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.

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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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Erin Vance

Erin Vance, Editor
Erin Vance, Editor

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

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 an editor for Engen Books on a work-for-hire basis and is currently accepting proposals from 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.

Black Womb is now on Facebook!

In anticipation of the upcoming horror novel Black Womb from Engen Books, we’ve started a Facebook group dedicated to all things and people Black Womb. Be sure to go there for images, discussion and updates on the people of Coral Beach, Maine.

Also, you can get notified on current Black Womb events such as conventions, launch parties, and appearances by becoming a member!

To join the Black Womb Facebook group, click here or visit http://www.facebook.com

Engen Books website up and running!

It’s August 13, 2007, and http://www.engenbooks.com is finally up and running! We’re still building the site at this point, of course. Cruise around and I’m sure you’ll find lots of broken links, miss-information, and pages that make absolutely no sense at all. Sadly, there are no prizes for finding these errors.

Big news coming up soon that we’ll be sure to keep you posted on, though. Black Womb, the first novel in the series of the same name by author Matthew LeDrew will arrive in October, so be sure to keep an eye out for it. We’re currently in talks to make appearances all over Newfoundland to help promote the book, so keep checking back to find out when we’ll be in your area!

Also, Mr. LeDrew is hard at work writing the fourteenth novel in the series, currently titled The Long Road, and is also putting the finishing touches on the sequel, Transformations in Pain. Be sure to keep an ear open for both!

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.

BuddyToad Comics of Gander, NL and St. John’s, NL is one of the official vendors of Engen Books.

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.

Submissions written in first person are not generally considered for publication. Exceptions to this are made on an individual basis.

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