Title: Fire (A Hand of Kali Novel)
Author: T. G. Ayer
Publication: July 23, 2013
Publisher: T.G. Ayer Books
Genre: Ya Fantasy, ParanormalAudience: 12+
Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: Maya is a normal girl but that all changes after she attends a party she never expected to be invited to. Once Maya learns of her destiny she avoids it, like she has always done when her parents talk about the God and the mythology surrounding them. Maya is forced to face what and who she is. She must decide to do what she can to save the world or be taken by evil demons.
Ayer has has made the world of mythology real for me. Having no previous background on the Hindi religion I did a little research when each god was introduced just to help me know more about them. This extra step was not necessary as Ayer did an excellent job of introducing each God and what they happen to be the God of. I can't wait to read the next book, Blood, in the series when it is released late this year. In the meantime I'm going to read Ayer's other works. Her writing style keeps you engaged and wanting more.
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 teamakers, 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.