Books 4 to 6 form the "Lady Sotheby's Curse" trilogy and explore even more countries, among them Spain and Switzerland.
I love learning about other countries and experiencing them virtually, though I hardly ever make real trips. Most of my ‘traveling’ is actually ‘armchair traveling’ through books. And it’s just as much fun whisking my readers away to exotic locations. So hold on tight, you’re in for a ride!
I started my international / multicultural / interracial series “Romance Round the World” with Saved in Sri Lanka. That choice was easy because Sri Lanka is my second home country and I’ve been waiting for a chance to ‘show it off’. The plot circles around Sepalika, who is a Sri Lankan tour guide, and Daniel, who is a tourist from Ireland. By making Sepalika a tour guide, it was easy to take the leading pair on a trip around this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, describing the scenery and sights. Places like Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Galle feature in the book. Many of my readers have said it’s the perfect mix of travelogue and romance novel.
A country I’ve always been fascinated by is Spain, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. I studied Spanish at high school for 5 years and loved it, and a dear friend of mine is Spanish. So setting a novel there felt right. Seduced in Spain takes the couple (and the reader) through various picturesque regions of the Mediterranean country, from Valencia to Barcelona, from the cities to the coast and to a charming village nestled among vineyards. Though I’ve never been to Spain, research for the novel made me feel like a proper tourist. As usual, snippets of the language spoken in the country where the book is set make things more authentic.
Although the first book of the FIRE TRILOGY, “Playing with Fire”, is set in America, the heroine Felicia – a fire witch – and the hero Joshua – an ice wizard – travel to Iceland for Book 2 and Book 3. “Dancing with Fire” and “Living with Fire” are filled with adventures in this fascinating country in the north of Europe. Many people ask me why I chose Iceland, and my answer is this: It’s not called the ‘land of fire and ice’ for nothing! Research for the novel was more intense than for any of my other novels, and it left me with a deep fascination for the country. All those volcanoes, all those waterfalls, all that rough natural beauty… If you read the books of the trilogy, you’ll realize how I’ve incorporated nature and made it come alive in the story, almost as if the setting were another character. You can download Book 1 for free, but the real ‘journey’ starts in Books 2 and 3.
I've long dreamed of visiting Scotland, Ireland, and England. That's one of the reasons why I chose the latter country as the setting for the first book in my "Inn Love" series, Tantalizing Temptations. It's set mostly in a charming cottage in the idyllic Lake District with its beautiful landscapes and quaint villages. And of course, it has a proper English gentleman as the hero (one of my favourites to write)! Prepare yourselves for tea, lots of mentions of 'darling' and another lovely stereotype or two...
A country not many can resist writing about is France with its rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes and fascinating language. A large part of the romantic suspense novel Forbidden that I coauthored with Mike Wells is set in Nice and Paris, two completely opposite parts of France. The setting further illustrates how out of her depth Jane is and how radically her life changes. Other settings appear in the book too, all of them important and chosen for a reason, among them England and Switzerland. You can download Book 1 for free, but the real ‘journey’ starts in Books 2 and 3.
Books 4 to 6 form the "Lady Sotheby's Curse" trilogy and explore even more countries, among them Spain and Switzerland.
More Virtual Trips to Come
About the Book
Genre: Contemporary fiction, Whodunnit.
Release Date: 1st December 2015
Sally must deal with the grief of losing her father, a man she knew very little about. After the funeral she takes time out to be alone and reflect on her life.
To find out the truth about him, she first has to make amends with her estranged mother and half-sisters, who she hasn’t spoken to for almost twenty years.
In the meantime, Mr Leriche from Interpol opens a fascinating old case file, about a stolen painting potentially worth millions. Before long Sally finds herself in the middle of a criminal investigation. Having discovered she is the sole beneficiary to her father’s estate, she must decide whether to develop the business or walk away.
Reflections is an emotional journey.
About the Author
Eleanor Smythe was born in the east end of London but struggles to call it home as she moved away in her teens, and continued to live in various parts of the UK. After raising four sons, she went on to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy. Although she took the opportunity to work in various medical settings, her greatest passion was working with clients within the community, where she claims real life takes place.
Now retired and living primarily in Portugal Eleanor has more time to pursue her love of writing. Always intrigued by the way in which individuals cope with life's challenges and how they overcome the twists and turns of life, her stories embrace inner emotional turmoil that her characters might feel. They are brought to life by showing humour, tragedy, conflict, betrayal and emotions that many of us face daily.
Her debut book, The Other Side of Town continues to receive positive reviews while her second book, Reflections, was recently released.
Eleanor and her husband’s love of travel has led to the recent acquisition of ‘Dolly the Camper Van’. Dolly will enable them to pursue their individual hobbies of fishing and writing in new and exciting environments. Eleanor will be blogging about their adventures as well as inviting others to share their own.
AN AUTOGRAPH FOR ANJALI
#AAFA : a Romantic Suspense
Jayant Mathur is found murdered in his bed, shot at point-blank range with his own revolver. Though she’s extremely disturbed by his death, Jayant’s wife Anjali is way more upset about something else. Who stands to gain by killing the multi-millionaire businessman?
Parth Bhardwaj is a friend and neighbour of the Mathurs. Parth is an author who goes by a pseudonym. He appears more than a friend to Anjali; while he’s also on good terms with her son Arjun who lives and studies in the UK. What role does he play in Anjali’s life? Jayant’s relatives are curious to know.
Jayant’s brother-in-law Rana is convinced that Parth and Anjali are the murderers. But Inspector Phadke has his own doubts about this theory. In comes Samrat, the private detective who appears as quiet as a mouse. Will he be able to find the murderer?
Will Anjali find happiness and peace?
About the author
An Autograph For Anjali is the sixth book authored by Sundari Venkatraman. This book is a romantic suspense. Other published novels by the author are The Malhotra Bride, Meghna, The Runaway Bridegroom and The Madras Affair – all romances. She has also published a collection of romantic short stories called Matches Made In Heaven. All of Sundari Venkatraman's books have been on Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers in India, USA, UK & Australia, many times over.
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Featured - Book Club Book Blitz - DEFIANT DREAMS (Tales of Everyday Divas) by Rhiti Bose and Lopamudra Banerjee
Tales of Everyday Divas
CURATED BY: Incredible Women of India
PUBLISHED BY: Readomania
The Stories in the Anthology are...
1. Built From The Ashes â Radhika Maira Tabrez â Life brings widowed Nikita at the doorsteps of her estranged in laws where she finds a new meaning to life.
2. Itâs Not The End â Kirthi Jayakumar â A fresh start changes the foundation of what might have been the beginning of a bright future. But itâs not the end.
3. She Chose To Live â Debosmita Nandy â She shines even when she is betrayed by love, uprooted from home and misunderstood by all.
4. Bidisha â Paulami DuttaGupta â Insurgency tore her life apart, will Bidisha be able to forget her past?
5. The Drug Addict â Santosh Bakaya â A 19 year old turns to drugs after her parents death in a Mine blast, this story shows how she turns over a new leaf.
6. Safe Passage â Sanghamitra Bose â She survives extreme betrayal and is determined not to let it happen again.
7. The Bride â Esha Chakraborty â âThe Brideâ toasts to a new beginning!
8. Dear Rangamaâ¦ âSutapa Basu â An 18 year old bereft of family and friends, navigates her and her unborn childâs life defying all malignant forces.
9. Unfound: Searching For Home â Vasudha Chandna Gulati â Can a child with two sets of parents still feel alone? It is Riddhiâs search for a place to belong.
10. The Journey of Two women â Deepti Menon â Two Divas on divergent paths dare to dream, defy the world and carveout their entwined destinies!
11. A Second Chance â Arpita Banerjee â A girl pays for her innocence once, but becomes strong enough to avenge a betrayal, second time around.
12. Dharmambhal â Bhuvaneswari Shivakumar Shankar â Can one ever recover from the trauma of domestic violence? A namesake finds courage from an inspirational story.
13. The 40s â Ramaa Sonti â Story of a woman craving for love and attention, one who falters, yet takes the situation in her stride with the virtue of her wit and determination.
14. Amlanation â Anirban Nanda â An acid attack, a play of fate, the emotional trauma of both the attacker and the victim.
15. Please Leave Your Sex Outside â Aashisha Chakraborty â What made a woman a top automobile entrepreneur of the country?
16. Tara â Geeta Negi â A simple girl from a remote hilly village discovers her womanhood while standing firmly against patriarchy.
17. Anjali Chakraborty â Tanushree Ghosh Dhall â A woman who is neither a mother nor a wife epitomises love, sacrifice and support.
18. Yamuna Maaâs Hand â Mahesh Sowani â Two patrons, one rich another poor, use their funds to support poor women to be independent.
19. Once, For a Change â Moinak Dutta â A fashion designer proves her mettle by taking up a challenge.
20. Pregnant Dreams âSridevi Datta â A womanâs dreams and desires faces trials in the real world.
21. Second Innings of Ma â Namrata Chauhan â An exceptional bond between a mother in law and a daughter in law, proving women are soft but never weak.
22. Here I Come Benaras â Avanti Sopory â Is marriage the only identity of a woman? A widow in Banaras finds her identity amidst strangers.
23. To Be Or Not To Be â Paromita Mukherjee Ojha â An act of crime, a betrayal rips her life apart, now she must rise up to the test and face the realities of life.
24. Some Porridge and an Education â Sreesha Divakaran â Shanta leaves behind her village and her drunken husband to earn a livelihood for herself and provide education for her son.
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Rhiti Bose is a writer/blogger/reviewer who is also the founder and Chief Editor of the e-zine Incredible Women of India. She has a first class Masterâs degree in English Literature from the University of Madras. She has done her Teacherâs Training, PGCE from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and holds a Child Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling Post-Graduate Diploma from The School of Natural Health and Science, London, UK. She has 6 years of experience in Education/Training. She has spent two years working with The Refugee Council, Sheffield, UK mentoring and counseling Bangladeshi and Liberian refugee children.
Her works have been published in Femina, feminafastfiction.com, learningandcreativity.com, redomania.com and she is also a part of short story collection, An Atlas of love, published by Rupa. Her poems are a part of poetry collections Kaafiyaana and Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered.
When not reading, writing or curating stories for IWI, you can find Rhiti watching Bollywood masala movies, baking or playing with her children. She believes in kindness and love and hopes to spread the same through IWI. She currently resides in Bhubaneswar with her husband, daughter and son.
Rhiti also blogs at The Scattered thoughts of Mrs.Bose.
Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She has a Masterâs degree in English with a thesis in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her unpublished memoir Thwarted Escape has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews. She is an editor of Learning and Creativity, an e-zine for the literary and creative souls.
Her poetry, stories and essays have appeared at many print and online literary journals and anthologies both in India and the US. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Significant Anthology, Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered and Kaafiyana, published by Readomania. Her English translation of Rabindranath Tagoreâs novella The Broken Home is being serially published at CafÃ© Dissensus. She has received the Criticsâ Award at Destiny Poets International Community of Poets, UK and also a Certificate of Merit as part of the Reuel International Prize 2015 for Writing and Literature. Her husband is an IT professional and they have two beautiful daughters, Srobona and Sharanya.
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I'm currently working on another round of edits for my upcoming romance novel "Seduced in Spain", incorporating beta-reader feedback and falling in love with the story and characters all over again. So here's a Sneak Peek Sunday snippet for you all.
Emily suppressed a squeak. Speak of the demon… Alejandro stood so close their arms touched, towering about over her and also staring up at the sky while breathing in deeply. His scent and heat and nearness flooded and floored her. She swallowed and answered with a wobbly “yes”.
“Next time I make you labor like a slave-driver, please let me know,” he said. “You must be regretting you accepted the job.”
“No, I don’t.”
The words were out before she could stop herself, and she realized their truth. All complications and the nagging voice in her brain aside, she did not regret her decision.
Alejandro turned and peered closely at her. The illumination from the street lamps nearby made his chiseled features stand out, his prominent cheek bones and strong jaw looking as hard as if cut out of marble. Oh yes, he was a statue of a man. One of those Greek gods, a modern-day Adonis, but from Spain rather than Greece.
Dammit, there she went again!
He was still staring at her. Was he trying to figure out whether she had merely given the appropriate reply or really meant it? Not ready to face any deep discussions, Emily hitched the strap of her bag higher up her shoulder. Alejandro’s gaze followed the movement, and an odd look crossed his face. With a half-smile, he said softly, “You’re still doing that.”
His smile intensified. He reached out and slowly traced a long finger across the strap of her bag until it rested lightly on the back of her hand. She realized only then that her fingers had been clenching and unclenching around the leather strap, tugging and twisting.
“I remember how you used to adjust your bag and worry the strap every time you were nervous those days,” he said in the same soft voice laced with an emotion she couldn’t place.
His finger was still on her hand, a feather-light touch that had her frozen. His gaze traveled back to her face, and she drowned in it. Somewhere deep inside, the lines crisscrossing her broken heart cracked upon, slowly but surely. Why? Why did he have to drag up memories like a child worrying a dried scab and making a half-healed wound bleed again?
A More Perfect Union Series
by Betty Bolté
Genre: Historical Romance
Betty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories featuring strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the paranormal. In addition to her romantic fiction, she’s the author of several nonfiction books and earned a Master of Arts in English in 2008. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and the Authors Guild. Get to know her at www.bettybolte.com.
Color Me Rich
A sensitive love story of a handsome and talented struggling painter Akash Saigal. What happens when he marries an extremely rich and beautiful artist and art investor Zenobia Taraporevala?
J J School of Art, Mumbai.
Taking a charcoal pencil, Akash Saigal started drawing the wood-and-stone structure, popularly known as „Kipling Bungalow‟. He was sketching sitting on a bench on which, in another era, K K Hebbar, M F Husain, Syed Haider Raza, Sadanand Bakre, V S Gaitonde, even Dadasaheb Phalke had sat with their sketchbooks, sketching the house where the author of The Jungle Book was born.
Ganpat Gupte appeared along with two of his gang. Gupte was the nephew of a minister, or so he claimed, and had the arrogance that comes with power.
“Ae Akash, kae karto?”
Akash looked up at the trio and said, “Nothing much. Just a drawing.
“Okay. What is the day today?”
“I should have known.Tere ko blue shirt hai na?”
Akash didn‟t get the connection, but Gupte‟s chamchas laughed knowingly.
The three boys sang in unison, “Monday, blue shirt. Tuesday, black shirt. Wednesday, blue shirt. Thursday black shirt. Friday, blue shirt. Saturday, black shirt. Sunday...laundry!”
If Akash was hurt, he didn‟t show it. He laughed sheepishly and continued sketching the bungalow.
But he would never forget this.
About the Author
Mohan Deep, is an Indian author, painter and Feng Shui Master. Mohan Deep is the author of ‘The Mystery and Mystique of Madhubala’ (1996), ‘It’s My Life’ (Novel) (1997), ‘Simply Scandalous: Meena Kumari’ (1998), ‘Eurekha!’ – an unauthorized biography of Rekha. (1999), ‘Four Options’ (2000), ‘Feng Shui for the Bold & Beautiful, the Rich and Famous’ (2001) and ‘Nehru and the Tantrik Woman’ (2002). After a sabbatical of a decade, during which he touched upon the lifves of people as a Feng Shui Master, he is back with The Five Foolish Virgins, a book of fiction, to be launched in April 2013. Mohan Deep is arguably the only Indian author to write what is often described as controversial, unauthorized star biographies in India. Columnist-journalist and former editor of 'Illustrated Weekly of India', Khushwant Singh called him 'a truly gifted gossip writer'. “The maverick writer”, like columnist-reviewer-poetess Tara Patel described him has also been called William Goldman of Bollywood’s stars (By Behram Contractor, the Editor of Afternoon Despatch & Courier) (Source) Kitty Kelly of India (By R K Bajaj, the Editor of ‘The Daily’). Interestingly, almost every book he has wrote/penned has invited controversies for its bold content.
About the Book
The past has come back to haunt Lord Mathew and Lady Jessica. Even with extra precautions to keep them both safe from someone who was supposed to be dead their plans quickly change. With family and friends, they retire to the Winsome estate to await the countess’s annual Valentine Eve Ball.
What Lord Matthew doesn’t realize; this excursion will be rather costly for him as Lady Jessica insists on a proper gown for the ball. While she and the other ladies shop Lord Matthew and Lord Justin, the newest peer, search out where the person could be hiding. What they find is even more disturbing-a body. Immediately Lord Matthew knows who murdered the old man. Another individual who shouldn’t be living as he and Lady Jessica watched her die.
After passing this information on to their friends the men set about to hunt these people down. Will the persons be found in time so Lord Matthew and Lady Jessica can marry without worry?
Stepping in, Matt was more focused on the powerful peer than anything which wasn’t his norm, considering his former duties to the Crown. Several feet from the desk, behind which the duke sat glaring at him, Matt stopped and gave a deep bow.
“Take a seat,” the duke ordered, or so it seemed to Matt.
Immediately, this gave him a hint as to how this interview would go. Interrogation. The only chair available, was a hard-seated, straight-backed one which reminded Matt of his youth and being called into his father’s office for a dressing down.
Knowing he wasn’t to speak until addressed by His Grace, Matt tried to calm his increasingly quaking nerves, but to very little avail. The stare he was getting could have rivaled any from the Grand Dames of the ton. Finally.
“So, you’re here to seek my approval in marrying my goddaughter, Lady Jessica? Can you give me one valid reason why I should give my consent?”
“Yes, Your Grace. I love Lady Jessica to the point of distraction and have ever since we met a year or so ago,” Matt barely got out.
“Then, I ask, why has it taken so long for you to approach me? Before you answer, I am well aware of your reputation within the ton and duties to the Crown.”
“As you said, Your Grace, you know of my past indiscretions but since I was formally introduced to Lady Jessica, not once has my eye strayed to another. As for my work with the Crown, many times I have been called away. Only now have I tendered my services with them, much to their displeasure,” Matt explained.
“If you receive my nod, what are your plans if Lady Jessica agrees to be your wife? Will you keep her shuttered away in some faraway estate thus not permitting her to come to London?”
“Your Grace, as I’ve no estate of my own until I, someday in the distant future, become the Earl of Winsome, we will reside either in the earl’s townhouse or the country estate. As for coming to London during the Season, I will be more than happy to accompany her that way we may keep acquainted with her and my friends.”
He could feel himself becoming more panicked that the duke wouldn’t give his permission to speak with the earl. When the office door opened, it was all Matt could do to keep from jumping up. Not hearing anyone approach but knowing someone had entered, it took all of his fortitude to keep his attention focused on the duke.
“Dearest husband, why on earth are you giving this boy such a hard time? You’ve known all along he would receive your permission, so just give it, and let him be on his way.” Matt heard the duchess declare.
Matt jumped to his feet, turned, and bowed deeply to the grand lady.
“Because I wished to see him squirm. After all, he’s about to depart on the most amazing adventure of his life, and I wanted to make sure he was ready,” the duke stated.
About the Author
I’ve been an avid reader ever since I was old enough to hold a red leather bound first edition copy of Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake in my lap.
So it only seemed natural at some point in my life I take up pen and paper to start writing. Over time my skills slightly improved which I attribute to my English teachers.
My breakthrough came about in the mid 1970’s when I read a historical romance written by Sergeanne Golon, Angelique. This French husband and wife team opened my eyes to the real world of fiction. Stories about romance, beautiful damsels, handsome heroes and plots which kept me hooked. Of course, being a man, I had to keep my reading hidden from others as that wasn’t appropriate reading for men.
With this new found appreciation of the written word I took up other books and devoured them as a starving person would a plate of food. I them attempted to write again. I still wasn’t satisfied so I put it aside for years as other events entered my life.
Finally, in the early years of the new millennium I tried again to write and once again met with limited success. At least now I was able to get past the first page or two. Then, in 2006 a life changing event brought me back to my love, I took a job as a security officer. This allowed me plenty of time to read different genres.
My favourite was regency. As I poured through everyone I could get my hands on I knew this could be something I wanted to attempt.
Since 2012 when my debut regency romantic suspense released I was hooked and have, except for a few contemporaries, focused on this genre.
Since 2012 I’ve lived in central Texas. I’m also a member of Romance Writers of America and their local chapter.
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Love is in the air… which is probably why I am even more focused on romance right now. “Seduced in Spain”, my next contemporary romance novel, is with my beta readers, and I can’t wait to start writing my new series of small-town romance set in Misty Springs. But for now, let’s celebrate LOVE. I’ve been wondering how the couples from my romance novels would celebrate Valentine’s Day, so here are some ideas.
Special thanks goes to my writer friend Ronald – also an admin of the Facebook group The Society of English Literature – whose post got my mind whirring.
When I See Your Face
Cathy has faced a lot of trouble and left an abusive relationship behind when she meets Michael. With his help, she makes her dream come true and opens her own bakery. So for Valentine’s Day, she surprises her Prince Charming with Valentine’s Day Cupcakes! She’s opted for Vanilla Love Cupcakes with White Chocolate Truffle Centers. You can find the sinfully delicious recipe here.
Michael is a gardener and naturally loves everything connected to plants. So instead of buying fancy jewelry or unimaginative chocolate, he gifts the love of his life with a very unusual bouquet. It’s the meaning more than the beauty that counts: He includes heliotrope for endless love, forget-me-nots, goldenrod for encouragement, jasmine for sweet love, lavender for devotion, myrtle for the emblem of marriage, violet for faithfulness, red tulips as a declaration of love, and honeysuckle for strong bonds.
Kaleidoscope of Hopes
Nadia fell in love with the enigmatic, brooding hero Lucas – tall, dark, and handsome indeed – who moved in next door with his daughter Melody. It took both of them a while, but they’ve jumped over their shadows and admitted to their true feelings. On their first Valentine’s Day, Melody has planned a surprise for her favorite two people in the world: She has used her pocket money to buy them a gift voucher for a romantic weekend getaway in a Golden Oak Cottage in Blackwood Forest in England.
Saved in Sri Lanka
Sepalika and Daniel from Sri Lanka and Ireland are living proof that love knows no boundaries and transcends nationalities. While Valentine’s Day is only slowly catching on in Sri Lanka, Daniel doesn’t let this chance slip to surprise his love. He starts with breakfast in bed, then spends the day reading his favorite love poems to her because they both love literature. He cooks her a romantic dinner that includes typical Irish food – and for desserts he presents her with two tickets for a romantic holiday in Australia. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know why he chose Australia of all countries.
What do you think, who had the best idea? And how are YOU spending this Valentine’s Day?
Voyagers Into the Unknown
In the historic Indian town of Agra, you can find a very unusual tour company, which is owned by a charming young man named Raj. Although Raj's official job is to show off the historical landmarks of Agra, including the legendary Taj-Mahal, his true mission is to heal the souls of his broken "birds," as he affectionately refers to his tour participants. His business operates purely upon word-of-mouth referrals, ensuring that all of his tour members arrive in Agra with their hearts in their hands, ready for the spiritual growth and cleansing that Raj is known to provide. Healing the hearts of the spiritually damaged can be a difficult job, and in this particular tale, Raj finds himself faced with his most challenging tour group yet. First, there is Ira, a stunningly gorgeous but fragile young woman on the brink of suicide. Next, we meet Darci and Lennard, a couple on the verge of divorce. Then there is Carl, an irritable, antisocial workaholic who has burned all of his bridges. Lastly, we meet Asha, an elderly widow who still yearns for the company and comfort of her late husband. When disaster strikes the tour group, everything is thrown into jeopardy, including lives, relationships, and Raj's very reputation as a tour guide. Raj must find a way to lift the spirits of these five special travelers, even in the face of death and despair. Venture into the unknown and discover how Raj Touristry heals the brokenhearted, one soul at a time.
ExcerptDawn had risen over the historic Indian town of Agra. Agra was a city of monuments, which stood tall, their unmatched grandeur telling of their long and fascinating history. The morning air was filled with the sounds of roosters calling, birds chirping, and morning prayers and salutations. Dogs and cows were being hustled through the streets and errand boys on bicycles hurried along to their respective chores and deliveries.
Amidst this vibrant chaos, a man in his late thirties with an athletic physique, broad shoulders, and unkempt black hair was briefing his colleague in a quiet, affable tone. He held a bunch of papers in his hand, and the other man nodded obediently as he glanced through them, making notes on the pad in his hands. “So, are you all set?” inquired Raj, the black-haired man.
“I think so,” replied the other man confidently, as he took his seat behind the wheel of a mini-bus.
“Call me if you have any questions, Albert. You know where to reach me,” added Raj as he shut the door of the driver’s seat, giving his driver two thumbs up. Albert started the engine quickly and began to roll away from the curb. He was abruptly halted by a sharp knock on the door of the vehicle. The driver slammed on the brakes and looked to see who was doing the hammering. Raj reappeared on the other side of the glass with blank boards and a sharpie. Albert opened the door and reached out for the additional items. “Write the names of my birds on these planks. It will be easier for them to spot you,” explained Raj.
“Birds?” inquired Albert with a confused expression.
“Sure, Birds. Since they will fly back to where they are coming from in a week’s time.”
“Aha! Yes, boss!” Albert winked and started his journey.
About The Author
A Reiki Master where she passes out information about channeling universal energy and conducts sessions. The author of “Choices”, “The Adventures of Alex and Angelo” but just another soul trying to make a difference in this lifetime.
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