Thursday, January 16, 2014

Virtual Blog Tour - Swept into the Darkness by LaTaeya Lane

I'd like to welcome a Goddess Fish tour guest as my visitor today! LaTaeya Lane will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC and an autographed paperback copy of the book (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better the chances of winning!

Angels are heavenly beings that impact the lives of humans every single day.  They are mystical, mysterious creatures that dwell in the spaces between this world and the next.  They watch over us, protect us and guide us throughout our lives.  Angels have a variety of abilities and purposes.  They are messengers, watchers, warriors, and influence us in many different ways.

Every angel has unique powers, and weapons that are unique to them as individuals.  There are also different races of angels.  But most importantly Angels are spiritual beings that can manifest into a physical form. They can walk among humans without anyone knowing who they really are. Some angels are meant to dwell in the Earthly Realm, while others are meant to dwell within the heavens.
All angels are not good.  Some angels wanted to be worshiped as gods, so betrayed and went against the light.  Those angels were punished for their betrayal and were thrown out of heaven—down to Earth.  Evil angels (also known as Dark Angels) work very closely with the legions of the darkness.  Their sole purpose is to spread darkness and evil within humanity, so they have the chance to weaken humanity and take over the earth.

There is a constant battle between good angels and evil angels.  They have been in conflict since the dawn of time, and each group does their best to influence the human world in ways that will benefit their cause.

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Francesca’s Mindstream for hosting my tour, and allowing me to write a guest post.

Thank you for all of your support.



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? 


EXCERPT:I sat on the sofa resting and enjoyed the time I had alone. I closed my eyes, and inhaled the air, and then I became lost; literally.

I felt myself feeling weightless, and my essence started floating, then I flew in a whirlwind of a tunnel. My leg and arm were back to normal. The casts were gone and I felt no pain. My body flew up to the heavens and I saw the stars appear. I was able to reach out to them, feeling the heat emerge through my body. Then I saw the planets in their orbits and I even saw new planets I didn’t recognize. From where I was the Earth looked round but damaged, it was not the Earth I knew. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled in the distance, but strangely I was not afraid. Suddenly, heavenly beings approached me. They appeared to be warriors, both male and female. They were dressed in roman armor with silver and gold as bright as the sun. There were others that huddled around the gleaming warriors, dressed in black, the deepest ebony I could imagine. Their eyes peered at me, and large transparent wings surfaced from their broad backs. The creatures were holding hands and hovering in a circle around the Earth with their heads bowed down to the world. They were magnificent.

One of them looked strangely familiar. He stood among the others, and was handsome and more beautiful than I could even fathom. What was this place? Why I was here, and what was he doing here with them? I had so many questions.

Slowly my consciousness came back to my body. My spirit drifted back through the tunnel of time and space and I slipped into my resting physical manifestation.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.


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  1. Thanks so much Francesca's Mindstream for being my host for today. I had a lot of fun writing this post.

  2. Lataeya, thanks so much for being here today. You book sounds like a great read!

    1. It's my pleasure. Thank you again. My book has a lot of interesting things going on. Its a great fantasy adventure, that I think many will enjoy reading.

  3. This really sounds like an exiting story.

    1. Thanks MomJane! Welcome to my tour. The book has a little of everything, angels,vampires,werewolves,greek mythology,as well as biblical and modern fantasy elements. Enjoy!!

  4. sounds like a great book!

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

    1. Thanks Elena! I hope you have a chance to read it!

  5. Certainly an interesting concept - evil angels and all. Love the book cover!!!

    falcondraco (at) Hotmail (dot) com

  6. Thank you so much Leslie! I love my cover! It captures the mood of my book in such a captivating way!

  7. Sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  8. Love the excerpt, thank you.