Coven released! Get your copy today!

I’m proud to announce the release of ‘Coven’ the next volume in the ’13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Story series.’

Following her father’s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she faces an ancient evil will Emily discover who she really is.

Coven kicks off the second volume in the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories Collection. Chock full of twists and scares, this collection offers tales of witches, vampires, werewolves, zombies, bog beasts, demons, insects, aliens, and ghosts of many different kinds. There’s something in it for every kind of horror fan.

A young police officer searches for his missing niece and finds a past he never knew catching up with him.

From an Amazon expedition, a scientist unknowingly brings home a mysterious pupae attached to the back of his head.

A teenage girl and her friends find an insidious evil lurking in the most unexpected place.

A visually impaired woman confronts an unspeakable terror.

PRAISE FOR THE 13 DARK FANTASY & HORROR STORIES SERIES:

“Each story is very different to the next – such diversity, which can be a tough call, but Mark Young is a talented writer with a great imagination for the creepy and macabre.”
Marina Schnierer, Australia

“A really exciting book – a group of interesting, engaging, thrilling and scary short stories by a new writer. I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next!”
Martin Eden, UK

“Such a good mix of genres, if you like Tales of the Unexpected and The Twilight Zone you will love these stories.”
Judy Dye, UK

“Capitalises on one of the greatest strengths of the form – its flexibility. If you like not knowing what the next story will be about, because it could be about anything, you’ll have a ball.”
Gary Simpson, Scotland

“The stories are brilliant. The characters are relatable. The horror is gruesome. Fast, scary, in your face horror and excitement.”
Ben Chadwick, USA

“What an amazing debut. Each of the 13 stories is different yet firmly within the horror/sci-fi fantasy theme. The stories are brought to life with vivid descriptions and real characters. A real treat!”
Vicky Pennington, UK

“Very unpredictable endings. If you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone, Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt this is a must read for you.”
Robb Carter, USA

“There’s a range of different protagonists in this anthology – male, female, straight, gay, young, old. Because of this no two viewpoints feel the same.”
Grant Upton

“A thrilling read from start to finish. Each story is as scary as the next.” Mark Jason Williams, UK.

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Mark Young to feature in The Macabre Ladies present ‘Drabbles of Dread’ anthology.

So excited to share with you that I’ve just had five of my stories accepted into “The Macabre Ladies present Drabbles of Dread.”

Oh Father!

Ravenous

Beloved Beheaded

Killer’s Lair

and Pecking Order

Released on 15th July 2020. Available for pre-order now.

Mark Young joins Sinister Smile Press for a collaborative horror experience – Devil’s Gulch

Thoroughly excited to have been invited into the Sinister Smile Press family. Got my chapter in for Devil’s Gulch – a collaborative horror novel written by 11 authors. It’s been a thrill to write and collaborate with such talented people. Can’t wait for you all to read it. Available for Kindle pre-order now. https://geni.us/devilsgulch

Release date: November 16th, 2020.

It was all in the name of science. Now someone has to clean up the mess.

Stan Armstrong dedicated his entire life to science. Branded as a maverick and a risk-taker by his colleagues, his unorthodox experiments and outlandish theories of time and space resulted in loss of funding and ultimately, his termination from tenure at the university where he’d spent his entire career.

Stan’s insatiable quest to explore extreme hypotheses and to prove the unproven were matched only by his neurotic lust to peel back the mysterious layers of time and space to expose the hidden secrets of the universe. Determined to continue his work at all costs, he uproots the life he once knew, liquidates his assets and builds his own lab on a desolate twenty-four-acre rural property in Devil’s Gulch, Utah, no longer bound by government regulation or the prying eyes of small-minded administrators.

Whether born from his profound love for science, or his enormous ego, Stan unintentionally unleashes something sinister in Devil’s Gulch—something that was never meant to walk this Earth.

Sinister Smile Press presents Devil’s Gulch, a collaborative horror novel written by Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M. Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, Mark Young, Steven Pajak and R.E. Sargent.https://geni.us/devilsgulch

Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories RELEASE EVENT

On 13th July 2020 I’ll be hosting a launch event for my new book “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories” with a selection of posts throughout the day on both Facebook and Instagram – both @markyounginfo

Starting from 7am BST (British Summer Time)… Please come join the launch throughout the day. Would be great to see you there. Got a few things lined up I hope you’ll enjoy…😘😁😘🧛‍♂️

For a chance to win, DM (via Facebook or Instagram messenger) a pic of your pet enjoying a copy of ‘The Heartbreaker’ – the first collection in the ‘13’ series (this can be with Kindle or paperback). And if you haven’t got a pet maybe you can borrow someone else’s or send in a photo of yourself with the book/ebook instead.

The more creative you can be with your photograph, the better.

I’ll select my favourite picture from the submissions and will announce the winner on Monday 13th July 2020.

Please feel free to invite friends and anyone else who loves horror and short horror stories. Hope to see you there!

Pride in Horror Month

As part of Deadhead Reviews Pride in Horror month, I’m proud and excited to share with you my contribution to this month’s LGBTQ celebrations.

The Silhouette Man – A short LGBTQ horror story.

The Silhouette Man is a brand new short horror story which can be read by clicking here.

Mark Young is the author of the 13 Dark Fantasty & Horror Stories series. Available from Amazon for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback. The second volume ‘Coven’ is now available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Paperback released on 13th July 2020. For more details click the images below.

Available now for pre-order on Amazon. Released 13th July 2020.
Available now on Amazon.

The Edge of Darkness – Available Now

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Frankenstein

I think I first read Frankenstein somewhere around the age of 16-18. It was an utterly thrilling book and it’s on my shelf for a re-read this year.

I equally enjoyed the Kenneth Brannagh/Robert De Niro adaptation when it was released back in 1994. Many moons ago.

It wasn’t until recent years that I watched Frankenstein and Bride of Frankentein to discover how beautiful horror could be in all its black and white cinemaphotography and its gothic design which added a level of both sympathy and fear to such a sad and very misunderstood character.

Having missed out on Danny Boyle’s/Nick Dear’s stage adaptation for the National Theatre with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller alternating in the title role, I did seize the opportunity of catching it at the cinema a few years back with Miller starring as the creature. It was a part of the National Theatre’s NT Live cinema screening series. I was blown away. I came out feeling like it was one of the best things I’d seen on the big screen in a long time. Having watched Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role (which I thoroughly enjoyed) in the recent youtube lockdown screening, the small screen sadly doesn’t do the production justice. It has to be seen on stage or at least on the big screen. It is flawed in places (which I won’t go into here). But it doesn’t take away from the emotional and horrifying impact of a story that broke all the rules in storytelling when it was first written. Mary Shelley was a pioneer and some would argue that this is not only one of the best horror books of all time, but also one of the best in Science Fiction.

What are your memories of Frankenstein? What are you favourite adaptations? Feel free to drop a comment below. It’d be great to hear from you.

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Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of ‘Coven’ – the second volume in the ’13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories’ series. It’s now available to pre-order from Amazon (worldwide) for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited now. So you can have it delivered straight to your device on 13th July 2020. If you’d like a paperback copy it will be available to order on the day of release.

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COVER REVEAL – COVEN: 13 DARK FANTASY & HORROR STORIES

Here it is folks! The front cover reveal for the next installment in the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series.

Stay tuned. More details coming soon.

Volume one in the series – The Heartbreaker: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series is available worldwide for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in paperback on Amazon. Get your copy now from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Also available in other territories.