My debut contemporary fiction novel ‘Bad Town Kids’ is FREE for 12 hours across all kindle stores, so please grab a copy and leave a small review if you end up reading it. And just in case you were wondering – it is available for free for everybody and not just Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

The novel released on December 26, 2020 & made it to the Top 10 Amazon Bestsellers list under ‘Literature & Fiction’. Here’s an excerpt from the first Amazon review of the book, the reader had given it a five star –

Where do I start?



I don’t read a lot of non-fantasy-genre books. I like my books to be neatly packaged with a couple of quests, the good and bad guys clearly identified, witty repartee galore and rounded off with all the nice folks getting their happy endings.

Bad Town Kids was NONE.OF.THAT.

Anita, Saira, Maadesh and Mokshit’s coming-of-age journey starts off soft — like ambling along a lazy, idyllic river — an innocent childhood, childish pranks, tall stories and scary-but-exciting discoveries. The author does not romanticize the Indian small-town setting with some Enid Blyton-esque picturization — Jaiswal firmly disabuses the reader of any such notions from the first sentence itself.

Then, my dear reader, the idyllic river of childhood crashes down as a wild and uncontrollable waterfall. The pace builds rapidly — scattered incidents that interlock in the end. The reality of Indian society — its patriarchy, toxicity, abuse — is conveyed in blunt, honest prose.


Full disclosure – the reviewer is a friend, but they had given my last book a 4 star rating, so even if there was some bias in their review, it doesn’t change the fact that they read the novel in one go and loved it.

If ‘Bad Town Kids’ sounds like something you would like to read get the free copy now. Kindle also allows you to email the ebook as a gift to your friends (they don’t have to know it’s free). And like I said earlier, reviews will be appreciated wholeheartedly, it means a LOT to independent writers like me. Dropping a few country-wise links –

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Happy reading!