Coming Soon – “Duck Blind”!


Announcing “Duck Blind“, a new novella by Christina Engela that has it all: sci-fi, thrills, mystery, wonder, pretense, delusion, a touch of romance, philosophy, blind panic, hysteria – and cosplayers and roleplayers!

Things aren’t always as they seem. Neither is Charlie Branson.

Outwardly, Charlie appeared to be the successful, respected, somewhat over-paid Captain of a commercial space liner. Charlie loved his job, and not just because being a semi-silent partner in Intersteller Vacations LLC paid well – but also because the uniform was a babe-magnet!

In truth, it was 2025 – space liners did not yet exist, Charlie was just a roleplayer after bumming out as an aspiring porno flick extra – and the space liner Freedom was really just a very expensive set – a fancy simulator for wealthy clients! For 3 years, the company had taken passengers on simulated cruises into deep space to forget the real world for a while, to get away from it all – and they loved them for it!

Trouble was, in an atmosphere where people were locked away from reality for weeks at a time, and cos-playing and roleplaying redefined ‘normal’, telling fact and fantasy apart became more complicated than expected… For those who preferred the pleasant escape from the harsh realities of life outside, like Charlie, wishing it could all just be real became something almost like a prayer.

As it turned out, someone heard him.

The answer wasn’t quite what he expected.

Coming very soon in paperback and eBook formats! Audiobooks to follow!


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“Duck Blind” by Christina Engela – Coming Soon!


Things aren’t always as they seem. Neither was Charlie Branson.

Outwardly, Charlie appeared to be the successful, respected, somewhat over-paid Captain of a commercial space liner. Charlie loved his job, and not just because being a semi-silent partner in Intersteller Vacations LLC paid well – but also because the uniform was a babe-magnet!

In truth, it was 2025 – space liners did not yet exist, Charlie was just a roleplayer after bumming out as an aspiring porno flick extra – and the space liner Freedom was really just a very expensive set – a fancy simulator for wealthy clients! For 3 years, the company had taken passengers on simulated cruises into deep space to forget the real world for a while, to get away from it all – and they loved them for it!

Trouble was, in an atmosphere where people were locked away from reality for weeks at a time, and cos-playing and roleplaying redefined ‘normal’, telling fact and fantasy apart became more complicated than expected… For those who preferred the pleasant escape from the harsh realities of life outside, like Charlie, wishing it could all just be real became something almost like a prayer.

As it turned out, someone heard him.

Announcing “Duck Blind“, a new novella by Christina Engela that has it all: sci-fi, thrills, mystery, wonder, pretense, delusion, a touch of romance, philosophy, blind panic, hysteria – and cosplayers and roleplayers!

Coming soon in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats!

LGBT Heroes #2: the “T” in LGBT


In this article I’ll be delving a little deeper into a few of my transgender characters. More

LGBT Heroes #1: the “G” in LGBT


I’ve spoken at length before about my reasons for writing about LGBT characters – and specifically about being transgender and lesbian and how this enriches my writing, particularly with regard to how it influences my portrayal of LGBT characters. I’ve spent some time talking about my transgender characters, specifically Cindy-Mei Winter (the Quantum Series) and Marsha (Galaxii series, “Dead Beckoning“) to name just two. In this article I’ll be introducing you to a few of my gay characters. More

“When Day Is Done” by Yvonne Lorraine Engela


Now available – “When Day Is Done” by Yvonne Lorraine Engela (edited by Christina Engela), a volume containing 81 poems by a previously unknown South African poet.

Christina Engela is proud to present an unknown and talented new South African poet to the world: her mother – Yvonne Lorraine Engela. More

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