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07
Jul 15

The forest breaths and as a result the planet Earth also breaths, giving us the oxigen that we need to live. During the Winter, in the north of the planet, where the majority of the dry land exists, many trees lose their leafs and the carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere producing a small increase in global temperature. During the Spring and Summer all the trees of the planet grow leafes and they capture carbon dioxide making the weather lightly fresher than it would be without their action.

To tell you the truth the trees are pressious everywhere, even if they are alone in a grey street of a city or together with a small group of other in a beautiful artificial garden. To grow a tree is to grow a friend, it is an act of poetry and who knows of the tales that the sun beams crossing their branches can inspire.

All the insects of the world and all the animals don’t care about written poetry because they have the visual poetry of flowers in a bed and the colorful grace of reefs. They purely enjoy the beautiful gifts of life!

But, do you know that if the mean world sea temperature rises by 2 degrees celcious that would cause serious damage to reefs? And do you know that the big secret of dogs is their friendship and friendly approach towards us? Certainly, you feel that every living creature is Nature; we are Nature and we also deserve a poem… To protect flowers is to protect us.

Life is special and this is the reason why we invite you to submit your best poem or your perfect tale.

 

We want to select 36 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows 8.

Rules:

  1. Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
  2. Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
  3. The FIRST PRIZE is the software Scrivener for Windows or Mac and participates in a campaign of Crowdfunding;
  4. ALL THE SELECTED WORKS will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. ALL THE PARTICIPANT receives immediately a free e-book titled "Tales for The Ones in Love";
  6. Deadline date: 30 October 2015;
  7. By the end of November 2015 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  8. The Anthology will be published during December 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, country and e-mail contact. Like this page and answer the questionnaire below. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of any volunteer donation must be done using PayPal to ruimigcar@gmail.com.

 

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte

 

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Partners:

  

Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

 

Nobodys Reading Me

https://nobodysreadingme.wordpress.com/

 

Read Wave

http://www.readwave.com/rick-and-charlie-meet-sylvester-s-new-girlfriend_s90971

 

Realistic Poetry International

http://www.realisticpoetry.com

 

Alabama State Poetry Society

https://www.facebook.com/groups/492636217457754/permalink/876079369113435/

 

Finnally, we would like to kindly invite you to fill in the next questionnaire. It is a part of an academic study about working conditions, people and ultimately their happiness.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jqv0KbQKsNzbQ1mkC3bv2Tga_LUI0fw4MtWRXY9i8vo/viewform

The questionnaire is anonymous and free!

So, why are you waiting for? Please prepare carefully your work and send it to us when you feel comfortable!

Kind regards,

Rui M.

 

Sample Apps for Windows 8:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ardor/e6f370ce-84e9-4efa-a570-63b4c2b994c7

 

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/digitalflowers1/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

Inspiring Photos:

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Ambrosia Chronicles: the Discovery. K. C. Simos. Athens, Greece: Kalendis Editions, 2013. 301 pp.

 

 

The History of the Book:
This book tells us the story of Alex, a young woman that studies at University. Nevertheless, her peaceful life, made of her struggle with school, friends, and body-imagery changes suddenly when some unexpected encounters take place. It is then that the supernatural grows stronger in her life... Additionally, the relationship between Alex and her two friends Ian and Lucas give to this YA fiction history a drop of romantic glamour. Also, it is clear to me that the author intentionally gives to the main character the sly with of observational humour and this detail gives us a piece of literature that has the freshness of a Summer during at the seashore! Certainly, it is to be read at a single sitting.

Social/Historical context:
This book was written at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century by K. C. Simos, a lady who had the experience of studying at Birmingham. The book is about a YA story that contains all the facts that a student experiencing the Erasmus program in Europe might experience, namely: the discovery of a new country, the challenge of living with other foreign students and the enriching experience of learning new cultures. Nevertheless, it is impossible to forget that the author is Greek and that means knowledge above average about Greek mythology and, fortunately, this is clear when we read this piece of literature.

Writing Style:
The book is written in the third and first person from the perspective of Alex a young female that studies at an University and have all the philosophical questions we have at that point of our lives. She is the heroine of this book. Despite of the fact that the book is sometimes a novel and other times a mystery book one aspect remains true: it is a book of adventure and discovery of the human nature and about our fears with a very consistent approach for its time and a simple language. Also, it does have a very relaxing pace except when the action is faster giving us a “can’t put down” strong feeling that only a good book can create.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the adventure! It was an adventure seasoned with some romance and mystery. Certainly, the book brings with it the freshness of the discovery we emotionally breath in when we are very young but also the possibility  of learning new exciting details about Greek mythology.
I really think this is a book also about the awakening into some of the secrets of the adult world but is also a good evocation of the narrow borders between mythology of Gods and the above average capabilities of the human like super heroes.
At the same time, all the revelations aren’t shocking but the result of a smooth path of discovery our heroine does when she can afford to rest during her breath taking adventure.
And, at the end, I find myself thinking, clearly with mingled feelings, that our life takes us by paths we couldn’t even dream about regardless all our efforts to control our insignificant future and present. To me the end of the story paves the way to books two and three bringing together the seed of a new adventure and an almost shocking reason to think about our own lives...
Please feel free to find this book at
Book 1 paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

Enjoy!
Book review by Rui M. in partnership with Synchronized Chaos.

published by talesforlove às 09:17

20
Mai 15
"What am I thinking, saying something like that to the person who just terrified the wits out of me?" confesses Alex to 

herself after just telling Lucas to be careful. 

Is she just afraid of dying, or is there more going on? I contemplate this when I reach the turning point in the first book of Karolina Simos' Ambrosia Chronicles. I wonder what further surprises the remaining chapters still contain ... 

 

The novel has an intriguing starting point and the sense of adventure grows stronger within each new chapter. When reading the Ambrosia Chronicles, we enter into mystical contemplation and reconsider the most intriguing metaphysical questions we encounter in life. 

Mystery, fear and adventure capture my state of mind at this point, and the freshness of the YA fiction genre only adds to these feelings. 

Certainly, those who want a captivating reading for this summer should try Ambrosia Chronicles: The Discovery. I have only finished half of the book so far but am already experiencing a good mix of unsolved questions that are transporting me to another world. In this other world, reality contains seeds of a hidden part of our psyche - dreams of things I desperately want to see but which frighten me because they will require me to understand and contemplate my own personal weaknesses.

 

You can find it at:


 

Enjoy!

All best,

Rui M.
published by talesforlove às 18:09

22
Abr 15

In a partnership with Synchronized Chaos, I decided to come her to drop a few lines about the first Chapter
of "Ambrosia Chronicles, the Discovery" by K. C. Simos, a fine new writer from Greece that is just starting her adventure in YA fiction.
After reading a few pages I discovered that this chapter offer us a smooth landing into the sentimental world of Alex,
a shy University student.
On a first reading, these first pages are a beautiful description of a young woman discovery of her world without the
moorings of fear. When visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, a drop of mystic "reality" at the end makes it
far more poignant and exciting. I finished with a strong willingness to continue my reading.

Please feel free to find this book at
Book 1 paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

Enjoy!

Kind regards,
Rui M.

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