A gambler is cheating in
a den of the Borealis space station, and Lieutenant Zara
Frankel intends to catch him in the act. She always gets her
man, but this one could prove more than she can handle.
Captain Czerno Drake,
code name Black Dragon, has come under cover to break his
innocent uncle from the most secure penitentiary in the galaxy,
on the Borealis space station. He will stop at nothing to
succeed, even enrolling the help of the lovely straight arrow
TPP enforcer. When Zara realizes that she’s been used by a
shrewd but seductive rebel, her reaction surprises everyone,
most of all herself.
THE BOREALIS SERIES
In orbit over
a deserted outpost at the edge of conquered space sits an aging space
under the control of the Trans Planetary Protectorate. Its name is
Borealis, and it is slowly falling apart
as the Protectorate funnels its massive
resources into the border wars,
and keeping the outlying systems in
line, as insurrections break out.
Includes anthologies and single novellas from various authors, set on
the same space station with a few recurring characters. Just like
episodes of your favorite sci-fi TV shows
gave BLACK DRAGON a 5-kisses
and awarded it a RECOMMENDED READ
Merrylee said: "I
love the Borealis novellas, and in particular, this one by
As always, her action-packed, well-plotted out prose kept me glued to the pages
of Black Dragon
from start to finish."
Long And Short Reviews
Borealis: Black Dragon - 4½ rating - Sensual
"I like the
balance of humor and danger in this story, and the action kept me glued
to the pages... I enjoyed watching as suspicion turned to
admiration, and admiration became the first flickers of love between
Czerno and Zara... Pick up a copy of Borealis: Black Dragon, by Vijaya
Schartz, and enter a world of adventure, romance, and a spoiled cat
Borealis: Black Dragon - 4½ stars rating
"Vijaya Schartz is
known for her strong female characters and Zara is no exception...
gives the reader lots of action and a sweet love story."
by Vijaya Schartz
NOMINATED FOR BOOK OF
THE WEEK AT
AND SHORT REVIEWS (LASR)
after receiving a 4.5 book review on their review site
GIRL MEETS BOY
When she breezed through the doors of the
crowded and noisy casino, Zara glided straight to the private
area behind the row of tall greenery and searched the high
stakes tables for her suspected cheater. The owner said he wore
a tan and yellow outfit and flaunted a white fluffy Terran cat.
An ostentatious luxury.
She easily spotted the caramel overcoat
and the sleeping white fluff on the pink gambling table. From
the back, as she walked toward the table, she studied the square
shoulders stretching the expensive velvet, strong shoulders for
a pleasure-seeking dandy. The gleaming dark hair tied at the
nape with a yellow silk scarf denoted a rare degree of
refinement for a human male, and as she neared him, the musky
scent of his cologne made her best perfume seem cheap in
Just before she reached him, he turned
around, rose from his chair, and smiled down at her. He stood
taller than she expected, muscular, with strong thighs bulging
under the caramel velvet pants tucked into soft brown boots.
"Captain Czerno Drake, of the Providence.
Lucky Drake to the ladies." The deep baritone voice rumbled low,
like a sexy promise. The regular planes of his face, the square
jaw, high forehead, dark brow, and the sparkle in his deep topaz
eyes under thick eyelashes screamed of perfect genes and
When he took her hand and kissed her fingers lightly, a frisson
crossed her spine and her legs melted like chocolate in a solar
flare. Despite the extraordinary refinement of his garb and
manners, this man was alpha-male through and through, and as
wild as they came. Eye candy in caramel velvet and yellow silk
wrapping. All she could think about was unwrapping him, like a
present at yuletide.
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