Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Hidden by M. Lathan

This virtual book tour is presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Click HERE for more tour information.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
I am pleased to promote M. Lathan and Hidden.

M. Lathan lives in San Antonio with her husband and mini-schnauzer. She enjoys writing and has a B.S. in Psych and a Masters in Counseling. Her passion is a blend of her two interests – creating new worlds and stocking them with crazy people. She enjoys reading anything with interesting characters and writing in front of a window while asking rhetorical questions … like her idol Carrie Bradshaw.  

Links
Website: mlathan.com 
Twitter: @hiddenseries 


BLURB
Sixteen-year-old Leah Grant has given up on being normal. She’d settle for stopping the voices in her head, intrusive visions of the future, and better odds of making it to her seventeenth birthday.

That’s the thing about pretending to be human in a world where magic used to exist – at any moment, her cover could be blown and she’ll be burned to death like the rest of the witches.

Everything changes when she loses control of her powers and flees the orphanage she grew up in. She desperately wants to be invisible but finds her face plastered on every news channel as humans panic over the possible resurgence of her kind. And now the hunters won’t give up until they find her.
Making friends for the first time in her life and falling in love with one of them drives her to discover why she is unlike any being she’s ever met – human or otherwise. The dangerous powers inside of her that would repel Nathan, her new, handsome reason for living, are priceless to some. The locked up forever kind of priceless. And to others, they are toodangerous to allow her to live.

Excerpt:
A far second to oranges, the song I sang in the shower every night had a way of soothing me. More than anything, it made me tired enough to fall asleep. With Whitney gone, I didn’t have to whisper it.
The stars are out,
It’s time for bed.
Now close your eyes,
And rest your head.
May angels shield you with their wings,
As you dream your little angel dreams.
I didn’t recall composing that song, but apparently, I used to think I was good and perfect like the angels. I knew better now.
I stepped out of the shower and tugged a brush through my unruly brown tangles. I stared into the mirror over the sink as I started the song again. My skin screamed winter. I should be a warmer tan; I looked less creepy in the summer. Maybe that was why the girls had been digging into me so hard. I looked rather witchy. The unease that made them mock me was probably their souls warning them, urging them to notice I was different and dangerous.
At my worst, it feels like the fire that could easily shoot from my palm is raging inside of me. My heart picks up, more than when I’m scared. It pounds, I can’t hear. My blood dances, taunting me, begging me to hurt whoever’s hurt me. And I know that I can. I feel that I can.
But I don’t. I breathe and pray and let the magic cool.

Giveaway:
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11 comments:

Mary Preston said...

"Let the magic cool" - what a fabulous description.

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M Lathan said...

Thanks Mary!

M Lathan said...

Thanks for hosting today!! Check out my website for more buy/download links!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Na said...

It sounds like a great magical story :)

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

That *is* a great last line!

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Miss Snark said...

Sounds interesting. Adding this to my "To Read" list over on Goodreads. :)

MomJane said...

fascinating excerpt. It really grabs you.

LadyVampire2u said...

A brand new author and book to me that I definitely need to check out thanks to this post. And thanks for the wonderful giveaway to win an Amazon GC as well. :)

DANIELA said...

Hi
Thanks for the blurb and the giveaway. I'd like the Amazon GC.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
kareninnc at gmail dot com
Prefer Amazon