Author: Carol Van Atta

Carol Van Atta is no stranger to the written word. She penned her first novel at the wee age of seven, somewhat terrifying illustrations included. Her increasing love for both reading and writing kept her busy growing up. She was often spotted with her nose in a book or a pen in her hand. (She's graduated to a Kindle and a computer) Carol was first published in her high school newspaper, and then moved on to magazine articles, "real" newspaper articles, anthologies, devotional books, and then to book books. With a background writing for the inspirational market, her sudden urge to write paranormal romance and urban fantasy was somewhat surprising. She believes this latest fancy was the result of two suspicious red marks on her neck, and an overwhelming desire to howl at the moon. She lives in the rainy wetlands of Oregon with her teenage daughter, her American Eskimo, Stryder, and three cats.

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I Kissed a Dog - Werewolves of the West, #1

I Kissed a Dog
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B009SV179U
  • Release: 2012-11-21
  • Author: Carol Van Atta
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Cambridge Press US
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Chloe Carpenter isn't like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death. In her otherwise wacky life, she's finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he'd roar right back out.

Problem: He's her new coworker and he's saved her life twice - in the past twenty-four hours.

Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do - figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.

With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she's the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence.

Problem: She despises him.

Together, they're forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract.

Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she'll do anything to keep him from Chloe.


The Black Orchids - Soul Defenders, #1

The Black Orchids
  • Number: B00974IOLC
  • Release: 2012-09-06
  • Author: Carol Van Atta
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Will their prayers move Heaven's Heart before it's too late?

When Ted Lyons accepts the new pastorate at Cherry Creek's Community Church, he has no idea just how handy his former law enforcement skills will become. A murdered pastor, the pastor's kidnapped wife, and their runaway daughter are only the beginning in a series of problems he wishes were part of a bad dream. Ted soon realizes he's facing a battle better fought on his knees, in prayer, than with his gun.

As ruthless demons, summoned by an international cult - The Black Orchids - take over the town of Cherry Creek, angelic warriors are dispatched to protect the weary residents and stop a diabolical plan of destruction. By surrendering their lives to God and forming an unlikely alliance, Ted and a rag-tag group of struggling believers work together to slay the shadows of evil that threaten their very existence.

This fast-paced tale of supernatural suspense will thrill fans of Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness and Randy Alcorn's The Ishbane Conspiracy.


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