New Release & #Giveaway – The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labushagne, #YA, #SF

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Title: The Broken Destiny

Author: Carlyle Labuschagne

Series: The Broken Trilogy 


Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing (SA)
                    Hallowed Ink Press
Release Date: November 2014
ISBN: 97809922446208


Back blurb:

Her Destiny is to rise above her fall. You cannot know what light is, if you have  not experienced darkness.

Ava and her people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon for reasons she can’t fathom.

Upon meeting a boy from a different sector, her life turns into beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn’t allowed to, this motivating her to
find out the truth about why her kind are so different, and why the Council are  so interested in her.

Once her mind is freed, with it comes a terrible power that could either save her kind, or destroy them all.

But Eva is not the perfect heroine. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves, and the cost of such a burden is deadly at best.

About the Author.

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first YA Dystopian novel, ‘The Broken Destiny’ reached top 3 in its YA Debut Category. The Sequel ‘Evanescent’ won YATR literary award for best SCI-Fi Book of 2013 and was nominated for IRC best Indie Novel and Indie cover award 2014. 

“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.

She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA.

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Hi there, Carlyle, and welcome to my blog – Guest Post

I am really honored to be sharing a part of my book life with Deborah Jay and her wonderful readers!

Why is it so important to read as a writer?

Books are very much an addiction to many. I read because I enjoy it, but as a writer I learn a lot from other books and authors. As many might know, English is not my first language, so by reading as much as I can – I learn the way of the English language. It is also good to see what is out there, what grabs at you and what you can bring differently than others. There are an abundant of gifted Authors I have read and yet to read. I am one of those readers who are swept away totally by a read. I am there within every book I read. My imagination allows for it. I think we are addicted to our imaginations more than anything, but what would our imaginations be without reading and for the talented Authors to ignite it for us? Books to me are a work of art, they are feelings, thoughts, and souls between the pages of books.

I write because I want to understand others as well as myself. I first started expressing myself at a very young age though poems, song writing. But finally found my true passion. Novel writing. My first novel The Broken Destiny is as I am sure many authors can relate to, is a combination of my experiences my world and the world inside my head, understanding myself as well as others, and feeding the passion. An almost craving for the feeling that writing has brought me. I have overcome the biggest obstacle of my life – to believe in myself, to prove myself to no one but myself of what I am capable of. To be a hard worker and enjoy it. To see things through.

Through writing I have learnt a lot about myself. Finally being able to move on from my mistakes. The Broken Destiny is about a girl who has to find her true self to unleash her Destiny towards greatness. Every person has good and bad, and everything comes down to a choice, and sometimes making the wrong choice is actually the right choice at the time – To grow, to learn – To love yourself. The only person who can hurt you is you. You are your worst enemy. Don’t change who you are for the sake of satisfying others, in the end it hurts only you. Your path is one of greatness and being true to yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. But it is often only through experiencing who you are not to know who you are. To know the light you have to have experienced the dark. But always remember everything you go through, no matter how hard – is for a reason. Writing gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. Writing heals.

My desire for everyone is to find that one thing and go for it, no matter how impossible it may seem at the time, you will never know if you don’t try, and once you have tried you will know you can never be without it. If you have a passion, you can perform deeds you never thought you were capable of.

~ Don’t be crippled by fear. Let love and passion give you wings ~ The Broken Destiny

Happy writing all ~Carlyle Labuschagne

Excerp #3

“What’s so damn funny?” I asked her, almost panicking that someone would notice we had disregarded our curfew yet again.
We slowed down as we rose to a low crouch, the tunnel opening up to a small entrance. Sam held out her hands, her fingers laced together. I gingerly slid a foot into them as she pushed me up toward the small tunnel entrance at the base of a huge, silverwood tree. We had accidentally found the entrance while playing hide and seek when we were kids. It had become our secret hideaway since then. We visited our hideaway almost every afternoon to get away from the severity that school held for me.
I couldn’t help but wonder if I would still have been treated as an outsider, had my grandfather not been our founder. I thought they all held a grudge against me for our existence. Experiments―that’s all we were to the Council. As I pulled Sam through from the other side, a faint light from behind her caused a long shadow to hide her expression, but by the easy set of her shoulders, I could tell that she was still smiling.
“What is it with you? I asked her, somewhat irritated.
She stroked her chin. “I can hear Sonja right now,” she said. “You just do whatever you want, don’t you?” she mimicked, her finger waving in front of my face, her head bouncing from side to side.
“She’ll be furious,” I said. “We’ll get detention for this, or worse. We’ll be imprisoned for the weekend.” I rolled my eyes.
“Oh, no! I don’t want to have to stay indoors and stare at her pudgy face the whole weekend, when I could be staring into François’ hazel eyes instead,” Sam said with a smirk on her face, her eyes sparkling.
“I knew it! You kept it from me, you cow!” I shouted, punching her on the arm full force, making her take a step back.
“Let’s go,” Sam whined, rubbing her arm. “Stop procrastinating. I don’t want to go back any more than you do,” she added irritably, heading for the path between the overgrown bushes.


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