Author of the Soon to be released Novel:
When She Smiled
Tell us about your book? What inspired you to write it?
About eight months ago, I picked up JD Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye’ and read it in a few hours. It was a very simple story driven around one teenage guy and how a few days changed his perception about life. We have all had such moments. I’ve had mine for sure. There was a story that needed to be written. After reading that book, I had an epiphany. I reflected on the choices I made as a teenager and how they influenced my future. My novel is about a fifteen year old guy who had no clue how falling in love would forever change his life. ‘She’ is the girl he falls in love with. Her name is Akanksha. The entire story is set in Shimla, which is a beautiful hill station in India.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
I used to be an avid reader as a child, but since college my reading habits had been suppressed because I got busy with engineering studies and my part time internet marketing. But recently, I started reading again, and I had an epiphany a few months ago about writing a novel, and I followed that dream. I’ve written a few marketing books. I’ve also written a lot of blog posts for my products, company related communications, and personal stories. To be completely honest, writing the novel has been on my dream board for a long time, but I seriously considered it only a few months ago.
What type of work do you do? Is it related to your book in some way?
I’d like to think of myself as a jack of all trades who loves traveling and has spent his entire life in India. To be precise, I’ve taken on several roles in the last few years. I’ve programmed software, started companies, hired and managed employees, designed websites and graphics, made videos, marketed the hell out of several projects online, and recently finished my first novel. Next year, I’ll be working on a music album. You could say I live life by the moment and take upon challenging projects that push my limits. I’m a hustler who doesn’t quit. Writing the novel was a completely new and challenging project for me, but once I had decided I would do it, I did. There’s been no looking back since. I’m getting it published in digital and print in February 2015. I’m also marketing it heavily, which incidentally is fairly easy for me considering my background in Internet Marketing.
What’s next? Is there something you’re working on now?
Believe it or not, even though this book is not out yet, I have already started working on another novel. This one is a neo noir mystery, and I’m currently doing research. I’ll start writing it after When She Smiled hits bookstores in February, 2015.
What do you hope readers will “take away” from reading your book?
Life is all about the choices we make. Little choices and decisions that seem trivial at the moment, end up defining your entire life journey. The story follows the mind of a teenager and how he is exposed to love, feelings, and hardships in the course of a year. And how all this paved way for the choices he makes. I believe we all control our destiny, but we really don’t know exactly how. We just go by the flow and let things happen to us. This story is about getting in control and making choices that define your future.
What advice would you give to other Indie Writers or those who dream of writing a book?
To be honest, I didn’t have much support from my family when I told them I wouldn’t pursue an MBA degree, and that I wanted to open my own company. They were very reluctant, but I was more stubborn than they could handle. I kept following my passion, and slowly they got to be a part of my success. Now, they proudly tell everyone they meet about what I do and how I got there. I have always believed in ‘hustling’.
No matter how adverse your situation may be, if you’re somebody who can hustle long and hard at what they believe in, no one will be able to stop you. Your success is in your hands. Your failure is also in your hands. So keep hustling, and you’ll see how each of your goals will keep becoming a reality.
Connect with Ritoban:
Book Website: http://whenshesmiled.com
GoodReads Giveaway: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/113445-when-she-smiled
Ritoban’s Blog: http://ritoban.com/about/
Ritoban on Quora: http://www.quora.com/What-is-your-Start-up-story/answer/Ritoban-Chakrabarti
The Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2KgqHsfWqk
10 Stacks To Success:
How to Achieve Success
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by Jay Isip
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In 10 Stacks to Success: How to Achieve One Goal at a Time, Jay Isip grabs you by the collar, wakes you up—and gives you a proven set of tools that will energize your life and put you on track for living your true purpose. Humorously injected with a healthy dose of New Jersey attitude, Jay comes straight at you with an inspired approach that has pumped up and changed countless lives—including his own. Its gritty approach is far from touchy feely, but the wisdom it imparts gives you essential keys that unlock the shackles that have bound you to a life you’d rather leave behind. 10 Stacks to Success doesn’t sugarcoat life’s troubles, and it doesn’t pamper your feelings. Instead, it asks you to leave your ego at the door and do what many people simply don’t have the stones to do—accept the raw truth about yourself and take definitive steps to change your life and unleash your true potential on the world. Click here for more information about the book, bonus gifts and ordering!
Blue Eyes Blazing
by Nicholas Bugden
The strong we like,
but the vulnerable we love.
It starts with a glance on the bus. Michael is heading home after his University classes when he sees Lina Willcox for the first time. He stumbles to say hi and makes a fool of himself on their first date. But Lina only finds his genuine shyness endearing. Within days the two lose themselves in each other but soon reach emotional depths that neither party is ready for. Lina has yet to fully recover from her ex, a man she gave herself to for the first time, and Michael, still uncertain about his future, is too guarded to fully give his heart to anyone. Can the two survive the strong emotions that come with diving too far too fast or will Michael’s need to build a future and Lina’s desire to enjoy the now tear them apart?
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Author website: www.nicholasmbugden.com
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The Real Meaning of 2012 -
Heaven on Earth
How would you describe the amazing work that you do?
I have been blessed with communication to the spirit world. The silent voice inside from meditation guides me and relates information to share in channeling, writing, and counseling others. Some people label this voice as angels, guides, masters, archangels and God. I am fortunate to hear all these voices.
You have been able to trigger dramatic healing in your clients. Can you tell us about the therapies that you do and the types of challenges that you are most effective in treating?
I love to help people heal their medical, relationships, or life problems. When you understand that all conditions represent a fear-based reaction to an event, it is possible then to bring in that incident under hypnosis of the client. As the experience is shared in this altered-state there is less drama to the event than typical talk therapy. In regression the energy can easily shift into a loving resolution by understanding the bigger picture of the circumstances. Releasing the anger and finding forgiveness and compassion for those involved brings harmony and freedom from the past energy. It is like cutting the bonding chains from the past to be able to be available emotionally in the present. The old energy dispels for the love to replace it. You are free from the cause of the condition or issue. I call this Therapeutic Hypnosis.
Past life regression therapy does this on a deeper level. Karma is needing to be resolved in this life to allow experience in your full life in the moment. When seeing how the events played out and why these situations were necessary even if traumatic brings relief and insight into them. The awareness brings healing with forgiveness.
I also use flower essences to support the emotional shifts that need to be unblocked for the energy to flow. They add more loving energy to the person’s being, so they can move into a higher consciousness by accepting why it occurred and how it benefited them, allowing the old negative energy to flow out.
When did you know that this was your calling?
It has evolved over time. I found in counseling, when I knew what the problem was, I instinctively knew how to address it for healing. Then the voices became louder and more explicit. They now lead me through the process and tell me which flower essences to use with the appropriate affirmations to support the essences as the person takes them.
When I began channeling, it became obvious this was a gift. I channel information that provides deeper information to help alleviate the difficulties. John, The Divine, provides the information that may be emotional, from a past life, or a spiritual understanding for the person to apply in their lives. Recently when a woman came for healing, John told her of a past life that was a major basis for her PTSD. The awareness of this information touched her and the energy shift occurred. Her friend even noticed the difference she told me.
What inspired you to write, “The Real Meaning of 2012?”
While channeling on my regular third Saturday of the month, spirit told me the topic they were presenting that day. That afternoon, I was told the information I just presented would be the basis for a book. They wanted more people to become aware of this information. I just followed directions.
Can you explain to us, what 2012 refers to and why we should take note of this at the end of 2014?
2012 refers to the change in energy that happened on Dec. 21 st of that month. More and more light increased coming to earth from beyond to bring up the energy of the planet’s consciousness from dying and fear to living with love. The planet had been dying from the group consciousness on earth of destroying the planet by a lack of conservation and eco friendly treatment of the natural environment and resources. The planet was dying over 70 years ago, and cried for help. For the last 20 years additional light has been sent to the planet to revive its consciousness. The actual shift to the consciousness for a loving existence rather than to die was on Dec. 21, 2012.
With this additional loving energy, we are now moving beyond third dimensional energy of fear with it duality of good, bad, right, wrong, criticism and judgment, into the fifth dimension often called grace, unconditional love, or “Heaven on Earth. “
You describe a coming “heaven on earth.” But we have global illnesses, global warming, political unrest, and religious intolerance & extremism and so many other harsh realities. What would you say to those who have huge doubts simply because the world seems to be getting worse?
Yes, it appears to be getting worse. However, if you go beyond appearances, to the spiritual changes occurring you see that these are coming up to leave the energy of the planet and the people. This negative energy has to become conscious and expressed to leave space for the love to replace it. You are witnessing the end times described in the Bible where the third dimension is exiting or disappearing so that the grace of God will be the influence replacing the past fear. In third dimension, there is illness, unrest, intolerance and extremism because of the darkness in consciousness. However, as these negative energies are released, there is then space for healthiness without disease, peace without war, and unity without conflict.
Yes, the planet’s weather is changing into a Mediterranean environment where our weather will be like heaven on earth. This means the planet is returning to what the Garden of Eden enjoyed before the fall from grace. Below the visual surface, there are shifts of energy in all parts of our lives occurring that will support a love-based society. That will feel like heaven on earth, as the negative energy will leave over the next 20 or so years gradually as more and more healthy energy emerges.
Is there a message here for those whose faith does not embrace the afterlife or the existence of a “heaven?”
Heaven means there is only a loving spirit in which everyone has joy and gratitude living in the presence of that love/God within and all around us. The abundance and prosperity has always been there, it was veiled by the fear of the third dimensional duality and darkness. With the sunlight of the spirit now available to dispel the darkness, heaven will become a reality.
We should take note, as this is a gradual evolution and cannot happen over night. However, when people are aware that they can change to a happy life without fear and worry, they will want to do the inner work to achieve this experience. When your insides match the outsides, the love within and the love around us is accomplished we will become one in this love. Each person has the choice to change his or her lives to align in love.
If we had, a magic wand to do it all at once, our emotional circuit would go poof! You would end up in a hospital. Therefore, a gradual change is necessary, but I suggest you will see it is important to be ready when the final steps are ready.
What do you hope readers will take away from reading “The Real Meaning of 2012?”
I hope everyone will see that they can transform their lives into love by choice. With the abundance of more light coming to earth, they are no longer victims of those controlling our lives. The fear indoctrination for the last several thousand years, is no longer viable. We quit reacting to the outer forces that prevail in controlling and manipulating us to go within for guidance and claim our source. It does not matter the label for this beneficent energy within the universe and us. Whatever name as God, love, a Creative Intelligence, or the Spirit of the Universe, makes no difference. We can all come together into the peace on earth we have always wanted. We can all join in the 1000 years of peace that is evolving.
What do you recommend to those who are in the throws of chaos and challenge but are eager to transition to a happier mindset? What can they do to change their perceptions and circumstances?
Our lives are always about choice. Since we cannot serve two masters, it is necessary always to choose love, God or your own description of God. This will sustain you as you align in the higher positive energy. You can remember that this is a lesson once again to make that choice of not reacting from fear but to respond in love and move beyond into new lessons. People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be, said Abraham Lincoln. I find that to be true. Are you going to listen to the fearful messages from the ego, or move into the love found in your heart?
You have written other helpful books. Can you tell us a bit about your other publications?
Yes, my first book was, “Roses Have Thorns, Encouragement on evolving from pain to joy. “ It is a poetry book that chronicles my painful past into finding God. The book has helped many on the path through their struggles to see they are not the only one, having these unbearable situations and lessons. It can waken your emotions which is a wonderful opportunity when before we were shut down.
My E-books cover spiritual solutions for spiritual growth. “Spiritual Alignment, Are you ready for 2012” further adds additional information to the topic of the “Real Meaning of 2012”. “Incest, Love Heals the Soul” shares my experience and solution. Too many people do not have information to change and reclaim their souls and identities. I counsel many in this predicament.
The E-book, “Peace on Earth, Finding a New Life” has valuable information showing how to achieve you own inner peace on earth from being a victim. “Vasanas: The Gifts that Show Us the Way” explains that your lessons actually are the issues you need to heal to move forward in your spiritual growth. “All Time Victim: Domestic Violence” is the story that won an
international writing contest for me. It brings hope to those in domestic violence.
My forthcoming book is, “Paradigm Busters, Reveal the Real You”. It is a companion to the book “The Real Meaning to 2012”. It is the ultimate “how to” book for the steps to actually take for moving out of the past, fear, and traumas of the ego. Examples and answers for many lessons in life are represented in this book. Real stories of those who have moved into a healthy, happy life through doing the work outlined in this book are shared. I hope to have it out before the end of this year.
You have done so much to enlighten and to bring about healing. What are you working on now?
I am finishing the book I just mentioned. I talk every week with another author in Australia as we are putting together an audio and CD series of discussions for people to enjoy and hear information to improve their lives. I also have clients for counseling, do readings, offer free healings each week, and do art commissions and my covers to my books.
Connect with Marilyn:
Author Website: http://www.angelicasgifts.com/index.html
Twitter Account: @redmondbooks
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by Danielle Wainwright
Has your life ever been turned upside down due to loss, betrayal by others or the pain of personal trauma? In these instances the light of hope and faith can seem rather dim and distant. If you’ve ever found yourself in this position, Danielle Wainwright’s new novel, Serenity Dance: The First Steps, will set you on a path of recapturing your faith and building an inner spirit that shines brighter than ever.
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by William Hazelgrove
George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughters belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa. He devises a plan to land nine reindeer on his roof and go down his chimney, hiring a broken down movie director who eventually has him funding a full scale production that bankrupts him and threatens his marriage. When George goes to find the “Real Santa” to help him, the line between what is real and magic is crossed. Real Santa is a funny heartwarming story of parenthood gone wrong and illuminates what lengths parents will go to keep their children happy.
Meet the Author: William Hazelgrove
Bestselling Author of Six Novels
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William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of five novels- Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man and the Pitcher. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR’s All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, WGN. His most recent novel, The Pitcher is a Junior Library Guild Selection and was chosen Book of the Year by Books and Authors.net. He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic.
Contemporary Fiction/ Sports Fiction /Young Adult / Humor
Weight Loss and Fitness:
12 Steps To Taking Back Your Body
by Coach JV Swann
Weight loss and fitness is a common goal for many people. The reason most people struggle in this area is because they fail to embrace natural and scientific simplicity. No diet is ever going to truly result in you keeping weight off in the long run and completing lifetime fitness objectives. In order to do so, you will have to become somewhat educated and smarter with your personal choices.
Within this book’s pages you’ll learn the Importance of: Eating Breakfast, Eating More Filling Foods, Planning Your Meals, Building Lean Muscles, Tracking Your Progress, Coping with Temptation, Dealing with Stress, Cardiovascular Exercise and So Much More!
This book is written in a clear cut and to the point fashion in order to accommodate people of all ages, sizes, weights and fitness levels. It carries a tone of pure simplicity that might be deemed TOO SIMPLE. But, the reason most people struggle in this area of life is because they’re not mindful of the simplicity of it all.
Permanent weight loss and fitness requires a consistent lifestyle cycle of pursuing, maintaining and expanding upon your health and fitness goals. The twelve (12) powerful principles shared in this book can be incorporated into your daily life so that you can Take Back Your Body for good.
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by Mohamed Moshrif
It is 2032 as a Land Cruiser carrying five scientists drives into the Egyptian desert. Inside is Dr. Sarah Michael, a top Egyptologist, and four students thrilled to finally reach their destination after months of searching. Moments later they enter a tomb, hoping it holds the answers they are seeking. Instead, they discover they are trapped inside with nothing to guide them but the voice of a hologram.
As Monar, once Chief Scientist of planet Nomory, spews the story he has been programmed to hold secret for centuries, the scientists are led on a journey through time where they learn about an intra-galactic war and the legends who shaped the history of the world. But after hours in the tomb, the group discovers that Monar is sharing his story for one shocking reason: to help them prepare for an upcoming war in their time.
Legends intertwines the past with the future inside an Egyptian tomb as five scientists realize it is up to them to prevent the destruction of Earth.
Mohamed Moshrif has enjoyed reading science fiction since he was a child. Originally a computer scientist and a fan of science & supernatural, Mohamed enjoys pursuing adrenaline rushing activities like skydiving and piloting airplanes as well as more creative pursuits like photography and cooking. He is an avid traveler who has lived in several locations around the world.