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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Vampocalypse by E.S. Brown Genre: SciFi Fantasy

“Vampocalypse” came about from my love of supernatural thrillers. I’m a huge fan of Stephen King (I’ve read more of his books than any other author), and while “Vampocalypse” isn’t a horror novel, it does contain some horrifying moments and tense scenes.

I’m also a fan of serial storytelling on TV (“The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” are two of my favorites). “Vampocalypse” is written in a format unlike anything I have ever personally read (though that’s not to say similar formats in other novels don’t exist). Essentially, the book is broken into two parts: one storyline is told in the first-person from the protagonist’s point-of-view as he maneuvers a post-apocalyptic world as a loner among tribes of people fighting to survive in a world overrun by the undead. The other storyline follows the world’s governments – who have been covertly taken over by vampires – in a pre-war world and the planning and deception that went into plunging the planet into World War III (creating a nuclear winter to block out the sunlight which allows the vampires to take over). This second storyline is told in a more traditional third-person format.

The two storylines are intertwined in the pages of the novel. The book opens with the protagonist, Prater Saxon, as he encounters a young boy, seemingly human and starving for food, who turns out to be a vampire. The next scene jumps back in time to the pre-war world and the scientists who are working to create a virus used to turn humans into vampires en masse. As a writer, it was fun jumping back-and-forth between the two timelines to show how the worlds ultimately come together (and if you haven’t read the book yet, don’t worry, it’s easy to tell as the storylines switch between each other).

With the Prater storyline, I enjoyed introducing other characters into the fold who would ultimately shape Prater’s personal journey and turn him into the person that is first introduced at the very start of the novel. In many ways, “Vampocalypse” is Prater’s origin story, preparing the reader for what is to become of him in Book Two and beyond.

The storyline detailing the vampires’ takeover of the world was equally fun to write. I am intrigued by conspiracy theories and political wrangling, and had a great time showing how the world’s governments – led by the vice-president of the United States – fall into line and ultimately do his bidding to destroy the human world.

I created three book trailers (as writer and producer) for “Vampocalypse,” the first of which essentially puts visuals into the opening scene of Prater confronting the little boy. The actor portraying Prater in the trailer was also the model used for the cover of the book. I design all my own book covers, though they are fleshed out by talents well beyond my personal skills.


I hope you enjoy reading “Vampocalypse” as much as I enjoyed creating it! And if life allows, you will have Book Two in your hands much sooner than the five years it took me to write the first book. Until then, happy reading!



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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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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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my book with your followers! I really appreciate the support! ~ES Brown

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