“Tied” a Fire Born novel

Laney McMann‘s debut novel released this week and I am in love with the cover!

Doesn’t it give you the chills?   I am very excited for Laney and her new book and can’t wait to get my copy in the mail.  Yes, I’m a “real book” reader, not an “electronic” reader.  I love the feel of a book in my hand and holding the actual product.  I am dying to see this cover ‘in person’.  Are the colors as vibrant?  Will my desire to read it be even stronger with it in my grubby little hands?  You betcha!  I mean, the blurb has got me so enthralled, my mind is itching to start reading:


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.



I can’t remember reading anything quite like this so kudos to Laney for having such an original story to tell.  I’ll let you know the good, the bad and the ugly (if there is any) after I read the story.  Right now, I’m in the middle of an ARC for The Keeper of the Lost Cities:  Exile by Shannon Messenger so stay tuned.

If you’re interested in “Tied”, you can get at any one of these spots, and I urge you to do so, even if it’s just to stare at the cover.  🙂  And make sure you pop over and say “Hi’ to Laney: