All posts by Matthew Davenport

I want to review you!

Here’s the deal: I drive a lot and therefore listen to a lot of audio books. So if you are an author who has used ACX.com to turn their book into an audio book, email davenport@shoggoth.net a coupon code for your audio book and I’ll review it here and on audible.

 

That easy.

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Andrew Doran and the Tomb of the Pharaoh: Episode 1

Andrew Doran and the Tomb of the Pharaoh

Andrew Doran and the Tomb of the Pharaoh

Dr. Doran is back in his third Serialized story. If you’re new to Andrew Doran, he’s an Adventurer who fights the minions and monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos. The first two novels came out as serials before being published as novels. There are a few ways that you can catch up. You can get the first story, The Statement of Andrew Doran, for free by reading it on Wattpad. Or you can purchase it on Amazon for only $0.99. Book 2 is called Andrew Doran at the Mountains of Madness, and you can find it on Amazon as well. Both are also on Audible and iTunes as audio books.

This time around, Dr. Doran is forced to face the return of an enemy force he thought long gone as they race to get their hands on the dreaded Book of Eibon. Continue reading »

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Review: Wayward Masquerade Custom Cthulhu Dice Bag

Wayward Masquerade

My Dice Bag from Wayward Masquerade

A little over a week ago, I received quite the interesting package from the out past the South Pacific. Inside was an effigy of terrifying grace that exuded beautiful madness. If ever before I had doubted the depths a sane man can fall, those doubts were forever smothered by the arrival of my custom handmade Cthulhu Dice Bag by Wayward Masquerade. Continue reading »

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Review of Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard

Carter & Lovecraft

Carter & Lovecraft

With so many Mythos related tales out there, I’m usually incredibly picky about the stories I read. I always prefer the mythos full length novels. So, when I saw Amazon recommending Carter & Lovecraft to me, I decided to give it a chance. Continue reading »

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Sean and Matt are on Zombiepalooza Radio TONIGHT!

Tonight we have two of Shoggoth.net’s editors over at Zombiepalooza Radio Live! Authors Sean Hoade and Matthew Davenport (me) are going to be interviewed tonight. Check it out and let us know what you think.

It’s a live feed with a chat room so feel free to ask us whatever questions you have.

Click here to watch the live feed!

 

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 23

Yesterday my words violently rose up and attempted a coup. I spent three hours fighting them, wrestling them back into the shape that I had planned for them before I came to a realization:

While a plan is nice, the goal should be that the words gain a life of their own.

So, I stopped wrestling them and managed to catch up on my day’s word count. Much to my surprise, I’m very excited by the way it’s turning out. Soon I’ll be able to pat it on the bum and set it free on the world.

 

How is yours going? You keeping up? Any adventures in pain or lessons learned? Share with us.

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NaNoWriMo Update: Halfway There

So? Is your Novel Half-Empty, or Half-Full?

Check in NaNoShoggo’s! I’m just broke my 25,000 word count and have the shiny new badge to prove it! Share your Badges! Tell us how you did, tell us about your story, even if it isn’t necessarily evil (I’m writing a superhero novel!). We wanna hear about it, and that’s what comments are for!

Are you rocking out? Or are you like this guy?

Cultists upgraded Clippy...

Cultists upgraded Clippy… now you’ll remember which version of “There” to use…

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 8

What a whirlwind of a first week. There were highs and lows, there were smiles and tears. So much emotion was leaking out of us that there were points in which we didn’t even know which end of the pen to use.

Our brains are fizzled, our souls are frazzled, and our hands are cramping…

And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m proud to say that as I write this update from Shoggoth.net HQ (literally a falling apart cabin deep in the Montana wilderness and surrounded by carvings of the Elder Sign. Just so none of us Shoggoth.net writers accidentally summon the apocalypse…) I have written 14,100 words in my story!

Where are you? Why are you? What are you writing about? Has your quest been satisfactory? Have you saved the witch in the quarry, yet? Have you carved your initials on the side of the moon? Praise be to Cthulhu? Or Damn the Eternal Spawn?

Let us know, and we’ll keep you up to date.

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A Question of Compatibility

I don’t know where I was five seconds ago, but it sure as hell wasn’t here.

That was the thought that pounded, and pounded very painfully, through my skull as I stared down at the small porcelain cup sitting only inches from my shaking hand.

My entire body hurt. It was a sharp pulsing pain that started at the base of my skull and coursed all the way down my body before the next wave would start. That didn’t change the fundamental truth of my situation, though. My hand wasn’t shaking because of the fire that was racing across my nerves. My hand was shaking because I sure as hell wasn’t here five seconds ago.

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 1

Hey there Eldritch NaNoWriMo‘ers (we should work on the name…suggestions currently being accepted),

What’s the damage? How have you all done today?

I did a local Write-In and managed to get a little over 2400!

ROLL CALL!!! What have you done today! Off to a good start? What stories are you writing? Any great cover art?

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