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Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3

Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3 The other day, I told you about my upcoming new boxed set (very soon, now). Here’s the full-on cover in all its glory: I’ve probably mentioned before that I’m very fond of the cover designs of my space opera series, so I’m happy to see them all […]

New Boxed Set Coming Soon

New boxed set coming soon for your reading pleasure: The Central Galactic Concordance Collection, Books 1-3 Do you like boxed sets? I do, because I like to read series, and I like to read the books in the correct order. Even if the books are already conveniently numbered, it’s nice to have them all in one […]

Join an Author's Street Team

What the Heck is an Author Street Team? Back in the days of yore, before the internet, savvy advertisers wanting to go beyond mass media in a particular market hired people to promote the product, service, or brand. The benefit for the “street team” was being the first to know something, or get free samples […]

Six New Magic, NM Books to Enjoy

Six New Magic, NM Books to Enjoy For you paranormal romance fans out there, check out the six new books in the Magic, New Mexico collection of stories. It’s an Amazon Kindle Worlds project, which allows multiple authors to romp on a shared playground, but bring their unique voices to the game. Now there are […]

Jumper's Hope Wins SFR Galaxy Award for 2016

Jumper’s Hope Wins an SFR Galaxy Award for 2016 Yay, me! Jumper’s Hope, Central Galactic Concordance Book 4, won a 2016 SFR Galaxy Award. I’ve been honored to win this award twice before, for Overload Flux and Minder Rising, so I’m absolutely thrilled to win a third for my virtual shelf. Judge Lee Kovin selected […]

Galaxy Day Sale

Galaxy Day Sale • 13-15 January 2017 In honor of Galaxy Day*, seven fabulous science fiction romance books are on sale for only 99¢ (or the equivalent on your planet)! __________ *Galaxy Day celebrates the first faster-than-light interstellar space flight Minder Rising by Carol Van Natta Regularly $3.99 — On sale for $0.99 Space opera, […]

Holiday Space Opera Sale for Your Hungry eReader

Holiday Space Opera Sale Just for You – 99¢ Books Did you get a shiny new ereader for the holidays? Maybe an alluring new Kobo Aura H2O, or a stellar Nook Galaxy tablet, or a blazing new Kindle Fire? If your ereader is like mine, it’s probably hungry, so here’s a special sale on my […]

JUMPER'S HOPE: SFR Brigade Showcase

JUMPER’S HOPE in the SFR Brigade Showcase Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade Showcase, where authors share snippets from new work, works in progress, cover reveals, character interviews, and so forth. See the holiday bonanza of other engaging posts here. Look for the giveaways and chances to win prizes. And speaking of gifts… Happy […]

NEW RELEASE: Jumper's Hope (CGC 4)

Out now: JUMPER’S HOPE (Central Galactic Concordance Book 4) Reunited lovers must outwit a ruthless government agent, or their rumored deaths will be real this time. Hang on for a desperate race for survival in the far reaches of deep space—get your copy of Jumper’s Hope today! Two retired elite special forces veterans discover their […]

New Release Coming Soon

New Release Coming Soon Coming soon into realspace near you: Jumper’s Hope, Book 4 of my Central Galactic Concordance space opera saga. Here’s the tagline: Reunited ex-lovers must figure out why a government agency is trying to kill them and why, or their supposed deaths will be real this time. The target release date is […]

Authors Being Wild Again

Authors Being Wild Again at RomCon 2016 Forecast for the weekend: authors being wild again, this time at RomCon 2016 in Denver, 30 Sept. & 1 Oct. I’ll be there both days. The list of attending authors is amazing, and includes some of the Magic, New Mexico coven… uh, pride… uh, team, such as Susan […]

Authors in the Wild; Weekend 99¢ Sale

Authors in the Wild Admit it: “Authors in the wild” sounds more thrilling that “authors at a convention,” which is what really happened. Science fiction and fantasy romance author Melisse Aires and I attended the 2016 Fort Collins Comic Convention. More below. But first… Weekend 99¢ Sale It’s a long weekend for folks in the […]

Appearing at Fort Collins Comic Con

Fort Collins Comic Con Science fiction and fantasy romance authors Carol Van Natta* and Melisse Aires** will be appearing as authors at the Fort Collins Comic Con, 27-28 August 2016, at the Northside Aztlan Center in Fort Collins. There will be photos. 😉 Schedule Saturday, 27 August – VENDOR ROOM (Northside Aztlan Center) 2:00 -4:00 […]

Minder Rising: Swirl Award Finalist

Minder Rising is a Swirl Award Finalist The Swirl Awards were created to promote romance without color barriers. Minder Rising, the second book in in my space opera series, is a finalist for a 2016 Swirl Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. You can see all the nominees here. From their website: “The Swirl Awards is […]

Screenplay Adaptation: Overload Flux

What would a screenplay adaptation of Overload Flux, the first book in my space opera series, look like? Glad you asked. Screenplay Adaptation of Books Books get made into movies all the time, even science fiction books (just ask Andy Weir about The Martian). Even series get made into films, such as Harry Potter and […]