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St. Martin's Press, Apr 4, 2017 - Fiction - 250 pages
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“Full of sex, magic, and turmoil...poetic and utterly beautiful. I can't remember the last time a book made me stop and think, wow.” --Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author

DUTCH is Madhuri Pavamani’s first book in a stunning new, suspenseful urban fantasy series that will take you on a wild ride full of danger, love, sex, and magic.

I've spent years holed up in the deepest, darkest parts of the city, fighting to keep Death and her Poochas from crossing the dead back to the living. My skill with a blade is bested only by my menace, my despair, my anguish - the strongest weapons I yield.

Then I meet Juma Landry and it all goes to hell.

She is beauty and love and sex and light, everything I am not. And she makes me want things I haven’t desired in years. But the monsters of my life, the evil lurking in the dark corners of my soul, those places craven and vile, bind me to a past I cannot shake free. As the most skilled Keeper for the Gate, nothing and no one can prevent me from excelling at a job I never wanted. I do it because it is my legacy, a fate I cannot outrun, but when Juma becomes my next assignment, each of her nine lives to be ended by my hand, I must decide: the legacy I never wanted or the love I don’t deserve.

"Ms. Pavamani's DUTCH is the perfect melange of poetry, fantasy and rebellious raunch. Absolutely addictive!" --Helen Hardt, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Dark. Sensual. Unputdownable. I devoured this book and can't wait for the next!"--Kate Baxter, author of The Untamed Vampire

Publisher's Note: Dutch is a scorchingly sexy, romantic urban fantasy, full of forbidden love, romance and very hot love scenes.


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User Review  - CathyGeha - LibraryThing

Dutch by Madhuri Pavamani The Keeper Series #1 Convoluted story of the handmaidens and servants of death and reincarnation – or at least I think it is. With Dutch a hereditary Keeper of the Gate and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

Dutch Mathew is a keeper for the Gate. What does a keeper's role involve? Killing. Oh, and trying to stop Death and her poochas from helping the dead come back to the land of the living. Juma is a ... Read full review

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Madhuri Pavamani is a Southern girl with Northern sensibilities and a slight twang, who still uses the word y’all, but never fixin’. She has an affinity for writing twisted love stories and dark poetry. A graduate of Barnard College, and incapable of leaving the bright lights of New York City, Madhuri works as an attorney in Manhattan, but rests her head in New Jersey. She loves whiskey, tattoos, Bukowski, and yoga. She is a contributing writer for Brown Girl Magazine and co-owner of the blog Write Bitches. She is the author of THE KEEPER SERIES which is released through St. Martin’s Press.

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