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The Book Bazaar / Beyond the Badlands (Into the Badlands #2)
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:12:34 PM »
At long last the followup to my debut novel, Into the Badlands, is finally available. Here's the synopsis:

Who survived The Badlands to make it to the city by the river? Was the city truly a safe haven, or just another dead end teeming with hordes of the infected? What else is in store for those who survived?

In the dramatic second installment of Into the Badlands, the fate of the survivors and the truth about the city by the river is finally revealed. For some the journey has ended, but for those who remain, surviving the end of the world will be only the beginning.

You can pick up a copy for your Kindle by following the link below. Happy reading!

The Book Bazaar / Wishes and Desires (A short story)
« on: February 21, 2013, 07:20:31 AM »
Bill Moore is a man with wishes. He wishes for a promotion at work, for respect, for acknowledgment.

When he meets a peculiar man riding a rickety bicycle, the man claims to possess a device that can channel the spirits and satisfy Bill’s desires – for the cost of a small favor. Desperate to have his wishes granted, Bill accepts.

It’s not long before Bill learns that nothing comes cheap.

And wishes are not the same as desires.

Wishes and Desires (A short story)

The Book Bazaar / Muster Drill (A zombie infection novella)
« on: December 20, 2012, 11:34:13 AM »
Terror on the high seas…

It was supposed to be three days of fun on a weekend cruise. Instead, this small group of friends find themselves fighting for their lives against passengers and crew inexplicably transformed into vicious and bloodthirsty savages.

Trapped in open waters, surviving the ship is only the beginning.

Muster Drill (A zombie infection novella)

The Book Bazaar / The Desolate (A horror thriller)
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:00:18 PM »
I'm thrilled to announce that my new horror novel, The Desolate, is now available on the Kindle! Here's the blurb:

In an attempt to rebuild his life from the wreckage of a failed marriage, Scott Stevenson moves to a small town miles away from the problems of his former life. There he buys a new home, makes a friend, and even catches the eye of a local girl.

But something is very wrong in this idyllic, Midwestern town.

Mutilated bodies of young women are turning up, chilling displays of savage brutality the town has never before seen. The victims all bear a striking resemblance to the new lady in Scott’s life and, worse still, the law is more than suspicious of the “new guy in town”.

Scott soon finds himself in the way of a killer. Fearful for the safety of his girlfriend and himself, Scott must tap into his darker side, his evil side, in order to survive.

There he’ll discover a path to a place more desolate than he could ever imagine.

The Desolate is a fast-paced horror thriller filled with murder, suspense, mystery, and deception.

By the way, this book contains strong language and graphic scenes of violence. In other words, it's not for the kiddos.

Hope you get a chance to check it out!

The Book Bazaar / Walking At Night (A collection of horror)
« on: October 14, 2011, 04:18:40 PM »
I'm excited to announce that I've just published my collection of short horror stories.  It's called Walking At Night: A Collection of Horror and weighs in at 56k words in nine stories.  Some of these stories have roots as far as fifteen years back.  It's a wonderful feeling to have all these stories see the light of day.

Most of these are horror stories, so they're for mature audiences.  Here's the blurb:

A childhood evil thought long dead reawakens.  In the deep, dark woods death methodically stalks its prey. A strange mirror found in an unknown cave is much more than it appears to be.  The perfect plan takes an unexpected turn, while death comes for everyone in frighteningly different shapes and forms.  A tortured survivor quests endlessly for atonement that may never come.  Strange and terrifying creatures that shouldn’t exist, do.

These are some of the chilling and speculative themes found in Brian J. Jarrett’s Walking At Night: A Collection of Horror.  A work some fifteen years in the making, this collection features some of the author’s darkest themes and some of his strangest worlds yet imagined.  Walking At Night will take readers on nine suspense-filled trips to the dark side of humanity, and to places beyond the realm of science and reason.

Walking At Night: A Collection of Horror

If you like dark horror in the short story form, then feel free to come on by and check it out.  Thanks!

The Book Bazaar / Into the Badlands (A post-apocalyptic thriller)
« on: September 23, 2011, 03:39:11 AM »
Well, now that I've spent some time familiarizing myself here and getting into some conversations I thought I'd add my post in the Book Bazaar for my book, Into the Badlands.  Here's the synopsis:

It’s been three years since a devastating pandemic transformed most of the world’s human population into vicious, wild animals. Ed Brady and his two sons rely solely on each other in order to survive in a world completely devoid of stability and structure. Their goal: reach the city by the river, where they may have some chance of finding salvation.

As they travel across the wasteland that was once the Midwestern United States, they encounter other survivors along the way. As their paths inevitably intertwine, Ed must remain steadfast that his sworn mission to see that his boys know safety and happiness is not compromised. Surrounded by the constant threat of attack by infected humans, can Ed and his sons make it to the city before their luck runs out? And, if they can, what will be waiting for them there when they arrive?

Into The Badlands is a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic thriller that will take readers on a desperate journey for salvation through the wasted remains of a land overrun with the stuff of nightmares.

Into the Badlands

This is a book about never giving up and about keeping one's humanity when the rest of the world has lost it.  Writing and releasing this has been a dream come true.

Introductions & Welcomes / Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:25:57 PM »
Hello everyone,

My name is Brian.  I've always been an avid reader, as far back as second grade.  No surprise I'd try my hand at writing too.  In my earlier years I read a ton, wrote a novel and a dozen or so short stories, then put writing on hold.  The industry looked too tough to even make a dent.

Fast forward to 2010; I discover the Kindle and it changes everything for me.  I'm a successful computer programmer now, which I love, but I never lost my love for writing.  With self-publishing a viable option, my fires were stoked once again.  Now my IT job subsidizes my writing, so I'm under no pressure to compromise for money.  I can write what I love, which simply means writing the kind of stuff I'd like to read.

With the publishing paradigm shift now in high gear, I have access to writers who would never have made it past the gatekeepers in years past.  Indie authors with fresh perspectives and out-of-the-box thinking can now live or die by their own talents on a level playing field.  The way it should have been all along.

I'm hoping to be able to share some of my work here, and to get turned on to some fresh indie work that'll stretch my brain muscle.  Just this month I released a brand new novel on the Kindle, and I'm more excited about writing than I think I've ever been.

I'm looking forward to getting to know the folks on this block.  Thanks for reading.

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