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New Release: Zero Flux

New Release: Zero Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) A very cold case, a secret lab, and the find of a lifetime. Which one is worth killing for?  Buy your copy of Zero Flux today and continue the adventure.    New Release: Zero Flux Luka and Mairwen (Overload Flux) take on a very cold case, […]

Flash Sale: Overload Flux is $0.99 — Get your copy today NEWS: Overload Flux is on sale for only $0.99 through 21 Sept. 2015. COMING SOON: A new novella in the Central Galactic Concordance series. Zero Flux continues the adventures of Luka and Mairwen from Overload Flux. If you already have a copy of Overload Flux, […]

Pet Peeves: Dubious Consent in Romance

This is one of an occasional series on my pet peeves about romance. If you’re not in the mood for a long rant, please go look the hilarious cat videos on YouTube. Dubious Consent in Romance Has Got to Go I love to read, and I read a lot. I almost always finish the book, […]

About the Setting for My Book, Minder Rising The Tour of the Universe (sponsored by Bitten By Romance) is featuring the City of Spires, the setting for Minder Rising. I initially set Minder Rising in the capital, showcase city of the Central Galactic Concordance, because I wanted to explore the official view of minders, to […]

Indie authors get paid

Indie Authors Get Paid? Yes, We Do A friend of mine who is an avid reader (and luckily, a fan of my books) asked how authors get paid when their books sell. For now, I’ll stick with what I know, which is how indie authors get paid for genre fiction. Caveat #1: I’ve only been […]

Another 5 Stars for Overload Flux You’d think I’d be a bit blasé about getting another nice review of Overload Flux, the first novel of my science fiction romance series. It was published in October 2014, and has 60+ reviews, most of them positive, and I’ve since written a second book Minder Rising, that I’m proud […]

Romance Sparks Change

No respect for romances Romance authors, even really prolific, best-selling authors, don’t get noticed for major awards, or mentioned in articles about the publishing industry. I’ve seen more than one listing of “most important books” that goes out of its way to snub romance. But, while romances are being dismissed as unimportant, their readers are being […]

Overload Flux: Award Finalist (x3)

Overload Flux is an Award Finalist (Third Time is the Charm?) Recently, I told you about Overload Flux being a finalist for a NERFA. I’m pleased to tell you that my book is now a finalist for an Award of Excellence from the fine folks at Colorado Romance Writers. If you’re counting  (I know I am), […]

Overload Flux: Award Finalist Again

Overload Flux is an Award Finalist (Again) So, this book I wrote, Overload Flux, is a finalist for an award. Another one. Back in May, I may have mentioned (or perhaps tastefully broadcast far and wide) that it was nominated for a Readers’ Crown award. I didn’t win that one, but… The excellent folks at […]

Summer Solstice Sale for Overload Flux

Overload Flux is on sale Just in time for the upcoming Summer Solstice celebration, a common holiday in the Central Galactic Concordance, Overload Flux is on sale for just $0.99 USD (and similarly discounted across the planet). The sale ends June 19, so buy your copy today (or tell your friends about the great deal). Available […]

6 Things I Learned from Romances

6 Things I Learned from Reading Romances I’ve mentioned it before, but when I set out on the Central Galactic Concordance journey, I read a lot of romances so I’d know what romance readers expect. Because my CGC universe also has mental talents (hence the title of my latest book, Minder Rising), an element that usually appears […]

SFR Brigade Summer Cafe 2015

Get yer’ red-hot science fiction romance at the SFR Brigade Summer Café This is my kind of café, one that caters to book lovers. This week’s special at the SFR Brigade Summer Café: SPACE OPERA! In keeping with the theme of the summer café, below is a food-related excerpt from my brand-new novel, Minder Rising. […]

New release: Minder Rising (Central Galactic Concordance Book 2) Can covert agent Lièrén Sòng stay alive long enough to save Imara Sesay and her prodigy son? Space opera! Action! Romance! Minder Rising is the second novel in my Central Galactic Concordance series. It’s a standalone story that takes place after the events in Overload Flux, the […]

Poster for Sizzling Summer Reads event

Sizzing Summer Reads Event – COMING SOON Stock up on vacation reads for the summer at a big party over at The Romance Reviews (TRR). With 350+ authors and 350+ prizes to be won (including a grand prize of $100), they’re bound to have something that will suit the occasion. Since I’m guessing most of […]

Just a quick note to point you to the Smart Girls Love SciFi blog, where RK interviewed me about my books, my writing process, time travel, and alien invasions.  Author Interview: Carol Van Natta | Smart Girls love SciFi   * * * * *