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Touch Your Nose | A Novel by Matthew LeDrew

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touchebTouch Your Nose
Matthew LeDrew (author)

Espionage and subterfuge on a grand scale!
Simon Monk is a spy living a lie in San Francisco, struggling to maintain his cover as he attempts to infiltrate one of the largest companies on the Eastern seaboard: Shane International. Using his tech and his contacts and his cunning, Simon will get closer to some sinister dark secrets than anyone ever has… and possibly lose it all after a careless romantic slip.
How long can a man pretend to be someone else without losing who they are?


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-78-1
Release Date: May 2018
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Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $2.99
Page Count: 144

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Reviews

Touch Your Nose is a seductive potboiler that pulls you in and leaves your head spinning. LeDrew’s prose elevates this tale of corporate espionage beyond the usual pulp fiction fare, subverting cliches, tropes, and expectations. It’s sexy, clever, and fun with a final twist that will hit readers harder than a right hook from Daniel Craig”
– Brad Dunne, author of After Dark Vapors

“Spy Tale meets Corporate Espionage meets Romance meets What the Heck Did I Just Read?” — Ali House, author of The Six Elemental

“A fascinating dive into an area of the Engen Universe that was sorely in need of expansion.” — Sam Bauer, author of Dark Peaks

 

The Six Lights | Engen Books

In late December we launched a new ad for the company as a whole on our website and Youtube, to celebrate the completion of our ten-year anniversary year. A lot of people liked it, and we thank them for their likes and comments, but we wanted to take a second to point out one of the features of the video that had special meaning to us: The Six Lights of Engen.

Despite being started by one person and having a three-person board, Engen Books has always been a company based around a hub of collaboration and creatively. We wanted to express in the video that it was all these great, talented people coming together that made Engen what it is… so we had the Six Lights start separate and then come together as one, exploding into Engen Books.

Who are the Six Light?

Continue reading The Six Lights | Engen Books

Looking Ahead to 2018 | Engen Books

2017 was a crazy, nonstop roller-coaster ride of a tenth anniversary year here at Engen Books, but if anyone thought that we were going to shift down a gear in 2018 they guessed wrong! 2018 is looking like it’s going to to be the biggest year yet for Engen Books, with new titles, new authors, and new entire divisions of our company starting to peak over the horizon!

We can’t say much about some of these deals until the contracts are finalized and the ink is dry, but here’s a brief look at what we can tell you is in store from Engen Books in 2018: Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2018 | Engen Books

Faith | The Xander Drew Series

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
In this thrilling murder-mystery conspiracy novel, Xander’s war with the malevolent mob boss Stephen Fields attracts unwanted attention in the form of Engen, the sinister corporation that gave him his special abilities at birth. Although Xander has isolated himself from others to keep from being manipulated, Engen pulls in characters from his once dormant past to try and regain control of his life and power. Can Xander overcome some of the most powerful minds on Earth to finally be free of their influence?


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-69-9
Release Date: December 2017
Purchase: Amazon.com
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Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $2.99
Page Count: 302

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Reviews

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THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE IN WORLD BUILDING | Patreon Blog

Matthew LeDrewFor the last few years I have been using the term ‘World Building’ incorrectly. I always took it to mean the Tolkien-like appendixes and appendices that some authors chose to but in the front and backs of their books, often with maps and diagrams and schematics and character histories that had little to nothing to do with the story at hand, and which I often found exhausting.

However, my fellow author JJ King has recently educated me that this is not the case: World Building can simply be the slow process of letting the reader know what can and cannot happen in your world, a set of rules that you write by and provide information on on an as-needed basis, ideally.

I say that I used the term ‘World Building’ incorrectly because I only associated it with the sort of pedantic info-dumps I try to never do, but apparently this is just bad or expositive World Building. Good World Building can happen organically an naturally, giving small snippets of the larger world in book after book… much like I did with the Engen Universe. I was embarrassed to learn that such a pivotal term had escaped my vernacular, but such is life, we all have our knowledge gaps.

Since then I have spent months ruminating on all the wrong-answers I have given regarding World Building in my previous Writing Panel experiences. After some serious thought, I think I’ve come up with the ideal World Building scenario for those who have an exhaustive world and cast of characters in their heads without knowing where to start – and it works for any genre!

The rest of this post can be viewed for as little as $1 for any of our Patreon subscribers! Click here to go to this post’s page on the Engen Books Patreon!

FREE eBook – The Theogony by Matthew LeDrew

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
Theo, and young man with extraordinary talents residing in the horrible mental care facility Black Springs, is taken under the wing of a mysterious woman who claims to know where to find his long-estranged father. Together they embark on a journey through the dessert to discover what’s left of his wandering, shattered spirit.

 

Title Information:

Release Date: October 2017
Page Count 37
Purchase: FREE with Mailing List Signup!

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FREE eBook | Reptilia | A Novella by Matthew LeDrew

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
Bestselling author Matthew LeDrew returns to his horror roots in the terrifying new novella, Reptilia. When an aggressive new virus breaks out at a small town hospital, its up to a small team of doctors to try and figure out the source of the contagion before it’s too late!

 

 

Title Information:

Release Date: October 2017
Page Count 41
Purchase: FREE with Mailing List Signup!

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Reviews

“Very visceral, lots of excitement and just the right amount of gore for my tastes.”
Charles O’Keefe, The Newfoundland Vampire, March 06, 2013