Review: Sugar & Salt by Pavarti K. Tyler

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 our reviews 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.



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?

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4 out of 5

Ms. Tyler sent us a copy of Sugar & Salt in exchange for a raw review and since it was a novella, I wanted to balk at reading it.  I generally don’t enjoy novellas because they always feel rushed and/or incomplete to me.  Sugar & Salt was surprisingly in depth for a novella. And it was really good.  It is the introductory book in the Sugar House novella series and I will be reading future installments. Yep. I just admitted to wanting to read more novellas.  Between Zoey Derrick’s Reason series and Pavarti K. Tyler’s Sugar House novellas, I just may be a convert.

Sugar & Salt focuses on the madam of the Sugar House and her need for a deeper connection than what she has allowed herself to be complacent with. She finds that connection and the banter is fantastic. Seriously witty and smart dialogue combined with a connection that is not just sexual but a whole lot more. But there are obstacles to overcome.  I’ll let you read it for yourself to see how well Ms. Tyler paced the story and resolution. We are also given a glimpse and a teaser for the next installment in the series and I am so excited to see where we will be taken next.


Ok, I kind of rolled my eyes a little when Mandy told me we were reading this.  It is so rare for me to like novellas.  I just read too fast to find much enjoyment in what usually amounts to half a story or 100 pages of sex with the plot on the side.  I decided to give it a chance because I was intrigued by the synopsis and figured if it stunk at least it was short.  I was very pleasantly surprised by how well Sugar & Salt was written.  The plot flowed, characters were well developed, and to top it off the sex was smoking hot.  Great opposites attract story with lighter conversational banter to break up some of the heavier side of Jan and Devon’s obstacles to being together.  I would have liked the ending tied with a neater bow, but it was still satisfying.  I also have a feeling that Jan and Devon’s story is nowhere near done and will likely be a continuation through the whole series, but thankfully no cliffhangers!   Throw in the subtle lead in to the next installment in the series (already in love with Portia and Jackson!) and I got a new author on my favorites list and a new series in my TBR.

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About Pavarti K. Tylerpavartiktyler 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.

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About Sugar & Salt9781622532919

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

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Watch for Book Two – Protecting Portia
Coming 2014!



Filed under 4 Stars, ARC, Contemporary, Erotica, Giveaway, Indie Authors, Lorraine, Mandy, Novella, Review

3 responses to “Review: Sugar & Salt by Pavarti K. Tyler

  1. Ladies, thank you so much for taking a risk on The Sugar House! I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed it. Novellas are a hard nut to crack for sure. Can’t wait to get copies of Protecting Portia out into the world! I have a feeling you’ll like it even more.

  2. Pingback: Sugar & Salt: A Sugar House Novella – launches today! | Pavarti K Tyler - Author

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