Monday, May 5, 2014


     As I announced last week, I have another book coming out. 

MILK-BLOOD is what happens when a writer and a social worker visit the inner city of Detroit. Based on a real setting and with more truth to the tale than you may believe. It is planned for release in July. Here's the cover: 

What's it about? 
    Lilly is ten years old, born with a heart defect, and already
addicted to heroin. Her mother is gone from her life, and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street. The house intrigues her, she can't stay away, and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside.
      For her mother is there, buried in the back, and this homeless man is Lilly's true father, and both want their daughter back.

The cover is from Elderlemon Design run by Kealan Patrick Burke and to be edited by Richard Thomas of Dark House Press, (who just announced a two book deal with Random House). A couple of authors got a sneak peak. Here's some feedback:

"MILK-BLOOD is a discomforting story of true inner city horrors, told by characters so real they pop off the page. Add the supernatural mix to the story and it really grabs you by the throat. Mark's writing shows a remarkable assuredness that I caught a glimpse of in On the Lips of Children, but has really flowered with this piece. Very much recommended!" 
~ John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths and The Bell Witch

Three advance review copies are being given away on Goodreads. 

But that's not all.
There's a companion short story that is FREE on amazon and serves as a prequel, 'character origin' story. Click here for the 15 page read, The Damage Done, which promptly got three five star reviews since it was published last week. 

MILK-BLOOD The story you are about to read is entirely true. I know there was a disclaimer that called this a piece of fiction. It has to say that. So now if you are damaged while reading the story, I am no longer liable.

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