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Smoke and Mirrors

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
The most daring paranormal thriller series of the last decade becomes a legal thriller in Smoke and Mirrors! Serial killer Adam Genblade is on trial for the murders that ravaged Coral Beach last September, but public perception of his guilt begins to waver when murders fitting the exact same M.O. are committed while he is still behind bars. Is this the work of a copycat killer… or is the reality of Genblade’s guilt all just a magician’s trick of smoke and mirrors?

Download the continuation of the Bestselling Superhero series that Jay Paulin raves “is a mature and complex tale with many twists and turns that is sure to please fans of action, drama, horror and mystery” today!


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-0-9784342-3-6
Release Date: April 2019
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Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $0.99
Page Count: 337

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Reviews

“Return to Coral Beach for the trial of the century. While Xander Drew fights for his humanity and sense of Justice, Ledrew is at hard at work crafting his best work yet. The true nature of the series is just beginning to surface in this groundbreaking third installment.”
Paul Carberry, bestselling author of: Zombies on the Rock

“[Smoke and Mirrors] is a mature and complex tale with many twists and turns that is sure to please fans of action, drama, horror and mystery.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, June 2011

“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

“Matthew LeDrew has taken an intriguing concept and appears to know where it’s going.”
The Northeast Avalon Times, May 2009

This is the coalescence of what Black Womb is about… the best of the series so far and leaves me wanting more.”
Steve Lake, Sci-Fi on the Rock TV

 

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Transformations in Pain

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
Xander Drew’s newfound Shifter abilities are put to the test when he must help identify and stop the young women of his small town from being victimized by an unknown man. In this disturbing second chapter of the bestselling thriller, Xander and his friends must learn that the real monsters plaguing their town don’t have claws

Download the book that Jay Paulin raves: “moves at breakneck speeds. The dialogue is sharp – a common trait in LeDrew’s novels – and the plot weaves together quite cleverly.”


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-0-9784342-1-2
Release Date: March 2019
Purchase: Amazon.com
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Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $0.99
Page Count: 209

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Reviews

“Transformations in Pain continues the journey of Xander Drew, Mike Harris and Cathy Kennessy. Ledrew is able to deal with the horrifying event in a realistic way. Each character has to deal with the fallout while continuing life in Coral Beach, an unrelenting town full of surprises. You will never want to leave Coral Beach.”
Paul Carberry, Bestselling author of: Zombies on the Rock

“When Transformations in Pain focuses on the mystery elements, it moves at breakneck speeds. The dialogue is sharp – a common trait in LeDrew’s novels – and the plot weaves together quite cleverly.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, May 2011

“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

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

“[The novel] has a Whedon-esque feel to it but is really good. The comedy in it is just right for this horror genre [the author] is working on.”
Steve Lake, Sci-Fi on the Rock TV

Black Womb

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Matthew LeDrew
#1 Bestseller!
In the style of teen slasher movies comes Black Womb, the story of four Maine teens being stalked by a relentless, shadowy killer. As more and more of their friends are picked off, the killer is revealed to work for a sinister government agency with deep ties to one of the teens and the deep secret they’re hiding.

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


Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-13-2
Release Date: February 2019
Purchase: Amazon.com
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Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $0.99
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

“Welcome to Coral Beach. Matthew Ledrew’s writing style is uniquely designed, full of vivid details and extraordinarily paced bringing the Engen universe to life. You won’t want to miss this horrifying first entry in the Xander Drew saga.
Paul Carberry, Bestselling author: Zombies on the Rock

“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

 

The Six Lights | Engen Books

In late December we launched a new ad for the company as a whole on our website and Youtube, to celebrate the completion of our ten-year anniversary year. A lot of people liked it, and we thank them for their likes and comments, but we wanted to take a second to point out one of the features of the video that had special meaning to us: The Six Lights of Engen.

Despite being started by one person and having a three-person board, Engen Books has always been a company based around a hub of collaboration and creatively. We wanted to express in the video that it was all these great, talented people coming together that made Engen what it is… so we had the Six Lights start separate and then come together as one, exploding into Engen Books.

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THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE IN WORLD BUILDING | Patreon Blog

Matthew LeDrewFor the last few years I have been using the term ‘World Building’ incorrectly. I always took it to mean the Tolkien-like appendixes and appendices that some authors chose to but in the front and backs of their books, often with maps and diagrams and schematics and character histories that had little to nothing to do with the story at hand, and which I often found exhausting.

However, my fellow author JJ King has recently educated me that this is not the case: World Building can simply be the slow process of letting the reader know what can and cannot happen in your world, a set of rules that you write by and provide information on on an as-needed basis, ideally.

I say that I used the term ‘World Building’ incorrectly because I only associated it with the sort of pedantic info-dumps I try to never do, but apparently this is just bad or expositive World Building. Good World Building can happen organically an naturally, giving small snippets of the larger world in book after book… much like I did with the Engen Universe. I was embarrassed to learn that such a pivotal term had escaped my vernacular, but such is life, we all have our knowledge gaps.

Since then I have spent months ruminating on all the wrong-answers I have given regarding World Building in my previous Writing Panel experiences. After some serious thought, I think I’ve come up with the ideal World Building scenario for those who have an exhaustive world and cast of characters in their heads without knowing where to start – and it works for any genre!

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FREE eBook – The Theogony by Matthew LeDrew

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
Theo, and young man with extraordinary talents residing in the horrible mental care facility Black Springs, is taken under the wing of a mysterious woman who claims to know where to find his long-estranged father. Together they embark on a journey through the dessert to discover what’s left of his wandering, shattered spirit.

 

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Release Date: October 2017
Page Count 37
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FREE eBook | Reptilia | A Novella by Matthew LeDrew

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Matthew LeDrew (Author)
Bestselling author Matthew LeDrew returns to his horror roots in the terrifying new novella, Reptilia. When an aggressive new virus breaks out at a small town hospital, its up to a small team of doctors to try and figure out the source of the contagion before it’s too late!

 

 

Title Information:

Release Date: October 2017
Page Count 41
Purchase: FREE with Mailing List Signup!

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Reviews

“Very visceral, lots of excitement and just the right amount of gore for my tastes.”
Charles O’Keefe, The Newfoundland Vampire, March 06, 2013