Category Archives: New Release

New Release – Arterial Bloom Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

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Arterial Bloom

Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

 

Lush. Brutal.
Beautiful. Visceral.

Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and macabre that exist within mankind. Each tale in this collection is resplendent with beauty, teeth, and heart.

Authors include: John Boden, Kelli Owen, Todd Keisling, Naching T. Kassa, Ken Liu, Armand Rosamilia, Christopher Barzak, Jennifer Loring, Dino Parenti, Jimmy Bernard, Grant Longstaff, Linda J. Marshall, Daniel Crow, Steven Pirie, Jonathan Cosgrove, and Carina Bissett.

Edited by the Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Mercedes M. Yardley, Arterial Bloom is a literary experience featuring 16 stories from some of the most compelling dark authors writing today.

With a foreword by HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Linda D. Addison, you are invited to step inside and let the grim flowers wind themselves comfortably around your bones.

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

 

New Release – Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus by Jonathan Fortin

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Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus

by Jonathan Fortin

 

England, 1876. Twenty-year-old Maraina Blackwood has always struggled to adhere to the restrictive standards of Victorian society, denying the courage and desire that burn within her soul. But after a terrifying supernatural encounter, Maraina’s instincts compel her to action.

Maraina soon discovers a plot to unleash a new world—one of demonic aristocrats, bloody rituals, and nightmarish monsters. Putting her upbringing aside, Maraina vows to fight the dark forces assuming control of England. But as her world transforms, Maraina finds that she too must transform…and what she becomes will bring out all that she once buried.

Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus is the first chapter in an epic dark fantasy saga, proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

 

Copyright © Jonathan Fortin 2020

Halloween Blitz – Every Foul Spirit by William Gorman

Now available!

Ebook – $2.99

Paperback – $9.99

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Every Foul Spirit

by

William Gorman

 

So . . . what am I told?

A familiar small town. A wrathful, metamorphic killer with supernatural abilities. A young girl whose time has come—angel of life, and death—is the only one who can stop his unspeakable deeds.

Katie Franklin has turned twenty-one at last, and been released from the Ransom Sanitarium. And hell has been released with her. Now it’s back to the Val, where monsters are real . . .

Something evil is stalking the shadows of Blackwater Val, and it wants lifeblood and flesh. What she finds waiting in the unhallowed darkness there will forever haunt her—and you. Return with her if you dare. To see the dead children. Feel their torment. To face the old terror.

 

Author William Gorman

 I grew up listening to macabre stories and dark yarns from my grandfather, a magician and former ‘mentalist’ during the last great, fading days of vaudeville, told to me in porch shadows on warm Illinois summer eves. My first book, the best-selling GHOST WHISPERS, was published in 2005 and spawned the immensely popular Haunted Rockford tours and cemetery walks now operating in my hometown. In 2016 my debut novel, a supernatural thriller titled BLACKWATER VAL, was released by award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. A collection of short fiction and more books featuring murder, suspense, and the vengeful dead will soon follow. The magician may be gone, but the stories remain.

In my spare time I hang around with German shepherds and listen to classic rock & roll. Sometimes I search for old bookshops or magic museums and I linger there, waiting for Neil Gaiman to materialize from out of the dust.

 

Copyright © William Gorman 2019

New Release – Middletown 4: Unrestival

Now available on Kindle!
Middletown 4: Unrestival
By Authors:

Brent Abell
Rebecca Besser
Chuck Buda
Frank J. Edler
Tim Meyer
Lucas Milliron
John Quick
Armando Rosamilia
Heath Stallcup
Jay Wilburn
Jack Wallen

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Where people gather, danger awaits. Where there is humanity, there is unrest. These two ideas meet at Unrestival. The Middletown series continues rolling through American culture. This time around the apocalyptic series stops at a New York festival dedicated to purging the unrest of humankind. Find out what happens when eleven of the brightest authors in the zombie genre are tasked with writing the same story. That is the heart of the Middletown series, and this time around it takes on a decidedly anti-establishment flare. Celebrate the purging of your own unrest with the zombie genre party people: Abell, Besser, Buda, Edler, Meyer, Milliron, Quick, Rosamilia, Stallcup, Wilburn, and Wallen.

 

Now Available – Re-Civilize: Book 3 – Liam

Zpoc Exception Series
Re-Civilize: Book 3 – Liam
is now available!

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Liam earned a full scholarship and escaped the small town of his birth. When his father passes away, he’s sucked back into the life he’d worked so hard to leave behind.

Reluctantly he leaves school and travels home to the farm he grew up on. The farm where working with his hands was worth more than the knowledge he garnered from the books he read to escape reality.

He tries to help his mother settle his father’s estate and plan the funeral despite her emotional guilty trips, but things go horribly wrong in a short span of time. In a last attempt to do something right and ease his guilt, he heads back to school to try and rescue his girlfriend, Stella. But everything has changed in the world beyond the vacant acres he’s been protected by while dealing with his home life.

The world as he knew it has crumbled into something unbelievable. Zombies have taken over and ripped society to shreds…literally. Making it back to Stella becomes impossible.

When he realizes the futility of his journey, he’s forced to a safe zone to preserve his life. Once there, Liam has to make a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser, 2018. All rights reserved.

Treasured Chests – A Zombie Anthology: For Breast Cancer Care

My story, To Walk the Halls, is included in Treasured Chests: A Zombie Anthology: For Breast Cancer Care!

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A charity anthology of short Zombie Stories created in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Care (registered Charity in England & Wales 1017658). All royalties (100%) are to be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

Treasured Chests is a unique, intelligent and terrifying collection of short Zombie Stories. An eclectic collection of short stories brought to you by the Zombie podcast Good Morning Zompoc, featuring the finest authors in the Zombie and Horror Genres.

*Warning Explicit Content*

Content :

1.Foreword – By Diane Coughlin
2.Invasion A – By Peter Mckeirnon
3.Run from the Dead – By Marc Moore
4.Adam’s Birthday – By Claire C Riley
5.Not the Main Character – By Devon C Ford
6.A Flash of Light in the Darkness – by Marilyn Peake
7.Scarecrows – By David A. Simpson
8.To Walk the Halls – By Rebecca Besser
9.Last Light – By Christopher Artinian
10.Judgement Day – By Ricky Fleet
11. Wolfe in Dead Clothing – By R.L. Chambers
12.Beginning of the End (Garage Survival) – By T.D. Ricketts
13.Bobbies Boobies – By Grivante
14.Insomnolence – By Valerie Lioudis
15.Concrete Jungle – By M.R. Wallace
16.The Karakyuza – By Kevin J Kennedy
17.Slayer – By Andrew Lennon
18.Zombie Granny – By Steve Higgs
19.Betrayal – By Jaime Johnesee
20.Flesh – By Stuart Keane
21.House of Dead Repute – By Matt Hickman
22.Excuses – Cartoon by Stan Yan

All royalties are to be donated to the charity Breast Cancer Care registered Charity in England & Wales 1017658.

Murder They Wrote – Serial Sikk Publishing

My story, Debt, is included in Murder They Wrote from Serial Sikk Publishing!

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Murder: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. But what triggers someone to take the life of another? That is the question we asked, and in this collection of short stories you get a lot of great answers. There is something for everyone in this bone chilling anthology filled with new and familiar names in the horror world. The only rule we laid out was that each story had to have a death, and believe me, we got more than we could have ever dreamed of. So sit back, turn down the lights, and prepare yourself…because someone is about to die.