Young Adult Dark Urban Fantasy Author ~

It’s Official!

 I can finally talk again and share my big news! Details below:

Laney McMann signs three-book contract with J. Taylor Publishing for her Fire Born trilogy, a dark, Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance series, including TIED, TORN and TRUE.

Apex, NC – October 24, 2012 – With a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney McMann developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. By the time she reached her teens, Laney had accumulated notebooks full of poems which led to short stories and finally novels, specifically in the young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology genres.

“A lifelong love of writing fantasy led me to write TIED, ” says Laney. “TORN and TRUE naturally followed.”

That love of writing brought her to J. Taylor Publishing. “The premise of the Fire Borns compelled us to read TIED, the first of the trilogy, ” says J. Taylor Publishing, adding, “and the romantic possibilities, and intrinsic conflict placed up on the main characters won us over. We had absolutely no hesitation contracting this work.”

Figuring out life is a tremendous element in many young adult novels, and TIED is no different as it explores the facets of growing up, discovering oneself and deciding what parts of a future are important to the main characters.

”The tie in to lesser-known mythology truly captured our attention,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “We’re very excited to add another YA novel to our catalog and expect adults and teens alike will enjoy this series.”

TIED is planned for release in September 2013 with, TORN in late 2014 and TRUE to follow one year later.

About the Publisher

J. Taylor Publishing is an Independent Publisher who, thanks to the Internet, has a worldwide reach. Our debut authors are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company produces print and electronic books. For more information about J. Taylor Publishing, please visit


12 responses

  1. emigayle

    Congratulations, Laney!

    October 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

  2. Thank you!! 😉

    October 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

  3. Congratulations to you Laney, when someone fulfils their dreams it gives every once else a very positive shot of motivation. Well done 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

  4. Thanks so much, Paul. I really appreciate that. It has been a lot of work. More than I thought it would be, honestly. Glad the goal has come to fruition. Have a great day. 😉

    October 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

  5. Fantasic news! You’ve worked so hard to make your dreams come alive, both for yourself and for your readers.
    Be proud.
    And write on!

    October 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  6. 🙂 Thanks, Carol. Wouldn’t be here without you. Write on.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  7. Congratulations, Laney. Well done!

    October 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  8. Whoop whoop! Knew you could do it! Well done!

    October 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  9. Thanks, Lee!

    October 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  10. Thanks, Ellie. I appreciate all your support from early on. 😉

    October 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  11. Congratulations! Welcome to the JTP Family! You must be totally excited!

    October 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

  12. Thanks, Jennifer! Yes, I am. Totally freaking out, too. 😉

    October 25, 2012 at 8:27 am


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