Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lovecraft Story Poll

After the Plague - Season Finale

The final episode - Episode 7 -  of my zombie apocalypse story, After the Plague, is now available at Patreon for sponsors of $3+ a month. If you're a fan of post-apocalyptic zombie horror, why not take the $3 plunge and sign up to Patreon today? Find out more here
Undead art by Jon Cape

Undead Music by Andrew Rothman

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Colour out of Space Episode 3 ... (Ep 2 was on Ep 1, remember?)

I've just posted Episode 3 of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour out of Space in my public feed (and yes, I know the last episode was called Episode 1, so it looks like there's no Episode 2, but Episode 2 was on the podcast of Episode 1, so you've had Episodes 1 and 2, it just doesn't look like it when you see them on your phone or iPod ... but 2 is there, on Episode 1) (phew!) Click here to listen / download direct.

There's also news about the Amazon Kindle freebie of Disturbing the Devil, and the Podiobooks release of Blood and Smoke. Huzzah!!

Disturbing the Devil on Kindle - for FREE!!

Underwood and Flinch: Disturbing the Devil is now available as an ebook for Amazon Kindle. And for the next five days (starting today, 28th Sept), you can get a copy for FREE!! All I ask in return is that you please leave 5 stars at the Amazon store you buy it from (and maybe add a few kind words, if you have time). This will help the book fare better with readers who are unfamiliar with the world of Underwood and Flinch. It would also be mega-awesome if you could share the book on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc. Many thanks!!

Here's the blurb:
February 1863, and the newly opened Metropolitan Railway is the toast of London. Among the travellers tonight are the vampire, Lord Underwood, and his guardian, Ben Flinch. But they aren't travelling alone, for Underwood and Flinch have been discovered by a group intent on their destruction.

Disturbing the Devil is a journey into the smoky depths of the Victorian Underground; a stand-alone short story in the Underwood and Flinch universe, written by four-time Parsec Award-winning author, Mike Bennett. Expect blood.

Here are the links:

Disturbing the Devil USA

Disturbing the Devil UK

Disturbing the Devil AUS

Disturbing the Devil CA

Disturbing the Devil DE

The book was available as a pay-to-download audiobook for the last year, but has now been withdrawn in readiness for its release on the audiobook platform, I've submitted it to Audible but it takes about ten to fourteen days for them to give it a green light (or a red one *gulp!*). Needless to say, when it does go live, I'll let you know. This will be my first Audible release, so I'm interested to see how well it fares. It could lead to a whole new audience, which is an exciting prospect. Huzzah!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

UFU Episode 3 Now at Patreon!

A dead body is discovered in London. Enter Detective Inspector Clare Redmond and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Beck. Click here to meet the law.

Underground is a Patreon Exclusive at the $3+ level. That's less than the price of a decent coffee in Starbucks a month. Come on, Listeners - join the Patrons!

Blood and Smoke - Complete and Musically Restored

Underwood and Flinch: Blood and Smoke is now available in its complete and musically restored form from

My thanks - as always - to my wonderful sponsors at Patreon, without whom this book would have stalled at Episode 6, and U&F Underground would never have even got started. I unleash the bunnies of joy to share my feelings ...

"Patreon Sponsors - YAY!!!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Questions and Answers 1

You know that Q&A show my wife and I do sometimes at the end of a podcast novel? Well we thought we'd do a quick show based on a couple of questions on random topics that people have posted at Patreon. Check it out, patrons! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After the Plague 6 at Patreon

Suspense, horror, black humour, what's not to like? My wife thinks it's one of my best ever, and I tend to agree. After the Plague Episode 6 - online now, only at Patreon for patrons of $3+

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cooking a Big Mushroom

Remember yesterday's whopper mushroom find? We cooked up half of the smaller one and served it in an omelette, which was nice. But today, I took the big one and cooked it just as it is (was). Here's what happened ...

Music on the video by Andre Louis. Check out more at

Thursday, September 3, 2015


This morning I was out for my morning constitutional with my wife, when we came upon a couple of whopping field mushrooms growing at the edge of a park flower bed. Quick as a flash, we picked them and ran home. You can see them in the pics below, the biggest measures 10" across.


Now, I say "field mushrooms" but I could be wrong; they could be poisonous and we're about to have death on toast for breakfast. But I don't think so. The cap is whitey-brown in colour, with pink gills and a white collar on the stalk. They totally conform to pictures and descriptions of edible mushrooms. So we're going to tuck in now. Yum!

p.s. If you don't hear from me again, you'll know why ;-)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lots of New Stuff Online!

Hey! Sorry I've not posted much lately, truth is, I've been busy - so busy I forgot to blog! However, the upside is, now I've got lots of new stuff online (as the title of this post suggests) for you to check out.

First off, there's the big news - and that's that Underwood and Flinch: Underground has started at Patreon. The first two episodes are now available to download at the $3+ a month perk level, with Ebooks of the same episodes available from as little as $1+ a month!

Also, After the Plague: Episode 5, is also now available at Patreon at the $3+ level.

For non-patrons, I've just posted the first episode of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour out of Space, which will be in my iTunes feed any minute now, and if you can't wait that long, you can click below to start listening right away. Or direct download by clicking this.

I'll be back soon, as I've some other good stuff in the pipeline, including the ebook release of Underwood and Flinch: Blood and Smoke. Huzzah!!