Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) by T.G. Ayer #mf #review

Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow on the people around her. And she knows all too well what psychiatrists do to people who claim impossible powers. She’s always stayed below the radar, but when she discovers the meaning of the beautiful auras, she’s not sure why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead and be unable to do anything about it.
But Bryn is on the brink of the unbelievable truth – she is a creature from myth. Valkyrie- a warrior maiden of the God Odin. And a Collector of Souls.

Aidan Lee just can’t do what he’s told. Visiting Craven was not supposed to be a time to fall in love. He’s just helpless when faced with the beautiful Brynhildr, but there is more to the biker dude that either Bryn or Aidan himself knows.

Can their fledgling love survive the secrets and intrigue, the reality of Odin’s realm of Asgard, the pressures of being a warrior of the gods,

But Bryn lucks out when the Trickster god Loki sets his sights on her. Can Bryn hold her own against the charmingly manipulative god long enough to discover what Loki is really planning? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14

One of my kids is majorly into Norse mythology right now, and when I saw the chance to read a novel about Valkyries, I snapped it right up. I’ve read other stories that used a lot of the old legends and myths before, mixing and blending paranormal beings and worlds into a whole new twist on them all. Dead Radiance is the first novel in a series that does just that.

I liked Bryn’s character, though I felt she had a rather cookie cutter background that led to her discovery that she is ‘different’. That difference, her Valkyrie blood, is both good and bad. Her life is definitely never going to be the same as she finds herself embroiled in something far greater than herself. But does she really want to have a job collecting souls?

There is a lot going on in Dead Radiance, and you just have to be ready and willing to go along for the ride as Bryn’s thrust into a new role in a life she never thought she’d have… and expect a lot of drama as Loki takes a hand in it too. Paranormal themes, dramatic overtones, souls, magic, and love (yes, love!) all play together in Dead Radiance to create an awesome four-star review!

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