Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Noah's Ark is a finalist! - by Vijaya Schartz

Not that I should get any credit for it, but the cover of NOAH'S ARK is a finalist in the EPIC Ariana Book Cover Contest in the Science Fiction category. Winners will be announced in March 2013.

The cover was designed, like all the others in this series, by Jenifer Ranieri, the talented cover artist for Desert Breeze Publishing. In 2009, when the first book in this series was released, WHITE TIGER, it won the Ariana and the Quasar awards for the best overall eBook cover of 2009.

Crossing my fingers for NOAH'S ARK
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Oh, and this is the prequel to the series, what happened before Book One. Here is what the book is about:

When Trixie's star freighter, Noah's Ark, drops out of jump space in an uncharted part of the universe, she believes the M-class planet on her viewer represents hope and salvation for her motley crew and the ragtag settlers aboard her ship.

Kostas, ex Space Marine, the expert survivalist recruited for this expedition, doesn't believe in coincidences, and knows that when something looks too good to be true, it usually is.

Everyone on this voyage to seed a new planet with life, is running from something, and harbors dangerous secrets... including Trixie, who vowed to never let a man control her life again. As for Kostas, he would get lynched on the spot if anyone suspected who he really is.

But on this seemingly abandoned planet, others are watching, herding them for evil purposes... And when the truth emerges and secrets unravel, Trixie and Kostas will have to fight for survival, for freedom, and for the right to love...


"Filled with action, adventure, greed, betrayal, and love... Having read the other books in the series, I was anxiously awaiting the prequel and Schartz delivers. She engages the reader right from the opening. Her writing style is crisp and easy to read. Schartz excels at world building as she layers the humans' discoveries... The dialogue adds a rich authenticity to the story. It's the little touches which bring the humanity into the story from Viking the cat to Tabor's horseback riding lessons... " 5 stars - Amazon (Steph).

Enjoy the read!

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick


Gail R. Delaney said...

Nonsense, Vijaya. You get the credit for inspiring the cover. She wouldn't have anything to build from without you. :-)

Vijaya Schartz said...

You are too kind, Gail.