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NEW RELEASE!

The last book in the
Chronicles of Kassouk series
is HERE


Snow Cheetah

 

On a mission to annex a planet for Earth, Captain Martial Terrien faces a culture with incredible psychic abilities, and falls for its lovely queen.

Natalia, future queen of Kassouk, pressured into bonding with a power-hungry prince, yearns to improve her people's lives. She finds the handsome Earth captain a refreshing distraction, despite his five fingers and ridiculous claim of being human, like the lowly workers of her world.

Captain Martial Terrien, nano-enhanced Space Marine from Earth, is on a secret, desperate mission to find his people a new home. The unexpected population on the chosen planet complicates his task, especially since the ruling caste can read minds, levitate, and teleport at will. Furthermore, the lovely princess and her pet cheetah take a shine to him, and beautiful women always spelled disaster in his past.

Natalia's jilted suitor, determined to reign at any cost, vows to annihilate the Earthlings. When the conflict escalates, can Martial obey Earth Central Command, or will he jeopardize the future of his race to save Natalia and her people?
 

 

NOW  also available in print

Princess of Bretagne
Curse of the Lost Isle Book 1

 

806 AD - Alba (Ancient Scotland) - As the Vikings raid the coast of Alba, Pressine of Bretagne sets out to seduce King Elinas of Dumfries...

 

"Schartz paints a realistic picture of life in a medieval castle, with all its smells, tastes, visuals, and feelings, and as always, all the primary, as well as the secondary characters are well-developed and interesting. I’m looking forward to the others in this series." 4.5 stars - Manic Readers

 

"The exciting battles and period details also drew me in as did the intrigue surrounding Elinas' son trying to prevent him from marrying Pressine. Overall, Princess of Bretagne was a solid story that I enjoyed reading. I'm very much looking forward to finding out what's next for Elinas and Pressine when the series continues with the release of Pagan Queen." - 4 stars - The Hope Chest Review

 

"The story is filled with action and danger and there are many interesting secondary characters that help drive the plot forward. I particularly like Gwenvael, Pressine's brother... Look for the just released PAGAN QUEEN, to continue the saga of these two lovers."
Four ribbons - Romance Junkies.

 

Read an excerpt HERE

 

Chatelaine of Forez

Curse of  the Lost Isle Book 5
 
"magic religious battles and epic love... fast paced, with many scenic changes and villains to despise. The battle between good and evil is front and center in this pit stop on a fantastic journey that spans centuries!" - InD'Tale Magazine

 

1028 AD

Afflicted by the ondine curse, Melusine seeks the soul of her lost beloved in the young Artaud of Forez, who reigns over the verdant hills south of Burgundy, on the road of pilgrims, troubadours and merchants. But this dark and brooding Pagan lord is not at all what she expected or even hoped. He knows nothing of their past love, her Fae nature, or her secret curse. Must Melusine seduce and betroth this cold stranger to satisfy the Goddess and redeem her curse?

The gold in the rivers instills greed in the powerful, and many envy the rich Lord of Forez, including his most trusted vassals... even the Bishop of Lyon. When Artaud’s attraction to Melusine makes them the target of a holy hunt, will she find redemption from the curse, or will they burn at the stake?

 


BOREALIS IX - AKIRA'S CHOICE
a romantic sci-fi novella by Vijaya Schartz

 

 

5 stars - exceptional - recommended read - Ind'tale Magazine

"Wow! If readers want to see and feel and believe they are in deep space, then "Borealis IX: Akira's Choice" is the perfect choice! With a touch of romance, the vivid descriptions and beautifully developed characters masterfully presented by Schartz create a virtual world that invite the reader not merely to observe, but to walk amongst them and participate... This is a delicate art, and Schartz wields her weapons with precision and skill. Banzai!"

 

Another Great Borealis Story - 5 stars on Amazon

"wonderful characters... a lot of action, and of course, romance... I loved Freckles, a feline retriever and Shane, the boy who bonded with him. Akira and Markku are both interesting and well-drawn characters."

 

4.5 stars Manic Readers

"a captivating story with interesting, appealing characters. Being a cat lover, I found the relationship, with its psychic element, between Freckles and Shane absolutely captivating. As always, Ms. Schartz’s solid plot and crisply-written prose incorporates a good blend of action and intrigue... This story can easily stand alone...  the Borealis series is a must read for all fans of Sci-Fi romance."
 

Now also in paperback!

 

Noah's Ark

CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK - The Beginning

 

"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

 

Now also in paperback!

 

BLUE LIONESS
Chronicles of Kassouk Book Four

 

5-star award-winning novel

 

"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

 

 

LADY OF LUXEMBOURG

Curse of the Lost Isle Book 4

 

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?

 

"I loved the series. Anyone who has heard of Melusine or Ladies of the Lost Isles, or interested in the era of King Arthur, or just loves a romantic historical novel will love this series. There is so much more to say but all I can say is read the books.
5-stars  on Amazon.
 


BLACK JAGUAR
Chronicles of Kassouk Book Three

Now also in paperback 
 

"This  blend of fantasy, sci-fi, and sweet romance is a great way to whisk yourself off to another time and place without ever having to leave your comfy chair."  Coffee Time Romance & More - 4-cups

 

"...spellbinding series with this fast paced story that ensnared me from the very start... The visual descriptions of the jungle scenes brought them to life for this reader. I for one can't wait for the next book in the Chronicles of Kassouk series."  Teresa - Fallen Angel Reviews - 5 angels

 

" an exhilarating story of adventure and the power of love... economy of words to paint vivid pictures...  plot is tight and filled with surprises ...a great cast of characters that will quickly endear themselves to the reader ...love scenes are tasteful and sensual. Black Jaguar shines... does not disappoint" 5 Stars - Stephanie Burkhart - GoodReads.com

 

"...a good story with a futuristic world building... written very well. The reader will be drawn into the story and find it very hard to put down  until the very end...  very believable and engaging..."
4 red roses rating - Red Roses For Authors Reviews.

 

Now also in paperback  HERE

 

RED LEOPARD
Chronicles of Kassouk Book Two

 

This award-winning novel has been available in eBook for a while, but it is now also in paperback, for those of you who do not read eBooks, or want to keep a physical copy of their favorite books on a shelf.

Order it from internet retailers or from your favorite bookstore.

 

"...another good read in this fantasy romance series... packed with action and adventure. Galya ... a tough warrior... a sweetness about her that makes her easy to like... I loved how Rascal was Terek's faithful companion and defender throughout nearly the entire story... I really liked Red Leopard."
The Hope Chest Reviews

 

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Curse of the Lost Isle


SPECIAL  EDITION - BOX  SET

THREE  NOVELS  for $4.99

only in kindle

 

Book 1 - Princess of Bretagne

Book 2 - Pagan Queen

Book 3 - Seducing Sigefroi

 

From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic Ladies imbued with hereditary gifts. They 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.

 

"Ms. Schartz's writing is spot on - it's tight and flows well, there are no superfluous passages. It's a pleasure to read excellent writing. Her descriptions are perfect to the mood and moment, with exact word choices. Plotting and characterization were excellent as well and kept me reading. Thank you for the wonderful escape!"
5-stars on Amazon

 

 


Curse of  the Lost Isle book 3

Seducing Sigefroi

 

"As always, Schartz spins a great story. It’s a bit bloody and bloodthirsty in places... But that's part of the drama, and Schartz certainly knows drama." Manic Readers 4.5 stars

 

"Ms. Schartz did a fine job with this offering... I think fans of Fantasy romance will enjoy this steamy version of the myth and fans of the myth might find it interesting as well." - The Examiner

 

Luxembourg - 963 AD - 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...

 

 

 

Pagan Queen

Curse of the Lost Isle Book 2

 

"Schartz is an accomplished writer, whose pacing, conflicts, and goals are always complex and whose good characters are always likeable, and whose villains are evil incarnate. You have to like her villains as much as the good guys! Mattacks is a magnificent example of this!" - 5 stars - Manic Readers

 

"...attention to the details of the period making that long ago era of history feel alive and vibrant. She’s able to weave in the mystical in a manner that appears natural, without overwhelming what else is going on.
I enjoyed learning more about Pressine and Elinas, but Mattacks and his diabolical plans play an important role... his characters flaws are eye-opening. He’s a disturbed individual. I suggest you watch for interesting twists and turns surrounding him—he’s a creepy guy... unexpected happenings totally caught me off guard. It’s a great plot ploy that I can only assume will pull the series forward because I want to know more of what happened to the characters affected."
Romance Junkies - 4 ribbons

 

Chronicles of Kassouk Book One

WHITE TIGER

now available in paperback as well!

 

"...an exceptional tale that belongs in a place of honor on keeper shelves everywhere."
Johnna Flores - Coffee Time Romance -
5-cups rating

 

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99 cents eBook novella available everywhere

COYOTE GORGEOUS
A shapeshifter romantic suspense mystery set in Arizona
 

 

"Phenomenal world building, characters the readers cares about, and an intriguing mystery…COYOTE GORGEOUS has all the elements one expects from a Vijaya Schartz story! Easily recommended!"
4.5 Shamrocks - Debbie, CK2sKwipsandKritique

 

"So many times my theory of who done it was thwarted and yet I was thrilled to stay on the edge of my seat until the very last word just to find out"
 Five stars - Book Junkie Reviews

 

"excellent characters... well written.  Fascinated about the subject matter and the legends..." Five hearts - Romance Book Scene

 

More reviews and more about this story HERE
 

99 cents eBook novella available everywhere

 

A DESPERADO
FOR CHRISTMAS

 
"...a love story and an adventure rolled into one...  There is very little 'down time' in this fast-paced story, and this reader was glued to it until the very end." Four angels - Fallen Angel Reviews

 

"...sensitivity over the issues facing people in Mexico  who take the chance of becoming  illegal immigrants and legalities involved. The tale is well crafted filled with romance and suspense. It's a great read."

The Romance Studio.  Five-hearts

 

"Ms. Schartz also does a fantastic job of setting you right in the scene with her characters. She builds the suspense and follows through with vigor, sweeping her readers up in the action."

Coffee Time Romance - Five cups

 

"...a romantic adventure from beginning to end. Brimming with twists, secret identities and danger on every page, this is a page turner that will entertain any reader. I will be interested in checking out additional titles by this author." Katherine - Joyfully Reviewed

More about BLACK DRAGON HERE


"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 named Marshmallow."

Long And Short Reviews -  4 books rating - sensual

 

"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."
Single Titles Review - 4 stars

 

More about this story HERE

 

 


SNATCHED

 

"...plot twists too numerous to list... Alternate Earths... Zania and Svend fight for their lives... spurned lovers... volcano... Can they find happiness when their world is coming apart?"

Candy - Sensual Reads - Sultry - 4.5 stars

 

"Brimming with action from the first page... ripe with hidden agendas, evil villains, toothy tigers, brave heroes, and cowardly sneaks. Oh! And do not forget, exploding volcanoes. A well-scripted adventure... thrills and chills on each new page... a diverse array of characters endowed with personality and pizzazz. Pick it up and prepare to be swept away in an escapade of intense science fiction excitement."

Laurie, Coffee Time Romance - 4 cups

 

"I loved this book... a great Sci-Fi Romance... action packed... mysteries and surprises everywhere... keep you wanting to continue reading to find out what happens... Even if you do not read much Sci-Fi romance, I would recommend this story... filled with characters you love and hate... will leave you satisfied in the end."

Felicia Wright - Paranormal romance Reviews

 


 

KICKING BOTS

Ancient Enemy Book Three

 

“As always, Ms. Schartz's dialogue is believable and authentic and her characters hero-worthy. I loved Melissa's smarts, compassion, and daring... a veritable thrill-ride, with some twists and turns... exciting, suspense… an unpredictable path that so engrossed me, I found it hard to put the book down. Great ending to a great series!”
4.5 lips - Two Lips Reviews

 

"Begins with a bang and keeps the fireworks coming.  As much as Melissa and Bennett try to fight their feelings for each other, it is too strong for them to deny..."

Sensual Reads - 4.5 stars - Sultry

 

"... Bennett. Sexy, balls to the walls Bennett. Ladies man, his own military militia and a devilish sense of humor. A sensational and fantastical alternate universe, painted and laid out for me with every wondrous word. I really enjoyed every lie and betrayal, every scary new path on their journey to get to the truth and save the world as they know it."
Book Junkie - 4 stars

 

 "I really enjoyed this book. Even though I hadn't read the previous two... I have always been interested in the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi and this story nicely filled in the blanks... exceptionally well written. I am definitely going to have to find the previous books and check them out as well." - The Romance Studio - 5 hearts - rated very sensual

 


 

CHECKMATE

Archangel Book Two

 

"Sword-and-shield adventure... aliens and angels and dreams truer than life and depraved shape-shifters and evil sorcerers and parallel universes... Funny and sad and very intelligent."
The Book Reader

 

 "Wickedly insightful. Grab this today along with the prequel, Crusader."

5 stars - Curled up With a Good Book

 

 "...charm that keeps you reading... A fun piece of escapism... hours of sheer entertainment." - Rapport Magazine

 

 "You will be hooked... a good read from start to finish."

Alan Caruba - BookViews

 

"Rollicks right along at a good clip... a fun concoction and a fast, zippy read... Really, this one is among the most pleasurable." Writer’s Digest

 

 


CRUSADER

Archangel Book One

 

"...relationships, angels, aliens and seduction... even Satanism... kept this reviewer riveted... compelling fantasy... you won't want to put it down... superior... enthralls, and, at the same time, awakens!" - Richard Fuller, Metaphysical Reviews - 5 stars

 

 

"A mighty fine tale primed to read through in one sitting" Brenda Ramsbacher. Curled Up With a Good Book  - 5 stars

 

 

"...engaging and fast-paced... a harmonious mix of enticing story... where real people do extraordinary things... humorous and hopeful... fluid and entertaining... quick and often droll dialogue... a marvelous tale of good and evil..."  The Charlotte Austin Review  - 5 stars

 

 

"...Lavishly described, expertly written with stirring descriptions that take one's breath away.  Author Schartz has written a solidly absorbing, old-fashioned science fiction novel of good and evil, yes and no, the one and the many." The Book Reader

 


ASHES FOR THE ELEPHANT GOD

 

"... passionate... love, lust, faith and deception... a magnificent offering to the world of fiction..."
Charlotte Austin Review - 5 stars

 

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

 

"... 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... a destiny that yields true fulfillment."
The Book Reader

 

"... entertaining, fast-paces yet deeply spiritual... Here is a superior metaphysical novel!"

Richard Fuller - Metaphysical Reviews

 

"I was hooked... major talent... the type of villain everyone loves to hate... An extremely satisfying read!" 
Huntress Book Reviews

 

"...Vijaya Schartz brings the sights and smells of India alive..."

Carrie Miner, THE GLENDALE STAR


RELICS

Ancient Enemy Book Two

 

"The action in this book is fast and furious.  The love between Celene and Kin sizzles off the page.  Take a deep breath before starting this book and hold on tight.  It is going to be an exciting ride."

4.5 stars - Sensual Reads

 

"It's an absolute page-turner and I could barely put it down."  - Beverly Forehand - Round Table Reviews

 

 

"RELICS is an intense thrill ride of a futuristic romance;

I highly recommend it." 

Marlene Breakfield - Paranormal Romance

 

 

" ...will keep you captivated from beginning to end."
Gina - Love Romances -
5 hearts 

 

"I consider this to be among the best reads of the year!"  -  Johnna - Fallen Angel Reviews - 5 angels

 


 

ALIEN LOCKDOWN

 

"the fantastic anticipation only a ticking bomb can generate, I was enthralled from page one...Lockdown should be on your "to buy" list! Fantabulous!"  Lynn Lowe - Ecataromance

 

"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." 5 Angels  - Dena - Fallen Angel Reviews

 

"Packed with tension and action from the first page to the last, Schartz's novel is an exciting adventure. She has a rich imagination and deftly executes it." Romantic Times Magazine

 

 

ANAZ-VOOHRI

Ancient Enemy Book One

 

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

 

"Ms. Schartz offers her readers an enthralling story. Zack is a charming, headstrong, and determined character, the likes of which anyone would be pleased to call friend... a definite must read " - Gina - Love Romances - four hearts

 

Engrossing... a lot of action... good character development... Anaz-voohri is excellent." Kate Cuthbert - All About Romance

 

"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."
Five angels - Teresa -
Fallen Angels Reviews

 

 
 

 


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