Win An Advance Copy Of ‘The Outbreak’

29 Jun

The Outbreak Cover DesignWhile my next book, The Outbreak, won’t be officially released until the 21st of July 2014, I have two signed copies to give away on this blog this week. This will give the winners a chance to read the book ahead of anyone else (as long as the postal service manages to deliver it in time!).

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to be quick, though, because the competition will be open for entries until the 3rd of July 2014. After that, I’ll select two winners random from all those who enter with the correct answer, and send out the books as soon as possible.

The books will be mailed from the UK, and because of the vagaries of the various postal systems around the world, I can’t guarantee delivery before the official publication date, but the winners should get the books within 7 – 10 days depending on where the in world they live (so well ahead of the publication date).

So how can you win? It’s nice and simple. Read the description of the book at the end of this post, fill out the form below, including answering the question correctly and click on the submit button. After that all you have to do is keep your fingers crossed until Thursday!

Book Description For The Outbreak:

Starting in Glasgow, The Outbreak weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into the varied landscapes and cultures of western Scotland, ranging from bustling city streets to remote island communities. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive as their world falls apart around them, The Outbreak expands the new and unusual take on the traditional post-apocalyptic genre first introduced by the same author in his much acclaimed debut novel For Those In Peril On The Sea.

While this is the second book in the For Those In Peril series, it focuses on a different set of characters to those in the first. However, the characters from these two books will be united when their storylines finally collide in the third book in the series. This is currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2015.

From the back of the book:

He was only in the city to meet an old friend, but within hours of his return, Ben’s running for his life …

As the world watches in horror, Miami falls to the infected, and with it America. Britain seals its borders hoping to prevent the newly mutated Haitian Rabies Virus reaching its shores, but it’s too late; somewhere in Glasgow is the man who started it all and coursing through his veins is the virus he accidentally created. When he finally turns, the city doesn’t stand a chance.

Minutes later, a small group of survivors find themselves trapped between the ever-increasing hordes of infected and the soldiers seeking to contain them. The roads are barricaded, the skies patrolled, and the only way out is the river which leads from the heart of the city to the safety of the sea.

Join Ben, Tom, Daz, Claire and Sophie as they flee from the infected, first by land, then by sea. Where will they go? How will they survive? Only time will tell.

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

4 Responses to “Win An Advance Copy Of ‘The Outbreak’”

  1. Jack Flacco 30/06/2014 at 12:30 #

    Congrats and good luck, Colin! Cover looks incredible!

    • cmdrysdale 30/06/2014 at 12:45 #

      Hi Jack,

      Thanks, and glad you like the cover.

      All the best,


  2. daysagodiary 02/07/2014 at 08:57 #

    I hope I win 😀 I’ll have to buy the first one then.

    • cmdrysdale 02/07/2014 at 16:12 #

      With the way the first and second books in this series have been written, you don’t have to have read the first one to enjoy the second. This is because while they’re both set in the same world, the follow different groups of characters. However, it’s always good to know the complete story! Anyway, good luck in the competition.

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