If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 hits Number 1!

If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 takes the top spot in Amazon’s Horror Anthologies New Bestseller chart. The short story collection is garnering some great reviews and is swiftly becoming a firm favourite among horror fans.

It features my story To Hell and Back – about a mother who is forced on a mission into the bowels of Hell in order to save her kidnapped daughter. It was an absolute pleasure to write and I hope readers connect and enjoy the story.

You can check out reviews here: Goodreads and Amazon.

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Books of Horror Anthology Volume 2 is available now!

“BLOOD.

It’s all I can think about.”

Featuring my story Bloodlust – a story about a young man who gets more than he bargained for when dares to venture to a nightclub in the middle of nowhere to satisfy his curiousity in the macabre.

‘The Books of Horror Community Anthology was conceptualized with the idea that anyone that had a story to tell, should be given a platform to do so. Volume one was issued with great success, and those voices were released into the wild for reader’s enjoyment. Now, here we are with volume two—some authors will be familiar, while others will be brand new. Collected within this book are stories that span the wide genre that is Horror. Crack open the book and delve in, if you dare.’

Available now – click here.

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Devil’s Gulch is available now!

Devil’s Gulch is A Collaborative Horror Novel.

Writing my chapter for this book scared the hell out of me so I can’t wait for you to read the book in it’s entirety. Have you got your copy yet? Available now – link in bio.

“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, Bridgett Nelson, Steven Pajak and R.E. Sargent.

Available now: click here.

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If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 is available now.

Absolutely thrilled to receive my author copy of If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 from Sinister Smile Press.

Featuring “To Hell and Back” by yours truly this short horror story sits among 15 tales of deadly women and retribution by 15 other amazing authors.

Former assassin Amelia is forced on a mission by her daughter’s kidnappers. Using every trick in her arsenal she faces the darkest evils and the most impossible dilemmas as she journeys through the bowels of hell in a bid to rescue her daughter.

“To Hell and Back.” reviews.

Mark’s vision of the hell he describes in this story of a former assassin on a mission that matters is not only wrought with descriptions that are the stuff of nightmares, but is also infused with his cheeky sense of style. Mark takes his unlikely heroine on a jaunt through the caverns of hell itself and his visceral descriptions of her experiences bring to mind strong Clive Barker influences, he nails the impossible and horrific with his words! His quote: “The way back isn’t always the way home” stuck with me long after I finished reading.”  Ruthann Jagge, author.

“Very imaginative and I enjoyed it because, with the demons and witches and salt circles, it felt like watching an episode of (my guilty pleasure 🤭) Supernatural.” Farrah, Goodreads review.

“A devilish story about a woman, Amelia, who is forced to travel to the underworld to kill a specific prisoner in order to save her kidnapped daughter. This was one crazy ride!” Brigett Nelson, Author and Reviewer.

“…the final confrontation was cool.” Javier, Goodreads review.

“Very cool themes of paranormal, horror, and suspense. Not to mention a kickass main character.” Kayla Krantz, author.

“There are stories that fit into the realm of Fantasy like “To Hell and Back” with its epic quest that plays with what it means to ensure survival” Hollis Queens, Goodreads review.

Check out reviews and ratings for the full volume here at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51269007-if-i-die-before-i-wake

Get the book everyone’s talking about. Available now to buy in paperback, hardback, kindle and free on kindle unlimited. Click here.

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If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 Launch Party has begun!

To celebrate the launch of “If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3” Sinister Smile Press are running a week long online launch party culminating in a live event streaming on Saturday 24th October 2020.

“The publication of 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝘿𝙞𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙄 𝙒𝙖𝙠𝙚: 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 is just around the corner, and 𝓢𝓲𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼 is excitedly celebrating the third volume of our 𝕭𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕺𝖋𝖋 𝕯𝖊𝖆𝖉 series! We hope you’ll join us as we share excerpts from the included stories, challenge your brains with horror trivia, give you glimpses into the lives of our elite authors, and offer a variety of prizes!On 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒𝐭𝐡 , we’re featuring a two-hour live event (from 1 to 3 PM CST) with TWELVE of our SIXTEEN authors, 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝-𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐉.𝐇. 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐟! We hope you’ll celebrate with us and attend the launch party…there you’ll be able to ask questions and have the opportunity to win some really nice prizes! Launch week kicks off on Monday, October 19, 2020, and ends following the two-hour live event on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Make plans to join us, won’t you?” Sinister Smile Press.

I will be one of the twelve authors attending the live event and I’ll be featuring in a short video interview. So I hope you will be able to pop in throughout the week and say hi! For details and to register your interest please click here for the Facebook Event page.

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Books of Horror Community Anthology Vol.2 released today!

Happy book release day everyone. Woke up to find Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume Two on my kindle this morning here in the UK.

Congratulations to everyone involved. I’m so excited to be part of this project.

Huge thanks to RJ Roles and Kristy Little for letting me be a part of it.

I love short stories so I can’t wait to get stuck in. 🤓👍

For more details or to purchase your copy click Amazon now.

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Halloween is coming…

And it’s almost upon us. Have you got your scary reads for when the sun goes down and the witching hour begins?

Volumes 1 and 2 of the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series are available from Amazon now.

Coven: 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.

From Red Ink Publishing, 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 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.

Witches, Ghosts, Insects, Werewolves, Aliens, Invisible Men and many more are featured in this collection.

Stories included: Coven / Silent Scream / Bugs / The Girl with the Crooked Back / Showdown at the Lost Soul Cafe / Doing Time / The Hunt / Rage / The Choice / Guardians of the Graves / The Rorschack Effect / The Fallen / What The Eyes Cant See

The Heartbreaker: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Story series.

‘Sleep. It consumes me. Every inch of my body. Every part of my mind. Until it is shrouded in darkness and I’m subdued by the black. Time passes. It could be an eternity for all I know. But it’s not. My subconscious emerges from a realm devoid of light. And that’s when the nightmare begins. Again.’

From Red Ink Publishing, the first of 13 chilling stories in this collection, ‘The Heartbreaker,’ is a tale of a soldier deceived by those seeking to exploit his ‘gift’ – a supernatural power he acquired as a casualty of war fighting for his country. Pushed to his limits, Steve Wrangler is forced to make horrific choices in order to survive.

Witches, Zombies, Monster, Killer Mermaids, Demon, Vampires and many more are featured in this collection.

Stories included: The Heartbreaker / Black Mist / Curse of the Dreamweaver / The Artist / Let’s Not Talk About Kevin / Heavenly Waters / The Good Boy / Living With Your Parents Can Be Murder / The Vanished / The Unforgiving / Gone / The Diary Of Ethel Edie Brown / Protégé

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, UK

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

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Devil’s Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience

Working on Devil’s Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience has been an absolute blast. Available to order from Amazon now.

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 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, Bridgett Nelson, R.E. Sargent and Steven Pajak.

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If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution (The Better Off Dead Series Book 3)

Absolutely thrilled to be a part of If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution (The Better Off Dead Series Book 3). My story “To Hell And Back” keeps some great company in this anthology. Available to order from Amazon now.

Go ahead, run. Hide, even. No matter. There’s no place you can go that she won’t find you.

A woman scorned. The sanctity of her sanctuary threatened. The betrayal of trust…even loyalty. Don’t ever tell her not to take it personally, because that’s exactly what it is. Personal. Your first blunder was mistaking her kindness for weakness. Your second was betraying her. The third? Underestimating her. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Take the plunge into these tales of deadly women who will stop at nothing until vengeance is theirs.

The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!

With stories by Steven Pajak, Cara Fox, Chris Contreras Bahnsen, Scotty Milder, J.H. Moncrieff, Scott Harper, Bridgett Nelson, Spencer Richard, Mark Young, Claire Brown, Nikkolas James, Lee Rozelle, Natalie Sierra, R.E. Sargent, Red Lagoe and Renee M.P.T. Kray.

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The Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume 2

So excited to have my story “Bloodlust” in The Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume 2. Available to order from Amazon now.

The Books of Horror Community Anthology was conceptualized with the idea that anyone that had a story to tell, should be given a platform to do so. Volume one was issued with great success, and those voices were released into the wild for reader’s enjoyment. Now, here we are with volume two—some authors will be familiar, while others will be brand new. Collected within this book are stories that span the wide genre that is Horror. Crack open the book and delve in, if you dare.

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