by Laney McMann


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937744304
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Publication date: 08/26/2013
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

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.

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Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
So…. can I say Gargoyles!!!! LOL Ok, so maybe they aren’t the MAIN part of the book, but it was SOOOOO COOOOOL to have gargoyles. I mean, I was all pumped up! And this is not your typical Fae story. It’s got a wonderful storyline, and even I got depressed and thought she was crazy LOL And, I must say, I got a little scream-y when I was reading. It was definitely a story that kept me glued to its pages!  Layla makes me feel bad for her. And then, when it finally comes down to it, and she realizes she isn’t really crazy, she finds out a whole lot of lies were being fed to her to keep her that way. It’s one of those WOW betrayal moments, when you can’t even scream because you’re that speechless. Anywho, Layla is a likable character once she gives herself a break. And then she starts growing to realize you need to fight for what YOU want, not what other’s want for you. Since this is the first of the series, it’s the beginning, so I look forward to so much more from Layla.  Max is pretty LOL I just keep thinking of him as pretty, but he’s a great guy and his relationship with Layla is sweet, though complicated. I am feeling bad for him too right now :) There are definitely some interesting supporting characters as well. You’ll meet Benny who is a favorite, her boyfriend Sam and his posse, also favorites, and then the fae… It’s gunna get crazy really soon! LOL I am going to have to keep anything major to myself. I’d really like you guys to discover everything the way I did. You keep thinking in one way or this one thing, and then you can’t help but be surprised when you figure it out. I am already a big fan of this to-be-trilogy. I will absolutely need to read them ALL ASAP! I am impressed with the fact that this story took me so much when it’s a new author for a new series. The writing had me stuck with my nose to my kindle from start to finish. I am very much a big fan now! I can’t wait for more! I hope each of you who reads Tied to love it as much as me, and then tell me, so I can have total fan girl conversations with you about it all!!!! 5 SURPISING COURAGEOUS JAW-DROPPING PAWS!
Danielle_C_Smiley More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness is this an incredible read!  It's so engaging!!!  You'll pick this up and forget to pick your kids up from school because you're too busy reading. There's so much amazing creativity that has gone into the Fire Born world; McMann combines and twist legends and the paranormal to come up with the perfect urban fantasy setting.  She is a skilled story teller with beautifully descriptive writing that somehow never slows the pace of the crazy-sauce action you'll find in TIED.  The plot is chopped full of mystery with major twists and turns, some of which had me gasping out loud. Layla and Max are great characters and their romance is one of the sweetest I've read.  The supporting characters are all well written with plenty of depth; the only character I didn't really care for was Benny.  I wish that Layla's and Benny's friendship was better balanced so that I could understand why Layla was best friends with Benny when she didn't really seem to like Benny all that much. The conclusion to TIED is intense and closes with a major cliff-hanger.  I'm dying to find out what exactly will happen in the next two books (TORN and TRUE) in this trilogy.  This is definitely one I recommend getting right away and reading this weekend (thus avoiding the potential disaster of forgotten children and the subsequent child therapist bills).  Drop by my blog, Known to Read, on Monday and let me know what you thought of it. I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  See more of my reviews on my blogspot blog, Known to Read.