Friday, May 20, 2011
Guest Blog: Vijaya Schartz: What Prompted Me to Write SNATCHED
Alien is the key word here. Alien abduction, time travel, parallel universe... my kind of story. She is snatched from her post-apocalyptic Earth battlefield by an alien ship. If you know my books, it's not so farfetched. Sci-fi is my love, my weakness. Even my husband says that I am a reincarnation from the future. But Zania is a tough girl. She doesn't give up easily. Military training is ingrained in her mind and body. So, she fights back. I love a tough girl.
Another favorite theme of mine is Human cunning against malevolent alien foes of superior technology. So the world where her abductors sold Zania is a contrast of advanced technology and wild jungles with man-eating tigers, and an illegal fringe dealing in forbidden entertainment, specifically combat to the death in the arena, like the gladiators of old.
So imagine the conflict of this modern woman, sold to an Amazon tribe of fighting slaves. Throw in a gorgeous Viking, a jealous Amazon queen, a would-be female lover, a rumbling volcano, crooked space traders, a slave revolt, and you have the perfect panacea for an action filled romantic adventure with plenty of conflict to keep you turning the pages until the very end.
Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims she comes from the future. Her books collected many five star reviews and literary awards. She makes you believe you actually lived these extraordinary adventures among her characters. Her stories have been compared to Indiana Jones with sizzling romance. So, go ahead, dare to experience the magic, and she will keep you entranced, turning the pages until the last line. Find more at www.vijayaschartz.com
BLUB for Snatched:
Snatched from a post-apocalyptic battlefield by galactic traders, Zania is sold to a clandestine ring of fighting Amazons on a planet lush with green jungles and teeming with deadly felines. She resents the gorgeous and overzealous Viking champion, Svend, who saves her life but too easily accepts slavery. Adulated by a woman who claims to know her, hated by the jealous Amazon queen who fancies Svend, Zania seeks escape. But Svend knows the price of rebellion. And on this seemingly peaceful planet, ruled and defended by machines, nothing is what it seems. Among the rumbles of a volcano threatening to explode, insurrection is brewing, and no one is safe.
Award-winning Sci-Fi, Guns, Swords, Romance with a kick
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Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM