Writing the CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK – by Vijaya Schartz

Please help me welcome Vijaya Schartz to my blog.  Vijaya will be giving away a copy of her book, Noah’s Ark, to one commenter, so be sure to leave a comment to enter the drawing.


About Vijaya Schartz:

BIO: 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 all Vijaya’s books on Amazon at:


You may have to search individually for the new ones, which may not be on her author page yet.


Writing a romantic science fiction series requires stamina. When I started writing WHITE TIGER, the first book in the series, I had no idea it would develop into such a sophisticated saga. But now it’s done. The last book closed the full circle.


Out today, NOAH’S ARK (A Prequel), is actually the very first book in the series, since it’s the story of how it all began. This prequel explains how human settlers happened to be on this far-flung planet, out of reach of any contact with Earth. This particular novel, unlike the others, portrays Earth people with advanced technology.


WHITE TIGER (award-winning novel) is out today in print and has been available for a while now in eBook. It is set several centuries after the prequel. By then, the human population has lost all technology and reverted to a medieval society.


NOAH’S ARK: A Prequel


When Trixie’s starfreighter, Noah’s Ark, drops out of jump space in an uncharted part of the universe, she believes the M‑class planet on her viewer represents hope and salvation for her motley crew and the ragtag settlers aboard her ship.

Kostas, ex Space Marine, the expert survivalist recruited for this expedition, doesn’t believe in coincidences, and knows that when something looks too good to be true, it usually is.

Everyone on this voyage to seed a new planet with life, is running from something, and harbors dangerous secrets… including Trixie, who vowed to never let a man control her life again. As for Kostas, he would get lynched on the spot if anyone suspected who he really is.

But on this seemingly abandoned planet, others are watching, herding them for evil purposes… And when the truth emerges and secrets unravel, Trixie and Kostas will have to fight for survival, for freedom, and for the right to love…




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?


Reviews for White Tiger:


“…an exceptional tale that belongs in a place of honor on keeper shelves everywhere.”
Johnna Flores – Coffee Time Romance – 5-cups rating


“…this is one futuristic that you do not want to miss!”
Naomi – Fallen Angels Reviews – 5 angels – Recommended Read


“…kept me enthralled from the first page…a thrilling science fiction romance”
Marlene Breakfield, Paranormal Romance Reviews


…unique and extremely well constructed”
4 1/2 stars – Tami Brady at Book Ideas.com


“I’m adding this to my ‘keeper’ shelf and on the ‘to be re-read’ list.”
Niniri Theriault for The Road to Romance


…fast-paced story that draws the reader in and keeps him/her reading… The characters’ personalities are believable and well rounded.” 3 1/2 Tigers – Michelle Thomas


If you like to read these books in the right order, now that the prequel is out, it should be: NOAH’S ARK (prequel) – WHITE TIGER(Book One) – RED LEOPARD (Book Two) – BLACK JAGUAR (Book Three) – BLUE LIONESS (Book Four).


Hope you enjoy reading this series as much as I enjoyed writing it for you.

13 thoughts on “Writing the CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK – by Vijaya Schartz

  1. Hi Vijaya. When you were writing the prequel, did you encounter any logistical difficulties – having to incorporate things you’d set up in White Tiger that perhaps didn’t work so well in Noah’s Ark?

  2. Thanks for the welcome, Cindy.
    And thanks for the comments about the cover of White Tiger. It did win the best eBook cover of 2009 (Quasar Award) when it was first released in eBook.
    As for writing the prequel, not only did I have to remember all the threads I had woven in White Tiger, but also in the three books that followed, RED LEOPARD, BLACK JAGUAR, AND BLUE LIONESS. I had to review all the books in the series to make sure everything matched. Not that I didn’t know the story, but it’s easy to forget details you mentioned years ago.

  3. Hi Vijaya!
    Congratulations on your writing success! I love the concepts you bring to all your books. So glad White Tiger is in print form so I can wrap my hands around it and read! See You soon!

    • Hope you don, Jennette. I lived with this world for several years and now that the series is complete, I kind of miss it. Fortunately, I have another series stared, a medieval fantasy one.

  4. Hi Vijaya,

    The book sounds fascinating and I definitely want to start with Noah’s Ark (what a great premise). I have White Tiger in my TBR on the Kindle but think I’d like to start with Noah’s Ark first. Hope your sales are going well.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Connie. Yes, starting with Noah’s Ark is definitely preferable. It helps understand why a human medieval culture coexists with an advanced galactic race in the future books.

  5. The winner of the blog comment contest for a copy of Noah’s Ark is Donna Marie Del Grosso. Donna, you will be contacted by Vijaya with your prize information.

    Thanks so much to Vijaya for being here today and to all of you for commenting.

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