UPDATED: JANUARY 31, 2021 12:07 PM IST | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JANUARY 30, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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.
1. "BARSOAP: LIFE BEHIND BARS - VOL 1" - BY AUTHOR AJ ANTHONY
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
The book is available on Amazon in Kindle & Paperback format and has a global rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: AJ 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 night clubs. 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 the companion guide. He has also narrated the audiobook version. He appreciates many forms of art, plays USTA tennis, and race SCCA autocross.
"I hope you will listen to or read and enjoy my first novel project entitled Barsoap-Life Behind Bars Vol. 1. It is filled with many of my actual experiences over the years in the trenches, woven into a compelling storyline with rich characters. It's also loaded with lots of fun and interesting extras." - Says Anthony.
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.
2. "THE BESIDE BOOK OF LIFE - SECRETS TO FINDING YOUR MISSING PIECES & LIVING TO THE FULLEST" - BY AUTHOR JAL PATEL
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 finding 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.
The archer knows the force building up in the arrow that is stretched back on a bowstring. Sometimes, what we see as a failure, a fall, or a full-stop is, in fact, sheer alchemy…a preparation for something more. - says AUTHOR JAL PATEL.
The book is available on Amazon in Paperback format and has a global rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.
ABOUT THE 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 from 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, counselling 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.
3. "FROM GURUKUL TO GURUKOOL" - BY AUTHOR B. MANJULA RAO
- RANKED #5 ON AMAZON CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE SECTION
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 foot 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.
I have put a lot of heart and soul into this book and I am confident that it will connect with a lot of people across the country. My dream is to have this book considered as the story for Student Of The Year - 3 one day - SAYS AUTHOR B. MANJULA RAO.
The book is available on Amazon in Paperback format and has a global rating of 4.1 stars out of 5. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.
ABOUT THE 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 in 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 non-fiction ‘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.
4. "GAURI..!! - ONE WOMAN. ONE STORY. A MILLION LIVES" - BY AUTHOR SATHYA SAM
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
A man is made by his belief. As he believes. So he becomes. - says Author Sathya Sam
The book is available on Amazon in Paperback format and has a global rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - SATHYA SAM
Sathya Sam is the author of the book ‘Gauri..!!’, and 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 wheels 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.
5. "SANGAM THE AWAKENING" - BY AUTHOR TEJASWINI SUNDAR
ABOUT THE BOOK
It's the first instalment 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.
The book is available on Amazon in Kindle & Paperback format and has a global rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.
ABOUT THE 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 Middle-Eastern 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 welfares 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 where 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 into details of life in the era with precision. U