by E.S. Brown 
Genre: SciFi Fantasy 

Vampires have infiltrated the highest offices of the United States government. 

Secretly working with top scientists in the CDC and the nation's most prestigious universities, this clandestine network creates the ultimate weapon for the undead: a particle bomb that, once detonated, transforms any humans within the blast radius into vampires. The world's human leaders deploy nuclear weapons in a desperate attempt to quell the out-of-control vampire infestation. In their quest for global domination, the vampires propel the world into the greatest of all wars. A nuclear winter envelops the planet, which provides a haven for the vampires to rise up and fully realize their domination over humankind. 

Prater Saxon, a half-human/half-vampire survivor in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the war, lives alone in a world in ruins. Despite his efforts to maintain his solitude as he makes his way through the desolate wastelands, Prater finds himself drawn into a new war brewing between the humans and vampires.For millennia, humans ruled the Earth. 

Their rule...may have finally come to an end. 

VAMPOCALYPSE is a dark, gritty, post-apocalyptic tale of survival in a land out of resources, high in crime, and overrun with vampires. When the military can't stop the danger, it's up to one man to lead the charge against annihilation. 

Fans of The Walking Dead will love E.S. Brown's newest novel. 

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Every good author has a story to tell! In this case I’m not talking about my books; rather, I’m talking about myself – my personal story.

Ever since I was seven years old and saw the original Star Wars the first time in a movie theatre, I knew I wanted to be a storyteller. When I saw those title words flash across the silver screen, with the fanfare in my ears, and that star destroyer screaming overhead in pursuit of the rebel freighter, I knew fantastical stories were in my blood. Unfortunately, it took another 37 years before my first story made it to the published page. Life is made up of the choices we make, and it was nearly three decades before I took pen to paper (literally) to create notes that would ultimately become my first novel (titled “Starphoenix,” which was released in the summer of 2014).

I was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a Korean mother and American father, who met while my father was in the U.S. Army. We moved to the states when I was two, and settled in Tacoma, Washington, upon his retirement after proudly serving 32 years. I loved my father very much. I remember telling him after seeing Star Wars that first time that I was going to be a novelist someday. Well, Dad, I made it!

Unfortunately, I did not pursue this dream of writing until after his death in 2000. I was living in Boston with my wife and newborn son. He died back in Washington State. I was devastated. I felt like I couldn’t go on living so far away from where I truly felt was “home,” so I quit my job and we returned to Tacoma. It was another 14 years of creating notes (sometimes written on a notepad or post-its) and culling them together before I finally created a readable piece of work.

In 2010, I had the privilege of working with New York Times Best Selling Author Steve Alten (Meg, The Loch) on that first novel. He was at once an amazing and down-to-earth teacher. His no-holds barred approach made me look at my writing and storytelling in ways I had never considered and gave me much thicker skin. And it turned out he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, which had partially attributed to my father’s passing. I felt a special closeness with Steve and his tutelage was invaluable.

After a lot of hard work (many late nights fueled by caffeine after my kiddos – which by then we had two – went to bed), I was able to complete the manuscript, secure a publishing contract, and release the book. Unfortunately, life had a new twist to throw my way. Just two weeks before the book’s release, my marriage dissolved and my wife left me after a 25-year relationship. The shock and distress derailed any marketing efforts I had planned for the book and it was released to lackluster fanfare on my part. As a result, the situation ruined my writing processes for many months – years, in fact – before I got to it again.

It was another five years of writing before I finished my second novel, “Vampocalypse.” I am very proud of both works, but “Vampocalypse” is definitely a tighter, more concise read. I matured greatly in those five years, and it made me a much better writer.

So here I am now! Refreshed, in some ways reborn, and moving forward! I have sequels in the works for both “Starphoenix” and “Vampocalypse,” along with a project on how I dealt with my divorce and came in to my own (a three-year journey), and a supernatural spy thriller. Writing isn’t yet my day job and it’s still relatively slow going. But perhaps someday I will be at the top of the New York Times charts myself! Until then, thank you for getting to know me. See you at the top!

E.S. Brown has lived nearly his entire life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, which has provided the ideal climate for him to foster his love of writing. He is fueled by an overactive imagination and caffeine - a perfect storm that has translated into many late nights researching and working on any number of fantastical tales waiting to be told. 

His interests include a love of living a healthy lifestyle, inspiring others, and simply enjoying life and all its wonders. VAMPOCALYPSE is his second novel, following the release of STARPHOENIX in 2014. He is also a poet and is working on a self-help book (a journey of healing following his divorce in 2014). Other works in progress include sequels to Starphoenix and Vampocalypse, as well as a supernatural spy-thriller tentatively titled CODENAME: SCARLETT. 

E.S. Brown lives in Puyallup, Washington, where he balances writing with his day job and his cat and his two amazing kiddos. 

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