Tour/Review/Giveaway - Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer

Welcome to my stop on the Dead Radiance book tour which has been brought to you by Innovative Online Book Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author T.G. Ayer. There is also a Tour wide giveaway, so please enter!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Dead Embers
Author: T.G. Ayer
Series: Valkyrie #2
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Published: February 25th 2012

My Review for Dead Radiance (book 1)


“For a shadow of a second, I stared into his eyes, shocked, horrified he'd do such a thing to me. A thousand fears filtered through my frigid brain. Was he in cahoots with Loki? Or was he Freya's dog all along?
It took an eternity for him to blink. Even longer for me to blink.
Then Fenrir pushed me and I fell off the cliff, into pure white oblivion.”


Valkyrie-in-training Bryn Halbrook just can't catch a break. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and the taunting laughter of Loki still ringing in her ears, she struggles to concentrate on her training and duties in Odin's realm. The last thing she expects or wants is more adventure—but then treachery, a shocking abduction and a chilling discovery send her forth on another perilous, globe-hopping mission.

As the ultimate battle, Ragnarok, draws closer, it's a race against time for Bryn, Fenrir and their team to discover who kidnapped her foster brother from the halls of Asgard and what's causing the mysterious deaths of so many of Odin's chosen warriors.

In the exciting sequel to DEAD RADIANCE, Bryn encounters dwarfs and dragons, new friends and old foes—but the worst enemy of all may be the person she trusts most!

My Review

Dead Radiance, Book 1,  ended on a cliffhanger, and I wasn’t too disappointed because I knew I was able to read Dead Embers immediately. Now that I’ve finished Dead Embers, I’m bummed because I have to wait until March 2013 for Dead Chaos (Book 3) to be released!

Dead Embers takes off from the very minute that Dead Radiance finished, so I was happy that I didn’t miss a thing. Dead Embers has a lot more action than the first book, and as you all know, I am an action junkie, so I couldn’t help but keep turning the pages to see what was going to happen next!! T.G. Ayer was able to keep the story rolling perfectly, kept me intrigued and left me wanting more!!

Aidan has gone to Hel but the world still functions around Bryn and soon she decides to pull herself out of the slump that she is in and do her duty as a Valkyrie. With all of the turmoil that Bryn experienced in the first book, it was going to be a matter of time before things started to click for her and she understands more about being a Valkyrie. She learns that she has strength and that she should trust her intuition a bit more. And are those wings just for show??

I liked Bryn after DR, but now that I’ve read DE, I love her. She is definitely coming into her own person, being more independent and strong willed by completing her own missions. But when she is in a group situation she takes a step back instead of voicing her opinions. She is the only ever person that was born a Valkyrie, so she tries to stay out of the spotlight where possible. She thinks too much like a human and trusts people too easily, even when she is warned by two different people to be weary of the people around her.

Most of the characters from DR make appearances in DE too. There isn’t one that I don’t like, whether they are evil or not. Even Loki, he is still able to manipulate people without being seen, but he brings spice to the story. In DE, Thor is introduced to us. He is the perfect male God, super hot, confident and is also the God of War and all the girls over him. I was hoping to see him interact a bit more with Bryn, but they are both very professional in their brief conversations.

Everything seems to be happening for a reason, and a few of my unanswered questions from DR fall into place, but a whole lot more open up. It all seems to be leading to Ragnarok, the war that has been prophesied for centuries. And Bryn is a big key in the game. I love the buildup of this story, there is going to be a massive showdown ahead and I can’t wait!!

About the Author

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize 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 practice 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.

You can stalk T.G.Ayer online at:!/TGAyerAuthor


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  1. My e-mail address is
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

  2. Thank you for hosting T. G. Ayer today :)

  3. Thank you for hosting T. G. Ayer today

  4. Awesome review! I am pretty bummed myself because I am dying to know what happens next! I loved Bryn in this one because she is totally coming into her own and ready to kick butt. Ugh, I wish we didn't have to wait until the third one but you'd better believe I will be reading it as soon as I can. :)

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  5. I love the cover! Thank you for hosting another giveaway :)

  6. I will too Krystal!! I'm addicted to this series too! Bryn is getting out there and it will be a matter of time when she will be at full strength... She is gunna kick some serious butt!!!

  7. I love it too, Sandra!! Thank you for checking out all the giveaways today! Good luck in them all!!

  8. I am really excited about this series. I have had book one on my wishlist and just think if I win book two I will then have to buy it right ;=D Thank you for sharing your review today, definitely makes me think I am on track - rubbing hands together LOL

  9. Haha!! Nice one Denise! I really love this series, can't wait for the next one!

  10. I haven't read this series and now I am all kinds of curious! Great review :)

  11. Thank you, I really liked this one!! Can't believe I have to wait so long for the next one!!


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