carried away by this Celtic saga in the form of a rite-of-passage novel where the characters must master their Darkness and find the Light within themselves.
The author takes the reader into a fantasy world of light and shadows which reflects real human life where nothing is ever black and white, but rather a particular shade of grey.
Women will easily identify with Avana, who may have lived two thousand years ago, but whose heart is filled with the same aspirations of any woman today: to be
"A riveting story with action, love and vengeance...a fantastic read." – The Not So Public Library

As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea’s a witch who commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone. It’s magic that she’ll need in order to stop the Vicomte Gaspard from killing her Sisters by draining their magic along with their life force.

To find and free her fellow witches, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome warlock Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.

"If you like fantasy, then I can definitely recommend the Beholder series by Christina Bauer. Absolutely brilliant." - Archeolibrarian

Perfect for readers who love sword and sorcery filled with magic, necromancy, witches and wizards. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and epic fantasy. Enjoy!

BEHOLDER series order
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

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)
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy) 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 lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.

Beholder
Where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Angelbound Origins
About a quasi (part demon and part human) girl who loves kicking butt in Purgatory's Arena
.5 Duty Bound - a prequel from Prince Lincoln
1. Angelbound
1.5 Lincoln - the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)
7. Armageddon (already here, long story!)

Angelbound Offspring
The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)
4. Kaps (Summer 2020)
5. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Worlds
Inside stories about your fav characters
1. Xavier (Spring 2020)
2. Cissy (Spring 2021)

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
1.5 Moonlight and Midtown
2. Shifters and Glyphs
3. Slippers and Thieves (Fall 2019)
4. Bandits and Ballgowns (Fall 2020)

Dimension Drift
Dystopian adventures with science, snark, and hot aliens
Prequels
1. Scythe
2. Umbra
Novels
1. Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)
3. Drift Warrior (Spring 2021)

Don't miss out! Get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***
"Of the 3 books in the series, this one is my favorite!"-Reads and Reels
"Amazing story that continues to grip and entice the reader."-The Archeolibrarian
"Chemistry is there from the start...I really enjoyed the romance."-Functioning Insanity Reviews

For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.

Someone’s trying to kill her.

Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.

In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart...

"My favorite part of this series is the attraction between Rowan and Elea. They have a forbidden romance that I'm addicted to." - Cloud 9 Books

Perfect for readers who love sword and sorcery filled with magic, necromancy, witches and wizards. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and epic fantasy. Enjoy!

BEHOLDER series order
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
"Trust Christina Bauer to deliver a super bad-ass heroine and majorly page-turning plot line. This series is definitely a must read for you guys who love paranormal romance or urban fantasy." – The Four Eyed Cat Reviews

At last, Elea has found the love of her life. Unfortunately, the evil Tsar Viktor is about to unleash an army of twisted mages bent on killing everyone Elea cares about... including the man who’s stolen her heart.

So what’s a powerful witch to do? Why, fight back, of course!

Elea goes on a mission to find the Sword of Theodora, the only weapon that can destroy Viktor. That’s challenge enough, but on the eve of battle, Elea realizes that her true enemies may be far more powerful than even Viktor: The deities Oni and Yuri could be out to destroy her as well. With major battles brewing on two fronts, Elea’s not sure that she’ll win, but with true love to inspire her, she’s certainly ready to fight.

"This is the kind of series installment that you wait for."- The Genre Minx

Perfect for readers who love sword and sorcery filled with magic, necromancy, witches and wizards. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and epic fantasy. Enjoy!

BEHOLDER series order
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
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