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Hello friends and book lovers,

You may know by now that this blog is my personal author blog , as well as a book review blog.

I sometimes review books at my own leisure, when I get some free time. Also I review those books that I really want to give a review of.

Here is one such book that I have reviewed today.

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Book title : WHERE THE SECRET LIES

Genre :  Fiction – Suspense , Thriller, Romance, Reincarnation

Author : Malika Gandhi

Amazon Kindle Store : http://www.amazon.com/Where-the-Secret-Lies-ebook/dp/B00BUOWFBC

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 : Author Malika Gandhi’s suspense/romantic fiction blended with a touch of historical fiction and contemporary Indian culture of the modern age, is a run away success for people who love to read such genres.

I loved every bit of the novel. There is suspense, there is thrill, there are chills, there is unpredictability, there is steamy passion of romance, there is action, there is a mystery, there is culture clash — all in all an impressive concoction of all the ready ingredients that one would like to get in a story which would make it a fast paced and enjoyable read.

For me, Where The Secret Lies was a wonderful read and it ran like a movie in my head. I don’t want to divulge much of the story here in the review.

The story focuses on two female lead protagonists and how their lives changed from living in the comfort zone to falling into an inferno of change, sudden shock and realizing that life would never be the same again. The first female lead — Anjali, is from the Indian independence era of 1947 when India was going through the extremely difficult, sorrowful and troubled days of partition, and the second lead — Arianna, is a second generation British-Indian teenager visiting her ancestral town in 2012.

When Arianna (the modern female lead) arrives at her cousin’s ancestral house (a Haveli) in Lucknow to participate in the great big Indian Wedding, she never expects what she’d face in the days leading up to the wedding. She has an experience of a life time, makes new friends and helps to unlock a mournful and dreadful secret that had plagued and haunted the Haveli for a very long time.
Their interesting and intriguing experiences have been deftly written and displayed before the readers’ eyes in separate chapters. These chapters move back and forth from the past (1947) into the future (2012). So, I had no trouble relating to the chapters as I was taken in an out of the past now and then through these interesting chapters.

The dialogues are simple and easy to understand. The author had expertly woven her vocabulary towards construction of simple sentences that show a stark difference in the throw of the dialect and thought process of people (second generation Indians) brought up in Britain and Indians in India.

However, it is heartening to see that no matter how far away from their roots the non resident Indians are, they always return to visit India at some point in their life, getting rejuvenated by their ancient culture and accepting both the cultures of their current country as well as their ancestral country.

All in all I give 5 out of 5 stars to this mesmerizing and thrilling story and congratulate the author for creating such a wonderful book for the readers!

 

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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 
 
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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.

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

 


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.

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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


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.

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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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