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Books to Curl Up With ~ Author Carlyle Labuschagne ( @CarlyleL )

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Dead of night – Aftershock novel #1 

In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.Dead of night smaller
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?

Praise for Dead of Night : 

” Dead of Night doesn’t disappoint. It has relatable characters you want to succeed, and some you love to hate. The world she has built is so rich and vibrant you really feel like you are there with Opel and Aecker.” ~ Best selling author LL Hunter. 
“Dead of Night was a story so unlike others that I have read before.” ~Kristina Snyder
“I am at a loss of words. Dead of night literally blew me away. This book was so awesome I don’t know how to put it into words. I truly enjoyed every last second of reading this story. I devoured it in 3 hours and now I wish I had stopped and savored it a little while longer.” ~ Tammy Hall 
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Read all about the electrifying characters: http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/6/post/2014/11/dead-of-night-inside-the-pages.html

 
 

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  About Carlyle Labuschagne

 Carlyle L

I am a  South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story I create. For now I am happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.

My 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 each tale I create.
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.
My drive behind my career is healing through words.

“Dont be crippled by fear, let love give you wings”
Carlyle Labuschagne

You can visit Carlyle at:

Links: WebsiteTwitterfacebook. .Goodreads Amazon. instagram 

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Q and A with Author Carlyle Labuschagne

Recently, the wonderfully talented author, Carlyle Labuschagne was kind enough to take a few minutes to share with us a bit about herself and her brilliant work.

Welcome Carlyle!

Carlyle

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. 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 Collage SA. Loves to swim, fights for the trees, food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle 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.”

A firm believer in – YA saves!

When did your interest in writing begin?

I started writing at the age of 12.

Where do you do you find your inspiration?

In life, in love in emotion, in everyday life.

What authors have most influenced your writing and life?

I learn from every, and each book I pick up; reading is an essential part of growing as a writer, especially if English is not your first language.

Do you get writer’s block? If you do, how do you work around it?

You have to walk away, take a moment. Come back to it and push through whatever is keeping you from getting to it.

Do you have any specific rituals or routines when you sit down to write? (i.e. listening to music, working outside your home, working at specific times, etc.)

Coffee. Music. In the summer I like taking a swim before the time. I find waking up in the early morning hours and then hitting the writing or editing really is the best time for me – when the rest of the world is sleeping, so to speak. In the winter I jump on the trampoline, or just recharge in the sun before and in between day time writing.

What tools/methods do you employ when writing a novel? ( i.e. Do you outline or are you a “pantser”? Do you work chronologically or a scene at a time, typing or longhand, etc.) How has this changed from when you started out?

My style is very much the same as it has always been. I keep each chapter more or less to a theme of the chapter heading, but mostly I just write, write, write. After the draft is done I rewrite about twice, this helps to throw out the unnecessary nonsense. But I really do cut a lot out right up until the final days of editing. In total I go through the manuscript about 10 ~ 12 times before I am ready to send it off for publishing.

What is the best advice you have received with regards to writing? What is the best advice you could offer a new writer?

You can never edit enough, take your time. Write every day.

What is the most memorable response you have had about your writing and has it changed the way you write?

Any favourable response I get is amazing; it lifts my confidence tremendously. It does change my writing in a way that it fuels it.

Which one of your characters (if any) would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?

The heart-throb of my series of course!!! Troy!

Can you tell us what is coming up for you and where can we find you online?

‘Evanescent A Broken Novel’ will be released this November.

Links:

Twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/CarlyleL

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

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12537426-the-broken-destiny-1-in-the-broken-series

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Carlyle-Labuschagne/189835811074342

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

Blog http://worldsawaybookblog.blogspot.com/

Fansite: http://www.thebrokenseriesfansite.com/

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Evanescent cover reveal event! #giveaway http://worldsawaybookblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/evanescent-cover-reveal-event-giveaway.html?spref=tw

Broken Destiny

The Broken Destiny

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. 

 The Broken Destiny was voted #3 on the goodreads Debut list for 2012 : http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9748.YA_Debuts_2012#12537426

Prologue

All my life, I had searched 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. I felt 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. The only sensation left was a hollowed-out feeling that I had made a huge mistake in assuming that taking my own life, would have stopped the ancestors’ spirit from raging out. I had given up. I didn’t want to see myself killing the ones I loved. I was the Chosen one, but I threw it all away for what I thought would save a life. Could you end a life to save a life? I did, and I have regretted it ever since. I realized then that things like me are not meant to exist. What 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.

Praise for The Broken Destiny

“Carlyle Labuschagne not only writes beautifully, she has proven that she’s an author to be reckoned with; she has shown me that she is more than capable of creating a whole new world; has completely captured my heart with her imagination; weaves a story I want to keep reading; engages me in such a way that I become one not only with the story – but one with it’s characters, and has magically uprooted me from my comfortable existence to the gorgeous planet she’s created – Poseidon. In short, The Broken Destiny is an exciting, thrilling, imaginative, compelling and impressive debut by Carlyle Labuschagne. -An author to watch out for.”

~SS Book Fanatics ~

 

“The Broken Destiny is a masterpiece of originality. The characters are beautifully flushed out, the plot is unique and tasteful. I honestly cannot wait for book 2, which I am hoping will come out soon. Ms. Labuschagne is brilliant. She’s made me fall in love with the color purple all over again, almost as much as I love her writing style. She’s absolutely amazing. I recommend this book for anyone that loves fantasy and adventure.”

~ Author Airicka Phoenix

I know you’ve been very busy and I thank you Carlyle  for taking a few moments to chat!