space opera

Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3

Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3 The other day, I told you about my upcoming new boxed set (very soon, now). Here’s the full-on cover in all its glory: I’ve probably mentioned before that I’m very fond of the cover designs of my space opera series, so I’m happy to see them all […]

New Boxed Set Coming Soon

New boxed set coming soon for your reading pleasure: The Central Galactic Concordance Collection, Books 1-3 Do you like boxed sets? I do, because I like to read series, and I like to read the books in the correct order. Even if the books are already conveniently numbered, it’s nice to have them all in one […]

Out now: JUMPER’S HOPE (Central Galactic Concordance Book 4) Reunited lovers must outwit a ruthless government agent, or their rumored deaths will be real this time. Hang on for a desperate race for survival in the far reaches of deep space—get your copy of Jumper’s Hope today! Two retired elite special forces veterans discover their […]

New Release Coming Soon

New Release Coming Soon Coming soon into realspace near you: Jumper’s Hope, Book 4 of my Central Galactic Concordance space opera saga. Here’s the tagline: Reunited ex-lovers must figure out why a government agency is trying to kill them and why, or their supposed deaths will be real this time. The target release date is […]

Authors Being Wild Again

Authors Being Wild Again at RomCon 2016 Forecast for the weekend: authors being wild again, this time at RomCon 2016 in Denver, 30 Sept. & 1 Oct. I’ll be there both days. The list of attending authors is amazing, and includes some of the Magic, New Mexico coven… uh, pride… uh, team, such as Susan […]

I got hit by the cross genre bus

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 […]

“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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Nice Review of Minder Rising (And Why Authors Love Reviews)

Engraved: All Things Writing, by Eleanore Trupkiewicz, has a nice review of Minder Rising, the second book in my science fiction series. Authors love reviews because it means our book was memorable enough to write about. Nice Review of Minder Rising First, here’s the link to Eleanore’s blog post:  Book Review: “Minder Rising” (Carol Van Natta) […]

Book Sale for eReaders

Books on Sale for eReaders Psssst! Yeah, you, with the shiny new e-reader or tablet that you got as a gift, or rewarded yourself with because you deserve it. Wanna do something nice for it? Add some science fiction romance books on sale to keep it company. It’s lonely when you aren’t around to pet […]

Galactic News Trends Or, What I’ve Been Up to that I Haven’t Been Around Much Galactic news trends, in the Central Galactic Concordance universe, are the trending news topics that everyone in the civilized galaxy is talking about. Because it’s my universe, I can pretend that it’s news that a Certain Author disappeared from her […]