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31 Amazing Authors and Their Books To Read in 2023

Fill up your 2023 TBR with Salis Mania picks for the best books to read in 2023:


The Unforeseen


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

A desperate woman, an evil neighbor, a heartbroken lover, a silent companion, and other compelling characters are woven into these riveting tales where fear, anger, and love mold their lives in unexpected ways.

This collection of short stories will take you on a voyage of varied human experiences with gripping twists and turns.

Step into the world of the Unforeseen where the only constant in life is its unpredictability!


Vandana Srivastava


Vandana Srivastava loves to read and write. While life in Delhi, Bangalore, and London has contributed to her literary journey it is an overactive imagination and a passion to play with words that have been her biggest drivers.

Her education is a curious mix of chemistry, an MBA, and the Italian language. Having meandered through startups, translating books, content writing, and raising two boys, this short story collection is Vandana's first foray into fiction. Or perhaps her first brush with reality!


In Another World


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

STOP!!! Sophie’s scream shook Sandeep to the core and he slammed on the brake. They came to a screeching halt.‘ What happened?’

But Sophie didn’t have to answer… the roaring landslide thundered down and the path ahead vanished before their eyes. ‘How did you know!!’ The shock and bewilderment were mutual.

Sophie had no idea what happened. She knew something had warned her, but what? What was this voice she heard in her head? There was something about her that she didn’t understand…

Why did the outhouse give her an uneasy feeling? There’s a deep secret in the house, a mystery she couldn’t fathom. She needed to plan her every move.

Something within her told her, she needed to be more careful. She sensed something diabolical in the house.


Gopa Guha


Gopa Guha, an ex high school teacher, currently a psychologist and an author, has got 2 books published so far and is well into the third one.

Stories of dreams, emotions, and fantasies of magic and thrill, with relationships angles and desires interwoven, found a fertile soil in her brain, right from the early years.

She took to writing only recently though, after quitting the teacher's profile. She writes for the love of writing, with the common desire for being read. At 51, she is poised to place herself in the literary world, with lots more to deliver...


Classic Tales from Shakespeare


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

"All the world's a stage/ And all the men and women merely players." Fairies, witches, villains and heroes populate this intriguing world created by one of the most prolific playwrights of all times - William Shakespeare.

Shakespearean language is rich, convoluted and picturesque, almost exaggerated at times. However, it is filled with home truths and quotes that resonate in normal conversation to this very day.

This book is a fervent attempt to simplify the language of the Bard so that his fascinating stories, replete with themes like love, friendship, envy, magic, poignancy and darkness, are demystified to a level that even children are tempted to peek into them to savour tales that are age-old with a twist intriguing enough to keep them modern and relatable.


Deepti Menon


Deepti Menon has always loved the written word. She has published eight books, starting with Arms and the Woman (Rupa Publishers).

Deeparadhana of Poems came next, followed by The Shadow Trilogy - Shadow in the Mirror, Where Shadows Follow and Shadows Never Lie, and Classic Tales from The Panchatantra (all by Readomania).

As a freelance journalist in Chennai, she wrote umpteen articles for various publications and was lucky enough to interview celebrities like Jeffrey Archer, Ruskin Bond and many others, including film stars, business tycoons and politicians.

Deepti has always enjoyed writing thriller short stories and has been published in around twenty anthologies along with other noteworthy writers.

She is presently working on three manuscripts which, she hopes, will soon see the light of day. Her previous book published by Logos Books, is a life sketch of her mother who is a renowned educationist.

The book titled ‘Defying Destiny: Nalini Chandran – A Life Sketch’ won the SALISMANIA Choice Awards Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award 2022.

Deepti’s latest book has just been published by Readomania. It is titled Classic Tales from Shakespeare and has ten classic stories adapted from the original plays of the Bard.


Hormone Hijack


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Love happens… Why? When is the right time to love? What is the right way to love? Who is the right one for me? Kavita was always hijacked by her confused emotions. Vivek on the other hand just couldn’t find any reason to not love her more each day.

As love happens when it's unexpected and not when you plan & have all time to love. They both circled together in the search, with fireworks of their feelings brushing the people alongside them.

What is exciting in this journey? What always kept them together still apart? Is love forever or its hormonal imbalance? Their hormones collided and then destructed themselves from time to time, making them wonder Is it right or wrong?

From doubts & fear to love & passion the story guarantees to take everyone born before the year 1990 to their journey when they felt the touch of first love.


Molika Garg


Molika Garg is a first-time author, with a passion to write & a vision to become an author for the masses. Writing for her is all about conveying the cult truths of life in the simplest form.

Story-telling is the best way of bringing alive some complex emotions and creating a participatory experience. For her womanhood is the most delightful journey which should be cherished in all situations.


Never Let Go Until We're Gone


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

It’s still love, even if it’s not forever. Loving someone and being loved by someone is a blessing. ‘Never let go, until we’re gone’, a collection of chosen poems, so closely knitted, portrays the intense and heartfelt emotions about love, relationships and heartbreaks.

One could easily relive the experiences, as it takes you deep into the waters of love, leaving you dewy-eyed. Sit back, relax and dive deep into the state of tranquillity, reliving the moments, once cherished.

Sandhya K Ravi’s “Never let go until we’re gone” was recently displayed at World Book Fair, New Delhi - 2023. With 4.3 overall ratings on Amazon, “Never Let Go Until We’re Gone” has certainly touched people’s hearts.


Sandhya K Ravi


Sandhya K Ravi is an HR Professional working in corporate and also an Internationally certified Softskills Trainer from ISIM, Mumbai. She believes in writing from her heart, drawing inspiration from her own life experiences.

"Never Let Go, Until We’re Gone" is her debut book. She loves to sing, read books and write blogs in her spare time. She is someone, who truly believes in pursuing her passion against all odds.

Not long ago, she recognised her deep passion for writing amidst life’s chaos, which eventually made her pursue her dreams.


Belief - A Message


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

In Belief – A Message, a collection of poems, Jaydeep Khot explores the power of positive thinking and the importance of having a greater purpose in life.

Through a thought-provoking verse, Belief – A Message provides readers with an enlightened perspective, urging them to show gratitude towards their blessings and believe in their ability to make a difference in the world.

Get inspired and start your journey of self-discovery and growth with

these uplifting thoughts.


Jaydeep Khot


Jaydeep Khot is a practising advocate. He also runs an NGO named Sruta Foundation which is actively serving underprivileged kids in India.

He has done his Masters of Commerce from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and is currently pursuing Masters of Law (LLM) from Chembur Karnataka College of Law.

Being the Founding Partner of his law firm JSK Legal, he aspires to serve his clients with complete devotion.

Jaydeep has also authored 25 books.




🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Stalked is a book that partly deals with love, but also with people who have somehow ended up being obsessed with something they cannot control.

The book also deals with the difficulties of being a black woman in a position of power and the jealousy it can bring if a black woman has married a wealthy white man.

The family that the book is about consists of Gabriella and her husband Oliver, and their two children, Lea, who is five, and little Galvin, who is three.

Gabriella is the CEO of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical company's Danish division, and her husband Oliver is a renowned shipping agent.

At first, everything is harmonious, and we get an insight into how love blooms in an almost-perfect family. But one early morning, when the family is on their way to work, luck turns.

A hit-and-run driver hits the protagonist Gabriella's car and nearly kills her and the children. Afterwards, several disturbing events follow, and we find out that a crazy stalker is stalking and harassing Gabriella.

"After the big introduction party where we get to know the different members of the tennis club, the book takes off. A few days later, Gabriella is confronted with a terrifying letter that has been placed on her car windshield, which is racist and offensive.

At first, Gabriella doesn't want to tell Oliver anything about the incident, but the security chief of the medical company persuades her to inform Oliver and the police about the incident.

From there, the book becomes a regular thriller as the hunt for the stalker begins, while the family becomes more and more aware that something is seriously wrong and that there may be one or more people who want Gabriella dead.

With STALKED, you are guaranteed excitement and drama until the last page, while at the same time, The book will surely give you something to think about."

The book is about love in two different ways. The love that we all can immediately recognize, which is about family. Love for parents, spouse, and children.

This is the love that most people see as fundamental. On the other hand, the book's Willian is obsessed with unattainable love. His dreams have not been fulfilled, and the woman he loved has left him.

Early on in the book, we meet a disillusioned person. I cannot reveal the name, but his problems start at an early age when he has to make a compromise with his parents to pursue his great interest.

The parents force the main character to take the education they think he should take, which is the same as the fathers. The parents are old and set in their ways and have no empathy for the boy's interests.

So the reader gets an insight into what it can do to a young person if you take away their dreams. Whether these factors are what drives the person to act as he does, the reader will have to judge for themselves, but a failed marriage and lost youth dreams can do a lot to people.


Michael Owino


Michael Owino is an acclaimed author hailing from the unique blend of Danish and Tanzanian heritage. Born and currently residing in Copenhagen, he has established himself as a prominent voice in the world of fiction thrillers.

With a deep passion for storytelling, Michael has penned four gripping novels that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Drawing inspiration from his multicultural background, Michael infuses his writing with a rich tapestry of diverse perspectives, seamlessly blending elements of both his Danish and Tanzanian roots.

His novels are known for their intricate plots, relentless suspense, and vividly drawn characters that leap off the page.

One of Michael's defining traits as an author is his dedication to authenticity.

He goes the extra mile by visiting the actual locations where the plots of his novels unfold, immersing himself in the atmosphere and capturing the essence of the settings.

This commitment to research and firsthand experience shines through in his writing, lending a genuine and immersive quality to his storytelling.

Michael's genre of choice is fiction thrillers, a genre that allows him to explore the depths of human psychology, challenge societal norms, and keep readers guessing until the very end.

His ability to craft intricate webs of intrigue and masterful plot twists has earned him a loyal following of readers who eagerly anticipate his next literary creation.

When he's not engrossed in writing, Michael enjoys indulging in his other passions. He is an avid traveller, continuously seeking new adventures and cultural experiences that enrich his storytelling.

His journeys often inspire the vibrant settings and diverse characters that populate his novels. Additionally, Michael is a keen observer of the world around him, finding inspiration in everyday moments and the human condition.

As a Danish-Tanzanian author, Michael Owino believes in the power of literature to bridge cultures and foster understanding. Through his writing, he strives to shed light on untold stories and explore the complexities of identity, belonging, and the universal human experience.

With each novel he publishes, Michael captivates readers with his masterful storytelling, pulse-pounding suspense, and thought-provoking themes.

His works not only entertain but also leave a lasting impact, inviting readers to delve deep into the labyrinthine corridors of the human psyche.


प्रेम से प्रेम तक


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

प्रेम से प्रेम तक एक संकलन है जिसमें प्रेम पर 37 कविताएँ हैं। कवि ने सभी कविताओं को सरल शब्दों में बड़ी खूबसूरती से अभिव्यक्त किया है, जिसने बड़ी संख्या में दर्शकों को आकर्षित किया है क्योंकि इसमें कविताओं को समझने के लिए किसी अतिरिक्त प्रयास की आवश्यकता नहीं है।

यह भारत के लगभग हर राज्य में पहुंच चुका है। और पाठकों द्वारा खूब सराहा गया है। पुस्तक को दिए गए इतने प्यार के साथ यह भी सूचित किया जाता है कि पुस्तक पहली बार 5 मार्च 2023 को प्रकाशित हुई थी और अगले ही दिन अमेज़न पर बेस्ट सेलर में 17वें स्थान पर थी।

इस खबर को स्थानीय अखबारों ने भी कवर किया था। और पाठकों की इतनी अधिक मांग के साथ, प्रेम से प्रेम तक की अमेज़ॅन पर सभी प्रतियां बिक चुकी हैं और अब फिर से छपाई के लिए प्रेस में हैं।


Monika Arora


"शब्दों में जान होती है" इस एक लाइन पर विश्वास करना और इस पर अपना जीवन जीती आ रही मोनिका जुनून, प्रेम, पसंद और भाग्य सब ही तरह से एक लेखक हैं। पिछले चौदह वर्षों से डाक विभाग, भारत में सेवा कर रही हैं और मोनिका 2004 में भारत के उपराष्ट्रपति द्वारा कांस्य पदक विजेता हैं।

कविता और उपन्यासों में रुचि रखती हैं। वह खुद एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पत्रिका एशियन सिग्नेचर" द्वारा एक समकालीन एशियाई कवि के रूप में चुनी गई थीं। उन्होंने वर्ष 2017 के अंक के लिए एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फैशन पत्रिका 'Aesthetics- coffee table book' के लिए महिला सशक्तिकरण के चेहरे के रूप में भी चुना।

उन्होंने 7 संकलनों का संकलन और संपादन किया है। इसके अलावा उनके पास एमसीकेएस योग विद्या प्राणिक हीलिंग ट्रस्ट, नई दिल्ली से मास्टर चाओ कोक सुई बेसिक प्राणिक हीलिंग कोर्स सर्टिफिकेट है। फूलों से अत्याधिक प्रेम रखने वाली मोनिका ख़ुद को फूलों वाली लड़की कहना पसंद करती हैं। वह इसी नाम से अपनी पहचान बनाना चाहती हैं।


The Chaos of Words & Time


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

What if you could unlock the secret of time?

What if I told you the secret of time travel is within these pages and it's about to happen in an ordinary town to extraordinary people?

The Chaos of Words & Time is a story that introduces three remarkable characters in search of love, healing from the past, and persevering over life's obstacles.

This is a journey of love, enlightenment, and the entanglement that ensues. In the quiet town of New Hope, a beautiful 21-year-old Corine experiences a life-altering summer she will never forget.

The story is about preparing yourself for change and how to thrive in the chaos of life. Not all chaos is equal and not all things are in your control... Until it is.

Experience Corine's friendships, her experiences in love, and the secrets of the universe guiding her on a journey of metamorphosis.


Dina C Faraday


The Chaos of Words & Time is an adventure series by Canadian author Dina C Faraday. The first book explores fantasy fiction and a timeless romance. Laying the foundation for new storytelling within the Chaos of Words & time reality series.

When Dina is not writing, she is traveling abroad. An admitted basketball fan. She cheers on the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.

Keep in touch with Dina C Faraday:

Facebook: Dina C Faraday

Instagram: @dinacfaraday

Twitter: @dinacfaraday


When You Saved Me


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

They were a mess before they met. And they've messed each other up every day since they met. But that doesn't stop them from falling for one another, leaning on each other, and building the best relationship two people can have: friendship.

Damon Boudreaux is returning to his hometown Whitestone Veil, Virginia after eighteen years, wanting to escape the city that took his parents' lives.

He looks forward to reconnecting with old friends and spending his days in quiet solitude - a life much different from the one he spent in Upper East Side, New York since he was a child.

Little does the small-town town life is far from peaceful. Especially after meeting the beautiful but stubborn stranger on the bridge.

Rosaline Castaway has spent her whole life in Whitestone Veil. She knows family drama and has excessive abandonment issues. She's also been grieving the grandfather who raised her for two years.

Enter the sexy yet arrogant stranger who holds grief of his own and offers to quench both their loneliness. But she'll be damned if she lets this city-boy womanizer turn her world upside down. But his friendship might be exactly what she needs.


Samhi C.


Samhi C. is a Telugu-American writer based in New Jersey. When she’s not spending holidays at home taking walks with her brother and parents or indulging in romance novels and mystery movies, she’s at Pennsylvania where she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing accompanied with a minor in Criminology.

While writing is her ultimate passion, she also loves music, dance, visual arts, swimming, yoga, running, calculus, chemistry, history, architecture and, learning about (but never practising) world religions.

She runs a blog at and a music channel at "When You Saved Me" is her first novel. Visit for links to all her creative works which are available online.


Never Never


🏆 Sunday Times Bestseller

Forgetting is terrifying. Remembering is worse…

Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They've been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning… they are strangers.

Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love… every memory has vanished.

Now Charlie and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be… the more they question why they were ever together, to begin with.

Forgetting is terrifying, but remembering may be worse.

The Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us joins forces with the New York Times bestselling author of The Wives for a gripping, twisty, romantic mystery unlike any other.


Tarryn Fisher


Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of nine novels.

Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington, with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. She loves connecting with her readers on Instagram.


Colleen Hoover


Colleen Hoover is an American author who primarily writes novels in the romance and young adult fiction genres. She is best known for her 2016 romance novel, It Ends with Us.

Many of her works were self-published, before being picked up by a publishing house. Hoover has sold approximately 20 million books, as of October 2022.




🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

If life is destined to end with death, how do achievements & failures matter?

What is the point behind your struggles with this fragile human body?

If God made man in his image, why doesn't He give him part of His power?

Do you also ponder over such questions?

This book by Poonam can provide great insight into such mysteries & confusions.

Discover your true powers, hidden in all the nooks & corners of your physical existence.

Spirituality might be a foreign notion to your intellect, but it is the core of your existence. With each chapter, you enter a new realm & each page opens a new door. Are you ready for this novel expedited?


Poonam Sehgal


Poonam Sehgal is a poetess at heart, a photographer by hobby, an organic writer, a soulful thinker, a certified card reader, a mystic rune caster, a spiritualist & a heyoka empath.

She is an ethical & principle-minded woman who believes in growth & evolution. She is family-centric and a loner, as she likes to call herself 'family-oriented isoloplile'.

She is a self-learner & has high hopes for this world. Blessed with Clair's abilities, she can sense & observe things that pass unnoticed by others.

When not busy with fellow humans, she can be found writing; when not writing, she can be found reading; when not reading, she can be found musing & admiring nature.


Journey of Soul - Karma


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Journey of Soul - Karma, the Author has made a conscious and deliberate attempt to unravel the truths of "life and living" in today's world.

Our world, as we know it, is ridden with numerous challenges, controversies, disagreements, inequalities, comparisons, etc. Each of us is searching for that truth, which evades us!

Karma, as most of us understand (and many more would like to understand), is the righteous role we are expected to play in our short spans of lives; each of us, in our way.

This book has twelve parts, and each part conveys one form of karma when read with a single-minded focus and followed with the sustained will to imbibe goodness, enlighten our souls, and lighten our stress.

And, also, for that, we must have the tenacity to pursue simple spiritual goals and ideals relentlessly. This would further give us hope to move forward leaving behind the difficult past and ignoring utter despair.

Human imagination is the seat of discrimination. It means we are empowered internally/intrinsically to discriminate between "what's right and what's wrong".

Faith can move mountains, as the saying goes! And this is that faith that would keep people together and pull them through all crises.


Shree Shambav


Shree Shambav, the author of this book, is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management and the National Institute of Technology.

With many years of experience in the corporate world and has held senior positions in MNCs. He has authored and co-authored many technical papers, books, and blogs.

He leads the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation - ( The sole purpose of this organization in recognizing human identity, beyond the boundaries of gender, race, and nationality.

The organization helps all communities towards realizing their true potential and the beauty of life. Shree Shambav Green Movement - Mission is to create a healthy, green, and clean planet through green movement, along with diligent greening and water conservation efforts to make a green paradise around.




🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

A vicious attack robs warrior princess Scarlett of her memories and she stumbles into the land of an evil queen named Callista. Clueless and shaken up, Scarlett manages to escape Callista but is chased by her ruthless and cunning minions.

Saved and harbored by unexpected friends, Scarlett tries to live a life of a normal teenager while danger follows her like a shadow. She struggles to recall her past in the hope of finding answers.

All she learns is that she cannot stand injustice and she has a way with weapons. The only thing she doesn’t remember is that she is powerful beyond her imagination.

Will Scarlett learn who she is and where she came from? Will she discover her forgotten strength? Will she overcome all the dangers in her path? Filled with mind-blowing action sequences and battle scenes, this book will take you to a different world where there is more than what meets the eye.


Rajendra Sarilla


Rajendra Sarilla lives in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. He is an Engineer by education & an educator by profession. Scarlett is the product of his real passion: story-telling.

When he is not writing, he does stand-up comedy at open-mic events. He is a big Marvel Universe fan and does not miss any of their movie releases.

He can be described as an ambivert with a positive mindset. He has been honored with the CLA Global Award in The Fantasy Genre.


The Panther's Ghosts


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Veer Pratap Rana is brutally killed in his own house by six men dressed in army fatigues. The man behind this is mafia don Mohammad Adnan at the behest of the minister he is reporting to — Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Katyal.

Rana’s son, Raj, vows revenge. However, avenging his father will also involve taking down the head of a terrorist operation in the heart of Pakistan. Enter, Panther’s Ghosts, an elite antiterrorism group headed by Prime Minister Damodar Das.

Together they overcome the odds to bring justice to Veer Pratap Rana and India.


Ajit Menon


Ajit Menon is an Engineer, Hotelier, COO, and HR professional. His passion is music, reading, and writing. A movie buff, Ajit lives with his wife Geetha and daughter Anushka in Gurgaon.

Arvind Menon is a retired police officer. During his days in the Indian Intelligence wing, he underwent training to survive in the most grueling conditions. His son, Ajit was inspired by his work and used it to bring to life the Panther's Ghosts.


MEGHA Two Worlds Within


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Megha Pallavan felt fragmentary, incomplete, and fortunate. She left her parents and a comfortable life behind in Chennai and moved into a challenging new world in the San Francisco area.

She had many new friends around her. When she felt deeply and wanted to draw on the essence of lifeblood, she relied on Jason Myers, the love of her life. Yet, Jason was not around when she needed him the most. He was busy traveling around the world.

In an email to her classmate that had seen her grow up, she wrote that she was happy. That was not entirely true. She did not mention that there was a steep mountain of distress atop her fragile sheath of contentment.

For Megha, what is that one thing in this world that will bridge the gap between the powerful and the powerless? For her, what will make a society power free? What ultimately will satisfy the appetite of the human mind? What will liberate man from his bondages?

Finally, will Megha realize her aspirations?

Love and passion, freedom and bondage, friendship and betrayal, and social conflicts intertwine and spiral together, in the novel with a backdrop of a pulsating, tropical India and the sophisticated bay area in America.

MEGHA, Two Worlds Within is a novel satisfying lovers of finer things in this one world.


Lalitha Ram


Lalitha Ram is a published author of novels, a compilation of prayers, short stories, and poems. She writes in English and Telugu. Her stories and poems are drawn from her images, memories, and intimacies in various parts of the United States, India, and Europe.


Legend Of The Broken Blade


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Korl, the prince of Ofnast, bears the burden of a terrible secret. He blames himself for the loss of the Chest of Doom, which brought shame to his family and shattered his confidence.

Hornol, the new tyrant of the Akhuts, has vowed to find and open the Chest to gain unparalleled power and enslave the nations of the Council of Four. Korl sets out with his brother on a dangerous quest to find the Chest of Doom before the dark armies of Akhutzai.

A quest that will force him to confront his fears, face deadly adversaries, find allies in unexpected places, and learn to harness the power of the ancient Frosnastia. A quest that will reveal that sometimes the greatest heroes are the most imperfect ones.

A quest that will mark the beginning of a legend that will echo through the ages.

The Legend of the Broken Blade.


Aaditya Sengupta Dhar


Aaditya Sengupta Dhar is a busy 15 years old young man. He can be found working hard on his assignments, following Cricket with a passion, and practicing Karate, at which he holds a Black Belt.

He is also a voracious reader, devouring works of history, mythology, and fantasy. That heady cocktail of Tolkien, Virgil, Homer, C.S.Lewis, and William Dalrymple inspires him to create fantastic worlds of his own and to bring those tales to life through his writing.


Cold Cock


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Ashwin, a software engineer, desperate for a job lands up in Birha. Mynah, a film school graduate with dreams in her big eyes joins Birha. Desperate, directionless, and vengeful forces join hands to steer Birha.

Opposites do attract but Mynah drives Ashwin crazy with her wild moves. Sparks known as fireworks fly in all directions, putting everything at risk. An inharmonious and searing relationship, called love grows quickly in Birha.

Birha, the sinking TV channel needs resuscitation but is it allowed that? Is Mynah and Ashwin’s relationship doomed in the peat bog called Birhan? Will the shy lovers survive or do they need to sacrifice everything in this morass?

Unpredictable, Realistic, Sizzling, Stark, Witty + A Lot More = COLD COCK


Mukul Ranjan


Mukul Ranjan is a director and screenwriter in the Hindi film industry. His origins lie in Bihar’s Madhubani district. He is a humanities graduate from Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University.

Later he took his Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University. Journalism was not his calling as he considers himself primarily a raconteur. He started his career as a screenwriter with a Hindi film.

He has written and directed several movies, documentaries, and TV shows. Singing, traveling and working towards sustainable living are his hobbies. COLD COCK is his debut novel.


The Hunter Genesis


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

When Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad Shah, a weak Mughal king, discovers the whereabouts of powerful weapons used in the worst battle mankind had ever seen, he is ready to go to any lengths to acquire them.

His mighty empire is at its weakest, with threats of imminent attack from outside and enemies within India consolidating more control. With desperation, Shah hatches a plan and there is only one man who can help him – THE HUNTER.

The Hunter is a finder of rare antiquities and is highly reputed for his impeccable skills. Though he mysteriously remembers nothing of his past, he has powers that make him invincible.

But it all changes one day, when he gets forced to embark to Kanika Dwar, to retrieve weapons the power-hungry king desires.

Tackling difficult mountainous terrains, thick jungles, dangerous bandits and rough waters, The Hunter races against time to find what’s been hidden away for centuries and save a loved one from the clutches of the king.

But he knows handing over the Godly weapons can only bring destruction in epic proportions.

Will he relent under pressure? Or find a way to save the world from unthinkable damage? Find out in Book I of The Hunter Genesis, where the legends from our ancient world collide with the madness of the 18th century.


Jasveer Singh Dangi


Jasveer is an author, podcast host, behavioural trainer and award-winning health and safety professional. He is currently based in Canada & is a member of The Writers' Union of Canada.

He was part of the team of trainers that trained 22,000 volunteers for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.

Awards & Recognition:

1. Rated as one of the 10 Indian Authors Redefining Modern Literature by Kathmandu Tribune in Jan 2020.

2. Recognized by Ne8X with Sahitya Kosh Samman Award in Literature.

3. In 2018, he was awarded by IISSM for his contributions towards the Health and Safety Training domain.

4. In 2019, Literature Light recognized him as top 100 debut authors for his debut book Version One and a Half (Version 1 ½).

5. He was named as the 'Author of the Fest' at the Writing Wizards Fest 2020 for his book Double One Zero (110) - Out of the shadows. The Writing Wizards Fest is an initiative by The Twilight of Poem.

He loves the outdoors and is a big movie buff, which is quite evident given the use of quotes and songs from movies at strategic places in all his books.

He is an avid observer of his surroundings and uses characters and instances from everyday situations for his stories. He has published seven books and co-authored two anthologies so far.

He is actively engaged in helping budding authors through articles, seminars, and workshops. He also hosts a podcast; interviewing authors and other professionals on his website

His first book, ‘VERSION ONE AND A HALF (VERSION 1 ½)’, was published in September 2018. This is a self-help book. This book was his attempt to use childhood memories from the ‘80s for solving problems in the present.

His second book, a mix of non-fiction and fiction, ‘DIARY FROM HEAVEN’, was published in January 2019. He used stories from his own college life and initial days in the corporate world for this book.

This book was well-received because of its surreal portrayal of the effects of drug addiction on the youth.

His first fully fiction work, ‘DOUBLE ONE ZERO (110) – OUT OF THE SHADOWS’, was published on 16th January 2020. This book was a thriller about a man looking for his identity, which takes him to France.

His fourth and shortest work, ‘THE METRO-MANIAC CHRONICLES’, was published on 9th April 2020 during the lockdown in India due to Novel Coronavirus outbreak. The book describes various kinds of travellers in Delhi Metro with a touch of humour and their mirror kinds in a typical workplace.

‘SHAHENSHAH – STORY OF SHRENIK SHAH’, published in June 2020 was his first attempt at writing someone else's story. Shrenik Shah’s motivational story through his words has widely appreciated.

He co-authored two Anthologies as well: ‘CONCEALED WORDS’ & 'LIFE - LIFE IS A CULMINATION OF STORIES'.


'ENSEMBLE - A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND ESSAYS' his first attempt at creating an anthology was published in Nov 2021.

'THE ESSENCE OF GANGA - THE STORY OF MANDAKINI' is his take on spirituality while narrating the life story of eminent healthcare professional from India, Mandakini Pawar.


Wind Chimes


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

The book WINDCHIMES contains some Award-winning poems. The title denotes that it is a collection of sublime poems compared with the soft swaying of the WINDCHIMES.

The tinkling notes of the Windchimes show that the sound of poetry is calm and serene. Each poem leaves behind an emotional imprint in the minds of the readers, be it THE SECRET OF MY PEN or JAI HIND.


Sujata Chatterjee


Dr. Sujata Chatterjee is a doctor and an author by passion. She is the recipient of many Awards including (the Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award for Literature, Shonghoti Sammanana Awards, National Book Honour Awards, Literoma Laureate Award, Literoma Achiever Award, Nari Samman award, etc. ) and an author of 4 books (Looking through the Prism, Waves of Fortune, Flights of Fantasy and Windchimes).

She has edited 1 book (TRAVELLER'S Diary) and co-authored numerous books. She is the Hon Program Director of the Lions Club of Kolkata Magnates and has organized and hosted many poetry open mikes and panel discussions.

She is also the freelance Journalist for the Hello Kolkata Evening Daily Newspaper. She is a regular contributor to Woman's Era magazine.




🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Neil and Divya are the perfect couples with a perfect life until they are not. They fall prey to strange happenings around them. It doesn't just stop there; along with them, their family and friends experience the unspeakable.

What is the secret behind their tragic fates? Will they survive this haunting? Prepare to taste the dark side of Tantra and find out the answers for yourself. Feel the chill for yourself. Get ensnared.


Prashant Wase


Prashant Wase is an Indo-Australian Author. A graduate in IT from ATMC, Melbourne, Australia. Writing has been his passion since childhood. After having contributed a lot to writing at the school and university levels, Prashant decided to take the plunge into writing his book.


Pun is Fun


🏆 Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023 Nominee

Paronomasia or pun is a figure of speech that rests on the duplicity of sense under the unity of sound and is essential to a laughter-provoking nature. Punning is the foundation of wit.

The play of words found in puns is often intriguing. Puns are of different varieties. I have used the same word in different senses more than once in a sentence. I have penned 1500 puns of words commencing from A to Z.

None in the world has written 1500 puns. The meanings of words are given in each chapter.

This book is unique in the sense that this type of pun has not been penned by anyone in the world


Ravi Prakash Tiwari


The author has learned 20 thousand words. He is going to be a grammarian. He has written six books.


Never Finished


This is not a self-help book. It's a wake-up call!

Can't Hurt Me, David Goggins' smash hit memoir, demonstrated how much untapped ability we all have but was merely an introduction to the power of the mind.

In Never Finished, Goggins takes you inside his Mental Lab, where he developed the philosophy, psychology, and strategies that enabled him to learn that what he thought was his limit was only his beginning and that the quest for greatness is unending.

The stories and lessons in this raw, revealing, unflinching memoir offer the reader a blueprint they can use to climb from the bottom of the barrel into a whole new stratosphere that once seemed unattainable.

Whether you feel off-course in life, are looking to maximize your potential or drain your soul to break through your so-called glass ceiling, this is the only book you will ever need.


David Goggins


David Goggins is a Retired Navy SEAL and the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.

Goggins has completed more than seventy ultra-distance races, often placing in the top five, and is a former Guinness World Record holder for completing 4,030 pull-ups in seventeen hours.

A sought-after public speaker, he’s traveled the world sharing his philosophy on how to master the mind. When he’s not speaking, he works as an Advanced Emergency Technician in a big city Emergency Room and, during the summer, as a wildland firefighter in British Columbia.


Build, Don't Talk


School taught us specific subjects, like maths and history.

But we weren't taught:

How to sell

Or how to build relationships

Or how to negotiate

Or how to take care of our mental health

Or how to network

Or how to deal with personal finance

These most important situations we face as adults were never discussed with us when we were students. We weren't taught these skills in school, and this makes all the success stories we hear about seem out of reach; it makes us feel dumb. We aren't dumb, we just don't know how to work the system.

Your school taught you how to run in the race; it didn't teach you how to win. And that's what this book is for. To help you win the race. Packed with useful advice gleaned from his own journey as an entrepreneur and content creator, this book by Raj Shamani is a must-read.


Raj Shamani


Raj Shamani is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and social media influencer. He has featured on the 'Top 5 Young Influencers of India' list (YourStory), as well as on the 'Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs in India' list (Asian Age).

His podcast, Figuring Out, is the top podcast on entrepreneurship in the country. He is the youngest Indian to speak at the United Nations Assembly. He has given four TEDx Talks and over 200 keynotes in over twenty-six countries.


A Butterfly Riddle


🏆 Salis Mania Best Author of the Year Award 2022 Winner

Siddh is a painfully shy man obsessed with a woman he can’t have. An interior architect living in Dubai, Siddh’s life takes a drastic turn the day he and his two best friends are accused of a petty crime and a mysterious package shows up on his doorstep.

A brown box, inside lays a diary, a mysterious note, and a gorgeous blue 'dead' butterfly that leads Siddh and his devoted friends on a journey into his past to find answers.

A book filled with love, lust, travel, and friendship. Alongside momentary upbeat humor, a mystery, and triumph, A Butterfly Riddle is one riveting tale you won’t be able to put down.


Jaykay Heart


Jaykay Heart (Pseudonym) is an emerging 'new age' author of Indian origin. His debut fiction 'A Butterfly Riddle' was widely praised on social media for its unique and fresh storyline, accompanied by a gripping writing style.

The fiction falls in the psychological thriller/ mystery genre. 'The Times of India' endorsed and quoted his very first book as a compelling mystery with all flavors of love.

The book garnished positive reviews from book critics and readers alike. The author holds a dual master's in business finance and psychology, respectively. He is a daytime finance professional and nighttime writer, whose interests span literature, finance, psychology, mysticism, and travel.

The author's real name is Jayakrishnan Mohan and he is currently settled in Dubai.


The Gymnast


🏆 Salis Mania Best Fiction Book of the Year Award 2022 Winner

It was the summer of 2018… Roshni, a seven-year-old girl, walked with confidence on a tightrope above the road as cars whizzed past her. Her two older siblings also performed their acts for the passers-by.

They were poor and only wanted to earn a little extra for their family. But there were dreams in their eyes. They wanted to reach out to touch the stars… 10 years later… Olympics 2028 Los Angeles…

Roshni started her run with long and powerful strides… She jumped from the springboard, and it seemed that she barely flicked the beam.

She was airborne… She was now a complete blur to the spectators as she came down and made a perfect land on her two feet—her arms raised looking at the judges… And then the scores were announced…


Sanjay Chandra


Born in 1959, Sanjay Chandra has a storyteller within him–every communication in his life was a story in itself! His books have won several awards.

Sanjay now sees stories all around him.

Writing has become a passion, and he has finally become a storyteller. He writes blogs on socially relevant issues under the pseudonym Musings of a Pioneer. He has also written a few poems and short stories.

He hopes to publish these someday. His short story The Surgeon was a winning entry in a Write Contest and has been published in an anthology The Little White Book of Stories.

He is also a traveler, an avid book lover, and an amateur photographer.

Sanjay also conducts talks and workshops in colleges and corporates to inculcate reading and writing as a habit.


Defying Destiny


🏆 Salis Mania Best Non-fiction Book of the Year Award 2022 Winner

When life gets tough, the tough get going. This is a narrative that mirrors the purple patches as well as the struggle and strife of an ordinary woman, and the events that made her extraordinary.

'Defying Destiny'' encapsulates episodes, perspectives, and decisions that created both Hari Sri and Hari 'Sthri'. It showcases the myriad sides of the multi-faceted Nalini Chandran - her relentless drive, her inimitable sense of humor, and course, her determination to scale heights quite unimagined.

Be a part of her journey from the day she was born to the present day as the tales unfurl and inspire you to chase and fulfill your dreams.


Deepti Menon


Deepti Menon has always loved the written word. She began to write at the age of ten and was lucky enough to have traveled around the country, being an Army kid, and later, an Army wife.

Her experiences during those years helped hone her interest and her flair for writing. Meeting new people aided her to notice details and put them into her interesting characters. (In fact, her friends and family shy away from saying anything to her, for fear of seeing it in print.)

Her first book, Arms and the Woman, published by Rupa Publishers in 2002, took a light-hearted look at the life of an Army wife.

This book was written mainly to reveal the warmth and camaraderie within the great institution.

2013 and 2014 were lucky for her as many of her short stories were chosen for anthologies. Short stories with deft twists and tongue-in-cheek articles are her forte.

A book of her poems dealing with life, love, and loss, titled Deeparadhana of Poems was loving and compiled by her mother, herself a talented writer and educationist.

Shadow in the Mirror, a psychological thriller published by Readomania in 2016, was well received by her readers. This was followed by two anthologies of thriller short stories titled Where Shadows Follow (2020) and Shadows Never Lie (2021). Together, three books are now known as the Shadow Trilogy.

Defying Destiny is Deepti's latest book and is exceptionally close to her heart. It is a labor of love as she tells her mother's tale, in her own words and her mother's.

Kalpana Ramesh is her co-author in this venture. It has been highly satisfying to be able to unveil the mystique of the 'Sthri' behind the school Hari Sri.


Kalpana Ramesh


Kalpana Ramesh is a passionate teacher with over twenty years of experience. She has scripted several pieces for stage performances and has collaborated with students on several scripts.

Some of the scripts include 'Virtues and Vices', 'Shakespeare- A Masque', 'Tuck into a Book', and 'A Twisted Fairy Tale'.

She, along with, Ms.Deepti Menon has spearheaded initiatives like the Times of India Guest Edition - the Students NIE project and 'Hari Sri School Rules', the school magazine, to mark forty years of Hari Sri.

It captured the essence of Hari Sri, covering all spheres from achievements to reflections.

She is a freelance trainer who has conducted customized sessions for teachers and students. Several original stories and poems are included in her textbook series 'Ripples'.

At present, she is working in a Bengaluru-based NGO, Sathya Educare Competency Trust, working towards Teacher Empowerment.

"Defying Destiny" is her maiden attempt to collaborate with Ms.Deepti Menon, a seasoned writer, to pen this Life sketch.

"People are Stories" is the essence of the narrative. It captures episodes from the lives of teachers, friends, contemporaries, and students. The narratives are a blend of original writing and pieces written by the writer based on narration.

It is an attempt to trace the growth of Hari Sri and Hari 'Sthri' over four decades and more.


Faith and the Beloved


🏆 Salis Mania Best Mystery & Thriller Book of the Year Award 2022 Winner

Naithy Cherozil is a rich and successful businesswoman from Mumbai who marries the young and handsome model Tony Dâ??Souza after the death of her spouse. Little does she know that the ideal sex slave of her husband is the sleeper cell of a terror outfit.

Events in her life take unforeseen turns as the male Mata Hari is activated. Prem Rollands is a Kalaria exponent and a brilliant student whose world revolves around his brother Arun.

Things go awry when the police kill Arun under mysterious circumstances. Prem kills the inspector in retribution and is on the run. He is on the lookout to find the dark secrets leading to Aruna's death.

Prem must avenge those who have plotted to kill his brother. Eighteen-year-old Alice Cherozil knows more about computers and mystery games than a girl of her age. Her life falls apart when her mother is hospitalized and in a coma.

She is playing the ultimate mystery game of her life as the web of secrets surrounding two precious diamonds and her stepfather threatens to destroy her family.

She overcomes the moral dilemma to kill her stepfather. Alice must outwit the underworld and stay ahead of all to save her mother's life or the guilt of her failure will haunt her forever.

As the lives of Naithy, Prem and Alice cross each other they must retain their faith and protect their beloved ones, even at the cost of their own lives. Another masterpiece from, the bestselling and Award-winning author of Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar. A riveting saga of love, lust, betrayal, intrigue, and revenge.


Kochery C Shibu


Kochery C Shibu graduated from the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, in 1981. He has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships.

Post his retirement, he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery River basin in Karnataka, the Beas River basin in Himachal, and the Teesta River basin in Sikkim.

He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University and MA in English literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel.

Shibu has changed tack from the snow-clad mountains to the blue oceans and has been associated with the setting up of a shipping company in India. Faith and the Beloved is his second book.

Many of the characters in the novel are inspired by those whom he has encountered during his extensive travel.

Kochery C Shibu was born in Kochi, Kangarapady and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.


Energize Your Mind


Take charge of your mind.

Be in charge of your life.

In this book, bestselling author and life coach Gaur Gopal Das decodes how the mind works. He combines his anecdotal style with analytical research to teach us how to discipline our minds for our greater well-being.

Throughout this book, he provides interactive exercises, meditation techniques, and worksheets to help us take charge of our minds.

This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to work towards a better, more fulfilling future for themselves.


Gaur Gopal Das


Gaur Gopal Das studied electrical engineering at the College of Engineering, Pune. After a brief stint with Hewlett-Packard, he decided to live life as a monk in an ashram in downtown Mumbai.

He has remained there for twenty-six years, learning the antiquity of ancient philosophy and the modernity of contemporary psychology, to become a life coach to thousands in the city.

Gaur Gopal Das has been traveling the world for over two decades, sharing his wisdom with corporate executives, universities, and charities, and has also spoken at the United Nations.

In 2016, his global popularity exploded as he took his message online. With over one billion views on his videos on social media, he now leads a movement to help others achieve happiness and purpose in their lives.

Now one of the most famous monks in the world, Gaur Gopal Das has been conferred with several honors, including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award and an honorary doctorate (DLitt) by KIIT University.




This is the unfettered story of Ashneer Grover-the favorite and misunderstood poster boy of Start-up India.

Raw, gut-wrenching in its honesty, and completely from the heart, this is storytelling at its finest.

A young boy with a 'refugee' tag growing up in Delhi's Malviya Nagar outpaces his circumstances by becoming a rank-holder at the pinnacle of academic excellence in India-IIT Delhi.

He goes on to do an MBA from the hallowed halls of IIM Ahmedabad, builds a career as an investment banker at Kotak Investment Banking and AmEx, and is pivotal in the making of two unicorns-Grofers, as CFO, and BharatPe, as co-founder.

As a judge on the popular TV show Shark Tank India, Ashneer becomes a household name even as his life turns upside down.

Controversy, media spotlight, and garrulous social media chatter descend, making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction.


Ashneer Grover


Indian businessman Ashneer Grover is the former co-founder and managing director of the Indian fintech company BharatPe. Grover also appeared as an investor on the reality TV show Shark Tank India.


Get Epic Shit Done


DO EPIC SHIT made you think.

GET EPIC SHIT DONE will make you act!

When he was a college student, Ankur bought a book containing answers to the last 10 years' question papers. That book helped him prepare for the forthcoming exams.

In his second book, he attempts to create the same book for life.

Written as a conversation between a student and a teacher, GET EPIC SHIT DONE answers 36 life questions that you face almost every day, questions that you need answers to.

GET EPIC SHIT DONE isn’t just a book that will inspire you – it will visibly improve the way you live.


Ankur Warikoo


Ankur Warikoo is an internet entrepreneur based out of India and is one of the country’s top content creators. His first book, DO EPIC SHIT, went on to become a bestseller.