Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ten Best #Fantasy Books Ever? Add Tied by Laney McMann!! #PNR #UF #Giveaway

Thrilled to have Ms. McMann here today as part of her Tied blog tour! She's J. Taylor Publishing's newest debut novelist and a total sweetheart. Tied is the first in her Fire Born series and earned an easy 4 star review from me. You can check it out HERE if you want.

But anyhoo. On to the goods ...

Click on image to add on Goodreads


A Fire Born Novel

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.


10's List: Best Fantasy Books

Thanks for having me on the blog, Terri.

I'm going to be honest, Terri wanted me to talk about my 10 worst nightmares, but believe it or not, I don't have nightmares.  So, I thought, well ... I could talk about Layla's nightmares, the protagonist in TIED, but then I realized I would be giving the story away. So, instead I'm going to talk about my top ten fantasy books because I am always a reader before a writer and I LOVE fantasy. High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, young adult and adult ... from least to best (although I love them all), here goes:

10. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This series is transporting, and for me that's what makes a compelling story.

9. The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Mythology, history, and fantasy all wrapped up in one.

8. The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Love Ethan, (and Link) and the whole idea surrounding this awesome series.

7. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Incredible books.

6.  Lives of The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice. Although a lot of her titles are classified under horror, I completely disagree. She writes fantasy, really dark—definitely creepy at times, but still fantasy.

5. Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice) I'm finishing up A Dance with Dragons now, and even though George R. R. Martin has made me mad enough to stop reading the books for weeks at a time, I always come back to them.

4. The Mortal Instruments. Jace. Jace. Jace. One of the best male fantasy characters written (in my opinion). Absolutely love this series.

3. The Hunger Games. These books held my attention like nothing has in quite a while. A really original, gripping story.

2. Harry Potter. Of course. I've read this series, and I'm not kidding either, seven times. And the only reason I haven't read it more than that, which I will, is because I've been so busy writing and reading other books. But HP ... if it weren't for the next book, would be my #1.

1.  Lord of The Rings. My all time, could watch the movies for nine straight hours, or read the books for days and days. Love, love, love this story.

I could add The Fire Born Novels onto this list, too, and I wouldn't be lying to say that I'm in love with my characters just as much as I am with any of those in the 10s List, I just thought I'd keep my name out of the hat. ;)

Thanks for letting me share today, Terri.

About Laney McMann

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 my occasional ramblings on Twitter.
Book updates on my author page at goodreads.
My Facebook Profile for inspiration and randomness.
Updates on The Fire Born Novels at my Facebook Author Page
My interests on Pinterest.
And I'm now on Tumblr ,too.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. LOTR definitely has to be on top.
    I'd add Brooks' Shannara series plus Lewis' Narnia series.

  2. Thanks so much for having me today, Terri! ;)