Cover Reveal – Retribution by T G Ayer

RetributionOne of my favourite authors has a new book coming out in March.  The Cover is just DIVINE!  Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

RETRIBUTION
Chronicles of the Irin #1
T.G. Ayer
Expected release date: 14th March 2014

Her name is Evangeline and she is Nephilim.

Evie belongs to the Brotherhood Irin and together with all the other Nephilim of the world she is protector to humanity, protector against evil. But evil has found its way into the Brotherhood. Someone has murdered her guardian and Marcellus, the New Master makes demands of the warriors that go against all they stand for. Demands Evie just can’t carry out.

Evie uncovers Marcellus’ plan to collect a set of special seals, but when a high-level demon reveals the truth behind the Seals of Hades, Evie know there is no way she can allow the Master of the Irin to get his hands on them. But will keeping the Seals from Marcellus cause her to sacrifice more that she should? Will vengeance for her guardian’s death be enough or will she need more to satisfy her Immortal soul?

T G Ayer – Valkyrie Series New Cover Reveals

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Dead Radiance, Dead Embers, Dead Chaos  by T.G. Ayer
(Valkyrie #1-3)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Valkyrie Bryn Halbrook is broken and damaged…Struggling to accept the loss of her wings, Bryn’s not sure if she can be a real Valkyrie anymore. But when a mysterious prophecy claims she will be the reason the All-Father dies, she is determined to ensure the prediction will not come to pass.

A visit to the three fates who live beneath the great Tree of life, sends Bryn racing against time to find the missing Heimdall and his horn. As Odin’s life hangs in the balance and Ragnarok draws ever closer, Bryn has to find a way to save Heimdall and Odin before she can discover the truth about who she really is.

In the thrilling conclusion of the Valkyrie series Bryn must battle not only the formidable frost giants and the hated God Loki, but she must also find a balance between what she will lose and what she will gain.

Valkyrie series
AUTHOR BIO:
TGI 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 others 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 crosseyed.

Author links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5726831.T_G_Ayer

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Fire by T G Ayer

I did the cover reveal for Fire back on 30th June for this Novel and I have since had the chance to read this novel.  (Isn’t it an amazing cover!)

Fire Front Cover aNormal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling.

Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhound’s become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn’t normal to be …the Hand of Kali.

T G Ayer is Indian by birth, and has decided to make a foray into her own history and religions to come up with this wonderful story of Fire.  

Maya is a character with guts.  Her parents have stepped outside of their norm and have trained her in hand to hand combat, something most Hindu families don’t believe in; Women are commodities to be traded for marriage goods.  Maya in the reincarnation of Kali, and therefore must fulfil her obligations to the gods and goddesses.   That is why her parents have prepared her, and they have prepared her well.

Nik Lucas, who is a white guy who casually turns up and has the hots for Maya turns out to be very helpful, especially when it turns out he is the son of a god.  From Earth to Hell and back.

Between Nik, Maya and Maya’s friend Jess, they manage to fight against demons and survive long enough to tell the tale.

If you are looking for a story about gods and goddesses, humans and the realms in between, then this is a story for you.

Cover Reveal – Fire by T G Ayer

Fire Front Cover aFire from the Hand of Kali series is the latest Young Adult Urban Fantasty offering from T G Ayer, who is fast becoming a prolific writer.  Here is the blurb:

Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling.

Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhound’s become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn’t normal to be …the Hand of Kali.

EXCERPT:
Fear spun Maya around on stricken feet. To defend her back perhaps. She just felt less vulnerable facing her attacker, where she could see his next move. He barreled straight at her. And for all her training in martial arts, she did the one thing her dad always said never to do. She ducked her head and hid her face with her hands. Hands out, as if she could fend off this vicious attacker merely with the soft skin of her palms.  

Maya felt the heat before she saw it.

Byron was on fire. A living column of shimmering orange flames. She couldn’t breathe. Was afraid to breathe. How did that happen? She glanced around the bathroom as panic filled her veins, her fear taking on a whole new level of hysteria. She had to put the fire out. She turned to the faucet to fill her hands with water. And froze. In the mirror she saw the burning reflection of Byron disappear. Byron was there one moment and gone the next. Only a few burnt shards of fabric left to say he was ever there. But she remembered the last thing she’d seen before Byron became nothing: brilliant blue eyes turning a frighteningly bloodred.  

And Nik, holding the doorknob, staring at the empty space on the floor behind her.

Find Fire: The Hand of Kali series at Goodreads – add it to your must read shelf, the book will be released in paperback and eBook in July 2013.  Published by Infinite Ink.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 teamakers, 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.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Website

Facebook

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Blog

Email – tgayer@xtra.co.nz

Goodreads

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Skin Deep – T G Ayer

Publisher T G Ayer Books ISBN: 1484836707

Skin DeepPanther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protects the humans, and has something to be proud of. But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.  

Enter Logan Westin, an agent that investigates the strange and unusual; a cop and a Human…. Can Kailin ignore the attraction between them, can she keep him at arms length before he finds out exactly what she is? 
The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is? And can she finally allow herself to trust Logan?

Skin Deep is the newest offering from T G Ayer, one of my favourite NZ authors.  Kailin is a shape-shifter, and she kills wraiths, something that her family doesn’t know, and if they did… her life wouldn’t be worth living.

Kailin is a strong person, who ends up in all sorts of trouble after she discovers the body of a fellow shape-shifter – he has been murdered, and the murderer’s know that she has seen the body.

Not only has she got the murderer’s after her, but she also has to deal with a missing sister, and an Uncle who is estranged from the family, and then there is her mother…

Logan has his own skills, he is able to burn things.  His attraction to Kailin grows stronger with every interaction he has, yet neither of them can explain why.  It isn’t until Kailin is kidnapped by her Uncle that puzzle pieces start falling into place.

New Release – Skin Deep by T G Ayer

Skin Deep (The Darkworld Series – Vol 1) by T G AyerSkin Deep Cover

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: 30th APRIL 2013

Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback

Publisher: Infinite Ink

Pages: 390

Add on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13604857-skin-deep

Available through Amazon 

EXCERPT:

“The cold cocking of guns set my body on fire.

It also did something worse. With mortal fear gripping me, my imminent Change wasn’t taking second place anymore. My body churned the fear and my Panther grasped at the visceral power of the adrenalin in my veins.

I ran.

A gunshot echoed around the garden, the sound ping-ponging off the aging brick walls of the surrounding apartment buildings.

I gasped as a blast of searing pain slammed into me.

As a bullet buried itself deep within my shoulder.”

 

DESCRIPTION:

Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.

But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.

The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?

A Book is a Magic Portal to Another Dimension

I love getting lost in a good book.  I mean, settle down Magic Portalunder the blankets, totally
wrapped up in the story that is going on in my book rather than the story that is unfolding outside of my bedroom door.

The story doesn’t have to have magic in it, it just has to be a good story, one that when you poke your nose out of it, it feels like you are coming out of the water, and taking a deep breath before diving down again.  If a story doesn’t do that for you, it probably isn’t going to work for you, find another one!  Don’t waste time trying to read a story  because you “want to get into it”.  You are either in it, or not.  Don’t waste time reading bad books!  And there are lots of them out there!

Fortunately I have a couple of authors that I love and go back to time and time again.  These include Colin Falconer (up to my third one of his books), James Patterson, John Grisham, Kris Pearson, Cherie Le Clare, LaVerne Clark, T G Ayer and Melissa Pearl just to name a few off the top of my head.  I can lose myself in their stories to the point where it is past midnight,and I don’t want to finish reading because I just have to know what is happening!

Do you read books that you love, or do you try and read any that you have (or downloaded) just because you brought them?