Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Excerpt From The Mermaid of Porthleven by Michael Whitehouse

"I was always a restless sleeper and often experienced nightmares or strange dreams which, when woken from, were difficult to shake from my mind. And in the days leading up to our departure there was a recurring theme to the nightly machinations of my unconscious consciousness. I dreamt of the sea lapping gently against the rocks of Porthleven bay. I wandered barefoot over grassy hills fashioned from sand and soil. I found myself compelled to walk towards the west, to hidden places far away from the eyes of humanity, on top of an ancient hill, climbing down an unforgiving rock-face swathed in mist. There at the foot of imposing cliffs stood a cave; the blurred image of a figure beckoned me inwards, into a blackened gaping mouth of salt and corrosion. Something sang in the darkness.

Each night the dream would end with the same haunting vision; a murky eye pressed close to mine, clouded white, fluid filled and obscure in intention. I attributed it to the stories I had been told by my father, but now looking back I see that something was calling me from afar, ushering me to the icy depths at the heart of a place which welcomed the drowned."

- Excerpt from "The Mermaid of Porthleven" by Michael Whitehouse.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Mermaid of Porthleven Release Date

Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy of On A Hill, and The Face of Fear. I’d like to announce that my next book, The Mermaid of Porthleven, will be released in early December on Amazon for 99 cents. It’s a horror novella about a group of children who find themselves trapped by the tide while exploring the mouth of a deep cave. With no choice but to go further into the tunnels in search of a way out, the children are caught in a desperate struggle for survival between the rising waters and an ancient evil which slithers in the dark.

At around 100 pages in length it’s easily the longest story I’ve released so far and has been great preparation for Bedtime the Novel.

I really hope you’ll come with me, and discover what lies beneath…

~ Mike

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Face of Fear & Other Stories Released!

"From the author of On a Hill, Bedtime, and The Melancholy of Herbert Solomon: Journey into the abyss of terror, where a man delves deep through the tunnels of Amsterdam to test his courage, where a neighbour screams out in the night when faced with the horror that lives in his home, where a child fights against his fear of heights, only to encounter another kind of dread on the roof of an abandoned building, and where a man in the throes of a heart attack finds himself trapped in a log-cabin, hounded by something creeping through the woods outside.

All of these characters and more learn the true limits of human terror. Readers are invited to experience these horrors, to take a deep breath, find their courage, and stare firmly into The Face of Fear.”

Available now on Amazon US and Amazon UK, as well as other regions.

Thank you to all those who have supported me in the creepypasta community, without you this book would never have happened.

Stay Creepy,

~ Mike