If you’re an insane publisher with a camera and no self-control, you can get your new authors to do anything. Here are the newest Engen Authors Paul Carberry and Amanda Labonté doing things Erin Vance and Ellen Curtis would never, ever do anymore…
Thanks to the machinations of the Pharmakon corporation, a plague of zombies has descended upon the Earth! While the world at large prepares to fight off these undead invaders, the sleepy hollow that is the West Coast of Newfoundland thinks that its isolation makes it safe. Little do they know that there are Zombies… on the Rock!
Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak
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“[Carberry] draws in his readers from the first page, effortlessly providing the tension and fear necessary to create his terrifying apocalyptic tale.”
— Fiona Cooke Hogan, author of What Happened In Dingle
“This is an astonishing first novel from Paul Carberry. I read it over the course of two days, and in those two days my time was divided thusly: reading it, and wishing I were still reading it.” — Matthew LeDrew, author of Black Womb
“A great story with good references to other zombie works.”
— Shannon Green, author of ‘Lower Antarras’
This novel is a work of fiction. All of the characters, places, and events are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, businesses or events is entirely coincidental.
These words, or some variation, are at the beginning of every piece of fiction. Whether it be a book, a TV show, or movie. So is it a coincidence that one of the characters or events in my book reminds you of yourself. Definitely not. It would be near impossible to write a character that people would care about if they did not have actions and responses that we can relate too. So when I created the characters of my novel, each one is based on a friend. Then I put them in situations and let them react the way I think they would when faced with that challenge. Continue reading So I killed you… don’t be offended | Blog of the Dead
The epic author of the fantastically entertaining 2015 novel Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry, lends his considerable talents to the fantasy genre as one of the authors in the upcoming 2017 anthology, Fantasy from the Rock.
Paul Carberry currently works as a pharmacy assistant and will soon be enrolled in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has always enjoyed the whole horror genre and has always had a special interest in zombies. He is currently living in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Leah. His dream is to finish this story that he has started and to travel around the world selling his books.
Continue reading Paul Carberry announced as a “Fantasy from the Rock” author!
Why do we love zombies? Or is it that we love to hate zombies? I mean how many of us root for zombies when we watch our favorite movies. I admit sometimes it’s satisfying watching a zombie tear into the flesh of the more annoying characters but more often than I would like they take away our beloved heroes.
Zombies to me will always be relevant because they can represent whatever you need them too. They can be the unholy punishment passed on to us by an angry God who has had enough of our sinful ways. They can represent corporate or even government greed in its most ruthless form. They can be the failed experiment of scientist trying to play God or a mad scientists secret weapon. Sometimes they need no explanation, it’s just fun to watch them eat a bunch of people and then watch us get revenge against the dead.
Zombies can be so much more than just the stereotypical brain hungry demon that we see. They are often the root cause of something much more evil. They often bring out the both the heroic saviors of mankind and the most diabolical villains among us. They change what is tolerable and acceptable behavior after the world has been overrun by the zombie apocalypse. It’s hard to find another situation where it becomes common practice for the “good guy” to kill other human beings and we still root for them to win. We all remember when Rick bit that guys neck at the end of season five and we loved him for it.
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It’s a new year and it’s time to look forward to what’s coming up on the horizon!
Amanda Labonté: As the co-owner of an educational business and mother of two she spends much of her day with kids of all ages. They give her some of the best reading recommendations. Her first novel, Call of the Sea, was published in 2015 with sequels scheduled for 2018 and 2019 through Engen Books.
“Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. The next book in the Dark Artifices series. What can I say? It’s addictive.”
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It’s that time of your for reflection and looking back! We left this up to our authors: best books overall of what they read regardless of pub date, of a particular genre, 2016 debuts, 2016 releases… their choice!
Ali House: A native Newfoundlander, Alison is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College currently residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her first novel, The Six Elemental, was released in October 2016. She has also written for the anthology collections Bluenose Paradox and Sci-Fi from the Rock.
“Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. “Because survival is insufficient.” An entrancing book about theater, comics, humanity, and a deadly pandemic. Plus, she’s Canadian. Also, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best (from the description).”
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