(Dimension Drift Worlds, #1)
Publication date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult
“Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can’t miss Dimension Drift!” – Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker
Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.
On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire, except my work manipulates space-time. The good news is that these gigs pay really well; the bad news is that the government likes to kill people like me. Whatever. I’m not worried; hiding from their detection systems is easy for me.
Then I screw up one of my illegal projects. Badly.
In fact, things go so sideways that my house slips into two-dimensional space-time. The shift only lasts for a few seconds, but that’s long enough to set off a dozen government alarms. If those goons track me down, Mom and I are as good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.
Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience…Or at least, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an ‘evil Mafioso kingpin’ kind of way. Most importantly, the Scythe is a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the man has his price. In this case, the Scythe wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process. Oh yes, and there’s also my new hot classmate who may or may not be an alien…and he says he’ll do anything to help me.
This job won’t be easy, but I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.
Author Interview: My Favorite Part of Writing SCYTHE by Christina Bauer
As part of the launch tour for SCYTHE, the awesome folks at Oh Hey! Books, have asked me list my favorite part of writing this book and why.
Sooooooo … that’s a tricky question because this book was a bit of a bitch to write. Why? After fifteen books, I thought my writing process seems set. Rock solid. Then comes SCYTHE and the Dimension Drift series. I get an idea: how about doing two prequel novellas before book one proper? No biggie, right?
Here’s the deal. I outline the entire series. Then I write prequel novellas one and two, aka SCYTHE and UMBRA. So far, so good. After that, I dive into book one, ALIEN MINDS, aaaaaaaaaaand the writer part of my personality decides it’s time to change a bunch of stuff in the prequels.
Trouble is, SCYTHE’s already published.
A fight ensues. The combatants? Author Me versus Business Me. It goes a little something like this …
Author Me: I shall rewrite SCYTHE.
Business Me: Forget it! We just released that novella. No one changes stuff that’s already live. Drop that idea right now.
Author Me: (Sticks fingers in ears) La la la, I can’t hear you.
Two weeks pass. The la la la-ing never ends. Nothing gets written. Deadlines loom. Panic ensues. Business Me caves.
Business Me: Fine, do whatever you want.
Writer Me: Mwah hah hah!
Therefore, I am now launching a newly re-written version of SCYTHE (don’t get too excited; there’s still a cliffhanger), and it’s exactly what Writer Me wants. And Business Me admits that the novella kicks WAY more ass this way.
I hope readers think so, too…Thanks for having me stop by to blog! I hope you see you on a future tour!
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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