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May 07, 2013



Tell us when you want it to be a writer.

I’ve never really wanted to become a writer -  I kind of just was. I was on a family vacation in the bushveld (safari) at the age of 12 when I grabbed a pen and paper from my Dad's car and captured the beauty of what I was experiencing in a poem. I explain it as taking a picture with my mind and printing the image and feeling into words. Since then I’ve loved writing. But to actually have my writing published was when I started The Broken Destiny in 2009. Took a year to complete a diploma and them resumed from there. The timing was just right, the emotions and feeling was at a peak, a need to heal and heal through words was a huge motivation. I’ve always lived in my own world and I wanted others to escape with me. 

2. How did you come up with the Characters in Broken Destiny?

The characters just came as I wrote. Most of them were born from friends and kind of took their own personalities from there.

3. Who are your favourite Characters?

I love all my characters to be honest.

4. Tell us about Broken destiny 2

Evanescent  - A broken novel is book two in the series. Here I've pretty much risked a lot with the science fiction genre in book two. It’s not a popular genre with female readers, but Ill convert you all yet you will see! Link to the page:

5. What the best advice you got from another

To ask for help when you are unsure, that every writer, author has their doubts, just to work through it. 

6. what advice can you give your readers.

Readers as in aspiring writers > Patience, be true to yourself, dont write to impress. Do it, go for it - take the risk be unique - be you - and you can never edit enough. 

Tell us the most surprising things that happened to you

To experience how welcoming, companionate and helpful people you have never met can be. Being part of an online community - I never thought would be so mind blowing.

7. What can't you live with out?

My family. My laptop. Cappuccino. My readers and online friends.

8. what do you do on your free time no blogger no writing?

I work during the day. I have young kids I am passionate about experiencing every exciting growing-up experience with them. 

9. What your Favourite TV show?

By far Vampire Diaries - then Supernatural, Eureka, Smallville, Glee.

10. What your Favourite food?

Food any food oh glorious food!!!

11. what your favourite Snack?

Food! Id rather eat a home cooked meal as apposed to treats like cookies or sweets.

12 .what your favorite movie?

All time is Last of the Mohicans. Twilight movies! The hunger games. Looking forward to City of Bones. I love movies!

13. when your writing do u listen to Music what get you going

I cannot go without it! I am always plugged in.

14. Pretty please can we have a teaser from broken destiny 2

This is still a very raw draft. My editor is currently busy with edit one! So this might change a little 



A Broken Novel 

Her fall has just begun, and only he can save her from the shift that could destroy it all. 

It had been written many times over, been portrayed in so many Earth movies. Those flashes that pass through you before you die. But to me, it was not my life I was leaving behind, it was the choices I had made which had brought me to this moment, the moment before the reckoning. The shift had caused a rift within me. When the first blood-shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts, altering me forever. It had many ways out, and when it was released, there was nothing that could stop it. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. Crooked, damnable, depraved, destructive, hideous – your kind would call it many things. In my blood, runs the thing our kind call The Shadowing disease. It shadows over, and turns everything to its will. I, however, had the only antidote against the evil that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of a sweet darkness that clung on for dear life. I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. But, by the time the revelation lifted me from the dark dungeon of our bounds – it was too late. 


Ava knows much more, and feels much more than she is allowed to. When she starts questioning her origins and the destruction of Earth, things go horribly wrong for her. She is saved by a Minoan boy from an attempted kidnapping on her life – the perpetrators are evil Zulus and their dark ancient magic. Humans and Minoans are forbidden to interact with each other, and as she is taken back to their village she finds out why – they know of her, her kind and her destiny to save a dying race. Ava must rid them from the Council’s ruling and free the galaxy of The Shadow. Her destiny is to rise above the fall, because within her soul is the key to an archaic weapon that has been missing in the mix of a genetic code since the time of the ancients. As the prophecy unfolds she learns of her bloodline – a bloodline that makes her less human than she could ever have imagined. She alone has the power to destroy or save, but the mind-shift is a horrible thing. Ava will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Beaten, poisoned, possessed and betrayed by her own emotions, she has no choice but to rise above it all… for that is her Destiny. 
The Broken Destiny was voted #3 on the goodreads Debut list for 2012 :
All my life, I had searched for something, something I thought I ought to be. I felt like I was living someone else’s life, waiting for the awakening of my own. I felt like an empty shell burning for life. That was, until the day I lay dying in the prince’s chambers. I could no longer feel the pain from the tear in my gut. The only sensation left was a hollowed-out feeling that I had made a huge mistake in assuming that taking my own life, would have stopped the ancestors’ spirit from raging out. I had given up. I didn’t want to see myself killing the ones I loved. I was the Chosen one, but I threw it all away for what I thought would save a life. Could you end a life to save a life? I did, and I have regretted it ever since. I realized then that things like me are not meant to exist. What had been missing my whole life? It was I. To find myself, I had to lose myself in the worst possible way. The consequences of my actions became the legend of The Broken.
Autho Bio
Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African Debut Author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her First Novel “The Broken Destiny. She is not only an author but works as PR and Marketing Manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at Collage SA. Loves to swim, fights for the trees, food lover who is driven by passion. Carlyle writes for IU e-magazine an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. 
My goal as an Author is to touch people’s lives and help others love their differences and one another.

A firm believer in - YA saves!
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Carlyle Labuschagne said...

Thank you Nikki for hosting me on your beautiful blog today!

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