Kia Zi Shiru, Smashwords

The Past Informs The Future In “Disturbed Fate”

“Sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right.” ― Samantha Freber

BLURB: 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.


When I read the blurb for this book I was so excited to read it. I love finding new-to-me authors. Also, I am a supernatural book lover. Two things I find extremely important in any supernatural story is world building and character backstory. Even though I loved the story Kia Zi Shiru created, I found myself pulled out of the story often because the world building and backstory just wasn’t there. The different types of paranormal beings were never explained. As far as I knew Marc, one of the MCs, was a magical being, Keiran was a psy vamp and Devlan was a sang vamp. The problem is that is all we were told. There was no explanation of how they fed or what their powers were. There were also some secondary characters that were never fully explained, but it seemed like I should have known who they were for some reason. I really felt like I missed a previous book in the series, even though I hadn’t.

The actual story was excellent, but I think it could have been so much more. There is a second book in the series, and I will give it a shot because I do like the writing style. I just hope there is more emphasis on the paranormal points because that would just make the story that much better. Overall not a bad book, but it did leave me with more questions than answers.

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