A good friend of mine has her release day of Evanescent, book two in The Broken Series.
Please support her on this wonderful day, and a happy Book Birthday to you Carlyle!!!!
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
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.
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, it’s in the
dark times that the light comes to life.”
used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers
support event – SAIR bookfestival.
be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors,
bloggers, readers and cover artists – it’s a crazy world out there you don’t
have to go it alone!“
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: A Broken Novel
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: 19th May 2015
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.
Two teasers for your post
My makers would say
I was created for revenge. I say, I was born to prove them wrong. I defied the
Council and its Keepers. Fought back
against the dark magic of our enemies, but I am afraid it had come at a cost. Inflicted with the dark disease, I
was lost in every possible way; and they were wrong – death does not bring you
your true purpose. After death, I am more misplaced than ever, but only because
I am immune to guidance. I relive my darkest moments over and over again, just
to remind myself of who I am.
I am the destined one. The haltered. For me, there is no love and
no release, only destruction; but I am on a path to be free of its burden. I do love and I will have it, absorb it
and never, ever, let all its enchanting affections go. In order to be with
love, there is only one path to lead me there; through this war. But nothing
and no one knows what awaits on the other side, or what lies have been
afflicted upon us about the after. Remorse is an infection I no longer want. I
had made apocalyptic mistakes, and will probably keep on faltering forward. It
has become my only direction in a reality where there is none. To him, there is
no him, if there is no me. He is bound to me, and I hated it more than I will
ever confess. His cross to bear is me, and to be that – to be this – is a curse I must fight.
When the first true
blood-shift came, it tore through flesh and parted blood, threatening to bend
me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart to become its will. It comes with
vicious intent, moving my thoughts and touching me with a cutting effect from
the inside. It has many ways of
bleeding out, and when it releases, there is nothing I can do to stop it. No
one is safe when it entraps me in its claws of foul lust. Corrupt,
damnable, depraved, destructive, hideous, demonic; your kind would call it many
things. I have a weapon against the profane that becomes me – his touch alone
has the power to release the talons of a sweet darkness that clings on for dear
life. It has one trigger – my guilt. I can change it if only I can take the
leap, surrender myself utterly. I am ready with all of me, for all of him.
I know what I have
to do, the desperation of it pulls my mind with the unfathomable determination
of a ravenous predator. I let it sink in hard and true. I feel the swell of the
fight fill me with a bitter sweetness, and with a glorious soothing pain that
tears my mind from the disease which transforms me. My loss has become my fight
as I watch it all wither away. But, I will never stop fighting. I am my own
destiny; my destiny is to be with him. And the Truth-seekers of this prophecy
will not take it lightly.