Monday, May 11, 2015


 Night As A Catalyst, by Chad Lutzke, is a horror anthology you don't want to miss. You can see by the blurbs below how other authors and I feel about this fantastic young author's work. Chad has a bright future in writing horror.

Chad Lutzke is a name worth remembering!

Blaze McRob 

Book Description

April 29, 2015
As beautiful as the night can be, it often plays a role in something more foreboding, supplying the catalyst for things both terrifying and imaginative. Utilizing this hallowed time of the day, author Chad Lutzke has written and compiled 18 stories, with creature features, sleep deprivation, hiding the undead, revenge, cannibalism, morbid habits, and executions of karma being just a handful of the themes covered in this book. Read on and discover what the mind produces when using the night as a catalyst.

"Chad Lutzke is an excitingly fresh emerging voice in the horror scene. His writing pulls you in, and his stories are chilling and stay with you well after a thoroughly satisfying read!"
~ Nicholas Grabowsky, Black Bed Sheet Books & author of Halloween IV

“Chad Lutzke has an awesome grasp of descriptive writing...Brilliant malevolence! He is a true master at his craft”
~Blaze McRob, Bram Stoker Award nominee

" Lutzke is a student of the horror genre with a rich voice that needs to be heard.”
~ author, Terry M. West
"Lutzke's writing is personal, detailed and often heart breaking in a terrifying way."
~ Matt Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews

"Chad Lutzke is an emerging and exciting dark author with a firm grasp on the genre. His shadows have drastically different heartbeats, unique souls, but are unified by their dark charm and bleak shrouds."
~ Zachary Walters, The Mouths of Madness Podcast

"Lutzke has a way with words that merges horror and compassion in a single sentence. Reminiscent of Robert McCammon."
~Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing

"Unique and enveloping. At times playful and alternately existential, though always invoking empathy for the protagonist's predicament. Chad Lutzke's writing is doubtlessly bleak, yet with an odd sense of hope."
~ author, James Ferace

"Chad’s writing is a trip to the buffet of horror. No stone left unturned."
~ Blaine Cook, vocalist for The Accused, Toe Tag, & The Fartz

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife and children where he works as a medical language specialist. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene providing articles, reviews, and artwork, as well as his own—now defunct—publication, Cornflake Overdose. Chad loves music, rain, sarcasm, dry humor, and cheese. He has a strong disdain for dishonesty and hard-boiled eggs. He is a regular contributor to Horror Novel Reviews, Horror Forevermore, and Heavy Planet. You can find his work in Shadows & Light #3 & #4, A Merry Scary Christmas, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and his double feature collection series, including books I and II: Two Before Dawn and Little Ones of Wood & Hair, which can be found exclusively as ebooks on Amazon; however, all but two of those stories are contained within the pages of Night as a Catalyst. He can be found lurking the internet at the following addresses: His site: Facebook: Amazon Author page: Horror Novel Reviews: To join Chad Lutzke's reader group for a free book and giveaway announcements, visit

By Lee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Quite a variety of goodness here. I have a hard time picking a favorite out of the 18 stories. I've followed this writer this past year so I was excited to get my hands on this. A great collection to own for any fan of horror fiction. 
5.0 out of 5 stars Varied Storylines, Engaging Characters May 1, 2015
By Dan
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I truly love short stories and appreciate the ability to swallow new tales in small, nightly-ingested bites. Chad Lutzke really comes into his own with Night as a Catalyst, putting on full display his ability to write literary prose in the horror genre. Oh, and the stories are varied and interesting, the characters engaging, and the plot lines gripping. Though Lutzke's writing style is much different, the variation of Night as a Catalyst reminds me of Stephen King's Night Shift. Highly recommended