The Dishonored Dead

The Dead Is 99 Cents

This weekend my post-apocalyptic thriller The Dishonored Dead is on sale for 99 cents on Kindle US, Kindle UK, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It also contains an excerpt of Walk the Sky, which should hopefully see release in ebook and paperback late next month.

Why call it a post-apocalyptic thriller? Well, because it is. I used to call it a zombie novel, and in many ways it is a zombie novel, but it's also not a zombie novel. It's confusing, and while zombies are still popular, it's the traditional kind that sells. And if asked what's currently my favorite book of mine, I would probably have to go with this one. Not that I think it's a great introduction to my work -- after all, it's not that easily accessible to the average reader -- but it's definitely my most unique novel to date.

Anyway, the book's 99 cents until Monday. Grab a copy!

A Few Things

First, a special important reminder that I'll be speaking at Elizabethtown College this Saturday at noon. You should come. Second, it seems every time I speak in public, I come down with a cold beforehand. So yeah, not feeling too well today. Hoping it's just allergies. Either way, you should totally come Saturday.

Third, today is the last day to get in on the giveaway Steve Umstead has over at his website. Free stuff!

Fourth, last week Joseph Nassise kindly singled out The Dishonored Dead (along with John Hornor Jacobs' This Dark Earth) over at the Kobo Writing Life blog, where he's counting down the days until Halloween. About the two novels he says "Every now and then, however, you come upon a novel about the walking dead that restores your faith in the subgenre by delivering something new, something fresh." As for The Dishonored Dead, he says: "Swartwood’s writing is solid and he does a nice job of ratcheting up the tension and stakes throughout. The book would be worth reading just for the unique take on zombies alone, but thankfully Swartwood delivers a well-written tale that makes the experience all the more valuable." Read the rest here.

I'd Buy That For A Dollar

You know my novel The Dishonored Dead? The one that Jeremy Robinson called "one of the most original and gripping zombie novels I have ever read" and Joe McKinney said was "simply brillant"? Oh, and that We Zombie! called "a must-read" and Buy Zombie said was "a definite page turner"?

Yeah, that novel?

It's only 99 cents for the next two weeks from the following venues:

Still not convinced? Well, neither was this guy, and now look at him.