Thursday, August 30, 2012

BLOG TOUR ~ MADLY SERIES by M. Leighton {CHARACTER INTERVIEW and GIVEAWAY}





Stops here August 31st!

Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Madly Series Blog Tour. This tour is being hosted by the ladies at AToMR Blog Tours. You can find the complete blog tour schedule here. My stop includes an interview with the fabulous Madly. You can also check out my Madly Series review here. But first, take a look at the books.
Madly (Madly, #1)Series: Madly #1
Publisher: M. Leighton Books
Publication Date: June 2011
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. ~From GoodReads


Madly & Wolfhardt (Madly, #1-2)Series: Madly #2
Publisher: M. Leighton Books
Publication Date: July 22, 2011
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? ~From GoodReads
Madly & the Jackal (Madly, #3)Series: Madly #3
Publisher: M. Leighton Books
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
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? ~From GoodReads

And  now, my Interview with Madly... 

What is the hardest thing about being a royal? 
Madly: Putting people you’ve never met and ideals that you don’t always agree with above everything you love, everything you want.
What do you miss the most about Atlas? 
Madly: My family. They drive me crazy, of course, but I love them. And I worry about them. 
 
Jackson…what are your first thoughts when I say his name? 
Madly: *smiles* Strong. Handsome. Protective. Good kisser. *laughs*
Jersey cracks me up! What do you love most about her? 
Madly: Jersey gets me. I don’t know how, but she can do and say things that don’t seem to make sense, but, in the end, they make sense to me. It’s like she knows what I need, even when I don’t. It’s really weird. Plus, I love her. She’s like family. No, Jersey is family.
What is one thing you would do differently if you could? 
Madly: I would stand up to my father and fight for Jackson. I would never let him talk me into seeing my feelings for him as something to hide or kill or be ashamed of. I would make him see how wonderful Jackson is and how we belong together. Jackson makes me a better person. That will always be a good thing for Atlas.
What are you the most afraid of?
Madly: Losing the people I love. Making a mistake that costs their lives. I know I shouldn’t care about anything more than the safety of Atlas and our people, but I do. I can’t help it.


Thanks, Madly, for taking the time to answer my questions. Maybe.. maybe next time bring Jackson with you, okay?

You can get  Madly (Madly #1) for FREE at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

You can purchase Madly & Wolfhardt (Madly #2) at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

You can purchase Madly and the Jackal (Madly #3) at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble


GIVEAWAY
M. LeightonI 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.

Connect with author M. Leighton at:
her website | Twitter | GoodReads page | Facebook



10 comments:

  1. I really like the covers of the first two books and thanks for mentioning that book 1 is free right now - yay!

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  2. Great interview! I haven't actually read or looked into these books but they sound really intriguing/unique. Jackson sounds swoon-y! Which is always good ;)

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  3. Awesome interview! I have Madly, but I need to get the rest of the books. I am really looking forward to reading this series.

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  4. I love the interview. I just fell in love with this series. Everyone should read it.

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  5. I adore M. Leighton, not only because she's a fellow Supernatural fan, but she is just so full of awesome. I am so excited to read her work!! I love the covers and the sound of the books - Madly has to be one of the coolest names EVER! Thank you for the fantastic interview and giveaway! Happy Reading :D

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  6. *swoons* at the comment -Good kisser! LOL!

    I'm sooo glad I signed up for this tour and started reading this series, it's really all your fault, Andrea, because your the first one who introduced me to this series after reading your reviews, I was super excited about reading them! Now, I'm a fan and fell for Jackson-new book bf.
    Thanks hun! :D

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  7. Great interview, character interviews are always fun to read. I have been seeing this series around a lot lately, I'll have to check them out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Totally love this series! Great interview

    Valerie

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  9. Love her! Thanks for being on the tour!

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  10. I just read the first book (it was free on Amazon) and loved it! Great series!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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