Promo for YA novel Hidden by M. Lathan

Today is a promotional stop for the YA fantasy novel Hidden author M. Lathan. This is the first in her Hidden series.

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In addition to other tour stops that offer interviews and guest posts, you can find out more on Twitter with #GF_Hidden, too.

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:
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.  
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7 thoughts on “Promo for YA novel Hidden by M. Lathan

  1. Mary Preston says:

    I'm looking forward to reading more of HIDDEN. I hope we see some hope for Leah in the future.

    AMAZON thanks

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Karen H says:

    Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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