YouTube loves us, baby!!
July 20, 2014
Popular YouTuber It's May Again (itsmayagain) has shared her love of all-things Engen via her recurring book review segment : Bookworm.
The first review was on May 7th, when May tackled the newest series from Engen Books, Larry Gent's Never Been to Mars.
"[I've said that] writing in the first person can be exceptionally lazy. This is the exception that proves the rule," said May, on Never Been to Mars. "I definitely saw the universe that this was placed in, and it was more tangible having been written in the first person perspective... if you're going to buy any of the books that I recommend to you, let this be the one."
That glowing review was followed, on July 11th, by another glowing review: this time for Matthew LeDrew and Ellen Curtis's Infinity. ... Read More
The Engen Books Postcard Review winner announced !
July 08, 2014
The winner of the 2014 Engen Books Postcard Review contest has been randomly selected, and it's St. John's native Peter Smith!
For those unaware, during Sci-Fi on the Rock 8 we had a very special promotion, in which everyone who bought one of our novels got a postcard featuring the cover art from Larry Gent's 2013 release Never Been to Mars. Receipiants were informed that if they mailed the postcard back to it and we recieved it by June 30th, 2014, they would be entered in a draw to win a $25 giftcard from Tim Hortons. The only caviat: the back of the postcard had to have a review of an Engen title (any Engen title, not just the one they had purchased).
The review would then be featured on our website for the applicable title.
The review could be positive, negative, or a mixture of the two: it just had to fit on the back of the postcard in its entirety. ... Read More.
Engen rocks Sci-Fi on the Rock 8 !
June 27, 2014
Well, this was a long time coming.
On May 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2014, the Engen-crew of authors once again embarked on their yearly trip to St. John's Newfoundland for the Eigth Annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention. Every Sci-Fi on the Rock is a special event to the City of St. John's: what started 8 years ago as a small cult following of fans lead by Darren Hann has become the ultimate in Geek Chic for the province, a three-day celebration of what it is to be a Newfoundland Nerd.
The convention consists of near-round the clock movies, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, lectures, fan-expos, and cosplaying. The event isn't all fun-and-games though, and has become the go-to place in the province to make connections on collaborative works such as indie comics as with Ariel Marsh of Super-Galactic Space Explorers, meet and learn from professional authors such as Paradise natice Scott Bartlett, or attend stunning and thought-provoking lectures by experts in their field, like Dr. Chistopher Lockett's lecture on all things Tolkien. ... Read More.
Great review for Infinity on Paper Droids!
April 25, 2014
Paper Droids -- an online magazine dedicated to geeky girls founded in 2011 by a group of publishing students who were dissatisfied by the lack of non-commercial, geeky outlets for women -- has posted a very positive review of Ellen Curtis's first novel Infinity.
“Destiny doesn't wait for anyone” is the catch phrase for this book: it's the perfect short description of what this book is all about. Infinity is the start of the story of an enigmatic man, Victor, who brings together four unique people from varying backgrounds after searching for those without limitations and who could truly change the world. The first book of the series follows Abby, Chad and Theo as they work to unravel their pasts. The three plots are separate, but they flow together very well. ... Read more.