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Beck and Call by Eric Alagan

Today is world environment day and the best thing we can do today or another day to protect environment is to read thrillers.
you know,it will start with a gripping tale,eyes will bulge,pretty soon you will be biting nails,your mouth will turn dry,you will start sweating profusely and by the time you finish reading you will run out for some peace but you wont find any cos either you have cut all the greens and polluted the blues or didn’t stop others from doing so…and that, there my friend, will be an aha moment and all those reading thrillers will do something to revive the greens. isn’t it Great 🙂
And reading thrillers is always fun-
read it under a shade
or out soaking the sun
read it during meals
or polishing your gun
read it sitting on a tree
or standing upside down
read it with a big smile
or with a smirk or a frown
read it sipping hot chocolate
or  wine in one hand
read it waiting for a rescue boat
or when buried deep in sand
But do not read a thriller
which starts with a B
more so if the writer’s name
starts with an E
something about those alphabets
reader gets sucked in the book
and no matter how much one pleads
story doesn’t let them go of the hook
according to one survey 98% times it has happened  
♥♥ΩΩΩΩΩΩ♥♥
I have been following ERIC (Written Words Never Die) for some time now, not only is he a fun friend and a lovely warm heart but also a brilliant writer. A generous writer  who loves and takes care of his readers and that love reflects in his writing.
Two of his series which I just can’t do without, in fact they have become sort of addictions are
Life of Mechanic Leigh        &
excerpts from his book beck and call.
where Mechanic Leigh series is humour and human emotions ( ghost writer is my favourite)
Beck and Call is a business thriller and one look at the excerpts and the free read available at amazon and you will be hooked like a bee on honey or is it bear???
One common mistake we all make( me included ) is that whenever we read excerpts of a book and if we like it,we comment but forget that it is a part of a book,if we love this tiny piece on the post so much just imagine what an explosion of emotions and action the book will be…and I must thank my stars that i clicked the link and read the free read part of this amazing thriller..
It is crisp and fast paced, kicks and caresses at just the right time and has  a superb gripping narrative which makes it a brilliant thriller
This book is definitely on my June read list.
And I would recommend this book to anyone and every one who likes chilli chocolates and if you do not like them I would suggest, kindly return back to your planet
Now lets read a brief synopsis available at all leading book sites-
Beck And Call – A Business Thriller Set in Singapore:-
Edwin taps venture capitalist funds and launches a chain of coffee shops. Seetoh, his childhood nemesis, now an underworld boss, defrauds him. Edwin seeks help from India and Thailand to save his business. He races against the deadline unaware that the sources of his funds are dubious at best.
The novel hints of syndicates that use Singapore to launder money and how and why sovereign funds step in with investments. It reveals the practices of Asian business families and provides an insight beyond the squeaky-clean image of Singapore.
The storyline also touches on interracial relationships in a multi-racial society. The racial tensions in the formative years of post-independence Singapore as much as family values forge the characters of Edwin, a Singaporean-Indian and Seetoh, a Singaporean-Chinese.
Filled with intrigue, adult themes and the threat of latent violence, the novel is also about the higher-callings of love, loyalty and family that tug all people, regardless of creed.
what people who love chilli chocolates wrote about this beautiful book—
“The plot moves fast…an outstanding effort” – Ramachandran, Executive Director, Singapore National Book Council
“A great read…by turns gritty, sweaty, violent, mysterious, sexy and intriguing” – Jeremy Nash, Business Consultant, New York
“Whether you are a casual reader, a romantic, an experienced professional, a seasoned entrepreneur or a politician accustomed to deals and double crosses…(Beck and Call) will not disappoint you…would appeal to readers of family epics; mystery writing; general fiction and political thrillers” – Brian Cook, literary agent, manuscript assessor, Australia
what more do you want people!!!!!
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How to go about it…do not worry cos i am going to help you out 🙂
Click the link below to go straight to the excerpts of the book available on Eric’s blog-
Click this link to go to amazon for more free read, Just click the arrow on top of book which says read inside and enjoy the prologue and chapters available for free read-
Click here for EBook e-retailer links-
Click this image to go to Page which will give you information on how to order and get your copy
I hope all of you who read this post today will click the links and read the excerpts,trust me when i say in “Ericland” there is no dull moment and you will never be dissapointed.
Wish you all a great June read 🙂

About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Lovely post! What a generous heart you have! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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  2. Lovely post soma! exactly the attitude we need to keep life simple and happy- grab out the good moments and happiness as they present to us and as soon as they present to us!

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  3. Soma,that was a lovely share
    and you did it with your usual flair
    but I have searched everywhere
    and nowhere have I seen a bee take to a bear.

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  4. I enthusiastically join you in applauding our dear friend Eric Alagan on both BECK AND CALL and the MECHANIC LEIGH series! “WrittenWordsNeverDie” is one of my very favorite blogs! Thank you for sharing such high accolades of his work here.

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  5. I look forward to clicking the links. Sounds like honey and I am the bee or is the bear? :+) Sounds like wonderful writing and what a nice comment of appeciation from Eric for the post.

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    • Eric is a sweetheart…he has always encouraged and supported me…and i am such huge fan of his work..i had to …..
      Thank you so much its really very sweet of you
      Hugs 🙂

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  6. I haven’t read any thriller yet but many autobiographies and memoirs. But I could feel the aroma of the thriller which you tried to spread. After reading excerpt even I am also pretty excited of his book.

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  7. I haven’t actually read thriller but many autobiographies but still I can feel the aroma which you tried to spread by your review. Surely after reading the excerpt I am excited about it.

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  8. Hi! Thank you for visiting and nice comment. I wish great weekend!

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  9. We have nominated you for the “Thanks for writing Award”. Because we love your writing 🙂
    Congrats! hugs, Gabby and Autumn

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  10. LOVE YOU SOMA ……………….
    AND READING YOU AND DEB AND ALL ON WOMBANIA 🙂
    WELL ———————- 🙂 YOU MAKE ME SMILE – ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ./……..
    XXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOX

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  11. You have sold the book to me. I am def going to read it 🙂

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  12. Soma dear,

    Your generosity knows no bounds.

    Will a ‘thank you’ ever suffice, but then again, I know you don’t do this for reward or returns. However, rewards and returns a great many times over, there will be and from the One who counts – of this, I am confident.

    My writings reflect my life experiences, observations and values. I also try to weave in social issues without being too ‘in your face’. Beck & Call holds true to this and I hope people who honour me by reading my books would not be disappointed.

    I’m learning my craft and see a long road ahead. For life stops when the loving and learning stops. But with friends like you handing out cups of refreshments in this marathon, and God willing, I’ll continue to write.

    I’m deeply moved by all the people who have shown their appreciation by ticking ‘Like’ and even posted comments. I also see some mutual blogging friends here 🙂 Hello people 🙂 You are so lovely with this out pouring of support and soft words. For those of you whom I’m not familiar with, I shall most certainly pop over and visit your blogs.

    Thank you, one and all!

    You know what they say – never give a politician a microphone or an author a forum 🙂 Therefore, I’m going to stop here.

    My personal heartfelt thanks to you Soma dear.

    You have my everlasting love and gratitude.
    Eric

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  13. I will have to call back to do some
    clicking on those Soma, but in the
    meantime do enjoy a very wicked
    Thursday 🙂 🙂

    Perhaps we could enjoy a glass or
    three of the RED stuff sometime? 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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  14. I love any stories that have evil syndicates. I will have to check this out.

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  15. What a wonderful tribute to Eric, Soma, you are a sweetheart! I’ll check out the links later…getting ready for work, so taking a quick peek. I’m not into horror, but I do love suspense and intrigue, so these sound fascinating! Love and hugs! xx

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    • You are such a sweetheart Lauren i have no doubt you are not into horror..but yes thrillers are good for health
      do check out those..And I think every one loves Eric 🙂
      Thanks Love ya 🙂

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  16. This looks fabulous Soma. Thanks for bringing this excellent writer to my attention!

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  17. Hi,
    I clicked over to have a read, just fantastic. 😀
    I agree with you about WED a good thriller is the way to go. 🙂

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  18. Soma, U are just too good, how do you manage to read and write so profusely…I’m your eternal student, u r awesome, and u must tell me the trick of retreiving lost prose on wp. Love you, for doing this and whole lot of that 🙂 word hug and flying kiss mmmmuah!

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  19. clicked 🙂 and lovely review .. I know who to pester for reviews when i write my book, for i will need good reviews he he he as what i write no one would want to read 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Bikram oh i will be more than happy to write review for your book..you have no idea how much i love writing these pieces,plus its for friends so there is no pressure too.

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  20. One of the best ways to find new books, movies, ideas, are to read the blogs of those you care about and find out what they care about.
    Thank you, Soma, for the great literary information. I will keep that one in mind. As of today, I have too many books waiting on me to finish reading than I can get done. And, I am a 34th level wizard, too.
    Scott

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    • Thanks Scott take your time but dont forget to read the excerpts in Erics blog,and you will love the Mechanic Leigh series…a good read is always welcome .what say 🙂

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  21. Clicking links….Chilli Chocolates, I haven’t had those in years; not good ones anyway, not since leaving Singapore in 2001. Gad, I miss the food there and the walking trails along the beach!

    Loved the poem! Not sure the cure for the environment is Thrillers but certainly willing to give it a try.

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    • omg you dont believe Thrillers can improve environment..oh no 😆
      Thanks for taking out time Val,Eric is a great writer,you will love the series i mentioned 🙂

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  22. On my list of reads. I love thriller and horror books. I love to read them at the beach where I have hours of no distractions.
    You know what, Soma! You are just too awesome! I love ya! Hugs xx

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    • Deb so agree with you,i too dont like distractions when i read,i generally prefer reading when every body else has gone to sleep,just me,my book and a hot cup of coffee..aah bliss.
      Thanks Deb do read the excerpts and Mechanic Leigh series,they are so much fun and great reads 🙂

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  23. not that i don’t love the whole thing but i laughed so hard at…the best thing we can do for world environment day is read thrillers:)))) hehehe…I loveeee your sense of humor:)))

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  24. SOMA YOU ROCK IT LADY ….XX
    YOU JUST ROCK XX
    CAT XXX

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    • Oh Cat you will fall in love with Mechanic leigh and ghost writer once you start following the series
      as for this book on Erics blog look for the categories left side, you will find beck and call excerpts,i am 100% sure you will love them
      Thank you so much and hey you are new Mama to Wombies..yaya super fun :).

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      • I HAVE BEEN READING ERIC FOR A WHILE NOW … NEW PERSPECTIVES ALWAYS …YOU KNOW ? XX
        REFRESHING YES ……… IT’S AWESOME TO THE MAX OF WORD HUGS TO SUPPORT OTHER WRITERS AND YOU ALWAYS ALWAYS DO THAT WITH SUCH BEAUTY XOXOXOXOXO
        🙂 YES TO THE SUPER FUN CAT + WOMBIES + LIFE TIME ……….
        🙂 FUNNNNNNNN AND LOVE AND A MILLION WORD HUGGS XX

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        • Oh Cat the moment i saw you have adopted two wombies and i just jumped to your sphere wow you are now going to weave such lovely songs for them,cant wait to read them…just love your work
          you are a golden heart you know so full of love and peace and happiness for everyone and never letting anyone know whats going on with you…
          love ya 🙂

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          • I LOVE YOU WORD HUG LADY O LOVE …………….
            I AM FINE HERE …..
            I AM KINDA BEING MY CHILDLIKE SELF – BECAUSE IT’S WHERE I NEED TO BE AT ………. NO HEAVINESS OR BIG STUFF – JUST LIGHTNESS AND DAY TO DAY ………. YOU TOTALLY UNDERSTAND ME ……..
            SUPA GRATEFUL FOR THAT ………..:)
            JUST A FLUFFY CAT 🙂 THAT’S IT THAT’S ALL ……
            ONCE I CHUCKED MY BRAIN OUT THE WINDOW ….LOL
            AND JUST KINDA GOING FROM MY HEART AND SOUL ……
            WHAT DREAMS MAY COME RIGHT ?
            I AM FINDING MY WAY THROUGH MUSIC AND ART AND WRITING – MY LOVES – AND THEY LEAD ME INTO A QUIETER WAY THAT I HAVE EVER IMAGINED …..
            WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
            THE DAYS AHEAD ARE THE VERY BEST DAYS – I AM SURE OF IT ………….:)
            XOXOXOXOXOXOXOOX
            LOVE YOU FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL YOU
            FULL OF UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY AND REAL LIFE STUFF ……
            THERE IS ONLY ONE SOMA IN THE WORLD ……
            ONLY ONE ……
            AND SHE RADIATES FROM THE HEART OF ALL HEARTS XOXOXO
            C

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  25. Very good review Soma, you reminded me of my teen age when I was an avid fan of James Hadley Chase. Bulging eyes, chewing nails………….fits well with thriller fans. I have to read this book.

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    • do not forget to click the links and read excerpts in his blog,Eric is one of the finest writers of our times Ma…you should read his mechanic leigh and beck and call series

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  26. Poszukam tych książek u siebie w kraju….thank you Soma..
    😉

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  27. Good review! I will most certainly read Beck and Call !
    On my list now:) Thank you Soma!

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