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Henri andSuzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations

Friday, March 29th, 2019
We
Survived….At Last I Speak
by
Leon Malmed
Genre:
Historical Biography
 
This
is Leon Malmed’s true story of his and his sister Rachel’s escape
from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother
were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors
volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s
parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and
they never returned. Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors, Henri and
Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered
them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s
privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus
and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral
weakness of many of the French authorities. Leon and Rachel each came
to America after the war, but always kept their strongest ties to
“Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” who were honored as “Righteous
Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem in 1977. Leon bares his soul in
this narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of
tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage
of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more
over evil.
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Leon
Malmed was born in France on October 4th, 1937.
He
is a Holocaust Survivor.
He
immigrated to the U.S, in 1964. He lived 18 years in New York.
He
was a resident of the San Francisco Bay area for 30 years. He and his
wife
Patricia
now live full time in South Lake Tahoe.
Leon
graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Paris. He
is a graduate of the Finance Senior Executive program at UCLA and the
Executive Institute for Management of High Technology Companies at
Stanford Business School.
Leon
worked in the High Tech industry in Silicon Valley where he held
executive positions for over 30 years. He served on Hi-Tech companies
Board of Directors and is currently on the Board of the Lake Tahoe
Community College Foundation.
After
60 years of total silence about his childhood during the Holocaust
and aftermath, Leon decided to publish his memoir. He is the author
of “We Survived…At Last I Speak” available in English, French
and Spanish.
His
books are available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, Kindle.com and
Audible.com.
Leon
speaks about the Holocaust in Schools, Colleges, Universities,
Churches, Synagogues, Book clubs and Men and women’s clubs in the
US, in Europe and South America. He has been interviewed on TV and
radio.
Besides
writing books, he loves riding bikes, skiing, sailing and golfing.
He
participated last year in the Dancing with the Tahoe Stars and won
one of the two trophies.
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Kanita and Safi travel through the jungles of ancient Siam in a story of friendship, hope, and redemption

Monday, August 13th, 2018
A
Girl and Her Elephant
The
Animal Companions Series #1
by
Zoey Gong
Genre:
YA Adventure 
 
All
of the elephants wept as one of their own lay dying in childbirth.
But Kanita, the daughter of the royal elephant trainer, refused to
give up. With her own hands, she helped bring the baby elephant,
Safi, into the world, beginning a lifelong friendship between a girl
and her elephant. 

 

 

 

But
many of the villagers worried about the curse of the white elephant
with the red birthmark across her face. 

 

 

Raised
in the mountains of northern Siam, Kanita’s idyllic life is
shattered when she is ordered to marry a much older man and leave her
beloved yet cursed elephant behind. But Kanita’s stubborn nature
refuses to bow to her parents’ wishes.

 

 

Kanita
and Safi flee their village with the goal of redeeming Safi from her
cursed reputation and cementing their bond, vowing to never be
separated.

 

 

But
the jungle is more dangerous than Kanita or Safi could have
imagined.

 

 

From
new author Zoey Gong, follow Kanita and Safi through the jungles of
ancient Siam in a story of friendship, hope, and redemption.

 

 

A
Girl and her Elephant is the first book in the Animal Companion
series, but each book is a stand-alone novel with new characters and
adventures.

 

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ZOEY
GONG was born and raised in rural Hunan Province, China. She has been
studying English and working as a translator since she was sixteen
years old. Now in her early twenties, Zoey loves traveling and eating
noodles for every meal. She lives in Shenzhen with her cat, Jello,
and dreams of one day disappointing her parents by being a Leftover
Woman (
剩女).
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Awaken explores the characteristics of true love and loyalty in times of fear, war

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Marcia was born and raised in Argentina during the military regime which ended with the loss of many young lives in the invasion of the Falkland Islands. Amidst the devastating effects of military government and war, reading and writing became a passion which expanded and transported her imagination with the possibility of a brighter future.
 
At the age of eighteen, she moved to the United States, where she studied English and started her own family. She soon discovered that the love she has for her husband and children would naturally unfold towards her European roots, leading her to become a genealogist and family historian. A decade of searching, compiling, and learning the stories of thousands of people has instilled in her a profound gratitude for the strong ties that can be achieved in families through personal sacrifice.
 
So it is that through fiction, Awaken explores and exposes the characteristics of true love and loyalty in times of fear, war, and finally, death. But perhaps the most captivating element in the story is the battle within the souls of the main characters as they search to know who they really are and how they are connected.

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Could there exist a love powerful enough to overcome the grave?
Hard times during the Great Depression force nineteen-year-old Florence to leave her service at the monastery and seek employment. Fate brings her to work for a wealthy recluse, General Alexander Sterling. Despite many daunting events and a meddling housekeeper with dark secrets of her own, Florence and the General find themselves falling deeply in love.What she doesn’t know is that General Sterling has left his native country escaping a painful past, one he yearns to forget. Destiny won’t allow it as he meets Florence, whose resemblance to his deceased wife is unbearable. Could Florence actually be the same woman who still owns his heart and haunts his dreams?

When their blossoming romance is shattered by an explosive truth, a mysterious stranger gives her an opportunity to go back in time to unlock the secret to her existence. Florence must strive to return to the present time to save their relationship from the imminent danger that awaits them.

 

Snippet:
“Florence, since the first day I saw you at Oak’s
Place, my life has completely changed. Everything that I believed and accepted
as true has been uprooted by your presence.” Alex’s countenance revealed
another layer of himself, a depth of feeling I hadn’t seen before. 
 
“There are
many things I don’t understand, things that hurt so deep that I almost
convinced myself I was insane.” Alex arose and extended his hand to bring me to
my feet. Holding both of my hands in his, his gaze found mine. 
 
“I wanted to
stay away from you, but I couldn’t. I didn’t want to hurt you, but I did. Today
when you said that you’d leave and never come back if I asked you to, I
realized that I could never ask that of you. Even though it would be better for
you, I’m much too selfish. I’d die if I did.” 
 

 

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If you love cozy contemporary tales, paranormal surprises, or magic filled fantasy, you won’t be disappointed

Monday, February 5th, 2018
A
Holiday Tradition:
A
Collection of Winter Tales
Presented
by Lavish Publishing
Authors:
Samantha
Jacoby , Rebekah Dodson , Desiree L. Scott , Kevin J Kessler, 
L.A.
Reminicky,  
A. Nicky Hjort, Aubree Lane, Janae Keyes
 
Our
wonderful group of authors and guests has done it again! 

 

 


We
have 8 novellas in our Winter 2017 Anthology, five of which are
EXCLUSIVE to the set. This unique collection will only be available
for 90 days – so be sure to get your copy while you can!


 

If
you love cozy contemporary tales, paranormal surprises, or magic
filled fantasy, you won’t be disappointed. The set tops out at over
200,000 words, but each is bite sized – just right for a car, train
or plane ride this holiday season.

 

 

Make
A Holiday Tradition: A Collection of Winter Tales your travel
companion this year!

 

 

The
set includes:

 

 

 

Samantha
Jacobey brings us
Christmas
Eve

(Sweet Christmas, book 2). Read in order OR as a standalone – Life
isn’t always sweet, even for girls named Candy.


 


Rebekah
Dodson thrills us with a SET EXCLUSIVE in
Room
331
,
a college romance! In the bitter cold of winter term, romance abounds
that threatens to destroy best friends.

 

 

Desiree
L. Scott has a NEW suspense romance In the Vail Lodge Trilogy –
Trapped
on Vail Mountain
!
Read in series OR as a standalone – can Nina and Rob survive the
mountain when both nature and man are against them? 

 

 

From
fantasy author Kevin J. Kessler, enjoy
The
Winters of Alnora
!
EXCLUSIVE to the set, this magical adventure will not be sold
individually until next year! A New Dark Angel shall be born, and the
world shall tremble at her feet.

 

 

L.A.
Remenicky adds a Fairfield Corners Novella with
Last
Chance Christmas
!
Read in series OR as a standalone – all Brent wants for Christmas is
his Jojo back, will he get his wish?

 

 

A.
Nicky Hjort brings to life a NEW Norn Novella that is EXCLUSIVE to
the set as well!
Where
Ebon Sounds Like Ivory

(Norn Novellas Book Two) can be read in series or as a standalone.
During Winter Solstice, a Fate Sister discovers her mother’s grave
empty and, employing an enchanted harp, upsets the balance between
life and death! 

 

 

From
the talented Aubree Lane, we have a heartwarming tale that will be
EXCLUSIVE to the set this holiday! Sparks are bound to fly when
mistletoe decks the halls of
The
Kissing Ball
.

 

 

And
last, but not least, from Janae Keyes – You get one wish, what do you
wish for?
One
Wish: A Christmas wish

will be EXCLUSIVE to the set this year!

 

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Samantha
Jacobey - 
Anyone
who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never
met a stranger and take up conversations any where at any time. I
work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often
in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be
dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the
middle of the night.

 

 


I
grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything
is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love
my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my
significant other, and many friends as well.


 

I
have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently
available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of
course, there will be many more stories to come.

 

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Rebekah
Dodson

is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction
novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The
Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels,
and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole
life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H
Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with
the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background
including education, history, psychology and English, she currently
works as a college professor by day and a writer by night. 
 

 

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Desiree
Scott
I
have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.
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Kevin
J. Kessler
lives in Orlando Florida, where he owns the White
Dragon Podcast Network, which puts out weekly podcasts on a variety
of topics from Walt Disney World, to movies, television, comic books,
video games and more.

 

A
lifelong geek, Kessler can often be found at the many theme parks and
local attractions in Orlando.
He
developed the story for Rosinanti as a sophomore in high school,
sixteen years before the book’s release.
Since
an early age, Kessler has been an avid reader, often found lost
within the magical worlds found within the pages of fantasy novels.
“It
was always my dream to create such a world of my very own,” he
said. “Even as a kid when my friends would want to play Power
Rangers or X-Men, I would always create a new Ranger or Mutant rather
than portray an established character. There is power in creativity!
Creativity breeds creation!”
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L.A.
Remenicky
~ Love Stories With A Twist

 

L.A.
Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. A payroll
professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
An
avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to
keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When
she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the
background, she can usually be found spending time with her family
and friends.

 

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A.
Nicky Hjort

is originally from Arlington, Texas- the second of five siblings, all
of whom have strong creative talents. She currently lives in coastal
central California where she practices medicine as an Ob/GYN. In
between being a lovingly devoted mother and delivering babies, she
writes stories that cross multiple genre lines- from Sci Fi to high
fantasy, but all of her stories have thriller and strong romantic
components. And for her clever reader, all of her manuscripts are
subtly connected to each other, with their purpose to explore all
facets of Love and Light. She likes to say that her stories write
themselves, and in the process, often write her, or at least the next
version of her hoping to emerge. A lover of all the arts, A. Nicky
Hjort hopes her stories might inspire you to find your inner creative
genius.

 

 


As
for her heroes- they are as varied and eclectic as her choice of
narrative genres, but when pushed to list her favorite influences,
she would say James Patterson, Barbara Kingsolver, Patricia Cornwell,
Dean Koonntz, Gene Roddenberry, Shel Silverstein, Suzanne Collins,
and Walt Disney.


 

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Aubree
Lane

is a true story teller. This award winning author has been writing in
one form or another for most of her life and has loved every
moment.

 

 


Aubree
lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her
husband, two wonderful sons, and a super special peek-a-poo named
Tanner. When not managing the pooper-scooper, Aubree can be found at
one of her favorite vacation spots ranging anywhere from Lake Tahoe
to Maui.


 

Her
motto: Write Until Your Butt Hurts, And Your Eyes Are
Crossed.

 

 

Aubree
and her husband enjoy the harvest of their seasonal garden and
relaxing in the paradise they created, called home.

 

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Born
and raised in the California Bay Area, Janae Keyes is an
American mom, wife, and hopeless romantic living in Europe. She loves
to explore various cultures coming together through the magic of
love. Residing in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, with her husband and
daughter, Janae loves to share her passion for romance with others.
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Can she see through all the lies and secrets to the truth in her heart?

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Out
of Character
by
Molly Zenk
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational
238
pages
 
After
the loss of her brother, actress Harmony Jones struggles with daily
life. Landing the lead role on the hit faith based living history
show, 1700s Life, might be the perfect way to reconnect with her
faith and be her big acting break. 

 

 

Tired
of hiding his strong faith and convictions to get secular roles,
David Hawkins jumps at the chance to play the curate on 1700s Life.
It’s the perfect vehicle to spread God’s word.

 

 

Elliot
Banes’ career needs an image makeover, so he accepts the naval hero
role on 1700s Life. Getting away from his overbearing mother is an
added bonus. His true hope is to learn to speak his mind instead of
always fading into the background.

 

 

When
a scripted love triangle between Harmony, David, and Elliot becomes a
real life love triangle, Harmony must make a difficult decision. .
She hoped to find her wavering faith, she didn’t count on finding
love as well. If that was her only obstacle, the role would be a
breeze. Unfortunately, there’s an on-set spy intent on causing
drama. Can Harmony see through all the lies and secrets to the truth
in her heart, or will she end up falling for the wrong man?

 

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MOLLY
ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in
Tennessee before finally settling in Colorado. She graduated from
Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL with degrees in Secondary
Education, English, and Creative Writing. She is married to a
Mathmatician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being
enough “math” or info about him in her author bio. They
live in Arvada, CO with their young daughters, 1 dog, and 1 cat.

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He chooses to protect a young witness, leaving him a burning spirit in the darkness

Monday, August 21st, 2017
A
Burning In the Darkness
by
A P McGrath
Genre:
Mystery Thriller, Crime, Romance
 
A murder at one of the world’s busiest airports opens this simmering
crime story where a good man’s loyalty is tested to its limits.
Michael Kieh is a full time faith representative serving the needs of
some of the 80 million passengers, but circumstance and evidence
point to his guilt. His struggle to prove his innocence leads him on
a charged journey that pitches love against revenge. 

 

 


Michael’s
loneliness was eased by a series of brief encounters with a soul
mate. When she confides a dark secret, he is motivated to redress a
heart-breaking injustice. Together they must battle against powerful
forces as they edge dangerously close to unmasking a past crime. But
Michael faces defeat when he chooses to protect a young witness,
leaving him a burning spirit in the darkness.

 

 

Michael’s
commitment to helping those in need was forged in the brutality of
the Liberian civil war. Protected by a kind guardian, he too was a
young witness to an atrocity that has left a haunting legacy of
stolen justice and a lingering need for revenge. More poignantly
there is a first love cruelly left behind in Africa because of the
impossible choices of war. When Michael and his former lover find
each other once again they become formidable allies in proving his
innocence and rediscovering their lost love.

 

 

The
writing is such that the reader is gripped immediately, and swept
into a plot that packs intelligent themes and emotional depth into a
twisting, page turning read. – The Book Bag

 

 

…plenty
of twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last page, A
Burning in the Darkness will prove to be difficult to put down. –
Bestsellersworld

 

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AP was born and grew up in Ireland. He now lives in London and works in
TV. He is a single father with three beautiful children. He studied
English and Philosophy and then post-graduate Film Studies.

 

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