Thursday, March 18, 2021

A Beast So Beautiful by Carlyle Labuschagne - Book Tour + Giveaway

A Beast So Beautiful
by Carlyle LaBuschagne
Genre: Dark Fantasy

A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies.

Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the castle.

The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy.

For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before.

But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees.

Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

Well I have always been a lost in my own head , from a very young age I have been capable at a whim to disappear into a different world of my own creation.  Maybe that is why I love sleeping?

I started journaling at about twelve years old, and my cousin taught me to type in primary school. Come high school I was begging kids for their creative stories to write – so with that said it was all I was doing and that is why today I suck at math. In early high school (age 14) I started writing songs – yeah I was that emo kid with a lot of love to give but was rejected by my peers for my ability to shine no matter what, the emo was just a way of keeping kids from hurting me.

MY school friend contact me often reminding me that I used to tell them I will one day write a book, but with my messy mind I could not recall that.

Once my kids were born my writing stopped. But one day my husband was on a business trip and I had the whole house to myself – my bestie brought me a copy of Twilight – I hated vampires at that stage. But boy I watched that movie seven times that weekend, and countless times after. I picked up the series of books at my sister’s house and was like I was compelled to read them all in a short amount of time while holding a household together, and working.

Then the series ended and I was a black hole – but soon realized I can do this, Stephanie just made the impossible come true for all striving writers that did not conform to the typical genres.

I wrote my first book The Broken Destiny in 4 weeks and took me a few months to get published and a year of edits. And that was it for me – my escape, my way of sharing feelings and comforting my readers that all people have the same things they go through. I write to heal, I write what I wish I had to read in my teens years, because I know teens don’t take advice from parents but will find something profound in a YA book that will elevate and plant a seed of growth.



What is something unique/quirky about you?

I always fall up stairs. I smell everything I put in my mouth, even at restaurants.

I love researching the origins of inventions. I sit crossed legged when eating. I roll around in the beach sand when we vacation the coast. I don’t use mirrors. I am the smallest person in the house but make the biggest noise – my family call my stomps a lot., and this is probably why I was kicked out of ballet school.

 I break a lot of things in our house, from mops , brooms, dishes, buckets, glasses, and fridge interiors . And don’t get me started on pc’s or phones – technology hates me – I can almost guarantee if I touch your phone to do a research or send a message something with glitch on your phone.


Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

Well I find a lot of things interesting, so it depends of what area of my life we want to discuss.

Lets start with the highlights of my author career. Before I published my first book The Broken Destiny I reached for the stars. I wrote the PR / booking agent for one of South Africa’s world class rock bands. – for me they are second to linkin park. I was granted the crazy opportunity to use their lyrics in my book in exchange for a copy for each of them and a photo opp. I was escorted on said meeting day backstage a day before the big concert where I experienced the magic of muses entertaining me solely.

You can find the image here:

MY first USA book signing in Nashville was a huge success I sold out all my books in under an hour and had to turn people away so I have a few books for the next day.

Book singing and photoshoot in Paris.

Book con in England.


What are some of your pet peeves?

People skipping stop streets or red lights – littering

Where were you born/grew up at?

In Johannesburg south Africa,


If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

Entire family on the beach learning how to surf with sushi.


Who is your hero and why?

MY family members – they love unconditionally, give every last bit of themselves for their kids and siblings.


What kind of world ruler would you be?

Not a very good one I think, I am way too much of a softy. But the first law I would pass is the law to enforce biodegradable plastic – or construction companies make use of compressed plastic bricks for building that is said to be stronger than bricks. OH my goodness and poachers , poachers should have their hands or noses cut off.


What are you passionate about these days?

MY latest release. Getting back into my fitness routine. Coffee and Cake counts right?


What do you do to unwind and relax?

Binge watching Gilmore girls, swimming, walking, yoga


How to find time to write as a parent?

I work from home so it’s a breeze – but very distracting


Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Sweet. Compassionate. Foodie. Traveler. Hugger. And I have to add I am a crier, I even cry in ads, songs and tv series.


Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

Umm all of them!


As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Black panther.


Carlyle is a USA Today Bestselling, international bestselling and international award winning South African author – with a flair and passion for mixing genres, adding loads of drama to every story she creates. Carlyle has traveled the world with her books in hopes of connecting with all kinds of book loving people, to learn as much as she can from other book cultures with the hopes of bringing the knowledge back to her home country.

Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.
Carlyle uses writing as a healing tool, and that is why she has started her very own writers support event – SAIR Book Festival.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival
Co-Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa.

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