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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What Happens When Star Trek Meets Planet of the Apes?

You get STAR CRASH my sexy, sci-fi romance. Check it out! Only 99 cents until the end of June.


When Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek what's a girl to do?

After recon pilot Cora Daniels crash lands on an alien planet she finds herself a prisoner of the Flock: a race of birdlike humanoids. Trapped in their zoo she discovers they intend her to mate. To breed. To be part of their human herd.

She's placed in a cage with a man - a powerful, virile man, but not just any man - Alexander. Was he her lost love, who'd disappeared so long ago? Here he was: naked, glistening, a warrior trained by the Flock to fight for their amusement. How could the brilliant man, the tender lover she remember have become this animal born to dominate and destroy? Was he a pawn of the Flock or would their flight to freedom be a long-sought reunion?

Reviews:
"Obviously reminiscent of Planet of the Apes, STAR CRASH is an interesting romantic science fiction that is at its best when readers obtain insight into the aliens and how they see humans as being beneath them. Fans who appreciate outer space encounters of the first kind will enjoy Elysa Hendricks' entertaining look at comparative anthropology from ET's perspective."
Harriet Klausner

"This is an excellent science fiction tale. Yes, it is definitely a romance novel but not for the faint of heart. If the reader goes into the story with this in mind I believe that they will truly enjoy the action, suspense and the true grit of the protagonists, I know that I did. I could not put this book down and hope the author will write more stories like this."
Leslie Tromposch - reviewed for PNR Reviews

Excerpt:

Cora paced the perimeter of the room, her need for release growing with every step. Earth drug companies would pay dearly for whatever the hell aphrodisiac the Flock used on her. Only the sense that she was being watched kept her from touching herself and relieving the increasing ache.

What did it matter? At this rate, she’d ravage whatever abomination entered the room.

A subtle snick of sound and the enticing aroma of warm male flesh told her she was no longer alone. The fear that wouldn’t come to her aid before now blossomed in her. She knew that she should look up, should brace herself for an attack, but she couldn’t make herself move. When she found herself quaking like an untried virgin, anger usurped her fear. She sprang up and turned to face whatever the Flock had sent her.

Shock froze her.

“Alexander,” she whispered.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Release—Hadean: Threshold of Extinction

Like a little Romance in your apocalypse? My latest release is still only 99cents.

Our food isn’t killing us; it’s changing us—turning us into killers.
For decades scientists have used viruses and bacteria to insert rogue genetic code into our food. Now human DNA is mutating. Switches are being flipped. Some will commit suicide; others will become homicidal maniacs.
One family.
A mother in the custody battle of her life.
A college graduate whose experiment foreshadows a grisly future
A teen whose final exam won’t be in English but in survival
Separated by miles.
Desperate to reunite.
When all hell breaks loose, every block is a gauntlet.
Monday, June 8, 2015

ANCIENT ALIENS THEORIES... not so farfetched - by Vijaya Schartz

Have we been visited by alien species in the ancient past? Are we the product of genetic manipulation by technologically advanced ancient visitors in need of labor? Are the gods of so many different Earth cultures aliens who, in ancient times, came down from other star systems to teach, nurture, and facilitate the evolution of the human race? All these questions might seem outrageous to many people

Of course, the mainstream scientists refuse to examine the evidence, and governments are quick to dismiss any theory that doesn't fit the accepted standard. Few have enough courage to tell the world that our history books should be rewritten. But if you research and consider the evidence, it's not farfetched at all.

Ancient texts, like the Mahabarata in India, describe the gods waging war in the sky, flying Vimanas, shooting arrows of light and thunder that destroyed their flying chariots of fire. Ancient cities of India, like Mohanjo Daro, are still radioactive from their destruction by a nuclear blast thousands of years ago.

The ancient Vikings believed their gods came from another world through a rainbow bridge reminiscent of a wormhole. Could Odin, Thor, and the entire Viking mythology be relating events in the past, where powerful beings came to Earth from another planet?

Could it be that the ancient texts we consider as mythology, are actually records of historical events lost in the night of time? Even the ancient testament speaks of beings coming to Earth from the heavens. God came with legions of angels and archangels organized in a very military order... not so different from a modern space fleet.


Why is it that ruins in Puma Punku, in South America, dated 20,000 years ago, show stones cut with a precision we cannot achieve even today with the most sophisticated instruments? The traditions of the local tribes say these were built not by human hands, but by the gods.
structures on Mars
Are the structures on Mars left over from an ancient civilization, dating from when the red planet was green with life? What caused its atmosphere to thin and its water to dry up? Is it what will happen to Earth if we are not careful?

I am only scratching the surface here. This world is full of mysteries, and if we bother to investigate them, we might very well discover the secret of our origins, and embrace the fact that we are not alone in the universe.

As a science fiction writer, I find this inspiring, uplifting, and I sincerely hope the people of this world start looking closely at all these clues. Now that we have the technology to analyze the evidence, we should not be afraid of the results. The truth will prevail in the end, so why resist it?

In the Archangel books, bad boy Michael is in deep trouble, and being half alien doesn't help at all. Find these books and many more by Vijaya Schartz at:
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Friday, June 5, 2015

Some SciFi Romance Movie Favs



I like my SFR in book form, but sometimes the movies in the genre can be fun, too. A few of my favorite sci-fi movies with a little romance are:


FLASH GORDON. This movie really captured my attention back in the day when it was released. It was one of my first SFR films and the characters were so deliciously campy and fun, I found myself hooked. The villains, the costumes, the vamps. Awesome. Oh, and then there's the music by QUEEN. 


While EDWARD SCISSORHANDS has a more Gothic tone, Edward was fashioned in a lab by a slightly evil scientist. Then there's the eerie cookie cutter neighborhood like something out of A Wrinkle In Time. And the romance between Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder is pure sweetness. 


MARS ATTACKS is a wickedly clever and cinematically astounding movie that's just pure insanity. A poignant romance occurs between Sara-Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan that transcends their transformation into other Frankensteinian creatures. Natalie Portman and the donut guy (kid from Witness) will have the onerous task of repopulating the planet, so there's that budding romance. Plus, you'll never listen to Slim Whitman the same way again. 


No SFR film list would be complete with a Firefly reference. Since we're talking movies, SERENITY is full of fledgling, unrequited, and conjugal romance aplenty. It's unusual to see a healthy married relationship in a movie--much less an SFR--but Wash and Zoe are two peas in a firefly-class pod. Add in the lingering looks between Mal and Inara, and Kaley and Simon, and you get lots of heart-sigh moments.

These are just a few of my go to SFR titles. What are your favorite SFR films?

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