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 of the story remains the same, but there will be more to it now, and I have a better way to explore some of the lore that was hinted at in my previous novels. Hopefully, this will add some interesting layers that will really help solidify the horror.

I hope nobody is too disappointed with this, but I really want this book to be the best it can be and to top my previous two, so I’m going to make sure I do everything I can to make that happen.

I’m still shooting for a January / February release, so not too far away.

Again, I hope people aren’t too disappointed with this. To make up for it a little bit, I will hopefully have some interesting news for fans of Horror in the Woods – a little bit of a freebie on a first come first served basis, but I will post an update when I have things confirmed.

– Lee



  1. Mona January 22, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I’ve just finished reading Horror in the Woods. I am very much looking forward to reading more of your work. Reminds me a lot of the writings of Jack Ketchum.

    • Lee January 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      That’s fantastic, thank you so much, Mona. Being compared to Jack Ketchum is high praise indeed! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the other books as well.

  2. Marlene Hunt February 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Just finished reading Horror in the Woods and was pleasantly surprised! I am looking forward to reading more from you! The book kept me so engrossed I read it all at one sitting! Very suspenseful with just the right amount t of Gore! I consider you a staple in my horror library!

    Keep writing and I’ll keep reading!

    grossed I read it all in one

    • LeeMountford February 8, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Marlene, really appreciate the kind feedback! I just hope you like my other books as much. The one that is due out soon, Tormented, is probably even gorier than Horror in the Woods-so make sure you don’t eat anything before reading that 🙂

  3. Catherine Geis February 13, 2018 at 4:38 am - Reply

    You are one of my favorite authors! I’m positive “Tormented”, will be amazing!

    • LeeMountford February 13, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Catherine, that is so kind. I’m nearly finished with the first round of edits on Tormented, and it will be going back off to the editor for a polish this week – so shouldn’t be too much longer 🙂

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