action reminded me of an INDIANA JONES movie and the romance was
fantastic anticipation only a ticking bomb can generate, I was
enthralled from page one"
4 Stars -
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."
- Dena - Fallen Angel Reviews
The year is 3033,
and deep in the bowels of the underground galactic prison, something
has gone terribly wrong. An artist at heart, Rhonda never wanted
this medic prison job. When the civilian personnel 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.
WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY ABOUT ALIEN LOCKDOWN
has crafted a tense threat that feels frightfully real and forces two
quite different people together. What she also manages to do is keep the
human element. Too often, written science fiction gets heavily technical
and the human side falls out. Not so with Vijaya's story. The nearly
indestructible Tomar is incredibly ruthless and believable. Rhonda is a
strong and resourceful woman and Cole is the man such a woman deserves.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and even if science fiction is not your
thing, I suspect you'll find it a great read, too."
Flynn - Amazon reviews - 5
"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
Schartz takes the reader on a thrill ride. Between the prisoners,
earthquakes and lava flows, Cole and Rhonda work together to
survive. Can they get back to the surface before the planet
explodes? Will they find a way to get off the planet? Will they give
in to their feelings for each other? Read the book and find out."
Candy - Ecataromance - 4 1/2 stars - sensuous
gripping saga of survival, betrayal, and hope...the resourcefulness
and courage that occurs when a person refuses to admit defeat and
Dena - Fallen
Angel Reviews - 5 Angels
action reminded me of an INDIANA JONES movie
and the romance was equally intense."
Paranormal Romance Reviews
"ALIEN LOCKDOWN is an exciting, action-packed futuristic romance
with an intense, suspenseful plot. I was on the edge of my seat from
the very beginning of LOCKDOWN and the intensity didn't let up until
the very end. The action reminded me of an INDIANA JONES movie and
the romance was equally intense. Rhonda is an artistic person, who
sees the gray in life. While Cole is a by-the-book person, who sees
only black and white. It is interesting to watch them work together
and grow to love one another. Ms. Schartz has created a great
futuristic romance; I highly recommend it."
"Why ISN'T this book on the NYT Bestseller list?"
Action Girl -
"...the fantastic anticipation only a
ticking bomb can generate, I was enthralled from page one"
- Reviewed by Lynn Lowe
"Alien Lockdown author Vijaya Schartz
delivers an all-out, action packed, sci-fi feast! There are
marauding, murderous criminals, a devious and disloyal Company, and
two guards trying to make it out alive. Sci-fi fans everywhere
rejoice! With just enough romance to spice it up, two lively and
dedicated main characters, and the fantastic anticipation only a
ticking bomb can generate, I was enthralled from page one. I can't
wait for the next in the series!"
"...kept me on the edge
of my desk chair, completely mesmerized by the non-stop action and
suspense...I recommend "Alien Lockdown" to anybody, and everybody."
5 Stars rating
Phoenix Forrester -
Action filled sequence from start to finish."
Tami Brady -
"Alien Lockdown is an action filled sequence from start to finish.
Moreover, the characters evolve and learn about themselves from
their interactions with each other and their traumatic experiences
as the unimaginable happens at the high security prison. This book
reminds us that we sometimes cling stubbornly to what we believe to
be true regardless of the consequences. Often we don't even realize
who we are and what we want from love and life until fate steps in."
"To be honest with you Alien Lockdown is not my type of book; but
when I started reading it I had to finish it before I could put it
down. I look forward to reading something else of yours."
Tammy Kelley, Romance Junkies
4.5 blue ribbons
will appeal to men and women alike."
Forehand - Round Table Reviews
"ALIEN LOCKDOWN is wonderful! This story is bright, compelling,
full of wit and humor, and salted with just the right mix of romance
and action. Rhonda is ingenuous, plucky, and brave--with just
enough naiveté to make her real and endearing. Cole is noble and
clever, with a few flaws thrown in to make this futuristic Achilles
seem attainable and mortal. The villains are completely
villainous--brutal, raw, and primal in every instance. Although
there are certainly a few morals to this story, they are woven
neatly into the plot and don't come across as heavy-handed, but
rather as organic developments of the characters' natures. If you
are a fan of action/adventure, sci-fi, or romance, you'll find
ALIEN LOCKDOWN to be your cup of tea! With such a strong heroine,
this book will appeal to men and women alike. Once again Vijaya
Schartz has managed to give us a strong female character that
manages to save the day without losing the essence of what it means
to be a woman."
super entertaining read. Wow! I cannot wait for the next one! Can you
Annie Bonneau -
The elevator shook with a
metallic grind. Rhonda stepped sideways to compensate and keep her
balance. The cabin stopped for a few seconds then resumed its
downward course. Rhonda’s heart raced as she looked up at Riggeur.
"Probably an aftershock of
the big one earlier." The captain looked worried.
Although she knew the
facility to be indestructible, Rhonda started to worry as well. This
last two tremors had felt stronger and more dangerous than any of
the previous ones that went mostly unnoticed.
The elevator door opened on
Level Sixteen, the Yellow Zone. Any trace of friendliness in the
captain’s expression disappeared as he tensed up like a leopard
ready to pounce. He glanced right and left before stepping into the
Nothing looked amiss as
Rhonda ventured after him on the yellow floor. Then she remembered
to breathe and regretted it. "What’s that smell?"
The captain drew his phaser
out of his thigh holster. "You’re the medic, you of all people
should recognize it."
Then Rhonda identified the
sweet coppery stench. "Blood!" And not just human blood. The smell
reminded her of a wartime emergency ward. She drew her phaser with a
trembling hand, trying to remember her training. So, that’s what it
felt like to face real danger!
The captain pointed to her
phaser. "Set it on kill."
"Kill?" Rhonda had never
killed anyone and doubted she ever could. As a medic, she’d sworn
the Hippocratic oath.
"Stun doesn’t affect the
Monacks or the Juzzaar. Whoever spilled that blood, by whatever
means, found a way out of his cell and could probably eat you alive.
Let’s not take any chances." He patted his boot under the uniform
pants as if to check his dagger.
Rhonda swallowed hard.
She’d seen a few Juzzaar, hulking humanoids with pale gold skin.
They had sensitive retinas from having evolved on a shadowed planet
and thrived in dim places, wearing dark glasses against any kind of
light. "How could one prisoner spill so much blood?" The stench was
"There must be more than
one on the loose."
A chill of dread traveled
from Rhonda’s head to her toes at the thought of meeting a Monack,
these shape-shifters who could grow razor-sharp claws, attacking
with stealth and great speed. She gladly set her phaser on kill.
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