Crystal Lake Publishing re-launches all Mercedes M. Yardley’s books

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So, the horror publishing world is still very much undead and kicking, but like most things these days, the accessibility of the industry has brought us a lot of new publishers and with it, a lot of new options for writers. We just received the info that horror lit fave Mercedes Yardley is joining the good folks at Crystal Lake Publishing. For more info, read the press release below.

Nameless-full-cover-copy“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.

“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

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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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