Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Madly Series Tour

I so love this series and am so excited to be part of this tour.  I'm very impatiently waiting for the next book!!!

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Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

This novelette introduces you to Madly and prepares you for the quest of a lifetime

Check out my review of Madly here! Pick this one up FREE!

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MADLY & Wolfhardt

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 

The first spirit to arrive is that of Ulrich Wolfhardt, a man that was once obsessed with wolves and a young maiden he would follow through the woods. After a bite from a wolf, Wolfhardt’s obsession with the girl became an unnatural hunger and the young maiden’s grandmother cursed him with a fate worse than death. And now he’s back…with a vengeance and a bite that can infect others as well.

Madly must learn the identity of Wolfhardt’s descendant and stop him before he kills again and spreads his curse across the earth. But the only person strong enough to helpMadly is Jackson, the Sentinel who vowed to protect her and the one person capable of breaking her heart. Can Madly resist forbidden love long enough to save the world from Wolfhardt? Or will she have to sacrifice her heart and her destiny to save the ones she loves?

Check out my review of book 2 here!

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MADLY & The Jackal

How deep does love run? Deeper than the ocean? Deeper than memory? Deeper than magic?

Following their plan to save Atlas, Madly and Jackson return the spirit of Wolfhardt to his prison beneath the sea. But even the best laid plans couldn’t account for the surprises they find. This time, Lore aren’t their only challenges. 

Madly is special in ways no one could have guessed and dark forces seek to control her. They want her power, but first they must weaken her. They need her beaten. Vulnerable. Near death. And alone. But that task isn’t an easy one with Jackson at her side. The strongest of their kind, the only way to separate Jackson from Madly is to destroy his love for her, to erase it from his mind. And his heart. 

Is it possible to steal Jackson’s love from Madly? Or is their love the only truly unbreakable thing?

Check out my review of book 3 here!

 Today, I have an interview with the author, M. Leighton for you!  I love her.  She's so much fun.  Check this out.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

The second week of June, 2009. LOL How’s that for specific. I never even considered it before then. Not once. I had just finished a Twilight marathon—all 4 books in 3 days—and I felt like all my friends had moved away. The only solution I could see was to write my own story with my own set of friends and characters that wouldn’t be gone until I said so. I had just left a nursing manager’s position at the time and was home “re-evaluating” my life. I talked it over with my husband and we decided I’d take two weeks off to figure out what to do next. During those 14 days, I worked day and night, obsessively, writing the story that had started plaguing me. At the end of those two weeks, I had completed a 105,000 word adult paranormal romance. My very first book. I’ve never been the same since.

Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?

Well if you call letting your mind wander a routine, then yes:D LOL I just sit and think. Sometimes about nothing in particular, sometimes about a plot, sometimes about specific characters if some have already started to form in my mind. Once I get those first tiny seeds of an idea, it very quickly grows and the story starts taking shape, the characters begin taking on lives and voices of their own, so often I just think of them. They all have a story to tell. I just write it down.

You have one of the most creative minds. Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?

Anywhere. Everywhere. Nowhere. I have to say, though, I have the best brainstorming partner in the world! My husband is as crazy as I am, so I can start a conversation with something like, “You know what would be cool?” and I’ll tell him my idea. Very often, he can help me flesh it out, or at the very least let me talk it out to make it more concrete in my mind. For whatever reason, that is a great way for me to find plot holes. Go figure:P LOL

What books have most influenced your life?

I’d say four different ones have had the most impact. First would be The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It’s one of the first romances I read from my mom’s stash and I fell in love right along with Aislynn. Second would be a tie between Stands A Calder Man and The Thorn Birds. Those books were both so sad, so heartwrenching, I suffered for days afterward. It taught me both how powerful words can be and why I never want to write sad endings. Both great books, though. Lastly would be Twilight, for obvious reasons. I really should send Stephanie Meyer a fruit basket or something, huh? Bahahahaha

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Watch movies. Or eat. Or eat and watch movies. I’m easy to please. hehe

She's too funny!!!  Hope you enjoyed.  


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  1. Great interview!! I love hearing about how authors start out. I am so glad that the re-evaluating led to writing books!!

  2. Love the interview. I didn't read this series until this tour, and I can't believe I waited so long. I totally fell in love with Jackson. I am now also impatiently awaiting the next book or should I say sitting on the edge of my seat begging "please, please, please hurry and write it." :)

  3. That is SO funny! I totally do that with my hubs too.

  4. Great interview! I can't believe Michelle has written so many books in THREE YEARS! Crazy! I loved The Thorn Birds too. I've read it so many times. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this series and I'm so glad you do too! <3 #GreatPalsThinkAlike! Thanks for being part of the tour!

  6. I love the covers on these. I've never read this authors work and I'm looking forward to it. I downloaded book so, thanks for posting and thanks for the giveaway! :)

  7. I have the 3 on ebook, but had not read yet, hope to get to them soon. Would love signed copies though, as I never crack open signed books anyway, only read the ebook version, lol

  8. This series is really awesome! I would love to win signed copies of them :)

  9. I have to say, Im becoming a sucker for indie books. I just cant get enough of them. Especially new adult books. This series sounds awesome!

  10. I'm "madly" in love with this giveaway! What a great prize pack. Looks like a great read. Oh, I hope I win!!!