Monday, May 5, 2014

PAVARTI K. TYLER - WOMAN IN HORROR!





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Pavarti K. Tyler is my Woman In Horror today! There is no way you will put a specific label on Pavarti, other than the fact she is great. She is a genre-bending, multi-faceted dynamo. She writes horror, erotica, combines the two, and even writes of love involving impossible situations. Think a Muslim Super-hero dealing with injustice and embracing Jewish friends. Not an easy go at all. Pavarti obviously researches her material very well as many of the reviews she has for Shadow On The Wall are quite enamored by her wealth of knowledge as well as her compelling story line.

Editorial Reviews

Review

I received a copy of Pavarti K Tyler's new book entitled "Shadow on the Wall" to review. What I will say to you is this. Buy it. Read it. It was wonderful. Not only was it a page turner that I read in one sitting (something I have not done in a few years), the story lines were well constructed and the dots all amazingly connected. --Naif Al-Mutawa or the99.org

Pavarti K Tyler s Shadow on the Wall, her first book in The SandStorm Chronicles, is a delicious read even as it exposes themes that are difficult to grapple with. Her beautiful and vivid prose places us in a world where we forget ourselves and fall into her characters we love them, we hate them, we understand them, and we are mystified by them. Even as Shadow transports us, once we step back into ourselves we are left thinking about her real-world depictions of religious motivations, corruption, fear, tenacity, and hope. --Jessica Swift Eldridge, editor, publishing consultant, founder of Swift Ink Editorial Services

From the moment I read the first sentence, I could not stop until I finished reading. As an Arab Muslim, I found it refreshing, to finally have someone sharing my cultural background to not be a "terrorist", but be an actual "hero". The imperfections of his character are what made him believable to me. We are not perfect, no one is, but he took his imperfections & became a hero for the people, instead of a suicide bomber. If anything, I see him as a metaphor for redemption, I am extremely excited to follow these Chronicles. I have always used to say that "Batman" was my favorite superhero, I have no doubt from this point on, my #1 answer will be "The SandStorm". --Mosno Al-Moseeki
5.0 out of 5 stars The author drags you into this world via rounded characters, multiple dramatic plot lines and an environment that is all-consumi, September 7, 2013



Her great book White Chalk is a coming-of-age tale dealing with the modern complexities not many of us are willing to admit exist. This story is brilliantly written and makes me wonder how today's children will be able to forge ahead in a world of chaos and confusion. Pavarti goes out on the limb while exposing truths shoved to the side or simply not accepted by mainstream society.
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily compelling! July 27, 2013
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Shocking, driving, compelling, riveting: these words describe my raw reaction to Tyler's latest novel. The characters are real and believable. The first-person narrative is bare, unadorned; it provides an unobscured and clearly focused view of the heroine's journey through her personal hell. As I read, snippets of my own children's comments about school came back to me with greater impact. Could that student they mentioned have been going through this? Could my own children have had similar feelings in their own circumstances? My children are fine, but I'm still discomfited by the thought of "what if." A writer's intent is obviously being realized when it forces you to consider the uncomfortable possibilities of these scenarios happening to your own children. Tyler's ability to describe in words the feelings of an adolescent is tremendous and very insightful. Some many moments just spot on. Kudos to Tyler for the tremendous effort, the research, and the ability to evoke in me such feelings of anguish at the novel's end! 



In the latest anthology she is in, Horror In Bloom, Pavarti wrote My Darlings. I was the second set-of-eyes on the editing, and my words as I read it were, "This is over the top great!" Of course, should I have expected anything less? No way. This entire anthology is an eclectic mixture, but Pavarti added super-juice!

As you can see above, I have any number of links to what Pavarti is involved in. She is all over the place busy. She is busy with Evolved Publishing   http://evolvedpub.com/   and  Fighting Monkey Press https://www.facebook.com/FMPress both. She is involved with erotica and transgressive literature, and she still finds time to submit to other publishers. This is a good thing because I believe sometimes a certain stigma is attached when an author writes for one Press only. It shows a depth of acceptance from the writing and publishing community.

Amazon bio:

Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry at several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters and one very large, very terrible dog. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity and penning her next genre bending novel.
Connect with Pavarti at www.PavartiKTyler.com

Whether it be real life horror told in a superb manner, or a cross genre blend of superb majesty, Pavarti is your go-to woman. Pavarti K. Tyler is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob



White Chalk by Tyler, Pavarti K. (Jul 7, 2013)

Book Description

July 7, 2013
Evolved Publishing presents an intimate glance inside teenage angst and confusion, and one talented but troubled girl's attempt to make sense of life, in the coming-of-age tale, "White Chalk," by award-winning author Pavarti K. Tyler. [Literary, New Adult, Women's Fiction]
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Chelle isn’t what most people consider a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.

Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.

When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.

Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
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This eBook is DRM-Free.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW:
"There is nothing improbable about 'White Chalk,' a story of a teenager whose family was down on its luck before the recession hit and whose ability to pay attention to their daughter is as meager as their finances. Chelle, smarter, prettier, quicker witted, and more engaging than she has a clue, is alone in a world stacked against her. Her solution is to change herself to find love, or at least diminish her loneliness, as she says, “I reflected back the light shining on me, empty but for the image of another.” We root for Chelle in spite of her bad choices, and bad luck rapidly turning pages so eager for her to solve her problems.

"Pavarti K. Tyler has taken a brave position; this gripping novel breaks every rule and escapes customary boundaries. It is genre-less and difficult to pigeonhole. Is it a coming of age story? Young adult? New spin on crazy teenage romance? Psychological horror? Cautionary tale? No label, other than literary fiction, exactly fits. Yet Tyler’s eye for what happens to many of our teenagers, and the psychological burdens of growing up too fast, too ignored, too alone, too poor are spot on and insightful." ~ Ann Pearlman, Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Author of "The Christmas Cookie Club."

EDITORIAL REVIEW:
"Tyler combines shades of 'Lolita' and 'Catcher in the Rye' in a completely new way, drawing you in with poignant characterizations. 'White Chalk' goes deep into teenage angst with understanding and clarity. Savor, share, and use this poignant book as a primer on the brutal effects of abuse, neglect, and self-esteem." ~ Rachel Thompson, Award-Winning Author of "Broken Pieces"
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily compelling! July 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shocking, driving, compelling, riveting: these words describe my raw reaction to Tyler's latest novel. The characters are real and believable. The first-person narrative is bare, unadorned; it provides an unobscured and clearly focused view of the heroine's journey through her personal hell. As I read, snippets of my own children's comments about school came back to me with greater impact. Could that student they mentioned have been going through this? Could my own children have had similar feelings in their own circumstances? My children are fine, but I'm still discomfited by the thought of "what if." A writer's intent is obviously being realized when it forces you to consider the uncomfortable possibilities of these scenarios happening to your own children. Tyler's ability to describe in words the feelings of an adolescent is tremendous and very insightful. Some many moments just spot on. Kudos to Tyler for the tremendous effort, the research, and the ability to evoke in me such feelings of anguish at the novel's end! 
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Shadow on the Wall (The SandStorm Chronicles #1) by Tyler, Pavarti K and Swift Eldridge, Jessica (Apr 17, 2012)

 

Book Description

April 17, 2012
Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?

Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah's call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?

Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.

In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.

Naif Al-Mutawa of the99.org said, "I received a copy of Pavarti K Tyler's new book entitled "Shadow on the Wall" to review. What I will say to you is this. Buy it. Read it. It was wonderful. Not only was it a page turner that I read in one sitting (something I have not done in a few years), the story lines were well constructed and the dots all amazingly connected. "

Editorial Reviews

Review

I received a copy of Pavarti K Tyler's new book entitled "Shadow on the Wall" to review. What I will say to you is this. Buy it. Read it. It was wonderful. Not only was it a page turner that I read in one sitting (something I have not done in a few years), the story lines were well constructed and the dots all amazingly connected. --Naif Al-Mutawa or the99.org

Pavarti K Tyler s Shadow on the Wall, her first book in The SandStorm Chronicles, is a delicious read even as it exposes themes that are difficult to grapple with. Her beautiful and vivid prose places us in a world where we forget ourselves and fall into her characters we love them, we hate them, we understand them, and we are mystified by them. Even as Shadow transports us, once we step back into ourselves we are left thinking about her real-world depictions of religious motivations, corruption, fear, tenacity, and hope. --Jessica Swift Eldridge, editor, publishing consultant, founder of Swift Ink Editorial Services

From the moment I read the first sentence, I could not stop until I finished reading. As an Arab Muslim, I found it refreshing, to finally have someone sharing my cultural background to not be a "terrorist", but be an actual "hero". The imperfections of his character are what made him believable to me. We are not perfect, no one is, but he took his imperfections & became a hero for the people, instead of a suicide bomber. If anything, I see him as a metaphor for redemption, I am extremely excited to follow these Chronicles. I have always used to say that "Batman" was my favorite superhero, I have no doubt from this point on, my #1 answer will be "The SandStorm". --Mosno Al-Moseeki
5.0 out of 5 stars The author drags you into this world via rounded characters, multiple dramatic plot lines and an environment that is all-consumi, September 7, 2013
This review is from: Shadow on the Wall (The SandStorm Chronicles #1) (Kindle Edition)
Gripped from the first page, I will begin by saying how much I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Although it is not an easy read, I enjoyed the challenge.

This is a brutal, harsh, yet honest look at the human condition and its entanglements with faith, and about how the two can so tragically conflict.

It is set in Turkey, in a place called Elih, which is governed by a corrupt authority called the RTK, who are an extreme Muslim group, come armed and dangerous - especially if you're a woman. They enforce certain faith prescribed practices such as no alcohol, no pork, etc. But it is women especially who were severely restricted: having to wear traditional dress and be chaperoned by a man at all, and even what they read is restricted - no newspapers for women, and no education!

The author clearly knows her stuff, which was necessary, as one major focal point of this book is how varied the interpretations of religious texts, such as the Qur'an, actually are. As a result, I learned about the Islamic faith from Shadow on the Wall, which allowed insights into its rituals, greetings, prayers, even adding passages from the Qur'an. But the author doesn't just show us the dark side of Islam, but shows us with quotes from the Bible, that any faith-based on ancient texts - can be and often are misinterpreted to tragic ends. I have always believed this anyway - our history books scream it, as do our news channels. Others of you may find not agree. I challenge those of you to read this book.

The villains are the RTK, and their villainy is illustrated in very brutal scenes. If you're not keen on books featuring violence against women, especially when sexual in nature, then I'd say to avoid it. It is extreme, but unlike slasher violence, it isn't gratuitous. It's necessary for the character development and plot lines, and disturbs in it's proximity to truth more than anything else.

The author drags you into this world via rounded characters, multiple dramatic plot lines and an environment that is all-consuming in it's sandy, dry, drought. This perfectly reflected the lives of the women, who were oppressed, raped, used to punish their menfolk, cast out and looked down on, thought of as weak, used as pawns in men's lives. Essentially, they're commodities, whose value came in ownership and ended at freedom. There is value in the fiction of this book, in illustrating the plight of too many women, and as a cautionary tale regarding what we choose to believe.
Let our faith not be blind.

I received this book as part of a book club feature tour but was not compensated for this review.

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Sugar & Salt (A Sugar House Novella) by Tyler, Pavarti K. (Dec 4, 2013)

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