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Short Story: The Vicious Ones | Ali House

Let’s be honest, anything I write today will be overshadowed by the news that Chillers From the Rock is an ebook bestseller on Amazon – and I’m totally okay with that. Woohoo!

In celebration, here’s a horror story that I didn’t finish in time for submission + a tale of how it came to be. And to make it deliberately scarier, I’m posting it late at night!

*Spooky voice*  Read more, if you dare….

Continue reading Short Story: The Vicious Ones | Ali House

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Chillers from the Rock becomes an Amazon Canadian Bestseller in 4 categories: Vampire, Werewolf/Shifter, Vigilante Justice, & Hot New Thriller Releases!

Chillers from the RockChillers from the Rock, the third volume in the modern From the Rock series, hit #1 Bestseller in 4 different categories on March 18, 2018: a full 10 days before its release. The categories include Vampire Thrillers, Werewolves & Shifters, Vigilante Justice, and Hot New Releases – Thrillers. As of this writing it has reached #116 on the overall paid Amazon ca charts.

Chillers from the Rock features twenty-five short stories written by a diverse mix of some of the best suspense and horror authors in Atlantic Canada, including both award-winners, veterans of their craft, and brand new talent.

Edited by Erin Vance and accomplished genre author Ellen Curtis, this collection features the thrilling, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Atlantic Canada has to offer.

Featuring the work of Paul Carberry (Zombies on the Rock), Kelley Power (Winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition), Matthew LeDrew (Coral Beach Casefiles, Infinity, Xander Drew), Ali House (The Six-Elemental), an introduction by Dale Gilbert Jarvis, & much more!

Engen Books would like to congratulate editors Curtis & Vance on this achievement, and thank her fans and peers who helps make this possible. We also extend gratitude an congratulations to authors and contributors: Kit Sora, Drew Power, Peter Foote, Teresita E. Dziadura, Dale Jarvis, Eryn Heidel, Sam Bauer, Maggie Carroll, Matthew Daniels, Kelley Power, Lynn Reicker, Paul Carberry, Michelle Churchill, Jon Dobbin, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Slade, Ali House, Bronwynn Erskine, Chelsea Bee, Anastacia Hopkins, & Shannon Green!

Cover Tease: Chillers from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to announce that the Newfoundland artist working with us this year for our From the Rock cover in none other than Kit Sora of Kit Sora Photography!

The cover this year is a practical shot, taken in the eerie overhanging forests that surround St. Johns. A team comprised of Kit Sora, Drew Power, Matthew LeDrew, and Ellen Curtis made it out to a particularly creepy passage of the woods in late January armed with smoke bombs and blood that Kit swears was fake.

“Fog is such a natural part of like in Newfoundland that works so well with the Chillers theme, it seemed silly not to incorporate it,” said LeDrew.

Power braved the minus-degree temperatures (and got much of the fake blood frozen to him) in order to achieve the shot.


Chillers from the Rock launches March 28 and includes the work of Dale Jarvis, Kelley Power, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Matthew Daniels, Maggie Carroll, Lynn Reicker, Eryn Heidel & Matthew LeDrew! Stay tuned for more details!


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Award-Winning Author Kelley Power announced as final ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

DJZ3NuwW4AAJaFY.jpg largeEngen Books is proud to announce the last author to be selected for the 2018 Chillers from the Rock collection as non other than award-winning author Kelley Power!

A native Newfoundlander, Power’s work has won the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition (Digital Multi-media) and the 48-Hour Novel Writing Marathon (Engen Books). She is currently working on the manuscript of her first novel, for which she recently received a project grant from ArtsNL. She currently serves the betterment of Newfoundland culture as the vice president of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In February 2018, Power was nominated for a YWCA St. John’s Women of Distinction Award.

In early 2018 her short story “F*%$ Jesus” is set to appear in What’s Written in the Ladies, an anthology collection edited by Bridget Canning.

Power is a member of the Naked Parade Writing Collective; and likes to recharge her creative batteries taking pictures of rocks, collecting rocks, and making my dog hang out with her while she does it.

Power has two short stories, “Sifting” and “Treatment” set to appear in Chillers from the Rock.


Chillers from the Rock launches March 28 and includes the work of Kelly Power, Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Matthew Daniels, Maggie Carroll, Lynn Reicker, Eryn Heidel & Matthew LeDrew! Stay tuned for more details!


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Matthew LeDrew announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

FaithEngen Books is happy to announce that one of the established authors joining the 2018 From the Rock team will be none other than Engen Books’ founder, Matthew LeDrew!

A native Newfoundlander, LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubadour.

He has written over a dozen books in the ‘Chillers’ genre, including the bestselling Black Womb series of ten books, Reptilia, and the ever-popular The Tourniquet Reprisal. Continue reading Matthew LeDrew announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

Eryn Heidel announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their short story debut in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock collection: Eryn Heidel!

A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan who currently resides in St. John’s, Heidel makes her publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with her chilling tale: The Pursuit. Continue reading Eryn Heidel announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

Lynn Reicker announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their short story debut in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock collection: Lynn Reicker!

A native of New Brunswick who currently resides in Nova Scotia, Reicker makes her publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with her chilling tale: Extinction.


Three other authors will be joining Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Matthew Daniels, Maggie Carroll, and Lynn Reicker for the 2018 Chillers on the Rock collection, to be launched March 28 2018!

We still have an award-winning author and an author with over a dozen novels in the genre to his credit to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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