Tuesday, August 28, 2012

(2)Reviews/Giveaway:Madly + Madly & Wolfhardt by M.Leighton Book Tour


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.

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?

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Amazing!! I fell in love with this book within the first few chapters. I fell for M.Leighton's characters and storytelling abilities and consider myself a new fan!

Madly, a short novella, is a great start to this series! We get a great introduction to the characters and learn they are mermaids.
Madly, the lead female, is a princess, she attends school away from her underwater world, in our human world, alongside her best friends, Jersey, and Aidan (her intended husband).
We learn that her underwater home is in jeopardy, under lock down, and it's going to take the strength and determination of the princess, and those that are on dry land to help her, take down, and recapture, the evil Lore.
Jersey's elder brother Jackson, is Madly's childhood crush. He comes back into the princess's life, sent to protect her and assist her, as he is a Sentinel, a guard to the mer people. and the royals. 
Jackson is sexy! The way he is written in this book has you drooling over him. I instantly fell for his character, and wish he would protect me. Dripping with appeal, Jackson is the kind of character I enjoy, when reading romance books. Take a look at his character picture, I found on M. Leightons site, and tell me he's not to die for! Now, that you have the picture in your mind, go read this novella, it's free right now. check at the bottom of post for link up.

5/5 Stars

Madly and Wolfhardt
A perfect continuation, from the novella, Madly. I once again was lost in M. Leighton's story, and fell even harder for her characters, especially Jackson, who is just as swoon worthy in this book as he was in the last...

In Madly and Wolfhardt, the story continues, from the novella, Madly. With the Lore having escaped imprisonment, and unleashing themselves on dry land. Wolfhardt, is the lore species that Madly has to capture, imprison, and take back to her underwater world, as she is the only person left to save her world. Madly, being a royal, has visions about whom Wolfhardt is.
Taken from the fairytale Little Red Riding hood, we learn Wolfhardt is a wolf who needs to go after "Red" but who "Red" is we can only guess?  That's where Madly's abilities takes full center stage, and her visions are clues that are needed to this puzzle. With the help of her friends, and of course Jackson, Madly rises to her full potential, and is soon on the path to capturing the Wolf.

I'm not going to spoil anymore of the whole "wolf" story for you, but what I will say is I loved the whole fairytale aspect that was part of this story. Being a fan of the TV show "Once Upon A Time" this book was a great filler for not having the show around.

Madly and Jackson's relationship is deep on so many levels. We as readers can clearly see the fireworks exploding over these two. Jackson, is smokin' hot and once again, he had me lost in thoughts over his sexiness. He's not a show off or arrogant, he protects her, and will do whatever it takes to protect the whole Mer-community.
 You can clearly see he's in love with Madly, but hides his feelings for her, as well as she loves him, and does the same. Already, their love is forbidden in their world, Royals and Sentinels, protectors of their kind, don't mix. So, when feelings for one another become stronger, I wonder how they will be accepted if they wind up together?

Words, really cannot describe my feelings about this book. You know sometimes when you read a book and it captures you away, and you instantly fall for the story, but have a hard time expressing your feelings for it? Well, that is how I felt about this.
I loved it, and I think alot of it was because of the character Jackson...*swoons* I'm am so happy I decided to join this tour. I actually already ran out and bought the next book in the series, Madly and the Jackal, as the story continues, and I can't get Jackson out of my head. Hopefully, Miss Leighton will continue on with this series and will envelope me with even more adventure and Jackson.
5/5 stars

Review 8/28

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  1. Oh wow these covers are amazing I love them! And Jackson sounds kind of yummy! :D Great reviews, love! I hadn't heard of these books before!

  2. WAHOOOOOO. OMG I am so excited about this review!! Thank you so much! I'm genuinely thrilled you enjoyed the books:D. *happy dance*

  3. Just started this series and Loved how it began!

  4. I have been seeing thos series around a lot lately. I am very interested. The covers are so cool.

  5. I love this series and am so happy to see that you dI too. Madly and Jackson are such a great couple & I can't wait for another book. Great review!

  6. I love, love, love the covers and Jackson sound yummy! Awesome review, thanks so much for introducing me to this!

  7. Wow, this sounds like a fantastic series and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  8. thanks for a great review! These books sound awesome!

  9. The covers are just beautiful, and the series sounds fantastic. Cant wait to read. Thx for such a great giveaway.

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  10. Sounds like an interesting series and I really like the cover art. Almost looks like it was influenced by some of William Blake's work wouldn't you say?

  11. The cover alone was enough to send me to Amazon. Downloaded, check! Reading time, check! :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  12. I hope everyone enjoys Madly as much as I did, thanks for stopping by!!

  13. Those are absolutely breathtaking covers and I went and picked up Madly, like you ordered me to ;) Thanks for the stellar giveaway!!! Great reviews, too!!!!

  14. I was at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend and saw the cover of this book! It's absolutely beautiful. By the time I finished seeing all the authors, the vendor I saw it at had packed up and left. I was really hoping to buy a copy and maybe get an autograph. Since I didnt get to, maybe I can win the series! Thanks for all you do! wendyrailey@yahoo.com

  15. Oh, I love the covers. Thanks for the giveaway.

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