LIFE, DEATH AND BEYOND, THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND FUTURE COLLIDE IN AN EPIC BATTLE OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL IN THE FINAL BOOK IN THE GHOSTLAND TRILOGY.
Ghosts wreak havoc in the streets of Duck Falls, and Lilian Roth has gone underground, hiding in the Laramies' backyard bunker. With the town under military quarantine, the death toll continues to rise. And Hedgewood's massive infrasound array stands to wipe out every "ethereal" within its radius, Ben Laramie and his friends at the Temple among them.
Setting the ethereals free from Ghostland was only the beginning for Rex Garrote. He's returned to the remains of his house to tear open the Dark Rift - a realm of terrifying impossibilities between the living and ethereal planes - and unleash its nightmare creatures upon the world.
The End of Everything is on the horizon, and Lilian and Ben are humanity's last hopes. Facing their greatest fears and insurmountable odds, they must return to Ghostland through the Dark Rift's deadly, ever-changing landscape for a final confrontation between good and evil, to stop Rex Garrote once and for all.
"I’m in awe at the scale of storytelling Ralston has delivered." - Steve Stred, author of Window In the Ground
SINISTER FORCES GATHER IN DUCK FALLS. SOON, THIS SMALL AMERICAN TOWN WILL BECOME A BATTLEGROUND FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY.
Six months after the "Ghostland Disaster," Duck Falls has become a reluctant tourist trap, and a new home to the activist group Ghosts Are People Too. When the Return to Ghostland televised event ends in yet another tragedy, ghosts once again fall under scrutiny… along with the effectiveness of the Recurrence Field.
Away at college, survivor Lilian Roth has discovered she's able to communicate with spirits. She and her best friend, Ben Laramie, use the skills they've acquired to free ghosts from their hauntings. But Rex Garrote, the mastermind behind the Ghostland Disaster, is raising an army of ghosts to slaughter every living person on Earth.
Left with no choice but to fight, Ben and Lilian must recruit their own army of freed ghosts, and prepare them for war. Will it be enough to save the world?
"This story has everything readers will love – emotional depth, redemption, grief as well as scares, gore and carnage." - Steve Stred (Kendall Reviews), author of Incarnate
"I enjoyed the entire thing cover to cover." - John Lynch (Night Worms)
Evil lurks IN EVERY DARK CORNER...
Horror, tragedy and comedy collide in the third diabolical collection of horror from Duncan Ralston, author of Ghostland and WOOM, featuring the stories:
Head - A hitman takes a flight with his latest victim's severed head in a bowling bag.
The Boats - A rich man takes a twisted form of revenge on the man sleeping with his wife.
Prick - A sentient appendage terrorizes an apartment complex.
The Burden - A scientist pushes much further than she should while researching a way to communicate with her father despite his debilitating disease.
The Passion of the Robertsons - A religious couple kidnap an atheist to teach him the true meaning of Christmas, no matter how hard he struggles.
Where the Monsters Live (a novella) - A father goes undercover in a sex offender colony seeking revenge on the man who abused his daughter.
Imaginary Monsters (a screenplay) - A psychologist moves to the small town of Dark Pines, where his patients' inner demons manifest as terrifying monsters in reality.
Take an unforgettable journey into a world of nightmares. But be warned... you can't unsee what you'll find in the dark.
A killer on the loose. A writer on the run. A town plagued by an ancient evil.
On tour with his latest book, true crime writer Martin Savage discovers one of his most-dangerous subjects has escaped. The so-called "Witch Hunter," a delusional murderer of women and their unborn children, holds a deadly grudge. He'll stop at nothing to get his revenge, and destroy everything Martin cares about.
With nowhere to run, Martin and forensic psychologist Sheila Tanner flee to the town he left when he was a boy, after his mother was locked away in a psychiatric facility. A town hidden deep in his past, where no one would think to look for them.
But things are not what they seem in Barrows Bay. The idyllic island holds terrible secrets. An ancient evil lived here long before the first Irish settlers crashed upon its shores in a coffin ship. An evil wearing the innocent faces of elderly midwives who've delivered every child in the Bay for two hundred and fifty years.
Martin and Sheila think they’re safe in his childhood home. But Martin’s mother has plans for them. Plans that require sacrifice.
And sacrifice requires blood.
People are dying to get in. The ghosts will kill to get out.
After a near-death experience caused by the park's star haunted attraction, Ben has come to Ghostland seeking to reconnect with his former best friend Lilian, whose post-traumatic stress won't let her live life to the fullest. She's come at the insistence of her therapist, Dr. Allison Wexler, who tags along out of professional curiosity, eager to study the new tech's psychological effect on the user.
But when a computer virus sets the ghosts free and the park goes into lockdown, the trio find themselves trapped in an endless nightmare.
With time running short and the dead quickly outnumbering the living, the survivors must tap into their knowledge of horror and video games to escape… or become Ghostland's newest exhibits.
Featuring an interactive "Know Your Ghosts" guide and much more, Ghostland is over 400 pages of thrills and terror!
16 horror tales in the tradition of Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Clive Barker, and The Twilight Zone!
Video Nasties - After discovering a box of old video tapes outside an abandoned warehouse, a young film enthusiast inadvertently releases horror director Nicolo Funelli and his "video nasties" from VHS imprisonment.
How to Kill a Celebrity - New hire Annie Watkins's pre-emptive obituaries at Live @ 5 New Orleans News seem to be killing off famous people.
Cuttings - A used delivery van causes Katie and Gavin's lives to take an unimaginable wrong turn into very dark territory.
Mental - A teen orphan with a unique ability is held captive in a secret government lab, forced to submit to their whims.
He Is Risen - Vacationers become a grotesque part of the Easter festivities in a small English town.
These are just a handful of the 16 dark tales that await you in Video Nasties. Tune in, sit back, and turn up the terror. But don't touch that dial… it just might kill you.
"Trust me when I say, this is messed up." - MATT SHAW, author of S*ck Bastards.
"The MOST depraved piece of literature I've ever read, and that includes the Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom." - GOODREADS REVIEW.
"I believe pain lingers," Angel said. "Do I believe in spirits? In the supernatural? Probably not."
The Lonely Motel holds many dark secrets... and Room 6 just might possess the worst of them all.
Angel knows all about pain. His mother died in this room. He's researched its history. Today he's come back to end it, no matter the cost, once and for all.
Shyla, a plus-sized escort, thinks the stories Angel tells her can't be true. Secrets so vile, you won't want to let them inside you.
But the Lonely Motel doesn't forget. It doesn't forgive. And it always claims its victim.
KINDLE BOOK AWARDS Semi-Finalist, 2018
Thirty years ago, the town of Peace Falls was flooded to build a hydroelectric dam. To this day, its ruins remain below the surface of Chapel Lake--including the church, miraculously undamaged after all these years, its steeple visible above the water.
Following the death of his younger sister, Owen Saddler travels to Chapel Lake to find out how Lori, an experienced diver, could have drowned on such a simple dive. And why she would have been diving at night. Alone and so close to the church.
Disturbing visions of a man dressed in black plague Owen--a religious man he seems to vaguely remember. Is the man related to Lori's death? Or is his subconscious trying to tell him something?
Suspecting foul play, Owen follows in his sister's footsteps to the cabin she'd rented on the water, and diving the ruins of the town beneath the water. Soon he's caught up in a decades-old mystery of the religious mania that divided the town in the late-'70s, and the sudden disappearance of Reverend Crouch and several of his parishioners--a mystery the citizens of Chapel Lake had hoped would stay submerged beneath the water, in the ghost town below.
"Intelligent, character-driven horror tales." - Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door
Baby Teeth - When doctors tell her she can never be pregnant, Candace learns that not every child is a gift.
Beware of Dog - Disgraced soldier Dean Vogel returns to his hometown and confronts the bullies, and a violent incident, from his past.
Viral - A reporter uncovers what really happened to the latest internet sensation, a troubled teenage girl who vanished on camera.
Artifact (#37) - Gonzo pornographers learn a brutal lesson following a tragedy they inadvertently caused when life imitated "art."
//END USER - Anti-social conspiracy theorist Mason Adler's life is turned upside-down when he begins receiving eerily personal and prophetic spam that could be heralding the Apocalypse.
Fat of the Land - A couple discovers the secret of a tourist town's prosperity may lie in its sinfully delicious cuisine, and they might be on the menu.
Scavengers - When successful restaurant owners confess to a grisly series of small town murders, their neighbor learns the gruesome truth that led them to kill. In Knee High, Nebraska, someone--or something--has been stalking household pets in the dead of night... but would they rather be hunting us?
Short and novella-length fiction from the twisted imagination of Duncan Ralston, author of Salvage and WOOM. Includes a new Introduction from Chris Hall of DLS Reviews.