News and another episode in Long Island

Long Island Athanate – Julius, Livia and Elodie

This week’s new chapter on the Long Island Athanate is at the bottom of the post.

I got into this episodic novella completely unintentionally. It gets written as a ‘relaxation’ from the main books, so it isn’t holding me up. Are you enjoying it? What if, after this one, I did something completely different? Like Space Opera? Or the African steampunk I showed you a chapter of? Talk time, folks. This is your forum.
Angel Stakes audiobook

Sorry, still waiting on corrections – delay at the studio.
Short story in the anthology Vampires of the Caribbean

I have written a story called Enzili, featuring Athanate and set in 1790s on the island of St. Marks. The anthology contains 10 stories, costs 99c and it’s available for pre-order NOW:

Amazon US:
Amazon UK:
Amazon AU:
Amazon DE:
Google Play:

Release day: 15th March.
Audiobook competition!

Meanwhile, if you enjoy Urban Fantasy audiobooks, there’s a promotion on for these books:

The Baine Chronicles Books 1-3 – written by Jasmine Walt and narrated by Laurel Schroeder
Sleight of Hand – written by Mark Henwick and narrated by Kimberly Henrie
The Devil’s Fool – written by Rachel McClellan and narrated by Veronica Fox
Dead Man – written by Domino Finn and narrated by Neil Hellegers
Southern Bound – written by Stuart Jaffe and narrated by Stuart Jaffe
Shifter Legacies Special Edition – written by Mark E. Cooper and narrated by Mikael Naramore

First prize is all 6 audiobooks and an ebook (The Catalyst – C.M. Raymond & L.E. Barbant), and 23 other winners get an audiobook.

You get an extra 3 entries to the promotion if you introduce a friend!

More details on the site:
Progress on Bian’s Tale

Slow progress this week, but section 3 of 5 is nearly there.

Progress on Bite Back 6

Slow. Taking a back seat to Bian’s Tale at the moment.

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Thank you for visiting one of the posts from Change in Regime. This novella is now available on Amazon, and to also make it available on Kindle Unlimited, I have to remove these posts from my blog.

Anyway, here is the cover copy and link:

Like an electric current, arcing from ear to ear through the New York underworld, the word comes; he’s here. The city has a new Master of vampires, House Altau, and the existing, unaffiliated community is now facing a sentence of death.

The storm builds, and one of the leaders of that community, Livia or Julius, must chose to be the lightning conductor to save the rest from destruction. But will that be an acceptable sacrifice to Altau?

And if so, which one of them will it be?


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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at

12 responses to “News and another episode in Long Island”

  1. Sarah L says :

    Loving this, as always your writing is spellbinding. Looking forward to Enzili, I’ve pre ordered. And entered the competition 🙂 I am enjoying this regular dose of the Athanate world, and whilst it has become a preferred favourite, I’d read any story you posted.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy Enzili, and good luck in the competition.

      If I do keep serialising within the Athanate world, another reader suggested that Jen’s PoV would be interesting.

      These Friday evening / Saturday morning sessions are about writing something completely different, or in a different way, so I don’t know where I’ll be heading! 🙂

      • Sarah L says :

        I have to say as much as I love Amber’s story – it truly is a favourite – I am really enjoying the new Athanate characters, like these and Amanda. I’m sure you could probably go on forever! And while I don’t read much syfy, I can definitely admit to having been a bit of a trekkie in my past 🙂 space opera sounds fun.

  2. Tina Young says :

    You and Ilona Andrews Have started a new trend for fans I think. I love the serialisations And I love your books. I promote them to al my friends when I can. Keep up the amazing work.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thank you. I did see that the Innkeeper series was being produced episodically, but never thought of doing something similar. The Ilona Andrews fan club is… ahem… slightly larger.

      I need to make the access method a little easier for episodes, and hopefully all your friends will come and visit too.

  3. Dee DenBleyker says :

    African Steampunk sounds like a go but Space Opera?? Not sure my imagination travels that far but I would definitely give it a go. Loving Julius and Livia and want more.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thanks! We’ll have to see if there’s more juice in Livia and Julius after the denoument of the current story (3 or 4 chapters left, I think).

      There’s been a single chapter of the African steampunk story (Nyanga), and I will finish that at some stage, whether it’s by serial or not.

      Space Opera is just fun. Battlestar Galactica / Star Trek / Star Wars / Starship Trooper / Blade Runner / Alien mashed together. 🙂

  4. Pat Olver says :

    Aha, it’s all coming together …

  5. Justin says :

    Speaking of space operas. I am curious of your philosophy regarding genders and space, as such due to advances in technology there’s no true need(biological) to have two genders. Do you believe that most people, worlds will keep to a similar pattern we see today, or will one gender become more predominantly in the majority of geopolitical parties or not? Personally due to more psychological reasons than biological ones I predict we will (most societies) keep the current ratio.

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