Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Discounted on Amazon the entire CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK SERIES

Don't miss this opportunity. The entire award-winning sci-fi romance series CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK is discounted on Amazon kindle, and paperbacks. $3.99 for the eBook instead of $5.99 everywhere else in all formats, and only $8.99 each for the paperback edition.


Start with:

NOAH'S ARK (prequel) http://amzn.com/B007QHHIL4

Book One - White Tiger http://amzn.com/B002K2QLJU

Book Two - Red Leopard http://amzn.com/B003EV5T6C

Book Three - Black Jaguar http://amzn.com/B004A14PN8

Book Four - Blue Lioness http://amzn.com/B005FG16LG

"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... "  Five stars  Sally Pink Reviews

"Wow! Talk about a real page turner! I absolutely Adored Blue Lioness. Ms. Schartz is an incredible storyteller with a very big imagination... kept me turning the pages late into the night, because I was desperate to see if Ariela and Starro were going to get their happy ending... stellar world building, and a beautiful love story, oh, and sentient big cats... you do not want to miss this one. I for one am going to go out and buy the rest of the books in this series, and I encourage you to do so as well, Ms. Schartz is not to be missed!" Coffee Time Romance


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Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

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Friday, October 4, 2013


This is an oldie but a goodie. If you don’t have it, here is your chance it’s free until Tuesday October 8, 2013, in kindle. Spread the word, tell your friends. Wishing you a fantastic October.

The year is 3033, and deep in the bowels of the underground galactic prison, something has gone terribly wrong. Rhonda Alendresis never wanted this prison job. When the civilians vanish and an earthquake damages the nuclear reactor, she must go down to repair it with Captain Perfect himself, Cole Riggeur, who always plays by the rules and never trusted a woman in his life. But deep in the underground penitentiary, the most wicked convicts in the Galaxy are loose, and a treacherous shape-shifter plans his revenge. Disconnected from the Garrison, against impossible odds, Cole and Rhonda now face their greatest challenge... trusting each other in order to survive.


"The action reminded me of an INDIANA JONES movie and the romance was equally intense." Paranormal Romance Reviews

"...suspenseful, gripping saga of survival, betrayal, and hope...the resourcefulness and courage that occurs when a person refuses to admit defeat and die." Fallen Angel Reviews - 5 angels

Available only in kindle. If you don’t have a kindle, the app is free for your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Download ALIEN LOCKDOWN free only for a few days. Hurry.

A few lines from Mystic Mountains by Tricia McGill

by Tricia McGill

"So, you're filling out a bit, I see." He tightened his grip just below her breasts. "A full belly hasn't improved your temper though. Now, be still, little bundle. I'm your master an' I have the right to do as I like with you."

"Do as you like?" Isabella squirmed away from him. With violently shaking hands she straightened her skirt. Her cheeks flamed when she looked up to see he watched her every movement closely, as if it was his right. The twinkle in his eyes made her temper rise. "I'll kill myself if you take what you see as your rights. Anyway, what would you want with the likes of me when you have so many other women chasing after you?"

"Oho, so you've heard the tales of my exploits with the fair sex, have you? I feel I must set you straight on that account. There aren't that many. But you're right on one thing. I wouldn't fancy you in a fit. I prefer my women to be amenable." He placed his hands on his hips, returning her stare with the arrogance that set her teeth on edge.

"Then I'm saved from a fate worse than death, for amenable I'll never be." Isabella stepped out of his reach. But to her horror he made a grab for her, grasping her hand. She tugged but he refused to release it.

"Now then, which fruit did you want?" he asked, his tone now quite pleasant. "Perhaps I can reach it without resorting to climbing the tree."

Isabella stared at him, then pointed to a bunch within easy reach for him. "That one, and those there." She breathed a small sigh of relief when he finally let her go then reached up to pluck them.

"Hold out your apron," he ordered, dropping the apples in. "There, will that satisfy Thelma?"

Pulling free the cloth tied round his neck, he used it to wipe his brow. As he retied it he watched her like a cat stares at a cornered mouse.

"I ... I think so." Isabella gathered her apron to her chest and turned to flee, but he caught her by the arm again.

"Bella. Satisfy my curiosity, will you?"

His soft tone made her suspicious. She watched him cautiously. "How?"

"Are you happy here in my household?" he asked softly, those strange eyes of his searching hers.

"As happy as any woman can be working for an Englishman." That was a dreadful lie, for she'd seldom been happier.

"You're not yet a woman, Bella. You have a lot to learn about how real women behave."

She disagreed, but wasn't about to go into that argument now.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Looking forward to the Fall's sci-fi movies - by Vijaya Schartz

This summer we had Oblivion and Elysium. Loved them both, but preferred Elysium. Will Smith and Jaden Smith did a good job in After Earth. Star Trek, of course lived up to its fabulous fame. Iron Man 3 was better than the previous two. The Man of Steel didn't shake the earth.

I didn't bother to go see Pacific Rim. Big machines can be fun, but I'm more interested in deep characters and an intriguing believable plot. Never cared for RIDDICK, darkness, and more darkness, so I passed on that one. Also passed on GI Joe Retaliation. Will wait until it comes on TV. Don't care for zombies, so didn't bother with WORLD WAR Z. Maybe I'll catch it on cable.

Out this fall is GRAVITY.

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (90 mins.)

Director: Alfonso CuarĂ³n
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Eric Michels

I'm really looking forward to this one. I love Clooney and Bullock. The trailer looks fantastic. I might even go see it in 3D.

Much is expected from:ENDER'S GAME

70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.

Director: Gavin Hood
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld


Releasing November 22, will be looking for it.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman


Gorgeous hero of Viking mythology. Yep, I'll be watching for it.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Director: Alan Taylor
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Anthony Hopkins

More science fiction movies are expected in 2014. And further out, a new Star Trek in 2015 and a new AVATAR in 2016.
And if movies are not enough, you can always read sci-fi novels. Who knows, one day they may end up as movies as well. Find mine on the links below.

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

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