Friday, April 25, 2014

Be Sure to Vote: Third Annual UtopYA Awards!!!

           The Con for Women Writers of YA and the Fans Who Love Them 

 Make Your Vote Count!

The time has come to vote for your favorite authors, bloggers, books, and characters in the 3rd annual UtopYA Awards! Several Writer's Voice contributors have been nominated, including yours truly. :) Every vote matters, so please take a couple of minutes and show your support:

For those of you who might not know about UtopYA, it's a conference held annually in Nashville, TN. It began as a conference supporting authors of YA paranormal, Sci-Fi, and fantasy, and has since grown to include New Adult and contemporary books, too. It's unlike any conference you've ever attended, so if you're looking for a fun way to meet authors and readers, you should make plans to attend this June 20-22nd!

For more details, please visit the conference website. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Launch Day Blitz: RETURN OF THE ASCENDANT by Raine Thomas

Return of the Ascendant Launch for 99 cents
It's ROTA's Launch Day!

Today celebrates the release of Return of the Ascendant (The Ascendant Series #1) by Raine Thomas. Some of you may have had the chance to read this book in the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates box set, or the prequel short story in the Take Me to Your Reader anthology. If so, you'll be excited to know that Raine has written two entirely new chapters that will only appear in this version of ROTA. You won't want to miss them!

To celebrate ROTA's launch, Raine is offering the novel for only 99 cents until April 15th. She's also hosting a fun giveaway, so be sure to enter below! First, let's learn a little more about the book, including how you can grab your copy before the sale ends:

About the Book:

Return of the Ascendant is a thrilling New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Return of the Ascendant
Expecting to enjoy another typical college night at a frat party with friends, Kyra Vaughn’s plans derail when she’s almost killed…twice. Her savior, a tall, sexy stranger who calls himself TaeDane, claims that he’s the personal bodyguard for the Ascendant of Alametria. She’s convinced he’s crazy.

Especially when he insists that she’s the Ascendant.

With dark enemies hunting her down, Kyra has no choice but to trust her supposed bodyguard. Ty vows to help her remember her past and return her safely to Alametria, but someone seems intent on interfering, challenging his abilities at every turn.

As Kyra’s memories emerge, she remembers that Ty is more to her than he’s let on…much more than he’s allowed to be. She’ll also discover that there are many things about her planet and herself that she’d rather forget. In the end, she’ll have to make a choice: cling to the life she knows, or risk it all to become the person she’s destined to be.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cover Reveal #ABSOLUTION by Carlyle Labuschagne #TheBrokenDiaries

Confessions of a clone
is book one in The Broken Diaries series of novellas.
Can be read as a stand alone or as a companion novella to 

Expected release date: October 2014
Genre: Upper YA Science Fiction
Cover Designed by Rachel Morgan - Morgan Media


So my secret is out you say? That would depend which secret you are referring to. That I am a clone? Everyone knows that by now. Or that I have a dark disease pulsating through my veins, one I am quite fond of? Big deal. It’s exciting, never to have to hold back, unpredictability is a drug. We all crave it.  So what possible secret could I hold that is worth keeping? Imagine me giving you a sly smirk right now because I have not the misfortune of compassion that will cause me to spill my secrets. Without them there is no hand to be dealt.

Will my secret keep him close? Perhaps. But here is my confession, I have something better than secrecy. I have absolution. With me, he is not bound, it will be out of choice. With me, he never has to hold back. And I would love him for the good and especially in the bad. When I gave my word that I’d stop my tricks – I lied. That’s the thing with obsession. It does not care. It only wants, and it is so fixated on want, that it becomes need, and it shall have all it wants and needs.  And while I have no time to ponder who I am, clone – what a stupid word, I am already on my way to loving him forever. That’s how I play it, because I just don’t care.  Everyone knows I am nothing like my pathetic prime. That with me, it’s all bad intentions and violent, narcissistic adoration. That is not who I am. I am but one thing - in absolution. 

About The Author 

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. 
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.

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