Read my first novel, and get whisked away on a journey of friendship, love, chance, attempted murder and heartbreak.
The first of a trilogy based on a true story, In the blink of an eye is the beginning of an emotional rollercoaster ride that takes you not only through, but up, down, loop the loop, the life of a woman who had given up on love. Feeling helpless in a hopeless world, Danielle's cynical out look was soon put to the test when Panos came into her life.
Friendship was the vehicle that brought Danielle to the beautiful island of Skiathos and the power of love wanted to keep her there. Panos cannot believe his eyes when she walks in to his hotel and all his power to control his emotions evaporate when he finds himself lost in her beautiful emerald eyes.
Discover the true meaning of love as the story unfolds, and be propelled into a place where only fate can lead you to, and ladies, you will be left wanting a Panos of your very own!
But be warned this story is about more than just romance as Danielle and her friends are left facing charges that could put them in prison for a very long time! And Panos’ father has a secret of his own as his past comes back to haunt him which could have a devastating effect on all of the family, unravelling a story that will be very hard to put down.
Paving the way, the sequel will be available to buy very soon! Also look out for special announcement.
Lisa Labon is an author who has had her fair share of hardships. She has however allowed her life experiences to shape her into becoming an inspiration to others as her passion for writing shines through, which can be seen here in her first novel In the blink of an eye. She is a mother of four children, four grand children and one dog, and lives in Kent.
Forget about the long drawn out dreary days and allow your imagination to take you on a trip of a lifetime!
A journey into a place where dreams are made of.
A great escape during these long winter nights.
A great way to lose yourself in the romantic setting of Skiathos one of the Greek Islands.
If you can’t quite decide here’s what one very happy reader had to say about my book ....
Wow just wow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2020
Was given this book by my brother yesterday afternoon. Started it yesterday afternoon instantly hooked. Picked it up again today and have just finished it. What a read I have cried reading this and more tears when I came to the end. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens next. Would highly recommend this fantastic book hooked from the first page. That in its self told me I was going to thoroughly enjoy the read. Thank you Lisa I loved it.
5.0 out of 5 stars - Gullivers Travels
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Well According to amazon reader Diane it is!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 February 2020
This book was an absolute delight to read and before long I cared very deeply about the characters. In the end I was left ready for so much more, and desperate to know what happened next! It is a must-read for your collection! Loved it!
Be whisked away and you will be left wanting a Panos of your very own!
Nothing says I love you like a bunch of her favourite flowers and a good book!
Treat the special lady or ladies in your life to an adventure of a lifetime!
A great way to escape the british weather, she will be transported to the beautiful Island of Skiathos. She will not be disappointed!
A great gift for only £8.99.
Don't just take my word for it..... Here's what Sally had to say when she read my book....
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2020
Wow what a read, loved every chapter, and I'd read in bed at night. I'd say I'll read this chapter then go to sleep. 4 chapters later..... I could never put it down. Very eager for the next book. Brilliant read.
book was an absolute delight to read and before long I cared very
deeply about the characters. In the end I was left ready for so much
more, and desperate to know what happened next! It is a must-read for
your collection! Loved it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow just wow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2020
"Was given this book by my brother yesterday afternoon. Started it yesterday afternoon instantly hooked. Picked it up again today and have just finished it. What a read I have cried reading this and more tears when I came to the end. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens next. Would highly recommend this fantastic book hooked from the first page. That in its self told me I was going to thoroughly enjoy the read. Thank you Lisa I loved it. "
5.0 out of 5 stars Love in Greece
Reviewed in the United States on 28 June 2020Verified Purchase
Love is in the air and Danielle is tumbling down the steps of commitment. This wonderfully described story of a woman recovering from a broken relationship and taking a vacation in Greece will intrigue you. It’s the first of a trilogy and there’s a need to read the next one to see if it was true love that entranced Danielle with a handsome Greek man.
THE MIND IS A STRANGE THING. It has the ability to create a masterpiece out of just one thought, and the authority to shatter that creation with just one niggling seed of doubt. It has the power to hide our innermost secrets, and the audacity to remind us of them when we least expect it. When the night creeps in, our minds open up to a world full of dreams, offering a place of safety, and cushioning us from the damaging realities of life. Here, our worst fears can be transformed into visions of hope, and for just a short while, we are equipped with the capability of outsmarting those cruel hands of fate. Suffering and pain are non-existent in this place, where happy endings are as predictable as the dawning of a new day. Memories of death and loss are barred from entering this sanctuary, its mission to destroy, temporarily put on hold. ‘Temporary,’ however is the operative word, because eventually… you have to wake up!
The 17th January 2020 was a big night for me as this was the night I launched my novel In the blink of an eye. Here are a few pics... and check out that cake!
I had a great day! I sold many books and even met people I hadn't seen for years. Needless to say the day ended very well indeed. Roll on the next one!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me through my writing journey. It is much appreciated.
Thank you Nicola!
Get inspired...Open up the door to your destiny...You know you can do it!!!
Some of the background behind my Trilogy....
A piece of me.
I am told fifty is the new forty. I like it! It’s like saying that red is the new black. You know it blatantly isn’t, but when your mind adjusts to the idea, wraps itself around the lie and snuffs it out, it becomes a welcomed reality.
I never imagined by the time I reached fifty I would have two grown up children, one in their thirties, four grand children - one a teenager - and a dog!
being in my room at twelve years old, miming to Abba songs with a yellow
towel on my head (I wished I had long blonde hair like Agnetha.) My
only worry I had was keeping my room tidy. Along with dreaming of being
Agnetha, I dreamt of meeting prince charming, having a big fairytale
wedding, and having four children, two boys and two girls. Oh, the
innocence of a young girl. If only you could bottle it! But it was only
to be a dream. I had my first child at sixteen; my second at eighteen,
and my illusions of living happily ever after were shattered! The father
of my two children, Danny and Lianne, was only two years older than me,
but unfortunately for both of us (I say that loosely) he got into
drugs. We didn’t live together, so I was oblivious to what was going on.
I found myself alone in a two bedroom flat with a toddler and a baby,
but I was tough. I was strong, I could cope, and I did. I had the
support of my mum and dad, so things weren’t so bad. I met someone else,
whom I married, and along came my third child Nicky. Not wanting to go
into too much detail, we survived for eleven years. I say survived
because that was tough. Our relationship was a volatile one, and
violence occurred many a time, but in the end we had to call it a day.
Now at thirty years old, I had three children to bring up, but still I
coped. My faith in men was practically zero, and then I went to
Skiathos, one of the Greek islands, and my faith went from zero to ten
in a matter of days. Then In The Blink of An Eye, my first novel was
born. My book is based on my experience, and how a young woman, with no
self esteem, met a man who made her feel like the most beautiful woman
in the world. But there is more to this story than just romance. It also
delves into the world of addiction, as you follow the storyline of
Mick, an alcoholic in denial, who is oblivious that his marriage
breakdown is the result of his heavy drinking. Love, loss and heartbreak
are some of the ingredients that have gone into my story. It is the
first of a trilogy, and I am currently working on the sequel, Paving The
Way. The three books are based on the last twenty years of my life, and
over those years I have faced all three situations that I just spoke
about. Loves shattered dreams restored, dealing with a loss that nearly
destroyed me, and my heart broken into so many pieces that I thought it
was beyond repair. You might be wondering why at the beginning of my
post I said I had two children, when later on it is clear that I have
three. Unfortunately sixteen years ago, my eldest son, who was eighteen,
died as a result of an accident. His death nearly killed me, but here I
am, better and stronger than ever, fulfilling a dream that seemed
impossible. I fought the biggest fight of my life, and the battle isn’t
over yet, but I am getting there. I persevered, I held on to life by my
little finger nail at times, but I held on. I pushed through, and looked
through, and now I can see a future on my horizon. My stories are
powerful, and book three (especially) is about survival and how through
the challenges life throws at you, you can grow, and become the person
you were destined to be.
So here I am, fifty years old, starting a journey that is both exciting and slightly daunting…. but here I am!!!
Thank you for reading
‘Paving the way,’ is the sequel to ‘In the blink of an eye,’ and is the
next instalment following the lives of Danielle, Mick and Panos. Step on to a path paved with love, loss, betrayal and revenge, and be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster ride, that will have you sitting on the edge of your seats.
Can Danielle’s heart stand the test of time?
Is Panos strong enough to face a past event that has the potential to destroy his world?
Will Mick ever overcome his addiction?
And will we ever find out what happened to Stuart?
There is only one way to find out! But be warned the story doesn’t end there!
A tall, dark-haired woman stepped off the plane and made her way down the makeshift stairs on to the tarmac. The sound of her stiletto shoes vibrated through the metal steps, and she was careful not to get her three-inch heels caught between the gaps. Tiny droplets of perspiration began to form on her forehead, and she wasn’t sure whether it was due to her nervousness or the intensity of the heat that hit her as she came out from the aircraft. Her dark brown eyes narrowed as she looked around and she couldn’t believe that she had finally found the courage to come to Skiathos. Confronted with this reality, mixed feelings flowed through her, but there was no going back now.
Her life had recently taken an unexpected turn. Even though it was a hard decision to make, she was sure that Skiathos held the answers to the many questions that were swimming around in her head. The domineering thoughts of finding closure, gave her the strength to carry on with her mission. So, putting on her sunglasses, she continued on into the airport. A sense of expectancy bubbled in her stomach as she waited patiently for her luggage. She couldn’t help wondering what the outcome of her trip would be. Tiredness soon crept over her and her feet were throbbing. The only thing that kept her focused was the thought of getting in a nice cool shower when she finally reached her hotel.
She breathed in a deep sigh as her eyes wandered around the large room, when they suddenly focused on a rather angry looking man. Her first thoughts were that he was on his own, and she instinctively felt the need to go and help him. But when an attractive lady came up to him and put her arm around his shoulder, it became evident that he wasn’t alone afer all. She watched the couple and could see that the woman was trying to console him, but by the irate look on his face, she wasn’t having much luck. The mystery woman became distracted when the familiar sight of her bright pink suitcase came along the conveyor belt, and she bent over to pick it up. The couple were soon forgotten as she made her way through the lounge and started heading for the main entrance. As she came to the large glass doors, she reached for the handbag that was usually hung over her shoulder and was overcome with sheer terror when she realised that it wasn’t there. Panic stricken, she desperately tried to think back to where she could have left it. She remembered having it while waiting for her suitcase, because she’d put her passport in the tiny compartment in the side. So, she turned around and walked back to the baggage lounge.
“Please be there, please be there,” she said under her breath repeatedly, crossing her fingers.
Scanning the room, she was relieved to see her black patent handbag on one of the chairs. She thought this was rather strange because she had been nowhere near the chair but guessed that some kind person had picked it up and put it there in clear view to be found. She hurried over to claim it, furiously looked through the many pockets, and was pleased to find that everything was still there. She held her bag to her chest like a long-lost child and closed her eyes. Her heart was racing because she had feared the worst as it was not just her purse that was of great value to her. She took in deep breaths to overcome her panicked state, and by the fifth breath, her heart was back to its usual rate. Delighted by the outcome of this near disaster, she opened her eyes and took another look in her bag.
As she rummaged through the contents, she discovered the brown envelope. The familiar handwriting on the front caused her heart to miss a beat, quickly reminding her of why she was here.
‘Only to be opened after my death,’ were the words written in bold, black writing. Tears stung the back of her eyes as she re-read the heart rendering statement, and it took all her mental strength to keep them under control. Swallowing down the pain that had tried to reduce her to tears, she placed the envelope back in to her bag and walked back towards the main entrance.
With her head held high and her pain safely put away, she elegantly walked past the irate man from earlier. Strangely, he was now standing with a gun pointed to his head. He looked like a frightened rabbit, and from what she could make out, he was trying desperately to plead with the customs officer. His pleas for justice were obviously being ignored, because the officer was just looking at him with a very stern look on his face. That man looks in need of a good lawyer, she thought to herself, smiling. It’s a shame that I’m off-duty, her train of thought continued, as she walked out of the door conscious that she should not get involved.
With her prize possession back in her hands again, the tall, dark-haired woman stepped out of the airport. The flow of holiday makers was now just a trickle, which made it easier for her to find an available taxi. The heat from the sun was still very hot, and it didn’t help that she was dressed in black. Her tight blouse attracted the intense temperature, causing it to stick to her skin, and the thought of that long-awaited shower was becoming more appealing by the minute. With her luggage in the boot of the taxi, she was driven to her hotel.
She had planned her quest with precise intricacy and had specifically chosen a hotel that was in the middle of the town. She felt that it was important for her base to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of holiday life, where it would be easy to blend in with the other tourists on the island. If for any reason her plan was to backfire, she knew that she would be able to get lost in the crowd, and this was a comfort to her.
In next to no time, she was in the elevator of her hotel. Slowly, it went up to the seventh floor, then stopped and the doors opened. Armed with her key in one hand and her luggage in the other, she walked along the corridor in search of her room. She was grateful for the air-conditioning, but still felt sweaty and uncomfortable from her journey. Her feet were now swollen, and she could not wait to take off the shoes, which were now causing her to limp. She found her room, opened the door and walked inside. Without hesitating, she gratefully flung off the shoes and gasped with relief when the cool air that circulated the room touched her throbbing skin. Putting her bags down, she looked around the room, and its quaintness took her breath away. Everything was neatly in its place. As she admired her accommodation, for a split second she forgot why she was there. The sun’s rays that shone through the window lit up the room, radiating a warm glow that enhanced her surroundings. Suddenly, she had to remind herself of her mission, quickly bringing her back to her senses. I’m not here on a holiday, she thought. I’ve got a job to do. She grabbed her handbag from the floor and went and sat down on the bed. There, she unclasped the bag and pulled out the brown envelope.
This is why I’m here, she thought, staring at the familiar handwriting on the front. This is why I have come all of this way.
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