Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amid Stars and Darkness SIGNED Giveaway!

Hey guys!

So, there's this really cool thing going on in this reading group on Facebook called, Buxom Book Beauties! They're giving away a SIGNED copy of my book, Amid Stars and Darkness! For rules, and to find out how to enter, you can check them out on Instagram aka, HERE:

This ends today, so check it out quick! :)

I may or may not do a giveaway for signed prints of the characters later. What do you guys think?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meet (My Version of) Trystan!

Thanks to all the people who've taken the time to comment me, either here or on Goodreads or Instagram, to tell me about how much they love the book! It means the world hearing it, you have no idea! :)

Not sure if any of you have checked out the new page (link on the top right sidebar) BUT I've added a separate one for drawings! Right now, it's got a few of mine and a couple of coloring pages! Feel free to download and use the latter! I know some people have been working on fan art of their own, and I would LOVE to include it as well! If you've got something, the best way right now to get a hold of me to share it is on There are links to my account all over this blog, but you can always just go there and look me up :) Private messages are usually responded to within 24 hours!

Please, if you haven't already, rate and review Amid Stars and Darkness there as well! Ratings are a huge help in getting more people to see/hear/and actually read the book! And remember, it's available in bookstores and online! The hardcover is gorgeous with these amazing shimmery accents; it would make a pretty gift, just saying. ;)

Anyway, above is the drawing with a copy of the book, and below is a close up. These are photos, not scans, so the detailing isn't as good as if it were the latter, but I love these glow stars that came with my box from Swoon and had to use them! If you're curious about checking out more characters from this and other books, check the page! I'll be adding as I go. There's no set amount of time or anything like that. I'm just doing to draw when I feel like it.

I recently joined the Sketchbook Project (if you haven't heard of this, look it up!!!) and decided that I'm going to fill the book with portraits of characters from my various books. Generally, I'm a celebrity or commission work artist, but this seemed like a great opportunity to branch out with my art and try my hand at bringing some of these characters in my head to visual life!

Let me know what you all think, and if there's a particular character from any of my works you're interested in seeing, leave me a comment about it below! :)

Without further ado, Trystan:

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Meet (my version) of Ruckus!

My book, Amid Stars and Darkness, released on the 18th!!!

Thanks to everyone who's already gone out and grabbed a copy! If you haven't yet, and you're into romance with a dash of sci-fi (and hot aliens) please do! You can find this in local bookstores, like Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, etc., or/and online at these places as well as Amazon, Target, catch my drift. :)

Anyway, to celebrate I decided to try my hand at drawing one of the main characters from this book! I had such great feedback from my drawing of Hadrian (from my Underworld Saga), so knew I wanted to share this drawing here on the blog, and not just on my instagram! If you do follow my instagram (@TempestChani) you might have already seen this! Above is a pic of it next to a copy of the book (obviously), below I'm putting a bigger one of just the drawing. This is a photo, not a scan, as I haven't yet gotten around to scanning it. I haven't decided yet, but I might do what I did with Hadrian and create a couple of signed bookplates with them. If people are interested, I'll hold a giveaway or something for a few, so let me know! :)

This is how I picture him in my mind (when I'm not thinking about Brian J. Smith lol), but of course picture him however you want!

I may draw Trystan next....We'll see.

In other news, really quick, don't forget about my Paranormal Romance, Bad Things Play Here, which came out in June! It's available on in both paperback and ebook! It's also up on at a discount for another twelve hours or so!

I'm thinking about drawing Reece from that book eventually as well :)

*IN OTHER NEWS: Some of you have been asking about the review blog. Unfortunately, I had to take it down. My review partner hasn't posted in over three years, and it was getting to be too much for me to manage. Especially since I already post my reviews to my Goodreads account. I considered leaving it up so that people could still access author reviews and old reviews, but again, the latter are all on my GR, and leaving it for the first seemed like it would still be too much work for me. People would undoubtedly continue to request I review their work, and while I LOVE doing this, I honestly just don't have the time. It sucks, but there it is. So, that's why the review blog is gone. Sorry for anyone who's disappointed by this.

In happier news, I've added a new page over on the right sidebar, so check that out! :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Amid Stars and Darkness Released!!!!!!!

Hi guys,

Yesterday was the book birthday of Amid Stars and Darkness!!! Thanks to everyone who posted/promoted/read/rated/et cetera! Please go grab your copies if you haven't already, available online and in a bookstore near you!

:) :) :)

If online is the way you want to go, this might help make it easier:

Barnes and Noble:


It's also available at Target and Walmart, if you want to check online there! :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amid Stars and Darkness Giveaway!

Hey guys,

So there's a giveaway for 5 copies of Amid Stars and Darkness, my new book which releases the 18th, over on! I'll supply you with the link below! :)

(Super short post, because I'm actually working on line edits for book two! *SHHHH*) ;)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Countdown to Amid Stars and Darkness!

Okay, so it's still technically a ways away, BUT it's NEXT MONTH!!!

AND I got to see what the hardcovers look like!!! That's the picture above! Aren't they gorgeous?!

I can't believe it's so close! I'm crazy excited that this book is getting published, and I can't wait for all of you to get a chance to meet these characters and hopefully fall in love with their story! In celebration, I've tried my hand at one of those fancy (not really) novel aesthetics everyone is always talking about! I don't own any of the images used in it, just so you know! Here it is:

Swoon Reads also put up a post on their blog written by me about my pen name, Tempest C. Avery, and why I originally started using it in the first place. If you're interested in checking it out, please click this link below:

Keep checking back for more fun info and extras on this book; there's a lot coming to lead up to the release on July 18th!!!

Side note: The paperback copy from the giveaway of BTPH was mailed out today!!! I didn't announce or contact the winner because I wanted it to be a surprise! ;) Hopefully it'll get to you (with the holiday) by the end of next week at the latest! :)

Thanks, guys! As always, questions and comments welcome!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bad Things Play Here Sale!

Hi guys,

So because of the issue over on Amazon where people couldn't buy the ebook (and the fact I've been super busy as of late) I've decided to offer a sale on the price! If you don't know about Smashwords, it's a great ebook site that makes it easy for authors to publish and distribute their ebooks! You can get a .mobi, ePub, and PDF all from this site by purchasing the book once! That means you can read it on multiple devices!

Usually the price of the book is $2.99, but for the next week it's going to be only $0.99!!! :) Go grab your copies before the sale is over! And don't forget, if you prefer paperback, the book is also available in that format on!

Or at Barnes and Noble here:

In other news, my book Amid Stars and Darkness comes out next month! It's being published by Swoon Reads, on July 18th! I'm really excited about this, and can't wait until we can walk into the bookstore and see it on the shelves!!!

Because of this, expect more posts about that! I've got a couple blog posts with them in the works, as well as a few interviews, so you can head over to their site to check it out (as well as their other amazing authors!) or keep popping back here. I'm going to try and post about it and keep you all in the loop as often as possible!

For a look at the hardcovers check out my instagram @TempestChani !


Questions and comments welcome!