Archive for the 'Craig’s Novels' Category

February 1, 2016

On Saturday night, author Chris Marrs and I were happy to host a party celebrating the launch of our books WILDWOMAN, a dark fantasy (Marrs), and THE ALCHEMISTS, a historical fantasy (mine). Local store Owl’s Nest was on hand to sell books to nearly 30 attendees. Thanks to everybody for coming and making the night special!

book launch party 1

January 19, 2016


This special bind-up edition from Permuted Press presents the classic zombie novels THE INFECTION and THE KILLING FLOOR in a single volume.

I’m thrilled about this edition for three reasons. First, this edition has an incredible foreword by the great Joe McKinney, whose work, along with David Moody’s, inspired me to take my first stab at zombie fiction. Second, it will be available in select bookstores via Simon & Schuster. And third, I gave both books a thorough new edit so they read even better than before.

THE INFECTION WAR is available from a limited print run, so get your copy while it’s available! Thanks for reading!

Get it at your local bookstore, at Amazon here or at Barnes and Noble’s website here.

P.S. Yes, I’m still hoping to do a third book in the series!

January 8, 2016

SILENT RUNNING by Craig DiLouie (cover)SILENT RUNNING, the second episode in my CRASH DIVE series, continues Charlie Harrison’s war in the submarines in the Pacific during World War 2.

The book is now available for pre-order for Amazon Kindle! The book officially releases February 15, 2016.


Lt. Charlie Harrison survived the horrors of Rabaul and the midnight battle with the Mizukaze. When he reports to Sabertooth at Pearl, he must contend with a crew that isn’t exactly welcoming.

While underway, the captain reveals the submarine’s mission–to go to the Japanese-occupied Philippines, deliver supplies to the Filipino guerillas, and bring American refugees home.

When Sabertooth runs into Yosai, one of the big IJN aircraft carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor, the mission changes. As disaster strikes, Charlie must take command and make the ultimate decision–get the refugees home, or risk everything on an all-or-nothing attack.

Get it here!

January 7, 2016

Aside from CRASH DIVE, I didn’t put out much new fiction in 2015, but I’ve got some great stuff coming out soon. Lots of great stuff.

THE ALCHEMISTS COVER (NEW)THE ALCHEMISTS: Renaissance fantasy about two alchemists, one a magician and the other a scientist, engaged in a duel to see which is superior, science or magic. Tapas Media is putting the book out in its digital format for three months, after which it will be available for Kindle. The paperback is available now here. The audiobook, which will be narrated by R.C. Bray, will be out in April.

SILENT RUNNING: This sequel to my popular submarine adventure story, CRASH DIVE, will be available for Amazon Kindle in early February. In this episode, Charlie is assigned to a new submarine that is tasked to go to the Philippines to rescue Americans trapped on an island occupied by the Japanese. I’ll be starting a third episode in the fall. The audiobook version will be available by March; the audiobook version of the first episode, CRASH DIVE, is now available here, narrated by R.C. Bray.

THE RETREAT: This popular ultraviolent zombie Amazon Kindle series is being co-written with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney. Joe just wrote the third episode, which is available here. I’ll be hard at work on the fourth episode starting in late February. We’re planning six episodes in all. The audiobook version of my first episode, THE RETREAT: PANDEMIC, will be available by February, narrated by R.C. Bray.

SILENT RUNNING by Craig DiLouie (cover)THE FRONT: This new zombie series is co-written with Timothy Long and David Moody. THE FRONT is about an airborne unit during World War 2 that must go behind enemy lines to defeat a new zombie virus that now threatens to overrun all of Europe. Episode 1, by Tim Long, is now available for Amazon Kindle here. Tim’s writing from the perspective of the Americans, who are then joined in episode 2 by the British paras (the Red Devils), which will be written by David Moody. I’ll be coming in with episode 3, when the Americans and Brits do the unthinkable, which is join forces with their old enemies the German paratroopers. We’re planning six episodes in all.

CHILDREN OF GOD: This horror poetry collection, written with Jonathan Moon, is a series of poems written by the survivors of a doomsday cult. Haunting stuff. The book will be available in late February.

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December 30, 2015

THE RETREAT is coming to audiobook in early 2016 thanks to a new deal with Blue Heron.

The great R.C. Bray, who narrated SUFFER THE CHILDREN and CRASH DIVE, will be doing the narrating.

Blue Heron put together a nifty website promoting the series, which I’m authoring with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney. Featured are links to the eBooks, an audio preview and some creepy sound effects.

Check it out here.

the retreat website

December 22, 2015

CRASH DIVE COVER mediumGive the gift of WWII this holiday season … My WW2 submarine thriller CRASH DIVE is now on sale through the end of 2015 for $0.99!

October, 1942. The United States and the Empire of Japan are at war. Charlie Harrison, a young and ambitious lieutenant, reports for duty aboard the S-55, a worn-out WWI-era submarine. While the Battle of Guadalcanal rages on land, air, and sea, the captain plans a daring attack against Rabaul, the heart of Japanese power in the South Pacific. There, the hunter will become the hunted, and Charlie will discover how good he is at war.

“Adventure fiction in the grand tradition of the HORNBLOWER series … CRASH DIVE blew me away.” – John Dixon, author of PHOENIX ISLAND

Get it here!

November 30, 2015

CRASH DIVE audiobookCRASH DIVE is now available as an audiobook from Audible here!

Narrated by the great R.C. Bray, this fast-paced WWII adventure pits an American submarine in an edge-of-your-seat cat-and-mouse game against the powerful Japanese navy.

Turns out Blue Heron, the publisher, gave me 10 copies to give away to fans.

On Friday, December 4, I’ll be doing a drawing from 10 subscribers to APOCA-LIT NEWS, my newsletter.

If you’re already a subscriber, you’re in! If you’re not, click the subscribe link to the right to get it free.

November 23, 2015

CRASH DIVE audiobookVery happy today to announce that my WWII submarine thriller CRASH DIVE is now available in audiobook via Audible, offering nearly five hours of entertainment.

This edition of CRASH DIVE is published by Blue Heron and narrated by the great R.C. Bray, with whom I had the pleasure of working on the audio version of SUFFER THE CHILDREN. Bray did an amazing job, as always, making my work come alive with a stellar performance.

Click here to listen to a free sample and buy it.

November 4, 2015

Episode 3 of THE RETREAT is now available in Kindle for pre-order on Amazon! This short eBook officially releases November 30. Get it here now.

This popular zombie series, written by myself and the great Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney, tells the story of a lost battalion fighting its way to safety across thousands of miles of an apocalyptic America overrun with homicidal maniacs–the Klowns.

Episode 3, written by Joe McKinney:

The long flight out of Boston.

After weeks of non-stop fighting across an America overrun by fearless, shrieking mad killers, and a daring assault to retake their unit’s home base of Fort Drum, Lt. Colonel Harry Lee and the men of First Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment have made it to the outskirts of Philadelphia.

The blood of the innocent.

Along the way, they’ve picked up thousands of refugees, innocents in need of protection against impossible odds.

Shelter from the storm.

The City of Brotherly Love is currently under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade, the Independence Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it’s up to Lee’s right hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces. Can he snatch Lee from the hangman’s noose, and can he guide his troops, and his civilian charges, through the gathering horde of maniacal killers?

Or will they all die laughing?

Get it here!


October 28, 2015