Thursday, December 26, 2013

Me - An Author?

I know - the moment you people read the title you are probably expecting me to be telling you all about how my every attempt at making conversation was treated as my telling tall stories and things like that. That, though, is not what this is all about. Hold your breaths and manfully swallow your disbelief. I REALLY have written fiction and put it up as an e-book on Kindle. (Now you know what the 'thirdly' of the previous post was)

To be sure, I felt the need to ensure that I had adequate support in the venture. Just in case someone felt the urgent need to really spew venom upon reading my story, I wanted him to have to read some others and have his rage cooled down by some decent writing before he vented his ire on comments on the Kindle Forum or on Goodreads. So, I pulled in a couple of others to write along with me. It is thus that we have a collection of three crime novellas (Yeah! I know - a strange departure for a humorist) in "Sirens spell Danger" which you can download from Kindle for a princely sum of Rs. 99/= (if you are in India) or for USD 2.99/= (if you are not).

One of my co-authors is The Fool and, for those very few people who follow me but do not know of him, he is a versatile blogger who has written pieces ranging from poetry to whimsical pieces to fiction. His Science Fiction story "A Nootropic Egress" has been published by Mahavir Publishers in the collection "Ten Shades of Life". He has a unique brand of humor and a zany creativity which has earned him many die-hard fans. His story - "Bellary" - in this anthology features a IB agent sent to Bellary to foil an imminent plot with horrendous consequences and finds himself suddenly the center of attraction of two lovely women singing siren songs of love to him.

The  other co-author - Radha Sawana - is probably lesser known in blogging circles but that is only because she is not a very active blogger. She thrust herself into my notice (very forcefully, I must say) by winning a contest in Indifiction Workshop. It was not merely the fact that she won but the writing that won it for her which caught my attention. For a young girl, she exhibits a rare maturity in her writing as her various pieces on her blog showed me. Her story - "Bella Donna" - intrigues you with a serial killer leaving strange messages which could be a challenge to the police or a siren call to lure another victim.

With the able support of these two, I hope that my own story may not raise too much ire in the eyes of the reader. "Femme Fatale" is about a IPS selectee who gets dragged into danger by a sexy siren and finds himself responsible for foiling a terrorist attack in Bangalore.

I sure hope you guys feel like reading the book and, further, are enthused to give a review on Kindle and Goodreads as well. (Complimentary, of course! I would certainly not be hoping for the other kind, would I?) And I also hope that we have managed to give you a decent reading experience.

Free Kindle apps (for other devices) downloads for those who do not have a Kindle: 


Download Link for India : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00HBJ5TMM

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48 comments:

  1. Firstly great to see that you have generously praised your co-authors The Fool and Radha Sawana....We don't get too many folks praising colleagues....:) You are a Good Man...:)

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    1. All I had to do was tell the truth, Soham! Anyway, I will accept any compliments that come my way :)

      And, was there also a 'secondly'? :)

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  2. Very interesting read !!!
    Good Day

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  3. Suresh, I personally liked the book a lot and have put up my review at - http://mahabore.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/sirens-spell-danger-book-review/

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  4. Congratulations, again, Suresh! I have read two of the three stories so far. Everything that you have said about Radha Sawana's writing above is true. I am now looking forward to reading Karthik's short story before I leave my humble thoughts on Amazon.

    My best wishes to all three authors.

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    1. Thanks Rickie! Yes, Radha has a special talent.

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  5. Good luck, Suresh! I have only read your story so far and will do the needful on Amazon once I get time to finish reading all three. Of course, I know all three though haven't really read Radha's writing so far and look forward to reading her and Karthik too!

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    1. Thanks Rachna! I was sure you had not forgotten us :)

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  6. Many many congratulations!! Will read it soon and come back! *excited* :)

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  7. I have downloaded the book, yet to read it Suresh. Am sure it is a good read.

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    1. Eagerly waiting for you to read and review Janaki!

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  8. Guess what - I have both Kindle and you book in it. Now it's just about finding time to read it - probably the most difficult thing to do! I will definitely do it. I have started reading a very lengthy book now - this book being non-fiction, will take some time. Probably after that I will read your book and will review it on my blog.

    I am sure you three would have done a good job. Hope to read and share my thoughts soon :)

    Destination Infinity

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  9. So, i know a writer! i can brag about it in my town.

    i seriously have no clue about how to read a book on kindle (not going to mention in public that i haven't read any book in my entire life barring textbooks). How would that book come in the kindle once i download it? anyway, will try downloading both kindle and the book tomorrow and see if it works.

    Congratulations, by the way!

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    1. Ha Debs! This is a easy way to become a writer :) Thanks for trying mine out despite it being the first you are trying on Kindle.

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  10. hey this is good.. too good.
    I now knw 2 writers!!!!

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    1. Hmmm - I sure hope it does not end up with your wanting to hide the association :)

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  11. You are an old hand at the art, Suresh. Season's Greetings and best wishes for the book. I got down at the wrong station reading that book on my smartphone and as if that were not enough, I bumped into the wrong woman and what a siren she turned out to be! That is going to remain a lasting lesson.

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    1. Season's greetings to you as well, Uma! Hahaha! So you read about dangerous sirens and THEN meet - errr..bump into - one of the real life versions? :)

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  12. Still searching for means to get that book here Suresh ! Sigh!

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    1. I hear that in Singapore there is an issue. BUT, apparently, some of my friends work around it by using an India account on Kindle registration. Do not know how that works though :)

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  13. Congratulations!! Off I go to download the book. :)

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  14. wow, great start Suresh and though I have not read your book, it is acts like these that make me hope that some day....one day I will see my work in published print too! All the best and forge ahead!

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    1. Thanks Mehroo! Though this is still not in PRINT :)

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  15. Suresh this will certainly be a treat. Will download. Does it work on the Ipad?

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    1. Hope it lives up to your expectations, Achyut!

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  16. Ignore my earlier comment. Its done. Will ceratinly give it a read. :)

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  17. Congrats Suresh.I only remember reading your humorous posts-shall get on to the fiction page now.
    The anthology seems very promising.

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    1. Thanks Indu! I hope it delivers what it promises :)

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  18. Hats off to your talent, CS. All of you are gifted and I am so happy that you (and TF) are making it big. I sincerely wish life throws more and more opportunities towards both of you. As for me, I will come down to B'glore and get my autographs someday. Hearty congratulations and here's wishing you many many more! :)

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    1. Making it big Arti? Not yet - merely baby steps :)

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  19. Best wishes suresh sir, congrats to karthik sir and radha ma'm as well - perhaps we will get the good news of a paperback version soon :) - all the very best again!

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    1. Thanks Mahesh! Don't wait for the paperback, though :)

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  20. Congratulations Suresh ! Was waiting for this :) Btw, I read about your book from Umashankar's blog and downloaded it for my train read. Finished reading it yesterday ! Great stuff, loved the pace in your book !

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    1. Thanks Ash! I saw your comment on Uma's post! NOW - could I trouble you to put THAT review in Amazon OR Goodreads OR, ideally, BOTH? :)

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  21. Congratulations to all three of you. May you write more books and keep inspiring others to write more :-)

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  22. Congratulations, this is just a start wishing you the all the best and hope that there are more books in the offing. I too had two short stories printed in a book recently, which apparently is retailing on Amazon and some other sites (strongly suspect that the only buyers must be the authors themselves). Still not entirely sure if this makes me a published author yet.

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    1. Nor am I Subroto - but these seem to be times when people take you at your estimation :)

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  23. Heartiest Congratulations, Suresh ji.
    Keep writing & Keep inspiring people to think & write! :)
    Best wishes :)

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