Monday, July 1, 2013

Hidden by M. Lathan ~ Spotlight and Giveaway




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.





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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.



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 / Twitter / Pinterest



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84 comments:

  1. It's intriguing yes....i'm curious about why they hunted all magic users and why they are terrified of her..so i'm tempted after the excerpt.

    Also brenda for those outside the US it's not free (i happens more often that we think^^ so it's not a problem i just thought to tell you)

    thank you for the giveaway too and i would like the amazon gift card if i win please; thanks

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    1. I'm glad you're intrigued :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Sorry Miki! You'd think they would keep the price the same for everyone. :-(

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    3. oh don't worry Brenda, i got used to it ^^ it's the same royal street is in promtion at 2,99 dollars for the US if i look at it it's more than 8dollars for me^^;; i won't start feeling down for that after all i do see some free book too and perhaps sometimes i get the lesser preice too^^
      the essential is that you made me discover another book^^

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    4. Sorry Miki! I always feel bad when you arent able to get something! :(

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    5. I know what you mean Amber. I do too. :-(

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    6. hey girls i didn't want you to feel bad or anything really! it's fine! i'm not an fan of ebook so when i can't have one it's not a disaster ( oki perhaps i started to thing like that so it doesn't hurt but anyway now really it's fine) when it's a print book then it's more difficult for me to accept but that's life and you are not responsible for that in any way so even if someone should feel bad it should be teh publisher not you!

      You made me make so many discoveries, i tried books i wouldn't have. you are making me happy!

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    7. :) I know but its still a bummer and you know we agree with you on the print.

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    8. we are not a gang of book s lovers for nothing^^

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    9. we just need our logo now ^^

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    10. Haha if I knew how to make banners and stuff I would so try and create something! LOL

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    11. ^^ i'm working on something^^ but then i won't tell you more until it's ready

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    12. ^^ i need you to keep doing your best to be fine and happy enough to come here ^^ so that's just motivation

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    13. :) I hope so! I would love to meet you in person! After RT I'll have to save up for that trip.

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    14. Rt has priority but if i win lottery we could do both attend RT and meet in person^^

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    15. That would be amazing! We would have a blast there. Theres always next year! :)

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    16. I ment 2015 next year is the one I plan on going to. :) but if you win between now and then you totally have to come! :)

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    17. i would ^^ or i would invite you to BEA^^ ( so i really have to buy a ticket now^^)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting!!!

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  3. THANKS! I grabbed my free copy from Amazon. It will be a good read over the upcoming holiday!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  4. I am off to get my free copy. Thanks so much. I love Amazon.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. Definitely have to grab this one! :) Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Look Amber -----> You're ahead again!

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    2. now the tie is depending on the time of the day^^ for which one of us answer first but after that since we both comment on each post it will probably stay the same ( the only exception depends on how many we loose each day since that can vary^^)

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    3. Darn! LOL Were always usually within a few of each other. Right now Im behind since I wasnt on yesterday.

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    4. it's kind like a dance at this level^^

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    5. :) Yes but when you miss a day its hard to catch up! LOL Im behind! My moms off this month because she had elbow surgery so we're trying to get alot of stuff done.

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    6. oh don't worry you are catching up easily and family must come first
      i wish your mother a full and smooth recovery

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    7. My sentiments exactly! I'll add to it and say I hope it is quick as well. :-)

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    8. Thank you! Shes doing very good! Shes just really bored and wants to do stuff. Shes used to working full time so sitting around is killing her. So we're trying to find stuff to do.

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    9. i understand when my mother broke her shoulder i stayed home to help her sinec she couldn't lift it ( she can't lift it high anymore) and it was frustrating quickly been used to do thing your own and not being able to, having to find new way to do simple things...you could start working on your book together it's something that take time, she doesn't need her elbow and i'm sure brenda would be as happy as me to read it^^

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    10. haha it was more of a joke between us than a serious idea. We've both always been more happy as readers rather than writers. :D But thanks for the support! LOL

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    11. you should be surprised ^^ readers makes the best writers^^ and from having written a fanfic with someone ( we pklayed each a character) it can be really funny so even if it's for fun, don't hesiate to try^^

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    12. I do know an author whose fan fic I used to read for years. It was funny because alot of her books were her fan fics. She just changed the names and a little bit of the storyline.

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    13. yes a lot of fanfics are being published now, it's a new trend

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    14. I love reading fan fics. Some of them are so well written. Im glad that these authors are finally getting noticed. :)

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    15. i'm reading more fanfic about manga though

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    16. I never got into Manga well Ive never really tried it but lots of friends read it. I will have to try some of them. I read it mostly about tv shows. Well mostly just Buffy actually. :)

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    17. fanfics on manga are of all kind but it's better to have read the manga in question first or you are easily lost.

      they are all kind of manga it's really vast but i'm surprised to see how expensive they are in comparaison to my my country ( i mean manga are more expensive than book often for you, here it's not teh case, books are more expensive ( and more expensive than in teh us of course)

      ...if you want i could try to give you some title related to topic you love in books, and i do have one website or two where you can read them online i think( some manga are really different between teh anime version and the managa paper versionj too)

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    18. Sure I'd love to try some so I'll take and recs. :)

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    19. oki i will prepare that then ^^ some really good and some with vampire and/ or shifters^^ i will also add if it's the anime you should watch or the books you should read^^

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    20. oki i will give you little by little so i will be able to see what you can find too that way
      for anime i will try you to make the researh because you will have more access than me

      anime: Kenichi the strongest disciple ( sometimes the title is trasnlasted as the mightiest disciple) original title: Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Ken'ichi

      52episodes; funny and motivating, to watch when you are feeling a little down for exaple ( i did try some of the exercices^^)and the original soundratck is too good.
      i LOVe it

      the manga exist too and the story go more far ( 52episode is about the vol 12 in the manga) but it's a little darker and focus more on the fight than on the humour in comparaison to the anime.

      for the anime you can also love nurarihyon no mago; with youkai ( kind of daemon or shifters). humour and adventure and action ( exist in manga too)
      several season ( prefer the first 1)

      oh ^^ you would love fruits basket is you want something cute

      vampires: you have vampire knight it's not bad but i wasn't that fan either

      in manga you have one more erotic mindnight secretary

      on more fantasy but lovely, exceptionnaly well drawn is Juni Kikko ( the twelves kingdoms) by fuyumi ono.
      there is an anime ( woah) and also romans ( not manga exactly)


      i also love inuyasha ( i wrote a fanfixcs about it)

      there is one with wxewrewolve that i know too but really really too sad so i won't tell you if you don't ask ( i prefer happy end^^)

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    21. My brother actuall used to watch Inuyasha. I never saw it but I will have to try that one. (and a few of the others) A few of my friends read that series too so I'll have to grab a few.

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    22. Inuyasha you must be careful about which anime you watch, the first one did follow the manga then they made up a end when the series what finished to be written so it went wrong but recently they did make a new series following the manga really well

      i will see about others to give you a larger choice

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    23. Im not sure when I'll get to these but I will definitely write them down for refrence. Thanks hun! :)

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    24. i need to find the website where you can read them for free ( and some you can watch them online for free too^^ ( you probably have more opportunity than me becaus ei'v etried before and it was often the english version not teh french one)

      if i can put my hand on them i will send you some link

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    25. That would be great! :) Thanks!
      Have you ever heard or watched Hellsing? IA friend send me some of the eps on a disc. awhile back. I honestly didnt think of them til now and havent had the chance to sit down and watch them.

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    26. it's a little too dark for my taste but it does have vampires in it yes^^
      ( you could love kenshin but only teh manga, the anime is too different and even sad)

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    27. Ok. I may try one and see what its like. I kind of forgot about them til we started talking about this, so I was just curious then if you knew about them.

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    28. here you have some link that could interest you ( for teh manga paper)

      http://www.mangareader.net/
      http://mangacraze.com/
      http://www.mangahere.com/

      for anime streaming
      http://www.animeboy.org/atv/gclid=CJvbjbiS07gCFcpF2wodWEEAKg

      http://animeseed.com/

      i hope those will help but you have probably other available site in teh USA

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    29. I'll take a look around. :) Thanks!

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    30. i will try remember some horrors ones too since i know now that you like that^^

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    31. LOL I have to try these ones still. Anyways I'd rather watch horror than read it. But it depends on your classification too. Like i love reading the ones with the FBI profilers catching serial killers and stuff. But feel free to send me options if you like. Dont put yourself out though for it.

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    32. watch so that means it include anime, no?^^ don't worry it's not that hard when i have 5min to go check my list for option that match your tastes

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    33. I cant say that i've ever watched anime? I ment watching like horror movies. Im not sure how much I'd like them in manga?

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    34. .. to be honest i've been more afraid with manga than film in general^^

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    35. I was thinking that I would probably find it just as silly as the films.

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    36. some perhaps but for them often horror is mostly psychological so teh sounds, drawing etc all togeter ( it does look less fake than some film^^)

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    37. I didnt even know that they made that kind of manga. Interesting..

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    38. ^^ you have all kind of manga you want really ^^

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    39. I will explore next time im at the store. I just never really looked at it past stocking it.

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    40. i would recommend you to explore the link i gave you first becaus ei know that a lot of manga are not distributed in the USA or a long time after ( that's one advantage for europe for once)and it's better to see a little before jumping on a serie s( since some series are more than 60tomes)

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    41. also you have qute a little section in your stores from what i have learned here you have shop only for mangas

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    42. yes it is usually not a very big selection in the stores. I have this bookmarked so when I get some time I plan on looking through everything.

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    43. hum i could give you some bookmarks tooif uou are interested i have some double ( i started with mangas ones since it was those found more easily here)

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    44. I would love to add themm to my collection. :)

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    45. oki i will try to send a few piece with each parcels

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    46. Whatever you like hun! :) I look forward to whatever you send me.

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    47. ^^ i do have some rare piece but more heavy or not a envelop size so it will be with the box until then you will from time to time receive a little surprise^^

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  6. Hmm, interesting.
    And interested in the Amazon card

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  7. Will be reading this one soon.
    I do not believe in real world magic, but I do like reading about those who possess magical powers. I would think it could be terrifying, unless it's some power that only helps people.

    Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

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  8. This book is also free on B&N for those readers who have a Nook. I just download this book and look forward to reading it.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know! :-)

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    2. Thanks! I may have to get it on there since my kindle is extremely full!

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    3. thank you a lot for sharing the info Booklady, i'm sure it will make some really happy

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