Great Review for Audio Book A SEALED FATE

“Stunning debut”

(Review of Audio Book A Sealed Fate)

Lisa Gordon reveals that as well as a creative and dramatic novelist, she has a great future as a narrator. Her South African accent makes a refreshing change from British or American English, and she manages characterisation of different protagonists exceedingly well.
The story is full of local colour and exotic locations and the cast of characters well drawn and believable.
If you close your incredulity at the almost Shakespearean bed trick or swapping of individuals, you won’t be disappointed by the plot twists and shocking (and unexpected) dénouement.
A bravura first novel that justly won a crime writing award, Lisa Gordon is definitely a name to look out for. She deserves a publishing contract, but congratulations are merited for this self-publishing – and self-audiobook-publishing triumph.

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Wheat and Gluten-Free Bread, Rolls, and Biscuits: 50 Exciting Recipes using Healthful and Inspiring Ingredients WHEAT FREE

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50 Gluten Free, Wheat Free recipes for baguettes, sandwich loaves, rolls, hamburger rolls, focaccia and not only savoury but sweet recipes too.

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If you are following the Paleo Diet or even if you are on Candida or just going gluten free, you will be hunting for new recipes for bread, rolls and biscuits to make sandwiches and to top with all your favourite meats, cheeses or spreads.

I am very enthusiastic about these recipes and as you read through them you will see why: exciting, wholesome ingredients with new flavours that will make any meal containing bread an explosion of taste and flavour – so much more exciting and indeed healthy than that awful pre sliced white bread you get in plastic bags en masse at the supermarket.
Learn about the amazing ingredients out there other than wheat: buckwheat, coconut, quinoa, chickpea, millet, teff and tapioca.
Experiment with flavour: cinnamon, lemon, honey, pumpkin, onion, chestnut and parmesan.
Enjoy bread, but look after your digestive health at the same time.

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What Reviewers Said About NOT GUILTY NOT INNOCENT

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NOT GUILTY NOT INNOCENT

A murder mystery tackled from the point of view of a lawyer rather than a detective with the culprit becoming clear during the course of the trial. There are four murders: one premeditated; one attempted; one self-defence and one revenge and they all have different perpetrators and all get their comeuppance in a circle of power and corruption. Valda has scrapes of her own and never fully comes clean despite her complicity – hence the book title. Tim Logan

 

The highlight of this book for me was the trial, which was written with great legal accuracy as well as with forensic detail and a fair share of drama, put downs and wit as in any real life trial. Money is the root of all evil, as goes the cliché, but it is very true in this book – other than Jack who is an honourable character, all the others live by the money-sword and die by it. The characters are true to life, but not in a way that gives you faith in human nature. A good read, free flowing, with excellent use of language and vernacular. Got a real feel for the locations as well. Vicky Anne

 

I really enjoyed Not Guilty Not Innocent. The opening sequence in Belfast had me hooked straight away and I wondered what the lawyer was doing there and then I found out he was bailing out some London émigré Russian’s gangster’s moll and I just knew this was going to get tasty. I didn’t quite get how Valda, the rock and roll singer, got to meet the lawyer, Jack, and maybe there is just a shade too much coincidence in the fact that they meet in Belfast and they are both involved in one way or another with the same gangsters back in London. But it all made for a rattling rollercoaster of a ride once they’d crossed the Rubicon and those gangsters were coming after them. OHSoccermom

 

Now this is a real thriller with interwoven plots and enough edginess to keep you turning the pages. The two main characters, Valda Kramer and Jack Lauder, come from entirely different molds and I never would have suspected those two to get together. The author did an incredible job in developing their relationship with enough steam, tension and verity to keep me pulling for both of them.

Jack is out of the same mold as Indiana Jones and Valda, well, I’d peg her as a cross between Amy Winehouse and Kinsey Millhone. Separately and together, they take us through a complicated murder that involves British politicians, a Russian mobster and a full cast of dubious, eccentric and impish characters and witnesses. The trial itself is strained with enough tension to keep even the most skilled criminal defense attorney guessing.
All in all, I can’t recommend this book enough!  Paul H Landes – Bestselling Author

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What the reviewers said about THE ASSASSIN’S KEEPER

“This book is reminiscent of the macho detective heroes of the 80’s. In many ways it reminded me of Charles Bronsen in St Ives.
Pedro has that ultra cool, unflappable Bronsen swagger. John, too is a man’s man.
This is no messing, hard hitting detective fiction. No fluff, no frills just getting on with the action.”

“The excellent dialogue in this book made it a hit for me. The author knew his characters well and was able to keep the dialogue entertaining and authentic.
Good use of the politics of the time to create an unusual plot line.”

“This is detective work 80’s style and it makes a pleasant change. It you grew up in the 80’s or just remember that time, you will get a warm feeling from this book as memories of 80’s cop shows return.”

“Many other characters will enter the plot like the treacherous Sue West, the mysterious dance school owner Rosa and ‘insufferable ass’ Edward.
However, it is John’s contentious relationship with Pedro which is central to the book and which never ceases to take surprising twists and turns.
The author has created distinctive and real characters who carry the plot very well.”

“The Assassin’s Keeper is written very much like a TV series. What I mean by that, is that the action could easily be broken up into a ten part series.
The book has all the elements of good TV detective drama with red herrings, punch ups, murders, back stabbing and intrigue all dotting the path to the explosive conclusion.
A highly original work written in a slightly unusual format. This is not a who-dunnit or a quest for justice type thriller; it examines a rather complex and drawn out plot of revenge in which the stakes could not be higher.”

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GREAT REVIEWS for THE ASSASSIN’s KEEPER

John McClements has been getting some terrific reviews for his conspiracy based, thriller THE ASSASSIN’S KEEPER and you can grab your kindle copy today for only 99c (limited time offer ends May 12)

An interesting blend of detective fiction and international espionage.
This book is lively, entertaining and modern. The language is accessible and the pace is very good throughout.
The author is efficient with words, in terms of being able to set the scene well without laborious descriptions.
I agree with the other reviewers about the authenticity of the characters.
Nice read.

 

The author’s forte is in his characters and dialogue. Many authors of fiction are so immersed in complex plots that the characters are secondary and the dialogue is wooden and poorly thought out.
I found the characters jumped off the page and did have a real feel to them – especially the men. I did find Drinda rather intriguing and it was a pity she never continued later into the book.

 

Conflict is vital in any crime thriller and there is no shortage of conflict between these characters. The dynamic between John and Pedro is fascinating. While John is always on the back foot in terms of his relationship with Pedro, he is man enough to stand up to the suave Argentinian and tell him off or tell him to go to hell. John thinks he is merely doing detective grunt work for Pedro, but he wants out, his marriage is suffering and he cannot keep up with running his restaurant and doing Pedro’s dirty work and then he hears something…a name…chills run down his spine and suddenly it all falls into place and it is more shocking than he can ever imagine.

 

 

 

Author Q and A with John McClements

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What inspired me to write the book? The book was partly based on true accounts. When I went to work on the cruise ship which sailed out of Miami, I met a woman called Drinda, when the ship sailed into San Fran she convince me to jump ship,  I lived and worked, using my cabins mates Identification, the date was 1982 during the Falklands war with UK and Argentina. Drinda introduced me to her friend, his name was Peter, and for my book I changed his name to Pedro.
A lot of things had happened then and I felt that I had to write about it.
What books do you enjoy? I really enjoy reading books by the author Vince Flynn
What is your next projects? Don’t have a next project of such as yet, too busy running restaurants but in my spare time I may write a follow up to The Assassins keeper
Wouldn’t it be nice to be rich? Not sure about that, I think I would spend all the money too quick, my son James and myself we love to travel business class, might be tempted to upgrade to first class.
Would you ever write an autobiography? I would never write an autobiography, too many secrets
What are your hobbies? When I get it I write, but because I am chef by trade, both my wife and myself enjoy the fine dinning restaurant experiences
Favourite places in the world? Would love to visit Argentina but can’t convince the family. Though Tokyo by far was my favourite
As a chef what do you enjoy eating? Favourite food is French cuisine, but I really would eat anything, if it moves I would eat it. Am afraid thats the chefie attitude in me.
What inspires me? After working in a busy hot kitchen for 14 hours a day, getting home late, relaxing, winding down. With me it’s like shaking a fizzy drink and once it settles you are ready to do it again. Most of the time I write at night which I can reflect on the past and think things through what I want to write about.
What is the best advice you were ever given? Best advice I was given was write about what you know

DEAR LEILA – Chicklit Humour Book 99c on amazon Until Sept 3

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Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones in a laugh out loud chick-lit tale of two women in two cities.

When Leila and Kimi reignite a high friend school friendship via an on-line exchange some years later, the results are a hilarious batch of frank and feisty emails flying across the Atlantic.

Leila, in London, is single and playing the field with the emphasis on playing. Kimi is in NYC heading for splitsville with her cranky and possibly cheating hubbie. They bare all in their spicy emails to each other about the bad, mad and dangerous to know of the male world and how there is a fine line between love and farce.

A thoroughly modern and quirky tale of life, love and lust in 2015 and how social media has lead to a very new moral or immoral code.

Funny, lively and fast moving.

Warning: Some bad lingo and mild sexual content.

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REVIEWS

This book tells the tale of two women’s lives via the vehicle of their email exchanges. As the book takes the form of emails it is very in intensive in terms of action as there are no lengthy descriptions or irrelevant waffle it’s just frank banter and heart to heart revelations. The author kinda gets how in the cyber world we reveal stuff and do stuff we would not do in ‘real’ life as somehow what goes down in cyberspace, stays in cyberspace..or does it.

Both Kimi and Leila have rather modern attitudes about love and dating and they certainly don’t take no prisoners. Although this is a light-hearted read, some more serious issues ie stalking, divorce and affairs are tackled in a realistic way.

This is a very lively and pacey book and you will be pleasantly amused by the many unexpected turns.

I know another review criticized the grammar of this book; but I feel that it was written in a highly colloquial way and just how one writes when we write emails – it is not meant to be written like a novel where all the syntax is dead right. It’s conversational.
It’s fast moving and very modern. The author does not dwell on things; it’s really about having a laugh and not to be taken seriously like a full length novel.
This is the first time that I’ve read a story that was told entirely through email transactions, and I have to say that I quite liked it! That was definitely a very clever way of telling a story and I think the author executed it well. This is a fun, short, and fast-paced read that can easily be read in one setting (trust me, you’ll want to!). Can’t wait to see more from this author.

FREE eBook OFFER – Thriller HOLLY LEAVES

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Seemingly unbreakable friendships are wrecked in a web of deception, lies and infidelity and someone will pay the ultimate price. Nothing is as it seemed and nothing will ever be the same again.

Some skeletons are best left in the closet.

When five friends go to a psychic for a reading; the predictions make no sense at all because they just cannot envision the tragic circumstances in which everything the psychic says will come to pass.

A group of relatives and pals agree to go for a group reading with a mysterious psychic: their emotions range from eager anticipation to nervous excitement and in the case of Sasha a poo-poing and putting it all down to hocus pocus entertainment.

Yesod catches their attention with pin point accuracy about their pasts and inner conflicts; however her predictions about the future appear to some baffling and out of sync with the reality they all know. Even sceptic Sasha is thrown off kilter by Yesod’s apparent inability – or was it rather a disguised refusal – to read her.

The session strikes a chord of confusion and self doubt into Lee and Gemma; but was the reading so elliptical for Lianne. Did she read something into it the others have missed? Why does Lianne go asking pertinent questions about her past while alienating herself from the others?
Michelle is overcome with guilt: she believes she knows that her own dirty secret lies behind Lianne’s strange behaviour. Confiding in Lee, she reveals all.
But is Michelle’s hunch correct or is the truth so deeply buried in the psyche of one of the other friends that even Yesod could not perceive it.

REVIEWERS SAID

“Great entertainment.

Very distinctive and vibrant characters bring this story to life.

Good conflict drives literature and this is full of conflict, guilt, angst and fire.

Who knows what the future holds? In fact, is seeing a snippet of the future a help or hugely detrimental if misinterpreted. The psychic reading attended by Sasha, Leanne and friends sets off a chain of events which bring closure, answers and tragedy.” TOPAZ SAMMONS

“Wow, have just finished reading ‘Holly Leaves’, for the THIRD time and am about to start again. It is incredibly rare for me to read any book more than once but I just loved this. The author clearly has a great knowledge, understanding and insight of her subject, and also I might add clearly perhaps some experience of the darker side of psychic predictions and readings. The book taps into that primeval sense of ‘wondering’ and inquisitiveness that helps to form the survival instinct in us all. But is seeking knowledge of our own futures thus far unlived a wonderment too far???…… we all know what killed the cat!!! Can simply that inquiry of the spirit world redefine our destiny???
Lisa J Gordon knows the answer, to this and many other questions.
The trail of the five principal characters is mesmerising; they jump of the page and follow you through your day, you expect to bump into one around the very next corner…. such is their feeling of reality.
Don’t miss this book; its special. It will certainly make you sit and think before reading your horoscope; or visiting the little old lady with the crystal ball….
LOVED IT”  ROB STEVENS

“I discovered Lisa Gordon’s writing a year ago and I’ve been waiting for her to publish something new. Holly Leaves is a very different type of read altogether. It’s written as a play and can be enjoyed in an hour’s time, that is if you only read it once. I am an author so I always pay close attention to character development and I marveled at the way Lisa was able to bring the characters to life through dialogue; no narrative or flashbacks were needed for me to get a true grasp of what made each character tick. Holly Leaves is entertaining and unusual and deals with a subject matter that so many of us are fascinated with, but know so little about – psychic readings. Hey, give this a try, it may just be one of the best one hour readings you’ve enjoyed in some time. Bravo Lisa!”  RA Quinn

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Recent Reviews said:

on June 17, 2015
This was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read recently. It was well written, engaging and suspenseful! A must read for suspense fans!
At first I knew what to expect but as the book progressed it became more challenging to figure out the missing pieces of the puzzle. I liked this book a lot, quick read, entertaining, twists and thrills!
on April 11, 2015
It took a little time to get wrapped up in it, not due to a poor quality of writing but rather the author carefully laying the groundwork for the story. If you like classic “who done its” in the style of Hitchcock, you will enjoy this story.
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on March 28, 2015
Memories are not always a good thing. Sometimes they are scary and should stay locked away. However the truth should be known. I was worried what would happen to Gaby. There are a lot of moments in the book when I was surprised. There are a few plots that I had no idea how they were connected until the author told me. The ending was fitting for Gaby and I liked how the author tied up loose ends. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
on March 12, 2015
Things was an interesting and quick read in which the author kept me engaged throughout the book. Be careful because once the ball gets rolling in this one, you won’t be able to put it down. Despite knowing who the murderer was fairly early on, Gordon does an amazing job at keeping you interested and engaged throughout the story. I did have to use the dictionary/Wikipedia feature on my kindle for some of the language but the book was definitely worth the little bit of extra “work” & I look forward to reading another book from this author soon.

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!

Young lawyer Gaby has recently married and should be having the time of her life and yet a strange recurring dream is haunting her; she visits a psychologist and a psychic as she desperately attempts to figure it out. Then……it hits her; the memory floods back! Suddenly everything she thought she knew about herself, her family and her past is cast into doubt.

Someone she loves is a KILLER.

But who will believe her? He is popular, successful, charming and credible. The police will say that she has no evidence. People will call her mad, paranoid and spiteful. She must act fast; he is becoming more frenzied and is eyeing up his next victim.

Gaby selects her allies with great care, trusting few in her duplicitous new world and knowing every new piece of evidence she uncovers makes her more vulnerable.

She sets about assembling the evidence: secretively and urgently, before he strikes again. However, he gets wind of her suspicions and this time when he kills, it’s someone very close to Gaby, someone who knows the truth.

Suddenly she realises that she is up against more than just him: he has eminent and influential friends and the scales of justice are rigged against her.

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.

DEPRESSION and DIET – What you need to know.

Is your diet depressing you?

DEPRESSION BUSTERS now at amazon in kindle and paperback

There are so many drivers of depression but this book is aimed at the most basic – DIET. Eat right, feel right, turn your mental health around!

Diet cannot solve your emotional problems, your financial woes, your troubled past, your dysfunctional relationships, but diet may be the ONLY thing you do have control of and by managing your mood via diet you will have more mental and emotional energy to deal with all those other depression drivers.

* This book is all about taking control of your depression via diet.
* It is about the food and everyday activities which can cause and exacerbate depression.
* It is about foods, supplements and natural ingredients which can improve mood and mental clarity.
* It is about tackling the key drivers of depression at their root.

There are chapters explaining: why depression is rising dramatically; how everyday food stuffs, nutrient deficiencies, environmental factors and activities can set off or exacerbate depression; which the foods and supplements can combat and relieve depression.

Nearly all suggestions made in this book are able to be used alone or alongside your regular medication (always have a chat to your GP first).

Now at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/DEPRESSION-BUSTERS-Better-Mental-Health-ebook/dp/B00USONGWC/

REVIEWS:

“ Lisa really goes in to detail, especially about wheat and gluten. I am gluten intolerant and I have to say when I stopped ingesting wheat and gluten my mood as well as my insides were a LOT better.I also sleep much better now… I have started using the cast rang of herbs and foods mentioned in this book and I have to totally agree they bust any bad feeling in me. A great book with some great links to other books and studies. Highly recommended to people not only looking for natural ways to fight depression, but for people looking to sort out their processed diet.”

“  I have undergone treatment for depression in the past, but I don’t remember my psychiatrist talking in any great detail about the importance of the right food as a depression buster. That’s why I found this book by Elizabeth Gordon to be quite unique.£

“Her advice is solid and goes into the specifics. For example, it is important to avoid foods or water that contain arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, etc. There are certain countries where the water is contaminated with these things, it is important to be extra careful. Equally, I found the author’s concerns over wheat very important.”

“  If you don’t think your diet has an effect on your depression think again. The food we eat has a huge impact on the way we feel, sleep and cope with things. Depression is not something to take lightly and many people require medication but there is no reason why you cannot start helping yourself. By reading and following the diet laid out inside, you give yourself a chance to possibly avoid harsh medications and manage your depression with little to no medication. Even if your doctor prescribes medication you should still focus on a diet that supports a healthy body, mind and spirit.”

Depression and your Diet

Depression and your Diet