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Monday, October 19, 2020

Calla by Christina Bauer - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Christina Bauer and her new book, “Calla”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a Beautiful Faerie Forest Journal!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Christina and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is only available to US residents.  Sorry INTL – please be sure to check out other giveaways on this blog.


by Christina Bauer


GENRE: Young Adult Paranormal Romance



“I swear on Beyonce you should read Bauer’s books because I love them so much I can't even. I'm going to stop gushing now.”

~ Literary George 

Big news in Pixieland! The Blue Fairy is sending our fave pixie, Calla, and her crush, Dare, on a mini-quest. Unfortunately it’s an adventure that requires a lot of togetherness. We’re talking tons of touching, people.

Blue believes that since Calla and Dare are just friends, then this situation shouldn’t be awkward.

It’s totally awkward.

***A 45,000+ word diary written by Calla***

“I absolutely love Christina Bauer’s style, full of action, intense scenes, and characters that will test one’s imaginations to the max!”

~ Tome Tender Book Blog 


1. Pixieland Diaries

2. Calla

3. Dare 



Day Seventy-One

Dear Diary,

Today I drop some diabolic retaliation harmless prankster fun on my new royal subjects, the summer elves.

Trust me, they totally have it coming.

Why the revenge? Yesterday I held my first formal court as Queen of the Summer Realm. It should’ve been a bunch of long chats with all my elfy nobles.

Only no one showed up.

We are not amused.

Time to get tricksy.

Today marks my second formal court… as well as my mega payback prank. While I write this, I sit upon a throne of red flowers. The shade goes perfectly with my pink hair, matching wings and violet eyes. And let’s not forget my ermine cloak; it adds a splash of white to the look. Clutch.

Yet appearances come second to my dazzling plan for the morning. Although my subjects been avoiding me for weeks, that will end once the court doors reopen in just a few minutes.

I’ve so got this.

Sighing, I soak in the beauty of this moment. A huge atrium towers around me. Sunlight pours in through the open ceiling. The walls and tiles are painted gold. A pile of tiny purple bags sit in the middle of the floor.

Hello, elf bait.

Those packets hold fairy dust, which is powerful magic that any fae wants. My prank lies in how these bags also contain… wait for it… a freezing spell. Grab one and you can’t leave the room until I say so.

My scheme is so brilliant, I can’t stand it.

There will also be plenty of witnesses for my glorious success. My parents, Poppa and Muti, wait nearby. So does my best friend and major crush, Prince Dare of the Winter Elves. Let’s not forget my buddy Bilge, the hobgoblin, and his piggy familiar, Oinky. Two summer elf guards—I call them Blond and Blonder—hang out by the back wall.

Speaking of the guards, they look expectantly in my direction. The moment has come to set aside my journal—it magically shrinks into a locket that hangs about my neck—and get ready for the fun to begin.

Prank on.

~ Calla



This book was such a fun, exciting, entertaining, hilarious, and adventurous read!!

This book was unlike anything I’ve read before – but in a good way!!

This book is filled with sass, drama, adventure, many LOL’s, and lots of OMG's!!!

Can you imagine going on a trip to find your dad who may be in trouble and being escorted by a total hottie that you have a huge crush on, but have to play it cool and act like it’s no big deal??  Oh, and this journey requires lots of close moments and touching and uhhh yea awkward!!!  How is Calla going to make it through this trip with her heartbeat racing so fast and she can’t stop thinking about Dare??  This is going to be a longgggg trip!!!

This book is told in a diary format, which at first, I was a bit hesitant about, but this story quickly grabbed a hold of me and immersed me into the faerie world!!  I also enjoyed the strikeouts and silly drawings that made Calla's diary more realistic.  My diary was certainly filled with lots of doodles and squiggles lol.

There is so much to this creative story, with complex characters that are strange, unique, but still able to connect with or at least sympathize with.

I really liked the main character, Calla.  She is feisty, scrappy, vivacious, determined, caring, gritty, gutsy, and just down right kick ass!!!  Definitely Book BFF material!!!  I also liked Dare and found him alluring, seductive, charming, strong, and protective.

I haven’t had the chance to read many Faerie books, but after reading Calla, I am very interested in this genre – or at least Bauer’s telling of these cleverly innovative and imaginary entertaining little creatures!!!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

I also really liked that the author included an afterword note at the end of the book.  She provided further insight into the story and little tidbits of how she crafted this enchanting treasure!!  It was a bit randomly put together but felt like a mind-blowing glimpse into the author's gray matter.  I often wonder how author's come up with such clever story ideas and it was definitely a treat to have such an open interaction hearing directly from the author about her process and inspiration behind Calla.

This book is Book Two of The Pixieland Diaries Book Series.  This book can be read as a standalone, however, there are significant character and story line overlap from the previous book.  Even with the overlaps, this book wouldn’t be confusing to new series readers, but I personally would think it would make more sense and have a stronger impact on the understanding of this book series, if you started with book one first.  It looks like the author has written a total of three books in this book series so far with books one and two available for sale at any major bookstore.  Book Three, "Dare," is listed to be released on March 30, 2021 and as it's appropriately titled, focuses on the story of the character, Dare.  And there seems to be some strong indicatation that there will possibly be two more additional books making their way out sometime in the near future for a total of five books in this series.  I am looking forward to checking out what’s next in this book series as there is still so much more adventure to come!!

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all young adult paranormal romance readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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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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  1. Christina ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It's so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. Ally - I'm SO HAPPY you liked CALLA! And indeed, I have five total books planned in the series!!! - Christina Bauer, author

  3. I enjoyed reading this post, the book sounds like an excellent read and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour! Thanks for sharing the great review!