I am a contributing author in Night Owl Reviews Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt happening March 10-31. It’s a great way to win some prizes and discover some new books/authors.
Here’s how it works:
Find some awesome books (including Crystallum by me).
Read some blurbs.
Fill in some missing words,
and get entered to win some awesome prizes. 🙂
There are 107 Prizes
1 – $100 Amazon Gift Card – Grand Prize
2 – $50 Amazon Gift Cards
6 – $25 Amazon Gift Cards
27 – $10 Amazon Gift Cards
71 – $5 Amazon Gift Cards
March 8, 2016 | Categories: Books, Giveaways | Tags: books, CRYSTALLUM by Laney McMann, Crystallum The Primordial Principles, Giveaway, laney mcmann, night owl reviews, spring fling scavenger hunt, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
Hey everyone! So, it’s Official,
the first book in the Primordial Principles series,
Early Reviews for CRYSTALLUM:
“As I’m sitting down to write this review, I can’t think of enough words to explain to you, how CRYSTALLUM blew me away. Laney has done it again and she’s one amazing, skilled and creative writer.” ~ A Bookish Review
“When I first encountered Laney McMann, it was when i read her ‘Fireborn’ series. I remember being thoroughly impressed, the lady can write a heck of an original plot and spine tingling- clean romance that will leave you with a goofy smile on your face. This one didn’t disappoint!” ~ The Book Herald
“Crystallum is one of those CAN NOT PUT DOWN novels that gets you all excited. Every time I thought I could read to the end of the chapter and finally close my eyes to sleep for the night, McMann would throw in a surprise that made me say “aaawwww heeellll nooo” and I’d have to continue reading on into the wee hours of the morn.” ~ A Tiny Voice In The Crowd
“I really enjoyed this author’s Fire Born trilogy, so when I had the chance to check out her new one I was pretty excited about it. And what a great start!” ~ Net Galley reviewer
Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.
For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.
As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.
The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.
Which is thicker—blood or water?
There are 5 e-book copies and 2 paperbacks up for grabs!
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About the Author:
Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels (TIED, TORN, & TRUE) and The Primordial Principles series (CRYSTALLUM, book #1 ~ 2015).
She is the product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever. With an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical, her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.
She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.
On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she’s not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running.
Laney is published by J. Taylor Publishing and Booktrope Publishing.
>>>>>>>>> If you’d like to check out the Book Blitz stops you can find the link here: Book Blitz
November 30, 2015 | Categories: Blog Tours, Booktrope, CRYSTALLUM, Giveaways, New Releases, Primordial Principles, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Booktrope, Crystallum Book Blitz, Crystallum Book Trailer, CRYSTALLUM by Laney McMann, Crystallum The Primordial Principles, current YA reads, Kade and Cole, laney mcmann, teen reads, The Primordial Principles by Laney McMann, YA book Giveaway, YA books 2015, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
How far would you go … to protect the one you love?
the final installment in the Fire Born Novels trilogy,
Nothing in Layla and Max’s world will ever be the same.
Since Max left, and joined his father in the Shadow Realm, everything in Layla’s life has changed. The Demon Gods threaten to destroy the Otherworld, and an inconceivable darkness has awakened—a darkness that wants control of Layla’s will. It also wants Max … dead. Not only must Layla face the true fire simmering inside her, but fight the one she loves most.
And this time, with her friends and family left behind, she’s completely on her own.
Leaving Layla nearly destroyed Max, but it was his only choice. Now, he must play the part—stay in control of his end goal, his actions, and the poison coursing through his veins, clouding his thoughts, and turning him into what he fears most, a Demon God. But even with his Oghams fighting the toxins, his control is slipping. Living in the Fomore castle with his Vampyre Fae ex-girlfriend isn’t making it any easier to stay sane, and waiting to face off against Layla is taking its toll.
In the final installment of the Fire Born Novels trilogy, the legendary Battle will be fought, and Layla and Max stand to lose everything. How far will they go to save each other and protect the ones they love? Even they don’t know the answer.
No one can win.
From the ashes of old,
They shall rise.
The last of the Ancients,
Foe and Ally.
The Legend lies in wait,
And bides its time.
Until at last the day comes,
For the children born of fire.
The Fire Born Novels
If you’d like to follow the Book Blitz for TRUE, including giveaways, interviews, and the playlist for the book, it is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and the stops are listed here:
Xpresso Tours is also hosting the GIVEAWAY!
I am giving away the complete Fire Born Novels trilogy in paperback.
Enter to win here:
In celebration of TRUE’s release, TIED & TORN (books 1 & 2) are on sale for $.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. 🙂
With a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. A vivid imagination helped set the stage for creating her own worlds and placed her onto the writing path.
By the time she reached her teens, she’d accumulated notebooks full of poems, which led to short stories and finally novels. Young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology are among her favorite genres.
A former classical dancer and chef, she grew up in sultry Florida where she still resides.
September 7, 2015 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Blog Tours, Book Blasts, Fire Born Updates, New Releases, TIED, TORN, TRUE, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Book SALE, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, teen reads, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, TRUE (Fire Born 3) by Laney McMann, upcoming YA releases 2015, YA book Giveaway, YA books 2015, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
the first installment of the Primordial Principals series,
has a cover! 🙂
If you’d like to share, please do!
The reveal will be on September 10th.
Details and sign-ups can be found here:
September 2, 2015 | Categories: Books, Booktrope, Cover Reveals, CRYSTALLUM, Upcoming Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Cover Reveal sign-ups, CRYSTALLUM by Laney McMann, laney mcmann, teen reads, The Primordial Principles, upcoming YA releases 2015, Xpresso Tours, YA fantasy book, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
Up next on the TRUE Playlist Countdown:
Until The Ribbon Breaks
August 3, 2015 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Fire Born Updates, Music, TRUE, Upcoming Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: laney mcmann, Layla and Max, music, The Fire Born Novels, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN (Fire Born #2) by Laney McMann, TRUE (Fire Born 3) by Laney McMann, TRUE (Fire Born 3) Playlist, Until The Ribbon Breaks, upcoming YA releases 2015, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, you tube, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
I am currently compiling the playlist for TRUE, the final book in the Fire Born Novels trilogy, which releases in September.
Today I am sharing the first track. The playlist won’t be shared in order until the book releases—can’t give you guys too many hints. 🙂
July 6, 2015 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Music, New Releases, Publishing, TRUE, Writing, Young Adult Novels | Tags: laney mcmann, music, The Fire Born Novels, TRUE (Fire Born 3) by Laney McMann, TRUE (Fire Born 3) Playlist, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, you tube, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
So, it’s been pretty quiet here on the blog ~ sorry about that.
Besides finishing up the final edit on TRUE (Fire Born 3) which has been both awesome and kind of sad, I’ve been working my way through two other YA stories, plus I have some exciting news about a third. 🙂 Still can’t say what that news is … but I’ll be making an announcement soon, I hope.
In the meantime, here’s a small teaser for what’s in store:
“It’s four fifteen in the morning, and I’m afraid to even venture why I received a notice for you to appear in front of the Warden later today, and Danny has nothing to say, which could only mean one thing—” Plumb looked Cole up and down. “With the condition you’re in, I’m not sure I want to know where you’ve been.”
“You probably don’t.” Cole held his hand out for the summons.
Plumb handed the paper over, scowling. “Are you going to tell me where you’ve been?”
“Thought you didn’t want to know.” He walked toward the porch.
“I’m tired as hell. I’ve been up all night.” He turned to face her. “I need to get some sleep.”
“What were you doing in the middle of the night that the Principals couldn’t handle?”
“No … I, no, I wasn’t doing … a girl. She just … never mind.”
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 series of random thoughts.
Writing is akin to hearing a thousand voices screaming at you all at once and you trying to decipher which ones you should listen to, and which ones you should ignore. Life’s a bit like that too.
March 15, 2014 | Categories: Author, Novel Writing, Thoughts, Writing | Tags: Advice on writing a novel, Arts, Author, Book Writing, Fiction, Inspiration, laney mcmann, novel writing, on writing, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author | Leave a comment
This week: Phoenix