Blog Tour: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer *Review*

Posted October 26, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Title: Dead Radiance

Series: The Valkyrie Series

Published: February 25, 2012

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Pages: 382

Buy:

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Blurb: That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.

I finally knew what the glow meant.

I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.

Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.

The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.

Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?

I have never read a book about Valkyrie.  I’ve seen them mentioned in books, but not as the main type of creature.  Dead Radiance did not disappoint.

When you begin Bryn’s journey, you don’t really know what is going on.  With Aidan’s arrival, pieces begin to fall together.  The only thing I didn’t understand was the instant attraction between the two.  I’m not sure if there is more to it other than he’s hot and mysterious.  I love the world building.  We’ve seen Asgard in movies like Thor, but Ayer’s description is a million times better.  I could see the palace walls forming around me.

There were a couple of moments when the writing seems a little choppy, but that could be because I have zero knowledge on anything dealing with Norse mythology.  I know a lot more though, and I love how the gods are portrayed in different books, as well as mythologies.  I have been left wanting to learn more. 😀

The characters were great.  It was easy to be annoyed with Aidan considering how he behaves.  I love Bryn.  She’s a strong character.  She may not always make the right decisions, but she is loyal to those she cares about.  She is also protective.

All in all, I really liked this book.  I’m ready to jump into Dead Embers to see what Bryn is up against next. 😀

About the Author:

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I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other’s loves – it works wonderfully…
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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ONLINE LINKS:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TGAyerAuthor
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/TGAyerAuthor
Blog: tgayer.wordpress.com
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/5726831.T_G_Ayer
Shelfari: www.shelfari.com/tgayerauthor

Amazon: amzn.to/QECLcY

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Giveaway:  1 Signed Print book per tour, and 4 E-Books per tour,  signed swag. plus a necklace INTERNATIONAL

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About T.G. Ayer

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other’s loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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