Tuesday, May 31, 2016

99cts kinde countdown ASHES FOR THE ELEPHANT GOD

Reincarnation love story set in India
by Vijaya Schartz

Two lovers, murdered in a previous life, meet again in this life, in India, where their murderess awaits...

To scatter her brother's ashes over the Narmada River, Fabienne leaves France for the mysterious India of her childhood dreams. As she awakens to a newfound spirituality, unexpected visions of a former life during the Raj stir ancient yearnings for a long lost passion. Mukunda, the palace architect Fabienne loved a century and a half ago, lives again as an American engineer and works on the local dam project. As Fabienne falls in love again with India and the man of her destiny, the tapestry of her previous life unfolds. But, in the karmic land of the blue gods, a ruthless foe lies in wait. The Kali worshiper, who murdered the two lovers in a faraway past, has come back through the centuries to thwart their dream once more.

"... a broad-stroked, magnificent picture of a lavish India of the past and the present... a vivid tale of suspense... a gripping account of a woman coming to terms with heightened awareness... destiny." The Book Reader Magazine
"... entertaining, fast-paced yet deeply spiritual... Here is a superior metaphysical novel!" Metaphysical Reviews

"... passionate... love, lust, faith and deception... a magnificent offering to the world of fiction..." The Charlotte Austin Review

"...rich, sensual... multilayered... a thriller... magical, mystical book..." Writer's Digest

"...a striking and highly recommended metaphysical novel..." Midwest Book Review

I lived in India for many months in the same conditions as my heroine and this is my tribute to the India I once knew. This unique reincarnation story could only take place in that colorful setting. If you like exotic settings and mind-provoking or metaphysical ideas, and especially if you like things Indian, you'll love Ashes for the Elephant God. 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

99cts kindle countdown, BELOVED CRUSADER

Curse of the Lost Isle Book 6 (standalone)
Medieval Fantasy Romance
by Vijaya Schartz

1096 AD - To redeem a Pagan curse, Palatina the Fae braves the Christian world to embark on an expedition to free the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem from the Turks. Pierre de Belfort, Christian Knight of Lorraine, swore never to let a woman rule his life, and doesn't believe in love. Thrown together into the turmoil of the First Crusade, on a sacred journey to a land of fables, they must learn to trust each other. For in this war, the true enemy is not human... and discovery could mean burning at the stake.

"... a vivid look at what life could have been for Pagans and Christians alike. Palatina and Pierre are so lifelike, one could expect them to step out of the page, chain mail jingling and swords flashing." 5 stars (exceptional) Ind'Tale Magazine

"a great combination  of history, fantasy and adventure coupled with romance... romantic tension between Pierre and Palatina... The religious conflict between Christians and Pagans added to the drive of the story and I found it very informative and enlightening... the writing was very good, the storyline interesting and the characters memorable." Book Nerd Review

This novel is a standalone, the only book about Palatina the Fae, although she appears as a child in Book 2.


Book 1 - Princess of Bretagne
Book 2 - Pagan Queen
Book 3 - Seducing Sigefroi
Book 4 - Lady of Luxembourg
Book 5 - Chatelaine of Forez
Book 6 - Beloved Crusader
Book 7 - Damsel of the Hawk
Book 8 - Angel of Lusignan (late 2016-early 2017)

Boxed set - Curse of the Lost Isle, includes the first four novels in the series (still discounted in kindle).
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

99cts in kindle, CURSE OF THE LOSTS ISLE Boxed set

4 novels in one download
Books 1-2-3-4
by Vijaya Schartz
Medieval Fantasy Romance

From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic Ladies, who roam the medieval world in search of salvation from a curse... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.

This Box set includes:

As the Vikings raid the coast of Alba, Pressine of Bretagne sets out toseduce King Elinas of Dumfries, chosen by the Goddess to unite thetribes against the foreign invader. Elinas, still mourning his departedqueen, has no intention to remarry. Head‑strong and independent,Pressine does not expect to fall for the very attractive, wise and noble ruler... Furthermore, her Pagan nature clashes with the religiousfanaticism of the king's Christian heir, who suspects her unholyancestry and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.


Queen at last, Pressine brings victory to her beloved Elinas and prosperity to their growing kingdom. But she has to contend with the intrigues of Charlemagne's bishops, spurred by her Christian stepson.She also fears the curse that could bring her downfall. For the love of Elinas, she will tempt fate and become with child. But when her indomitable passion challenges the wrath of the Goddess Herself. . . can she win that battle?

To offset the curse that makes her a serpent from the waist down one day each month, Melusine, exiled Princess of Strathclyde, must seduce and wed a mortal knight, the shrewd and ambitious Sigefroi of Ardennes.

Sigefroi, son of the Duke of Lorraine, suspects Melusine is not what she appears, but her beauty, her rich dowry, and her sharp political skills serve his ambitions. He never expected her to soften his stone-cold warrior heart.

So close to the Imperial court, dangers and intrigue threaten Melusine.War looms on the horizon, a Mermaid was sighted around Luxembourg, and Sigefroi's bishop brother questions her ancestry. If anyone ever suspects Melusine's true nature, she will burn at the stake...

978 AD - Melusine the Fae, immortal and cursed Lady of Luxembourg, managed to hide her Pagan nature from mortals for many years. She fiercely protects her handsome Count, Sigefroi, but in their princely bliss, neither of them seems to age, and a few suspicious bishops take notice. Then an ondine wreaks havoc during a battle, luring enemy soldiers into the river.

Betrayed, Sigefroi reflects on his many sins from the depths of a rat infested dungeon. Under torture, will he reveal her deadly secret? And when her beloved turns into a devout Christian, can Melusine salvage her happiness? Can love truly redeem her curse, or will she burn at the stake?

Other books in the series:

Chatelaine of Forez Book 5
Beloved Crusader - Book 6
Damsel of the Hawk - Book 7
Angel of Lusignan - Book 8 and end of the series (coming late 2016 or early 2017)

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Free in kindle ANAZ-VOOHRI (only for a few days)

Ancient Enemy Book 1
by Vijaya Schartz

The Anaz-voohri have returned from the stars after eight hundred years, to claim the planet of their ancestors... a blue orb named Earth. Since he witnessed the abduction of his baby sister by an alien creature, Zack will stop at nothing to rescue her, even if it means joining the Special Forces. But Tia Vargas, the reckless Amazon training the secret unit for a highly classified mission, has no use for this handsome, rebellious recruit, at least not on the battlefield, until Zack's farfetched stories prove to be true, and tragedy strikes...

"an epic novel of enduring love despite Herculean obstacles and extraterrestrial intrigues. I was caught up from the first sentence... I adored this book." Kathy - Coffee Time Romance - 5 cups

"fast paced with just the right amount of action... The romance between Zack and Tia was very realistic... I couldn't put the book down until I finished it... very memorable." Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews - 5 angels

"a fantastic futuristic science fiction adventure... the evil Captain Kavak certainly ranks as one of the worst villains ever encountered!  ...a book that is definitely out-of-this-world!" Debbie, ck2skwips&Kritiques - 4 1/2 shamrocks

All the books in the ANCIENT ENEMY series are standalone stories, but if you are like me and you want to read them all in the right order, here they are:

Book One - Anaz-voohri
Book Two - Relics
Book Three - Kicking Bots 

ANAZ-VOOHRI             RELICS            KICKING BOTS
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Monday, May 9, 2016

The RT16 Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas was a blast!

This is not my first RT Booklovers Convention, far from it, but this event never ceases to amaze me. As an author, it's uncanny to meet so many readers who recognize you and have read your books. Since I write in mixed niche genres, medieval fantasy romance and science fiction romance, I never expect a large crowd. Yet, somehow, it seems my readers love to go to RT every year... and they were all there.
The night events especially Viva la Historical and Cirque du Punk had incredible costumes, food, and circus entertainment. There were many pictures taken, but I don't want to use them without permission.

The Intergalactic Bar & Grille reader event with NYT best-selling author Linnea Sinclair (the queen of sci-fi romance) and a dozen mid-list authors like me, rocked the convention. We played games and cheered until our throats were raw. I died my hair purple for the event. You cannot really tell from the pictures, because of the lighting, but it is purple.

Jenifer Raniery (left) Book cover designer for DBP - Vijaya Schartz, author - Gail Delaney, publisher.
I also had breakfast with one of my publishers, Desert Breeze Publishing, from California, and their attending authors. We only meet at these kinds of events, so had to take a group picture. 
The giant book signing was incredible, and every single one of these 700+ participating authors sold several books that day. Here is my signing table towards the end. As you can see, very few books left. I gave out hundreds of postcards and promoted my April release (the small poster of Damsel of the Hawk on the table). And yes, these are mini peanut Reeses dark chocolates on the table.
These events are a big  expense of money, time and energy but they are certainly worth it if you can afford them. I do not attend every year, I usually skip a year or two, so no RT for me next year (in Dallas). This time it was at a driving distance from Arizona. Maybe sometime soon they'll have it in Phoenix. That would be cool.

In the meantime, happy reading. For me, it's back to the computer to start my next novel in the Curse of the Lost Isle series.

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tales of Enchantment: free kindle fire, 40 historical fantasy romance novels!

Starting Monday May 2nd for an entire week, visit this site to enter a giveaway for a kindle fire and over 40 historical fantasy romance books from your favorite authors. Don't miss this opportunity. You could win DAMSEL OF THE HAWK, my brand new release.

Good Luck!

Vijaya Schartz
Swords, Blasters, Romance with a Kick

Sunday, May 1, 2016


FREE in kindle for a few days only:
Sci-fi Romance, action adventure
by Vijaya Schartz

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

"...the fantastic anticipation only a ticking bomb can generate, I was enthralled from page one" - Lynn Lowe - Ecataromance

"...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

Vijaya Schartz
 Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick
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