Archive | May, 2013

The Sharp Mile – free giveaway

29 May

Friends,

My story ‘The Sharp Mile’ is live at Amazon as a Kindle edition. I’m glad to inform you that there’s a free giveaway of this eBook, between May 30th 1 PM IST and May 31st 1 PM IST.

‘The Sharp Mile’ is a thrilling voyage canvassed in an Indian city. At the outset it nose dives into a terrorist attack, of unprecedented intensity. Its characters witness moments that blossom like fragrant flowers; and horrors of unabated violence that could scar a sole forever.
Pitched in battles between terrorists and saviors, many lives are thrown at crossroads. Some would change forever.
From the burnt ruins of peace, struggle of its protagonists; this story brings out a message with triumph. A message that is worth reading.
Please log in at Amazon and browse the book page – http://www.amazon.com/The-Sharp-Mile-ebook/dp/B00D0B9BME to access it for free.
It can also be read without Kindle device via the apps like  ‘Kindle for PC’.

It would help me immensely if you could let me know of your valuable review, at the story’s Amazon page or via a post/article at your site.

Thanks & Regards,
Virendra

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Kindle at PC

28 May

If you don’t own a Kindle device and still want to read Kindle editions like ‘The Sharp Mile’, here’s what you do.
Visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311 , download any of the free Kindle apps for PC and enjoy reading 🙂

The Sharp Mile – Snippet I

28 May

How it all begins :-

 

The Home Ministry’s Chopper landed at the field, throwing splashes of chilled water off the ground. It had been raining all night and the Sun had just begun cheering up.
An elderly figure appeared out thanking the pilot for a smooth landing after the rough ride – owing to the uninvited winter rains.

The Car waiting for the officer was now in ignition and took off with him to the nearby building.
The NIA{1} office was bustling in SOS{2} mode.
“Tiwari did you activate the local asset?” asked the senior officer barging into the control room. The old shepherd’s calm yet stern demeanor, clad in an average safari suit gave away the aura of a no non-sense man.

“Yes Sir” Tiwari continues after a pause “Don’t worry Sir, he knows the area very well. He’ll hit the ground zero running” guessing the next question. His colleagues in the background were still whispering in low voice “You remember how they got Laden 6 years back?” before the old man’s next question forced them to chuck it…

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For a larger sample, please visit the book page at http://www.amazon.com/The-Sharp-Mile-ebook/dp/B00D0B9BME

Regards,
Virendra

The Sharp Mile

26 May

Dear Friends,

I am happy to share with you that I’ve written and published a story I built over a period of time.

‘The Sharp Mile’ is a thrilling voyage canvassed in an Indian city. At the outset it nose dives into a terrorist attack, of unprecedented intensity.
From the burnt ruins of peace, struggle of its protagonists; this story brings out a message with triumph. A message that is worth reading.

I take this opportunity in thanking my friends at DefenceForumIndia.com for their valuable inputs in improving this manuscript.

Though it may be a little imperfect, being my first effort;  I cherish the story and its publishing as a special memory.
I invite you to read the book and live this story with me, as I have lived and honed for quite some time now.

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Currently the work is available as an e-book via Amazon Kindle, Smashwords.
In just a few days it will be live at major online retailers such as Apple iBookstores, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, WH Smith and Pothi.com.

Click here to download free Kindle ebook reading Apps for your Android phone/tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC/tablet, Blackberry or Windows Phone – http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dig_arl_box?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Following are the links to the book’s page at various online distribution platforms:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/The-Sharp-Mile-ebook/dp/B00D0B9BME
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319823
Pothi – <link would be updated by May 28th>

I wish you a happy reading. Thank you so much !!

Regards,
Virendra