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Flamingos are Delightful in SHIFTER'S STORM

Flamingos Are Delightful I love animals, which is why I write shifter paranormal romances (PNRs) and animals appear in half of my space opera series. It’s the fault of my cats, of course. 😸 When writing Shifter’s Storm, I needed the heroine, Chantal Hammond, to be in Florida so it would be easier for her […]

Authors of Color Write Paranormal Romances

Authors of Color Write Paranormal Romances Note: Contains opinionated author opinions and book recommendations I’m a sucker for a good story, regardless of who wrote it. Sometimes the author becomes the story, in both good and bad ways, which is a topic for another day. Today’s topic is that authors of color write paranormal romances. […]

The backdrop of SHIFTERS STORM is hurricane recovery on Vieques, an island east of Puerto Rico

Hurricane Recovery for Puerto Rico and Its Islands My latest paranormal romance, Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5), takes place on the island of Vieques, part of Puerto Rico. I took my inspiration from the news reports about the tremendous damage done by 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Hurricane recovery for Puerto Rico has been abominably […]

Read the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series

Habitable Planets in the Central Galactic Concordance In my far-future Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, humans have expanded to 500+ colonized planets, with more on the way. The key technologies behind this achievement are faster-than-light (FTL) drive, near-instant communications, and terraforming capabilities. These allowed us to find potentially habitable planets and remodel them with […]

Shifter's Storm, an Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance

Shifter’s Storm Excerpt Chantal Hammond is the heroine of Shifter’s Storm, the latest book in the Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. She’s a modern and independent-minded leopard shifter. She’s also a sheriff’s deputy on loan to another jurisdiction. Cougar shifters run the tiny Barron County, Florida sheriff’s department, but they haven’t been very welcoming. […]

World domination: A plan for authors and their cats

Plans for 2020 🎉 First, happy new year, and may the coming year be your best year yet. I’m making plans for 2020 and sharing some of them with you. Because our planet doesn’t have a perfect orbit, we get an extra day this year to mess up our automated calendars. Some of you may […]

Ice Age sloth in the Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series

About Prehistoric Aquatic Sloths (Thalossocnus) The hero of Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5) is Dauro de Mar, a shifter trapped in a fairy fantasyland. His animal side is an extinct aquatic sloth (Thalassocnus) from the Ice Age. As you might imagine, this quite surprised his elephant-seal shifter parents. When the story opens, he’s […]

PET TRADE

Celebrating Holidays on Distant Planets In my Central Galactic Concordance space opera universe, society at large has very few holidays. Traditions became fragmented as humans explored the galaxy and found new planets to terraform and settle. Timing became an insurmountable problem. For one thing, 00:00 hours on 1 January on one planet could be 09:43 […]

Shifter's Storm - New Release

Shifter’s Storm – New Release Hi — author Carol Van Natta here. I’m pleased to announce the release of Shifter’s Storm, the fifth book in my Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series. This book starts a new mini-story arc, so you can enjoy it without having read the previous four books. However, if you have […]

Excerpt from Shifter's Storm

Excerpt from Shifter’s Storm The hero of my latest paranormal romance, Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5), is Dauro de Mar. He and his fellow captives were bought by a greedy fairy who collected exotic aquatic shifters. Dauro has been there the longest, and was the first acquisition. Where is “there,” you ask? A […]

5 Gifts for Authors

5 Gifts for Authors   This post is gift advice for the Beloved Author in your life. These ideas are suitable for gift-giving year-round. Plus I’ve included a few inexpensive and free options that won’t break the bank. And by the way, no, I’m not angling for gifts from my readers. Your gift of buying […]

3 go-to recipes

Three Go-To Recipes for Gatherings I’m a very lucky author. When I’m working on a book deadline (which is pretty much any day ending in ‘Y’), the resident mad scientist does most of the cooking in our secret lair… er, house. However, I occasionally borrow his laboratory… er, kitchen for special occasions such as potlucks […]

Cover Reveal for Shifter's Storm

Cover Reveal for Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5) At last I can present the cover reveal for Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5). The fabulously spiffy cover for this and the rest the series are all designed by the very talented Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design. Shifter’s Storm starts a new […]

Illustration of a prehistoric dire wolf for Dire Wolf Wanted

More Prehistoric Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus) And Not the Friendly Kind My Ice Age Shifters® series is paranormal romance with a twist. Shapeshifters magically share their soul with animals, such as wolves, bears, tigers, bulls, and more. Rare shapeshifters share their souls with ancient animals from the Ice Age. I already told you some fun […]

About Mythical Ahklut in the Ice Age Shifters World

About Mythical Ahklut in the Ice Age Shifters® World In Dire Wolf Wanted, Ice Age Shifters Book 4, the heroine is Rayne Chakal, a covert agent and a prehistoric dire wolf shifter, which makes her very rare. (See my posts on prehistoric bears, lions, and Rayne’s sister, also a dire wolf.) The hero of the […]