Disturbed Fate (Otherkin Spirits #1)

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Marc, a small pet shop owner and seer, needs help with his store, but his new employee, Galen, brings with him more trouble than expected. Marc tries to keep their relationship professional even if Galen seems insistent on taking it to the next level. And then there is the problem of Galen's past.

Keiran, a hard working medical student and Marc's best friend, has a small problem, a stalker. One night he confronts the man and finds that his ...

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Disturbed Fate (Otherkin Spirits, #1)

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Marc, a small pet shop owner and seer, needs help with his store, but his new employee, Galen, brings with him more trouble than expected. Marc tries to keep their relationship professional even if Galen seems insistent on taking it to the next level. And then there is the problem of Galen's past.

Keiran, a hard working medical student and Marc's best friend, has a small problem, a stalker. One night he confronts the man and finds that his stalker vampire, Devlan, is too alluring to turn down. But Devlan isn't who he seems to be.

When the four men meet up for a night out their lives fall apart. Marc's premonitions turn out to be wrong and everything points towards one autumn night a couple of years ago. Now they need to figure out what happened that night, before someone dies, again.

Time is running out. The visions might be false, but they don't paint a pretty picture, not about their futures and, especially, not about their pasts. They need to reverse the change before it is too late.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781490339047
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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Kia Zi Shiru is a Dutch girl who used to study English and Creative Writing in the UK. Amongst her interests she finds writing, reading, doing research and learning different languages (including but not limited to: English, Dutch, French, German, HTML, Java, PHP and Assembly). Her writing and reading habits include books with Young Adults, gay themes, strong female or minority characters and fantasy elements (more often then not all at the same time).
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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    Otherkin┬┐s is a very unusual story. It is a story of four young

    Otherkin’s is a very unusual story. It is a story of four young men and how their fates and destinies cross. They each have certain talents or powers that make them an Otherkin.

    Marc and Keiran are friends. Marc is a seer and Kieran a Psychic vamp. Marc sees the future but the future can always be changed. All of a sudden his visions seem to change and he finds out that someone has done something to change the future and he has to find out who and what and if it can be repaired or they may all die.

    The story had a lot of promise but I had a few issues. First of all it seemed like something was missing, almost as if I had picked it up in the middle. I had no idea what a seer was. I also had no idea Galen had a power or what it was. I had so many questions. I will say that you must read this one out to the end. Eventually most of my questions were answered only leaving a couple about some of the others powers. I liked the concept of the Otherkins a lot. I probably would have enjoyed the book more if I knew more about each boy sooner such as how Keiran and Marc became friends, their ages(at times it felt as if they were very young like under 19 then all of a sudden older and working) and more about the powers. Having said that it was a intriguing and sweet.

    If you like new adults, coming into powers, new unique breeds, physic vamps, vampires, seers, twists, and kittens this is definitely for you!

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Marc is able to see the future and has been friends with Kieran,

    Marc is able to see the future and has been friends with Kieran, a vampire, since they trained together. Although Kieran has been helping out Marc at the store the truth is that he needs permanent help. In comes Galen, a shy, young man he stumbles into on the street. Recognizing that Galen seems in need of help and that he is probably something more than what he appears, Marc decides to offer him a job. Little does he expect that his attraction to Galen and the connection they share would disrupt Marc and Kieran's world.

    Kieran knows that Devlan is trouble, but he can't help himself. He is drawn to him in ways he can't explain, but when lies by omission, betrayal and secrets start to reveal themselves, Kieran has to face the ugly truth - Devlan is not who he portrays himself to be. However, they all must work together to right the wrong that could affect their lives one way or another.

    This was an interesting story to get into. At first, I was a bit hesitant since it started slow and I didn't know which direction it was going to go. I was especially hesitant with the appearance of Kieran. Don't get me wrong, he was a great addition to the story, but the switch of POV from Marc to Kieran threw me off and it wasn't after a couple of chapters in that I was able to get the hang of it.

    I loved the concept behind the story. I think it was original and well-executed. The paranormal aspects of the story, the mystery of the character's connection and the romances that developed coupled with the author's trademark prose flowed seamlessly with the characters and their personalities. Marc and Galen's story could not be told without throwing Kieran's story into the mix and Kia Zi Shiru did a great job bringing it all together to make it work.

    Marc was a great character to get to know. He was smart, sweet and considerate. He had everyone's best interests in mind, even at the expense of his own and I admired him for that. His easy-going manner and charm was a treat to read and his interactions with the other characters revealed a lot about his true self. Galen was also great, but it wasn't until the second half of the book that I was able to connect with him fully.

    I enjoyed how Marc and Galen were brought together slowly. Their connection was immediate, but its development grew as the story progressed. In the end, I was so emotionally invested in them being a couple that when they finally came together I was grinning from ear to ear. Their interactions were both sweet and frustrating. At times I wanted to smack them upside the head for taking it so slow and at others I wanted to comfort them and tell them it would all work out.

    Although Kieran's presence threw me off at first, I soon came to appreciate what he brought to the story. He was passionate and loyal to a fault. He was strong-minded and not easily fooled and it was his loyalty and strength of character that led me to wish he could find his HEA. I enjoyed his interactions with other characters and how he dealt with Devlan and the mess he brought with his presence. I want to know more about Kieran and Cole's story, especially after witnessing Marc vision. *hint, hint* ;-)

    Disturbed Fate is the first book in the Otherkin Spirits series and a very good start at that. Kia Zi Shiru managed to deliver a wonderful combination of great characters backed by an interesting concept with a bit of angst and a dash of heat to round it all up. All in all, a very enjoyable read.

    I received this title from the author in exchange of my honest opinion.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    2.5 Stars rounded up to 3 This is the first book in the series

    2.5 Stars rounded up to 3

    This is the first book in the series set in a world with seers and sanguine (blood) and psychic vampires. In the beginning of the book, 
    the chapters alternate the perspective between two pairings. Marc, the seer with the ability to see the future, picks up a stray, Galen, 
    and gives him a job. Keiran, a psychic vampire who always rely on Marc's predictions, falls for Devlan, a sanguine vampire. When the 
    four people finally meet, they uncover hidden identities among them and a changed fate that may cause another death.

    A major problem I had with the book is the introduction of important characters late in the book. A background story should be 
    developed for all the central characters. For example, Diana is a supporting female character, lives in the same house as Keiran, and 
    is really protective of him, but not much background is given about her and why she cares about Keiran so much and how she knows 
    Marc. More background on Dominic and Yuki should be given beforehand so it's not a big dump of info later for the readers. Also, in 
    the second half of the book, Delvan sudden change in personality is unsettling. More foreshadowing in the beginning or other small 
    indications would help smooth the transition and help introduce new characters.

    Another little thing that annoys me is the inconsistent name switching for one of the characters. Since Marc doesn't believe that Galen 
    is Yuki, the name shouldn't switch around that fast. A slower and gradual acceptance of the identity would be nice. The name switching 
    is not only in the dialogue, it's also in the narration.

    The best part of the book is when the mystery accumulates and all the story threads tie together. The different possible versions of the 
    future are showed and other elements contributes to the overall mystery and danger of death. However, the plot lines can be tighter to 
    help build up the suspense and danger later on. The discussion about changed fate and its consequences is interesting.

    At the end, I'm happy with the HEA and the successful romance pairings even though they not very believable and yet another new 
    character is introduced. This is a simple read for a day when you have more time on your hands than you know what to do with.

    *review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

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