Books by Brian David Bruns

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Adventurer B. D. Bruns has traveled to over 50 countries to gather material for his bestselling books. He's won 19 national and international book awards, including three national Book of the Year awards. Bruns' first fiction book, The Gothic Shift (2014) won the International Book Awards Best Short Story Collection. He also contributes to Yahoo Travel, BBC, CNN, The Daily Beast, and The Travel Channel. 

Bruns' travel adventures span from entering the Pyramids of Giza and swimming in the Panama Canal to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and touring Torture Museums in Estonia. He has attended ceremonies from the descendants of cannibals in the South Pacific and has been consulted by a ghost tour in Malta. After residing in Dracula's hometown for several years, Bruns moved to Las Vegas with his Romanian wife, where they live with two cats, Julius and Caesar.

"This man has seen it all!" - 20/20

"I found it absolutely hysterical!" - Today Show

"I couldn't put it down." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Bruns doesn't hold back..." - Thomas Cook Magazine (UK)

"Cruise Confidential is a deliciously addictive read..." - Travel Channel

"This is a very funny, behind-the-scenes exploration of a cruise ship." - Booklist

"... the real party is going on in the crew's quarters..." - USA Today

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Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline: Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties -- One Crazy Year Working...
by Brian David Bruns
In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as...
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Unsinkable Mister Brown (Cruise Confidential Book 3)
by Brian David Bruns
The most critically acclaimed cruise book of all time! The full, uncompromising and surprising story of Bianca is revealed. A surprise, whirlwind romance in Romania leads Brian to chase the woman who turned his world upside down. He becomes a cruise ship waiter, an arduous existence that Bianca has born for years. The grueling hours...
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Cruise a la Carte: 30 behind-the-scenes morsels to entertain and delight
by Brian David Bruns
30 behind-the-scenes cruise facts to entertain and delight. Discover life below the waterline, where dozens of nationalities combine into a true melting pot. From multiple Humor Book of the Year author comes the memories, the dramas, and most of all the laughs, of a job unlike anything else in the world. We enjoy vacation. They live...
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Ship for Brains (Cruise Confidential Book 2)
by Brian David Bruns
Humor Book of the Year finalist! This ain't no galley tour. In his bestselling debut tell-all Cruise Confidential, cruise ship insider Brian David Bruns revealed why he was the only American in Carnival Cruise Lines history to complete a full eight-month contract in their restaurants. Returning with his award-winning wit and...
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Rumble Yell: Discovering America's Biggest Bike Ride
by Brian David Bruns
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Sports 2X Book of the Year Nominee (ForeWord Magazine) Finally enthusiasts, armchair cyclists, and adventure widows can live the full experience. No sweat. No lube. Just laughs. The rollicking, true story of two men rekindling an old friendship after twenty years. Foolishly, they choose to reconnect over a...
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Comstock Phantoms
by Brian David Bruns
Within one of America's Top 12 Distinctive Destinations, a secret lurks. America's Largest Historic Landmark is also its most haunted! 150 years ago, the boomtown of Virginia City, NV helped shape America as we know it today. A century after the mines played out, the town has little changed. Ghosts glide over original Old West...
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High Seas Drifter: Cruise Confidential 4
by Brian David Bruns
The surprise ending to the Cruise Confidential series! An epic sail into the sunset. Romance. Discovery. Lawsuits. Over one fascinating year on the world's largest sailing vessel, Brian finally finds a ship of his own. He'd become part of a ship family, one with a wildly diverse group of not-so-kindred spirits, from ship...
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In the House of Leviathan
by Brian David Bruns
Thriller Book of the Year Finalist Horror Book of the Year Finalist An absorbing story that sacrifices light predictability for depth and solid development, making In the House of Leviathan a standout. - Midwest Book Review "Bruns is devoted to remaining true to the core pillars of horror.” -Caitlyn Bahrenberg, Downtown...
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The Gothic Shift
by Brian David Bruns
From Reader's Favorite Reviews:The Gothic Shift is a macabre collection of four darkly twisted novellas that are sure to intrigue, thrill, and spook even the bravest reader. Reminiscent of classic Gothic horror stories by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, it is Bruns' style of writing that is most pleasing.  “I found this book to be an...
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