Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review ~ Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer


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?



Series: The DARKWORLD Series

Volume: 1

Author: T.G. Ayer

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: 30th APRIL 2013

Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback

Publisher: Infinite Ink

Pages: 390

Purchase links: Amazon or B&N 



"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."

About Tee:

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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My Thoughts:

I first discovered T.G. Ayer when I read Dead Radiance which I really liked. I was excited to know she was creating a new series with skin walkers (a type of shifter) and wraiths. Wraiths are interesting and all but you know how I feel about shifters. I Love Them!!!!! When you factor in that a talented author who I really like wrote it and it has my favorite supernatural creatures in it, I'm sure that you can come to the appropriate conclusion. :-) It is no surprise that I thought Skin Deep was terrific!

In addition to paranormal creatures, in this book you'll find lots of action, a some romance, mystery, and a labyrinth of possibilities that will keep you wondering what will happen next, a slew of bad guys most of which are a tremendous surprise that you won't see coming!  

The cast of characters was pretty interesting and I am excited to find out more about them in the next books.

The heroine was Kailin who was an Alpha in her own right but left her clan to be out on her own (more or less) and who works with troubled teens.

Anjelo was her loyal sidekick. His girlfriend Lily should have been a dog walker (it would have totally explained her attitude). lol!

Logan the hero and Kai's romantic interest was a cop with some secrets of his own. (you'll have to read the book to find out for yourself what they are). :-p I'll just say that he is a hot hunk of man ;-) His partner is Jess and she is more than she seems as well!

There were many other walkers and a man? named Storm. In addition there is a metal singer too! (Much like Zee in the Mercy books) 

If I haven't snagged your interest yet, I don't know what else to tell you. If you like paranormal, urban fantasy, or shifter books you really owe it to yourself to check this book out! It was an awesome beginning to what I'm sure will be a most entertaining new series.

I received a copy for review from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you Tee. :D  It was fantastic and I'm looking forward to the next book!

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  1. You caught my interest when you did the cover reveals, i'm even more interested now but since it's not available at bookdepository at the moment i can only hope to win the contest i saw for a print copy...
    *finger crossed* i need this books!!!!

    1. I'll cross my fingers for you too! ;) Good luck!

  2. Same with Miki. I was intrigued with the cover reveal. I will definitely grab this one. :)

  3. This sounds like the beginning of a very interesting series. The green eyes on the cover are intriguing.

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