Crystal Lake Publishing is an indie publishing company based in sunny South Africa, and is run by horror fanatics Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley. Crystal Lake publishes the highest quality dark and twisted fiction, from Horror and Science Fiction to Fantasy, Scifi, Noir, and Suspense Thrillers.
We publish novels, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections, anthologies and nonfiction books in both paperback and eBook formats. There's something for every fan of dark fiction.
Meet Bones, our mascot (you'll find him hanging around some of our latest covers - Horror 101 and Tales From the Lake Vol.2):
A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh.
All it takes is a single turn of the page and your taste in dark fiction will be transformed forever. So you have to ask yourself: ‘How daring do I feel...?’
"The kind of magic we’re looking for when we search the horror section in our local book store."
- Jim Dodge - Mass Movement Magazine
“… a gloriously over the top and flamboyant thrill ride of depravity that will entice, titillate and disgust you in equal measures.” – Jim Mcleod – Ginger Nuts of Horror
"... you’re never going to read something both horribly disgusting, and so brilliantly written, ever again. Ever." – Colum McKnight – Dreadful Tales
of the most harrowing and entertaining pieces of dark fiction any of you are
likely to encounter."
“To enjoy this book should be wrong, very wrong, but Jasper Bark has created something very special and it needs to be read.” – Lisa McCarthy – Dark Thoughts
“… gory, twisted and very, very bloody…” – The British Fantasy Society
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