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Thursday, July 12, 2012


I have many novels out there, but once in a while one is going free in kindle, and on Friday, July 13, 2012, you can download PAGAN QUEEN, Book 2 in my medieval fantasy romance series: Curse of the Lost Isle, for free all day at:http://amzn.com/B007Z8F7IA

PAGAN QUEEN is Book 2, and PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE is Book 1 and sells for $3.99. I would suggest reading the books in the right order, because these two feature the same characters.


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... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.


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.


"I really enjoyed Princess of Bretagne. Kind of reminded me of The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley, with its subtle references to Arthurian legend (I'm a sucker for anything Arthurian). Like Mists, you captured the historical period while weaving in the mystical elements. Since I now have my new kindle, I've added Pagan Queen to my TBR list. After the one I'm reading now, I might just bump it up a notch or two." Kathy Fisher-Brown, author

PAGAN QUEEN (free July 13) $3.99 any other time: http://amzn.com/B007Z8F7IA

810 AD - Alba (Ancient Scotland) - Queen at last, Pressine brings victory to her beloved Elinas and prosperity to their growing kingdom. But she has to contend with the intrigues of Charlemagne's bishops, spurred by her Christian stepson. While Elinas, on the battlefield, remains unaware of his son’s machinations, Pressine fends off repeated assaults against her life. She also fears the curse that could bring her downfall. For the love of Elinas, she will tempt fate and become with child. But when her indomitable passion challenges the wrath of the Goddess Herself... can she win that battle?


"Schartz is an accomplished writer, whose pacing, conflicts, and goals are always complex and whose good characters are always likeable, and whose villains are evil incarnate. You have to like her villains as much as the good guys! Mattacks is a magnificent example of this!" Roberta - Manic Readers - 5 stars

Enjoy the read.

Vijaya Schartz
Swords, Blasters, Guns, Romance with a Kick
Find me and my books on AMAZON HERE


  1. Best of luck, Vijaya. Hope the free day causes sales to soar later.

  2. Thanks, Caroline, for your good wishes. Free days usually bump up the sales. We all need more sales, right?

  3. Oh, me too -- sucker for Arthurian anything. One of my favorite books is The Forever King by Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran.

    Thanks for the free book!

  4. Thanks, Molly. And Book 3 in the series is coming out in a few days...

  5. Hope you get on the 100 best-seller free list!! Bought, tagged and liked it!

  6. Hi Vijaya, I'm off to download The Pagan Queen. I already have Princess of Bretagne on my Kindle and will read them in the order you suggested. Your book covers are gorgeous.