Brian Bigelow


Author Brian Bigelow is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Colorado with his wife Brandy. He is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, and fantasy and has for over 30 years also written poetry which has been published worldwide. His most recent release is the classic fantasy novel, “Beyond Realms.”

2nd place winner in Erika Szabo's short story competition.

On Twitter: @brianbigelow

Where to find Brian Bigelow online


First Flight of Abbas Ibn Firnas
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 1 review)
Have you wondered what the first glider flight was like? It happened in 875 A.D. and Abbas Ibn Firnas was the one who accomplished the feat.
Ascendancy Rising
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
A demon will be born in human form as had been long foretold. He will become a future leader, a ruler of the world after he grows up. Many will die and blood will flow as the story unfolds. Open the pages and meet evil incarnate in Ascendancy Rising.
Rip Tide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Jack the Ripper will return and become someone's worst nightmare in this story of the macabre. From Whitechapel in 1888 he comes to the present day in this horror thriller. This is another twisted tale from the darkest recesses of a very warped mind.
Macabre Moments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
This is the kind of compilation you get when an author begins to write down the nightmares that woke them in the middle of the night. A vicious vampire, a deal went down wrong, a witch hunt, a machete wielding woman, a wife who's had more than enough. It's quite the gamut of ideas that this collection covers.
The Visitation
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
In this short story a lonely elderly widower is visited by his wife who passed away six years earlier. She guides him into the afterlife.
Horror Bent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 1 review)
This collection of horror stories is intended to entertain the reader most of all. These stories run quite a gamut of themes and ideas. In these imagination excursions corpses will arise, demons will possess and there’s even the birth of a demon child. So open up the book and step into a fantastic world where fact and fiction intermingle and conjoin.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Angel just wants to be left alone now that she's living in her new place. It's time for her to move on. One night she is drawn to a strange glowing crystal in the grass. When the ex-boyfriend comes to visit he's not welcome. Find out what happens in this short tale. 2nd place finalist in Erika Szabo's short story contest October 2012 with "Witchery Afoot".
The Sea Witch: An Introduction
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This little e-book introduces two of the main characters from my book "The Sea Witch" which is also available here.
21 Days To Improve Your Job Search
Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
Finding a job isn't easy. In today's tough job market, you need an edge. You need the resources that will help you stand out in the crowd and garner the attention of any prospective employer. Whether you're looking for white collar or blue-collar employment, you'll find the basic concepts discussed in this book easy to adapt to fit your needs.
Into Renewal
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
I have experienced great sadness and loss in my life. In 2002 I had awoke to find that my wife had passed away. It seemed to me as if my life came to an end that day as time came to stop. After a few months I began awaken and artistry began to fill the void that was left within me.
Confessions Of A Porn Store Clerk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at a porn store. This is a book that will show you. It's not like any other place you could work; there's a lot of interesting things that happen when you work in the porn industry. It's certainly not for the sensitive, but it does make for some very funny stories at times. Warning: Strong sexual content and graphic language.
The Sea Witch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe that a man who’s made mistakes can change? Timothy Hutton is on the cusp of self-discovery. Will discovering what everyone else already knew push over the edge or will it inspire him to change his life?
Get The Job-Tips and Advice for a successful job hunt.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,990. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."~Jim Rohn This is a book that is not like most that you will find. It is a career guide that is taken directly from my own life and job hunts. It's exactly what I did to get jobs and the changes that I went through to make that happen. Get The Job actually covers just about every aspect of finding a job and a career.

Smashwords book reviews by Brian Bigelow

  • Born Different on March 03, 2012

    Very engaging Could you imagine that you began growing a set of wings one day? It's okay to be different from anyone else is probably the biggest point that this book makes. Everyone is a little bit different but having a set of wings, now that really is different. Probably, my absolute favorite part of the book is when Gabe no longer hides his wings. He unfolds them in front of everyone and flies in the open which would seem to me to be a very liberating thing. For me, the cover immediately grabbed my attention and I absolutely had to have a copy which I am reading on my Sony pocket reader. This story is written primarily for young adults but in my opinion will also appeal to older readers like myself. A very engaging story that will entrance the reader and entertain thoroughly and carries through from beginning to end. All in all a quite amazing story to say the least that should captivate anyone very well. I think Faye has actually written a 4.5 star book but that is my opinion.
  • Perfection Unleashed on Dec. 29, 2012

    Quite an interesting story of the mutant and human interactions. It makes it a different tale than most. I'm finding it quite frankly, hard to put down. At the same time, quite often I was getting pulled out of the story but not ever enough to put me off completely. The story has kept drawing me back into it. Considering its her first novel I can't wait to see what she'll come out with in the future. Jade is going to be quite the powerhouse in the future in my opinion, she's definitely very gifted.
  • Run LIke Hell on Jan. 06, 2013

    This is quite a good story that I really enjoyed and couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Normally I don't read a whole series, might read the first book but I won't bother with the others but that's just me. There's enough action and intrigue with this story that it riveted me. Do believe I'm getting the rest of the series in this case. This was a really good story by a very talented author.
  • The Evil Queen on April 20, 2013

    There is great promise to this story, it's actually a really good one. The title is actually a quite appropriate one because the real one gets replaced by an evil witch. Did like the bits of romance for the young couple who are there at the beginning of the book. They were actually cute. They are also the ones that first noticed that the queen wasn't herself. There are a few places in the book that could have used a little more fleshing out to fully tell the story. I'm not sure it would take a lot to have a denser and more well rounded story. It's a fairly quick read as it stands though, felt there was a good flow throughout.
  • Cemeteries of the Heart and Other Stories on April 22, 2013

    There were some pretty good twists to the stories and things that were unexpected. The writing flowed well throughout, from beginning to end though I didn't like the last two stories as much. Probably my favorite was the guy wearing handcuffs, chained to his desk.
  • Permanent Winter on July 29, 2013

    This book is filled with characters that are unsavory and they do rather violent things. The darkness was unrelenting, I felt. You just don't seem to get a break from beginning to end. It actually seemed kind of boring as I read along. I was expecting, because it's horror, for there to be some suspense in the story. Unfortunately, I can't say there was much of it.
  • When Angels Fall on Jan. 03, 2014

    This is her best yet and I've read a few of Lachelle's. I really liked the way this story built where a fallen angel takes over a company. It really drew me in from the beginning and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
  • Road Rash on Jan. 15, 2014

    This was a very enjoyable read that also happens to be a fairly short book. I cracked up throughout, there's a lot of funny stuff. The way the afterlife is laid out is more akin to Buddhist belief than Christian, at least that's what I felt. I will say that was one aspect I really did like a lot.
  • Turkey Slap 2012 on Feb. 01, 2014

    What can I say? There's a lot of sex, and good sex at that. Add to that a touch of good humor in this rather quick read.
  • Scarlet Night on Feb. 09, 2014

    If you're looking for paranormal romance with a lot of action this would be your book. There are vampires, therions, and other entities in this tale. There's more than enough to keep readers of the genre entertained. Since I hadn't read the first book I was a little lost I’ll admit. I’ll also note this isn't quite the book I would normally pick for my pleasure reading.
  • Aquarian Age Virus on Oct. 28, 2015

    This isn't quite like the other books that have been written by the author. It's set in the near future, instead of far into the future. There are some interesting concepts that I found quite interesting and was very thought provoking.