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Brett J. Talley

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A native of the South, Brett Talley received a philosophy and history
degree from the University of Alabama before moving to witch-haunted
Massachusetts to attend Harvard Law School. When people ask, Brett
tells them he writes for fortune and glory. But the truth is the
stories in his head simply refuse to stay put. Brett loves every kind
of fiction—from horror to literary to historical to sci-fi—as long as
there are fantastic characters with a compelling purpose. There's
still magic to be found in fiction, the mysterious and the unknown
still beckon there, and the light can always triumph over the
darkness, no matter how black the night may be.

Brett writes when he can, though he spends most of his time working as
a l...more

Front_Cover_Image_-_The_Reborn-198x300So today’s the day–The Reborn, my third novel, has been officially released. I want to thank everyone who was involved, everyone who offered encouragement and advice, and everyone who took a chance on me and this book, most prominently Christopher Payne, my publisher. I also want to thank Harry Shannon for letting me join him and his book,Biters,for this Double Down offer. And now I turn it ove...

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Average rating: 4.06 · 742 ratings · 279 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
That Which Should Not Be
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Void
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Chamber
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Thrice The Brinded Cat Hath...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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The Substance of Shadow
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
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Limbus, Inc. (Limbus, Inc #1)
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Biters - The Reborn
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Limbus, Inc. - Book II
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2014
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Haunted Tuscaloosa
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Biters - The Reborn by Harry Shannon
" I received this book free in exchange for a fair and honest review.


The plot is rather slow at first. I mean, while reading the first two chapters I kept wondering : “Ok, what is going on where are the zombies already? “(not that I am a great... " Read more of this review »
"Just wanted to let everyone know that the book is now up on Amazon, so if you have a chance to do a review, I'd love it if you'd post it on Amazon as...more "
"Hey guys. Just wanted everyone to know that my newest book, The Reborn, was released today. It's part of the Journalstone Double Down series, so you a...more "
Biters - The Reborn by Harry Shannon
" The following is based on an eARC from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Biters/The Reborn is the first of the DoubleDown series of books from Journalstone publishing that I've read, and it's very safe to say, it won't be the las... " Read more of this review »
Biters - The Reborn by Harry Shannon
" *I received a copy of The Reborn from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have not read Biters*

The Reborn by Brett Talley
I am a huge fan of Brett Talley’s previous novels, That Which Should Not Be and The Void, so was eager to get stuck... " Read more of this review »
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Reconquest by Carl Alves
Reconquest: Mother Earth
by Carl Alves (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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It’s a rare thing that I read science fiction. Generally, I’m a horror guy, even if The Void did have some sci-fi elements. So when Carl Alves sent me a copy of his latest, Reconquest: Mother Earth, I was skeptical. But then, with some trepidation, I...more
"Monster Island is a good one with intelligent zombies. The Rising is another one, though I didn't like it personally. "
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“I don't understand exactly what's going on, but Goodreads shouldn't be deleting reviews, period. People are smart enough to look at them on their own and make up their mind, and deleting reviews undermines the integrity of the site.”
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“Respect is a thing earned, not bought, and a man who lets it be known that he seeks respect will probably never see it bestowed.”
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message 24: by Cedric

Cedric Nye Brett,
Thank you for accepting my Friend request. You have some excellent books! I hope you are having a good day.
All my best,

message 23: by DJ =^^=

DJ =^^= Thanks for the book suggestion... Roll Tide.. how did you know I am a Bama fan haha :)

Laura YA indie princess Hi Brett thank-you for the add! =)

message 21: by Taznim

Taznim thanks for the add and good luck with your books!!!

Watermelon Daisy Thank you so much for friending me! ♥
Remy @ Just Remy []

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite!

message 18: by Becca

Becca Hi Brett :D

Jon Recluse Brett,

Thanks for the friendship invite!

Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads) I think that you are biased, but that is perfectly fine, and if I ever read horror I think yours would be the one to go to. It looks great, a little terrifying, but great :)

message 15: by Brett

Brett Talley Me too!

message 14: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you

message 13: by Morgana

Morgana Thanks for the friendvite, Brett :)

message 12: by Brett

Brett Talley Kathryn wrote: "Thanks for the friendship...I am eager to read your book and it is also nice to meet a fellow Alabamian....
One more thing...ROLL TIDE!!!"

Roll Tide!

message 11: by Kathryn

Kathryn Thanks for the friendship...I am eager to read your book and it is also nice to meet a fellow Alabamian....
One more thing...ROLL TIDE!!!

message 10: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Brett! :)

message 9: by Pam

Pam Heyo, Brett..thanks for the invite...I am always looking for new input on books to read

message 8: by Brett

Brett Talley Was interviewed by The Big Thrill. Check it out!

Melissa Thanks for the friend request!

message 6: by Brett

Brett Talley So what's a "status update" on Goodreads? Is that different from what I am doing now?

message 5: by Brett

Brett Talley Your smiley is freaking me out Sarah!

message 4: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Brett, thanks for the add! (=

Tt (Never Ending Stories Book Blog) Thanks for the add! your book sounds awesome I can't wait to read! Congratulations on winning 2011 JS horror writing contest! I hope to see you around :)

message 2: by Carly

Carly Thanks for adding me Brett. :)

Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

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