You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Giveaway Guest Post BROKEN DESTINY by CARLYLE LABUSCHAGNE @CarlyleL #BookNerdTour

Links will be clickable the day of the tour.
  • September 10th: Beneath The Cover  - Review
  • September 11th: A Dream Within A Dream – Review
  • September 12th: Sassy Book Lovers – Spotlight/Excerpt
  • September 13th: Fluttereal Flight – Review
  • September 14th: Jessica Loves Books – Review
  • September 15th: Literary Meanderings – This or That
  • September 16th: Book Cracker Caroline – Review
  • September 17th: Book Hounds YA – Guest Post
  • September 18th: Sarah’s Reviews, Intervirews and Giveaways – Interview
  • September 19th: Katie’s Books – Review

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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.
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.
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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. 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!

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.

I am really honoured to be sharing a part of my book life with Mary of Book Hounds, and her wonderful readers!

As an author, I am ruled not only by my imagination, but my personal experiences and emotions that lead me to my journey/stories I embark on. I grew up in South Africa during the Apartheid era where pretty much everything was limited/banned (dystopian setting anyone?). Why I feel so passionate about my mission statement “healing through words”? Life as a teenager is pretty traumatic especially if you do not fit in with what is classed as normal behaviour.  I wish when I went through those stages in my life-  trying to discover my true self, to accept me for me and not care about what is deemed fitting in – that I had the kind of books/novels that are available to the youth today. Our books were extremely limited, our media was very limited. As a teenager everyone goes through the rough bad, emotional journey that is growing up with raging hormones and cruel, judgmental, insecure peers.  Our youth needs the gift of a great book with amazing fantasy worlds, journeys and characters to connect with, to get lost in, something to be excited and passionate about. To find self-worth, and love between the cover of a book. To be a hero in your own eyes is something truly amazing.  Now I write to reach, to emotionally connect with anyone at any age, who ever felt lost, bent and wounded. To heal through words is a gift like no other, as it stays forever!

My help build a library in Africa Project started very unexpectedly. I launched The Broken Destiny at my kids small, yet personal private school where they started with only 60 or so children. I sold tickets and gave a way prizes to the event. Ticket proceeds were divided between the school and a local charity for children suffering from HIV. Over a year I collected many books as prizes, and well my mother won the huge grand prize with books and swag over $400 – being the big hearted lady she is, mom then donated her prize to the school. Months later the school had opened their first library whereby the Principal called me to be one of the first to view and take in the new library. Behold the books I collected racked the shelves! I was moved to tears, it was by far the best feeling in the world to bring this form of education to the youth. Reading is not a huge deal in our country to this day. I want to change that! Ive since opened a donation page and collect donations for books in paperback and ebook format for the school. Next year I hope to take the book drive to the townships or perhaps a rape crisis centre. This will add to the impact of healing through words!

Thank you for sharing my story!
Don’t be crippled by fear, let love give you wings”

~Carlyle Labuschagne

The Broken Destiny ebook
Signed poster
3 signed bookmarks
The Broken Destiny perfume bottle
Minoan inspired key-chain 
$5 amazon gift card

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