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In under 10 minutes, 99.9% of the world’s population will be dead… or changed.  Conversion is instant.  Headshots just make them angry.  And they’re getting smarter.

Ken Strickland has made it through the first moments.   But his family is still out there.

Can he survive?   Can he find them?  Or will he become one more of the creatures that now rule our world?

THE COLONY is available from Amazon.




“Highly recommended.” – Hellnotes

“Collings is so proficient at what he does, he crooks his finger to get you inside his world and before you know it, you are along for the ride. You don’t even see it coming; he is that good.” – Only Five Star Book Reviews

“Move over Stephen King… Clive Barker…. Michaelbrent Collings is taking over as the new king of the horror book genre.” – Media Mikes

“STRANGERS is another white-knuckled journey that demands to be read in one sitting.” – The Horror Fiction Review

“Michaelbrent spins a tale that keeps you enthralled from page to page….  Overall I give this novel an A.” – The Horror Drive-In


“Really good, highly recommended, make sure you have time to read a lot at one sitting since you may have a hard time putting it down.” – The Horror Fiction Review

“In Darkbound you will find the intensity of Misery and a journey reminiscent of the train ride in The Talisman….  A proficient and pedagogical author, Collings’ works should be studied to see what makes his writing resonate with such vividness of detail….  You will not be disappointed in this dark tale.” – Hellnotes

“Darkbound travels along at a screaming pace with action the whole way through, and twists to keep you guessing throughout….  With an ending that I didn’t see coming from a mile away, and easily one of the best I’ve had the enjoyment of reading in a long time….” – Horror Drive-In


“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 #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His bestsellers include Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga (beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers).

He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe 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 much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar).

Michaelbrent also has a Facebook page at and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings. Follow him for awesome news, updates, and advance notice of sales. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins!

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