Paranormal

Darkling Smiles

A “chilling collection of eight tales… as scary as they are satisfying…” (Publisher’s Weekly)

 

A family that wins tablet computers at a deal to good to be believed…

A man who is sent across the universe, only to discover the most dangerous world in existence…

A hitman who realizes that his greatest contract is going to be himself…

A man whose child has been targeted by a cult, and must decide what he is willing to do to save those he loves…

Michaelbrent Collings brings you eight tales of people whose lives — and sometimes deaths — have fallen into decay.

Tales of the ordinary and the extraordinary, the outrageous and the banal. Tales of lives bright, lives dim.

Stories of a universe fallen, where every happiness has its opposite, and every smile will be inevitably darkled

 

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Terminal

Michaelbrent Collings brings you one of the “Best Reads of 2019” (Horror After Dark); a “Top 10 Read of 2019” (Sci-fi & Scary)…

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All passengers, please prepare for departure…

An employee, a cop, and six passengers; a prisoner, a stowaway, and a madman.

These are the people waiting at the Lawton bus terminal.

 Mostly late-night travelers who want nothing more than to get to their destinations, and employees who want nothing more than to get through the graveyard shift.

But when a strange, otherworldly fog rolls in, the night changes to nightmare. Because something hides in the fog. Something powerful. Something strange. Something… inhuman.

Soon, those in the terminal have been cut off from the rest of the world. No phones, no computers. Just ten strangers in the terminal… and The Other.

The Other is the force in the mist. The Other is the thing that has captured them. And The Other wants to play a game.

The rules are simple:

  1. The people in the terminal must choose a single person from among them. That person will live. The rest will die.
  2. Anyone who attempts to leave the terminal before the final vote will die.
  3. The final vote… must be unanimous. 

A nightmare. And getting worse, because the best way to make a vote unanimous… is to kill the other voters. 

Welcome to the Terminal.

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The Darklights

The Darklights

The Darklights by Michaelbrent Collings

The Darklights by Michaelbrent Collings

From #1 bestselling horror novelist

and multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist MICHAELBRENT COLLINGS

comes a trip into the farthest reaches of fear…

 

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I am a FixIt.

 

When the Company has a problem – a factory gone under, books that need auditing, or a rebellious planet to be destroyed – I’m there, and I take care of it. I’m the most successful FixIt in Company history, and I have NEVER failed to punch a ticket.

 

TF-653 is different. The staff and crew of a terraforming installation on a planet so strange it cannot be described have disappeared. It’s my job to go there, to find the problem, and to stop it. Or kill it.

 

But some things can’t be killed. Because some things are already dead.

 

And some things… are even worse. Because some things can only be seen in THE DARKLIGHTS.

 

 

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The Ridealong

The Ridealong

 

A BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINEE

“I’ve left clues for you, and clues for the police.
They’ll be searching for you. The evidence at the scene of Officer Knight’s death is enough to send you both to jail.”

“Who am I searching for?”

The Voice laughs. That strange, dangerous laugh. “Me, of course.”

***

It was supposed to be just one more ridealong, a night when high schooler Melissa Latham accompanies her father on his patrol. But when a psychotic killer targets them for a wicked game, the night turns into a high-speed chase where there is no prize for second place.

They have to find a killer before he murders the next one of their friends.

They have to find a killer before they are caught and charged for the murder of the men he’s already killed.

They have to find a killer… before he finds them.

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Twisted

Twisted

Smile for the camera…

The Douglas family just wants to live their lives, and maybe find a bit of happiness.
 
But when the ghost in their home breaks out of a centuries-long sleep, all hope for happiness will die. Because the thing that haunts them is not just evil… It is something much, much worse.
 
Watching them from the shadows.
Hungry to start killing once more.
And thirsty for the blood of the children, the blood it has so long been denied.
 
The thing that haunts them is not just evil. It is twisted.

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This Darkness Light

This Darkness Light

A man with no past, but who holds the future of the world in his hands.

A woman who has sworn to protect him, for reasons she does not understand.
A killer who must destroy them, or lose all he holds dear.

They are running—from each other, from the plague that is killing all around them, from the dark forces beyond their understanding.

Running from shadow to shadow.
From dark to dark.
Hoping to find light.
Hoping that this darkness is not all there is.
Hoping . . . because hope is all they have in This Darkness Light.

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Crime Seen

Crime Seen

How do you kill a man when he’s already dead?

Detective Evan White is on the trail of a killer.

A madman who slaughters at a whim.
A murderer bent on destroying everything and everyone Evan loves.
An assassin who can’t be killed… because he’s already dead.

Evan is about to begin the longest day of his life. A day that will determine what is true, what is false. What crimes are reality…

… and what crimes are merely seen.

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Killing Time

Killing Time

Tick tock… time to die.

Kristen thought she had nothing. No friends. A mother who bounced her from boarding school to boarding school. A father she never knew.

Then she got the call. “It’s after you, sweetie. Still after you.” Now, accompanied by the local bad boy, Kristen has only a few hours to discover the truth. To uncover secrets that have remained hidden for decades. To find out why her father abandoned her, her mother rejected her.

And how the clocks are killing them all. One at a time, those involved in the mystery are receiving the gift of a clock that counts backward to the witching hour. And when it rings at midnight, a ghostly power—and a fate truly worse than death—is unleashed.

Kristen has to hurry.

Because the otherworldly power is still out there. Coming for her.

And it’s only a matter of time.

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Darkbound

Darkbound

The New York subway system has:

656 miles of track…

468 stations…

31 thousand turnstiles…

and

1.64 BILLION fares yearly.

For six of those fares, the trip is going to be one they will never forget.

Six strangers will board a subway. But this subway is unlike the others.

This subway doesn’t take you where you want or where you need.

It takes you where you fear.

This subway…is DARKBOUND.

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Apparition

Apparition

Every year, thousands of children are killed… by their own parents.

Now, Shane Wills is about to discover why. About to discover an evil that has existed since the beginning of time.

An evil that invades loving parents and turns them into something else. An evil that feeds on the blood and despair of dying children.

An evil that most people will never know, because they cannot perceive the APPARITION.

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