To celebrate the release of her new book TORN, Laney McMann has stopped by to have a little chat with me. Read on to see how what she thinks of my beautiful hair and other things.
Alex Nader (AN): The Fire Born series is steeped in more Celtic-ness than Irish Breakfast tea with a dash of Jameson. I’ll keep that in mind as we go forward. First, what of the usual signs and symbols would you most likely have as an ogham? (that’s like a protective tattoo for those that aren’t in the know) (I wasn’t in the know until I read Torn)
LM: Awesome first question. If I were to have an Ogham, which honestly let’s face it, I’ve already considered getting one, I would definitely have the Shield Ogham, the element of fire. I also love the Arwen, of course. 😉
AN: I’m going to look up pictures and insert them here. Next question a leprechaun and a Fae (<- right word?) Walk in to a bar, the owner only has one pint of Guiness left, fistfight for the brew, who takes it?
LM: Hahaha. The Fae always takes it. Always. I’d tell you why, but then I’d be giving plot points away.
AN: You have some pretty awesome gargoyles in Fire Born. For you are gargoyles freaky monsters or beautiful architecture?
LM: Beautiful masterpieces. In the books the gargoyles definitely play a more monstrous role, but once you understand how they came to be what they are, I think their beauty shines through.
AN: okay, you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and the Queen of Hearts has sentenced you to death. Your last hope for survival is to move her with your emotionally crippling karaoke rendition of what song?
LM: Hahahaaa. The Climb. Miley Cyrus. Get how I did that? A hole?
(Argument over the ridiculousness of a Miley Cyrus reference has been redacted for your sanity.)
AN: Last part, word association, just like the usual trips to the psychologist, I say a word, you type the first thing that comes to mind. Ready? Go.
Strong female character:
Alex Nader’s hair:
LM: Celtic: Cross
Strong female character: Teine
Alex Nader’s hair: Character
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TORN Fire Born #2
Release Date: September 8, 2014
Target Reader: Young Adult
Keywords: Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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.
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?