“Blachart” – A Writing Journey


I’ve been writing stories basically since I could hold a wax crayon, and as any writer might tell you, any book they’ve created holds a special place of its own in their heart! It’s no less true for me in the case of “Blachart” in that respect because of how that book is a milestone for me! Why? Well, because it was my first completed and published novel, and also because it’s the first of my books to be released as an audiobook!

You may wonder how I wrote “Blachart”, how it got to be what it is now, what the journey was like – and how long it took! To do that, I’ll have to take you back to the beginning! More

Unleashed: “Blachart” – The Audiobook!


Hello, friends and fans!

For quite a while, readers have asked me if my books are available in audiobook format – and for quite a while, I’ve seen their disappointment when I’ve had to tell them they weren’t… but today all that has changed!

As I promised in February this year, “Blachart” has (finally) been released as an audiobook! It doesn’t usually take this long to go through the production process, and I’m sure the current pandemic must’ve had something to do with it – but regardless, the eagerly-awaited finished product has arrived at last! And – WOW – what a product it is!

Narrated by Nigel Peever, “Blachart” – book 1 in the Galaxii series – is 10 hours 26 min long, and is nothing less than a rip-roaring sci-fi adventure! More

Join the adventure: “Blachart”!


Buy now: eBook Paperback Audiobook (NOW AVAILABLE!)

Life hardly ever turns out the way we expect it to, and for Mykl d’Angelo, skipper and owner of the loderunner Pegasus, it had just taken a bad turn for terrible.

Due a minor misunderstanding, his crew had stolen the ship’s only shuttle, leaving him and two others behind to crew the ailing ship on their own. As if that weren’t bad enough, just a few hours later the rickety old ship’s stardrive exploded in the middle of the middle of nowhere, killing Mykl’s two remaining crewmen.

Marooned alone in deep space, Mykl d’Angelo counted his blessings, offered prayers to any gods who specialized in miracles, and prepared to await (A) seemingly unlikely rescue, or (B) a lingering death…

Rescue takes place, but at a price – as the Antares, a cruiser dispatched to investigate the mysterious silence of a remote starbase crosses paths with a legendary and fearsome Corsair – a man whose name sent shivers down the spines of lesser mortals. Blachart… Blachart the Bloody.

“At times tense, at other times funny, Christina manages to maintain a healthy balance between humour and excitement – producing a first novel that is as easy to read as it is a joy to experience. Truly this is one of the very best sci-fi novels that I have read all year!” – Mark Woods, author of “Time of Tides” and “Fear of the Dark”.

Blachart” is the first title in the Galaxii Series by Christina Engela.

Coming Soon! “Blachart” – the Audiobook!

Update: “Blachart” the audiobook is now available as of July 09, 2020!

Details:

  • Published: Fifth Edition – May 10, 2018 (eBook); December 14, 2019 (paperback); July 09, 2020 (audiobook)
  • Words: 84,098 (Flowing Text eBook)
  • Pages: 280 (6×9 format paperback)
  • Duration: 10h 26min (audiobook narrated by Nigel Peever) NOW AVAILABLE!

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.

For Your Convenience – Improvements To My Author Site!


To make it easier for my loyal readers to find the format of book they’re looking for, I’ve improved the landing page on my website!
 
As of now, instead of arriving on a bulk-listing of all my titles only in eBook format, you’ll arrive on a welcome page from where you’ll be able to choose what format book you’re looking for: eBooks, paperbacks or audiobooks – and then redirected to specific listings of titles available in those formats!
As before, cover links will direct visitors to sales pages for the books they’re interested in – Smashwords (eBooks) and Amazon for paperbacks and audiobooks!

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Coming Soon! “Blachart” – the Audiobook!


Do you like scifi? Huh? Do you? Pardon me for wiggling my eyebrows at you, but I’m all very excited you see!

I’m making this post to announce the upcoming arrival of something really special! My first book – “Blachart“, book #1 in the Galaxii Series – is about to be released soon… as an audiobook!

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Get the Galaxii Series Now @ Amazon


in eBook AND paperback formats!

Audiobooks coming soon!

Competition Entry – Please Show Support!


Hello Fans,

My book “The Galaxii Series Book 1 – Blachart” has been selected to partake in the All Author monthly “Cover of the Month” contest for November 2019. Only the top 100 covers with the most votes will be allowed to proceed to the second round of the competition which starts in the second week (7th). Please, if you wouldn’t mind dropping by the link below to vote for me, it would be greatly appreciated!

My book cover’s voting page is https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/6032/

Thanks!

Christina 🙂

FAQ’s Answered #10: Who Is Marsha In “Dead Beckoning” to Blachart?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question:  “Who is Marsha in “Dead Beckoning”, and what part does she she play in relation to the character of Blachart?

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New Book Trailer – Blachart


Hello fans,

I thought I’d share my new book trailer for Blachart with you!

I did this, believe it or not, with PowerPoint and literally a couple of stock images. Some were drawings done by me of course.

Like a look behind the scenes? Well, sure! Here we go: More

New Release: “Blachart” – Galaxii #1


I’ve been writing stories basically since I could hold a wax crayon, and this book is in that respect a milestone for me. Why? Well, you may ask that question, but the answer isn’t a simple one.

While you may recognize the name of this book, “Blachart“, you won’t recognize the cover! If you read it before, and were to read it again now, you would notice a few changes. For one thing, there are illustrations in color (eBook versions), and while the plot remains unchanged, the flow of events within are more refined and there is a good deal more story to it. The book is also a good deal longer than it was before – nearly twice the length as a matter of fact. This is book 1 in the Galaxii Series, titled “Blachart“, and the new version is now available via Lulu.com and Smashwords, and should be through their networks of retailers too, shortly.

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