Blog 2018-01-27T03:18:50+00:00
April 17, 2018

Cedar Hollow Interview

Recently I was interviewed by Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews, where we talked; horror, writing, Lovecraft and Ghostwatch. You can check out the interview HERE – let me know what you think! – Lee
My new novel, Tormented, is on sale now for a limited time only. If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to pick up the ebook for only $0.99 / £0.99. You can grab your copy here: Amazon US Amazon UK Here are what some horror fans are saying about it: *** Just finished Tormented, and absolutely loved it. Hugely reminiscent of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser work, but with a visceral darkness that savagely echoes all the best and lingering horrors found in Lovecraft. This book builds upon the mythology found in his previous works, Horror In The Woods and The Demonic, and gives us a wider, more terrifying view of the darker universe that touches ours, and the terrible fates that await there. The end is incredibly satisfying, and readers who love the intense finales of his previous books will not be disappointed. The last three chapters give us
March 30, 2018

The House of Long Shadows

For people who haven’t yet heard of him (and if that is you, rectify that immediately), I’m a big fan of horror author Ambrose Ibsen. Every book of his I read I enjoy, my first foray into his world being The Sick House, and now I’m working my way through his Afterlife Investigations Trilogy. I’d highly recommend checking out his work and, as it happens, he has just released a new haunted house book! I’ve already picked up my copy, and if you are interested now is the time as it’s only $0.99 / £0.99 (which I don’t think will last). Grab your copies here: Amazon US Amazon UK Here is the description from Amazon: The house at 889 Morgan Road has been empty almost thirty years. Maybe it should have stayed that way. Kevin Taylor is an internet-famous handyman on a mission: Find a house and renovate it in
Just a quick post today to say that the Kindle versions of both Horror in the Woods & The Demonic are now on sale, for one week only! It is a Kindle Countdown Deal, so if you are missing one of these books from your collection, now is the time to give them a try. Horror in the Woods is available on both Amazon US & UK for $0.99 / £0.99. The Demonic is only reduced on Amazon US at the minute at $0.99 (as it is in a programme on Amazon UK that stops me dropping the price for a few months). Pick them up now: Horror in the Woods (Amazon US) Horror in the Woods (Amazon UK) The Demonic (Amazon US) – Lee
Great news – for those that like their books a little more tangible than an ebook, you should be pleased to hear that Tormented is now out in paperback! You can pick up your copy on Amazon or Createspace now. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the gory goodness of Arlington Asylum. Amazon US Amazon UK Here are a few snippets from early reviews to wet your appetites: Pick this up… You won’t stop till its done! If you are a fan of Lee Mountford then you will expect the book to be good..deep…and raw. You won’t be disappointed. And my personal favourite: Lee Mountford’s third novel undoubtedly proves he is one of Britain’s best horror writers. I recently read a book by horror legend Clive Barker – Tormented was infinitely better. – Lee
March 3, 2018

Tormented Out Now!

It’s here, a literal Hell on Earth. Dare you enter the asylum? Finally – I’m thrilled to be able to announce that my third book, Tormented, is out now! You can pick it up on Amazon straight away in ebook form and dive into the gory-goodness. Tormented takes its inspiration from such horror greats as John Carpenters, The Thing, and Clive Barkers, Hellraiser. It tells the story of Adrian James, a tortured man who voluntarily commits himself into Arlington Asylum, but soon finds out that things are not what he had hoped. Certain… experiments… are carried out on the patients, ones that unleash a terrible evil. And when the shit hits the fan – and believe me, it does – you are going to want to make sure you have an empty stomach! Pick it up now and let me know what you think: Amazon US Amazon UK We even
February 28, 2018

Where the Darkness Reigns

I wanted to make a quick post today to let everyone know about a new book that is out, one which I am really looking forward to. Where the Darkness Reigns, by the fantastic Duncan Thompson, has been released today and looks to be a completion of his ‘Darkness’ trilogy. I’ve read the other books in this series and can safely say they are fantastic, fast-paced reads. For those who love a good, full-on horror story, I can heartily recommend this author. I’ll be picking up Where the Darkness Reigns today and wanted to give a shout out to it, in the hopes that some of you may want to do the same. You definitely won’t regret it. You can find the book on Amazon: Amazon US Amazon UK Do yourselves a favour and take a chance on this one. And stay tuned to the website for an announcement this weekend.
Tormented
February 25, 2018

Mailing List Subscribers!!!

Mailing List subscribers – be sure to check your emails. There should be a nice surprise waiting for you there! And make sure to check your spam folder, too, in case the email has gotten lost there. This is something you will want to see. For those not on the Mailing List, then this isn’t for your eyes… yet. – Lee
Tormented
February 17, 2018

Tormented edges closer…

Quick update to say that my next book – Tormented – is edging ever closer to release. It has now gone back off to the editor for a final pass. When I get the manuscript back from him, I’ll make the changes then get the thing released! Boom! It will be uploaded to Amazon within a few days of getting the edits back, and I’d anticipate the Paperback will be out a couple of weeks after that, with the Audiobook following on not too far behind. I’m really excited about the release, and fans of Horror in the Woods should really enjoy it. It is very violent and gruesome, with horrific monsters that would make Clive Barker proud! Here is a little description that I am working on, that will be on the Amazon product page upon release (though it is still subject to change): TORMENTED WELCOME TO ARLINGTON ASYLUM,
Demonic Audiobook Coming Soon
February 13, 2018

The Demonic Audiobook Out Now!

The Demonic Audiobook Out Now! Finally! It has been a long time coming, but the Audiobook for The Demonic is now available! If you were a fan of the written book, I can promise you that this version elevates the terror to a whole new level. Hannibal Hills has and his team have done a phenomenal job producing it. I really can’t wait for people to hear it. You can pick it up now on Audible, and it will filter through to Amazon and iTunes soon. Get it now: Audible.com Audible.co.uk  And for those of you who requested free codes in exchange for a free review, they are coming. I’m just waiting on ACX sending them over. Once I have them, I’ll send them straight out. And if you are interested in a code for an honest review, drop me an email with your Audible username and if you are US or UK
100 Word Horror Anthology
January 30, 2018

Horror Anthology Out Now

Cool news today – a new horror anthology is now out, featuring a ton of 100-word stories (known as drabbles). I was lucky enough to be asked to submit a story for it, so pick up a copy and look out for my entry, ‘Betrayal’. The compilation is a lot of fun and it’s amazing what can be done with only 100 words. The authors in this collection are absolutely phenomenal, and I can’t believe I’m featured along side them. So check out 100 Word Horrors: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles, and give yourself a good scare tonight! – Lee
Demonic Audiobook Coming Soon
Hello! I hope 2018 has been kind to everyone so far. The Audiobook for The Demonic is now complete and submitted to ACX for approval. This means that it should be live in the next 4 – 10 days, depending on how long they take. But it’s so close now I can taste it. And, to celebrate the release, I plan on giving away free codes to people who are willing to leave an honest review of the book on Audible. Seems like a fair deal, so those that are interested, please drop me an email: leemountford01@googlemail.com In your email, if you could let me know if you are U.S or U.K based (as that will determine which code type to send) and also what user-handle you use (or will use) on Audible, so I can look out for the review. And if you want to drop me an email once
Tormented
January 19, 2018

Update!

I know things have been quiet on this blog recently, but that’s only because I’ve been so busy with a variety of things. However, they are all taking shape now, so I thought it was a good time for an update. First of all my next book, Tormented, has just gone off to the editor! It was booked in for the beginning of February but I wrapped the manuscript up early and sent it off. When it comes back I will make any required changes, and then send it off for another proofread. After that, it will be ready for release, and I’m hoping it will be out by the end of February. If you thought Horror in the Woods was gory, wait until you read this – it definitely cranks things up a few notches. One for the gore-hounds, but not those with a weak stomach. Then there is
Lee Mountford - News for 2018
January 2, 2018

2018!

First of all – Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2018 brings you everything you are working towards. And with that in mind, I thought I’d lay down in writing my plans for this coming year, to make sure I stick to them. I’ve looked back over 2017 – my first year as a Self-Published author. My first book, Horror in the Woods, was released in May of that year, and my second, The Demonic, was released in July. I wrote these back to back and had the first drafts of both ready before the first book was even published, which is why they were put out only two months apart. Since then I’ve not managed to release another book, so the production schedule slowed somewhat. The reason for this was actually a really good one and one I am thankful for – my baby daughter, Ella, came
Self Publishing How To Guide
December 27, 2017

Self-Publishing How To Guide

Okay, I’m far from an expert in this. In fact, with only two novels out, I’m a decidedly low-to-mid list Self-Published author. However, a few friends and readers have asked about how I got started and how I went about getting my books out there. So, rather than send everyone separate emails outlining all of this, I thought it would be easier to compile into one post and share here. Please be aware that this guide will basically be pointing you to better-placed, more successful authors and their material. If it helped me, I’ll show it here. While I’m happy with how I’ve done since May of this year, I’m by no means as successful as some out there, not by a long shot. But what I have learned is that to get any kind of success, you need to spend a little bit of money up front. There are ways to
Spooky Audible
Two little tidbits today that may be of interest to people! Firstly, I wanted to let everyone know that both of my books – Horror in the Woods & The Demonic – are on a Kindle Countdown Deal, and are now only $0.99 in the US and £0.99 in the UK for the next week! If there is one (or both) that you don’t have, now is a good time to rectify that. You can find out more at the following links: US Author Page UK Author Page Second – who wants a free audiobook??? Well, it just so happens that I have free copies of Horror in the Woods to give away. There is a teeny, tiny catch (isn’t there always), but a free audiobook is a free audiobook! All I need from you in return is the promise that you will donate your liver to me should I need
Tormented
November 21, 2017

Tormented Delayed

Okay, so after a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided to start over with Tormented. But don’t worry, it is a good thing! It was a tough decision but I’ve just come back from a weeks holiday and the whole time I was away I had this nagging doubt about the story. As it stood, it was about 70 percent done, but while it was a lot of fun (and had a shit-ton of gore) I just knew I could do better. It was all very straight-forward and basic. So I’m going back to the drawing board and plotting the thing out again, this time giving it more meat-on-the-bones (thanks to some new ideas I’ve had). I think it will really help flesh out the story and give it that little extra ‘oomph’. A lot of what I already have can still be used in some way and the basic concept
Book Competition 2017
November 15, 2017

Tony Urban Horror Competition

Just a quick shout-out today to say that fellow horror author Tony Urban has a great competition running. Fancy winning a free Amazon Kindle that comes pre-loaded with 11 fantastic horror stories? Just follow the link below. Oh, and Horror in the Woods is on there too, so you know this collection is going to be good! 🙂 – Lee https://gleam.io/9mmnp/horror-fiction-contest
Tormented
November 3, 2017

Tormented Update

I just wanted to post a quick update on the progress of Tormented: I’m pushing ahead as quickly as I can – I’m roughly halfway through – and… well… this thing is going to be gruesome! I always knew it was going to be more Horror in the Woods than The Demonic, but I’m at the halfway point in the story and things are about to really ramp up. And things were pretty bad before this point! This isn’t going to be for those with a weak stomach. But rather than the mutant cannibals of Horror in the Woods, this story is going to deal with macabre and nightmarish creatures from a hellish dimension. The monsters are definitely inspired by things like Silent Hill, The Thing and Jacobs Ladder. And hopefully, all you beautiful sicko’s out there will love it 🙂 After this book I’m going to work on a
Scary Lady
October 16, 2017

Short Story Collection?

Just wanted to throw this idea out there to see what sort of interest there would be. As you will probably know if you follow me, I am currently working on my next novel – Tormented – and then after that, I have another one planned. Now, I’ve been reading a few short horror story collections recently, and I’ve really enjoyed them, so am considering putting together a book full of short stories/novellas and putting that out there as my fifth release. My plan is very much to keep releasing full novels as regular as I can, but I thought the short story collection would be a nice change of pace, and wondered how many people out there read these sort of books? So, what do people think? Good idea, or no? – Lee