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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

News Coming Within the Next Two Weeks + Unhinged in Paperback!!!!

Hey guys,

I'll be posting a couple of times throughout the next two weeks in regards to my book that is getting published by Swoon Reads! Please check back so you don't miss anything!

I'm also working on getting the books in my Underworld series available in paperback. I'm currently thinking about doing this through Createspace, as I've used them before for personal copies and I like the way they format. Everything always comes out very professional looking through them. If you guys have any opinions on this, please let me know!

Are any of you signing up for camp Nanowrimo this year?! I did the other day and I've got my fingers crossed that I'll get an active cabin! It sucks when I don't and then have to leave it in search for another that might end up just as dead :(

Sorry, there's not much actual news in this post, other than to tell you that there's news coming. :/ But I'm hoping some of you are excited by the prospect of physical copies of the Underworld series!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Interview

Hey guys,

Check out this interview if you're interested! :)

Been working on a couple different projects, doing edits, etc.

Follow me on instagram to check out what I'm doing/reading!!!

@TempestChani .

Here's the link to the interview:

https://mercedesfoxbooks.com/meet-author-chani-lynn-feener-aka-tempest-c-avery/

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

follow me on instagram!!! :) + beta readers?


Hi guys,

I know it's been a while (almost a month) since I've last posted! I've been pretty busy with all of this prep work for getting published, trying to complete another project before I get the next round of edits in from my editor, and organizing all of my stuff (like my books)! Last month I announced that I'm going to be published through Swoon Reads, and I am still super excited about this!!! The best way to find information about my upcoming book through them is by joining the site, Swoonreads.com, and checking out blog posts, etc. It's a great site with a lot of great authors and opportunities for you to be introduced to someone new to read!

The book that's getting published was formally known as Prisoner of Glass, but has recently gotten a new title. I'd tell it to you, but I don't want to spoil anything and would rather wait a bit. :) I'm evil like that.

Anyway, the true purpose for this post is to let you all know that while I'm a bit too busy to post a ton here on the blog, I will be posting more and more on my instagram account. I do also have a Twitter, but I'm not on often and plan on using that more closer to next year when the book is being released.

Links to all of these accounts are in the About Me section which can be found at the top left of this blog. However, to make it easier, here is my instagram handle: @TempestChani

I LOOOVE following book accounts so if you are one I might end up following you back!

Fair warning, I post a lot of pictures of animals (especially my two cats), books, and the outdoors (when I can be bothered to put down my laptop or current read to venture into the world, that is). The photo above is not one that I took. It's a stock image from fotolia I purchased eons ago and never used so figured I might as well here. I plan on posting more about my writing, what I'm currently doing with it, etc. as time goes on. Like mentioned above, between edits I'm working on a new book!

It's one I've tried to write about half a dozen times and always end up hating and giving up on fifty or so pages in. Not this time! I'm happy to say that I'm about 3/4ths done with it this time! I'm going to be going over it once it's done and doing some quick rough edits, then I'll have one or two beta readers check it out before I decide if it's ready to be queried about.

That being said, if you're interested in helping me out and being a beta, let me know in a comment here or on my Goodreads.com page! I already have one (hi, Amanda!) so am really only looking for one or two more people. Keep in mind this is going to be a super secret project, and only the three people I give rough first drafts to will be reading it. I don't intend to self publish this any time soon, and actually hope to start looking into getting it traditionally published as well. :)

This first book series is going to be keeping me pretty busy the rest of the year, so I'm really hoping I can get this new book done and reviewed within the next few months or so before I get crazy busy writing the second book in what was once called the Glass Skies trilogy. Obviously, this is no longer the name, however, for lack of anything to call it in this immediate post that's what you're getting lol. It's better than merely saying, that thing with three books I'm writing, right?

Ok, maybe not.

Sorry this has been a long one, guys! Not sure when I'll be getting back on to post again. Check out my instagram as suggested in order to keep better up to date with everything going on, or, you know, just to see a couple of cute felines and a lot of novels. That works too. ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I'm getting published!!!

Hi Guys,

I'm so excited to tell you all the amazing news! Swoon Reads is publishing one of my books!!!!!!!! I just want to thank every single one of you that took the time to read my work, whether it was this one specifically or not! You guys helped me get here and I'm so grateful for all of the feedback, critiques, and ratings you guys have given!

I also really want to thank Swoon Reads and their team for seeing something in my books they believe worthy of publication! This is seriously a dream come true and I can't wait for you guys to be able to read the book once it's gone through editing and available in stores!

Swoon Reads is great because they're so hands on with the process! Eventually you guys will all be able to help pick a cover, which I can't wait for! The book that's been chosen is Prisoner of Glass (but a title change is in the works). If you haven't yet read the book, you still have the chance to check it out for a limited time on Swoon Reads.

In case any of you are interested in reading the announcement post, here it is: https://swoonreads.com/blog/announcing-our-seventh-list-strings-nikki-katz-somebody-i-used-know-jennifer-honeybourn-prisoner-glass-chani-l-feener-and-big-f-maggie-ann-martin/

Again, I am so excited to be joining this amazing team, and can't wait to check out the books of the other authors who've been chosen for publication!

I recently added a new page to the blog that links all of my social media sites. You can find all of them on the About the Author page. If you guys don't already, please follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.com. I'm going to try and start using Twitter (now that I actually have interesting things to Tweet about), but I already use Instagram fairly often.

Once more, thank you to everyone who's stuck with me over the years (especially you #1 fan Amanda!!!!) and has helped me get here! Getting traditionally published and being able to walk into big book stores like Barnes and Noble and seeing my book on the shelf has been a dream of mine since I was 9 years old, and I could never have made it happen without all of the support I've gotten from the indie author community and all of my readers!!!!

:)

I'll be keeping you all posted with news as I go through this process, so please keep checking back!

If you're interested, there's also an author interview that's been posted at Swoon Reads, here:

https://www.swoonreads.com/blog/meet-author-prisoner-glass-chani-lynn-feener/

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Underworld Saga + Unbound DISCOUNT!

Keep reading to get a coupon code so you can get the third book for only $0.99!!!!

Hey guys!

Working on the fourth and final installment of the Underworld saga, Unabated, so figured I'd do a reminder post for all of you who haven't get gotten around to the second or third book (or even the first one)! I've included links and cover art to all three, including a link to the FREE short story that I posted up on Wattpad! The link is on the right sidebar! Side note on this: if you haven't yet read Unhinged, I'd suggest waiting before reading the short story, as it's basically a major scene from the first book told in Hadrian's POV. It will contain spoilers so you have been warned. ;)

Just want to make sure everyone checked out my previous post! Most of my accounts have now been altered, along with book covers etc. to say my real name on them Chani Lynn Feener, so remember if you're looking for any of my future work it will be under this name and NOT THE PENNAME TEMPEST C. AVERY!!!!!! That's important! :)

For now, the prices on these books are low, but I might end up changing them in the near future so grab your copies now!!!

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

Currently $0.99!!!!!!!

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/329934

Currently $1.99!!!!

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 soul mate? 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.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/577903

Currently $2.99!!! BUT only $0.99 with this coupon code:

GF47C

It's been six months since Spencer made the deal with the god of the Underworld: a year of spending nights below. Now that she's finally given into her feelings for Hadrian, she hopes her second life will start getting less complicated. Of course, considering her new world is filled with Reapers, demons, and malicious spirits, that doesn't seem likely. What does surprise her is the way her ex-soul mate Micah St. James is treating her. Ever since they broke up he's been giving her the cold shoulder, and the more she worries about where they stand, the more she ends up putting a wedge between her and Hadrian. She chose the god for a reason, now she just has to keep that in mind while they fight off the attacks of an evil Persephone hell bent on tearing them apart. By any means necessary. She's already lost Micah. She'd die--again--if the original Gravewalker got her way and managed to steal Hadrian as well.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Name vs. My Pen Name ;) IMPORTANT

Hey guys,

I wanted to take some time to talk about a change I want to gradually make over the course of the next few weeks/months. First, I just want to thank all of you who've read my work, followed through a series, and commented/rated. It really means a lot, and I hope you continue to stick with me from here on out. For a while now I've been writing under the penname Tempest C. Avery. This has allowed me to focus on my writing without being bogged down with questions from friends/people I wasn't yet comfortable talking to about my novels. However, I think it's time I finally set the penname aside and being using my real name.

Like mentioned above, this will be a gradual process, and I intend for most of my work that's already been released to continue carrying the Tempest C. Avery name as well. I'll more than likely end up placing both names on these revamped covers. I'd really appreciate you all helping me to spread the word, as I really don't want any fans/readers to slip through the cracks because they no longer know which name to find me under. Again, I'm going to try and keep the penname that you all know attached to all the old works, but from here on out, anything new (not including parts of series still ongoing) might only contain my actual name.

If any of you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, either here or on my Goodreads.com account! I'm going to start switching over all of my stuff soon, that includes this blog, Goodreads, Wattpad, etc. I might even start attempting to be active on Twitter. Some of you follow me there despite my having never actually posted a Tweet so...thanks! Hopefully if/once I become more active there, more of you will look me up! :)

My real name has always been included on my Swoonreads.com submissions, so some of you probably are already aware that Tempest C. Avery is a penname. That, and I've been pretty open about that whenever asked in comments, etc.

So, in a nutshell...

Hi, I'm Chani Lynn Feener, aka, Tempest C. Avery.

Nice to meet you all. And thanks for sticking with me. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Unbidden Hadrian POV Short Story

Hey guys, didn't get a chance to mention that I posted the short story, Unbidden, onto Wattpad for you all to read! I had a couple people asking about it, and some got a chance to read it earlier. Basically, it's the scene where Hadrian and Spencer meet for the first time, only told from his point of view. It's only about 15 pages long, but gives you a deeper insight into Hadrian, and the type of person he was before meeting Spencer.

Because of this, obviously I suggest you don't read it unless you've already read the first book in the series, Unhinged, the link for which can be found in the right side bar. Just click on the cover image and it'll take you directly to where the book can be purchased. It is also available on Amazon.

Here's the link to the short: https://www.wattpad.com/story/66153054-unbidden-underworld-short-story?utm_source=wp_widget

Let me know what you all think :)