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Ancient Enemy Book Three
The Damsel in distress has come a long way...
Dr. Melissa Campbell, head
researcher at the San Francisco Center for Disease Control, asks an
eminent colleague for help to protect her precious vaccine, one that
could end the deadly alien plague. She didn't expect to get a crazy
renegade like Bennett Sevastian for a bodyguard. She hates military
types, and this genetically enhanced super-soldier is pure
testosterone, hot-headed, quick-tempered, impulsive, impatient, and
downright impossible. But these are dangerous times with riots in
the streets, and rumors of alien invasion. In a breathless race
against time, experience the decisive battle for humankind, one that
will decide whether Earth belongs to humanity, or to a powerful
WHAT THE REVIEWERS
“As always, Ms.
Schartz's dialogue is believable and authentic and her
characters hero-worthy. I loved Melissa's smarts, compassion,
and daring. She matures as a character from start to finish and
ends up making letter-perfect decisions, even when it seems she
really is working for the Anaz-voohri. Kicking Bots is a
veritable thrill-ride, with some twists and turns that lead to a
passel of exciting, suspense-filled moments… moved the story
quickly along an unpredictable path that so engrossed me, I
found it hard to put the book down. Great ending to a great
- Two Lips Reviews
- Read it
"The third book in Vijaya Schartz’s Ancient Enemy series 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. They cannot keep their hands off
each other. When Melissa is joined by the other six abductees,
Bennett knows he may have to kill them all to protect the
Earth. He loves Melissa, but he cannot let that prevent him
from doing his job.... Can they override their programming in
time to save the human race?"
Sensual Reads -
- Sultry - Read the full review
"... 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 was painted and laid out for me with every wondrous word. I
really enjoyed being taken away into the lives of the characters as
they wove their way through imminent death, every lie and
betrayal, every scary new path they took on their journey to get to
the truth and save the world as they knew it."
Book Junkie -
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... Melissa
was a very believable character, proving the old adage that absolute
power corrupts absolutely... Sevastian, on the other hand, had to
come to grips with the fact that he did not always have to be the
one in total control of any situation... exceptionally well
written. I am definitely going to have to find the previous books
and check them out as well."
Romance Studio -
rated very sensual
Bots is the latest in the Ancient Enemy series from the
prolific author, Vijaya Schartz. I loved how smart
Melissa is, and that she understands when she is in
dangerous situations... This sci-fi has interesting
plots and subplots and while it would have been helpful
to have read the first two books in the series first, it
was not required. The connection between the sisters was
very fast, but moved the story quickly into an
unexpected path... The relationship between Melissa and
Bennett, along with the other supporting characters,
built in a logical time frame. The dialogue was good..."
Coffee Time Romance - read the review
liked Kicking Bots,
although at times I felt like the Perils of Pauline,
with yet another crisis for the protagonists at every
new chapter, with no recovery time. It’s a good love
story, with twist, turns, distrust, despair, and finally
true love and HEA. A good vacation read or one to keep
on your e-reader."
- from Alberta for Manic
Readers - read the review
ENEMY COMPLETE SERIES
Eight hundred years ago the
Anasazi disappeared from the Earth. The local legends say they were
taken to the stars by powerful Star People. Now, still bloodthirsty,
after slaughtering their captors, they are returning to conquer the
planet of their ancestors, a small blue dot called Earth.
Click on cover to read more on each
How the doll-face doctor fired the bazooka without
training was beyond Bennett. Had she gone to Bot fighting camp?
Right now, she worked like a team mate. Weird. A jolt seared his
left thigh. Bennett braced himself and bit his lip not to
scream. When he fired back, he noticed a slight power decrease
in the Thunderbolt. "Shit!"
Amazingly, the half-dozen
Anaz-voohri vessels still in the air withdrew, probably
realizing they had become vulnerable. Not only that, but by
returning fire, they risked killing their own agent in the
person of the pretty doctor standing next to him. Obviously, she
did not know who she really was. The shot that damaged his thigh
had hit too close to their precious mole.
As Bennett checked the load on the
Thunderbolt, the power cell read almost empty. He needed to
reload, and only in a Mythos facility could he find the
equipment to do that.
"Hang on tight!" Revving the engine,
Bennett sat in the stern, extending his leg to release the
pressure on his wounded thigh. He ignored the pain as he swerved
west, toward the Golden Gate Bridge then raced between the red
metallic piles out of the bay. He hoped the military, busy with
the aftermath of the battle, wouldn’t pursue him.
Once in the open ocean, Bennett angled
south along the California coast and set the engine to stealth
mode. The boat slowed a bit, but the sound wouldn’t attract
Dr. Campbell sat in the bow, the thick
jacket enveloping her completely as she tucked it around her
legs like a poncho. Somehow she had managed to return all his
equipment to the bag.
She stared at him with wide misty eyes.
"Where are we going?"
"Someplace safe." Bennett didn’t like
anyone, much less a woman in heels and a skirt, touching his
arsenal. At least not that arsenal. He nodded toward the bag.
"How can you even balance that big bazooka? You work out?"
Dr. Campbell smiled briefly. "Just because
I have a brain doesn’t mean I’m not fit. I do practice Yoga."
"Yoga?" His attempt to laugh turned into a
grimace due to the pain in his thigh, but Bennett didn’t change
position. He didn’t want the doll face doctor to notice his
wound. A soldier never revealed his weaknesses. So he humored
her. "And just because I bench press doesn’t mean I have no
"Touché!" She chuckled. "That’s why you
read comic books?"
"Graphic novels." Bennett struggled to
remain calm. "And there is much more in these books than most
people know. It’s also art, graphic art."
"I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to stereotype."
"Why not? Everybody does." He didn’t tell
her he’d labeled her as a stuck up know-it-all goodie-two-shoes
before he even met her. Before she blew his mind by shooting a
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