Earlier this year, I published a novella set within my Badlands universe titled Redemption in the Badlands.
Check it out here!
Pastor Dan Owens wants to believe there’s still good left in an evil world. When he meets Lilly, he’s certain that helping this woman in need is the right thing to do.
In fact, it’s his mission in life.
But when a murderous gang kidnaps Lilly, Dan’s oath to protect her will send him down a path that no man of God should ever have to travel.
To save her, Dan will have to do things the hard way.
Old Testament style.
I have a new book out! It’s a collection of short stories written over the past year or so, called The Swingin’ Man.
Check it out here!
A collection of twelve frighteningly provocative short stories that will keep you up at night and have you questioning your perception of reality.
The Others Proving they exist will have deadly consequences.
Pine Lake Four friends discover the horror of what lies beneath the lake’s pristine surface.
Quarry A small-time criminal learns what it really means to have that killer instinct.
Into the Machine In a world where virtual reality offers escape, one man will learn it can also be a prison.
Trash Bag Man He followed a homeless man off the subway. Now his life will never again be the same.
Social Work An uncaring social worker learns that some families should be left alone.
The Swingin’ Man A small-town sheriff discovers that not all legends are imaginary.
Disintegration Can delusion be contagious? A psychiatrist is about to find out.
The Signal First contact won’t at all be like we expected.
Corner Monster Whatever you do, stay out of the dark.
Until Death Do Us Part Vengeance takes many forms.
Revenge is a Dish Best Served on a Dark Night In a ghost town saloon on a cold and windy night, three gunslingers square up.
My latest novel Kryptos is now available in ebook format. The paperback will soon follow. Here’s the cover and the gist…
ONE NIGHT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING
Life as the constable of a quiet vacation island has been good to Marty. Unlike big city cops, he’s managed to avoid the worst of the job.
But when he gets a call about a murder-suicide, he’s sure it will be the worst thing he’s ever seen.
He couldn’t be more wrong.
Something is coming to the island tonight. Something terrible. Something unspeakable.
And it won’t stop until everyone on the planet is dead.
Click here to read a sample. You’ll also find links to purchase at your favorite retailer. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Scribd, and more.
What was once BrianJarrett.com is now MusingPanda.com.
Why? First off, I’ve been focusing the last six years on my fiction writing, which I publish under Brian J. Jarrett. I wanted to disambiguate my name both with and without the middle initial. Now, brianjarrett.com and brianjjarrett.com take you to the same place – my writer homepage.
But I didn’t want to get rid of all this content, especially with the amount of time and effort I put into the articles. I also wanted to keep the Nitro scene and Flood stuff alive and kicking. So I bought a new domain name and moved everything here.
What’s up with the name? Well, this site is a place for musings. Also, I like Pandas. Put the two together and there you have it. (And the domain was available.)
Maybe I’ll even update this site a little more often. I still have those random and eclectic musings that need somewhere to go. Might as well be here.
Got a new book out…here’s the scoop:
Three years ago Tom Miller lost his entire family to a brutal serial killer. Now drowning in alcohol and haunted by the ghosts of his past, he decides one night to finally end it all.
But when he sees the face of a murdered little girl on the evening news, Tom thinks he might know who the killer is. Desperate to stop the next murder before it happens, Tom mounts his own investigation—and quickly finds himself in over his head.
When the next little girl goes missing, Tom will have to come to terms with his past and face his demons in order to track down a monster. But with time running out and his leads falling short, his chances at finding the killer are quickly diminishing.
Along with a child’s chances for survival.
You can pick it up from your favorite retailer by following the links here.
My latest novel The Crossover Gene is now available at all major ebook stores (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple) and in paperback through Amazon. Here’s the gist of it:
Andy Davis is nothing special. A roster of failed relationships. A magnet for dead-end jobs. Untalented and uninspired. Add in a penchant for booze and drugs and he’s headed nowhere fast.
But when two hit men try to kill him in a dark alley, Andy discovers he’s anything but average. In fact, he’s the most important person in the world.
And the parallel world next door.
This was a fun book to write. I originally started it back in 2012, but put it on hold for a couple of years while I worked on other projects. I finished it up last year and released it in October. If you like fast-paced thrillers, parallel universes and an unlikely hero’s journey then this book might just be for you.
Just going through the site after putting a new theme on it and started digging through the old Nitro scene material. Hard to believe almost twenty years have passed. I’m forty years old now with six and nine year old kids. Got a real job and everything. How did I get so old?
I was a kid back then and some of the writing clearly demonstrates that. What can I say? Follies of youth and all that. What I can say is that the sincerity is and always was there. While I’m older and wiser these days, I wouldn’t change any of it. I surely don’t regret any of it. Spectacular times and indelible memories.
Beyond the Badlands, the second installment in my Badlands Series, is now available in ebook and paperback. Here’s the blurb:
Who survived The Badlands to make it to the city by the river? Was the city truly a safe haven, or just another dead end teeming with hordes of the infected? What else is in store for those who survived?
In the dramatic second installment of Into the Badlands, the fate of the survivors and the truth about the city by the river is finally revealed. For some the journey has ended, but for those who remain, surviving the end of the world will be only the beginning.
Click here for links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and more!
The followup to my 2011 post-apocalyptic thriller Into the Badlands is undergoing a final proofread as we speak. I expect to get it back next week, after which I’ll fix any errors and then give the thing a final read through.
If all goes well, I’ll publish on or before December 1, 2013. Beyond the Badlands will be published through my LLC, available first as an ebook from all major ebooksellers. A paperback edition will follow.
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I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest novel, The Desolate. Here’s the blurb:
In an attempt to rebuild his life from the wreckage of a failed marriage, Scott Stevenson moves to a small town miles away from the problems of his former life. There he buys a new home, makes a friend, and even catches the eye of a local girl.
But something is very wrong in this idyllic, Midwestern town.
Mutilated bodies of young women are turning up, chilling displays of savage brutality the town has never before seen. The victims all bear a striking resemblance to the new lady in Scott’s life and, worse still, the law is more than suspicious of the “new guy in town”.
Scott soon finds himself in the way of a killer. Fearful for the safety of his girlfriend and himself, Scott must tap into his darker side, his evil side, in order to survive.
There he’ll discover a path to a place more desolate than he could ever imagine.
The Desolate is a fast-paced horror thriller filled with murder, suspense, mystery, and deception. This book contains strong language and graphic scenes of violence. It is recommended only for mature audiences.
The book is available now for the Kindle and in paperback. Check it out if you get the chance!