Thursday, September 3, 2015

Unhinged up on Amazon!

So I finally put Unhinged back up on Amazon! The link is below, and it's currently $0.99 there! Read the post before this to find out how you can get your hand on a short story from the Underworld! :)















http://www.amazon.com/Unhinged-Underworld-Saga-Book-1-ebook/dp/B014S4AEOK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441318051&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3ATempest+C.+Avery

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Free Reads (Underworld Short Story!), Excerpts, Release Dates, and More!!!

(SKIP TO PARAGRAPH 4 IF YOU'RE ONLY HERE FOR THE FREE UNDERWORLD SHORT STORY. It's cool. I understand ;) ).

So I suck.

There, I said it.

I know I've been away WAY too long, but I've been seriously busy! If you read the post previous to this one (which has been up for a few weeks now), you know how crazy life's been for me! But, my coworker is back, meaning I won't be working 9 1/2 hour days any longer, so life can resume! Yay!

But enough of that, thanks to everyone who's been so patient waiting for the third book in the Underworld saga, as well as the other books that have been shelved on the back burner for the past few months. Also, to everyone who's asked me about the second books in either/or both the Dreamer trilogy and/or the Trickster trilogy. I've been answering a lot of questions about these, especially about the second books for both series and when they'll be available. I've mentioned before in previous posts that I'm forced to keep the first books available only on Swoonreads.com for a total of six months. Until this time period is up, I won't be releasing the second books. But keep checking back, because as soon as I'm able (and they're written) I'll post about it here!

I've also been promising a couple other books, both of which have been written for some time now, and are just slowly making their way through the tedious editing/rewrite process. Being an indie author makes it hard for me time wise, because I have to do everything myself. That's also why sometimes mistakes slip by me, or I accidently upload the unedited copy (this has happened. Yikes). Hopefully, next month will be a month of releases from me, however, where I hope to at the very least get two of the three books I have out there (Bone Deep, and Unbound, Underworld #3).

For the next couple of weeks, Unhinged, is free for download again!!!! So, if you haven't yet read it, here's your chance to do so for FREE!!!! Here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/303574

IF YOU'VE ALREADY READ UNHINGED...

Thank you! And thanks for baring with me! To prove how ecstatic I am, I'm offering up a FREE short story, told in Hadrian's POV! All you have to do is go to the Ask Me Anything section of this blog, and ask one of the characters (doesn't matter which) a question. Any question. Just leave it in the comments section, and be sure to address it to them. It doesn't even have to be to characters explicitly from the Underworld, but any of my others as well. Then leave your email (make sure to put the (@) and (dot) like this so you don't let robots are jerks spam you!) as well as what format you'd like (ePub, .mobi, PDF) and I'll send it over to you! If you have questions for me, feel free to leave those there as well. :) You can ask as many questions as you want! Including of characters of my book that has yet to be released, Bone Deep. Speaking of which....

If YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO FINALLY GET A LOOK AT BONE DEEP...

I've decided to stop being horrible and just release an excerpt. Keep in mind, this book is written in a completely different style than any of my others. While my general voice should be similar (it's still me writing it, after all) the format of the story is very different. Hopefully you all like it. So, here's a SHORT excerpt, of the book that will "hopefully" be released next month (aka almost this month or October).

Here it is:

Bone Deep Excerpt:


“I’m well aware of your position within Ouroboros, Mila.” He crossed his arms over his chest, ran his gaze down the length of her body. But he didn’t join her, didn’t even move an inch closer.

“Then why?” She adjusted his silk pillow beneath her head.

Another one of their sudden silences passed between them, and then, “People don’t talk to you honestly, do they? They don’t speak their minds. You could get them hurt.”

“I don’t need anyone to do my dirty work,” she ground out.

“No,” he agreed, “you wouldn’t. And I’m sure everyone else at this hub and all the others know it as well. You walk by and people bow their heads. You speak and they listen. You make a decision and they follow it.”

“Is this going somewhere?” she snapped, her ire growing. “Or are you pitching me something?”

“You think there’s something up my sleeves?” He shook his head. “You’re overly cautious.”

“Like you said,” she shrugged, “I have people to protect.”

“You could report me to the council,” he told her. At her look he elaborated. “If it would make you feel better.”

She wouldn’t have to worry about a possible loon running through their ranks, that was for sure. Other than that, however, she couldn’t see an upside to turning him over. They wouldn’t really do much anyway, not unless she said she actually did want him kicked out. He hadn’t done anything wrong. He’d been pretty forthright, but she sort of liked it.

He was right about one thing. People tended to avoid telling her how they felt. Unless it was about how excited they were to go off on a hunt, or how badass they were at sparing, there were very few real conversations had between her and anyone not in Gavril’s squad.
And now one of those few people she could talk to was dead.

           “I’m sick of people hiding around me,” she confessed before she could change her mind.

He nodded, such understanding in his expression that she momentarily wondered over it. “I know the feeling.”

“Are you suggesting we confide in one another?” she asked. “I barely know you.”

“I can say the same.”

“Yes, but—”

“You’re a princess?” he filled in for her.

She bit the inside of her cheek, unable to stop her smile. “Calling me egotistical?”

“You did tell me not to call you princess.”

“I told you to call me Mila. Not the same.”

“Semantics.”

“I know you’ve got an angle,” she told him, sobering some. “Everybody does. I’m going to find out what yours is.”

“You’re welcome to try,” he challenged.

She tossed her long legs over the side of the bed, making sure that when she stood,  her body came nearly flush against his own. She took a moment to admire his bare chest, then gave him a piercing stare of her own from underneath her sooty lashes.

“I’ll see in the morning, Rouge,” she said.

He was clearly attempting to fight off a grin. And failing. “It is morning, Mila.”

She thought about starting up again, losing herself in more of their banter, but smartly kept her mouth shut. Instead, she nodded once and headed for the door, smiling to herself the whole way down the hall.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Upcoming Releases...

Hi guys,


So a few people have been asking about the release of Unbound, the third book in the Underworld saga, figured I'd drop a post about that to help clear up any of the confusion. It was supposed to be out sometime in July, however, things got a little hectic in my life and I wasn't able to do a thorough edit of it. I don't want to release it until I've looked it over and made sure that it's at least at a point where I'm comfortable enough for people to read it. There are a lot of people who, thankfully, have really liked this saga so far, and I want to try and uphold the same level of quality in book number three.

Recently, I paid for a book tour, and unfortunately it didn't go as I had hoped. It's very disheartening when you don't get what you paid for, especially when you're an indie author like me and every penny counts. Unfortunately, I don't feel like the person(s) I paid for this really cared about authors, as they didn't uphold basic promises and rarely bothered to email me back. The only reason I'm mentioning this at all is to help explain why I haven't posted in a few weeks, and why I put a pause on editing the rest of my work. I needed to take a breather and recollect myself before jumping back into it. At least now I know not to bother wasting my money with sites/groups like that. I understand how book tours work, I've had them done for my work and taken part in helping run others, so I get that the organizer has no control over whether or not a person follows through with the post they promised. However, there were basic things that weren't done, and that's what really upsets me. It's hard enough for indie authors to get their work noticed, and I just feel very badly for anyone else who decided to trust their hard earned money towards this same group. :/

BUT ENOUGH OF THAT.

I'm back in business, and working towards getting a couple of the books I've been promising done and out to you guys! For one, there's Unbound like mentioned above. I'm HOPEING for an August release, but I've got coworkers leaving on a two week vacation so...I'm going with hoping, not making any definitive promises. Sorry. Just keep checking back to see! I'll make sure this is the first stop I make after the book is available.

Then there's Bone Deep, a vampire (yes, it's got vampires. No, they do not sparkle) story. In this there are also Upir, a darker kind of monster that feeds off of the flesh, mostly hearts, of the living. They can go out in daylight, and are stronger, faster, and much more malicious than their vampire cousins. The blurb, and the cover, can be found in an older post so feel free to scroll down and check it out if you haven't already. I wrote this book in a very different style than my others, so I'm a bit nervous to share it with the world. That's probably why it's taken me so long to get it out there.

There's also a dystopian that's been written and sitting collecting dust since...about a year now, maybe longer. :/ It's called, Know Thyself, and is about a girl who wakes up one day with no recollection of who she is. She's forced to go about her business as usual after receiving a threatening text message, and must wade through a world where only the best of the best are allowed to continue on in society. And of course there's a boy. Who happens to have known her before her memory loss...and hated her.

Lastly, the second book in the Coven trilogy. I've been writing it and posting it to WattPad, however there are over ten more chapters that have yet to be posted there. This is because while a lot of people keep asking me about it, no one ever comments on the chapters I post up. This is a book series that I never really intended to finish. I wrote the first book for fun in between projects, as more of a messy way of getting jumbled ideas out of my head than anything else. The only reason I'm continuing with it is because of the fan base, so come on guys, go post a few comments. If I don't think anyone's reading, I won't bother writing it. Most of my work I write for myself, but with this...that's not really the case. I have their stories mapped out in my head, I know how it all ends for Caley, Shia, Bane and the rest. I'm going to try and get the book finished, but there's also a ton of other projects I'm currently working on.


Like: a book about superheros, a book about aliens, a book about a spy (the first two chapters of this, titled, Stained, is available to read for free on Goodreads.com!), and books two in both the Trickster trilogy and the Dreamer trilogy.

For people asking about those last two, because I've posted the first books of both up on the site Swoonreads.com where they can be read for free, I'm obligated to keep them there and only there for at least six months. Because of this, books two of both series won't be available until that period has run its course. Books on this site have a chance of getting a traditional publishing contract based on their ratings and amount of comments, so if you haven't yet checked it out, please do so! Every rating counts! This is looking more like a release for this coming winter, or even the spring, depending upon. It all depends on what I decide to do once the initial six months are up. I could choose to leave it for a longer period of time, or I could take them down, and self publish them myself along with the second books. We'll see how that goes.

Ok, well, I know this was a really long post, sorry to drone on, just wanted to keep you all updated. I've been away from my goodreads account for about two weeks or so and have missed a lot of questions and messages from all of you. This was the easiest way I could think of to get back to you all at once. If any of you guys have any more questions, or comments, feel free to leave them here or on goodreads. I do still tend to check goodreads more/more often, which I guess a lot of you already know seeing as how almost no one ever bothers to comment here lol.

Links for all of the books mentioned about, minus the unreleased ones, can be found here either to the right or below in a previous post! :) If you read this post to the end, thanks for sticking with me!

As a side note completely unrelated to any of this, or me even really, have any of you guys checked out the new Netflix original series Sense8? If not, do so. Right now. Drop everything. It's that good.

;)


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Unhinged Blog Tour + Unleashed Rerelease!


Hey everyone!

Wanted to stop by and let you all know that there's a two week long blog tour for Unhinged going on hosted by Paranormal Cravings! Here's a link to their site and the page so you can check out all the tour stops!

http://www.pcbookreviews.com/2015/07/started-today-2week-book-tour-unhinged-underworld-1-by-tempest-c-avery/

There's also a giveaway to go along with it, so sign up for a chance to win either one paperback copy of the book, or one of five eBook copies! For those of you who've already read the first book, the second book, Unleashed was just rereleased! There's a link to where you can purchase it in the previous post! :) If you're reading, please leave a review on Goodreads, as it's the best way to help spread the word and get other people interested.

In case any of you are new here, below is the blurb for Unhinged, which you can purchase by clicking on the cover image over to the right of the page.

Blurb:

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 than 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.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Unleashed is back!!!!!! :)

It's back!!! For all of you who've asked me when the second book of the Underworld saga would be rereleased, it finally has been! Thank you to everyone who's supported this series so far, and for everyone who read this book already the first time it was published, don't worry, the third one is on its way as well! Below is the blurb for Unleashed. It'll be going up on Goodreads as well as the third book, Unbound, which should be out sometime in July!

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.

Here's the link to buy:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/329934

If you've read the first book and I told you I'd give you a review copy of Unleashed please get a hold of me on Goodreads.com! I have a list, but fear I may have over looked a few people! :)

Also, be sure to check out the two books I still have up for free reads on Swoonreads.com! The links are all over the blog. And check out the two chapters I've posted to the pages bar on the left of a new book I'm working on!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

*insert witty post title here!*

Ok, I got a little lazy above with the title, but there are only so many posts I can put the word NEWS on so...yeah.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the giveaways of my books, Beguiling Trickery and Within a Dream! Those two paperback copies have been mailed! For any of you who still want to read either or both of these, you can do so for FREE on the site Swoonreads.com! You can follow the link at the right where the cover for Within a Dream is just by clicking on it!

If you want to read but prefer not to read it on the website, there's currently a R2R going on in the group Fangirls and Fanboys on Goodreads.com! That means you can get the book for free in either ePub, .mobi, or PDF format! There are a limited number of copies so act fast! Here's the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12049054-beguiling-trickery-by-tempest-c-avery--20-left

I'm sure most of you have read the blurb a thousand times by now, but in case there's a newcomer, here it is:

Two all powerful beings want her. One is a literal nightmare, the other is a god.


Kenna Erikson knows absolutely nothing about Norse mythology. Which is daunting, considering she’s a volur, a type of seer the Vikings believed garnered favor with the gods. For the most part, she ignores her gifts, and the useless ability to foresee thirty or so seconds into the future. For as long as she can remember, she’s had only herself to rely on, and she likes that just fine. However, when shadows suddenly come alive and attack her, she’s forced to seek outside help in the form of tall, blonde, and infinitely annoying, Luka. Somehow, Luka knows all about her attackers, and the mythology they spring from. He’s also eager to help out, despite the fact they’ve only just met. But what secret is he keeping? Who is he really? And why does her heart flip every time he’s around?

NEW NEWS!!!

I went ahead and posted the first chapter to a new book I'm sort of working on! I figured why not at this point, right? I've got so much else that's out there so figured it'd be fun to try a different approach. Below is the link to the first chapter, please go and check it out! I'd really like to know what you guys think! :) I have a few more chapters written but won't be posting them until I know if this is something I should keep up.

Here's a working Blurb:

Melinda Gray isn't really her name. She isn't really a Blood citizen, and technically, she's not really a member of the Blood army. Placed in enemy territory at a young age, being a spy is practically all that Melinda knows. Five years pretending to be someone else, cut off from the people she loves, has left its mark. But now it's all coming to a head; she's finally gotten an audience with the allusive Blood king. Just a few more weeks, months top, and she might be able to finally go home. Of course, in order to do that, she needs to remember who she really is, and that that girl absolutely, under no circumstances, can have real feelings for the king. Pretending is allowed, but what happens when the line blurs and Melinda finds herself in a reality made of smoke and mirrors?

https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/399627-stained

Do you guys think I should also start posting chapters here on the blog? I could create a new page for them...?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Giveaways ending!!!!




Hi all! Just wanted to stop in quick and remind everyone that the giveaways for paperback copies of my books, Beguiling Trickery and Within a Dream both end tonight at midnight!!!!! This is your last change to sign up! The giveaway is being hosted on Goodreads.com, so follow the link below and check it out before it's too late!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25329333-beguiling-trickery

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25099925-within-a-dream

If you don't get a chance to, or don't win, here's a link where you can sign up to get an eBook copy and read for FREE:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12049054-beguiling-trickery-by-tempest-c-avery--20-left

Both of these books are also still up on Swoonreads.com, so check them out and leave ratings/comments! Books that have the most get selected for possible publishing contracts!!!!! If you were a fan of the Underworld Saga, or anything else I've written, this is a great opportunity to help me get traditionally published!

http://www.swoonreads.com/a/Chani.L.Feener.Tempest.C.Avery/8Vy2x4

Speaking of the Underworld, book two in the saga, Unleashed, should be rereleased sometime by the end of this week!!!! Fingers crossed! Keep checking back for more info as well as the actual release! That also means that book 3, which has never been published before, Unbound, is also coming out soon!!!! If you're super excited for this one, let me know either below or on Goodreads.com!

I'm currently seeking beta readers for Unbound, as well as a couple other books that I have in the works, so if interested please PM on goodreads.com!!! For those of you who already have, I've been in touch and will let you know as soon as Bone Deep and this book is available!

Curious about Bone Deep? Check out the first eight chapters (unedited mind you) for FREE! Not sure how long I'll be leaving them up, as the book will be released soon, so read them while you can! This book is written a little differently than the rest of my work has been, so keep that in mind if you're a first time reader!

Here's the link:

http://www.wattpad.com/myworks/25762977-bone-deep-nano-2014

In final news, I've been thinking about posting chapters of a new book I'm working on, just for the fun of it. Other than on Wattpad, I've never really done that before, but feel it might be a good way for readers to interact. Let me know if you think this might be a good idea. If so, where should I do it? Stick with Wattpad, post chapters here on the blog, or Goodreads.com? Or maybe even all three. :) Would love to hear your thoughts on this, guys!

Finally, as always, if anyone has any questions or comments please feel free to ask! I love hearing from you guys! Most of you already know, speedier responses come from my Goodreads. Just putting that out there again! But feel free to comment here as well! ;)

*Also, if you know of anyone, maybe yourself, interested in helping run the book review blog I have with my best friend, as well as the Goodreads.com group for it, please let me know!!!!*