Sary's Gold by Sharon Shipley

While battling a brutal town and one obsessed man, Sary must change into a ruthless, determined gold miner/outlaw in 1890s California. Upon the untimely death of her husband, Sary is forced into her brother’s charge. Neither is pleased with this arrangement. He's an impotent, sadistic dreamer with ideas of striking gold, using his sister as his mule.

Sary finds herself in a surreal nightmare living under a tarp, panning for gold, and looked on lustfully by the debauched in the closest town. A brutal attack by Delacorte’s son, her brother’s accidental death, the discovery of a gold vein as big as Texas, and surviving winter all come together to make Sary a thing of legend and witchery. She is now hunted as fair game, barely escaping with her life.

Ultimately, Sary returns exacting revenge in an ultimate showdown with a little help from the man she loves.

Genre: Romance, Westerns, Historical Romance

Top Customer Reviews:

Karen Cavanaugh

5.0 out of 5 stars

Sary's Gold ROCKS!

April 20, 2017

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First let me preface this by saying this book requires something from the reader, ergo this book probably isn't for the "50 Shades Of Grey" crowd in that it is not your typical, effortlessly digestible drugstore novel, but I actually think that's a good thing. This story is told in a literary style, which in my opinion, is sadly missing in most modern-day novels. No one would think to question the literary style of the classics which required the same kind of investment from their readers, and I think this book deserves that investment as well. The dialogue is written in the vernacular of the day (circa the gold rush era) & it took me about the first eight pages of the book to get into the groove, but once I did, I felt I was well rewarded. I was wholeheartedly transported in time and space to that era and could well imagine the characters and places coming to life as I read.

The story is quite the page turner, & is about a young woman suddenly widowed & thrust on the mercy of an unscrupulous & abusive brother. One thing this author really gets right is victim psychology because victims do not rise up against their oppressors so easily. It takes time and continued abuses for the proverbial pressure cooker to steam before exploding, & this writer gets that fact, for which I was most appreciative. Besides, women had so little choice then. It was practically unheard of for a young woman to strike out on her own, not to mention incredibly dangerous. I found myself getting very caught up in the action & rooting for the heroine at every turn. There were great setups & payoffs, and quite a few surprises along the way too.

My only criticism is that at times during a couple of the action sequences the writing gets a little choppy making it a little hard to follow, and my suspension of disbelief was strained on one or two occasions, yet events were not outside the realm of possibility either. That said, the pluses far outweigh the minuses in this novel & it's a terrific book comprised of great story telling & I highly recommend it!

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Indiana girls

5.0 out of 5 stars

WOW

June 24, 2012

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SARY'S GOLD - What a ride! Sarabande Swinford is living a modest, Midwestern life when a tragic accident makes her a widow. From here on, Sary is thrown into all manner of misery, hardship and not a small amount of adventure.

Sary winds up in the California mining town of Big Bear in the 1880's - Still a frontier town, but with a new gloss of "culture." For many women of the time, a male relative or other chivalrous man would take Sary under their protection, but not so for Sary, who has a lazy, treacherous brother and evil attention from town.

We root for gutsy, determined Sary through all the grief to her victory, which makes for great reading. Author Sharon Shipley gives us a gift; her powers of description transport us magically in space and time. The Gold Rush era in the mountains of California comes alive, with all the grit, humor and excitement of the day. Archival photographs throughout add a rich dimension.

Let's hope there is more to come from this author.

Carol, San Diego, California

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Neal Hertzmann

4.0 out of 5 stars

Survival of a Mountain Girl

October 3, 2015

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This is a great-story of a very hardy mountain woman who continues on alone in her quest for gold and her kidnapped young son despite the hardships of the time and the perils of several vicious men who would do her harm.

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Dominique

5.0 out of 5 stars

Sary

August 10, 2012

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Sary, Sharon Shipley's heroine is an example of the strong female character struggling alone in a man's world during the California gold rush era. Her story is an interesting account of her courage, and perserverance. One is eager to follow her journey to the last chapter.

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Marge Kovener

5.0 out of 5 stars

Exciting

July 8, 2012

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This book is very exciting. I can't wait to see it on the big screen. Sharon is a very talented writer.

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Paki

5.0 out of 5 stars

Sary's Gold

June 12, 2012

Format: Paperback

This is a fast-paced story offered by a wordsmith of the first order. Even as you read, emotions are high or low depending on what is happening... as the story unfolds. Sary persists against hugh odds and clever enemies. Her friends are varied, which makes the story interesting, and sometimes they are even helpful. You will want to know if she "makes it", or is broken by her harsh circumstances....but don't hurry to the end. A colorful, well-written saga from the old gold-rush days; Shipley has captured the essence of those times so very well.

Ed Sunshine

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

February 26, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

A page turner from start to finish!! Surely there's got to be a sequel??!!

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Sarys-Gold-Sharon-Shipley-ebook/dp/B00SDWMNV...

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Beast In The Moon: After The Apocalypse: An Erotic Saga by Sharon Shipley

Beast In The Moon. A World without Men save for a select breeding stock - if they are very. very lucky. A world where men are dumbed-down worker drones, featured in bizarre rituals where even the language is scourged of all things male, after a sex-specific plague decimated most of the female populace. If Absolute Power Corrupts. Absolute 'Femin' Power Corrupted Absolutely. Governments world-wide, bolstered by a terrified male militia, tumbled after the apocalypse. All-female schools, nunneries, prisons and wherever women were concentrated, became fortresses, where every untainted female was reborn a guerrilla of a most merciless and bloodthirsty RESISTANCE!

Beast In The Moon follows the few renegades who dared run from tyranny and the 'femins' who followed, even loved them, the First of the Forbidden's. The 'Hand Maid's Tale' meets the 'Hot Zone', this dystopian saga tracks the terrifying gorgon, Delilah Herodias Magdala, for whom destruction and torture are mother's milk, and young Rue, a fresh flame-haired beauty, and Maple, Rue's stunning, created FirstDaughter, playing a treacherous game of survival against the merciless Delilah, in what is left of the Safe Zone. This saga follows two male slaves with only numbers as designates: 901 and 2077, and Croc and Cactus Jack, renegades who fight for a world of their own in a desperate battle for survival, in what was old Palm Springs...

Top Customer Reviews:

Ed Sunshine

5.0 out of 5 stars

Erotic and fun. A delightful read

February 26, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Steamy, erotic and fun. A delightful read :-)

Genre: Erotica, Fiction

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/BEAST-MOON-After-Apocalypse-Erotic-ebook/dp/...

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The Monster Factory by Sharon Shipley

Summer. 1989. Two terrified boys grow up fast in this Perfect Town, where a voracious, insatiable and, soulless Monster grows huge in a derelict factory out where sidewalks vanish, and no one knows where you are....

Will-Fred is woefully neglected. Elmo has asthma. School kids hate them. How can they convince parents or town elders of the bloodcurdling danger? Then, they discover the most terrifying menace is much closer to them, than their worst nightmares and they must take out the Monster on their own… anyway they can…..

Genre: Horror, United States, Genre Fiction, Coming of Age

Top Customer Reviews:

Indiana girls

5.0 out of 5 stars

The Monster Factory - Is a creepy, inventive, horror story, yet nostalgic and endearing.

July 20, 2014

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The Monster Factory is a creepy, inventive horror story - but strangely endearing. Will-Fred, who has little or no love at home, and is bullied at school, yearns to be among the "popular" school kids, but becomes best buds with an unlikely partner on his jaunts about town. His frail, asthmatic neighbor gleefully rides on Will-Fred's rickety bike to explore the old factory and lake at the edge of town. What they find is a great deal more than anyone could imagine.

Add in a favored little brother, quirky family and a Viet Nam vet living on the fringes, and you have a great read - suspenseful and hard to put down. The Monster Factory is the adult version of reading your scariest comics under the sheets at night with your Dad's flashlight.

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Factory-Sharon-Shipley-ebook/dp/B00J...

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Message From The Author: Writing is frightening and thrilling. A no fuss-no muss medium, beyond a blood-spattered laptop and with few tools to bother with outside of a feverish brain plus a thesaurus built like a doorstop.

My first book, SARY'S GOLD captured ScriptPimp's Grand Prize as feature script: A young widow survives in a brutal Deadwood-esque outpost, called Big Bear City, CA.during the California gold rush and now published by www.thewildrosepress.com.

SARY'S DIAMONDS a lusty African adventure joins SARY'S GOLD, also at THE WILD ROSE PRESS. www.thewildrosepress.com and Amazon.

In the works, completing the trilogy: SARY and THE MAHARAJAH'S EMERALDS.

The bonus! All the fascinating reseach on these three books. I have ventured far from my office chair and learned so many intriguing facts and backgrounds

Other novels:

BEAST IN THE MOON. An erotic Apocalyptic Sci-Fi. Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Beast-Moon-Apocalypse-Survivors-Erotic/dp/14...

THE MONSTER FACTORY, an Adult Coming Of Age Horror.

https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Factory-Sharon-Shipley/dp/149041519X...

Check out my Pinterest pages, following SARY'S story in pictures.

http://ship11233.wix.com/beast-in-the-moon
http://ship11233.wix.com/the-monster-factory
http://ship11233.wix.com/sarys-gold-twrp

Below is a list of my scripts and novels.... Enjoy!

  1. Sary's Gold/Adult/Action: ScriptPimp Grand Prize, Top 10 Contest Of Contests, Top 25 Expo LA V., 20/20 Grand Prize.
  2. The German Widow/True/Horror Top 25 Writers On The Storm, Page International, Screamfest.
  3. The Last Greatest Heist Of All/Ensemble/Caper, Top 25 LA EXPO V, PAGE International.
  4. Queen Of Sheba Johnston/ Western/Action Top 25 Page International.
  5. Frost-Bite/ Thriller/Suspense
  6. The Factory/Coming of Age/Creature-Feature
  7. Truckin' Home For Christmas AAA semi-finalist.

I write in a little house overlooking PCH and the California Coastline and on Big Bear Mountain.

Amazon Author's Page
https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Shipley/e/B004GQY5DM/ref=dp_byline_co...

Author's Website Link
http://ship11233.wixsite.com/sarys-gold-twrp

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sharonshipley sarysdiamonds/

Twitter: Sharon Shipley@ShipleyShipley

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