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Ghosts of the Past

Ghosts of the PastGhosts of the Past
Matthew LeDrew (Author)
The Bestselling Superhero series takes a dark turn when Xander Drew’s small Maine hometown is besieged by a powerful monster that preys on some of the town’s most vulnerable: children. The unspeakable horror of this beast brings the entire fractured town together in an attempt to find Kerri Walker, a missing six-year-old girl suspected to be in the creature’s clutches. During all this, Mike and Cathy choose to take their budding romantic relationship to the next level and face the consequences of that decision.
Can Xander and his community find and defeat a monster genetically engineered specifically to kill him in time to save the missing girl?
Download the latest book in the Bestselling Superhero thriller series today!


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-0-9784342-7-4
Release Date: April 2010
Purchase: Amazon.com
Amazon.CA
Amazon.UK
Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $2.99
Page Count: 158

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Reviews

“We are treated to a few different [writing] styles, deviating from what we’ve seen in the Black Womb series to date. At times, things tie together very well.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, October 2011

“Black Womb has vanquished some nasties – both human and not – in the previous books, but faces the worst yet in Ghosts of the Past. There is even more blood and vicious death in this book than the previous four in the series.”
Jean Graham, The Northeast Avalon Times
October 2010

“LeDrew’s work is horror that emerges from the urban fantasy tradition — the introduction of a fantastical element into a true-to-life, modern setting.”
The Telegram, Aug 13, 2010

 

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Vendor Profile: BuddyToad Comics

BuddyToad Comics
BuddyToad Comics

As Engen Books grows and expands, our staff has had some unique opportunities. Through business deals, conventions and book signings; we’ve met some of the greatest authors, businessmen and people that this province has to offer. Sometimes it’s just a one-off meeting. Other times, it’s a long standing relationship. This is the case with BuddyToad Comics.

BuddyToad is a comic and sports shop dealing heavily in anime and manga, but carry a great cross section of all mainstream and independent comic titles. They also carry sports clothing and jerseys from baby to adult sizes, and have a mail order subscription service.

Over the past few years, through it’s duel locations in both Gander and St. John’s, BuddyToad has become one of this province’s foremost dealers in comics, manga and sports supplies. Now they’ve taken on another service: an Engen Books supplier as well.

BuddyToad now carries titles such as Compendium, Black Womb and Roulette, both in-store, on the road and online at http://www.buddytoadcomics.ca.

Erin Vance

Erin Vance, Editor

Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program.

Erin won the Arts and Letters competition when she was just 14 years old in 2007 with her short story, “Something White.” She is featured in the Nelson Literacy 7 Homegrown (Newfoundland Edition) with her poem “Rough Draft.”

Erin wrote her Honors thesis paper, Song of the Mockingjay on exploring the nature of Katniss Everdeen’s agency in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. She is creative, spiritual, and loves reading, writing, and anything to do with words.

Erin is the co-editor of the From the Rock anthology series, which highlights Newfoundland talent in genre writing.

Erin is the editor-in-chief for Engen Books.


Chillers from the RockChillers from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, 2018

The Pitch: 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.


promo_cover7_webFantasy from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2017

The Pitch: Twenty-One short stories written by an eclectic mix of some of the best fantasy authors in Atlantic Canada, some of them award-winning veterans of their field and some of them new to the craft! Edited by Erin Vance and veteran science-fiction author Ellen Louise Curtis, this collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer.


009Song of the Mockingjay by Erin Vance
Series: Engen Academia, #1

The Pitch: An essay examining the nature of Katniss Everdeen’s agency in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. Considering the current state of global affairs, and the increasing numbers of conflicts, readers of The Hunger Games will likely have to confront oppressive regimes, whether in their own country or in another. Therefore, the fact that The Hunger Games does not glorify war and condemns government oppression demands further critical analysis and recognition.


Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Sci-Fi from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2016

The Pitch: Nineteen short stories written by an eclectic mix of some of the best science-fiction and fantasy authors in Atlantic Canada, some of them award-winning veterans and some of them new to the craft for the first time. Edited by Erin Vance and veteran science-fiction author Ellen Louise Curtis, this collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer.

 

Our Partners

Since 2007, Engen Books has had the opportunity to work with many amazing people and companies across Canada.

In printing our books, we worked with Blitzprint of Calgary, Alberta for our first seven publications, and have since moved onto the worldwide distributor Lightning Source.

All our business cards and banners are printed at VistaPrint.

When producing our Sci-Fi from the Rock and Bluenose Paradox anthologies, we worked closely with staff and representatives of the Sci-Fi on the Rock and Hal-Con conventions, respectfully.

Submissions

Engen Books is currently accepting submissions in all genres of publication; both in short story format and novel format.

For the submission of novels, please supply no more than the first three chapters (including prologue if applicable). A synopsis of the entire story is also required, as well as an author biography.

For the submission of short stories, the full written piece is required, as well as a synopsis and author biography.

It is asked that all submissions be supplied in PDF format if at all possible, or failing that in Microsoft Word.

Submissions may be presented to submissions@engenbooks.com .

Submissions sent to employee e-mail addresses are automatically discarded, and will not be considered for publication