Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Her fall has just begun. - Evanescent (Broken #2) 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.


Release Date: 19th May, 2015

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.

"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 a beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn't allowed to, thus 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 Ava 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.


The alien landscape before me is much like that of a desert I once saw in pictures located in my father’s secret collection of ‘Earth’ books. I could never have imagined something so barren. Despite the vastly strange moonscape, there is a beautiful glow from the stars above, drowning everything in a golden hue. It doesn’t look real; it looks as though I could just reach up, pluck the stars from the black glossy sky and capture the brilliance in the palm of my hand. The atmosphere is so thin, everything feels magnified. Dunes upon dunes of sand shimmer with such vividness it’s like staring at churning waves rising to their apex…readying themselves to crash upon the vacant shore. And as I walk, the shuffling sound of my gravity boots sifting through the silky grains of sand becomes rhythmic, echoing in the cosmic emptiness around me. At times it’s soothing, almost hypnotic, putting me in a trance-like state, making this journey a bit more bearable. Sometimes…I see things that aren’t there; shadows moving in the darkness. Figures emerging just beyond the next rise of the next dune. I draw my blade, yet as I get closer they simply float away on windless air. I get the feeling something dark is churning beneath the sand as I make my way deeper into the belly of this stark, foreign world.

My gravity suit sticks to my skin as I move quickly, adding to my agitation. My throat is so dry it feels like it’s imploding, punishing me for the abuse I have inflicted on my body.

If only she had listened, I had never expected to stay this long. We were only meant to scout here…not infiltrate. Unluckily my kind can’t die from hunger or thirst, our bodies find a way to adapt. And although I’m sure that uniqueness comes at a cost, it is one I am not sure I can afford during the perils of this war.

Retrieving the others is my soul mission. And the thought of seeing her again is what keeps me pushing forward. But as her Guide in this prophecy, I can’t help but feel tormented by the bitter taste of failure. In a desolate place like this it’s hard not to feel alone, difficult to push back the negative notions. But thoughts of her lift my mood. It never bothered me that I was defying my destiny. I thought there would be a way to be with her and save her at the same time. I had thought love’s glory would give me wings, and for a moment we were flying together in the heat of the light. Perhaps I flew to close to the sun. Perhaps it had been too soon.

…I have burnt our wings, and all I can see now is the fire that will destroy us all.

About the authors:
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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Worlds Away book blog said...

Eeek thank you so much for sharing in this day with me and with your readers!

Danielle merkle said...

Great excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

skyline1210 said...

Ooohhhh I love the cover <3

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!

Karla S said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Juana said...

I have added this book to my book wishlist, and can't wait to read it.

Arf2-D2 said...

I liked the excerpt. Great imagery.

Tammy Dalley said...


Jan Lee said...

Congrats on being a top YA Nominee :)
I'd love to read this story, nice cover too!

Simon said...

Fascinating story

Betul E. said...

Love the cover