The Invasion/Brett McBean Publicity Page

Welcome to the publicity page for The Invasion (Pub date: May 15, 2016, Sinister Grin Press) by Brett McBean, hosted direct by Sinister Grin Press and Hook of Book Media and Publicity (managed by Erin  Al-Mehairi). We are so glad you’ve stopped by, but be sure to pop in periodically for news and updates ongoing! The book tour publicity schedule will be updated BELOW each day.

There is always time to jump on a tour so if interested, please e-mail to hookofabook(at)hotmail(dot)com for a review copy or to schedule an interview.

Use the following hashtags in order to follow along:

#TheInvasion #homeinvasion #cults

Invasion tour graphic


May 11

Michael Patrick Hicks, Author


May 16

Horror Maiden Reviews


May 18

Mallory Heart Reviews


May 23

Wag the Fox


May 24


June 2

The Eyes of Madness


June 6

The Scary Reviews


June 7


Review and interview

June 20


Guest Article

June 24

The Horror Bookshelf


June 27

Adrian Shotbolt — Beavis the Bookhead


June 28

Shattered Ravings


Date TBA

Confessions of A Reviewer


The-Invasion-300dpi.jpgThe Invasion, Synopsis

It was supposed to be a quiet end to a long day: five close-knit family and friends settling in for some much-needed sleep after coming together for an early Christmas party.

Instead, it’s the beginning of a shocking night of brutality when six intruders break into the sprawling residence of Debra Hillsboro, a middle-aged romance novelist with a fierce devotion to her loved ones and a strong kinship with her home of almost thirty years.

Armed with smartphones and a modern brand of madness, the intruders – an internet-age cult disconnected from humanity and addicted to causing fear and mayhem – have come to the secluded property for one purpose: to terrorize, and ultimately kill, everyone inside all while filming their heinous crimes.

Outnumbered and cut off from the outside world, the terrified occupants find themselves trapped in a fight for survival as a once place of safety is turned into a deadly maze of darkened rooms and forbidding hallways. On this sweltering summer night, they must somehow find a way to escape before the cult turns the beloved home into a house for the dead.

Brett McBean, Biography

Brett_McBeanBrett McBean is an award-winning horror and thriller author. His books, which include The Mother, The Last Motel and Wolf Creek: Desolation Game, have been published in Australia, the U.S., and Germany.

He’s been nominated for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Ned Kelly awards, and he won the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for his collection, Tales of Sin and Madness.

He lives in Melbourne with his wife, daughter and German shepherd.

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Praise for Brett McBean

“McBean’s voice is one that should be heard – a hint of Laymon and Koontz, yet distinctly his own.” —Brian Keene, author of The Rising and Terminal

“Brett McBean is as brash and brutal as a young Jack Ketchum. He visits the dark rooms inside us all.” —Scott Nicholson author of The Manor and The Farm

The Invasion, by Brett McBean, is a startlingly bleak home invasion story, but one that is wonderfully written. McBean relies on his characters and atmosphere to bring the biggest scares, along with the frightening threat of home invasion that many readers will bring to the reading all by themselves.” -Michael Patrick Hicks, author of Convergence

Purchase Links

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