Monday, February 23, 2015


 Shadows Over Main Street, from Hazardous Press is on sale for .99 today through Wednesday! Don't miss out! This great anthology is Lovecraftian Horror at its best.

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Book Description

January 28, 2015
What happens when idyllic small-towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos?

Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.

Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children’s spokes echo down quiet lanes. Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man’s pipe on a shady boulevard. Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business.

Or do they?

Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn.

Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar.

Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street.

Foreword: Lovecraft’s Longest Shadow by Ramsey Campbell
The 21st Century Shadow – Stephanie Wytovich
Χταπόδι Σαλάτα – Nick Mamatas
The Black Pyramid – Kevin Lucia
Mountaintown – Chesya Burke
This Stagnant Breath of Change – Brian Hodge
The Floodgates of Willowhill – Mary SanGiovanni
Odd Quahogs – James Chambers
The Thing with a Thousand Legs – Tim Curran
Undergrounders – Aaron Polson
The Flesh or the Father – T. Fox Dunham
White Picket Fences – Richard Thomas
The Friendless Bodies of Unburied Men – Gary Braunbeck
Estranged – Adrian Ludens
Red Hill – Rena Mason
The Abomination of Fensmere – Lucy A. Snyder
The Crisis – Cameron Suey
The Ogre – Lisa Morton
Boss Cthulhu – Jay Wilburn
Homecoming – John Sunseri
A Fiddlehead Party on Carpenter’s Farm - Josh Malerman

Cover art by Luke Spooner. Interior illustrations from Paul Carrick, Vincent Chong, John Coulthart, Galen Dara and HagCult.

Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward

Editorial Reviews


"Shadows Over Main Street demonstrates most convincingly that fear lurks in our towns and villages, in darkened alleys, and in the shadowy human heart. This anthology represents a dynamic cross section of contemporary horror." --Laird Barron, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All 

"Shadows Over Main Street is a masterful blend of stories fit for both die-hard Lovecraft fans and readers new to the genre. Each and every tale is wickedly delicious." --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars

5.0 out of 5 stars These Streets Are No Longer Safe February 4, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lovecraftian fiction set on the streets of every small town you've ever wandered through. Cosmic horror attacking the peace and tranquility of towns where people remember “that one time there was a car accident.” In the small nestled corners where people still move at a leisurely pace, Shadows Over Main Street introduces reasons to run.

These streets are no longer safe.

Twenty authors came together to create this amazing new take on Lovecraft’s world. What’s that you say? You’re unfamiliar with Lovecraft’s work? Before this anthology, so was I. Luckily, the foreword, written by the great Ramsey Campbell, provides a detailed orientation into this style of writing and sets the mood for the stories which follow. But even if you were to skip Campbell’s words, you’d get the hang of it really quickly. This collection is geared for those of us who are new to the genre as well as those who have survived under Lovecraft’s dark umbrella for many years.

Every story in this collection more than deserves to be mentioned individually, but the ones that truly stuck with me afterward included Lisa Morton’s "The Ogre", Josh Malerman’s "Fiddlehead Party on Carpenters’ Farm", and "This Stagnant Breath of Change" by Brian Hodge.

This collection not only attacks our fears. It assaults them in the places we've been taught to feel the safest; and does so in such a satisfying way, we’re almost okay with it.

Not that the universe left us much of a choice anyway... 
5.0 out of 5 stars Cthulhu vs works February 10, 2015
By Vulpine
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this collection, I find small towns and classic Americana kind of creepy to begin with, add to that eldritch horrors and I'm hooked. The stories are good, most of them aren't subtle about showing their Lovecraftian themes, which is a plus in my book. Oh yeah, as information, I snagged the book via Kindle Unlimited, and once I finished it, I turned around and bought the dead tree edition for my collection. So yes, definitely give it a read if you like creepy small towns, and shadows out of the corner of your eye.

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