Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer {Review & Giveaway}


Welcome one and all to my stop on the Dead Radiance tour brought to you by I.O. Book Tours. Here you will find a summary of the book, buying information, about the author and best of all a Giveaway located at the bottom of this post.

Have an enchanting day, happy reading and good luck!


Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1)
by T.G. Ayer

Dead Radiance (Valkyrie, #1)

Summary : 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?

         


Author Bio

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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Dead Radiance has been one of the best books I have read all year. It is about a girl named Brynhilder (Bryn) Halbrook who has had it rough, to say the least, being moved around from foster home to foster home because her mother abandoned her when she was just a young child and her father dying in an accident. Bryn is different from everyone else because she is able to see a golden light around certain people and has been able to see this light since she was a child. What she found out later is that when she sees this light it means that person is going to die.

Where Bryn lives now is awesome and her foster mom really loves her and everything. She even has a great friend named Joshua. Things change when a horrible accident happens and her best friend dies and everyone blames her for what happened. The incomes Aidan, the hot bad-boy type with a heart of gold, or so it seems. After some tragic things happen, Aiden leaves suddenly and Bryn is left wondering who she is and what has really happened. Everything changes as lies are uncovered and her heart is broken even more. Her whole life is turned upside down in a matter of moments and when she wakes up in a land known as Asgard and the stories that everyone spoke of actually being true. She learns that she is a Valkyrie and the reincarnation of a great warrior named Brunhilde.

I honestly didn't really know how much I was going to like this book. It sounded interesting but I really had no idea that I would love it as much as I do. The characters are true to life and very believable and I love how the story of Odin is changed around and women are put into the best roles. This book is really about finding out who you are, how to love and how to know what a true friend is. Now, about the world that is cast in this book. Seriously, T knows how to describe something in amazing detail. Every word about Odin’s castle and every other part of this amazing land is described so perfectly that if ever made into a movie could never do it justice. I could picture everything that was described including how things smelled. This book blew me away with the details alone.

I am enthralled with this series and cannot wait to start the second book. I am on the edge of my seat to see what happens next.

I give this book :


*Disclosure Notice*
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.




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