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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 🙂

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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.

 


Special Offer

FREE DOWNLOAD Today July19, 2012 :   
Ebook: 12 PRECIOUS ANECDOTES FROM LIFE 
Genre : Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories with drama, adventure and inspiration
Author : Payal Roy
 
Reviews : Multiple 4.3-5stars 
 
FREE DOWNLOAD at the following Amazon Stores today July19 2012: Grab your free copy of this Ebook today
 
This book can also be Borrowed for FREE by Amazon Prime members on other days. 12 Precious Anecdotes an be read without a Kindle, by downloading Free Kindle reading software for PC, laptop, Tablets etc
 
Trivia about 12 PRECIOUS ANECDOTES FROM LIFE :
Blurb: This summer, take a journey into the fictitious world of 12 people who happen to cross their paths suddenly with a common friend in 12 different scenarios.
They share some riveting tales with their common friend, tales that reveal some precious secrets, that have changed their lives forever. Choices, hope, sorrow, doubt, faith , intrigue, drama and a lot more amongst the pages as the characters are unravelled one by one. What do they share and why do they share? To know, read this Free Ebook today.

Amazon Reviews

 


SPECIAL OFFER :  JULY SUMMER BONANZA 


Get this e-book at only $1 at Smashwords Store with SMASHWORDS COUPON SSW50 
Smashwords Store: 

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

Ebook :  MEMOIRS THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life

Genre : Fiction-Poetry-Travel-Nature Photography-Family-people

Author : Payal Roy

Reviews: 5stars

Available Formats : Kindle, Epub, PDF, LRF, Palm Doc devices. Can be readily downloaded and read in Kindle, iPad, iTouch, and other Tablets, Laptop, Computers.

BLURB : Inviting everybody to an enjoyable Summer Read– If you love Poetry and like poems on nature and life, then Get 50% off by Using SMASHWORDS Coupon SSW50 = $1 for the 5stars e-book MEMOIRS : THE SOULFUL RECOLLECTION Friendship and Life

If you love Nature, Travel, a few words about things that make you happy, friends, thoughts on life and love, check out this e-book splashed with colourful nature photos and simple, yet entertaining poems for only $1 with coupon SSW50 at Smashwords throughout the month of July 2012.

Smashwords Reviews

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“Beautiful and captivating poetry. Written from the heart.
A joy to read. Look forward to more poetry.”

star star star star star
“As the name of the E-book suggests the poems/poetry has been very soulfully depicted in each of the poems written by Payal Roy. She has been extremely thoughtful and sincere in her application of vocabulary to express her creative thoughts. This is a wonderful rendition!
Looking forward to see many more of them(poems, prose) coming! ”

star star star star star
“Wonderfully written poems..Each poem has its own character…I just loved reading those beautifully expressed poetry.. It is a great piece of poetry !!
Looking forward to read more poems by Payal Roy….”
“In her piece titled “A Child in You,” she encourages the reader to quit being so bored/boring and to remember that you only live once and should enjoy every moment of it. The poem invites you to remember all of the simple joys of your childhood running on green lawns and seeing the magic in nature.
Many of the poems include elements of nature such as sky, grass, flowers, and trees and most of them talk about life being precious and to have hope and enjoy the beautiful world by appreciating it each and every day. Among the inspiring photos are images of the sunset over Lotus Temple in India, a beach in France, the countryside in Prague, a mountain in Spain, clouds in Poland and flowers in the Netherlands.
In “Light,” Roy contemplates light being a flicker of hope, a true spirit, a lack of ignorance, or a thirst for knowledge. In this collection of more than 40 poems, you’ll find pieces titled, “Reach Out,” “Colours,” “Saga of Life,” “A Never Ending Hope,” and “In a Nutshell” among many others.”

  • 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


Ebook: 12 PRECIOUS ANECDOTES FROM LIFE -A Novella
Genre : Fiction with a touch of adventure, drama, inspiration and supernatural element in a few stories

 

Author : Payal Roy
Author website :  http://www.amazon.com/author/payalroy

  Amazon store book links : Enrolled in KDP Select for monthly borrows. Can also be read without a Kindle, by downloading free kindle reading applications for PC, Laptop and Tablets like iPad, iTouch etc from Amazon.

 2 day Free Promo run on Weekend – 23rd June and 24th June 2012–grab your free copy of this book during these 2 days.

US Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OXSS2
UK Amazon :  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0087OXSS2
Germany Amazon : http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0087OXSS2
France Amazon : http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0087OXSS2

5 stars Review at Amazon.com : ….. My favorite quote that moved me was, ” success comes to those that have faith, hope and determination.” …. Wonderful, pleasant and raw emotions in each story. Can’t wait to see what she writes next….

SYNOPSIS:  This summer, have a look at this novella- 12 short stories that set the ball of fate rolling on the court of life. Take a journey into the fascinating and intriguing world of  Samantha, John, Amy, uncle Ben and Shaun amongst a dozen other faces who share their anecdotes through this book. What do they have in common? Successful and interesting people from a diverse background, their paths cross with Anita Maher. This sets off a cascade of events that compels everyone to look back at their own lives. How is Anita affected? Other people too seem to bump into Anita all of a sudden when she least expects them . Why? Does life want to convey a message to all?

12 heartfelt anecdotes from their lives kept a secret all this while, only to be revealed to Anita, when time seems limited and many ventures still left unexplored. Does life give a second chance? Find out in this book which shares their exploits and adventures through their intriguing and engaging stories.


Please follow this link: Calling all Indie authors/poets/writers-Get your ebook featured for free!

To learn more about submission of ebook details to get it featured for free, please visit my official Indie author book promotion and featuring blog site at : http://wonderworld-variety.blogspot.com

Hello dear indie author friends, readers and visitors to my blog! I hope you all are doing great! I have redecorated my blog at blogger, and now its ready to roll! What does my blog at blogger aim to do? Please share this post with your fellow author and reader friends. The reason is mentioned below.

I invite my fellow indie author friends, poets and writers to visit my blog site–why? I am an indie author myself, and I know how important it is to showcase your work and try to reach as many interesting readers as you can through any social medium. That’s why I have come up with the free book promotion site at Google’s blogspot.

At blogger, I look forward to post, showcase and highlight any good ebook written by you, dear indie writers to showcase your valuable work in front of readers or visitors visiting my blog site, I however will not endorse erotica, graphic novel or any other ebook that has controversy in it , is controversial or acts as a hate message to any culture or race of people. Apart from that, ebooks of all other genres are welcomed to be highlighted in the book promotion site at blogspot.This is a free service for now!

If you are interested to showcase your work in my blog site here is what you need to do:

i. Submit the following to my email id : smarsh173@gmail.com. I will acknowledge your email, if I receive these ebook details from you. The subject line should be : Submission of ebook listing details at wonderworld-variety.blogspot.com

–Name of your ebook.
–Ebook genre , any digital or print ISBN, formats in which your ebooks have been published.
–A 400-600 word (as per word count in your computer) captivating synopsis of your ebook
–Online link to the bookstore where your book is available in digital and print formats,
–Any reviews and ratings for your ebook.
— Link to your author profile.
–Any “tags/labels” that you want to include in your featured ebook post


ii. Once I receive your ebook details , please allow me 24-72 hours to write-up a new post to showcase and highlight your ebooks in my blogger page.The post would start off as :
“Message from author/poet XYZ about his ebook XYZ”
Synopsis : “Author/poet XYZ describes: ….. ” This would be followed by all the link details about your online bookstore, website so on and so forth.

Once your ebook is posted, check back at my blog site http ://wonderworld-variety.blogspot.com , after 72 hrs max, and then you can freely tweet about your book post and share the link in your social network.

iii. This service is totally free of charge, I just want to support and assist my fellow indie author friends in our ongoing journey to write and provide entertainment to our dear readers.

If you like my idea, then lets work together to highlight our works in front of the growing sea of readers out there, and give them a good read through our books!


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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