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DEAD: Fortunes & Failures [Kindle Edition]

TW Brown
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Book Description

It has been months...

Steve has seen the worst in himself...and others. Now, it seems that zombies aren't the only threat to the lives of his companions. Will he lose those he loves to the walking dead...or a murderer?

Kevin is the last geek standing, and a reunion with an old acquaintance puts him back in charge of a group of survivors. Will he fail in the one thing he thought he was prepared for? Or will he find his redemption?

Juan struggles with Mackenzie's past...a scientist tries to create Eden with an unlikely Eve...and a young girl struggles to keep her sanity at the hands of a monster far worse than the ones gathered outside the walls of her family estate.

DEAD: Fortunes & Failures.

Editorial Reviews


Book 1: DEAD: The Ugly Beginning
Book 2: DEAD: Revelations
Book 3: DEAD: Fortunes & Failures
Book 4: DEAD: Winter
Book 5: DEAD: Siege & Survival
Book 6: DEAD: Confrontation
Book 7: DEAD: Reborn
Book 8: DEAD: Darkness Before Dawn
Book 9: DEAD: Spring (Summer 2014)
Book 10 DEAD: Reclamation (Winter 2014)

About the Author

Welcome to MY world...

A few minutes with author TW Brown.

Tucked away in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Denise, a Border Collie named Aoife, a guitar collection, and an increasing number of aquariums sporting a variety of fish (cichlids are my new favorites), I live for football season when I can cheer on the Oregon Ducks and be disappointed by my Seattle Seahawks once again. I am a fan of Cookie Monster, KISS, and Dr. Who (along with most things British).

His blog can be found at: 
You can contact him at:
You can follow him on twitter @maydecpub and on Facebook under Todd Brown, Author TW Brown, and also under May December Publications.

TW Brown is the author of the Zomblog series, his horror comedy romp, That Ghoul Ava, and, of course...the DEAD series. Safely tucked away in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, he moves away from his desk only at the urging of his Border Collie, Aoife. (Pronounced Eye-fa)

He plays a little guitar on the side...just for fun...and makes up any excuse to either go trail hiking or strolling along his favorite place...Cannon Beach. He answers all his emails sent to and tries to thank everybody personally when they take the time to leave a review of one of his works.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3917 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936730464
  • Publisher: May December Publications LLC (November 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MVYU8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! Where is the next one? January 22, 2012
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What a bummer. Now I have to wait until May for book four. This series is so good, I know I'll be disappointed when it ends. I know Todd has plans for ten or twelve books but as good as they are, I'm not sure that will be enough. Greedy I am. Anyway, you shouldn't miss this series. Can't say enough good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TW Brown: Please Write Faster! December 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the third book in TW Brown's Dead series and yes, I have read and reviewed each one! I am ADDICTED to these books! You know when you love a particular author's series and once you get the newest installment, it feels like you are being reunited with old friends? Well, that is exactly how I feel when reading these books. I absolutely could not wait to get back to the characters and see what was going to happen next. From the moment I opened it up on my kindle and read the first paragraph, I was transported back to the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have taken over and any decision that is made could mean life or death.

I am so impressed with the way Brown keeps coming up with brilliant ideas and how he adds to the story lines without forcing it. The characters and their actions seem so natural. In the third installment, Brown is setting up the characters for the brutal winter to come. He answers some questions from the last book, introduces a few new people and, as always, never fails to keep the surprises coming. Also, a few of the repugnant characters finally get their comeuppance! YAY!

One thing that I have never done while reading a Dead book is cry. I'm not a girly-girl type and it takes a lot to get me emotional or sad while reading a book. I will admit that I did choke up in one part of this book and let a few tears fall. That is the beauty of Brown's writing - you never know what is going to happen. The characters can go from fighting zombies to a touching moment in the blink of an eye.

I just want to say that if you haven't read these books yet, you MUST buy them! I have heard some people say that they don't like horror, or gory-type stories, but the Dead series is so much more than that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the three... December 20, 2011
In Dead: The Ugly Beginning, the first book in this series, a guy named Steve reflects back on the beginning of a zombie outbreak. The POV switched between various individuals and groups, but the shifts were easy to follow, despite the large cast, which included Juan Hoya, who'd been living in his car for eight months before the outbreak reached him, a group of geeks: Mike, Kevin, and Cary - online friends who created a survival plan that fell apart pretty quickly, and Ian, who was trapped initially trapped in his prison cell, and eventually parted ways with the other inmates. The book had ended with a huge cliffhanger.

In the second book, Dead: Revelations, there were fewer main characters to keep track of, due to the zombie hordes, and a nut-job militia group led by a man named Shaw. A pattern emerged between the multiple survivor groups; connections from their former lives, as well as Shaw's group becoming the main threat for the area. The survivors also discovered more about the nature of the zombie virus, such as immunity to bites.

I thought Dead: Fortunes & Failures would be released close enough to Revelations that I would remember all the storylines, but I still had trouble recalling who was doing exactly what at the end of the second book. Luckily, Brown did a great job of recapping prior events through flashback memories of the characters reminiscing about their survival experiences. Many of the groups that were split up unexpectedly reunite in the third book, but not without some losses.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series, awful editing September 18, 2013
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I am a huge zombie fan and was introduced to the Dead: series fairly recently. I have gone through the first 3 books in a matter of days. I love the progression of the characters and find them likeable (or hateable in some cases). I would highly recommend this series to zombie fans. So why only 3 stars? The editing sucks! I download the kindle books & read them on my iPad. There are so many gramatical & spelling errors that makes it hard to read in several places. The books have been out for a while. In the case of electronic file (such as ebooks) it should be simple to proof read & make corrections. Altough the ebook cost much less than the paperback, that should not translate into less quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hook, line and sinker! August 27, 2013
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Great continuation of a great story! Enjoyed the continued development of the characters in the document. Disappointed with one storyline (Garrett and Kristen), but won't go into details so that I won't spoil it for new readers.

TW Brown, you've got me. I'm hooked on this series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book September 26, 2013
By Jarom
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I love these books. If you love zombies you will love these books. Give them a try. Zomblog is great too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!! August 18, 2013
By Able1
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What more can I say? Rich characters, fabulous and freaky storyline, and one heck of a wild ride!! The story just keeps getting better!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... lot of zombie novels this is by far the best
Read a lot of zombie novels this is by far the best
Published 1 month ago by Seth Kizer
5.0 out of 5 stars This one shouldv'e been called DEAD: Finally, Justice
This one shouldv'e been called DEAD: Finally, Justice
Some storylines were nicely wrapped up, others started. loved it. Fave book in the series so far.
Published 1 month ago by Beatriz
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Pino
5.0 out of 5 stars The plot is continuing developing with characters coming and going ...
The plot is continuing developing with characters coming and going in a zombie apocalypse that is very believable. I cant wait to start the next book in the series.
Published 3 months ago by Charlie and Debbie Seymour
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
I think I read this book faster than others! Can't wait to read about winter! I am loving this series
Published 3 months ago by Jarett J. Macmaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better
Great move forward in the series. I cannot believe to rage that some of the characters inspire. Great book, with amazing flow.
Published 4 months ago by Bob McCadden
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST ZOMBIE BOOK SERIES. You dont even have to like zombies and you...
This dead series is great. Love the story lines, very gripping and intense. Keeps your interest, does not get boring. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Zeta7
4.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, terrible protagonists
Before I start to trash the book, let me say the writing is pretty good, better than most in this genre. Now let me say how much I dislike all the "heroes". Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gunny
5.0 out of 5 stars No Disappointments
Third installment in the Dead series is yet ANOTHER hit. Depth of the characters, vividness of description, attention to detail are all trademarks of TW Brown's universe. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Heath Stallcup
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this series so far
I like this series so far. My only issue with these books so far is I hate when the author introduces a character and than immediately proceeds to kill that character off. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dawn Bruton
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