Six talented zombie authors take on the Afterlife in an interactive shared-world zombie anthology.
Welcome to Purgatory, an arid plain of existence where zombies are the least of your problems. It’s a post-mortem Hunger Games, and Blaze, a newcomer to Purgatory, needs your help to learn the rules of this world and choose the best course of action.
Purgatory is escapable, so aid Blaze to win the favor of the ruling Gatherers by earning this right. But what’s waiting outside Purgatory, is beyond what the human mind can fathom.
His fate. Your choices.
Your six different choices are penned by Joe McKinney, Armand Rosamilia, Tonia Brown, Joe Mynhardt, Aurelio Lopez III, and Alex Laybourne.
Get CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE right now from Amazon in Kindle format (KU also available): http://getbook.at/AmazonGrave
Or read more reviews on our website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/children-of-the-grave.php
On sale today for 99 cents–will be $3.99 tomorrow morning.
Eden Underground is new dark poetry collection from Bram Stoker Awards® nominee Alessandro Manzetti.
Another snake, another tree, another Eve.
A surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world and the darker side, which often takes control of the situation.
Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes,
These are the black fruits of human loneliness.
These are the bloody roots of Eden Underground.
“Eden Underground delivers an intense and visually stunning collection of horror scenarios. Rich in eldritch dreams and manic visions, these poems get under your skin. Manzetti is a maestro of the dark fantastic.”
– Bruce Boston, author of Resonance Dark and Light
“If you dare ride alone with Alessandro Manzetti, behind the wheel, he’ll take you on a subterranean road trip to the dark places your mother’s lullabies hid from view. The poems in Eden Underground are perversely ecclesiastical—like a black mass in a desecrated cathedral.” – Robert Payne Cabeen, Bram Stoker Awards poetry finalist.
“I’ve read and written dark poetry for over two decades, and I find Manzetti’s work refreshingly unique, with surreal undertones.” – Marge Simon, multiple Bram Stoker Award® winner
Grab a 99c Kindle version or the paperback right now from Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden
Or visit Crystal Lake Publishing for more info on reviews, author bio, interior artwork, and more: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eden-underground.php
YouTube promo: https://youtu.be/T96ZettQI0w
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/537250993090373/
Out this Friday, the Supernatural Thriller with a dark edge that’s promising to be Kevin Lucia’s best work to date: THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY
Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa.
“Through a Mirror, Darkly serves as Kevin Lucia’s early-warning system to the horror field – Brace yourselves, folks.” – Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner of To Each Their Darkness, Destinations Unknown, and the forthcoming A Cracked and Broken Path
“Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.
Purchase an eBook or paperbacks of THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY on Amazon
Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter, John Saul, Joe McKinney, the Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner), Elvira, Whitley Strieber, Christopher Moore, and many more.
Line-up: Foreword by Alan Dean Foster; Forrest J. Ackerman; C. Dean Andersson; Adrienne Barbeau; Ray Bradbury; Ramsey Campbell; John Carpenter; Dan Curtis; Elvira; Rusty Fischer; Neil Gaiman; Mick Garris; Laurell K. Hamilton; George Clayton Johnson; Jack Ketchum; Dean Koontz; Herschell Gordon Lewis; Thomas Ligotti; Bentley Little; Graham Masterton; Richard Matheson; Joe McKinney; Christopher Moore; Night of the Living Dead Crew: John Russo, Kyra Schon, & Russ Streiner; William F. Nolan; Ingrid Pitt; Linnea Quigley; Fred Olen Ray; John Saul; David Snell; Darce Stoker; Peter Straub; Whitley Strieber; Timothy Zahn; Afterword by The Amazing Kreskin.
“Interesting interviews, masterfully compiled…” – Horror News
“Modern Mythmakers is a horror-fiend’s dream – a bubbling cauldron of genre info straight from the mouths of the madmen and women we fans worship.” – Kristopher Triana, author of Growing Dark and head of Tavern of Terror
“I was struck by the skill with which Michael McCarty conducts himself. He should have his own nightly talk show or at least a radio program dedicated to his work.” – Zero Signal Magazine
“… beware the dark, and what lurks in the minds of those you read and watch in the wee hours. Highly recommended.” – Hellnotes
“Modern Mythmakers is a healthy-sized bowl of horror-themed Wheaties coated with inspiration that’ll fuel your writing and filmmaking passion. And for the straight up fan boys and girls, it’s full of spoonfuls of trivia regarding classic horror and science fiction film and literature.” – Horror Novel Reviews
Come visit me over at Crystal Lake Publishing today, where I talk about my writing process.
A five-star review from Paula Limbaugh over at Horror Novel Reviews.
‘Tales from the Lake Vol. 1’ Review.
Dive into fourteen tales of non-themed horror, with short stories and dark poems by some of the best horror writers in the world, including a story by the master himself, Graham Masterton.
Allow the very first installment of Tales from the Lake to transport you to lakeside terror in “Lover, Come Back to Me”, “Lady of Lost Lake”, and “Game On”; journey to the basement of your local pet store in “Dead Pull” and your neighborhood pub in “O’Halloran’s”; visit the apocalypse in “Devil’s Night”; travel to Africa in “Witch-Compass” and “The Reunion”; spend time with talking dolls in “Don’t Look at Me”; experience the horrors of drug addiction from close up in “Junksick”; and climb a ladder to the heavens in “Perrollo’s Ladder”.
Tales from the Lake Vol.1 includes the winning stories from the 2013 Tales from the Lake Horror Writing Competition: a nautical tale in Jennifer Loring’s “The Fine Art of Wrecking”; a bizarre story of strange addictions in J. Daniel Stone’s “Alternative Muses”; and a cult horror story in the jungles of South America in William Ritchey’s “Las Maquinas”.
Grab a copy now at:
Crystal Lake Publishing (Kindle): http://www.crystallakepub.com/tales-from-the-lake-vol1.php
Universal Amazon Link (paperback and Kindle): http://getbook.at/AmazonLakeVOne
Smashwords (Various eBook formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/441847
From Crystal Lake Publishing’s Joe Mynhardt:
Jenn Loring, winner of the 2013 Tales from the Lake horror writing competition, talks about her winning story, “The Fine Art of Wrecking”, in Crystal Lake Publishing’s upcoming Tales from The Lake Vol.1.
Not to be missed: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/tales-from-the-lake-vol-1-author-interview-jennifer-loring-winner-of-the-2013-tales-from-the-lake-writing-competition
Join the pre-launch event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701894416536746/
Somehow I never mentioned this on the blog (just everywhere else), so let me leave this right here.
Table of Contents:
John Paul Allen
Joan De La Haye
Blaze McRob (poetry)
Jenn Loring (1st place in Tales From the Lake horror writing competition)
J. Daniel Stone (2nd place)
William Ritchey (3rd place)
Introduction by: Rocky Wood
Cover by: Ben Baldwin
Edited by: Joe Mynhardt
Scheduled release: July 2014
And check out my bio page on Crystal Lake Publishing’s website! I was stunned, to put it mildly, that I had won this competition, and it’s even more exciting to be in print alongside my grad school mentor, Tim Waggoner, for the first time.
I’ll be out of town for the next week, but I’m working on two novels at the moment (a YA horror and a brutal post-apocalyptic dystopian), as well as another novella and a new batch of short stories. Things really picked up for me in the last few months of 2013, with the two writing competitions and the sale of Conduits to DarkFuse, so I’m heading into 2014 with guns blazing.
I wish everyone a very happy holiday and a productive new year!