Friday, June 7, 2019

Action! Adventure! LGBT Heroes! - The Quantum Series by Christina Engela!


Action! Adventure! LGBT heroes!

Life out on the frontier isn't easy, and neither is living on Deanna - a third-rate Terran colony on the edge of sanity as much as on the edge of civilization! The Quantum Series by Christina Engela, now standing at six titles, is sci-fi with a dash of fantasy, featuring a host of heroes, heroines, villains, aliens, and unusual and often humorous situations.

Get it now in epub, pdf and mobi format for only $2 each: http://www.christinaengela.net/

#LGBTheroes #scifi #action #fictionwriting #recommendedreading

Monday, May 20, 2019

FAQ's Answered: Why do I write about LGBT people?


I write sci-fi stories, and over the years, I've been occasionally accused of humor - and even wit. Sometimes my work has been rather flatteringly compared to several well-known authors in humor, fantasy and sci-fi - not that it's ever gone to my head - one day if my books ever start making me actual money, it might. For now however, I concentrate on telling my stories - and telling others about them.

Unlike any of the authors I've been compared to however, I write stories that feature LGBT characters in a positive, affirming light. Some of my main characters are like me - in one or more times in my own life - lesbian, gay, bi, or transgender. One of those characters is even a plant - and another is a talking cat - not that I am or have been one of those before, but oh well, now you can see what I mean by humor!

The question I'd like to explore with you today is "Why"?

Why do I write about LGBT people? More to the point, why bother to use LGBT characters to tell my stories through?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Where Else Will You Find LGBT Heroes In Fiction?


"LGBT characters, in Engela’s work, follow narrative arcs that occasionally intersect with their sexual or gender identity, but are more often driven by the human characteristics shared by all people—hope, fear, ambition, humor, and love." - Sarah Rutledge Fischer, Focus Mid-South magazine

Action! Adventure! Space Opera!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Don't Scroll Past Without Thinking Rationally

I'm so tired of seeing posts like these in my Facebook feed. They're click-bait at best - and that's saying a lot. At worst, they're mindless, narcissistic time-wasting tripe designed to draw people into a vicious circle of cultist fantasy and a celebratory rejection of reality.

You know the posts I mean, right? Pictures of infants, men, women or children injured, abused, sick, dying - and sometimes even suffering animals - "don't scroll past without praying or saying 'amen'" they proclaim in the accompanying texts.

Why?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Books By Christina Engela Now Available In Three Formats!

Hello everyone! :)

Thanks to a little market research done over the past week - with the help of some of my readers who participated in several polls, I've decided to make ALL my books on my shop website (The Crow Bar) available in .epub, .pdf and .mobi (Kindle) formats! This will make reading my books more convenient for my wonderful fans, friends and supporters!

From now on, visitors to my Shop site (http://www.christinaengela.net/) will be able to get ALL THREE versions of each title for the SAME PRICE at once! Now, regardless of whether you use a PC, tablet, Kindle, or smartphone, you'll be able to enjoy my books! :)

Friday, April 26, 2019

It's Time To Panic!

In order to end my week on a high note, I'd like to tell you about my book "Panic! Horror In Space #2" - which is the second volume in the series.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Brief Summary Of My Publishing Career So Far

One of the very many downsides to living in a shit-hole country like South Africa - is that even if you have all the talent in the world, you can do absolutely sod-all with it.

Goodness knows it's hard enough to be an indie author anywhere - but here? In South Africa?

All I was trying to do today was to get my 13 already published books turned into audio books... and this happens.



This was the fourth site doing audio books that I've tried. Either they don't allow South African writers to register, or they don't have royalty-sharing deals for their authors, which means the author has to pay in $$$ for the job.

Let me give you a brief summary of my publishing career. I'm sure you will find it amusing:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Don't Read Books By Christina Engela - You Might Get An Open Mind!

Back in 2017, after seeing all the hate vented against me on some of my FB posts coming from Angus Buchan fans - some of whom claimed I was a "fake profile" and "didn't really exist", a Facebook friend in the USA sent these images to me on condition of anonymity since she feared reprisals from her narrow-minded conservative townie neighbors.

Apparently a pastor at some unhappy-clappy hate-church near her - allegedly operating out of a local barn - decided I was worthy of their attention and was saying some similar things as the legion of Angus groupies that was attacking me on Facebook in 2017: about me, my sexuality, my gender, and my writing!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Awesome Sci-fi On A Budget!


Two brand new editions of "Black Sunrise" and "The Time Saving Agency" - books 1 and 2 in the Quantum Series by Christina Engela - are now available (along with the entire Galaxii Series) on GGG mall, a local digital content provider based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa!

"As I'd explained previously, my project for 2019 is to revise and reformat the Quantum Series to the same stringent standard as I did to the Galaxii Series in 2018!" Said local Port Elizabethan writer Christina Engela proudly. "The first two titles - originally written in 2005 - have already been completed and are already available!"

What is the Quantum Series about? Well, it's sci-fi with a touch of fantasy, it comes with interesting, believable characters - good guys and villains, and a couple that are hard to place - and the stories contain a lot of "heart"... Told in Christina's own unique style, these books come loaded with what she calls her "warped sense of humor"... which tends to get readers who didn't see it coming, around corners with a solid left-hook! Her writing has been compared to Douglas Adams and even to the great Sir Terry Pratchett (Focus Mid-South Magazine).

Christina's books are available on GGGmall for R30 each as epub format downloads, and the website caters for visitors who wish to see prices in USD ($).

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Announcement - Christina's Books Now At GGGmall!


I'm really, really excited to announce that my books are now available LOCALLY in South Africa as ebooks via a gaming/tech online store based in my area! :) A big thank you to Wikus van der Mescht of GGGmall (https://www.gggmall.co.za/) for making them available in his online store as epub downloads!

You can download the latest versions of my books there in epub format, for as little as R30 a title!

GGGmall - Wikus's brain-child, stocks all kinds of cool game-related tech, a huge variety of current and old-school consoles, games for Playstation, XBox, Nintendo, Sega, Commodore, Sinclair, Atari, discs and cartridges, PC games, accessories, controllers, including hard-to-find collectors items and special editions! If you're looking for gaming stuff you don't see in the regular shops - this is the place you need to look! Wikus ships worldwide, and also does a newsletter and mail-order as well as collections from his premises.

https://www.gggmall.co.za/