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Dear friends and book lovers,

Today I’d like to post a review about this very interesting book on poetry that I happened to come across. I call this book interesting because I liked the themes on which the book is written. Here’s my detailed review :

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Book Title : The Silent Compass

Author : Serene Martin

Genre : Poetry, Literature, Inspirational.

Available at : Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017DZ75GG

Smashwordshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/589286

Review – 5 stars out of 5. I recommend this book for your Kindle, IPad, Android and other reading devices.

I grew interested to read this poetry book when I saw the vibrant cover and its title because of the element of mysticism and the beautiful symbolic design in it. I loved all the poems which the author so soulfully and thoughtfully wrote. The author’s flair for words, originality in concept, the depth in her thinking prowess and her wise and deft choice of vocabulary made the poems simple and heartfelt to read. The author’s uplifting thought process and her sincere efforts to spread the light of positivity and deep reflection on life through her poems is indeed credible.

Some of my favorites are the starting poem titled ‘Complete’, followed by ‘Because we can change’,’The Silent Compass’, ‘The Awakening’, ‘Innocence’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Let it Flow’ and ‘Nowhere’. Through each of her creative creations, the author conveys us positive and enlightening messages of inspiration, good wisdom, motivation and authenticity in this seemingly complex world where duality and duplicity are routine.

This is a short read and recommended for people who want to be refreshed and relaxed in a quiet ambiance, away from chaos and busy schedules while reading some thought provoking and uplifting creative titles to get back their energy and more vigor for life. Read the rest of this entry »


In addition to writing and reading, one of my favorite musings is listening to Music… any music that lifts up the mood, brightens up the day and inspires. Music is truly the food for the soul, with its universal language of unity, crossing all boundaries and feeding positive energy and happiness in one’s life.

I loved this new beat – Music that I found while surfing YouTube. Today, therefore, I am posting the YouTube link to this Musical beat — hope you enjoy! Have a nice day everyone🙂


precious_anecdotes_new1Ebook : 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life

Genre : Fiction – inspirational short story collection, Family & relationships

US/ India Amazon Kindle : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OXSS2

UK Amazon Kindle : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0087OXSS2

Germany Amazon Kindle : http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0087OXSS2

FREE DOWNLOAD Dec 27, Dec 28 and Dec 29, 2013 from worldwide Amazon Kindle Stores. A gift idea, a good read at your leisure during your New Year vacation.

Blurb :  Life is a gift. It’s for one to decide how to best utilize it. 12 short stories highlighting life changing and decisive moments of 12 fictional characters brought together by a common friend in their life. Did they get a second chance at life? Tales of adventures and expectations from life, tales of inspiration, love and support and tales of life changing moments cherished and tenderly collated through these 12 short, fictional stories.

Reviews : 4-5 stars, 18 

View all reviews for this Ebook at Amazon.com (Click this link)

Some customer reviews for this Ebook have been posted here from Amazon for your reference –

4.0 out of 5 stars Good and quick Read, October 23, 2012

the book 12 Precious Anecdotes From Life by Payal Roy is a book of short stories that are connected by the characters within it. though this book is not dramatic or flashy it is a wonderful read. Each story is a look at a moment in time and is written so that not only do the characters learn something about them self and life but you as the reader looking in also get to come away with a lesson or two. i have to say also this was one of those books that for me was what i consider to be a quick read under two hours from start to finish.Over all a good book and worth a little of your time to go read and enjoy. Two thumbs up for this one.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant, December 30, 2012
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I found this short book to be a delight. It was interesting to see how the characters interrelated to one another and the truths behind the stories can not be denied.

The truths should be kept in the forefront of all our minds and live in our hearts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Important Life’s Lessons, October 28, 2012
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This is a pleasant, refreshing collection of twelve short stories, each carrying a message on how to live a better life; how to appreciate life; and how to be a better person. I think everybody, young and old, can take something away from this collection. A very lovely book.

Carole McKee, Author

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KNOW THIS IN YOUR HEART (copyright2013@Payal Roy)

Rippling tides, emotions astride

Struggling might, a thirst

To rise high, to stand

Tall above all, high

In the sky with wonder

In the eyes.  Move on,

Never quit, but carry dreams

In your stride. Realizations of

Those passions, toil away the

Tedious hours of the day, never

Bow, never woe ’cause of cynics,

Never cower to criticisms from

Unhappy folks whose lives are

Dark with desires unfulfilled.

Believe in the dreams, believe

In the might, know this that

Your way is always right, ’cause

Its you who would choose in

The end, how you’d like to lead

Your life. Keep running, keep

Climbing steadily with might,

Even if you fall, do stand tall,

And the world would seem

Like a golf ball, smaller as you

Rise high and grow.


“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be…”

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Save nearly 74% of the original price if you download this Ebook at Diesel Ebook Stores. Read it in any format you like. Please leave a review at Diesel Ebook stores too! Thank you!!

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Hello friends,

Today I am going to write a review about an interesting title that I found from a popular publishing house PDMI Publishing LLC 

PDMI Publishing has a wide range of books for the readers across multiple genres and offers a great user experience as a personal publisher for authors wishing to explore the vibrant and creative world of writing and publishing.

So here is the book review – this book is for readers of the genre paranormal, supernatural, fantasy and Young Adult.

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An engaging and fun read with “what happens next” moments and loads of twists, intrigue and action.

Book Title : VAMPIRE SYNDROME Book 1 (of the Vampire Syndrome Trilogy)

Author : Daven Anderson

Publisher : PDMI Publishing LLC, USA

Genre : Action, Supernatural, Young Adult

Purchase Links : Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Syndrome-Daven-Anderson/dp/0615756018

PDMI Publishing Store – http://mystore.pdmipublishing.com/fiction/12-vampire-syndrome-vampire-syndrome-trilogy-ya-version-by-daven-anderson.html

My review : 4.9 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book for your kindle , IPad, Android devices, and in print as well.

Review in detail:

I began reading Vampire Syndrome with an open mind the moment I skimmed through the first few pages. They glued me to the story. I decided then and there, that I was going to finish this book, as it became interesting the more I read on, and the story began to develop gradually.

Plot-  Vampire Syndrome by Daven Anderson is one of those Young Adult- paranormal genre books, which will keep you mesmerized through its lucid language and make you feel for the characters in action.

Vampire Syndrome – Book 1 is essentially an introduction to the main plot being woven with the lead and supporting vampire characters in action. The story begins with a rusty Wild West background of Colorado in the mid-nineteenth century, through the eyes of the female lead vampire Lilith, who is hunting  a vicious “Pure”.

The swift action and drama gradually leaps forward to the modern twenty-first century in the subsequent chapters. They unravel gripping twists and interesting subplots thereby extending a  good support to the main storyline, which is  – The eternal battle between human vampires (dhampirs) and the Pures (big bad non human vampires).

One of the lead characters in question is a special needs human vampire named Jack Wendell, who is the decisive factor in this war between the human vampires and the Pures. The author’s wise choice of such an unconventional lead vampiric character, is what makes the story all the more gripping and interesting to read on.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story here because it’s a great read. However, to give a hint to all fans of  Young Adult paranormal genres,  I’d recommend reading Book1 of the Vampire Syndrome series to find out two things

–Why Jack Wendell is so special and

–How he can change the fate of the human vampiric community in tandem with the normal human world.

Writing style and character development

The sentence construction is short, simple and picks up the reader’s interest from the very beginning. The dialogue is easy to follow, peppy and has a touch of regular day conversation, with occasional dark comedy and pun;

For example – in the interrogation room scene, where Venator Damien interrogates some teenage kid vampires with attitude, after their double date ends in a disaster and warns of an enormous impending catastrophe both for the vampires and normal humankind.

The name of the lead female protagonist is revealed gradually as the chapters unravel the story step by step. Cleverly done.

The complex plot of the story is expertly woven. The plot is well organized and mostly sticks to its path. The book reads like an action-animation fantasy, right out of a Japanese manga vampire series.

The author successfully delves deep into each character and gradually unravels their own stories which add an interesting twist to the plot; for example, the teenager with special needs named Jack Wendell who got bitten by a “foamer” and then ran away from the scene.

The author gradually shows with great care and expertise, the metamorphosis of Jack’s thought process and onset of the vampire syndrome – the churn of fear, excitement, elation and power, albeit with a slight touch of teenage innocence and childlike curiosities. The emotional impact and sympathy for this character is felt all the more, as the character himself tells his experience in the first person.

This reminds me to share with other readers that 99% of this novel is written in the voice of each character as the story proceeds. At the beginning of every chapter, the name of the character is mentioned, and the events unfold from their point of view. Therefore the author lets readers view the plot developments from a variety of angles essentially through the unique mindsets of each character who share their experience in a first person narrative.

However, the main plot veers away from its normal path at times, circling around additional snippets of a vampire’s usual life and this makes the reading a bit slower in the mid section of this book.

Maybe the author might want to create some sequels to the main plot, as the sub plots seem to be designed to further probe into lives and times of each character separately in probable future sequels? Also, the story seems to stretch a bit before converging to the final action sequences.

The author seems to have an interest in vintage and antique automobiles. This is visible when he often shares valuable information about luxury and exotic cars, upgraded to run on high-octane adventures. It is a feast for the eyes indeed, as the scenes of car chases and descriptions of the high-end cars (both modern as well as vintage ’60s or ’70s savvy luxury models) are mentioned in much detail.  Car lovers would love to read this book too.

The author has also done some good research on various dialects and accents of the English language that were widely prevalent in the mid-nineteenth century across various parts of North America.

Nevertheless, Book 1 of the Vampire Syndrome saga manages to hold its engaging and intriguing “what happens next” moments quite well in the succeeding chapters.

An additional uniqueness of this novel is that, it is written from the view-point of goodish vampires – the ones who don’t go out unnecessarily to hunt normal humans and they follow the rules of their own community. This means, they keep their kind under control to protect their own secretive society. Some parts of this novel also gave a feel of watching the popular paranormal action – fantasy movie series – Underworld.

All in all, I give this book 4.9 stars out of 5. I applaud Daven Anderson’s sincere efforts to write an engaging, action packed and fun to read novel. This book seems to be a good platform to look out for more creative and great stories from the author’s staple of Vampire Syndrome sequels.

Great writing Daven Anderson!

New Year special at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iTunes, Kobo bookstores – 4.75 Stars

Ebook MEMOIRS : THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life

GIFT IDEA - This New Year if you're planning to travel to various natural locations around the world, take a look at this book filled with soulful and joyous moments of poetry and travel photos about nature, friends and natural locations across Europe.

New Year special Ebook : 12 PRECIOUS ANECDOTES FROM LIFE 4-5 stars 18 reviews

This new year you get an opportunity to enjoy 12 bundled uplifting and unique stories highlighting dynamic lives of 12 people with emotions, choices and dramatic decisions required to be made by them to set things right. Available for ready download at Amazon Kindle stores. A nice Gift Idea for your friends and family as well.

New Year special : Ebook FANTASIA THE POETRY COLLECTION 4stars

For lovers of Fantasy, Fiction and simple poetry, have a look at Ebook FANTASIA - Vibrant , imaginary tales of mythical creatures, magical beings with a dash of adventure, emotions , courage, resolve and blending with reality. Poetic tales that promise to ignite a passion of looking beyond the facade of reality and realizing dreams through experiencing vibrant worlds of fantasy.

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