Thursday, March 14, 2013

Carlyle Labuschagne Stops by

If you have been following The Book Mystress a while you will know that I am very good friends with the amazing Broken Destiny Author, Carlyle Labuschagne, she stops by today to celebrate The Book Mystress's birthday by offering a eARC for  some one who leaves a comment on THIS blog post (winner will by chosen at Random, Carlyle is also giving away a copy of her novel over on goodreads!

A Good book can go a long way. 

We crave books that suck us in, take us worlds away; transporting our emotions, moods and minds into the impossible even if it is only for a few moments. For me a good book must be adventurous, daring, thrilling, romantic, sad , sometimes scary, and very good looking. Yes I shop by covers, covers do so much for a book. But it’s the entire book, the way it’s constructed, the flow, the feel – the interior layout. I am a bookish snob and proud of it. Put all that aside what is truly needed is a good writer to spark your imagination, and once you have read a book that does exactly that, your imagination sets the stage for the enjoyment of any. I have had my fair share of books that were hard to get through, but I suck it up, lighten up and off we go. There is nothing more exciting than picking up a fabulous book that hold all the elements that make a book spectacular. Those books linger and stay with you for a while, you dream about the Hero of the story, sometimes the villain. I love good Villains, the kind that just won’t die, never gives up, are charismatic and charming. When that is all said and done, what sets a book apart from all the hundreds of thousands of great books out there? Bottom line -. The lessons, what I learnt, what I felt, the Message behind it all. There is no sense in writing a book if you’ re not going to write for something of significance. To breathe meaning into it. That is my kind of book that stays with me for a very long time. 

My list of books that will stay with me for a very long time. 

Fire by Kristin Cashore 

The Twilight Saga’s 

The Glimpse by Claire Merle 

The Hunger Games 

Books by Rae Hachton 

Novels by Casandra Clare 

The Eve Trilogy by Ana Carey 

If I stay by Gail Forman

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne

The Broken Destiny

by Carlyle Labuschagne

Giveaway ends May 22, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


  1. I love the sound of this book and have had it on my wish list for ages :) Thanks so much for the chance!!

    natcleary at gmail dot com


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