Monday, November 16, 2015


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!

And purchase your very own copy from:

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. 


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.


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.


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.


Other services and referrals available upon request.

Contact me for a free consultation today!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oh the Romantical Times We'll Have

In less than 48 hours, I'll be hauling my ass out of bed at zero-dark-thirty and traveling to the crescent city for the RT Booklover's Convention. I'll be hanging with fans, friends and sazeracs, so if you want to catch me, I look like this...

Please refrain from peeing on me in the gutter, I'm only bringing one suitcase so I'll likely have to wear those urine-fresh clothes to the book fair. Honestly, I can't tell you how excited I am, NOT because I enjoy going to panels (though I hope you do, because I'd love to see you all at mine), NOT because I'm a fan of vampire balls or group activities, but because for the last several RTs I've been out of action and that time away has turned me into a goddamn hermit.


Here's where you come in! If you're attending the RT Booklover's Convention, when you register you'll be given a bag to carry around all the beads you get from flashing your tits or snootch or whatever it is you'll inevitably show the drunken frat boy (don't worry he won't remember and his pictures always turn out blurry), but deep in that bag you'll find this badboy...

A group of my writer buds and I have banded together (like flotsam after a devastating cruise ship disaster) and are doing an awesome ass promo! Each of those circles represents a flashy pin that upon request you may scavenge from the author. Collect them all and you could win a Kindle Fire HDX (that's the best kind!). Just follow the directions and then point yourself toward the bar, you're certain to find one of us there (if not all)!!!


Okay, so obviously we won't always be in the bar, but I'll be...places. 

Make sure you're following me on twitter: @mark_henry and/or on my Facebook personal page for updates, inappropriate pictures and generally snarky, unruly behavior!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Balustrade Is Out NOW!!!

Pick up the first novella in my new Carnal Staircase trilogy for just $2.99!

I've brought you snarky zombies with great clothes and terrible luck (BEACH BLANKET BLOODBATH), dead girls with chips on their shoulders (VELVETEEN) and the romantic entanglements of demonic liver wranglers (PARTS & WRECK) but now, I'm getting serious.


BALUSTRADE, the first novella in my new SUPER SEXY erotic trilogy is out today! Trust, this bitch is a scorcher, a very dark entry into the erotica genre. A couple on the skids attends a therapeutic retreat that turns out to be anything but. If you like your reads HOTTER THAN HELL with a healthy does of KINK, then...get the to a 

Here's the synopsis!

A couple on the verge of divorce begrudgingly agree to an unorthodox marital retreat. Despite warnings and portents, Hilary and Jack travel to the remote Washington scablands, braving a strange religious demonstration to arrive at Balustrade, an oddly voyeuristic couples program.

Under the tutelage of Chantal, a harsh mistress, and Ludo, a brooding sex surrogate, the couple find their most intimate relations under discomfiting scrutiny. The therapy is ritualistic, sensual, wearing away their inhibitions to lush, orgiastic ends. For a while, Hilary luxuriates in a slippery, sensual descent into wickedness. But when time begins to disintegrate in dream-like fugues, sexual awakening takes a turn for the sinister.

Clandestine cabals whisper behind closed doors. Robed figures congregate in the dark cavern at the apex of the strange building’s courtyard.

Nothing is quite as it seems. And a question looms…

Is it the intention of Chantal and Balustrade to help mend their failing marriage or are their minds and bodies being groomed for more sinister, carnal purposes? Hilary must strive to unlock the secrets behind Balustrade before it pushes her to the brink of insanity and ignites her darkest urges.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Cover Artist for Hire!

So with the cover release of L.C. Holden's ARE YOU MINE, I officially entered the ring as a cover designer for hire. Previously, I'd created covers for my own books, seen here...

But L.C. Holden was my first commission and thus will always occupy a special place in my heart. Sexy, no?

So, with that. I'm open to take a few projects from either authors, publishers or what have you. I'm currently planning on offering a package that includes a cover (with multiple sizes) and a free Facebook cover photo ad splash, like this one...

My aesthetic favors dark/sensual tones but I work closely with authors/publishers to create a unique representation of the material that will reach a maximum readership. Clients can expect a quick turnaround time and up to two drafts with multiple finish/color options. 

Pricing (subject to change):
  • Consult is free of charge
  • Custom E-book only (multiple sizes): $150
  • Createspace Flat (includes digital E-book cover): $300
  • Facebook Cover Photo Ad Splash: Included
  • Social Media Avi: Included 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'll Tumbl For Ya

I've succumbed to the call of the Tumblr. I don't know why. I'm not certain of its purpose. Though it does seem to be easily fed by other social networking sites and vice versa. So, feel free to follow me at...Snark, Smarm and Smart Cocktails!