The Sci-Fi on the Rock II celebration begins!

Sci-Fi on the Rock
The second annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention, the largest Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror convention in Newfoundland is back! This April 19th-20th at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, join the madness as some of the oddest pairings in Science Fiction history meet in the same room!

Black Womb and Transformations in Pain author Matthew LeDrew joins Jeremy Bulloch, William Meikle, Kenneth Tam, Brian Downey, Paul Tucker and Vader Party in a celebration of all things Science-Fiction and Horror!

Fans of the Black Womb series shouldn’t miss out on writing and publishing circles with the author of the series, as well special deals on the LeDrew’s novels! Only at the Sci-Fi on the Rock convention, by any Black Womb book for $10.00 a piece, or buy both Black Womb and Transformations in Pain for only $15.00!!!

For more information on Sci-Fi on the Rock II, click here.

Transformations in Pain book signing!

Transformations in Pain is here!

Transformations in Pain, the second novel in the Black Womb series reaches stores in the greater metro St. John’s area today, March 29, 2008!

To celebrate this event, Chapters will be holding a book signing at their 70 Kenmount Road location. Matthew LeDrew, author of the series, will be at Chapters signing copies of both his books between 2-4pm.

Anyone wanting to buy a copy that cannot make it may purchase it online at this site or attend the Sci-Fi on the Rock II convention coming up this April 19-20, 2008.

First Black Womb book signing at Chapters

As a part of his promotion for his new horror novel Black Womb, Chapters will be holding a book signing with the books author Matthew LeDrew on Saturday, January 12 (2008) from 1-3 p.m. at their 70 Kenmount Road, St. Johns location.

Matthew will be signing books and fielding questions regarding Black Womb and how to self-publish.

For more information of Chapters and Indigo, visit www.chapters.ca .

New look for Engen Books!

People who visit the Engen Books site regularly will probably have already noticed some slight changes to the way the site looks today… well, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; we really do have a new logo. According to Engen Books founder Matthew LeDrew, it couldn’t come soon enough.

“Our previous slogan, ‘ENGENeering your nightmares’, was never meant to be permanent. It was basically put there temporarily until something better could be thought of. Sadly, that got put on the back-burner as more immediate concerns kept coming up. Whatever the case, it’s finally done now.”

LeDrew, the author of both Black Womb and Transformations in Pain, continued to say that the new slogan ‘never look back’ was chosen because of its multiple meanings and relevance.

“‘Never look back’ is the perfect slogan for this stage in Engen Books’ development,” continued LeDrew. “Now that we’ve been in operation for a little while, we’ve crossed the point of no return. Engen Books is here to stay now, so there is literally no looking back. It’s also a play on a phrase said in many horror books, when people are told to ‘not look behind you’ or ‘don’t look down’. For those reasons, it seemed very befitting of Engen. Here’s hoping this one sticks.”

Matthew LeDrew to appear at Sci-Fi on the Rock II!

Sci-Fi on the RockMatthew LeDrew was recently announced as one of the many guests to appear at the second annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention in St. John’s, NL!

This year’s convention is going to be bigger than ever, with guests like Jeremy Bulloch, Kenneth Tam, Shannon Patrick Sullivan and Paul Tucker slated to be in attendance. It is currently to be held April 19-20 2008 at the St. John’s Holiday Inn.

Matthew LeDrew will be there to promote his first novel, Black Womb, and to celebrate the release of his second novel, Transformations in Pain, also slated for April. He has stated that he will be doing at least one publishing panel for people interested in self-publishing their works.

For more information, visit www.scifiontherock.com

Black Womb

Fifteen years ago, something happened in Coral Beach, Maine that resulted in the death of a seventeen-year-old boy today. Now four high-school students must try to solve a mystery almost two-decades old… before the killer picks them off one by one.

Black Womb (Paperback)
Matthew LeDrew

Black Womb (Matthew LeDrew)

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Canada:
Black Womb (amazon.ca)
Black Womb (chapters.ca)

US:
Black Womb (amazon.com)
Black Womb (Barnes&Noble)

Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-13-2
Release Date: October 15, 2007
Status: Available
Book Type: Paperback (5 x 8 in)
Cover Price: Buy Local: $20 / EBook: $1.40
Page Count: 248

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Reviews

“It is the writing of it’s generation: visual, to-the-point and in-the-moment.”
The Northeast Avalon Times, May 2009

“The story is solidly written… [LeDrew] could have just given us the Breakfast Club, but instead he’s succeeded in creating a cast that’s as every bit [as] unique as they are believable.”
Jon Aylward, June 8 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

“Evil corporations, faceless villains, people with mysterious identities/pasts… when done right these are powerful archetypes. I love potboiler mysteries, horror and scifi… I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy this series.”
Jay Paulin (Ink’d well Comics), November 2010

“It takes you on a rollercoaster and ends with a bang… I enjoyed every moment of it.”
Milan McKay
A Neon Village, Dec 2, 2010

“Very dirty, very well written. [I] enjoyed the story immensely and would like to see where it goes.”
Steve Lake, Sci-Fi on the Rock TV

“Black Womb  compares very favorably to Personal Demons, I must say — I enjoyed [Black Womb] as much, and it of course has more in the series.”
Kenneth Tam, Iceberg Publishing, July 7, 2007

“The writing in Black Womb is seamless and to the point, without robbing you of the details or over baring you with them either.”
42 Webs, Feb 15, 2012

“Black Womb  was suspenseful and intriguing from beginning to end with breathtaking twists and turns that kept me hooked and guessing until the end!”
Andrea Edwards, “Scarlett” author
Septembers 6, 2012

“Great book with an interesting twist, Matthew (LeDrew) weaves a tale of suspense, horror, and youthful endurance. Definitely a book to check out if you haven’t already!”
Kevin Kendall, Kendallight Studios
September 28, 2012

“Perhaps the best way to dilute the book’s premise down to a single sentence would be to call it “a bizarre fusion of horror film and superhero gimmicks.”
Mark Pellegrini, Adventures in Poor Taste
November 29, 2012

“Black Womb is an exciting horror story full of action and introducing a bunch of interesting characters. The story flows quickly and is a great read for a first-time novelist.”
GoodReads
June 04, 2013

Titles by Erin Vance

Erin Vance is an editor for Engen Books on a work-for-hire basis and is currently accepting proposals for more editing work in both copy and content from authors of all backgrounds and skill sets, subject to right-to-refusal and prices to be negotiated based on the amount of time each project is estimated to take. Potential authors wishing to work with Erin should write erinvance@engenbooks.com and allow up to four weeks for a response.

Author


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.

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Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Sci-Fi from the Rock by Erin Vance
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. Featuring the work of Kenneth Tam, Scott Bartlett, Jay Paulin, Alison House, & many more!

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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. Featuring the work of Nick Morine, Christopher Walsh, Shannon Green, Heather Reilly, Ali House, Amanda Labonté, Paul Carberry & many more!

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Smoke And MirrorsSmoke And Mirrors by Matthew LeDrew
Series: Black Womb, #2

The Pitch: The approaching execution of Adam Genblade brings closure to the men and women of Coral Beach… until people start showing up dead in the same manner they did when he was at large. Now his victims are forced to keep him alive in order to get their answers… or accept that it may not have been him to begin with.

Note: Erin edited the 2015 international edition of Smoke and Mirrors only.

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Cinders (Xander Drew, #1)Cinders by Matthew LeDrew
Series: Xander Drew, #1

The Pitch: Thomas Horton is a good cop. Focused and unyielding, he has one of the highest solved-case rates in Los Angeles, a city with the highest unsolved murder rate in the whole of the United States. Despite his record, his resolve is questioned by the appearance of a young man named Xander Drew: a man equally as focused and determined, but who refuses to operate within the confines of the rigid California legal system.

When the egos and obsessions of both men collide, Horton enters a violent and dangerous world he didn’t know existed beneath the veneer of order and structure that he has based his entire deductive method around, forcing both men to question everything they knew… until they are both threatened to be dragged down to a place where everything burns, until all that are left, are Cinders.

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Sinister Intent (Xander Drew, #2)Sinister Intent by Matthew LeDrew
Series: Xander Drew, #2

The Pitch: Thomas Horton was a good cop. Faced with early retirement as a result of his affiliation with the secretive and sometimes violent vigilante named Xander Drew, he tries to settle into civilian life: but there remain three unsolved cases from when he was on active duty. The facts of these three unsolved cases still keep him up at night.

Now in the short time since he left his position, one of the killers he could not catch has resurfaced: a serial killer who flaunts his sinister intent in front of the Los Angeles Police Department for all to see, making it so that no one is safe. Unable to convince the rest of the LAPD of the connections between the two cases, Horton must again ally himself with Xander Drew, entering in a game of quid-pro quo in exchange for information about a dangerous gang-lord. Without the badge to shield him, can Horton’s moral certainty survive another encounter with Xander?

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Exodus of AngelsExodus of Angels by Ellen Louise Curtis and Matthew LeDrew
Series: Infinity, #3

The Pitch: Theo returns to the mental institution called Black Springs to help a young girl who has been trapped there while at the same time hunting for a cure for the beleaguered Leigh Blackheart. At the same time, Victor and Jaycee Victor and Jaycee venture to a palliative care unit in Los Angeles which holds a dark secret. Exploring themes of responsibility, the bounds of friendship, and assisted suicide, this installment is not be be missed.

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