Thursday, March 27, 2014

Swept into the Darkness by Lataeya Lane - Guest Blog and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. LaTaeya will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC and an autographed paperback copy of the book (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Five things that readers don’t know about me

First and foremost I would like thank It’s Raining Books for being a tour host during this promotion. Thank you so much for your support. I will not be able to comment during the day because I work in the class, but as soon as I can I will stop by. Thanks! L.L.

There are so many things that my readers don’t know about me. I’ve thought long and hard about this question and I hope everyone finds my responses entertaining.

1. I love to go out and dance and have a good time. There was a time during my early twenties when I was out every weekend clubbing in New York with my friends. Our weekends started on Thursday nights and ended on Sunday nights. I think that I’ve been to almost every club or bar in Manhattan, and Queens. Now that I am a wife and mother, I can’t remember the time I’ve been to a club. (LOL) Sleep is my best friend now, Smile.

2. My husband and I got married in Las Vegas. We a small wedding ceremony at a beautiful little chapel, then had our reception at the Mandalay Bay hotel and Casino.

3. I don’t drive on the highway. I’ve been driving for over ten years and I can truly say that I have never driven on the highway. There is something about the highway that really scares me.

4. I love watching General Hospital. I started watching it in the 90’s. I love the excitement, the danger and all the other things that make the show so interesting and intriguing.

5. I started writing when I was seven years old. I wrote my first novel when I was 16. Strangely it wasn’t in the fantasy genre, since fantasy is my first love. My very first book was a crime novel about two bothers Jonathan and Edward Carmain. One bother was a police detective and the other was a mob boss. The story was about how Jonathan (the detective) struggled to survive and fight against crime and corruption in a city as his bother makes every attempt (no matter how deadly) to recruit him to join the mob.

Meet the Author: Years of exposure within the writing and publishing world have made a lasting impact on Author LaTaeya Lane. Writing since she was seven years old, Lane began jotting down phrases and themes later turning them into poems and short stories. Writing became such a passion throughout her youth that she became the Junior and Senior editor of her High school newspaper. She wrote her first novel at age sixteen but was not seeking publication at that time in her life. Lane entered several creative writing contests during her early years of writing and won a few of them. Always captivated by the supernatural and elements of fantasy, Lane was inspired to write a series of books that focused on going beyond the boundaries of life and imagination. The angel vampire fantasy "Swept into the Darkness" is Lane's first published book in a series called "Chronicles of the Celestial." Lane completed a degree in Liberal Studies and currently works to support the education of special needs, middle school students. Lane resides in New Jersey with her husband Leo and son, and is working on writing and publishing the other four books in the series, Dark Betrayal, Dark Revenge, Dark Defiance, and Dark Revelation. Lane also loves to draw and paint. Traveling and experiencing a variety of different foods is also a deep passion of hers. Lane loves watching horror and fantasy movies and is a believer of the Ancient Alien Theory. Some of her favorite authors include, Charline Harris, Stephen King and Erick Von Daniken.

Sydney London is no ordinary twenty-four year old. Ever since she was a child she has had unique out of this world abilities. Suffering from a near death experience and surviving a deadly car crash Sydney is no stranger to death and loss. Cut off from the world around her she encounters an Angel and eventually falls for him inspired by deceitful magic.

Her one true love awaits in the shadows attempting to guard and protect her by risking his immortality. Traumatized by the murder of her best friend she sets off on an unspeakable journey to bring the dead back to life. Sydney's journey of self discovery opens her up to learn of her true angelic identity. She is led in the middle of an inter dimensional war among a hybrid breed of Angel Vampires and the Hierarchy of the Angelic clan. Will her unique powers and the love she bears for her guardian be enough for her to save the Earthly Realm or will she be Swept into the Darkness?

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  1. Thank you so much for being my tour host!

  2. Funny! I'd rather drive on the highway than in traffic. We'd be great together on a road trip :-)

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  3. I drove from California to New Hampshire all alone. I loved it, I really enjoyed your 5 things.

    1. Thanks MomJane. I drove to the mall once alone and got lost. Haha!

  4. Excellent guest post today Lataeya~ I enjoyed the sneak peek into the unknown :)
    Speaking as a party girl from way back, I can testify that you can take the girl out of the club but never get the club out of the girl! Now, instead of hanging with the YA's I throw house parties that have been known to boast a DJ every now and then! A good party makes even the worst circumstances seem better for a time.
    Now, I want to address the whole General Hospital thing: really Lataeya? LOL Are you an old school watcher because your mom or grandmom watched? My sis has watched Y&R forever and Bold and Beautiful almost as long and I know *way* too much about her stories because she gets Soap Opera Digest~ she's not a reader so when I'm at her house that's all I have to read smh. Ijs~ her soaps look like they have more juice than yours Hahahah.

    Thanks so much for sharing, I hopes you truly enjoyed your book tour.
    btw, Stephen King is a master of his craft ;)

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    1. What a great comment Elise-Maria! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't believe that we have so much in common. I started watching GH and AMC and OLTL with my aunt and cousin. It seems like it was just yesterday. I look forward to watching GH every night after I've settled down after work and by baby goes to bed. It's a time made up just for ME. :D

    2. Wow, talk about having things in common: I started watching AMC and OLTL when I was about 14 and stayed loyal until I had my kids. After that who had time for soaps? 28 years ago there was no dvr to watch later (rofl) so I was just SOL! Now, after working all day, my sister comes home and watches her recorded shows~ Judy Judy (HAHAHA), Y&R and B&B. If she's got time she'll get to some Law & Order SVU (I am still rofl). She too got her television habits from other women in our family... not me... I'm the internet junkie :)
      p.s. You know Susan Lucci got robbed for years: Erica Kane rocks!

  5. Love the five things and learning more about you.


    1. Thank you Rita. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading this post. I had a blast writing this piece and sharing a part of myself with all of you.

  6. Thanks to It's Raining Books, Goddess Fish Promotions, and everyone that hosted, I'd like to especially thank all my readers and those that actively supported me during my tour. You all made it a great success and I wish each and every one of you well. I hope all your dreams become a reality as you continue to make your own mark upon the world, in your own special and unique way. Thank you.

  7. I'd love to be able to avoid highways.
    I lived for several years South of Atlanta. When I'd have to go to Atlanta, I would experience terror. 14-16 lanes of vehicles going 70-80 MPH. Everyone changing lanes. NO braking distance. It was insane.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. Love the five things!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. When I was a child my parents took me and my brother on a tour of the US in a Winnebago. Ever sense then I have loved to travel.
    Thanks for sharing

  10. I enjoyed the five things about you! Please tell me did not get married by Elvis. lol. THe book sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance.


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