Thursday, November 5, 2015

From Prussia With Love by Tina Christopher (VBT, guest post, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT ADULT title

It is my pleasure to have a guest post from (well-traveled) author Tina Christopher who shares...

My Cunning Plan to Visit All the Continents
  by Tina Christopher

Hello there! I’m so delighted to visit. Thank you for having me, ELF.

I love to travel. Not too long ago I took stock and realised I’ve made it to four continents so far. That leaves three, but as I will never ever want to visit Antarctica (I severely dislike the cold;), there’re really only two continents left.

I grew up in Europe and had plenty of opportunity to explore. Some of my favourite destinations include Rome, Nice and the Costa del Sol. I’ve also taken a lovely trip to the Sweden and cycled around the south of Ireland.

It’s funny how you never appreciate what you’re surrounded by. While living in Germany and England all I wanted to do was go and visit North America. Now that I live in Toronto I wish I had taken more time to appreciate the beauty in my back garden.

A few years ago (I will not say how many because it’s always a bit of a shock to realise how much time has passed;) I spent three months in South Africa as a conservation volunteer. This meant I saw the game reserves I stayed at from a very different perspective. You could say I had a bit of a behind-the-scenes view. One of my favourite memories is the first time I saw an elephant and that time when Mummy rhino introduced baby rhino to one of the single males roaming the reserve. At another location I injected a hyena with a vitamin boost before it was transported to a new site and saw the strength of vultures up close and personal.

As a tween living in Germany I read an author who unfortunately was never translated into English. Federica de Cesco was married to a Japanese photographer and must have lived in every country on the planet (or that's what it felt like to me;). She wrote YA fiction set across the world (I’d definitely call her the Queen of Diversity), but her books set in Japan in particular took my breath away.  I read about Japan’s history, their customs and dreamed of visiting. My opportunity came a few years ago when a friend was living in Hong Kong. I went to visit her and on my way back stopped in Tokyo and Kyoto for just over a week. It was utterly incredible! I would love to go back and see more of the country.


From Prussia with Love

by Tina Christopher
is an ADULT title


GENRE: alternative history, steampunk, erotic



Clara Redbeck has one goal: to prove to the sods at work—and to herself—that the best man for the job can be a woman. To do that, she must prevent a traitor from blowing London to bits. If only the dashing first mate of the dirigible she’d been tasked to plunder didn’t set her aflame.

Garrett Dewhurst has one goal: to execute the coup of a lifetime. His plans do not include a spanking dalliance with the most intriguing woman he has ever met.

With each encounter, the fire between them burns hotter and their need grows stronger. Finally, the cramped cabin aboard the Bismarck becomes their intimate playground, where Garrett introduces Clara to the pleasure of submission and they explore their passion in every way possible.

Clara and Garrett want a future together, but each holds a secret that if revealed could cost them everything. When danger closes in, they have to choose between protecting themselves or the whole of London.



She didn’t respond. Instead she studied him from the tips of his boots to the top of his head and every inch in between. Heat spread through his body, unexpected and not completely welcome.

Then she mirrored his stance right down to the raised eyebrow.

Unable to help himself, he smiled.

It had been a very, very long time since a woman had intrigued him after exchanging just a few sentences. She took his breath away and made him want to laugh. Judging by her frown, this was not the response she’d expected.

Garrett turned to Jens. “I believe you have other passengers to look after. I’ll take care of Miss Riesenbeck and anything she may require.”

Jens nodded. He bowed to both of them and practically ran away.

“I don’t know if I should be insulted at the speed of his departure or pat his cheek.”

Garrett chuckled. “Neither. I just think you are too much woman for him. He wouldn’t know how to handle you.”

She widened her eyes. “And you do?”

He curved his lips and knew his smile carried an edge. “Would you like me to prove it?”

She scrutinized him, leaving him hanging on the lip of the abyss, waiting for her response.

“Give me the tour Jens had promised to escort me on, and I will let you know at the end.”

Challenge curled through him. He bowed lightly but continued to hold her gaze captive. “Please step into my cargo hold.”

Her smile lit up her face. Her beauty was not conventional, but in that moment, it grabbed him by the throat. “Said the spider to the fly.”

“Will you step into my web?”

She turned around and threw a glance over her shoulder. “That has yet to be determined.” She strode to the door, and Garrett fell into step behind her.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina Christopher spent her early years flitting across the Channel between Germany and England. After touring the world extensively—from hanging out with elephants in South Africa to hiking through the wilderness in Alaska—she finally laid down roots in Toronto. Although Canada’s winters may be frigid, Tina’s characters are anything but!

Like most writers, Tina often hears voices in her head, but it took the encouragement of an editor friend to have her actually put fingers to keyboard. While those first stories will never see the light of day, she’s subsequently honed her craft and learned to build not just worlds, but entire galaxies. History has always been an area of interest for her, and she’s enjoys few things more than imagining what could happen when history and future meet.

When not imagining far-away worlds and scorching-hot encounters, Tina can be found on her sofa working through her never-ending TBR pile or venturing into the real world—whether to a nearby café or a passport-required destination. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America Toronto chapter and looks forward to where her characters take her next!




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  1. It's really cool that you have or would want to do that much traveling. I've been to a few states here in the US but I've never traveled outside the US.

  2. Great excerpt, thank you I admit to being somewhat envious of your travels. Enjoy your future travels!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Betty. I definitely will do so and hope you will have opportunity to explore the world around you as well.

  3. How neat, Tina! I've wanted to do more traveling as well--the big one on the bucket list is Australia, and I also want to see more of China and the rest of Asia! Congrats on From Prussia With Love--looking forward to armchair traveling a bit ;)

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