Another Round @ The Crow Bar #9 – September 2017


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Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 9th newsletter: September 2017 – jam-packed with tidbits and information about new releases and projects I’m currently busy with!

Coming up in this edition of Another Round @ The Crow Bar:Regular updates, new releases, and a monthly spotlight on one of my books, this time “The Time Saving Agency“, book 2 in The Quantum Series!

New Releases

2017 has been a VERY busy year for me, and looking back I feel a sense of accomplishment – if (certainly) not in the financial sense, then certainly in terms of the stories I’ve written and the worlds I’ve built! I now have 21 individual titles available – and with seven of them having been released for the first time in THIS year alone, it is quite the milestone for me!

Panic! Horror In Space #2 FrontIn April 2017 I announced a new series – “Panic! Horror In Space” and the availability of the first volume in that series which featured two related short stores: “Mercury Rising” and “Mercury Resurgent”.

The second volume was released on the 10th of August, and features two more related short stories entitled “Dead Center” and “Through A Dark Glassy”. This is the 2nd volume in my new series – and it’s a series of horror misadventures in deep space with the crew of the starship Mercury.

In “Dead Center”, in order to repay a debt, Captain Flane accompanies the crew of the cult TV show “Specter Adventures” in a “lock-down” of the most haunted abandoned Terran outpost in the Galaxy, while “Through A Dark Glassy” explores the creepy consequences of placing a paper note reading “WARNING: ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DO NOT OPEN” on a crate containing some of the most dangerous haunted items known to humanity – and then sending it away via a space courier service – and not in a hypothetical way either.

What, you may be asking yourself, is there to panic about? You can find out here.

SUMMARY: Also released by me so far during 2017:

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The Quantum Series – Keep Off The Crabbygrass” is an omnibus of The Quantum Series titles 1, 2, 3 and 4, containing “Black Sunrise”, “The Time Saving Agency”, “Dead Man’s Hammer” and “Loderunner”. “The Quantum Series – Keep Off The Crabbygrass” is available only in paperback and the original separate titles in pocketbook size – as well as the separate ebook versions will continue to be available.

Galaxii – Into The Abyss” is an omnibus of The Galaxii Series titles 1,2 and 3, containing “Blachart“, “Demonspawn” and “Dead Beckoning” and was released on the 23rd June.

At 363 pages in the new format, the print paperback copy containing all three stories in the Galaxii Series still works out cheaper than buying all three titles separately!

High Steaks” is the sixth title in the The Quantum Series and the sequel to “Prodigal Sun“, which was launched in February! “High Steaks” continues the saga of the ‘third rate’ Terran colony on the planet Deanna, and the diverse characters the reader has no doubt by now become familiar with. Old familiar faces rub elbows with brand new characters in “Prodigal Sun”, some heroes, and some villains. Readers will remember the crotchety old military veterans of the Skegg’s Valley Dynamite Fishing Club, and of course, Fred the Arborian.

The Peed-Off Peasant’s Collection Of Awesome Parking Memes“! Only available in ebook format. Meet the Peed-Off Peasant. He’s just an average Joe living an average life. He’s a regular underdog who hates getting trampled upon by the rich, entitled folks who think that money, wealth and power make them better than him, or more deserving of being treated like a decent human being. He stands up to these folks, demanding to be treated with dignity and respect – or at the very least, consideration.

The first episode in my new sci-fi horror series called “Panic! Horror In Space #1” was released on Thursday 6 April! This ongoing series tells the tale of the starship Mercury, which is perhaps the unluckiest Terran starship in history! “Panic! Horror In Space” is a series of science-fiction-horror stories in the same setting featuring some of the same characters in a series of short fiction installments.

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Prodigal Sun”, book 5 in The Quantum Series was released in early March. This title is the first new episode in the series in a decade! It heads off into a slightly darker direction than the previous titles, and if you want to know more about the story being told in “Prodigal Sun“, you can find more info here: NEW RELEASE: “Prodigal Sun” and What Readers Can Expect In “Prodigal Sun”, “High Steaks” & “The Last Hurrah”.

So yes, as you can see, 2017 has been an extremely productive year for me in terms of writing and publishing! It’s not over yet of course, and there will still be more releases before the end of the year.

The Galaxii Series

Galaxii – Into The Abyss” – a special omnibus of all three already released titles in the Galaxii Series, was released on 23 June and is only available in paperback 6″ x 9″ format. Work on book 4, “Where Darkness Softly Treads” is still pending due to other projects at this time.

The Quantum Series

The Quantum Series – Keep Off The Crabbygrass”, an omnibus of The Quantum Series titles 1, 2, 3 and 4 (“Black Sunrise”, “The Time Saving Agency”, “Dead Man’s Hammer” and “Loderunner”) was released in July 2017.

Underground Movement“, a short novella and supplemental title that slots between book 6 and 7 in The Quantum Series, set immediately after the sixth novel (“High Steaks”) continues the saga of the ‘third rate’ Terran colony on the planet Deanna and the diverse characters you readers have no doubt by now become familiar with! This is still under way, and tells the story of the fearless fighters of the Deannan Resistance!

About The Quantum Series will give you more background about the series, its settings and characters. To get a better idea of what the latest two titles are about, read What Readers Can Expect In “Prodigal Sun”, “High Steaks”, “Fortitude” & “The Last Hurrah”.

Panic! Horror In Space

Panic! is a sci-fi/horror series, which will have some decidedly sci-fi characters encountering some decidedly horror entities – ghosts, haunted objects, zombies, etc. along with my usual twisted brand of humor! The first two titles are available in paperback and ebook versions on various distribution platforms including Amazon and Lulu. “Panic! Horror In Space #1” was released earlier this year, and “Panic! Horror In Space #2” is now also available as of 10 August 2017.

I’ve also started on the third installment in the meantime.

For more detail about this series, visit About Panic! Horror In Space.

Short Fiction

Nothing to report in this section this time!

Poetry

Nothing to report in this section this time!

Non-Fiction

Nothing to report in this section this time!

Collaborations

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Translations

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Editing

Nothing to report in this section this time!

Competitions

There are no competitions currently running.

On A Personal Note

  • Fan Mail & Honorable Mentions

Noticed in the past month by my long-suffering PA and fiance’e, Wendy K. Gloss, were the following honorable mentions:

  1. Amazon – my author page on Amazon.com has been updated to reflect all my latest titles.
  2. Litnet – my old column on Litnet from my LGBT rights advocacy days still seems to be hanging around.
  3. The Magenta Dragon – an article I wrote for UK Pagan magazine “The Wild Hunt” last year “The Magenta Dragon”, was also shared on local lifestyle magazine SA Vampyre News.
  4. The Wild Hunt – On August 12, “The Wild Hunt” also referred to my article “The Magenta Dragon” in a follow-up article of their own.
  5. Snapp3d! – we found that an old site for a business venture I was part of back in 2011-12 is still around 🙂 I did the website-building and also at least half the photography.
  6. Jon Qwelane Found Guilty – I’m happy to say that this man has finally been found guilty of hate speech. I was part of the effort to get the SA Human Rights Commission to prosecute him back in 2008 (SAGLAAD) – believe it or not, it has taken nearly ten years to get him to answer for his crimes. Just a pity the punishment doesn’t fit the crime – I doubt he will ever apologize, as he originally said he wouldn’t.

I display my Fan Mail & Compliments with pride, gratitude and humility. You are always welcome to have a look.

  • Hate Mail & Horrible Mentions

August was rather quiet on the hate mail front. I’m almost sad to say I have nothing new to show you this time! (I may have something to show you next time though!)

(I’m rather proud of my hate mail, and you can review it here – but be forewarned, don’t do it while eating or drinking or you might choke while laughing!)

While not exactly hate mail perse’, a local blogger and conspiracy theorist has me in his sights! A couple of defamatory blog posts appeared between July and late August, featuring a character called… Christina Engela – quite the coincidence, no? It seems I have managed to get myself dragged into a conspiracy of Brownian proportions, in which I am cast as a villain who protects “criminals”, and as a wicked witch and a vampire queen no less!

  1. South African Witches & Vampires Supporting Fraud (SAPRA, SAPC & SAVA)” Mike Hampton’s blog, August 06, 2017
  2. Jesus Christ, the Witches are Suing Me!” Mike Hampton’s blog, August 07, 2016
  3. More Evidence Knysna Fraud #2: Witches & Vampires” – Mike Hampton’s blog, August 21, 2017.

In case anyone is wondering “Who is this lunatic, and what exactly is his malfunction?“, here follows a brief summary:

An internet troll by the name of Mike Hampton, a resident blogger of the town of Knysna on the garden route of South Africa – known to the local townspeople as “Knysna’s serial blogger”, seems to be having a difficult time lately in getting people – even the coppers – to take his wild conspiracy theories, claims of alleged criminal activity, his grandstanding and personal vendetta’s seriously.

Although I only got sucked into it in July, this drama had been going on for months already. How did it happen? How did I get sucked in? And was a Hoover involved? You may well ask.

I dared to stand up to a bully who was going after a colleague of mine at the SA Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA), when he published a so-called “expose'” on his blog in which he defamed and slandered my colleague and her husband and their family, and published far-fetched allegations about their businesses.

Hampton had already dismissed all evidence disproving his allegations, including written confirmations from a governmental authority, and gone on to publish his defamatory claims anyway, using the phrase “must be” to construct an elaborate conspiracy to “enable fraud” and to help cover it all up. Naturally, the government is all “in on it” – and “it must be” because otherwise the entire conspiracy just falls apart. *wink*.

The responses of his band of near-sighted followers who swallowed his tripe whole without even bothering to chew on it first, were equally outrageous. Doesn’t anybody THINK or QUESTION anything anymore? After all, this guy isn’t a journalist. His blog is not a newspaper… But he is automatically a “reliable source” and anyone calling out “fake news!” is the bad guy? Seriously?

In my response, I called out his shoddy research, his complete lack of ethics, and his relentless harassment of his victims – not to mention criticizing him for presenting himself as a journalist and his blog as being a form of community newspaper, while NEITHER are anything of the sort.

It’s a BLOG, plain and simple. Anyone can get one and post pictures of their puppy, or the content of their “private” diaries, or instructions for building a moon-rocket in their backyard. Anyone can pretend to be a journalist for the “Daily Rant” or put up the church or school newsletter, but that doesn’t make it a NEWSPAPER, and it doesn’t make the writer a journalist. Which all goes to explain why Hampton demonstrates not a sign of having any respect for (or knowledge of) the professional ethics of journalism.

A few other people agreed with me. Later that day, without responding, he blocked me on Facebook, responding mockingly AFTERWARDS, like a coward, a bully and an internet troll would. True to form, he harangued and blocked anyone else who dared to publicly criticize or question him, and shared screenshots of their public floggings in follow-up posts. Obviously they were part of “it” as well. “Must be”.

Eleven days later, he sent me an email – not a rational question, or even a list of sane questions, mind you – just a silly challenge that I didn’t take seriously, and who could blame me? Perhaps instead I should have seen the email for the sinister threat it implied. Sent to my author email address (christinaengela@gmail.com) he headed the email “Octarine Valur”. The only thing he wrote in the body of the message was “Why do you hide your name?”

Why would I respond to an email like that? After all, I regularly get hate mail as an activist – really good stuff featuring colourful language, imaginative death threats, Christian hellfire and brimstone, and to top it all off – bad spelling and grammar – and dick pics… why should I respond to someone who is obviously trying to elicit a response from me by means of an implied threat – an attempt to intimidate me by telling me he “knows” my supposed dark, terrible secret? Did he hope to elicit a tearful confession under the threat of extortion and “exposure” in his blog? What did he want from me – a bribe? Actual tears? Begging for mercy? Did he think I would cave in and offer to pay him, or make false statements to support his charade? Or was he merely trying to let me know that he thinks I’m living two lives? Sort of an implied threat, right?

I ignored the email. The very same afternoon, he started attacking me in his rambling, hysterical blog posts. Apparently what I’d said to him eleven day prior must still have stung a little – so of course, it was payback time. Now I, like many others (including his primary targets, executive committee members of SAPRA, a local swimming team (!), and his former web-hosting service – and anyone connected to them), are bearing the burden of this man’s narcissism, hubris and arrogance.

According to this blogger, I am Octarine Valur, the leader of the local Vampire underground subculture. Some of you may know I wrote a 460 page academic document about this subculture (including several others) in 2013 called “Satanism: The Acid Test (STAT)“, which Hampton mentions but doesn’t seem to have actually read.

“Port Elizabeth resident Christina Engela a.k.a. Octarine Valur is the romantic partner of Wendy Keran Gloss who operates under two names, Darklady and Kay Valur Noctem. Gloss is another sanguine ‘blood-drinking’ vampire of the Port Elizabeth House of Veritas which Engela is head of. Ironically, as this article will show, the slogan of these vampires is “In verum ibi libertas” which is Latin for “In truth there is liberty”.

Despite some assistance from her girlfriend, Engela is so much the driving force of South African Vampires Alliance (SAVA) and related websites that they could all be considered to be her alter-ego.”

Well, shit – there you have it folks. My secret’s out. If for no other reason than because the mighty Mike Hampton, a “citizen journalist” and “whistle blower” and “community activist” says so. After all, it’s on his blog, it’s on Facebook; he has oodles of blurry screenshots and very convincing theories, so it must be true. Even if it isn’t.

“Alter ego” sounds cool though – do I get to wear a cape? A mask? Huh? Do I?

As a sign of immense maturity, he’s blocked me on his Facebook page so I can’t respond to him (nor do I get to see it, fortunately). Perhaps it’s just as well, because trying to reason with a self-righteous dimwit who can’t understand a little plain screaming and who probably suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder, is a form of self- abuse I really don’t care for.

It’s a witch hunt, you see. People won’t buy into Hampton’s baseless hysterical accusations, and so he targets them. They show him proof that would convince any other (sane) human being that their conspiracy theory is not based in fact – and he accuses them of “not supporting his narrative”, and starts attacking them too, because they “must be” part of the ever-evolving conspiracy. Then, as if that is not bad enough, he also goes after anyone else attached to them, their spouse, their associates, their entire community (be it a company, religious community or subculture) and writes nasty little notes about them with his poison pen in his toxic little blog thinking that people anywhere outside of his little circle of sycophant followers actually living IN Knysna read it and swallow it as “true”.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, nobody notices, and nobody gives a shit. Since the first defamatory article appeared in July, I haven’t received even one article of hate mail – not even a comment on Facebook related to this fracas. It’s actually disappointing. I mean, the amount of effort Hampton puts into his frantic witch hunting, I’d have expected at least a small crowd of protesters outside my gate by now. But so far, nada. Not even one little “concerned citizen” with a silly grin holding a pitchfork.

In hindsight, it won’t have mattered if I’d said anything or not – Hampton would’ve gone after me anyway because I’m a member of the SAPRA’s executive committee – just like he has gone after the others, even those who never said a word to him. And also those associated with them. All because none of them agreed with his wild accusations and baseless, improvable claims of “fraud” and “criminality” – or because they didn’t reply to his rude, demanding emails.

Exactly who does this guy think he is? Making DEMANDS of people he has NOTHING to do with? If some Joe off the street sent me a rude email demanding I explain myself, my position on his allegations and demanding I tell him everything about a private organization I’m with – AND hinting that I better tell him what he wants to hear or else – I’d pretty much tell him where to go and get fucked. In fact, I’d send him the GPS co-ordinates and directions to a street corner where he could work for his plane ticket.

Even though my fiance’e hasn’t spoken as much as a single word to Knysna’s infamous fugitive “serial blogger” – excuse me very much, “citizen journalist” whatever-the-fuck-that-is – she was dragged into the whole mess by “Malicious Mike” simply because she is associated with me by betrothal. As a minor detail, Wendy had to warn her parents to expect nasty, threatening emails from Hampton making provocative claims about her and asking them why they won’t condemn their daughter for – what exactly? This is bullying, harassment and intimidation, plain and simple – and a stunning example of the “serial blogger’s” complete lack of anything approaching journalistic integrity or ethics, don’t you think?

Far from being the “hero” he thinks he is, Hampton seems to be completely the opposite – a coward who harasses, bullies and intimidates anyone who he is displeased with, for whatever reason. Anyone who dares to defend themselves against his venomous assault is portrayed as one of the “bad guys” who are part of the conspiracy “trying to intimidate” or to silence him. Very convenient. But then, that’s a hallmark of a narcissist, isn’t it?

Despite a [1, 2, 3, 4]string of court cases brought against him for crimen injuria and harassment and “other charges” since 2014 – which he lost and even today carries a [5] suspended jail sentence for contempt of court – he still hasn’t realized that a) he’s not an investigative reporter or even a journalist and b) despite his role as a bit of a town clown and a local shit-stirrer looking for fame and fortune by smearing other people’s good names on his blog and getting his name in headlines for getting his ass dragged to court, he’s – well, nobody really.

I’m sure some people find him and the unmitigated tripe he posts entertaining in the same sort of way some people enjoy watching soapies unfold (or rather, unravel) but they wouldn’t be the ones being harassed and slandered by him of course.

Since authorities ordered the company which hosts his website to take down offending articles for obvious legal infringements on the rights of others he’s been victimizing, he has simply moved his website offshore to another service provider that doesn’t operate under South African law and doesn’t see anything wrong with slander, defamation, harassment, crimen injuria or libel. He is now free to post whatever the hell he wants about whomever he wants – even if it is blatant fiction, fabrication, lies, distortions, conspiracy theory and sheer fantasy, no matter who gets hurt [6], no matter what harm he does – as long as he doesn’t infringe on the almighty god of Copyright Law. At least, so he thinks. While his website may be impervious to South African law, HE himself is not.

Incidentally, there is no “House of Veritas” in Port Elizabeth, there never was – there was a Coven Veritas some years ago. It had 8 members, mostly Pagans, and only some of them were part of the Vampyre subculture. One identified as a werewolf. He was nice to be around, except he got a bit loud while howling at the full moon and kept interrupting our meetings. His tats were awesome. We got him a flea collar with studs on it as a joke one Samhain – he liked it. We met at coffee shops, otherwise they came over to my place where we held sleepovers watching vampire movies, ate pizza and sometimes drank copious amounts of alcohol. B.Y.O.B. stood for “Bring Your Own Bottle”. Big whoop. We stopped meeting when half the members moved to Jozi, because, you know, jobs. Now we just get together to cry into our drinks and look at old photos to try to recapture the glory days, boo hoo.

At any rate, what Mr. Hampton fails to realize is, that NOTHING he’s accused me (or my fiance’e) of – zero, zilch, nada – all those provocative, fanciful, sensational things – regardless of whether any of it is true or not – amounts to an actual CRIME. In essence, this storm he’s so proud of brewing up is very much teacup-sized – like one of those rats masquerading as a “dog” just large enough to snap at peoples ankles and perhaps to give someone’s pinkie finger a slight bruising.

What would add insult to injury however – what would be a crime of conscience – would be to actually stand up and carry forward a narrative of shame, in confirming Hampton’s bias – by denying everything and agreeing even tacitly that there is anything shameful in being a Witch, in being a Pagan, in being a Goth, or in being a Vampyre – or… erm – in being the *cough* queen of South Africa’s vampires! There isn’t, and there shouldn’t be – and to say there should, would be indulging in precisely the sort of bullying that Mike Hampton indulges in and wantonly promotes, and which his sycophant gaggle of brain-dead ass-kissing followers eat up like a trail of toxic breadcrumbs. And I won’t do that.

Even though Hampton delights in referring to me in his blog posts as a “self-proclaimed witch” (as if that somehow makes his case more compelling to anyone other than his fans in the local Knysna churches who picket the Pink Loerie and harass local Pagan businesses), being a Pagan – or a Witch and practicing witchcraft is not illegal in South Africa. At least, not yet. Neither, to my knowledge, is it illegal to be a vampire. Or a vampire queen.

In fact, now that my *cough* secret is out, I may actually ask the Traditional Leaders Council of SA whether I qualify for a traditional leader’s stipend? I mean, if the King of the Zulus can get paid millions per annum for being a traditional leader without actually being any kind of head of state, so why can’t the Queen of South Africa’s Vampyre Community? Right? Then my dreams of retiring to a coastal resort in a nice cozy palace with a casket built for two might become a reality at last. 😉 I may even send “Mad Mike” a postcard – and it certainly won’t say “Wish you were here!”

Besides, there’s really no such thing as “bad publicity” for an author, is there? At least, as along as it doesn’t include a “fatwa” or some kind of contract for a “hit”? It doesn’t matter what they’re saying about you – as long a they’re talking about you – and it gets people to buy your books. Which would be nice. <- actual HINT 😉

In the meantime, I will enjoy the free publicity – and I may get myself a pair of those prosthetic fangs. I might even get some for Wendy, and perhaps instead of a Viking themed wedding next year like we’re planning, we could have a Vampyre one instead? Perhaps I need to also practice the royal wave and polish my tiara? I should get some bats for my belfry – oh, and a belfry…

  • Reviews & Interviews

Nothing new during this past month! If you would like to do an interview with me about my works, please do get in touch!

  • New Videos

Nothing new at the moment, but in the meantime, here is the book trailer video for “High Steaks”!

  • New Listings

All my books now seem to be listed just about everywhere – except for the ones I haven’t published yet! AmazonAnobiiBarnes & NobleBol (NL), Book DepositoryeBookMallFnac (FR), Foyles (UK), GoodreadsIndigoiTunesKobo (prices in ZAR sa-flag), LybraryNookTakealot(prices in ZAR sa-flag) and 24 Symbols, Christina recommends readers make their purchases via Lulu.

Monthly Book Spotlight [Spoiler Alert]: “THE TIME SAVING AGENCY”

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‘The Time Saving Agency’ is the second title in the Quantum Series by Christina Engela – a writer described as ‘that rarest of authors – able to seamlessly blend together elements of dark horror and sci-fi to create stories that will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.’ (Mark Woods, author of ‘Time of Tides’ and ‘Fear of the Dark‘). Her writing in the sci-fi genre has been described as ‘one of the most unique and captivating styles I’ve encountered in science fiction.’ (Alex S. Johnson, author of The Doom Hippies.)

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Set a few months after the first book (“Black Sunrise“), “The Time Saving Agency” continues the saga of Cindy-Mei Winter, a former Colonial Intelligence Agency agent now residing on the charming Terran colony world called Deanna, populated by a unique blend of western-esque characters, alien life-forms – including the ubiquitous crabby-grass.

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Gary Beck, a.k.a. Beck the Badfeller.

By now, Winter and Beck’s romance has become a fact of life, and the two characters have learned to accept each other’s differences – in the case of Gary, Mei’s transgender status, and in the case of Mei, Beck’s stubborn independence and quirks. In this tale however, Cindy-Mei Winter takes more of a back-seat as Gary Beck takes on a more active role as a lead-character.

In this story, Engela takes on the concept of time-travel – which is never an easy feat for any writer to pull off successfully. With “The Time Saving Agency” she demonstrates clearly both her writing skills and her ability to put forth complicated ideas – often with a few wise-cracks and comedic tricks thrown in for good measure. The plot of ‘The Time Saving Agency’ involves the activities of an inter-dimensional time-policing agency, which incarcerates ‘time terrorists’ – that is, people who have attempted to (or succeeded at one – er, time or another) alter Time for their own ends – for well, all time.

Trouble threatens when one of these inmates somehow manages to escape this inter-dimensional prison, and heads to – you guessed it – Deanna. Brad Xyl, the villain in this tale, is well described and Engela presents him as a combination of frustratingly insane and attractive at the same time. After his amusing appearance on Deanna, which leads to all kinds of trouble for the many secondary characters in Atro City – to mention Albrecht and The Very Reverend Ramsley Valcovar (The Second) in particular – he sets his plan in motion. His plan? To destroy not only Deanna, but the entire universe – with the help of a local quantum physicist with a knack for blowing things up and losing his eyebrows in the process. It’s a perfect match.

Enter Time Agent Johnathan Scrooby – a man on a mission to save the universe. Gary Beck being the resident go-to guy on Deanna, Scrooby enlists his aid and together they work to foil Xyl’s plan and undo what damage he’s done to the already sufficiently traumatized timeline.

While not exactly central to the theme of the whole story, “The Time Saving Agency”, unlike “Black Sunrise“, doesn’t concentrate on Cindy-Mei Winter being a transgender woman. Rather, it treats the topic respectfully as a detail of her and Beck’s relationship. Engela, being a transwoman herself, presents the views of Beck, who while completely accepting of Winter as his girlfriend, still harbors a curiosity about her past life, along with how he rationalizes past any likely social obstacles.

The characters in “Black Sunrise” and “The Time Saving Agency” continue their adventures in the next book in the Quantum Series: “Dead Man’s Hammer”.

Buy Now:  Paperback / Ebook

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Published: May 25, 2016
Pages: 230
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Dimensions (inches): 4.25″ wide x 6.88″ tall (pocketbook)

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This is the second title in The Quantum Series. To read more about the settings and characters of this series, visit About The Quantum Series and Characters & Plot Devices. To find out about Christina Engela’s main writing focus, read No LGBT Stereotypes Here!

In Closing

Thanks again for all your support, friendship and interaction! Until next time,

Cheers! 🙂


If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website. If you want to know what Christina Engela’s focus group or target market is, please read here. If you would like to read more about Christina’s life and experiences, please go to her Biography and the article “Timeline of Milestones, Awards & Achievements“. To leave her a message, please use the Contact form. Visit her Shop. ‘Add’ Christina Engela on Facebook (Profile). ‘Like’ Christina Engela on Facebook (Page). All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2017.

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