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Dear friends and book lovers,

Today I will post a review for the children’s book Thomas and the Lily Pond by  popular children’s author Jane Whiteoak.

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Book title : THOMAS AND THE LILY POND

Author : Jane Whiteoak

Genre :  Children’s book – friendship, social skills and causes, growing up

Amazon Kindle Store : http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Lily-Pond-ebook/dp/B008LG0T0G

My review : 5 out of 5 starsI recommend this Ebook for your kindle or reading on your IPad, tablets or other android devices

Review in detail : This is a children’s book with a delightful short story featuring a group of animals and birds as interesting and unique characters. This story can be read to your children or nephew/niece, grandchildren in the age group 4+ to 6 years. Children between 7 to 10 years old can read this wonderful story by themselves.

A group of animals and birds lived a harmonious and happy life in a forest with a lily pond. Each were assigned a specific duty to keep the forest safe, secure, filled with food and maintain the harmony. Each animal worked very well as a team member. There was Thomas – the friendly turtle, Rupert – the big white rabbit, Roman – the strong helpful raccoon, Sammy – the elderly red squirrel, Spike – the skunk who patrolled the forest at night, Binnie- the blue jay, Princeton – the protective porcupine, Corinna – the chickadee and Winston – the old wise owl.

Every animal respected and loved one another and gave space to grow and shared food with each other. One day a bull frog named Bruno arrived at the Lily pond amidst this peaceful group. Bruno was a cunning frog and he wanted to take the whole of Lily pond as his home where Thomas used to live. After his arrival, things changed in the forest, specially for Thomas.

To know what happened to the forest, I’d recommend you to read this wonderful story which has a touch of excitement, emotions and interesting adventures!

The story is simple, focusing concisely on each special trait of the animal character and gently directs the reader to the core issue at hand. It is easy to read to a child and focuses on the realistic aspects of bullying by a manipulative and cunning member in a group and how to thwart such bullying attempts at an early age. The story also shows the detrimental effects of surrendering to a bully and getting conned by his false compliments, thereby questioning and suspecting own friends at the word of a bully.

I think this sort of book is very much required in today’s diverse society, specially when cases of bullying are often heard of and witnessed in schools beginning from play school right up to the higher classes. From an early age, children ought to know who’s a bully and who’s not; and this book successfully and gently reveals this aspect to the children and how to confront and thwart bullying unitedly.

Therefore, this book encourages to learn team work, helping people in society, unity, compassion, forgiveness, love for your neighbor and other such aspects that keep the humanity alive in human beings.

I loved the story and I plan to read it to my niece as well! Author Jane Whiteoak should continue writing such meaningful stories and entertain both the parents and their children!


Dear friends, it has been a while since I have posted in this blog. The joy of reading is such that once we begin reading an exciting and an interesting book, we don’t seem to notice how time flies by. This love for reading inspired me to write books on my own.

I have begun to take small steps into the vibrant and brilliantly creative world of writing and authorship and every moment of this world has been a precious learning experience for me. It takes a long time to complete a novel. While I am writing one, I wanted to take a break during this interesting and ardous task. Therefore, I wrote 3 books to keep my thoughts flowing and garner new ideas for my novel through these 3 books.

My journey into the wonderful world of writing began with the first book on poetry and travel photography. This was followed by a collection of short stories (I will have a separate post about the short stories collection) and a second Ebook on poetry.

Friendship and Life

Friendship and Life

This is my first published poetry Ebook. I recently updated this new cover for Memoirs that I created myself.

For the lovers of poetry who love topics such as nature, flowers, romance, friends, relationships, fantasy, seasons, emotions and many more little joys of life and who love traveling, this Ebook might appeal to them. A photo-poetry Ebook, this Ebook will show you pictures of several beautiful natural locations that I travelled to around the world. This Ebook has got multiple modest and honest reviews too and it makes me glad to know random readers picking up this book and reading my poetry!

This Ebook can be downloaded from Barnes and Noble , Smashwords, Apple IBook stores, Kobo and Sony Ebook stores.  You can FREE DOWNLOAD the first 25% of this Ebook from Smashwords!

Poetry Collection

Poetry Collection

This is my second published Ebook which primarily revolves round the vibrant theme of fantasy, surrealism and converges into reality in many of the poems. I conceptualized and made the cover myself.

To name a few, there are interesting poems about Phoenix-the mythical bird; Sphere-a repository of power that fell in wrong hands; Rains-a mythical tale of how a farmer kept his resolve and fought his thirst; Tale of four seasons; Halo-a mystic aura; Love is everywhere and many more.

Thus, one moment the readers would find themselves in a magical and vibrant world of fantasy and infinite imagination through enchanting stories, and the next moment the boundary of fantasy would merge with reality.

This Ebook can be downloaded from Smashwords and Amazon stores. You can FREE DOWNLOAD the first 30% of this Ebook from Smashwords!

So, this spring-summer if you want to explore new genres, spend some of your free time travelling and love to read poetry, 2 of my Ebooks are out there waiting just for your touch! Have a wonderful Spring- Summer bash!

 


Special Offer

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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

 


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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Trivia about 12 PRECIOUS ANECDOTES FROM LIFE :
5stars at Goodreads and Amazon Stores.
Genre : Contemporary fiction, short stories
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.
FREE DOWNLOAD at the following Amazon Stores today June 24 2012:

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

 

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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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