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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Happy Day Thing Rationale and Thing Number One

It's 2017 and despite wishing for sweet sweet death to take us before the next four years of horror reduces each and every one of us to dried out husks blowing in the arctic winds of a non-existent climate disaster, we're still here. Now. We could go on reliving the grand tortures of 2016 and lamenting the death of democracy and the rise of fascism and Kardashians and interpersonal connection.

OR.

We could try to embrace those little things in life that make us happy. Cheeses of the world. Pleasant fast food employees. Unexpectedly smooth bowel movements. 

This year, in an effort to block news of the self-serving actions and blatant inanity of our bright shining oligarchy, I'll be bringing you at least one magical Happy Day Thing!

Today's Happy Day Thing: A brand spanking new video from everyone's favorite club kid, Chloe!


What's your Happy Day Thing?

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MARK HENRY is the author of such classic works of literature as HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED (a zombie comedy with a complete disregard for propriety), the erotic bruiseslut epic, CLUMSY GIRL, and VELVETEEN, a young adult novel that's likely not for teens at all. He is a known agitator and fugitive from the occupation of psychotherapy and a southern baptist upbringing. Send cocktails in lieu of flowers.

His latest work, FATHOMS, is a kinky tale of vikings, revenge and sea monsters!

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Friday, August 05, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW: Fathoms: an Erotic Tale by Mark Henry


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"Surprising...almost shocking!" -- Blue Ink Reviews

Insatiable Vikings.
Sea Monsters.
A Journey Fueled by Passion.

When her true love, viking warrior Jerrik, dies under mysterious circumstances, Solveig vows revenge and sets a course for the truth. But when she stows away aboard the longboat her brother captains, the answers she seeks unfurl before her in both sinister and sensual ways.

Solveig’s quest ignites unheard of passions…and promises the impossible.

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Previously available in the Rise of the Northmen anthology, Fathoms is now available as a hot-as-hell  viking ebook! Part erotica, part gothic romance, with more than a little paranormal weirdness to wet the whistle, Fathoms has been called "wickedly dark and delicious" with "a primary female character who has both strength and undeniable sexuality."

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Available Now: Clumsy Girl by Mark Henry


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Justine Crenshaw has a secret kink. One so unusual, she must keep it under wraps…literally. She fetishizes bruises. Pink ones, blue ones, a filagree of purple patterns covers her body. People call her accident prone, a clumsy girl. But in Justine’s world, her fumbling, her pratfalls, are no simple accidents…they’re opportunities.

Her liasons are few and far between. Shadowy, sordid encounters with questionable men. Justine tries not to think about their motives, doesn’t care if they understand hers. As long as they can deal with her kink during down-and-dirty sex, she’s good-to-go.

But when she meets Nathan, her heart starts demanding more than empty sex and her secret becomes a hindrance to a future she never even knew she wanted. Try as she might, Justine can’t keep him in the dark. But no “normal” guy could possibly understand her. Or could he?

The time has come for this “clumsy” girl to set her fears aside and shine a light on her true desires.

Originally released in 2010 as Stocking Full of Coal, Clumsy Girl is a hilariously kinky erotic romance full of hot sex, secret societies and, of course, bruises of every color.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A New (Old) Book is on its Way!

CLUMSY GIRL is coming soon!

Justine Crenshaw has a secret kink. One so unusual, she must keep it under wraps…literally. She fetishizes bruises. Pink ones, blue ones, a filagree of purple patterns covers her body. People call her accident prone, a clumsy girl. But in Justine’s world, her fumbling, her pratfalls, are no simple accidents…they’re opportunities.

Her liasons are few and far between. Shadowy, sordid encounters with questionable men. Justine tries not to think about their motives, doesn’t care if they understand hers. As long as they can deal with her kink during down-and-dirty sex, she’s good-to-go.

But when she meets Nathan, her heart starts demanding more than empty sex and her secret becomes a hindrance to a future she never even knew she wanted. Try as she might, Justine can’t keep him in the dark. But no “normal” guy could possibly understand her. 

Or could he?

The time has come for this “clumsy” girl to set her fears aside and shine a light on her true desires.


Originally released in 2010 as Stocking Full of Coal, Clumsy Girl is a hilariously kinky erotic romance full of hot sex, secret societies and, of course, bruises of every color.


Coming Soon on Amazon, Nook, iBooks and Kobo!

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Release: RISE OF THE NORTHMEN

It's been a while, I realize, but I'm super excited to announce a new novella appearing in the RISE OF THE NORTHMEN anthology. Like an erotic Thanksgiving cornucopia, this book is stuffed full of vikings, romance, krakens, hot sex, valkyries, Norse mythology, star-crossed lovers, tragedy...did I mention hot sex...cuz...dayum. I'm joined in the anthology by Saranna DeWylde, Paul Goat Allen, Annice Sands and Alyssa Breck. Believe me, you don't want to miss this!

My story, FATHOMS, has everything you've come to expect from my twisted dirty mind. A widow on the brink of madness goes on a quest for the cause of her husband's death and finds the answer in a bizarre erotic pact that signals the beginning of a strange erotic journey...or the end of everything.

ps. It's freakin' hot as hell!

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

5 Horror Movies to Help Rinse the Bad Taste of OUIJA Out of Your Mouth

In my ongoing effort to save you from studio horror movies cobbled together from the compressed shit of Hollywood burnouts, I bring you alternatives to OUIJA! #insteadofouija

OUIJA has hit DVD/VOD and there's nothing we can do about that but don our gas masks, hunker down and pray for dawn. A horrifying prospect, but at least we can be entertained while waiting for the fallout to subside.

Here's a few fantastic 2014 horror movie releases to make you feel like the world is still worth living...

OCULUS seems to be a secret to this day. Despite some great buzz and a truly inventive style of storytelling, bouncing back and forth in time so fast the audience is left in a constant state of unease. The story wraps itself around a rapidly deteriorating family relationship brought to the brink of insanity by the presence of a haunted mirror. And that's where things get weird. The acting is pretty above average and the horror set pieces are jarring. OCULUS wasn't my favorite film of the year, by far, but it's one that I respected more as it went on to linger in my memory.

While not technically a horror film, THE GUEST, Adam Wingard's follow-up to the immensely entertaining YOU'RE NEXT, steps in line behind other "Oh shit, we let the wrong person in our house" flicks. Dan Stevens flushes his genteel Downton Abbey-esque manners into the shitter to reek havoc on Bumfuck, Nowhere (Think The Stepfather if he had Rambo's pedigree). What's interesting about Wingard is how he plays with genre. The film is basically a thriller thrown in a blender with some conventional horror trappings and is entirely successful.

STARRY EYES showed up late to the party. I'd already crowned my clear winner of the horror movie of the year award (coming up) and was surprised to find this little indie nugget sneak in under the wire. I love a slow creepy build (ala HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and STARRY EYES plays out in a very similar way. Set amongst a thoroughly disenchanted group of aspiring actors and filmmakers, our bored and desperate heroine will do anything--ANYTHING--to catch a break. The results are brutal. 

We went into UNDER THE SKIN pretty much blind. I'd heard that this director was touching on some of Kubrick's technical milieu and that always has me interested but I wasn't expecting the quiet horror of this film. And quiet it is, there are long stretches without any dialogue whatsoever. Scenes of Scarlet Johansson driving around Glasgow with the deadest fisheyes, truncated by some horrific scenes in the infamous "Black Room." You'll know what I mean when you see it. Ultimately, the film is an examination of what it means to be human (UNDER THE SKIN, so to speak), to be touched by pain and suffering...but with ALIENS! 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I'd heard rumblings of THE BABADOOK rising off the various film festivals like that blurry heat vapor off a summer blacktop, but when it came time to watch it, totally unprepared for it! First things first, if you're a jump scare-type (the lowest common denominator, in my opinion), then THE BABADOOK isn't going to be for you. There's a lot going on in Jennifer Kent's astounding debut horror movie. It's as much a film about the devastating impact of grief and loss as it is a monster in the armoire flick. But when the monster does appear (in shadowy glimpses), its presence is jarring and meaningful. Yep. Meaning. There's lots of MEANING. THE BABADOOK may do that unheard of thing in the horror genre, it makes audiences think. Probably the reason it hasn't taken off here. BURN!

There you go! What were some of your favorite horror films of the past year? (If you say ANABELLE, you're dead to me). I'm always available to chat about the horror genre on twitter @mark_henry. 


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When not obsessively watching every horror movie...ever, MARK HENRY writes erotic horror, humorous urban fantasy, and young adult horror (as Daniel Marks). In his most recent erotic novella, BALUSTRADE, a couple headed for divorce end up somewhere far worse, a marital retreat that may actually conceal the gates of hell.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Cover Design and Other Services



As an author, myself, I understand the importance of the right cover to represent your work. I’ve been through the traditional publishing experience with art departments and have been both infuriated and elated by their product. I have an art history background and have been a graphic design enthusiast for years before trying my hand at cover design with my own indie projects. I’m a firm believer in aligning aesthetics with the authors I work with—if, after the initial consultation, our ideas do not seem to match up, I won’t hesitate to bring that up and suggest another artist, if necessary. Ultimately, I want the author to be happy with their cover and to have a final product that markets the book to its fullest and most lucrative ends.

Two packages are currently available:

E-Book Only

A unique and striking digital cover for your novel, novella or short story maximized for visibility at online retailers. Included: initial consultation, draft review and finalization edits. Additional revisions beyond the draft and finalization stages will incur a $25 fee/instance.

$150



Full Wrap Cover


An eyecatching cover for for your print edition novel or longer novella (front, spine and back matter), as well as digital images for your ebook editions. Included: initial consultation, draft review and finalization edits. Additional revisions beyond the draft and finalization stages will incur a $25 fee/instance.

$300

Social Media Pack


Book-related avatar, Twitter and Facebook Cover Page Ad Splashes to maximize visibility of your new release.

$100 ($50 with Cover Design Packages)

Author Photo Image Corrections

If the author choses, an author photo and short biography can be included on the back cover of the Full Wrap (included in the package price). I do offer image correction to match tone and correct for blemishes, etc.

$25


Other services and referrals available upon request.

Contact me for a free consultation today!!!
email: me@markhenry.us