The Resurrection

by Mike Duran · 20 comments

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In the graveyard, overlooking the city of Stonetree, a petrified oak broods. It’s a monstrous thing, not just because of its size, but because of who was murdered there.

When Ruby Case limped into church that spring morning, she was not thinking about haunted graveyards. The handicapped mother of two young boys prays faithfully for God’s visitation upon the city. Yet when she inexplicably raises a boy from the dead, Ruby gets more than she bargained for.

Reverend Ian Clark does not believe in miracles. He is resigning from the ministry and has no interest in the city’s spiritual climate, much less its urban legends. Dogged by demons, both past and present, Clark is being unwittingly drawn into a secret religious order—one that threatens his very life. But he’s about to get a wake-up call.

The resurrection creates uproar in the quiet coastal town, turning Ruby into both a celebrity and a scapegoat, and forcing Clark to reconsider his growing agnosticism. Together, Ruby and Reverend Clark are thrust into a search for answers… and a collision with unspeakable darkness. For behind the quaint tourist shops and artist colonies lies a history of deceit. And a presence more malignant than anything they can imagine. Yet a battle is brewing, the resurrection is the first volley… and the unlikely duo are the only ones who can save them.

But can they overcome their own brokenness in time to stop the evil, or will they be its next victim?

Ruby woke more than a dead boy, and the secrets she unleashed  threaten to destroy them all.

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Tim George June 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM

And I plan on being the first person to put a review up. Good luck Mike.


Tim Ward July 1, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Does this take place on Earth? Sounds interesting.

Have you thought about writing short stories to give people a taste of your writing until that comes out? Michael Stackpole has put together a Chain Story project for short stories to help promote new and established authors. He works with my writing group and is accepting stories that pass our critique sessions. Let me know if you’re interested.


Mike Duran July 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Yep, this story takes place in Stonetree, a fictional town on the California Coast. On the windswept cliffs overlooking the city broods a massive dead oak, which is the subject of local lore and a central “player” in “The Resurrection”. You can find out about other stuff I’ve written, including short stories, HERE. Thanks for asking, Tim!


Jeff Pauls July 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM

A fascinating premise. Can’t wait to read it.


Tony Phillips September 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Definitely sounds interesting. I have a Christian horror book of my own. It’s called The Freethinker’s Child. It should be published by Createspace with the next two months.


Sarah September 20, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Love the image of a brooding oak, Mike. And the trailer reminds me of some old Texas cemeteries. Hope no one puts a weeping angel over me – that can only mean one thing. haha
I love your websites and look forward to the book.


Kevin Lucia September 21, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Looking forward to reviewing this, also!


Nicole September 21, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Very cool. Can’t wait. Well done, Mike.


Linda October 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

How does Tim rate the first review??? How DOES he get those books so quickly?


Tony Phillips January 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Oh, and here’s the link to my story:


Claudia Stafford February 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM


I received my copy of The Resurrection from Amazon today, and haven’t been able to put it down. You definately have a BEST SELLER! WOW!
I read a lot, and love the way you get the reader involved! I’m only on Chapter 9, but had to stop and say CONGRATULATIONS! I found out after I ordered the book that I was supposed to wait until the 12th and buy it from Borders- so, please forgive and hope you will still sign my copy! Way to go!


Tim Ward February 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

I agree. Very well written. I’ve been trying to take my time to savor the prose, but each chapter keeps me going. I have other stuff to do Mike 😉


Vanessa February 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I would be honored to review your book please check out my website I have reviewed for Many Authors, publishers, and, your book looks fantastic.


Craig Gonzalez May 4, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Mike just a quick question. Is there a certain way to pronounce Vinyette’s name or do you pronounce it the way it’s spelled? Thank for your time.

God bless


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