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Monday, November 10, 2014

New Release Spotlight: The Broken Destiny, by Carlyle Labuschagne

The Broken Destiny
Carlyle Labuschagne
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing (SA)
                    Hallowed Ink Press (USA)
Release Date: November 2014

Her Destiny is to rise above her fall.

You cannot know what light is, if you have not experienced darkness.

Ava and her people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon for reasons she can’t fathom.

Upon meeting a boy from a different sector, her life turns into beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn’t allowed to, this motivating her to find out the truth about why her kind are so different, and why the Council are so interested in her.

Once her mind is freed, with it comes a terrible power that could either save her kind, or destroy them all.

But Eva is not the perfect heroine. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves, and the cost of such a burden is deadly at best.


“What’s so damn funny?” I asked her, almost panicking that someone would notice we had disregarded our curfew yet again.

We slowed down as we rose to a low crouch, the tunnel opening up to a small entrance. Sam held out her hands, her fingers laced together. I gingerly slid a foot into them as she pushed me up toward the small tunnel entrance at the base of a huge, silverwood tree. We had accidentally found the entrance while playing hide and seek when we were kids. It had become our secret hideaway since then. We visited our hideaway almost every afternoon to get away from the severity that school held for me.

I couldn’t help but wonder if I would still have been treated as an outsider, had my grandfather not been our founder. I thought they all held a grudge against me for our existence. 

Experiments―that’s all we were to the Council. As I pulled Sam through from the other side, a faint light from behind her caused a long shadow to hide her expression, but by the easy set of her shoulders, I could tell that she was still smiling.

“What is it with you? I asked her, somewhat irritated.

She stroked her chin. “I can hear Sonja right now,” she said. “You just do whatever you want, don’t you?” she mimicked, her finger waving in front of my face, her head bouncing from side to side.

“She’ll be furious,” I said. “We’ll get detention for this, or worse. We’ll be imprisoned for the weekend.” I rolled my eyes.

“Oh, no! I don’t want to have to stay indoors and stare at her pudgy face the whole weekend, when I could be staring into François’ hazel eyes instead,” Sam said with a smirk on her face, her eyes sparkling.

“I knew it! You kept it from me, you cow!” I shouted, punching her on the arm full force, making her take a step back.

“Let’s go,” Sam whined, rubbing her arm. “Stop procrastinating. I don’t want to go back any more than you do,” she added irritably, heading for the path between the overgrown bushes.

About the Author

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award-winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first YA 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 of 2013 and was nominated for IRC best Indie Novel and Indie cover award 2014. “My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in  creative writing through the writing school at College SA. 

Carlyle loves to swim, fight for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life - her nemesis- housework!

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.’

Find out more about The Broken Destiny at:


1 signed copy of The Broken Destiny
1 custom made t-shirt
1 custom made Book mark
1 custom made book bag
5 Digital copies of The Broken Destiny

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And check out my latest book, Deep Green, by clicking below!

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