Book & Author Details:
13 Dark Tales by Michael R. Martin
Publication date: October 1st 2016
Genres: Horror, Occult, Short Stories
A shocking event on an evening train only revealed by hypnosis, a man driven to extremes to rid himself of nightmare neighbours, and a rural driving holiday stopped in its tracks by a mythical creature.
Just three of the 13 Dark Tales, inspired by macabre urban myths and sinister folklore, in this first collection.
Read them in the dark hours when they might call to mind a disturbing story you can’t quite place or a strange shape glimpsed from the corner of your eye; things you dismissed as too fantastic to take seriously but left nagging doubts, nonetheless.
Some of them may be true.
This really is a wonderful collection of dark stories. And such a variation. Some subtle, with a hinted at horror for you to discover, and others in your face with a real scare factor. I genuinely never felt short changed by the length of each of the individual tales.
However you take your horror, I suspect that there might be something here to tickle your fancy.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Mike has a degree in mechanical engineering and a HND in multimedia.
He has worked as a design engineer, a volunteer IT tutor, a medical records officer and is currently a freelance computer animator.
The aim of his writing is to create imaginative, supernatural thrillers populated by believable characters and realistic settings.
His influences are many, but he draws particular inspiration from the works of Nigel Kneale, H P Lovecraft, R Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen King, Alan Garner and M R James.
He lives near Wigan.