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Bryan Cassiday

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Bryan Cassiday writes thrillers and horror fiction. His short story "Boxed" was published in the anthology Shadows and Teeth Volume Two, which won both the 2017 International Book Award for best adult horror fiction anthology and the Florida Association of Publishers and Authors President's Award gold medal for best adult horror fiction anthology 2017.

His thrillers include the psychological thriller The Payout and the Ethan Carr thriller Force of Impact, which Kirkus Reviews called "A fast-paced detective novel enhanced by exceptional characters and a striking ending."

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“From the very start, Bryan Cassiday spins what appears to be a typical Southern Californian private investigation novel in Bolt, b
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Bryan Cassiday The hardest part of writing is getting started. Once I've gotten something down on the computer, and I've got at least two pages out, I can usually pu…moreThe hardest part of writing is getting started. Once I've gotten something down on the computer, and I've got at least two pages out, I can usually pursue the project to completion. The work takes on a momentum of its own as I get the ball rolling. But getting the ball rolling in the first place is the tough part. Coming up with an idea for a work can be maddening, but you can't let it seize you up. Let it flow . . . even if at first it seems like a crappy idea, just write something. Maybe it'll turn out well. There are no guarantees that you're going to create a great story. But if you don't let it flow, you have nothing. So what if I write a piece of crap? I can always throw it out. Not everything can be a gold nugget. It helps to be relaxed when you're writing, so that extraneous interruptions and disruptive emotions don't hamper your creativity. Such interruptions and emotions can exert a chokehold on creativity. I have a name for this relaxation. I call it balancing, or centering, myself. I like to take long walks to relax myself and get me in shape for the marathon of writing. Writing is hard, time-consuming work, but don't make it too hard on yourself or you will stopper your creativity. Once you get started writing, it goes easy. At this point, you are like a well-honed athlete doing his thing. And then it all falls into place.(less)
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I have mixed feelings about Steven Soderbergh’s latest thriller Unsane.  I liked the way he worked his trademark indictment of the health insurance industry into the film’s story, which made it seem more realistic.  On the other hand, the whole movie was shot on an iPhone, and the results are a blurry, dreary movie, especially when the scenes are shot inside the insane asylum.  Everything seems to

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Description: Virulent pockets of plague,first reported in China, break out worldwide and spread with mind-boggling speed. CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson flies to Los Angeles to visit his brother after receiving a call that his brother has been hospitalized after a car accident. Halverson's Boeing 737 crash-lands in an eerie Los Angeles shrouded with an impenetrable haze of smog. But that is only the tip of the iceberg of Halverson's nightmare. Lurking in this mist are legions of plague-infected living dead who are driven by an all-consuming lust for human flesh. Halverson's reunion with his brother must take second place to his own struggle to stay alive. As civilization crumbles into chaos,it will take all the skills and wits Halverson and his fellow passengers possess for their hunted party to survive in a world overrun with hordes of flesh-craving zombies. Which will pose a bigger threat to Halverson and his ever-dwindling band--their own bickering as they try to organize and defend themselves, their enemies the living dead, or the new "civilization" of men that is superseding the old?
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P.J. Kelley Hi Bryan,

I wrote a new book, and whatever you could do to help me would be greatly appreciated. I do think you might enjoy the book, and this is a very rare promotion from me.

I am sending this message to all my goodreads friends.

My new book is free tomorrow on Amazon (5/9/2015).

If you miss the free day, email me and I will send in any format.

You would be doing me a huge favor if you downloaded it and helped send it to the top of the free list for the day.

As an Indie writer, this is the best form of promotion I have.

The book is short, but it took me a couple of years to write, believe it or not, so I do not consider this request spam. I don't like everything I write, but I like this book, so am making this extra effort to promote it.

Also, if you do read the book, provide some honest input (I can take it) and pass the link along to your friends if you are willing.

Free 5-9-2015
Just published won't be free again.

Quick and the Grateful Undead by P.J. Kelley

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Ciana Stone Would you be interested in a newsletter that was dedicated to bringing Romance Readers daily deals on ebooks? Or even better the newsletter be seasoned to your Romantic tastes?

If so, Please copy and paste link below and let me know.
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message 10: by Stephen

Stephen Biro Thanks for the friend accept Brian! Nice to meet you.


Esmeralda Hey there, thanks for the friend invite! :)


message 8: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Great to meecha, Bryan. Appreciate the friend connect and looking forward to getting to know you and your books better here on GR.

--Saul

Saul Tanpepper
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message 7: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for friending this mystery & paranormal author, Bryan. Good to connect with you here.

Kris

Kris Neri
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Maureen Mullis Hi Bryan! Thank you for inviting a fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels What Would Nancy Do?, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


message 5: by Rai

Rai Hi Bryan,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads! You have quite a cool array of books. Wishing you continued success with your writing... :)

Cheers,

Rai


Carole Gill hi thanks for the add.


Savannah Bryan, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 2: by David

David Black Hi Bryan,

Many thanks for the friendly link.

Best wishes

DB


message 1: by Leon

Leon Shure Hi Bryan,
Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


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