As we round out week three of the TIED Blog Book Tour, I must say Thank You to everyone who participated thus far.
Here’s a recap of this past week’s posts:
On Monday I was talking Strangest Nightmares with Kayla over at Bibliophilia, Please
On Tuesday Danielle and I were talking Inspiration, and she has a beautiful 5 Star review of TIED as well on Known To Read
Hump Day came in with two of my fellow authors. Linda wants to know, Why Fantasy and Paranormal? at L.S. Murphy’s Blog
And what’s my favorite food? J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer finds that out as well as a few other things about me in our interview.
Jen At Random is continuing on with the TIED Giveaway that is still in full steam and getting an awesome amount of entries. (Thank You to all who have entered so far)
And lastly, Bookworm Lisa is also sharing the Giveaway festivities.
Thank You again to everyone!
See you next week for round 4!
- #TIED Blog Tour Wk 1 Recap (laneymcmann.com)
- TIED (Fire Born #1) Book Blog Tour Recap Wk 2 (laneymcmann.com)
September 29, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, BLOG HOPS, Blog Tours, Fire Born Updates, Giveaways, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Arts, Author, Blog, E-book, Facebook, Fiction, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, Literature, Paranormal, teen fiction, teen reads, teens, The Fire Born Novels, TIED, Twitter, YA books 2013, YA New releases, YA Urban Fantasy, young adult book releases 2013, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | 1 Comment
This week I’ll be moving on to Cassandra Clare’s, City of Bones. No, I haven’t read this series yet … I know, I know, but I’ve been crazy busy with my own writing. And what better time to start a series than right before it goes to film? So here we go:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
Pretty cool, huh?
March 8, 2013 | Categories: Author, Current Reads, Reading, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Cassandra Clare, City of Bones, Clary, current reads, laney mcmann, Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunter, teen novels, teens, YA Fiction, young adult novels | 2 Comments
HA! It’s finally here!
THE FIRE BORN NOVELS
Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.
Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.
Or is that all in her head?
Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.
No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?
The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first.
In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.
Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?
The answer may never be far enough … away.
RELEASING IN PRINT & E-BOOK SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
More info at J. Taylor Publishing
Add it to Goodreads
So … What do you think??
February 25, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Books, Cover Reveals, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, TIED, Young Adult Novels | Tags: art, Author, Blurb, Book, Book cover, E-book, Fire Born, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla & Max, Literature, new releases for 2013, new young adult releases, Publishing, Teen books, teen novels, teens, The Fire Born Novels, The Fire Born Trilogy, TIED, TIED by Laney McMann, young adult novels, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | 5 Comments
In this weeks YA world, I am finally sinking my teeth back into the last of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series, Rapture.
BLURB:The sky is dark with wings. . . .
Like sand through an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth.
Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed.
And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
February 22, 2013 | Categories: Books, Current Reads, New Releases, Reading, Reviews, Writing | Tags: Author, Fallen, laney mcmann, Lauren Kate, Rapture, Teen books, teens, young adult books, young adult paranormal romance, Young-adult fiction | Leave a comment
I was planning to continue onto the last of Lauren Kate’s FALLEN series this week and end with her 4th and final book, RAPTURE, but then I got a really great surprise, so I’ll be pushing it back to next week’s read.
AFTER DARK was my book of choice last week (which I read, like practically everything, in about a day), and the release for the sequel DAY AFTER isn’t until May, so I was a little bummed to wait–until I got my ARC!! Ha! One of the best perks in my opinion as an author. So, without further ado (and sorry you guys have to wait until May for this awesome book–it’s worth the wait, though), I will be happily moving onto DAY AFTER, the 2nd book in The 19th Year series by Emi Gayle!
- Between The Story Pages (laneymcmann.com)
February 15, 2013 | Categories: Books, Cover Reveals, Current Reads, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: 19th Year, Emi Gayle, J. Taylor Publishing, Mac Thorne, new releases, Teen books, teen reads, teens, Winn, Winn Thomas, YA paranormal romance author, Young Adult, young adult books, young adult paranormal romance | 2 Comments
This week on the TIED Countdown we’re listening to another playlist track from the first book in The Fire Born Novels trilogy. (again in random order from the official playlist to be posted Sept 9th.) Enjoy!
February 11, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Books, J Taylor Publishing, Music, TIED, Writing, Young Adult Novels | Tags: 2013 YA novel releases, Author, Fire Born Novels, laney mcmann, music, my music monday, teen novels, teens, The Neighbourhood, TIED A Fire Born Novel, YA Fiction, you tube, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | 1 Comment
After finishing The Hunger Games in an almost obsessed sort of sprint to the end, I’m on to another YA series, The 19th Year. When I wrap my head around the Hunger Games and formulate my words for a review, I’ll post them over on goodreads.
Now: AFTER DARK, book one of The 19th Year, by Emi Gayle
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists — which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
LINK: J. Taylor Publishing
Can’t wait! 😉
February 6, 2013 | Categories: Books, Current Reads, J Taylor Publishing, Reading | Tags: 19th Year Trilogy, After Dark, Emi Gayle, Hunger Games, laney mcmann, Mac, Mac Thorne, Reading, Teen books, teens, Winn, Winn Thomas, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, Young Adult, young adult books, young adult novels | 5 Comments
I know, I know. It’s been foreverrr since I posted a new My Music Monday, so we begin again. 😉
This week I’ve been painstakingly compiling, and scaling down, the massive playlist for TIED, book one of The Fire Born Novels. Originally this playlist had close to 50 songs. I’ve narrowed it down to 34. Since I have 32 weeks until the launch of TIED, I thought a teaser was in order to get the momentum started. So … I’m going to play a small sampling of what’s to come every Monday all the way up to launch day. I’ve decided not to put the songs in order of scenes/chapters, as I don’t want to give too much away, but the songs will be in order when the playlist goes live, and in full, on the 9th of September. ENJOY!
February 4, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Author, Book One., Books, Music, Writing | Tags: Arts, Fire Born Novels, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, M83, music, my music monday, Playlist, Recordings, Teen books, teens, The Fire Born Novels, TIED, TIED by Laney McMann, you tube, Young Adult, young adult books, young adult novels, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | 3 Comments
We make so many promises as writers with a hope we can fulfill them all.
**As I sit finishing my final blurb for TIED, I’m reminded of this fact. Thought I’d share it.
January 13, 2013 | Categories: Author, Inspiration, J Taylor Publishing, Novel Writing, Quotes, Thoughts | Tags: blurbs, Book, excerpts, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, teens, The Fire Born Novels, TIED A Fire Born Novel, TIED by Laney McMann, YA Fiction | Leave a comment
I will be hosting fellow author, LS Murphy, on her blog tour for her just released title, REAPER! A Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.
January 10, 2013 | Categories: Author, Author Interviews, Blog Tours, Blogging, Books, Cover Reveals, J Taylor Publishing | Tags: Arts, blog tour, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Literature, LS Murphy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, REAPER, Romance, teens, YA paranormal romance author, YA readers, YA Urban Fantasy, young adult books, Young-adult fiction | Leave a comment