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Blog Tour: ‘The Keeper Set’ by Samatha Jacobey

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The Finale to this fantastic series is here – and no one EVER had a summer romance like this.

 

When Charlie visited another plane parallel to our own, he discovered that Summer Angels and Dark Angels battle over the fate of man. Faced with choices no one should ever have to make, his adventure has been fraught with twists and turns, with life and death hanging in the balance. His guardian, Clarisse, is the half that makes him whole, but sinister forces conspire to do more than simply keep them apart.

 

Find out if they can stand up to the powers that be in this THRILLING MAGICAL ADVENTURE!!!

 

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Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.

 

I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.

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Author Interview: ‘Harkworth Hall’ by L.S. Johnson

About the Book:

Caroline Daniels must marry, and marry well. But in her remote corner of England eligible suitors are few and far between, and none hold a candle to her closest friend, Diana Fitzroy.When Sir Edward Masterson arrives, he seems the answer to Caroline’s financial worries, though she instinctively dislikes the reticent, older merchant. Soon Sir Edward has set his sights on acquiring both Caroline and the decaying Harkworth Hall.

Caroline’s future seems secure, save that Sir Edward’s enigmatic secretary hints at a dark secret, and Sir Edward shows an unusual interest in the nearby bay. To discover Sir Edward’s true purpose, Caroline will have to face the horror beneath Harkworth Hall—and the woman who will change her life.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I began reading at a very early age, and writing was a natural progression. I won awards in high school for my fiction, and I took fiction workshops in college and after, but my stories were pretty terrible … I thought you had to write what you know, and my life has always been quite Boring. Still, I found that I could express myself far better on the page than in speech, to the point where I started seeing everything in my head as text: even when I’m speaking, I can see the words as I utter them. It became very natural for me to watch some event unfold, and start writing it out in my head even as I was observing it. So writing became part of how I made sense of the world.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Late afternoon on the loveseat in my house, with a big cup of tea and a cat next to me.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Oh goodness, I have NO idea, heh. Everything goes into the hopper. I have notebooks full of images, clippings, essays; I keep journals and constantly email myself stuff. I keep trying to make a sort of mega-wiki out of it all, but it’s a pretty daunting task at this point.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

In my youth I just pantsed everything, and would have told you a lot of rubbish about how outlining kills a story blah blah blah. Now I know that I had no idea what I was talking about. That being said, my outlines are still pretty open-ended—sometimes they’re as sparse as “X dies; Y goes in X’s place to fight; chaos; everyone eats ice cream.” But it’s drastically helped my productivity to have some idea of where I’m going.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I generally write fantasy. Fantasy was my favorite genre well into early adulthood, but then I drank the academic Kool-Aid that says the only Real Writing is Literature, meaning Realism. I lost a lot of years trying to make myself feel the same enthusiasm for writing about everyday life that I did reading a good fantasy novel.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

That I will leave up to readers. I mean, I know what they look like, but of course they’ll look different to you, and your vision of Caroline is as valid as mine.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Too many to list, I’m afraid!!

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m reading Becca Gomez Farrell’s Wings Unseen, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina’s Black London: Life Before Emancipation, and the most recent volumes of Attack on Titan. At some point I’m hoping to clear my decks for IQ84, but I’ve got a fair amount of research-y stuff to do before then. And I’m waiting with bated breath for the final book in Hilary Mantel’s study of Cromwell.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Again, too many to choose. At some point I should really pin these things down, but my brain just explodes when I try to come up with some kind of list.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Writing advice is generally useless, because everyone’s paths are so very, very different. For everything I might encourage you to do, I can think of an equally good reason not to. So perhaps my advice is: don’t beat yourself up for not doing what another author advises, no matter how famous and brilliant they are. Every process, every path, is different. Every single one.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

I update my website most frequently: www.traversingz.com. You can always contact me there too!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lsj1750

Twitter: @ls_johnson

 

About the Author:

L.S. Johnson lives in Northern California, where she wrangles four cats and a spouse; in her free time she writes weird fiction and fantasy. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Long Hidden, Fae, Lackington’s, Strange Tales V, and other venues, and her first collection, Vacui Magia, is now available. Currently she’s working on a fantasy trilogy set in 18th century Europe.

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Release Blitz and Author Interview: ‘Holy Crap! The World is Ending’ by Anna-Marie Abell

Title: Holy Crap! The World is Ending

How a Trip to the Bookstore led to Sex with an Alien and the Destruction of Earth

Author: Anna-Marie Abell

Genre: Paranormal / Romance / Ghosts / Humour

About the Book:

End times are here! Now you can eat whatever you want and not care if you gain weight.The president has announced that Earth is going to collide with a rogue moon, and in the process, our entire planet is going to be smashed to bits.

As one would expect, upon hearing this news, humans went ballistic. It was as if every sports team in the world lost their championship game at the same time. No car was left unrolled—but oddly enough, Taco Bell remained open and made unfathomable profits in the last days. Apparently, Doritos Locos® Tacos were a popular last meal.

Autumn (who for the purpose of this retelling asked to be portrayed as drool-inducing hot with kick-ass ninja skills) has just been handed the task of saving all of humanity. With the help of her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair, Autumn takes a spaceship and races to save her fellow humans by using the Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, she discovers how sheltered people are from the truth of extraterrestrials and their power to either protect us or destroy us.

Stupid government.

Grab a bottle of wine, a shipload of snacks, and prepare to take a ride on this humorous chick lit romantic sci-fi paranormal adventure. If you’re into Ancient Aliens, conspiracy theories, UFOs, crave a little sexy time in your reading, are curious if we were genetically engineered (like the Sumerian cuneiform texts claim), and are dying to find out the meaning of life, then this book is for you.

 

What people are saying:

“An unexpected story that promises to be one of the most creative fictional discoveries of the year…a fun approach to the entire save-the-Earth-from-alien-invasion scenario which successfully turns traditional approaches upside down.”– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“An awesome read! Warm, witty–and thought provoking–a beach read that stays with you throughout the year!”– Aionios Books

“A rollicking seat of your pants fun ride through the universe!”– Joan Silvestro, Booktrader of Hamilton

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

Well, I am a UFO and ancient alien freak. I can be found attending monthly Mufon meetings (Mutual UFO Network) and UFO conferences. If it is paranormal in nature, I am so all over it. My obsession with ancient aliens got me studying the Sumerian culture about twenty years ago. The cuneiform tablets tell a very different tale of how the human race was created. I wanted to take all this knowledge and research I have done and put it into a book. There are plenty of hard sci-fi books about it, and I have a real hard time being serious, so I set out to change things up a bit, and write a cross-genre book incorporating it all into a humorous paranormal romance. ‘Cause you gotta have some hot alien sex, am I right?

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Me and mornings do not get along—like at all—so I strictly write in the evenings. I work from home, so I need to get out and go somewhere else when I write. Usually, that is my local Starbucks or Panera. They are essentially my home away from home, and I know all the employees by name.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Real life. What happens in real life is always funnier than anything I can make up. I am always taking notes of crazy things that happen so I can include them in stories. I also dream a lot of ideas too. I have been having a recurring dream where everyone I run into is looking for someone named Amanda Flyporch. I have no idea who that is, but there may be a story there. At the very least, I gotta name a character after her.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

In my first book, Holy Crap! The World is Ending!, I had a very general idea of what was going to happen. I mean, I knew the world was ending. LOL. But in book two of the trilogy, I had no clue. I decided to write the draft for that during NaNoWriMo last year and pounded out a draft in a month. That was a challenge, but very fun. In that case, the story completely developed as I went.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

The trilogy I am writing now is a contemporary humorous chick lit sci-fi paranormal romance. I love me some paranormal romance when I read, especially when it is humorous, and so that is the genre I write. I love escaping to different worlds where there is something beyond just us boring humans. Since I love the genre so much, it was a natural path for me to take in my writing.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I think Jennifer Lawrence for Autumn. She has the comic timing Autumn would need. However, even though Autumn is Caucasian in my book (simply because she was based on me), I would like to see an African American play her. Maybe Katerina Graham? My first choice for Rigel would be Paul Wesley from the Vampire Diaries, but alas, Rigel is really tall. So I am thinking Chris Hemsworth or Justin Hartley. For Emma, Kristin Kreuk. (Can you tell I like CW shows?) Ninurta is totally Alexander Skarsgard, Inanna is Charlize Theron, Clive Owen for Enlil, and Daniel Craig for Enki. Devon is the one I haven’t figured out yet, but I am kinda liking Diego Boneta.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I listen to audiobooks all the time. You rarely find me walking around without my earbuds. My favorite authors, in no particular order, are Janet Evanovich, Kresley Cole, Molly Harper, Jeanine Frost, Richelle Mead, David Sedaris, Douglass Adams, and of course, J.K. Rowling.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I just finished a book totally out of my wheelhouse that I really enjoyed. It is memoir called, A Few Minor Adjustments, by Cherie Kephart. It was about a woman who suffers from a mysterious illness and her struggle to survive. I am also listening to The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette. I think I like it, but I am not sure yet. It has some great humor and interesting characters, it just isn’t quite going anywhere plot wise yet. I am holding out hopes that something will happen soon.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Well, it is more of a series, but Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling didn’t just create a book, she created an entire world—and what an amazing world it is! I would probably sacrifice one of my limbs if it meant I could become part of that world. Maybe even two. Three if I could magically grow at least one of them back.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Become a plumber instead. LOL. I am totally kidding. It is a tough road, but so worth it! The thing is, a writer needs to be prepared to wear many hats if they want their work published. It isn’t all about sitting down and being creative. The real work comes when you are done and have to promote it (this is the case for both indie publishing or traditional publishing). It is non-stop work, and it becomes hard to find time to actually write again once you entered the rabbit hole of publication. So my advice would be to find a balance. You need to dedicate time to the business side of writing, as well as the creative side. If you are not willing to buckle down and market yourself, then doing it as a profession will be difficult.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

Website: WrittenByAnna.com

Twitter: @writtenbyanna

Facebook: www.facebook.com/booksbyanna

Instagram: @booksbyanna

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/16862523.Anna_Marie_Abell

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Anna-Marie-Abell/e/B071P2DSHP

 

About the Author:

Anna-Marie Abell grew up in a trailer park. Well, several actually. Her trailer was on wheels so she got to experience the Pacific Northwest’s vast array of mobile home parks as her parents moved her from one to the other. Somewhere along the way, she got totally into UFOs. Probably because she was hoping extraterrestrials would come and abduct her. But they never did. Luckily for her she was smart, because her only hope of escaping trailer life was college and a full scholarship. Moving to sunny California on her almost full ride to Chapman University, she was well on her way to her new life. Two bachelor degrees later (Film and Television Production and Media Performance), and several honors and awards for her accomplishments, she managed to start working in an almost completely unrelated industry from her majors: infomercials.

It was in college that she got bit by the “ancient alien” bug after listening to Zecharia Sitchin on Coast to Coast AM. In her pursuit to uncover the truth, she has spent the last twenty years researching the ancient Sumerian culture—in particular their “gods” called the Anunnaki—and their connection to the creation of the human race. What she found changed her life, her beliefs, and her understanding of the universe and everything beyond. Her humorous science fiction trilogy, The Anunnaki Chronicles, is a culmination of all her research, her borderline obsession for all things paranormal, and approximately 2,300 bottles of wine.

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Author Interview: ‘Spellcaster’ by George Bachman

About the Book:

 

In turn-of-the-century England, sixteen year-old Christine Daniel learns her life-threatening illness stems from her paranormal visions. During the London Season, Allie, her beloved sister and the family heir, seeks a noble match while she searches the occult underground for answers. But the only witch who can help will not do so unless Allie marries her beau, an impoverished aristocrat, so that the illicit pair can share Allie’s wealth.

What people are saying:

 

Magical action abounds in this well-written urban fantasy/steampunk adventure… We have past lives to explore, astral projections, incantations and magical battles, all from a first-person female protagonist’s perspective. It’s well-written, in a style reminding me somewhat of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. If you enjoyed that book or ones like it, you most certainly will enjoy this one. —readper.com

The novel is engaging. There are a lot of magical rituals which arouse different sensory experiences. There is a Jane Austen-ish feeling … initially that completely flips into an action fantasy. The narrative moves into different genres deftly. The battle techniques are frightening, exciting and exhilarating to read. (…) It’s amazing! (…) I would give Spellcaster 3.5 Stars and will implore all fantasy lovers to definitely read George Bachman’s spellbinding novel. — Kleio B’wti ©welovequalitybooks.biz

…gripping … leaves your heart pounding… Christine is a fantastically written character, with relatable emotions… Set in Victorian times, it seems like the author has researched the time period well… Highly recommended! — Samie Sands, zombiesinside.wordpress.com

Lots of atmosphere and attitude … and mystery, lots of mystery as Christine struggles with both her reality and her dreams until they blur together into a quest to survive. (…)  I absolutely loved Christine’s character, she had a quirky strength and headstrong feel that seems to put her ahead of her time.  — Tome Tender Blog

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’m a lifelong New Yorker who works in the software industry. I’ve always wanted to create worlds that don’t have to be bound by quite as many rules as real life.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

No. Just any time and place that strikes my fancy is fine by me.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

From anywhere, things I see and read mashed up into something completely new.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

That depends on the story. In the case of Spellcaster, I had a pretty complete outline from the beginning.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I would say I prefer fantasy and science fiction because they let you highlight familiar things about the world in ways that bring out their real strangeness.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I never have actors in mind when viewing my characters. Anyone competent and suitable would be fine by me.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Of all time: Shakespeare, Dante, Nabokov, Carroll, Cao Xueqin, Homer, Austen. Contemporarily: John Crowley, Mark Helprin, Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Enrique Vila-Matas, Yoko Tawada, Claudio Magri.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

For the summer I’m reading Murasaki’s The Tale of Genji. Wonderful novel.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

The Complete Shakespeare. I agree with Nabokov that “The verbal poetical texture of Shakespeare is the greatest the world has ever known,” at least in English.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Just write. If you want to do it, just do it. Find what moves you and let yourself be moved.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialBachman

Twitter: @OfficialBachman

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Author Interview: ‘The Witches of Ravencrest’ by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross

About the Book:

The Witches of RavencrestBook #2 in The Ravencrest Saga

Dark and Unnatural Powers

In a remote part of California just above the coastal town of Devilswood, Ravencrest Manor, imported stone-by-stone from England more than two centuries ago, looms tall and terrifying, gathering its dark and unnatural powers, and drawing those it wants as its own.

Murder Lurks in the Shadows

Governess Belinda Moorland has settled into life at Ravencrest and, as summer gives way to autumn, romance is in the air. She and multi-millionaire Eric Manning are falling in love … but powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. And as the annual Harvest Ball is set to begin, evil abounds at Ravencrest. Murder lurks in the shadows, evil spirits freely roam the halls, a phantom baby cries, signaling a death in the mansion, and in the notoriously haunted east wing, three blood-soaked nuns, Sisters Faith, Hope, and Charity, tend to the demented needs of a maid gone mad.

Vengeful Spirits

Ravencrest has come to life. In the gardens below, granite statues dance by moonlight, and a scarecrow goes on a killing rampage, collecting a gruesome assortment of body parts from unwilling donors … But Belinda’s greatest danger is the vengeful spirit of Rebecca Dane. Once the mistress of Ravencrest, Rebecca Dane has a centuries-old ax to grind with the powerful witch, Cordelia Heller – and Belinda becomes her weapon of choice.

What people are saying:

Jay Bonansinga, the New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead: Invasion, Lucid, and Self Storage
“The Ghosts of Ravencrest delivers on every level. Delicate, creepy, detailed, and beautifully crafted, this reinvention of the gothic ghost story into a sexy, sleek modern chiller is a marvel of suspense and atmosphere. A knockout of a horror yarn!”

Andrew Neiderman, author of The Devil’s Advocate and the V.C. Andrews novels
“A great combination of strong characters that remind me of my V.C. Andrews characters, wonderful creepy twists, and a plot that will recall Mommie Dearest in an original take that shocks and delights at the same time. This is a full blown psychological thriller worth the investment of time and money.”

Kevin O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author
“While “binge-reading” the clever, shocking, deliciously creepy MOTHER by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross (amid gasps, laughing out loud and muttering “Oh, my God, no…”), it dawned on me that these two should be writing for AMERICAN HORROR STORY. The authors offer up a fun, juicy, gripping thriller that’s nearly impossible to put down. As I kept turning the pages, I was reminded of MISERY, ROSEMARY’S BABY, PEYTON PLACE, PSYCHO and several other classics. But this is an original—as is the main character, Priscilla “Prissy” Martin, the mother of them all. Her perfect, poised façade masks an ugly, twisted, utterly evil woman—a character you’ll never forget. I think we found a spouse for Hannibal Lecter! And I think you’ll find MOTHER a fast-paced, delirious, heart-pounding thrill-ride.”

A Reader’s Review Blog
“I was open-mouthed as the plot unfolded. This deeply psychological novel contains truly appalling revelations, and is certainly not for the faint of heart. If you are looking for an unforgettable and heart-stopping read that explores the depths of human depravity then this is the book for you.”

Sylvia Shults, author of Hunting Demons: A True Story of the Dark Side of the Supernatural
“Ghostly secrets abound. Tortured spirits wander the hallways. Star-crossed lovers walk the paths of time. Servants connive, and the heroine faces an uncertain future …Run, do not walk, to get The Ghosts of Ravencrest. Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross take the reader on a delicious journey of twisted family secrets, troubled dreams, and barely-concealed passions. Wrap yourself in the silken robe of this story and escape to Ravencrest.”

Mark Hein, critic and editor at theaterghost.com
“Thorne & Cross keep the surprises coming as swiftly as a master magician …The characters quickly become people we know, but then wish perhaps we didn’t … The laughter of recognition rides like bubbles on the surface of a deep-flowing darkness …There’s something cold in here.”

Q.L. Pearce, bestselling author of Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs
“Mother is a thriller in the truest sense of the word. What begins with a walk through a nice neighborhood in a nice town quickly becomes a chilling and unnerving descent into madness that is harder and harder to escape. Because I wear a fitness tracker I have scientific proof that the finale is a wild ride. Although I was curled up on the couch reading, Mother caused my heart rate to go up ten points! I’ll never look at a neighborhood block party the same way.”

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Authors Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you into writing?

We were both bitten by the writing bug around second grade and spent our childhoods scaring other children by telling tales about creepy neighbors who ate children, local haunted houses that ate children, and of course, the spot where the hook-handed killer decapitated the hitchhiking ghost (and ate children).

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

We write from about ten a.m., to six or seven, p.m., Monday through Friday, and occasional Saturdays. We each work in home offices surrounded by felines.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

They come from life, from things we see, things we read about, things we investigate. They turn into fictional ideas as we brainstorm and mold them into our own version of the truth.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

We both like to have an idea of where we’re going and, to that end, we have a very brief outline that serves as a roadmap for the book. You need a map if you’re going to go off the main highway and explore; it keeps you from getting lost. But we both live for the side roads. Sometimes, our books end the way we first imagine, but more often, the characters tell us about better routes.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

Ostensibly, horror, though we don’t really consider ourselves horror writers. Horror is in every genre and whether we write a thriller like Mother or a ghost-laden gothic like The Witches of Ravencrest, we always have a certain spooky sensibility to our work. To us, though, horror is only horror if it uses tropes like vampires. Our next collaboration, due out late this year, is Darling Girls, which is a vampire novel that serves as a sequel to both our vampiric solos, Candle Bay and The Crimson Corset. We’re having lots of fun with it.

What drew us both to spookiness is a love of the fantastic, of darkness, the taboo, and the weird. We both like to get away from the real world and there’s no better way to do that than to write.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

After we finished The Ghosts of Ravencrest, the first novel in the Ravencrest Saga, Tamara tuned into the Gilmore Girls for the first time and was gobsmacked. The actress who plays the Rory Gilmore, Alexis Bledel, is a ringer for our governess, Belinda Moorland. That said, we don’t usually know what most of our characters look like beyond the basics, so we were amazed. Daniel Craig might play the mysterious and wise butler, Grant Phister, and Jessica Lange would make a badass Cordelia Heller. If Shelly Winters were alive, she would be a perfect Momma Moorland. Mostly, though, we just kind of like readers to be able to make up their own minds. For instance, Eric Manning would be whatever your idea of a handsome millionaire is (assuming he has dark hair and stormy-blue eyes).

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors.

We are both chronic readers. Tamara’s favorite authors are Ray Bradbury and Stephen King. Alistair’s favorites are Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

Alistair is currently re-reading Stephen King’s Rose Madder, and Tamara is reading James Blaylock’s Land of Dreams.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Alistair’s all time favorite is Anne Rice’s Violin because it has such a profound emotional impact, and Tamara’s is The Haunting of Hill House, because she read it as a child and it set her course as a writer.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write what you love and the money will follow. Oh, and train yourself early on to pay no mind to the critics. Critics are everywhere and they all have one thing in common: an opinion that can affect you only as much as you give it permission to.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

The best place to find us and all of our links is at our websites, tamarathorne.com and alistaircross.com

 

Excerpt:

As summer waned, the days passed quietly at Ravencrest Manor. Gardeners trimmed and pruned, planting great masses of marigolds, monkshood, and Chinese lanterns, like divine offerings, at the feet of the Greek statues dotting the landscape. At Ravencrest, the gods, too, celebrated autumn’s fiery approach.

The indoor pool was locked away, but sometimes faint screams sounded from within – screams that not only spoke of the ancient terrors that haunted the beautiful gold-and-cobalt rooms, but of the loss, the great sadness, of past inhabitants. It was a melancholy so deeply ingrained into the pool’s very depths that if you listened closely, you might hear weeping – weeping that could break your heart … and fracture your soul.

Dozens upon dozens of orange and yellow pumpkins lay sunning themselves among their dying vines and the stands of calico corn had ripened, as had masses of decorative gourds that ran down the hillside behind the Farm. They were being dried now to serve as October decor for the house – and for the coming Harvest Ball.

Gray strands of fog, gauzy chiffon scarves, curled around the manor, hugging the great stone walls like an old friend. But the fog at Ravencrest was no one’s friend. Thick patches of it crept across the great lawns to hover in the gardens like looming ghosts, overseeing the ancient statues and shrouding the property as if keeping the manor – and all of its mysteries – hidden from view.

In daylight hours – during the spring and summer months especially – the gardens were a utopia – so lush and thriving and full of beauty that you might expect to see Adam step from the foliage, persimmon in hand, or Eve bathing in the roses, her skin and hair redolent of their sweet perfume.

But at night, when the shadows rose to their full height and darkness came to lay claim over the manor and its vast grounds, that same beauty turned poisonous and those gardens became a dark carnival of unseen dangers, a bottomless sea of unspeakable grotesqueries. It was at night, always at night, that the serpent came to Eden.

About the Authors:

Alistair Cross

Alistair Cross was born in the western United States and began penning his own stories by the age of eight. First published in 2012, Alistair has since written several more books. His debut solo novel, The Crimson Corset, a vampiric tale of terror and seduction, was an immediate bestseller which earned praise from veteran vampire-lit author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and New York Times bestseller, Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series. In 2012, Alistair joined forces with international bestselling author, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write, among other things, the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their debut collaboration, The Cliffhouse Haunting, reached the bestseller’s list in its first week of release. Learn more about Alistair at: http://alistaircross.com

Books by Alistair Cross

The Angel Alejandro

The Crimson Corset

The Book of Strange Persuasions

Sleep, Savannah, Sleep (Release Date 9/25/17)

Social Media Links:

Website: www.alistaircross.com

Blog: www.alistaircross.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crossalistair

Twitter: @CrossAlistair

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Alistair-Cross/e/B00N446AZS

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/6517308.Alistair_Cross

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/alistaircross

 

Tamara Thorne

Tamara Thorne’s first novel was published in 1991. Since then she has written many more, including international bestsellers Haunted, Bad Things, Moonfall, and The Sorority. Tamara’s interest in writing is lifelong, as is her fascination with the paranormal, occult, mythology and folklore. She’s been an avid ghost story collector and writer all her life. Tamara’s novels range from straight-out ghost stories to tales of witchcraft, conspiracies, UFOs, elemental forces, and vampires. No matter what topic she chooses, chances are you’ll find a ghost or two lurking in the background. Today, she and her frequent collaborator, Alistair Cross, share their worlds and continue to write about ghosts and other mysterious forces. Whether collaborating or writing solo, there is no shortage of humor, sex, blood, and spookiness. Learn more about her at: http://tamarathorne.com

Books by Tamara Thorne

Candle Bay

Eternity

Haunted

Moonfall

The Sorority

Bad Things

The Forgotten

Thunder Road

Social Media Links:

Website: www.tamarathorne.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tamara.thorne

Twitter: @tamarathorne

Blog: www.tamarathorne.wordpress.com

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Tamara-Thorne/e/B000APIVGK

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/13726.Tamara_Thorne

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tamarathorne

Google Plus: www.plus.google.com/u/0/100216245073375890510

 

Thorne & Cross

In collaboration, Thorne & Cross have written The Cliffhouse Haunting, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, and Mother, as well as the ongoing Ravencrest Saga, a serialization with new installments appearing every four to six weeks. They are currently at work on their next solo novels and a new collaborative project, and whether writing individually or as a team, neither has any intention of slowing down anytime soon.

In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the internet radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which premiered to great acclaim and has featured such guests as Chelsea Quinn Yarbro of the Saint-Germain vampire series, Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels that inspired the hit television series, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels, Peter Atkins, author and screenwriter of HELLRAISER 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, and New York Times best sellers Preston and Child, Christopher Rice, Jonathan Maberry, and Christopher Moore.

Books by Thorne & Cross

Mother

The Cliffhouse Haunting

The Ghosts of Ravencrest

The Witches of Ravencrest

Darling Girls (Release Date November, 2017)

Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin (Non-Fiction)

Social Media Links:

Blog: www.thorneandcross.wordpress.com

Twitter: @thornecross

Facebook – Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!: www.facebook.com/Thorne-Cross-Haunted-Nights-LIVE

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/16798781.Thorne_and_Cross

Amazon: www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Thorne+and+Cross&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Thorne+and+Cross

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