by Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Offspring, #8)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: June 28th 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
“An action-packed series full of adventures, romance and fun! If you want a fantasy world with sexy times, this series is for you.” -Rosee Reads
Gage runs the L’Griffe, AKA the dragon shifter mafia on Earth. Since the human realm has no supernatural police, the L’Griffe do more than loan money or sell contraband. When it comes to dragon shifters, the L’Griffe are the law. And Gage isn’t the only sheriff in town, either. Other secret groups have their own gangs, including ghouls, demons, and everything in between. It’s an awkward balance, but it works.
Until the demons consolidate into the Horde. This alliance plans to take over Earth, and that’s just for starters.
Now Gage must build his own connections to fight this new threat. Fortunately, Gage’s true love, Huntress, comes from a family of superhuman warriors. All of them agree to team up and put down the Horde. Success seems just around the corner.
Then the truth becomes clear.
Thanks to magical cloning, the Horde is led by an old enemy of Huntress’ family—one that everyone thought had been destroyed forever. Now their archnemesis is back and more powerful than anyone could have imagined.
Looks like defeating these demons may also destroy Gage, Huntress, and everyone they love.
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the Angelbound Offspring Series!
* This is a completed series.
Perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their book series to deliver: badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.
Ghoul Underground Boxing Arena #SBL-4, The Dark Lands
My prize match kicks off in twenty-three minutes. Anticipation zings through my limbs. To relieve tension, I jog in place while popping my boxing gloves together. A long tunnel opens before me, ending with a rowdy crowd of ghouls. Their chants echo all around.
“Fight! Fight! Fight!”
Normally, ghouls are pretty chill. It all goes with being super-tall, pale and undead. Only wearing long black robes also seems to keep them calm. But even ghouls lose their collective minds during the infamous Undead Rumble. Why? There’s a championship belt at stake.
“FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!”
The room is an underground chamber carved out from open earth. Inspirational posters cover the walls, telling the population to Love the Oligarchy or Adore Paperwork. Classic ghoul stuff. Tiered metal risers are filled with ghouls, all of them in their dark robes. They cheer madly at an empty boxing ring.
The cries grow even louder as the announcer steps out from a nearby access tunnel. She pauses in a pool of light at the center of the boxing ring. A microphone dangles from a long cord that’s attached to the ceiling.
The announcer grabs the mic. She’s a skeletal figure who wears the classic black robes common to all ghouls. Her skull appears to be covered in a thin layer of gray skin.<
“Welcome to the Undead Rumble!” Beams of red light shine out from the announcer’s eye sockets.
The crowd cheers. It’s a good thing they’re dead, because this much yelling might kill someone.
The announcer continues. “This isn’t a fight with a champion who’s an angel from Heaven… a quasi-demon of Purgatory… a thrax of Antrum… a human from Earth… a dragon shifter from Furonium… or even a demon of Hell! This is a fight where the champion is our very own undead warrior, Ghoul Killa!”
Crowd keeps yelling, only they begin punching their fists in the air while jumping up and down. The audience loves the idea that a ghoul is the baddest of the badasses. Mostly because it never happens. Ghouls are notorious wimps.
“Tonight, GK goes up against Gage L’Griffe, the new glass dragon king!”
I tilt my head. Am I hearing that right? Glass dragoon king? Huntress and I shared a kiss a few months ago, but that only made us bonded mates, not crowned royalty. And even if we did gain our official thrones, it’s not like it’s a big deal. There are all of six glass dragons left.
Why would anyone think my possible kingship is a big deal?<
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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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