I am both thrilled and honored to be the fourth stop of The Broken Destiny Blog Tour, featuring the wonderful and gorgeous Carlyle Labuschagne, and am giddy with excitement for the release of her debut novel, The Broken Destiny!
So without further ado, I present for the first time ever an EXCERPT (woo-hoo!) from the much anticipated debuting novel, The Broken Destiny.
Walking beside Sam, who was tugging at and straightening my hair, I tried to wash away the memories of the attacks. I thought of Maya and pain shot through my stomach. I felt nervous for some reason unknown to myself. Usually I loved night classes. I was more of a night owl than a morning person, but the dark shadows were playing tricks on me. All around me the shadows seemed to reach out to me. I grabbed Sam’s arm and she held my hand, sighing to herself. At first I did not notice the ample amount of guards that had been posted at each unlit corner of the school yard, but after a while their calls for Sam made them impossible to ignore.
“Popular are we?” I asked her, a bit jealous.
“Yes, because of you,” she said bluntly.
“Don’t play dumb with me, Ava. Everyone now knows that you’re special.” The tone in her voice suggested she was bitter.
“Look, Sam…” I started, but she interrupted me as she came to a halt beneath a dim lamp that hung low from the corridor ceiling.
“I’ll get over it,” she said, trying to sound sincere.
“I never asked for this.”
“Why the hostility?”
“No hostility,” she said, blinking.
I wanted to believe her.
“I know my best friend and I know when she is lying to me,” I said bluntly.
I looked down at our shadows, feeling empty as the words spilled out of my mouth.
“I said I’m working on it,” she spat and hugged me tight.
I didn’t believe that gesture either. As we made our way to the lecture hall, I wasn’t thinking about math or dreading every boring hour. I was thinking about Troy, Maya and Enoch. Had it all been a dream? I wondered, quickly caressing my right cheek. There was a smooth, thin line where the crusted blood had been. I looked at my fingers, expecting to see the odd-colored blood again, but there was none. I had a nagging feeling that I was more unusual than anyone could imagine. I needed some closure. I needed the truth. Am I even human at all? My mind was whirling out of control. I felt my chest tighten. I closed my eyes and got ahold of myself. When the lecture hall doors swung open almost everyone in the room turned to look at us.
Excerpt form The Broken Destiny a Novel by Carlyle Labuschagne
Release Date: Early 2012
THE BROKEN DESTINY
BONUS GIVEAWAY: For the lucky person who can write the BEST conclusion to Carlyle's excerpt, you could stand the chance of winning an actual copy of The Broken Destiny. Totally awesome, right?! So get to writing and please submit all entries in the comments section of this post. The last day to submit will be Friday, November, 4, 2011. Good luck everyone!
To read any previous stops on The Broken Destiny Blog Tour, check out the following links:
Stop #1 - DH Nevins Blog - Interview Exchange
Stop #3 - Movie Star Eyes - Author Interview
For more information on Carlyle please visit her website! For other updates and news you can follow this lovely chica on twitter (@CarlyleL) , Facebook, and Goodreads!Happy Writing & Happy Reading!