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Blasters, Swords, Romance With a Kick
Chatelaine of Forez
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!" -
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
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
"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!
KASSOUK - The Beginning
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... "
Now also in paperback!
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
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?
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.
Chronicles of Kassouk Book
also in paperback
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."
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
- Stephanie Burkhart -
"...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
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
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"...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
The Hope Chest Reviews
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the Lost Isle
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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
"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
"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." -
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...
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
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
Romance Junkies - 4
Chronicles of Kassouk Book One
in paperback as well!
"...an exceptional tale that belongs
in a place of honor on keeper shelves everywhere."
Johnna Flores - Coffee
Time Romance -
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Princess of Bretagne
Curse of the Lost Isle Book
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
Four ribbons - Romance Junkies.
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99 cents eBook novella available
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,
"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
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99 cents eBook novella
"...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
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
"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
Long And Short Reviews
- 4½ 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
- 4½ stars
More about this story
"...plot twists too numerous to list... Alternate
Zania and Svend
fight for their lives... spurned lovers... volcano...
Can they find happiness when their world is coming
Candy - Sensual Reads - Sultry - 4.5 stars
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
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
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
Sensual Reads - 4.5 stars - Sultry
Bennett. Sexy, balls to the walls Bennett. Ladies
man, his own military militia and a devilish sense
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."
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
"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
insightful. Grab this today along with the prequel, Crusader."
5 stars - Curled up With a Good Book
that keeps you reading... A fun piece of escapism... hours of
sheer entertainment." - Rapport Magazine
will be hooked... a good read from start to finish."
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
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
"... 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
Ancient Enemy Book
"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
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
"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
action reminded me of an INDIANA JONES movie and the romance was
equally intense." Paranormal
"...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
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
Ancient Enemy Book One
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
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 -
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