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UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOKS FOR 2023 - A LIST OF PAGE TURNERS: DE MODE OF LITERATURE

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE JAN-FEB-MAR 2023 (Vol VI, Issue XXIX)

Article Published on: 13TH MAR 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com


In the fast-paced world of 2023, finding a book that can truly capture your attention and hold it until the final page is a rare and treasured experience. These "unputdownable" books are the ones that make you ignore your phone notifications, stay up way past your bedtime, and lose yourself in their pages. They transport you to different worlds, introduce you to fascinating characters, and keep you on the edge of your seat with every plot turn. In this era of instant gratification and constant distraction, the power of a truly unputdownable book cannot be overstated. So whether you're an avid reader or just looking for your next great read, join us as we explore the best unputdownable books of 2023.


  • 'EDWARD GATE AND THE RETRIEVAL' - BY QUINTO LAM

  • 'TILL DEATH DO US PART - A DARK ROMANCE' - BY SASHA R.C.

  • 'THE NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE' - BY DR. PATRICK TREACY

  • 'THE SPACE TRAVELLER'S LOVER' - BY OMARA WILLIAMS

  • 'STAR BRIGHT' - BY AF CARCIRIERI JR

  • 'NEVER THE MOON' - BY RITA H ROWE

  • 'TEMPUS' - BY E A PURLE

  • 'HOW MY BRAIN WORKS' - BY BARBARA KOTULSKA-HASKIN

  • 'FINDING THEON: THE TRAVELER B1' - BY JORDAN KELLEY

  • 'THE REPROBATES' - BY BENJAMIN GROSE

  • 'CARRASCO '67' - BY ELAINE BROUN

  • 'THE BEGINNING' - BY JACOB JONES

  • 'SANDY WISHES' - BY JUDITH KEIM

  • 'MR. FAUJDAR' - BY SATISH ANAND AND AMIT ANAND

  • 'DADDY THROWS ME IN THE AIR' - BY AYN DILLARD

  • 'AGAPĒ HEART'S COMPASS' - BY LISA CORDEAU

  • 'FOUNDATIONS' - BY ABIGAIL STEWART

  • 'SHOOT THE HORSES FIRST' - BY LEAH ANGSTMAN


1. 'EDWARD GATE AND THE RETRIEVAL' - BY AUTHOR QUINTO LAM

Edward Gate gets hit by an asteroid when he was 5 and the next thing he knows he wakes up from a coma 7 years later. Edward gets accepted into Brickston High, but he gets weird dreams of a girl he doesn’t know and an older man talking about a prophecy of some sort. As he gets more and more of these dreams and as he meets the girl in the dreams in real life, he realizes that he has to go on a journey someday.


Months later, Edward gets expelled from Brickston High, he cannot delay the journey anymore. He gets his two friends and they go on a journey.


They go to a portal that leads them to another realm, then they search for the three legendary keys which unlock the cage of Death. Another party is going for the three legendary keys, but unlike Edward, they want to use them to unlock Death’s cage. They arrive at the portal, but it is guarded by puzzles and a giant maze. After the trio traversed through the defenses and killed a monster that took the lives of hundreds, they entered the portal and went into the second dimension.


The trio goes towards the first key and they almost get there, until Death’s supporters come up and stop them. They fight through the supporters though and they get the first key. After that, the trio goes on a ship, gets attacked by goblins, and retreats back onto land for the rest of the journey to the second key. As they advance, so do Death’s supporters.


When they all get to the second key, Death’s supporters get the second key before the trio can. The trio go on a long chase after the second key and it all comes down to one fight. The trio of kids against a dozen full-grown adults trying to release Death. If the trio wins, they win the race and stop Death, but if they lose, they lose their advantage of having one of the three keys necessary. One fights to decide the fate of the world.


A very well-written adventurous story that is full of unexpected twists. The story is also humorous and fast-paced. You'll love Edward and will enjoy his journey. With a vivid imagination and a love for exploring new worlds, Author Quinto Lam has created characters that jump off the page and adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Despite his young age, Quinto's talent for writing has already earned his critical acclaim and a growing fan base.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR QUINTO LAM
QUINTO LAM

Quinto Lam is the author of Edward Gate and the Retrieval. He’s 13 years old and he currently lives in Hong Kong. And this is his journey.


Quinto has always been passionate about writing. He wrote a couple of short stories when he was very young and he hasn’t started only one novel. Quinto started his first novel back when he was eight and he gave up on it only 2,000 words into the novel.


A year or so later, he began a new novel. After 2 months of work and 14,000 words, Quinto accidentally deleted the Word file. On that day, he thought that he would never write a novel ever again.


Now we jump to early 2022. Quinto had a brilliant idea in mind for a plot and started writing even though he remembered the last time he tried to start a novel. He gave his friend Jayden the link the same day and asked Jayden to rate his writing. This became routine for Quinto as Quinto wrote more and more, waiting for Jayden’s critiques every single day.


After 3 months of writing 70,000 words and 3 months of getting the manuscript edited, refined, and proofread, getting the cover for the book and getting the ISBNs, writing the side stories that would be released along with the main novel, Quinto Lam is the proud author of Edward Gate and the Retrieval and he thanks the people who’ve supported him and most importantly his advisor Jayden which made his life much easier. Author Quinto has more books planned, but does not disclose how many. The series will include at least three books, including the first. He is enthusiastic about the series, having learned a lot from the first book. The author's current priorities in life include studying, playing badminton, and working on Edward Gate. Although some may consider it dull, the author finds this lifestyle delightful. The author hopes that readers will enjoy the series.

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2. 'TILL DEATH DO US PART: A DARK ROMANCE' - BY AUTHOR SASHA R.C.

Mariah: Mr. prince charming that is who I thought he was Kind, gentle, loving, until the moment I said my vows The moment the vows left our mouths Everything changed, he changed The man I thought I married was nothing more than a fairy tale Til death do us part we vowed I never knew just how real that statement would become The fight for my life started the day after our wedding And now I am just trying to hold on I am just trying to survive.


Josiah: When I look at her I see her innocence, her vulnerability I see the pain in her eyes The marks on her pale skin I see the suffering she has endured I am a broken man, not a good soul I am a criminal But with her, I must be more I need to be more I will do anything to save her.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR SASHA R.C.
SASHA R.C.

Sasha R.C. is the author of the Unveiled series which is a paranormal why choose romance. Since writing the Unveiled series Sasha R.C. has found her niche in dark romance and now classifies herself as a dark romance author She overcame her addiction to alcohol and drugs and now lives a life of recovery. All thanks to her higher power, and her strong support system of family and friends. She now reaches out to help others overcome that same addiction as an alcohol and drug counsellor.


Sasha loves getting lost in a good book: anything that has to do with fantasy romance or dark romance. Sasha currently resides in Oregon with her husband and three dogs, Thunder, Smokey, and Bandit.


Author Sasha R.C. is an avid lover of fantasy and romance stories that include vampires, werewolves, magic, dragons, demons, and angels. Her stories are known for their vivid and immersive world-building. She has a knack for creating richly detailed worlds that are populated by a variety of supernatural beings.


UPCOMING BOOK BY AUTHOR SASHA R.C.

Lethal love affair is currently in the editing stage with my publisher. She is currently working on 13 other dark standalone romances. Follow her page to stay tuned.


PREVIOUS BOOKS BY AUTHOR SASHA
  • Unveiled: The Beginning Book 1

  • Unveiled: Twist of Fate Book 2

  • Unveiled: Secrets of The Dagger Book 3


OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF AUTHOR SASHA R.C. - www.authorsashachristophersen.org

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3. 'THE NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE' - BY AUTHOR & DR. PATRICK TREACY

The Needle and the Damage Done is the story of a boy from a small Irish village who became an adventurer, multi-award-winning doctor, and physician to the stars. Part travelogue, part thriller, part celebrity tell-all, the memoir is a whirlwind of adventure and a fascinating insight into the colorful life of Dr. Patrick Treacy.


Cosmetic doctor Patrick Treacy grew up in rural Northern Ireland during The Troubles. Determined to become a doctor, he raised money for medical school in Dublin by smuggling cars from Germany to Turkey. He studied biochemistry at Queen's University Belfast and medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons. While working in a Dublin hospital, he was accidentally jabbed with a needle by an HIV patient. He took blood test after blood test for many years until he was confirmed negative. Initially overwhelmed by the experience, he moved to New Zealand, away from everyone who knew what he was going through his girlfriend and his colleagues. Thus, he began a peripatetic existence, working as a doctor around the world. In Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad, Treacy was arrested and imprisoned, spending days wondering whether he was going to be hanged as a spy. He worked as a ship’s surgeon in California and with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. On returning to Dublin, Treacy set up the Ailesbury Clinic where he pioneered the emergent field of cosmetic dermatology, championing treatments regarding the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. His award-winning research brought him numerous international accolades and many celebrity patients, including the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, who came flocking to his door.


Central to this memoir is Treacy’s personal journey: his efforts to escape the conflict of The Troubles, coping with the fear that he may have contracted HIV, getting over his lost love, and surviving the crippling Irish recession. Most of all, it gives us a fascinating insight into his award-winning research on the influence of Botox ® on the brain and how he developed protocols to reverse the damage being done to patients’ faces as a result of the complications of dermal fillers.


Patrick Treacy's poignant memoir 'The Needle and the Damage Done' is a gripping page-turner and you'll feel as if you're on a rollercoaster-like journey reading this book full of excitement, wonderful experience steeped in optimism, risk, and sheer excitement.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR DR. PATRICK TREACY
DR. PATRICK TREACY

Dr. Treacy, born in Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) was awarded the “Top Aesthetic Practitioner in the World 2019” at the MyFaceMyBody Global Awards (Las Vegas). He is recognized as one of the most influential aesthetic practitioners in the world. He won the ‘Doctor of the Year UK 2019 (London) and is among a few doctors in the world to have won the coveted AMEC Trophy three times (Paris 2014 and 2016, Monaco 2019). He was given the CCME Medal for “Excellence in contributions to Aesthetic Medicine” (Mexico 2016) and received the MyFaceMyBody Specialist Award (London 2018). He was awarded a Laureate in Aesthetic Medicine by the Azerbaijani College of Medicine and the Beauty & Anti-Ageing Trophy (Baku 2017). He was awarded the 1st AIDA Trophy for his research in Aesthetic Medicine (Abu Dhabi 2017). He won both the “Irish Healthcare Award for Medical Research” (Dublin 2017) and the “British College of Aesthetic Medicine Award for Medical Research” (London 2017). He is recognized to be among the first doctors worldwide to use hyaluronidase during vascular filler occlusion and to establish protocols for its use.


Dr. Treacy is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Arts (London). He is Chairman of the Aylesbury Humanitarian Foundation and is the driving force behind countless humanitarian efforts that impact the lives of children in communities across Africa, Haiti, and the Third World. To this end, he has opened orphanages in Monrovia, Liberia, and Mirebalais, Haiti. He practices cosmetic medicine in his clinics in Dublin and Cork. He has been featured on CNN, Dr. Drew, RTÉ, TV3, Sky News, BBC, and Newsweek. He serves on the editorial boards of five international aesthetic journals. He is the author and co-author of many articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has contributed to chapters of medical books. His research has strongly influenced this specialist area where he has developed global protocols relating to dermal filler complications and wound healing, as well as pioneering techniques for HIV facial lipodystrophy.


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4. 'THE SPACE TRAVELLER'S LOVER' - BY AUTHOR OMARA WILLIAMS


Ten thousand years ago, an alien race was driven from Earth by ancient humans. They have returned to Earth using perfect human replicas to understand and eventually control the human mind. Stronger, invincible, immortal, and with a technical superiority beyond comprehension, the aliens are fuelled by a zest for revenge while plundering Earth’s remaining resources. The aliens have remodeled themselves into a genetically superior race and removed any feelings or emotions they consider a weakness. They don’t feel fear, guilt, or remorse, and most importantly, they never fall in love. Rothwen, a headstrong and ruthless alien soldier, develops an intense obsession with Erin, a bright young human student with a mysterious past. He decides to bring Erin into his world, changing all the invasion plans to be with her, just for his pleasure.


Once Erin is with the aliens, she discovers their immense destructive powers. While the aliens promise the Humans that they have come peacefully, Erin suspects that not all is as it seems. Erin’s future and that of planet Earth depend on her next actions. She often wonders where her loyalty lies. Is it with the humans or the aliens? Even though she has now been transformed into the alien race, her feelings and memories are still human. Will she stay with her best friend from childhood, who loves her deeply? Or will she stay with the ruthless alien soldier who shows no mercy? Will she be able to overturn the aliens’ destructive plans?


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • "Sci-fi author Omara Williams' debut novel is a remarkable tour de force." - The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post, The Edinburgh News, The Star

  • "A stirring literary debut that will win your heart." - Reader's Digest UK

  • "Williams integrates some fresh world-building and thought-provoking ideas. She is a capable and imaginative storyteller" - The BookLife Prize.


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR OMARA WILLIAMS
OMARA WILLIAMS

Since a very young age, Author Omara Williams has had a passion for reading and writing. She would spend hours each day imagining characters and situations and would then sit down to write for hours. She found inspiration in everything around her, even in cloud shapes that she would use to create stories.


Fiction and adventure were her favorite subjects, and she found herself drawn to authors such as Jules Verne and Alexander Dumas. At the age of 17, she completed her first handwritten book, a collection of children's stories that was enjoyed by her friends and family.


However, she had many other interests and hobbies, so she did not see writing as something she should pursue and instead viewed it as a pastime. Author Omara focused her efforts on her university degree, her passion for software programming, and her astronomy projects. Writing became something she did occasionally and nothing more.


More than thirty years after completing her first book, she began to wonder, "What if...?" She believes that it is never too late to achieve something when one is determined to do so and begins to get back into writing. It was a challenging process, as she had to balance writing with her full-time job. After five years of hard work, Author Omara was able to complete her book project and publish her first book. She hopes that readers find her work as fascinating as she does. 'The Space Traveller's Lover' is a masterpiece of wordsmiths, packed with breathless action, a bone-chilling thriller, and love like never felt before. Omara Williams has taken a world and set you down in the middle of it to experience it right along with the characters..as if you are one of the characters.


Omara Williams earned a BSc Honours in Nuclear Engineering from Havana University and currently is an award-winning software manager. When she is not working, she enjoys watching the night sky, investigating ancient alien theories, and chasing total solar eclipses. Omara lives with her husband and daughter in Cambridge, United Kingdom.


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5. 'STAR BRIGHT' - BY AUTHOR AF CARCIRIERI JR


When observing the morning or evening star, Planet Venus, modern-day people recognize it as a lifeless, brightly glowing rock in the sky where no one can go because its atmosphere is far too inhospitable. Yet from ancient times all the way up to the not-too-distant past, it was regarded by some people as the embodiment of supernatural beings who observed them right back. Believing it to be an object of worship in whom one could seek solutions to problems and an overseer in the sky who cast judgment over human behavior, in the past Planet Venus was perceived quite differently than it is today. In representation of what the world was like before the true nature of Planet Venus was revealed, Star Bright delves into the inevitable conflicts between spiritualism and the realities of human nature.


Adhering to the mythological comportment of deific entities, historical detail, and the societal norms of subject periods and places as well as possible, the sixteen separate stories comprising Star Bright shine a light on the human ground game that played out as a result of the mystical significance placed upon the second planet from the sun. Among the many characters in the novel is an ambitious young woman of the Sumer civilization and her extraordinary companion, a fatalistic Israelite king leading an army off to war, and a spoiled rotten countess of the French Bourbon Dynasty who harbors delusions of godhood, just to name a few. From the very earliest establishment of civilization, Planet Venus continues to exact its influence over humankind.


The book delivers on many fronts: Savor each of the 16 stories over many weeks, or months, or binge-read to your fancy’s content. Succumb to your imagination and perhaps learn interesting facts about historical figures and events that most readers may not have known as ancient and modern civilizations seek answers to life’s secrets and mysteries. Star Bright takes the reader on a wild journey of heroic adventures of myth mixed with well-researched historical events and fanciful stories of the sci-fi genre. The reimagining the story of God’s legions of immortal angels and its defiant infamous leader - with his ironic ‘light bringing’ monikerplotting a rebellion triggered by destructive pride and lust for power, dooms them to eternal damnation. This story is only the beginning of a trek through time immemorial as the reader is dropped into the daily life of a panoply cultures, events, and mythology.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR AF CARCIRIERI JR
AF CARCIRIERI JR

Originally from the state of Maryland, author A. F. Carcirieri, Jr. is a graduate of the Loyola University of Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Through a working career related to the fields of occupational safety and health, and the contracting of products and services he became well-versed in formal writing. Although this kind of work honed his precision and depth capabilities, it did not fulfill his ambitions for writing. He wanted to be creative, a course of mind that runs afoul of the rigidity expected of formal correspondence.


His primary subjects of interest are history and astronomy, though his astronomical curiosity is mostly limited to our solar system. He also bears a keen perception of the forces that influence human behavior, and what makes people do what they do. The Mayor of Casterbridge and Gulliver’s Travels are among his favorite novels. The television series The Twilight Zone, he considers a significant influence on his writing.


Carcirieri began writing his first published novel in 2014. While attending to domestic family matters and pouring over research sources, he eventually completed Star Bright, a 16-story novel focusing on the mys1t6ique of Planet Venus in 2021. Although this work was at times arduous, Carcirieri will tell you that he enjoyed it; it was fun. Carcirieri presents a collection of stories, all loosely connected to the planet Venus. These tales tell of many journeys, set in time periods that range from the days of Creation to the year 2023.


His approach is rather unique, though not unheard of. The author, Ray Bradbury, produced similar works. Although Star Bright is considered a work of Historical Fiction, its main intent is to stir the reader’s imagination. As Carcirieri is fond of saying:


“When it comes to writing about the mystique of Planet Venus, sticking to a single genre is way too tame for me.”


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6. 'NEVER THE MOON' - BY AUTHOR RITA H ROWE

Two men who couldn’t more different. One woman caught between them. When Jennifer loses David, the love of her life, her world falls apart. Fleeing New York for a fresh start and a new chance at life, she meets Jack, rugged and handsome, everything she could hope for. But things are never as they seem and her world is plunged into chaos and violence. An abusive husband, a loveless marriage - and no way out.


When David comes barrelling back into her life, Jennifer is torn between the man she has always loved and the life she has chosen. But the stakes couldn’t be higher.


Never The Moon interweaves the lives of Jennifer, David, and Jack, revealing the power of love - and the destruction it can leave in its wake.


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • Never the Moon is another fantastic novel by Rita H Rowe. I really enjoyed the writing style. The author includes the perfect amount of detail in each chapter to keep the novel short and sweet. I loved the multiple POVs, and the characters were great. I felt sympathy for Jennifer when she was really struggling with what to do at certain points in the book, but at the same time, I just wanted to shake her and tell her she was doing the wrong thing. Overall this was an entertaining novel with an interesting story about soul mates and love. I definitely recommend giving this one a read! - REBECCA (Reviewed in Australia)

  • From start to finish, I was absolutely encaptured by the unrequited love story of Jennifer and David. I was lured in by the different perspectives of each of the characters and loved that I was able to piece the story together through each of their lenses. This is a story that many women can identify with; on so many different levels. As a daughter, as a young girl, an independent woman, a wife, a mother, someone who feels stuck, and someone who overcomes all obstacles. - T. AZZOPARDI (Reviewed in Australia)

  • 'I loved this book! It kept me hooked all the way to the end.' - R DUFFY (Reviewed in Australia)


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR RITA H ROWE
RITA H ROWE

Rita H. Rowe is a writer who imbues her contemporary works of fiction with a captivating mix of romance and a hint of grit. Her novels are carefully crafted pieces of work that invite readers to explore complex themes and emotions, taking them on a journey filled with heart and soul. Whether it's the dynamic between characters, the carefully crafted setting, or the powerful dialogue, each element of Rita's writing serves to enhance the overall experience and leave a lasting impression on her readers. It is a keen understanding of the human experience that sets Rita apart and makes her a must-read for fans of contemporary fiction.


Rita lives in the vibrant city of Melbourne with her husband John, and their two pampered dogs, Scarlett and Benji. When she's not indulging in her passion for writing, she can be found at her other job, teaching a wild and wonderful pack of secondary school students.


For those who wish to stay updated on Rita's latest works and musings, she invites you to follow her journey on Instagram at @ritahrowe. You can also visit her website, ritahrowe.com, where you'll find a treasure trove of information about her upcoming novels, as well as a collection of miscellaneous writings that showcase her versatility and creativity. Do not hesitate to reach out and connect with Rita, for she loves nothing more than interacting with her readers and fans. Through her writing and her interactions, she hopes to inspire and bring joy to those she touches.


OTHER BOOKS BY AUTHOR RITA H ROWE

DOUBLE DECEPTION, THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE, THE BAD SEED, DANCING WITH GHOSTS, BECOMING RUTHLESS and SHE REMEMBERED.


NEW RELEASES BY THE AUTHOR

Double Deception - A Novella. Storming through Rita H Rowe’s collection of brilliant literature, find reading the newly released. The story tells you how effective it can be for your life but after reading you'll be left surprised. Only 94 pages for this novella, condensing such an intriguing, enticing, and alluring narrative!!


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7. 'TEMPUS' - BY AUTHOR E A PURLE

Hugh Geber, Barrington Delphin, and Emily Le Fey are in hiding under the protection of the Collins family at the University for Science and Progression, after returning to Portis-Montis with the lore book for magic. The unexpected arrival of Adelia Geber, Hugh’s sister-in-law, has only added to the complicated mix.


Three books of lore remain out in the open, and tensions are rising across the New World, with reports that the battle for Skellig-Krieg against forces loyal to the Elf King, is expected to happen within days.


When their cover is blown, the group must decide whether to leave Portis-Montis unprepared to look for the next book of lore or to join those readying for the battle of Skellig-Krieg — a decision that threatens to pull the group of friends apart. When the news reaches them that the Elf King and Robert Smithson are already on the trail for the next book of lore, the group must face their woes head-on. The situation couldn’t be dire.


Now they must decide between joining a battle that threatens to destroy not only the world in which they live but also harm those they hold close, or going after the books, which in the wrong hands, will spell disaster for the world at large.


LORE OF TELLUS SERIES

Firestone is the first book in the series is out now to buy and was released in May 2021. Orbis is the second book in the series and was released in April 2022. Tempus, the third book in the series, is now in production.


Firestone - In the world of Tellus there are two ways of doing things: the Old Way and the New Way. In the city of Portis-Montis, these two ways and their worlds collide.


Orbis - Hugh Geber has found himself at a dead end. Robert J Smithson is hot on his heels, and the Elf King is on the move once more. The book Hugh and Barrington are desperate to find is missing, with a mysterious note in its place. Left with no other choice, they have to head home to Portis-Montis empty handed knowing they are not the only ones seeking the book.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR E A PURLE
E A PURLE

When E A Purle arrived in the world, it lit up white. Literally. There was a raging blizzard outside the window. He spent the next few months laying on his back whinging a lot, but it wasn’t long before he found his feet and began staring at them, before realizing what they were for. As he progressed into his school years, he amazed his family, friends, and teachers with his lack of hand-eye coordination, knowing this would lead to great hilarity in later years.


Soon, the time came for E A Purle to pick a career. He chose the theatre industry, thinking this would be the best place for someone with his talents. He soon realized that dancing required more hand-eye coordination than he possessed, so he opted to work backstage, a move that turned out to be great fun. After the obligatory visit to the shop for a long wait and sky hooks, he soon found his niche, moving lumps of painted wood around the stage, hoping not to be seen by audience members.


A few trips around the sun, and lots of shows later, E A Purle found a Mrs. Purle. They created between them two beautiful small and shouting, full of life and many, many questions. It was around this time that E A Purple decided he needed a change of career. Using his creative skill set and talent, he moved into the wonderful world of … building. Once again, his hand-eye coordination shone through, hitting many a nail head, but mostly the surrounding walls.


However, it wasn’t long before the urge to create surfaced again. With a spot of bad luck in the health department, he found he had spare time to write. It became a regular habit, a surprise to all those around him, but to none more than E A Purle himself. But once he started, he found he couldn’t stop. Life entered a chaotic period, the perfect time to add a puppy into the mix, and four became five. After numerous pairs of chewed shoes and furniture and copious amounts of blue roll and disinfectant, life finally settled down again. He released Firestone in May 2021, and the Lore of Tellus series was born. Five books are planned in total, followed up with more adventures set within the world of Tellus.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF AUTHOR E A PURLE - www.eapurle.mailchimpsites.com/lore-of-tellus

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8. 'HOW MY BRAIN WORKS' - BY AUTHOR BARBARA KOLTUSKA-HASKIN


The wide range of useful information contained in this book can help the reader in many ways: basic understanding of this unique organ, advice for anyone concerned about the possibility of a cognitive problem, and the wisdom of the author’s experience in helping her many patients and others to keep their brain healthy and working at their highest level.


Students with learning problems, young people considering varied career paths, victims of brain injuries or mental disorders, and the middle-aged and elderly at risk of dementia - all can gain from the knowledge Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin has gained in her many years as a practicing neuropsychologist. In easy-to-understand language, she explains the countless ways the evaluation process she uses can help people in a wide variety of situations, and how the results can be used for maximum benefit. Plus, building on this information, Dr. Koltuska-Haskin offers a wealth of advice and tips on how to build and maintain optimum brain health. Reaching widely into the physical, psychological, nutritional, and spiritual worlds, she pulls together new research as well as age-old treasured learning to create an everyday guide to harnessing our most powerful mental tools in shaping the healthful and successful lives we all seek.


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AWARDS
  • INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (FINALIST)

  • NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS (FINALIST)

  • ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD (FIRST PLACE)

  • THE DA VINCI EYE - THE ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD (FINALIST)

  • READER'S FAVORITE BOOK AWARD WINNER

  • BIG NYC BOOK AWARD 2021 (DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE)

  • THE IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS (FINALIST)


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR BARBARA KOLTUSKA-HASKIN
BARBARA KOTULSKA-HASKIN

Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has over thirty years of clinical experience. She also has a research and academic teaching background. In addition to her doctorate in psychology/neuropsychology, she has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Education degree (valedictorian). She also completed 450 hours of academic coursework in psychopharmacology sponsored by the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy/New Mexico State University Collaborative. She is also a classically trained mezzo-soprano.


Dr. Koltuska-Haskin is the author of the SEVEN awards-winning book titled, “How My Brain Works, A Guide to Understanding it Better and Keeping it Healthy.” Her book was a finalist at the International Books Awards and a Finalist at the Independent Author Network BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS. Her book was also honored with a 'Silver Medal' at the Readers’ Favorite International Books Award and was honored Distinguished Favorite Award at the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARDS. Her book was also a finalist at the New Mexico/Arizona Books AwardEd 1st PLACE WINNER at the 2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS. Recently, How My Brain Works has been chosen as a finalist in the 2022 Eric Hoffer Awards in the da Vinci Eye category for its cover design. She loves New Mexico for its sunshine, beautiful nature, and hospitality of the people. She always feels that she is “New Mexican in her heart.” She loves walking New Mexico’s trails, and the climate of the high desert cultivates her passion for organic gardening. Dr. Koltuska-Haskin was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. In 1989, she was awarded the AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellowship given to one out of thirty international applicants. She spent her fellowship year at UCLA’s postdoctoral training program in neuropsychology. She later received her US citizenship as an “alien of exceptional abilities” on the basis of her education, research in neuropsychology, and clinical achievements.


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9. 'FINDING THEON: THE TRAVELER B1' - BY AUTHOR JORDAN KELLEY


A missing king, rumors of war coming from the north, and a southern prince determined to preserve the peace that has lasted a generation. An agent, known only as The Traveler, is sent across time and space to protect a prince in a medieval era while keeping her true origins a secret. The prince, along with four loyal companions, journeys north to find a missing king who can provide stability to a strategic realm. The Traveler must quickly earn the trust of this small group and finds herself growing attached to the one man distrusted the most. As the group heads north, it quickly becomes clear that things are not what they seem.


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • On your toes in this fast-paced adventure - I loved the concept of the story in that it’s not your expected banal fantasy, but there’s a mystery behind the main character and the reason for her quest. That soft touch of “sci-fi” was quite intriguing. The dialogue is witty and you are constantly on your toes in this fast-paced adventure wondering where Theon is, after all. The author leaves room for so much more world exploring in the coming books. I’m looking forward to more! - J. CHANG (Reviewed in the United States)

  • This is what I would call a short story rather than a novel. There is not a lot of depth or detail but it's the kind of yarn spun over several evenings in front of a fire. - CHARLES CAMERON (Reviewed in the United States)

  • We see the mc sent to a planet to help prevent a war. This is an engrossing story of how she attempts to do this. The characters are endearing and the plot moves quickly. Looking forward to a sequel. - W ADAMS (Reviewed in the United States)

  • Enjoyed reading this book from the first to the last page. I felt like I was the character as I read about her adventures. Look forward to the next in the sequence. - CMC (Reviewed in the United States)

THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR JORDAN KELLEY
JORDAN KELLEY

Jordan Kelley was born in Texas and quickly discovered a love of travel and adventure. She is also a sports enthusiast, and her experience in horseback riding, archery, and fencing shows in her fast-paced fantasy novels. Jordan began creative writing at an early age infusing her adventures with compelling characters to create her first novel Finding Theon The Traveler Book One. She also maintains a travel blog and podcast narrating her trips. You can find numerous blog posts on her website with a mix of humor and haphazard adventures. Her newest traveling companion, a husky puppy named Atticus, steals the spotlight with a quirky attitude.




PODCAST EPISODES

Books and Backpacking Adventures - In this series of podcasts traveling, she talks about books and her sometimes haphazard travelling adventures. In the podcast, she discusses various books and offers her thoughts and opinions on them, providing listeners with a critical analysis and recommendations. Her travel adventures are also a key feature of the show, and she shares stories of journeys, sometimes describing them as haphazard or unplanned. The combination of literary commentary and travel tales makes for an engaging and dynamic listening experience, giving audiences a glimpse into the host's eclectic interests and unique perspective on the world. SUMMER REPOSSESSED, POSSESSED LAPTOP, THE WINE ROOM, ATTICUS GOES TO TEXAS, THE GARLIC, and ANIMAL KINGDOM - a few mentioned are her podcast episodes. Please visit her official website (https://jordankelleybooks.com/podcast-episodes/) to listen to her podcasts.


AUTHOR JORDAN KELLEY'S UPCOMING BOOK

'Journey of the Lost Healer' will be a stand-alone fantasy story published later this year.


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10. 'THE REPROBATES' - BY AUTHOR BENJAMIN GROSE


Welcome to Munks, home to the lost, the lonely, and those in perpetual limbo. The ceiling is sweating, the floor is sodden and sticky with booze and vomit, the music is screaming through the speakers, the air is thick and heavy with sweat, the latest up-and-coming band are making an escape from the stage following their last song, the bouncers stand on the sidelines, watching, numb to the noise, and the wild bunch, the reprobates, throng to the bar to slake an endless thirst. They will drink and dance and chew each other’s faces off until the well is as dry and as black as their souls, and the manager is closing all the fire exits as the new dawn fades.


But the glory days cannot go on forever. Cracks are starting to show. Everyone in town says that Munks is not like it used to be. New owners with wayward ideas are determined to clean up this place of historic moral bankruptcy and bring the ‘big’ bands back to have their breakthrough moment on a dying dance floor.


Amongst the rot, the decay, the crime, and the hedonism — a young man tries to save the club from ruin, instead of saving both himself and everyone in it. For those who remember what it is like to be lost, and suffering from a death of the soul — this is a black comedy that turns a tainted mirror onto some of the most accepted and corrosive problems in our society.


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • “The titular reprobates, employee and customer alike, are as interchangeable and highly alcoholic as the selection of shots available at the bar…In loving homage to grunge and the ever-bygone nostalgia of a constantly ‘lost generation’. Grose’s depictions of the club’s rampant alcoholism are painstakingly evocative and realistic.” - BOOKLIFE

  • “A masterpiece of societal observation - what beasts we become in the dark. ‘The Reprobates’ is a book for our time.” - AMAZON REVIEWER

  • “Amazing engrossing & relatable. Hilarious & Surprising. This book absolutely must be read!!” - ARTISAN BOOK REVIEWS


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR BENJAMIN GROSE
BENJAMIN GROSE

Benjamin was standing outside the real 'Munks' one day in early 2010 having a cigarette and talking to one of the bouncers, who said "The stuff you see in this place, someone should write a book about it..."


A few days later, Benjamin wrote the first line of ‘The Reprobates’ — "I work in a nightclub where the only people more reprehensible than the customers are the people serving the drinks."


He was 20 years old, wore a trilby hat most of the time, and was halfway through racking up a sizeable student loan for a degree in Creative Writing.


That first line of ‘The Reprobates’ never changed throughout the revisions to come. In fact, a lot of the material stayed very true to the first draft that he hammered out in about two frenetic weeks, following several months of research. He interviewed a lot of the 'characters' in the novel to bring Munks to life, with all its blotted and booze-stained history. This story is as much theirs as it is his.


99% of what happens in this novel is true.


Whether it happened to Benjamin or not is another question entirely. But the story of Munks, and how ‘The Reprobates’ came to be, was not the beginning of Benjamin’s journey as a writer. He started writing from an early age, first putting words down when he was just 13 in book one of a fantasy trilogy inspired by Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’. 99% of what happens in this novel is true. Since then, he has written an array of fiction, including eight novels, and a novella. ‘The Reprobates’ is the first to make it out into the world. But it won’t be the last. Ben currently lives in Wiltshire with his partner and their family. He is part of the Bath Spa Creative Writing Alumni.


AUTHOR BENJAMIN'S UPCOMING BOOK -
  • The Flesh Machine


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11. 'CARRASCO '67' - BY AUTHOR ELAINE BROUN


1967 Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay. Terrorism has no boundaries. Anyone can be a target. Elaine Broun's Carrasco 67' tells the harrowing tale of one man's journey to save his family - and himself.


Peter Gray was the golden child of the accounting world. Tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and charismatic, he captivated all who crossed his path. After accepting a Managing Partner role with Pradman Industries, Peter quickly and passionately set out to both elevate the firm and conquer the social scene of the elite within the suburb of Carrasco, Uruguay.


The subject of terrorism, no thanks to the Tupamaros, was common fodder for the dinner table - Peter's included. Dangerous encounters intermingled with daily living and the reign of terror began. If your family was in imminent danger - and you had no idea where they were - what would you do? Would you fall apart? Give up? Or do everything in your power to keep them safe? The answer determines which side of the line you're on between men and boys. Evil has eyes everywhere. Is someone watching you?


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • Loved this book and could not put it down. Very interesting read it was fast-paced and exciting. Did not realize it was based on a true story until I had finished it. - TAYLOR (Reviewed in the United States)

  • I was mesmerized by this story. Not my usual kind of reading. It took me a little to get into it but after a chapter or two I couldn’t put it down. - DONNA O. (Reviewed in the United States)

  • What an awesome book that you won’t be able to put down!! This book is so well-written and will keep to on the edge of your seat. Highly recommend!! - GLYNN (Reviewed in the United States)

  • When I bought it, I thought it was a good book. But when I started reading this book, I was completely surprised. because I really liked this book now and I extremely suggest this book to everyone - AMAZON CUSTOMER (Reviewed in India)

THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR ELAINE BROUN
ELAINE BROUN

Author Elaine Broun has always been fascinated by people and how their life journeys influenced them as a person. Having traveled all over the world as a child, she saw sights such as the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, the Mayans in Mexico, and climbing through the Catacomb's of a fourteenth-century church in Brazil. This love of history was introduced to her by her father and they share it together to this date.


In third grade, Author Elaine Broun began an obsession with reading autobiographies. She always had a runaway imagination, picking a book about a person she wanted to know more about. Some answers she sought were if they were happy, if there had been a tragedy in their life if they had a family of their own, and where their lineage derived from. Ultimately, her love of reading and natural curiosity cultivated a desire over time to want to write stories, specifically based on true stories.


Elaine Broun is a well-travelled debut author who has uncovered a little-known story and circumstance from late sixties Uruguay which she has developed into a thriller of some interest. In her interview with DE MODE, when asked - Which part of the story is her favorite well-traveled fiction? she said - Adding to this mixture were the struggles Peter faced balancing the interactions with the Terrorists, and constant communications with the Uruguayan Military and his family. Daily he was bombarded with threats from the Terrorists and constantly had to look over his shoulder for fear of being kidnapped any time he left his home. Daily there was also the back-and-forth interaction between the Uruguayan police and Militaries, both were involved in trying to create a protective barrier for the family. In the end, being more than they could handle, the Police bowed out and left Uruguayan Military completely in charge. The last scenario was Peter’s torment how about to share or not share with his wife and his children, for the subject was terrifying! Can you just for one moment imagine what that would have felt like to live through something like that? This story was so surreal!'


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12. 'THE BEGINNING' - BY AUTHOR JACOB JONES


Heroe’s Rising takes place in the year 2674 Xamir, the era of adventurers. The world was filled with many adventurers and monsters alike. Within the world, there were eight kingdoms that thrived. Four kingdoms thrived in the north within the mountains.


Two kingdoms thrived in the west within the forest. The one thrived at the border between the east and south where the meadows and water flow the best. The last kingdom resided in the middle of all kingdoms. A great battle took place during this year as the sky itself ripped open. Fiends descended onto the world and spread to all the kingdoms. A group of adventurers stood their group and prepared to fight.


A goddess descended onto the world and lent her magical powers to the adventurers who decided to take a stand. The battle raged on with the adventurers winning the fight but with a cost. The friend who opened the sky grabbed ahold of the goddess and took her as the rip in the sky began to close. The adventurer’s victory was short-lived as they lost the goddess who came to help them. They decided to break up the group so they could help the other kingdoms and teach people the ways of magic. Word of their victory spread throughout the land and thus began the era of the Legendary Heroe’s era.


During the era LH era, adventurers of different races find themselves coming together to form a group and accept a king’s quest to discover why there is a surge of magical energy in various locations. They accept this quest from the King of Evergreen. Little do they know; they will find themselves trapped. The only way to escape is to uncover what is holding them captive while figuring out the mystery of the magical surge. The group of adventurers find themselves entering the wasteland which was encased in fog. They enter the fog realizing they are unable to leave. After entering they felt a magical pressure against their chest. They know in order to escape the fog they have to uncover who is behind the magical surge within the wasteland and somehow stop them.


This book is a very exciting adventure that crosses time and space and gives the readers a new reality built purely from the author’s vivid imagination. The details and the imagery in the book make the story so much more vibrant and so vivid that it seems like the readers have been transported into the story, and are looking at the events unfolding in person.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR JACOB JONES
JACOB JONES

The author, name is Jacob Jones. He started his journey to becoming an author when he started writing when he was around twelve years old. He wrote many stories during the time he started. After high school, he had to work which caused him to spend most of his time away from writing. When he turned twenty-one years of age, he started his career in law enforcement in the corrections division. With him working long hours he had to balance his time from work and free time.


He could not willingly write whenever he was off from work, he had to feel inspired. When he did feel ins inspired wrote until it got late in the night. Jacob Jones wrote two stories that he finished and wanted to publish but was unable to do so. He ended up losing his stories which were stored on a flash drive. With his wife and friends encouraging him to continue to write, he started his new story. The story he created is something that comes from within his mind.


Before sending his stories in for publishing he had to make sure they were good enough. He wanted to make sure the work/world he created was enough to catch the reader’s attention. Jacob Jones is a passionate writer who is determined to turn his story into a series that captivates readers. He is driven by his desire for everyone to experience the same sense of wonder and adventure that he feels while creating his stories. Jacob's ultimate goal is to transport his readers into his fictional world, allowing them to become fully immersed in the story and its characters. He knows that achieving this level of engagement will require dedication, hard work, and a deep understanding of his audience's needs and desires. Despite the challenges, Jacob is committed to his craft and eager to share his imaginative worlds with the world. Jacob's unwavering dedication to his writing has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of his characters, plot, and themes. He spends countless hours researching and brainstorming, carefully crafting each sentence to ensure that it captures the essence of his story.


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13. 'SANDY WISHES' - BY AUTHOR JUDITH KEIM


Brooke Weatherby is tired of being the dependable one, the boring one of everyone at Sanderling Cove. She agreed to come to the cove for the summer unaware her two cousins, Charlotte “Charlie” Bradford and Olivia “Livy” Winters, would also be there to help manage The Sanderling Cove Inn while her grandparents take a long road trip in Europe. More than anything, she wishes for independence from her role as a sometime caretaker of her mother, so she’s free to find true love. Unknown to her and her cousins, the five grandmothers at Sanderling Cove have invited their grandchildren to spend as much time as possible this summer at the cove hoping that romance might flourish among spend. One grandson, Dylan Hendrix, is a well-known artist who decides to take a break from Santa Fe and experiment with different kinds of paintings inspired by the scenic Gulf Coast of Florida. As he and Brooke get to know each other, he encourages her to discover her own artistic talent. Brooke’s world opens to colors and possibilities she never dreamed of as her life begins to change. Grandmothers can be very determined when it comes to seeing their grandchildren happy. A family saga is full of love. Be sure to read all the books in the series – Waves of Hope, Sandy Wishes, Salty Kisses.


Sometimes a Grandmother’s Nudge is Needed! Ellie Weatherby and the four other grandmothers living at Sanderling Cove decide with only two great-grandchildren, it’s time to swing into action. They invite their grandchildren to spend the summer at the cove in Florida, hoping to encourage romance between them.


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BOOK REVIEW
  • Everything about this book will have you wanting more! Love the locations and the characters, still waiting to see where they lead me! Love all of the books that take place on the west coast of Florida too. Takes me home! Read this one and all of the others by Judith Keim! - CANDY G (Reviewed in the United States)


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR JUDITH KEIM
JUDITH KEIM

Judith Keim, A USA Today Best-Selling Author, is a hybrid author who both has a publisher and self-publishes. Ms. Keim writes heart-warming novels about women who face unexpected challenges, meet them with strength, and find love and happiness along the way, stories with heart. Her best-selling books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many loyal readers love.


She enjoyed her childhood and young adult years in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and their two dachshunds, Winston and Wally, and other members of her family.


While growing up, she was drawn to the idea of writing stories from a young age. Books were always present, being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. All in her family shared information from the books in general conversation, giving them a wealth of knowledge and vivid imaginations.


Ms. Keim loves to hear from her readers and appreciates their enthusiasm for her stories. People always asked her about becoming a writer. How did she start? How can they? What can she tell them about it? This is some of what she has learned. Writing is among the hardest things anyone can do. In what other profession would you create something – in this case, a word baby–so everyone can tell you how ugly it is? Rejections come to every writer, even the most successful. And after being published, reviews can sting. A serious writer takes many blows before, during, and after the publication process. But true storytellers have a need within them to write, to tell their stories. And writers are some of the most generous professionals she knows, encouraging others along each step of the pebble-strewn (some might say boulder-strewn) pathway to publication. Ms. Judith explained DE MODE during the interview that writing is a solitary business. It’s important to get out and talk with other people who are knowledgeable about what you are doing. It’s a never-ending learning process.


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14. 'MR. FAUJDAR' - BY AUTHORS SATISH ANAND AND AMIT ANAND


This novel is dedicated to all fathers. In this piece of work, an attempt has been made to let the readers understand the value of family and the worth of the father. It revolves around a father who has been named Faujdar at a young age due to his mischievous nature and how this kid grows up and struggles to build a family, how he becomes a responsible family man. And it describes his journey from being tied in a knot of child marriage to a marriage where there was an objection for his age. His first marriage was filled with some painful experiences; he faces many instances that test his patience, which tests his patience to survive. He faces so many painful incidents in life from losing his three young kids one by one to end up losing his wife. This story even put light on the behaviour of a stepmother and how this man has faced step behaviour throughout his life.


It is an interesting story that will take you back to the old days and will unfold all the traditions and customs that date back to the 1950s. It will tell you about the love that a couple has in their marriage life and how this love life leaves back some strong memories that can still be recollected by the man. A man that remembers all the likes and dislikes of his dead wife. This story will fill you with tears of sadness and tears of joy. It will tell you about destiny, you can’t run from your destiny, what has been destined will take place and nothing can stop that. The writer has beautifully highlighted each and every minute detail of the incidents that took place in the life of this man named Faujdar. Details from his mischievous behaviour to the way he becomes a groom at the age of 10. The way child marriage has been performed and the process of it. You will get to learn all about it. You will learn about the value of life and family. There is nothing greater than love and family. It binds us; it builds us and makes us what we are. You should never give up on your happiness as you can always start it over again.


The man spent his nine years in loneliness. After facing so many traumas in life, traumas of facing a step behaviour, traumas of losing his loved ones, and dear ones. After nine years he decides to stand back. We are blessed with this life and we can’t let it go to waste. We have to stand back and live this life again. Don’t let it go to waste. After nine years he gets married to a young 16 years old girl and his happy life starts. He successfully builds a family with four kids. After all these painful years he gets the happiness he deserves. His life story will not only inspire you but will show you the realities of life. Never give up on happiness as we all deserve to be happy. There is no limit to happiness, just bounce back again to live your life.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR SATISH ANAND
SATISH ANAND

Authoring is all about penning down your thoughts and making a deep connection with those who read them. Author Satish Anand is a recognized international author, soft skills, life skills trainer, motivational speaker, singer and currently working as an Associate Regional Manager, comes with 21 years of experience. His journey as an author has so many ups and downs in his first attempt because at that time he was working hard to make ends meet, and along with that writing and completing his first book was a tedious task, so he had to quit his job to get it published. Researching how to get a novel published, reaching out to so many indie publishing companies and getting a number of rejections became his daily routine. But at last, he had to opt for self-publishing and finally, his first novel got published in 2016, “CIRCUMSTANCES GREW HIM UP”. It received immense love and support from the community throughout the country and from other countries as well. Today it is the best-selling book in the self-help category. This wide reach was possible due to his excessive travel for motivational talks and book launches. He always wanted to reach the maximum audience.


But this time, when he published his second novel, 'Mr Faujdar - A Father’s Journey', everything seemed so easy because what he learnt from his first published novel, he applied in his second book. This book is based on his father, his struggles and life, and how after losing everything he builds a new family and find happiness. Through the story, he explored how his father overcame adversity and hardship, losing everything he had at one point, only to rebuild his life and find happiness with a new family. Author Satish Anand says, 'My friend, it's important to remember that success rarely comes easy. When I first started as a writer, I faced 19 rejections before my first book was finally published. But I didn't give up. Instead, I persisted, honing my craft and refining my work. And today, I'm proud to say that I've achieved great success with a bestselling book under my belt and a second one on the way, dedicated to my beloved father. It's a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of pursuing one's dreams.'


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15. 'DADDY THROWS ME IN THE AIR' - BY AUTHOR AYN DILLARD


"It was time to heal. I had to stop creating a life that I could not live. It was time for the pain and suffering to stop. There was too much pain. I will die if the pain continues. Why does my life keep ending up in the same place? Abusive marriages, divorces, lawyers, legal suits - people in my life that had alcoholism, mental illness and abusive behaviour, all telling me that I am the problem. Why did I keep creating and recreating everything I did not want and vowed not to have in my life? In the process of healing - soul searching - reading books - discussing - studying - therapy; seemingly insignificant scenes from my childhood kept entering my mind.


The scenes were overpowering me, forcing me to look at and relive the feelings that I was having at the time. I began writing down the stories and discovered very meaningful messages that I was given as a child, messages that imprinted me and shaped my life's existence. These scenes and the feelings they created caused me to experience a repetitive pattern. It did not matter if the imprints were intended to create this pattern, only that it was the pattern it created in me. Until I was genuinely ready and able to look at my imprints and beliefs, where they came from and release them - the pattern would remain." Negative imprints, beliefs, thinking and emotions cause a great deal of mental, emotional and physical distress. Negative thoughts and worry sink deep and can control your life. There is power in how you perceive your past, your relation to it, and your world. Awareness of how your past affects and guides will help stop the vicious cycle. 'Daddy Throws Me In The Air' is a journey from childhood memories to awareness. It includes a process to assist in releasing negative imprints and beliefs.


In this retrospective book about her life, author Ayn Dillard unabashedly shares her life experiences with her readers. Growing up in a home with alcoholism, mental illness and continual criticism, there was a myriad of negative influences on her psyche. In this excellent self-help book, Dillard gives her readers tools to shed resistant and negative life patterns as she was able to do, allowing her readers to release their constricted inner selves and become free. Ayn says, "I love to write, but most importantly, through my book, I want to bring to light self-awareness through a process of how we can release limiting imprints and negative beliefs that familial and life experiences may leave upon us, in order that we are able to live a more fulfilling and emotionally healthy life."


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR AYN DILLARD
AYN DILLARD

Ayn Dillard has experienced much in her life prompting much self-reflection. She is a self-proclaimed know-it-all and loves sharing what she has experienced and learned with others. She acknowledges that just when you think you have something figured out, or even in that magical moment when you think that you ‘get’ it or even know-it-all – your inner or outer world will change or shift to make you – even force you – to become more aware. So that you are able to realize growth and expand – to become more than you ever thought possible. It’s life’s grandest journey and an amazing process – if you are aware and allow it to occur.


She is a former ballet dancer and former interior designer – primarily in art and antiques. She enjoys cooking, physical fitness, and, all creative endeavours; such as writing, movies, the performing arts, artwork, and design. When you become more and more aware by self-reflection and process all your emotions as they arise and as is appropriate – you will feel younger, happier and more full of life than ever before. But first, you must become aware of what you are feeling and why?


Ayn takes the reader on an enlightening and transforming journey. She articulates a message of self-awareness and strength that stems from an independent and determined mindset. Ayn says, “I love to write, but most importantly, through my book, I want to bring to light self-awareness through a process of how we can release limiting imprints and negative beliefs that familial and life experiences may leave upon us, in order that we are able to live a more fulfilling and emotionally healthy life – a life of awareness, healing, and choice. When we have pain, we can either run towards and through it or away from it. At times, we need to run towards it to arrive at release and healing – other times, to step away. It takes awareness to know which will best serve us."


“Difficulties exist only so that in overcoming them, we may grow strong. Only those who have suffered and overcome are able to help others.” Ayn Dillard


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16. 'AGAPĒ' HEART'S COMPASS BOOK 1 - BY AUTHOR LISA CORDEAU


Fiercely independent, Cassie settled into an unpredictable, sometimes dangerous life under the park bridge with Janice and Pete. Her heart was marred by past betrayals, and she found trusting others difficult. But, after witnessing a murder, will she sacrifice her freedoms and place her trust in three unselfish men bent on keeping her, Pete, and Janice safe?


Detectives Alex, Raf, and Ryder Consopolat, brothers raised with a strong sense of family unity, strive to bring down the local mob boss, but their witnesses keep dying. Fate intervenes, providing them with one final opportunity to end a tyrant’s reign. Can they keep their reluctant allies alive, or will they all be victims of The Boss?


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THE CRITICS ARE RAVING
  • “A brilliant and captivating read. The adrenaline-fueled thriller takes readers on a wild ride, showcasing a brutal landscape of gangsters and corruption that felt very reminiscent of a noir thriller in a more modern-day era.” – AUTHOR ANTHONY AVINA

  • “There was never a dull moment. It really makes you think about people, and the circumstances that occur to get to the point of being homeless and how vulnerable they are. My only dislike is that the second book is not already out.” – MARY S.


BOOK REVIEW
  • There was hardly any part where the story dipped in terms of interest. Every situation was just interesting. Trust me I loved reading this book and I guess everyone would because the work done by the author is incredible. The adventure, the thrill and the storyline make it a great read and one you should definitely read. I am recommending it to all the readers here please go and check this because this is a great read. There's absolutely no point left in not picking this one. So if you haven't bought it yet what are you guys waiting for go grab your copy fast. I would like to introduce you all to the book I would like to recommend if you love thrillers. The book I am talking about Is called “Agapē”


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR LISA CORDEAU
LISA CORDEAU

Her mother’s love of books inspired Lisa to read and write from an early age. She filled her journals with story ideas and made-up towns full of interesting characters. Lisa’s parents encouraged the hobby, eventually needing to buy several bookshelves to house her collection. One of their favorite used bookstores offered an exchange program, so they spent many weekends perusing the shelves of novels there. After returning their finds, they walked away with several bags filled with fresh stories to explore. Although life took her in other directions, writing has always been her first love. Returning to those pages, she became motivated to accomplish her dream of publishing her debut novel, Agapē. In 2022, her dream became a reality. When Lisa is not spending time with her husband of nearly twenty years and their two cats, she crochets, paints, or works on the second novel in her Heart’s Compass series.


During her interview with DE MODE, Author Lisa explained to our team the significance of the title of her book, Agapē. which is a Greek word for love. She said, 'It means selfless love, put into action. The best example of this I can give is first responders—police, fire, and ambulance. These people panther life on the line for others without question, that is Agapē. I used this theme throughout my book. In the interactions between Cassie, Janice, and Pete, among the brothers and then within the group. And through this, I also highlight that heroes don’t always wear capes. There are those out there willing to give of themselves for the betterment of others.'


While speaking about how she came up with the cover of her book, Agapē, she said 'It definitely took awhile and a lot of back and forth with Laura to find not only the right graphic, but the colors. It’s very bold and eye-catching, which I adore. And I love the play on the woman’s expression with the title. ' In publishing her book, her favorite part is actually just publishing her book! It’s a dream come true for her! Her least favorite process in publishing her book is not having a team