Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Latest:

Figured I'd keep you all caught up on a few things, like for instance what's going on with the Underworld series (aka, why it can't be found for purchase anywhere, and where the third book is) as well as other series that you might have noticed absent from...well, everything, as of late.

Firstly, I'd like to just address how supportive you've all been, and understanding about the delay in the third book. A lot of you have messaged me on Goodreads (which is where I'm usually at) asking about it and are very cool when I explain the situation. I am still in the throes of finding a publishing company/agent, and because of this do not intend to release the third book yet. HOWEVER, I will be re-releasing the first book, Unhinged, sometime within the next week or so. Once I do, I'll post about it here and drop a link! It has been altered some, edited and whatnot, but the changes aren't huge ones (no more Ryan...oops), so if you've already read the first copy no need to reread (though feel free too if you want!).

For those (few) of you who read and liked my original Dreamer trilogy, I'm sorry (not really) to say that I have taken all copies down and do not intend to ever sell those particular ones again. However (again), I do have good news about that. While I'm completely trashing those books, the first one without a doubt, I am not killing off all of the characters, or the basic plot line. I have instead written a new book based on the same running plot--witch girl prophesized to save three realms--which is titled, Within a Dream. This book will include a lot of the same characters, like Ruarc, Brid, Caer, and Ronan, but there are also a lot of characters that will not be carried over.

Just to be clear, this is NOT the same book! While All That We See or Seem will always be really special to me, it being my first fully written novel when I was fifteen, let's be honest, it's not my best work. Not even close. Not even in the same universe as. So, I've scrapped it, deciding to write a completely new book based off of some of the same characters. They are not all the same, however. I'm hoping that in this book the characters are better rounded and the story has more flow. It does not take place in Bevain. They do not know anything about the prophecy. And Larkin is not a jerk.

Ok, that last parts a lie, he's still sort of a jerk, but less of one, I swear! ;)

Basically, what I'm saying is, if you happened to be one of the few who read All that We See or Seem, this book is nothing like that. The ONLY similarity it has is the tattoo parlor scene from the novella, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances. That's it. So, if you've read the Dreamer trilogy in the past and liked it, hopefully you'll like this more. It's not the same, but it's better written. And if you read the Dreamer trilogy before and hated it, well, maybe you'd be willing to give this new one a try. Again, IT'S COMPLETLY DIFFERENT! NOT THE SAME BOOK! WAS NEVER READ BEFORE!

If it weren't for the fact I liked the premise so much (and Ronan), I wouldn't have even bothered writing another Dreamer trilogy. I would have simply allowed the old one to rest in peace and been done with it. But I couldn't. So I wrote a new book...with the same characters. :) I'm hoping to have it edited within the next week or so, and once that's done, the plan is to post it up on Swoonreads.com, where you can all read it for FREE!

Another book I want to do this with is a branch off from the Underworld saga universe! While I can't give you guys more Hadrian (for now!) I can hopefully help ease the ache by introducing you to another ancient god. Though, this one hails from Norse myth, and doesn't live underground. That being said, you can expect to catch glimpses of a few familiar faces from Unhinged! ;)

This book, titled Beguiling Trickery, won't be available for at least another month or so but once it is I'll post about it here and like with Within a Dream I plan for it to be available for free up on Swoonreads.com!

My book for this years (2014) NaNoWriMo is still being working on as well! I beat the word count, but didn't feel that was enough to complete the book so kept going. You can still read the first couple of chapters up on my Wattpad! The cover for it is above, and below in another post, and the book is titled, Bone Deep.

Keep stopping by to check out the covers and find out more about releases and upcoming projects! If you have any questions, as usual, feel free to ask! If you don't want to do so here, or you want a speedy reply, message me on my goodreads.com account: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5171960.Tempest_C_Avery

:) :) :)

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! :)

http://www.wattpad.com/79051504-bone-deep-chapter-1?d=ud

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Update!

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 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.