Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg

Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Lion Heart Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 312 Pages

Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical/American

One look at Baby Doe and you know she was meant to be a legend! She was just twenty years old when she came to Colorado to work a gold mine with her new husband. Little did she expect that she'd be abandoned and pregnant and left to manage the gold mine alone. But that didn't stop her!

She moved to Leadville and fell in love with a married prospector, twice her age. Horace Tabor struck the biggest silver vein in history, divorced his wife and married Baby Doe. Though his new wife was known for her beauty, her fashion, and even her philanthropy, she was never welcomed in polite society.

Discover how the Tabors navigated the worlds of wealth, power, politics, and scandal in the wild days of western mining.

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Praise for Gold Digger

“Rosenberg’s rollicking Western adventure strikes gold with a gutsy, good-hearted spitfire of a heroine and action aplenty.” —THELMA ADAMS, bestselling author of Bittersweet Brooklyn and The Last Woman Standing

"Gold Digger tells the true story of Lizzie 'Baby Doe' Tabor, a beautiful young woman who in 1878 marries the son of a wealthy miner in order to save her family from penury. Shrewd and stubborn, Lizzie fights back-biting Victorian society, wins and loses vast fortunes, and bests conniving politicians in her larger-than-life story. A twisting tale worthy of Mark Twain, with a big-hearted heroine at the center." —MARTHA CONWAY, author of The Underground River

About the Author

A California native, Rebecca Rosenberg lives on a lavender farm with her family in Sonoma, the Valley of the Moon, where Jack London wrote from his Beauty Ranch. Rebecca is a long-time student of Jack London’s works and an avid fan of his daring wife, Charmian London. The Secret Life of Mrs. London is her debut novel.

Rebecca and her husband, Gary, own the largest lavender product company in America, selling to 4000 resorts, spas and gift stores. The Rosenbergs believe in giving back to the Sonoma Community, supporting many causes through financial donations and board positions, including Worth Our Weight, an educational culinary program for at-risk children, YWCA shelter for abused women, Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center to provide performances for children, Sonoma Food Bank, Sonoma Boys and Girls Club, and the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home.

For more information, please visit Rebecca’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads. Visit the Facebook page for The Secret Life of Mrs. London.

Interview with Rebecca Rosenberg, 
author of GOLD DIGGER, 
The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor

What is your favorite part of this book and why? Oh, my goodness, do I have to choose? That’s like choosing your favorite child!

I guess I had the most fun with adding all the colorful Wild West characters that create the spirited atmosphere of the Gold Rush. I loved writing the 6’6” Chinese mine foreman, Chin Sou Lin, who spoke very little, but dressed as a Chinese dragon/lion to save her from danger. I love the scenes with Oscar Wilde, he says hilarious and true things. I also like the scenes when Baby Doe Tabor is up against impossible odds and tries anyway.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I feel like I’ve already spent ten years with Baby Doe Tabor, reading her diaries, walking her steps, insinuating myself into her life to feel all her challenges! Still, I would like to spend a day with her and get her set up after tabor dies. If life was hard before her husband died, it got way worse afterward! I would like to help her have a wonderful old age, not desperately working the way she did.

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

Gone with the Wind. Maybe you can see how much I love to tell a personal story so readers can feel the historical time like the Gold Rush in Gold Digger.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? 

Every character is real in Gold Digger. Some of the names have been changed to protect their descendants!

What made you want to become a writer? 

GOLD DIGGER, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor is what started me writing. I heard about her when I was a girl, this amazing beautiful twenty-year old that came west for a gold mine with her husband, and ended up abandoned, pregnant and working the mine, alone. Then she finds and old prospector, married and twice her age, who strikes the biggest silver vein in history. Of course, the country scandalized them when Tabor divorced his wife and married Baby Doe. They lived extravagantly and generously until the silver crash of 1893 and lost it all. I had to tell Baby Doe’s side of the legend.

I hope you’ll stay in touch!
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Gold Digger

Sassing Saul by Gail Koger

Sassing Saul
by Gail Koger


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GENRE:   sci fi-romance
Annie used to believe in all that happily ever after crap, until the day she found out her Prince Charming husband was a conman with a wandering eye. On the same day she booted him to the curb, an alien fleet double-parked over Earth and life as she knew it ended. To survive she joined a militia unit and used her unique physic powers to fight off the alien invaders. She was so successful she earned the swell nickname of the Grim Reaper. Now she must fight for her own freedom because Saul Jones, a Coletti-hybrid warlord, has decided she’s his and he won’t stop until he possesses her.

General Saul Jones has his hands full. Not only is he a four-star Marine general, he’s also a Coletti warlord. To complicate matters, he’s the Coletti Overlord’s liaison to Earth and one of the patriarchs of “the” Jones clan. Raising his blood pressure even more is his teenage psychic daughter who has found her mate before she’s of legal age. Can you say raging hormones? Not to mention the headaches of dealing with all the interspecies head-butting and Central Command. He has a million and one things needing his attention and at long last he discovers the other half of his soul. Annie Russell aka the Grim Reaper. Instead of running into his arms, Annie’s running as far and fast as she can.

A look at a set of Coletti Daggers

Read an Excerpt:

A shuttle flew over the canyon.

I smiled. The General had arrived without any backup. The cocky guy thought he would block my stun grenades and simply overpower me. I was about to show him the error of his plan.

“You’re trapped. There’s no way out of the canyon.”

“Okay. Is this where I’m supposed to start pleading for mercy?”

“A smart woman would start apologizing.” There was a note of anger in the General’s voice.

“For what?”

“You’ve broken numerous laws and you had those blasted birds shit on me.”

“I did and I’m not apologizing for it.”

“Most people fear Coletti warlords,” the General snapped.

“News flash. I don’t find you that scary. Did you flunk the “How to be a Big, Bad Warlord” course?” I swatted at a bee buzzing around my head.

“Your husband turned you into an angry, bitter woman,” General Jones stated grimly.

I flinched. He was right. Annie, the romantic, was dead and buried. “Hell, my prick of a husband, taught me that love is an illusion and to never, ever trust a man. In the end he will betray you and all you have left are the ashes of your dreams.”

“I’m sorry, darlin’.”

About the Author:

I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea what a real emergency is. Take this for example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone I took up writing.

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The Witch of the Prophecy The Prophecy Trilogy Book 1 by Victoria Jayne

Witch of the Prophecy
Prophecy Trilogy Book 1
Victoria Jayne

Paranormal Romance

catastrophic prophecy is in motion, and Divina’s choice between her
vampire ex-boyfriend and the wolf shifter she’s just met will
impact all supernatural kind..

had it with the prophecy.

not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire
ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to
pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina
doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is
his mate.

the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the
present-day United States, 
is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with
Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility
of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.

Witch of the Prophecy

the first in a Trilogy. Combining the angst of a love triangle with
the drama of the supernatural and a splash of heated passion takes
the reader on an exciting journey.
Witch of the Prophecy
perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris, L.J. Smith, and Stephenie

and enthralling, this is a paranormal romance author you need in your
★ ★ ★ ★

will enjoy this frolic into fantasy and it will leave you craving for
the next installment of this sweet and sexy trilogy.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

finished the book in just under a day! As soon as I started reading,
there was no way I could put it down.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wolf of the Prophecy
Prophecy Trilogy Book 2

knew that one magical mistake would carry such dire

Divina goes missing after Aric claimed her, the shifter has to call
on his pack to find her before his inner wolf goes

following the beat of his vampire heart, Rori searches for her hoping
to make amends. He wants to convince her it'll be different this
time, and that she's his. But first, he has to find her.

just wants space to practice her spells, far away from Rori, Aric,
and the prophecy that brought them together, which they just can’t
seem to shake. But when she makes a mistake and unleashes chaos, she
has to turn to them for help in cleaning up her mess.

and Aric must put aside their rivalry and work together to protect
the woman they love or else lose everything they hold dear.

Wolf of the Prophecy is the sequel to The Witch of the Prophecy and
is the second book in the trilogy. It’s is perfect for fans of
Charlaine Harris, L.J. Smith, and Stephenie Meyer.

Growing up on the
Jersey Shore, Victoria was an insatiable reader. She adored getting
lost in the worlds others created for her. During her early teen
years, she enjoyed the works of R.L. Stein and S.E. Hinton. As she
got older, she drifted into the worlds provided for her by Anne Rice,
Suzanne Wright, J.D. Tyler, Joanna Wylde, Cherise Sinclair, Dianne
Duvall, and Elisabeth Naughton, to name a few. These writers spawned
her love affair with both the romance genre and the world of the

Victoria started
writing as a hobby while still in high school. Now her days are spent
writing, enjoying time with her husband, and her two children. She
still lives in New Jersey. She is a member of the Romance Writers of
America and New Jersey Romance Writers. Victoria is a New Jersey
Devils Hockey fan, an avid SecondLife Roleplayer, and a Netflix binge

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Love Songs Standards Series by Cynthia Roberts

Song Standards Series
Set Books 1-3
Cynthia Roberts

Contemporary Romance 

you love Contemporary Romances with relatable, flawed characters who
are sometimes wounded or broken and eventually find that kind of love
we all dream of, you'll love this series titled after some of the
greatest love songs of all times.

 ~ Pamela Landers had it all, a senior
partnership with a top law firm, expensive car, and a luxurious
condo. What she desired most was a loving husband, children and a
life filled with precious memories that would comfort her through her
golden years. Funny how fate has a way of steering you down that path
where dreams really can come true. When Pamela encounters Gavin
Templeton along her journey, she has some life-altering decisions to
make that eventually lead her to happily ever after.

In The Night
 ~ What happens when two strangers meet
in a crowded bar on a Caribbean vacation and one is disinterested,
while the other is totally intrigued? Fate happens. Only one role
will play out in the end. It will lead to either a happy ending, or
simply a chance meeting tucked away in a memory book. John Rinaldi,
doesn't want to be just a memory. He's determined to win the heart of
the beautiful and elusive, Samantha Michaels. She not only captured
his interest, but she proves a woman he's determined to have in his
life forever. She just doesn't know it yet.

Once In My Life
 ~ Christina Morandt spent most of her
young adult life perfecting her talent and then performing worldwide
as the prima ballerina for the Savannah Ballet Theatre. When she
decides to retire at the peak of her career, she returns to Savannah
to open her own dance studio and settle into a life of comfort and

Garret Rickford is a seasoned Apache helicopter pilot for the U.S.
Army, who is awarded a head instructor position at the Hunter Army
Airfield in Savannah, Georgia after serving four tours carrying out
assault and rescue missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. He returns
home, while secretly battling the haunting traumas of war and the
death of his dearest friend and fellow comrade. She was raised on a
horse ranch in Wyoming. He was raised in the Highlands of Scotland.
They were opposites in so many ways, each never expecting to cross
paths with the other. But, they did, and when the spark of attraction
ignited, there was no extinguishing the passion once it began to
flame out of control.


love of reading romance fiction goes back to those early years when I
was raising a young family. It wasn't until much later in life, that
I actually took up the pen to write and my first historical romance,
Wind Warrior was born. I don't fit into one specific genre. When the
ideas start to flow, lord only knows what category they'll fit into
**wink wink **

wish I could have gotten to this point in my career much sooner
rather than later, but life simply got in the way far too many times.
Because of those multiple detours, however, I have become a more
passionate and expressive writer and can draw upon those painful
moments in my past, when I need to create the kind of raw human
emotion I want my readership to feel.

is my hope you walk away with not just an entertaining read, but the
importance in knowing, "Without imagination & dreams, we
lose the excitement of wonderful possibilities."

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relationships, can subscribe to my mailing list, and be kept abreast
of contests, giveaways, special promotions and new releases. Until
then, bye for now.

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Extinction Of All Children by L.J. Epps

Extinction Of All Children
Book One
L.J. Epps

Genre:  Fantasy Fiction, Dark Fantasy

Publisher:  L.J. Epps

Date of Publication:  06/03/2016

ISBN: 978-0-9971913-3-2

Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 79,826

Cover Artist:

Tagline: What would you do if you were the last eighteen-year-old in the territory?  Join Emma on a wild ride and find out how she survives this fate.

Book Description:

The futuristic world of Craigluy has been divided into three territories and three economic classes. A large wall separates the territories, so the poor cannot mingle with the rich.

Since President Esther, the ruler over all of Craigluy, believes the poor do not have adequate means to take care of children, they are no longer allowed to procreate. Pregnant mothers are imprisoned until their babies are born, then the infants are taken away.

Emma Whisperer is the last child to survive. She is the last child born in lower-class Territory L before the law was instituted in the year 2080. She is the last eighteen-year-old.

Emma struggles to understand why she was spared while others weren’t. She doesn’t like the laws and believes they should be repealed. Her family doesn’t agree with her; they discourage her rebellious streak. Yet, she helps them to cover up their own family rebellion. She helps them to hide a big secret, a secret that could be both disastrous and deadly for members of their family.

As she meets new people along the way, Emma learns who she can and cannot trust. And, in the end, she makes a gut-wrenching decision that may be disastrous for everyone.

She finds herself in danger for doing what she feels is right.

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My brain checks
back in on the conversation. My mother is still going on about her day.
“I was able to
pick up some fruit from the market. The apples and pears were fresh. We can
have them for dessert on Sunday, along with the whipped cream Emma picked up.”
She puts on a fake smile. “They don’t always have it, since it is only for
special occasions. Thanks for going back to the store to get it. I forgot it
when I was there earlier. I hope you didn’t have a hard time finding it.”
“It is fine,
Mother,” I say, softly.
Sundays are
special in Territory L. It is the day families are supposed to stay in and
enjoy each other’s company. The day we get to eat chicken or fish, instead of
beans and soup. It is the day we play old board games and read old books. Pears
and apples are what my mother considers dessert. Maybe this Sunday will be even
more special because we’re going to have whipped cream on our fruit. We never
had it before. I guess whipped cream will make it look more desirable. So,
while Territory U has pie and cake, we’ll have fruit with whipped cream
“Is there any
more milk?” Theodore asks.
“I had your
sister pick some up on her way back.”
“Yes, T,” I say,
chiming in. I always call him T, for short. “There is a fresh carton in the
fridge. Try not to drink it all. It has to last for at least the next week.”
I watch as he
narrows his eyes in my direction, then he stands with his glass in hand and
goes to the kitchen. He is such a child, sometimes I can’t even tell he is
“So, how was
your day, Emma?” My father turns to me. He just put a spoonful of beans in his
mouth. He clears his throat and continues. “I mean, before you ran that
Every time
someone talks about the errand, I cringe. It is as if a knife has been put
through my stomach because we have such a hard time even saying what the errand
is. And the whole thing leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I try to forget about
the errand, for now, and dwell on his question—how my day was.
“If you’re
asking me if I found a job yet, I haven’t.” I take a sip of water. “There is
not much to do around here.”
“There is, if
you want to be cashier at the market or a salesperson at the clothing store.”
“Those aren’t
real jobs. Sorry,” I add, glancing over at him.
He has always
said it didn’t matter what the job is because any job, even if it isn’t
glamorous, should be respected. Judging by the slant in his eyebrows that makes
the lines in his forehead crease, he didn’t take kindly to what I just said.
“What I meant to
say,” I continue, “is I want to go to college and be a doctor like you, Dad, or
a teacher like Mom was. It is not fair—”
“We can’t keep
having this discussion every night,” Mother cuts in, her voice curt. “I know it
is disappointing that there are no colleges and no continued education for you.
And I also know you don’t want any of the jobs the territory has to offer—”
“But that is the
way it is, and you have to deal with it,” says Father, cutting her off.
“I’m not hungry
anymore.” I push my plate aside.
I know it is
foolish because around here you don’t always know where your next meal is
coming from, but I can’t stomach the same conversation along with the same dry
food every night.
“May I be
excused?” I lower my head.
“Yes, Emma. You
may.” My mother’s tone is soft. “And Em, things will get better,” she says with
sad eyes.
She always says
that. I think, more for herself than for me. But things never get better. They
always stay the same, or get worse.

About the Author:

L.J. Epps is a lover of all things related to books: fiction and nonfiction novels, as well as biographies and autobiographies. She has also been known to sit and read comic books from cover to cover, several times over.

Over the last few years, L.J. has written several manuscripts; her mission is to publish all of them. She enjoys writing fiction in several genres, including contemporary romance and women’s fiction, as well as young adult dystopian, science fiction and fantasy. She loves to write because it immerses her into another world that is not her own.

Interview with L.J. Epps

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I have to say my characters seem to hijack the story.  I usually have somewhat of an outline that I go by. As I dive more into my manuscript sometimes the outline just gets pushed to the side and I just start going with the flow.  The words just start to come together…so I guess I could be called a panster. The words come and the story takes on a new and different direction…and I’m no longer following the outline.  The characters just hijack the story.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
I believe my novel or series is a must read because in the words of some of my readers it’s a thrill ride that keeps on going. There are twists and turns and you don’t know what’s going to happen next. It reminds some of Divergent and The Hunger Games. It gets you hooked from the beginning and doesn’t let up.  It’s intriguing and refreshing and somewhat scary. Its action packed and fast paced. It’s also a fun enjoyable read.  I think all of these elements make it a must read. I hope others agree with me.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes, I have a completed women’s fiction/romance manuscript that just needs a little editing. It has a working title that I plan on changing.  I hope to have it released by the end of the year or beginning of next year.

Pen or type writer or computer?
I normally use a computer to complete my manuscripts. It’s the easiest way for me to get my thoughts and words down quickly.

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I’m not sure if I have any fans out there. Lol   But to all my readers I would like to thank you for taking a chance on an unknown author.  I would like to thank you for reading my novel and embracing it enough to leave reviews. I welcome all of your comments good and bad.  Each and every comment or review I receive helps me to become a better writer. For all of the readers who I have emailed back and forth with I want to say thanks for taking the time to email me back.  I appreciate it all.

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War and Money by Sofia Diana Gabel

Science fiction
Date Published: January 26, 2019

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Dax, low status and a non-conformist, is stuck in the middle of the unending aliens wars. It's 2187, and Earth has the Katarga trapped on the moon, refusing to allow them to escape. Then there are ongoing threats from the Piltrak and Jurale, which forces Global Command to recruit 15-year-olds like Dax, as soldiers. She never imagined she'd be advanced as a soldier, yet she was hand-picked by gruff Commander Viteri and taken from her parents, never to see them again. She doesn't want to kill aliens, and suspects there's more to the wars than keeping the aliens at bay. The problem is, she has to find a way to stay alive long enough to reveal the truth.

I’m a multi-genre fiction writer who was born in Sydney, Australia, but now lives in Central California. With degrees in environmental science and archaeology, I enjoy being out in nature when I’m not glued to my desk writing or researching a new story idea. Writing is a true passion of mine, born from a love of the written word that can transport the reader to different places or worlds and deliver them back to reality, safe and sound.

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