Sunday, June 22, 2008

Debut Showcase: The Mall of Cthulhu

The Mall of Cthulhu (Amazon USA, UK, Canada)
by Seamus Cooper
Trade Paperback
Night Shade Books
Excerpt

Blurb:
A decade ago, college student Laura Harker was saved from a fate worse than death at the hands (and fangs) of a centuries-old vampire priestess and her Satanic minions. Her rescuer, an awkward, geeky folklore student named Teddy, single-handedly slew the undead occupants of the Omega Alpha sorority house, spurred into heroic action by fate itself, inexorably intertwining his and Laura's destinies.

After navigating her way through law school, Laura is now a junior FBI agent assigned to the Bureau's Boston office. Unfortunately, she finds her job involves more paperwork than adventure. Ted, on the other hand, has spent the past decade perfecting the ultimate latte, and works as a barista in a nearby corporate chain coffeehouse named for a character in Moby Dick.

When Ted stumbles onto a group of Cthulhu cultists planning to awaken the Old Ones through mystic incantations culled from the fabled Necronomicon, calling forth eldritch horrors into an unsuspecting world. He and Laura must spring into action, traveling from Boston to the seemingly-peaceful suburbs of Providence and beyond, all the way to the sanity-shattering non-Euclidian alleyways and towers of dread R'lyeh itself, in order to prevent an innocent shopping center from turning into... The Mall of Cthulhu.

Ok, when you know how to spell "Cthulhu" without looking, you are a hopeless geek. And yes, I know what an Old One is, and what the Necronomicon is (but I still need to look to spell that one). In short, this looks like fun. And the "corporate chain coffeehouse named for a character in Moby Dick" just cracks me up. If you've read Moby Dick, you know who I mean. If not, look on your nearest street corner.


6 comments:

Marissa Doyle said...

OMG, I have to read this. I'm one of those people who can spell Cthulhu without checking, too. :)

Tia said...

Cha-ching! More money made for a worthy debut author. I may have to get this too . . . when my reading stack goes down a bit.

Aaron M. Wilson said...

Tia, do you have a copy of this title? I can't find it anywhere. If you do, are you willing to part with it?

Tia Nevitt said...

Aaron, check out the publisher's website here:

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=119

It seems to be coming out in trade paperback soon.

Seamus Cooper said...

Thanks so much for the nice post! It's now available through Nightshade and Amazon in paperback, and on Amazon for Kindle too!

Tia said...

Ok, now I'm feeling remiss for never having read it!