Wednesday, 6 August 2014


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Review for Psychological Thriller NEXT OF SIN

Another excellent story from Lisa Gordon, I loved the insight into Gaby, Gabriella Harvey and her legal world. The story really draws you in, carries you along, and just when you felt you knew where this was going, well it didn’t. Chick Lit and crime thriller is a good mix and Lisa Gordon does it so well.

So you can expect the unexpected, be prepared to feel the tension and suspense, and experience the uneasy, chilling sense of the unknown. The characters especially Gaby are well drawn and develop as the novel progresses, they are strong and believable with individual personalities. It is well paced and held my concentration throughout.

The descriptions are vivid and settings feel real and the dialogue is tense and gritty. The plot is intricate and compelling, with serial killers, childhood memories, nightmares and traumas dealt with seamlessly. Switching from new marriages to serial killers Gordon does with ease.

This is the second Lisa Gordon novel I have read and look forward to many more.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Sealed Fate Creates Quite the Scene


Thrillers can be so cookie cutter today, so it was nice to encounter one that clearly was not. A Sealed Fate draws readers in by setting a fantastic scene: an outsider’s view of Dubai.
And setting, for thrillers, is so important. To really feel the tension, one must be able to really see the setting, to imagine oneself in it. It’s no easy task, but Lisa Gordon does it well, painting for us a detailed picture of life in Dubai, providing us with a variety of creative, independent characters that make the plot pop even more.
Valda is a woman with a broken past, seeking a new start, a new life, in a new land. But as things seem to be turning in her favor, she meets a billionaire sheikh, and all bets are off. Her friend, Larissa, an astrologer, tells her that both she and the shadowy sheikh are sealed together (hence the title), but at the same time, she keeps some secrets back from Valda.
Gordon’s novel is a short one, and that works in its favor. She keeps her plot moving at a quick pace which keeps the reader’s attention, yet she doesn’t quicken it enough to skirt around character depth or setting detail. It’s the type of book that is easily read in a few sittings (or even one, if you’re truly hooked!), but it stays with you as well. Gordon’s writing style lends itself well to mystery and suspense. If she keeps it up (which I’m sure she will), she’ll have plenty of more great stories coming our way!
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Chick lit mixed with a serial killer plot makes for edge of your seat reading.

This review is from: Next of Sin (Kindle Edition)
Chick lit mixed with a serial killer plot makes for edge of your seat reading. This book is a real page-turner, making the reader race through the book to find out what happens next and to find out if the characters survive or not and does the killer get captured.
The author takes you on a journey through different cultures and countries as the story unfolds giving the reader snippets of insight into different worlds. And there are deeper issues that are unveiled and explored.
I think the author has found a unique niche with the mixture of these two genres and this is a book, which will appeal to readers who love chick lit and those who love a good serial killer thriller.
At the same time it is a light and entertaining read and needs to be loaded onto your kindle and packed into your suitcase as a must have holiday read.

REVIEW for PALEO DIET: Get Started, Get Motivated, Feel Great

“I must confess, as someone who counts nurses and dieticians as part of her immediate family, I am weary of diet books and the eating/exercise industry in general. As a result, I approached Elizabeth Gordon’s PALEO DIET with some trepidation: this couldn’t actually tell me anything I didn’t already know, packaged up as a supposed amazing new discovery, could it?? Yet this accessible, interesting book really changed my mind!
The Paleo Diet book sets itself up as a guideline, not a bible which I really appreciate – I hate the standard, mocking “do this or you’re an idiot” of so many similar books. Gordon’s conversational tone is like a trusted friend, taking you through every element of the so-called “Caveman diet”. She talks about the history of food and what changing your mindset and lifestyle can do for you in terms of health benefits. As a cancer survivor myself, this is obviously on my mind a lot both for me and my family, so this was especially welcome. Gordon is also honest, saying that in the short term The Paleo Diet will NOT make your life easier, but then I think things worth doing never are. The costs of following a Paleo Diet do concern me, but the recommendation of another book at the end of this one for those who are “cash strapped” (as we are) gives me hope that we can find a good compromise on this.
There are celebrity endorsements of the Paleo Diet and whilst not a pull for me, I can appreciate why some people would be interested in these. I personally enjoyed Gordon’s references to the “dupermarket” – I believe supermarkets and big businesses are in the habit of manipulation re: commerce and particular products being good for us (when they’re not) too. I agree with Gordon that consumerism and a reliance on sugars, processed foods and wheat is not good for us, yet I’ve felt powerless to do anything but merely limit my family’s intake and make basic switches, like olive oil instead of vegetable oil.
This book is packed with tasty looking recipes that genuinely look delicious and are not just the same-old, same-old I’ve seen before – I was particularly intrigued by the Zucchini (courgette) fries. I feel like my eyes have been opened to the possibilities of a radically different diet, which does not include “rabbit food”, but a real enjoyment of tasty foods, even including desserts (and given as a family we ALL have a sweet tooth, this is VERY important!). Thanks, Elizabeth Gordon!”

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Friday, 6 June 2014

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The DREAM which made her life a NIGHTMARE.
A string of murders dating back to 1987 and in all that time only one witness and she doesn't even know she's a witness!
A strange recurring dream is haunting you; you see a psychologist and a psychic as your try to figure it out. Then ... it hits you; the memory floods back! Suddenly everything you thought you knew about yourself, your family and your past is cast into doubt.
Someone you love is a KILLER.
But who will believe you? He is popular, successful, charming and credible. The police will say that you have no evidence. People will call you mad, paranoid or vindictive.
You select your allies with great care, as there are few you dare trust in this duplicitous new world.
You set about assembling the evidence: secretively and urgently, before he strikes again. However, he gets wind of your suspicions and this time when he kills, it's someone very close to you, someone who knows the truth.
Suddenly you realise that you are up against more than just him, he has eminent and influential friends and the scales of justice are rigged against you.
What would you do? What will Gaby do?
A book that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again and the safe answer ... is NO.

Sunday, 20 April 2014



From Psychological thriller NEXT of SIN, by Lisa Gordon

Norfolk Broads, 1987

“You didn’t tell anyone did you?”
“No, ’course not,” she giggled as he began to toy with a stray lock of her hair.
She nodded, grinning. “Told the other guides I felt poorly and wanted to go back to the tent to lie down.”
“What if someone goes to check on you?” he asked, frowning.
“I made a shape in my sleeping bag. They’ll think I dozed off.”
He gave her a heart-melting smile. “Clever girl!” He slipped his hands around her waist. She laughed and drew back as he tried to kiss her. It annoyed him.
“Where are you supposed to be?” she asked suddenly as she slithered out of his embrace.
“It’s our last night. Rest of the Scouts are at McDonald’s in town. I slipped away.” He moved towards her again before suddenly changing his mind and walking over to his sports bag.
“What are you doing?” she asked, swinging awkwardly from side to side with her arms behind her back.
He quickly slipped a red rose out of the bag and held it out. “For you.”
“Wow, thank you,” she said, blushing. “If only the other girls from camp could see this. They all fancy you, you know.”
“But you said nothing, right?”
“I never. How old are you?” she quizzed as she stared shyly into the petals of the rose.
“Fourteen. You?”
“Twelve,” she answered. “You’re going to take me to the movies when we get home like, okay? Can’t wait to see the look on Maisy’s face when she sees us together in town …” In several sudden movements, he ripped off his T-shirt and then his shorts, and took a running leap into the canal.
“Hey, what are you doing?” she cried out. “You’re crazy you know!”
“Crazy about you. C’mon,“ he beckoned, “lovely and cool in here.”
“No way, it’s gross.”
“Don’t be a ninny. Chuck off your clothes and get in with me.” He could see the indecision playing on her face, but he knew young girls; he knew how important it was to them to be liked by the boys. He pictured how excited she would be to tell all her friends who had asked her out. “Lucy Simpson, I really like you. You’re cool.” He treaded water patiently, observing her toying with the button on her shorts. He was intrigued by her honey-blonde hair, which twisted around like the helter-skelter; he was captivated by the way her fluorescent-pink tank top revealed her belly button: she was cute. “Scaredy-cat, Wimpy Simpy,” he teased.
“Don’t you dare!” she shouted back as she let her shorts fall to the ground and wriggled out of her top. She ran towards the canal in her underwear and jumped in, arms wrapped around her legs, making a huge splash. They laughed. He paddled towards her and once again slipped his arms around her waist and attempted to kiss her lips. She slipped her arms around him, avoiding his mouth. He was filled with curiosity. He wanted to explore her body; he wanted to know what everything felt like; he wanted to get so close to her that he could feel what it was to be a girl. He tried to kiss her on the lips again, this time with his tongue. She frowned and gave him a horrible look.
“It’s cold. I don’t like it. I’m getting out.”
“No, wait.“ He tried to hold on to her.
“Leave me, it’s not fun,” she said loudly.
“Shhh!” he urged. “Don’t make so much noise or someone will hear and we’ll both be in trouble. Let’s get out together, but give me a kiss first.”
“I’m freezing. I just want to go back to camp,” she insisted as she turned to swim to the side.
He was beginning to feel annoyed. Lucy Simpson no longer felt fun and interesting. Why would she not listen to him and be quiet? Why was she trying to get away from him? In the distance he could hear a dog barking. He paused to listen more closely. There was the bark again; it was closer and this time, he could hear the owner’s voice. It was a dog-walker on the footpath alongside the canal. “Lucy,” he whispered urgently, “be quiet, someone’s coming. We’ll both be in trouble. Come over here by this barge.” He grabbed her by the arm and pulled her in the direction of the barge.
“No!” she yelled out. “Let me go or I’ll …” Before she could finish, he had his hand over her mouth. She struggled, but he was stronger. He had to keep her quiet; the dog-walker was getting closer. He was getting angry, she was out of control; the more he held on to her though, the more she thrashed out, splashing and making a noise. He had to make her still. He had to avoid drawing attention to himself; there would be too many questions. There was the barking again. The walker was now a barge’s length away. Lucy could hear it too and to her it meant safety, it meant help. She struggled against her fourteen-year-old captor, managing to make muffled sounds despite the hand clamped tightly over her mouth. He was desperate. He placed his free hand on her head and with all his strength, forced her under the water. She kicked violently, but with no need to have one hand over her mouth, he now had two with which to hold her under the murky green water of the canal. He was out of breath, felt almost faint, but she was getting weaker too. He could see the walker with his Springer Spaniel. It was after eight and darkish there in the shadow of the barge. Maybe the man would not see him. He continued to hold her under the water, his feet on her hip bones pushing her down, making sure no outstretched hand would breach the water’s surface and shatter his secret. He was terrified; yet, at the same time, he felt exhilarated. Feeling her body between his legs gave him an overwhelming sense of power, and an amazing orb of sensation grew in his stomach and spread to his private area — a feeling of excitement he could only liken to every Christmas morning he had had all wrapped into one.
“Oi, what’s going on there, son? You shouldn’t be swimming in the canal.”
“It’s okay, Sir. This is my parents’ barge right here. I dropped my bat overboard and just jumped in to see if I could find it. I’m getting out now,” he lied confidently.
“You make sure you do that and don’t go swimming in the canal again, son. It’s dangerous.”  The dog barked and barked hysterically.
He mentally begged the man with the dog to move off; what if he stayed until he climbed out of the canal; what if the dog sniffed out his and Lucy’s clothing on the grass? His heart was beating wildly and despite the freezing-cold water, he was sweating. The man was still looking at him curiously. Why? He was too scared to look down at the water himself — what if the man could see her? What if some of her blonde locks had floated to the surface?
“What’s your dog’s name, Sir?”
“George. Look, I’d better be off now,” he said yanking the barking dog’s lead in aggravation, “You make sure you get out and get warm.”
“Will do, Sir,” he replied, making an effort to turn around and pretend to be making his way to the side. Then, to his great relief, the man began to walk away, pulling his dog impatiently along with him before an eager George could make his way to their discarded clothing. Certain the man was out of earshot, he allowed her to come to the surface.
“Lucy, it’s okay now,” he whispered. There was no reply. Her eyes were open, but they stared wildly ahead. Even in the dimming August sunlight, he could see her skin had taken on a blueish tinge. Only a few seconds ago she had been strong and vital; now she was limp and still. A feeling of sheer dread permeated his being. He shook her and shook her again. He listened at her mouth for sounds of breathing. He had his Scouts’ first-aid badge and knew enough to know she was dead. How could she be dead, he asked himself? She was only under a short time, couldn’t she have held her breath? No, it was her fault, her fault for fighting like that. She should have listened, she should have stayed quiet. It was all her fault. He had had to keep her quiet, otherwise they would both have been in big trouble.
Guilt and fright soon left his thoughts to be replaced with plans: plans for the body. He knew the real owner of the barge was in the pub nearby; he had heard him talking as he lay waiting, hidden in the bushes, for Lucy to arrive. His mind was clear, his intellect sharpened with adrenalin. He used her training bra to tie her to one of the ropes which held the barge to a mooring stump, and climbed out of the water. The darkness which was falling was now his ally. He jumped on board the barge with the agility of a tabby and made his way inside. Rope. There had to be loads of rope on a barge. He found himself in the cramped kitchen and started rummaging through the cupboards: cans, jars, gin, rum, empty wine bottles on the counter. Yuck, he thought, stinks of booze. He could neither see nor feel anything of use. Realising he was dripping wet, he snatched the tea towel: a small chink of glass on glass dominoed into a crescendo of smashes as wine bottles started toppling into one another. “No!” he exclaimed as he reached out to stem the noise. Trembling, he rearranged the wine bottles as they had been before. He quickly dried himself, then the floor. He took a deep breath and paused to think. He had begun to shake uncontrollably. His limbs trembled from the cold and his insides shuddered from shock. I’m wasting time, he chided himself. Any minute now the owner will return. He thought briefly about taking a swig of gin — “steadies the nerves” he’d heard adults say. No, he decided, I must stay alert and in control. He had been on a barge before; where were all the ropes and various bits and bobs kept? Perhaps it was memory, perhaps it was instinct that made him return to the deck. The narrow sliver of the moon had cast enough light to illuminate a flat, wooden seat on the deck with a hinge towards the back of it. Still shaking, he grabbed on to the seat and lifted it up. Yes! he exclaimed to himself. The wooden seat was also the lid of a box which held all manner of rope, cord, plastic string and rags. Feeling sure nothing in the box would be missed immediately, he selected a long strip of cord. Within seconds he was back in the water. Earlier, he had noticed a rope net hanging off the side of another barge further down the canal. He swam silently, using his arms rather than his legs, to the other barge. The net was not securely fastened, and with a few tugs, it was in his hand and he was swimming back towards where he had left Lucy. He could see her head bobbing in the water; for one second his heart stopped: she was smiling at him, she was alive. No, it was a trick of the moonlight. She could no longer fight back. She was all his: his to control, his to explore.

Fifteen minutes later, he set about forcing her small body into the rope net. With the water to support her weight, it was not difficult for him to manoeuvre her into a foetal position and wrestle her body into the rope net. It was then time for the next phase of his plan. He was sure that there had to be something along the base of the barge — a hook, pipe, coil or something else he could tie the net to. With his hands on the side of the barge and his body horizontally prone under it, he used his feet to feel for anything that might be a suitable attachment point for the body. It was frustrating work and what worried him more was that it was time-consuming. Any minute now the owner could return from the pub. Towards the centre of the barge, he began to detect something rough; it was as if a crude bit of repair work had been done in that section. Confidence suddenly imbued him with a renewed sense of energy. He had learnt once on a school trip to the lock at Stratford-upon-Avon that barges had soil tanks, which had something to do with air toilets. He wished he had listened more closely that day about the ins and outs of barge plumbing instead of sneaking away to the ice-cream seller. Suddenly he discovered something else — pipework — and guessed it ran from the air cylinder to the tank. Taking a deep breath and dipping below the surface, he explored the area with his hands. Yes, there was a pipe, a U-shaped pipe positioned within what seemed to him to be an arse-about-face collection of pipes and fixings. Surfacing, he swam back to where her body floated in the net. He made sure the cord he had taken from the barge was wrapped around his torso. Swimming with the body in toe, he approached the centre of the barge where the pipework was situated. He tied one end of the cord securely around Lucy’s neck and to the net using everything he had learned about knots, then he ducked under the barge and began his search for the U-shaped pipe. His heart was beating faster and faster; he had to hurry. It took three attempts to relocate the pipe. As soon as he found it, he looped the cord through the bend and returned to the surface, hoping his pulley system would work first time around. He pulled at the cord until the net with the body in it disappeared under the surface and underneath the barge. He tugged and tugged until the cord would no longer give way. Diving under for the last time, he made sure that the cord was tied fast to various sections of pipework. The body of Lucy was now safely secured under the barge. Satisfied, he swam to the side and hauled himself out of the canal.

He looked back towards the barge — ‘Rosemarie’s Retreat’ it was called. He had overheard the owner saying that he was leaving the next morning. He smiled. The next morning the barge would disappear into the maze of canals in the Norfolk Broads with its secret cargo. He turned to find his clothes. Using a tracksuit top, he dried himself then redressed in his Scouts’ uniform, placing the wet tracksuit top in his tog bag. Suddenly he noticed the red rose he had given Lucy, lying there on the grass. He picked it up slowly and as he looked at it, that amazing sensation welled up inside him once more; blood rushed to the lower part of his body and he felt as if his groin was blushing. But, as suddenly as it had come, it ebbed and the thrill was cut short. Will I ever feel that way again, he wondered, the way I felt as I held Lucy close, as I held her under the water? He held the rose out in front of him. “You could have enjoyed it too, Lucy. Why didn’t you? Didn’t you like me?” He regarded the rose with a confused look before tossing it into the canal. “Could have been so beautiful, Lucy. Could have been so right.”

He picked up Lucy’s small pile of bright pink clothing and made his way towards the back of the pub, concealed in the overgrown bushes. He could hear raucous laughter from the pub-goers gathered under the red and white umbrellas of the beer garden. He slipped silently around the kitchen, careful not to be seen by the cook, who was smoking at the door while humming along to that year’s biggest hit La Bamba. In the car park he spotted a Renault 5, a Golf GTI and a Ford Sierra. He made a beeline for the Ford, which was filthy dirty. He tried the boot. Locked. Next, he tried to pop open the boot of the Renault 5, using the material of his shirt so as not to leave a fingerprint. It was open. He flung Lucy’s clothing into the boot, shut it firmly, and made his way back to camp. He felt satisfied with himself: after years of beatings and tongue-lashings from his father, being sneaky had become a way of life and thinking ahead was second nature.

“And where have you been, young man? I was about to alert the police and send out a search party. This is unacceptable behaviour and I will have to report this to your father tomorrow on our arrival home.”
“Sir, I am really sorry for causing you to worry. Let me explain.” Without so much as a pause, he continued with some pride, “I just helped a guy out. Uhm, I was at McDonald’s with the rest of the Scouts when I realised that I had left my asthma inhaler back at camp. I was really worried, ’cause I might need it. I was walking back to camp when I saw this guy broken down at the side of the road. His car had smoke and steam and stuff coming from the engine like. I noticed he had foreign plates … Germany. I asked him if everything was okay. He didn’t speak English, but I know some German from school. He needed water for his radiator thing ’cause his car was overheating. He had an empty Coke bottle and so I took him to the public loos in town and showed him where to fill the bottle with water. He was really grateful. He seemed a bit lost too and so I helped him with some directions. I’m sorry, Sir, but I thought it was a good thing to do. I didn’t realise how long I had been away. I rushed back as fast as I could, but I was so out of breath.”
The Scoutmaster was beaming. “Well done, son! You did the right thing.” He patted him affectionately on the head. “You get on to bed now. We have to be up early to pack up; bus leaves at half seven.”

He could still remember grabbing his father’s newspaper as soon as it came through the door the next evening, sneaking off to his room and reading the headline news about the young Girl Guide, Lucinda Simpson, who had disappeared from a campsite in Norfolk. Police were searching the countryside with dogs, dredging canals and lakes, and desperately appealing for witnesses to come forward. The next evening he nicked the newspaper again, this time to read about an arrest. A woman, Mandy Brown, had found a young girl’s clothing in the boot of her on-off boyfriend’s car and reported it to the police. The unnamed man had been taken in for questioning. Dogs had detected Lucy’s scent near the pub, where the man in question had been drinking that night. There was still no sign of a body, but police expected the worst.

Japan, October 2004
He had continued to scour the newspapers for articles on Lucy’s disappearance long after his return from Norfolk; sometimes he was even saddened that they had never found her. He still thought of her as his first girlfriend — the cute blonde he had met at the Scouts and Guides disco that summer at camp. The girl who had captivated and infuriated him in equal measure. Suddenly that feeling of control, of power over her and the amazing sensation he had felt as he held her under the water, welled up vividly within his memory.

Everything changes, yet nothing changes, he thought as he brought his thoughts back to the present. They were standing on the edge of the cliff; he held her from behind and they gazed out to sea, buffeted by the increasingly strong winds. The graphite-coloured clouds hovered menacingly over a quivering East China Sea. The final sheer rays of sunlight stalked the rugged coastline and the rocks glinted like shattered glass. She gazed down to her left at the mean-looking rocks, thinking how desolate and how inhospitable to any life the cove appeared: sun-scorched by summer and sea-lashed by winter; even the algae struggled to survive.
She drew away from him. “Let’s go. It’s cold and miserable.”
“I think it’s atmospheric,” he countered.
“What?” she asked confused, as she held back her ash-blonde curls, which whipped across her face in the swirling wind.
“The two faces of nature,” he mused, not answering her directly. “This morning so calm, so tranquil, so benign. This evening: omnipotent, violent and threatening. I just love to soak up that awesome power.”
“I want to go back to the bungalow,” she announced with determination as she moved to walk away.
His hand shot out like a bolt of lightning and his gold signet ring glinted as his hand latched on to her forearm. “No.”
She gasped as she looked into his blue eyes, which were suddenly so cold, so cruel — almost reptilian. That detached sense of eeriness she had had standing on that cliff suddenly morphed into a very chilling sense of evil. She tried to loosen his grip. With increasing panic, she shot a glance over her shoulder, realising with horror how close to the cliff’s edge she was. In that moment of utter terror, the events of the past few months flashed through her head with crystal clarity: the phone call from out of the blue; the surprise holiday; the trip to that obscure piece of coastline; the way he had shanghai’d her into the walk that cold October afternoon. But she was destined to think no more. The vice-like fingers of his right hand tightened around her throat; her petrified eyes bulged. He gasped, his entire body electrified and coursing with the thrilling charge — his fantasy of having total power over life and death fulfilled. As he felt her life ebb away, he loosened his grip and sighed with satisfaction.
“Pity you couldn’t enjoy it too,” he hissed as he ruthlessly rammed his arm into her body, sending her hurtling over the edge of the cliff.
He stood, smiling, taking a macabre delight in the way she lay like a broken doll there on the rocks. Her screams, echoing off the cliff-face as she had tumbled down, had been a symphony to his ears.


Scorpio, you are the solid, emotionally dependable one right now – somehow you have a better grasp of what is going on right now and are seeing reason.  Your partner may turn to you increasingly this period due to your ability to truly understand their situation.  It maybe that you know your partner better that he/she knows his/herself and are thus more clearly able to see where they are going wrong and how they should deal with the people and issues that are troubling them.  This will bring you so much closer on an intimate level as well.  Although Scorpio has so much empathy, do not allow yourself to become too drained in dealing with the problems of your partner and do not become directly involved.
Single Scorpio may find that new love springs from a relationship of dependency ie where you are helping or supporting someone.

Working together on a home diy project or even clearing out the garage together can be a great way to spend time with your partner and share a sense of accomplishment.  Let’s be honest there are always things we don’t want to do and can put off, so this is an excellent time for you to rope you partner in to helping you with a mission (one that affects you both ie home improvement, the garden, fitness, new diet, new sexual techniques etc) and making it a team effort.  It can be fun, rewarding and a way to spend quality time together.
Have single Pisces thought of volunteering as a way to meet new people – volunteering is rewarding, great for the CV and a very good way to make friends who share your interests and who may become lovers.


In marriages it is all about teamwork and mutual support more than romance, but that does not mean that there is no romance at all: Cancerians will not many months go by without an effort with flowers, chocolates, music or whatever it is that will make a day special.
Idealistic about love single Canerians will want the object of their desires to make very traditional gestures of love; it may however be up to you to make the first move rather than them. You may befriend someone at work who has a secret ‘thing’ for you.

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From HOROSCOPE 2014 – Lisa Lazuli


You are working hard and seem to be continually clock watching or calendar watching to see if you are on schedule.  This quarter you may find yourself beating up about how much you should have done by this stage – you need to thoroughly analyse what you have done as there is no need to be hard on yourself as you have achieved more than you think you have.  Scorpio’s will be thinking ahead to a big treat you have planned, a treat which you thoroughly deserve and are planning carefully for.  Very future orientated Scorpio are prepared to sacrifice small pleasure for an austere lifestyle right now as the bigger goal is very much more important.  The big treat may be travel related or connected to a major life landmark goal.
Relationships and their dynamics will have a marked effect on yourself esteem at the end of April during the solar eclipse.  Single Scorpio may jump into ill-advised relationships (with friends or colleagues) merely for the completeness a steady relationship can give.
The eclipse will however strengthen and solidify good relationships reminding you and your partner what love and togetherness means.  Shaky negative relationships will crumble.
Achieving inner peace and living in harmony with others in general is important to you.  Scorpio are also reaching out to others to lend support and assistance; being a good friend or good Samaritan to a stranger fulfils a need in you right now to be part of the bigger picture.


For Scorpions who work with people this can be a period where your ability to create a very personal connection with these people can give you the edge in either providing for them, giving them better service or helping them.  Your excellent judge of character means that you can sense the weaknesses of others and use that to your advantage – you should not do this is a negative selfish way, but rather in a way whereby working with that person you are both better off.  Your work may bring you into contact with hospitals, prisons, care homes or foster homes.  Scorpions may help other using their own personal experience ie former addictions, lessons learned from illness recovery or weight loss. Scorpio can be powerful teachers this period, but the lessons will be intensely personal: about your journey and what you learned.  Your own pain can help others going through the same, so be inspired to share Scorpio.


A period of upheaval with quite a few things coming to a head in the areas of finance and business relationships.  Money concerns are a key element of this with you having to look to reinvest or refinance.  Sagittarians, unless they are gifted with a Capricorn Mercury are not generally good with money and so this will require some concentration.  Do be careful if taking advice that the person giving the advice is not going to benefit: the key is independent advice, perhaps even from a citizen’s advice organisation or government body.
Do not take your health for granted as the solar eclipse in late April may bring to a head health issues you have turned a blind eye to.  Seek health advice and look to your diet and the changes you can make in terms of solutions to health issues.


In business partnership you may have to take a strong approach to making sure that funds are fairly allocated.  You may use your talents to benefit a local group or charitable organisation.  If you use these talents in your line of work it may be a key way of getting some exposure.  Concentrate on what you are passionate about and look to see how you can make money from this – your passion could just be the answer to your money worries.
You really do need to feel more satisfaction at work and perhaps you need to think more clearly about how this can be achieved: should you look for a new job?  Should you try and improve work relationships? Can you reduce your stress level at work?  How can your work be less psychologically draining?  Can you improve relations with your boss?  The solar eclipse will give you an opportunity to make some changes at work which will both increase your productivity and your enjoyment at work.  Work in co-operation with others at your work to change things for all of you for better.


A spirit of giving has not been left behind now that it is spring: Capricorn are motivated by community and if they have the ability to give they will be generous to both charity and friends in need.  It is one of those periods when Capricorns will feel a great oneness with fellow man, as an earth sign this is natural, but being ruled by Saturn can make Capricorns feel very separate and thereby isolated.  You will feel able to open up and also more able to accept the quirks in others.  More at home with yourself you are easily able to make new friends and display your tactile, emotional side.
The solar eclipse in April will encourage the creative spark within you.  You are feeling a little risky and ‘out there’ and it’s fun throwing caution to the wind.  Capricorns are in touch with the child within and as a result are acting with joie de vivre and the freedom to be creatively expansive.
If you are a parent, you will be able to bond with your children and share their joys and experiences in a new and fulfilling way for you both.


Inclusivity is really important in the work place ie making everyone feel needed and responsible for something important.  As a boss or leader it is vital to recognise everyone for their unique contribution and foster their talents.
A sense of order and balance gives Capricorn a flare for creating structure, bringing harmony and more organisation to the work situation.  If you work for yourself or run your own business this is a good time to re-organise and make the processes and relationships at your company more harmonious and smoothly flowing.  It is also a highly productive and creative quarter for Capricorn in building, architecture, property development and landscaping – the challenges will be exciting and you will have great scope to use your artistic side.

Sunday, 13 April 2014


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Saturday, 29 March 2014

BOOK REVIEW – Mystery/Thriller: Next of Sin

Glyn Smith
What do you do if you discover that someone very close to you is a killer?
That’s what this book is all about. Lisa describes the doubts, the conflicts of emotion and the raw feelings of reality as the story unfolds. The protagonist, Gaby, and her friends come across with consummate reality, and before the end of the book, you come to know them very well.
Lisa has either travelled widely, or really knows how to use Google Earth. No matter, the descriptions of the many international venues come across vividly, and you feel yourself transported to each of them.
I think I would have given this book a five star rating were it not for the number of typos. It is only because of that that I have awarded four stars.

K. Barns
It says a lot when you read a new book by a new-to-you author, and immediately start searching for what else she has written.
Next Of Sin is a fast paced, well written page turner. Beautifully structured in as much as you start off witnessing a murder from the point of view of the murderer, without knowing which character’s head you are inside. This is slowly revealed along with the trail of destruction this character has left behind him. And is done in such a way that the book is full of the type of surprises that make perfect sense as soon as they are revealed, even though you didn’t see them coming.
The author cleverly weaves the different aspects of the story together, throwing in lots of twists and turns and plenty of nail biting conflict. The main female characters are feisty and likable, though as someone recently said to me about ‘Game of Thrones’, don’t get too attached to any of the characters. You really don’t know who will still be alive on the last page.
A great read and one I’d recommend to anyone who likes crime fiction, thrillers or just well-written, edge-of-your-seat drama.
Available at: Amazon UK and Amazon US

Wednesday, 26 March 2014



From Horoscope 2014 - Lisa Lazuli's Bestselling Horoscope book of 2014

How do you deal with people whose values, attitudes and beliefs are diametrically opposed to yours/  Gemini are in a position where you are having to work with and go along with either a company, relative or associate whose way of going about things is conflicting with the way you believe things should be done.  It’s a matter of principle on which you disagree and the fundamental difference is making your life and your position untenable.  Gemini must decide whether to pull back from this situation or to go along in the short run to avoid letting people down.  Long term you will have to disengage from dealing with this person/people and perhaps now is the time that you will see that.
The solar eclipse on April 28 will have you thinking about money: material status and financial reward will be a focus as will envy and striving to do better and have more.  Do not allow your eagerness to become recklessness when it comes to both earning and spending – do not gamble with resources in a hasty ill thought out manner.  Conspicuous and impulsive spending can be a part of this – so guard against spending more than you have or running up debt.  Ask yourself: do I need this? Why am I really buying this? Is this purchase about pride and ego?  Can I afford it?
This is be a very prosperous period financially as long as you are not motivated out of pride and ego.
On a deeper level this solar eclipse can bring about circumstances where you are forced to draw on the deep reserves of strength and mental energy you have – it may lead to one of those experiences where you realise how strong you are.
While some Gemini will redefine how they stand in the world via financial gain and wealth, with other Gemini, it will be all about the inner riches: dealing with a circumstance will suddenly help you achieve a greater sense of psychological security and a deeper connection with who you really are.

Aries Horoscope April - Let's get motivated:)


Aries are making some grand plans for the future.  It’s the end of winter (in the NH of course) and time to look ahead.  You are filled with a vision of where you would like to be and the passion to begin making those changes.  Your leadership ability is in full swing and you are ready to persuade others and set the ball rolling.  This is the time when you will feel the impetus get going on things which have hovered in the back of your mind just waiting for the right time.  More haste less speed is the motto and you should not become angry when things do not flow; keep in mind that many of your goals are long term and need consistent effort not overnight miracles.
The solar eclipse on April 28 will throw the spotlight on the spiritual side of your life: meaning and soul-growth.  Aries are a sign to whom faith matters, whatever faith means to the individual and this May, you will be increasingly aware of the inter connectedness of your physical and spiritual nature.  A prayer answered, a dream that is prophetic or a strange coincidence – all these things may be factors in increasing the amount of importance you place on the non-mundane or non-physical side of life.  Faith in the universe, God, Jesus, Allah, Nature – whichever vessel you prefer – will be vital to how you cope and grow this period.
Do not allow fears and feelings which you are repressing to make you evasive and secretive.  Your secretive and deceptive side is actually more transparent during the eclipse and so even if you feel you must keep something secret or hidden or silent – don’t.  Speak about it, let it out, and lay it on the table.  Correct something rather than conceal it.
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With relationships running more smoothly, it is to work, health and fitness your mind turns.  You need more organisation and more consistency in these fields instead of bursts of discipline and then major fall off the wagons.  You have had phases of intense work, then you have thrown yourself at the treadmill and downed a ultra-healthy smoothly followed by a cigarette and a sickie – maybe not literally OK – but your work- life balance is totally out of balance and you need to address this and to have a more realistic approach to these things.  Excesses of work and exercise can do more damage than good and you need to reduce the extremes in your life.  Taurus is a sign prone to extremes, but unlike Scorpio who thrive on extremes, Taurus do not.
The solar eclipse in Taurus on April 28 will encourage you to be mindful of your personal development which means growth, confidence and self-image.  Taureans are very strong minded, but you do need to be more aware of your weaknesses, not in a PLOM (ie Poor Little Old Me) way, but in a realistic way, so that you can work on them. Think about your strengths and which traits let you down in life: think about how you can control those more troublesome traits.

The self-doubt you may feel as part of the eclipse is just a call to be more aware of how others perceive you – life is a game after all and we all need to have a think about how we can play the game of life better. The Eclipse’s influence can help you identify or rediscover talents and attributes you can make more use of or develop to your advantage.  Self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-enrichment lead to an expansion of personal horizons for those who embrace Solar Eclipse energies. Arrogance, self -satisfaction and resistance to any form of change in attitude will mean a continuance of the negative and unproductive aspects of your life.
For more on love, relationships and career for all the 12 SIGNS check out: HOROSCOPE 2014 by Lisa Lazuli

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Malaysian airliner may have been commandeered and taken to secret Coco Island base -- New info reveals plane flew 4-hours after transponder was deactivated | Intellihub News

Malaysian airliner may have been commandeered and taken to secret Coco Island base -- New info reveals plane flew 4-hours after transponder was deactivated | Intellihub News

Intellihub News has information leading us to believe that the aircraft turned-back toward the Sea of Andaman and may have possibly been taken to a secret military facility under communist control in the Coco Islands.

Interestingly enough, the Coco Islands were originally leased to the People’s Republic of China and likely remain under China’s control today.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

LOVE in 2014 for Water Signs - Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.

For single Pisceans this is a year of opportunity as you feel sexually attractive and proactive and are willing to take the lead in social situations.  Powerful emotions and desires may cloud your better judgement at times inclining you to don the old rose coloured glasses and this is a danger.  You are impatient in all things romantic and may feel frustrated when things do not move quickly or in the idealised way you imagined.  You also need to stop and analyse whether your emotional craving and romantic feelings are really in line with your true needs and values – they may fall out of sync meaning that you will not achieve a lasting relationship only an ephemeral romance.
That said this is a time for the often shy Piscean to come out of their shell and shine on the social scene.  You will find it easier to go with your heart and enjoy life to the full.

In relationships it is easy for you to talk about your feelings right now, Cancerians, which will go a long way to helping keep things going.  Relationship-wise it is rather tough going as 2014 starts for existing relationships.  It is not that the relationships themselves are flawed but rather that with all the stress and distractions going on about you it is very hard not to let that spill into the bedroom.  Communication and keeping your partner informed about where you are at emotionally and how you are doing and coping can certainly help you both navigate this time of change.  For Canerians married to Libra, Capricorn and Aries this will be magnified as all the cardinal signs are going through a time of turmoil and upheaval.  Solid relationships will thrive under the pressure even if you are both a little exhausted for passion.  Later in the year as you adjust the romantic and spontaneous side of the relationship will spark into life with more chance for social and recreation activities.
Single Cancer will seek out friendships with men rather than full on romance from the get go – friendships will blossom into love later on in 2014 when you will tend to feel more relaxed.  Again communication and shared GSOH will be the benchmark for your relationships as you are very ‘real’ this year – no rose coloured glasses, no fantasy, no puppy love crushes – you will look to the core of the relationship and if it ain’t going anywhere you will not be biting.

Within relationships, both family and romantic you are eager to cut to the heart of the matter; you are bored with niceties and feel that the only way to either move things on or resolve issues is via some candid truth telling.  Scorpio are excellent at psychoanalysing and sensing the motivations of others and while this keeps you ahead of the game, constant analysis is often detrimental to love making and intimacy and so learn to drop the mental intensity and focus on the physical intensity: affection without question in the bedroom.  Your mood is very intense this year which will be draining for you and those around you and so remember to relax, switch off and be vigilant that you do do this every day.
Criticism and very high standards may make love and romance hard to come by for single Scorpio.  There will be no shortage of dates or desirable possibilities, but are you likely to commit to one boyfriend – not really, you have someone very specific in mind and are happy to wait.  Although your eagerness to go steady (if that is not too old fashioned a word) is absent, you may find that your dates are more than willing to take it further so do be clear in all your signals to avoid unwanted attention.  Single Scorpio are enjoying the single life and will setting for sparkling on the social scene rather than cuddling on the sofa with one guy.
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2014 for the Mutable Signs – Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius


FROM Horoscope 2014 – Lisa Lazuli

Gemini are taking the proactive, go getting attitude from last year into 2014.  Gemini often scatter energy and tend to lack focus, but from the end of 2013 and into 2014 the drive to tackle life, improve efficiency and  jump into the things which usually you don’t have the courage to tackle is yours.  You are competitive and will take action to get your life on track.  Finishing jobs, speeding up your routines and making your life run more smoothly is your aim.

2014 will be a far more productive year where you will feel that you have made concrete steps towards both making progress and implementing change in the projects and areas of life you desire.  Your optimism and energy will both carry you through and your obvious enthusiasm will win you support and help inspire those around you.  Pisces are not leaders in that you find it hard to give orders, however you do lead in a different way via your vision, insight and passion for what you do.

This is an empowering time for Virgo where you will find it easier to assert yourself and push yourself to the fore. Virgos are modest and shy and so it is not in your nature to be a forerunner, however as the year goes on you will find that people turn to you for advice and because they value your experience or your expertise in various fields.  It is via this advisory capacity that you will exert power and authority.  Many at your work or even in your family are taking the time to appreciate your perfectionism and attention to detail as well as your characteristic critical eye which can cut to the heart of any matter.

It may be relationships that have become rather controlling.  A deep discussion may have been put off as you are both too busy, too rushed or there are more pressing priorities.  That good talk is way overdue: you need to set an evening aside to talk to your partner about where you are at in the relationship: what needs to change; how can you recapture romance; how can you adjust to each other’s needs in a way which is fairer and how will you get more quality time together.   Sagittarians are nor confrontation unless they have an occasional outburst of temper; but these outburst may achieve nothing.  Slamming the door and going for a long walk may clear your head, but is it constructive.  You have swept some things under the carpet and put up with others and now it is time for a long rational talk when you are both calm to lay down some new relationship guideline.  After this tension will abate and you will be able to enjoy the precious time you have together with your partner without the unsaid and unspoken issues creating a downer.  Do not expect your partner to read your mind and do not be vague – be honest and specific about your feelings.

PISCES – How is 2014 going so far??

The frustration for Pisces this quarter is that you will not bear the direct benefit from the surge of activity and energy you are experiencing.  Your efforts will be directed towards the organisation or business administration of a third party.  For Pisces who work in stockbroking or finance this can be a very fruitful time for speculation and investment: hunches and personal knowledge can give you an edge.  In both cases the warning is to not take undue risks with property and investments which are not yours.
Concerned with inequalities and injustice you may find yourself in the role of advisor or champion of the underdog in some way.  This is a chance to use your relatively more superior social status, education or knowledge of the law to help some person or group achieve a fair result or a chance at improving their plight.  Emotional involvement may be cathartic on a level for you, but you must retain some detachment so that you do not become overwhelmed by the whole project.
On a personal level be careful that strong emotions which arise from deep seated or subconscious resentments do not lead to neurotic and erratic behaviour which could undermine work and social relationships.

This is a time when many Pisceans may make a firm commitment and so bended knee and marriage proposals should not come as a surprise.  In marriages, compromise is vital and there may be a need for a re-declaration of commitment after a betrayal of trust which may not be an affair, but rather a breakdown in mutual respect and drifting apart.  No relationship just flows like a steam, every now and again there must be a bend or a swirling weir which in addressing you rediscover element of the union which may have been neglected of misunderstood.
Single Pisceans may be surprised to learn that a platonic friends has carried a candle for them for many a year – give it a try, why not?

Work will tend to be behind the scenes and even though reward per se may not be forthcoming the goal is bigger than any one individual and that is where the satisfaction comes from.  Principles of justice, truth and the pursuit of constructive values is central to the work ethic.  You will be motivated to work hard as you are keen to make a good impression. Any criticism may be taken unduly hard and you must try and have a thick skin and rise above it if you are treated or spoken to unfairly as the focus is more on the goal than the individual, it is not personal.  In general relations with co-workers should be amicable and there will be a positive spirit of cooperation – or should I say mutual suffering at the coal face.  Your colleagues will give you moral support and some good advice.
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A desire to explain a recurring nightmare, leads young lawyer Gaby to a
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Her quest for truth will cost her everything;
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