Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Carol Van Natta, author of Shift of Destiny (Ice Age Shifters Book 2), a paranormal. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
Shift of Destiny (Ice Age Shifters #2) by Carol Van Natta
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
There is no such thing as magic, or sexy shifters. Or… is there?
Moira Graham’s car breaks down in the tourist town of Kotoyeesinay, Wyoming. She’s on the run. Again. A crazy billionaire wants to possess her ability to predict the future, but it’s not a “gift.” It’s simple guesswork. Magic doesn’t exist. And this quirky town—which uses elves, fortune tellers, and fairy-tale gimmicks to draw tourists in—isn’t helping.
Roving carpenter Chance McKennie is a prehistoric shifter on the lookout for a mate. Unfortunately, people fear his lion, and don’t stick around long enough to get to know the man. He thought his luck would change in Kotoyeesinay, but his skills aren’t needed in this magical sanctuary town with creatures of myth and legend on every block.
When Moira bumps into him, she’s almost willing to believe in the magic of this place. But it’s going to take more than a red-hot handyman and some glowy lights to save her from ruthless hunters.
Chance is determined to protect his mate and help her find the magic in her blood. But even a top predator can’t guess the lengths to which a desperate billionaire will go to get what he wants.
Is it true:
this is your first book?
No, it’s my, uh… <quickly visits Amazon to count> eleventh book. I’m very bad at tracking numbers (don’t ask how old I am, because I’ll have to calculate it each time, and I might do the math wrong). Shift of Destiny is my third paranormal romance, and more are on the way. I also have a space opera series that starts with Overload Flux.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, it’s true! The Ice Age Shifters series features action, magic, and of course, romance. And sexy prehistoric shifters who find their mates. The first book is Shifter Mate Magic, set in 1993. Shift of Destiny, book 2, is set in present day, and involves more of the magical sanctuary town that was introduced in book 1.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No, I don’t tend to lose sleep about writing books. My cats are the main culprit for sleep loss, what with starting epic battles, or licking noses or fingertips, or trying to get under the covers, or pushing the resident mad scientist off the bed entirely so they get the warm spot.
you did research for this book?
Yes, I do research for all my books because I love learning new things. I made the sleep-deprived resident mad scientist drive me to the southern Wyoming mountains so I could take pictures for where the sanctuary town is, and I have lots of reference photos and articles for extinct Ice Age animals. Also, too, I researched the Tunguska event, Tarot cards, and 1920’s residential house architecture.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes, quite a few of the characters in Shift of Destiny are not human. In addition to a sexy male who turns into a prehistoric lion, there’s a polar fairy (not to be confused with their mortal enemies, the arctic elves), an ogre, a golem, a dark elf, a wraith, plus shifters galore. The sanctuary town is a safe place for all sorts of magical creatures.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, if you count “paranormal” and “romance” as separate. I automatically assume all paranormal stories are romance unless someone tells me otherwise. Someday, I plan to write a paranormal space fantasy romance, to cover all the bases at once. ?
you speak more than one language?
Yes, sort of. I can get by in Spanish, but I don’t have anyone to practice with, so my vocabulary has melted away. I have a good ear for accents, so I can *sound* like I’m fluent in most languages, but this gets me in trouble when people assume I’m not just repeating a string of sounds.
you grew up where you live now?
No, but close. I grew up in Denver, went to Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA for college, then moved back to Colorado, but 70 miles north of Denver in Fort Collins. It’s a pretty good place to live, all in all.
you love to read?
Hell, yes. As with many of my author friends, I don’t have as much time for reading as I’d like, because I’m usually writing, but I dearly love to read. I’m planning a few vacation days in September where my main activity will be tackling the virtual Mount Everest that is my TBR pile.
you are never late?
Yes, it’s true, I’m rarely late, and am usually early. This does not count acts of nature (e.g., the recent downpour that temporarily flooded our streets), acts of humans (some the idiot who to beat the light and caused an accident), or acts of cat (“look at me—I’m free, and you can’t catch me!”).
you love pizza?
I’d say I merely like pizza—it’s not something I’d eat every week, even if it was a white pizza with ham and pineapple. I would go for Chinese or Indian food every week if I could.
you love sushi?
Yes, I do, but I’m picky about what’s in it—no cucumbers, no avocado, no nothing spicy-hot, so it’s hard to find in the comparatively small town where I live.
you have a pet?
Yes, I have six cats. I know, I know, it makes us the crazy cat people down the street, but it’s what the cat gods gave us. Five of our cats (two gray, two striped, one Tonkinese who is the Empress of the Universe) are rescues, and all six are as eccentric as can be. Sort of like us, actually, so we can’t really blame them.
Where to buy Shift of Destiny (Ice Age Shifters Book 2)
Publisher: Chavanch Press
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Shift-Destiny-Ice-Shifters-Book-ebook/dp/B07DCFKF6R/ (and free to read in Kindle Unlimited)
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B002F4UN24