Book Giveaway: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer

Welcome to Author 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 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.


From Bryn’s POV – from the beginning of the book:

I’ve seen the glow all my life. You could say it is the bane of my existence. I mean, how many kids have psychiatrists at age five? My dad was great though. At least he seemed to understand me. He didn’t behave like he didn’t believe me. My mother, on the other hand – well I’d rather not talk about her right now.
Besides, I don’t have much luck with people. They either die on me or they leave. People just don’t waste time hanging with the Freak. The stupid name is more appropriate than the kids at North Wood high could ever have known. What would they think if they knew I saw weird golden glows around people? Bet they’d have a field day with that!
The thing that upsets me the most is that it had to be Joshua that has the glow too. It was okay until I figured it out. Joshua, the best friend I’ve ever had, is going to die. Sometime soon, and I can’t do anything about it. Risk telling someone what I suspect? You’ve got to be kidding. I’ve spent way too much time under a psychiatrist’s scrutiny. Not going to happen.
I’ve resigned myself to waiting. Waiting for Joshua to die. I have no idea how it will happen. Just that he doesn’t have much time left. And in the meantime all I can do is keep smiling, keep acting like nothing is wrong. Keep acting like I can’t see the blindingly bright glow around my dearest friend. An achingly beautiful golden aura that hurts so deeply.
I am already grieving for him.
I wish I could change it, prevent it. But I know I don’t have the power.
Joshua is going to die and there is nothing I can do about it.

Dead Radiance

For as long as she can recall Bryn Halbrook has seen a golden aura around certain people, and it is only when her new best friend Joshua dies that she understands the glow means death. Bryn struggles to adapt to a new town and a new foster home while trying to deal with the guilt of being unable to save her friend. Until mysterious biker-boy, Aidan Lee arrives.
When Aidan unexpectedly takes off he leaves behind a shattered heart, a tonne of unanswered questions and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn is a Valkyrie. Bryn is faced with questions about Aidan’s real identity, the real reason he came to Craven, and that Odin, Freya and Valhalla just might be real.

As if accepting her new wings, new life and new home in Asgard isn’t difficult enough, Bryn is forced to find and return the precious necklace of the Goddess Freya. The only problem is – if she fails, Aidan will die.

The mystery of a Mythology is easy to enjoy. The reality is much harder to accept.

Giveaway Details
1 Ebook copy of Dead Radiance plus swag (metal bookmark with bead and tassel & Bryn’s necklace)
Open Internationally
Ends 3/22/12

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