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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Oasis by Bharat Krishnan - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bharat Krishnan and his new book, “Oasis”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Bharat and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE for ONLY $2.99!!!  This offer is available to Amazon Readers TODAY ONLY!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

by Bharat Krishnan


GENRE: Fantasy



Once, there was a truce. Desperaux controlled the west with magic, and Desire claimed the east with steel and science.

But now magic has disappeared, and the world has changed.

The kingdom of Desire will stop at nothing to maintain the new world order. On Juno’s wedding day, their Mengery soldiers came marching through the Nine desert to rip his world apart. Now he journeys east with his adopted brother, Trey, in search of revenge after the murder of his family. Along the way, the two face bandits and the magical creatures of the Nine. When they finally reach Desire, Juno and Trey will face something even deadlier – their own fears and ambitions.

This is a tale of brotherhood, a revenge story that will remind you that everything has a cost – a cost that will be paid to Desire and to the inner demons that govern us all.



Lee thought this seemed like a lot of effort over the stealing of some fruit. Although, he guessed the Mengery were mad he blew up the marketplace in the process. Using the special shoes Asha had given him before he left the Silo, he jumped backwards out of reach of a Mengery’s daga.

“You’ll have to catch me if you want to dance, big boy!”

He jumped away, turning his osmosis shoes on mid-leap so a spurt of water from their bottoms propelled him to the top of a building. The beams of laser shot from their guns were so hot they caused the water in his shoes to evaporate. If there was one thing the resistance needed, it was guns. And food. And water. A place to sleep. Maybe some TV.

As Mengery on the ground shot at him with pistols, another two set a wooden ladder against the building and started climbing up. Lee took a bite out of his apple before throwing it at the armored man scowling at him.

“You are one bad apple.”

The fruit landed hard against the ladder, toppling it over and sending the two guards crashing down. Propelling himself to an adjacent building, he crashed through a window as his fuel gage read empty. His shoes needed water. The resistance could definitely use water.



Seven Reasons You Should Read My Book

1.)  One of the main antagonists is a Native-American demon who’s so obscure I could hardly find any information about him.
a.)  Dzoavits is a demon who stole the sun and kidnaps kids. That’s about all I could find out about him.

2.)  There is a throwback to a minor character from the Mahabharata who proves you don’t need to be an important figure to do important work.
a.)  One of my favorite parts of the Mahabharata growing up involved a man named Ekalavya. He was going to be a better archer than Arjuna, the famed warrior, but he willingly sacrificed his talent to satisfy the whims of his (notably unethical) teacher.

3.)  The protagonist doesn’t have a love story, but others do.

4.)  It pays homage to some of my favorite work from Dragon Ball Z
a.)  Kren is based off Master Roshi, the training room Juno trains in takes influence from the hyperbolic time chamber, and the strangeness of the beasts and interactions between many of the characters resembles the strange humor DBZ.

5.)  I am a total Star Wars nut and my favorite force power (only seen in KOTOR) is used by some of the mages
a.)  The final battle features these warriors called the Krenten using a form of battle meditation.

6.)  Oasis explores dharma in a way that is consistent with the Mahabharata
a.)  Honestly, sometimes fulfilling your dharma sucks. That’s one of the main lessons of the Bhagavad Gita, and it’s evident in how Juno and Trey’s friendship progresses.

7.)  Refugees and the LGBT community can find representation here
a.)  Let’s be honest, all art is political. I was a professional Democratic operative for ten years and started writing this novel in the months immediately after Donald Trump was elected. I hope that is evident in my writing because I think it makes the book more relatable. From a main cast that is exclusively nonwhite to political themes of inclusion, I hope people find this book as an example of diversity done right.



Bharat Krishnan is a philanthropic consultant in Columbus, Ohio. After ten years in Democratic politics, he wrote a memoir about his life on the road as a political campaign manager and just released a fantasy novel called Oasis. He refers to himself as a professional storyteller and amateur cook.




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  1. Would you ever like to see your book become a tv show? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. You know, I actually thought about this last week. I think a movie would be a better medium for it. This excerpt introduces you to Lee, who in my vision would be cast as Lewis Tan from Deadpool 2.

  2. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

  3. I love the cover and the book description.