Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer

From the very talented T.G Ayer, author of Dead Radiance and Dead Embers (books one and two of the Valkyrie series) comes a new series about shapeshifters!



Series: The DARKWORLD Series

Volume: 1

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: 30th APRIL 2013

Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback


Publisher: Infinite Ink

Pages: 390

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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?


"The cold cocking of guns set my body on fire.

It also did something worse. With mortal fear gripping me, my imminent Change wasn't taking second place anymore. My body churned the fear and my Panther grasped at the visceral power of the adrenalin in my veins.

I ran.

A gunshot echoed around the garden, the sound ping-ponging off the aging brick walls of the surrounding apartment buildings.

I gasped as a blast of searing pain slammed into me.

As a bullet buried itself deep within my shoulder."


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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And now,

May I present to you

that which you have been

most anxiously

and Patiently




When I first saw the cover, before I read the blurb, I thought it might have to do with a snake.

I am excited to say that I will be reviewing this one! :-)

What do you think?

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  1. Adding this to GR! It sounds good. :)

    When I saw the cover I thought it was part of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. It looks just like the UK editions. o__O

  2. ^^ oh my we got the same though this time again ^^ the eyes really made me think "snake"^^;;

    i will be waiting for your review that's for sure ^^ a good author and now book with shifters so hard to resist. i'm happy it will be released in print too... i'm just a little afraid that if she has both series published it will take longer between each release ( so i hope it won't be like some one series a year like 2013 shifter 2014 other series, 2015 shifter etc; becaus eit would be too long)

    at the moment teh only think i can said is that the cover isn't the choice i would have made, i don't think it fit (or perhaps if it's a wraith and they have snake eyes) that's the difference with dead radiance, the covers were perfect

  3. Miki I don't look for that to happen. Tee seems much more with it than that. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

    1. i guess i have time because it's not even available in pre order as of yet but don't worry i will keep my eyes open

  4. I love the cover. Though I totally agree with you and see snake but its very cool looking. I'll be anxiously waiting for your review. :)

  5. +JMJ+

    The eyes are definitely reptilian! I don't mind, though, because I really like green. =) It's the scaly background that is making me think of snakes and getting me to shudder a little! ;-)

  6. My thoughts exactly... very snake like. But, really cool too. Sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out for it.

  7. Yes, definitely snake --- the shape of the face and the color of the eyes! I don't like snakes, but the book description sounds very interesting.