Over the last four years, the From the Rock series has become one of the preeminent anthology series’ in Atlantic Canada. We have been home to some amazing established talent and helped some new authors break through that have gone on to dominate their fields, becoming genre bestsellers in their own right. From the Rock is a title readers consistently ask for, review well, and is a great way for avid readers to get introduced to indie talent they might find interesting. In March 2018 the series’ third entry, Chillers from the Rock, went Bestseller on pre-orders alone!
We are currently accepting submissions for the sixth entry in this series: Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock, to be available in Winter of 2020. Continue reading Call for Pulp Sci-Fi Submissions!
Rising from the ashes of The Six Elemental comes the next epic chapter of the Segment Delta Archives: The Fifth Queen by Ali House!
Kendra Chen thought she knew the direction her life was taking, but when her Uncle revealed a secret about her family, she finds herself on a new path, one that seems to be headed straight for the legendary Six-Elemental.
In this new Dystopian YA Epic, Award-Winning author Ali House will take you on the rise — and possibly, the fall — of the Fifth Queen.
Hear Ali House talk about her newest achievement here on the Write Project Podcast!
You can pre-order the eBook of The Fifth Queen now on Amazon, with physical orders coming soon leading up to its March release! And be sure to check out the author’s amazing short fiction in the upcoming Dystopia from the Rock!
We’re proud to unveil the cover for 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock! This amazing cover was designed by JJ King! JJ King is a bestselling Canadian author writing paranormal and contemporary romance. She is also, as you can see, a talented artist!
Dystopia from the Rock includes the following stories:
“Candles in the Tree” by Michelle Churchill
“The Island Outside the War” by Lisa Daly
“Carry Her Home” by Dianne Lynn McGyver
“Game Plan” by Ali House
“Authentic New Island Experience” by Ali House
“In the Rising Flame” by Sam Bauer
“The Schedule” by Shannon Green
“Blood Red Horizon” by Jon Dobbin
“The Other” by Jon Dobbin
“A Flood of Sorts” by Heather Nolan
“Future Imperfect” by Lauralana Dunne
“Future Tense” by Lauralana Dunne
“The Ninth Wonder” by David Rimmington
“Views” by Matthew LeDrew
“Young Republicans” by Matthew LeDrew
“Watcher” by Gareth Mitton
“Eggshell Revolution” by Matthew Daniels
“Cash Grab” by Chantal Boudreau
“Family Business” by Corinne K. Lewandowski
“The Lost Generation” by David Wright
“Jianghu” by Jed MacKay
“In Dangerous Company” by Christopher P. Walsh
“Trickster Sings the Blues” by Katie Little
“Kaida of the Eastern Shore” by Finnan Beaton
“Escape from Selenous Valley Retreat” by Andrew Pike
“Rudeworld” by John Haas
“Final Edict” by Peter Foote
“Anchored” by Jeff Slade
“The Match” by Ryan Belbin
“The Market” by Nicole Little
“Last One Standing” by Nicole Little
The adventure takes off this March, with preorders going live soon! Stay tuned to Engen Books for more information!
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the December 31 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Ali House with her story, The Price of Beauty!
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. House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. In addition to her first novel, The Six Elemental, and its upcoming sequel, The Fifth Queen, House is a prolific short story writer, with stories appearing in Bluenose Paradox, Unexpected Stories, Fantasy from the Rock, Chillers from the Rock, Sci-Fi from the Rock, Gathering Storm Magazine and the upcoming Dystopia from the Rock. Continue reading Winner: “The Price of Beauty” by Ali House | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
Engen Books is proud to announce one of the authors that will be returning in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Jon Dobbin!
A native to the St. John’s metro region, Dobbin tied for first place in the 2017 48-Hour Writing Marathon, sponsored by THE Creative Learning, Thrive, and Engen Books. He placed second during the WANL Nightmare on Water Street event in October 2018. He describes himself as “the father of three, the husband to an amazing wife, an educator, and a tattoo and beard enthusiast.” Continue reading Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!
The dress was pretty, but not her style. She preferred comfort over fashion. Her hair was still damp. He had left her companions to assist with her preparations. They fussed over her hair, applied layers of makeup, and talked to her of the things which women talk about. Tips on how to make a man happy, and how to properly run a household. She would become the lady of the castle after the ceremony.
Tishlee barely paid attention. She longed to escape.
When her ladies in waiting completed their masterpiece, they made her stand and turn for them. “Beautiful!” They both agreed.
When she looked in the mirror, she saw through the reflection to the sorrow in her soul. She half-heartedly smiled and asked if she could wait in the garden. She wanted to clear her mind, she told them. Continue reading “Love in a Bottle” by Tish MacWebber |Short Story Winner
2018 was a banner year for Engen Books, but 2019 has all the potential to surpass it: in spades! Those looking for a sneak peak into just some of our upcoming projects are in the right place! From returning entries in favorite series, remastered bestsellers, and brand new talent breaking for the first time: Engen Books is the thing to follow in 2019!
Continue reading Looking ahead to 2019 | Engen Books