“Empty Bodies”

Book One of the ‘Empty Bodies’ Series

The end is coming February 3rd, 2015!*

Horror author Zach Bohannon brings you book one of the Empty Bodies series, a suspenseful page-turner that pits the survivors of the new world against both a supernatural horde, rising from the dead to hunt them, and against each other.

Follow three people from different walks of life as they fight through the fallout of the rapture and adapt to the new world.

A warehouse forklift operator who wakes up from a lunchtime nap to find his co-workers killing each other…

A traveling sales representative who boards a plane from hell…

And a front desk clerk who fights to escape a hotel tucked away in the Smoky Mountains when the vacant bodies begin to rise…

Perfect for any fan of post-apocalyptic horror, dystopian science fiction, and zombies!

Do you like The Walking Dead, The Stand, I Am Legend, Dawn of the Dead, or World War Z?

Then you’ll love Empty Bodies!

*Date subject to change

The Power of Planning

I’ve spent some time over the last few days working on my production schedule for 2015. I’m through the first part of June and, I must say, I am excited for what 2015 has to offer.

My time losing over 100 pounds and working as a personal trainer taught me a lot. Many people want to do things, but fail to set goals and plan. They say things like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to save more money”.  While it’s great to want to do these things, you need something tangible to aim at.

Instead of saying something like “I want to run more”, a more tangible goal would be “I want to run 10 miles a week” and then mark 3 days on your weekly calendar that you will commit to running 4 miles. Make yourself accountable and stick to it!

I am going into this year knowing that I want to release 5 books that will each be around 50,000 words. Using a production template for each book, I calculate that I can release a book that size about every 65 days. So I have every day until June scheduled out so that I can hit those targets.

Will I hit every deadline? Probably not. But that’s okay. A lot of this is a learning process for me. I am still finding my stride and what works best for me as an author-entrepreneur.

The important thing is that I have something to aim at. And like the great Zig Ziglar said, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”

So what do you have planned for 2015? I’d love to hear your comments below.

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“Dark Reveries” Signed Paperback Giveaway!

In the root of the Christmas spirit, I figured…what would be better than giving away some free horror??

Between now and Tuesday, December 16th, any U.S. resident (sorry worldly folks) who is signed up for my mailing list will be automatically entered to win a free, signed copy of the paperback version of “Dark Reveries: Volume One”.

I will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 17th.

In addition, just for signing up, you will receive a free digital copy of “Heritage”, one of the stories from “Dark Reveries: Volume One”.

Not already signed up for the mailing list? You can do so below. In addition to receiving the free ebook and being entered into the giveaway, you will receive an occasional e-mail from me with updates on new releases, news, and more giveaways.

Good luck!

Dark Reveries: Volume One is now available for Kindle ($1.99) and Paperback ($5.99)

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Dark Reveries – Volume One is Available Now!


My debut fiction publication is now available!

Dark Reveries (Volume One) features four short stories with, what I believe, features something for every fan of horror.

It is currently available exclusively as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle.  If you do not have a Kindle, you can read it on any of the free Kindle apps for your mobile device or computer.

A paperback version will be available soon.

Purchase Dark Reveries (Volume One) on Amazon

And thank you to Ian White for the amazing painting on the cover!

“Intense, well-written, and creative!” – Jessica Hatton, New York (reader) 

“I couldn’t put my iPad down. The ending to ‘Inked’ was KILLER!” – Sarah Siepen, Australia (reader)

“I loved it! It was dark and something completely new!” – Jayme Baldwin, Tennessee (reader)


Inked – Terry Russell is a tattoo artist struggling just to make a living. But when one of his clients turns up dead in a gruesome murder, things begin to go south for Terry…

Heritage – After a successful bank robbery, a trio of notorious outlaws arrive in Blackwater: an abandoned Colorado mining town. They stay the night at the local, vacant inn, only to have the mystery of the town’s emptiness revealed to them…

Training Games – A serial killer with an interesting taste in victims puts his captives through a series of challenges with one simple goal: Survive. For fans of “Saw”

The Flesh on the Note – A disturbing 1500 word confession…

***WARNING*** Dark Reveries is a work of horror. While there is not a lot of descriptive gore, there is cursing, violence, and suggestive situations. Please use discretion when purchasing.

Book Review – The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch

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I cruise around on Amazon quite a bit looking for new books and new authors.  I read 3-4 books at a time so I am always kind of on the lookout.  I like to spend time looking in the pages of the genres that I like.
While searching through horror and thrillers, I kept coming across an author named Blake Crouch.  Particularly, I kept seeing his series Wayward Pines.  Finally, I decided to check them out.
And I’m real glad that I did.
It’s hard to talk about the whole series too much without giving away the end of the first book, so this may be brief and I’ll be real careful.
The story follows Ethan Burke, a secret service agent who goes to a town called Wayward Pines, ID to search for his missing former partner.  When he gets there, he realizes that something isn’t right.  The people in the town are very strange.  He can’t get in touch with his wife.  And he can’t leave.  
Once the story gets going, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.  I couldn’t put it down.  I pretty much put the other books aside that I was reading and finished these in about 2-3 weeks.
I read and listened to the books using Amazon Whispersync which is a really cool feature.  
From a writing standpoint, I really like Blake Crouch.  One of the things I like that he does is that he uses sentence fragments in a very smart way to show you what characters are doing.  For example, instead of saying something like:  “She went to the kitchen, made herself some scrambled eggs, then sat down for a glass of wine.”,  He would write it like: “She went to the kitchen.  Made some eggs.  Enjoyed a glass of wine.”  I really like this and have started using it in my writing some.  
One thing I don’t like, and I have noticed it while reading one of his other books, is that his dialogue can be kind of weak.  His story telling is so good and flows so well, but sometimes I think the dialogue can be a little unrealistic.  In specific with female characters.  One particular problem I had was that I thought Teresa, Ethan’s wife in the books, came off very weak in the last book.  She came off like a scared teenager when I feel like a mother would be a little stronger in the situations she was in.  I thought that he also made his son come off a little too ignorant.  In Crouch’s defense, I did listen almost exclusively to the last book and I may have had more of an issue with how the narrator portrayed the two characters.  But again, I have noticed this in other works.
That being said, the series is incredible.  I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves heavily character driven horror, suspense thrillers.  The end of the first book will throw you for a loop and you’ll want to jump right to the second book.
Oh, and if you read the book before the first of the year, you can be ahead of the curve once the mini series based on the book comes out!  See the trailer below.  It has a very good cast.
Rating – 8/10