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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Evanescent [Broken 02] by Carlyle Labuschagne!

 
 


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. But by the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds – it might have been too late.
 
 
Excerpt!
 
   “I know you are there. I can feel you,” I groaned through the darkness.
   Silence filled the gloomy room, expanded through the cracks, pushed through thick, gray stone walls, and penetrated the blackness outside.
   “You are wasting your time.” But the words escaped in a whisper, my throat so dry it seared.
   I felt bruised, inside and out. I tried to lift my body, which seemed to be glued by gravity itself to a cold, hard surface. My wrist stung as I pulled against what felt like barb-wired restraints laced with a poison that left me dizzy. I lay my head back down, trying to catch my breath, sweat clinging to my entire body. A stifling heat choking my vision, my thoughts. The throbbing in my head exploded and rippled through my entire frame. I clenched my teeth, but the pain was too insane to contain. I screamed, and the aching that echoed through my bones, left me icy and shivering. My back lifted and slammed back onto the surface of a metal bed as my breath hit me again. I swore.
   “It gets easier with time.” His words filtered through the nothingness inside of me as my heart slowly came back to life.
   I swallowed against coals trapped in my throat.
   It happened again. The shift was taking me, it ripped and raked over my body. I choked on its blackness.
   “Oh, the sin of guilt is an unpleasant thing,” his voice said from right beside me.
   I turned my head toward where it was coming from, a tear escaped me. My emotions confined in my esophagus.
   “He is going to kill you,” is all I got out, before my eyes closed and I fell into its beckoning midnight.
 

Author bio:

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 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 inAfrica Project.

“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

Carlyle Labuschagne

 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Kendall for being part of the reveal tour - I just love your blog!!!

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