Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kayla Undead

Kayla Undead, the first sequel to Kayla and the Devil, is now available for Kindle download.  Darker and a bit gorier than the first Kayla book, this second installment should appeal equally to fans of horror and urban/paranormal fantasy.  A Nook edition will follow in the next week or so.

Download KAYLA UNDEAD on Kindle

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DEATHBRINGER now on Kindle

Newly revised for 2012, my 2006 novel DEATHBRINGER is now available on Kindle for just $2.99:


A rogue Deathbringer (as members of the global society of reapers are known) initiates an apocalyptic plot in order to gain ultimate power. As a night of terror and blood unfolds in Dandridge, TN, an unstoppable army of sentient living dead rises to destroy the living for the rogue reaper, who seeks to wipe out all of humanity.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cover for Go Kill Crazy!

This is the cover for my second novel for Samhain Publishing.  I dig it.  I should note, though, that I don't yet know the release date for this book.  Hell, my first book for Samhain, The Late Night Horror Show, isn't even out yet (that one's due to be released March 2013, by the way).

While you're waiting for these new books, consider grabbing one of my old releases recently reissued on Kindle:

Get DEPRAVED on Kindle



And don't forget my new 34,000 word novella:


Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Dark Ones now on Kindle

My most recent full-length horror novel (Kayla and the Devil being something of a genre hybrid and not precisely  horror) is now available for Kindle download for the first time since rights reverted to me at the end of last year.  I'll note again that I saw not a single penny from Dorchester/Leisure's digital sales of this title.  Do with that what you will.

Get THE DARK ONES for your Kindle

This leaves three more of my old Leisure titles still not available in digital--Soultaker, Deathbringer, and Queen of Blood.  I hope to get at least one more of those out before the end of the year, maybe more.

I am currently at the 43,000+ word mark of Kayla and the Vampires.  I still hope to have this Kayla and the Devil sequel available in digital formats by the end of the year.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Freakshow now on Kindle

The process of making all my old Leisure/Dorchester novels available in digital editions continues with the arrival of THE FREAKSHOW on Kindle.  A Nook edition will follow in about a week.

I am at the halfway mark of completing this task.  HOUSE OF BLOOD, DEPRAVED, and THE KILLING KIND are also currently available for Kindle download.  Still to come are THE DARK ONES, DEATHBRINGER, SOULTAKER, and QUEEN OF BLOOD.

Kindle link:


"The Freakshow is one of the most fun reads I've had in a long time."
--Dread Central

"The Freakshow is a sure bet to cement Bryan Smith's position in the forefront of the bold and shocking writers producing exceptional books within the horror genre."
--Horror World

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Story

"Some Crazy Fucking Shit That Happened One Day", a new 10,000 word story is now available for Kindle download.  99 whopping cents.  This story is kind of a goof, but I think most anyone who enjoys my books should have fun with it.  Featuring Satan-worshiping lesbian cheerleaders with chainsaws, Nazi zombies risen from the grave, and...fluffy bunnies.  This story originally appeared as bonus content in the recently released and now sold out limited hardcover edition of The Freakshow from Thunderstorm Books.

Amazon link:

"Some Crazy Fucking Shit That Happened One Day"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Zombie Sale

The Kindle edition of Rock And Roll Reform School Zombies, my 34,000 word zombies and heavy metal novella, is on sale until Halloween.  99 cent zombies.  Grab it now and spread the word.

Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies on AMAZON

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Diabolical Conspiracy

Sex, drugs, and devil-worshipping.  Presenting a brand new, never before published in any format novella, now available on Kindle.  A Nook edition will follow within the next couple days.  The Diabolical Conspiracy is 34,500 words of suspense and gruesome satanic mayhem.  This digital edition also includes more than 2,500 words of bonus content.  "Notes From A Diabolical Conspiracy" contains commentary on many aspects of the story, as well as a playlist for an unofficial soundtrack to the novella.

Kindle link:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Depraved and Killing Kind ebooks

The digital rights to my Dorchester titles reverted to me at the beginning of this year.  Since then, for a variety of factors I won't go into, these books have remained largely unavailable as eBooks, with the sole exception of House Of Blood.

However, I have taken some first steps to begin correcting that.  As of today, Kindle editions of both Depraved and The Killing Kind are now available for download on Amazon:



Both of these new digital editions contain bonus content not in the original books.  Nook versions, unfortunately, are not yet available, though this should change at some point in the near future.  Of course, I still have several other books not available digitally, including The Freakshow, Soultaker, Deathbringer, and Queen Of Blood.  These releases today are just an important first step.  Depraved and The Killing Kind are two of my most popular and best-received releases and finally getting them out there in a digital format was my number one priority.  But my eventual goal is to get all the books out there in all the major digital formats.  It will take some time, so please be patient.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A brief note on the Kayla sequel

So I did this thing at the end of Kayla and the Devil I've since had cause to question.  I resolved all the  major issues in that particular story, but nonetheless ended the book on something of a cliffhanger.  I'm okay with that part.  It's the one-sentence note I put at the very end of the book that I would likely not do again if I could go back in time and do it over.  And that note said to look for Kayla and The Vampires (the sequel's title) in 2012.

You do something like that, you're kind of obligated to deliver within a certain time frame.  Otherwise people are gonna bitch.  And I understand.  I'm the one who put the note there, after all.  But I want those of you who read Kayla and are looking forward to the sequel to know that I do still intend to make it happen.  I just started work on Kayla and the Vampires and I hope to have it available in paperback and ebook formats at some point in the fall.

So, yes, Kayla will be back, as promised.  And with a snarkier attitude than ever.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Dark Ones paperback

The paperback edition of my novel The Dark Ones is available at long last.  This was originally scheduled for release in mass market paperback by Leisure Books in January 2011.  But, as most of you know, things fell apart there and I parted ways with Leisure after eight books.  The Dark Ones was published in a limited hardcover edition last year by Delirium.  This first ever paperback edition is from Deadite Press, who will also be publishing the novel in electronic format shortly.

Order the paperback here:

The Dark Ones at Amazon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get Depraved, German Style

I've been told just recently that I should update this blog more often (hello, Lashon). I don't know if I can manage that, as I've never been a very prolific blogger, but I figured I should at least post something to let you all know I'm still around. Some of the darkness that resulted from the trials of last year has lifted and things are beginning to get rolling again. There's the signing to Samhain I've already reported, of course, and there are other things in the works, most of which I'll post about in future entries.

For today's entry, though, I wanted to announce that the first foreign language edition of one of my books is about to be released. Verkommen (the German title for Depraved) will be available in Germany on March 16. Anyone else interested can order it directly from the publisher's site here:

So if you know any Germans, or anyone who speaks German, or anyone who enjoys owning books printed in languages they don't understand, or if you're a fan and would just like to own it as a curiosity...well, get to ordering. Also, the cover is cool, as you can see by clicking on the link. It's probably better than any American mass market covers I've had. Very evocative of the actual flavor of the book, I think.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Samhain and a new beginning

Those of you actually still following this blog after my year of trauma and loss (and intermittent posting) may recall a novel I talked about back in 2010 called The Late Night Horror Show. This was a novel I had sold to Leisure Books/Dorchester Publishing based on a synopsis. I had written 15,000 words of it when Dorchester abruptly dropped their mass-market publishing line. No need to rehash all the associated drama with that development. The bottom line is I negotiated a cancellation of that contract and parted ways with Dorchester. I did not resume writing The Late Night Horror Show as there seemed to be no point at that time.

However, because of a brewing dissatisfaction with some other things I need not go into, I recently wound up talking to former Leisure horror editor Don D'Auria again about Late Night Horror Show. Don is now the editor of the new horror line at Samhain Publishing. And yesterday I signed a new contract for this book. Samhain Publishing will publish The Late Night Horror Show in early 2013. I'm happy to join the Samhain crew and very glad to be working with Don D'Auria again.

More news on this as it develops. In the meantime, check out Samhain Horror's page at the link below: