The Payout–a new thriller by Bryan Cassiday

A distressed young woman falls under the spell of a homicidal maniac and becomes his partner in murder in this disturbing psychological thriller.

Pondering suicide sitting on a Malibu dock one night after running away from home, doe-eyed young Mina Deerling meets smooth-talking Gage Catton, who is trying to load his wife’s body, which is wrapped in a blanket, onto his boat. When Catton finds out to his shock that his wife is still alive in the blanket, he talks the distraught Mina into helping him finish her off with his knife. Together they put out to sea and, miles from shore, toss his wife’s body overboard with an anchor bound to it.

Mina learns that Catton faked his death a year ago and was trying to collect his half of the life insurance payout from his wife when he discovered she had double-crossed him and absconded with all of the money for herself.

Now Catton wants that money, and he’ll do anything to get it, including using Mina to help him achieve his goal in a psychopathic relationship that forces Mina to confront the horrors that lurk in the darkest corners of her mind in a nerve-racking voyage of self-discovery.

Available for preorder at Amazon.

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Shadows and Teeth Volume Two wins another award

I am pleased to announce that Darkwater Syndicate’s Shadows and Teeth Volume Two, which includes my short story “Boxed,” has just won another award to go along with the International Book Award it won for best adult horror fiction anthology 2017.  This time around, Shadows and Teeth Volume Two, won FAPA’s President’s Gold Medal for horror fiction 2017.  Check out the Florida Authors’ and Publishers’ Association press release here.

 

Save 50% on Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series

Save 50% on Amazon Kindle on July 10 on Bryan Cassiday’s horror epic Zombie Apocalypse:  The Chad Halverson Series.  Will Chad Halverson survive long enough to find out what the government is hiding about the zombie apocalypse?

Explosive zombie action in Chad Halverson boxed set

The explosive zombie action in Bryan Cassiday’s boxed set Zombie Apocalypse:  The Chad Halverson Series will set your teeth on edge.  What force on earth can stop the zombies?Nobody knows.  All they can do is continue fighting, trying to kill the zombies before the zombies can kill them.  The ensuing zombie bloodbath is brutal and relentless–with the zombies gaining the upper hand all over the earth.  Get it now at Amazon.

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E-book giveaway on Amazon of Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series

Enter the giveaway now for a chance to win a free e-book of Bryan Cassiday’s zombie epic Zombie Apocalypse:  The Chad Halverson Series at Amazon.

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Five Coffins for Halloween on Kindle

Bryan Cassiday’s new collection of never-before-published horror stories Five Coffins for Halloween is now available on Kindle.  You don’t have to wait till Halloween to read it. Five spine-chilling stories that feature the various faces of evil, including witches, zombies, ghosts, serial killers, and haunted masks.

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Game Plan

For my next book, which is an apocalyptic science-fiction thriller, I am going to do things a bit different than I’ve been doing.  I’ve been self-publishing my zombie books and haven’t been submitting them to agents beforehand.  (My new book is not a zombie book, by the way.)  This time around, I will send queries to a score of agents that handle apocalyptic thrillers to see if they would like to represent my newest novel.  If they show no interest, all is not lost.  I will self-publish.  The book is ready to go.  It only needs to be proofed, which I will do when the time comes.

I started e-mailing queries to literary agents over a month ago and have received a few e-mails in return expressing lack of excitement on their part.  Many agents say they will not respond unless interested.  It doesn’t look encouraging.  I expect I will not hear from the majority of them that I have sent to.  I’m not going to wait a year to hear from them, though.  If I haven’t heard from them in a month, I’m writing them off.  These gatekeepers are not going to prevent my book from being published.

My book will get published, regardless of the opinions of certain agents.