“Not Your Average Monster”

“Not Your Average Monster” tagline:
In our ever-changing world, what we view as a monster is constantly evolving but at what cost?

Where to read this story:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt

From reviews:
“Kenneth W. Cain never fails. He does not fail here.” – Amazon

Tales From The Lake Volume 5

Tales From The Lake Volume 5 tagline:
Where are the real horrors? Whether they be a family member returning from the dead, exploring the depths of depression or the deterioration of the mind, you’ll find them here.

Where to read this book:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

Blurbs:
“If you’re a short story reader, this is an absolute must-read. Volume five is even better than the four preceding volumes, which is a very hard bar to hit. Go buy this!” — John R. Little, author of The Memory Tree, Miranda, and Soul Mates

From reviews:
“…not a “look under the bed for monsters” volume, but one that has a pensive chill. The stories are like a tap on the shoulder; a reminder that good days end and that no one is protected from anguish.” – Hellnotes

“…an absolute triumph, a wonderfully inclusive celebration of the best that the Horror genre can produce, unhindered by the constraints of themes or specific topics. The individual stories within the collection are uniformly of a very high quality, and have been expertly brought together and edited by Kenneth W. Cain and Crystal Lake Publishing.” – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

“…edited by Kenneth Cain, one of the as yet unsung heroes of dark horror fiction–an author in his own right who deserves much more attention and spotlighting.” – The Haunted Reading Room

“…by far the best volume yet in the Tales from the Lake series!” – Amazon review

“Though the stories in Tales from the Lake Volume 5 are not themed in the traditional sense, they form a cohesive unit. Threads connect each to the others as if the authors had conspired to give the anthology its unique flavor.” — HorrorAddicts.net

“The most terrifying thing in the world is not a vampire or zombie, it is mankind and what we are capable of doing to each other. This collection from editor Kenneth W. Cain will eat at you for a long time. Horrifying, haunting, and unforgettable!” – Goodreads review

“I’ve been a fan of the Tales From The Lake anthology since the first volume and it’s amazing to see how much it has evolved over the years. Volume 5 is quite possibly the best yet.” – Goodreads review

“Kenneth W. Cain did an excellent job of weaving the stories together and they flow from one to another leaving the reader on a journey of terror and entertainment.” – Goodreads review

“…this one has some seriously fantastic offerings.” – A.E. Siraki

“Over the years I’ve read enough anthologies, short story collections and fiction magazines to refine my expectations for what comprises a premium horror story. So when I declare that I thoroughly enjoyed two-thirds of the fiction in TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 5 – – that says a lot about the high quality of the contents.” – Pop Culture Podium

 

“In Lieu of Patience Bring Diversity”

Where to read this article:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Crystal Lake Publishing

“The Hunted”

“The Hunted” tagline:
A man is hunted for his crimes.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

“Adaptable”

“Adaptable” tagline:
An explorer finds himself trapped in a horrifying society.

(This is included in Darker Days).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

From reviews:
“‘Adaptable’ by Kenneth W. Cain was also pretty damn good.” ~ The Grim Reader’s book & metal reviews

“Thumb on the Button”

Where to read this article:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

From reviews:
“Cain gives a list of things to think about before you choose to self-publish.” ~ Blog Review

“Parasite”

“Parasite” tagline:
When a woman comes in between two brothers, Aiden is left feeling a need to check up on his brother. But when his brother calls him asking for help, Aiden soon discovers the wedge driven between them is more than only love.

(This is included in Embers).

Where to read this story:

Post Mortem Press

Edited by Eric Beebe