“Behind the curtain of the DEAD: Snapshot {your town here} series” Guest post by T.W. Brown

Dead_Snapshot__Portland_Oregon_AUDIOBOOKMy friend and collaborator T.W. Brown has a new series coming out and you do NOT want to miss this. Enjoy!

“THE DEAD WALK!”

You sort of dream about that headline. Admit it. You watch shows like The Walking Dead and think, That would be SO cool! Would it really? I want you to bring your own arm up to your mouth and bite as hard as you can. Now keep going until you rip the flesh. (In the interest of our “sue happy” culture, I am not really suggesting that you do this, and if you already did then can I ask what in the hell is wrong with you?)

So…how cool is it now? And then there is the idea of finding a loved one who had the misfortune of not heeding the warnings and got bit trying to hurry home to take care of you. They are coming at you with filmed over, dead eyes. So grab a gun or something and shoot or bash them in the head. Oh yeah, that includes your precious little Jimmy or Janie. You know, that apple of your eye…the one thing that you love more than life itself.

Not sounding so great anymore, is it?

The reality of the zombie apocalypse is probably more terrifying than we want to imagine. However, reading about it is a blast. On that, I think many of us can agree. Only, when you read these stories, don’t they always seems so far away and remote? Unless you have a local zombie author who loves to set his novels in his or her (and by extension…YOUR) neck of the woods, you have to imagine places you have never been and hope to sink into the story enough to feel like you are “there.”

Well, wait no more. With my new spin off of my successful and best-selling zombie series DEAD, the apocalypse can be right outside your own front door. How? I will tell you later. You don’t think I am gonna give you ALL the good stuff right off the bat, now do ya?

My new series is titled DEAD: Snapshot—{insert town here}. Okay that last little bit is just the generic filler. To be clear, the first book is titled DEAD: Snapshot—Portland, Oregon. I set it in my town because it is someplace that I know pretty well. However, the next book is titled DEAD: Snapshot—Leeds, England. Never been there, but with the help of Google, I can get down to street level and “walk” about from the comfort of my computer.

Each of these books will be a stand-alone novel set in the mythology that I built in the DEAD series. Some of them may see “guest appearances” by characters that you know and love or hate from DEAD. You don’t have to be a reader of the series to enjoy or understand the book. It is zombie fiction, not Twin Peaks. For those totally unfamiliar, my zombies are like those found in Romero flicks. Still confused? (I weep for you, but I will clarify.) The Walking Dead. You know, basically slow and not all that coordinated. I do have a few twists in my mythology that differs from the norm. While I won’t state it as a fact, I had not read (in my VERY EXTENSIVE reading) any instances where the bite was not a catalyst for somebody to turn. Also, children of the younger age bracket might behave just a bit differently. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I will leave it at that and let you discover for yourself why my series has allowed me to be a writer full-time and quit my day job.

So, how do you get zombies to come wipe out your town (or maybe the town of an ex, or somebody that you just really don’t like), so to speak? Simple. All you have to do is send me an email at twbrown.maydecpub@gmail.com with “I WANT TO SEE THE DEAD TAKE MY TOWN!” in the subject line. From there, in the actual email, tell me where you are from. Tell me a little bit about your town and what makes it special. Feel free to offer your own name up for use as a character. You are even free to give me a description or photo that I can use to design this character. I even let you specify if you wish to be hero or villain. Sorry, no promises that you will survive in any case, and your character’s depiction may be NOTHING like you in manner and action. It will simply carry your name into the annals of zombie apocalypse history.

So…are you interested? Curious? Or maybe you really dislike those snobs over in Shelbyville? (Simpson’s  reference…sorry.) Well, you now have the power of life, death, and undeath in your hands. What will you do?

The Black Fang Betrayal – REVEALED!

Happy Halloween. I’m proud to reveal the author of each chapter of The Black Fang Betrayal. Thanks to all who entered the Rafflecopter and the winners will be chosen and notified soon.

 

The Empress – J.R. Rain

The Emperor – J.C. Eggleton

The High Priestess – Michaelbrent Collings

The Lovers – Glynn James

Wheel of Fortune – T.W. Brown

The Devil – David Moody

The Tower – T.W. Piperbrook

Death – Stephen Knight

Strength – Mainak Dhar

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Jeanette J., the winner of the Rafflecopter contest! You’ll be receiving a signed paperback from each author in the From Darkness Comes box set. We appreciate all of those who entered and thanks to everyone who left a review on Amazon.

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In related multi-author box set news, This Is The End 2 published on Friday and it includes some of the best authors out there today. For less than a dollar you get 9 titles from 10 incredible authors including, Elizabeth Basque, T.W. Brown, Jacqueline Druga, Rachel Higginson, Glynn James, J.A. Konrath, Scott Nicholson, J.R. Rain, Edward W. Robertson and J. Thorn.

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Stay tuned to the blog as I have some engaging posts in the works. Next week we’re talking parties. No, not political parties, the fun kind with loud music, angry neighbors and the police. Until next time…

Pandora’s Box Sets

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I’ve opened Pandora’s boxes. Well, not exactly. I’ve organized them. The past two months have been an incredible ride for me as an author but I want to tell you about the deal for readers.

We weren’t the first group of authors to bundle our titles into a single “box set” collection on Amazon and I guarantee you we won’t be the last. The multi-author box set is a collection of individual titles bundled and sold as one “book” on Amazon, usually for a ridiculously low price. For example, the sets I manage sell for $0.99 each which breaks down to about $0.15-$0.20 per title. We take this financial hit in order to reach more readers. I won’t get into the arguments about devaluing one’s work because this post is for readers and readers don’t care about stuff like that. Besides, the boxes are temporary and so we view it more like a sale.

Here’s what some of my fellow authors have to say about being part of the collection:

“It’s great to be able to offer readers a wide selection of authors at a low price.” – Scott Nicholson
“It’s been a pleasure to get ‘boxed in’ with such talent.” – Michael Brentcollings

The reader gets hundreds of pages and hours of entertainment for less than a dollar. In addition, the boxes are genre-specific so you’re not getting a random assortment of stories. You get exactly what you like to read by authors new to you.

The first box, This Is The End published in February and the second, From Darkness Comes in March. This Is The End 2 is coming soon with titles by J.A. Konrath, J.R. Rain, Scott Nicholson, Ed Robertson, Glynn James, T.W. Brown, Jacqueline Druga, Rachel Higginson and yours truly. These collections won’t be around for long. So far, we’ve sold over 34,000 copies combined which tells us readers love them. In fact, many say they enjoy discovering new authors and have subsequently gone on to purchase more of our individual titles.

From Darkness Comes has a Rafflecopter that ends in a few days. The winner gets a signed paperback from each author. Cool, right? You still have time to enter.

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If you’ve purchased one of these boxes please leave us an honest review on Amazon. You don’t have to read every book in the collection and the review can be as few as 20 words. This is in accordance with Amazon’s Terms of Service, so we’re not asking you to do anything underhanded.

Stock up and enjoy. Summer is right around the corner.


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