Wednesday, June 3, 2015


A darker offering from award winning YA author 

Carlyle Labuschagne 

In a recent TV interview Carlyle was given the opportunity to answer some tough questions about why she felt she needed to go darker in this novel and what will the reader take away from that. Then  she gets emotional on the mention of her recent UtopYAcon nominations where the awards will be celebrated in Nashville June 20 2015

Title: Evanescent
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: The Broken Series #2
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: 19th May 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9922446-4-4  
Back Blurb:
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 deal 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.


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, it’s 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 - it’s a crazy world out there you don’t have to go it alone!"


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Taken by My Bad Boy Stepbrother" Part 1
is now available for $0.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited.

I had just started my senior year and was counting down the days until I turned eighteen. Graduation would follow shortly after. I couldn't wait to get away from my mom and her sleazy ways. She couldn't stay with a man for more than a few months. We moved from place to place, and it drove me crazy. The only thing she taught me was how to furnish an apartment for almost nothing. I only asked one thing of her.

"Don't date anyone associated with my school."

I usually kept to myself in school. There was no reason to make friends. I liked to spend my time in my room on my computer or at the park taking pictures. Pity wasn't something I wanted from the people around me. I didn't have what most kids in school had. It was easier to move when you only had a few boxes to pack.

There was a message on my computer when I got home from school one day. It was from a guy who had seen me on a photography post. We were both seniors but knew nothing about each other or where we lived. I agreed to let him call me if we were still talking on my birthday. There was no way that was going to happen.

There was a guy in one of my classes that was a total jerk. He didn't care what anyone thought about him. His name was Ethan. He was definitely nice to look at with his whole bad boy attitude, but the bad outweighed the good. I couldn't believe he was in my advanced class. Not everyone was as they seemed though. Everything was quiet until I opened my big mouth and pissed him off. It was definitely the biggest mistake I had made in a long time.