Captain of the High Seas CoverI can hardly believe that Captive on the High Seas will be released in a month. I’m super excited as I received a 4.5 and some fantastic words from a reviewer at Romantic Times. I’d love you all to help me celebrate.

You can check out the review here.

Do you love history? I do. I love many different eras. Have you ever had an idea pop in your head and thought, wow, that’d make an awesome story? I do all the time.

How would you like to inspire a story? Well here’s your chance. Oh, and you have an opportunity to receive a copy of Captive on the High Seas.


1. Leave me a comment, either here, or on one of my Facebook pages, telling me your favorite historical era and why.
2. One winner, maybe two… who knows maybe even five will receive a copy of Captive on the High Seas AS well as a short story inspired by their answer.
** Deadline June 5, 2015 11:59 p.m. central
** US residents only, please
** Short story will be approximately 5000 words

** Story will be completed no later than July 7, 2015 (my birthday)
** Dedication will be given to winner
** publication depends on publisher/self-publishing



Captain of Her Heart 

Sold into slavery by her jealous sisters, Ada finds herself captive on the ship of a Greek merchant. Expecting a harsh new master, she’s surprised to find the captain compassionate—and attractive. Yet she can’t fall for the man who owns her—not when she watched her enslaved mother pine after her unyielding father.

Nicolaus only wants to rescue the beautiful, mistreated woman from the auction block. He plans to free Ada, just as soon as he secures his inheritance. Which means racing the ship back to his homeland to best his brother. If he loses, all his cargo will be forfeited—including Ada. But as perilous storms reveal her courage and grace, the question becomes, can his heart stand to let her go?

7 responses to “Contest!!!!!”

  1. I absolutely can’t wait to read Captive on the High Seas. My favorite era is late 1800s and the reason is because as a child I read Laura Ingalls Wilder books gazillons of times over. She had a way (as do many authors I enjoy) of making a reader feel like you were right there with her. It’s easy to think of this era as black and white and totally serious because that’s the way photographs from that time frame look. LIW put color and happiness in the late 1800s for me. Christina – you have done the same with your Biblical fiction. Sometimes we hear the Bible stories so often they become almost emotionless. Wow – do you ever add emotion and real life! You’re very gifted at finding a story from facts and making it feel so real!

  2. I especially love the Medieval era, and set in Scotland, best. I guess it’s because the men were chivalrous and took care of their women. Scotland because I really LOVE the burr!

  3. I enjoy them all but I guess I’d probably pick the Victorian era first. Love the dresses, balls, carriages & gentlemen. Although Biblical fiction, Medieval & the 1800’s are favorites too..

  4. “Captive on the High Seas” sounds like a wonderfully exciting story, Christina – I would love to read it!! Some of my favorite eras for book settings are war eras: Revolutionary, Civil, WWI and WWII – I love their history!!


  5. I’d have to choose either the 1800s Wild West or The Gilded Age. Both of them seem so vibrant and full of life. 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  6. I am very excited to read your third installment. Perhaps since I know you, I have an advantage on knowing your interests. 🙂 Thinking biblical fiction: what happened to the disciple that was not chosen in Acts 1? Did he get bitter? Did he keep serving?
    Historical fiction: Carry Nation – who fought against drunkenness in Kansas. Her story would be an interesting one to tell. Her passion against alcohol seemed to inhibit her passion for people and caused many a problem. Were her actions justified?

  7. the Punic Wars betwixt Rome and Carthage(circa 200BC) is my favorite time period,in particular Hannibal Barca the Carthaginian general’s invasion of Italia and some years later of the Roman general Scipio Africanus’ invasion of Africa leading to the final confrontation at Zama. I also have an interest in Solomonic seafaring and the ships of Tarshish which I believe actually existed.

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