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Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #2

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #2 Heart of a Dire Wolf is the third book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, the series is all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. This is Heart of a Dire Wolf […]

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #1

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #1 Heart of a Dire Wolf is the third book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, the series is all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Heart of a […]

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #2 Shift of Destiny is the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Shift of Destiny excerpt. (See another one here.) Moira […]

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #1

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #1 Shift of Destiny is the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Shift of Destiny excerpt. (See another one here.) Chance […]

Preorder Shift of Destiny Ice Age Shifters™ Book 2 I’m thrilled to tell you about Shift of Destiny, the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. This is the lovely cover design by the talented Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design.   Here’s a little secret: I actually wrote this book […]

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading (Podcast)

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #5 This is my author podcast number 5, about Pet Trade, my latest book, news about Pets in Space 3 (there will be one), and I read an excerpt from Pet Trade. The cat was on strike and did not make […]

Pet Trade Release Day is Here! Limber up that one-click finger, because Pet Trade release day is finally here. It’s space opera, with pets! Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet Trade (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) by Carol Van Natta An injured veterinarian and a cyborg with unusual […]

Pets in Space is Back!

Pets in Space Is Back, and I Am One of the Authors Remember I told you that the USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology has left the galaxy forever? Well, it still has, but here’s the good news: Pets in Space is back for 2018… and lucky me, I’m […]

More Pet Peeves about Romances

More Pet Peeves about Romances Because I include romances in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, and because I’m working on three new secret projects that all involve romance, I read a lot of them to make sure I’m meeting reader expectations. I love romances in my favorite space opera, fantasy, and paranormal genres, […]

Pet Trade Preorder is Here

Pet Trade Preorder Available in 3… 2… 1… And we have lift-off! The Pet Trade preorder is up and available at all retailers. Reserve your copy today to have it automatically sent to your ereader on release day, Tues., 20 March 2018. Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet […]

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

The Year of Having a Plan

The Year of Having a Plan This will be my year of having a plan. I’m more of a look-forward kind of person, so I’ll recap 2017 briefly and tell you about my author-related plans for 2018. I’m a look-forward kind of person. (Good thing I write science fiction, eh?) I’m lamentably bad about remembering […]

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays 2017

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays (2017) — Books I Love, and Hope You Will, Too I love to read. Books are my boon companions and the chance to visit worlds that aren’t my own. However, I tank at writing reviews, because I know exactly how much work goes into writing a book, so I can’t […]

Cosplay for My Cat

Cosplay for My Cat, or, Authors Are Daft To promote Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, I decided to come up with a cosplay for my cat. This is a cautionary tale for those of you planning similar endeavors. In my novella, “Pet Trade,” one of the twelve stories in the Pets in Space […]

A Dire Wolf at the Door

A Dire Wolf at the Door in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Cross-posted at author Cara Bristol’s blog on 18 October 2017 I’ve always been fascinated by paleontology, and love seeing artist’s depictions of what long-extinct creatures might have looked like based on the sometimes sparse fossil record we’ve discovered. We know some […]