Reviews and giveaways and contests, oh my! Well, it’s not quite an off to see the wizard moment, but it’s about as close as I get!
But first – before we get into the “meat” of the day – let’s all say ♪♫ Happy Birthday Pav ♪♫
There – that’s done. So NOW we get to move on to the important bits. And you, dear reader, get TWO chances to win awesome prizes at the stops on this event, AND you also have the opportunity to start your Two Moons of Sera journey by picking up a free copy of Two Moons of Sera Volume 1 through this link for Amazon! **UPDATE From Pavarti: “The KDP Update did not save – Now the free days are: 2/25-2/28. I made it longer to try and make up for the confusion.”. So – be sure to check that out starting tomorrow!!
But, this day is really to celebrate the new release for the Omnibus edition of Two Moons of Sera, volumes 1 – 3. Additionally, I’ve linked my reviews of the first 3 books to this post, and am providing my review for book 4 in the series. But – don’t be disheartened readers – we have a secret. A little birdie let it slip that there are yet more installments in the story to come!
But first, let me introduce you to the Omnibus edition
Title: Two Moons of Sera, Omnibus
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Purchase Now: Amazon
Book Trailer: YouTube
About the Book: In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s waterborne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
“The author has created a story series that is so much more than just what is contained in the narrative. Books should not only serve to enchant and excite, encouraging you to look forward to more installments with the same characters but they should leave an impression. This series is a winner on all fronts.” ~ By Gaele of I am Indeed
“I guess that other book I had been reading will just have to wait a little longer.” ~ Karen Toz author of the Nate Rocks Series
“This story has all of the elements of paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and dystopia that I love.” ~ Delphina Reads Too Much
To read my original review for the omnibus – you can go here
By now, you are probably wondering just what those giveaways are? Well – there are two – and where else but with authors do you find the birthday girl giving YOU presents? But – here it is – enter this Rafflecopter to be entered for a super prize (signed paperback, 2MOS swag, a designer writing pad, a monkey necklace and a surprise!)
And, if that’s just not enough – you can enter HERE and be entered to win a $15 Bath & Body Works gift certificate (the ocean breezes scent melds perfectly with these books) AND a handcrafted silk thread, bead and sparkle bits book thong, in the colors so prevalent in the 2MOS series….
Read on to see my review for book 4 in the series, see the covers for the first 3 in the series, and find the purchase links for the eBooks as well as where to find /friend the author!
Get Book 1 in eBook format at Amazon
2MOS volume 2 available now on Amazon
2MOS, volume 3 available now on Amazon
And now –
Title: Two Moons of Sera, Volume 4
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Pages: 120 (approx)
Purchase Now: Amazon
About the Book: The 4th and Final Volume in the Two Moons of Sera series. Continue to follow the adventure of Tor and Sera! Make sure you’ve read Volumes 1,2 and 3 before purchasing!
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all available now.
Review from Connie J Jasperson, Author’s blog Best in Fantasy!
“I LOVED this series. Sera and Tor are a great couple, and their struggle to find safety takes them to many dangerous places. Still, they find others like them, others who do not fit in and who are unhappy with the atrocities committed in the name of war.
Buy the first instalment for .99. Just do it.You won’t be able to rest until you have read them all.”
Review by Michele Stefanides Author of Tales From Shrimps
“Two Moons of Sera, or 2MOS as Tyler refers to it, is a delightful read. Although written in words, 2MOS leaves me feeling as though I’m being carried along through the story on the wind of a song. It feels lyrical and fluid, those feelings heightened by the sea-side setting.”
Review by Dannye Williamsen Author of Second Chances and The Threads That Bind
“It isn’t often that I am swept into the current of a story as quickly as I was with Pavarti K. Tyler’s Two Moons of Sera…Being an impatient reader, I would not normally choose a serial novel; however, if the subsequent volumes are as well-written and attention-grabbing as this one, it would be worth the wait.”
Review by James Crawford Author of Caleo
“This is a great start to what I am sure will be an amazing serial Novel. I loved the world Sera lives in and how we are learning about it through her eyes along with her. By the sounds of it, Sera’s world is only going to get more complex and wonderful as she discovers her place in it. I am very fond of Sera. Although is raised in a very sheltered way, her world literally stops at the edge of the beach, she is a strong willed, adventurous woman and I can’t wait to see her character develop.”
Review by ME Summers
“One of the best things about this story is its rich description of setting. The characters move through the story with sand and cliff and scratchy tree, punishing sun and cooling sea. It has the effect of making the fantasy feel real. I can easily see the landscape as the characters move through it, and it gives me a grounding in reality I need to really connect with a fantasy story.”
In the fourth and what is stated to be final installment of the 2MOS series, Tyler has again managed to set the scenes to transport readers into the world inhabited by Sera. Heartbroken and feeling lost without Tor, she has had so many losses and feels completely alone, isolated and afraid; but her core of strength and determination is moving her forward and onward. With several twists, those who are holding her ‘captive’ are actually attempting to protect her, in the hopes that she, who has come through so much, can lead them through safely in the new challenges they all face.
Climaxing with all of the feared elements seen in the first three installments brings this story to a near-perfect ending. With reunions and disappearances, the development of a new race that helps to shed light on her life with Tor, and a few untied threads that leave an opening for further potential installments, this was a near perfect closure to this serialized fantasy. It is, in no way, a novella that would stand alone without creating great confusion for the reader. Fortunately, Tyler’s mastery of language and description and the compelling world she has created are easy and engaging reads, you will simply fly through the four volumes in mere hours.
As always, Pavarti K. Tyler has created a deceptively simple story: while the premise is wholly fantastical, the characters, events, prejudices and lessons that can be learned from this book are applicable and correlate to the world we live in at this moment. Sometimes fiction can present situations and solutions that elude us in our daily lives, the best of these will leave you with characters to remember and a new perspective on more immediate earthly concerns. This little series does both, and beautifully.
I had purchased this book for my own collection. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author: 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 as a freelance accountant for several international law firms. She now operates her own accounting firm in the WashingtonDC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not preparing taxes, she is busy penning her next novel.