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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

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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 🙂


For all Smashwords affiliate marketeers and , this little note is to inform that, from 1st of April 2012, the % affiliate share to the ebook Memoirs: The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life is increased to 35%!

The cover page of the ebook is posted at the right hand corner, if you click on it, it would directly take you to the Smashwords ebook page.

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

To my dear readers and affiliates— If you love to travel, and treasure your friends, love and family, then you can relate to the words  in this ebook– It is a poetry collection of memoirs and experiences on life and friendship, journey towards discovering new directions, travel, love and friendship together with original nature and travel photographs across various picturesque locations of Europe.

5 stars review and ratings shared by readers who have read the ebook.

Have a look at the ebook.

Thanks!


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 🙂


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

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Posted on: March 1, 2012


Metaphors of Life-an excerpt

Metaphors of life — this is a short excerpt from my latest contemporary poetry ebook, that has a collection of non fiction, inspirational poems and articles based on my life’s memoirs about friendship, travel, nature and making choices at every cross-road of life, which are inspiring me to unravel the ongoing quest about life.

I post this excerpt from my e-bookMemoirs: The Soulful Recollection , and your comments are highly welcome for this post .

LIFE, as we all know is a journey…a journey through crests and troughs of emotions, through small and large potholes of troubles, over suddenly created walls of obstacles, through jungles of competition, cutting through thorns, yet, heartily feeling the fragrance of the hard-earned victories; swimming in dark waters of sorrow, struggling to find an anchor…getting it unexpectedly, and swimming over to the much priced banks of joy…

Getting decorated with ornamental flowers of love, tasting the delicious manna of care and affection, in evergreen gardens of peace, wishing to remain in a utopian paradise of hope and faith for eternity…the goodwill of our deeds guiding us like the guardian angels, those fruits of knowledge looking so fresh in those enchanted trees of harmony which stand on strong roots of support on vulnerable grounds of desires and expectations…and stars of fortune shower colourful beads of memories which splash and twinkle on the ever winding roads to our destinies…

Whom we meet…whom we leave…who go away…who return again…who’re lost forever…and, who always remain in our hearts till the end of time.

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If you would be interested 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 the fantasy of nature, friends and their support, togetherness, inspiration and love for each other. It is a worthwhile and a memorable experience, and I chose to write it all down in the form of contemporary poems, which I present today.

Feel free to check out any or all of these links to know more about the book with the excerpt Metaphors of Life and the poems :

5 stars rated and reviewed by readers who read it at smashwords.com, This ebook has also earned 4.5 stars at Good Reads and Readers Favorite, and the reviews of this ebook are posted at Barnes and Noble book store, if you would be interested to check the reviews.

Smashwords book store (available in popular multiple e-book reading formats)  : kindle, pdf, EPUB, and other versions

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

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

Barnes and Noble book store : Nook  Book

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

Kobo ebooks store : EPUB

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


It has been nearly two years since I could find some time out from my regular work schedule to take up the pen and begin following my passion of writing again. It feels great to write.

Today, I would like to post something about the above topic Life is a mixed bag!

We are in a “jet age“–the age of technological marvels, technical advancements, innovations, regular technical improvisations, an obsolete technical innovation being replaced by other advanced technologies in a span of a few months… all these marvels occurring so fast and so quickly, like the blink of an eye that we sometimes fail to notice….yet, at times it seems , that  new and exciting technical inventions on latest applications related to creating writings and drawings through computers and other related devices don’t quite match with the pure joy, contentment and the love of writing down on a piece of  paper, that can be used, disposed off, recycled and reused again.

Now I come to the section where I would like to highlight about the precious times of our lives. When we are kids, we study in schools, and we have work to do–yes! Homework, studying for those exams, preparing for inter school contests, those fun-filled annual sports days, school camping trips… when we look back at those memories, we realize that somehow we could always find time to spend with ourselves back then .

When we are kids, our young minds bubble with enthusiasm to create something new, discover something innovative, go to the depths of the world, explore anything of profound interest in the diverse fields of arts and sciences that are taught to us and we hear from people around us. Our young minds are so innocent, energetic, bold, curious, investigative, inquisitive and learning to be analytical, that we tend to wander off in the directions where our hearts take us.  We used to follow our hearts more often when we were kids, and so we could find life to be so simple and easy to comprehend and ready to dive into the world.

However, as we grow up and get entangled in the profound realities of life, our innocence is gradually lost. Consequently, we are diverted into a world full of materialistic pursuits and pleasures, a world of status, fame , fortune, a race and  competition with friends and acquaintances to achieve more and more…thereby getting separated from the encouraging and motivating inner calling from our soul at the very core of our hearts.

We surely wonder when we grow up, what makes up our lives? Does life mean working nearly sixteen hours a day in the workplace nearly six days a week to get that fat pay check, that raise, that annual incentive, that festive bonus, that promotion which elevates us over our peer group to yet another higher level..does life mean we earn and buy basic things only to  subsequently post their info and /or photos on popular social network hubs , to show that we are now equal or possibly higher in status than our peer groups? Does life mean buying the latest mobile technologies, latest techno  gadgetry like touchpads, tablets and other advanced gizmos, vehicle and /or computer or latest jewellery or accessories, to  subsequently flaunt these or brag about such trivial accomplishments to our peers?

It is perfectly agreeable and interesting indeed to buy such advancements in technology which assist us in our daily lives in a million ways, and make our lives better… however, the question here is do some of us really need to be so desperate about status recognition  and equality amongst our peer groups based upon purchase of such items that satisfy our daily necessary needs and wants?

These pretensions, false shows of status quotients, bragging and boasting about own money, power, desperation to achieve prestige, recognition, fame and fortune by any means possible take away our very deepest and purest connections to our soul… the one soul which is always in peace, pure, wise, calm and in communion with the cosmic energy entity. These addictions to power, wealth, status and prestige are so strong and influential, that the heat of even its slightly careless and tempting touch can be felt from a distance. As we are drawn closer towards such addictions through their hypnotic glamorous and tempting calls, we get sucked into the vortex of materialistic pursuits… and we then begin to slowly lose the connection , we lose the peace of our minds and the close bond we share with our own soul.

So, life means a lot more than this, we deserve to rise above these trivial materialistic pursuits… job, work, status, money, recognition and prestige are only a part of this intense and overwhelmingly interesting experience that we call life. Still, I often find it amusing , funny and unfortunately sad through observations of people in our surroundings, that if people don’t have any job, or are not desperate enough to get one but follow their hearts instead to find out what truly makes them happy and at peace, some of their peers, acquaintances aim words at them either directly or indirectly, questioning their goals, status, credibility or capabilities. These sharp words hit the true seekers like arrows of an archer, and can’t be taken back like those arrows which once released from the bow never return.

It makes me wonder, what joy or satisfaction such people could have , by trying to crush the true seeker’s determination and morale! Such an act only shows the extent of insecurity and inner turbulence such people have in their lives, and their inner doubts on their own faith and confidence, as they have greatly distanced themselves from their pure kindred and gentle soul. We are in a world, where such conceited and cynical people are increasing by the day.

However, people who still have hope, faith, determination and the will to survive …. people who are not afraid of their adversaries or adversities that they have to face unexpectedly any moment, any time… people who encourage and motivate others through their own life’s struggles and iron resolves… people who are honest, loving, kind, humble, caring, strong, clever, wise, and yet seem so ordinary….. such people still exist in this increasingly tech savvy and continually advancing society. It is solely due to the contribution from such wise , clever, kind, generous, humble ordinary seeming yet brave individuals who are still connected to their pure and gentle souls at their heart’s core, that our world glows with warmth and radiance, is a beautiful place to live in and experience the mixed bag of LIFE.


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 &  SprĂĽngli 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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