Happy Book Birthday to Laney McMann’s TORN

TORN, the second installment of the Fire Born Novels by Laney McMann, has launched.

PLUS, there’s a Giveaway!

TORN (Book #2)Find Max.

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.

Protect Layla.

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?

Releasing September 8, 2014

For more info: J Taylor Publishing

Target Audience: Young Adult

Key Words: Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Mystery, Mythology

TIED, Book #1

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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.

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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 on:

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Signed paperbacks of TIED (Book 1) &TORN (Book 2) to ONE winner, and E-book copies of TIED & TORN to ONE winner.

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And until September 15th, TIED will be on sale in honor of TORN’s launch.

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Come see! Cover Reveal: The Artisans by Julie Reece and #Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

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This is my first time participating in a Month9 Friday Reveal, but when I realised this one was for my writer and crit buddy, Julie Reece, I couldn’t resist. Not to mention: I have read this book, guys. I read it way back when. And it was pretty awesome then, so I’m really excited to see the finished version.

If you enjoy dark, traditional tales rewritten with a new twist, then YOU are gonna love this one, too.

So, without further waffle …

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

The Artisans by Julie Reece

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

The Artisans

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.

“The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

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Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece

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Julie Reece

Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Check out the cover for Laney McMann’s Torn!

Today, I’m sharing the cover for Torn, book 2 in Laney McMann’s Fire Born series.

Please note: This series is YA.

Take a look. Let me know what you think?

Torn

Release Date: September 8, 2014

 Back of the Book

Find Max.

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.

Protect Layla.

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?

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If you love YA romance that offers something a little different, then you might enjoy this one, too.

You can find out more about Laney HERE!

What Form Would Emi Gayle Choose on Her 19th Year?

Lucky, lucky me, I get to be a stop on the blog tour for the Darkest Day by my writer pal, Emi Gayle.

Darkest Day is the final installment in the 19th Year Trilogy, featuring feisty Changeling Mac Thorne and nerd-hunk Winn Thomas, and anyone who has been reading along has been waiting for this moment, to find out what Mac will choose, from the beginning. And now the time has finally arrived.

To celebrate, I have a groovilicious guest post from Emi + a ‘What Will Mac Choose’ poll + a pretty awesome giveaway.

First, though, let’s check out the book(s).

Blurb for DARKEST DAY:

Mac Thorne’s time as a Changeling is coming to an end.

It may have taken eighteen years, but Mac did finally manage to do what the Council wanted: she chose a teacher and renounced the in-between.

There’s just one last step. She must say goodbye to her human. Forever.

After being challenged in every way possible, Mac leaves what she thought would be the easiest task for the last possible moment. As midnight on July fourth draws near, though, she hasn’t found a way to give up Winn Thomas.

Nor does she want to.

With time running out, Mac stands at a literal crossroads. Choose Winn, and she’ll be stripped of the only family she’s ever known — vampires, dragons, and her favorite demon. Even her own mother. Accept her position on the Council and rule as an equal to her twelve peers, and she’ll forget Winn ever existed.

Independence and freedom have never before been so limiting.

In this final chapter of the 19th Year Trilogy, it’s time for Mac to decide.

Responsibility? Or Love?

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To add Darkest Day to your Goodreads, click here!

And now, it’s over to Emi:

What Supernatural Form Would Emi Gayle Choose on Her 19th Year?

What kind of question is this? This isn’t about me! Oh wait … maybe it is. Is it? No? Yes? I mean Mac had to pick a form but I don’t. I’m a general old normal human. 100% human in fact. I just go about my merry way being my merry self and not changing into anything. Or do I?

In fact, over the course of the last six months, I’ve been changing. Physically, I’ve lost over 30 pounds and am on a goal to lose another 20. But that’s human changing, not supernatural goodness like Mac has.

I wouldn’t want to be her though. She’s got so much on her shoulders. So much to do and think about and deal with. She’s a leader. Oh, wait … so am I. She’s got responsibilities and people to take care of. Oh, dang, me, too. So maybe we are a little more alike than I thought. If thats the case, then well … I’d want to be whatever Mac chooses.

And on that cop out of an answer … I say read Darkest Day because I want to exactly what Mac is.

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Which is exactly why it was chosen for Mac, I’m guessing. And having read Darkest Day, I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty perfect.

And now for the promised giveaway in a sec, but first, take a moment to have a quick vote in the poll below, and then I promise I’ll SHOW YOU THE MONEY GOODS (sorry, Jerry McGuire fan)!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Alrighty then, here are the giveaway prizes:

One set of paperback copies of After Dark, Day After AND Darkest Day for the US
only.
Two sets of ebooks of the complete trilogy – this is for International participants
Three set of bookmarks of the complete trilogy – also open to international participants

To enter, simply hop across to the Rafflecopter Form!

Good luck! And thank for dropping by.

Night & Day by Emi Gayle: Cover Reveal

Night & Day by Emi Gayle is an additional ‘after trilogy’ novella for her 19th Year books. The final installment in this trilogy just released this week, and I’m on the blog tour for it next week, and I’m excited to share the cover for this novella that gives us a little more of Mac & Winn after everybody thought they’d be saying goodbye for good.

Check it out.

Something is wrong with Suze. His memory, his magic, even his muscles have all gone mental. If he’s not careful, the underworld’s version of the loony bin may be his next stop.

Not ready to give up the goat yet—if he had one he didn’t eat that is—Suze sets out to stop the mystical mayhem. Unfortunately, this isn’t a fairy tale, and Suze isn’t Snow White felled by an apple waiting for a kiss. Nor is he Prince Charming.

Nope, he’s just Suze. A destroyer demon stuck without the one person who probably kept him sane for the last eighteen years. Mackenzie Thorne. Or, maybe, just maybe, Mac made him insane, and what was once wrong is now right.

The only thing Suze is sure of—maybe—is that he needs to find the cure. However, with boy wonder memory-less and Mac in California, he’s not even sure where to start.

Of course, once he does figure it out, everything will fall into place like a well designed set of dominoes. Where the path leads, though, is a place Suze never would have expected.

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This holds all of the cast from the 19th Year Trilogy (plus maybe a new addition 😉 ) yet with a complete fresh tone, new voice, and new journey. If you want to add it to your Goodreads, you can do so by clicking the coverart. And if you WANT to read it, Night & Day will be available on February 10th.

For more information on Emi and her books, visit her website.