Wednesday, March 19, 2014

*Mini Interview* Carlyle Labuschagne +Giveaway

Please give the wonderful Carlyle Labuschange a warm welcome today!! 
She is the author of the two stunning books below and personally I wish 
they had been one of the review books!! 

The Broken Destiny

  Ava’s people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon where, through a series of awful events, Ava discovers that their existence has been fabricated by the Council and that she has a Destiny that could save them. Her soul is a key to a secret weapon that has been lost to an ancient race. To live up to her Destiny, Ava needs to go through a sequence of changes that will reveal her true purpose. Throughout her journey she will become what she hates in order to save the ones she loves; and through it all she will find herself - for that is her Destiny. The next in the series, Evanescent, is not to be missed.


  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.

If you were to describe your exact opposite, what 10 words would you use?

Strict, excellent cook, loves washing dishes and hates coffee.

Who is the hardest character that you have written?

My main character Ava is a difficult character to contend with, so much so I had to come up with some genius way in book two to write her annoying habits and complex feeling out of it or rather in such a way that I didn’t feel like killing her myself. 

Would you change being Indie if you could or are you happier being Indie? Why?

I love being Indie because it gives me more than just the creative control over my projects but I have time and time again seen sides of me I never knew existed. If I do try traditional it would be for the learning experience as well. 

Best moment you have had since becoming an author.

Oh every day is a best moment for me, my readers and author friends truly make my heart sing. But today was a high like no other on discovering a notification that Producer - FILM & TV | Entrepreneur Mark Morgan who is known for works such as Percy Jackson, Twilight and frostbite has been poking around my author profile. 

This or That

 Hot or Cold ~ Hot
Candy or Chips ~ Chips
Heels or Flats ~ Always with the heels!
Night or Day ~ Night.

About Carlyle

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award wining 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. This dynamic woman has many projects on the go.Her students become a published author prgramme launched Feb 2014. Her Help build a Library in Africa project will see its second book run in 2014. 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. 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.”

Find Carlyle

Thanks to Carlyle Labuschagne one lucky winner

will get an ecopy of Evanescent



  1. Thank you so much Tiffany for hosting me today! You did a spectacular job at running Indie Girl March - so proud to be part of this!

  2. I love her in every way. She's such a sweet heart and I'm so happy Mark has been poking around......exciting!!!!! I am truly honored to watch all this happening.

  3. Love love love love Caryle! She rocks my socks!! ♡ Gladys #XOXOtheNerdGirl

    1. You are the best Gladys!!! sending big kisses your way. :)

  4. The books sound great - can't wait to read them


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