Author Eric R. Johnston

About the Author

Eric R. Johnston is the author of An Inner Darkness, A Light in the Dark, Harvester: Ascension, and Children of Time.
When he isn’t writing, he is editing and substitute teaching at local high schools and middle schools. He also enjoys running and weight lifting.

He lives in Imlay City, Michigan with his fiance, daughter, and two step-daughters.

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Children of Time
Author: Eric R. Johnston
Print ISBN:      9781939865250

E-Book ISBN:  9781939865267

Genre: Time Travel, Dark Fantasy
Release Date 05/15/2013
Shawna McCullough is enjoying a quiet evening with a book when her six-year-old daughter, Alexis, awakens and talks of dreaming about her own death, describing it in vivid detail. They fall asleep next to each other, but when Shawna wakes up just after midnight, instead of her daughter, she discovers a strange man in her bed. She also now has two daughters, neither of them Alexis, and she’s nine months pregnant.
This is only the beginning of the strangeness as she discovers the man is just as confused as she is. He is Mark LaValley, a police officer who claims to have been killed in this same house years earlier while answering a domestic dispute between her and her husband, a dispute that led to his death. Except in this reality, he is no longer a police officer but a substitute teacher.
It isn’t long before Shawna and Mark realize they have been entrusted with guarding “the children of time,” as a demon known as Zuriz Falcon, who has been exiled to another realm, sends his henchman to kidnap the girls, including the one she’s pregnant with. Only with the powers of these three “children” and that of a collection of unique books can Falcon be released from the dark realm to unleash his evil upon the world.

Harvester Ascension

Author: Eric R. Johnston
Print ISBN:      9781938243349

E-Book ISBN:  9781938243356

Genre: SciFi Thriller
Release Date 4/15/2012
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The media dubbed it “The Meteor.” As an object roughly the size of the moon is discovered hurtling toward Earth, hysteria brews and doomsday prophets call forth their sermons of death and destruction, but is this “meteor” what it seems?
Charles Wallace, a sociology professor at University of Michigan, is crippled with debilitating headaches that his doctor is at a loss to explain as dreams torment his sleep with images of an alien landscape littered with monuments to a god known as The Harvester. Are these dreams the source of his headaches?
Nightmares plague people across America, and they all say the same thing: there is an incoming extraterrestrial threat. But one person’s dreams are even more dreadful: Charles’s friend, Sebastian Irvine. “The Harvester exists in Charles’s mind,” an mysterious voice whispers to him in the dark. “You must kill your friend.”
As nightmares and paranoia threaten to tear America apart, Lou Bryan, host of America’s highest rated cable news show, takes advantage of the hysteria. The frightened look to him for wisdom and guidance, a responsibility he takes too light-heartedly as he convinces the American people to riot in every major city, making the planet ripe for invasion.
An unlikely group of heroes come forth to defend the planet from imminent invasion. Can they overcome the things that separate them to fight for the common cause of humanity?
3/14/2012 Amazon Top 100 Bestseller
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,796 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

3/15/2012 Amazon Top 20 Bestseller
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

An Inner Darkness

Book 1
Author: Eric R. Johnston
Print ISBN:     9781938243554
E-Book ISBN: 9781938243103
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Suspense
2nd Edition Release Date
Release Date 5/6/2012
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Noremway Parish, founded 2,000 years ago by the Great Savior Ragas Moliere, is the last bastion of humanity after the war with the demons known as the Darkness. The continued existence of Noremway Parish is imperative to the survival of the human race.

A Forbidden Love
Teret Finley never thought she’d have children. When she took the oath to become parochial vicar, the keeper and teacher of the histories of Noremway Parish, she took an oath of celibacy, but that all changes when a pair of conjoined twins mysteriously appears in the parish cathedral. She becomes a mother to them, and with the help of the parish friar, Decon Mangler, gives them love and warmth.
Rumors begin spreading throughout the parish, rumors that could undermine their entire way of life as Decon and Teret grow close. Is Teret breaking her oath by caring for these children with Decon? There is one person who will stop at nothing until she finds out—Rita Morgan, the parish gossip.
The recent death of Mayor Tomias Waterman has sent the parish leadership into turmoil, and the sheriff, Franz Phoenix, has seized control, using Rita as his lap dog. He finds amusement in her gossiping ways, and puts her to use to tear down Decon and Teret, destroying the foundations of the society, and making room for his own brand of moral corruption.
Can Decon and Teret’s love survive? And if they are found guilty of crimes against society, what will happen to the twins?
3/10/2012 Amazon Top 35 Bestseller

3/11/2012 Amazon Top 25 Bestseller

4/14/2012 Amazon Top 100 Bestseller
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,132 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

4/15/2012 Amazon Top 50 Bestseller
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,334 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

A Light in the Dark

Book 2
Author: Eric R. Johnston
Print ISBN:     9781938961243
E-Book ISBN: 9781938961250
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Suspense
Release date September 15, 2012

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Eighteen years after the events in An Inner Darkness, the twins, separated by time and distance, yearn for something missing in their lives. Julian studies hard to become a friar, while Gaylen, banished to a desert wasteland, determines to stop at nothing until he is again attached to his brother. Julian cannot remember Gaylen, and the people of Noremway Parish have done all they could to ensure he never learns about him.
Julian must confront a mystery after he finds a copy of The Book of Ragas, a culmination of all the history and moral teachings of Noremway Parish, hidden away on a bookshelf in the mayor’s house. Why had he been told all copies were destroyed nearly twenty years ago?
The mystery builds as he finds evidence that both Teret Finley and Decon Mangler are both alive despite Franz Phoenix’s claims that both of them are dead.
Julian quickly finds himself at the center of a 2,000-year-old war, and the only chance he has at survival is a willingness to challenge what he’d grown up believing.