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Well Summer is still here, which is a good thing, but I will be excited for the fall to arrive so I can resume with my book promotion, start the process of publishing the paperback version of Swept into the Darkness, the first book in my Chronicles of the Celestial series.  After the the release of the paperback I will be doing everything that comes with the release of a new book.  I did finish writing the second book in the series which is now titled Swept into Betrayal.  There were some major changes that I made with some of the characters and events so the name change fits into what is going on with the storyline. I found a few new prospects when it comes to book promotion, and I plan on using all the tools I can get my hands on to get the word out.  Now It is about increasing book sales.  The book is indeed a great and exciting read and there is no reason why readers would not fall in love with the series.  I am excited to start plans with the upcoming tour as well.  I did some reasearch and noticed that there are many good companies willing to host my tour.  As of now though, I have not decided on which company will host my book tour.  My book was published in June and there is still just as much work left to do now than ever.

As I continue to recoup from childbirth and settle into motherhood, I learn something new everyday from my baby.  As I write this, I have to stop and check on him since I hear him making noise…… It so so nice to finally have my son out in the real world but I must admit it is very hard.  Even with lots of help from my dear husband, mother and mother in law I am exhausted beyond words.  I don’t know how I am walking at this point.  I see the purpose of full-time, live in nannies.  I applaud all those that help to take care of babies and children for a living.

Despite everything that has happened over the past few months, and weeks that has brought me complete happiness, being in the house for so long has taken a toll on me.  I think it is making me more tired just being inside.  The weather is really too hot to take the baby out, so staying in under the Ac is the best option.  This is the first summer that I have had to remain indoors for most of the summer.  I still have a couple more weeks before I am able to drive again.  This last thing I did was see TDKR which was wonderful.  It made me appreciate Christian Bale even more as an actor and person after the movie theater tragedy.  This weekend I am looking forward to my first glass of wine in almost a year.  I know I have been ranting for some time, but I hope that this month I will have the chance to have some freedom and venture off out somewhere else besides the movie theater.

Still Reading Deadlocked.  Actually had to stop my evening reading due to my new schedule, but I plan to resume this weekend.

Happy Reading and Writing

L.L

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Well Summer is still here, which is a good thing, but I will be excited for the fall to arrive so I can resume with my book promotion, start the process of publishing the paperback version of Swept into the Darkness, the first book in my Chronicles of the Celestial series.  After the the release of the paperback I will be doing everything that comes with the release of a new book.  I did finish writing the second book in the series which is now titled Swept into Betrayal.  There were some major changes that I made with some of the characters and events so the name change fits into what is going on with the storyline. I found a few new prospects when it comes to book promotion, and I plan on using all the tools I can get my hands on to get the word out.  Now It is about increasing book sales.  The book is indeed a great and exciting read and there is no reason why readers would not fall in love with the series.  I am excited to start plans with the upcoming tour as well.  I did some reasearch and noticed that there are many good companies willing to host my tour.  As of now though, I have not decided on which company will host my book tour.  My book was published in June and there is still just as much work left to do now than ever.

As I continue to recoup from childbirth and settle into motherhood, I learn something new everyday from my baby.  As I write this, I have to stop and check on him since I hear him making noise…… It so so nice to finally have my son out in the real world but I must admit it is very hard.  Even with lots of help from my dear husband, mother and mother in law I am exhausted beyond words.  I don’t know how I am walking at this point.  I see the purpose of full-time, live in nannies.  I applaud all those that help to take care of babies and children for a living.

Despite everything that has happened over the past few months, and weeks that has brought me complete happiness, being in the house for so long has taken a toll on me.  I think it is making me more tired just being inside.  The weather is really too hot to take the baby out, so staying in under the Ac is the best option.  This is the first summer that I have had to remain indoors for most of the summer.  I still have a couple more weeks before I am able to drive again.  This last thing I did was see TDKR which was wonderful.  It made me appreciate Christian Bale even more as an actor and person after the movie theater tragedy.  This weekend I am looking forward to my first glass of wine in almost a year.  I know I have been ranting for some time, but I hope that this month I will have the chance to have some freedom and venture off out somewhere else besides the movie theater.

Still Reading Deadlocked.  Actually had to stop my evening reading due to my new schedule, but I plan to resume this weekend.

Happy Reading and Writing

L.L

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As my pregnancy comes to close, I find it harder and harder to stay on top of all things I need to do when it comes to my writing.  Being pregnant is an extremely life altering venture that can be a full time job on it’s own.  It’s something that is very difficult to get used to.  And what I am going through is just the beginning (so I have been told.)  As far as Swept into the Darkness book one is concerned, I am very pleased that I was able to have the book published before the baby arrived.  Now I will continue to promote it.  It’s all about getting the word out there to interested readers.  I am taking one step at a time with my promotion.  My book trailer is complete and I am in the final stages of reviewing it before it is published on You Tube.  I am waiting for my book to finally enter the Smashwords Premium catalog and as soon as that happens I will submit my official press release.  Advertising and book tours and other promotions will follow in a timely fashion.  I am still writing book two, I was calling it Swept into Revenge, but with the changes of events and characters I ended up changing the title.  The new title will be announced in the next few weeks.  The interesting part about being pregnant is the fact that I have not been able to sleep, so at night my mind comes alive with the many elements that make literature such an intriguing and creative thing.  The plot to book three is in the works and I even have had time to really study the details of book one and book two in ways that answers lots of questions and reveals more about the Chronicles of the Celestial Series.  Swept into the Darkness Chronicles of the Celestial book one is available for purchase at smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Lataeya

Happy Reading!!

L.L

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Smashwords About LaTaeya Lane Author of Swept into the Darkness

My debut urban fantasy novel “Swept into the Darkness Chronicles of the Celestial book one has been officially published and is available for purchase on Smashwords.  Within the next couple of weeks my ebook will also be available on Sony, Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com .  It’s been a long time since I have had time to write on my blog because I was so busy with making the final edits on the manuscript.  It has been a long road to the finish line when it comes to publishing my book and when it comes to the publishing process the end is never near.  I am currently working on my book trailer which is expected to go live on you tube within the next week or so.  Promoting and advertising is next on the journey so stay tuned for a list of upcoming events and Book tour info.  The paperback version of my book will be released early Fall 2012.

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What attracts so many people to the world of fantasy?  There are so many different worlds of the genre, so many different aspects of the genre.  It is something that must be a part of you as the creator and the reader.  I feel that the world of fantasy is a place and time where you can escape the reality of everyday life.  You are transported  to a place where you can be and live as anything you want to be.  The imagination, your imagination is infinite.  Every story within the world of fantasy is an out of this world adventure.  The words created are waiting for you to experience the literary journey in what ever way your mind will take you.  The world of fantasy gives off its own illumination.  It is a light that shines brightly upon the dreamers of this world.  It our personal refuge, it reflects our uniqueness and our ability to see beyond the stars of our imagination.

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Everything has been so crazy lately.  But crazy in a good way.  I am moving along with my final rounds of edits of my debut novel Swept into the Darkness.  I am working on my final chapters and then finally I will be ready to send it to my editor.  I am going over the book with a fine tooth comb so that I can give her a clean manuscript without her having to do too much editing.  I am so excited to be at this point in my work.  I am also more than half way done with book two Swept into Revenge.  I completed my press release and will be ready to officially send it very soon.  I really see that publishing your own work comes with a long list of responsibilities especially if you are taking it as a serious new career move like me.  The list makes me even more motivated and focused on what I really want as a published author.  My husband and I found out that we are having a baby boy, which excites me greatly, so I have also been busy with making plans and getting myself more organized for the baby.  I havent seen any other good movies lately but I think within the next week I will make it to the theater.  I am still reading History is Wrong.  It’s taking me a while but I find it hard to read at night sometimes, I’ve been so tired that by the time my head hits the pillow I am out.  Some times I don’t even realize I dozed off until I hear the book fall to the floor.  Lol and sorry for all the “I’s”

Happy reading and writing!!!!!

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Swept Into The Darkness cover

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?

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