Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Underworld Series news!

Hey guys, just wanted to drop by and leave a post because a lot of you have been asking what's going on with the Underworld series, and the third installment, Unbound. Currently I'm actually waiting to hear back from a publishing house I'm really interested in. If they accept my book, Unhinged, then obviously I'll stop self publishing, and the wait for the third book will certainly be prolonged because the second will have to be republished along with the first.

In order to whip the book into better shape, I've also altered Unhinged some, so the story is a little different (not much or majorly) just cut some characters who weren't necessary etc. So I'll have to go over the second book and do some rewrites as well. The third book has been put on the back burner right now so I can focus on doing that, though it has already been written. I'm going to eventually have to go over that one as well and adjust things to it/edit it.

I just wanted to let all you guys know what was going on, and why currently there's no where you can find Unhinged for sale (I took it down the moment it seemed like I might have actually interest from a publishing house). If things don't work out with them however, I will go back to self publishing and publish the third book. Thanks everyone who's taken the time to read/ask about/rate/etc. my book! It means a lot to me and I'm so glad that you've all stuck around this long to read more! :)

In the mean time, might I suggest checking out Kresley Cole's teen novel, Poison Princess? I just finished reading it and immediately had to start the second one! Just a suggestion for those of you who are missing Hadrian's bad boy style. The Arcana series has a bad boy of its own to tide you over ;)

Thanks again! And feel free to ask more questions if I didn't cover anything here or you just want to ask me something else about the book series!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014!!!!

Hey everyone! Any of you participating in NaNoWriMo this year?! I started a new book, called Bone Deep, and I posted the first chapter up on WattPad. Not sure if I'm going to be posting the whole book there or not yet, depends I guess on what the feedback is like, so please go check it out! Also, more chapters of the second Coven book are also available to read on my WattPad, because I figured I owed you guys as much! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Haven't posted anything in a long while, (which is something I said last time I finally climbed out of my reading nook to post something), so figured I'd drop a line to everyone who keeps checking back here!

I've spent the past six months working on Unhinged, dramatically condensing it, editing it, etc. I've reread that book five times now, and feel like I've done all that I can to better it by this point. The reason for this is I'm looking into getting it professionally published, which has always been the goal anyway. Because of this, all my other projects have been forced to the backburner, included the anticipated second installment of the Coven trilogy. For those of you out there only sticking with me because of Caley's story (though let's be honest, you're really here for Bane) I apologize for the multiple delays, and just want to assure you that the book will be finished sometime before you all turn one hundred. Really, I'm optimistically hoping for December, but don't hold me to it. With NaNo starting up again soon and, like I said, my struggle to get Unhinged published by an actually publishing house, I don't want to make any set promises about anything.

For those of you curious what this will mean for the third book in the Underworld series, which is finished, unfortunately, yes, it does mean that my self publishing it has currently been put on hold. If by sometime early next year I find the interest in my first book is no longer there, then I'll contemplate returning to self publishing it.

I hope you all understand and support me through this! Like most (all?) writers I write to be read, and getting traditionally published is the dream. Wish me luck! And any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch with me! You can leave a comment here, or like most of you do/know, get a hold of me through Goodreads! My account is Tempest C. Avery, and I'm more likely to respond to you that way, as I go on more frequently and have easier access through my phone etc.

Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

NEWS NEWS NEWS and Cover Release

No, I did not fall into a black hole--though it certainly seems that way. It's been a while since my last post, mostly because I've been seriously busy with writing, drawing, editing, and sending out query letters to agents. Yes, I am looking for an agent. Until then, however, I'll continue to self publish, which brings me to the news part: Unbound is finished and currently being edited. Once I do a read through myself, I'll send it over to my editor for final touches. As soon as it's available, I'll let you guys know so keep checking back! Another good way to get information on releases and what not is by checking I am constantly on goodreads, even if I don't get a chance to make my way over to this blog. So, if ever you have a question and don't want to post here, feel free to PM me there! In other news: YES I do still intend to release the second book of The Coven series. Honestly, I never wrote the first book thinking I would put it out in the world. Really it was just something for me to write when I couldn't think of anything for my main series. That's a major reason why it's taken me so long to come out with the second book. However, it is going to come out. I'm almost done writing it, and as soon as it becomes available I'll let you know. Anyone interested in receiving a FREE copy of the second Coven book, you can do so by PMing me on the answer to this question: What color is Bane in bird form? :) Everyone seems to prefer Bane over Shia, so figured anyone who's read the first book will easily know the answer to this one. And in FURTHER news, I've decided to post a few scenes from Unhinged up in the Free section of this blog. But, they'll be completely redone from Hadrian's perspective, instead of Spencer's! If this seems like a popular thing, I might decide to post a little more, so don't be shy and make sure to let me know what you think once it's posted! I also wrote another teen dystopian novel in April which is currently being looked at by my editor. Not sure yet if I'm going to self publish that one or keep it secret and send it just to agents. We'll see. Ask me about it if interested :). Ok, finally, below is a look at the covers for Unbound and the second Coven books!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Huge Giveaways!!!

How many of you are doing NaNoWriMo this year?! Hopefully most of you who are writers! Personally, I love this month. It's only my second year participating, but so far it's going pretty well with me at 22,000 words (the day's not over yet) and it only being day 9! Of course, because the rules of NaNo state that one must start a new book on the first of November, I have UNfortunately  (haha, get my lame attempt at a pun?) put the third book in the Underworld saga, Unbound, on hold. :( For those of you who are Coven fans though, you should be pretty pleased, because this means I'm finally working on the second book in that series! Yup, Shia, Caley, and that guy everyone seems to like so much--what's his name again? Barry? Butch? Right. Bane--is back! And yes, I've clearly hit a level of all time lameness, but I'm hoped up on caffeine and have been typing ferociously all day to Katy Perry's Roar. (Not really on that last part, though it's a good idea...for tomorrow). ANYWAY, to the point of this post: In honor of NaNoWriMo I'm doing a


For those of you who have yet to read any of my work, now's your chance! I'm going to be giving away ebook copies of all of my books! Yes, you read that right, ALL of them! Every series is up for grabs! There will be four winners in all, one person will win copies of my Dreamer trilogy (which later branches off into its own series), one person will win copies of the first two books in my Mirror Warriors series, one will win copies of the first two books in my Underworld Saga, and one lucky winner will WIN THEM ALL!!! Including last year's NaNo book, Turn Me On! :) Of course, for something like this there has to be rules, so here they are:

1.) Everyone who's participating must comment either here or on my personal author blog (the link of which can be found at the left side bar). I know commenting is a pain because there's signing in and what not, but think about it, isn't it worth a minute or two? You can tell me anything. Why you're interested, if you've read my work before, which one sounds most interesting to you, etc. The possibilities are endless. If you happen to have already read something before, you can take this opportunity to ask me a question. Maybe you're wondering when the next book in a series will be out, or what happened to a certain character. I'll answer, promise :)

2.) Follow this blog, or my author blog. OR do both. ;) If you can't follow on the actual blog for any reason, then become my fan on If you don't have a goodreads account and you love to read, then you should get on that anyway! It's the best site to learn about great new books that are coming out, check reviews on books already out, and learn and interact from other readers and authors out there!

3.) If you do have a account, add the books you're interested in to your TBR shelves. This way, if you end up winning a set you didn't really want, and someone else ended up winning the same, I can switch them so that everyone's happy!

Ok, so longest post ever, but hopefully you stuck around to read the whole thing! :) Spread the word, because if there doesn't seem to be many people interested, I might just decide to take the whole thing down. What's the point if no one wants to read free books, right?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Unhinged (Underworld, #1) FREE for Review!

Alright, for those of you who still haven't gotten a chance to get your copy of the first book in my Underworld sage, here's your chance! The Goodreads group, Paranormal and Horror Lovers, are hosting a Read to Review of the book! Sign up to receive your copy! Below is the link, and the blurb for any of you who haven't yet heard about it! :)

Spencer Perry lost everything the day her boyfriend died. Even when he came back as a ghost, she was never able to return to her old self. Determined to find a way to bring both of them back--him from the dead and her from her depression--Spencer hops a ride with a Reaper across the river to the Underworld where she meets the god of the dead. Hadrian isn't what she expected Hades to be like, but when he agrees to a deal that can get her Micah back, she puts all caution aside and accepts. Too bad she didn't realize that she'd also just accepted a lot more then one gorgeous yet frustrating god. Bad things are happening all around her, and now she not only has to worry about keeping Micah's ghost status a secret from their friends, but also figure out who's behind all of the accidents. All signs point towards Hadrian, but something about that just doesn't feel right to her. Something that she hopes has nothing to do with her growing attraction towards him.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

News! News! News! (The Coven!)

Hi all! So for a while there I didn't have a computer, which was terrible! But now I'm back! Just want to update you on what I've been working on, and what's in the works for the future.

For those of you who are awaiting the third book in my Underworld Saga, Unbound is about halfway written now! Still a long way to go, but it is a work in progress and trust me, Hadrian is better than ever! ;) Oh, Micah's good too, for those (few) Micah fans out there. I'm not exactly sure when the release date will be, sorry about that. There's just too much going on in my life right now for me to be able to give you an exact date, or even a round-about one at this point. Keep checking back for updates.

For those of you who are awaiting the second book in the Coven trilogy (and have been for a very long time now) THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!!! Yes, the second book will be written. No, it's not actually anywhere near close to complete yet. Unfortunately, I never actually intended for the first book to actually go anywhere. Truthfully, I wrote it only because the current series I had been working on had given me writers block and I didn't want to just stop writing all together. Because of this, it has taken me a lot longer to get back into the series. I only released the first book because it had garnered some positive attention on WattPad, and therefore I thought it would be nice to offer it as a free ebook so that fans from there would be able to download. I never thought others would be interested in it, especially considering it was written long before I began taking college classes. Also, it wasn't run through a proper editor, so there's that. Anyway, back on track, in order to ensure that this book actually gets written, I've decided that it will be my NaNoWriMo submission this year! So, starting November 1st, all other projects will be put on the side lines so that I can focus on Caley, Shia, and, of course, Bane. Here's the actual important part: IF YOU'VE READ THE COVEN READ THIS: there's going to be a name change. Yes, the original title is now better known, and generally changing a title would be a bad move, however, in order to get back into this series, I've decided that I need to revamp it a little, and the best way to do that is with new titles and new cover art. So, below is a cover reveal of the first book, originally titled The Coven: Uninvited. The new title is now called The Coven: Shadow Spell. Following this will be the second book, The Coven: Shadow Spark, and the last book, The Coven: Shadow Slain. Anyone who has any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below, or message me through Goodreads. I do have an account and I am generally very active. Now that I have a computer once more, hopefully this will start being the case again. Throughout the course of the next few weeks I'm going to be going through the different places The Coven is already up and change the title. Please help spread the word so that people know what's happening and don't think that the book is gone for good.