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New release! This Urban Fantasy novel with a Horror edge is on sale at 99c just today:

LUNA MASTERSON SEES DEMONS. She has been dealing with the demonic all her life, so when her brother gets tangled up with a demon named Sparkles, 'Luna the Lunatic' rolls in on her motorcycle to save the day.

Armed with the ability to harm demons, her scathing sarcasm, and a hefty chip on her shoulder, Luna gathers the most unusual of allies, teaming up with a green-eyed heroin addict and a snarky demon 'of some import.'

After all, outcasts of a feather should stick together...even until the end.

This is volume one in The Bone Angel Trilogy by Mercedes M. Yardley, author of the award-winning novella, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love.

Come meet Luna and the gang: http://getbook.at/NamelessAmazon

"Mercedes writes with a fluidity and accessibility that instantly draws you in. The characters are by no stretch heroes, and this makes them all the more compelling to the reader. The story plays out like a gleefully twisted dear diary, and moves along at a pace which makes turning the pages almost effortless.
There's an intimacy to this book that makes you feel like you're being spoken to individually, and a turn of phrase which is simultaneously dramatic, witty and poetic in equal measure." - James Walley

"Praise for her earlier work compared to favourably to Joe Hill and, with Nameless, she proves again why this is. Mercedes has a strong, unique voice that brings her brand of dark fiction straight into the reader's mind. She has an effortless, dynamic turn of phrase which feels natural at all times." - Jay Faulkner

"This is a book that doesn't shy away from the dark and disturbing choices that we, as humans, make. Life is precious, and yet sometimes we seem to accept our own mortality far too easily. Suicide is not an easy subject to write about, but the author writes about it with sensitivity as it's a pivotal moment for so much that happens in this story." - LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta

"Fans of Mercedes M. Yardley's work will have no trouble gobbling up her first novel-length work, and it is definitely good news that there will be two more books forthcoming in the series. Although it's an urban fantasy novel, it involves demon hunting, and there's plenty of action and fight scenes to go around, the novel is inflected with Mercedes's unique voice, which shines through in each of her works, and sets this one apart from the pack." - Dark Eva, Hellnotes

"MERCEDES IS A MASTER AT PLUCKING OUT SECRET emotions and painting them into a portrait that overwhelms like a thousand small cuts. Her prose feels so real you wonder if you were more alive inside her story than you are now that you're gone (and) after you've left, the story's emotions remain tattooed, a memory of beauty and suffering to take and enjoy at will." - Tim Ward, Adventures in Scifi Publishing

"Luna is witty, tough, proudly dysfunctional in a gleeful sort of way, yet honestly broken, too. And though she's got a lot of Buffy Somers in her - she's not the "Chosen One" with super powers or super strength or resiliency. She knows the demonic because it's haunted her since childhood. She can see demons, she can fight them, but the only thing she's got up on regular human beings is her knowledge and association with demons, and that's it." - Kevin Lucia, author of Through a Mirror, Darkly

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New release from Crystal Lake Publishing and Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Nameless: The Darkness Comes:

The Wolf is roaming the city, and he must be stopped.

Grim Marie knows far too much about the wolves of the world, a world where little girls go missing.  After all, she had married one before she/he showed his claws, and what that wolf did to her little girl was unforgiveable. Grim Marie isnt certain if she can ever forgive herself for putting her Little Aleta in harms way.

When Grandmother becomes ill, Aleta offers to take the bus through the concrete forest to Grandmothers house to bring her some goodies. She knows the way. What could possibly go wrong?

In this modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf takes to the city streets to capture his prey, but the hunter is close behind him. With Grim Marie on the prowl, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Wolves pad through the darkest kind of fairytale: one that can come true.

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Finally available in a 440 page paperback: HORROR 201: THE FINAL SCREAM - The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

As an in-depth look into what it takes to produce great horror films, we can think of no better resource on the market! Dave Jeffery & James Hart (Award winning film makers from Venomous Little Man Productions)

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a tome of interviews and essays by some of your favorite artists, including John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Jeffrey Reddick, Taylor Grant, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Keith Arem, Denise Gossett, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr, Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

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Launch day!

This brand New Crystal Lake Publishing release costs only 99c today!

EIDOLON AVENUE by Jonathan Winn
 
Winn grounds the story with grim realities. Violent and graphic, the actions and thoughts of each tenant push the boundaries of comfort. There are flourishes of intensely dark content, both physical and psychological, within the pages of this story. It never goes to Edward Lee extremes, but this is classic splatterpunk by way of early Clive Barker and Jack Ketchum with the unhinged way Robert Bloch can get under your skin. This is truly adult horror. Horror Underground

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HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM - The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field. Available in a 440 page paperback and two eBook editions.

Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award nominated Horror 101: The Way Forward, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a tome of interviews and essays by some of your favorite artists, including Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Billy Hanson, Nancy Holder, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Aaron Sterns, William F. Nolan, Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Lynne Hansen, and many more.

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Vol.1 eBook: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Vol.2 eBook: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol2
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Brand new release from Crystal Lake Publishing and up-and-coming author Patrick Rutigliano: WIND CHILL. This chilling novella (with several short stories) is available at a special 99c price for the eBook. This special will last for the first 150 eBook copies only.

What if you were held captive by your own family?

Emma Rawlins has spent the last year a prisoner. The months following her mother's death dragged her father into a paranoid spiral of conspiracy theories and doomsday premonitions.

Emma finds herself drugged and dragged to a secluded cabin, the last refuge from a society supposedly due to collapse. Their cabin a snowbound fortress, her every move controlled, but even that isn't enough to weather the end of the world.

There is no choice but to play her father's game while she plans her escape.

But there is a force far colder than the freezing drifts. Ancient, ravenous, it knows no mercy. And it's already had a taste...

Face the chill right now in paperback or Kindle format (including KU): http://getbook.at/AmazonChill

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An excellent collection of essays on writing. Every page has a nugget all new writers need to take to heart. A "must purchase" for anyone who wants to take the craft seriously. Amazon review

Are you ready to unleash the author in you?

Then dive into the WRITERS ON WRITING AN AUTHORS GUIDE series for only $2.99 a volume, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.

Both volumes contain in-depth essays from authors such as Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Lucy A. Snyder, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, and Dave-Brendon de Burgh, James Everington, Mark Allan Gunnells, Daniel I. Russell, Theresa Derwin, Paul Kane, and Jonathan Winn. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

Available in KU, as well.

Vol.1: http://getbook.at/WritersOnWriting
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Pre-order two Mercedes M. Yardley titles now at a special 99c launch price each released by Crystal Lake Publishing on the 4th of March.

Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy
Bryony Adams is destined to be murdered, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. In order to survive, she must run as far and as fast as she can. After arriving in Seattle, Bryony befriends a tortured musician, a market fish-thrower, and a starry-eyed hero who is secretly a serial killer bent on fulfilling Bryonys dark destiny.
Includes Oliver Bloom by Ryan Johnson, a short story featuring characters from Pretty Little Dead Girls.
Can Bryony survive her destiny?: http://getbook.at/PrettyAmazon

Ap
ocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love
Streetwise Romeo and Juliet meets Stephen Kings Firestarter.
HER MAMA ALWAYS SAID SHE WAS SPECIAL.
HIS DADDY CALLED HIM A DEMON.
BUT EVEN MONSTERS CAN FALL IN LOVE.
Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner as Aplocalyptic Montessa and her doomed Nuclear Lulu crisscross the country in a bloody firestorm of revenge.
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Its launch day. Two more Mercedes M. Yardley books from Crystal Lake Publishing, and for Friday and Saturday theyre only 99c each (also available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited):

Mercedes M. Yardley's Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count, and features a cover by Hugo award-winner Galen Dara.
Includes Oliver Bloom by Ryan Johnson, a short story featuring characters from Pretty Little Dead Girls.
Can Bryony survive her destiny?: http://getbook.at/PrettyAmazon

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love
 Mercedes M Yardley has deftly drawn a mesmerising pair of deeply damaged people in Montessa and Lulu.  Montessa is a young woman doing exotic dances in a seedy bar so that an ungrateful boyfriend can be kept supplied with the means to abuse her In essence Lu and Montessa meet and what follows is a road trip of sorts - but Thelma and Louise it most definitely isn't. T.O. Munro
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Best of luck with the new releases, Joe!

PS - is there a reason you don't have SAMURAI in your sig? :-)

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Best of luck with the new releases, Joe!
PS - is there a reason you don't have SAMURAI in your sig? :-)

Thanks, William. Unfortunately I have to move the older books out as the new ones come in. Removed another one today. Don't want to anger the mods.  ;)
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Oh, and....

TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.2 out now from Crystal Lake Publishing:

If you came here to read short stories about tranquil lakes, run to the nearest exit. Run as far away as you can from Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, and our array of international voices: Lisa Morton, Tim Lebbon, Richard Chizmar, Jim Goforth, Ben Eads, Jan Edwards, Hal Bodner, Raven Dane, Rocky Alexander, Glen Johnson, Mark West, and Aaron Dries.

Tales from The Lake volume two also includes the three winners from Crystal Lake Publishings Tales from The Lake Horror Writing Competition:
1st: Descending by John Whalen
2nd: Forever Dark by Jonathan Winn
3rd: Ripperscape by Vincenzo Bilof

All in all, another great volume of stories from the eerily melancholy to the full-blown horrific, you will be entertained! Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

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HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM - The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field. Available in a 440 page paperback and two eBook editions.

"This book is just perfect for the future screenplay writer, film director, and anybody who loves a good horror movie, and wants a chance to get behind the scenes and into the minds of those who bring us that chill factor! This masterpiece has essays, interviews, and everything you could need to learn more about the craft." - Linzi Osburn

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a tome of interviews and essays by some of your favorite artists, including Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Billy Hanson, Nancy Holder, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Aaron Sterns, William F. Nolan, Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Lynne Hansen, and many more.

Don't let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers:
Paperback: http://getbook.at/Horror201paperback
Vol.1 eBook: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Vol.2 eBook: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol2
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Devourer of Souls by Kevin Lucia.

Welcome back to Clifton Heights.

In Kevin Lucia's latest installment of his growing Clifton Heights mythos, Sheriff Chris Baker and Father Ward meet for a Saturday morning breakfast at The Skylark Dinner to once again commiserate over the weird and terrifying secrets surrounding their town. Sheriff Baker shares with Father Ward the story of a journal discovered in the ruins of what was once an elaborate koi pond and flower garden, which regales a tale of regret, buried pain, and unfulfilled debt. Father Ward reveals the story of a tortured man from the nearby town of Tahawus, who visited his confessional seeking solace from a cosmic horror he can never outrun.

"Sophan" - Jake Burns has always been a bit...off. Rude, awkward, sometimes brutish, he's tolerated by Nate Slocum and his friends because he hits a mean line drive, and because they all know but don't discuss the abuse he faces at the hands of his troubled father, a Vietnam veteran consumed by his demons. But Jake is suffering something far worse than domestic abuse, and when Nate discovers what, he faces an impossible choice: help Jake and put himself in the path of evil, or abandon him, only to damn himself in the process.

"The Man in Yellow" - Stuart Michael Evans has suffered from cerebral palsy all his life, but he's made due. Sure, his preacher dad is always yammering about "the healing grace of God" and "God's will," saying all he needs is faith and someday he'll be healed, but Stuart mostly ignores him. Life isn't perfect, but it isn't awful either, so Stuart figures he doesn't need God to heal him, or do anything, for that matter. Everything changes, however, when a renowned faith healer - Reverend Alistair McIlvian - pays a visit to Tahawus' annual Summer Vacation Bible School. Revival sweeps the town as Reverend McIlvian's healing touch makes believers out of everyone. But where do these powers come from? God, or something...else?

Grab it now: http://getbook.at/AmazonSouls
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New non-fiction release:

Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is Writers On Writing - An Author's Guide, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.

In this third volume you'll find in-depth essays from authors such as Jonathan Janz, Kealan Patrick Burke, Nerine Dorman, Hal Bodner, Ben Eads, and James Everington. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

"Creating Effective Characters" by Hal Bodner
"Fictional Emotions; Emotional Fictions" by James Everington
"Home Sweet Home" by Ben Eads
"You" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"How about them free books, eh? (the art of becoming a book reviewer)" by Nerine Dorman
"Treating Fiction like a Relationship" by Jonathan Janz

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Brand new Crystal Lake Publishing collection: Tribulations by Richard Thomas. Out now in paperback for only $14.99!

In the third short story collection by Richard Thomas, Tribulations, the stories cover a wide range of dark fiction - from fantasy, science fiction and horror, to magical realism, neo-noir, and transgressive fiction. The common thread that weaves these tragic tales together is suffering and sorrow, and the ways we emerge from such heartbreak stronger, more appreciative of what we have left - a spark of hope enough to guide us though the valley of death. Fireflies and wolves, ghosts and golems, tentacled beasts and demonic spirits - these psychological thrillers will hypnotize you as they slide the blade between your ribs, up close and personal, whispering in your ear as you gasp and pull them closer. Tribulations includes 25 short stories - including two that were long-listed for Best Horror of the Year. There are also five original full-page illustrations by Luke Spooner.

Come read the best in horror: http://getbook.at/Tribulations


"Richard Thomas is on the cutting edge of neo-noir fiction and I dare anyone to say different. Tribulations is his best yet: elegantly twisted, superbly creepy, and dripping darkness. This is required reading for anyone into the shadow side of literature." - Brent R. Oliver, Dread Central

"This collection is the smell coming up through the floorboards. It's that basement door you avoid eye contact with - you know it's crazy, but something's there, watching, waiting. These stories have elements of fantasy and the supernatural, but they also dig into something innately human and they will get under your skin. The whole spectrum of dark literary genius lies here. Disturb at your own risk." - Audra Figgins, Edgy Lit

"Richard Thomas does this thing where he introduces us to his friends, folks just like you or me, good, hard-working, honest folks. People we can relate to on many levels. And then, for whatever reason, he drops them right into the middle of hell. Maybe he just enjoys making them suffer. Maybe he knows that we enjoy watching. Whatever the case, with Tribulations he has let us get a little closer, made the glass between us and the suffering a little thinner, and reminded us that we just might be next in line." - Sean Leonard, Horrornews.net

"Richard Thomas delivers another collection worthy of any reader's bookshelf, especially fans of his brand of neo-noir fiction. Each story balances characters on a knife's edge, and then nudges them into the void. Tribulations contains tales of people frayed to threads, people past their breaking point, and people with much to lose. Thomas never flinches from exposing the darkest natures of humanity, and expertly brings you along for the ride." - Jeff Pfaller, Midwestern Gothic Co-Founding Editor

"TRIBULATIONS is a dark fiction collection for all readers. No matter your preference: this book ducks, dives, and bounces between genres like an Olympic skier taking on a hillside of slalom. Rarely is reading a collection straight-through as eclectic (or purely enjoyable) an experience. If you're not already a fan of Thomas: prepare to be." - Adam Cesare, author of TRIBESMEN and ZERO LIVES REMAINING

"Tribulations, his third collection, contains 25 succinct and affecting tales that once again prove Thomas to be as fine a writer as he is an editor. As with most collections, common threads run through the stories, sometimes deep between the lines and other times screaming their way to the surface. The title is a perfectly fitting one." - Josh Black, Hellnotes

"Tribulations shows that Richard Thomas not only knows his craft, but excels in it. Readers owe Richard Thomas a letter to thank him for sharing his brilliant work, and Richard Thomas owes readers a letter to apologize for giving them more reasons to never turn off the light." - Jay Slayton-Joslin, author of Kicking Prose, and Book and Reviews editor for Cultured Vultures.

"Tormented visions only a writer like Richard Thomas can have. Both vivid and haunted by a malevolent energy. A splendid collection if you don't like sleeping at night" - Benoit Lelevre, www.deadendfollies.com
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It's launch day! Grab a 99c Kindle copy of William Gorman's BLACKWATER VAL right now before the price goes up to $4.99. This Supernatural Suspense Thriller / Horror novel is available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited, as well. 

"Behold the Blackwater Val, a riverside hamlet of healing and of retribution, a setting filled with dark secrets, mysticism, ghosts, and malevolent terrors. Behold Blackwater Val, William Gorman's debut novel that captures all this valley's chills and wonders in a wide-sweeping arc, which is as vast as the depth of ill-ease it plumbs." - Eric J. Guignard, winner of the Bram Stoker Award and finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award

"Blackwater Val is a contemporary horror novel that pays homage to the best work by the masters of the genre. The novel is rich in characterization, plot development, and the action is explosive. With one of the best endings in a horror novel that I've read in ages, Blackwater Val has leapt to the top spot in my favorite reads in 2016." - Tony Tremblay, Horror World

So come on down to the Val. They're waiting for you: http://getbook.at/BlackVal
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Best of luck with this new one, Joe. I love the cover.

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 ;) Thanks, William.

Crystal Lake Publishing is now on Patreon!

In an effort to strengthen and grow an already rising star in Indie Publishing, we're now offering you the chance to become part of the experience. Our goals include paying pro rates, being permanently open to novel subs, including artwork in every release, and paying our authors a bonus on royalties earned.

Be sure to check out Jasper Bark's amazing intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdyxFon8gR4 (what a guy!)

Rewards for the first 100 patrons:
Patron 1 to 30: eBook copies of Tales from The Lake Vol.1, Tales from the Lake Vol.2, and Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol.
Patron 31 to 60: eBook copies of Tales from the Lake Vol.1 and 2
Patron 61 to 100: eBook copies of Horror 201: The Silver Scream

We'll also draw a few extra winners from the first 100 patrons:
First prize: A paperback copy of Horror 201 signed by Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Taylor Grant, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, Billy Hanson, Stephen Johnston, and James Cullen Bressack.
Second prize: Any Crystal Lake paperback of your choice.
Third prize: Any two Crystal Lake eBooks of your choice.

And everyone will have the chance to read sample chapters from three of our upcoming titles. Two from Jasper Bark and one from Mark Sheldon.

Be part of the Crystal Lake experience via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CLP
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Great news.

Crystal Lake Publishing won two Bram Stoker awards last night. Congrats to Mercedes M. Yardley - Superior Achievement in Long Fiction with LITTLE DEAD RED.
And Alessandro Manzetti - Superior Achievement in Poetry with EDEN UNDERGROUND.
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A brand new Crystal Lake novel launches today at a 99c special price!

THE FINAL CUT by Jasper Bark (author of the unforgettable STUCK ON YOU): http://getbook.at/FinalCut - available in paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited.

Some stories capture the imagination, others will be the death of you.

The Final Cut is a genre busting mash up of crime, horror and urban fantasy. An imaginative and thought provoking tale that explores our need to watch and make horror fiction, examining not just the medium, but the purpose of storytelling itself. Taking in everything from ancient myth, to modern atrocity, this novel will entrance, mystify and appall you in equal measures, haunting you long after you've reached the very last line.
In an East London lock up, two film makers, Jimmy and Sam, are duct taped to chairs and forced to watch a snuff film by Ashkan, a loan shark to whom they owe a lot of money. If they don't pay up, they'll be starring in the next one. Before the film reaches its end, Ashkan and all his men are slaughtered by unknown assailants. Only Jimmy and Sam survive the massacre, leaving them with the sole copy of the snuff film.

The film makers decide to build their next movie around the brutal film. While auditioning actors, they stumble upon Melissa, an enigmatic actress who seems perfect for the leading role, not least because she's the spitting image of the snuff film's main victim. Neither the film, nor Melissa, are entirely what they seem however. Jimmy and Sam find themselves pulled into a paranormal mystery that leads them through the shadowy streets of the city beneath the city and sees them re-enacting an ancient Mesopotamian myth cycle. As they play out the roles of long forgotten gods and goddesses, they're drawn into the subtle web of a deadly heresy that stretches from the beginnings of civilization to the end of the world as we know it.

"A dark, twisted journey into the indie horror film underworld... and the true underworld that dwells beneath. Every story needs an ending!" - Jack Thomas Smith, Writer & Director of DISORDER and INFLICTION

"Be warned, after reading The Final Cut you'll believe stories can kill." - Aaron Sterns, co-writer Wolf Creek 2, Wolf Creek: Origin

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It's another 99c launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing! Limited to the first 100 copies sold.

Jasper Bark presents RUN TO GROUND - available in Kindle (99c) and Kindle Unlimited (free). Paperback out later this weekend ($10.99).

Jim Mcleod is on the run.

He's running from his responsibilities as a father, hiding out from his pregnant girlfriend and working as a groundskeeper in a rural graveyard. He's running from a lifetime of guilt and bad decisions, but principally he's running from the murderous entities that have possessed the very ground at his feet.

Jim has no idea what these entities are, but they've done unspeakable things to everyone in the graveyard and now they're hunting him down. There is nowhere Jim can hide, nowhere he can walk and nowhere he can run that isn't under the lethal power of the things in the ground. If he stands any chance of survival he must uncover the link between his murderous tormentors, three mysterious graves and an ancient heresy that stretches back to the beginning of time.

Run To Ground is a tale of extreme folk horror. It opens the reader's eyes to a terrifying new breed of gods and monsters, but be warned, within these pages you'll find blasphemy, brutality and unbelievable depravity the likes of which you've never read before. Think that's too grandiose a claim? Why not put us to the test. Go on, click the 'Buy now' button, we double dare you...

"I felt the fingertips of Poe & Lovecraft teasing me as Jasper introduced the otherworldly horrors that lay beneath the graves of an ancient land...prepare to have your mind blown..." - Cory Cline, Splatterzine

"Son of a b*tch! Wish I wrote this!" - Matt Shaw, author of SICK B*STARDS

"... so compelling that you cannot look away ... one of those stories that just gets darker, madder, and more grotesque as it goes, but the final payoff is worth it." - Bob R. Milne, Beauty in Ruins

"Run To Ground is a twisted Tales of the Unexpected that delights the reader with its playful use of perverse horror." - Jim Mcleod, Ginger Nuts of Horror 

Come and get it: http://getbook.at/Run
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It's Crystal Lake Publishing's biggest launch ever!

GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES - an anthology of dark fiction that explores the beauty at the very heart of darkness. Featuring horror's most celebrated voices, as well as a number of exciting new talents: Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, John F.D. Taff, Lisa Mannetti, Damien Angelica Walters, Josh Malerman, Christopher Coake, Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Amanda Gowin, Richard Thomas, Maria Alexander and Kevin Lucia.

What is beautiful horror? Awe meets ache. Terror becomes transcendence. Regret gives way to rebirth: http://getbook.at/Gutted

Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward. With a foreword from Cemetery Dance magazine founder Richard Chizmar. Interior artwork by Luke Spooner. Cover artwork by Caitlin Hackett.

"Truly one of the best anthologies I have ever read." - Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

"As the title says, Gutted really is a collection of Beautiful Horror Stories that isn't afraid to look for light in the strangest of places, even as it embraces the appeal of the darkness." - Bob R Milne, Beauty in Ruins

"It's a book for readers who love language as much as story, who understand that horror can be beautiful, ecstatic and revelatory as well as down-right scary." - James Everington

Amazon: http://getbook.at/Gutted
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It's launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing.

You can get our latest release for only 99c/99p on Kindle - limited to the first 100 sales. Available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited, as well: http://getbook.at/SarahK

Meet Sarah Killian, a foul-mouthed, mean-spirited, serial killer (for hire!). This thirty year-old single woman might kill for a living, but don't call her an 'assassin.' You'll never hear the end of it.

In this Crime Fiction / Thriller novel with a twisted sense of humor, Sarah works for T.H.E.M. (Trusted Hierarchy of Everyday Murderers), and you'll be surprised to learn who her biggest clients are. Conspiracy theories, anyone?

But a wrench is thrown into the clockwork of Sarah's comfortable lifestyle when, on her latest assignment, she is forced to take on an apprentice, Bethany - a bubbly, perky, blonde with a severe case of verbal-vomit. In short, Bethany is everything Sarah is not.

Will Sarah be able to adjust and work with her new apprentice, or will she break her contract with T.H.E.M. and murder the buxom bimbo?

So if you're looking for a strong female lead that doesn't care what you think, in a book similar to the best of Dean Koontz and J.A. Konrath (with a bunch of Jack the Ripper), then look no further than Sarah Killian - Serial Killer (For Hire)

Come meet Sarah. Just remember, she hates everyone: http://getbook.at/SarahK
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Huge eBook sale!

Surprise! Crystal Lake Publishing's biggest sale has just kicked off, with 14 titles on Kindle Countdown for the next few days. Only 99c each, so grab them before the prices goes up.

The following eBooks are on sale:
Blackwater Val by William Gorman - http://getbook.at/BlackVal
Wind Chill by Patrick Rutigliano - http://getbook.at/AmazonChill
Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol.1 - http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast by Jonathan Winn - http://getbook.at/AmazonEidolon
Samurai and Other Stories by William Meikle - http://getbook.at/Amazon-Samurai
Stuck on You by Jasper Bark - http://getbook.at/AmazonStuckOnYou
Writers on Writing Vol.3 - http://getbook.at/Writers3
Tales from The Lake Vol.1 - http://getbook.at/AmazonLakeVOne
Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark - http://getbook.at/JasperPrimeCuts
The Outsiders - http://getbook.at/AmazonTheOutsiders
Where You Live by Gary McMahon - http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive
Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem by Daniel I. Russell - http://getbook.at/Tricks
Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia - http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough
Sleeper(s) by Paul Kane - http://getbook.at/Sleepers

If you prefer ePub instead of Mobi, send me a message and we'll do it via email.
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