Tina’s Give-Away and the Final Chapter on Introductions

Hello, hello, hello.

Welcome to Darker Temptations and this amazing collection of authors. Well, and my very first post. As this is an introduction, let me just put the kettle on so we can settle down for a good cuppa and a nice chat.

I’m a Brit who likes to travel. I’ve lived in Germany, in England and have (finally? for now? who knows;) settled in Toronto, Canada. I have a tea store in my cupboard and need the ability to boil water to survive. Even when I was in South Africa, with 40C in the shade, I couldn’t do without my obsess—my tea.

Out of all the places I have seen Japan and Alaska are probably my favourite. Japan is an incredible mixture of old and new. Within only a few steps you can see the latest in modern art and then set foot into a temple older than history. Certain experiences and discoveries may find their way into my next futuristic series. Lots of ideas, nothing confirmed yet:). I loved Alaska because of its wilderness. We have nothing like in Europe and hiking for half a day and only seeing two other people is just mind-boggeling;).

I’ve been a romance reader since I was a teen, discovering the genre with Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsey and then moving on to every author I could lay my hands on. Of course I had plenty of stories in my head as well and finally started to write them down. Most of those stories will never see the light of day, but they led me to Galen and Nikolai, the heroes of my
first paranormal sci-fi novel Tangled Shadows. It is the first in a planned quartet. The second book, Tangled Hunger, is also available and book 3 is with my beta reader.

I love writing sci-fi. The possibilities are endless. You can reimagine and reinvent whole worlds. That is why I also love writing steampunk. You have certain parameters that should be followed, but you can add in all sorts of cool gadgets and amazing What Ifs. My first sexy steampunk novel,

Rescue by Ruin, comes out November 2nd.

Every reader is also a traveller. By opening a book you enter new worlds and experience whole lifetimes. If you could travel anywhere in time and space, where would you travel to?

At this point in time I would love to see Hawaii (sorry, too much Hawaii Five-O;) and the rainforest before it’s destroyed. I’d love to say I want to meet Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria, but I have to admit I love my creature comforts too much, so I would travel to the future.

You’ve hung in there and made it to the end. Here are the give-away details: I’m giving away a copy of your choice of Tangled Shadows, Tangled Hunger or, if you can wait a little, Rescue by Ruin to a commenter who tells me where and when she would like to travel to.

Thanks for visiting!


Tina Christopher Writer of Sexy Steampunk and Sensuous Sci-Fi available at Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, and Kobo.

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Posted on October 13, 2012, in Tina Christopher and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Hello fellow traveler and sci fi lover. After reading this, Japan has now moved up much higher on my list of places to see. Others on the top of that list are Australia, India, Alaska and then the specific sites of Macchu Picchu and Ankwar Watt. I loved Iceland for its relationship to the land and want to go back and spend more time there. Nice to be blogging with you Tina.

  2. Oh, I love to travel! But my husband is such a homebody that we don’t go any where. 😦 I would love to go to Scotland because the pictures I see of it are just beautiful. Or to see the Great Barrier Reef. I love to vacation near (or on, as in cruise ship!) the ocean. It’s great meeting you!

  3. So happy to be blogging with another tea fanatic! What a wonderfully varied life you’ve had, with all the travelling. My sister (who’s a dedicated globe-trotter) also was fascinated with Japan. She’s the type of person random people would invite into their gardens when they saw her gaping through the gate, and although she didn’t speak a word of Japanese, she was struck by the warmth and friendliness of those she met.

    I haven’t travelled as much, but loved the Lake District in England and dream of doing a complete British Isles tour, so as to see all the places I’ve read about. I’d also like to go to parts of Africa, the Far East and Scandinavia…frankly, I’d do a world tour if I could! 🙂

    • Lol, can’t say that anyone invited me into their garden, but everyone was incredibly helpful;). Africa is amazing. I spent 3 months in South Africa as a conservation volunteer and saw amazing wildlife. When I lived in Germany I was 1.5 hours away from the border to Denmark and did a field trip to Sweden at university. It is very expensive and you don’t meet a lot of people outside of the cities, but the landscape is gorgeous. I have been lucky and seen a lot, but when you’re packing for that world trip let me know. I’m coming with you;).

  4. Hi fellow Ontarioian!
    It’s great getting to know a bit more about you. 🙂 would love to travel to Alaska and see the wilderness. I look forward to reading your books. Have a great day!

    • Thanks, Jan. When I was in Alaska a lot of people mentioned how the traveled through the Yukon and they said it was amazing. Since then I’ve wanted to get into an RV and drive through the Yukon into Alaska;).

  5. Welcome Tina. It’s so great to have you here. I would love to travel to Scotland, Wales, and Germany to see the beautiful countries and learn more about where my ancestors are from.

  6. Hey hun! Very cool new place to blog (with so many other interesting authors!). Right now, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) and New Zealand (I blame LOTR) are my top places I want to travel to right now…of course, that won’t happen for a very long time. 😉

    Hope all is well with you!

  7. I´d love to return to Amsterdam, lovely museums and great beer, but my dream vacation would be a warm beach & good food *happy sigh* Having cats and dogs makes it a bit hard to leave home, that´s why i make do with reading, =) it gets me all over the world without leaving the sofa.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!

  8. Hi Tina 🙂
    LOVE your books !, If I could travel anywhere I’d want to travel to England and Europe. The history is awesome.

    Mindy 🙂

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