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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 […]

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, […]

One Year Ago, and One Year From Now

One Year Ago One year ago, on Oct. 18, I published Overload Flux, the first book in my Central Galactic Concordance (CGC) science fiction series. It was a leap into the unknown seas of independent publishing, though plenty of others had gone before me and reported that the water was fine.  I thought the book […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Science Fiction Romance Recommendations

I was having a conversation-by-post with another science fiction romance (SFR) author, Pauline Baird Jones, and we agreed we’re readers as well as writers, and like to recommend books to our friends. I especially like recommending SFR books to my friends because I’d like our relatively new little corner of the genre universe to take […]

Laurel wreath for a winner

Just a short post to announce that Overload Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novel) has won a 2015 SFR Galaxy Award  for “Best Difficult Courtship: How two very different people make it work.” Overload Flux shares the spotlight with some great books, so I’m honored to be in such illustrious company. If you love science fiction romance, […]

Calligraphic Ornament

Chapters and Breaks in Fiction… I don’t know quite how to categorize this post, because it’s partly me as a reader with opinions, and partly me as an author with opinions, too. Chapter Breaks, Time Jumps, POV Changes, and other Sticky Wickets Few things throw me out of the story faster than realizing the last […]

Thanks to Lexie Hamilton at her delightfully named “Poisoned Rationality” blog for the nice 5-star review of Overload Flux. It’s a wonderful feeling for an author to know other people like your work and want to read more. 🙂 “…I look forward to there being more books in this universe – while things wrap up […]