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About Michael Darling
Bestselling author Michael Darling has worked as a butcher, a librarian, and a magician, which turned out to be an ideal set of skills for a fiction writer. He lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with his wife and kids where he writes award-winning stories beside his big buddy, a St. Bernese dog named Appa. While best known for his Tales from the Behindbeyond urban fantasy novels, Michael writes across all the best genres. His most recent work includes Hollowfall, a cyberpunk, sci-fi adventure, and Sailing on the Tides of Burning Sand, a collection of fantastic short stories.
Michael graduated from Weber State University with a degree in English Literature and loves to blend the classic with the contemporary in his writing. His early work included several plays that were professionally produced along with a number of radio programs that aired in 80 markets around the world. Besides writing, Michael also loves to travel, dabble in languages, and cook tasty gluten-free dinners.
Please visit Michael at www.michaelcdarling.com where you can find more information about his current work. You'll also find suspiciously easy instructions for stalking Michael on social media.
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Within the Future Worlds Sci-fi Anthology you will find stories spun from the webs of current Future House bestselling books. Whether you are a fan of space dinosaurs, population annihilating bugs, interstellar magicians, man vs. distant planet scenarios, or colonization troubles, this anthology will have something galactic for you.
Featuring Cameron Dayton (Etherwalker), Michael Darling (Hollowfall, Tales from the Behindbeyond), Mark R Healy (Dawn of Procyon), Josi Russell (Caretaker Chronicles), and D.W. Vogel (Horizon Alpha Series).
Sadia has been betrayed.
Get in. Get the data threads. Get out. It’s a standard job. But when Sadia arrives, she finds her contact dead and the only ones who could be responsible are from her own faction. Unable to trust anyone, she goes looking for answers.
When she witnesses another unjust death, something inside her awakens. A power takes control of her body and in front of millions of witnesses, Sadia brings the dead man back to life. Suddenly, she’s the most sought after woman in Novus City. And while some factions want to make her a martyr, others want to dissect her. Or worse.
Hunted by every faction, every corporation, and every authority, Sadia flees. If she can escape the city, she may survive long enough to learn the secrets of her past. If she fails, instead of giving life back, her power will be used to take it away. She will become the instrument of annihilation, and no one will be left alive to remember Hollowfall.
We didn’t have one hundred monkeys - but we did have the membership of a League of Utah Writers chapter that calls itself “The Infinite Monkeys.” Most of them didn’t have typewriters, but worked on laptop or desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. And instead of one hundred years to perfect their prose, we gave them one year to get from blank page to published anthology. So while you won’t find any reproductions of Shakespeare here, what you will find are thirty-five short stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, and sometimes make you glad you don’t live in the unsettling worlds of the imagination.
Featuring #1 Amazon bestselling author Michael Darling’s "Sailing on the Sands of Burning Tides," the award-winning stories, "What We Leave Behind" from Masha Shukovich, and "Stone Soup" from Leigh Saunders, together with a brand new story, "A Friend in Need," from the award-winning Caryn Larrinaga. Also includes stories by: Jenn Adams, Jenna Bowman, Scott Bryan, Julie Frost, Effie Graves, Joni B. Haws, Laurie Heath, Sariah Horowitz, Jonathan Humphries, Norm Jenson, Craig Kingsman, Gregory Lemon, C.H. Lindsay, Victoria Lisowski, Terra Luft, Anna Marasco, Justin C. Matthews, J.T. Moore, Jared Quan, Talysa Sainz, Rachael J. Sparks, P.A. Sterling, Jennie Stevens, Scott E. Tarbet, L.D.B. Taylor, Richard Timothy, Patrick M. Tracy, Heidi Voss, Johnny Worthen, Rashelle Yeates, and Daniel Yocom.
"Got Lost is the funniest book in the series. A tour de force urban fantasy with more laughs, deeper emotions, and a sarcastic private detective who can burn with both magic and words." —Paul Genesse, bestselling author of Sakura: Intellectual Property
Goethe “Got” Luck hasn’t been to a lot of weddings, but it doesn’t take a detective to know it’s a catastrophe when the bride is weeping, the groom is bleeding, and the choir children have vanished into thin air.
When the FBI shows up at his door accusing him of kidnapping, Got knows something is vastly wrong. He’s done a lot of things, but stealing children isn't one of them. To clear his name, Got goes on the hunt for the missing kids and finds himself trapped in the realm of dreams. Ruled by a cunning goddess with her own agenda, the realm of dreams is filled with shifting realities and no way out. To rescue the children—and himself—Got must face the mysteries of this realm and its frightening adversaries head on. Even with all his magic, Got’s luck might have run out now that he’s lost.
“Michael Darling makes urban fantasy his own in his hilarious Behindbeyond series.”
—Paul Genesse, bestselling author of the Iron Dragon Series
“Michael Darling is quickly securing a place among the rising stars of urban fantasy. Got Hope is an unequivocally gripping sequel.”
—Kevin L. Nielsen, bestselling author of the Sharani Series
Sequel to the #1 Bestseller in Supernatural Mystery, Got Luck.
Private investigator Goethe “Got” Luck saved humankind once already. With one dangerous enemy dead and another in exile for one hundred years, both the mortal realm and the realm of the Fae—the Behindbeyond—seem to be safe. Now Got can go back to nice, normal detective work. Until a beautiful cheerleader lands in front of his house, strapped to a bomb.
Got is more than ready to protect the cheerleader, Hope, but it turns out she’s not just a victim; she’s bait. The realm of the Fae hasn’t forgotten Got, and an ancient secret society from the Behindbeyond wants to use him to seize control of the Fae realm. As their enemies multiply, Got realizes events are set to spiral out of control, and if he can’t stop them, it will mean nothing less than civil war among the Fae.
Accompanied by allies old and new, Got will do anything to end the threat. But the secret society has promised to make Got serve them, either in life or in death, and it looks like no clever strategy, no insulting joke, no magic spell will be enough to stop them.
This time, even with all the Hope in the world, Got may run out of Luck.
They say some only hunger for food, while others only hunger for love. But have they ever encountered a different kind of hunger: the insatiable, unstoppable appetite for fear?
Feast upon 24 never-before-published stories and poems fresh from the darkest minds in Utah’s horror writing community. Sample the succulent flavors of dread and despair in these terrifying tales of ravenous zombies, piggish parasites, cannibalistic neighbors, and so much more.
When we crave the unnatural, there is no loyalty. There are no rules. There is only…
Not for the faint of heart, The Hunger: A Collection of Utah Horror is sure to satisfy your craving for something that will keep you up at night. Devour it… before it devours you.
“Got Luck checks off all my ‘must haves’ for a gritty detective story. If I ever ran into a problem the local cops couldn’t solve, I’d be lucky to have Got on my side—and so would you.”
—Ali Cross, author of the Desolation series
Police-officer-turned-private-investigator Goethe “Got” Luck is known for rolling with the punches and never taking anything too seriously. When he picks up a seemingly dead-end murder case, his life begins to take a crazy turn. Shot at, chased by people he has never met, and attacked by an invisible liondog, Got quickly learns that there is more to this world than meets the eye.
He discovers the Fae. The Eternals. They who dwell in the Behindbeyond. Once, they ruled over ancient realms, but over the centuries, their power dwindled. Now someone wants to restore their rule and subjugate humankind. All it will cost is thousands of human lives.
The clock is ticking. Getting the world out of this one will take a couple friends, more than a few well-placed insults, and a whole lot of Luck.
“Got Luck is the private detective Harry Dresden would hire to solve a murder. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
—Paul Genesse, author of the bestselling Iron Dragon series
“Witty and charming, Got Luck is an enchanting nod to a detective noir.”
—Candance Thomas, author of the Vivatera series
Ghosts. Monsters. Harry Houdini Meets Charles Dickens in Outer Space.
- A man and woman, apparent strangers, sail over a surreal desert landscape on their way to a dangerous and uncertain destiny.
- Tiny predators who live in the wall and feed on memories prove without a doubt that you are what you read.
- A little boy defies the curse of a mummified Indian princess, prepared to halt the emergence of an ancient god, even if it costs the lives of everyone close to him.
These amazing stories and more await between the covers of Michael Darling’s first short story collection, featuring all the stories from his bestselling Tales from the Behindbeyond series, including an exclusive new story "The Morrigan's Sister," only available in this volume. From humorous to frightening to thought-provoking, these twelve brilliant stories are an enchanting gift from one of fiction’s most inventive new voices.
“A unique, often creepy delight.” - Michaelbrent Collings Bram Stoker Award Finalist and Bestseller
"Michael Darling is a talent, a master of perspective and playful storytelling.” - Johnny Worthen Award-Winning Author of What Immortal Hand
The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of an ancient lake that was almost as long as the State of Utah. What mysteries does it hold in its briny waters? What secrets lurk in its murky shores?
…a malevolent spirit haunts a pregnant woman, luring her ever closer to the salty depths, yet what it wants is much more horrifying than death…
…the inversion and smog in the Salt Lake Valley carries more than just bad air…
…two locals find more than they bargain for when they unearth an ancient box buried in the salt-caked muck…
…a trip to Wendover turns deadly when something decides to tag along for the ride…
…a young girl hears voices in her head, voices that keep her company. But there’s something else in the void of her psyche, something that’s growing stronger, something that wants out…
Whether its mystery, apparitions, ancient curses, or a modern day apocalypse, one thing holds all these tales together: The Great Salt Lake. Nestled inside the second anthology of Utah horror, are tales intended to delight a wide range of readers, everything from traditional horror, to romance, comedy and young adult. The authors share a connection to Utah (bringing them closer to the salty depths of the lake) bringing the reader another taste of local talent ranging from the “salty” veteran to the slick greenhorn. Sit back, cuddle up in a warm blanket, and stay away from the water while you enjoy these tales from the Great Salt Lake.