This is a year of coming into your own, it is a time when you enter the stage and connect with your character, playing your role and making your mark in the world. 2017 is a time when Virgo, find their place in the world – if you have been confused about who you are and what you really want, this year things will slowly become clear. It will not happen overnight, but more like a photo developing where initially you see outlines and blurry colours, but slowly things come into focus, and the image develops with clarity.
This is a year of pivotal events in your life, and you will look back to this year in decades to come and see that it was the time the tide shifted, and you gently drifted onto another course which morphed into a major shift in life focus that created value in your life.”
Following the success of HOROSCOPE 2014, 2015, 2016 and the Brexit, political and astrology vlogs Lazuli will again be releasing 12 books: one for each star sign’s horoscope for 2017.
A big thank you to all the amazon and B&N buyers who supported me over the past 3 years and also to my youtube channel subscribers.
Are you looking in the mirror wondering what 2017 will hold? Do you feel at an important crossroads? Do you need direction or a kick start? Are you wondering ‘what now’ in terms of love and relationships? How are the Stars lining up for you in 2017? What opportunities can they supply the energy for?
Popular resident astrologer of BBC WM Lisa Lazuli takes her straightening, down to earth approach to astrology from the air waves to the bookshelf with this insightful and motivational book. Includes a detailed yearly overview for Virgo, followed by monthly forecasts broken into love, life and career. A chatty, sincere read to help inspire, guide and alert you to the unique possibilities of your life on a practical, emotional and spiritual level.
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.
A tour de force about Astrology Star Sign Gemini – what makes them tick, who do they get on with, what do they love about life and how well do they get on with the other 11 signs. Everything you wanted to know about The Twins – Gemini.
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
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.
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