"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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Chapter 24 of DEVIL'S LAKE is up. Tomorrow, I'll post the last two chapters (25 and 26) and the Prologue to DEVIL'S DOORWAY. https://www.wattpad.com/120890548-devil%27s-lake-major-edits-syndicating-d...
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Stories by Angela Merlo
Devil's Lake - Major edits syndicating daily by light-in-darkness
Devil's Lake - Major edits syndicating daily #10 in Paranormal
A young woman tormented by anxiety meets a mysterious man with the gift to compel her fears away. But with his powers come questions about whether her feelings and decisions are actually her own. #3 in Paranormal...
Book II: Devil's Doorway - Coming January 25 by light-in-darkness
Book II: Devil's Doorway - Coming January 25 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. This rewr...
Book III: Devil's Return - In the Works by light-in-darkness
Book III: Devil's Return - In the Works #320 in 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. Th...
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