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Prepare to Enter the Abyss with this collection of 21 tales of suspense, mystery and horror from award-winning and critically-acclaimed author, Eric Bonholtzer. Filled with tense narration, unique characters, and nail-biting situations, these tales will keep readers on the edge of their seats. From a gravedigger who encounters an unwelcome visitor after helping himself to the jewelry of one of his customers, to a taxidermist who has some very unusual trophies, to a foray through a haunted carnival funhouse, Enter the Abyss has stories that will keep the pages turning. In keeping with the style of Eric Bonholtzer’s work, readers will be kept in suspense until the last word is read. A mixture of Alfred Hitchcock, The Twilight Zone, and Saw, these tales feature distinctive twists that will keep readers enthralled through the riveting reveal. Enter the Abyss is filled with stories of revenge and redemption that are sure to thrill. Whether you have a couple of minutes or a couple of hours, this collection of short stories is certain to entertain and keep you reading. Available in digital and paperbook formats.



Ever dream of what it's like to be an assassin and live a life of high-intrigue, action, and suspense? Well, now you have the chance to fulfill that fantasy with, It's Killing Time, an interactive text-based adventure filled with suspense and mystery.  Select your characteristics and set off on a tense thrill-ride where you won't know who to trust or just who wants to put a target on your back.  Eric was selected to create a game for the well-known text-based game company, Choice of Games, creators of exciting new games in updated versions of choose-your- own-adventure style entertainment.  It's Killing Time features the same dynamic storytelling that Eric is known for, but in an interactive branching universe where readers/players are given the actual opportunity to determine how the story progresses based upon how they react in any given situation.  The options are endless: build a career as a ruthless assassin or be a spiritual hitman or hitwoman who avoids collateral damage, or everything in between. It's Killing Time is a truly immersive story-telling experience where the reader/player controls the action and decides how the plot will unfold.  Available on Itunes, Android, Steam, or via  Release date: late June 2015.



Hot on the heels of the release of Enter the Abyss will be the new, as  yet untitled, short story collection by Eric Bonholtzer.  This collection will feature an overarching story line set in the universe of It's Killing Time with memorable characters from the game.  As the assassins attempt a hit, they find that they, themselves, must kill time, and do so in the historical tradition of telling stories as they await their mark.  The tales will be suspenseful and riveting, spanning mystery, horror, and science fiction, all-the-while the tension building as the contract killers lie in wait.  Will the assassins fulfill their mission?  And more importantly will they make it out alive?  Readers will be holding their breath to find out the exciting answers and more.  Release date: late Fall 2015.


Novel News: Due to numerous requests for a full-length novel, Eric Bonholtzer is currently in the editing stage of his first novel.  Keep checking back for more details.

What Critics are saying about the writing of Eric Bonholtzer



Great scary bedtime tales.                                              There's something here we like

Esquire Magazine                                                        Mudrock: Stories & Tales


Fresh, talented and full of potential                              Amusing and stranger things have happened

              The Rose & Thorn Magazine                                                       The Iconoclast



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