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The Brain Leeches and Other Eldritch Phenomena by Tim Curran

The Brain Leeches and Other Eldritch Phenomena by Tim Curran

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The stars are right and the old gods are restless. Nameless rites. Half-human abominations. Formless spawn from black gulfs of horror. Nightmare conspiracies and unspeakable cults.

“As it squealed out its dominance and birth, its followers in the pews began to revert to their true forms, popping like chestnuts, splitting open like blood-swollen ticks…”
–Cult of the Black Swine

“…what made him jerk his hand away was the feel of the eye. It was soft and pulpy to the touch like the flesh of rotting fruit that you could sink your finger into…”
–The Eldritch Eye

“I suppose I went a little mad at the sight of the Dark Young hatching from those writhing corpses—wriggling, gelatinous things like squirming oyster-gray pupae…”
–The Horror of Many Mouths

“…there was a searing hot pain inside her skull as the brain leech made itself known, suckling her brain, slurping and devouring it in soft pink globs
–The Brain Leeches

Thirteen tales of loathsome realities where mankind is an endangered species and primordial evil rises from sunken crypts and dark dimensions.


      Signed Trade Paperback

      • Limited to 100 Signed Numbered Copies
      • Signed by Author Tim Curran and Artist K. L. Turner 
      • Color Cover
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      Author: Tim Curran
      Wraparound Cover Art: K. L. Turner
      Editor: Joe Morey


      “One Grim collection! This collection showcases some of Curran’s best work. A couple of these were new to me because I was unable to acquire their original publication source material. All these tales are impressive and done in the way only Curran can project. The Brain Leeches, his newest in this collection, is the reason why I claim Tim Curran master of the genre. His work is unequaled and I will continue to praise that without shame. This is a perfect collection to read during October. If you’re new to Curran, this is a great book to start with!”
      — Brian G. Berry,

      “Cannibalism. Murder. Rape. Absolute brutality. When civilizations ends…when the human race begins to revert to ancient, predatory savagery…when the world descends into a bloodthirsty hell…there is only survival. But for one man and one woman, survival means becoming something less than human. Something from the primeval dawn of the race. “Shocking and brutal, The Devil Next Door will hit you like a baseball bat to the face. Curran seems to have it in for the world … and he’s ending it as horrifyingly as he can.”
      — Tim Lebbon, author of Bar None

      “Tim Curran is one of those guys that people talk about when you speak of ultra-violent and gory horror. Books like Biohazard, or The Devil Next Door are a couple that I’ve read that made my stomach turn. I was wondering where Blackout might lead me when I got this from the publisher to review…Tim Curran builds on this with every turn of the page. Each of the characters have their own unique perspective and voice of the events, and the group survival mentality is in full effect. He does a great job of getting across just how dire of a situation this is through their actions and dialogue. Every bit of it had a purpose and moved this story forward.”
      — Reviewed by Joe Hempel, Horror Novel Reviews

      “Tim Curran’s, The Devil Next Door is dynamite! Visceral, violent, and disturbing!”
      — Brian Keene, author of Castaways and Dark Hollow

      “Nightcrawlers is a monster story and an ode to H. P. Lovecraft. I would say that this story has two of Lovecraft’s in it: The Colour Outer Space and Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family. It is also completely Tim Curran. Curran manages to own the story and the monsters within it. But one cannot deny the spirit of Lovecraft…So, having read the rest of the story, I can say that I had a great time reading it. You do get to know the characters more and more the deeper you go in, and one thing that surprised me is how much we got to know one character when she wasn’t even in it for very long. Throughout the story, including the ending, Curran shows his talent for creating actual frightening scenes that can linger long after reading them. If you let them. And you should. It is why we read horror after all, isn’t it?”
      — Darkness Dwells

      “Dead Sea is an epic horror novel, and delightfully claustrophobic and reminiscent of Lovecraftian lore, a lengthy voyage into a genuinely chilly, fog-drenched horror novel that all fans should experience.”
      — Paperback Stash

      “Horror is a lot of fun, and Worm is proof of that. If you’re looking for very complex plots with descriptive passages that belong in classic Russian novels and characters with full back stories, look elsewhere. However, if you’re looking for a taut, fun, grisly read, ignore the stench and sink your teeth into this one.”
      — Gabino Iglesias, HORROR DNA

      “Tim Curran has a way of slinging words to create grotesque imagery that makes you cringe and yet you find yourself absorbed, frantically turning the pages to see what kind of gruesome avenues he takes you down. SOW is a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read. This is eye-popping madness, paranoia realized, body horror most foul. Curran takes what should be the one of the happiest times in someone’s life and turns it on its head. Really this is a story for anyone who craves a good, creepy yarn. If you’re a Curran fan and you haven’t read this one, you’d better rectify that. If you haven’t read Curran yet (what?), this is just as good a place as any to start as any. Think Rosemary’s Baby dunked in a bathtub full of acid and you begin to touch on the madness that is SOW”
      — Robert Essig, Splatterpunkzine

      “Okay so I rocked on with this collection, Tasmaniac have kicked a major here kids, and I’ve found a new must read Writer whose name is now chiselled into my tree of counted sorrows. One of the best collections of the year in terms of quality and content, full recommendation this book is one that you simply cannot miss assuming you can get a copy before the print run is depleted. Take down the name Tim Curran, you are going to be hearing a lot about him in the coming years.”
      — Scaryminds

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