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A big Hello and a warm Welcome to everybody visiting this blog in the summer of August and beyond.  It has truly been a while since I have updated this personal blog of mine. Reason? Since many of you know by now from the content of my blog that I am an author and a poet, so I am involved in writing projects most of the time. However, being involved with this blog and writing down my thoughts here, lets me feel connected to my friends and visitors who visit this blog at their own leisure. It feels wonderful to be a part of such a vibrant and diverse community of bloggers and writers who offer words of advice, information, knowledge and a little peek into their exceptional talents and works. So, I salute all my friends and visitors of this global diaspora for the talents and the enthusiasm they possess.
Of late, I have been travelling to various natural locations, and searching for themes to write my next Ebook, which would be my 2nd Poetry Ebook that would be released very soon in the coming months . I like to experiment with various themes in poetry, and currently fantasy, realistic and speculative themes and story telling have caught my fancy. So, you can expect to be in a world of fantasy realms and at the same time find your feet on the realistic grounds of life in my next Ebook.

Presently 2 of my Ebooks have been released. One is a short story collection named 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life which is a contemporary fiction inspirational and intriguing read.

The second Ebook is named MEMOIRS:THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life
and you can see the Ebook cover image at the top of this post.

What is so special about this Ebook? Well, first of all this Ebook contains a collection of 41 poems and 1 article which draw their inspiration about the themes from Nature, friendship and Life.

Tell me, how do you feel when you happen to walk through a vast green field, full of wildflowers, dandelions, tulips with a pleasant breeze under a blue sunny sky? Do you love nature? Do you yearn to sit under the shadows of giant trees and just pass your time leisurely and feel the essence of Mother Nature around you?

In the materialistic world of today, these thoughts and feelings may be a distant dream. But, I believe that connecting ourselves at least once in a while with Mother Nature could just do the trick of healing us from within, and bestow us with renewed enthusiasm and energy to see life in goodness and face life as it is and how it is.

My book MEMOIRS:THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life which is available at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iTunes, Sony, Diesel and Kobo stores tries to take a peek into Nature’s miracles, her beauty, and into the depths of vivid imagination. A few words and lines of happiness, love, and respect for Friends and Life. The Ebook is colourful with a splash of original nature photographs taken during my travels to a diverse number of locations across Europe.

If you would like to know more about my Ebook – here is the SPECIAL OFFER for you:

Throughout AUGUST until 2nd September 2012, MEMOIRS:THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life will be available at Smashwords Stores for only $0.99 i.e 99 cents by using the Coupon code DU75H.

Smashwords book link –  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/121492

I am very happy that my Ebook has found its worthwhile place in the hands of interested readers who have chosen to not only read, but also review this Poetry e-book at their own choice.

I would like to highlight one of the reviews here on this blog, which has also moved me. I encourage interested readers to review my book once you read it, as it will inspire me to pursue and publish more diverse works of poetry in future.

Here goes the review :

Review by: Jeff Dawson on Aug. 07, 2012 :  star star star star
The first poem Myth of Urvi is guaranteed to please the followers of Tolkien and others. It is the first mythical one I have ever read. I would definitely target the younger crowd to draw attention. Very nice.

The rest of the works paint a wonderful adventure through life. We’ve all felt the emotions as we travel through our journey of life. Very well done.

Almost forgot, I enjoyed the smattering of pictures through the work. They helped set the tone and allowed for reflection.

I found few personal favorites: Dear Friend, Do not Change, The band of Friendship and last but not least, A child in you. This one reminded me of my dad. He passed at 84 but up until his departure he always had this childish gleam in his eyes. I believe it was his view of life (to never grow old) that kept him surrounded by great friends and company. He is missed.

Thank you for the wonderful thoughts.

 

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Dear friends, who are visiting my blog today and in the coming days, you must be curious about the title of today’s Post.

Yes, it is about my latest book 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life. The book is out now at all Amazon Kindle Stores, and is scheduled to be a FREE BOOK in the coming weeks in July and August. You can know about the FREEBIE schedule in a few days from now at this blog.

The question which has raised many eyebrows  who are interested in reading this book is — What is so special about this book?

I would say — My current book 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life is a novella, a collection of 12 short stories . It is a work of fiction with a touch of adventure, drama and inspiration from life, with a little dash of supernatural element thrown in a few of the chapters. It is a collection of 12 short stories that would take you into the fictitious, yet an intriguing world of the characters each of whom have a special story to share with you. 12 people have their paths crossed with a common friend-the protagonist. Somehow they reveal a few secrets to her and their lives change forever. Do their lives change in a good way or a bad way? How is their common friend affected?

Each story brings in front of you a gradual unraveling of their characters and why they are so special to the protagonist. When you read the stories, I think you will realize the underlying message from each story, which have an amusing, and an interesting tale to tell. The book is a short read, and if you want to relax on a summer’s day, or on a weekend with a short, riveting read, try out 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life.
Now a few words about my favourite character in the book 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life: My most favourite character is the lead protagonist in this book, who is an ad manager and a freelancer named Anita Maher.

Anita is the common friend of the 12 characters who bump into her so suddenly, and their secrets begin to unravel gradually. Anita is always enthusiastic about a new find, she holds special moments close to her heart and is always in search for uniqueness and has a never give up attitude. A free-spirited person, she hates being tied down, and is ready to learn from the events taking place about her and exudes a mix of various emotions. I found her to be the perfect protagonist for my book.
The book is currently available in all the Kindle stores of Amazon. The book is enrolled in Amazon’s KDP Select for Free borrows by Amazon Prime members. The book  can also be read by anyone without a kindle, by downloading the free, kindle reading applications for PC, laptop or tablets-iPad etc.

  • One Lovely Blog Award

First I want to THANK my dear friend,

Miss Zari of the lovely and versatile blog site http://travelculturefood.wordpress.com/

for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award .  Check out her blog and take a wonderful journey with her into the world of Travel, Culture and Food across a variety of interesting locations, countries, continents and culture.

Here are the rules of the One Lovel Blog Award:

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for One Lovely Blog Award  and link to them.

2. In the same post, add the logo of the One Lovely Blog Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I have nominated the following 10 blogs for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD :

http://loreezlane.wordpress.com/

http://jayjaysfavorites.wordpress.com/

http://paintyourlandscape.wordpress.com/

http://sheilahurst.wordpress.com

http://balistylelife.wordpress.com/

http://bahbs.wordpress.com/

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/

http://sillymonkeyphoto.com/

http://balamuthu.com/

http://gargisharma1.wordpress.com/

Share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself:

1. I am an author, a poet and a freelance writer.

2. My latest book 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life has been released across all book stores of Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OXSS2  Genre : Contemporary fiction-short stories– drama-family, friends-intrigue-inspirational-adventures.

3. I love watching sunrise and sunset.

4. I like playing tennis.

5. I have a pet dog.

6. I want to travel around the world and see the wonderful places across the globe.

7. I read, and read and read.

8. I am a coffee and chocolate buff.

9. I love nature.

10. I love blogging and try to post in my blog as frequently as possible.

Once again thank you Miss Zari of  http://travelculturefood.wordpress.com/ for Nominating my blog  for the One Lovely Blog Award


Greetings and a warm welcome to all visitors at my blog site. The weekend is round the corner, and I hope everyone has a fun time enjoying his or her weekend by going out with friends and/or family, or reading a few books of their choice. We have a sunny weekend here, and a gentle cool breeze to add to the beautiful blooms of nature in the spring season.

Now, I would like to explain to you the topic of today’s blog. As my blog’s heading suggests,  if you can review an ebook

I have written my first ebook Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life, and it is of the genre Fiction-fantasy-contemporary poetry-memoirs-travel photos. The ebook is available across multiple e-reading platforms and devices.  If you read such a genre , could you kindly review my ebook at smashwords.com ebook webpage as mentioned below, or at any of the online bookstores where my ebook has been published online.

The direct links to the ebook :

Smashwords bookstore: free kindle version, EPUB, pdf versions available

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/121492

Barnes and Noble book store : Nook  Book

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/memoirs-payal-roy/1108337231

Apple iTunes store : http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/memoirs-the-soulful-recollection/id496686796?mt=11

Kobo ebooks store : EPUB

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Memoirs-The-Soulful-Recollection-Friendship/book-e1HTE-HDU0StPMHzcX9rOQ/page1.html

Summary of Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection

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This ebook is a collection of contemporary poems in the genre of fiction/fantasy and memoirs. A rich collection of original travel photographs have been included in the ebook which give an added essence to the underlying expressions portrayed in each of the poems.  The photographs have been taken from our travels to various locations of Europe.

The collection of poems is also  dedicated to the delights and the invaluable worth of having true friends, celebrating the essence of true friendship in all its splendour, and loving life as it is , how it is.

This book delves on the subjects of nature and her miracles as well, and about love and travels to lands of fantasy, when our minds are tired of the daily monotony of deadlines, and work pressures. It attempts to project life in its vibrant enigmatic variations and tries to have a closer look at the simplicities and intricacies of friendship created with many people, some of whom turn from strangers to true friends as life moves on.

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Thank you very much for stopping by this blog 🙂 If you would like to know more about the ebook, please post your comments and I would reply back as soon as I see your query 🙂


I can’t help but listen to Miles Away sung by Madonna, again and again, in its different versions. The lyrics are so beautiful, and its sung with such passion and dedication, as Madonna always does in most of her songs. This remix of Miles Away has been created with an expert touch , the beats from the percussion and the string instruments are crystal clear when I hear it through a headphone or listen through a powerful woofer sound system.

I hope you folks enjoy this song as well! If anyone is miles away from home, then he or she can relate a lot to this video that comes with the song 🙂

I have also included here  another URL link which I came across in youtube, that  showcases the wonderful instrumental composition of the actual Miles Away music by Timbalandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrh8S-ols60

Lets dance away to its beats folks!!


Just for a minute, to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday schedule, from the daily monotony of work and the deadlines at workstations…

How would you like to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a utopia of  green paradise, where you witness a poetic, romantic  saga taking place in the magical embrace of Nature in all her splendour, in lush green forests with wildflowers, fairies, humans and elves?

A friend in need is a friend indeed.  If you have had a group of best friends  somewhere, who have been there for you, during your tough and challenging times or you have helped such friends in their times of need… wouldn’t you like to hold on to such wonderful memories which give you strength and optimism to move forward and enjoy life for what it is?

If you love to travel, love nature and her beautiful creations, won’t you want to keep such memorable moments close to your heart? The touch of amber of the sun in the clouds , the brilliance of red and blue in the tulip gardens, the tranquility of the sandy beaches of the coasts, the vast sea of life as you sail through it…

If you can see them all in front of you, and you want to know more about the saga of friendship, love, life and travel in all its vibrancy and emotions, then you can find out more about them by visiting any of the links mentioned below.

All of these links take you to my e-book : Memoirs- The Soulful Recollection which will tell you about fantasy of nature, friends and their support, togetherness, inspiration and love for each other. It is a worthwhile and a memorable experience  I would say, and I chose to write it all down in the form of contemporary poems, which I have presented to the world, to you 🙂

Feel free to check out any or all of these links to know more about the book :

Apple iTunes store : http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/memoirs-the-soulful-recollection/id496686796?mt=11

Amazon Kindle store : Kindle e-book

http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Soulful-Recollection-Friendship-ebook/dp/B006YB1ZRG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331498269&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble book store : Nook  Book

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/memoirs-payal-roy/1108337231

Amazon UK Kindle store: Kindle e-book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Memoirs-Soulful-Recollection-Friendship-ebook/dp/B006YB1ZRG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331499115&sr=8-1

Smashwords book store (available in popular multiple e-book reading formats)  :

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/121492

Kobo ebooks store : EPUB

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Memoirs-The-Soulful-Recollection-Friendship/book-e1HTE-HDU0StPMHzcX9rOQ/page1.html


Memoirs:The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life

Welcome to the lands of fantasy and nature! Welcome to a world without fear and intrigue! Welcome to a poetry of friendship and love…

Tales of finding success from failure, tales of searching what life has to offer, tales of finding true friends from strangers, tales of finding love and freedom through life’s journeys, woven with original nature photos taken from the author’s travels to different countries of the world…


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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