An Excerpt From HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos

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HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791560520/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1791560520/
Below is an excerpt from “The Thing From Beyond The Living Door” – one of the many tales in this paperback collection:

I asked Caspar about the scuttering sound and was surprised to learn that he’d actually witnessed its source. He hadn’t mentioned it to anyone because the whole incident was so outlandish, he’d figured that no one would believe him.

Shortly after midnight on a Saturday, he’d happened to be awake, watching a late movie with the sound turned down so it wouldn’t disturb other tenants. It was then that he heard the sound in the hallway. It only took a moment to cross to the door and open it.

He looked down the hall and there he saw it – a nimble, hideous thing, at least five feet long and three feet high. Caspar said that it looked like a starfish with seven legs, covered with black-velvet fur. It moved by running on the tips of its limbs, with its body held up in the air. On the top of its body, at the root of each limb, were flexible stalks that ended in glistening, spiderlike eyes, as red as rubies. He added that he could not see a mouth anywhere on the creature’s bizarre body.

The thing did not seem to notice him as it scuttered quickly down the hall. Caspar went back inside his room, but afterward, he wished he had followed to see where it was going.

“I have no idea what a thing like that could be,” I said. “It sounds like a weird cross between a land mammal and a sea-creature, but such a thing just doesn’t exist.”

“I know. It’s just impossible! I wouldn’t have told you about it if you hadn’t asked me about that noise.” Caspar shrugged. “I suppose it was all a dream. But still, can you smell things in a dream? That thing was close enough for me to smell it. Like ammonia.”

“Sometimes I smell ammonia in the halls,” I said. “I just assume Mrs. Veng has been doing some scrubbing.” I thought for a moment. “Can you show me where it might have gone after it ran off?”

 

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Horrors & Abominations: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos

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NEW PAPERBACK RELEASE:
HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos
by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791560520/

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1791560520/

Enter a midnight world of grotesque creatures and ancient deities from nightmare dimensions. HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS by Mark McLaughlin and Michael Sheehan, Jr. presents 24 stories of Lovecraftian fantasy and horror.

Learn the unholy secrets of such malevolent beings as Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, Azalareon, Mother Hydra, the King in Yellow, and Yagdolak. Discover the evil activities of the Tillinghast and Delapore families … wicked Mrs. Veng and her horrendous tenant, Dr. Brandywine … and the unspeakable, mutated son of King Tutankhamun.

Stories in this collection include “Deathless Bride Of The Crawling Chaos,” “The Abominations Of Nephren-Ka,” “Coins From Y’ha-nthlei,” “The Blasphemy In The Canopic Jar,” “The Curse Of The Tillinghasts,” “The Colossus In The Catacombs,” “The Nightmare In Delapore Tower,” “The Thing From Beyond The Living Door,” “The Gateway To Carcosa,” “The Testament Of Cthulhu” and many more.

These stories represent many of the writing duo’s most unearthly Cthulhu Mythos tales. So far, the majority of these stories have only been available on Kindle. HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS has been released for readers who prefer paperbacks. These stories were selected from seven Kindle collections previously released by McLaughlin and Sheehan: THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU, THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, and THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA.

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LOVECRAFTIAN MONSTROSITIES & ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HORRORS

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Lovecraftian Kindle Collections by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.:

THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA & Three More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015KCOYPE/
THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER: A Lovecraftian Armageddon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H2QGQFG/
THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR & More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M08J985/
THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS: Tales Of Weird & Lovecraftian Horror:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07696HR14/
THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER & Five More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DIHNRRE/
THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY & More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KK5B5Q/
SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE & More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6VSKKW/
STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS: Tales Of Lovecraftian Fantasy & Horror:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KXBTBQ7/
THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU: Tales Of Weird Fantasy & Horror:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DBX631N/

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STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS: Tales Of Lovecraftian Fantasy & Horror

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STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS: Tales Of Lovecraftian Fantasy & Horror
by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KXBTBQ7/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KXBTBQ7/

STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS presents seven Cthulhu Mythos tales of horror and dark fantasy. In the title story, a work of modern art known as the Stainless Steel Sarcophagus unleashes a grotesque ancient Egyptian menace upon the employees of a luxury department store.

Several tales in this collection concern beings from the Lovecraftian Dreamlands and their disturbing interactions with the waking world. In “The House Of The Ocelot,” a curious barista enters a strange building in his neighborhood and encounters a hidden race of cat-creatures.

“The Dollmaker’s Vengeance” tells of a witch who uses a threat from the waking world to gain power in the Dreamlands. In “Queen Of The Vultures,” two magic gentlemen from the Dreamlands seek the Egyptian vulture-goddess Nekhbet, who hides in plain sight in an urban community. Three more stories present eldritch parodies, including the tale of a hideous atrocity who goes to work as a movie monster.

Mark McLaughlin is the author of BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and the Lovecraftian epic poem, THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER. Michael Sheehan, Jr. has co-authored THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS, and THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU with McLaughlin.

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THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER: A Lovecraftian Armageddon

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THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER: A Lovecraftian Armageddon
by Mark McLaughlin. FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2QGQFG/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H2QGQFG/

Nyarlathotep has returned….

Mark McLaughlin, Bram Stoker Award-winner for Excellence in Poetry, has concentrated on Lovecraftian fiction in recent years. His latest release, THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER, is an epic poem which tells of the return of Nyarlathotep to the modern world. This poem is composed of multiple chapters, and together they pay homage to “The Colour Out of Space,” “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath,” “The Dreams in the Witch House,” “The Cats of Ulthar,” and other classic tales by Lovecraft.

People believe that Caliban Storm, son of wealthy Bernard Storm, offers the wisdom and guidance that the world has needed for so long. But in truth, there is something very wrong with young, handsome Caliban. He is in fact an avatar of Nyarlathotep, a malevolent deity also known as the Crawling Chaos.

Caliban Storm presents the world with a series of amazing technological advances as he rises in power. But, each advance comes with monstrous surprises, and it soon becomes apparent that Caliban has a nightmare agenda in store for the Earth. A homeless woman named Penny Blanchard sees through his tricks – but who will believe her, and will she be able to stop Caliban in time?

Mark McLaughlin is the coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of THE GOSSAMER EYE, which won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry. McLaughlin has co-authored the Lovecraftian fiction collections, THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS, and THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU with Michael Sheehan, Jr.

McLaughlin’s latest trade paperback releases are the story collections, HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS; BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM; and the two-author horror collection with Michael McCarty, DRACULA TRANSFORMED & OTHER BLOODTHIRSTY TALES. Other books by Mark include the story collection BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE and the collaborative horror novel, MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (with Michael McCarty).

Mark’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than 1,000 magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including DARK FUSIONS: WHERE MONSTERS LURK!, GALAXY, LIVING DEAD 2, WRITER’S DIGEST, CEMETERY DANCE, MIDNIGHT PREMIERE, DARK ARTS, and two volumes of YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES (DAW Books).

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THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU: Tales Of Weird Fantasy & Horror

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THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU: Tales Of Weird Fantasy & Horror by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DBX631N/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DBX631N/

Mark McLaughlin and Michael Sheehan, Jr. present tales of weird fantasy and horror in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert W. Chambers. In “The Testament Of Cthulhu,” an ailing traveler visits a community with a hideous secret – a secret that might be the answer to his complex medical problems. “The Ambassador From Ulthar” tells of a young man who cannot escape his fate after injuring a denizen of the Dreamlands. While escaping from an abusive relationship, an aspiring writer encounters an unlikely ally in “The Sea-Spider.” A grotesque deity exacts a terrible and unspeakably complete vengeance in “The Foul One Lives To Destroy: A Tale Of The Dreamlands.” “Sea-Green Gown With Gold Buttons” presents a tale of THE KING IN YELLOW, a forbidden book that brings madness to those who dare to read it. A young performer is caught in a web of horror when he falls in love with a citizen of Carcosa.

Mark McLaughlin is the author of BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and MAGIC CANNOT DIE, and Michael Sheehan, Jr. has co-authored THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, and THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS with McLaughlin.

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Magic Cannot Die: Strange Tales Of Sorcery & Enchantment

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MAGIC CANNOT DIE: Strange Tales Of Sorcery & Enchantment by Mark McLaughlin. FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078ZZFNDR/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078ZZFNDR/

MAGIC CANNOT DIE presents strange tales of sorcery and enchantment from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Mark McLaughlin. In these stories, you will meet an artist whose nightmare painting comes to grotesque life … a sexual predator who encounters a shocking surprise … three immortal creatures locked in a bizarre ménage à trois …and the trusting graduate of an unspeakable academy. You will encounter a TV producer with a startling secret to his success, as well as a young poet whose childhood dreams have opened a gateway into a malevolent realm of horrors. In these stories, you will learn the mystic ways of unearthly beings, and discover the many reasons why MAGIC CANNOT DIE.

Mark McLaughlin is the author of BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS, and with Michael Sheehan, Jr., he has co-authored THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, and THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS.

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