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8 BEST NEW READ FOR THIS SEASON: DE MODE OF LITERATURE

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 (Vol IV, Issue XIX)

Article Published on: 02 FEB 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com


DE MODE has helped you with an unbelievable list of 8 amazing books written by Author AJ Anthony, Author Jal Patel, Author B. Manjula Rao, Author Sathya Sam, Author Tejaswini Sundar, Author Darshan Desale, Author Urja Joshi, and none other than Author Abhishek Mishra that you should read this season. Also, read the exclusive author interviews that will help you understand their writing style and the level of research they have done to put their book on your table.


  • 'BARSOAP: LIFE BEHIND BARS - VOL 1' - BY A J ANTHONY

  • 'THE BESIDE BOOK OF LIFE' - BY JAL PATEL

  • 'FROM GURUKUL TO GURUKOOL' - BY B. MANJULA RAO

  • 'GAURI..!!' - BY SATHYA SAM

  • 'SANGAM THE AWAKENING' - BY TEJASWINI SUNDAR

  • 'MANU' - BY DARSHAN DESALE

  • 'YELLOW' - BY URJA JOSHI

  • 'STEREOTYPICAL LEADERSHIP' - BY ABHISHEK MISHRA

1. 'BARSOAP: LIFE BEHIND BARS - VOL 1' - BY A J ANTHONY

Enter BG's nightclub, where poison is served and profit is made, you'll find your best friend, party your ass off and fall in lust...but it may cost you your soul and make you vulnerable to the ultimate betrayal. This isn't your daddy's sappy cocktail story! Barsoap- Life Behind Bars is a fast-paced erotic dramedy featuring Sean Collins, an accountant turned bartender. Shortly after his mother's tragic death, he receives a letter from her regarding his father, whom he never knew. She believes what was ruled an accidental death over 20 years ago, was actually murder by his business partner, Beau Garrett. Acting on this information, Sean immerses himself into the chaotic, addictive world of bartending in an upscale nightclub owned by Garrett, in order to get close to him and uncover the truth. The answers are there if he can survive the barflies, jealous husbands, drugs, thugs, dealers, and the treacherous club owner. It's an insider's look and exposure to bar culture and lifestyle, filled with excessive partying, promiscuity, and drug abuse. An interesting, fun, and wild ride through the cycles of that world. Experience the decadence without the guilt and hangovers. Reader indiscretion is advised. Over twenty years in the making, Barsoap is an erotic dramedy featuring Sean Collins, the accountant. In an effort to uncover answers to his father’s suspicious death, he takes a bartending position at BG’s Night Club. It is owned by the cantankerous and treacherous Beauregard Garrett (ex-business partner of Sean’s father). Sean is easily engulfed by the pitfalls of the bar culture/lifestyle. The answers are there if he can survive the partying, unbridled sex, drugs, and betrayal.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR A J ANTHONY

He is a San Francisco Bay Area native, where he studied business and art. He began bartending right out of college (in his first life) for over 15 years in a variety of pubs, restaurants, and nightclubs. In Barsoap - Life Behind Bars Vol. 1, he has integrated and woven years of "interesting", real-world experiences from that time in his life into this work. He currently has Barsoap - Life Behind Bars Vol. 2, and a sci-fi novel entitled, Confessions of a Creator, in his pipeline for 2021. In addition to being an author, he is a graphic designer and audiobook narrator. He designed all art for the book cover and the companion guide. He has also narrated the audiobook version. He appreciates many forms of art, plays USTA tennis, and races SCCA autocross.


He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Angee, and three cats. He would love to hear from anyone who has perused his work. He will be giving away ebooks to the first 10 readers who sign up and mention this story. He hopes you all stay well and have a prosperous future.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF AUTHOR A J ANTHONY - www.barsoaplbb.com


Read Author A J ANTHONY's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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2. 'THE BESIDE BOOK OF LIFE' - BY JAL PATEL

The Bedside Book of Life is a guided tour into the spiritual scheme of life, revealing the intricate pattern of the bigger picture as it unfolds and adds up to your existence. This book will help you understand what is in your hands to change and what you must accept gracefully. Let it bring you comfort, courage, and clarity.


This book is drawn from the intersection of spirituality, karma, and the author's quest to find answers to living a life of righteousness and positivity. It is more than a guide to life; it is a reality check that the universe is intelligent and any hurdle it throws at you is because it is also giving you the strength to deal with it.


Wholesome and uplifting, this book will help you find ways to grapple with anything and everything. In the process, it will also help you find your missing pieces, heal your past, and inspire you to make the best of your life.

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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR JAL PATEL

An East African Indian, Jal Patel is a former publisher and editor of two magazines. She studied at the International School of Tanganyika and completed her higher education in the UK. She studied Arts, Literature, and Indian Religion Studies at Kent Institute of Art & Design and the University of Chichester. Jal has spent the last decade exploring spiritual practices, becoming an Angel Teacher, facilitating spiritual workshops, counseling people, writing, and self-publishing her first book, ‘Expect a Miracle of Ascension’, living in India, pursuing a PGCEi from the University of Nottingham, and writing her second book, ‘The Bedside Book of Life’, published by Hay House India. She lives in Tanzania with her two daughters and husband. She loves to read everything from books to tarot cards, to palms, to people.


Read Author JAL PATEL's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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3. 'FROM GURUKUL TO GURUKOOL' - BY B. MANJULA RAO

The story involves the lives of students at Gurukul, an elite school in the idyllic coastal town of Mansar, and the struggles of their teacher, Aadya. The book revolves around 18-year-old Kunal, the fun, high-spirited, and most sought-after rich Gujarati guy with killer grins and easy-going charm, and Viren, his close friend who is a soft-spoken and academically bright guy, both smitten by the charming and beautiful fourteen-year-old new girl tennis champ Ananya.


Author Manjula takes readers on a nostalgia trip with this book, reliving high school memories. She captures the flaws and beauty of the young in pleasant and straightforward writing and presents to readers, a story filled with love and acceptance. Teenage romance, fights, and students finding their feet supported by an encouraging guide, all add to the innocence of the book. This book is what you need to read and remind yourself of the simpler times of how it was to be young and in love.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR B. MANJULA RAO

Author Manjula is an educator who holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Education. She was born in Kolar, a small town known for the gold mines. She used to be a faculty member at Aptech Computer education and later went on to be the Regional technical support executive at Aptech Ltd Mumbai. She took a small break from her career and re-joined teaching Java programming at an ICSE school. She relocated to Bangalore for her son’s education and decided to focus on writing. She self-published her first novel ‘Three boons give and take’ in the year 2016. It is the story of how Mother Earth is exploited by human beings. Her first short story was a part of an anthology ‘A life I lived’ and her first work of nonfiction ‘Being a tourist’ was among the anthology ‘The big bang of non-fiction’. Her third yet-to-be-published novel ‘Malhara - Torrential rains’ was one of the finalists in the ‘LitMart’ event of the Bangalore literature festival. Her second novel ‘From gurukul to gurukul’, a small-town school story was launched recently in August 2020. She currently works for Mindchamp as a coding instructor.


Read Author B. MANJULA RAO's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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4. 'GAURI..!!' - BY SATHYA SAM

Gauri..!! Is a realistic story. Author Being from a country where women are idolized as goddesses, he tried showcasing one such woman from society who handles the hurdles of life with ease and sets things right in the interest of the family. Women can never be referred to as the weaker sex. If men argue that physical strength is the deciding factor for strength, then women are solid in their mental strength.


It's an unpretentious story of a woman who handles the hurdles of life with courage and profound thinking. Her character is similar to that of many women we see in our lives. But what is different is the dramatic twist in the tale, which you won’t see coming. The protagonist Gauri is patient and persistent, with undying love and affection for her husband, much like many women in the country. Indeed, Gauri’s story is the tale of many women in India, who sacrifice their needs, desires, and dreams for the sake of people dear to them. This work of fiction is a tribute to every unsung woman in every household. A big salute to these strong women, without whom society will perish.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR SATHYA SAM

Sathya Sam is the author of the book ‘Gauri..!!’, and has a doctorate in Management. He is a regular blogger and runs an exclusive website to express his ideologies about the world. Sathya Sam was a mimicry artist, a skit writer, a stage show artist, a cricket player, and a part-time singer during his college days. He loves driving and seizes every opportunity to get behind the wheel for a long drive.


The author is known for his quick wit among his friends. He is a motivational speaker who has spoken at several institutions, inspiring youngsters with his realistic articulation. Sathya Sam is an avid reader, who especially likes brain-twister stories. He strongly believes that if a story and its characters do not occupy the mind space of readers when they wake up the next day, the author hasn’t done justice to the piece of writing.


His fiction book ‘Gauri..!!’ got published recently. In spite of it being his first work, it got wide recognition and appreciation across the globe. The story was a realistic one with an unexpected climax.


Read Author SATHYA SAM's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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5. 'SANGAM THE AWAKENING' - BY TEJASWINI SUNDAR

It's the first installment of an eight-part series that revolves around the theme of restoring balance while touching on topics of revenge, betrayal, sacrifice, and courage. This story holds fast to its Tamil roots in both name and natural setting, exploring land and understanding culture at a time before the rise of the Chola empire. The title of the book is a mere play on words: "Sangam," taken from Sangam Tamil literature, ascertains the era and time of the novel, while "The Awakening" symbolizes the dawn of the cycle of restoration. Drops of blood from a pure soul taint a famed kingdom, giving rise to a rebellion that now oversees a public execution. A bereaved Commander happens upon twins bearing a mysterious past and takes them under his wing. Eight years later, a surge in power within the twins calls on an uncontrollable threat that comes crashing down upon a glorious empire, rendering it to ashes and rubble. A quest to learn his children's past reveals a horrifying, age-old prophecy. Haunting words spoken from an artifact reveal to the monarch, his council, and the twins a clue and an unavoidable choice.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR TEJASWINI SUNDAR

Tejaswini Sundar is a young, creative, talented, and ambitious woman native to the flamboyant city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and birthed on the MiddleEastern lands of Kuwait. She kicked off her career by pursuing a Bachelor's degree at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (MNNIT Allahabad) in Information Technology, and currently works as an Associate Software Engineer for an HR-IT firm. She dabbled in the world of content writing that spoke on topics such as educational technology and travel and has contributed to social welfare and charities.


Her first introductions to Indian medieval literature and art were not just from Indian cultural music and dance but from a more innocent time. A time when her brother and she lay sprawled along her grandfather's bed, listening intently to stories of medieval Indian and Western history and mythology. These stories and art forms not only sang praises of gods and heroic men but divulged details of life in the era with precision. Unable to contain her overpowering curiosity, she began reading books and actively voicing her ideas with her grandfather, all because she wanted to create something she could call her own. This burning desire, coupled with her wild imagination, saw not just the birth of a writer, but a person who wishes to fill every surrounding blank page with life.


Her journey has empowered and encouraged her to create a bond with the reader through her stories as she hopes to inspire emotion and meaning in their lives.


Read Author TEJASWINI SUNDAR's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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6. 'MANU' - BY DARSHAN DESALE

This is the first book based on MANU. The First Man on The Earth and Also the Last One. Manu. Who is born with the knowledge of the Vedas on the one hand and the weapons on the other hand? Such men are as good as they are bad. He is walking around with the holocaust in one hand and life in the other hand. But Manu did not know that much about himself until a cursed man from Mahabharata came to meet him. And as if his whole life changed. Not only his life but also the whole universe with him because he is one of the most powerful people. He has the power to reverse the history of the entire universe. But he was expelled from most of the Vedas, perhaps for his protection. But now that he knows the truth about himself, then what he does do? He has the option to support God or to support rakshasa, If he supports God then millions of people are killed, if he supports Rakshasa, then millions of people will be saved, but rakshasa will rule over the entire world. So, will he become a god by killing millions of people or will he become rakshasa by saving millions of people's lives?


This novel gives a new perspective on mythology. This is the first time you will read something about MANU. MANU is a very important person from mythology. Not only in Hindu mythology but in every culture and mythology you will see him.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR DARSHAN DESALE

The thought of writing a book occurred to him while he was in the twelfth grade. Very often he used to have discussions hours after dinner on various topics. He used to narrate stories from ancient history in such gatherings. He used to present his interpretation and some research on the topics. His friends used to find these interesting and liked them. It was then that his friends urged him to write a book, and he took it seriously. Initially, he wrote a lot of short stories, but many he did not like. Eventually, in his second year of college, he developed the concept of a story. He gave it to his friends to read, who liked it very much and recommended he publish it as a book. Consequently, today he is happy to present this book to his readers. In spite of all the efforts, there may be some errors that could have crept in inadvertently. He is writing this at the young age of 19 - 20 years, but he has put his sincere efforts into all the language and writing skills he could bring out.


He has also written a number of Marathi audiobooks in the span of just one year, and several more are being recorded. They have gained immense popularity and appear under “Most Popular Audiobooks in Marathi” on Storytel. Due to their popularity, many of them have been translated into English and Hindi too. He has also written his first audiobook about zombies in Marathi.


Read Author DARSHAN DESALE's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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7. 'YELLOW' - BY URJA JOSHI

The verses of hurting and healing are a poetry collection, divided into two phases: MOHI &KABIR. Mohi symbolizes “the hurting” and Kabir is all about “the healing” that comes after it. A book was written and illustrated by the author, which is for everyone. For those who believe in love and compassion and for those who don't. Those who have healed and those who are still in the process. Those who aren’t able to move on and those who have successfully done it. It is for the feminists, the activists, the believers, the gender norm shatterers, it is a gift, a book on its journey to make difference in its readers’ lives. It is beyond any genre that describes it, Yellow is the revolution, filled with verses about heartbreaks, toxic relationships, self-love, men, rapes, sexuality, depression, self-hate, letting go, moving on, letters to self and so much more, that you only discover when you unfold the pages of the book. The author wants the readers to consider yellow as their personal diary, where they can fold the pages they like, underline their favorite lines and even mail her if they find something debatable. This poetry collection has beautiful illustrations with every verse and some yellow rites. The main theme of yellow revolves around self-love and self-worth and the importance of one's own well-being, that’s why it's not some ordinary romance teen book. It has more of a realistic approach than a fictional one antalkslk shows love is not always a fairy tale.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR URJA JOSHI

Urja Joshi is an 18-year-old author, illustrator, songwriter, and believer in miracles. She began writing when she was 14, starting with small posts on Instagram she decided to write her first book in 2017. After 2017 her second book was launched in 2019 after a long one-year break. In 2020, during the pandemic, Urja wrote her favorite work to date “yellow: the verses of hurting & healing”. She is also the youngest Indian author to become a best-selling author in the poetry and anthologies section on amazon and kindle. She is also nominated for an award by literary voice for being the best poetry author in 2021 for her latest book. Urja Joshi was also named the most influential young generation female for the year 2020 by stellar flower Journal. She recently completed her schooling at Bhai Parmanand vidya mandir, New Delhi. And now is pursuing psychology Hons. From Delhi University. She plans on writing more books in the future and dreams to become someone who could positively influence people around the world someday. Out of many dreams that she has, the one of having her own book tour one day is the prominent one. On her website urjajoshi.com, she writes “I want to go around the world, step on stage and recite what I write in front of thousands of people, I want to show my art to people.” Urja actively voices her concern over ongoing issues and also posts her writings on her social media account about her personal life and her traveling ventures around the world on Instagram.


Read Author URJA JOSHI's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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8. 'STEREOTYPICAL LEADERSHIP' - BY ABHISHEK MISHRA

The Apotheosis of leaders is the way they express their thoughts through their body language, attitude, and the way they talk. Leaders are those who not only lead a group of people; they also become role models for many people and many groups. So, showing up the right attitude and setting up the right tempo is crucial for a leader. This book will explain a few traits and qualities of a good leader and new case studies on how two different types of leaders will act in the same situation. This book will demonstrate two types of Stereotypical Leadership. One is a Stereotypical mindset, and the other is a gender stereotype. Both can be equally dangerous and can have a severe impact on society. You can perceive how the equivalent supportive individuals surrounding them can meet with either resistance or gratitude in all circumstances.


Thoughts that are nurtured with the right attitude and expressed concisely will have immense power. They can motivate, inspire, they can provide insight, and can get incredible work done, and pass on your messages across. I hope this book will help you nurture your thoughts and show you the right way to groom them and present them so you'll not become a leader; you can become an influencer.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR ABHISHEK MISHRA

Author Abhishek Mishra aims to create a new platform or forum to facilitate discussion when people or leaders feel stuck and confused or unable to add value. He wanted to create a platform where people help and support each other, where there is no gender differentiation, and where people become role models for each other. As a writer, he has accomplished accolades how he expressed his feelings through his words. He has written 50+ articles that were liked by many professionals over platforms like LinkedIn, medium.com, PM Today, PM Times, and Novel Vista When he is not writing books, you can find him doing project management, and when he is not doing either of these, you can find him baking fabulous cakes. Oh, man! It would be best if you tried his cakes and pastries. He is the kind of person who has loads of energy and does not like to sit idly.


He has got stunning writing skills, Culinary skills, and strong management skills; not just that, but he is also a process-oriented person. In a way, he always keeps trying different things, and this replicates his inquisitive nature too. Professionally he is a project manager, so he has been associated with multiple non-profitable groups to learn and discover ways to help the community and society.


Read Author ABHISHEK MISHRA's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (MAGAZINE).


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