Tuesday, January 13, 2015



Lost In The Dark, by Joe Mynhardt, is a chilling collection of Horror shorts. His list of nasty entities is quite eclectic and devilishly delightful. Joe's writing is smooth and powerful. Just what you want when it's time for a good read before you go to sleep. You don't really want to sleep, do you?

You can go to  http://www.crystallakepub.com/lost-in-the-dark.php and buy this great book right from Crystal Lake Publishing if you wish. It is only .99. A real steal. While you're there, you can see what else Joe and Crystal Lake Publishing has to offer you.

Would I steer you wrong?

Blaze McRob

Book Description

July 29, 2012
Crystal Lake Publishing presents...

In this first collection by Joe Mynhardt you will plunge into the bewildering world of werewolves, ghosts, psychos, zombies, demons, evil elves and things that should not be named. Follow five friends to the threshold of hell in Portico; walk alongside a young boy bent on killing his brother’s murderer in The Nature of the Beast; beware of your own demons in The Great Wall of Rubin.
These twelve stories will explore the theme of lost hope and the on-going struggle to free ourselves from despair. Are you sure you’re ready for this?

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Unnerving August 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Joe's collection of stories will creep you out. Some good old-fashioned, traditional horror mixed with an original take. The 'worst' ones [the best ones IMO] are the tales that don't suspend reality too much . . . don't know if I pity or hate some of the characters portrayed here. You'll never see zombies in the same light again! Also -- watch out for Christmas, no need for 'Bah, humbug!'

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, traditional horror anthology July 8, 2014

"Lost" is a worthwhile, traditional-horror anthology, one that I enjoyed a lot. Every story, even the few I had personal preference issues with, had something to recommend them. Good stuff, this - worth owning.


1.) "Beyond the Ornate Tree": Christmas takes on new elements of gory terror as a psychiatric patient (Jim) and his doctor converse, so Jim can resolve his Yuletide "issues". Fun read, laughed out loud (in a good way) at the finish.

2.) "The Way Back": Off-beat, interesting story about a paranormal investigator (Thomas Sanders) whose most recent investigation - in a ghost-notorious prison - may an unforeseen impact on his life.

3.) "Fashionably Undead": An emasculated husband - Rupert - disgusted by a zombie-models-on-the-runway fashion show, decides to finally do something about it. This is an especially good tale, with a cliffhanger-ish ending that is memorable and effective.

4.) "Come All to the River of Death": A ghost hunter (Henry Taylor) gets more than he anticipated while investigating a particularly thrilling, rich-with-horrible-history house. Fun, phantasmagoric work, this.

5.) "Lost in the Dark": Fairy tale-esque tale about a kidnapped girl (Hanifa) who not only tries to escape her supernatural captor, but rescue others as well. Tone-effective, entertaining.

6.) "Rise, Dead Man": A drug-addicted grave robber, hounded by one of his victims, tries to atone for his latest crime. Another tone-effective work, with an especially good ending.

7.) "Zombie Mischief": Fun cautionary tale about being a grisly joker.

8.) "The Nature of the Beast": A young man hunts the nightmarish creature that killed his brother and some of their neighbors. "Nature," well-written and gripping, stands out for its unexpected finish, which echoes the feel of an African-village fable.

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