"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."

Hello! My name is Angela, and I write primarily paranormal romance and horror. While it isn't present in all my stories, I like to give my stories the slightest hint of hope. I focus on the dark to point to a light, a light that may not be as obvious as a bright burning sun but is present nonetheless. Hence the name light-in-darkness.

'MOTHER' - Top 35 finalist in #TNTHorrorContest
'LADY IN RED' - Top five in @RomanceSparks #HauntedRomance contest
'DEVIL'S LAKE' - Highest Ranking # 3 in Paranormal March 2016, 3rd place winner in @The_Night_Shift 's Killer First Scene contest

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  • Madison, WI
  • JoinedSeptember 30, 2014

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light-in-darkness light-in-darkness Apr 27, 2017 05:53PM
Hey DEVIL'S DOORWAY readers. Are you ready to follow the voice Alison heard last week and see what's behind the barricaded door? Chapter 14 is now posted and ready for reading.Shout outs to the foll...
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Stories by Angela Merlo
Devil's Lake by light-in-darkness
Devil's Lake #31 in Paranormal
A young woman tormented by anxiety meets a man with the power to compel her fears away. ~~~ Anxiety disorders suck. Depression sucks. But when they get in the way of getting a job or making friends, graduating high...
Devil's Doorway - Updates Thursdays by light-in-darkness
Devil's Doorway - Updates Thursdays #142 in Paranormal
Philip's home is anything but expected. With no easy way in or out, Alison must rely on Philip's powers even more. And as childhood feelings are rekindled and matured, danger lurks within their passions. New Chapte...
Devil's Return - In the Works by light-in-darkness
Devil's Return - In the Works Paranormal
Three years later, Alison has tried to move on. She's got a place, a job, and even a budding new relationship. But as just as things start to blossom with the new guy, she is offered a way to bring Philip back. Thi...
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