Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Madly Series by M. Leighton Blog Tour Stop



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

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 LORES

First off can I just say that Michelle is BRILLIANT! Lord I love reading her books because I am always surprised as to how they end up and the characters that she has are incredible. They are strong and mature and leave you breathless.

I want to thank AToMR for allowing me to be a part of this tour. Madly is your average teen going to school and waiting till she is betrothed to her fiancee Aidan. She is a Mermaid Princess enjoying her internship at school until trouble strikes and she is forced to grow up fast. Madly will have to save her people who are under attack by The Lore. In order to do that she will enlist the help of her two best friends Aidan and Jersey and she will receive help from Jackson who is a top Sentinel.

Trouble is coming in the form of 8 Lores which humans refer to as fairy tales but are actual beings hell bent on destroying the humans and their race. They were released by someone and are on their way to Slumber to wake up their descendants. Will Madly and her friends be able to stop the Lores from waking up their descendants? What will happen when Madly's love is put to the test?

This is a Novella that sets the reader up for book one Madly and Wolfhardt. Michelle has created a brilliant world where Merfolk meet Werewolves.

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.

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 help Madly 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?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 WOLFHARDT

Madly & Wolfhardt picks up where Madly left off. Madly is the fight of her life and she will need all the help she can get. Jersey and Aidan are right by her side along with Jackson who has sworn to protect her. Madly and the gang have figured out who Wolfhardt descendant is and they are going to do whatever it takes to capture him before he hurts her.

Wolfhardt is awakened after being in prison on Atlas and he is angry and determined to infect people with the virus. When Ulrich was alive he was a man obsessed with wolves and a young maiden. Then his world was turned upside down when he was bitten by a wolf. After he goes after the maiden her grandmother curses him. Angry and infected Wolfhardt is caught and brought to Atlas where he is placed in prison.

Once awakened Wolfhardt is determined to finish what he started and Madly and the gang have to stop him before he hurts more than his descendant. As if Madly doesn't have enough on her plate she is fighting her feelings for Jackson who is a forbidden love. She is to be betrothed to Aidan and when all this is over one of them is going to be left with a broken heart. Which will it be? Will Madly love Jackson or will she love Aidan?

Come along for the best fairy tale ever! Wolves and Merfolk and teenage drama who could ask for more?????? No one so come along and enter the world of Madly!

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?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 JACKALS

Madly and The Jackal picks up right where Wolfhardt ended. They have captured him and are returning him to Atlas back to his prison cell where he belongs. Once they get there a few things have changed and Madly and Jackson will have to fight for their lives. They knew there would be challenges but they never expected what they encountered.

Madly and Jackson find out that Madly possess power beyond her wildest imagination and she will have to use it because someone wants it and they will stop at nothing to get it. Jackson will be tested and he will have to fight his way back to Madly. Madly will be tested and tried because someone wants that power she possesses but in order to do that they will have to bring Madly down to her lowest and weaken her in order to steal her powers. What better way to get to a girl then through her heart.

Will Madly be able to survive this new attack on her? Will Jackson truly give up and walk away from Madly? Or is love strong enough to survive everything that is thrown there way.What is a girl to do when she is fighting for her family and now will have to fight for her heart? Michelle I need more like ASAP! I need to see what true can do because it knows no boundaries or prisons! This is a must read series about love and loyalty.

I was born and raised in the United States, and I’ve lived in several of the fabulous fifty. Though I currently live in the deep South, I spent much of my childhood up North and hope to return there one day. A few other things about me: I believe that sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn’t. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collects lint. I believe summer's too hot, winter's too cold and fall was made for football. I like dogs better than cats and the first movie in a trilogy is invariably the best. But most of all, I believe that love conquers all.

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=madly+series&sprefix=madly+series%2Cdigital-text%2C271

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/madly-series-m-leighton?store=ALLPRODUCTS&keyword=madly+series+m+leighton

Giveaways: SIGNED Paperbacks on Madly, Madly & Wolfhardt, and Madly & The Jackal, Swag pack, and a Madly t-shirt. US/CA only 
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5 comments:

Ellen said...

Great reviews. I can't believe it took me until this blog tour to read this series. OMG Jackson.....how could I have missed him for so long.

Shadow said...

This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!
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Kelly said...

I do enjoy her writing and have looked forward to reading this series!

Braine TS said...

I love the covers and from the looks of it, the stories are well written. I have to check this out.

bn100 said...

Sounds like a good series.