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.
www.BDBruns.com

"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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Cruise Confidential 3: Unsinkable Mister Brown
by Brian David Bruns
From Foreword Magazine:The series shines a harsh light on the ugly realities of working in the cruise ship industry, but in this latest book, these hardships are secondary to the woman Bruns endures them for. With a candid, no-muss style, Bruns shows just how smitten he and Bianca are with one another, though they're not without their...
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Gone with the Waves: A True Global Romance
by Brian David Bruns
He’s emerged as a swanky, tuxedo-wearing, cruise-ship rock star. But will it be enough to win his girlfriend’s heart?Brian would walk the plank if it plucked Romina from her awful bottom-of-the-boat job. But knowing that their only way out of the hellish working conditions is to beat ships at their own game, he bids her adieu to...
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From Romania with Love: A True Global Romance (Gone with the Waves Book 1)
by Brian David Bruns
He found his one-and-only on land. But now that they’re at sea, will passion stay full steam ahead?Brian never thought a single conversation could steal his heart and expand his world. But when he strikes an instant connection with a Romanian beauty, he gets swept up in a hilarious, carefree, romantic escape to her native Transylvania....
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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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Cruise Confidential 2: Ship for Brains
by Brian David Bruns
From Midwest Book Review : Perhaps the icon of excess, cruise ships carry many strange diversions for those with money to burn. Ship for Brains looks into…the twists and turns of politics that often occur when one lives on a ship and what can be experienced upon it. With a grand dose of humor and a good dose of memoir, Ship for...
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Discovering America's Biggest Bike Ride: Rumble Yell
by Brian David Bruns
Grand Prize Winner - USA Regional Excellence Book AwardsBook of the Year, Humor - Foreword AwardsWinner - Sports, USA Regional Excellence Book AwardsBronze - Paris Book FestivalFinalist - Book of the Year, Travel- Foreword MagazineThe rollicking, true story of two men rekindling an old friendship after twenty years. Foolishly, they...
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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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Cruise Confidential 4: High Seas Drifter
by Brian David Bruns
While plying the Mediterranean on the world’s largest sailing ship, Bruns finally becomes a part of a ship family. But one of these kindred souls—perhaps the ship photographer, perhaps the chief officer—scuttles his career at sea once and for all. It wasn’t the betrayal that bothered him so much, but the lawsuits. “This man...
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In the House of Leviathan
by Brian David Bruns
A fishing village nestled in Italian cliffs, peopled by simple folk with religion and superstition. A blind, deaf man is seen summoning the devil and chaos ensues. An old paper mill, an undelivered letter, gruesome deaths, haunting spirits and a damaged soldier’s vow to keep his younger sister safe, In the House of Leviathan is a...
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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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