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About Sudha Kuruganti
Sudha Kuruganti writes fantasy inspired by Indian mythology. She loves books, anime, coffee, chocolate, manga, Beatles music, and dogs – not necessarily in that order. Find updates on her fiction here: (https://sudhakuruganti.com)
Sudha has always been a bookworm. She was the type of kid to secretly read under her desk during class. #NoRegrets
Sudha's short stories have been published in several anthologies, and have been featured on All India Radio. She's a commissioned artist for the Digital Writers' Festival 2018. Read the interactive fiction experience she created for DWF2018 here: (https://sudhakuruganti.com/interactive-fiction)
When she's not writing, Sudha is usually blogging, reading, or trying out strange online recipes on her Air Force officer husband, and playing with their young son.
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Fae come out to play, vampires rove from dusk til dawn, and werewolves howl. Do they howl…
On this one fateful night, out come the witches, demons, vampires, shifters, and fantastic creatures in a celebration of magic and mayhem. Some spells can only be cast or curses broken on this rare, enchanted night.
If you dare, follow the fae down a magical path but beware of getting forever lost. There's trouble around every corner amidst the glow of the supernatural.
This summer solstice anthology includes twenty-five brand new, never before published, urban fantasy short stories from international bestselling authors as well as exciting new talent.
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Find your might. Discover your magic.
A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers magical secrets when she is kidnapped by her teacher. A teen survivor of a deadly plague realizes she and her robot companion are not alone.
Across realms, worlds, and dimensions we bring you sixteen fantasy and/or science fiction tales that explore the tribulations of growing up. In Girls of Might and Magic, we aim to put characters of color, characters with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ characters front and center in stories about strength and resilience. Full of diverse characters and #ownvoices authors, the protagonists in these coming-of-age YA adventures will not only discover powerful magic but discover themselves along the way. Don't miss this magical collection of stories about witches, fae, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, jinn, and more!
The collection includes:
Heartburn by E. M. Lacey
Wind and Silk by Alice Ivinya
Faith by Sudha Kuruganti
Grace and Ghosts by K. R. S. McEntire
The Outside by C. C. Solomon
Daughter of Soil and Gold by Meghan Rhine
Check Yourself by Kat Zaccard
A Meeting in the Woods by Nicole Givens Kurtz
Pretty Young Things by LaLa Leo
Funnel Cake by Amanda Ross
Outcast by D. L. Howard
Serenity Dawn by C. I. Raiyne
The Cursed Gift by Courtney Dean
Chasing Waves by Kendra Merritt
Sight by Tamika Brown
Memories of Magic by Ashley Ford
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Featuring cross-dressing assassins, were-snakes, goddesses and demon kings, this collection of twenty-two short stories retells age-old tales from Indian mythology—with a twist.
Rearranging myth and legend to create new plots, Dark Things remixes the traditional to present contemporary messages. With footnotes and an afterword to each story explaining the mythology to casual readers, these short stories will delight lovers of the unusual.
Love reading about badass women? Tired of sappy love stories featuring vampires, angels and the like?
This is the book for you.
Dark Things blends dark fantasy, magical realism, horror, romance and humour to create intriguing stories that thrill—and chill.
Newbies to Indian mythology, don't worry: the book includes a quick primer on Indian mythology—all you need to know about Hinduism to enjoy the book. Bonus features include wiki-links to unfamiliar terms and footnotes at the end of each story with a summary of the myth that inspired it.
“It's with headquarters. Finally. No thanks to your unit.”
“Hey, it was my recruit who finally figured out where it was. And don’t forget, my agent’s the only one who’s still in deep cover.”
“Enough of your justifications. It’s now time for us to move onto Phase Two.”
“Well, that’s easy. Hold the Naga heir hostage. My agent at the Academy can grab him when the next school year starts.”
“No. The Naga King is old-fashioned. He’ll never give in, even for his only son.”
“Then what do we do?”
“The boy is the key. Our agent tells us he has a weakness.”
“And what’s that?”
-- Stay tuned for the next installment in the series - releasing August 2021! Pre-order now!
She’s just looking for somewhere to lay low…even if it’s a magical academy.
Legacies meets Buffy with a dash of Bollywood in this tale of screw-ups and second chances.
As the only child of a broke single mom, Mal Jones doesn't mind breaking the law for cold, hard cash. But when a streak of bad luck leads to the local police almost busting her, Mal's only escape is to accept a place at Legend Valley Academy, a paranormal boarding school.
Her mom doesn’t want her to go, but with a criminal on her tail—who thinks she’s a snitch—a magical Academy in another freaking dimension is the best place to hide. Right?
All she had to do was keep her head down and wait this year out, but not standing out is harder than Mal thought. Turns out, her deadbeat dad is more famous than she knew.
And something horrible is going on at the Academy.
The worst part: Mal is one of the only witnesses…
Dive into this engrossing supernatural world for an intriguing mystery, slow-burn romance, and mythical monsters and creatures from every culture in the world!
Tenacious - Book 2 of the Legend Valley Academy series releases Aug 23, 2021. Preorder now!
Righteous - Book 3 of the Legend Valley Academy series releases Dec 13, 2021. Preorder now!
Bollywood meets Twilight in this addictive tale of reincarnated lovers and revenge.
When eighteen-year-old Samantha visits India for the first time in ten years, she expects to spend the summer before she starts college reconnecting with her grandmother - the last link she has to her roots and her father's homeland.
No one around Sam knows what to make of this half Indian-half white girl with her purple hair and her ripped jeans, but that's fine. She's not here to make friends.
Vikram, on the other hand, is great at making friends. As long as they're customers. He's spending his summer working at his dad's flower shop. He's desperate to prove that he can take over the family business.
When these two meet, there's an instant attraction. But between them lies the shadow of a two-hundred-year-old love story and a murky prophecy. Add in a faceless enemy determined to keep them apart, and things aren't going to go smooth.
And then there's the fact that there's more to Vikram than meets the eye. Sam could almost swear there's something otherworldly about him...
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Start the series now with the prequel, Elemental, and continue with Book 1, Bloom.
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First came the apocalypse. Then came the tech-zombies.
After the dust settled down, all that's left is a lonely cyberpunk world where murderous robots can pass off as huma9ns.
As one of the few survivors, all your relationships have been fleeting, rare – and mostly online.
It's the only way to stay safe.
But recently, you've felt that you’ve found a true friend in your online chat buddy.
And they want to meet.
But there’s one question you need to answer first.
Can you trust them?
The Turing Point is an interactive novella where you are the main character. Click on the in-story links to take the action forward as you choose how to react in each situation you encounter.
But beware: dangers lurk in the dark spaces of the internet, and your every choice can have deadly consequences.
Are people on the internet ever who they say they are?
When the British first arrived, Meera saw them for who they were: ruthless invaders who cared nothing for the land and the people who called it home.
Captain Michael Dalton proves her wrong.
But as the Guardian of the Forest, she can't afford to let her walls down, even if this kind-eyed English soldier stirred her heart in ways she had never experienced before...
Michael Dalton thought the secret forest was a dream—a lush woodland, hidden just a few miles from their barracks, full of fragrant blooms and aromatic fruit…
And then she had appeared.
Long, dark hair. Stunning amber eyes, huge and ringed with kohl.
He has to see her again.
When Meera meets Michael, the attraction between them is undeniable.
But what Michael doesn't know is that there's more to Meera than meets the eye...and her secret could end up being the death of them both.
These are the tales of Laya Avasarala, kickass relic recovery agent, a rising star in the Pandora ranks, and aunt to Mal Jones from the Legend Valley Academy trilogy.
Follow her adventures as she deals with cursed artifacts, haunted relics, and one very aggravating Brit werewolf named Malcolm Grant, freelance relic hunter.
-Slow-burn enemies to lovers romance
-Kickass urban fantasy hijinks
-Heists and capers
-Multicultural fantasy and diverse characters
-Clean paranormal romance
Indireads’ 1st Short Story Competition 2013 yielded some extraordinary talent, from Musthafa Azeez’s ‘A Plate of Rice’, Neha Puntambekar’s ‘In Exile’, Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan’s ‘A Second Chance’ to SS Kuruganti’s ‘Together Forever’. We compiled the winners, and the best of the best of the entries into one compelling anthology, highlighting the immense creativity and potential talent that exists in South Asia.