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Order a SIGNED copy of ASHES by Lauralana Dunne!

‘Ashes,’ the debut novel from Lauralana Dunne, is available for digital preorder now! Signed physical copies can be preordered using the  link below! Signed copies will be sent directly to Dunne following social distancing rules, signed, and then delivered either by hand (again, following distancing rules and only in the St. John’s metro area) or via mail.

ASHES – Signed Edition

Get your copy of Ashes, signed at personalized by the author, Lauralana Dunne! Shipping & delivery included.

C$29.99

 

When fifteen-year-old Phoenix loses her caregiver, everyone that she has ever known inexplicably turn their backs on her. Given the impossible burden of repaying an unknown debt, Phoenix sets out on her own with her trusty donkey, Muler, as her only companion.

However, the roads are not safe, and Phoenix finds herself navigating the unfamiliar terrain of the Darkened Wood, scrambling to escape the unseen creatures that have designated her as their prey. A chance encounter with Malcourt, a mysterious traveller, not only saves her life, but sets it on a trajectory that she would have never thought possible.

Buoyed by the support of her newfound friends, she settles into life at Castle Angor and attempts to carve a place for herself. The unexpected discovery of Rorin, a gargoyle spy, has her agreeing to the incredible task of protecting King Benedict, and keeping the kingdom of Angoria safe. As suspicions grow within the castle walls, so do Phoenix’s mysterious gifts, and so does her resolve. In a race against time, Phoenix must learn to control her Power and stop a deadly threat, or risk losing everything – and everyone – she has come to hold dear.

“Dunne breathes life into a world of magic and lore that will draw the reader in right up to the epic conclusion. Ashes is a heroic tale not to be missed.”
Amanda Labonté, bestselling author of Call of the Sea

“Lauralana Dunne weaves magic in her debut novel. A tale of adversity and finding one’s place in the world, Dunne is pitch perfect in her first novel.”
Jon Dobbin, author of The Broken Spire

“Lauralana Dunne astonishes in what is possibly the greatest debut novel of the past decade. An amazingly intricate world blended seamlessly with character, heart, and theme.”
Matthew LeDrew, author of Coral Beach Casefiles

‘Something for Everyone’ SALE!

Need something new and amazing to read this summer? As always, Engen Books has you covered. We’re stocked with three amazing books for three different types of reader: we have The Last Tree for young readers and fantasy enthusiasts, Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock for 13+ and science-fiction lovers, and The Love of Summer for adult readers of LGBTQ and Romance.

For the month of June you can enjoy each of these lovely titles for $25 each, OR as a three-pack for $15 CAD each, for a total of $45 CAD. There’s something here for everyone.

Buy the bundle:

Something for Everyone Sale

Three amazing books, each for a different type of reader: all spectacular, all Engen.

C$45.00

 

Buy Individually:

The Love of Summer | A Romance by Sarah Thompson

Kerri Walters had a normal life until she met Summer Donnelly. She had just turned 18 in the small community of Jenkinstown when new neighbours moved in next door, including Summer. The pair become inseparable and it soon becomes clear to Kerri that there is more happening than just a friendship. Will Kerri hide her feelings from her best friend? What will happen if Summer finds out how Kerri feels?

C$25.00

 

The Last Tree — Churchill & Marsh

This lovely book will be enjoyed by all who read it with a welcome heart. In the beginning, only three trees grew in the forest. It was said that when the first tree fell, the first humans of Impardia appeared. From the branches and berries of the second tree came the elves, and that tree too fell. Then there was the last tree. The tree of the faeries. Some say that one still stands, deep within Impardia’s forest. But most of Impardia has long forgotten about the elves and the faeries, as the kingdom has long been unknowingly divided, shrouded by a veil. With a single act of kindness, Augustus sets off on a journey that might just reunite the kingdom of Impardia once more.

C$25.00

 

Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock

A century ago, pulp magazines brought the fresh ideas of science-fiction and exploration to the masses with its rough, inexpensive format, and lit the imaginations of a generation on fire. Those inspired became the greatest storytellers of their time, producing stories that would shock, awe, and inspire.That legacy of the new, the different, and the strange lives on today in the minds and pens of genre writers all over the world

C$25.00

Engen’s ‘Spring into Summer SALE’ May 1 – 8 2020!

Engen Books is proud to announce the Spring into Summer Sale, happening May 1 to May 8 2020!

During this time if you live in the St. John’s metro area or the Corner Brook region, you can purchase The Love of Summer, the new novel from Corner Brook’s own Sarah Thompson, for 25% off! That’s right, just $15!

Orders we be collected and delivered — with no shipping fee — during the week of May 11 – 15 2020! Special accommodations can be made if the purchase is for a Mother’s Day present. All deliveries will follow social distancing rules.

Spring into Summer Sale

This amazing, heartfelt romance follows Kerri Walters, a normal girl with anormal life until she met Summer Donnelly. She had just turned 18 in the small community of Jenkinstown when new neighbours moved in next door, including Summer. The pair become inseparable and it soon becomes clear to Kerri that there is more happening than just a friendship. Will Kerri hide her feelings from her best friend? What will happen if Summer finds out how Kerri feels? Check out The Love of Summer during the Spring into Summer Sale to find out!

C$15.00

Engen Artists helping during COVID-19!

We’ve always considered the artists we work with some of the best people in the province, but in the past few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis its been proven. All of the authors and artists we work with have been going above and beyond: managing day jobs, taking care of children, and working to make sure all the Engen titles stay on deadline!

We consider everyone we work for to be essential, but there are a few right now that the whole province considers essential, and we wanted to spare a moment to say thank you. Continue reading Engen Artists helping during COVID-19!

Winner: “Coming Out” by Hannah Jenkins | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the February 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Hannah Jenkins with the story, Coming Out!

Hannah Jenkins is a new writer currently residing in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. She founded the creative writing society at her university and sits on the editorial board of the school’s journal, Paper Mill Press. She is the recipient of the 2020 Moynes-Keshen John McCrae Poetry Award and is currently in the midst of producing her first chapbook of poetry entitled The Birds Come Back in the Spring.

We had three judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “Coming Out” by Hannah Jenkins | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Winner: “A Berry for a Soul” by Teigen Bond | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the January 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Teigen Bond with the story, A Berry for a Soul!

Teigen Bond is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and has been writing for years. She has multiple short stories and poems published by Polar Expressions Publishing, and was selected to present her manuscript at Halifax’s Word On The Street’s Pitch The Publisher 2019. Teigen lives on a small farm in Nova Scotia with a plethora of pets.

We had three judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “A Berry for a Soul” by Teigen Bond | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

‘From the Rock Stars’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

This isn’t why we did this by a long shot, but From the Rock Stars just became a Amazon Bestseller on the Amazon CA free titles list.

With COVID-19 in full swing and the world in isolation, we thought of no better time and way to show our thanks than to offer this collection of short fiction for free during the course of the crisis, and at no more than cost for the print book. Please enjoy these stories at no cost, and we hope that the worlds they bring you to are brighter ones. Continue reading ‘From the Rock Stars’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

Pulp Science Fiction from the RockPulp Science-Fiction from the Rock, the sixth volume in the modern From the Rock series, hit #1 Bestseller on March 31, 2020 at 1:14 PM Newfoundland Standard Time.

The eBook is being released ahead of schedule due to shifts in schedule surrounding COVID-19. Purchasers will have it delivered on April 3, 2020.

It reached #1 in the category of ‘Science Fiction Short Stories (Books). As of this writing it has held that #1 spot for nearly 24 hours, and topped out at #522 on the overall paid Amazon ca charts.

A century ago, pulp magazines brought the fresh ideas of science-fiction and exploration to the masses with its rough, inexpensive format, and lit the imaginations of a generation on fire. Those inspired became the greatest storytellers of their time, producing stories that would shock, awe, and inspire. That legacy of the new, the different, and the strange lives on today in the minds and pens of genre writers all over the world.

Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock seeks to honour that legacy with twenty-two short stories highlighting the best of the modern interpretations of Pulp Science-Fiction, from minds like Ali House (The Segment Delta Archives), Jon Dobbin (The Starving), and Sherry D. Ramsey (Beyond the Sentinel Stars)! With introduction from sci-fi legend Kenneth Tam!

Engen Books would like to congratulate editors Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance on this achievement, and thank its fans and peers who helps make this possible. We also extend gratitude an congratulations to authors and contributors: Peter Foote, Ali House, Matthew Daniels, Nicole Little, Sherry D. Ramsey, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Shannon Green, Jennifer Shelby, Jon Dobbin, Melissa Bishop, Brad Dunne, Corinne Lewandowski, JRH Lawless, Lisa Daly, Andrew Pike, Julie Aubut Gaudet, Daniel Windeler, Alissa Hickox, Andrew McDonald, CS Woodburn and Steve Power!

Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Engen Books is proud to formally announce the team behind 2020’s Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock: Erin Vance, Ellen Curtis, and Ariel Marsh!

Ellen Curtis, Erin Vance

Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program. She 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.” Continue reading Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Ali House Lightbulb ForestEngen Books is proud to reveal that Ali house will be appearing in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock anthology!

A native Newfoundlander, House is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters.

Ali is one of only three authors to have been featured in every modern From the Rock volume.

House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. Continue reading Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!