TREAD CAREFULLY FOR THEY ARE... OF THE NIGHT.
Whitfield Creed had never been one to believe in such things as luck. Yet when he wakes to find he’s hung from a meat hook, in a warehouse, he can’t help but feel his luck may have run out.
A chance meeting with the wrong people immerses Whitfield in an underworld that he had presumed to be no more than folklore. Yet these creatures exist and with eternal life have manipulated mankind from the shadows through the millennia’s.
Trying to come to terms with the way these creatures occupy their eternity Whitfield must live amongst their ranks. With the elders of this ancient society bickering with one another and the constant threat of execution hanging over his head he must try to survive. Whilst also accepting his own immortality.
Of The Night is the debut horror novel by Mark Simmons and is a Tour De force of thrills and scares that will leave the reader breathless and begging for the morning.
Mark Simmons has been writing Horror and thrillers recreationally since a very young age, finding his inspiration from a cavernous backroom full of horror at his local video shop. Renting all manner of features, well before his age legally allowed him to do so.
Mark was born and raised on the coastline of Suffolk, England by North East parents. He also found his creativity stimulated by the rolling countryside and coastal emptiness of East Anglia. He currently lives in North London with his Epidemiologist wife, The Doctor.
When Mark is not bringing his monsters and demons to the page he has worked for the last ten years in various areas of the Television Broadcasting industry. He has helped to provide the world with the top quality viewing that it deserves.
Mark enjoys watching all manner of movies but his greatest affinity is to horror flicks. He has a passion for classic and modern literature mainly in the horror and sci-fi fantasy genres. Mark enjoys immersing himself in the RPG gaming world. He can often be found taking a nice Ork in the country, but not in a biblical sense of course.
He also has an acute ear for music, particularly the Metal persuasion. Football plays a small part in his life, playing a bit of 5-A-Side in his spare time and supporting a North East team of the Black and White striped variety.
He has recently finished drafting his second novel, Purged IN Flame, which will be available from KGHH publishing soon. This is the second book in at least a three book deal that Kensington Gore hopes will grow and grow.
1. Mark made his screen debut on the Channel 4 show Sugar Rush as a DJ. He was paid £50 for the role.
2. Mark can make his ear pop using only his little finger. Ask him and he'll show you sometime.
3. Mark has longer hair than his wife. Due to this she is forever asking him for spare hair bobbles.
4. He got married in a pair of black and white checkerboard Vans.
5. He watched AC/DC play Download festival 2010 on an exclusive stage, in front of 90000 fans, and a full size train mounted by a giant inflatable woman that drove down the stage. But he does not remember a thing. Fortunately neither do the 2 friends that were with him.
6. He can hit the high notes in a-ha's Take On Me, without the aid of pliers!
7. He once had lunch with Michael Fassbender in the car park of Morrisons superstore, Camden.
Click on the link below for Mark Simmons festive Q&A.
Whitfield Creed is living a waking nightmare.
Unlike his dreams this nightmare has no end, and he has an eternity to live it.
His world, the beings that inhabit it, and the death that surrounds him, are pushing him to the edge of his sanity.
A pitched battle is in full swing and these creatures of the night are sparing none from its carnage.
Whitfield must try and find a safe place to stay out of the way as a civil war rages amongst these immortals.
Caught between warring factions his only hope is to flee the bloodshed.
As Whitfield tries to hold onto his humanity a new level of senses begins to stir within him.
Can he find answers to all the questions his new-found immortality has raised?
Or will the society he has stumbled across tear each other apart, and him with it?
Purged in Flame is the second novel by accomplished author Mark Simmons.