Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sugar & Salt by Pavarti K. Tyler Review, Tour & Giveaway

Today I'm hosting Pavarti K. Tyler and her newest project, Sugar & Salt (A Sugar House Novella). Be warned, this a Erotica, or more specifically Erotic Romance and intended for readers over 18. Check out my review below and make sure to enter the giveaway Pav has put together with free paperbacks and eBooks from some of the best Indie Erotica authors around.

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Summary:

After over a decade working in the sex industry, Janice Cane retains no illusions about the nature of relationships. Everyone lies and everyone wants something. Still, a part of her longs for a connection. Speed-dating becomes her addiction, a place to find a man for the night when she needs a quick fix, and her last hope that true love may still be waiting around the next corner. When a mysterious man entices both her intellect and her lust, she becomes entangled in an affair more complicated than she’d expected. Enter the world of The Sugar House. Here you’ll meet the illustrious Madam Janice Cane and her brood of men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?

Review:

First and foremost I love Pavarti Tyler as a writer and she's very nice to communicate with as well.  But I have to say even knowing I liked her work in the past I was blown away by Sugar & Salt!  What did I love?  Everything.  While erotic romance, I love that Ms. Tyler took the time to setup the series in this novella.  For a novella there is a lot packed into it.  First there is some background and setup to what The Sugar House is.  There is also a nice look into Janice too.  And my favorite thing of all, that spark between the two main characters in this book, Janice and Greenpeace as she knows him as to begin with.  That spark and heat is what really drew me in.  Janice is intrigued by him when they first meet and I love that it's not sexy clothes or the looks though both are attractive, it's the mind that attracts them to each other.  They are both intrigued by the other and it really sets the stage for quite an explosive relationship.

This book is steamy just as it should be but I liked that I felt the relationship built along the way along with the passion.  Sugar & Salt is a fun steamy book, a great setup for the books to come and a great read in it's own right.  I loved this romance and Ms. Tyler has topped herself in my book. I am really looking forward to others in this series and I can easily see this being a quick re-read and I don't like to re-read books.  But Sugar & Salt has me intrigued and it drew me in with no problems.  I was only sorry to see it end.  I hate parting with characters I truly like, but at least I know I may see them in future books.  And I can't wait for Portia's story! 

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

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pavartiktylerAbout Pavarti K. Tyler 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
 

9781622532919About Sugar & Salt Author Name: Pavarti K Tyler Title: Sugar & Salt: A Sugar House Novella Publisher: Evolved Publishing Genre: Erotic Romance Release Date: 12/2/2013 Length: 40,000 Words Available Now Amazon Smashwords Barnes & Noble

Watch for Book Two - Protecting Portia Coming 2014!



***I received this book from the author for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Mine To Tarnish by Janeal Falor Book Blitz & Giveaway


Mine to Tarnish (Mine .5)
Release Date: 12/02/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.

Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.

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Excerpt:
“You’ve been owned your entire life. It's hard to change from that even if it’s what you want.”
There’s a burning behind my eyes that grows and spills onto my cheeks. He pulls a handkerchief from his pocket and hands it to me. After I take it, his hand lingers on mine. It’s soft. Not his skin, though. His skin is rough with callouses, but the way he touches me. Gentle, so unlike the way other men grab and pinch and slap.
“It’s clean.” His words startle me from my thoughts.
It takes me a moment to realize he’s referring to the handkerchief. I dab my tears and laugh. “I didn’t know tarnished carried handkerchiefs. I thought you weren’t allowed anything except your clothes and materials you need for whatever job you are assigned.”
He smiles, warming me. “One thing about tarnished. Always be prepared.”
“All tarnished or just you?” I offer the handkerchief but he waves me away.
“Keep it. You need it more than I do.”
I fold the handkerchief and tuck it carefully in my pack. “Thank you.”


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About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.


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I Found You by Jane Lark release day blitz (guest post + giveaway)

Today I welcome author Jane Lark who's New Adult Romance I Found You launches today!  Please enjoy her guest post, learn a little more about the book and enter her launch day giveaway.


Researching a modern story by Jane Lark

Research? I hear you query… I am used to writing historical stories - think Pride and Prejudice/ Downton Abbey, only they are a lot more spicy ;) . Those obviously require a lot of research to create a genuine back drop for the stories. For those stories I read memoirs and letters of the period and visit lots of houses to get a feel for how people lived in the 1800s. But why would I need to research a modern story, I know what it’s like to live in 2013?

Because I don’t know what it’s like to live Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) in New York in 2013, which is the setting for Jason’s and Rachel’s story.
So how did I find out? Well the modern day version of memoirs for a start, I searched for blog posts from people who lived there, or visited there. One talked about how Manhattan Bridge was rarely used by people because of the noise of the subway trains which crossed it, another spoke about the view of Brooklyn Bridge, and another spoke about the only people you really saw were young men jogging. Well then, Jason immediately became a runner. Other people talked about properties there, and I looked up the local mall, places to go out in Manhattan and what Times Square was like… lots :)

Then I discovered the Brooklyn bridge park, another place people said was not a really busy area, and a perfect, beautiful, setting for some of Rachel’s and Jason’s more moving moments.
But other than that, there’s another awesome tool open to an author in the 21st century. Google maps little man. I can put him in a street anywhere and get him to walk along it and see exactly what a street looks like. I had him walk on the Manhattan Bridge, and around the access to it, and then all around the streets in DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Bridge park. Such a clever tool. I used Google maps to research Jason’s home town in Oregon too.

I have a sister-in-law who lives in Klamath Falls in Oregon, but Klamath was far too big, I wanted a small town for the place Jason called home. So I researched the populations of towns in Oregon, and picked on a place to base Jason’s home town on, although I don’t give it a name in the book as I didn’t want to be bound by this exact town. But I did research blog posts about this one town and viewed it all on Google maps, so that the fictional home town I developed for Jason, could be a real place in Oregon.

So, you may think there’s no research to a modern book, but actually if you want to make it real, there is.

I also had to do a lot of research on Rachel, but if I told you all that it would be a huge spoiler for the story ;)…


I Found You by Jane Lark  
Publisher Harper Impulse
Publishing date 5th December 2013


Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.

On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancĂ©e back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.



About the Author

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romances.

She began her first novel at sixteen, but a life full of difficulty derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined to be able to say I’m a writer.

Now Jane is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and uses her knowledge of psychology to bring her characters to life.

‘Basically I’m a sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction, plus my understanding of people helps me write the really intense relationships I enjoy creating.’

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