Mark Cantrell, Author

For an eclectic mix of science fiction, fantasy and a touch of horror...

ONE FOR THE ROAD

SHORT FICTION | December 2013

Out on the road, you find out who you really are.

 

What you really are…

 

Escaped killer Daniel is sure of himself. Armed and dangerous, devil-may-care; he's a hunter – a vampire – on the run from the police and enjoying the ride.

 

Sarah, she's just lost; escaping a troubled home, she's running from herself. Until she meets Daniel, she has no idea she's running for her life…

 

Poor Sarah, she doesn't know who or what she is, but Daniel knows – and he's going to show her. The two of them were made for each other…

 

Daniel's desire will take them both on a road trip to sex and murder, and the destination will reveal far more than either cares to know about themselves.

 

It's a relationship blessed in blood – and death is coming along for the ride…


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ASIN: B00HBSO8YS

Price: 99 pence (includes VAT)


One For The Road was first published in the author's fiction collection, ISOLATION SPACE (2009/2011), and subsequently selected for standalone publication as a digital short.



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AT DEATH'S DOOR

SHORT FICTION | June 2013
(Smashwords April 2015)

Male pride and ageing flesh is never a good combination; a lesson Jeremy McMahn learns the hard way when his car comes off the road at a bend taken too fast. The thrill of speed and recollected youth ends in mangled metal…

 

Crawling from the wreckage of his car, delirious, surely hallucinating, Jeremy finds himself haunted by the spectral figure of a woman calling him to follow. She's the very image of his wife, rejuvenated; how can that be possible?

 

Lured onwards, he finds himself stumbling over the edge of reason. Out of body, out of mind, out of his depth: Jeremy's journey into the heart of the macabre is only just beginning…

 

 "At Death's Door is another [story] that creeped me. It's a surreal (I hope) journey into what Poe called the hypnagogic state of mind when you're unsure of reality and fantasy and the boundaries between become distorted and (as in this piece) break down!"

 

Jim Palmer, Writers' Muse magazine, August 2009 #50, from his review of the author's collection, ISOLATION SPACE.


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ASIN: B00DF9KQFC

Price: 99 pence (includes VAT)

ISBN: 9781-3108-0927-9

At Death's Door was first published in the author's fiction collection, ISOLATION SPACE (2009/2011), and subsequently selected for standalone publication as a digital short.



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DEADLY NIGHT SHADE

SHORT FICTION | January 2013

She was the one who was afraid of the dark, that's why the other vamps in her gang laughingly called her Shade, but now the joke's on them, and she's the one still breathing.

When a night on the town turns deadly, when all her friends are slain, Shade must overcome her fears or join them in the grave.

Only one of them is getting out of this alive, but the man she hunts is no ordinary vampire slayer…

In the dead of night, Shade faces a horror she never expected. She will learn there are worse things to fear than the dark…

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ISBN: 978-1301-7992-6-8

ASIN: B00B39MZKK

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Deadly Night Shade was first published under the title ‘Blood Feud’ in The Velvet Vampire (1994). A revised and reworked edition was subsequently re-published under its current title in Monomyth Vol. 6.4 #40 (2006). This edition was selected for standalone publication from the anthology ISOLATION SPACE (2009/2011).


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