Blog

Writing Cross Genre

Writing Cross Genre, or How I Got Hit by the Cross-Genre Bus My flagship series is the Central Galactic Concordance series, a sprawling space opera with a big damn story arc that I figure will take at least nine books to do it justice. My muse’s home planet is science fiction, probably because I was […]

Solstice SFR Sale, June 17-20

Solstice SFR Sale The upcoming solstice — summer for the northern hemisphere, winter for the southern — is a good reason to read science fiction romance. Actually, any day is a good day to read science fiction romance, but here’s your chance to get seven great SFR books for 99¢ (USD or equivalent) or free! […]

I'm a Fan of Fan Fiction

Fan Fiction Rocks Hi, my name is Carol, and even though I’m a professional science fiction and fantasy author, I’m a big fan of fan fiction. There; I’ve said it. Fan fiction is, according to Wikipedia, “fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than […]

New Release: In Graves Below + Big SF&F 99¢ Sale

New Release: In Graves Below (Magic, New Mexico) A disabled veteran and a dancer vs. a demon horde that wants to eat Denver. No pressure! Buy In Graves Below today and find out if demons turn Denver into an all-you-can-eat buffet. . Riya Sanobal, a mostly-human rarity in her magical family, hides her heritage and magical talent […]

Inventing History for IN GRAVES BELOW

Inventing History for IN GRAVES BELOW, a Paranormal Romance You may have learned in school that St. Augustine is the oldest living city in the U.S., founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the late 1560s. When the Spanish sent scouts out to explore the west, they ran into Native Americans who’d been there for thousands […]

Paranormal Romance: In Graves Below

Paranormal Romance: In Graves Below (Super-Seckrit Project Revealed) Deep in the subterranean fortress* that is my office, I’ve been working on a secret side project (see my recent post) that can now be unveiled. While my muse’s home base is science fiction, it loves vacations in various other genres, such as fantasy, action, mystery, paranormal, romance, […]

Super-Sekrit Writing Project

I’m working on a Super-Sekrit Writing Project. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you may have read that it’s a paranormal romance. Why is it secret? Contracts, primarily, but also timing. You see, I’m not the only one working on this project. Other authors are playing in the same sand box, too, […]

Great Review for PICO'S CRUSH

“Read this book if you adore big space conspiracies and multi-faction machinations.” The delightfully named Psychotropek.net wrote a great review of Pico’s Crush, Book 3 in the Central Galactic Concordance series. She likes the characters, and the universe, and the bit with the… well, you should read it for yourself. I know I said last […]

Stellar Review of OVERLOAD FLUX

“This story grabs you and doesn’t let you go.” Overload Flux got a stellar review from the fabulous crew at the Paranormaly Yours blog. Read the rest to find out which TV series and movie they compared it to. Stellar Review of Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 1) I’ve said it before, but authors […]

Sale on Minder Rising

Sale for Minder Rising (Holiday Gift to You) It’s a holiday this weekend, so here’s a little sale on MINDER RISING to celebrate. In the future world of the Central Galactic Concordance, with more than five hundred member planets, people celebrate dozens of local or planetary events, but the common ones across the galaxy are […]

Minder Rising wins SFR Galaxy Award

Minder Rising Wins SFR Galaxy Award Just a short post to announce that Minder Rising (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 2) won an SFR Galaxy Award for “Best Slow Burning Romance.” Minder Rising shares the spotlight with some great books, so I’m honored to be in such illustrious company. If you love science fiction romance, plus […]

Pico's Crush: SFR Showcase

Pico’s Crush in the SFR 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 other fun posts here. Today, I’m sharing a short excerpt from my new release, Pico’s Crush, Book 3 in my Central Galactic […]

Carol Van Natta in USA Today

Just in time for the release of my latest book, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by author Veronica Scott in the “Happily Ever After” column in USA Today. See it here. We talked about my first book, Overload Flux, and how it came about, details about the big damn story arc that it’s […]

New Release: Pico's Crush (CGC Book 3)

New Release: Pico’s Crush (Central Galactic Concordance Book 3) A paradise planet, a quiet university, renewed friendships, explosions, a hunt for a killer—wait, what? Buy Pico’s Crush today and come along on the next wild ride. Whoever wrote the guidebook description of the planet of Nila Marbela must have a very different meaning for the […]

Lovely Review of Overload Flux

Review of Overload Flux This is my week for nice reviews. Elizabeth Munro over at West Coast Book Reviews had lovely things to say about Overload Flux, Book 1 in my science fiction romance series. I loved the finesse with which Van Natta handles Mairwen and Luka’s individual back-stories. Their motivations and challenges are there, […]