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Carol Van Atta

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Portland, The United States


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As an Author, I could be considered "genre-confused."

Are you already wondering what in the world is this lady talking about? ... genre-confused.

Let me explain!

I started my career writing Christian fiction, spiritual suspense and spiritual warfare stories. Good vs. Evil. Angels and Demons. I also am a contributor to a number of devotionals and anthologies by publishers like Zondervan and Regal.

However, I've always had a love for paranormal romance and gritty urban fantasy, prompting me to write my first paranormal romance/fantasy, I Kissed a Dog, Book One in the Werewolves of the West series. Published by Charles River Press/Cambridge Press, US.

I still love to inspire others as well, thus leading to my other new book, Soul Defenders: The

Double the action, Double the pleasure ...

My first blog/book tour for She Kissed a Vampire has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, friend-ed me on Facebook, followed me on Twitter, commented on the posts, and purchased the books. Thanks to the amazing sites that hosted stops on the tour and took the time to read and review the series. I'm happy to report that every review was either the always coveted 5 STARS, o Read more of this blog post »
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“Words" he growled.
His mental message almost changed my mind.
"Your all the fun I need, Chloe. When will you figure it out? I. Want.You.”
Carol Van Atta, I Kissed a Dog

“Ridiculous! I couldn’t marry, mate, or whatever it entailed with Zane. He was a werewolf. With my assorted background
I was all for interracial relationships. Interspecies? — The jury was still out on that possibility.”
Carol Van Atta, I Kissed a Dog

“Seeing it was James McQuillen who’d spoken so casually to Zane, sent a jolt of electricity down my spine; I readied my torpedoes. Target, the betraying bastard’s manipulating mind. This Judas wouldn’t have a chance to hang himself. I’d beat him to it.”
Carol Van Atta, I Kissed a Dog

“You said go to her, and I let pride stand in my way. You said she needed me, and I didn't believe. You said love her, and I thought it would be easy.”
Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love

“Ridiculous! I couldn’t marry, mate, or whatever it entailed with Zane. He was a werewolf. With my assorted background
I was all for interracial relationships. Interspecies? — The jury was still out on that possibility.”
Carol Van Atta, I Kissed a Dog

“I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
"Well," said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.”
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“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”
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“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
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message 17: by Carol

Carol Atta My book Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids is currently FREE on Kindle. Check it out! FREE IS GOOD!

message 16: by Carol

Carol Atta I have always wanted to be reviewed by Night Owl Reviews (NOR). And I'm excited to report they reviewed I Kissed a Dog.It received a 4 Star rating! I'd love to share this with my Goodreads friends and fans ...

I Kissed a Dog
Werewolves of the West, #1

What started as what seemed a pretty simple and straight forward story quickly became a complex multi-dimensional story that grabbed my interest and kept me wondering, what next. Power struggles, magical powers, trust issues and so much more complicate what could have been a simple romance making it a mixture of a paranormal romance and mystery. The world created has you visiting a tourist park, Vegas and its lush splendors, a creepy old school and just about everything in between. And, the characters range from werewolf to vampire to over protective cop dad! There seems to be a touch of everything but yet it meshes so very well that you don’t notice. This is a first book as the ending is a cliff hanger. Don’t look for your typical happy ending as there is nothing typical in this book. However, don’t expect a quick intro and a serial book either as this is a full length book with lots going on. I’m not sure who all to trust but I’m going to trust that Ms. van Atta writes fast and can get the next book in this series out soon!

Chloe Carpenter looks like a typical woman but after an accident in your youth, she’s able to communicate with animals which makes her job at a wildlife part easier. It also helps that her boss understands and appreciates this skill. Though Chloe is attracted to her boss, she’s surprised when she is really attracted to the new vet that is brought in and she can kind of read his mind. She can’t read human minds! Zane Marshall in an enforcer for his pack and has been sent to investigate some murders that have occurred in the area. He’s also to find the woman who speaks to animals. Zane is able to do that quickly enough but he doesn’t expect to feel an attraction towards her. She’s human and he’s full-blooded werewolf which is not a good combination. Can he keep his job and his desire separate? And, can he figure everything out without letting the humans know that he’s a werewolf?

Definitely an interesting book and worth checking out.

message 15: by Carol

Carol Atta Heather wrote: "Thanks for the Friend invite! I am part of your Blog Tour - the 1/11 stop!

Heather ~ Books Books and More Books"

I love your Blog! It is gorgeous! Can't wait to be featured. Thank you so much for participating and accepting my friend request. I enjoyed reading the reviews you've posted on your site. Good stuff!

BBMoreB ~ Thanks for the Friend invite! I am part of your Blog Tour - the 1/11 stop!

Heather ~ Books Books and More Books

message 13: by Carol

Carol Atta I think I must be a big baby. I lost a fan and a friend. What have I done? Did I offend? I always wonder what has happened when I am banished off a friend list. Anyone else ever wonder? I know its silly, but, well, it just happens!

On a more positive note: I have had 51 ratings for my book, I Kissed a Dog. Hoping for hundreds more!

message 12: by Carol

Carol Atta Win Big! You could win a $75.00 Amazon Gift Card, a copy of my book I Kissed a Dog, book one in the Werewolves of the West series, AND Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids, book one in the Soul Defenders series. Yep! All this can be yours! Just take part in my latest Helicopter Giveaway now.

message 11: by Carol

Carol Atta Congratulations to the recent Goodreads contest winners for I Kissed a Dog. The winners are:

Jeannie Massie
Robyn Elich

I will send them out on Monday. Hope you enjoy!

message 10: by Carol

Carol Atta Attention Everyone! My Kindle version is now normal and readable. No strange chapter numbers, horrible editing mistakes, you get the picture ... so shop and read away. And have a Great Thanksgiving all my Goodreads friends, fans, and reviewers, readers, well, everyone on here.

message 9: by Carol

Carol Atta Attention to my awesome readers, fans, and friends. It has come to my attention that there are some serious editing issues with the Kindle Version of I Kissed a Dog. Apparently an un-edited, corrupted version was somehow uploaded. My publisher is well aware of the issue and this should be fixed soon. I apologize for this development.

message 8: by Carol

Carol Atta Does anyone else every get books that you didn't read showing up suddenly on your page as read and reviewed? I've had that happen now several times. It kind of creeps me out. Any idea what is going on? Should I "report" this to someone. So far, I see one and just remove it from my page.

message 7: by Carol (last edited Oct 21, 2012 04:46PM)

Carol Atta As if communicating with animals isn’t enough to occupy, and at times, terrify Chloe Carpenter; a fresh threat blasts into her life without warning. Zane Marshall, Werewolf Enforcer, threatens her relationship-free existence while challenging everything she’s accepted as reality. Together, the unlikely duo is forced to join forces and fight a whole new face of evil hell-bent on murderous mayhem. To make matters worse, a jealous wolf and bloodthirsty vampire are half a step behind, hungry for a taste of what they can’t have.

I Kissed a Dog (Werewolves of the West, Book One) by Carol Van Atta

message 6: by Carol

Carol Atta I Kissed a Dog's "official" release date is today. I have great news that accompanies this announcement. The book is now on Kindle. Yay!

Here's the link to purchase or sample:

message 5: by Carol

Carol Atta

ENTER TO WIN! What? A copy of I Kissed a Dog.

message 4: by Carol

Carol Atta Check out my review on Bitten By Paranormal Romance. This is a great source for finding books in the PNR/Urban Fantasy genres.


message 3: by Carol (last edited Oct 11, 2012 11:18PM)

Carol Atta If you're willing to review I Kissed a Dog on Goodreads and Amazon, I will gift you a free copy, in a PDF file format. E-versions will be available on the official release date (October 20), for purchase; and there may be additional giveaways. So ... the first 20 people willing to read and review, contact me. Remember, this is a PDF file, pre-pub version. Message me with your email address so I can send the book your way.

message 2: by Carol

Carol Atta Well, I figured out how to add my book covers ... duh? I feel a bit, well, dumb. But I most certainly am not a dummy. Just a bit technically challenged at times. However, I have tons on my mind. Birthday Book Release Party (planning stages), Upcoming retreat that I'm speaking at (a week away), Promoting books, Working (40 hours a week), Doing all the "author stuff," Oh did I mention I have son in college, a 14 year old daughter with a bit of an attitude, 4 pets, and my awesome mom who lives with me. One thing I'm NEVER EVER EVER (as Taylor Swift would sing)is bored. Oh, and I may be collaborating soon with another author, Claudia Cunningham, Biting Back (amazing recovery book). Phew. Welcome to my world.

message 1: by Carol

Carol Atta I must not be as computer savvy as I thought. I'm having a horrible time making this site work the way I want. Now I have to learn Twitter too. Yikes!

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