516JjNy2uFL._SY346_In Salem, 1692, Marie-Anne witnessed the death of her friend and confidant, Sarah Good. Charged with being a witch, Sarah goes to the gallows to protect Marie-Anne, a true witch.

Three hundred years later, Marie-Anne, under the name Mary Anson, vows to put things right.

With a new coven – Dina, Excalibur, and Lady – Mary puts in motion the steps to right what went wrong…and what followers is a chase across the country, a chase against time, pursued by monsters and darkness…

…will Mary put things right?

…or will she die trying?

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“Great mystery, great characters, great story!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Amy Braun

A cool short story with an interesting new take on witches, the mystery and secrets of the story kept me intrigued until the very end. I liked all the characters, Excalibur being my favourite, and how despite Mary being a powerful witch, she still had a lot to learn. The story kept me guessing until the end, and I genuinely enjoyed the steady pace. The only complaints I have are that I wanted to know more– about the characters, their powers, and what would happen next, since there is definitely a cliffhanger and some unanswered questions about the characters. Hopefully this will be the start of a great series!

About the Author

Mark Taylor’s debut novel crash landed on planet earth in 2013. Its dark brooding style benchmarked his writing and has led to further releases of novel and short story collection alike.

While most of Mark’s work is macabre, occasion has it that he will write about kittens and daisies. Just not very often.

Some say he is a product of his environment, others, a product of his own imagination.

Whichever it is he works happily, portraying dark existences on this planet and others. He relays his fears and doubts on his characters, so always has a smile. If Mark is real, as some say he is, you might find him in England.


You can find him at his website: www.authormarktaylor.com, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorMarkTaylor

“A fresh burn of imagination!” – Variety Reviews

“Definitely a great book.” – Drunken Druids View

“Mark Taylor drags you down into the darkest and most twisted pits of human nature.” – Darren Gallagher, author of Strings

“In The Human Condition, Mark Taylor blends American horror with an English elegance.” – Eden Royce, author of Containment

“[Shutter Speed] worms its way into your psyche and latches on as you watch the events unfold.” – The Bibliophilic Book Blog

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