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Carlyle Labuschagne

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in Johannesburg, South Africa



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Carlyle is a best selling South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. she 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.
For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
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.

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I

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Description: Prologue 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.
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“With him I couldn’t be anything but myself and that scared the crap out of me, because I had never existed like that before.”
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“You cannot know what light is
if you have not experienced darkness.
How could you know what happiness feels like
if you know not what it means to be sad?
Right does not exist without wrong
Hate exists because there is love.
You are either driven by fear or love.
To love is not to fear.
It is to be godly.”
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“I had evolved a year too soon, and it nearly broke me”
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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
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The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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Lucinda Dear Carlyle,
Thank you so much for acepting my friend request! I am very excited about your Broken series, and cannot wait to add your books to my bookshelves.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)

Carlyle Labuschagne Becky wrote: "Hi Carlyle, thanks for accepting my friend request!"

Nice to meet you Becky

Carlyle Labuschagne Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "Thanks so much for friending me!"

aah do you know I only saw this now! LOL so sorry now I feel like stupid! Have a good day Katrina

Carlyle Labuschagne Savannah wrote: "Carlyle, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,


LOl thank you Savannah you too!

Savannah Carlyle, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Kat (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks so much for friending me!

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