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About Duncan Ralston
**GHOSTLAND: INFINITE - Book 3 in the Ghostland Trilogy out now!**
Duncan Ralston is the author of the horror collections GRISTLE & BONE, VIDEO NASTIES and IN EVERY DARK CORNER, the novellas WILDFIRE, WOOM, and EBENEZER, and the novels SALVAGE, THE METHOD, GHOSTLAND Trilogy and THE MIDWIVES.
For 7 FREE dark fiction short stories/novellas including the prequel to GHOSTLAND, "The Moving House," visit www.duncanralston.com.
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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
PEOPLE ARE DYING TO GET IN. THE GHOSTS WILL KILL TO GET OUT.
Be first in line for the most haunted theme park in the world - Ghostland! Discover and explore hundreds of haunted buildings and cursed objects! Witness spectral beings of all kinds with our patented Augmented Reality glasses! Experience all the terror and thrills the afterlife has to offer, safely protected by our Recurrence Field technology! Visit Ghostland today - it's the hauntedest place on earth!
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 behest 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 a rollercoaster horror thrill-ride loaded with scares, gore and heart - perfect for fans of Stephen King and Blake Crouch.
Praise for GHOSTLAND:
"Well done to Duncan Ralston for making every horror hound’s childhood dream a reality!" - Tony Jones, Ink Heist
"I think this will be one that many people will be talking about for years to come." - Steve Stred (author of Ritual), Kendall Reviews ★★★★★
"GHOSTLAND is over-the-top extreme horror (Don't say I never warned you) but it is also wonderful." - Mallory Haws, The Haunted Reading Room ★★★★★
"This book is a gripping page turner that will surely be a crowd pleaser, and, in my opinion, deserves to be a major mainstream success for Ralston." - Adam Light, author of Panacea ★★★★★
"This is absolutely the best thing he's written." - Justin M Woodward, author of Rotten Little Things
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)
"Afterlife has left me impatient for what comes next. Bring on book 3!" - My Indie Muse
"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.
"This book is a wet dream of abnormal sexual psychology." - Mort Stone, My Indie Muse
WARNING: Don't buy this book if you have a weak stomach, if you're easily disturbed, or if you're looking for a light horror read. THIS IS NOT THAT BOOK. Seriously. You've been warned.
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.
When his younger sister's body is found washed up on the shore, Owen Saddler follows in her footsteps to the cabin she'd rented on Chapel Lake, diving among the ruins below the surface.
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.
**Praise for Salvage**
"A quietly-unnerving ghost story with a strong element of mystery behind it." - DLS Reviews
"Beautifully written with realistic characters and a plot that keeps you hanging on until the very end." - Ginger Nuts of Horror
"Something I could easily see penned by Stephen King." ★★★★★ Review
"A fantastic debut novel." ★★★★★ Review
Grab this chilling ghost story now!
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.
Matt Shaw has called upon some of the biggest names in horror to put together an anti-Christmas anthology of horror and weirdness!
Including work from
Terry M. West (poem)
Daniel Marc Chant
Wrath James White (poem)
David Owain Hughes
Kealan Patrick Burke
Billie Sue Mosiman
Duncan P. Bradshaw
Thomas S. Flowers
Please note This anthology is made up of both reprints and original stories from the authors.
All monies received from this title go to different charities each month!
Over 100,000 words and more than 400 pages! Grab a bargain, support charity and get to know new and familiar authors!
A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level…
A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns…
Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden, Duncan Ralston, Rich Hawkins, Glenn Rolfe, George Daniel Lea, Tim Curran, WD Gagliani & Dave Benton and Kristopher Rufty.
A charity anthology.
Edited by Jack Bantry & Kit Power
Garrote House has seen its share of blood. Since Christopher's ancestor Oliver Hedgewood built the house in the 1800s, many spirits have taken up residence in "the Moving House," including horror author Rex Garrote, who'd burned to death in his private library. Christopher Hedgewood and Sara Jane Amblin, inventor of the Recurrence Field, return to Garrote House one final time before it's relocated to Ghostland.
They've both witnessed its ghosts many times. But neither of them have come at night, when the Moving House's most dangerous hauntings come alive.
"An absolutely brutal novella that had me squirming in my chair." - Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching
How far would you go for revenge?
When a six-year-old girl is abused and left for dead by a pedophile known only as the "Rabbit Man" due to the claw marks left on her body, police follow every lead but reach only dead ends.
Hungry for justice, her grieving father abandons wife and child on a harrowing journey deep undercover into Miami's sex offender colony under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. His purpose is simple: to find the "Rabbit Man" among them, and put him in the ground.
Months later, with no one to trust and the pedophiles he lives among growing suspicious of his actions, he learns nothing is simple where the monsters live.
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.
Come, take his hand, and experience demented rabbits, chocolate obsessed children drowning in their own greed, serial killers, resurrection and more in this collection guaranteed to kill the cravings of your sweet tooth.
Featuring the authors:
David Owain Hughes
Kyle M. Scott
Duncan P. Bradshaw
J R Park
And an introduction from Gingernuts of Horror's head honcho, Jim Mcleod!