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New Release: Wounds to Wishes by Chad Lutzke, Robert Ford, and John Boden

The first in Crystal Lake’s new Dark Tide series, Wounds to Wishes is strong out of the gate with three connected novellas about grief, loss, and family. The Strangest Twist Upon Her Lips by Chad Lutzke was my favorite of the three tales. A man is overcome with grief after he finds his fiancée dead.… Continue reading New Release: Wounds to Wishes by Chad Lutzke, Robert Ford, and John Boden

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New Release: The Face You Wear by Faith Pierce

Newly married Jana has doubts about her husband, Michael, when he starts disturbing her at night with increasingly sinister behavior. However, Michael denies all of the nocturnal misdeeds. With a history of mental illness in the family, Jana begins to unravel as she tries to discover whether ‘scary’ Michael is all in her head, her… Continue reading New Release: The Face You Wear by Faith Pierce

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Quiet Places by Jasper Bark

When Sally and David move to David’s ancestral home in Dunballan, strange things occur that threaten the couple’s relationship. However, as Sally fights to keep them together, she discovers that it’s not just the fate of their union that hangs in the balance, but of the whole town. A compelling cosmic horror, where nothing is… Continue reading Quiet Places by Jasper Bark

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Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia

When new sheriff, Chris Baker, notices weird things happening in Clifton Heights, his friends decide to let him in on the secret. Through the magical writing of novelist turned teacher, Gavin Patchett, the true stories of what happened to absent members of Clifton Heights is revealed. Soon Sheriff Baker discovers that it is a very… Continue reading Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia

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New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes

This anthology of flash fiction was written by the members of the Dead Birds writing group, set up by the MFA alumni and alumni adjacent friends of the Augsburg University MFA program in Minnesota. Inspired by one of the authors finding a (nonhuman) leg in their garden, each story is themed around the line ‘it… Continue reading New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes