A five-star review from Paula Limbaugh over at Horror Novel Reviews.
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.
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!