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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Countdown to midnight

2014 is near its end,  a new year looms in the horizon.
2015 will hopefully bring love, health, success,  friendship, opportunity and peace to the majority of us.  For those that don't have all these things, don't give up and create your possibilities.

Peace and love to all

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy new year 2015

Happy new year 2015 from Julie and I
May all your dreams come true.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Mental Dental... KILLER Dentists on the rampage

The day he had dreaded for so many weeks had finally arrived, and the hour of potential torture and pain was now unequivocally unavoidable. He sat in the cold, clinical waiting room, a bundle of nervous fear stuck on an uncomfortable and well worn chair, firmly between the white walls scattered with posters of people with perfect, gleaming smiles. Trying to remain composed and focused, he attempted to divert his worries and think positively. He watched the public interact with the friendly receptionist as she tapped their details on her computer and smiled at the grateful punters as they smiled back and made follow up appointments. ‘Why can’t I be like that?’ he thought to himself. John was in his thirties and an accountant by profession who was no stranger to stress. However, he quizzed himself on why he was being so scared and negative at coming to the dentists and why he would react in this way, every time he had to be there. He knew the inevitability of this all was worthwhile in the end and after all, what was the worst that could happen?

Scary wards and haunted hospital halls

Ward 7 was a prime example of the demonic demonstrations that could be experienced in this edifice.

"Things that go bump in the night are just buildings creaking and light changes in the room"

A small extract from Phantasms in the Infirmary.

Do you agree?

Do yourself a favour and read this book...

Paperback

Self published author... It's not easy

Writing books is easy in comparison to all the promotion and marketing of the end product.
It doesn't matter how good the writing is or the stories if no one is aware they are there for the taking.
Blog, Google +, #twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn groups, websites etc.  It's a big ask.
Especially when you also have a day job...!
The efforts are tremendous,  the returns are meager in comparison.  However one is like a dog with a bone,  I won't let go.
I know the novels are good,  they will succeed and be good sellers. 
Blood, sweat and coffee!!!
All that is left to do is persevere...  Wish me luck 😎

Website link for great books

Website
Here's the link to my website.
It has links to my author page on Amazon to get copies of my books.
Remember that there are four to choose from.
Legally Lucky
Phobic Wars
Mental Dental (Murder by Proxy)
Phantasms in the Infirmary

They are selling well and available in Kindle and paperback format.

Don't be a stranger. Read them and please enjoy them but also remember that your review will help readers choose.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas / feliz navidad

Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad to each and every one.
May there be peace in the world and good will to all men.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Busy week... No writing

The build up to the Christmas period has its flaws... It's been a tremendously busy week in health care.
I can honestly say that I have not had much time to think,  let alone write.

I have 3 books underway but not put any time into them.

I have been trying to promote the ones that are available.
Today, had a follow on Twitter from iAuthor...
Created a new profile on it..  See for yourself.

iAuthor

As far as the books go,  they are selling... 

I also went to my first ever Christmas pantomime.
Great laugh and good training when the grandchildren finally start coming.

In the meantime,  looking forward to the Christmas break.
Might get some writing done and maybe finish one of the projects.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Caught on camera

Louis Van Gaal.. Asking Santa for the Premier league for Xmas.  😆

Photo taken by my son  Paul this evening in Manchester at a concert

Climbing up the charts again

Phantasms in the Infirmary
The Nursing,  hospital related collection of ghostly short stories is climbing up the paperback charts again
Thank you for purchasing it and reading it.  Enjoy

Link

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Incredibly priced and can't be missed

The publishing house has control over prices.
I was reviewing my author page and found Legally Lucky,  my first born....  At only £3.86
This is a great price. A print version at nearly the same price as a kindle version.

Please don't miss out.

Here's the link for the paperback edition

Legally

Read it at your leisure and share your experience

Merry Christmas

Steady stream

Great to see that Phantasms in the Infirmary is getting a slow but steady stream of purchases. 
People are reading this book.

My in-laws have read it too and really enjoyed the experience.
That is awesome...

Remember it's easy to get a copy of Phantasms in the Infirmary...  On Amazon Kindle and paperback.  

Amazon.com link is as follows
AMAZON

CreateSpace link is as follows
space

Enjoy

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Share /like this bloody good book

Book
Phantasms in the Infirmary
Please like and share this page.
An excellent compilation of chilling ghostly stories...  Scary but far from Gore and bloody violence. 
A good old fashioned horror story collection.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Financial rewards

Writing a book was something I've always dared to do..
My reason,  a legacy, a chance to be different,  an opportunity to create a piece of work that was far removed from my day job as a clinician.  It was a dare and a passion.  The last thing on my mind was the financial gain.

Four books in,  I'm still driven by the same things. 
The drive is still to share a creation,  a moment in my mind that is allowed out in public. Beautiful, scary, clever and complex yet different.

All four books are different :
Legally Lucky is a sweet story with a moral lesson in life.

Phobic Wars,  a complex story of cockroaches and Atlantis intertwined with green issues and love.

Mental Dental (MBP)  is a release of energy,  a twisting and twisted killer thriller that involves innovative streams,  you've got to read it to believe it.

Then there's the new baby,  Phantasms in the Infirmary.
This again is different in many ways.  It's a compilation of chilling tales some on experiences in hospital for many years.  It's also different in that it is coauthored by my wife,  Julie. 
It's a great compilation and the different style of writing is brilliantly blended.

All four books are out there to be enjoyed. Here is the link to my Authorcentre on Amazon... Don't be a stranger and please visit

RAMS

If you read any,  please leave your review for all to read.

Enjoy

Dentistry nightmares

My best seller is Mental Dental (MBP)
Don't just take my word for it...  Look at the reviews.

Click on the following link
Well worth a consultation....!! 😉

Teeth

Monday, 15 December 2014

Lottery dreams

We've all debated on how a life changing amount of money could change our lives.  However we never really give the negatives much thought.
Legally Lucky,  my first book,  offers this scenario.
It is a story with twists and turns that will have your attention and turning the pages in anticipation of the end.
It blends the dreams and aspirations of the main protagonist with the indignation and defamation of character based on accusations of cheating and terrorism.
A court room drama that assures us of the value of true friendship balanced against being a millionaire. 
Some things in life are more precious than money.

A great read for Christmas...
Get your hands on a copy on the following link

Legally Lucky

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Nice, creative horror

My cousin and her family came around today and of course we gave them a copy of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
The debate about horror ensued
I was trying to differentiate spooky,  nice horror v Gore.
My rationale is There's a difference...
Nice horror makes you feel uneasy and jumpy. It is based on making you think and the writer has been innovative,  creative and brave.
Gore makes you scared and it is full of dark, gratuitous violence,  bloodshed and horrible stuff just to hurt the readers senses..!

Nice horror craves intelligence and understanding,  enjoyment and moral stories...  At least that is what our intention is.

Our book is spooky,  granted but it is nice horror. There are opportunities to understand why entities may remain in our world.  It is fiction based on folklore

Please give it a spin.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

International interest

It's refreshing to see that Phantasms in the Infirmary is getting a lot of sense in France.
Is it because of the subject matter?
Is it because the short stories are easy to follow if English is not the main language?
Is it something else?

I would be interested to know,  please share the reason why

In the meantime... Bon chance et Merci 😉

Reduced in Amazon France

Phantasms

Due to such popular demand for this novel in France I have reduced the price of Phantasms in the Infirmary on Amazon. fr...

Click on the above link.

Please tell your friends and download, read and enjoy the tales.

Enjoy Reduced book on kindle

Phantasms
Hit the link above
Reduced in price on kindle version of Phantasms in the Infirmary on Amazon.co.uk.

Download it, read it, enjoy it...

Friday, 12 December 2014

End of the working week

Another hard week over...  Stress, demands and targets.
Now that is why I escape into writing.
A chance to drift creatively to leave reality behind for a while.  To recover the batteries and some sanity.
It's better than taking drugs.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

New 3 star review

New Three star review on Amazon.co.uk for Phantasms in the infirmary.
This makes it 4 reviews and although its a start... more reviews needed because unfortunately the books get more marketing time with more reviews.
This makes it 2 x 5 star, 1 x 4 star and 1 x 3 star review.
All very complementary.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Short stories - Ghosts not Gore

Horror:
Horror unfortunately is synonymous with  themes based on grisly, gruesome, violent, bloodthirsty, bloody and brutal acts.

The films such as the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Friday 13th and Saw have given the ghost stories a bad name.

Phantasms in the infirmary is far from this.
It is horror but without the severing of heads or pools of blood. It is representative of the good old fashioned ghost stories. Things that go bump in the night, stories to make you think and not cringe!

It is a book that is meant to give you goosebumps but in a nice way, without the bloody violence associated with the genre. There are ghosts and specters but not violence for the shock value of it.

Please give this book a try as I fear it may be misrepresented by the genre.




Monday, 8 December 2014

Give the gift of a book this Christmas

Books:
Depending on what you like, the choice is nearly endless and they are easy to wrap!!

 Ideal present for Christmas


Thrills galore - do not open wide

Extraction

An innocent dentist is accused of murder.
Join her in a voyage of intrigue and discovery with a view to establishing her innocence.
Find out who is killing and more importantly Why!!!

Click on the above link to get your copy of Mental Dental (Murder by Proxy)
It is a clever "Killer Thriller"

Reviews on Amazon include the following from UK and USA sites:


5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic characters.
The characters seem so real, its almost like I know them! The writer's best and latest book is excellent. I was scared of dentists before I read this. Now I know they are human too, they make mistakes. Except for that scary dentist in Little Shop of Horrors of course!

3.0 out of 5 stars Don't "open wide", whatever you do!
Dr. Jessie Stacks, a competent and caring dentist, is devastated when a healthy patient dies in her surgery. Despite being exonerated she still has to endure the police enquiry and press frenzy which ensue following this sudden and unexpected death. She also experiences a crisis of confidence in her own dental skills and proficiency as a result of the traumatic episode. She sets out to discover if there have been any other similar unexpected deaths within the setting of a dental surgery and whether there are any common factors linking any such deaths, enlisting the invaluable help of her father, an eminent dental surgeon "with connections in high places". He manages to access sensitive and privileged information for her and as Jessie delves deeper into the circumstances of other similar deaths she begins to see a disturbing pattern emerge. But what possible motive could there be for these random deaths? Is it possible that such incredible depravity actually exists? Eventually Jessie finds the unwelcome answers to these questions.
I thought the plot ingenious and entertaining (although hopefully implausible!) and I'm sure it has done nothing to help foster good patient-dentist relationships! I enjoyed the first half of the book as it detailed the case histories of the poor unsuspecting victims but then, unfortunately, I found the latter half of the book rather boring, repetitive and even childish in places. Unlike the other reviewers I found the characters superficial and bland. Also I was rather surprised by the number of grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors (e.g. "pour" instead of "pore", "Handles" instead of "Handel's") and found them somewhat distracting. However, it was a free download and quite enjoyable overall.

Available as a Kindle book or on Paperback.


A book of horror stories for Holland - In English

Here is the link to Phantasms in the Infirmary for our Dutch friends.
It is a great book and an easy read.
Ideal for those of you who are interested in Horror and also healthcare.

Amazon NL

afgrijzen - dank u en geniet

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Driving inspired writing

Writing stories is something I enjoy.  Development of the book and it's characters is a massive undertaking and can be arduous.
One has to be systematic and organised,  which is hard to do when you have a day job and family etc...  Life gets in the way!

Creativity is like a drug,  a mystical driving force that pushes one on to remain original and innovative.

All four books I've written have been projects of love.
There are no forced deadlines or contractual commitments other than those set by myself. Even so,  I hope that they are read by many for the right reasons.  Enjoyment, originality and familiarity with my work.

Please read any or all...  Please tell others about them and leave your reviews.



Friday, 5 December 2014

Wrap it up... For Christmas

🎼Christmas is coming...🎵  The goose is getting fat..  🎶

Fast approaching and lots of decisions needed regards to presents...

Well why not consider the brilliant 'Phantasms in the Infirmary'....  A book full of paranormal activities in hospitals.

Great reading plus,  it's easy to wrap!!!!  Now that deserves a LOL 😆😉😄

seriously,  a great read and subject matter for adults or even young adults.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Read, enjoy and please review

I spoke to a colleague recently about the lack of reviews of my new novel on Amazon and how it can affect the marketability of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
She said that that good review numbers is not always a reliable reason to purchase a book. 
This is reassuring but is her opinion transferable?
As authors, we are dependent on the views of our readers to inform and influence other potential readers.
However,  low review numbers can be deceiving and readers could miss out on the opportunity to discover a potential best selling Novel.

What is your opinion on this?

Tweet tweet

Check out Engaging Authors by @niume_official: https://twitter.com/niume_official/lists/engaging-authors?s=09

Stories from the heart

Writing a book is a marvelous experience.
The inception of the idea is paramount followed by the incentive to complete the project for the right reasons.
My reasons are not financial...  The drive is the desire to write a decent book with a great tale behind it.

Having had no formal training on writing,  one learns as one goes along with the hope of attaining a decent and interesting / captivating style.

Legally Lucky through to Phantasms in the Infirmary,  I can see the style change and confidence in my ability to share and projects evolution.

They are original,  contemporary and gripping.

I hope you can appreciate the aims of the book and forgive some of my maverick mistakes,  enjoying the tales and their meaningful results?

Enjoy

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

over 10,000 hits

great to have reached a milestone of 10,000 hits on my blog...The hits have Come from all over the world. However none from Africa . I need to get some from here
Any ideas Welcome

Lottery dreams... Fact Or fiction?

On the eve of another massive European lottery draw,  we can be excused for dreaming.
Legally Lucky,  my first book,  addressed the fictional character winning multiple lotteries through pure luck. It instantly changed his life with millions in the bank,  however was it for the better?

It's a challenge to know what one can do with all this surplus cash,  we've all thought about it.

Legally Lucky examines what hopefully will remain a work of fiction.
It challenges millionaire status and true precious gifts, family, friendship and strength.

I urge you to read this novel and enjoy it as much as many others have done.

Here's the link millions

Monday, 1 December 2014

Money off code

Phantasms in the Infirmary

A collection of hospital related ghostly short stories & ghoulish encounters
Authored by Ram Gulrajani
Authored with Julie Gulrajani
Edition: first

For all those who work in hospitals or ever have done, you will be familiar with haunted corridors, wards and spectral shenanigans.
Even if you are not a nurse, doctor or hospital staff, this anthology of ghostly tales is just what you need.
This is a work of horror fiction.
It is a collection of ghostly short commentaries and ghoulish encounters, that occur in a fictitious hospital. All assured to send shivers down your spine.
They are based on tales that have been shared by many hospital staff over many years of work in healthcare.
They have been meticulously developed into the tales contained within this compendium of scary fantasies.

The sightings, strange sounds and sinister goings on of the spectral activity retold in this book are based on true experiences, that have become local folklore in many hospitals.

The presence of those that have "unfinished business", gripes or other reasons for not wanting to pass on, preferring to linger in the realm between life and death. Those that are not alive, but then again are not completely gone.
They linger, hanging on to this mortal coil for their own reasons in whatever way they can. Not ready to let go, their affairs left incomplete for whatever the reason may be. Their presence remains, not always a peaceful one.
These myths take place in hospital, buildings that have been constructed to heal the sick and injured. However they are also edifices that have seen a lot of deaths.
This collection is intended to relate some of the more memorable legends.
Ghostly nuns, haunted wards and supernatural spectres... If you like to be spooked, this is the book for you.

Go onto the createspace website and....

Type the following Code P435P7S4

Paranormal hospitals

Our book 'Phantasms in the Infirmary'  is a compilation of chilling tales of hospital horror.
The tales are based on real experiences and developed into these works of fiction.
They will give you goosebumps...  For Sure
Enjoy and share your experiences with us.  If we are inspired by your story,  we will acknowledge your contribution in our next volume.

Christmas spirit... Crammed in one book

Christmas spirit..  In more ways than one!
Phantasms in the Infirmary.
A collection of hospital supernatural tales.
Includes a ghostly nurse,  nuns and paintings that are alive,  hauntings in the grounds and going on galore that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

Get your hands on a copy now.
Click here....
Book

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Chart topper

Phantasms

The above link will take you to the amazon marketplace for the book that is climbing up the charts in both paperback edition and Kindle version.

Hurry it's a potential best selling Novel and you can get it at a discount price now

Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday Madness

Reminder of Phantasms in the Infirmary
Amazon Kindle version will be available on the Amazon.com site in a very little while...  This means that you can get a copy of this supernatural book full of paranormal activities for 'dead' cheap.
Don't miss out on the 48 hours of black Friday madness

Click

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Paperback book discount

Type the following code P435P7S4 on the createspace website and get $5.00 off your purchase of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
To visit the website click the link below

Amazon.com Kindle Countdown Deal tomorrow

Phantasms

Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon.com
Get a chance to read your own copy of Phantasms in the Infirmary
A great compilation of chilling tales of hospital horror....

Only for 48 hours

Don't miss out

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas share.

Sharing this link again
Well it's nearly Christmas after all...

By the way...  Phantasms in the Infirmary is on a kindle Countdown Deal from Friday.

Pass it on at your peril

My page

Kindle downloads continue.... Thanks

We are so glad that Phantasms in the Infirmary is being so well received.
Its had a few downloads since it was made available and 2 great reviews  1 x 4 star and 1x star.

It is also available in Paperback and will make a great gift for Christmas... of course I would say that but it does look great and reads like a book!!!

I am hoping more readers review this and we will be busy writing the next volume in the coming months... WATCH THIS SPACE!

In the meantime, keep reading and enjoying our stories

All the best from Ram & Julie (Co authors of this book)

KDP News Announcing Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.nl

Increased availability of my kindle books...  Amazon.nl
This means that the stories are now available in Holland.  They are in English but having been to Holland and chatted with many fluent English speakers,  that should not be a problem...
Enjoy the books.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Famous retweet

Sanjeev Bhaskar retweeted this yesterday.
Great to have a powerhouse of comedy like Sanjeev retweeting and supporting.
Check out @Author_man_ram's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Author_man_ram/status/536973377941286912?s=09

Monday, 24 November 2014

Misty moments

Foggy photo taken this evening from my office.  Mist /fog brewing up.
Looks spooky but a great photo....

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Blog a day

I made it my mission to write an entry on my blog every day.  Some days I have done more than one. 
Today,  I watched the interview YourHarlow.Com did of me and is posted on YouTube. 
My in-laws were round,  we were discussing Phantasms in the Infirmary and then the subject of interviews came round.
I watched it and although it is strange listening to my own voice,  I made a lot of sense and spoke well
#impressed

Have a look

Interview

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Hope for a great story

  4* review

Intriguing!

By Peter - 21 Nov 2014
Amazon Verified Purchase

I enjoyed reading what I think is one of Ram's best books yet. A fine mix of myth, scifi and fact made for a good read. The pace was a little pressured with the conclusion a bit rushed. Editing was better than in some of his other work too.

Thanks for that...  There is hope for this yet....

Phobic Wars IS a Hit

It Is reasuring that One Of my Old friends hw read Phobic wars and he loves it.
He comMented that In his opinion this was the best of my stories
Ironic as it has the worst reviews
I love it ..
He IS encouraging me to write a follow up story to phobic wars ...
IM considering this now. I always thought it had potential but my poor editing of it spoilt its reception
watch this space ...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Autographed copy

Get an autographed copy of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
See the link on eBay and get your hands on a copy autographed by both authors.

The inscription says...
Congratulations,  you won me on eBay. Happy reading from Ram and Julie Gulrajani.

Click here eBay

The long awaited arrival

We've finally received the finished and polished article.
A box full of Phantasms.

DHL Delivery received, they have come home... 
It's a great feeling to see your book in print.
All those hours of creativity,  hard work and editing are done,  they look like a book,  read like a book,  feel like a book...  It's our book.
#Satisfied

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Haunted hospital horror

For all those who work in hospitals or ever have done, you will be familiar with haunted corridors, wards and spectral shenanigans.

Even if you are not a nurse, doctor or hospital staff, this anthology of ghostly tales is just what you need.
This is a work of horror fiction. It is a collection of ghostly short commentaries and ghoulish encounters, that occur in a fictitious hospital.
All assured to send shivers down your spine.
They are based on tales that have been shared by many hospital staff over many years of work in healthcare. They have been meticulously developed into the tales contained within this compendium of scary fantasies.

The sightings, strange sounds and sinister goings on of the spectral activity retold in this book are based on true experiences, that have become local folklore in many hospitals. The presence of those that have “unfinished business”, gripes or other reasons for not wanting to pass on, preferring to linger in the realm between life and death. Those that are not alive, but then again are not completely gone. They linger, hanging on to this mortal coil for their own reasons in whatever way they can. Not ready to let go, their affairs left incomplete for whatever the reason may be. Their presence remains, not always a peaceful one.

These myths take place in hospital, buildings that have been constructed to heal the sick and injured. However they are also edifices that have seen a lot of deaths. This collection is intended to relate some of the more memorable legends. Ghostly nuns, haunted wards and supernatural spectres... If you like to be spooked, this is the book for you.

Phantasms

Legally privileged

Countdown Deal
3 days until the end of the kindle offer.  It goes up to £2.05.

Click on the link below and capitalise on getting your own copy of Legally Lucky.

Legally Lucky

Available on the Amazon.co.uk website.

Publications ups and downs

Our new book has been out for 3 weeks and the excitement still remains with lots of activity on my Facebook Author Page, twitter, Google+ and Amazon.
Sales have been up and down so in order to keep the excitement going, we are going for a Kindle Countdown Deal on 28th of November.
The ebook will be available at a discounted price for a limited period only.

Please make sure you maximise the opportunity to download this up and coming collection of spooky horror and suspense.

If you have ever worked or even been in a hospital, then this is a book you cannot miss.

Guaranteed to make you get Goose pimples....

Here is the link

Ghosts

Summary:
Kindle Countdown DealAmazon.comNovember 28, 2014November 30, 201448 hour(s)Scheduled

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Author exchange

Check out @Micheal_Rivers's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Micheal_Rivers/status/534825349989666817?s=09

Monday, 17 November 2014

Kindle Countdown Deal

Phantasms in the Infirmary
Is available on kindle and will be taking part in a Kindle Countdown Deal for 48 hours only.

Deal

When?  28th November

Where? It's on Amazon.com only.
Why?  The reason for this promo is to try generate some more reviews.

We will sell them at a discount if you write about your experiences of this book on Amazon.  Is that fair?
ABSOLUTELY....

Enjoy the frighteningly good stories for next to nothing....

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Reviews = more books read

More reviews equate increased sales and a wider readership.

Please,  if you have read one of my books,  be sure to find the time to write a review of it.
It not only helps increase sales but more importantly increases the readership and familiarity with my work.
This is more important to me than royalties.
Thanks

Kindle Countdown Deal is on

Kindle Countdown Deal is on
Legally Lucky

Amazon.co.uk

Only £0.99

Limited time only...  Hurry

New review 4.0 out of 5

New review for Phantasms in the Infirmary

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon.co.uk

spooky!
16 Nov 2014
By catriona williamson

Format:Kindle Edition

A good read! Spooky tales from the hospital setting. A very enjoyable book but don't read it late at night!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Downloading continues

Copies of our new book Phantasms in the Infirmary continue...  I am so happy to see that this collection of short stories has been so well rreceived.

It's because it is entertaining, a great subject matter and well written
Try it for yourself ...  See the link below

Phantasms

 Also available in paperback

Friday, 14 November 2014

Psycho

Watching Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece Psycho... 

Bates Motel. 
Uneasy Norman entangles his victims in rresponse to his dead mothers demands...  Excelen. 

Brilliant cinematography,  story line and delivery...
It's hard to believe it is 54 years old!!
Amazing art.

Germany v Gibraltar

Watching my home town of Gibraltar v the World Champions.
My old friend Allan is the manager and doing a great job considering the David and Golliath situation...  We are loosing but making the German team work...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The book for you...

Phantasms in the Infirmary

For all those who work in hospitals or ever have done, you will be familiar with haunted corridors, wards and spectral shenanigans.
Even if you are not a nurse, doctor or hospital staff, this anthology of ghostly tales is just what you need.
This is a work of horror fiction.
It is a collection of ghostly short commentaries and ghoulish encounters, that occur in a fictitious hospital. All assured to send shivers down your spine.
They are based on tales that have been shared by many hospital staff over many years of work in healthcare.
They have been meticulously developed into the tales contained within this compendium of scary fantasies.

The sightings, strange sounds and sinister goings on of the spectral activity retold in this book are based on true experiences, that have become local folklore in many hospitals.

The presence of those that have “unfinished business”, gripes or other reasons for not wanting to pass on, preferring to linger in the realm between life and death. Those that are not alive, but then again are not completely gone.
They linger, hanging on to this mortal coil for their own reasons in whatever way they can. Not ready to let go, their affairs left incomplete for whatever the reason may be. Their presence remains, not always a peaceful one.
These myths take place in hospital, buildings that have been constructed to heal the sick and injured. However they are also edifices that have seen a lot of deaths.
This collection is intended to relate some of the more memorable legends.
Ghostly nuns, haunted wards and supernatural spectres... If you like to be spooked, this is the book for you

Phantasms in the Infirmary

Paranormal activities in a run of the mill hospital are to be expected... 
The link below will take you to a collection of short stories involving the ghosts and ghoulish goings on in hospital.
These are some of the many tales shared in many hospital wards and departments around the world...
Dare to visit?

Phantasms

Christmas idea

Paperback

This is a link to my Author page on Amazon
This will get you straight to Phantasms in the Infirmary Paperback edition.

A great up and coming Christmas gift idea

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Why I wrote Phobic Wars? Maybe this helps explain

Sitting On Roaches | Infested!: http://youtu.be/RU9oOCYPros

Work on Volume II of Phantasms in the Infirmary is in progress

Julie and I are busy collating new stories from colleagues to adapt into volume 2.

we already have a  good few to use.
With this book,  we want  to include the names of those  who iinspired the stories ...  The story tellers not the ghosts.

I hope to hear from you soon with your own insights  into this

Book Availability ... NOW AVAILABLE

Phantasms in the Infirmary is now available to purchase as a paperback
They are selling well and climbing up the charts...  The challenge is to get it to the top 100... Is that a possibility? 
One can but try and aspire to be at the top..

Click on the following links
createspace.com

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantasms-Infirmary-collection-hospital-encounters/dp/1502585545/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1416263584&sr=1-1 


  • CreateSpace eStore
  • Amazon.co.uk,  Amazon.com and Amazon Europe: 
Enjoy

Monday, 10 November 2014

Snippet from the book

We Here's another sneaky peek...
Albert's pledge to never leave was truly realised as the gondolier, Albert's depiction of himself could be found in a different area of the mural every day. Like a mystical 'Where's Wally', children would search the mural for the painter and find him smiling back at them.

Paperback out soon

We have just re-submitted the changes to the paperback version of Phantasms in the Infirmary
Its soon going to be available to purchase, the wait is nearly over.

It will be ready for distribution and reading in a week or so - just in time for Christmas...

I am sure it will make a great stocking filler for the enthusiast and the novice of this genre.

Let us know your thoughts on this when you get a copy...

Don't have nightmares.
Ram

Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon.com - 8 - 15 November 2014 151 hours ..... In Progress

Mental Dental (MBP)
Kindle countdown deal is active and out there to be taken advantage of.
A brilliant "killer thriller".

amazon.com

The plot is a clever roller coaster ride of twists and turns that will entertain and thrill you... You will  never want to go to the dentists again!!

Can you help the accused dentist prove her innocence?
Who is systematically but randomly killing innocent patients across the country?
Why?

Available on Amazon.com
Its a limited period only ..
one review
Intriguing from the start this short story unfolds in front of your eyes like a news headline story right through to the (unexpected?) end. A great read from a fledgling author who will one day become well recognised. Look forward to more from Ram

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Charting with the horror greats

Mixing it with the greats of the horror genre...
Stephen  King,  James Herbert,  Dennis Wheatley
Phantasms in the Infirmary is charting

International hospital hauntings

If you have ever worked in a hospital, anywhere in the world,  Phantasms in the Infirmary is a read you will enjoy.
Every hospital has its own tales and   folklore of  hauntings,  sightings or apparitions...  Ghostly staff and the deceased who still linger....

Volumen  II will follow soon but in the meantime try this book on Amazon Kindle and soon to be available in paperback by two experienced clinicians combining two different styles in one collection of  short stories

Phantasms 

Try it today....  If you have what it takes

Read about the haunted staircase and what climbs up it....

Friday, 7 November 2014

Facebook forum

Folks
Please have a look at and like my Facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/Ramsbooks
It's a great forum for interacting and sharing ideas

Thursday, 6 November 2014

And then there were four....

Pic of the growing books written...
And Element of Satisfaction

Kindle Countdown Deal Amazon.com

All the hype over Phantasms in the Infirmary...  let's not forget I have other books too
For this reason I am holding a kindle deal on Amazon.com

Mental Dental (Murder by Proxy)

Kindle Countdown Deal
Amazon.com
November 8, 2014 to  November 15, 2014
Its 151 hours of madness...



Proof - for the Paperback version of Phantasms in the Infirmary

They have finally arrived, two copies of the Proof version of the Paperback version of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
Its been available on Kindle for a few days and that is exciting enough and there are loads of downloads already. Phantasms in the Infirmary is getting a lot of noise... good noise.
Already had a reader post a 5* review and all going swimmingly.

However, seeing, feeling the paperback version is something else.

It looks like a book, feels like a book - hang on it is a book!!
The cover looks good and the choice of gloss over Matt finish works very well so we will keep this.

It flows well and needs a couple of adjustments to the formatting but it will be ready very soon and available for purchase - promise...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Flying off the shelves

Thanks to all for supporting the launch of Phantasms in the infirmary
Copies of the book are going very well....  Downloads galore...
19,000 in the rankings,  more author page likes on Facebook,  tweets,  one review 5 stars....

Activity centred on UK site.
This book is not just for UK,  it is international

Keep up the noise

First review... Excelent

Phantasms in the Infirmary
5.0 out of 5 stars *****

Read it at night. 5 Nov 2014
By Peter
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a great compilation of chilling tales some of which I could personally relate to and led to a quick page turning read. Rams progress as an author is clear and Julies contribution is a great addition due to her different style. Look forward to the next volume

Monday, 3 November 2014

Video Trailer


Scary Video Trailer for the book .. I think it works!!!!

Click on this if you dare

YouTube Link

Advert placed on Facebook

I have placed an advert on Facebook to promote my Author page.
Please click "Like" on it..
Thanks for your support

King of Horror

After publishing Phantasms in the Infirmary, as it is horror, one could boast at aspiring to be in the same conversations about authors such as Edgar Alan Poe or Steven King.
One day maybe, you never know?

They are my favourite horror writers. Poe, was the king of horror.

Steven King is a modern Poe and much more contemporary. 

Some of his work is exemplary and the stuff of myths....
Books like: IT, CARRIE, SALEMS LOT, DREAM CATCHER, SKELETON CREW and of course THE SHINING. 


Even the movie adaptations are SCARY!! IT for example still freaks me out.. This is one of the freaky scenes...

Scary Twins!!!
.

What’s your favourite King or Poe story, poem, or essay? What do you make of the authors?

In the meantime, read Phantasms in the Infirmary, enjoy it, share your experience and PLEASE  write a review








Sunday, 2 November 2014

Poor rating.. Does it help?

Here is a review by Chris: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/257760712

Phobic Wars

Here is a review by Jessie: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/956512133

A gret story that may deserve a little more notice but...

Legally reviewed

Here is a review by Chris: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/502211625


Mental reviews

Here is a review by Jessie: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/956511593

Killer dentists and psychopaths... a novel book with great characters and crazed twists and turns

Expansion of choice

Choices

Great to see the choice of books available under the banner of my Authorcentre expand, especially with the addition of Phantasms in the Infirmary..
It's a potential best selling Novel...  Though still needs someone toa write a  review of it...

Facebook Page likes needed


Click
https://www.facebook.com/Ramsbooks

Planning the next book

Inspired by staying in the mansion house,  ideas started to come in...

Spooky

Phantasms in the Infirmary
Read to a captive audience in a creepy house with great success.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sussex mansion for Halloween

Halloween soent in a spooky mansion in sussex.. greatclaunch for Phantasms in the Infirmary...
There is even a belfry housing bats.
Big family weekend away. Optimal time to try out a reading with the family and get their thoughts...
Julie noticed the shadow on the side of the houselooks like a witches head and hat..  Even mmoreccreepy 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Sampler of the book's contents

Here is a little sampler to entice you, wet your appetite to find out more and enjoy the horror within Phantasms in the Infirmary..... 
This is taken from the chapter: "Visiting Angel" 

"Throughout St Augustus’ life, existence and being, there had been numerous rumours of ghostly apparitions, strange lights, unearthly sounds and noises, piercing screams from beyond the grave and bizarre shadows in the many rooms, wards and corridors that were secreted within the old building.

That feeling of “not being alone”, that there was “something else” there with you was ever present. The building felt haunted and many of its live inhabitants shared the negative and unnerving feeling.
There were copious stories of objects moving on their own, propelling themselves across surfaces lacking any logical explanation.
There were tales of poltergeist activity aplenty, ghostly movers and shakers at their clinical best, or at their worst. It was dependent on the views of the witnesses. 
Local legends and numerous shared stories of bits and pieces of equipment, patient’s personal belongings and even food going missing. 
Some of the recollections told of things suddenly disappearing for no obvious reasons or explanation in front of witnesses eyes. 
People had recounted and experienced unearthly and unexplainable creepy noises, squeaky floors and footsteps that had no apparent or visible physical source. This was not all...." 
Want to read more?
I'm afraid you will have to get a copy...
Here is the link: Phantasms

Plugging the new book - Phantasms in the Infirmary

I am putting quite a bit of effort in plugging our new book - Phantasms in the Infirmary, however there are three others available to read right now

Legally Lucky
Phobic Wars
Mental Dental (MBP)

They are all very different and very deserving, in my view but I am biased.

So why write?
Is it for the money? Well that to me is secondary.
I write to relax and unwind, leave the present and enter a creative realm of fiction.

I am very proud of what I have written and I appreciate it may not be Dickensian on Shakespearian but it is contemporary.

They are great stories underpinning my own unique style of writing.
I am used to writing research and reports professionally and this sometimes may be slightly unorthodox but its how I do it...

I hope you can give them a chance, read them, enjoy them. If you do (or don't), I ask you to please leave a review on my author page or on my website / blog...
This will help  distribute my work so more people can enjoy them.

Thanks for your time and interest and don' forget to share the fruits of my thoughts.

Thanks
Ram

Reddit

Life is so funnysometimes, embarassing too....
I was chatting to Keiron, my App developing son, about ideas to promote Phantasms in the Infirmary.
He said, you can send a horror story onto one of the pages.
Keiron said ' read some first and see what the style is first'
Me being an inpatient so and so, just posted one of my stories onto the site. This would have been great but I added a quick promo message.

It got a few hits but then got taken off... Why? Because part of the conditions are No promotion......
Oops!!!!!!

Happy Halloween

To everyone that reads this post on my blog



Whatever and wherever you are celebrating, trick or treating, enjoy the hauntings and encounters of the horror kind.


Haunted hospital... Creepy Halloween reading

Halloween is tomorrow,  have you got your copy of Phantasms in the infirmary?
What are you waiting for?
It's a collection of short stories involving an old haunted hospital.
It's going to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up with the adrenaline surge...
It's going to give you the willy's....
It is scary...  Promise....

Book

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Like the book on the history of glue, you cannot put this one down! Phantasms in the Infirmary

All the focus is on the new book "Phantasms in the Infirmary".
There are lots of stories coming in on Facebook from colleagues, ex-colleagues and friends.
These are really inspirational and are already finding their way onto the "current ideas" note pad which will develop into Volume II of this series of books.

The success of this book is very much dependent on our marketing it.
I thought publishing this for Halloween would be a great idea and the beauty of self publishing is we set our own deadlines and achieved them.

The book is selling and bouncing around the charts, still in the tens of thousands and far from reaching the top 100. A top 10 slot is the aim!

Like the book on the history of glue,.. you won;t be able to put this one down!

It is a must read and easy / flowing read.

Soon to be available on Paperback too... so if you but a paperback copy, you can also get a vastly reduced price on the Kindle version.

There are offers planned and we have already dropped the price for the launch, more importantly, it will not increase in the foreseeable future. 

Support independent authors by reviewing the book and remember there are 3 other good reads available on my Amazon Author Page for you to read more.

Please share this post and the link below



Two more days till Halloween

In preparation for halloween story sharing, this is the book you need. It will make the bravest of story tellers and their audience shudder and shake with wonderment and fear.
Phantasms in the infirmary
its on Amazon Kindle so it can be read to you...

Download it, read it or hear it, enjoy the tales and happy Halloween.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Warning, not for the faint hearted...

Phantasms in the infirmary...
This is a trip to the dark side.
A hellish hospital with haunting figures,  ghostly forms and freaky forms galore.

Dare to visit?

Frightening

Monday, 27 October 2014

30,000 places higher

According to the Amazon website, uk,Our book Phantasms in the Infirmary has climbed up the rankings from 54,000 to 24,000 ... that is a massive jump of 30,000
It must be a good book....!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Activity on Facebook = thousands

The activity on Facebook has been tremendous on my author page on Facebook.
The hits has been thousands...  So more people are aware of Phantasms in the Infirmary.

See attached link

Link

Reviews needed please

An independent author needs reviews.
Reviews are equivalent to treccomendations a trader needs to get more trade.
if you have read Phantasms in the infirmary, please help by writing a review.
If you havent read it yet.... please download it, read it, review it but most of all, enjoy it..
Don't have nightmares

Climbing up to number one

Phantasms in the Infirmary
its been on kindle for one day and its selling well....
Great to see it is already #46,729 on the kindle paid for list...
That is awesome

Can we get to number one???

It is a long way away but why not aim high?


Forge ahead, read, read, read



Saturday, 25 October 2014

A good book does not get overlooked

I have just updated the website with the new book, links to it plus a general tidy up.
All this social media stuff is hard work too, I never thought this was going to need all the time it takes to  ensure "a good book does not get overlooked"

People need to know that there are good authors out there and we therefore need to share posts, blogs, Facebook entries and tweets.

The navigation is a little smoother and the info is "Bang up to date"

Click on the following link,
Author site

Have a browse through and enjoy...

See you on the flip side.

Kindle link

Here is the link to the Kindle version....

Phantasms

Enjoy and please leave some feedback...  We need reviews!!!

Published and available

Halloween Hospital Horror
The kindle edition of our new book:  Phantasms in the Infirmary
Is being uploaded onto Kindle as we speak.  This means that it will be available to download to the world in a few hours.
Paperback versions are available in a couple of weeks.
Now we need readers to read it,  rate it and share your experience and thoughts on it.
I seriously need some of you to read it...  Share On twitter, blog, Google ± Facebook etc...  Please rt, share and make some noise. Most of all...  Enjoy the frightening experience ��

Link

Friday, 24 October 2014

Createspace submission

Phantasms in the Infirmary
Edits,  graphics and all avoidable issues addressed.
The book completed,  files including cover submitted. IBM obtained.
Pricing structure and distribution..  Checked

Files are now under review and this means that the book is soon to be published in both paperback edition and Kindle edition.

The process takes a little time but it should all be ready for reading just before Halloween..  Deadline achieved!

My co-author,  Julie,  My wife, has worked hard to accommodate the deadline.

My one worry,  will it link directly to my existing author page?

Now we wait with a view to updates on this blog...

Exciting.....

Thursday, 23 October 2014

£150,000,000 lottery

£150,000,000 is open to be won tomorrow on the Euro millions.
That is an obscene amount of money.
What would you do with all that tax free cash at your disposal?
Would it change your life?
You bet it would...
However,  would it be for the better?
"Legally Lucky " was my first book and explores the results of chance and being rich.
It's a work of fiction based on many aspects encountered in life... But is it far from the truth?
In an age of excesses, money and paranoia,  this could come true.
Read all about it.
Available on paperback or Kindle ebook on the Amazon websites.
Enjoy, plan your life wisely and live your life in the present.

Word Art - Phantasms in the Infirmary


Word Art 
These are the phrases this book conjures up for Phantasms in the Infirmary


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Released on Halloween

Check out @Author_man_ram's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Author_man_ram/status/525041269538836481

Monday, 20 October 2014

Facebook page

Facebook
Please click,  like and share my author page on Facebook

The more people reading my novels means sharing the stories and inspiration for me to write more...

Dracula... on tv

Hammer house of horrors version of Dracula...
on TV now
The brilliant Christoper Lee....
1958 version... still wonderful to watch

Short stories ...

Phantasms in the infirmary
Short stories provide somebody with a condensed tale that offers the reader a temporary escape from reality and use their imagination with the prompt from the text.
Phantasms in the infirmary does exactly this but with a twist of horror and a dash of spectral ghoulishness.

The collected stories provide a range of eras, situations and victims as well as the ghostly apparitions perpetrating the spooky encounters.

It is soon going to be available for purchase on the Amazon websites. It will be in kindle format and paperback

The countdown starts soon, in time for Halloween....

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Phantasms in the Infirmary preview

The preview of the new book has been very constructive.
There have been very honest and positive feedback.
172 views
14 comments... 12 are ☀☀☀☀☀
& 2 are ☀☀☀☀.
Great help in who and how to target the book at.
Sources have come from Facebook, Twitter, blog, Google+ &  LinkedIn.

I've acted on the feedback and the book is ready.

Just awaiting final tweaks and it should be available next week!!!

Exciting

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Legally Lucky could be a good film

My publisher rang asking me to consider getting more promotional about my first novel..  Legally Lucky
They said it has the making of a great film.
I'd like to solicit some opinion on this.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.
Writing a screenplay is another thing for a novice like me and I'd need some guidance.
Any ideas?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Phantasms in the infirmary...website update with the ad

I  have just updated the website
Please see the link below and click on it...
I have just added the advert for the book in it...

rams website

I think it works but would appreciate some feedback
Thanks in anticipation, the countdown starts soon....


Exciting!!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

YouTube video link

It's uploaded on YouTube...
Please Have a look and share it

YouTube video link

Advert for the book

Our first attempt at constructing an advert for the new Horror story compilation
Phantasms in the infirmary

Please have a look and let us know what you  think....

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Gibraltar Football... round 2

My home town of Gibraltar, newbies to uefa, played their second match, result was 7-0 to the republic of Ireland.
The results were to be expected, big learning curve for us but great last 25 minutes by the lads.
No shame to losing to the big boys
its a great opportunity to show the world we can compete and as the song goes... things can only get better.
Losing to Poland last time was made a little easier as they beat the world champions Germany 2:0 today....

Keep up the good work boys

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Twitter activities

Check out Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram): https://twitter.com/Author_man_ram

Website updates

Author website
Website updates
New book cover is on
Have a look
Web

There's also still time to comment on the pre-launch
Click on the following link
Preview

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Why I wrote Phobic Wars

Cockroaches
Why do cockroaches disgust me so much as to write a book about them?
Click on the link attached and see for yourself....
Wouldn't that put you off?
I could hardly watch it because of shivers down my spine....

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Book sales, Phobic Wars is reduced

The kindle edition of Phobic Wars is available from Monday at a vastly reduced price.
I am going to rewrite this one soon and write a Spanish version.
Cockroaches are quite off putting but this book spins their reputation for a positive.Find out more about why las
Cucarachas son heroes...

Only available for a limited period
Amazon.Com

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Pre-Launch Research for Phantasms in the Infirmary

Dear all
Your help is greatly appreciated.

As you are aware, I am just about to publish book 4.

Phantasms in the Infirmary.
It will soon be published so in the meantime as part of the pre-launch research, please complete the following few questions..See link

Pre-Launch

Your help would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Ram

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Phobic Wars Reduced

Kindle Countdown Deal
Phobic Wars... #Bugs #Roaches #Armagedon

Kindle Countdown Dealon Amazon.com
October 6, 2014to October 13, 2014 160 hour(s)

A massive 67% off then 34% off... Reverting back to its original price after this limited period

Put it on your diary,  download and enjoy

Monday, 29 September 2014

Gibraltar Authors - New Community on Google+

A New Community:
This is an introduction to all authors, with a special emphasis on those from Gibraltar.
The intention of this group is to share ideas, thoughts and help where possible.

An ultimate aim may be to organize an event in Gib to promote our wares but this is a little way ahead of where we are at now...!
For the moment - please pass this on and invite others...

See you on the flip side!

Halloween Hospital Horror

 Phantasms in the Infirmary

My latest book, will be out soon.

When?
A Compilation of Hospital Horror released on Halloween...

All being well should be available at least the week before to download on Kindle and also paperback versions.....
Please pass this on to your contacts, I am sure they want to be spooked




Saturday, 27 September 2014

Putting the Fun in... Funnel Web Spider in Spain

The large and aggressive funnel Web spider found in a camping site in Jinena, Spain.
These photos were shared on Facebook by a friend... Thanks Barrie!!

Check out those fangs!

I hate bugs,  I shudder just looking at the pic..  Hence why I wrote Phobic Wars

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Kindle news

Now more chances to get your hands on my books
See below

Since you are enrolled in KDP Select, we want you to know Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.co.uk was announced today. Now customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be able to read as many books as they want from a library of over 650,000 titles while subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. All books enrolled in KDP Select with publishing rights in the United Kingdom will be automatically included in Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.co.uk.

You can earn a share of the KDP Select global fund each time a customer accesses your book from Kindle Unlimited and reads more than 10% of their book – about the length of reading the free sample available in Kindle books – as opposed to a payout when the book is simply downloaded. Only the first time a customer reads a book past 10% will be counted.

KDP Select books will also appear in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) available to Amazon Prime customers in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan where authors will continue to earn a share of the KDP Select global fund when their book is borrowed.

Learn about Kindle Unlimited:  https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AA9BSAGNO1YJH