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! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014


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 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 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!!!