HUMAN DOLL: A Novel

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One by one, America’s most beautiful celebrities are dying. The murders are diabolically orchestrated so that the victims are subjected to extreme bodily destruction. These victims are all guests or cast members from two TV shows – a medical reality show and a talent competition for drag queens.

Male model December Storm appears as a guest on both shows. Dubbed a ‘human doll’ by the media, he regularly receives plastic surgery to enhance his looks. He is the founder of a modeling agency called HeadTurners, and is becoming one of America’s most popular, compelling celebrities. A private investigator is hired to look into the murders, and soon, it becomes clear that December needs to beware. He might be the next celebrity to die.

Mark McLaughlin’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies. He has written fiction and poetry collections for many publishers nationwide. HUMAN DOLL: A Novel is the first solo novel of this Bram Stoker Award-winning author.

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THE PRISONER OF CARCOSA & More Tales Of The Bizarre

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THE PRISONER OF CARCOSA & More Tales Of The Bizarre by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. (Paperback)  $9.98
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1659240719
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1659240719

THE PRISONER OF CARCOSA presents tales of the bizarre, featuring Lovecraftian horrors, alien nightmares, oceanic monstrosities, an account of The King In Yellow, and much more. Many of these adventures have only been available so far on Kindle. This paperback collection is a companion volume to HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS, THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT, and CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS. 

In “The Prisoner Of Carcosa,” a traveler falls in love with one of the owners of the Golden Moon Bed & Breakfast. He doesn’t know that the owner’s family guards a copy of the accursed book, The King In Yellow, which brings madness to those who read it. He soon learns that when that evil book is near, a hideous creature known as the Seeker of the Yellow Sign isn’t far behind. 

“Horrors Of The Trash Island” presents a Lovecraftian tale of ecological horror. Millionaire Asher Bellworth and his staff take a cruise on his yacht to check out an area in the South Pacific said to be the location of R’lyeh. R’lyeh is a legendary city on a sunken island where the evil entity Cthulhu is said to be trapped in a temple. They see a massive trash island floating over Cthulhu’s realm, and discover that the trash island is inhabited by a bizarre array of deadly mutations, as well as a bizarre human inhabitant. 

“Yuletide Mementos: A Tale Of Lovecraftian Horror” is a sequel to Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.” The tale is set in the family home of Professor William Dyer, leader of an ill-fated Antarctic expedition conducted by Miskatonic University in 1930. When he returned, he brought back two trunks, which he stored in the attic. A young relative is now curious about those trunks, not realizing that they hold an ancient horror, waiting to be unleashed. 

In “Diabolical Entities And How To Deal With Them,” Professor Artemis LaGungo provides an overview of the demonic denizens of Hell, and tells how to resist their unholy temptations. 

“You Shall Have This Delicacy” tells of the world’s most powerful witch, who gathers her friends for a dinner party with a shocking agenda. 

Set in the far future, “Tell Your Secrets To The Slime” follows a band of space explorers to a polluted planet populated by a grotesque life-form that feeds on guilt and sorrow. Will they be able to escape the alien horror that threatens to destroy them?

Mark McLaughlin is the author of EMPRESS OF THE LIVING DEAD, BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS, among other horror collections. With McLaughlin, Michael Sheehan, Jr. has co-authored the Lovecraftian paperbacks, HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS, THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT, and CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS, as well as the Kindle 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, THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU, STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS and more.

 

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YULETIDE MEMENTOS: A Tale Of Lovecraftian Horror

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YULETIDE MEMENTOS: A Tale Of Lovecraftian Horror by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. Just 99¢ on Kindle, FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
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YULETIDE MEMENTOS presents a tale of Lovecraftian horror, set at Christmastime in the huge Dyer family home in Arkham, Massachusetts. Professor William Dyer was the leader of an ill-fated expedition to Antarctica, conducted by Miskatonic University in 1930. When he returned, he brought back a wealth of notes, photos, and geological specimens. Those items were stored in two trunks in the attic of the Dyer house. A young relative of Professor Dyer is now curious about those trunks, not realizing that along with the seemingly harmless specimens, an ancient horror lurks, waiting to be unleashed….

“Yuletide Mementos” is a sequel to “At the Mountains of Madness,” a science fiction-horror novella by H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). The novella tells of a doomed expedition to Antarctica and the grotesque alien monstrosities encountered by the explorers.

Mark McLaughlin is the author of BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and EMPRESS OF THE LIVING DEAD. With collaborator Michael Sheehan Jr., they have co-authored the Lovecraftian paperback collections, HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS, THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT, and CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS.

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HORRORS OF THE TRASH ISLAND: A Lovecraftian Eco-Nightmare

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HORRORS OF THE TRASH ISLAND: A Lovecraftian Eco-Nightmare by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. 99¢.
HORRORS OF THE TRASH ISLAND presents a Lovecraftian tale of ecological horror. Asher Bellworth, host of the travel program, Weird Ports of Call, decides to take a Labor Day weekend cruise on his yacht with members of his staff. He wants to check out an area in the South Pacific known among horror readers to be the location of R’lyeh, a fictitious city on a sunken island. According to the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the cosmic entity Cthulhu is trapped in a temple on that island.
Once Asher and his crew get to R’lyeh, they are shocked to see that a massive trash island is floating over the sunken city. The travelers soon discover that the trash island is inhabited by a bizarre array of deadly, mutated creatures, as well as an equally bizarre human inhabitant. Clearly evil influences are at work. Is Cthulhu real, or are other horrific forces growing in power? Will the travelers be able to return to civilization, or will they be trapped in a nightmare world from which there is no escape?
Mark McLaughlin is the author of BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM and EMPRESS OF THE LIVING DEAD. With collaborator Michael Sheehan Jr., they have co-authored the Lovecraftian paperback collections, HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS, THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT, and CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS.
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Three Lovecraftian Paperbacks

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Three Companion Paperbacks of Lovecraftian Horror
by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.
Unearthly fantasy and horror tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, crawling with eldritch creatures.

CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS & More Lovecraftian Tales
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1687570779
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1687570779

THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT & More Lovecraftian Nightmares
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1795518367/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1795518367/

HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791560520/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1791560520/

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CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS & More Lovecraftian Tales

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City Of Living Shadows & More Lovecraftian Tales by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. (Paperback)
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UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1687570779

CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS presents unearthly fantasy and horror tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, crawling with Lovecraftian creatures. Most of these stories have only been available so far on Kindle. This paperback collection is a companion volume to HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos and THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT & More Lovecraftian Nightmares

In the title story, “City Of Living Shadows,” a glowing flower in a tropical solarium holds the key to a horrific onslaught of night-gaunts from the Dreamlands. Can the reason behind their attack be determined before they destroy even more of the waking world?

In the novelette “Pyramid Of The Shoggoths,” a Miskatonic University instructor learns the true location of the burial chamber of Queen Nerfertiti. With his assistant, he begins an adventure that takes them to a strange subterranean realm in Africa. There they meet Balyphus, the last Elder Thing remaining on Earth, and his inhuman companion, the British ghoul Williams. They soon learn that Williams isn’t the Elder Thing’s only friend. Balyphus has created a troop of rampaging shoggoths that can destroy anything in their path … including human weaponry.

In “The Black-And-White House,” a writer rents a small secluded house and for the first time in years, he is able to enjoy peace and quiet. But soon, he discovers he is not alone there. An author who had once lived in the house never really left, and he wants the new occupant to help him with an impossible task: creating a sequel to the accursed book, The King In Yellow, which drives anyone who reads it insane.

“The Ambassador From Ulthar” tells of a young man who cannot escape his fate after injuring a four-footed denizen of the Dreamlands. 

The collection’s second novelette, “The Idol In The Hedge Maze,” tells of mega-wealthy Neil Prentiss, founder and CEO of a multinational technology company. He lives in a magnificent mansion surrounded by a sprawling hedge maze. He has everything a person could want … but he is dying of cancer. While examining the journals of the mansion’s previous owner, Neil learns how to contact a member of the Great Race of Yith, an ancient race of brilliant, monstrous beings. The Yithian offers what seems to be a high-tech solution to Neil’s problems — if the millionaire is willing to accept a bizarre substitution for his human body….

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GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES

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This year, collaborators Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin researched and wrote GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, a nonfiction paperback, for national publisher Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. They’re very excited about this project, since they both love the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.

The book was released Sept. 16, 2019, and you’ll be fascinated by the facts they’ve discovered. The introduction was written by The Amazing Kreskin, who also wrote the introduction for their book, DRACULA TRANSFORMED.

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES tells of the many area hauntings that have been chronicled over the years, and provides a historical overview of this vibrant bi-state community. They’ve also interviewed many great Quad-Citians who provided their fascinating insights. To find out more or order the book, visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/1467141062/
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