Assuagement


The truth is, as much as has been done by governments and leaders to save lives, much more could’ve been done and sooner – and wasn’t, or was done too late. Whether there will ever be any kind of reckoning for the irresponsible and cavalier way our lives were risked, endangered or bargained away, is unclear to me at this time. I hope so.

Not that it will undo any of the grievous losses many have endured, assuage the anguish of those who mourn, or soothe the trauma of those affected for life – or ease the untold economic struggles that await all of us post this disaster’s end – but it would be most satisfying to witness.

Horror! Another Call For Submissions!


Do you write horror? Not just horror – but seriously spine-tingling mind-blowing gut-wrenching horror that makes the hair on the back of your neck… rise …with …each …word?

I’m looking for a few more short stories (up to a maximum of around 6 to 7000 words) for an anthology of horror tales the like of which the crypt has never seen!

The book will be published through Moon Books Publishing in eBook, print and audiobook formats. (There will be no payment for your story, but it will help get your name, brand and writing out there!)

Please send your submissions to christinaengela@gmail.com

Deadline: by April 16, 2020.


If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

If you’d like to send Christina Engela a question about her life as a writer or transactivist, please send an email to christinaengela@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

Show your appreciation for Christina’s work!

All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2020.

The COVID-19 Reader’s Lockdown Sale


In order to make life more bearable for people stuck at home during the various lockdowns around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Smashwords has given authors the opportunity to sell their books marked down between 60 and 30% for the month of March 20 to April 20!

Consequently, all 35 of my titles including 29 marked-down books and 16 free titles listed at Smashwords are available for your enjoyment! More

New Release: "Dust" by Christina Engela


I’m really pleased to announce the release of “Dust” – book 3 in Panic! Horror In Space which was published on March 24, 2020.

At a remote starbase, a long-lost ship missing for 63 years mysteriously appears out of the black. There’s no sign of the crew or any clue what happened to them. Plates of food are laid out on tables in the mess, a shower was left running, clothes laid out on beds – it’s like all 57 crewmen just disappeared – or took a walk out an airlock. The ship’s only shuttle is still in the hangar bay, unused and in perfect condition. On the bridge, the throttles are still wide open – indicating the ship had run until it ran out of fuel.

Captain Stuart Flane of the starship Mercury is called in unwillingly, kicking and screaming, to investigate the mystery of the ghost-ship Amundsen – but will his skeptical superiors approve of the outcome?

“Dust” is book three in “Panic! Horror in Space”, a series by Christina Engela. For now the book is available on Lulu and Smashwords, but will be available on Amazon and elsewhere soon!


If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

If you’d like to send Christina Engela a question about her life as a writer or transactivist, please send an email to christinaengela@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

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All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2020.

The Isolation Sale


Lonely? In isolation? Bored? Looking for something to read? How many books can you read in a month? Drop by at my Smashwords page and get something for up to 30% and 60% off from 20 March to 20 April!

#covid19 #corona #reading #challenge #discount #sale #isolation #quarantine


If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

If you’d like to send Christina Engela a question about her life as a writer or transactivist, please send an email to christinaengela@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

Show your appreciation for Christina’s work!

All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2020.

A Plethora Of Books!


Looking for something new to read? Do you enjoy science fiction? Horror? Both occasionally intermingled? Sometimes with a touch of humor? Hold on then – this is the place for you!

Christina Engela is one of South Africa’s most unique and skilled storytellers, bringing a wealth of personal experience to each of her stories, having already written four distinct science fiction and horror series and also several non-fiction titles. She is best known for her realistic characterization and for casting fully-fleshed-out LGBT characters in leading roles. With several new offerings already in the pipeline, including several standalone titles, 2020 is bound to be a busy year for her fans!

All titles are available as eBooks, with most also available as paperbacks!

(Click on the cover images to view product pages for each title.) More

Read “Duck Blind” by Christina Engela!


“Now just you rest here a while!” Mandy told Charlie once they arrived at what Charlie had thought until then was his cabin on Freedom. He checked the number on the door to confirm – it was the same one. It even clicked, hissed and slid aside in the same disconcerting way. Inside, the cabin looked exactly as he’d left it that morning – couch and throw all messed up – bed still nicely straight, shower towel draped across the top of the closed toilet in the adjacent bathroom. The only differences he noticed were details he’d ostensibly missed that morning – like a silky pink nightgown hung inside the wardrobe, visible through the open wardrobe door with the mirror on the inside – and at the foot of the bed lay a pair of maroon fluffy slippers that looked like a pair of neatly taxidermied matching alien caterpillars. He’d also failed to notice the second toothbrush in the glass by the bathroom mirror earlier.

Everything around him – everywhere on this…ship seemed to be in its place, to belong – except for him!

“This can’t be happening.” Charlie murmured as Mandy assisted him onto the bed like an invalid. “My name’s Charles Branson… people call me Charlie! It’s May 19, 2025 – a Saturday – and I’m a facilitator for Interstellar Vacations LLC – and there’s no such thing as space liners, or time travel!”
“No,” Mandy corrected, leaning over him. “It’s the first of February, 2773 – a Thursday. You’re Andy Niksn, Captain of one of the finest space liners between the Sol System to Quantum Eternica – my boss, and the man I love!” She laid a kiss on his startled lips, and to his surprise, he kissed her back.
“The 28th century?” He asked.
“Only for another 27 years.” Mandy Fringle joked, pulling herself closer.
“Really? What happens then?”
“Then it’ll be the 29th century, silly!” She giggled.
“So if this is really 2773,” He muttered, “I’ve got a shit-load of catching up to do!”
“I’m sure.” She smiled, relaxing. “And you’re off to a very good start!”

Back in Charlie’s world – universe, reality, whatever – Phil Pots had made sure there were plenty of clauses in IV’s HR policy to make fraternization between employees – or even worse – between management and employees, as difficult as possible! In fact, Phil had made sure Charlie’d read them, and signed them TWICE to make sure!

Even he – Charlie Branson, who had quite the self-image as a bit of a Don Juan and cock of the walk – paled at the thought of losing his shares as penalty for dallying with an Interstellar Vacations employee on the clock! IV was after all more than just something he helped start, it was his meal ticket and future! …But, as was becoming increasingly and insistently clear to the boggled former amateur adult movie part-time extra, this was not Charlie’s world anymore…

Get it now at Amazon.

Get it NOW at smashwords for 50% off on the annual sale open til 7 March!


If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

If you’d like to send Christina Engela a question about her life as a writer or transactivist, please send an email to christinaengela@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

Show your appreciation for Christina’s work!

All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2020.

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