Trish's review: Marc is the owner of a small pet shop, and is also a Seer. He finds a young homeless man crouching in an alley, and offers him a job. Galen seems strangely familiar, and Marc is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional. Galen refuses to let Marc push him away, even though there’s a question about Galen’s past. Kieran, a medical student and Marc’s best friend, has a small problem. A stalker has been following him for quite a while. One night he confronts the man, and finds that Devlan, a handsome vampire, is too intriguing to resist, but the vampire isn’t who he appears to be. When the four men meet up for a night out, everything starts to fall apart. Marc’s visions of the future have turned out to be wrong, and all signs point to an autumn night two years ago when death takes someone who shouldn’t have died. Time is running out, and they need to find out what happened to change their fates before it’s too late.
Disturbed Fate by Kia Zi Shiru is a part of Otherkin Spirits, a series set in a world of werewolves, seers, vampires both psychic and sanguine (blood), and where magic is real. Each book is a standalone, and you don’t have to read them in any particular order. This is a character driven story, and the characters are just like anyone you meet on the street, but also have their own set of unique problems dealing with the paranormal side of their lives. The author’s writing style is original, crisp, and clean, but the plot flow is disjointed, and jumps from one event to the next with no real rhyme or reason. The backstory is sketchy, and you get any real sense of what’s really happening and why. I never really connected with any of the characters, but if you enjoy a book that has mystery, the paranormal, and a good whodunit, then check out this tale for yourself.