Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Tour with Giveaway: TIED by Laney McMann

Yaaaaay!!!  Super excited to announce today is my blog tour day with
Laney McMann and her fantabulous novel, TIED!
I love TIED!!!  See my five star review here.

There's lots of great stuff here today including an author's TENs list and a GIVEAWAY!
So let's get started, shall we?

Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

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.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR!

Purchase your copy:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Let's meet Laney......

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 with her family.You can find her occasional ramblings on Twitter, book updates on her author page at Goodreads, her Facebook Profile for inspiration and randomness, updates on The Fire Born Novels at her Facebook Author Page and her interests on Pinterest.  She's also now on Tumblr ,too.  You can also contact her by email at: laneymcmannyaauthor(at)gmail(dot)com.

Laney's Top 10 Sources of Inspiration

Counting down from 10, my top sources of inspiration for writing TIED are:

10. Emotion. Whether it be heartbreak, loss, relationships—love, I like to delve into those emotions and expose them in my stories.

9. Art. Paintings, photography, dance, music, etc ... I've always been inspired by the arts.

8. Movies and books. I'm a lover of both, and am fascinated by other artists imaginations. As a writer, I'm encouraged to widen my scope and think outside the box with my own creations.

7. Nature. I get a lot of inspiration by simply writing outside. Listening to the crickets, watching the sunlight dapple through the trees. ;)

6. Coming up with new 'powers' or 'gifts' for my characters. These ideas are central to the plot and allow me to get crazy if I want. ;)

5. Research. This one probably sounds pretty boring, but researching the histories (and mythologies) behind my stories is something I love to do. Granted, it can also be completely overwhelming at times due the mass of information, but I always learn something new. Maybe an idea I can use later, or a new concept that I can add into my current work in progess.

4. Creating other worlds. For me, this is so much fun. I can let my imagination go.

3. My characters. A central point to any story is its characters, and like most authors, I love mine. Even the wicked ones. ;)

2. Music. Always music. I see the scenes I write like moving pictures, and the music I listen to breathes life into those images. Music is incredibly inspiring for me.

1. The story itself, though, is what inspires me most of all. Ideas and emotions are what keep me writing—the reason I sit in front of the laptop day after day. I wonder what my characters will say next—where they're going to take the story. Most of the time it's somewhere unexpected, and I just love that.

And now onto the Giveaway!!!

Prizes include:

One signed paperback copy of TIED, 
2 E-book copies of TIED,
and 2 signed TIED bookmarks 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Danielle, for hosting me. It's been a pleasure. ;)