Monday, August 29, 2016

"Avendui 5ive" by P. K. Tyler

Avendui 5ive
(Jakkattu Shorts Book 1)
by P. K. Tyler

P. K. Tyler has just released her new short story Avendui 5ive, a companion to the Jakkattu series of sci-fi thrillers. You can read my review below. Keep an eye out for more shorts in this series as well as the first full-length novel, The Jakkattu Vector, coming November.

More books and stories by this author: White Chalk (read my blog post), Dead Girl (read my blog post), Heaven's Vault (read my blog post), Alt. History 101 (read my blog post), UnCommon Bodies (read my blog post), Mosaics Volume 2 (read my blog post), CLONES: The Anthology (read my blog post), UnCommon Origins (read my blog post), and Book of Lilith (read my blog post).

Biomechanically enhanced Humans called Series Teks are cogs in the machine of a distant future world. Each Series serves a purpose and Teks are designed, enhanced, and genetically coded to fulfill that role. When Avendui 5ive finds herself unable to perform to expectations, what will become of her? What is the fate of a broken machine, even if they are, underneath it all, still people?

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"As a fan of this author, I'll read just about anything she writes. I have yet to be disappointed. Avendui 5ive is a great quick read that makes no sacrifices even in its brevity. If you like sci. fi. or lit fic, definitely give this one a try." ~ Jessica
"An excellently compiled short story, after which you will want to beg the author to write more of this world. [...] Excellent writing, and a great story which pulls you in from the first sentence." ~ Kay Smillie
"The story is quite an interesting take on a world where humans are no longer in control. [...] I loved it and I'm looking forward to read the up coming novel which will be set in the same amazing world." ~ Fizza Younis
"P.K. Tyler has great imagination and a deft touch at pacing and description. I recommend this story and the upcoming series to all fans of hard sci-fi. This is an author that is so good that she deserves to more famous in the sci-fi community." ~ Diana in SC
"Tyler uses her ability to draw readers to her characters by giving them qualities that resonate, putting them in situations that force action and reaction and hinting at the world and it’s management, it is a wonderful 'tease' for the upcoming title." ~ Gaele

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Avendui 5ive (Avi) is a tek, born human but given implants and coding to make her a worker for the Mezna, the alien race that has taken over Earth. With the other series 5ive teks, she works underground. But she is different to the rest of her series because she has found forbidden love with Virgil 9ine.
The author cleverly builds her world, introducing us to the different tek series and the Mezna, who live in a city patrolled by guards and run by nuns and priests. With a few well-chosen words, the author shows us that the teks are still human, capable of love, humor, compassion, and fear. The fledgling love of Avi and Virgil is captivatingly beautiful and heartbreakingly fleeting. I cried when Avi and Virgil hold hands and her simple touch starts breaking down Virgil's mineral composition. Hints at a flaw in the tek system promise plenty of excitement to come.
I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

About the Author
P. K. Tyler is the author of Speculative Fiction and other Genre Bending novels. She's also published works as Pavarti K. Tyler and had projects appear on the USA Today Bestseller's List.
Pav attended Smith College and graduated with a degree in Theatre. She lived in 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 for several international law firms.
Now located in Baltimore, Maryland, she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not penning science fiction books and other speculative fiction novels, she twists her mind by writing horror and erotica.