Crystal Lake’s Massive Kindle Sale!

 

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You guys! Crystal Lake is celebrating the end of August with a HUGE 99 cent Kindle Sale, including my Bram Stoker Award-winning Little Dead Red and my favorite novel, Pretty Little Dead Girls. (The sale starts on August 29 for PLDG.) So many books are on sale, and I’ve picked up a few myself. Why not check it out?  The rest of the info is below.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing’s August sale! Grab as many as you can before the prices go up throughout the week, but stick around, as well. The authors behind these books will drop by throughout the week with questions, challenges, games and giveaways.

These titles will drop to 99c today and slowly rise back to their normal prices by Monday the 4th of September. The sale is active on Amazon.com andAmazon.co.uk.

On sale from today:
LITTLE DEAD RED by Mercedes M. Yardley – getBook.at/DeadAmazon
EMBERS by Kenneth W. Cain – http://getbook.at/CainsEmbers
EIDOLON AVENUE by Jonathan Winn – http://getbook.at/AmazonEidolon
WHERE YOU LIVE by Gary McMahon – http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive
STUCK ON YOU AND OTHER PRIME CUTS by Jasper Bark –http://getbook.at/JasperPrimeCuts
SLEEPER(S) by Paul Kane – http://getbook.at/Sleepers
BLACKWATER VAL by William Gorman – http://getbook.at/BlackVal
THE OUTSIDERS Lovecraftian anthology – http://getbook.at/AmazonTheOutsiders
SARAH KILLIAN: SERIAL KILLER FOR HIRE by Mark Sheldon –http://getbook.at/SarahK
WIND CHILL by Patrick Rutigliano – http://getbook.at/AmazonChill
THE THIRD TWIN by Darren Speegle – http://getbook.at/ThirdTwin
THE FINAL RECONCILIATION by Todd Keisling – http://getbook.at/TheYellowKing
SAMURAI AND OTHER STORIES by William Meikle – http://getbook.at/Amazon-Samurai
VISIONS OF THE MUTANT RAIN FOREST by Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston – http://getbook.at/RainForest
THE FINAL CUT by Jasper Bark – http://getbook.at/FinalCut
TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.3 anthology – http://getbook.at/Lake3
THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia – http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

Sale starts 29th:
CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE zombie anthology – http://getbook.at/AmazonGrave
WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.1 – 4 OMNIBUS – http://getbook.at/WoW
PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS by Mercedes M. Yardley – http://getbook.at/PrettyAmazon
WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE by Mark Allan Gunnells and Aaron Dries –http://getbook.at/TheHospice

Be sure to check out our other titles, as well: http://www.crystallakepub.com/book-table/

Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

Mind Meld: Our Favorite Graphic Novels

I was delighted to be invited to the Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog to discuss my favorite graphic novel!

“What, Mercedes, you have a favorite?”

Why yes, I do, and it’s so insanely beautiful that I could lick it. And perhaps I have, because not only do I own it, but it’s signed by the author. One day I’ll have the illustrator sign it as well and life will be complete!  Please swing by the blog and find out which graphic novel is the most glorious thing ever created, in my eyes.

You’ll also hear from Galen Dara (who did the cover art for my book Pretty Little Dead Girls), Seanan McGuire, Wendy N. Wagner, Lucy A. Snyder, and more.

Get Little Dead Red and Pretty Little Dead Girls for 99 Cents!

99 cents for a short time only!

The Wolf is roaming the city in this Bram Stoker Award winning Mercedes M. Yardley novella, and he must be stopped.

“LITTLE DEAD RED is a dark retelling of the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. But make no mistake; it isn’t that story in modernized form. That would be dark enough, but Mercedes’ version would horrify a Grimm brother. Yardley masterfully doles out little tidbits of Grim Marie and Aleta’s backstories while simultaneously developing the story, taking us into the black recesses of her protagonist’s mind, and developing her characters with exceptional aptitude.” – Shane D. Keene, Shotgun Logic
Stop him before it’s too late: http://getbook.at/DeadAmazon

 

A dark yet lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count – Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy by Mercedes M. Yardley.

“PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS features a heroine who, despite the “smudge of impending doom” and an unrelenting, seriously perverse serial killer in hot pursuit, “challenged fate, challenged the universe.” Imagine Neil Gaiman and Wes Anderson penning a dual, simultaneous re-imagining of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PRETTY IN PINK and employing the late, great television show PUSHING DAISIES as a conceptual framework and you’ll be in the neighborhood.” – Fangoria Magazine
Can Bryony survive her destiny?: http://getbook.at/PrettyAmazon

Barnes and Noble B-Fest Follow-up!

 

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We had the best time! It was super cool to talk about writing with four other local authors. I enjoyed them so much! Then we had a signing and a chance to chat with each other and the readers who came to visit. It was such a pleasure.

It was also a dream come true to see my books on the Barnes and Noble wall. That whole row behind me? It’s full of Nameless and Pretty Little Dead GirlsI kept turning around to look at them. When I was a child, I dreamed of having my books in a real book store and maybe even (gasp) signing there. Now I realize one of my favorite dreams has come true. It’s a fantastic feeling.

Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated B-Fest all across the nation. It really was a fantastic time.

Pretty Little Dead Girls is on sale for 99 cents!

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The Kindle version of Pretty Little Dead Girls is on sale for 99 cents! Don’t miss it. You can pick up your copy HERE. It’s a Kindle Countdown, so that means the price goes up by a dollar every 24 hours. You can get it for 99 cents for ten more hours.

“Run, Star Girl.”

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 Bryony’s dark destiny.

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.

The Best DIY Present For An Author!

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This gift is so insanely thoughtful, I can’t even tell you.

My Angry Ginger made these beautiful shadow boxes for my birthday. She took her favorite passages from each book, printed them out on gorgeous paper, and put them inside a shadow box she bought at a craft store. Then she put the corresponding book cover on top with a foam inert to give it some depth.

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Beautiful. Meaningful. Simple. I teared up when I opened it, and I can’t wait to hang them on my wall. She promised to do the same to the rest of the Bone Angel trilogy when it comes out. Won’t that be a thing of beauty?

I know many authors who frame their book covers and hang them, but this is the first time I’ve seen these shadow boxes. I adore them. Please let me know if you make one for yourself or the author in your life.

Ahhh! My Books Are Out This Friday!

And they’re selling for 99 cents!

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I caught whatever horrible plague has taken over half of Las Vegas, and I’ve barely been out of bed in a week. But I am so delighted that Pretty Little Dead Girls and Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu are being released THIS FRIDAY.

Pulling these books from print nearly broke my heart, and I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to have them back. All of my thanks to Crystal Lake Publishing for taking me on.

Both books are up for pre-order at 99 cents, and they’ll be released on Friday, March 4.

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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 Bryony’s 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

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love.

Streetwise Romeo and Juliet meets Stephen King’s 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. Can their souls coincide and endure?: http://getbook.at/ApocalypticAmazon