Friday, July 24, 2009

Reader review of THE ESTUARY

While I await reviews of my latest release, THE ESTUARY, there have been a couple of reader reviews already. Here's one I was delighted to come across on Goodreads:

"Awesome addition to the genre! Well worth checking out if you are a hardcore zombie-lit fan or if it's you're first foray into the world of zombie books."

There's also another great comprehensive review up on


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Essential Vampire Fiction, Vol. 2 : VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE

John Joseph Adams is editing a new book of essential vampire fiction, coming soon from Nightshade books. I'm delighted that my VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE SERIES gets a mention (number 12 of 40).

"Essential Vampire Fiction, Vol. 2

A Listmania! list by John Joseph Adams (New Jersey).

The list author says: "What follows is a selected bibliography of vampire fiction. This list focuses primarily on vampires in fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels published within the last thirty years or so, and largely ignores young adult, tie-in (Buffy, Angel, etc.), romance, and erotica titles, although some crossover is inevitable. For books in a series, only the first title in the series will be listed, and in the comment field, the phrase "et seq." will appear, indicating sequels.

This "for further reading" list appears in my vampire anthology BY BLOOD WE LIVE. The list was compiled by Ross E. Lockhart.

Visit the anthology’s website at to learn more about the stories in BY BLOOD WE LIVE."

Friday, July 17, 2009

FALLOUT - proposed cover art

The latest book in my VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE series will be released in October, in time for Games Fest 4 and Octocon. So I have just received back the manuscript for editing which will keep me busy for the next few weekends.

What's in a name?

The observant among you who are regular visitors to my website may have noticed a change of title for my forthcoming release from Ghostwriter Publications: the original title for this book was THE HMS SWIFT CHRONICLES but, the publisher and I decided that the title SENTINELS OF THE SEA was sharper and more descriptive so...we changed it. The cover got a makeover too!

About this Book:

A new historical horror fiction book incorporating two stories and titled Sentinels of the Sea, has been picked up by Ghostwriter Publications in the UK, for publication in 2009 in hardback, paperback and audio editions.

Set against the historical backdrop of the fragile peace that existed between the American Revolution, the looming French Revolution and the threat of Napoleon's growing empire, the crew of the HMS Swift face the walking dead in The Diabolical Plan and vampires in The Island.

The year is 1791 and Captain Thomas Butler and his loyal crew of The HMS Swift, a class five frigate in the service of King George III of England, are sent on a series of missions where nothing is what it seems and forces far darker than any of them have experienced before, reign supreme.

It'll be available to preorder around August - stay tuned for more updates.

EXAMINER.COM reviews 12 to Midnight's BURIED TALES anthology

Jeff LaSala at gave a terrific thumbs-up to the new anthology of horror stories, BURIED TALES, set in Pinebox Texas - the universe created by publisher 12 to Midnight. Here's a sample of what he had to say:

"If you ever enjoyed TV shows like Tales from the Crypt, the Creepshow movies, or one of Stephen King’s short stories, this anthology is worth checking out. No story is too long, nor too involved...just scary goodness with just enough restraint to keep the suspense."

And yep - I'm plugging this because I have a story in it!

Monday, July 13, 2009

First review of THE ESTUARY

The first reader review for my latest thriller, THE ESTUARY, is up on and it's a good one! Check it out HERE

Thursday, July 9, 2009

What's new for July at

Here's an update about what's new at my website. First off, my latest thriller, THE ESTUARY, has been released by Permuted Press. Books that have been ordered at the main online booksellers are now starting to ship and review copies are been forwarded to reviewers who requested a copy. Book extract, blurbs, reviews (as they come in) and links to the most popular booksellers are all available at the website.

Secondly, I've received the concept art for the third book in my VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE, series - FALLOUT. It's coming out from Black Death Books in September. At my website, just click on BOOKS to see the cover.

Finally, there's a new book trailer for the anthology, BURIED TALES, published by 12 to A link to it is posted on my homepage.

Happy reading!
Derek Gunn

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

THE ESTUARY flows...from Permuted Press

Derek Gunn's new zombie novel The Estuary is now available for purchase from many stores including:

* Permuted Press - Free shipping on any 2 or more books!
* Amazon US
* Amazon UK
* Amazon Canada
* Barnes & Noble
* Many Others

Journalist John Pender has returned to his home town of Whiteshead to rekindle his marriage. Ex-British Intelligence Officer Dave Johnson has arrived to isolate himself after his fiancée is murdered during a mission that went terribly wrong. But excavations for the new shopping centre unearth a mysterious contagion that threatens to throw their lives into chaos. Now the residents of Whiteshead are trapped within a quarantine zone with the military on one side and ravenous hordes on the other. Escape is no longer an option. Far out in the mouth of the estuary a small keep sits forlornly surrounded by an apron of jagged rocks. This refuge has always been unassailable, a place of myth and legend that has grown in folklore through the years. Now, it's the survivors' only hope of sanctuary. But there are thousands of flesh-eating infected between them and the keep and time is running out ...

"Almost fifteen thousand men, women and children turned into flesh eating zombies by a long-forgotten Nazi chemical weapon… sound like your thing?"
--David Moody, author of HATER

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