Arizona, where I live, it mixes the scientific approach to wild life, with a smart, and down to earth heroine (a ranger in uniform carrying a gun) and the less known legends of skinwalkers and the Chupacabra, and the relationship of the Native American tribes with what they call the Star People.
In Arizona, the caves abound with ancient drawings of such Star visitors, and no matter how pragmatic, one has to wonder… Who was the Great Coyote?
What I found in my research was fascinating.
I always wanted to write a Native American hero, and this request from a publisher gave me a chance to write Kaletaka (Kal for short). Of course, he is gorgeous and captivating… He also keeps a wild bob cat as a pet, and he can cook. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this novella, which is not only a romance, but full of action, and a bit of a mystery.
Here is what the story is about:
Arizona Game Ranger Madison Huntley, investigating a wild animal attack on a ranch in Cave Creek, discovers disturbing details. If she didn’t know better, she’d say the legends frightening the ranch hand might be true. But Madison isn’t just a wilderness cop. As a biologist and a wild life expert, she believes in facts and science, not scary tales.
And when Kaletaka, a Hopi sculptor, awakens bloody, with no recollection of what he did the night before, he remembers the legends of his tribe, and the meaning of his name. But as hard as he tries, can he escape his destiny?
“Phenomenal world building, characters the readers care about, and an intriguing mystery… COYOTE GORGEOUS has all the elements one expects from a Vijaya Schartz story! Easily recommended!” – 4.5 shamrocks – Debbie CK2sKwipsandKritique
“So many times my theory of who done it was thwarted and yet I was thrilled to stay on the edge of my seat until the very last word just to find out.” Five stars – Book Junkie Reviews
“…excellent characters… well written. Fascinated about the subject matter and the legends…” Five hearts – Romance Book Scene
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