Monday, 24 May 2021

What's your TBR pile like?

 

TBR
Hey!

Thanks to those who ordered a signed copy of Six! They're on their way out to you all this week. I've a small stack left, so if you'd like one then head to my website.

I can get more in from the publisher if need be.

Now I'm going to speak of a book I've not mentioned for ages.

This weekend I've dropped the price of my debut novel The Shadow Fabric. For this week only it's available for the silly price of 99c / 99p.

Take care. And be sure to email me your thoughts on my work. I'm always happy to chat!

M.
 
The Shadow Fabric

Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day, he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.

Determined to get answers, Leo has no idea where to turn. Revelations come in the most unlikely places, and secrets of witchcraft and ancient artefacts unfold. In particular, a device used in the 17th century to extract evil from witches proves key to his discoveries. With these truths long hidden from humankind, his memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens Leo’s existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone ... including himself.

The relentless and destructive power of the Shadow Fabric compels Leo to fight not only this growing darkness, but also the entity beneath the Fabric’s surface. While these supernatural horrors rage and his world crumbles, Leo must confront his past before he can embrace his future. But the future may not exist.

The Shadow Fabric
You can still nab the eBook version of Six! here.

Six! where you’ll find Edgar Allan Poe’s neighbour, cyber-tech mayhem, both an imaginary friend and a friend back from the dead. There’s a creepy grandma with a hidden agenda, too. Oh, and there’s also something about skin …

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Unraveling of the Fabric


 

Your eyes do not deceive.

Guys!

Yes, the entire Shadow Fabric mythos is released in a 4-book boxset for only 99 cents (99 pence). And it won't stay that price for long.

Grab it HERE!
(Takes you straight to your country's appropriate Amazon page.)


Want to read the blurb? Here it is:

A box set of four books in the best-selling Shadow Fabric mythos.


"... an intelligent read, loved how the Great Fire of London was tied in ..."

700-pages to unravel the FABRIC:

THE SHADOW FABRIC - novel
SINISTER STITCHES - collected stories
HELL CAT OF THE HOLT - novella
TERROR THREADS - collected stories

(Absolutely NO animals are harmed in Mark Cassell's fiction.)

The Shadow Fabric


Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day, he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.

Determined to get answers, Leo has no idea where to turn. Revelations come in the most unlikely places, and secrets of witchcraft and ancient artefacts unfold. In particular, a device used in the 17th century to extract evil from witches proves key to his discoveries. With these truths long hidden from humankind, his memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens Leo’s existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone … including himself.

Sinister Stitches


A collection of dark fantasy stories that stitch together a twisted history of witchcraft and the supernatural, of demons, ghosts, and the disturbed. Each tale binds the Shadow Fabric mythos tighter, revealing that everything around us is entwined with a deep-rooted darkness. And sometimes that darkness — the fabric — tears.

Hell Cat of the Holt


Shy accountant Anne returns to the village of Mabley Holt to piece together her life after a family tragedy. When her cat vanishes, and a neighbour claims to speak with his dead wife, she soon learns there’s more to the village than any resident dares admit. In search of her beloved pet, she discovers not only family secrets but also revelations of a local legend.

As she treads an unsteady path between folklore and fact, her confidence in where she grew up begins to crumble … Into hell.

Terror Threads


More standalone tales of ghosts, of demons, of the occult, to weave the mythos tighter and prove we all have the ability to see in the dark.

Ten Minutes Till Deadtime (a bonus story)


Delve further into the Shadow Fabric mythos with this short tale of terror. Wake up! It’s Deadtime.

David’s alarm keeps waking him at 3.33 every morning. The problem is, he never sets it for that time. On one occasion he wakes up and something is very different. And that’s when his life begins to unthread…

Already struggling to balance work and home life, can he overcome the evil that has awakened?

FABRIC: the Shadow Fabric mythos series


A 4-book box set containing supernatural and paranormal tales of varying lengths: one novel, one novella, and twenty-one short stories.

An unconventional dark fantasy series playing with the traditions of today’s occult and zombie fiction – supernatural horror without the Devil, and without actual zombies. With a slice of the occult and of paranormal activity, and also a glimpse into the true cause of the Great Fire of London, every story opens up history and spreads it raw. Here you will find spine-chillers of sin, shadows, and the reanimated dead.

To truly understand would be to unravel the Fabric…





Thursday, 7 January 2021

Fabric - the 4 book box set


 

Grab it from Amazon HERE for only 99c or 99p (or free on Kindle Unlimited)


A box set of four books in the best-selling Shadow Fabric mythos.

700-pages to unravel the FABRIC...

THE SHADOW FABRIC - novel
SINISTER STITCHES - collected stories
HELL CAT OF THE HOLT - novella
TERROR THREADS - collected stories

(Absolutely NO animals are harmed in Mark Cassell's fiction.)



The Shadow Fabric

Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day, he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.

Determined to get answers, Leo has no idea where to turn. Revelations come in the most unlikely places, and secrets of witchcraft and ancient artefacts unfold. In particular, a device used in the 17th century to extract evil from witches proves key to his discoveries. With these truths long hidden from humankind, his memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens Leo’s existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone … including himself.

Sinister Stitches

A collection of dark fantasy stories that stitch together a twisted history of witchcraft and the supernatural, of demons, ghosts, and the disturbed. Each tale binds the Shadow Fabric mythos tighter, revealing that everything around us is entwined with a deep-rooted darkness. And sometimes that darkness — the <i>fabric</i> — tears.

Hell Cat of the Holt

Shy accountant Anne returns to the village of Mabley Holt to piece together her life after a family tragedy. When her cat vanishes, and a neighbour claims to speak with his dead wife, she soon learns there’s more to the village than any resident dares admit. In search of her beloved pet, she discovers not only family secrets but also revelations of a local legend.

As she treads an unsteady path between folklore and fact, her confidence in where she grew up begins to crumble … Into hell.

Terror Threads

More standalone tales of ghosts, of demons, of the occult, to weave the mythos tighter and prove we all have the ability to see in the dark.

Ten Minutes Till Deadtime (a bonus story)

Delve further into the Shadow Fabric mythos with this short tale of terror. Wake up! It’s Deadtime.

David’s alarm keeps waking him at 3.33 every morning. The problem is, he never sets it for that time. On one occasion he wakes up and something is very different. And that’s when his life begins to unthread…

Already struggling to balance work and home life, can he overcome the evil that has awakened?

FABRIC: the Shadow Fabric mythos series

A 4-book box set containing supernatural and paranormal tales of varying lengths: one novel, one novella, and twenty-one short stories.

An unconventional dark fantasy series playing with the traditions of today’s occult and zombie fiction – supernatural horror without the Devil, and without actual zombies. With a slice of the occult and of paranormal activity, and also a glimpse into the true cause of the Great Fire of London, every story opens up history and spreads it raw. Here you will find spine-chillers of sin, shadows, and the reanimated dead.

To truly understand would be to unravel the Fabric…


Grab it from Amazon HERE for only 99c or 99p (or free on Kindle Unlimited)


Sunday, 27 December 2020

The end

 

My year

Guys!

2020 has been a weird year, huh?

For me it's mostly been filled with what you see in those photos. And of course there were also plenty of beach walks with my wife! The biggest excitement though is that I've revisited my passion for making music - only this time I'm teaching myself music theory, rather than simply learning songs and jamming with friends.

Let's face it, this year has NOT been a time to hang out with our buddies.

As for my writing: I've had twelve stories published in various best-selling anthologies (sharing the pages with several of my literary heroes) and some tales were featured in a couple of ezines.

I even finished my novel, PARASITE CROP, which is currently in the hands of an editor of a massive publisher I admire. Incidentally, it's not just "on his desk" but he's confirmed he's actually reading it.

Also, I'm in talks with a different editor for a short story collection for release in the summer. So I hope the world doesn't turn into chaos and anarchy by then.

Finally, my cyberpunk horror novel (currently untitled) is in a first draft mess. But I'm handling it. Kind of. Thanks again to all who came back with their personal clinical trial stories. I made certain to reply to all of you, so be sure to check your spam folder if you didn't receive my response.

Anyway, I'm gonna shut up now...

Keep safe, my friends, and however your year has been, may next year be YOURS.

M.


99p / 99c Books (also on Kindle Unlimited):

In the Company of False Gods

Hell Cat of the Holt

Chaos Halo

Sinister Stitches

Ten Minutes Till Deadtime

Murder, Machinery & Snowflakes

Monster Double Feature


Bargains:

Sci-Fi and Fantasy


Giveaways:

Year's End Science Fiction & Fantasy Giveaway

Fill Your eReader for FREE


Author Buddies:

Miranda Kate

Ian Woodhead

Duncan Ralston

Andrew Lennon

Bella Dean Joyner


Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Murder, Machinery & Snowflakes

 


You guys patiently waiting for the Kindle version of my Christmas book, Murder Machinery & Snowflakes... it's finally up for pre-order with the release date less than a week away (December 1st).

As for those who've put their name down for a signed copy, you need to know they're sitting on the kitchen table awaiting my attention.

And I have a handful left if anyone else wants to nab a copy. Perfect for a stocking filler!

As always, my thanks.

M.


Available from AMAZON ~ 99p / 99c




Paperbacks are available direct from Amazon: