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YULETIDE MEMENTOS: A Tale Of Lovecraftian Horror

  YULETIDE MEMENTOS: A Tale Of Lovecraftian Horror by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. Just 99¢ on Kindle, FREE on Kindle Unlimited. US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082TSVVXD UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082TSVVXD YULETIDE MEMENTOS presents a tale of Lovecraftian horror, set at Christmastime in the huge … Continue reading

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THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE: A Lovecraftian Novelette

THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE: A Lovecraftian Novelette by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. FREE on Kindle Unlimited: US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SGMR1B3/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SGMR1B3/ THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE is a modern-day sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, “The Shadow … Continue reading

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LOVECRAFT 101: The Basics Of Cthulhu Mythos Fiction

by Mark McLaughlin Because I’ve written many Cthulhu Mythos stories, people often ask me questions about the creator of the Mythos, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. They usually know that he was an author from an earlier time and that his fiction … Continue reading

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BEN EADS Didn’t Break The Internet, But He Did Crack The Sky

As we all know, a certain curvaceous reality-show celebrity recently attempted to break the Internet by revealing her backside to a photographer. Horror writer Ben Eads hasn’t broken the Web with pictures of his anatomy (to my knowledge!), but he … Continue reading

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HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS Now On Kindle

Above you will see the cover art of my new story collection, HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS, from Wildside Press. The collection is now available for Kindle via the following links: US: http://www.amazon.com/Hideous-Faces-Beautiful-Skulls-Bizarre-ebook/dp/B00IVM5X8S/ UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hideous-Faces-Beautiful-Skulls-Bizarre-ebook/dp/B00IVM5X8S/ In HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS, a … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, Dr. Who, Dr. Hu, and King Kong

If it weren’t for British and Japanese entertainment, I probably wouldn’t be a writer. My rural childhood was extremely boring. One day, when I was caught up with my farm chores and no one else was in the house, I turned … Continue reading

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FEAR TIMES TWO: Two Long Excerpts from BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE

Feast your Internet-glazed eyes on these long excerpts from two of the 33 zombie and monster stories in BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE… EXCERPT No. 1: The opening pages of the story, “Tell Your Secrets to the Slime”  “Mom,” I had asked her, … Continue reading

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THE BOUNDARIES OF HORROR

Some people say, horror can ONLY happen in a mold-streaked castle or a moonlit forest. Some people say, horror should NOT feature comedic elements. Some people say, zombies MUST follow the rules of certain specific popular movies. To all that, … Continue reading

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BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE: Zombilicious Excerpts

EXCERPT No. 1: All of the ooze-streaked criminals were dreamily uttering their secrets – some of the things they had to say were truly appalling. Secrets of violence, sexual abuse, greed, deception and more, more, more. Mom was there, too, … Continue reading

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Gainful Employment for Zombies

I recently discussed gainful emp0loyment for zombies in a GoodReads forum, and thought I’d share this info with my blog buddies. You might be thinking, “Mark, zombies are unemployable! Put them behind counters and they’ll just lean forward and eat … Continue reading

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