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About Jon Dobbin
Jon Dobbin was born and raised on the east coast of Canada. Holding degrees in English and Education, Dobbin spent several years teaching high school English before moving into child and youth work in residential care. He has published two Western Horror novels with a slight dalliance into Fantasy for his third book. When not writing, he tries to catch up on reading his ever-expanding book collection and spends time with his family. Dobbin currently lives in Newfoundland with his wife, three kids, a dog, and (begrudgingly) a cat.
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He's a man of the West. He knows it -- its land, its people, its stories. It was where he had plied his trade, hunting men for money. His life had never been easy -- even before Colorado -- but it had been predictable.
That all changed when he met Sister Mejia on his way to meet death in the town of Millwood, a town with a terrible man at its head and a terrible secret at its heart. Weston has faced ancient evil before, but can he do it while retaining what's left of himself, and save a young boy from the same fate?
Fight the darkness within, or succumb to the darkness without.
Hired as a guide and guard, Colton leads them to a local wonder— a large sinkhole made of red rock. There the archaeologists begin their exploration, and people start dying.
Problem is, the dead don’t stay dead.
With a handful of survivors, and the town of Crimson Hollow in danger, Colton is faced with the choice to either be a leader and take a stand or leave them all to die.
Either way, Colton is going to be haunted by the ghosts of Crimson Hollow.
The third adventure in "The Colton Chronicles" from groundbreaking new Western author Jon Dobbin!
Jim Colton has returned to the West. Seeking to connect with his roots, he endeavours to find his old family home in the mountains of northern Colorado. When a freak blizzard delays his travel, Colton is forced to take refuge with a strange group called the Order of Chthar. The Order is made up of the rich and influential, but they welcome Colton as a guest to wait out the storm.
The longer he stays at the castle, the stranger it gets. He is plagued by terrifying dreams that seem all too real, and then there's the matter of the sounds that only come at night.
Colton must solve the riddle of the castle or risk losing his sanity and maybe his life.
The second adventure in "The Colton Chronicles" from groundbreaking new Western author Jon Dobbin!
Jim Colton has had enough of the Eastern U.S. with its big cities and bigger buildings. He longs for the quiet, untouched beauty of the West where a man like him can make it on his own. When his old friend, Alexander Price, offers him a ticket on a train bound for California, he takes it. How can he refuse?
Train life isn't what Colton expects, especially when there's an attempted train robbery by infamous bandit Scratch Maynard. But that's just the start of his strange ride through the United States. When people start dying in ritualistic murders, Colton doesn't know who he can trust except himself and his gun.
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In the year since the release of the bestselling TERROR NOVA, the author of the cult-classic has been roaming the countryside to promote the book, all while struggling with writer’s block that is hindering its sequel.
When the invitation comes to spend Halloween weekend at a centuries-old merchant estate for a writer’s retreat, he thinks it might be the solution to his problems.
He doesn’t expect to find that some scary stories write themselves...
Featuring twelve terrifying short stories from Newfoundland’s top talents, including the alter-ego of USA Today Bestselling author Kate Sparkes Tanith Frost (Resurrection), horror short-fiction master Kelley Power (Tombstories), the talented CH Newell, Paul Carberry (Carcharodon), Jon Dobbin (The Starving), Brad Dunne (The Gut), and many more!
The most amazing collection of chilling short stories available today!
Twenty-five short stories written by a diverse mix of some of the best suspense and horror authors in Atlantic Canada, including both award-winners, veterans of their craft, and brand new talent.
Edited by Erin Vance and accomplished genre author Ellen Curtis, this collection features the thrilling, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Atlantic Canada has to offer.
Featuring the work of Paul Carberry (Zombies on the Rock), Kelley Power (Winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition), Matthew LeDrew (Coral Beach Casefiles, Infinity, Xander Drew), Ali House (The Six-Elemental), an introduction by Dale Gilbert Jarvis, & much more!
When four tourists set out on the Terror Nova bus from St. John's to hear spooky tales and visit strange locales, they had no idea who their mysterious tour guide Simon was, nor the horror that awaited them in the rocky inlets and winding roads.
Featuring twelve terrifying short stories from Newfoundland's top talents, including two-time Nightmare on Water Street winner Josh Goudie, Erin Mick, Paul Carberry (Zombies on the Rock), bestseller Ali House (Chillers from the Rock) and many more!
Table of Contents
1. "Family Trait" by A. F. Stewart
2. "The Inevitable" by Ali House
3. "Insurance" by Chantal Boudreau
4. "Anchored" by Jeff Slade
5. "The Chosen" by Jon Dobbin
6. "Airborne" by Kerry Campbell
7. "The Waystation" by Michelle Bryan
8. "Bakunawa" by Nicholas Morine
9. "Zombies on the Rock: The Island of the Damned" by Paul Carberry
10. "A Friend in Shadow" by Peter J. Foote
11. "First Flight" by Peter Gillet
12. "The Girl in the Stones" by Sherry D. Ramsey
13. "All Wood Dreams of the Sun" by Steve Vernon
Cassidy slips between worlds, traveling to bizarre planets and alternate Earths to find extraordinary new technologies and artifacts that might better humanity!
Cassidy ventures to a strange new world of advanced technology where one artifact — the Digital Heart — promises total control over the world’s technology! Can she secure it before it’s too late?
Written with bestselling award-winning author Jon Dobbin in his first Young Adult novella! Start the adventure now!
Bijan, a treasure hunter and adventurer, is compelled to find the castle of legend and prove its reality... so much so that he allows himself to be taken in by mysterious employers and their unconventional guide. What is their true purpose with the castle in the clouds?
Leandra, princess of the flying castle, finds herself caught in the political games of life in the castle. She is told that she must wed a man she despises in order to preserve her people and their culture, but she knows the lies of men and how they use them to get their way. Can she uncover the truth?
Edric, an apprentice mage prepares for the next stage of his training. He is to come of age as one of the magical guardians of the castle. He knows he should be happy -- proud even -- but there is something sinister on the edges of the ceremony. Why are the mages never seen again once they take their holy vows?
A boy enslaved by magic. A princess imprisoned by her lineage. A man in search of a legend. Their paths will cross as they attempt to escape Appolumi, the flying castle of legend, the mythical forces within, and the bandits from below.
For years, Engen Books has produced an annual collection of the best genre fiction that Atlantic Canada has to offer: the From the Rock series. It has seen tremendous commercial and critical success and we couldn't have done that without two groups: our spectacular writers, and our amazing readers. We've been looking to find a way to thank both for years.
From the Rock collections alternate between three main genres: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Chillers. This collection contains the best examples of all three, in roughly equal measure. All stories are kept to a PG-13 standard to be as widely accessible as possible.
Those who read the series regularly will notice that there are some names that show up again and again. These individuals are known as Rockers: authors who have been included in at least three different collections, and who have proven themselves excellent at each of the main three genres we've challenged them with. They are Ali House, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Slade, Jon Dobbin, Matthew Daniels, Nicole Little, Paul Carberry, Peter J Foote, Sam Bauer, and, Shannon K Green. Collectively known as the best in genre fiction storytelling in Atlantic Canada.
Or, colloquially, as the Rock Stars.