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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  
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!!!!!
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 🙂

Curio’s new friends-5 by Stuart Young

There are so many things in this beautiful world that are synonymous with happiness.
Smell of earth and the way world looks after the first showers, even the sunlight looks all fresh and clean..
The smell of something being baked or grilled,the croak of frogs in the rain,the sound of crickets chirping in the night.
Going for a trekking and finding out a mango tree all dressed up with fruits and then sit near a stream and eat them getting all messy
hugs,smell of books,hearty laughter ( don’t know any other way),dancing and singing
watching kids play games in park,their mischiefs and pranks,their excuses so cute
watching clouds form patterns and playing the guessing game
splashing in the puddle…
 when our loved ones find a reason to smile 🙂
and for those who are happy souls the list is endless…
And if you are wonderfing why i am singing this ‘happy-appy’ song its cos one of my friends
 Stuart has launched his book in a fabulous event recently.I will be sharing some pics of that event later in this post.
And cos there is an air of happiness around I am feeling generous too,so the 5th part of the Curio series is all yours to read and enjoy,which by the way may have something to do with love or at least the beginning of it
“when the same world all of a sudden wears a spring look
when the stolen glances have all the beauty of rainbow”
In this part of the series curio might have met someone but to know more you will have to read it and find out
and that someone may have liked him too,Nope, no way, no more read it and find out
there may be a triangle of….. hey i told you its a secret,and no one keeps  secret as I do …..
Stuart is so good with teasing his readers,4th part was about surviving the harsh weather and the rough sea  and 5th is about making friends, but for how long will this calmness and serenity last?
hmmmm….oh but this is life…unpredictable with sweet sour events on platter
Click the image  to read the book in Google document
Now the very special part of this post
Stuart Young’s book (HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE,One day at a time)launch was on may 20th
Please click the Book Cover below to know more about the book launch and to get more information on where you can buy your copy
or you can click the top widget on the right side widget bar to take you there
[About this book-Stuart says This book started off as a series of Tweets – “Take the opportunity today to hug someone you love, just for the hell of it! That was the first one, then out came another and another and pretty soon I was thinking of them every day. As the days ticked on I found myself thinking of more and more opportunities, each one having the possibility to change my life on that day, sometimes in a small way, sometimes in a BIG way. Eventually I decided to do one a day for an entire year and document my experiences in a journal ]
and for the launch pics click the image below,which by the way is a cake..drool
Have a great week and  remember a hug a day keeps demons away or something like that  🙂

Just a woman…..

I am hot and cool a beautiful bird
that one is dull a shabby  little nerd
lets break them up, lets make them cry
too smart for my liking,lets wring them dry
the smirks and taunts
like ghosts they haunt
oh the girls, oh the boys
their innocent souls
hatred in blood
what have we done
cuss on my lips,rage in my eyes
heart so bitter,how cool despise
an open market, lets get some gun
bang bang bang bang for venge or fun
he is black she is brown
when colour is noun
oh the girls oh the boys
their Innocent souls
prejudiced minds
what have we done
Stalk, abuse or rape
fear in the nape
body wants, body gets
lust drives,money lets
My wants  my passion
fast life in fashion
oh the girls oh the boys
their innocent souls
greed in the genes
what have we done
For years I  have been reading violence of all sorts in newspaper’s but in past few years violence against kids and by kids have reached an alarming high rate..Its a scary world out there and we need to do something about it…..
You know what…This world needs more kick ass souls,people who are still human, to join hands and work together.
Those who understand you don’t need to love or like a person to help them out help others because you are there and you can.
And because you do not like someone doesn’t give you a right to ridicule them or belittle them.what you do not understand is not necessarily wrong,what you do not follow doesn’t make it small or irrelevant
we have been passing on and giving out negative vibes to our kids,that has to change.
Not only we need to re-shape our selves but also the life we have been providing to our kids.
we need to bring back phantoms,mandrake,tin tins,hardy boys in our kids life, teach our kids friendship,tolerance,and compassion.
we have to make our kids good citizen..not just for you and me but for this whole world.
But along with that we need to teach them self-defense and also how to stand up for each other when time calls
buy boxing kits or whatever you think is appropriate and enroll them in self-defense classes.
there is so much to do and together we can bring the change in this ruthless love starved world
I always participate in any and every campaign that promotes peace,education and awareness and am constantly looking out for new ways to educate our kids……and so when I chanced upon this book/campaign Leah has started, I decided to join it.
What I love about this book is it’s not just another preach the whole world book…It focuses on  how to be a better more confidant woman. how to be that woman who not only stands for herself but also for her peers.
This book-I AM MORE THAN JUST A GIRL is more like an activity book which I would love to buy for my daughter and gift it to teenagers. It’s about training your thoughts,understanding your soul,your body,protecting it…when i was scrolling through the slide share presentaion i remembered the quote -Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Why not read what the author has to say  about it. 🙂


This is not a self-help book. This is a guide that can be used for a young woman’s entire life. Topics include self-defense, domestic violence and bullying, sexual assault, career and education, acceptance of others, stress management, self-expression and beauty and body image. Readers are encouraged to try several creative exercises such as journaling, meditation, and self-expression to bring these important issues into their daily lives.


To know more about this book click the following link 


or just scroll through the slide share presentation,Trust me you will not be dissapointed..there are some activities which every mother/teacher needs to educate their daughters/sons/students about.

I Am More Than Just A Girl; Empowered. Informed. Equal

View more documents from ImpowerYou
Leah can also be contacted on her site-IMPOWER YOU
Lets begin by supporting each other and every one who is doing their bit 🙂
“Stand up and fight until you hear the bell,
Stand toe to toe, trade blow for blow
 Keep punching til you hear that final bell,
Show them folks what you know.
Until you hear that bell, the final bell,
Stand up and fight like hell!”
( remember to fight for yourself ,your home,your country,your world….fight doesnt mean war,it means standing up against injustice and cruelty ,standing up and not let a bully ruin even a single life.standing up for each other and be a human )
Wish you all an inspired and blessed weekend 🙂

Curio and The Great Ridge-1 by Stuart Young

Few days back I wrote a post on sloths and how slothism is the new and only way of life.It was a revelation of a kind, I found a lot of fellow slothers here and now we all sloth with pride. Of course there are  some still trying hard to get there, way to go buddies, may the sloth king bless you with sloth powers of doing nothing.
and it is due to this highly spiritually awakening post I got to know Stuart Young. I pleaded , bribed and then finally threatened him for a free copy of his first story on Sloths( see other people write about them too)
Now Stuart is obviously someone who values his life,so he did send me a copy and friends I gotta tell you he is a fabulous writer. only a warm lovely soul like Stuart could have come up with such a cute little tale of brave Curio the sloth and his will and determination.
oh the places you go when you take chance and heights you reach when you listen to your inner voice
By the time you have finished reading this beautiful story you will not only fall in love with Curio and  want to hug him and tell him how brave he has been but also your faith in the power of good stories will be reinstated.
Best way to enjoy this story would be sharing it with your kids and /or friends
so without further ado let me present to you all the story of Curio by Stuart Young
please click on the link to see he PDF copy of the story.( in case of the link being broken please report back)
Hope you all enjoy the story as much as I did.
have a great weekend 🙂

Curio and The Great Ridge 1

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