Monday, April 30, 2012

As part of the Goddess Fish Virtual Blog Tour, we present:

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 SandSBOUT torm.

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.

A man. A voice. Darkness tangled her thoughts with fear and childhood warnings.
Sabiha, you shouldn’t be walking alone, she’d heard it say.
Stupidity had made her rash; selfish concerns about her brother caused her to make the worst possible mistake—the kind of mistake that would make her wish she had died, if by any chance she managed to survive.
The low voice knew her name, knew her family name—it had come specifically for her.
She ignored its call, quickening her pace. A laugh broke out in the night, mocking her fear. Suddenly the owner of the voice grabbed her, turning her around to face him.
Refusing to meet the voice’s gaze, Sabiha fixed her eyes forward. Her gaze came to rest on his arm where she saw the outline of a tattoo, dark and menacing. A snake’s tail circled his bicep and disappeared behind his back, only to reveal itself on the other side of his neck with two onyx eyes staring at her, unblinking.

Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press.
Pavarti K Tyler’s novel Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and began in a serial format in November 2011. Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in May 2012. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.

One randomly drawn host will win a $50 Amazon GC.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last Dance--ladies choice

Today marks the end of an era--for the Last Rose of Summer anyway.
Keena Kincaid's "Something Special", #24 in the Class of '85 series, closes out the reunion.

For the last dance of the night, I invite everyone to pick their choice in music.
For me, I'll take Johnny Mathis' "This is a Lovely Way to Spend an Evening".

How about you?


Saturday, January 28, 2012

If I were the casting director . . .

As I sit here in my comfy couch, all snuggled up with a plush throw over my legs, I'm watching a rerun of "Miracle", the story of the 1980's USA hockey team who won Olympic Gold. "Do you believe in miracles?" is still a catch phrase and Jimmy Craig still lights my fire just as he did back in the day. I mention this because every time a goal is scored, my laptop jumps and I am forced to go back and correct typos. 
But I digress. Back in the summer of 2010, as I wrote "The List", I kept a picture of the younger, infinitely healthier Nick Nolte in my head to play Mick Dineen, former member of the Pittsford Road Posse, turned modern day Palladin for the helpless and hopeless.
For those of you who only know Mr. Nolte from recent mug shots, I want to assure you when this man played the lead in "Prince of Tides" opposite Barbra Streisand he was a living, breathing hunk. His hands fascinated me as did his voice--the same effect Mick's had on Fiona Thorpe as she sat with him at the Eastman Awards banquet, trying to figure out who the hell he was. Like Nick Nolte, Mick walked with purpose, a fluid athletic stride, jacket slung over one shoulder, opposite hand in his pocket, the briefest of smiles on his craggy face. Yummo.
Now for Fiona Thorpe, formerly known as Fat Aggie and Thunder Thighs. My first pick would be a slightly younger Madeleine Stowe. If she was unavailable, Catherine Zeta Jones would work. Catherine has those dancer's legs, smoldering eyes and the build. 
My pick to play Ready Betty Baumgartner? Kyra Sedgwick or Cameron Diaz.
I have no clue who could do justice to Dickhead. Any thoughts?