Consumed By Love by Pavarti K. Tyler

Addiction and compulsion, add a bit of aboriginal mysticism and transformation with a slightly co-dependent love and you can arrive in an interesting place.  Nothing quite as interesting as the scenario that Pavarti K. Tyler sets with this short story, but the elements that we are ‘told’ signify true love: self-sacrifice and thinking of the other first are all evident.

I could have obsessed over Hugo and Bree: Abenaki legend was common where I used to live,  and many of the old stories and tales from legions of different tribal groups had a curious mix of horrific elements even as they sought to teach, explain or remember.  But, what emerges from the story of Consumed by Love is a carefully described warning, making you rethink that last love song or poem. 

I was expecting far more scare in that all the lights on sort of way, instead the scare is in my own perceptions of love and what it means to be in love, and truly give of yourself.  The extremes to which Bree accommodates Hugo’s needs, even as she is gaining a sexual fix from the man he used to be are symptomatic of her own dependency, a dangerous situation for all involved.

Most certainly a book for adults only, Tyler uses her ability with words to create a multi-layered visual story that will create far more questions than it answers.  Both entertaining and precisely pointed in its unmasking of damaged psyche, this is a book for those who want to think for hours after the last page.

Consumed By Love by Pavarti K. Tyler

Title: Consumed by Love
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Published by: Evolved Publishing
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 46
Rated: five-stars
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Evolved Publishing presents a short horror story in "Consumed by Love" by Pavarti K. Tyler. At just over 5,000 words, this fun story is the perfect short diversion from your daily grind. [DRM-Free] ~~~~~

"Consumed by Love" is the story of a couple who must face one partner's supernatural transformation. This short piece is written in the style of a classic horror story with a dark take on the addictive nature of love.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to drug and alcohol use / violence and/or sexual content in a genre not specified as Erotic.

I purchased a copy of this title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

About Pavarti K. Tyler

Award-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is usually found with Doc Martens strapped on over fishnets, and a girlish giggle as easy and likely as a throaty guffaw. She 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 two terribly behaved dogs. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity, and penning her next genre-bending novel.

“Tyler is essentially the indie scene’s Margaret Atwood; she incorporates sci-fi elements into her novels, which deal with topics such as spirituality, gender, sexuality and power dynamics.” – IndieReader

Also writing under P.K. Tyler