September 23, 2019

Book Spotlight: DEAD OF NIGHT by Carlyle Labuschagne

Dead of night was first published in 2014 in the USA
Nominated by Best Kindle Hub for Best Dystopian 2014 
Nominated for
UtopYAcon Best Dystopian book 2015
And has since been re-edited with new content for
Fire Quill Publishers

In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.
World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.

But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take – because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?
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Carlyle is an South African award winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.
“I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life.”

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event – SAIR bookfestival.
“To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists – its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!
follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival

Co Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.

Founder of Help build a library in South Africa. 

 

Cover Re-Reveal: DEAD OF NIGHT by Carlyle Labuschagne @CarlyleL

 

COVER REVEAL
DEAD OF NIGHT (Book One of the Aftershock Novels)
AUTHOR: Carlyle Labuschagne
PUBLISHER: Fire Quill Publishing

 

Dead of Night has be re signed to Firequill Publishing with new edits and a new subplot.
Releasing soon!
Blurb:
In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take – because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?

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Cover Reveal: IGNITE (a Broken Novel) by Carlyle Labuschagne

 

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Cover Reveal ~  Ignite a broken novel



~ Its always darkest before the dawn 



COMING 2016 

From award winning YA science fiction Author: Carlyle Labuschagne


In this epic conclusion to the Broken Trilogy when all seems lost and annihilate by darkness, Troy sets out to to rescue his friends and the survivors of his planet from the controlling hands of Illuninatus. On his rescue mission he discovers where Ava has been held captive for nearly three years completely warded from all supernatural seekers. Troy alone can save her from the brink of her dark disease and stop her from unleashing death to life as we know it. 

But first Troy and Troy  have to set out  into the darkest, lost realms of a desolate Earth together seeking out Cain who holds the answers on how to how the cure to the Shadowing Disease works before her disease becomes irreversible and she becomes the Dark Queen forever, burning down the entire world and those she loves down with it. 

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Cover Designer: Ubber talented Regina Wamba Mae I design and photography 

Book: Ignite A broken novel #3 (end of trilogy) can be read as a stand alone

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers

Expected date: 2016

 ~ add the book to your TBR pile Ignite A broken Novel

About the author

 

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Calyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers. Her favorite genre to write is YA SF and dystopian romance novels.
Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

“I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life.”

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event – SAIR bookfestival. 
 “To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists – its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!
follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival 
Co Founder of Fire Quill Publishing. 
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa. 


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Carlyle Labuschagne’s books on Goodreads

The Broken Destiny The Broken Destiny (Broken, #1)

reviews: 59
ratings: 171 (avg rating 3.84)

 

 

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock, #1)

reviews: 26
ratings: 34 (avg rating 4.38)

 

 

Evanescent Evanescent (Broken, #2)

reviews: 16
ratings: 48 (avg rating 4.33)

 

 

Absolution Absolution (The Broken Diaries, #1)

reviews: 3
ratings: 7 (avg rating 4.43)

 

 

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock Book 1)

reviews: 3
ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)

 

 

Cover Reveal: BRAVE by Carlyle Labuschagne @CarlyleL

Brave is a short story prequel to The Broken Novels written
from Rion’s point of view on the life-altering events that led up to the
discovery of The Chosen One. 
Rion must choose between love and his long awaited
destiny to fulfill his role in a prophecy that is said to save a dying race and
ultimately rescue life as we know it from a dark curse that threatens to eclipse
all creation. . 

This story will be free to my readers on whattpad and will release in stages over the next few weeks. You can find my whattpad profile here. 

Brave releases February 28 2015

Connect with me on twitter. facebook . goodreads or youtube. You can find out more about me and my dramatic craziness on my websiteCarlyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.

Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

“I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life.”

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event – SAIR bookfestival. 
 “To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists – its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone! 

Release Day Blitz: DEAD OF NIGHT by Carlyle Labuschagne

Title: Dead of Night
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
PublisherHallowed Ink Press
Blurb: 
     In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.
     World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
     But to love is the greatest betrayal of all mankind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take – because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?

FB Release Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495518857373150/



     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 young adult 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 2013.
     Her “Become a Published Author” programme for students launched Feb 2014. 
     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. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
     “My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

Author Links:
Goodreads * Amazon * Twitter * Web * Blog



 

Carlyle Labuschagne’s #UtopYA2014 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Those of you who follow me know how much I love UtopYACon. I was among the first attendees in 2012, and I’ve attended every year since. In fact, I just booked my table for 2015!

This conference is truly unlike any other. It offers a very welcoming and social atmosphere where authors mingle with aspiring authors and readers, and all bookish people such as cover models and designers, publicists, and publishers congregate over coffee or cocktails. It doesn’t matter if you’re self-pubbed, traditionally pubbed, somewhere in-between, or not pubbed at all. At UtopYA, you’re always welcome!

I’d like to offer a few tips for first-time attendees:

1. Reserve your hotel room early. There is a special rate blocked for conference attendees, and rooms go fast! You don’t actually pay for the room until closer to the conference dates, so it wouldn’t hurt to reserve now.

2. Grab your tickets as soon as you can. Early Bird pricing has ended, but tickets will go back on sale later this year (usually on Black Friday). This is often when the conference sells out, so mark your calendar!

3. Follow UtopYACon’s blog and Facebook page. You’ll be the first to hear big conference news if you tune into their communication avenues.

4. Bring extra luggage. I don’t care if you come intending to sell books, you’re still bound to leave with plenty of new ones. And the SWAG…oh, my heavens!

5. Step away from the walls. Consider yourself a wallflower? At UtopYA, that’s likely to change in an instant. We love to find folks who are standing alone and looking a little lost. Soon enough, you’ll be sitting with us at panels and singing karaoke at night!

These are just a few things you should keep in mind. For more tips, be sure to drop by the other stops on the blog hop!

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Book Spotlight: The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne

 

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Blurb:

Ava knows much more, and feels much more than she is allowed to. When she starts questioning her origins and the destruction of Earth, things go horribly wrong for her. She is saved by a Minoan boy from an attempted kidnapping on her life – the perpetrators are evil Zulus and their dark ancient magic. Humans and Minoans are forbidden to interact with each other, and as she is taken back to their village she finds out why – they know of her, her kind and her destiny to save a dying race. Ava must rid them from the Council’s ruling and free the galaxy of The Shadow. Her destiny is to rise above the fall, because within her soul is the key to an archaic weapon that has been missing in the mix of a genetic code since the time of the ancients. As the prophecy unfolds she learns of her bloodline – a bloodline that makes her less human than she could ever have imagined. She alone has the power to destroy or save, but the mind-shift is a horrible thing. Ava will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Beaten, poisoned, possessed and betrayed by her own emotions, she has no choice but to rise above it all… for that is her Destiny.

Quote:

“You cannot know what light is
if you have not experienced darkness.
How could you know what happiness feels like
if you know not what it means to be sad?
Right does not exist without wrong
Hate exists because there is love.
You are either driven by fear or love.
To love is not to fear.
It is to be godly.”
Carlyle Labuschagne, The Broken Destiny

“With him I couldn’t be anything but myself and that scared the crap out of me, because I had never existed like that before.”
Carlyle Labuschagne, The Broken Destiny

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Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African debut author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first young adult dystopian novel “The Broken Destiny”. Evanescent book two in the Broken Trilogy set to release November 2013. She is not only an author, but works as a sales rep and marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA.
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

Links:

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12537426-the-broken-destiny

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Destiny-Book-One/dp/1612048722/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347131640&sr=1-1&keywords=carlyle+labuschagne

Barnes and Nobles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-broken-destiny-carlyle-labuschagne/1112448868?ean=9781612048727

Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPWniWsvrk

Webpage: http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/the-broken-destiny.html

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Book Trailer Reveal: EVANESCENT by Carlyle Labuschagne

 

Cover and Banner designed by Regina Wamba 
Mae I Design and Photography



Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all.

 

Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. When the first blood- shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever. The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for dear life. I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds – it might have been too late.




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Evanescent (Broken, #2) 

 


Release Party for THE BROKEN DESTINY by Carlyle Labuschagne

I’ve been awaiting the launch of The Broken Destiny by my pal, Carlyle Labuschagne, for months. When Carlyle mentioned it was releasing today, I jumped at the chance to participate! I’m sure you’ll all hurry to add this book to your To-Read lists once you check out the details.

Oh…and there’s a giveaway running until August 20th! Let’s learn more, shall we?

The Broken Destiny

Her Destiny is to rise above the fall that threatens her soul. Her soul is the key to unlocking a secret weapon that has been hidden since the time of the ancients. Ava and her kind have been exiled to planet Poseidon after Earth’s destruction. Ava carries a secret journal hidden from The Council and The Keepers which have led her to believe everything they were told about their origins is a lie.

Weeks after one of her friends go missing, she is saved from an attempted kidnapping by a Minoan boy, and taken back to their village where the truth of her kind and her prophesied destiny is brought to light. Her destiny is to rise above the fall, to reveal the truth, to save her kind, and expose the lies. Her Destiny starts off with betrayal. Through a series of horrific events she will become what she hates to save the ones she loves.

You can now vote for The Broken Destiny on Goodreads for 2012 YA Debut: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9748.YA_Debuts_2012#12537426

Follow Carlyle:

Blog http://worldsawaybookblog.blogspot.com/

Website http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/index.html

The Broken Destiny Revealed tour for more awesome prizes: http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/blog-tour.html

To celebrate the release of her book, Carlyle is hosting a giveaway. Check out some of the prizes you could win!

Isn’t this jewelry beautiful? I love when authors give away items inspired by their books. As if that wasn’t awesome by itself, you could also win…

That’s right! You could win the entire Daughters of Saraqael trilogy in e-book format. But wait. That’s not all! You could also win…

Dead Radiance and Dead Embers stunning bookmarks, and…

Dead Radiance

That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.

I finally knew what the glow meant.

I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.

Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.

The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.

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Guest Post and #GreatGiveaway by Author Carlyle Labuschagne

Today I’m welcoming author Carlyle Labuschagne to the blog. Carlyle and I first connected on Twitter, and have since developed a friendship I will always cherish. I’m so excited about the upcoming release of her YA Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy book The Broken Destiny, and she was generous enough to write a guest post and offer a great giveaway to a lucky reader. Thanks for that, Carlyle!

To learn more about what you can win in the Broken Destiny giveaway, check out this page on Carlyle’s website. Details for how to enter are listed below.

Now, I’ll turn it over to Carlyle. Take it away, my friend!

“When asked by the very inspirational Raine Thomas to do a post, only one thing came to mind – Encourage. Thank you, Raine, for the opportunity.

Humbled by Writing

I had written from the age of twelve, secretively to myself in the form of poems, songwriting, keeping a diary. I had always been that girl who wanted to be liked, who needed approval from the world. I had changed myself to become popular, altered my whole being to conform to the ideals of others.

I might have been a little too good.

Being popular consumed me. I tried my hand with great success at many things, from figure-skating, gymnastics, ballet, art, drama; TV presenting…the list goes on. But all those things never really touched me, moved me. The passion was lacking. So, many years later–many wrong turns later–the bad girl had to change.

The only thing ever keeping me solid and grounded was my writing…being by myself to not have my thoughts corrupted by others. (Of course I allowed it to happen). But it wasn’t until two years ago that I felt compelled to shut the world out and indulge in my imagination without caring what anyone thought of me. I had always been ruled by that element. Self-consciousness. I felt that unexplainable sense of belonging almost instantly.

At first it was all about getting all the emotion out there, and through writing my first novel, I came to terms with who I was. I finally started dealing with all my baggage I had always run away from. Writing saved me from becoming what I hated.

I knew from the moment I thought about writing The Broken Destiny that I’d be published, I’d make it happen. It was not to prove anything to all those who did me wrong (okay, maybe a little). It was to be okay with me, self-approval above approval of the untrue world out there – to set away all those false needs of belonging in society. It was like someone chimed a magic wand over me and I became me again.

The journey has been amazing–life changing. I have really been accepted with great encouragement by the most amazing people. And it is because of all of those who did me wrong , all those wrong turns, that I am able to inspire and help others feel better about themselves. My insecurities melted away the more I wrote. It is amazing to find something that is utterly and truly satisfying. For me, my novel is my soul, my journey though the dark to find the light. So yes, I am very nervous about people reading my work, as that is my soul-baring experience set in a tale of difficult and trying times created by one ’s self.

I hope to inspire, change and motivate you to follow your dreams, stray true to yourself. The only person that can hurt you is you. By being truly you, you can achieve anything you so dearly desire. I had never worked for anything in my life, one of those spoiled kids who grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth (that is how you say it in English, isn’t it?). I have overcome my language barrier with such ease; I have surprised myself and have grown because of it. I have never worked so hard and so passionately for something in my life. Having great friends along the way has helped me hang on through difficult, frustrating times. My deepest gratitude to all who have touched my life during this time (you know who you are – yes, you reading this!)

My friends still find it strange that I don’t wear high heels everywhere I go. I find myself not relying on makeup and things. Writing is my feel-good med. I am humbled by the magic it has brought to my life. I am at peace. My first novel is all about overcoming those insecurities, believing and loving one’s self. I not only changed myself through writing – I hope to change all those who read my work.

~ Don’t let fear cripple your dreams. Let love and passion give you wings ~

Happy writing all,

 Carlyle Labuschagne”

Thanks so much for sharing such an inspirational post, Carlyle, and for offering the fabulous giveaway! To tempt folks into entering even more, here is the cover and prologue for The Broken Destiny:

Throughout my life I have been searching for something. Something I thought I ought to be. I felt like I was living someone else’s life, waiting for the awakening of my own. Like an empty shell burning for life. That was until the day I lay dying in the Prince’s chambers.

I could no longer feel the pain from the tear in my gut, only the hollowed-out feeling that I had made a huge mistake in assuming that taking my own life would have stopped the ancestor’s spirit from raging out. I gave up, didn’t want to see myself kill the ones I loved. I was the chosen one, and threw it all away for what I thought would be to save a life.

Could you end a life to save a life? I did, and have regretted it ever since. I realized then that things like me were not meant to exist.

So you ask what it was that had been missing my whole life. It was I. To find myself I had to lose myself, in the worst possible way. The consequences of my actions became the legend of The Broken.

To enter, you can do one of the following:

1.  Leave a comment on this blog (your e-mail address will be needed to receive the prize)

2.  “Like” Carlye’s Broken Destiny page on Facebook

3.  Follow Carlyle on Twitter (@CarlyleL)

4.  Add The Broken Destiny to your To-Read list on Goodreads

Thanks to all, and once again–good luck!