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Lane Cooley is the best Homicide Detective on the LAPD. But she isn’t anything like you’d imagine. She’s no fast-talking femme fatale… no, she’s a Good Mormon Girl who doesn’t smoke, drink, cuss, or even watch R-rated movies.

But that doesn’t mean Lane misses out on all the blood and guts. Especially now. A new serial killer is in town, one who knows all the cops’ tricks, all their secrets. One who is targeting young girls, killing them, and cutting them to pieces.

Now, Lane has to race against the clock to find the killer. Because the murderer has chosen his next victim. And it’s Lane’s little sister.

BLOOD RELATIONS: A GOOD MORMON GIRL MYSTERY  is available from Amazon and Createspace.




“The Haunted is a terrific read with some great scares and a shock of an ending!” – Rick Hautala, international bestselling author; Bram Stoker Award® for Lifetime Achievement winner

“[G]ritty, compelling and will leave you on the edge of your seat…. The Haunted is a tremendous read for fans of ghoulishly good terror.” –

“The Haunted is just about perfect…. This is a haunted house story that will scare even the most jaded horror hounds. I loved it!” – Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award®-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Inheritance


“Apparition is not just a ‘recommended’ novel, it is easily one of the most entertaining and satisfying horror novels this reviewer has read within the past few years. I cannot imagine that any prospective reader looking for a new read in the horror genre won’t be similarly blown away by the novel.” – Hellnotes

“[Apparition is] a gripping, pulse hammering journey that refuses to relent until the very final act. The conclusion that unfolds may cause you to sleep with the lights on for a spell…. Yet be forewarned perhaps it is best reserved for day time reading.” –

“Apparition is a hard core supernatural horror novel that is going to scare the hell out of you…. This book has everything that you would want in a horror novel…. it is a roller coaster ride right up to a shocking ending.” –

“[Apparition is] Riveting. Captivating. Mesmerizing…. [A]n effective, emotional, nerve-twisting read, another amazingly well-written one from a top-notch writer.” – The Horror Fiction Review


“It’s always so nice to find one where hardcore asylum-crazy is done RIGHT…. THE LOON is, hands down, an excellent book.” – The Horror Fiction Review

“Highly recommended for horror and thriller lovers. It’s fast-moving, as it has to be, and bloody and violent, but not disgustingly gory…. Collings knows how to write thrillers, and I’m looking forward to reading more from him.” – Hellnotes


“… an outstanding read…. This story is layered with mystery, questions from every corner and no answers fully coming forth until the final conclusion…. What a ride…. This is one you will not be able to put down and one you will remember for a long time to come. Very highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review


“Hooked is a story with depth…. Emotional, sad, horrific, and thought provoking, this one was difficult to put down and now, one of my favourite tales.” – Only Five Star Book Reviews

“[A]n interesting and compelling read…. Collings has a way with words that pulls you into every moment of the story, absorbing every scene with all of your senses.” – Clean Romance Reviews

“Collings has found a way to craft an entirely new modern vampire mythology – and one strikingly different from everything I’ve seen before…. Recommended for adult and teen fans of horror and paranormal romance….” – Hellnotes


“The writing is superb. The characters are believable and sympathetic… the theme of a parent who’s lost a child figures strongly; it’s powerful stuff, and written from the perspective of experience that no one should ever have to suffer.” – The Horror Fiction Review


Michaelbrent Collings is a novelist and screenwriter. He has written numerous bestsellers, including Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, Rising Fears, and the bestselling YA fantasy series The Billy Saga, beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers. He hopes someday to develop superpowers, or, if that is out of the question, then at least to get a cool robot arm. Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that’s a low bar to set), and also cooler than he is. Michaelbrent also has a Facebook page at and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings. Follow him for cool news, updates, and advance notice of sales. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins!

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