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 :)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

FREE Reads

Been super busy lately, guys, but I am trying to work on a few new projects (some of which are the second installment of series already out!) as well as get all of these prize packs put together and shipped to the winners of the huge giveaway I held back in January. That being said though, three of my books are still available to be read FOR FREE on the site Swoonreads.com.

If you haven't heard of this site yet, it's one where authors post their completed novel in the hopes of garnering enough attention to get selected for traditional publication. So, all of you waiting on the second books of the Dreamer trilogy and the Trickster trilogy, get your friends to check the books out, rate and comment! I'm hoping to leave them up a little longer, crossing my fingers that they still might get chosen for publication!

To everyone who has already read/commented/left a review THANK YOU!!! You have no idea how much it means to me that you took the time to check out my books, and then leave a rating! For those of you who haven't, who doesn't like a free read, right? Below is a link to all three books, their blurbs (in case you've missed it), and cover art!

I've got 10 reviews on the newest book, Prisoner of Glass, so far and really want to thank everyone who's read that one! It's one of my favorite things I've ever written, so it really means a ton that people seem to be liking it! People have also rated it highly on Goodreads, as it has a solid 5 stars out of 7 reviews there so thanks for that as well!!!!!!!!!

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?


Beguiling Trickery

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?


Prisoner of Glass

If anyone had ever asked Delaney Grace what her plans were after high school, she certainly wouldn't have answered, "getting kidnapped". Unfortunately, that's exactly what happens. As if that wasn't enough, turns out the man kidnapping her isn't a local. He's from another planet. In a twisted case of mistaken identity, Delaney is taken to a foreign world where she's forced to pretend to be an alien princess. If she can pull it off long enough for the real princess to be found, she'll get to go home, if she doesn't, she risks enslaving the entire human race. Tricking the princess's betrothed, Trystan, isn't going to be easy, but not falling for Ruckus, her accidental kidnapper, might be an even bigger feat. Especially when the three of them get caught up in a deadly game of truth or dare. Will Delaney be able to pull off the acting job of a lifetime, or will she ultimately be the cause of a massive war? One the human race most likely won't survive.  



My book, Bone Deep, is still being offered for FREE download on Smashwords.com! I'm not sure how much longer this will be the case, but if you do download and read, please remember to leave a comment/rating on Goodreads.com!

Bone Deep

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 Vlad 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 her 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 since altered. 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.


and the goodreads.com page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26888103-bone-deep

If any of you have any questions, pleases feel free to ask! There's an Ask the Author section on my Goodreads account, as well as here on the blog!