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Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Tour: Hidden by M. Lathan

Welcome to M. Lathan's blog tour. Let's find out a little more about her.


1. Ever broken any bones?

No. Knock on wood.

 

2. What part of the writing process do you dread?

That part when you want to throw the computer at the wall. Mostly, editing and seeing how blind I am to too/to, there/their, and of/off errors. Then the part after I find those errors and delete the entire scene, add a new one, only to have those errors reincarnate themselves.

 

3. If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Being from Louisiana, I think you guys would expect me to make something epically Cajun. So, I’d probably do spicy red beans and rice. (I’d throw the Zataran’s box away before you got there.)

 

4.  If you could only eat one food the rest of your life, what would it be?

Easy. French fries.

 

5.  Best movie ever made? 

Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Hands down.

 

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 too dangerous to allow her to live.

 

Let’s hope she can stay hidden.


Excerpt

Sienna snatched last week’s Chemistry test from my desk. I hadn’t turned it over. I knew it was a D minus.

She cackled and passed it around.

“Leah, you would think someone who spends most of her time alone would have better grades,” she said. Her birds laughed on cue. “What do you do all day? Obviously not study.” She gasped slowly like she’d gotten a revelation in that blonde head of hers. “You fantasize about us, don’t you? You probably sleep in Whit’s old bed to feel close to her.”

Laughter spread around the room like an airborne disease. Disease. I shivered. That was an intriguing thought; I could almost hear the sound their bodies would make against the floor when it hit.

“Leah, come on. Say something. Scream at me, it’s been a while. At least cry,” Sienna said, laughing and leaning into my desk, closer to danger.

I didn’t cry. I never cry. And if I were going to, it wouldn’t be because of Sienna. I had bigger problems. I’d just broken a promise I’d made to God to not think about hurting His people, His children. And today was not the day to piss Him off.

My old roommate, Whitney Nguyen, graciously returned my test as she cackled with the rest of the birds. She liked the idea of me pining over her, but she knew I didn’t spend my free time thinking about her or sleeping in her old bed. After fourteen years of hard labor as my roommate, she’d given up on being friends or me being remotely normal. The current theory to explain my oddness was that I was in love with all of the girls and consumed by lust.

As long as they didn’t know it was magic.
 



AUTHOR INFORMATION:
 
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
 
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13 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I can't imagine the editing being much fun. I think I'd be ill if all I had to eat were French Fries.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Leah said...

Keeping magic a secret is always an interesting plot! :P Also, now I'm wondering what food I'd pick if that was all I had to eat.. I can't decide. I love food :P

M Lathan said...

Hi and thanks for hosting today! I look very different in my author picture lol. That's not me. If you'd like the real one, feel free to copy from mlathan.com

M Lathan said...

Thanks for stopping by Leah! You have the same name as the main character ... well one of her names, anyway. And I love food too. French fries are just the best :)

M Lathan said...

Haha! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

I love French fries, but I wonder if they'd let me swap in some carnitas or chocolate sometimes (and coffee, I'd have to have that).

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Ingeborg said...

I love French fries as an evening snack. lol

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MomJane said...

I am trying to limit my French fry intake. It's harder for me than it was to give up smoking.

M Lathan said...

Haha! I couldn't do it even if I tried!

M Lathan said...

Yum!

M Lathan said...

I didn't even think about coffee! I'd die without it lol :)

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