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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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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!


FREEBIE dates : 08/24, 08/25 and 08/26

A warm welcome to all visitors stopping by my blog. I am an author and a poet and have been writing and publishing books in not so common genres. Why? Coz, I see loads of YA, Fantasy and Paranormal series of books in the bookshelves of several online stores everyday and it seems as if they would nearly overflow off the shelf.

That’s why I chose to write in not so common genres– as merely selling the books has never been my agenda. I always looked out for topics that would create an underlying message within my stories, and let us rethink and revalue moments, facts and situations that would be precious to us always. Hence I present you with my latest collection of 12 short stories titled 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life. Download it for FREE today and over this weekend of Aug 24, Aug 25 and Aug 26.

FREE Ebook at Amazon Stores : Download this Ebook to your Kindle or Kindle reading Apps for PC, Laptop or IPad for Free.

Details about this Ebook :

Title – 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life

Author- Payal Roy

Genre : Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction

Ratings and Reviews : 4.5-5 stars, at Amazon and Goodreads

Download Links at Amazon Kindle Store :

Amazon US/India – http://www.amazon.com/Precious-Anecdotes-From-Life-ebook/dp/B0087OXSS2

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Precious-Anecdotes-From-Life-ebook/dp/B0087OXSS2

Amazon France – http://www.amazon.fr/Precious-Anecdotes-From-Life-ebook/dp/B0087OXSS2

Amazon Germany- http://www.amazon.de/Precious-Anecdotes-From-Life-ebook/dp/B0087OXSS2

Blurb : A riveting collection of 12 short, thoughtful and unique tales of following one’s heart, and helping and supporting one another unexpectedly in challenging situations.

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 ebook today.


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

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Posted on: June 13, 2012


Author Interview at Writer’s Block Services UK

The Writer’s Block Admin Services hosts Author interviews, Spotlights and a wide range of services to enable readers, bloggers, writers and authors to avail of their benefits. Have a look at the author interview and the book that is showcased in their website today! Trivia and writing styles of the author along with several book recommendations.


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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