Sunday, February 26, 2012

Introducing T G Ayer... and her gorgeous creation, Bryn


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.

It is my absolute pleasure to be able to introduce my friend, T G Ayer. We met a couple of years ago at a writer's conference. We soon became critique partners and now we are in contact daily. We have been walking this writer's journey together, supporting each other and becoming great friends.
In short, T G Ayer totally rocks :)

And so does her writing...

Dead Radiance is T G Ayer's debut novel. It is amazing. Her writing is elegant, sophisticated and pulls you into the story straight away. She has created a world of diverse characters - some lovable, some not so much. It is a great mix for this unique story. I taught Norse mythology at school one year and loved it, so when I found out Tee was writing a story based on this, I was very excited.

Trust me when I tell you, that you really must add this book to your reading list. It is a fascinating read filled with mystery, wonder and action. Bryn, the gorgeous MC drives this story forward with gusto. She is a strong, yet compassionate girl with a sharp tongue and a clever wit. Although she's just a teenage foster kid, she is also a warrior... a Valkyrie.

Life for her is not easy. She has had to face many heartaches for her young years - the most obvious being the fact that she must stand by and helplessly watch as the people she cares about draw nearer and nearer to death.

Here Bryn takes a few moments to describe what it is really like...

     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.

You can buy either digital or paperback copies of this fantastic book on Amazon - Dead Radiance.

And you can connect with T G Ayer here:

Twitter: @TGAyer Author

This is going to be such a great tour - make sure you check out the other blogs along the way.

24/2  Friday Feature - Author Interview with Kim Koning 
25/2  Take Ten Questions with Maria V Snyder
26/2  Melissa Pearl – Author Interview
Guest Post
28/2  Interview With Megan
29/2  Syd Interviews Bryn
01/3  Guest Post + Giveaway
03/3  Interview
04/3  Interview
05/3  Song Post
06/3  Q&A with Mandy
07/3  Interview
08/3  Review and Interview
09/3  Interview


  1. This sounds really great. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. Having a good crit partner is the best gift a writer can get. Great post.