Sweet Release

Just in time for the holiday shopping season comes the long-awaited return to the market for my book:


The Permuted Press Edition is chock full of new stuff.  First of all, it’s made of paper.  You can hold it in your hands and flip through it.  (some people are into that sort of thing).  The font looks great.  The cover art is phenomenal and the praise quotes make me blush. 

Okay, so you don’t think paper is that big of a deal and you’re totally on board with the digital revolution but you still want to read my book.  Not a problem.  The ebook version is also available  from Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nookbooks and Smashwords!

But Kevin, you say, I’m blind and/or illiterate!  How can I experience the awesomeness that is The Last Mailman?  Don’t worry, you still can!  There is an AUDIO version too!  If you would like to fall asleep to the soothing sounds of wisecracking DJ Haddox & co. slaying zombies as they navigate their way through the wastelands, then that is totally a viable option for you.

But Kevin, I already bought your book as an independent release earlier this year!  Why would I buy it AGAIN?  That would be fiscally irresponsible on my part, don’t you think?  First, no I don’t think that.  If you’re reading this, you probably know me personally and want to love and support me on my path to my chosen career.  Second, the cost of buying the ebook last March, plus buying the new book in all forms on all websites is LESS THAN THE COST OF A NIGHT OUT AT APPLEBEES.  I like Applebees just fine, but is it really better than a kickass zombie book?  I submit that it is not.  And third and most importantly…


Permuted Press wanted the book but they didn’t want it in its original form.  I had to revise and expand it.  What does this mean?  This means I heard the reviewer’s complaints about the cliffhanger ending and it has been resolved.  Every new chapter appears after the original book ended, turning The Last Mailman into a self-contained, complete narrative journey.  The sequel I am currently writing is not the conclusion, but is instead a brand new adventure, because this one is DONE.  Find out who lives to make it back to New York and who doesn’t.

Two of my favorite parts of the book are part of the new material.  Find out what happens to DJ immediately after the first book’s conclusion.  (It’s not pretty, psychologically speaking).   You’ll also find out what happened to Bill in a chapter told from his perspective.  Incredibly, that chapter was  written in one sitting, in one take with no editing or revision required!  I never felt as good as I did while writing that chapter.  I really love it.

So I hope I have convinced you to check it out.  It’s easily the best novel I’ve ever written and Top 5 of all things I’ve ever written.  The spoof of Se7en I wrote for my primitive comic book  during the college years might still be the best, but that is not the point.  Don’t think that you can’t like this book because you’re not all that into zombies or horror.  I can honestly say that the zombies were just a launching point as a thing that I love.  TLM is more like an action movie in book form than it is a horror novel.  And it’s funny.  Funnier than I realized because I am with myself all the time and don’t always notice how funny I am.  But I have been told that it’s very funny repeatedly enough that it must be true.

And now the links:

 Amazon paperback:    http://www.amazon.com/Last-Mailman-Neither-Sleet-Zombies/dp/1934861979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321978626&sr=1-1 

Amazon Kindle:   http://www.amazon.com/Last-Mailman-Neither-Zombies-ebook/dp/B006AFAKQS/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321978626&sr=1-1

Amazon audio:   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_mrr_3?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Athe+last+mailman%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1240885011&bbn=283155&keywords=the+last+mailman&ie=UTF8&qid=1321978626&rnid=618072011

Barnes & Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-mailman-burke-kevin-j/1034072965?ean=9781934861974&itm=2&usri=the+last+mailman

Nook Book:   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1036559416?ean=2940013499409&itm=1&usri=the+last+mailman

Smashwords:   http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96723


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