Audiobooks on the Horizon

It’s been a while since I blogged so I thought I’d drop by and make a little announcement.
At the moment I am working on Audiobooks for both Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) and Skin Deep (Skinwalker #1). My voice person Hollie Jackson [pretty sure that voice person is the least glam way of describing this rocking chick but all other words have failed me] is an amazing woman. She’s doing the voice for both books and I am so thrilled and super super excited to release them as they are ready.
I adore Hollie this much ==> She will produce any of my books that she wants from here to eternity.
That said, I’m hoping we will see Dead Radiance some time end of July to middle of Aug and then Skin Deep a month to 6 weeks later, but I’ve made a decision not to be too stuck on dates. The only hard and fast dates I will handle while still remaining sane are those from my amazing editors. So nope, I’m not imposing deadlines on myself.
So, that was my news at this time – 2 amazing audiobooks coming soon and to be available where audiobooks are sold.

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Hugin from the Valkyrie series

Hugin

My rendition of HUGIN from the VALKYRIE series.


“The air-conditioner would have shut off hours ago and the room was stuffy. I stood by the window, looking out at the thick darkness of the park, at the slight movement in the branches of the nearest tree where Hugin waited.”

 

 Dead Radiance is FREE HERE

Dead Embers is HERE

Dead Chaos is HERE

& Dead Silence is coming soon 🙂

Valkyrie Christmas Order Special!

I’ve decided to offer a paperback order special for the Valkyrie series.

What’s on offer?
Order Dead Radiance and Dead Embers and get Dead Chaos Free – all signed with signed bookmarks and bookcards
Also on offer are the Swagpacks which included the signed paperback as well as the bling ie Bryn’s Amber Pendant with Dead Radiance, the Glasir Leaf Ring with Dead Embers and a Tree of Life Bracelet with Dead Chaos.

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Click on the Special offer image on the Home page of my website or follow this link http://bit.ly/ValkyrieChristmas

If you have any questions please fee free to email me – tgayer@xtra.co.nz

Friday Food Fiction – Garlic & Herb Roasted Chicken

Fiction is filled with food so I thought a little meme for food in our favourite books will be nice idea. I’ll be trolling through my novels and finding delectable delights to share with you. Feel free to use the meme, just post an excerpt relevant to the dish, find a recipe and post that too. And reblog and link to your hearts content. 🙂

“Her (Ms. Custer’s) smile, like the soft pat on my shoulder, was gentle and sweet and enduring. “Did it go well today?” She reached out and gently touched my bandage.

Ms. Custer had intended to come to the funeral but I’d asked her to stay home. Didn’t want the kids exposed to more grief. And my sorrow craved solitude. I wasn’t sure why, but I knew I’d shatter into a million shards of grief if my little family were with me.

I just nodded. No sense in telling her about Cherise and her malicious machinations. Ms. Custer’s face tightened but she let it be.

Tender garlic and herb-roasted chicken and butter-glazed carrots made it safely to the table. I went through the motions, pretending to eat under the stern supervision of my foster mother. Washing up was easier to do and I escaped the kitchen, both dishes and myself in one piece.

A wide veranda hugged the front half of the house, dark and private, especially in the evenings. I surrendered to its comforting embrace. Enjoyed the thrill of having the porch swing to myself, reveled in the enveloping dark night and the sweet scent of Ms. Custer’s pink climbing roses. I sat alone, enclosed in my little private world, with just the crickets and cicadas to vie for my attention.”

DEAD RADIANCE (Valkyrie #1) Chapter 4

Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

 Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

Ingredients

  • 1 roasting chicken (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons each minced fresh parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 20 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, halved
  • 1 large whole garlic bulb
  • 1 sprig each fresh parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme

 

Directions

  • With fingers, carefully loosen skin around the chicken breast, leg and thigh. Combine minced parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt and pepper; rub half under skin. Place sliced garlic cloves under skin. Squeeze half of the lemon into the cavity and place the squeezed half in the cavity.
  • Remove papery outer skin from whole garlic bulb (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulb. Place garlic bulb and herb sprigs in the cavity. Skewer chicken openings; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string.
  • Place chicken breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Squeeze the remaining lemon half over chicken; rub remaining herb mixture over chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until chicken juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 180° (cover loosely with foil if browning too quickly). Baste with pan drippings if desired.
  • Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Remove and discard skin, garlic, lemon and herbs from cavity before carving. Yield: 8 servings.

 

Hope you enjoy this mouthwatering episode of Friday Food Fiction

 

Author Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on Lady Ambers Author Blog Hop. Hope you enjoy the stops and the many awesome competitions and giveaways you will find along the way.

My Giveaway

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3 Lucky winners will receive a set of all of my ebooks
Dead Radiance (Valkyrie 1)
Dead Embers (Valkyrie 2)
Skin Deep (DarkWorld 1)
Fire (the Hand of Kali 1)

Please enter using the Rafflecopter Link below

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New novel, Valkyrie series update & tour, Skin Deep release date & tour!

If you are familiar with authors you will know that many a manuscript lies in that special drawer (or folder) collecting the dust of doubt and the lack of belief. It’s no surprise that writers can lack a lot in the self-esteem department. Often it will take just one comment to sway your entire purpose. So I have this drawer just like all my other author buddies. And like many of them, although I loved the novel, I wasn’t sure that people would be interested in reading it. This, compounded by numerous agent rejections for Skin Deep, let me to place this novel in the ‘The virtual Drawer” consigned to collecting the dust of the years.

But something changed (Don’t bother asking me what changed- I’m still trying to figure that out myself!)

I pulled the files out from folders that are no longer even in use, opened it up and skimmed a bit. It was only when I felt myself needing to read more that I realised the story had a life all of its own. And I had to force myself to close the file even though I kept wanting to read more (Fire edits are priority today)… I remembered how much I loved the characters, how much I loved writing this book, and I realised that with a little editing this could be another book that will shine.

So, even though I’m probably insane for adding another project into my already insane schedule, I guess I am giving in…

You can look out for The Seals of Hades, later in 2013.

The Seals of Hades

Book 1 in the Chronicles of the Irin

In a world where mythological beings exist side by side, the Brotherhood of the Irin recruits winged beings from around the world. Valkyries, Angels, Faerie and Apsara’s work together to fight evil and guard the portals to the Underworlds, keeping human Earth safe.
Angel Evangeline is the strongest, most loyal Warrior of the Irin. When the brotherhood’s actions cause Evie to question their motives, her first duty is to protect the Twelve Seals of Hades. But as usual Evie gets more than she bargains for and sets off a chain of events that plunges her into the Underworld, brings her face to face with her haunted past, and throws her straight into the arms of Hades.
A rich world filled with demons and angels, faerie and immortals. An intriguing blend of Myth and legend that will satisfy your Urban Fantasy reading needs… PS. There’s a demon in this book that I really adore- when  you read the story you will totally know what I mean..

Dead Radiance, Dead Embers & Dead Chaos

DEAD RADIANCE & DEAD EMBERS will be on tour in APRIL with the lovely peeps at Nevermore PR- more details to follow.

DEAD EMBERS will soon be available at Whitcoull’s stores throughout NZ. DEAD RADIANCE is already stocked.

DEAD CHAOS is expected to release end June to mid July- still to be confirmed. Expect a cover revel sometime in June.

Skin Deep

Book 1 in the DarkWorld series

SKIN DEEP has a firm release day! We will release with the eBook first on 30th April 2013. The paperback will follow a week or so later.

SKIN DEEP will be on tour with Between the Lines Book Tours for the month of May. Further updates to follow.

I’m in the process of ordering some super gorgeous swag for Skin Deep – I’ll post a photo as soon as I can confirm.

And I have a bookmark for SKIN DEEP. Do you love it as much as I do?

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Fire

Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series

I can only provide a tentative date for FIRE at this point: end of May or mid June 2013.

Also coming soon for FIRE, some to-die-for swag.

Birthday Giveaway Winner Announced!!

To celebrate my one year anniversary as a published author I held an awesome giveaway, a collection of novels from fabulous authors.

AND THE WINNER IS:

SARAH NEBEL

CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!!!!

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Here’s what the winner got!! Lucky girl isn’t she?

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*** Giveaway begins 27th February and ends 3rd March. Winner will be announce by 7th March. If the winner does not respond to the email within two weeks a new winner will be announced.

Birthday Giveaway!!

To celebrate my one year anniversary as a published author I am holding a giveaway. The prize is a collection of novels from an awesome and generous bunch of authors. And of course I’m giving away copies of Dead Radiance, Dead Embers and Skin Deep!

Here’s what the winner gets!

From T.G. Ayer, the following ebooks:

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CLICK HERE to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

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Giveaway begins 27th February and ends 3rd March. Winner will be announce by 7th March. If the winner does not respond to the email within two weeks a new winner will be announced. Already a newsletter subscriber? Let me know in the comments and you will still get the five entry points.

Bryn’s Rose Soap Giveaway!

Now, as you know from my previous post I decided to make soap, and I laughed in the face of the family outcry. Granted in the end they were right and I was exhausted, but nevertheless we ended up with soap. Yes people, real gorgeous soap. So from The Decision link http://bitly.com/UuHUpx I took this pic on my kitchen counter so this counts as Before the event. I then moved on to waiting for the courier driver to deliver. Boy, can a day seem a looooong time when you’re waiting for a courier. So it’s pretty easy to understand that once my supplies arrived I was ready to start soap making the moment I opened my box of goodies. But sanity prevailed and sustenance was taken before I ventured into the unknown wilds of rose petal soap creation. After mixing, adding fragrance and stirring to just the right moment, real roast petals joined the Shea butter soap mix and I poured the mixture into the mould. And this is what I got. Next came waiting and we all know how I love waiting – I’m doing enough of it as it is. Anyway, an hour of cooling later we had soap, that within minutes was cut and arranged for their first photo shoot as real bars of soap. Now of course we need a giveaway for all those soap lovers out there… And so it shall be! The giveaway will run from 15th November to 15th December with winner to be announced the week before Christmas. Winner will receive: One bar of Bryn’s Rose-petal encrusted Asgard Shea-Butter Soap. One Replica of Bryn’s Amber Brisingamen Pendant, One swag pack containing bookmarks and book cards all signed for both DEAD RADIANCE & DEAD EMBERS.
How to participate?
Subscribe to my newsletter here and be the first to get the news on releases and giveaways
Comment in the blog comments below and leave your email address for one entry point.
Or Join the FB event here and share the event with all your friends.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with your email address for an entry point.
Or Like my FB author page here http://www.facebook.com/TGAyerAuthor?ref=ts&fref=tsand comment on the page leaving your email address for an entry. Please share this post with all your friends on FB.
It’s not a requirement but I’d love for you to Tweet/Tumble/Google+/Pinterest/etc The event.
Lastly if you want five, yes 5 whole entry points Post a picture of yourself with a copy of DEAD RADIANCE or DEAD EMBERS in paperback or ebook format In any of the comments sections either here on the blog of on my FB Author page or on the event page.
Good luck everyone!