Friday, June 1, 2012

Shadow on the Wall

Welcome to the Shadow on the Wall Blog Tour

I would like to introduce you to the author,
the lovely Pavarti K Tyler.

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 as a freelance accountant for several international law firms.  She now operates her own accounting firm in the Washington DC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs.  When not preparing taxes, she is hard at work as the Director of Publicity at Novel Publicity and penning her next novel.

Shadow on tthe Wall

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?

Here is a little excerpt from the novel

Recai walked for what seemed like miles, resisting the instinct to second-guess his direction. The sand moved between his toes but soon he found his footing, and his body responded to the landscape as if from some genetic memory. He remembered his father’s words from a trip he took to the Oman desert as a child: Never take your shoes off; the sand will eat away at your feet. Recai had done it anyway, then and now, feeling more in control with that connection to the ground, its movements speaking to his flesh directly.
His father had always been full of surprises: one moment the strict disciplinarian, the next, he would wake Recai in the middle of the night to see a falling star. Recai had never had the chance to get to know him as an adult. Instead, he lived with the enigmatic memory of a great man lost.
Recai stood in the middle of the desert—every direction would eventually lead to Elih or one of the smaller villages scattered around the city. But who would take in a stranger? A stranger with a Hugo Boss turban and a bruised and bloodied face? In’shallah, he would be delivered to safety.

Now if any of this has peaked your curiosity, let's see what some of the people who have read it had to say: (from reviews posted about the book)

"I am glad I read it. While the topics are traditionally taboo, this book provides great insight and understanding that people are people no matter what their religion or political views."

"The author has to be thoroughly commended for her research and background details in several Islamic sayings and fashion which she has described in the book, from the spellings to the greetings and customs, the author manages to get all her ducks in a row and this adds to the richness of the culture showcased within."

"I will say that this book is not for the weak of stomach or the faint of heart. It's a very realistic peek into what some people deal with as a daily part of their life. This isn't the stuff we see plastered on the news. This is real, and gritty, and wonderful. I encourage everyone to read this book, because in this day of media mania the only picture of Islam we get is a violent one. It's so important to remember that the vast majority of Muslims aren't violent, and dislike the twisted nature of their religion that the jihadists throw in the world's face."

"This book has everything, any fiction reader would want. Excellent story-telling and emotional start makes this a success with me. Strong plot, deep characters.. This novel is definitely not your 'Happily Ever After' kind. But, this is more of realism, right? Not everyone gets their HEA..THE FACT! This was heart-wrenchingly sad in the beginning and as the story moved on, I was still sad. And even when I finished the book, I was sad...still."

"Though the plot is very segregated (allowing the reader insight through several different perspectives) it is fluid, well thought out, and intricate enough to engage ALL of your senses. Tyler does a wonderful job of incorporating Turkey's cultural aspects (and language) without drowning the reader, and though some might feel (initially) turned off by it's religious connotations, I assure you that by 50% your mind will be focused on a bigger picture. Live it, love it, pass it on."

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