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WHITE CHALK by Pavarti K. Tyler coming July 22, 2013

Literary Fiction/Coming of Age Novel with a brave look at teenage life, containing some strong adult themes to generate honest and frank conversation.

WHITE CHALK

WHITECHALK

Chelle isn’t 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.

Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Date: July 22, 2013
Audience: Adult
Genre: Literary Fiction
SubGenre: Coming of Age
Pages: 250

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Pavarti K. TylerWhite Chalk (Evolved Publishing) marks Tyler’s third full length novel and promises readers familiar with her work the same mind bending experience. Her other projects include: Shadow on the Wall (Fighting Monkey Press) and Two Moons of Sera (Fighting Monkey Press). Shadow on the Wall has been received many awards: Winner of the General Fiction/Novel Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Winner in the Fiction: Multicultural category for The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, and Finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category for the 2012 International Book Awards.

White Chalk has been hailed as “brave”, “raw”, and “destroyingly beautiful”. In line with novels such as White Oleander, Thirteen Reasons Why and Gemma, White Chalk invites you to witness one girl’s heartrending story of confusion and desperation.

Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated SmithCollege 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 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.

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Excerpt

Class oozed by. The assignment proved easy, but waiting for the inevitable knock on the door, or ring of the teacher’s phone, made the seconds expand exponentially. By the end of the period, I’d half convinced myself I should just go to the office and surrender, admit everything that happened and beg for leniency.

When the bell rang and the frenzy began to herd ourselves into the cattle drives called hallways, I had mostly regained control of myself. Except I never realized that the computer room was in the same hallway as high school English, and I didn’t know that Xiu and Troy were in the same class for fourth period. I certainly didn’t have any clue about what greeted me when I walked out of my classroom.

Xiu leaned against the wall, its puce green tile doing nothing to diminish her exotic beauty. A languid smile played on the corners of her lips as she tilted her head up, listening to whatever perfectly fascinating thing Troy said.

He had one hand on the wall next to her head, his backpack dangling without fear from his shoulder. He reached up with his other hand and grazed her cheek with the back of his fingers.

Her deep red lips parted in anticipation. Soft almond eyes drifted closed as she stretched her neck to meet his incoming kiss. His hair, pulled back in a dark stripe along the top of his head, shone in the florescent light as he took her lips in his.

I dropped my bag and stumbled back, almost tripping over it. I fell along the linoleum floor until my back leaned against the cool tile. Speckles of light shone in my eyes, while bile rose in my throat and a wrenching aching heartbreak shook through me, threatening to knock me down and steal my kidneys, selling them on the black market. They weren’t any good to me anymore. Who needs kidneys when your heart’s been removed with a grapefruit spoon?

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{June 21, 2013}   Valley of God by James Cash

Valley of God by James Cash

Available on createspace. Cover designed by me. 🙂 Check it out!



{June 20, 2013}   Interview with Derendrea

Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to author, Derendrea.  I hope you enjoy getting to know her.  🙂

Thank you for having me! I am excited to be doing this guest post today.

Q:   Can you tell me about your ideal reader?

A:  You know, I’ve never thought about it. My ideal reader would probably be someone who doesn’t mind books that push the envelope, and yet still have a strong story line and complex characters. They should be in touch with their sexual side, then again if they’re not, maybe my books can help get them there.

Q:   What inspired you to write your first book?

A:  I think I was born to write. I first started writing erotica a couple years ago. I have very strange dreams, and they keep haunting me until I get them down on paper. Last year I decided to start sharing them and that has been a good decision.

My first erotica book was ‘For the King’. It was based on a recurring dream I had about a queen who has been unable to conceive.

Q:  How did you come up with the title?

A:  The queen only submits to being pleasured by a stranger for her husband, the king. He convinces her she must in order to produce an heir.

Q:  What are your current projects?

A:  I just finished The Sultan’s Harem, historically based erotic fiction. My next book is called ‘My Best Customer’, about a middle-aged hooker who has become addicted to drugs. A customer comes who treats her different from the rest.

Q:  Can you share a little of your current work with us?

A:  Here is an excerpt from ‘The Sultan’s Harem’:

Five sets of hands wrap around my arms and take me from Kasigo. There’s no use fighting, there’s too many of them. They sense my tension and start massaging my shoulders before we even reach the steaming, scented pool in the center of the room.

“Tonight is for you, Gözde,” a balkan woman speaks from beside me.

The smooth, synchronized movements of the women ease my stiffness like a hot iron on cloth. It is hypnotic. They are well trained, in preparation for their one chance to sleep with the sultan. If he is pleased with them, they will become a concubine in the harem. If not, he will sell them or give them away to his generals.

I can barely feel them remove my clothes. The pool smells of citrus and sandalwood as they lower me in. Pain rises to the surface, pain of the past, sharp and blinding. But the steamy water washes it away. The women dip the water and pour it over me, a gentle titillation of silky rivulets cascading down my body. I relax, overcome with the sensation.

The asian woman washing my feet starts to sing. She is young, sold to the sultan from the far east. I can’t understand the words, but her voice is eloquent and the melody is pleasing. I stare at the blue tile architecture and wonder what the lyrics mean.

Q:  If you were a fictional character, who would you be and why?

A:  Spock. Is there anyone cooler?

Q:  Guilty pleasure

A:  I enjoy reading erotic fiction as much as I enjoy writing it. 😉

 

 

 

Blurb for ‘The Sultan’s Harem‘:

The sultan’s favorite slave is also his least receptive. Tatli is kidnapped from her tribe and made a concubine for Sultan Murad. The more she resists him, the more it fuels his desire.

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Most people who know me are aware of my love for fractal art.  I’m not entirely sure how everything goes together yet, mathmatically, but man…it sure does make for some pretty awesome things to look at.  Here’s one of my latest (and favorite) pieces.  It’s called A Heart Attack Living In My Chest.  I heard a song with that lyric and it has sort of stuck with me for several weeks.  When I saw what I had created with my parameters…I knew that was going to be the title.

The piece has inspired an amazing poem by Susan Wylie Wilson and she’s given me permission to post it here to accompany the fractal.  I adore her writing and you should really check out her blog for more of her amazing work.  We both belong to a group on Facebook called the Erotica Writers and Readers.  While I know that erotica isn’t for everyone, the authors there are fantasticly supportive and my writing has improved leaps and bounds because of them.  Their site is here in case you’d like to check it out.  Please note that a LOT of the content is NSFW.

Heart Attack Living In My Chest

Fractal by Rebecca Poole

Crimson and scarlet
The path does lead
To heart’s beat at the core.
… Iris folds and tucks
The way does go
To love deeper all the more.
Petals peach and petals rose
Draw ever in or on,
I’ve been this way before.
Journey on, journey on,
The inexorable call,
To reach another shore.
Hope, like a new found dream,
Does tremble
Beyond the opening door.
A thrill of wonder
At path’s sudden end
A lusty cry — I am born.

 by Susan Wylie Wilson


Great Artcle on What NOT to do to Your Cover Designer

This article has a ton of useful information.  I’d recommend it to any author looking for a cover or designer. 

Written by India Drummond and it’s a fantastic ‘insider’s look’.

 



Interesting interview from a fab author. And a giveaway? What’s not to love?



{June 8, 2013}   New Book Releases!

New indie releases!! Check them out. 🙂



I was very fortunate to have been a beta reader on Rogue Dragon. I love Kassanna’s take on dragon shifters.

I have wanted to say that for a while. Sadly it has nothing to do with my post. Well, the knight part doesn’t but I’ve quite a bit to say about dragons. There are myths and legends galore about dragons in just about every culture in some form or fashion. They are revered and feared at the same time. It was an image of a dragon in one of my sons books that set me off with a what if…

Stay with me here. What if dragons were real and somehow ended up as the stuff of legend because something major happened forcing them into the shadows of time? What if it happened for love? I could go on and on. In my head the seeds where sown. Perhaps it didn’t just stop there. Maybe every legend started out walking through the ages with man and slowly fell to the…

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Seducing-His-Wfe-final-for-webHere’s the cover reveal for Seducing His Wife by Lynn Chantale.  What do you think? 

 



Today is the release day for That Morning After by Janus Gangi.  I designed the cover as dreams2media and I am very excited to share with you the blurb from the book and the buy links.

The Blurb:

Life was not always kind to Nicky. Raised by a cold mother and a mostly absent father, she ‘escaped’ into an abusive marriage from which freedom was not an option. When Fate twists her life’s thread again and leaves her without even the marginal protection of married life, she must make it on her own for the first time. An online dating service promises to ease her loneliness, but Nicky gets something she was never expecting … now she must decide if she’s brave enough to give Fate the one-two punch she’d been handed all her life.

Here’s the buy links:

Amazon

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Smashwords

Join Janus on Facebook.

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