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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Tabor Heights, Ohio series -- THE MISSION -- Cyber Launch Party

Thursday, March 22, we're having a Cyber Launch Party

for THE MISSION, the 11th Tabor Heights novel, by Michelle Levigne.

We're almost to the end of Year One of the Tabor Heights books, from Desert Breeze Publishing. The twelfth and final book, ACCIDENTAL HEARTS, will come out in August.

Stop by the Cyber Launch Party blog starting at 10am on Thursday, and we'll talk about Tabor Heights, what has happened in the past "year" and what you can look forward to in Year Two, such as old friends getting married, babies being born, people you've met in previous books finally have romances of their own. Maybe you can offer suggestions of sub-plots you'd like to see or characters you want to have their own story. After all, there might be a YEAR THREE. If I can talk my publisher into it, at least!

Check out all the Tabor Heights novels at Michelle's Web Site. Including FORGIVEN, a finalist in the EPIC Awards in 2012.

Hey! Are YOU going to be at the Romantic Times Convention in Chicago in April this year?

If you are, look for a whole bunch of Desert Breeze Authors. We're going to have all sorts of goodies to give to our loyal readers, PLUS a little contest where you could end up winning a Kindle Flame. We're also going to have a panel on the changing face of Inspirational Romance. Sure to be interesting and informational.

See you there!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A brand new medieval series - THE CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE - by Vijaya Schartz

This novel is available for only $2.99 in kindle HERE go ahead and give it a thumbs up if you feel like it.


From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic Ladies, who roam the medieval world in search of salvation from a curse. For centuries, imbued with hereditary gifts, they hide their deadly secret, stirring passions in their wake as they fight the Viking hordes, send the first knights to the Holy Land, give birth to kings and emperors... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.

BOOK ONE - PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE:806 AD - Alba (Ancient Scotland)
As the Vikings raid the coast of Alba, Pressine of Bretagne sets out to seduce King Elinas of Dumfries, chosen by the Goddess to unite the tribes against the foreign invader. Elinas, still mourning his departed queen, has no intention to remarry. Head-strong and independent, Pressine does not expect to fall for the very attractive, wise and noble ruler... Furthermore, her Pagan nature clashes with the religious fanaticism of the king’s Christian heir, who suspects her unholy ancestry and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.

Other books will follow in the coming months. PAGAN QUEEN (April 2012) and many others. Check out the layout of the entire series on my website at:

Hope you enjoy this new series as much as I enjoyed writing it. Click on the links below to find my personal page with plenty more books at:
AMAZON   -   B&N  -  ARe

Wishing you the very best.

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WHITE TIGER is coming to print

WHITE TIGER, Book One of the CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK series, which has been available in eBook for a while, is coming to print April 1, 2010. So, if you only read paper books, you will now be able to enjoy this series, as more of these books will follow in the near future.

If you read eBooks, though, White Tiger and three more books in the Chronicles of Kassouk series are already available in all eBook formats everywhere:


And the PREQUEL (the story of how humans happened to be on this cold planet) is coming out in eBook from Desert Breeze also on April 1, 2012 and is titled NOAH'S ARK.

Find these books at:


Set in a world where a human transport crashed centuries ago, the Chronicles of Kassouk relate the evolution of a human community kept at a level of medieval development to serve a more advance race. Constantly struggling for human rights against galactic races, the population struggles for justice and freedom.


On the frozen plains of Kassouk, where a few aliens rule a medieval Human world, Tora, Human warrior trained by tigers, seeks her father’s murderer. But what she finds at the point of her sword confuses her. How dare Dragomir, the handsome Mutant, question her bloodline and her loyalties? And could a new enemy control the savage hordes of the fringe?

Dragomir offers to help, but Humans and Mutants are forbidden to fraternize under penalty of death... Should Tora trust her mind, her instincts, or her heart?

In the vortex of war, treason and intrigue, among blizzards, avalanches and ambushes, will Tora solve the mystery of her father’s death and unveil the secret of her birth? Can she and Dragomir escape persecutions long enough to save their planet from the invaders and fulfill their destiny?


Tora knocked on the door. It opened on an impossibly tall, muscular man with shiny dark hair falling straight to the shoulders. His fine features included a high forehead, copper-tan skin, and a pair of compelling hazel eyes.

"I was hoping it would be you." A dazzling smile revealed pure white teeth. "Please come into the warmth of my humble home." He let her in and closed the door, eyes sparkling with intelligence, and something else Tora could not define.

"Do we know each other?" Tora had to ask, although she would never forget such a striking man.

"Not yet." He grinned. "Let me help you with your coat. It's warm in here."

Tora handed him coat and hat, noticing the pleasant temperature of the room. The small fire burning in the hearth could not provide such even heat, but she saw no other fire. "This must be the most comfortable cottage in the village. I feel no draft at all."

The young man smiled as he spread Tora's fur by the fire. She removed her mittens, sat on the fur and accepted a bowl of hot kawa.

"Who are you?" Intrigued, Tora tried to sound neutral.

The striking man sat facing her. "My name is Dragomir. What might be yours?"

Unnerved by the stranger's nearness, Tora tried to collect her thoughts. Dragomir looked about twenty-five. His melodious voice, smooth skin, foreign look, the unique quality of the white clothes and the refinement of his manners screamed high nobility. This was no farmer.

"I'm Tora, White Tiger." She felt a strange vulnerability in his presence, as if he could read her most intimate thoughts. She had to steady her voice. "What are you doing here? This is a dangerous place to be alone. Bands of Zerkers have been spotted just south of here. When the lake freezes solid, their invading army will launch itself onto the plain."

"I know." Dragomir held her gaze. "I can see why they call you White Tiger."

"Really?" Amused at his pretense of knowing her, Tora settled on the fur. When she changed position, the jewel on her sword handle caught the light of the flames.

Dragomir reached for the hilt.

Hand on the sword, ready to draw, Tora froze. In the grip of his hand immobilizing hers, she sensed great physical strength. For an instant, their eyes locked, then Dragomir relaxed but didn't move. Tora now stared at the offensive hand covering hers. It had six fingers like hers!

She'd never met anyone else with six fingers before. Who or what was this man? What was she, for that matter? Questions filled Tora's mind but her throat constricted, and she couldn't talk.

Seemingly undisturbed, Dragomir removed his hand then casually opened his silky shirt on a well muscled, hairless chest. Tora skipped a breath. On the smooth copper skin hung a faceted gem, a twin to that on her sword hilt. Unhooking the scabbard, she brought the hilt to the light. Same size, same cut, same azure brilliance, same silver heart in the center...

Dragomir's eyes flashed. "Where did you get it?"

Challenged, Tora finally found her voice. "It was my mother's. Where did you get yours?" she asked, a little too eager. "I've never seen another one before. I was told it was the work of the Godds." Barely containing her excitement, Tora hoped she would learn something about her mother.

"I received mine from the proper source." Dragomir looked grave, older despite a youthful face. "But I can't tell you about it."

Tora had no patience for games. "You can, but you won't. What are you hiding, Dragomir? You are obviously no peasant, so who are you?"

"A man on a mission." He looked away.

Tora sighed. "I wouldn't doubt it. Whose side are you on?"

"There are more than two sides to this war, Tiger." Dragomir raised one eyebrow and took a sip of kawa. "Do you know which side you fight for?"

Hope you enjoy the entire series.

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Guns, Swords, Cats, Romance with a Kick

Friday, March 9, 2012

Enter THE CHORILLAN CYCLE -- Inspirational SF

It's here!

Book #1 of the Chorillan Cycle
A Commonwealth Universe series

From OakTara Publishing

From Michelle Levigne:
I'm delighted to announce that OakTara is now publishing the 5-book SF series, The Chorillan Cycle -- in PRINT and E versions.

Isn't that an incredible cover?

The next book, SCOUTS' PRIDE, is also coming up, to be followed by #3, BY FIRE AND STARS, #4, CHORILLAN, and the conclusion, SILVER AZULI.

Chorillan is a colony world, only a generation away from being a Rim world -- the frontier, rough and dangerous.

Now into the third generation of colonization, problems are showing up, impacting the most valuable possession of the colonists: their children. They call it Phase -- a sudden sensory overload, described by some as an allergy to anything manmade, perhaps to civilization itself.

And for some reason, the colonists of Chorillan aren't asking for help from the authorities in the Commonwealth.


That's the question that Scout Captain Ian Fieran asks, when a hunt for Gen'gineers brings his elite team to Chorillan. His investigation into Phase and other mysteries on Chorillan -- and the answer to why no one is asking for help -- turns into a quest for truth and to protect the innocent that takes his lifetime, and possibly the lives of the next generation.

So check out OakTara Publishing, the book trailers for the Commonwealth and the Chorillan Cycle on the front page, or my author page.

To learn more about the entire sprawling Commonwealth Universe, from the era of the Downfall, through Rebirth, and the adventures of the Scouts and Leapers and the Hoveni (shapechangers), visit Michelle's web site: