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May 1, 2015

I have a new crime novel out on Kindle today.  It's just $2.99.  A paperback is forthcoming within the next few days, so keep an eye out for that if you prefer print.

For everyone else, you can get it here:


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Published on May 01, 2015 14:49 • 64 views

April 5, 2015

Brian Keene, bestselling author of modern horror classic THE RISING and numerous other books, has weighed in on my newest novel SLOWLY WE ROT.

"SLOWLY WE ROT blew the back of my mind out.  Hands down the single best zombie novel I have ever read."
--Brian Keene, author of THE RISING and THE LOST LEVEL

If you don't have SLOWLY WE ROT yet, you can get it here:


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Published on April 05, 2015 16:51 • 47 views

March 15, 2015

My new novel SLOWLY WE ROT is now available on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon.


SLOWLY WE ROT paperback

“Shocking, emotional, and punctuated by moments of brutal savagery, SLOWLY WE ROT contains some of the most frightening scenes in recent horror fiction. If you enjoy zombie stories, you’ll love this book. If you believe there’s no life left in the zombie subgenre, Bryan Smith is about to prove you wrong. SLOWLY WE ROT is a searing, stunning triumph.” --Jonathan Janz, author of The Nightmare Girl and Savage Species
A novel of the zombie apocalypse that's NOT about the zombies. Long after a plague that wiped out most of the human race, a young man named Noah resides in a remote mountain cabin. Several years have passed since he last saw another human being. The long period of isolation and loneliness has fostered a deep despair in Noah, who also struggles with suicidal impulses. But Noah is a man who was struggling even before the end of the world, a seemingly helpless slave to his addictions. When the vindictive sister he has long believed dead unexpectedly returns, events transpire that prompt him to leave his mountain refuge and embark on a cross-country trek to find the lost love of his life. It doesn't matter that she’s probably long dead. He just needs a purpose again and this is it. Along the way, he experiences moments of hope and profound tragedy. Soon Noah’s sanity begins to fray and his ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality starts to disintegrate. Through it all, he keeps trying to reach the one he lost long ago. And he’ll continue no matter what, even if it costs him his life, because it’s a big, empty world and this is all he has.
"Sure, there are flesh-eating zombies in Bryan Smith’s gut-punch of a novel, SLOWLY WE ROT, but in telling the tale of one man’s nightmarish journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape, Smith reminds us of the most brutal truth of all: the worst monsters dwell inside us." – Tim Waggoner, author of LIKE DEATH and EAT THE NIGHT

“SLOWLY WE ROT sneaks up on you like the walking dead. It opens in familiar territory, and then, slowly and methodically, sheds the trappings of the genre… piece by bloody piece. Bryan Smith’s latest is bleak and brutal, an uncompromising and completely unpredictable genre-bender. As heartfelt as it is batshit, purple sky crazy, SLOWLY WE ROT belongs on the shelf next to Brian Keene’s THE RISING.”--Mason James Cole,

"SLOWLY WE ROT isn't just the best book I've read in years. It might be my favorite of all time.  I can't remember the last time a story invoked such an array of emotions from me. When I was finished, I knew Smith had taken me on a brutal journey that I will never forget."--Kristopher Rufty, author of JAGGER and THE LURKING SEASON
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Published on March 15, 2015 09:57 • 74 views

January 16, 2015

Announcing the CRIME SPREE bundle, which collects three novels for the price of one in a single Kindle collection.  Books included are 68 KILL, BLOOD AND WHISKEY, and THE KILLING KIND.

Buy here:

CRIME SPREE bundle on Kindle

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Published on January 16, 2015 12:23 • 65 views

September 12, 2014

Strange Ways, my brand new full-length horror novel, is now on Kindle.  A paperback version will follow next week.


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Published on September 12, 2014 12:28 • 105 views

April 28, 2014

My brand new novel, The Killing Kind 2, is now available on Kindle.  A paperback edition will follow soon.  To mark the occasion (and to encourage early buying), the Kindle edition of the first Killing Kind is only 99 cents for a very limited time.  I will reset it to the regular price on Wednesday, April 30.
The Killing Kind 2 on Kindle
The Killing Kind on Kindle

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Published on April 28, 2014 11:42 • 60 views

February 15, 2014

Go Kill Crazy!, my latest novel, is now out in Kindle and paperback editions from Samhain Publishing.

Go Kill Crazy! Kindle edition

Go Kill Crazy! paperback

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Published on February 15, 2014 13:01 • 69 views

February 6, 2014

The Thunderstorm Books/Bitter Ale limited edition of Depraved 2 is currently up for pre-order at the link below:

Pre-order Depraved 2 hardcover

Please note that if you previously signed up for the Bitter Ale imprint, you will NOT automatically receive this title.  This is because Paul at Thunderstorm has switched Bitter Ale from subscription to to pre-order.  So, rather than being automatically invoiced each time a new title is released, each book will be made available for pre-order for a limited time, with the print run determined by the number of orders taken at the end of that time.  Again, if you want a hardcover of Depraved 2, you WILL need to pre-order it, even if you previously signed up.

The deadline for pre-ordering Depraved 2 is February 28.
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Published on February 06, 2014 13:16 • 61 views

January 9, 2014

Depraved 2, the sequel to my most popular book, is now available on Kindle.  A paperback should be available within the next couple days.

Depraved 2 on Kindle

Four years ago, Jessica Sloan drove out to a backwoods town to execute the rapist stashed in the trunk of her car. She barely made it out of Hopkins Bend alive and emerged changed forever by the ordeal. Now she’s freshly discharged from the military and on the run after being framed for a murder she didn't commit. Running out of options—and with an assassin hot on her trail—she heads again for Hopkins Bend, now a deserted ghost town. But things are not as they seem in Hopkins Bend and Jessica soon finds herself plunged into another nightmare of depravity and madness.

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Published on January 09, 2014 12:27 • 85 views

November 3, 2013

Grimm Awakening, my novel about supernatural P.I. Jack Grimm, is available as a Kindle Countdown Deal.  It's just 99 cents on Kindle for the next three days and seven hours, after which it goes back to full price.

Check it out here:

GRIMM AWAKENING for 99 cents!

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Published on November 03, 2013 12:45 • 73 views