SPOTLIGHT – NEW AUTHORS

“SPOTLIGHT is a regular feature at my blog, started with a view to promote new and upcoming authors and help them to reach their target audience. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details.”
– Shashi : CEO & Partner ICUBE Projects
Speaker | Author of “Songs of the Mist” | Haiku Poet | Writes India’s #1 Spiritual Blog “Shadow Dancing With Mind

UPCOMING AUTHORS IN SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH…

Sulaiman Sait
Tony Nash
Aksharaa
Francis Mandewah
Saurabh
Michael Phillip Cash
Mary Feliciani

 

 

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LIST OF AUTHORS FEATURED AT SPOTLIGHT – DECEMBER 2016

13. The Other Side of Him – An Action Thriller

Alice Rene

“ Have a good look, ladies. This is the face of a woman who just plunged a dagger into her boyfriends back .” – Alice Rene in “ The Other Side of Him ”

Few years back, I had visited Vienna and fell in love with it. SO much so that one of the character of my own book is based in Vienna. So when I got a chance to interact with the author of the book “The Other Side of Him” – Alice Rene who is from Vienna herself, I had to have her in the Spotlight. I was quite sure that it would have the necessary creative ingredients to keep my interest growing from page to page. Coming from the land of Secessionist movement of the artists in early last century, my interaction with her was as creative and interesting as art lined up on almost every street corner of the city.

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12. The Resurrection of Evil – A Mythological Thriller

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When an antique artifact is stolen from National Museum, Delhi, a reckless and stubborn police officer, ACP Aryan, is placed at the helm of the case. Uncovering each layer of the truth, Aryan discovers that the people on the hunt for the artifact are the descendants of those who are found only in the scriptures of Indian mythology—The Asuras.

From the gateway of Lord Vishnu—Haridwar—to God’s own country—Kerala, from fiery pursuits to narrow escapes, the mystery of the artifact draws Aryan into a lethal maze of vengeance, betrayal, and dreadful secrets. With time slipping out of hands like sand, Aryan must unravel the secret motive of his adversaries. Else, this story of Good vs. Ancient Evil might not end with the victory of Good.

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11.  Mock, Stalk & Quarrel – An Anthology

Mock, Stalk & Quarrel

A collection of satirical tales, emanated from a nationwide contest conducted by Readomania to identify powerful voices that could wage an ideological war against issues that matter. Twenty-nine voices, indulgent, tolerant, amusing and witty, were chosen to create this collection.
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10. Christine Ellis – The Happiness Switch

Christine Ellis
Christine Ellis

Christine Ellis, from Brussels – Belgium, Author of the book “The Happiness Switch: How to Transform Anxiety, Depression and Other Negative Moods by Focusing On and Cultivating Good Feelings” herself suffered from anxiety and depression for more than two decades. As she had a series of revelations about how her emotions were working, she thought of sharing her stories in order to help others going through the same. The purpose was to relieve suffering.
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9. Renée Topper – Pigment

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Renee Topper

Pigment is an exceptionally political story due to the subject matter, location, environment, characters, actions and more. The majority of the story is intentionally set where humanity’s roots are traced too. It is the source. And it is surrounded by turmoil across borders and people fleeing into the country as refugees. It is the richest land in resources and yet there is much lack of transparency and suffering for the gain of a few.
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8. Barnaby Hazen – Seven Eleven Forgotten (Literary Fiction)

Barnaby Hazen
Barnaby Hazen

My author friend, Barnaby Hazen’s “Seven Eleven Forgotten and Other Stories” takes a theme, namely convenience stores, and pushes the limits of perspective on that same theme. It is also an experimental, modern reference back to classic existential literature in the way of style and mood. And he asks, “Is that enough purpose for a book to be published?’ in answer to my question about the purpose of his book.
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7. J P Willson – Through the Mind’s Eye (Self-Help)

J P Willson
J P Willson

My author friend, J.P. Willson, from Canada, suffered with alcoholism for 3 decades which broke him into pieces, but he never let go of the life that had been given and fought on. The experience made him to rethink about life and the way of living and finally got him enough courage to share his story. Simply stated- he wanted to help as many others as possible. This was his purpose and drive for writing. He wanted to help.
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6. Garfield Whyte – TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod (Coming of Age)

Garfield Whyte
Garfield Whyte

The book is about a sexy summers age of growing up and falling in love as the author of the book, Garfield Whyte defines it in one sentence. Garfield is from Jamaica – West Indies and as I interacted with him, he reiterated that the book was written to make adult readers want to feel 18 again. The book has a youthful theme that takes us back to our teenage years and cause us to laugh at ourselves.
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5. Tarek Refaat – Broken Shadows (Thriller & Suspense)

Tarek Refaat
Tarek Refaat

From a young age, Tarek Refaat, my author friend from Cairo – Egypt, has been fond of writing. He firmly believed that every book is essence of the author. In his latest book “Broken Shadows” he is trying to discover uncharted territory – an adventure, an attempt to discover a new genre and writing style.
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4. Rajeev Bakshi -Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara (Memoirs)

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Rajiv Bakshi

Rajiv Bakshi from Punjab – India, who was a banker before the writing bug hit him with full force. Just after retirement he decided to pen down his memoirs of 35 years, which was a unique journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara. The story is based on the events around his banking life. He says that the biggest challenge in writing this collection of memoirs was how to pen down his memories, spanning decades.

3. Sara Secora – Throne of Lies (Young Adult & Fantasy)

Featured on 4th Dec

sara-secora‘Throne of Lies’ by my friend from Michigan – USA, Sara Secora, who is a well branded Voice Over artist, who has turned her talents to the arduous taks of authoring a fantasy trilogy. The story is based on the protagonist, 17 years old Princess Amethysta Serelle, who finds the royal life cumbersome, with her mother concealing Amethysta mystifying secret from every one including her.
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2. Sharlene Almond – Initiated to Kill (Psychological Thriller)
Featured on 4th Dec

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‘Initiated to Kill’ by my friend from New Zealand Sharlene Almond is a psychological thriller that is partly based on a true story; combined with conspiracy and a deaf art student. It is a story about a deaf art student’s past, which unveils a 19th century conspiracy about the identity of Jack the Ripper. As you continue reading, you will be unraveling the psyche of two serial killers – one in 19th century London, and the other present-day Spain.
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1. Deepti Menon – Shadow in the Mirror (Psychological Thriller)

Featured on 29th Nov.

deepti-menon-closeup-bp‘Shadow in the Mirror’ is a cliff-hanger in which myriad lives come together. Here, as you read on, you will find many eras colliding, as they are all connected by threads in a tapestry that needs to be unraveled, one thread at a time.
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