Arterial Bloom is Out Now! And an Online Scavenger Hunt!

Oh, my friends! My friends! It happened! Arterial Bloom released!

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.

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.

The line-up includes:
The Stone Door by Jimmy Bernard
Dog (Does Not) Eat Dog by Grant Longstaff
Kudzu Stories by Linda J. Marshall
Dead Letters by Christopher Barzak
The Darker Side of Grief by Naching T. Kassa
Welcome to My Autumn by Daniel Crow
Still Life by Kelli Owen
Three Masks by Armand Rosamilia
Doodlebug by John Boden
Happy Pills by Todd Keisling
What Remained of Her by Jennifer Loring
Blue Was Her Favorite Color by Dino Parenti
In the Loop by Ken Liu
The Making of Mary by Steven Pirie
Mouths Filled with Sea Water by Jonathan Cosgrove
Rotten by Carina Bissett

The pre-ordered ebooks won’t officially show up on your devices until the actual release day on April 3rd, but the Universe decided to gift us by dropping the paperback early. And let me tell you, I am all over that.

She arrived and she is beautiful. Todd Keisling did a stunning job on the cover and formatting. Look at that interior texture! Thank you, Todd. I couldn’t be happier.

She’s a satisfactorily weighty tome without extra filler. Each story has either original watercolor art or beautiful individual features from the cover.

I hope you love her. You can purchase Arterial Bloom here, and if you feel so moved, please leave a review and let us know what you think.

But wait! There’s more! Joe Mynhardt of Crystal Lake Publishing put together an very cool online scavenger hunt!  One lucky winner will receive EVERY 2020 Crystal Lake Publishing release in eBook format. Yes, this includes those yet to be released! They will also receive a $5 gift card code. Enjoy! You can join the treasure hunt here.

This has been a crazy ride. I hope that this brings you some joy while we’re all staying at home and taking care of each other. Much love!



2 Comments on “Arterial Bloom is Out Now! And an Online Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. Awesome. What a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC prize.

    Just wanted to let you know that I pre-ordered “Arterial Bloom” and since I am a book reviewer and book blogger, I will be sure to post a review on my blog as well as on Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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    I am #excited about reading “Arterial Bloom.” I also wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE the book’s name.


    Amie Gaudet
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    1. Oh, how absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much, Amie, and I really hope you enjoy it. Best of luck in the treasure hunt!

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