Friday, March 15, 2013

Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayer



Series: The Valkyrie Series

Volume: 1

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publication Date: 25th February 2012

Format: E-Book

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Format: Paperback

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Publisher E-Book: Evolved Publishing

ISBN-10: 1469998165

Publisher: Infinite Ink

Pages: 382

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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?


"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."


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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I really liked this book. :-) You can see my review Here.

You can also see my interview with Tee Here

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  1. It's funny that you posted this one today. I just went out and bought the book :D I bought it because the premise of the story sounded intriguing and I love anything that deals with Norse mythology.

    I loved the cover as well.

    1. I also wanted to say thanks for sharing the links to your previous review and author interview.

    2. lol! I read it a good while ago but I really liked it. Recently I received the second book but haven't had the chance to read it yet. :-( I'll get to it Soon!

      I try to share whatever I feel may be helpful. :-) The author is super nice as well as talented. I hope that by sharing the interview you'll get a glimpse of that!

    3. Brenda, that's one of the reasons I LOVE your blog and make sure to keep up on it. You share all of the different aspects, but I feel that you are honest and up front when you do your reviews. I've noticed a lot of blogs only seem to post books that they can "gush" about. I know they can't love every book they read. Makes their reviews a bit less believable to me.

      I'm on the street team for the publisher of the book, Evloved Publishing. If you haven't checked it out on Facebook you should: You get a lot of interaction with all of their authors. It's great.

    4. Every once in a while, I review books that I don't post a review for. I feel bad saying that I hate a book but I won't lie and say that I like it either.

      I'm sure you've probably figured it out by now. I love some, like some, I think some are good, some are pretty good, and I find some entertaining. If I don't say any of those things then I didn't really care for the book. Also I won't recommend a book that I didn't care for. I always try to find something positive to say about them all. If I can't, you won't see the review. Someone took their time to write the book and even if I hate it, I don't want to hurt their feelings or keep someone who might like it from trying it.

      On the other hand, I will always strive to be honest with you guys. :-)

      I'll check it out Josette. Thanks!

    5. you are doing great don't worry. i always try to find something positive about what i read because they must be something but i would recommend only those i like ( letting the one who want to try one i liked less the opportunity to do so)

      you nevermade me disappointed with your recommendation so keep doing as you do;) ( i did love carter's treasure like you told me)

    6. Good to know Miki. Thanks. :-)

      I'm very glad that you liked it as much as I thought you would!

    7. +JMJ+

      I agree with everyone that I trust Brenda's reviews because she is clearly honest about what she thinks of the books. =)

      Finding something nice to say about every book is also a good rule to have--not just because it's a courtesy to the writer but also because it exercises our "kindness muscles." Okay, that's a silly term I came up with; but I really believe that if we don't practice kindness, no matter how much we believe in being kind, then we'll end up less kind in all our dealings.

    8. Aww Thanks Enbrethiliel! I agree with you completely about exercising our kindness muscles. I love that phrase!

  2. I do want to read this book because like Evanlea/josette i do love norse mythology ( i did my ending study work on it) i love to see how they were more realistic than the roman/grec one.

    ^^ I relember you telling us you loved it ( it was in your favourite books choice for a giveaway) i do have it on my wishlist since then ( it was on teh maybe list and like always you were decisive)
    glad to hear the author is kind too.

    will read the older post and wait until yu have time for book2 to hear what you think of it ;)

    1. I think this is another one that you'd like. :-)

  3. I love the cover for this one! Thanks for sharing! You always give me new books for my wishlist! :)