Saturday, April 18, 2015

Giveaways/Free reads!

There are currently two giveaways up on Goodreads.com for paperback copies of my books: Within a Dream, and Beguiling Trickery! For those of you who sign up and don't win, or if you're just interested in reading, both of these books can be read for FREE on Swoonreads.com! The links to both of these books and where they can be read are at the bottom of this post! :) Here's the cover art, blurbs, and links' to the giveaways!


Within a Dream:

Lily likes being a witch. Sure, aside from floating pencils and telepathically communicating with her three best friends, there aren’t many real perks. Until it brings two of the hottest guys she’s ever seen into her life. Of course, there are always strings, and this one comes in the form of a prophecy foretelling her saving, and eventually ruling, a realm she’s never heard about in this lifetime. With dark fey suddenly hunting them down, Lily and her friends are forced to make a decision, complete the prophecy or turn their backs. If that isn’t enough stress, Lily also has a choice to make of her own. Trust in their brooding dark haired guide, Larkin? Or the golden dream stalker Ronan? One claims he’s her soul mate. Both want her back in a realm she can’t recall. What’s a girl to do?


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Within a Dream by Tempest C. Avery

Within a Dream

by Tempest C. Avery

Giveaway ends June 09, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win
http://www.swoonreads.com/m/within-a-dream


Beguiling Trickery:

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

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?


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beguiling Trickery by Tempest C. Avery

Beguiling Trickery

by Tempest C. Avery

Giveaway ends May 09, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win
 

http://www.swoonreads.com/m/beguiling-trickery

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Beguiling Trickery Release!!!!! FREE read!

Alright everyone, my book, Beguiling Trickery, is finally out and available as a FREE read on the site Swoonreads.com! Please go and check it out! Again, for those of you who don't know about it, Swoonreads.com is a place where anyone can post up their completed teen novel in hopes of getting picked for a possible publishing deal! This is based a lot off of reviews, and comments, so go read and leave some!

If you're just checking in and don't know anything about this book, it's based in the same universe as my Underworld series. However, unlike with that series, which revolves around Greek mythology, most notably that of Hades and Persephone, this trilogy focuses on Norse myth instead. If Hadrian is Hades, I wonder who Luka is? ;)

Below I've placed a blurb, and a link to the book! Again, please go and check this out! If anyone has any troubles reading (I've gotten PMs from people about this in regards to my other book on there, Within a Dream) please let me know! I'm thinking about getting a few PDF copies out there to people who can't read on the site, with understanding that in return they'll post their honest review and comments to the site once they'd read it. Want to know more about Luka before you check it out? I've recently added a new section to the right called, Ask Away, where characters are "interviewed". You don't have to PM questions, just post them in the comments there! :)

And without further ado, Beguiling Trickery:

http://www.swoonreads.com/m/beguiling-trickery

Blurb:

Two beings want her. One is a literal nightmare, and 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?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Up Coming Books/Intersted in Reviewing?/FREE reads! ;)

Ok, so admittedly that title is a mouthful, however, I figured it'd be easier to squish everything into one post! So, lots of news, please hang in there. :) Firstly, my teen paranormal, Within a Dream, is still available on Swoonreads.com! PLEASE go and check it out! The more comments there the better, and it's a great way to interact with me! There are also a TON of other great books on there, so when you sign up you don't just get to read my book for FREE but loads of others! The link is below, and the cover is to the side. If you haven't yet read the blurb, feel free to do so in the previous post, or check out an excerpt to the left! <-----------

http://www.swoonreads.com/m/within-a-dream

On my review blog, there is currently a giveaway for an awesome trilogy that I just finished reading! The author is Nenia Campbell, and she's willing to give away TEN copies of an omnibus version of her Horrorscape series! Check that out, because it ends in a few days! My reviews for each book are also up on the blog, if you're curious to see what I thought. Be aware, however, that there might be a few spoilers mixed in! Here's a link to that:

http://www.readinginthewindowseat.blogspot.com/

Ok, now onto new news! The book I've been talking about for a little over a month now is finally (almost) ready to be published! Just have to do one final read through/edit and then it'll be available! The book, Beguiling Trickery, is based loosely off of Norse Mythology, and takes place in the same universe as my Underworld series!!!! That means that you might get a look at a familiar character or two throughout this trilogy! The plan as of now is to post this book up onto Swoonreads.com like I have with Within a Dream, however, I am looking for reviewers as well to help spread the word and get a few reviews up on goodreads.com! If interested, please let me know as soon as possible as I am making a list and will only be giving out limited e-copies of this! This is mostly because, as I've stated, it will be posted up on Swoonreads.com, where it can be read by everyone for FREE! However, some people don't like the format there, and that is why I'm also giving a few away. Of course, this will be a R2R sort of situation, and I require that not only do you post a review on Goodreads.com, but also on Swoon once you've read it. :) Anyway, for the first time EVER, here is a blurb for the book:


Two all powerful beings want her, one's a literal nightmare, and 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. Trusting doesn't come easily for Kenna, and putting her faith in someone as mysterious and confusing as Luka is takes its toll. Why is he constantly making the moves on her when it's obvious he dislikes her? What secret is he keeping? And why does he keep insisting she learn her Norse myths?
 
And I'm still not done! Some of you might recall mention of another book started for 2014's NaNoWriMo! I'm pleased to announce that Bone Deep will also be released soon. That will published on Smashwords.com. I will also be in search for reviewers for that book as well, so please, again, let me know as soon as possible! This is a little different from the rest of my work, and I can't wait to get feedback on it! Here's the blurb if you didn't catch it earlier:
 
Mila's lived her whole life with one goal: destroying the upir, and sometimes their lesser evil cousins, vampires. She's fought and trained for almost all of her eighteen years so that she'd be ready to lead the Ouroboros order, a society of hunters that has been around since Dracula was known simply as Vlas the Impaler. She's successfully executed many kills, led hundreds of hunting parties, and honed her abilities as a runemaster. But something's coming, something that even a life like Mila's couldn't prepare someone for. Hunters are dropping all around her, and monsters are doing the unheard of. Working together.
Rogen's second life has been about one thing: protecting his people. He's long since accepted his role in the vast supernatural world, and what's more, he's learned to relish in the power. Which is why it pisses him off so much when something shows up announced, screwing with the order of things. With only one option left to him, Rogen undergoes the unthinkable, guising himself as a moroi hunter in the Ouroboros order. There was a time when he respected their services, but having been corrupted some centuries back, his opinion of them has altered since. He's going to have to convince them to join forces if they're ever going to stop whatever's coming. The only problem is, doing so might actually be more impossible than stopping the biggest evil the world's ever seen.

Lastly, I've started a new page! A lot of you have questions pertaining to specific characters of mine, (like the always absent Bane from the Coven series that is taking a million years to finish, *cough*). I've decided to start something new, where you can ask characters questions instead of "me". The page is to the left, with all the rest, and aptly (lol) titled, Ask Away. To give you guys a good idea of what this will be like, I've started it off by having Luka (the main lead from Beguiling Trickery) and Thayer (from the Underworld series) answer a few! This way you can better get to know the first, and possibly reacquaint yourself with the latter!

For those of you curious, I'm thinking of rereleasing the second book, Unleashed, soon. :)

Have any questions, feel free to ask! For those of you hoping to review, please contact me through my Goodreads.com account, as I am usually there more often than here....because I suck. Sorta like Rogen, my character from Bone Deep. ;)


 

Monday, March 9, 2015

FREE book

I've been mentioning this for the past couple of days, but here's more news about my teen paranormal, Within a Dream! The book can currently be read in its entirety for FREE up on Swoonreads.com! I'll post the link again at the bottom, but you can also reach it by clicking on the cover image on the sidebar to the right! ----->

I am also hosting a giveaway for one paperback copy! This will be done through goodreads.com, and to enter, all you have to do is click on the link to that below! For those of you who don't know what the book is about, while you're on goodreads.com you can add it to your reading list and check it out, or you could always go check out an excerpt of the book to the left under Take a Walk: <-----

:) Please check this book out, because the more reads/comments/ratings/etc. it gets, the more likely it'll be read by the site runners and considered for a possible publishing deal! This is also the ONLY place that you can read this book, on the Swoonreads.com site. It'll continue to be for at least the next six months as well, so those of you waiting, don't! ;) Just go check it out.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Within a Dream by Tempest C. Avery

Within a Dream

by Tempest C. Avery

Giveaway ends April 08, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Unhinged is Back!!! Plus FREE read!!!

Alright everyone, if you've read my latest post (if you haven't you should!) you know that while I'm still actively seeking a publisher, I'm re releasing Unhinged! There has been a lot of questions about this, and a lot of people have shown interest so I've decided to just go back to self publishing it in the meantime. That being said, I'll be posting the link that leads you to where you can buy it on Smashwords.com! I'm also fixing the button on the side, so that from now on, clicking on the cover picture to the right will also immediately bring you to the correct page! For the next few weeks the book will be on sale for only $0.99!!!

Thank you so much again to everyone who's stuck around this past year waiting on me to either release it again or to give news on the third book (again view below at earlier post). I really appreciate it.  If you read below you'll also see info another book coming soon set in the same universe as Unhinged! And in other news...

One of the new books I promised is now up and ready to be read for FREE on Swoonreads.com! This is a site that works sort of like Wattpad, in the sense that readers get to vote and comment on their favorite/or not so favorite books! They choose books to then actually publish later on, so I'd really appreciate it if all of you could swing by (link below) and check this book out! Comment, rate, and hopefully enjoy! Again, this is your way to read one of my books, free, so if you liked Unhinged, please go read Within a Dream. And in case you didn't read my earlier post, and don't plan on doing so now, let me just reiterate that this book, while containing some of the same characters and a similar main plot, is NOT the first book of the original Dreamer trilogy, All That We See or Seem. This book, Within a Dream, has NEVER been published anywhere before, and has never been read by anyone (except my best friend). It's a rule of Swoonreads.com that this be the case, which is why I keep stressing it to you guys. It's also because All That We See or Seem was written years ago when I'd had little technical training and was just starting my hand at writing. Since then, my skills have vastly improved, and I no longer want to be associated with the poor quality that was that book. ;)

For those of you who read All That We See or Seem before, or even the entire trilogy, please check this one out! I assure you it'll be better than the first book, so if you hated it, you should hopefully like this one more, and same goes if you actually liked it! You'll find it's a completely new, fresh read.

As a side note, when you check out Swoonreads you'll see that I've included me actual name along with my penname. Just giving a heads up so no one thinks anything was stolen from me or anything like that :).

Those interested in reviewing any of my books, please feel free to message me via my goodreads.com account (I will also leave that link below).

Within a Dream link: http://www.swoonreads.com/m/within-a-dream

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

My Goodreads page link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5171960.Tempest_C_Avery

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!