Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fire by T.G. Ayer

Title:  Fire
Author:  T.G. Ayer
Series:  Hand of Kali #1
Published:  July 25/13
Page Count:  282
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Book Blurb:

Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he's telling.

Maya doesn't believe the gods are real, doesn't waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhound's become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn't normal to be
...the Hand of Kali.


Maya stalked to the door and flung it open. She had every intention of shoving past him and getting the hell away. Joss would still be in the car so if she ran fast enough she’d get there before Byron.

Byron was ready for her.

Maya tried to run past him, but he slammed his palm into her chest. She stumbled backward, her hip hitting the basin with a solid thwack. Her body ached but her gaze remained on Byron. He kept his head down, looking at her out of the top of his eyes. Like a bull, readying himself to charge straight at her. She expected smoke to rise from his nose soon.

Byron closed the distance between them in the blink of an eye. His hand spread around her neck before Maya could move. Before she could think. Even before she realized there was nowhere to go. He lifted her by the throat, her feet dangling at least a foot off the floor. He was so strong, so frighteningly strong. His fingers dug deep.

My Review:

Ayer has a very light, easy flow to her writing that allows you to immerse yourself in the story without thinking about it. She takes you on a walk through a number of different areas and lands, each of which you can picture perfectly. Ayer also gives background information on the Hindi pantheon without making it into a history lesson. Those who aren’t familiar with these gods are given sufficient information to enjoy this upbeat and fast paced novel, while those who are will not be bogged down with information.

Ayer definitely takes a very interesting look at maintaining a cultural family in a very multicultural community. She also shows a myriad of different ways in which a single cultural practice can be interpreted and followed. It gives the reader something to think about while thoroughly enjoying their journey with the phenomenal characters that Ayer has developed.

The characters in this novel are just amazing. I enjoyed not only how well developed they were, but how diverse the cast was. There is someone for every type of reader to identify with, to get to know, and to journey with. Everyone has their own distinct role in the story along with the characteristics to follow it through.

This was a beautifully crafted story that draws you in from the get-go and keeps you hooked throughout. I cannot wait to read more from this series and from the author in general.

Buy your copy online here today!

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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Website http://www.tgayer.com/
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