C.G. Durrant


Colin lives in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire with his wife and two daughters. He has never been one for taking centre stage and has always preferred to be the string-puller of his creations, operating in the background, allowing himself the guise of heroes and heroines...and on occasion, villains and monsters. Colin has been interested in writing for some time and has toiled away on his stories in one form or another, finding an escape between the pages of books, shaping his taste for the macabre. He loves reading Dean Koontz and Clive Barker during his spare time.
Modest and humble as a hamster, Colin has always found it easier to write about others fictitiously than to write about himself…err factitiously. By adopting the third person narrative, Colin understands the risk of developing dissociative identity disorder, leading to a Norman-Bates-Like existence that may or may not be conducive to the development of character structure in his fictional stories. Colin is a fantastic writer, and it is inevitable that he’ll one day rule the world through his writing…from his office in his motel.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors vary depending on my mood I guess. There are several that I switch between: Stephen King, Clive Barker and Dean Koontz. I spent time with their books, reading the same ones again and again, strengthening my relationship with the characters and I suppose trying to identify with them too on some level.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Get out of bed? Writing inspires me to get out of bed but I would have to say the word is the requirement to do so. Like every author, I want to write for a living, want it to be what I do every day, all day to establish that balance I guess between what I do and what I am. My family also inspire me to get out of bed of a morning. I've never really been one for sleeping in. I prefer to be up early and write and read and - most recently - market my books than under the covers catching up on sleep.
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End of The Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Cyrus doesn’t know why he’s standing on the platform, or why he decides to board the train when it rumbles into the station. He struggles with recollection and finally finds a glimmer of his past, of his life that brings to life horrors aboard that he must escape. Stop the train…change your fate.
What Goes Around
Price: Free! Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Malachi found his release in killing, the tool to make that happen - scissors. He buries the bodies in a derelict barn - his special place. As they rot, he strengthens, finding power in their state of unrest. But an encounter with another victim forces the return of his past that he had buried beyond remembrance. But some things don’t stay buried.
Unto You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Kicking...punching...mugging - just another fun-packed weekend for Miles, Burney and Jimmy. The violence and hatred of one weekend resurface. Things from the past turn them against each other to the outcome of ruination and murder. They must find the source of their retribution and stop it before they lose their minds and then their lives.
Flat Number 9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,680. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
Devlin's flat reveals a secret: a journal that belonged to the woman who was here before. The turning of one page leads to another, leads to visions of a place and a power that permeates the complex in which he lives, calling into question the apparent innocence of its residents. Why did she leave? How did she leave? In his search for answers, he finds love, darkness and something far worse.
Skin Deep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Carl and his daughter find a box of dolls at a car-boot sale and are later faced with beautiful creations that fight for his acceptance, for his love and lust. Creations that are driven by the power of sacrifice, born into fabricated semblances of the female form. He must find the architect of these forms to save himself, his daughter...and much more than he thought possible.
Bodies in Revolt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,440. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Vicar Alex Jennings is drawn across the country to the village of Trenton by a reoccurring vision: a boy...flames...burning. He takes on a new parish and investigates what he believes to be a murder. He delves - exploring the cracks in the facade of our world, unearthing secrets, and finding blasphemous beasts beneath this human-driven society.

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