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 Goodreads.com. 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 Goodreads.com 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

GIVEAWAY!!!

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 Goodreads.com. 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 Goodreads.com 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! :)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1536301-unhinged-paranormal-for-review#comment_85153242

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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Underworld Series Portrait Art

Hi all! Just wanted to stop in to say hi, and assure that I've been working on the third installment in my Underworld saga, Unbound! :) But until then, I've also been playing around with some of my characters, sketching them out and whatnot, and decided to share what I've come up with! :) I'm also adding a new page to the blog, the Underworld (duh ;)) where these photos and a few bios of the characters can be found!

 Hadrian Hale

 
                                          
Thayer Hale
                                       

Micah St. James

 Grim              
 
 
I'm currently working on finishing up Spencer and Ferris, for all of you who are wondering where they are. I'm probably going to also draw Syd and Quinn. If any of you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Unleashed Giveaway!!!! :)

Alright, so I've been absent for...a while. I tried to pop back in a few weeks ago (was it weeks? Is that even right? Crap), but life's been....well, life. As in, hectic, and throwing me curve balls any chance it gets. Of course, that means that I haven't had time to really promote the second book in my saga, Unleashed, or really do anything, including writing or reading. :( Bookworms everywhere know my pain. Anywho, as an apology to the few fans who actually check this site out-as well as my book review blog-here, finally, is a giveaway for the second book! The first book has gotten some pretty good reviews, and if I haven't thanked you all enough for that, THANK YOU. Seriously, hearing feedback, whether good or bad, is always benificial for an author, and I appreciated the time you have all taken out of your hectic lives to leave me feedback either way. I'm reposting the cover image below, and if you want to read a blurb just scroll down to the previous posts from last month or so. There's also a link there for any of you who are interested in just purchasing a copy of the book now, as well as a link for the first book in case you haven't yet checked it out.

For those of you who have read the first book, I'd like to say thank you (again), by offering up an even greater chance at winning one of the three e-copies of Unleashed I'm giving away. All you have to do is answer a question regarding the first book! Please do not post responses here, because that would be giving it away (haha, in a not punny-sort-of-sitch). Send all answers to my goodreads in a private message. Here's the link to that in case you don't use it often: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5171960.Tempest_C_Avery

Alright, thanks again, and sorry again for being M.I.A lately. :/ And like always, if you have any questions about this giveaway, the book, or any other of my works, PLEASE ask away!



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Unhinged + Unleashed

Hey all! So for those of you who haven't yet heard, book two in my Underworld saga was finally released! It's available for purchase at Smashwords.com, where you can download a version for kindle, epub, or even PDF. In honor of the new release, I've marked down the first book, Unhinged, to only 99 cents!!! :) So, go grab your copy before next friday and the deal is over! Check goodreads.com for reviews from fellow readers, so far it's gotten four and five star reviews. Below is a blurb for both books, cover images, and links!
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.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/303574


It's been three months since Spencer Perry first made her deal with the god of the Underworld-a year of her spending nights below in exchange for the life of her boyfriend Micah. Now with Micah back, making those promised trips to hang with Hadrian-better known as Hades-has gotten even more complicated. Not to mention the fact that an evil Persephone is hell bent on releasing malicious spirits on the world. And on Spencer. The threat forces her to spend more time with the god, and less time with Micah, igniting feelings within her that leave her guilty and confused. How could she be falling for Hadrian when she's always believed that Micah was her soulmate? The clock on their deal is ticking down, but with every second Persephone gets more and more restless with lying in wait. In the end, the only way through the evils of the Underworld might be for Spencer to give into her true feelings. No matter who that ends up being for.