Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Writer's View: Lataeya Lane


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. LaTaeya 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. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

First I would like to thank Welcome to my World of Dreams for being a host for my book tour and allowing me to be a Guest Blogger. Thank you for all of your support. I had a great time writing this piece. I will not be able to comment during the day because I will be working in the classroom, but as soon as I take a break, I will stop by. Thanks again so very much! L.L.

My Writing Space


The environment of my writing space can be anywhere. I can write on the sofa, in the bed, or when I’m in the car (of course I’m not driving). I can write on a park bench, or in my class when I’m on a break, which means that it does not matter where the actual environment is. What does matter is the view inside my writing space. For me the view inside my space is more imaginative and mental. It is the place where I go when I am writing. The view is the concept or idea of transforming myself into the characters that I create.

It is a world of dreams, where the dream becomes a real place that people and unique characters can live and thrive within. It is a place where all outside influences of reality no longer exist. I stand behind a transparent wall, where I can see the reality of the world. That wall is a boarder that keeps me on the edge between the reality and the fantasy. I come and go as I please, and live my dreams through the worlds and characters I create.

The dream world—my dream world is a dense forest of infinite possibilities that consist of magic, beauty, special powers, love, wonder, creatures, and all the other elements that make fantasy such a unique and out of the ordinary genre. The dream is real—my dream is real. It is a thrill ride of adventure that takes you places that you never even imagined you could travel to.

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?

About 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 is working on writing and publishing the second book in the series. 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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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lataeya Lane said...

Thanks so much for being a host during my tour!

Rita said...

The story sounds very intriguing.

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MomJane said...

What a fascinating sounding story. I really think it is a book I would like to read.

Lataeya Lane said...

Thanks so much for your support. Swept into the Darkness is a great start to a series that brings new elements and concepts to the fantasy genre.

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Lataeya Lane said...

Thank you for your kind words and support. I love sharing my dream with others.

Doris Humber said...

This has captured my interest. Love reading and I am adding this to my "must read" list!

Natasha D said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Interesting choice of favorite authors: have u read any L.A. Banks? The characterization in ur book reminds me of her writing.