Tuesday Teaser: The Evolution of Insanity by Haresh Daswani

Angel Haze’s Blog Hop Giveaway continues. Today on this Tuesday Teaser we’re featuring a work by Haresh Daswani. Name sound familiar? It should. He’s giving away a couple of copies of his book The Evolution of Insanity this week. If you haven’t already done so, check out the giveaway. But first, a quick video featuring the Evolution of Insanity and an excerpt.

An author having a conversation with his fictional character, or losing control of his character, mind numbing points leading one twists and turns spinning the mind of the reader with hallucinogenic colors, concepts, and eurekas. The short stories begin simplified, and walks together with the author as he takes a personal journey deep within the universe of his own consciousness, dwelling, prodding, dissecting, and creating… This book is a play on different writing styles uniquely conjured by the writer from random inspiration and experimentation with poetry as prior experience. This is a chronological anthology spanning the imagination and sanity of the writer. This book is a collection of humour, satire, and philosophy, with the most unique writing style and twists. This books evolves as one reads, from basic and simple stories of humor, to deeper and more profound satire best savored twice.

 

White Lines

One not so uncommon opening scene tends to be the hypnotic evening road, and the white… black… white… black… white… lines on the road, uniform and predictable. These lines fall trippy if you are tired from a long day, journeying back home, ready and waiting to surrender to the fate of dreaming, reaching that other state also known as the alpha state, where the road twists and turns and cars turn to fluffy clouds driven by pleasant in-laws (past, present, or future). One tries to sober up again and see that they are not fluffy, and are vaguely seen as pleasant or otherwise, they are just tolerated co-travelers staring on the road, wondering perhaps the same question, “isn’t this just the largest cocaine trail for the Gods?”

Pay attention on the road and keep your eyes open for the car in front. Make sure that it is his back you are facing, and not his headlamps, to ensure you are still on the right lane, and as he. It comes to that point in time that it does not matter who is right, but whoever is wrong gets you both in trouble, so your job is to ensure both of you are not wrong for your sake.

This isn’t the same driver’s ed test you had just a few years back, paranoid, paranoid, and remindful of your phobias of deja vous, and remindful of your phobias of deja vous. Stare away from the distraction of poster models on oversized billboards of women who are only perfect thanks to Photoshop, for even they cannot be that flawless, no one is that ugly as flaws make you beautiful, your stories.

Like your scar on the left knee from falling off the bike and onto your neighbor’s bush. Flowers that is, of a myriad of friendly colors that you might have remembered. Such were your pleasant days as it deemed demanding for your neighbor to make it all cheerful again. You were pitied for your wound, and your stupidity forgotten, such were the advantages of childhood.

Nostalgia is but a drug of pleasantries, friendlier times, flowery trees.

Reality sets in, black… white… black… white… black… white…

Left hand on the wheel, right hand on the stereo, change your tune to cruisin’ jazz nights with Incognito singin’ “Still a friend of mine” and the date you once had beside you might just reappear, or not. Together with your last date was your wallet, which you have consented to giving its contents just for that conversation you would never want to have now, the small talks, gossips, and getting to know quizzes.

It is your nocturnal state of mind, pleasantries, and expectation that the lovely face across continues shy and bubbly, pleasant like smooth Jazz and a well mixed glass of martini, or for others, a twist sour gin and tonic.

But.

It has been a day too long, as the sun witnessed true. This evening too, has proven long, and long long long way back you stare at all your evening drives, staring at God’s cocaine line, and the many beautiful women who have sat beside you, chatty, bubbly, quiet, angry, scared, confused, constipated, or otherwise.

To the lonely rides home from a night longer still, and the lines of flaming shots taken in blue, green, orange, brown. Memorable evenings of which you have no recollection, after 3 sambucas too drunk.

You already have the most beautiful woman commit to staying with you forever, sleeping on the passenger seat, tired from the same long night you just went through. Her presence, enough to put a smile on the face, as you travel along.

White… black… white… black… white…

The Evolution of Insanity

by Haresh Daswani is available at:

Barnes & Nobles

Amazon

Smashwords

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About this author

An entrepreneur, environmentalist, racer, wine lover, writer, and many more random things. Haresh has started writing through poetry and upon its mastery (mostly boredom, you cannot truly master writing as it is an evolving process) has shifted to experimenting with essay and short stories.

Haresh’s passion in short story lies in being able to dwell within the universe of consciousness and experimenting, dissecting, and in short, exploring and destroying and recreating thoughts, concepts, interjecting hallucinations and twists focused on something deeper, engaging the reader to jump in and explore together.

You can find Haresh Daswani online at: Goodreads and The Fine Line between Genius and Insanity.

Special Post: Blog Hop – Humor/Paranormal/Fantasy Giveaway + Winners

Let’s here it for copy and paste! As I mentioned earlier this month, I’m one of the authors participating in Angel Haze’s blog hop for her up coming releases (Bloodletter and Legacies of Talimura).

As part of the tour, we’ll be doing a giveaway each Saturday featuring a few of the authors! Woot.

Before we get to the giveaway, we have some winners to announce from the last giveaway. Quick reminder of what was up for grabs for the Blog Hop YA Fantasy Giveaway:

  • Angel Haze: two digital copies of Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch
  • C.A. Kunz: two prize packs for The Childe
  • Katie M John: two digital copies of The Forest of Adventures

And the winners are!

Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze: Jennifer Wells (Jennifer Wells) & Troy Wiggins (What Do You See?)
The Forest of Adventures by Katie M John: Sarie Grobler & Marlene Botha
The Childe by C.A. Kunz: Roro & Regina Linton (Unsettled)

Congratulations! Emails have been sent.

***Winners have until next Saturday (July 23, 2011) to respond or new winners will be chosen***

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So what’s up for grabs this week? Two digital copies each of the following books:

Evolution of Insanity by Haresh Daswani (Short Story Colletion)

An author having a conversation with his fictional character, or losing control of his character, mind numbing points leading one twists and turns spinning the mind of the reader with hallucinogenic colors, concepts, and eurekas. The short stories begin simplified, and walks together with the author as he takes a personal journey deep within the universe of his own consciousness, dwelling, prodding, dissecting, and creating…

This book is a play on different writing styles uniquely conjured by the writer from random inspiration and experimentation with poetry as prior experience.

This is a chronological anthology spanning the imagination and sanity of the writer.

This book is a collection of humour, satire, and philosophy, with the most unique writing style and twists.

This book evolves as one reads, from basic and simple stories of humor, to deeper and more profound satire best savored twice.

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Shadow Cat by Reena Jacobs (Paranormal Romance)

Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Demons prey on her people, pushing them to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more worry to add to her already troubled life. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she destroy herself in the process?

If Berani wishes to save her family… if Eric wishes to reclaim his old life, they must stand together against the threats of encroaching wehr-tigers and bloodsucking demons… or perish.

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 Doorway of the Triquetra by Lenore Wolfe (Paranormal Fantasy)

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

 

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Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk by Lenore Wolfe (Paranormal Fantasy)

Amanda Kane has always had visions of the man she’s destined to marry–a cowboy who will help her save her ranch. But Hawk is no ordinary cowboy. He carries a powerful secret. A secret that leads to betrayal.

 

 

As always, entry is easy. 🙂

  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form.
  • An additional point for sharing the giveaway and leave the link (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Linked, MySpace, etc.). *Optional*
  • You may tweet once per day for the giveaway and/or campaign after your initial entry for an extra 2 points. Use the same form.
  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, July 23, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

Be sure to stop by next Saturday for the winners and more giveaways!

Special Post: Kick off Blog Hop Angel Haze

It has begun! I’ll be participating with 7 other authors in a month long blog hop. Lots of goodies, interesting tidbits, excerpts and more. Visit the participating authors’ blogs and see what they’re all about.

Participating Authors:

Angel Haze

Jeffrey Martin

Lindsay Buroker

Reena Jacobs (That’s me! and you’re here.)

C.A. Kunz

Lenore Wolfe

Katie M. John

Haresh Daswani

Books Featured:

The fun starts at Angel Haze’s blog. You don’t want to miss out. 🙂