Friday, December 28, 2012

Book Blurb : Secrets of Parenting with Love and Logic: How to Help Your Child Play a Musical Instrument with Enthusiasm

Hi,

Today I have, the Book Blurb : Secrets of Parenting with Love and Logic: How to Help Your Child Play a Musical Instrument with Enthusiasm  by Tatiana Banduria. Here we go:

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Secrets of Parenting with Love and Logic: How to Help Your Child Play a Musical Instrument with Enthusiasm is a story that is based on real facts from the life of regular families similar to yours. Its heroine Jessica learns about the big role of music in children's lives and how playing a musical instrument can improve the brain and life of her daughter. With no musical background, her goal is to help a child get great musical education. Thanks to a new friend, who works as director of the music school, Jessica learns how to develop, increase, and keep a child's interest in playing musical instruments.
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Wishing Tatiana Banduria all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Review and Giveaway -- The Light by Ofer Cohen

Hello All,
 Today I have to share, The Light by Ofer Cohen. Here we go with a review. 
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It has been quite a long time since I read a book which is so profound so thought provoking yet simple, clear and guiding in nature. The light of healing by Ofer Cohen can be called a modern spiritual, new age personality development book written as a POEM

After reading quite a few successful personality development and life improvement books from pros like John C Maxwell, Napolen Hill, Tony Robbins ... I thought examples were the only way to enlighten me on character, discipline and other traits. After reading a few spiritual books, I felt religion, religious hatred and spirituality were all so inter-twined that I got scared of them and felt I must keep away from it all. This book proved it all wrong. Simple words, written straight from heart in an uncomplicated, easy to understand manner based on human life, facts, traits of this universe, life, death make the book life touching. It actually  is eye opening and helps you reflect on life, conscience and much more. 


A really great book (though short read) which shall influence you and your life in-depth  This is a  must read spiritual book (without involving any religion) which is throwing light on life, helping you to heal, teaching you loads of stuff about universe, soul, knowledge, life, love with intention of helping you overcome all immaturity, hurtful feelings and make life blissful.

Final Advise:
This isn't a casual read. The Light must be read slowly, giving time to let it sink, taking time to reflect on every   single line of this book.

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Enter book give-away of  the original English translation of "THE LIGHT " by Ofer Cohen on goodreads here. It is a unique healing occult text which has the power to heal and make you gain inner peace.

Have you read this book? Or any other book in similar genre? Care to share your opinion?

Abhishek

Monday, December 24, 2012

Book Feature: Exodus Lust

Morning All,

Today I have, the book feature of Exodus Lost by S. C. Compton. Here we go with book blurb:

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Exodus Lost reopens outstanding cold cases from antiquity and tracks down their solutions using cutting-edge science, classical scholarship, and tenacity. The adventure begins with an epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean that Aztec and Mayan chronicles describe as their ancestral voyage to Mexico. By mapping the details within these texts, the author locates their lost homeland and corroborates their traditions of an ocean-crossing long before Columbus or the Vikings. This discovery leads to revolutionary insights into the origins of ancient Mexican and Western civilizations, the Bible (including the first archaeological evidence for two major biblical events), the alphabet, a lost passage in the history of the pyramids, and more. Enter a world of exploration and discovery, mystery and revelation. Whether your passion is archaeology or religion, history or simply a great adventure, Exodus Lost delivers.

Beautifully illustrated with 126 photos, maps, and engravings.
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wishing S. C. Compton all success,
Abhishek Boinapalli

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Blurb -- Lizzy Blanchard's Memory

Hello All,

Today I have, Lizzy Blanchard's Memory by Michael AshwaterHere we go with the book blurb:

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Lizzy Blanchard knows she can't distribute on the East Coast but this time she's got something too hot to handle: a fab-plant capable of manufacturing slowdown, the hottest narcotic on the market. Paper-thin tablets that take a user back in memory, experiencing the same dream over and over.

Gradus has been in the business for a dozen years and he's never seen anything like it. Lizzy's going blue at the temples but talks like she knows the stakes, smoking Mylar cigarettes, holding the fab-plant in her hands like it's her dying breath. Hitting the speed limit through a crumbling and dead New York, where the clouds are slanted and the future gray as gunmetal....

(A story of approx. 10,000 words)
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wishing Michael Ashwater all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Blurb: An Island Between Two Shores

Hello All,

Today, I have to share, the book blurb of An Island Between Two Shores by Graham Wilson. Here we go

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Discover a story that reveals how to risk everything to be true to yourself. Trapped on a desolate arctic island, Liana is pushed to the edge and must face her elemental fears. It is a haunting tale of the biting physical toil survival often requires. Graham Wilson simultaneously strips down the American adventure novel while broadening its concerns to encompass themes of compassion and belonging. It is a universal tale told with a simplicity and directness rarely seen today. An Island Between Two Shores is an unforgettable story of hope and possibility.
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Wishing Graham Wilson all success,
Abhishek Boinapalli

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book Feature - A Romantic's Passion

Hello All,

Here is book feature of A Romantic's Passion: The Tenth Muse by Valentinno

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A Romantic's Passion is a story of love, passion, obsession and the madness of one man's heart. Divided into five chapters (Romance, Letters, Love, Desire, Passion) and interspersed with journal entries, photos and other memorabilia, over 130 poems in A Romantic's Passion chronicle the poet's, torrid love affair with his muse.
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Wishing Valentinno all success
Abhishek

Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Feature -- Reginald F Lewis

Hello All,


Today I have the book feature of  Reginald F. Lewis before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man before the Billion Dollar Empire by Lin Hart. Here we go with the review:
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    As the man behind the unprecedented 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Lewis established himself as a respected titan of Wall Street. His standing as the CEO of a billion dollar conglomerate while in his mid-forties surprised many, especially in light of his middle-class, African-American roots in Baltimore, Maryland. Yet the reality that Lewis, without the advantages of inherited wealth or family connections, would amass a fortune placing him on the Forbes 400 list of America's wealthiest individuals is undeniable and serves to amplify the truly remarkable achievement of this pioneering businessman. What prepared the young man who would become one of the world's most respected executives for this unimaginable rise to the top. What can be learned from the formative years that shaped and molded Reginald F. Lewis into an American success story. Lin Hart's informative and inspirational new book, Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before the Billion-Dollar Empire, sets out to explore and shed first-hand insight on these precise topics. Focusing on the ten years between 1956 and 1966, when Baltimore teenagers Lin Hart and Reginald F. Lewis were particularly close, the book draws on shared experiences and memories from their years as high school students and then as college roommates at Virginia State. With each entertaining, personal story, Lin Hart underscores the qualities that emerged during this period of Lewis's life, many of which would play a role in his future successes. Throughout what is clear is Lewis's will to succeed, his supreme confidence, and his unrelenting pursuit to move beyond the ordinary to become extraordinary. Richly layered with motivational insight and lovingly told with honest integrity, Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice combines the best attributes of a rousing memoir with the direct imperative of a self-help book, holding up the exceptional life of Reginald F. Lewis as an indisputable model for success.
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Read this book? Or any other in this genre? Do let me know how you feel about them.

Wishing you all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Feature -- His Black Wings

Morning All,

Ain't it a pleasant weekend morning for a good read? Here we go with His Black Wings by Astrid Yrigollen. 

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"Beauty and The Beast" meets "Jane Eyre..."

Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.
Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family's dark past is intertwined with his own . Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren's love.
Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even it if kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.

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Wishing His Dark Wings all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Book Feature -- English for the Eager Learners

Morning All, 

Today I have the perfect weekend read to share with you. English for the Eager Learners by Ira P. Boone. Here we go with the book blurb:

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This book offers a series of complete, systematic knowledge that a successful learner should possess. It not only explains how real English works but consolidates readers' understanding of the language. Every lesson will deliver some valuable hidden knowledge to the learners, who will find themselves turning much brighter in a short time. Learners of all levels will hence gain complete confidence in writing correct English after reading this book. The author has a blog at: here
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Wishing Ira P Boone all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Feature -- FotoGone: A very bad app

Morning all, 

Today I have the book blurb of FotoGone by Jason Finnerty to share with you all. Here we go:

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Kevin is a sociopath.  He just doesn't know it - yet. 
When a friend posts pictures of him in a compromising situation, he searches for an app to remove the incriminating pics. What he finds is an app that can do much more than just erase images from the internet - it can patch time to make the events disappear for everyone but Kevin, allowing him to explore his twisted fantasies.
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This novelette (~12,000 words / 40 kindle pages) contains strong language, mild sexual situations, and violence.

This story is also included in the Bad Decisions anthology by Jason Finnerty - available now


wishing Jason Finnerty all success
Abhishek Bionapalli

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Feature -- Horace

Morning all,

Today I have, to feature, Horace by Larry Knipfing. Here we go with book blurb:

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In the aftermath of an earthquake-triggered nuclear reactor incident in Japan, an American teenager devises a plan to evacuate a city’s children.

Fueled by his disgust over the government’s corruption, denial, and lax response to the event, Horace models his movement after the Underground Railroad used during the days of American slavery. Horace eventually manages to successfully pull parents and children together to shine a light on the ultimate consequences of doing nothing: Fukushima residents, especially the children, will suffer from exposure to radiation for generations to come. And in his mind, this would be not only unacceptable, but irresponsible and inhumane.

Inspired by the principles of Aikido, the classic writings of great authors and thinkers, and the history of civil resistance, Horace’s operation reaches full steam and achieves global attention as he relocates hundreds of children to safety.

In the end, the teen uses his notoriety as a platform to challenge Japan’s government and the rest of the world’s view on the risks and dangers of nuclear energy.
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with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Blurb -- Spiritual Bootcamp

Hello All,

This weekend, I have to feature, Spiritual Bootcamp: This is your wakeup call by Robert Pease. Here we go with book blurb:

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Why are my relationships complicated? How will I discover my dream job? When is it going to be my turn? What is my Life Purpose? We ask ourselves questions every day. We wonder why our lives aren’t as we wished despite our actions taken toward change, and in a continuous cycle we seem to be disappointed time after time. Our thought patterns and belief systems whether they are negative from the Dangerous mind, or positive from the Beautiful mind, effect our outer world. It is as simple and as complicated as that. Spiritual Bootcamp examines our negative affi rmed intentions or “dream stealers” to accurately pinpoint obstacles that have stopped us from manifesting into our greatest and highest good, and provides the steps needed in order to do so. Each chapter is an easy to follow workbook answering your questions and listing daily affirmations to allow you to start Be-ing instead of simply Do-ing. Overcome obstacles, accomplish your goals, discover negative thoughts patterns you hold within and abolish them. This new found awakened state is the journey of discovering Higher Self, the platform for change, and truly is your wake up call. * Identify limiting beliefs that prevent you from total well-being. * Use a simple formula to understand the “attractors” in your life. * Shift your thoughts to promote healing and abundance in your Self. * Develop a new skill set to reinforce life-affi rming actions. * Change your perspective of life so life can love you more.
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wishing Robert Pease all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Book Feature -- Spitting Image

Hello All,

Today I have, to feature, Spitting Image a fast hilarious mystery novel by M. K. Mattias. Here we go with blurb:

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Spitting Image
Mystery and mayhem in the Florida Keys! Fans of Evanovich and Hiaasen and all things fast, funny, and furious: check out Spitting Image, new mystery series featuring Simone Darling.


SOME PEOPLE WON’T GO TO PARADISE UNLESS YOU PAY THEM.


Simone Darling has an empty bank account, a boring boyfriend, and an irrational fear of Miami, capital of vice and crime. No way will she set foot in Florida, not even to visit her mother.

But when her mother offers her a quick job for a lot of $$$$, she relents and to travels to Florida, her boyfriend Kevin in tow.

First stop: Miami. All seems normal—until Simone finds a dead man inside her mother’s fridge. A man who looks like Kevin. Too late she realizes she has walked into a trap where Kevin is the bait. Can she rescue her boyfriend before drug smuggles and the FBI get to him?

Troubles follow hard and fast, as Simone and Kevin embark on a hilarious adventure from Miami to Key West, while trying to rekindle their passion for each other and survive a family reunion marked by murder and mayhem.
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wishing Spitting Image all success
Abhishek Boinpalli

Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Feature -- The Money Code

Morning All,

 I have, today, to feature, The Money Code by H. W. Charles.  Here we have the book blurb of the book:

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Jews are estimated to make up less than 1% of the world's population, yet approximately 25% of the world's billionaires are Jewish. Jews are always found on lists of the world’s richest people. In 2009, 139 of the Forbes 400 were Jewish. Jews also comprise a very large number of history’s most important figures, people who have had a profound impact on humanity. Approximately 35% of Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Jews. No other ethnic group has even come close to matching the abilities and accomplishments of Jews.

Since such a large percent of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world are Jewish, a common question the world over is, “Why are so many Jews so wealthy?” Their secret lies not in their genetics or intelligence, as some have believed, but in their religion. Many of the wealthiest Jews use a code based on Judaism.

You do not need to covert to Judaism or believe in religion to use The Money Code. “Religion has preserved history's greatest wisdom teachings,” says religious studies scholar Huston Cummings Smith.

There are various methods of wealth creation; however, many are short-lived, unfulfilling, or hazardous. The ideal circumstance is to create long-lasting wealth, accompanied by peace of mind and fulfillment. This book will reveal the code that many Jews understand and use to their great advantage. The Money Code can be used by absolutely anyone to achieve long-term wealth and success in life.
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Our view:

Though the book speaks about money and about riches in  Jewish community, the book has advice for everyone. The book is divided into chapters to teach a thing or two to everyone on work, investing, returns, charity,... and is worth a try.

Wishing H. W. Charles all success,
Abhishek

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Feature -- An Inextricable Tale

Hello All,

Today I have with me, to feature, An Inextricable tale by Paul Allgood. Here we go:

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Saul Shields is one of the most compelling arguments for birth control walking the face of the earth, but deep down don't we all try to love waifs and strays who hate themselves?Approximately 150 pages, mature themes dealing with philosophy, spirituality, psychology&sexuality.

t takes the same amount of energy to read this book as it did for you to pick it up in the first place.If you don't believe me,try it.What's the worst that could happen?Do you honestly think that if you don't like it that you wouldn't have wasted your money on something else anyway?SO go ahead and just read it. 

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Wishing Paul Allgood all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Feature -- Magic of Public Speaking

Morning All,


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The Magic of Public Speaking is a comprehensive step-by-step system for creating highly effective speeches. It is based on research from the top 1000 speakers in the modern world. The techniques you will learn have been tested on hundreds of professional speakers and work! You will receive the exact steps needed to create a speech that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats. The book is easy to follow, entertaining to read and uses many examples from real speeches. This system will make sure that every time you go on stage your speech is an outstanding one.
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Wishing Andrii Sedniev all success
Abhishek Boinapalli
Morning All,

Today I have, the book feature of The Island of Lote by Emily Kinney. Here we go:

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    Milo Hestler is a lonely, unusual, fourteen-year-old girl. She is constantly moving from home to home with her oblivious parents. The only friend she has is her conscience, whom she has named Bob. Her only comforts are cooking and listening to hip-hop.
    When her family moves yet again, Milo is bullied mercilessly by her classmates. Such treatment prompts her to travel to Australia for summer camp. During the plane ride, Milo awakens to find the plane deserted and about to crash.
    After parachuting into the ocean, she discovers she is near an island. Milo passes out, and upon waking, learns she was rescued by a boy named Simon, who is cute, but can't speak English. Not able to understand him, she accidentally says yes when he asks her to marry him.
    He leads her to a small town on the island, where they locate someone who can translate for them. Milo is outraged to hear that she is engaged to Simon and wants to call it off, but learns that this island has rules that cannot be broken. She must go through with the marriage against her will.
    After learning about the trick he played on her, Milo hates Simon, though it is obvious that sixteen-year-old Simon really likes her. What will happen next on The Island of Lote? From her earliest memories, Emily Kinney has wanted to be a writer. She lives in Maine. "This book is just the first of many to come, rest assured."
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Wishing Emily Kineey all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book Feature -- Who Was Jack The Ripper

Hello All,

Today I have the feature of  Who Was Jack The Ripper by Veronika Knight and Roberta Kagan. Here we go

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Who was Jack the Ripper? Why did he commit such horrific murders? What drove him? And, why was the crime never solved?
A student of History at Oxford explores the life of Jack the Ripper. However, neither he nor his girlfriend realize the dangerous journey of obsession he is about embark upon.
Although this tale is based in historical fact, the author in no way intends to solve the actual crimes. This is just meant to be a work of entertainment, with an unusual theory regarding an old historical question "Who Was Jack the Ripper? So enjoy the suspense!

"Who Was Jack The Ripper?" A short story for mystery lovers....
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Wishing Who Was Jack The Ripper all success

Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Blurb -- Liquid Lies

Hello All,

 I have today, Liquid Lies by Lois Lavrisa- a mystery thriller suspense by genre. Here we go:

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Blurb:
One dead body.
Two girls with a secret.
Body count rising
 
Author Introduction:
Lois Lavrisa is an Amazon Kindle best-selling author who writes mysteries with a twist. When not writing, she juggles her packed schedule, as well as that of her four children, while desperately trying to squeeze in a date night with her husband. Lois daydreams of peace and quiet by the beach armed only with a glass of Riesling and a great book.

Praise:
"Liquid Lies is a mystery thriller that makes you feel anything but cozy. A story as tension charged and as fast moving as a tidewater. Once you're into Liquid Lies there's no stopping until you reach the end." Patricia Mason, award winning best-selling author.

"I absolutely loved this book! Tension builds throughout this taut mystery right up until the action packed climax. Lois Lavrisa will keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend Liquid Lies." The Edit Dude.
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Wishing Liquid Lies all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Book Blurb -- Sri Muruga: Legend, Short Storied and Worship

Hello All,

Today I have, to feature, Sri Muruga: Legend, Short Stories and Worship by Rahul S Kabade. Here we go:

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A comprehensive understanding of the glory of the infinite Lord Muruga. The spectacular legend of his birth. The battle with Tarakasuran and Surapadman. Various names of Murugan i.e. Shanmukha, Subrahmanya, Karthikeya, Guha Velayudha, Swaminatha and their meaning. Short stories and great saints of Murugan tradition. Aaru-padai Veedu, six abodes, various temples and their history, festivals, rituals, worship and importance of various symbols of Lord Murugan. Esoteric meaning behind Murugan worship and a spiritual view in everyday life.
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Wising Rahul all success
Abhsihek Boniapalli

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Feature -- Curiosity Killed The Kat

Morning All,

Today I have  to feature, Curiosity Killed The Kat  by Elizabeth Nelson. Here we go:

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Katherine (“Kat”) thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organisation. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?
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Wishing Elizabeth Nelson all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Feature -- Stiff Arm Steel

Morning All,


Today I have, to feature, Stiff Arm Steel (A Miami Jones Case)  by A. J. Stewart.  Here is the book blurb.

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Who stole the Heisman trophy?

The prize Heisman of former NFL football hero, part-time media personality and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen. Miami Jones, minor league pitcher turned private eye is the man to find it. If he and his client don’t kill each other first. 

Aided by his trusted partner and drinking buddy, and a beautiful sheriff’s deputy, Miami will use his South Florida connections, cunning and dash of good humor to retrieve college football’s greatest award.

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with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Review: Joe Hefferon

Morning All,

Today I have The Seventh Level by Joe Hefferon, a personality development book of a new kind. Here is my review of the book:

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I am a fan of personality development books. My first love was with "21 irrefutable laws of leadership". That was the first complete book I read, other than my textbooks. I stopped reading personality development books long back and now, I found my next love.

The seventh level is good, I understood that after reading say, 10 pages or more. Why? It started with an example of someone who achieved inspite of difficuilites, tragedies and loads more and urges us, if he can why can't you? The naration is quite good and talks to you, makes you think and gives you time to visualize.

I never knew a thing about architecture other than appreciating those huge forts and palaces. This book, changed me, gave me quite a few points to think about, helped me identify quite a few exercises which I can begin with and go towards my goal with the help of witty techniques from the book like BrainSafari, MindDump, ..

The style of writing is quite new, atleast to me, for it explains techincal stuff and then speaks about human development at same time. What added to the beauty of the book were quotes and meaningful phrases every here and there which were quite thought provoking in nature.

I haven't yet comepleted the book, but I now know, I am gonna read the book once again, probably many times over. One statement that I ain't gonna forget anytime soon from the book says

"The great tragedy of life is not death, but what dies within us while we live"
 
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Wishing Joe all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Feature -- That Girl Started Her Own Country

Hello All,

 Today I have, to feature,  The Holy Ghost Writer's, That Girl Started Her Own Country. Here we go:

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From 'Ritual Serial Killer' to International Playgirl and meager beginnings to private jet-setting, Zaydee is not only capturing hearts but is a force to be reckoned with. Though toting a string of male and female conquests, there's only one man who has captivated her heart. The lucky soul? Steven Larson. An honest, noble journalist, who, at the risk of losing his own life, will expose the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth of some powerful beings, untouchable, even by the government. A path of danger hovers over him as he nears the truth, but Zaydee is determined to keep the love of her life safe while 'anonymously' giving him secrets that will be the greatest expose of his career yet. With a seemingly endless supply of money, high-tech devices and hactavists that could take down a nation, she'll stop at nothing to destroy the most powerful secret society in the world and rise as the head of a new nation. A new nation in which women rule the world! Hold on to your seat-belts, you're about to be taken to places you've never imagined.
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Wishing Holy Ghost Author all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Feature -- The Sultan of Monte Cristo

Hello All,

 Today I have, the book blurb of The Sultan of Monte Cristo by The Holy Ghost Writer for us. Here we go:

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It felt sad. It was like saying, 'goodbye' to a dear friend when reading the last words, 'hope and wait', of the 1200+ page book, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Did the reader hope and wait to learn what became of Edmond Dantes, Haydee, Mercedes, the Morels, the Danglars or the Villeforts after putting down the book?

One's thoughts need not wander longer, as the Sultan of Monte Cristo unfolds this foresight in the same spirit of Alexandre Dumas. That spirit creates in its readers a hunger and thirst to read.

We are in the 1840's when Dumas becomes an investigative reporter in this first sequel and he publishes his book as a part of the story, 'The Count of Monte Cristo’, like a true account of a real life Edmond Dantes, which book serves as points of reference made by the original and new characters in the ongoing saga.

That may be one of the reasons the sequel's author calls himself, 'The Holy Ghost Writer.' (The HGW)

While new characters are introduced in the second chapter, the first new significant character introduced comes in the 8th chapter in the person of Raymee.

She is introduced similarly as Vampa was introduced early in the Count of Monte Cristo, but plays a more significant role.

We recommend first reading the Count of Monte Cristo to completely understand the references and characters developed, however, the sequel can be enjoyed without a familiarity with the original work.

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of history's best known stories, but only reading or re-familiarizing oneself with the original text or a good translation thereof will bring about the best result to understanding its sequel.

Countless readers over many generations have found the drama of a man unnecessarily imprisoned to emerge unrecognized, only to stealthily take revenge, is a compelling and relevant story in each age. Knowledge of a hidden treasure, provided by the elderly, long-bearded prisoner to the Count of Monte Cristo makes the original a story for children, however the Sultan of Monte Cristo is a little too risqué for a very young audience, and is recommended for those at least 18 years of age.

Based on a true story, it's made that much more compelling in this age when one considers that 65,000,000 Americans, according to a recent article in US Today, have already been convicted of crimes. One can easily imagine that some percentage of those were innocent and suffered equally as did Edmond Dantes while experiencing their own thoughts and plans of revenge.

In the sequels to follow, Edmond Dantes, deeply repentant for the unintended consequences of his revenge in the original story, will realize as the poet Milton observed, revenge though sweet at first will err long recoil on its victor.

Our readers may speculate that The HGW qualifies as a true successor to Dumas, yet concomitantly, and it may be inferred that he is an individual that has emerged from prison as a type of adventurous character in his own life, perhaps wishing to conceal his true identity by writing under the ghostly pen name. The true identity of the HGW will become known once he interacts under his real name with fictitious characters in one of the final books leading up to book ten. The publisher will give a prize to the first person that can discover from the clues that will be planted throughout the ten books as to his true identity. To submit your guess, email montecristoprize@hotmail.com

Since the Count of Monte Cristo saw himself as divine providence we speculate that the word 'holy' in the Ghost Writer name was inspired by this fact, yet there are some unexpected twists in this sequel that may also contribute to the name.

Although those and other plot shifts come unexpectedly in this sequel, they fit seamlessly and grow out of some small seeds planted in the original story that never took root therein. One of those small seeds is the word 'hemp' found in the first chapters of the original story by Dumas.
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Wishing Holy Ghost Writer all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Review -- Marching With Caesar

Hello All,

Today I have, the review of  Marching with Caesar, conquest of Guals by R. W. Peake. Here we go:

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      The book relives the days of Titus Pullus in 10th Legion of Caesar, who after 40 years in the Legions retired as Camp Prefect. The book, records momentous events from the eye of an ambitious, capable yet surprisingly young Gregarius (soldier) as he rises among the ranks to become Primus Pilus in a short span of 10 years showing us a lot about the Roman society in those days, the senate, the Caesar, the Gaulic tribes, the Briton and its fighting style, the spirits of Legionaries under Caesar, Caesar's engineering feats and guts, glory, discipline and lifestyle of legions.

     The book does a good job, of capturing the attention of young men and military enthusiasts alike. The book shows a lot about Titus Pullus and his life, about the training in the legions, about getting smacked by Vitus (a kind of stick), the cursing, the gods of roman legions and values in society, the importance of standards in an army, the intricate details about fighting positions, the marching formations, the camp fortification details, the fierce one to one battles, the relationship between tent mates and much more.

     The book also gives loads and loads of details on the enemy, his tactics, their gods, their way of life, their leaders, their courage, their way of fighting, their pitfalls and why might of Roman legions is always victorious. One must turn the pages of marching with Caesar, to learn about how Romans conducted a seize, how Romans make allies and enemies, how are allies and enemies treated, how cavalry is used, how day to day activities of camp are taken care of, how gambling, gossip, excessive pride, vices, illness and boredom take a toll in the legions and so on. There is a small amount of cursing, slang and such to truly impress me.

    The book, doesn't speak about battle alone and legions alone. It speaks about aftermath of battle, burying the dead, how heart wrecking it could be to see a mighty friend go down to a foe, how officers are made, how the battle wagons move, how communities are built around an army camp, how women are taken as wives in all but not name,  how relations between legionaries and their loved ones are strained, how legionaries get rich, how they see a hope for future, how years of fighting, killing and getting killed change the heart of young men who join the legions.

    In simple words I liked the book a lot. Though, at times I got bored learning the names and whereabouts of Gaulic tribes and their chieftains. A few details, I felt, were unnecessary at-least to me like what was happening to Caesar, how political enemies of Caesar wanted to destroy him and so on. The book ends on happy note, with the birth of son to Titus, who is named Vibus and never stops amazing Titus with the amount of CAC he generates.
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with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Feature -- A Gathering Of Angels

Hello All,

Today I have to feature, A Gathering of Angels by Cate Dean. A short intro of the author and book blurb are here.

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Author Intro:
Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together on paper. She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world. A lover of all things supernatural, she infuses that love into her stories, giving them a unique edge. When she's not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.
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Book Blurb:
Claire Wiche sacrificed everything to keep her friends safe, revealing her true self. She expected the final battle to be the end for her. But she is back, breathing - and threatened by an enemy she doesn't have the means to fight.

An enemy bent on vengeance and possession, whatever the cost.

Trapped, alone, Claire has to find the strength to stand against what she knows she can't defeat. And the courage to face the people she thought she left behind.
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  Don't forget to connect with the author on Facebook, Twitter and her Website

Wishing A gathering of Angels all luck
Abhishek Boniapalli

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog Tour --- Yvonne Mikell

Hi all,

Here are updates about the Blog tour, organized for Yvonne Mikell's Getting Roosevelt -- A homeowner's nightmare. 

Links to Blog Hosts:

Wishing Yvonne Mikell all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Blog Tour -- Yvonne Mikell

Hello All,

     We are happy to announce that we would be organizing our first Book Blog Tour. Hoping you all would help us and make a grand success.

   The tour is held to promote Getting Roosevelt -- A Homeowner's Nightmare  by Yvonne Mikell. This is a week long tour running from 16th of September to 22 of September with a minimum of 5 stops. So, bloggers, kindly sign up if you are interested in hosting Yvonne Mikell and helping her with her book.

To qualify, a host must have
  • A blog, preferably on books, writing, love of reading or related genres
  • Good socialmedia presence
  • Good number of followers (minimum of 100) 
  • Should be updated at-least thrice in last 30 days.

Every blog host would get 
  • A link from our site (from sidebar) which would be online for three months
  • A chance to enter $10 amazon gift card lucky draw or claim a $2.5 amazon gift card directly.
  • Would be given discounts when using services of AnotherAuthor in future 
Bloggers Sign Up Here:


Note: Blog tour schedule would be posted on 14th September 2012 on this blog with further updates. Stay tuned.

Wishing Yvonne Mikell all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Monday, September 10, 2012

Author Interview -- Dee Doanes

Hello All, 
Today I have Dee Doanes the Author of The Man With the Green Suitcase doing a author interview for us.

Here we go:

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Tell us about your book in a few sentences.
An old, homeless, mysterious man with a battered green suitcase has the unique power of showing visions to people about themselves and their lives that then come true. He has no memory of who he is. He has no control over his visions, but the visions always appear at a time when they are needed to help someone bring about a transformation in his or her life.
 
How did the plot for this book develop?
I woke up at 2 a.m. and thought of a poem I had written several years ago called The Man With the Green Suitcase. Aloud, I recited some lines from the poem, “His face filled with sweat. His eyes filled with fire. He’s waiting to be reborn. Until then he’s just walking. Just walking.” Those words were so strong inside my head. I thought, aha, this is the book! I ran to my computer to find the old poem since I couldn’t remember all the lines. I immediately wrote the ending—the last chapter of my book and went from there to develop the plot.

When did you decide that you must be an author?
I’ve bee writing since the age of six, so it wasn’t a conscious decision it was simply what I was born to do. As a child I always liked to read and write and had quite the imagination. I loved creating characters for stories.
 
Do you see yourself in any of the characters? Explain briefly.
My characters are flawed and trying to better themselves. They really have challenging moments and it’s hard for them. Valerie is a prostitute trying to get out of the business, Gerald is a corrupt businessman that needs to change his ways, and Chantal is a burned woman that lost her beauty. I can relate to making major changes in myself to be a better person. I’m constantly finding ways to improve myself. We all go through moments where we make bad choices. But hopefully we learn from our mistakes so we can live better lives.

Any further books or projects in the pipe?
I plan on getting the current book made into a movie, working on a new book, releasing a book of poetry, and doing poetry readings.
What’s one piece of advice from you to aspiring writers?
Be professional and joyful with your craft. Perfect your dialogue, improve your narration, and tighten up your plot.

Your favourite book and why?
Hmmm…it so hard to choose just one! But White Fang by Jack London caught my fancy as a child. The imagery in his book is so vivid. London really put you inside the head of what a wolf thinks. Every pain White Fang felt, I felt too. This is what reading a good book does to you!

Writer’s resources which everyone must have.
Besides keeping up with the great Another Author Blog, writers need to read other top book blogging sites. Join a writers group or association. Some good forums for writers are: http://bookblogs.ning.com/ and www.goodreads.com .

Your most rewarding experience as an author?
I love connecting with readers of all types to hear what they think about my writing and other author’s writing.

Your favourite quote about writing, creativity, motivation, etc.
This is a quote from a poem I wrote about writing that’s on the dedication page of my book: “When asked why I write, I say it is why I breathe. How I make my heart beat with life. It must be done so I can exist.”




Where can we find you online? How to reach you?
Here's where to find my book:
Available on Amazon. Kindle 99 cents
Paperback $19.99
Barnes and Noble 99 cents
You can find out more info about me on www.deedoanes.com and email me at thegreensuitcase@gmail.com

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Book Feature -- An Old Friend


Hello All,

Today I have, An Old Friend by Mark O'Neal and Amanda Matthews doing a book feature for us.

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Mike Cross was living the glamorous life in the Windy City. He was a millionaire before thirty and the consummate ladies man who worked hard and played harder. However, crossing paths with his college roommate Devin Dinkins (Dink) years later would prove to be a costly error in judgement. Dink made his living hunting down hustlers, and Mike was no exception to the rule.

Mike's day got even more interesting when he met the girl of his dreams (Candi) and instantly fell in love. Will Mike settle down and change his ways, or will the playa get played? Or will he seek revenge on Dink? One thing is certain, his life would never be the same again.--x--

Wishing An Old Friend all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Feature -- How to Make $250 with 3D printer.

Hello All,

Today I have the book blurb of Christopher D Winnan's "How to Make $250 a day with 3D Printer".

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3D printing is now at that same exciting stage that microcomputers reached back in 1975, when visionaries such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were just about to make their very first millions. The Altair 8800 was the first of many personal computers that would revolutionise our entire way of life, and the same is happening now with 3D printers. The Economist has already described this as 'the third industrial revolution,' while Forbes states that 'additive manufacturing' as 3D printing is also known, will 'change the world.'

The rapid transition from obscure hobbyist product to mainstream consumer item is happening fast. Back in the late seventies, owning a PC largely meant that you had to build it yourself. At the end of the decade, the BBC decided that as the public service broadcaster of the UK, they were going to become early adopters of this revolutionary new technology, firstly by producing an educational documentary series on these new-fangled home computers, but also by backing one of the first small PC manufacturers. In 1979, an almost unknown company called Acorn had sales of a mere three thousand pounds, but was persuaded to produce the first BBC microcomputer. Just four years later in July of 1983, profits had rocketed to an enormous 8.6 million pounds, and in September of the same year, the company went public with a market capitalisation of a staggering 135 million pounds.

3D printing is at a very similar stage in its development at the moment, with just one major difference, the growth is much more accelerated than it was with the PC. It is estimated that there are already 30,000 people out there with 3D printers, that they have built themselves from kits and open source plans that are freely available on line, and thanks to the internet and the nature of 3D printers, this number is increasing virally. 3D printers have one huge advantage over PCs and that is that they can pretty much replicate themselves, a fact that is driving down the price very rapidly.

A 3D printer can turn a digital file into a physical object, either by loading a design or by scanning an object with their smart phone. The machine then constructs the object layer by layer, even creating moveable parts, different colors and a variety of materials from biodegradable plastics all the way up to titanium alloys. This obviously means less waste and an endless amount of design possibilities.

We are now at a stage when 3D printers are reaching a parity with iPads in terms of both price and ease of use. And of course, there are big profits to be made in this transition. This ebook is not about the technology itself but ways in which it can be leveraged by small businesses and home based entrepreneurs. Just as books on successful internet marketing do not cover technical maintenance of your PC, this ebook is focussed on how to profit from these devices, not how to build them.

Each chapter looks a burgeoning niche market that is crying out for 3D products as well as real world examples of entrepreneurs that are breaking new ground in these fields. Whether you want to make $250 dollars per day with one of these machines, or simply want to keep up with the latest technological developments, this is the book for you.
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Wishing Christopher all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Melynda's Labor Day Blog Fest & Book Fair

Morning All,

This post is to spread awareness about the Labor Day Blog Fest & Book Fair oragnized by Wayman publishing.

In honor of Melynda Fleury -- who has bravely been fighting diabetes and almost completely lost her eyesight --- Wayman publishing is donating 5% profit from select physical book sales to the American Diabetes Association. Wayman Publishing is also proud to offer, for three whole days (Sept 2, 3, 4) loads of e-books for free on Amazon. For a list of books, scroll down

Here is a giveaway for all of us. Don't Forget to join it:

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wishing Melynda all luck

Abhishek Boniapalli 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Feature -- He Ain't Lion

Morning All,

Today we are featuring He Ain't Lion by Celia Kyle.

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 Life sucks… And then you get turned into a werelion…

Curvaceous, blonde bombshell Maya Josephs is looking for a little action to take her mind off of her recent break-up. Crazy werecats or not, an evening at Genesis is exactly what she needs. And when she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner, Alex O’Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand.

Dumped like a rotting piece of meat by her ex, Maya is on the prowl, fixin' to do whatever it takes to get herself a piece of the gorgeous furball. Besides, what’s the harm in a girl having a little bit of fun?
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wishing Celia Kyle all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Book Feature -- Hatred Ridicule and Contempt

Morning All,

Today I have, David Cooper featuring his book  Hatred, Ridicule and Contempt
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 Called upon to defend an acrimonious libel action on behalf of an important newspaper client, newly appointed law firm partner Alex Harris never once expected to find his efforts impeded by wanton disregard for ethics and blatant self interest that crossed all boundaries. Not only on the part of his opponents, but also those he should have been able to trust implicitly and without question...

What must he do to withstand the onslaught against his clients’ interests – and his own? How far, in his battles both external and internal, would he be able to resist the pressure to sacrifice principles for expediency? To reject integrity and fall into line? To forego a rocky and twisted path in favour of a quiet life?

Hatred, Ridicule and Contempt. A high calibre courtroom drama with many unexpected twists as one man stands up against conformity and the easy way out.


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Wishing David Cooper all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book Feature -- Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Morning  All,

Today,  I have Pandora Poikilos' Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.

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 Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of adoring friends. Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, "You are sick."

Being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. Now dumped, her four year relationship is nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster.

Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.
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Wishing Pandora Poikilos all success
Abhishek Boinapalli

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Guest Post -- Tim Andrewartha

Morning All,

Today I have Tim Andrewartha the author of Vitality doing a guest post for us. Here we go:

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My Novel & Real Life
by Tim Andrewartha


People often ask me how much of my dystopian soft drink novel Vitality is based on real life. To which I usually stroke my sideburns and take a sip of my drink, before giving them any number of different answers. These depend on my mood, the weather, and even the day of the week.  They can also contain more fiction than my novel. Today though, exclusively for this guest blog post, I’m going to answer this question truthfully, and wholeheartedly. Because you, the people of internet land, deserve to know.

Firstly, in Vitality, the protagonist, Stylo Green, moves to a large and unfamiliar city. In 2006 I moved from the UK to Japan. At first I wasn’t actually living in Tokyo, but it was just a short train ride from the humungous and – at the time – unfamiliar city. So it’s fair to say that a certain amount of that is based on my own experience.

However, the city in Vitality – which is purposefully unnamed and ambiguously located – is an unfriendly and unsettling place which gives Stylo the creeps. Tokyo is nothing like that. It’s an exciting, vibrant place full of interesting people, which is why I have now moved to the city and I enjoy living here very much. I suppose some of the trendy places that Stylo goes to with Dack, and perhaps even the Earth Club, could be compared with some of the bars and clubs in Tokyo, but generally speaking the two cities are very different.

Secondly, Stylo moved to the city to start a new job. I also moved to Japan to start a new job. So again this is something that draws on my own experience. But whereas Stylo starts working  as a graphic designer for Vitality – a mysterious company that is making a purple drink they claim will change people’s lives – I started working as an English teacher.

So those are the two main things that bear some resemblance with my life, that I think influenced me a bit when I originally sat down to write Vitality. The biggest difference being that moving to a new place and starting a new job was a completely positive experience for me, but this can’t be said for poor Stylo. However, that’s what creating fiction is all about – writing about your own experiences and added conflicts to make it into a story that people will want to read.

There are also some things that have happened after I wrote Vitality that have reminded me of my novel. For a while I was working in a very modern building which reminded of Vitality HQ, but of course purple liquid didn’t flow through the walls, neither did any of my colleagues have a pet monkey. And, the other day when I was in Nagano, I tried some wasabi beer which was green like the beer in the Earth Club.

There may be other things in Vitality that have some resemblance to my life. I just can’t think of them right now. But if you want to ask me about any specific thing in Vitality, please feel free to leave a comment and I will answer as best as I can.
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wishing Vitality all success
Abhishek Boniapalli


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