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When I began writing Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection, I thought–lets write a non fiction prose of a memoir. However, being a poet at heart which I discovered way back during my childhood years, I was not at all surprised when my thoughts turned into a flow of words which composed a variety of poems in my wordpad.

To me, friendship, nature, travel to new lands , and spending some time in solitude are precious. I wrote such poems based on my real life experiences in friendship, and my continuous quest for self discovery. I feel blessed with all the bitter-sweet moments and memories my life has bestowed me, as they have helped me to open up and write that, which was in my heart for a long time.

I love to travel and admire nature in all her beauty and splendor , hence nature played a  very important role in inspiring me to write about her in my different poetic moods.

Ebook Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life available at Barnes and Noble, 4+ stars – direct link posted below– Nook book

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

Ebook Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life available at Smashwords, 5 stars Kindle, pdf, EPUB, Online Reading, RTF, Palm Doc (PDB), IPad, Tablet, Android – direct link:

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


The poems are long and short, sometimes rhymed and unrhymed, but are lucid I believe, as I feel every person is a poet at heart ; and if he or she sets her heart to read or write a poem, it can be done. Poetry is beauty and an enigma in itself with its tender and ornamental touch which weaves words of the heart and the mind together to form a creative composition.

Poetry is my inspiration along with nature to look at life in its various shades – happy, sad, soulful, mournful, joyous and rebellious. Have a good read!


The Readers Favorite review corner is a popular choice for both authors and readers alike as well as for many publishers and agents. They definitely review your book within the stipulated time, are very alert and respond promptly, suggest improvements and host a multitude of contests and special offers that showcase some real talent in people wishing to write books– be they be first timers, published indie authors or best-selling authors.

They host the book reviews  and ratings on their Facebook and Twitter pages. If you are a reader, you can visit their Facebook pages and also Barnes and Noble book stores  as well as Google books where they showcase their reviews and ratings ( reviews showing 4 stars and over are published in these popular bookstores) . Besides , if any author has an Amazon book link, Readers Favorite reviews can also be seen in the Amazon book link pages. They also recommend some real good books to readers visiting the site for some good reads.

I had submitted my poetry e-book Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection for a review and I am pasting that review here in my blog. Mentioned above is the Readers favorite review link that would take you directly to the book  review page.

Ebook Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life available at Barnes and Noble, 4+ stars – direct link posted below– Nook book

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

Ebook reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite : “Poet Payal Roy explains in the preface that poetry has been a major focus in her life since junior high when she was required to create a poem as a class assignment. Inspired by the emotion of writing as well as nature photography, she includes some of her pictures (as well as those taken by her husband) in the book as well.

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.”

Here is the direct link for Readers Favorite website : http://readersfavorite.com/review/5932 , feel free to check it out anytime.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this post 🙂

 

 


Dear friends,

A big thanks to all of you for supporting and going through my e-book Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life. It has been receiving great support and accolades from you, dear readers who love reading memoirs, travelogues, nature and travel photography, thoughts on life, love , friendship in the form of literary fiction, fantasy and a few words on contemporary poetry. As a special token of my gratitude to all dear readers,

I am giving a special 56% discount coupon code MC54S for grabbing the e-book at http://smashwords.com at only 0.99 cents from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/121492  this whole month from 5th April 2012 to 4th May 2012. You can go directly to the ebook webpage by clicking on the links mentioned or clicking on the ebook title page in the right hand side of this blog as you can see.

The e-book Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/121492 is available in multi formats– kindle, pdf, EPUB, Online Reading, RTF, Palm Doc (PDB)

While purchasing this e-book at Smashwords, all you need to do, is just enter the discount coupon code MC54S and you get the e-book at only 0.99 cents. If you wish to enquire about the process, please send me a comment here, and I would immediately reply you.

As you scroll through other posts in this page, you will see a brief excerpt Metaphors of Life from the e-book shared with the world. Have a great day and a lovely weekend ahead!

A little poetry that flows through my mind, I have conjured up in this post exclusively for you dear friend–

ENJOY LIFE

_____________

Seasons come, seasons go,

Time flies by, yet it holds,

Memories of love, memories of friends,

Cherished and cajoled,

In its spectral folds;

Time spent, never returns…

Bitter-sweet memories,

From this kaleidoscope we learn–

Life is a journey, with

Twists and turns,

With joy and sorrow,

Laughter and fun.

Life seems empty,

Without friends and love,

Life seems bleak,

Without the ones we love,

So, care and share

Your joy and tears,

With your friends and peers,

With no fear.

For, our life is short,

Yet it is so endless,

‘Coz even after we’re long gone,

Life will just..move on…

Thanks for stopping by this post 🙂


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


Today is 14th of Feb 2012, and its Valentine’s Day! After 3 weeks of icy cold winds and freezing cold, it has finally begun snowing , and the temperature has improved. Being Valentine’s Day today, the snow has added sweet romance in the air, with its snow-white beauty and grandeur . Celebration of Valentine’s Day in the beautiful snow, with boxes of Lindt &  Sprüngli chocolates, gourmand, espresso, candies, softies, little showpiece of love birds, love hearts, soft toys and stuffed toys like bunny rabbits, little puppies, teddy bears, twinkling starry trinkets, trendy rings, black forrest cakes, pastries , apple tarts, gallettes and loads of other goodies… have added a charming festivity and sweet romantic moments in the air today.

Restaurants and pizza corners known for their authentic ethnic cuisines and excellent customer services are filled to the capacity today, where couples have romantic candle-lit dinners with red wine , a fine assortment of main course dishes and an even sweeter and a finer dessert amidst the romantic notes from the piano, the violin or the spanish guitar.

While the mood is set to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the landscape outside sparkles in full splendor with crystals of snow, shining in the moonlight like precious and priceless diamonds. As far as you look on, you can see the trees, roads, houses, rooftops, buildings, pavements and parks, all painted in pure white swift brush strokes of snow, soft and fluffy, feathery and flaky, falling and looking back at you with its gleaming and sparkling crystal eyes 🙂

It seems as if the snow is saying to you– Enjoy today, enjoy the moment, enjoy my white, soft and fragile feathery touch, enjoy Valentine’s Day amidst my tender-white romantic settings… and when summer comes, you will remember my snowy sparkles of this day, when I left my mark through my delicate tender touch …


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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