Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hallow'een Sale

BURIED TALES OF PINEBOX TX (from publishers 12 to Midnight) is now at the spooky price of just 99c if you download it through Drive Thru Horror and yes, I have a story in it!

Critical Acclaim - Bill Bodden: "Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is a very solid collection of horror tales"

Flames Rising - Todd Cash: "In my book, that's called entertainment." - Jeff LaSala: "I recommend it"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back from OCTOCON!

Well I’m back from a weekend at Octocon(The Irish scifi, fantasy and horror convention which was on in Dublin). The Camden Court Hotel was a new venue this year and the committee have chosen really well. Spacious rooms, nice food and our own bar – what more could you want. Guests I hear you shout. Well we had those too. The wonderful Mike Carey was our Guest of Honour and he regaled us with some readings and anecdotes for the whole weekend. Dave Lally was our Fan Guest of Honour, which meant he had to mingle with everyone – wait a minute - doesn’t he do that every year?? Well done Dave and well deserved.

Michael Carroll was there too, it just wouldn’t be the same without him. Peadar O’Guilin wants a dog monster for next year so I will have to see what I can do and the irrepressible John Vaughan wants ‘His gun spat death’ somewhere in my next novel – guests are so demanding these days. I wonder who I’ll have it spit death at - any suggestions please e-mail me. CE Murphy again brightened our weekend with stories and observations and kept us in line.

Maura McHugh and Rob Curley were there flaunting their Roisin Dubh, and for those who do not read Irish – you’ll have to wait until it comes out to see what it is, though with their talents you won’t be disappointed. Alan "Sancho" Nolan was there also and I was delighted to share a panel with him.

As you can see we had plenty of talent and lots of fun as well. We also had the first ever Golden Blaster (film) Awards – keep your eye on these. If John Vaughan has his way these will be pretty big next year with a surprise GOH.

I must have done something right as I was invited back next year. I really can’t wait. Somehow they have managed to get George R R Martin as GOH :-)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

NERO Revealed!!!

VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE Graphic Novel (coming 2011 from New Baby Productions) - concept art for "Nero"

NERO Revealed!!!

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A New War begins

FALLOUT is the third book in Derek Gunn’s Vampire Apocalypse series and is now available in trade paperback from Black Death Books.

The Vampires rule. Humanity are enslaved in a nightmare world where those who are still alive are bred as food for the vampires and the entertainment for the vicious thralls who guard them.

The brief but bitter conflict between rival vampires has left Von Kruger victorious. However, the thralls have used the war to their advantage and they have grown in power and confidence against their former masters. Their rivalry is set to escalate but first they must eliminate another threat - the small band of human survivors. Harris and his team hold a secret of immeasurable power – a coating for bullets that can kill the vampires. The thralls want it and the vampires must destroy it. But first they have to find them. An uneasy alliance is forged until the humans can be destroyed but neither side can hope to trust the other.

Across the country another power struggle threatens them all. There is a power play at work that Harris does not understand. Harris’s warning of the serum’s deadly effects has been ignored and the doomsday clock continues to tick relentlessly towards Armageddon.
On top of all that there is a traitor in the human community and the small matter of a potential nuclear catastrophe…


“Gunn weaves a terrific tale…breathtaking well-plotted action” –Apex Science Fiction Digest

“…an incredibly original piece of fiction that keeps the reader turning the pages.” –Horror-web

Now available at: Black Death Books Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kindle editions of all three VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE books coming...

For those who prefer their reading material in electronic format, my three VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE books will be available in KINDLE editions before the end of the year through Permuted Press who is also the publisher (both print and kindle editions) of my latest release, THE ESTUARY.

And the best news is that Kindle editions are now to be made available worldwide - no more heavy suitcases full of books for me when I go on holidays :-)

I've got FALLOUT in my hands!

Many many many thanks to my publisher, Black Death Books for rushing advance copies of my new Vampire Apocalypse book, FALLOUT, to me in time for the book's launch at Octocon this Saturday (11am in the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin for anyone who's around and interested!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I love going to scifi/horror.fantasy conventions but living on this small island, I don't get to nearly as many as I would like due to the time /expense involved in travel. But there's two this month that I am going to, as a guest author: Octocon and Games Fest.

First up is Octocon and this will be my third one. I'm really looking forward to this and meeting up a great bunch of authors/artists and filmakers. Mike Carey (Writer for Marvel and DC comics, as well as several other comics publishers. Author of the Felix Castor novels), is the Guest of Honour. So if you're in Dublin next weekend, check it out at the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street. I'll be launching my new VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE book, FALLOUT, on Saturday around 11am, talking about my latest release, THE ESTUARY and the forthcoming VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE graphic novel (due out 2011).

Also, there's an interview up at the Octocon website with yours truely:-)

Games Fest is on in Watford in the UK on Saturday 24th: From the humble origins of a gaming collective to a one-day convention encompassing RPG’s, Board Games, CCG’s, War Games, Comics, Books, Film & Video gaming. The aim is for an informal event that enables the enthusiast and casual gamer to sample the best the hobby has to offer. Click HERE to see this year's impressive line up including Dan Abnett, Simon Scarrow,
Conrad Williams, Steve Savile, Gav Thorpe,Richard Williams and Graham McNeill to mention a few.

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