space opera

Evolution of Space Opera

The Evolution of Space Opera I still get questions from time to time about what space opera is, and whether it involves singing*. This is my take on it, and a brief discussion of the evolution of space opera. Science fiction, romance, and mystery all are big enough genres in terms of writers and readers […]

Things I Learned at Whimsy Con

Things I Learned at Whimsy Con Whimsy Con in Denver was a delight. It’s the second year for the convention, which is an inheritor of the equally delightful but no-longer extant Anomaly Con. These are some things I learned at Whimsy Con. It’s All About the Corset It’s billed as a steampunk and costuming convention, […]

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free Star Crossed: 7 Novels of Space Exploration, Alien Races, Adventure, and Romance is a science fiction romance anthology with first-in-series novels from bestselling and award-winning authors. My entry in the anthology is Overload Flux, from my Central Galactic Concordance series. Right now, the Star Crossed: 7 Novels anthology […]

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform I’m thrilled to finally be able to post the cover reveal for Spark Transform (Central Galactic Concordance Book 5). I’d hoped to have this book out in December, but life kicked the ass of every deadline I set for this book. I’m probably tempting fate by telling you this book […]

Jumper's Hope Is Now an Audiobook

Jumper’s Hope Is Now an Audiobook Jumper’s Hope is now an audiobook. It’s the fourth book in the series, after Overload Flux, Minder Rising, and Pico’s Crush. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers, right after […]

Pico's Crush Is Now an Audiobook

Pico’s Crush Is Now an Audiobook Pico’s Crush is now an audiobook. It’s the third book in the series, after Overload Flux and Minder Rising. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers (the first is “write […]

A Day to Honor Veterans

Pets in Space Celebrates a Day to Honor Veterans ✪ I love that we have a day to honor veterans. ✪ My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had distinguished careers in the U.S. Army. The resident mad scientist enlisted and went to war. I deeply respect anyone in the military, and do my best to honor […]

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook Minder Rising is now an audiobook. It’s the second book in the series, after Overload Flux, to be made available for folks who like to read with their ears. These are the second-most requested items from readers, after “write more books.”   As I mentioned in a previous post, […]

Pets in Space 3 Launched!

Pets in Space 3 launched today! And we have liftoff for EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE 3! Hooray, hooray, Pets in Space 3 launched today!   Reasons you should buy Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3: You love science fiction romance by award-winning and bestselling authors such as S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby […]

Guest Post by Ruby Lionsdrake, About Her Pet in Pets in Space

Guest Post by Ruby Lionsdrake, About Her Pet in Pets in Space Note from Carol: I’m thrilled to be a part of the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3  science fiction romance anthology, in part because I get to work with fabulous authors such as Ruby Lionsdrake, author of the Mandrake Company series. Well, […]

Guest Post by E.D. Walker, About Flipping Tropes in Pets in Space

Guest Post by E.D. Walker, About Flipping Tropes in Pets in Space Note from Carol: I’m thrilled to be a part of the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3  science fiction romance anthology, in part because I get to work with fabulous authors such as E.D. Walker, author of the Beauty’s Beast fantasy series. […]

Guest Post by JC Hay, About His Pet in Pets in Space

Guest Post by JC Hay Note from Carol: I’m thrilled to be a part of the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3  science fiction romance anthology, in part because I get to work with fabulous authors such as JC Hay, author the TriSystems Rangers series, among others. Luckily, JC agreed to come to my […]

Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook

Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook Overload Flux is now an audiobook, and I’m thrilled! Since I first started publishing it and the Central Galactic Concordance series, an audiobook version has been the number one request from readers.   The thing is, good quality audiobook production ain’t cheap. Experienced and professional narrators like the fabulous […]

The Pets Are Back!

The Pets Are Back! Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Launches 9 October The pets are back! And lucky me, I am one of the authors of this highly anticipated and regarded anthology. This year’s book, Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 will release on 9 October and once again, 10% of pre-orders […]

Shifter Mate Magic, Writing To Market, and More (Podcast)

Shifter Mate Magic, Writing to Market, and What I’m Work On (Podcast) Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #8 This is my author podcast number 8, wherein I talk about Shifter Mate Magic, and writing what you love and writing for money. It was thunder and lightning, very very frightening, during the podcast, and the cats […]