Big thank you again to Under The Covers Book Reviews. So good to get reviews like this.
Here’s an extract:
“Oh, Mark. Your stories never let me down.
Coven has thirteen diverse dark fantasy and horror stories, each one very different from the last. There are witches, aliens, zombies, demons, werewolves, and even a creepy-ass jungle bug. I never knew what was coming next and it was so much fun! Each story felt like it’s own little gift, especially for me.
Coven: A historical look at a coven (in this case, a family) of witches. This was one of my favorite stories in the anthology, as it was entirely fleshed out and was an interesting take on these Pagan characters. No tired tropes here!
Silent Scream: This story made me tense in the very best way. As a parent, it really resonated. Such a nightmare scenario, and everything was tied beautifully together. Another favorite.
Bugs: Oh my Goddess, this made my skin crawl. So gross, so disturbing, and so AWESOME! The moral of this story was a highlight for me too.
The Girl With the Crooked Back: I’m not going to lie, despite the epic deaths and gore…this story ultimately made me sad. I love how much emotional depth Mark can bring to a classic horror story.
Doing Time: As I was reading this, I was fascinated trying to figure out where Mark was going with this story. When the ending was revealed, I was shocked! Great misdirection here.
If you love short horror stories (and who doesn’t?), I highly recommend Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories. It’s every bit as good as his previous anthology, The Heartbreaker: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories.”