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)!

“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).

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August Update


You may have been wondering what I have been up to lately… and as usual, the answer is ‘up to no good’! Since my former publisher and I parted ways in May, I have re-released all of my previously published works, including three titles in the Galaxii Series and over the past few weeks, four in the Quantum Series. I am currently busy finalizing the cover artwork and illustrations for “Innocent Minds“, a rather unusual little story that falls somewhere between sci-fi, humor and children’s stories… because it is a children’s story for adults!

What is a ‘children’s story for adults’? Well, it’s a pseudo-children’s story with some more mature content  and humor aimed at adults… with illustrations.

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“Black Sunrise” – Quantum Book 1


Black Sunrise Print

Black Sunrise‘ is the first 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.)

This being sci-fi, ‘Black Sunrise‘ is set in the distant future, on a Terran colony world called Deanna, which has a charm of its own. The lead character in this first story in the series is Cindy-Mei Winter, a former CIA (that’s Colonial Intelligence Agency) agent. She’s a transgender woman who comes to Deanna looking for her own little share of happiness, but the rest of the universe just keeps getting in her way. Mei has much in her past she would prefer to forget and write off to having happened to someone else, not her – and wants to start over in life. In her male life, she was a go-getter – ambitious and effective in her work, but now she prefers to live and let live, to remain anonymous and under the radar. When she first arrives on Deanna, only a few hours before a long-absent alien foe of the human race arrive to invade the small backwater Terran colony, it becomes crystal clear that life has other plans! More

Creativity Unleashed! – My Return To Self-publishing


2016 Facebook Quantum.jpgDear fans,

If you’ve been keeping up with my recent news, you will already know that the two titles in my Galaxii Series as published by JEA will be coming down from Amazon soon, and that I have elected to go back to the self-publishing route I followed before in order to make all my works available again.

This decision has now culminated in the re-release of several titles in the Quantum Series (1 to 4) a novelette and a collection of short stories. More

Catch Them While You Can


Good morning, friends 🙂
Those of you who have been following current events in my life and writing career will know that my publisher (JEA) has downsized and cut out all non-horror writers and titles from their listing, meaning that my publishing career is now essentially lying on the cutting-room floor!
I will be seeking a new home for the three Galaxii Series novels already with them, as well as my dad’s short story anthology “African Assignment“.
In the meantime, you may also remember that “Bugspray” (my book about VW Beetles) was published a few months ago by LightBearer Publishing, based in Midrand. You may also recall that I recently announced splitting my Galaxii series into two new series (the Galaxii Series and the Quantum Series) in order to make adding more titles easier for me. LightBearer has been busy editing and formatting “Black Sunrise” – the first title in the Quantum Series – for a while, and that should be released soon. Meanwhile, I am negotiating with LightBearer about taking on the Galaxii Series as well, once I have received all the work files from JEA.
The items published through JEA are still available on Amazon.com (although I don’t know for how long) so if you’re looking for what is sure to be a ‘limited edition collector’s item’ in future, you know where to look! (On my Amazon page).

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