Christina Courtenay

About me

Christina is half English/half Swedish and grew up in Sweden. During her teens, she lived in Japan for some years, travelling extensively before returning to Europe to study modern languages. Now she divides her time between London and Herefordshire.
Christina is a committee member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, currently their Chairman.
Christina’s novels have been shortlisted for and won several awards – ‘Trade Winds’ was short listed in 2011 for the RNA’s Award for Best Historical Fiction, ‘The Scarlet Kimono’ won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award the same year, ‘Highland Storms’ won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award (RoNA) in 2012, ‘The Silent Touch of Shadows’ was shortlisted for the 2013 RoNAs (Historical) and won the Festival of Romance Award for Best Historical. ‘The Gilded Fan’ won the RoNA for Best Historical 2014.
‘The Secret Kiss of Darkness’ (time slip) is her latest novel.

From my website

Happy Halloween!

Autumn is my favourite time of year and although it’s getting darker, nature puts on such an amazing display to brighten up the days it doesn’t matter! All the Halloween pumpkins certainly add a splash of colour and it’s wonderful to see all the little kids getting excited about dressing…

The Jade Lioness – out now!

Today is paperback publication day for The Jade Lioness – I’m so pleased the third book in the trilogy is available at last!  I always like complete sets of a series on my book shelves In order to celebrate there is a competition over on the Choc Lit blog (Choc…

‘Please Release Me’ – coming unstuck!

In honour of the publication of my friend Rhoda Baxter’s new novel Please Release Me (happy publication day, Rhoda!!), I’m blogging today on the theme of ‘being stuck’, because all the main characters in that book are stuck in some way. I guess we all feel stuck sometimes – mostly…

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