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Monday, October 26, 2015

More about ancient aliens - by Vijaya Schartz

As I am researching the tribes of the Steppes for a medieval fantasy novel in progress, I came upon an interesting fact. The tribes of the Golden Horde when Genghis Khan came to power had many gods, but their principal deity was the sky god Tengri.

According to their creation myths, Tangri terra-formed planet Earth at a time when it was completely covered with water. He balanced the elements, created all life, and gave man a soul. When man died, his soul would return to Tengri's "Fly Away Paradise." What kind of paradise flies away, unless it's a spacecraft? 

 Lamaism in Tibet has kept many of the remnants of Tengrism alive, and when you  add to the mix the mythology of India with their gods waging war in flying chariots of fire and weapons that struck like lightning with sounds of thunder and could melt a city in one blow, it's tempting to come to the conclusion that most religions were started by the arrival of visitors from the stars.

Besides, most of these ancient gods described in details the planets they came from, and pointed at them in the sky. The Dogu Tribes of the southern Sahara believe they came from a star near Sirius, a star which, until very recently, no one knew existed. The Egyptian gods and the Anunaki of Sumeria also came from specific constellations. So did the Katchina teachers of the Hopi tribe in the southwest. So, why is it taking us so long to recognize the evidence left in so many ancient texts?

As for the more and more complicated crop circles demonstrating sophisticated mathematical principles, why are we so quick to ignore them? The messages they contain could not have been designed and even less executed by pranksters. Besides, they appear all over the world. They also form instantaneously when small balls of light are sighted over a field. That, to me, denotes intelligent design, not any freakish feat of nature.

Jesus himself said to his disciples in recently translated Essene texts, "If you believe that my father is the creator god of the Jewish bible, you are gravely mistaken." Which means that even Jesus was trying to explain that there were more than one divine entity, and that the creator of the ancient testament was not his father, not the god in whose name he preached his message of love. That would also explain the various instances of divine cruelty in the ancient testament, which do not seem to align with the preachings of Jesus.

As for romance and love stories among these extra-terrestrial gods, they are very much alive in the ancient myths all over the globe. It seems love is not just a human emotion. It is a universal truth.

So, until the world at large recognizes the ultimate truth, that we are not alone in the universe, you may have to read science fiction. For sci-fi adventure with a romantic slant, I recommend the Chronicles of Kassouk series, available in all eBook formats and in paperback at all online retailers.

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 Vijaya Schartz
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TANGO IN PARADISE

 
At nearly 40, JASON BLACKHAWK feels too old to be working as a mercenary in the steamy jungles of South America. His mission - monitor the situation in the small country of Paraiso so the US government can decide whether to quell the rebellion and solidify the current dictator's regime. He can't let the right or wrong of the conflict concern him. He gave his word to his commander, the man who mentored him and saved him from wasting his life.

Looking for adventure and a change from her quiet life as a small town grade school teacher, 29 year old DARCY "DC" CAMDEN travels to Paraiso as a nanny for a businessman. Her idealism and compassion for the downtrodden populace draws her into supplying them with food and medicine. Her involvement increases and she agrees to help the rebels overthrow the dictator by hacking into his computer to find information they can use against him.

When the conflict escalates into war DC finds herself on the run with a man she doesn't know whether to fear or trust, hate or love.

Reviews:
5-Stars
"I became familiar with Ms Hendricks books having reviewed what I would class as her more sweet romances and, becoming a fan, looked forward to reading this. I was apprehensive, however, in part because of the setting and because I had no idea if Ms Hendricks could do suspense.

My fears were unfounded. This book made my stomach twist, my heart leap into my mouth and all the great things that a wonderful story can do to you. I worried that it might be too heavy politically, but the story line was strong without drowning out the most important part - the romance.

I love tortured heroes and Jase is the ultimate one! Essentially honourable, if jaded by life, the beautiful DC tests him to the limits. He wants her, maybe even loves her, but knows he couldn't possibly fulfil her desires. In his desire to protect her, he also wants to protect her from himself. Occasionally I felt like giving him a kick up the backside, especially when he was callous with DC, but for the most part it was balanced out by his fear that he simply wasn't good enough for her.

DC was a great heroine too. I get a little sick of these feisty females who can do everything, cope with everything and not show an ounce of fear. While she retains her strength, she shows a realistic and sensible amount of fear in the face of danger. She pulls on her courage to drive her through and I thought Ms Hendricks balanced this nicely, giving us a likeable women that most people would admire and feel sympathy for.

The love scenes were not particularly drawn out - I tend to like mine quite long and detailed - but they were sexy and sensual and well-timed. The story sucked me in and kept me gripped as I prayed for them to make it through their ordeal alive and for them to finally understand one another. With the addition of a country in turmoil and some mercenaries on their tail, Tango in Paradise is a thrilling, beautiful tale of romance and suspense, melded perfectly as one. High up on my recommendations list."

4-Stars
"I am an avid reader with romance and it's various sub-categories being one of my favorite genres. This book pulled me in right and the beginning and kept me engaged through the whole story. It is long enough to fully develop the plot and characters while still being short enough for a pretty quick read (so if you don't want to make a big time committment to a book right now - this is a great choice). The book had romance, it had action, it had a kick butt hero - hiding vulnerabilities of his own - and a lead female character that was strong and vulnerable at the same time. If you want something with a lot of surprises and plot twists this may not be the read for you, but if you are looking for a good romance with elements of action and suspense, a story that will bring a smile and make you hurt for the characters - as well as want to reach in and smack them (ok him) now and then, then this is a great choice. I thoroughly enjoyed the read!" Shannon Sonnerveldt

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