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Preorder Shifter Mate Magic

Preorder Shifter Mate Magic Ice Age Shifters™ Book 1 It’s here! The first book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series is here! This is the fabulous cover for Shifter Mate Magic (designed by the equally fabulous Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design).   Okay, yes, I’m still ridiculously excited about this series. […]

Secret Project Revealed, Foxes, and Cats (Podcast)

Secret Project Revealed, Foxes, and Cats Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #6 This is my author podcast number 6, wherein I reveal my secret project, and talk about foxes and cats (or the lack thereof). Astute readers will note the number above and deduce there are previous videos: Podcast #1 ~ Podcast #2 ~ Podcast […]

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading (Podcast)

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #5 This is my author podcast number 5, about Pet Trade, my latest book, news about Pets in Space 3 (there will be one), and I read an excerpt from Pet Trade. The cat was on strike and did not make […]

Pet Trade Release Day is Here! Limber up that one-click finger, because Pet Trade release day is finally here. It’s space opera, with pets! Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet Trade (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) by Carol Van Natta An injured veterinarian and a cyborg with unusual […]

Pets in Space is Back!

Pets in Space Is Back, and I Am One of the Authors Remember I told you that the USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology has left the galaxy forever? Well, it still has, but here’s the good news: Pets in Space is back for 2018… and lucky me, I’m […]

Pet Trade Teaser #2 Pet Trade is a standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

Whimsy Con Report, Pet Trade, and Cameo Cat Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #4 This is my author podcast number 4, with last week’s Whimsy Con report, and about my upcoming release of Pet Trade. I had props, too. Oh, and it starts with a cameo appearance by one of my cats. Astute readers will […]

Pet Trade Teaser #1 Pet Tradeis a new standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

More Pet Peeves about Romances

More Pet Peeves about Romances Because I include romances in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, and because I’m working on three new secret projects that all involve romance, I read a lot of them to make sure I’m meeting reader expectations. I love romances in my favorite space opera, fantasy, and paranormal genres, […]

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) Pet Trade was my contribution to the award-winning (2018 SFR Galaxy Award, Library Journal Best of 2017) and USA bestselling science fiction romance anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. The limited-edition anthology has since left this universe entirely, leaving us authors free to […]

Pet Trade Preorder is Here

Pet Trade Preorder Available in 3… 2… 1… And we have lift-off! The Pet Trade preorder is up and available at all retailers. Reserve your copy today to have it automatically sent to your ereader on release day, Tues., 20 March 2018. Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet […]

Reader Favorite Characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con (Podcast)

Reader Favorite Characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #3 This is my author podcast number 3, about reader favorite characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con. Authoring may seem serious, but I’m mostly silly, at least on video. Astute readers will note the number above and deduce there are two previous […]

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur (Podcast)

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #2 This is podcast number 2 in my quest to share more silliness with the world, this time, about the SFR Galaxy Awards, space opera, and more. If you missed the first one, watch it here. Because I once […]

Future Frontier Planets

Future Frontier Planets in the Central Galactic Concordance Several of my stories (Last Ship Off Polaris-G, Pet Trade, Minder Rising) deal with future frontier planets. In my series, they are an important part of the economy, and a good way to make use of our human drive to explore. Like most predators, humans find that […]

Space Opera, SFR, and Science Fantasy Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #1 Some friends of mine think I’m silly enough in person that I should be sharing it on camera. It sounded like fun, so I tried it. I figured you’d prefer that I not ramble on like your loony great aunt Sarah who’s been […]