Chasta Schneider was born in Bryan, Ohio in 1973. She grew up in Stryker, Ohio, a tiny village in the northwest corner of the state. Chasta began writing stories and poems as a young child and always aspired to be an author. However, choosing the more conventional route for the area, Chasta began working right out of school at a local corrugated company. Her life's journey took her through several career choices from car sales to Property Management until finally landing in the Human Resources field, during which time she earned her MBA from The Defiance College.
Chasta never gave up her passion for writing and continued on even while working long hours in her chosen profession. After much encouragement, having let other's read her material, she began slowly publishing her works in anthologies, college magazines and finally, a first novel.
Not faithful to any one genre, Chasta enjoys creating lives in many different settings, the only common factor being that they are all entertaining as hell! Look for more to be available from this author soon.
The Missing Chapters
An emotional journey of learning to love again. Will a dark past be the ruin of their happily ever after?
After living through the nightmare of a fiancée who tortured her and nearly killed her, Jessica finds it difficult to trust anyone. She spends her time alone, writing stories about people who were happy, had normal lives and were always in love. One might call it ironic, however, Jessica saw it as more of a vision of what her life could have been like if she had never met Chris.
While walking in the park, Jessica meets a young actor who’s fallen from grace due to a near-fatal car accident that left him severely scarred and extremely bitter. Kellan wanted nothing to do with Jessica. He thought she was another person who wanted to stare at his disfigurement. In spite of himself, he couldn't resist her clumsy charm and within a week of knowing her, he was in love.
As emotions spiraled out of control and countless tears had been shed, Jessica and Kellan learned to finally believe in trust, love and each other. They made an enviable, almost perfect life together. How could they know Jessica’s nightmare wasn’t over?
She Knows Something You Don't Know (Death's Gift to Sabrina #1)
Mature YA, Paranormal
Sabrina died when she was five - several times. When they brought her back, she realized death had given her a gift. She didn't call it a gift at the time. Sabrina could now see visions of past, present and future events. Afraid and unsure of what was happening, Sabrina kept it to herself for fear of being ostracized. She simply learned to live with it. This burden matured her rapidly. At 16, she had a vision that she couldn’t ignore. One that promised love, danger, and death - maybe even hers. The boy she saw needed her desperately for a reason she couldn't yet understand. Even though she had never met him, she already loved him. She had to go to him. She knew he was waiting for her - and so was death. Again.
When her father announced that they were moving to a smaller town so he could give her the type of small-town values and experiences that he’d had, he let her choose the destination. When she chose Livingston, Montana, he was surprised but he didn’t question her. He knew there would be a reason, he just wasn’t sure he wanted to know what it was.
The Seduction of Amara
Erotica, Paranormal, Fantasy
Amara dreams of him. He terrifies her but deep within, she feels the vibration of her desire.
When Amara inherited a farmhouse in Louisiana, she thought it would be nice to have a fresh start. Painfully shy, she had been sheltered after her parents died and not allowed much contact with people. She never knew her real family and grew up very much alone. As she settled in to her new life, he came to her. Dark and dangerous, a being of both nightmares and fantasies, Nigel haunted her dreams. As time went on, she realized that Nigel was much more than a dream.
Letting go of any inhibition she ever had, she becomes his and feels more pleasure than she has ever known. Not as desirous, she finds herself in the middle of a war between Hunters and vampires. The truth unfolds before her and Amara realizes her parents were Hunters. When Nigel confesses the truth behind her parent's death and his part in it, she must make a decision. Either become what her family was born and breed to kill, or destroy the one she loves for the sake of the family she never knew.