“Sanctuary in Steel” Free on Kindle Today June 20, 2013

Bryan Cassiday’s zombie apocalypse thriller Sanctuary in Steel is free on Kindle June 20, 2013, on Amazon.

5-star Review on Amazon for Sanctuary in Steel

“Excellent book!  This book is very well-written and engaging.  The story is unique within the zombie genre.”–Emily

Read the entire review on Amazon.


Iain McKinnon Praises “Sanctuary in Steel”

Sanctuary in Steel made me feel like I did the first time I watched Romero.  Fresh, exciting and engaging like any outbreak story should be.”–Iain McKinnon, author of Domain of the Dead

Sanctuary in Steel is now available at Amazon.

Win a Free Copy of “Sanctuary in Steel” at Goodreads

Win a free copy of the new zombie apocalypse thriller Sanctuary in Steel at Goodreads.

Brand-new Rave Review for “Sanctuary in Steel”

“Cassiday blends thoughtful suspense and pulse-pounding terror to deliver a novel with both bite and creeping dread.”–David Dunwoody, author of Empire and The Harvest Cycle

Amazon’s Review Policy: Sock Puppets not Wanted

According to the New York Times (12/23/2012), you do not have to read a book on their Web site in order to review that book.  A spokesman for Amazon said,  “We do not require people to have experienced the product in order to review.”

This means that anybody who wants to read my new zombie book Sanctuary in Steel, or has added it to their TBR list, can post a review like, “I’m looking forward to reading Sanctuary in Steel,” and Amazon will not delete the review.

However, sock puppets are discouraged.  A sock puppet is a false identity created by a person in order to deceive.  Apparently writers like Stephen Leather and John Locke created sock puppets in order to post positive reviews of their books under phony names.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with authors posting reviews of their own books.  After all, no less a writer than the French author of The Human Comedy Honore de Balzac used to do it all the time.

I have recently posted on Amazon a review of my new zombie apocalypse thriller Sanctuary in Steel. Amazon published it.  As of this moment, my review is still posted on Amazon.  Of course, there’s no chicanery involved.  I signed the review with my own name.  If I had used a sock puppet, maybe Amazon would have deleted the review.  The problem with using my own name on the review is that nobody will pay much attention to it, thinking it biased.  A sock puppet’s review would carry more weight with visitors to my book’s Amazon page.

But sock puppets aren’t allowed on Amazon anymore.

Special Halloween Treat!

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