THEM OR US giveaway

Time for a quick competition I think! Up for grabs is the following:

One first prize consisting of:

  • the entire HATER trilogy – either UK hardcovers, US hardcovers or US advance copies (or a mix of all three if you’re so inclined)
  • a HATER T-shirt and mousemat
  • a small piece of the original HATER blood-splatter (the cover was a composite of several individual ‘splatters’ – click here for the story of the original cover for those who don’t remember)
And three runners-up prizes of signed copies of THEM OR US (you choose the format – US or UK hardcover or UK paperback).
To stand a chance of winning, just do one or more of the following before midday (UK time) on Thursday 17th November (you’ll get an entry for each you do). UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDDAY FRIDAY 18th.
And if you’re feeling really brave, you could take a leaf out of the Moody’s Survivors book. Remember this photo of me from SFX magazine? Recreate the pose like the fine people at the bottom of this post, and you’ll get an extra ten entries into the draw if you use it as your Facebook/Twitter profile picture between now and the 17th.

If you’re already a Twitter follower or Facebook fan, just tweet/post about the book and remember to include the appropriate tag.

Good luck! Remember – as always – the competition is open worldwide, and my decision is final. Only one tweet and one Facebook post per person please. The winners will be chosen at random and announced by Saturday 19th November.

(With special thanks to Shawn Riddle, Paul Huggins, Dave Lightfoot, Charlie Morgan, Theresa Derwin, Nathan Barnes, Jimi Belshaw, Ryan J. Fleming and David Naughton-Shires).

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to the following people who are the winners of last week’s AUTUMN: PURIFICATION giveaway. You should all have received a Facebook/Twitter message or email by now. As soon as you confirm your addresses, your books will be posted out.

  • James Martin
  • Connor Wood
  • Jamie Friesen
  • William Wardell
  • Dave Brown

Thanks to everyone who entered! More competitions/giveaways coming soon, so please do keep following me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads etc. and join the mailing list.


I’ve got five copies of the new US edition of AUTUMN: PURIFICATION to give away (courtesy of the good folks at Thomas Dunne Books).


To enter, just do one or more of the following before midday (UK time) on Saturday 20th August (you’ll get an entry for each you do).

If you’re already a Twitter follower or Facebook fan, just tweet/post about the book and remember to include the appropriate tag.

Good luck! Remember – as always – the competition is open worldwide, and my decision is final. Only one tweet and one Facebook post per person please. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 21st August.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone here, on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else this blog gets syndicated. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and here’s to a fantastic 2011 for all of us.

2011 started well for Kate Prince of Lapenty, France – she’s the winner of my recent AUTUMN ‘name the domain’ competition. Her winning suggestion was ‘last of the living’ which I really liked because, like the books, it puts the emphasis on the living rather than the dead. Congratulations again Kate, and thanks to everyone else who entered. The new website, with a name inspired by Kate’s suggestion, is my first priority for the new year and will be launched soon.

Just a quick reminder that you can still order signed books from Copies of the UK hardcover edition of AUTUMN: THE CITY (complete with its ‘angry leaf’ cover – thanks SFX!) will be added at the end of the month. As I mentioned previously, right now I’m donating a sum to charity for each book sold (click here to find out more).

Name the Domain – a Christmas competition!

I’ve been promising it for a while now, but the new AUTUMN website is finally almost here. Some great artwork has already been submitted with more on the way (click here for a reminder of how to get infected involved).

As well as providing masses of information about the books, the characters, the film, the audio adaptation, etc. etc., the site will also be home to a huge amount of free zombie fiction – over 120,000 words at the last count. Much of it will have been available previously as part of Autumn: The Human Condition, but there will also be plenty of brand new material to keep you going between releases next year.

There’s just one thing missing from the site right now, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to run a final competition for 2010. I want you to suggest a domain name. The previous AUTUMN site was, but I’ve got plans to use that for something else now (more about that later). I’m looking for a catchy domain name which encapsulates the themes of the books: think of phrases like ‘spread the infection’, ‘slow decay’, ‘the end of everything’… you get the idea.

Use the form below or email your suggestion to (either before the end of the year or when the site goes live – whichever happens sooner). The person who comes up with the best idea (in my opinion), will win a rare copy of the US advance readers edition of AUTUMN, and a copy of the UK DVD of the movie, both signed. The DVD is region free, so you can watch it anywhere in the world.

Good luck! Enter as many times as you like from wherever you are in the world. As always with my competitions, my decision is final.

Updated 1st January 2011 – competition now closed!

Autumn Giveaway

I’m getting ready to head out for Leicester shortly for tonight’s signing, so I’ll keep this brief. Tucked away in my last post were the details of an AUTUMN giveaway. Entries will close at midnight tomorrow, so here’s a recap of how to get your hands on one of five signed copies of the new UK hardback edition of the book:

For a chance to win a copy, just email with the subject ‘Spread the Infection’. One email per person please, but you can earn yourself an extra entry or two by sharing this on Facebook or re-tweeting it on Twitter (just include details in your entry email). The winners will be chosen at random and, as always with my competitions, my decision is final! Good luck!

Hope to see some of you in Leicester tonight. Report and photos from this round of signings and events to come soon.

PLEASE NOTE – this competition is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

Zombie week on

This week is zombie week on Head on over here and enter their caption competition for a chance to win a huge zombie prize pack which includes copies of THE LIVING DEAD and THE LIVING DEAD 2 (out this week!), as well as copies of the original Infected Books editions of AUTUMN, AUTUMN: THE CITY and AUTUMN: PURIFICATION!

Oh, and while I’m posting, please don’t forget to vote for HATER as book of the month for October over at the Freedom Book Club. Thank you!

UK T-shirt giveaway!

With DOG BLOOD finally available in the UK now (click here to order a copy – I’ll have some signed copies available through from early next week), I thought the time was right for a very quick and easy competition for UK readers.

All you need to do is send me a photograph of yourself with your copy of the book. Email it to by Friday 25th June. Next Saturday I’ll pick 15 – FIFTEEN! – names from the electronic hat, and each one will win a signed HATER T-shirt.

(Winners will be chosen at random. My decision is final, UK only readers for this one please – sorry, and please let me know in your email message whether you’re happy for your image to appear on this site. Thanks!)

UPDATE – 24th June – I’ve had a few messages asking for an extension to the deadline for those people who’ve ordered books direct from this week. Everyone who’s sent me a picture so far is already guaranteed a T-shirt, but I’m now extending the giveaway until Wednesday 30th June to give everyone else time to get their cameras out and their pictures in!