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Today I’d like to talk to you about stereotypes!

(Before I get into an explanation of what I mean, I would like to emphasize that my stories are not just “all about LGBT people” or intended to rub straight reader’s noses in a rainbow flag and sprinkle glitter all over their cornflakes!)

You see, I’ve been asked a rather difficult question as a writer, and that is “What exactly is my intended market?”

At first glance, anyone who looks at my books might think they are ordinary sci-fi stories – but nothing could be further from the truth!

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For those of you who would like a look at my books before committing to buying anything ;) …Google Books displays some of my books for free!

That’s right – you can go to Google Books, search “Christina Engela” and you will see a listing of some of my books there, and start reading them.

They only provide about 20% of the content from beginning to end, so you will still need to buy a copy to read the whole book – but you will at least be able to decide if you want to commit, without it costing you a thing!🙂

Somehow they got very old first edition copies of “Blachart” and “Bugspray” on there, but the rest seem current!

Or you can just click on this link, and browse the carousel of the book covers at the top of the page!

Enjoy – and please don’t forget to leave a comment/review!

Thanks! :)

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"Demonspawn" - Book Two in the Galaxii Series by Christina Engela - available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

Something's waiting in the dark...

"Engela proves she is the newest, best voice in sci-fi with this second volume in her Galaxii series set in the furthest reaches of deep space.

On an Imperial ship, damaged in a battle with corsairs and now floating adrift, tensions begin to rise as the crew slowly begin to realise that they are all about to die. The captain, unable to accept that the current situation they find themselves in is all his fault, sits in his cabin getting drunk when he is confronted by a killer.

And it is in this moment that a small sliver of hope appears.

An alien ship, abandoned in an asteroid field, provides their only hope of salvation but going aboard, the crew soon discover there is a reason why the ship is empty.

Everyone onboard has been slaughtered.

With no other choice, the crew begin the slow process of cannibalising the alien ship for parts, all the time only too aware that there is not just a killer in their midst but also on this abandoned alien ship as well.

As more and more people begin to die, it becomes a race against time - can the crew get the parts they need and get out of there before it is too late? And even if they do, will they still be safe even then?

This book is an awesome read and one that comes across as a mash-up of such films as Alien, Hardware, and Event Horizon.

If this makes the book sound like it is derivative, fear not!

Christina Engela has a unique and brilliant voice that helps make this story her own as she slowly builds the tension to a shocking and tense climax.

Quite simply, Christina Engela is one of the best voices in sci-fi right now and to not read her work would be to miss a treat!

If you like classic space opera with an ultra-modern twist, you should check her out. Having read previews of her forthcoming work, I can guarantee you the best is yet to come..." - Mark Woods, author of 'Fear of the Dark' and 'Time of Tides' (Kindle) (Paperback)

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I’m not a braggart. I don’t like to go round shouting my achievements from the rooftops, or crowing about how good I am at various things in life. Over all I try to be polite and friendly and helpful and humble. After all, nobody like a smart-ass. I think I succeed in this generally – although sometimes, I think – too well. Take my writing for instance. No please, take it.

When it comes to marketing myself I’ve always struggled, because it means sounding like I enjoy talking about myself and my talents or abilities and achievements. Ordinarily I don’t – I share my news with friends and on Facebook like everybody else does these days, I suppose – but when it comes to marketing my writing, I struggle. How do I do it without coming across like an arrogant full-of-herself know-it-all? That’s a tough one. Just posting links to my stuff doesn’t seem to do it. The way I think of marketing is someone saying “This is good shit. Buy it”.

Seriously though – I’m a writer. I write for the love of it, but what would be the point of writing awesome stories if nobody else gets the chance to read them? I publish for YOU folks to read my stuff, and in all honesty, to make some money out of it – which is where marketing comes in, again. What is the point of spending most of my free time writing stories that are frankly excellent, but people won’t read them because they don’t know they exist or where to find them?

I have a great publisher, but being small and fairly new, they don’t do marketing – and I really, really suck at marketing! I’m not wealthy, and can’t pay a company for publicity. Without marketing, people won’t even know my stuff exists, where to find it, or even realize that they really, really want to read it!

So here it is – I’ve been a writer since I could first hold a wax crayon (and get my parents into embarrassing situations for ‘news’ I made up at school). I grew up with my mom and dad who were both talented writers and who were humble people from humble backgrounds. Mom wrote poetry in English and Afrikaans, and Dad wrote English fiction – mostly bushveld stories that appeared on Springbok Radio in the 1960’s – so I grew up in a creative environment, writing and creating and telling stories. It’s in my blood.

My stories are entertaining, well constructed, easy to understand, multi-layered, filled with comedy, action, romance, moral appeal and professionally edited. People I have never met have said they had fun reading them. Many have literally begged me to write sequels. The covers are beautifully designed to suit each story, and the quality is great too. You can find them on and it only takes a short while for paperback copies to be delivered to your door! For your convenience, e-book files are also available for immediate download – how much easier could it be?

Compared to a lot of the guff out there these days, my stuff is really, really good. Give it a try, you’ll see!

My Amazon Author Page []

This is good shit. Buy it.

[I recently opened a Patreon account, where people can sponsor a monthly donation to creators and artists. Donations to help me achieve my goals are most welcome! Thank you!]
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