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The 48-Hour Writing Slideshow!

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This past weekend was the first of what we think will be many 48-Hour Writing Marathons, sponsored by THE Tutoring Center, Engen Books, and Thrive! A great time was had by all, we raised a lot of money and collectively wrote over 60,000 words, the majority of which (over 10k!) went to Sci-Fi from the Rock author Stacey Oakley.

Lots of authors and writing enthusiasts showed up to write and enjoy a quiet creative space with which to work and bounce ideas off of similarly-motivated individuals. All said an amazing weekend, and we thank Call of the Sea and Supernatural Causes author Amanda Labonté for arranging it!

The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas | Other Indie

The Mysteries of Colonial CambodiaThe Governor’s Daughter is a 2017 period detective thriller from newcomer Sambath Meas. It was published by Red Empress Publishing, a full-service publisher that began in early 2017 offering traditional and new services for our authors to help them succeed and stand out in an ever-changing market. This is the first novel in a planned series by Meas, called The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia.

This book is part Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes and part Jane Austen, and for those who aren’t sure if that’s high praise or not: it is very, very high praise. The book takes the conventions (and the tropes) of the ‘female-lead period-piece’ sub genre and turns it on its head by putting the protagonist, Anjali Chinak, in a traditionally male role (for the time period) as private investigator. Continue reading The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas | Other Indie

Supernatural Causes | Critical Condition

How can a virus be attacking both vampires and werewolves in the same way?
It’s the mystery Liesel Andrews must solve. A mortal human with a knack for healing creatures her own kind can’t even see, Liesel needs to find the source of the outbreak before it’s too late. Working with the inscrutable vampire lieutenant, Jax Halloran, the pair are about to uncover secrets that are far more dangerous than either of them could imagine.
At the same time, all her evenings spent moonlighting in the underworld are having consequences for normal life as a student and for her relationship with her human boyfriend.
What she really could use is some time to figure things out. But time is the one thing Liesel doesn’t have.

Supernatural Causes: Condition Critical (eBook)
Amanda Labonté

Supernatural Causes 02: Critical Condition

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Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1926903569
Release Date: June 15, 2017
Status: Available
Book Type: Electronic
Price (CAD): $0.99
Page Count: 53

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Engen Books sponsoring the International Small Island Cultures Conference June 15 – 19 2017!

Engen Books is a proud sponsor of the 2017 International Small Island Cultures Conference happening all this week at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Nearly 60 presenters will be attending from Newfoundland and Labrador, elsewhere in Canada, Australia, Cayman Islands, France, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States. The topics are just as varied, and will include presentations on island identity, narratives, music, legends, mythology, literature, migration, gender, fisheries, tourism, creative industries, geography, health and wellness.

Although tickets for the conference as a whole have been sold, throughout the weekend our table will be open to the public and Engen Books authors Matthew LeDrew, Ellen Curtis, Amanda Labonté and editor Erin Vance will be present to sell books and talk about opportunities for your authors, editors, and smart creatives in the province. Come join us from 8am-5pm June 17, 18, and 19th!

Join the Facebook event here!

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Book Review “Supernatural Causes, Episode One: Going Viral”

Great review of “Supernatural Causes” episode one by ‘Kinetic’ author AJ Ryan!

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Supernatural Causes, Episode One: Going Viral

Published and distributed by Engen Books, St. John’s, NL.

Digital Release: April 2017

Copyright 2017 Amanda Labonté

banner2In the serial novel “Supernatural Causes, Episode One: Going Viral,” author Amanda Labonté welcomes readers to New Port, ground zero for the war on drugs. Actually, that doesn’t matter as much as Liesel Andrews would have her friends and family believe. No, this is the landing place of vampires, witches, and werewolves after they fled from Europe long ago. Liesel is a pre-med student who discovers that she may also be living in ground zero for a new Superbug, one that affects the supernatural residents who have always been immune to common illness.

While I am not the most avid vampire/werewolf fantasy reader, I found myself impressed with Labonté’s take on these creatures of the night. First of all, allow me to also preface this review by…

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