Hi guys! Thanks to everyone who entered the
September is for Sequels Blog Hop Giveaway.
There were a lot of entries, and to show my thanks,
I’ve decided to choose TWO winners instead of one.
Check your emails.
You both won copies of TIED and TORN in e-book form.
I’ll be contacting you soon!!
September 15, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, BLOG HOPS, Giveaways, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Author, Book Giveaway, Fiction, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, September is for Sequels, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, YA Fiction, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
Today, I have a cover and blurb to share.
Memoirs of Doctor Renfield, an Asylum Anthology.
Target audience: Adult
Genres: paranormal, horror, contemporary, dark fantasy
Release date: December 1st 2014
Welcome to St. James Sanitarium, an institution housing some of today’s most deranged wordsmiths. Step on inside and let the asylum’s head psychiatrist, Dr. Renfield, give you a tour of the state of the art facility. Along the way you can stop and be introduced to six of today’s most interesting authors. Each of them will give you a revealing look into one of the many stories inhabiting their minds. Drugs, and demons, and plain old schizophrenia await you in this quiet little asylum. So come on in and have a look around.
Featuring: S.E. Lehenbauer, Laney McMann, Alexander Nader, Pamela Nader, J. Edward Paul, and Joriah Wood.
September 12, 2014 | Categories: Cover Reveals, Upcoming Releases | Tags: Adult fiction, Alexander Nader, Anthology 2014, Asylum Anthology, Author of Beasts of Burdin series, Author of The Fire Born Novels, cover reveal, Dark fantasy, Fiction, horror, J. Edward Paul, Joriah Wood, laney mcmann, Memoirs of Dr. Renfield cover reveal, Pamela Nader, S.E. Lehenbauer | Leave a comment
Today marks the RE-release of J.A. Belfield’s Darkness & Light, first book in the Holloway Pack series.
And to celebrate its release, as well as her birthday (which is also TODAY) there’s a GREAT giveaway going on.
But first, let’s check out the book.
Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes, is a bid to escape boredom.
Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn’t met — at least, not in this lifetime.
Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives.
Together, they’ll become prey to rival packs just as they have been for hundreds of years.
When their worlds collide, and not for the first time, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Futures are uncertain. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love.
Can Jem accept her destiny before it’s too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?
You can add it to your Goodreads by clicking on the cover art above.
And if you want to grab your own copy, you can do so at the below links:
And now for the giveaway.
Check out these awesome prizes*
Yup, yup, ALL of those prizes are up for grabs for ONE lucky winner.
You can enter via the Rafflecopter below**
**Comment entry must be made over at Katherine Skye’s original post HERE, but feel free to comment here, too, because we love comments!
Thanks for stopping by & good luck!
*I would HUGELY like to THANK Katherine Skye for arranging this giveaway for me and her generosity. I would also like to thank Jen of At Random for her prize donation, AND Keri Lake for the donated signed copy of The Fallen & swag.
J.A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a couple of scrawny cats that like to vomit in unnecessary places.
Although best known for her Holloway Pack series: DARKNESS & LIGHT (July 2011, J. Taylor Publishing/September 2014, J.A. Belfield), INSTINCT (February 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), ETERNAL (July 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), BLUE MOON (December 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), RESONANCE (April 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), CAGED (August 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), and UNNATURAL (April 2014, J. Taylor Publishing), amongst other titles, she is currently trawling her way through a New Adult Post Apocalyptic and would LOVE to try her hand at YA. Maybe she will.
The Fire Born are back and
TORN is LIVE.
In honor of TORN’s release, I have a ton going on.
Check it all out:
That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.
For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bruises covering his body. Not the pain radiating from his broken bones. Not even his hands tied behind his back. He will find a way to save Layla, and the Fomore will pay if they’ve hurt her.
Every. Single. One of them.
In the second installment of The Fire Born trilogy, a new breed of villain looms—one Layla and Max will never suspect, and this killer has nothing to lose. Better yet, with Max and Layla’s deaths, victory is in the grip of the enemy.
Will Max and Layla find each other in time, or is it already too late for them both?
The Book Tour is happening now, and here’s the schedule for anyone who wants to see what I’m talking about: TORN Book Tour
The TORN Book Blast and Book Blitz are also happening all over social media for the next few days. Thank you, thank you to all the awesome bloggers/readers, and writers who are participating!
Also, as I mentioned a few days ago, TIED (Fire Born 1) is one sale until September 15th to celebrate its ONE YEAR book birthday. : ) (Plus, it gives you guys a chance to pick up the book if you haven’t yet, before you read TORN. They kind of need to be read in order.)
And finally, the GIVEAWAY!
I have several giveaways happening across the board, three to be exact.
The TORN Book Tour giveaway and the Blast I’ll be hosting alongside my publisher, as well as all the other bloggers participating. The Book Blitz Giveaway is being hosted by Itching For Books (click the banner)
HERE’S WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS on my blog for the Book Tour:
Signed paperback copies of TIED and TORN to ONE winner (U.S. & Canada), E-book copies of TIED and TORN to ONE winner (Int), and signed bookmarks of TIED and TORN to FIVE winners (U.S., Canada, and U.K.)
AND here’s what up for grabs for the Book Blast:
Signed paperback copy of TIED and TORN to ONE winner & e-book copy of TIED and TORN to ONE winner (Int).
WHEW! That’s it guys. Sorry for the long post. I’m off to finish the 3rd Fire Born Novel ;)
September 8, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Blog Tours, Book Blasts, Fire Born Updates, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, TORN, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Author, Fiction, Giveaway, Goodreads, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, TORN Blog Tour, TORN Book Blitz, Upcoming urban fantasy 2014, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, Young Adult book releases 2014, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
The TORN Playlist has been compiled, and unlike TIED’s Playlist which consisted of around 30 songs, I’ve scaled TORN’s way down.
Hide & Seek ~ Imogen Heap
Ivy ~ Active Child
Wizard Motor ~ Mogwai
No Air ~ Jordan Sparks
All I Want Is You ~ U2
The End ~ Kings of Leon
After The Storm ~ Mumford and Sons
Running Up That Hill ~ Placebo
All That We Had Is Lost ~ Postiljonen
The Devil’s Tears ~ Angus & Julia Stone
I will post the songs to play on the blog the day TORN goes live (Sept 8th). Only 4 more days!
September 4, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Fire Born Updates, Music, New Releases | Tags: Author, Fiction, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, music, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, TORN Fire Born #2 Playlist, upcoming YA releases, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, YA releases 2014, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
A few days ago I told everyone I had a surprise in store … I asked my publisher if they would agree, and they did. So …
Staring TODAY, and for a limited time, TIED, book #1 of the Fire Born Novels trilogy is on sale to celebrate not only its one year anniversary, but also the launch of the second book in the trilogy, TORN, which goes live on September 8th. ;)
September 1, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Fire Born Updates, J Taylor Publishing, TIED, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Author, Fiction, Goodreads, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, The Fire Born Novels, TIED A Fire Born Novel, TIED by Laney McMann, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
We have 10 Days until the second book in the Fire Born Novels trilogy launches.
And here’s what’s in store:
First, the TORN Blog/Book Tour (the schedule is up on the menu ^^^), which includes a Giveaway.
Second, the TORN Book Blast and Blitz, both of which are happening on the 8th (launch day), which also include Giveaways, so if you’d like to shout along, please feel free. ;)
Thirdly, the TORN playlist will be up and running next week for everyone who wants a glimpse into the feel of the book.
AND, lastly, >>> I have a special treat for everyone who hasn’t read TIED (Fire Born 1) coming very soon (days), so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime …
Layla and Max are back September 8th.
August 29, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Fire Born Updates, J Taylor Publishing, TORN, Upcoming Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Author, Book Blast, Book Blitz, book tour, Fiction, Goodreads, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, YA Fiction, YA releases 2014, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
I’ve been called on upon by my friend, Alex Nader, author of the awesome adult urban fantasy novel, Beasts of Burdin, to do this blog hop in which I answer some questions about what I’m working on right now. Here goes:
4. What am I working on?
Currently, I’m writing the last book in the Fire Born Novels Trilogy, TRUE, the first of which TIED was released in 2013, and the second, TORN, will be released on September 8th. Writing the last book in a series is definitely a challenge. There are so many threads to remember and string together … likely why it’s taking forever. ;) Love the Fire Born story, and I’m both excited and sad to send it coming to an end.
I also have two other YA series’ that I’m in various stages on.
3. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t follow trends with my writing, and I believe that no two writers are ever the same, no two voices, ideas, or imaginations. I write from my heart about what drives me, excites me, makes me mad, confuses me … and since my experiences are my own, so is my style. I think all writers are unique.
2. Why do I write what I do?
Because I love it. I write novels about young adults because that’s the voice that comes out. It’s also the genre that I prefer to read. I write urban fantasy because I’m fascinated by the idea of other worlds, other walks of life, powers … awesome. And of course, there’s nothing better than combining all of those elements with a little bit of romance. ;)
1. How does your writing process work?
I’m a pantser, which means I write by the seat of my pants. I get an idea and I go. This method, of course, gets me into dead ends and corners that are a pain to get out of, but I really do love that. I outline very loosely. Basically, I get an idea in my head for a story (always a series because I want to submerge myself for more than one book), and I see it like I would see a movie reel, in full action color. After that, I write some notes, let it meld a bit, and go for it.
Okay, so now I am supposed to pass the torch.
Here’s to fellow YA author, Julie Reece, whose novel CRUX is amazing . Julie also has a new series titled, The Artisans that releases in 2015!
Welcome To The
Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt!
Thanks for stopping by my part of the Hunt. Let’s get started:
My top 5 summer reading list books include:
City of Heavenly Fire ~ Mortal Instruments #6 by Cassandra Clare
(finished, and 5 Stars from me. LOVE this series, and ready for the Dark Artifices in 2015.)
Opposition ~ Lux series #5 by Jennifer Armentrout
(Can’t WAIT to see how this series comes to an end in August.)
Unbreakable ~ Legion #1 by Kami Garcia
The Wolf Gift ~ The Wolf Gift Chronicles #1 by Anne Rice
Angels and Demons ~ Dan Brown
Okay … On to the winning part of the post:
The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt was organized to help bring authors of all publishing backgrounds together in a show of solidarity.
FORTY awesome authors have signed up to support this event. (Yes, TIED (Fire Born #1) is among the books)
MORE THAN FORTY awesome SIGNED books* have been donated by these authors to make up the Grand Prize, as well as $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards.
And YOU could win them ALL!
All you have to do is hop around ALL blogs on the Hunt.
Within the posts on EVERY stop you will find a NUMBER.
Make a note of EVERY number from EVERY stop.
Once you have collected them ALL, simply add them up to calculate the total, and then hop back to here to the ENTRY FORM PAGE, fill in your details AND your calculated answer … and You’re In!
Up for Grabs?
$30 Amazon Gift Card (3 @ $10 ea.) AND these titles.
All of them:
BUT FIRST …
I have a second giveaway.
Author Lisa Amowitz is giving away additional swag on my blog. Only my blog. Here’s what she has up for grabs:
Breaking Glass and Vision bookmarks
Four sets of Vision trading cards (4) each
Four Signed Spencer Hill Press bookmarks she designed–
(Note: Lisa designed both of her covers as well as over 20 titles for SHP.)
And a Breaking Glass T-shirt (sz small)
Ready to enter to WIN?
To enter your name into Random.org to WIN Lisa Amowitz’s Swag, just leave a comment below telling me one book on your summer reads list (with your email so I can contact you if you win) and you’re entered! Easy!
THEN … head over to the next blog in the HUNT and continue adding up all your numbers for the GRAND PRIZE that you enter here:
For the next stop on the Hunt head over to Laura Howard’s blog HERE
You have until MIDNIGHT (EST) of 19th July to enter.
Terms & Conditions can be found HERE
*Thank you to Joelle Charbonneau who, although unable to participate, donated a copy of The Testing for the Grand Prize.
coming September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press
The light is darker than you think.
Visit me on the web at: lisaamowitz.com