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Madhuri Pavamani

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Madhuri Pavamani writes. Things. As they pop into her brain. Sometimes prose, sometimes poetry, all the time love. She’s mad about whiskey, tattoos, Marquez, and yoga. She laughs constantly, says fuck a lot, and will dance anywhere. She is the author of the middle grade series, THE SURVIVAL FILES, the paranormal romance trilogy, THE SANCTUM, and the fantasy trilogy, THE KEEPER SERIES. When she’s not writing, you can find her hanging with her trio of boy magic: the kid, the pup, and the lizard.


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Madhuri Pavamani Hi Natasha,

Thanks so much for the question about my writing inspiration.

When I first started writing in earnest, like really putting together novels…more
Hi Natasha,

Thanks so much for the question about my writing inspiration.

When I first started writing in earnest, like really putting together novels and series and the like, my inspiration was a void I saw in the bookshelves for young adults of color. I wasn't trying to make some grand stand about race and culture, I just wanted to create some fun books for them to read.

That was over ten years ago, but even today, that inspiration remains. There is a new awareness of the dearth of multicultural and diverse characters and books, hence the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, which I love because it expands even beyond race and culture to include sexual identity, physical disabilities, and the like, but I still feel we have much work to do. And as a woman of color, I think it's important to portray characters of color in meaningful and prominent positions and show that my stories are no less interesting because of the skin color of the characters.

Currently, I'm working on my paranormal trilogy The Sanctum, and alongside my desire to create diverse books is an inspiration fueled by Laini Taylor.

I had the ideas for my trilogy banging around in my head, and then I read her books and was just so moved by the beauty of her words. I wanted to see if I could do something similar - it's quite amazing to write something so beautiful in the midst of all of this violence and death. So I tried to do something similar with The Sanctum.

I think I did a decent job - If Ms. Taylor ever reads my books, I can only hope she would agree.(less)
Madhuri Pavamani Hi Rosangela,

Thanks for the question - there's nothing more I love to discuss than my books.

First, why should you read The Girl? Because it's an…more
Hi Rosangela,

Thanks for the question - there's nothing more I love to discuss than my books.

First, why should you read The Girl? Because it's an exciting, action-packed, character-driven opening to an epic romance and soul-crushing adventure. Because the characters will burrow their way into your heart and claim a piece of you forever. Because of Wyatt and his quiet charm and his beautiful soul, because of Ryker's fierce loyalty and wickedly sexy mouth, because of Jools' uncanny ability to annoy, because of Darby's fiery Southerness, and because of Dev's everything. Because the evil in this book is complex and uncanny, twisted and sexy. Because there's nothing like losing yourself in an amazing story, knowing there are two more books to read in that story. Because of sex and passion and love. Those are just some of the reasons you should read The Girl.

Now onto my newest baby, Dutch. It's dark and tormented and so, so nasty. The characters are twisted and tortured and brutal. The story is gut-wrenching and in-your-face and so very gripping. It's also beautiful and stirring and sexy. It'll break your heart but leave you panting for more. Dutch is an impossibly horrible man, especially in contrast to Juma and all of her love and light. But they're both hiding secrets and pain and it's gorgeous to watch them peel back the layers of one another to discover their true selves. Fair warning, Dutch is not for the faint of heart. It's positively full of raunchy, sexy, dark filth and is so sexy you'll find your pulse racing and your breath hitched. It's smart girl smut at it's best and I promise you'll love every second of it.

So there you have it, Rosangela, a few reasons for grabbing my books and losing yourself in my crazy worlds. I promise you won't regret it.

xx(less)
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I’m sure you know what a 777 Challenge is because you’ve probably read a ton of them. Go to the 7th page of your current work-in-progress and post the first seven sentences.


I was tagged to do this one ages ago by my friend Kayti Nika Raet, author of the fabulous Outsider Chronicles, and promised myself to do it but it was April and April is National Poetry Month and I was posting a poem a day...

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Madhuri Pavamani Krystal wrote: "Hello Madhuri Thanks for the request. I'm looking forward to reading your book."

Hey Krystal, thanks for accepting my request. Keep your fingers crossed that The Girl wins the BOTM poll for September and hopefully you will be reading it. Of course, even if I don't win the poll, I still hope you check out The Girl.

Keep in touch.

A bientôt!


Madhuri Pavamani Jemir wrote: "Thank you for the add, Madhuri. Wishing you continued success in all you do."

Thanks Jemir. And the same to you. Glad to hook up with you. Cheers!


Krystal Hello Madhuri Thanks for the request. I'm looking forward to reading your book.


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Jemir Thank you for the add, Madhuri. Wishing you continued success in all you do.


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