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Monday, September 28, 2015

More evidence of life throughout the universe by Vijaya Schartz

Our dreams of colonizing other planets and meeting other intergalactic cultures is not so farfetched. With plans of a spacial base on the moon and projects to explore Mars, the human race is pushing forward. Why? Because it is in our nature to explore, and maybe to find out where life originated, where we came from, what our purpose on this earth is supposed to be. 


It's human nature to search for the truth... out there in the great swath of black space surrounding us.

Every week now the Kepler Space telescope discovers new habitable planets very similar to Earth. You can see the forests and the deserts, the mountains, and the water, just like on Earth. If there is green plant life, there probably is animal life as well, and if there is animal life, some of it could be intelligent, self aware, and even civilized to the point of technology.

This is what science fiction writers have been hoping for so long. Now, we have proof. So it's only a matter of conquering the vast expanse of space to reach these faraway planets. And if we are studying the problem, some other civilization could have done it before... tens of millennia ahead of us.

That's why we find on this planets relics of civilizations dating from before the accepted rise of modern man. That's why most of the ancient cultures and religions all over our world talk about gods coming from the sky in flaming chariots of thunder and metal, to teach the people of Earth.

It's not science fiction anymore. It's science reality, and we are allowed to dream, and write our science fiction, because in the end, we are just visionaries, seeing the future of our species as we embark on the greatest adventure of all times... across the universe, to join other intelligent beings, and learn the truth about our origins.

In the meantime, waiting for the news that we officially made contact with another galactic race, we can dream and read the more and more realistic stories of how we explore the universe.


SNOW CHEETAH
Chronicles of Kassouk
by Vijaya Schartz

All the books in this series can stand alone. Available in paperback and in eBook everywhere:
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On a mission to annex a planet for Earth, Captain Martial Terrien faces a culture with incredible psychic abilities, and falls for its lovely queen.

Natalia, future queen of Kassouk, pressured into bonding with a power-hungry prince, yearns to improve her people's lives. She finds the handsome Earth captain a refreshing distraction, despite his five fingers and ridiculous claim of being human, like the lowly workers of her world.

Captain Martial Terrien, nano-enhanced Space Marine from Earth, is on a secret, desperate mission to find his people a new home. The unexpected population on the chosen planet complicates his task, especially since the ruling caste can read minds, levitate, and teleport at will. Furthermore, the lovely princess and her pet cheetah take a shine to him, and beautiful women always spelled disaster in his past.

Natalia's jilted suitor, determined to reign at any cost, vows to annihilate the Earthlings. When the conflict escalates, can Martial obey Earth Central Command, or will he jeopardize the future of his race to save Natalia and her people?


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Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

http://www.vijayaschartz.com
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Faerie Time Travel Romance Series


Sometimes the paranormal strays into the world of science fiction. Time travel is definitely sci-fi, what about faeries? Not so much. But a mash up can be fun. To wit: my faerie time travel romance series called Tennessee Waltz. 

Three couples find unexpected romance when 
fiddle music and fairy dust are in the air. 

KISS ME, I'M IRISH (Book One): 

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England--namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it's more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate. 

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career--and even less for the dark places in his soul. 

Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life. 

KISS ME, I'M YOURS (Book Two): 

Time-travel, hoop skirts, surly locals, and a handsome if troubled Southern gentleman. Things just got weirder for Sophie Bowen. 

When jilted Sophie stumbles into a stone circle filled with fireflies, she wakes up in a very different place—and time. 

Beaten down by Lincoln's War and personal tragedy, Gabriel Merritt feels his life has become a lost cause. 

In a post-war South still licking its wounds, Sophie and Gabriel struggle to understand the place they each find themselves in, while fighting a war of attraction. 

And a mysterious twelve-year-old girl just might hold the key to it all. 

KISS ME, I'M HOME (Book Three): 

The prickly Morgan Lee Faye has a penchant for family TV shows and a dislike for the people around her, but she's the best travel agent in Tennessee. So good that she catches the eye of the mysterious proprietor of Avalon Travel, Mr. Kane. 

If Morgan accepts the job, she's promised adventure around the globe and gold for her pocket, but she worries the offer is too good to be true. It is. And Kane isn't the only one with a creepy agenda. Her co-workers all seem to want a piece of Morgan's secret—even the two office hotties. 

Honestly, she just wishes they'd all go away so she can watch Little House On The Prairie. But that's not going to happen because from Nashville to Avalon, faerie mischief is back!

Grab the first book free with Kindle Unlimited or just 99 cents from Amazon!




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DO YOU LOVE CATS?


Do you love cats? If so, what is it about the furry critters that attracts you? 
If not, why not?

The Nine Lives of Thomas Cash Riley
Book I
On Sale at Amazon for 99 Cents through 9-30-15!


Thomas Cash (TC) Riley never thought about cats much when he was alive. But now he's mad, bad and –dead. Killed in a one car wreck the twenty-nine-year old playboy is given one last chance to redeem himself for living a selfish, unfulfilled life and to determine his soul’s final destination.

To help his young daughter recover from the loss of her mother, Daniel Bishop, a widower who dislikes the country and is allergic to anything with fur, has moved back to his wife’s rural hometown to be close to her large family.

Katherine Sinclair, the local veterinarian and the single mother of an adventurous ten-year old son, is wary of the handsome newcomer. Once before she’d given her heart to a wealthy, charming man and she’d ended up pregnant and alone.

With the help of a lonely little girl and a brash young boy, can TC find a way to bring these two damaged people together? Can he remember his past and save his soul in the allotted time?

And can he do it all as a cat?

Excerpt:


Daniel crept down the stairs, wincing as the ancient wood creaked under his weight. He paused at the front door and peered outside. A dog barked. Something thumped on the porch. Kat cried out in pain.

Concerned, Daniel flipped on the exterior porch light.
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Kat blinked at the sudden light and tried to untangle her legs from Dobbie's leash. Tongue lolling from his mouth, the dog flopped down and regarded her with obvious canine amusement. Biting back the groan of pain the movement caused her twisted ankle, she gave up.

"Go ahead and laugh, you silly mutt," Kat grumbled and looked helplessly at the man standing silhouetted in the doorway.

"Dr. Clark? Are you hurt?" Concern colored his tone as he hurried down the wide porch steps and kneeled next to her. With sure, gentle hands he ran his hands over her bare legs.

Like heat lightning his touch sent a shiver of feminine awareness flashing through her. She flinched in pain as his fingers probed her tender ankle.

Ducking her head to avoid his questioning gaze and the sight of his broad, naked chest, she jerked her legs away from the warmth of his fingers against her chilled flesh. "I'm fine," she lied. "Just my pride is bruised."

She scrambled to her feet and tried to back away. Instead her weakened ankle buckled and she stumbled over something furry. The animal - TC - yowled and jumped aside. Arms pin-wheeling, Kat fought to regain her balance before she landed on her already sore backside yet again.

Daniel's strong hands latched on to her upper arms, and pulled her forward. Her chest collided with his. Because of the mild summer night air and her haste to find his cat she hadn't bothered to change out of the knee-length t-shirt she normally wore to bed. She'd slipped into a pair of sneakers and pulled on Pop's bathrobe. Wearing the ratty old flannel he'd loved made her feel closer to him.

In her tumble the knot in the robe's sash had come loose and fallen away. Now, the robe gaped open, leaving nothing between her and Daniel's bare chest but the paper-thin material of her worn t-shirt.

She gasped and heat flooded through her, both from embarrassment over her ragged attire and the feel of him pressed against her from breast to knee. Her nose was buried in the hollow of his throat. Unable to prevent herself from doing so, she inhaled. His scent of pine soap and sleep-warmed male filled her lungs.

Against her will the tenseness inside her relaxed. As wrong as she knew it was - she couldn't risk her heart again - being in his arms felt right. She sagged against him. His hands slid off her arms and closed around her back to pull her closer. She titled her head back and started to apologize. Her eyes met his bemused gaze and the words died on her parted lips.

The light from the porch cast his face in stark shadows, but didn't hide the question in his eyes. Her heart thundered in anticipation. Her lips tingled. Her nipples grew hard. Her legs went weak. In the ten years since JT's birth she'd dated a few times, even kissed a couple of her dates, but none of them had affected her this way. None had made her forget she was an unwed mother. None tempted her to repeat the mistake she'd made with JT's father. None enticed her to lose control.

Something in her return gaze must have answered Daniel's unspoken question because his head dipped to hers. In a rush of long denied need she pushed aside caution, restraint and common sense. Her eyelids drooped and she met his mouth with her own.

Like a heady wine heat flowed from his mouth to hers. His hands flattened against the base of her spine to press her close. Her thin t-shirt was little barrier to the feel of his chest muscles against her sensitized breasts or the bulge beneath his jeans probing her belly.

Unexpected and unwanted passion flared between them. Self-restraint melted as she gave herself over to long-suppressed desires.

"Daddy, why are you hugging TC's doctor?"

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