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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Contamination 5: Survival out now!

Contamination 5: Survival is now live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Contamination 5: Survival follows the journey of Noah Chambers after his departure from the salvage yard.  Soon after leaving, he is beaten, robbed, and hunted down through the Colorado wilderness.  In order to survive, he'll need to summon strength he never imagined.

Of all the Contamination books, this might be the most intense.  It was a lot of fun getting back into Noah's head, and I hope you enjoy the book!  

For those not on Amazon or BN, the book will be available in the coming weeks on Smashwords, Itunes, and Kobo.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Contamination 5: Survival cover reveal!

Hello everyone!
Contamination 5: Survival is in the final stages of editing and is still on track for an early April release.  The story follows Noah Chambers after his split from the group in the salvage yard.  I'm excited about how it came out, and the cover came out amazing!

Below is the blurb for the book, as well as the cover.  For exact details on the release, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and I'll let you know the day the book is out!


CONTAMINATION 5: SURVIVAL:


Ever since leaving the salvage yard, Noah Chambers has been plagued by the infected and hunted by the men who patrol the streets.  In order to survive, he’ll need to summon strength he never imagined.

In a world gone mad, no one is safe...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sneak peek at Contamination 5!

Hello everyone!
Just a quick update to let you know Contamination 5 is coming along well.  I've finished the draft and am in the process of editing.  If all goes well, the release will see the light of day soon!  I'll keep you posted when I know more, but for now, here's a sneak peek!

Contamination 5: Survival continues the journey of Noah Chambers, who split from the group back in Contamination 2.  Below is an excerpt from the first chapter of the book. Enjoy!

PART ONE – HUNTED

Chapter One

“Over here!”

The men were coming.  Through the haze, Noah could hear the rumble of motors and the cry of voices.  He struggled to open his eyes, but they were swollen shut.  His face burned with pain. 

After a few attempts he cracked his eyelids.  The rays of the midday sun pierced his retinas and he squinted to reduce the glare.  The fact that he was alive was either a miracle or a curse; at the moment, he couldn’t decide which.  He wiggled his fingers and toes.  As far as he could tell, nothing was broken.

But that didn’t make him feel any better.

He lifted his head, biting back a fresh swell of pain.  He was lying in the forest about fifty feet from the road.  Around him was a legion of pines.  Just minutes ago he was thrashing through the underbrush, hoping to find respite in the depths of the forest.  After expending his last bit of energy, he’d dropped to the ground behind one of the large, sap-covered trunks.

Now he lay exhausted, listening to his pursuers approach.

He patted his pockets, hoping to find something they’d missed, but his ripped khaki shorts were empty.  His only hope was to summon enough strength to continue.

The men were going to kill him. 

If he didn’t move, he’d die.

He thought of his family in Portland—of Mom, Dad, and Ricky—and clenched his teeth.  For the past few days, the image of his relatives had been the only thing keeping him going.  Now he found himself wondering if he’d ever make it to see them again.

Don’t give up now.

Noah forced himself to his knees, ignoring his aching muscles, and crawled through the thickets.  Keep low, and keep moving.  He needed to gain distance between himself and the road.  If the men couldn’t find him, perhaps they’d grow bored; maybe they’d even give up.

The forest floor crackled under the weight of men’s footsteps.  The men had stopped talking, but their breathing echoed through the trees behind him.  In a matter of minutes Noah had become their target, their prey.  Seconds after seeing him, they’d forced his truck off the road and into a tree.

If only he’d taken another road…

For the past few days he’d been practicing the art of avoidance, doing his best to steer clear of the infected and the survivors.  After a few close calls with trigger-happy lunatics, he’d been hesitant to trust anyone.  At the same time, he’d known the solitude couldn’t last forever.  Sooner or later he’d be forced to fight or flee.  As much as he hated to admit it, his current situation was long overdue.

He should’ve stayed at the salvage yard.

Leaving his former companions behind had been one of the hardest things he’d had to do, and the guilt had eaten at him for days.

At the same time, he needed to find his family.  Whether they were alive or dead, he wasn’t sure, but he needed to try.  He needed to know.

He scrambled ahead through the forest, listening to the crackle of underbrush behind him, using his pursuer’s movements as cover.   When they moved, he moved.  When they stopped, he stopped.  He darted from tree to tree, using the thick trunks for cover as if he were in the real-life version of a video game.

Beads of sweat dotted his forehead.  Over the course of the day the sun had grown progressively hotter, and as he ran, it enveloped him like a warm blanket.  Aside from his tattered shorts, Noah was wearing only a t-shirt and shoes.  He should’ve been comfortable, but instead he was red and overheated.

One of the men coughed. 

Noah ducked behind an oak.  After a minute of waiting, he peered behind him.  On the road, a few hundred feet away, he could see his pickup truck.  All four tires had been flattened; the hood was smoking.  One of the men was standing guard next to it.

His pursuers weren’t letting him get away.  If he doubled back, he’d be trapped.  His only hope was to head deeper into the woods. 

Hide or move.

Noah clambered forward.  Given that the men had rifles, he was hopelessly outmatched.  There was no way he could face them.

One glimpse of him and they’d shoot.

He thought of his former companions.  Had they escaped the madness around them, or had they been killed as well?  Would he ever know?

After several more minutes of running, he realized the men had stopped.  He listened closely as their low, muffled voices seeping through the forest.  What were they talking about?  What were they planning? 

Noah assessed his situation.  The forest in front of him was thick with foliage, but there was a clearing in the distance.

If he could get to it, perhaps he’d find help. 

The area he was in wasn’t exactly brimming with people, but civilization had to exist somewhere.  He stared at the distant patch of light, gauging how many steps it would take him to get there.

Twenty?  Twenty-five?  How far could he go before he was shot down? 

Staying where he was would mean certain death.  He’d rather die on his feet than be mowed down on his knees.

Behind him, the forest fell into silence. 

He flexed his hands and prepared himself to run. 

This is it, Noah.  This is the last sprint of your life. 

Gritting his teeth, he broke from the trees and ran.  
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

THIS IS THE END! Zombie & Post Apocalyptic Boxed Set 99 Cents!


Can you tell that I'm a fan of boxed sets yet?  This 99-cent set includes 7 full books from the best names in zombie and post-apocalyptic fiction.  If you haven't read some of the authors in the set, this is a great (and cheap) way to check them out!

Get it on here on Amazon today!

This is the End includes:


~Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 by Bobby Adair 

~The Retreat #1: Pandemic by Craig DiLouie with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney 

~Diary of the Displaced - Book 1 - The Journal of James Halldon by Glynn James 

~Earthfall by Stephen Knight 

~Contamination Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series) by T.W. Piperbrook 

~Affliction Z: Patient Zero (Post Apocalyptic Thriller) by L.T. Ryan 

~Reversion: The Inevitable Horror (The Portal Arcane Series - Book I) by J. Thorn 


Any fan of "28 Days", "I Am Legend", or "The Walking Dead" will love This is the End!






Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE LAST DAYS! Post-Apocalyptic Boxed Set on sale for 99 Cents!

Hello everyone!
Are you tired of the cold yet?  I know I am.  It's freezing in Connecticut!  Just a quick note to let you know about a new release that I'm excited to be a part of.

THE LAST DAYS Post-Apocalyptic boxed set is out today on AmazonAmazon UKBarnes and Noble and Kobo for 99 cents!

The set includes 450,000 words of post-apocalyptic fiction from 6 best-selling authors: Michael R. Hicks, Scott Nicholson, Edward R. Robertson, Bobby Adair, Kyle West, and T.W. Piperbrook!

  • Bitter Harvest (Season of the Harvest #2)  by Michael R. Hicks – While investigating the grisly murder of a fellow agent, FBI agent Jack Dawson discovers the dark secret behind the creation of genetically modified organisms, bringing a terrifying new meaning to the old saying that you are what you eat…
  • Infected (Slow Burn #2) by Bobby Adair – In a late Texas summer with a virus burning through an unprepared population, an over-educated underachiever fights for his life against the atavistic brutality of the contagion’s survivors.
  • Origins (The Wasteland Chronicles #2) by Kyle West – 2060: the meteor Ragnarok has turned the world into a wasteland, and now a horrific virus is infecting the world – will Alex and his friends survive long enough to thwart the next apocalypse?
  • The Shock (After #1) by Scott Nicholson – A massive solar storm wipes out the technological infrastructure and kills billions, and then the survivors discover that some among them have…changed.
  • The Onset (Contamination #1) by T.W. Piperbrook – A band of survivors struggles to outlast an infection that has consumed the American southwest
  • Melt Down (Breakers #2) by Edward W. Robertson – Humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus.
If you enjoyed the Contamination series, this is a great deal to check out some other great authors in post-apocalyptic fiction!

Some of the books included are #2 in the series, but the first books are already available FREE and are linked inside!!  Check it out on sale for 99 cents and spread the word!

Hope you're having a great new year!
-Tyler



Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Taste of Tomorrow Dystopian Boxed Set Out Now!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!

A Taste of Tomorrow Dystopian boxed set is live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! Although you've probably already read Contamination Zero (which is included), the boxed set also includes stories from 11 top-name dystopian/post-apocalyptic authors including Hugh Howey (author of Wool), Sean Platt & David Wright (Yesterday's Gone) and Joe Nobody (Apocalypse Drift)! 

Each of the books also contains a brand new foreword!

The boxed set is currently priced at $2.99 and contains over 3000 pages of material! You can't beat a deal like that! :)     

Several of the authors and I will be doing a live meet-up on Facebook on Saturday Jan.11th from 1pm to 3pm PST to answer questions about our works and to give away FREE copies of our e-books, audio books and print books.  Below is the link.  Join in if you can!  Hope to see you there!

FACEBOOK MEETUP ON SAT JAN 11TH


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Interview on thelastfriday.com - Origins of the CONTAMINATION series

Several weeks ago I did an interview with the Post-Apocalyptic website thelastfriday.com on the inspiration behind the CONTAMINATION series.  You can check out the feature here.

The website features a slew of prepping and survival tips, as well as lots of cool reviews and features on post-apocalyptic books, movies, and TV shows.  Also check out the sister site zombiepop.net which has everything you need to know about zombies!

Thanks Mr. Survivor for the interview!

Work in Progress

HAVEN

12779 / 60000 words. 21% done!

OUTAGE

18720 / 30000 words. 62% done!

About Me

T.W. Piperbrook was born and raised in Connecticut. He has been writing since childhood, but Contamination is his first published work. In addition to writing, the author also spent time as a touring musician, touring across the US, Canada, and Europe. He now lives with his wife, a son, and a Boston Terrier that hates squirrels.

Contamination 5: Survival