Monday, 24 June 2013

Blog Tour - Skin Deep (DarkWorld #1) by T.G. Ayer

Title: SKIN DEEP
Series: The DARKWORLD Series
Volume: 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: 30th APRIL 2013
Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback
ISBN-10:  TBA
Publisher: Infinite Ink
Pages: 390
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Book 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?

My Review:

Skin Deep (DarkWorld #1) by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a new series written by T.G. Ayer and it is a great beginning of a series that I definitely going to keep my eye on. The plot and characters are well written, the story flows so well you don’t want to put Skin Deep down till you reach the end.

We first meet Kailin who is a panther shape shifter, she leaves her clan and lives among the human. Kailin spends her days working in the addiction field helping other and at night she is a Wraith hunter.

One evening Kailin comes across a body of a shifter who had been skinned and left for dead. Here is where she meets Logan who is part Omega and works for a special team on the police force who work investigating non-human cases.  As this investigation is under way Logan and Kailin end up running  into each other a lot.  The attraction is there and feelings begin to develop between the two.

Skin Deep is full of suspense, mystery and a touch of romance and had me hooked right from the beginning. It is well written and draws you in, I have rated it a 4 star rating and cannot wait to read the next book in this series. T.G. Ayer has outdone herself once again in this Dark World series. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoy paranormal genre.

Excerpt:

"Clutching the phone, I whispered Anjelo's name into the device. The darned thing promptly advised me to speak more clearly, its tone annoyingly authoritative, seeming to laugh at me.

Damned machine.

Clearing my throat, I spoke his name again, this time restraining the urge to shout at the piece-of-crap phone.

Dial tone. Thank Ailuros.

"Kailin? What time is it?" Anjelo grumbled, his voice thick with sleep, grumpy and perplexed. He loved sleep, even more than his widely known love affair with Italian pasta. Nothing the school cafeteria supplied would ever tempt his taste buds. Anjelo had gourmet taste.

All he would've heard was my grunt of pain as I slid further to the floor, the phone suddenly too heavy to hold to my ear.

"Kailin, you okay?" His voice gurgled as if I were underwater—hollow, strange.

I took a deep breath and gripped the phone, pulling on every last dreg of energy, and said, "Sure. Shot. Bleeding. But okay."

My voice cracked on each syllable, and I barely heard his urgent request for my location. I scowled at the phone, again so heavy it began to pull my hand to the floor, inch by inch.

Why was he shouting at me? I could hear him perfectly.

I spoke with a false calm. "I'm at the center." Then I let the phone fall, unable to bear its incredible weight.

Scrambling. The knocking sounds of someone bumping into things in the dark. Muffled oaths, and then a slamming door.

Good. Anjelo's coming."


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 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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