Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New novel THE REBORN

After a detour into crime fiction, I am back into seriously twisted HORROR territory with my new novel THE REBORN.  Get the Kindle version at the link below.  A paperback edition will follow within the next couple days.

THE REBORN on Kindle

Murder. Sexual violence. Necrophilia. These are the things Josh Booker has fantasized about since he was a boy. For years the conflicted young man struggled to contain the dark urges growing inside him, but now he has succumbed and taken his first victim. In the aftermath, he alternately feels elation and despair. Now that he’s done it once, however, the urges are stronger than ever and he knows he will kill again. But then something unexpected happens. His first victim returns, alive again and in a pristine new body. For reasons unknown, Mia Holloway finds herself helplessly drawn to the man who killed her. Together they descend into a twisted nightmare of complications and bloody murder.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

STRANGE WAYS Kindle Countdown

STRANGE WAYS, my horror novel about diabolical witches from last year, is currently on sale for 99 cents as a Kindle Countdown Deal.  The sale lasts through May 31.  After that, it goes back up to regular price, so grab it now.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Newsletter launch

For some time I have done much of my online book promotion via my public Facebook page. However, Facebook's algorithms have rendered it difficult to reliably reach a large audience. I am therefore launching a newsletter to directly reach those interested in hearing updates about my books and upcoming projects. The newsletter will occasionally include snippets from works in progress and other random insights into my books. A first newsletter will go out at some point within the next week or so. Subscribe at the link below.

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Friday, 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:


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Brian Keene on SLOWLY WE ROT

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:


Sunday, 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

Friday, 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