Crossroad Press Top 20 Audiobooks.  50,000 Sold as of this week – THANKS!

Crossroad Press Top 20 Audiobooks. 50,000 Sold as of this week – THANKS!

Top 10 Crossroad Press Titles on Amazon.com 3-13-2015

Top 10 Crossroad Press Titles on Amazon.com 3-13-2015

Top Ten Audiobooks from Crossroad Press 3-13-2015

Top Ten Audiobooks from Crossroad Press 3-13-2015

These are the top ten audiobook titles currently from Crossroad Press! Check them out at Audible.com / Amazon.com and on iTunes!

Top Ten Crossroad Press Audiobooks Feb 2015

Top Ten Crossroad Press Audiobooks Feb 2015

Edge of Justice – The Frank Powell Series Now in Audio

Edge of Justice – The Frank Powell Series Now in Audio

By Roger Dale Trexler
Narrated by George Kuch
Availalbe in digital audio from Audible.com

Prequel to The Cold Minute

Frank Powell wasn’t always Chicago’s finest detective. Before him, his father, Richard Powell, ruled the streets. Back then, Frank was a rebellious teenager, hanging out with the wrong people and doing the wrong things. One of those people was Guy Rodriguez, leader of the meanest street gang in Chicago… and Frank was falling in love with his girl.

Richard Powell had enough problems of his own. A vicious killer known to the press as The Cannibal was chopping up young women. Having to deal with a drunken teenager was the last thing he needed. But, when a young man named Tommy VanOtten is arrested for the crimes, things take an interesting twist. His lawyer, Robert Sinclair, had a secret of his own. He was The Cannibal and, by a strange twist of fate, he was given the job of representing the innocent young man accused of his crime.

Soon, father and son would come to an understanding… but it would be too late for either of them. For the wheels of destinies would bring the paths of two murderers together. Blood would be shed and the Powells were caught in the middle. Death would follow.

TOP 14 Bestselling audiobooks from Crossroad Press 4-20-2014

TOP 14 Bestselling audiobooks from Crossroad Press 4-20-2014

Crossroad Press New Titles for March

Crossroad Press New Titles for March

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Now in Trade Paperback!

March Madness has set in, and we have a LOT of new titles rushing through the gates.  Check out the new books!. Descriptions can be found in this post for many of our recent titles, and you can purchase them at your favorite retailers using the links below, sorted newest first for convenience.

Crossroad Press Store / Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Audible.com

PRINT

Closing Time & Other Stories
By Jack Ketchum

From Award-winning author and storyteller Jack Ketchum, a collection of bleak stories of loss, and pain. This is the author’s newest collection, and includes his Bram Stoker Award-Winning novella – Closing Time.

Also included: Returns / Damned If You Do / Station Two / Elusive / Papa / The Fountain / Do You Love Your Wife? / At Home With the VCR
Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven / Olivia: A Monologue /
Brave Girl / Honor System / Lighten Up / Hotline / Monster / Consensual / Seascape / Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk

SCIENCE FICTION

Star Hounds – The Infinite Battle – Book 1
By David Bischoff

Laura Shemzak. Irreverent, rebellious, beautiful. A woman with an impossible mission: to rescue her beloved brother, the most brilliant physicist of the Galactic Federation, from the clutches of alien invaders, the Jaxdron. To succeed, Laura must gain control of a top-secret Mak XT “blip-ship”. And to do that, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with an unlikely band of rogues.

Star Hounds – Galactic Warriors – Book Two
By David Bischoff

After the events of Volume One, The Infinite Battle, ace-pilot Laura Shemzak struggles to save her brother from the alien Jaxdron — while dealing with her own problems with brooding Starship Captain Tars Northern. And what of the moody and dangerous alien Shon’till’s search for his lost race, the Frin’Ral? CHECK IN ON THIS BATTLE-FILLED FLIGHT THROUGH THE STARS — AND ABOVE

Star Hounds – The Macrocosmic Conflict – Book Three
By David Bischoff

A dystopian future. A beautiful, wild female pilot on the run from an odious Federation. A handsome, troubled pirate with a secret. Aliens who enjoy bizarre apocalyptic games… Mix them together — space adventure with thrusters on full!

NON FICTION

Born Again
By Hans Holzer

From the Hans Holzer Digital Collection – his famed work on Reincarnation. -Authenticated case histories of “ordinary” Americans who have lived before: -Pamela Wollenberg, a twenty-year-old girl from Harvey, Illinois, in a previous incarnation the daughter of a Scottish nobleman, killed herself in a leap from the tower of her castle. -AND MANY OTHERS!

Psycho-Ecstasy
By Hans Holzer

Psycho-Ecstasy presents a revolutionary new method for becoming a new you – without psycho-therapy, without drugs. Hans Holzer explains, in easy-to-read language, how to use “PSE” to understand the essential duality of life, and then provides the exact phrases which, when repeated, can help you reach a state of true personal fulfillment. INCLUDES a ten-point program for sexual ecstasy!

The Black Hole Book
By Alex Miller

“The Black Hole Book” is your guide to the mysteries of Deep Space in astrological interpretation. These celestial powerhouses are revealed as important formative agents, both in our character and in the events unfolding in the world around us. With extensive interpretive material on Black Hole interaction with each planet that can be applied to the birth chart.

The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy
By Joseph McMoneagle

Joseph McMoneagle is now known as the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army’s Special Project—Stargate. His intelligence collection results have never been surpassed and rarely equaled. This remarkable memoir chronicles his military career, his early life, and gives a wonderful birds-eye view into US Military politics.

Finder: The True Story of a Private Investigator
By Gary Provost

In the last two decades, Private Investigator Marilyn Greene has found more than two hundred people — sometimes discovering in hours or minutes a person missing for years. In FINDER, Greene shares her news-making triumphs, the joyous family reunions she’s made possible, and the chilling cases of dead ends.

HORROR

Borderlands 2
Edited by By Elizabeth Monteleone & Thomas F. Monteleone

Borderlands 2 is the second volume of the most exciting anthology series of the Nineties. Visionary, provocative, disturbing, intelligent, and innovative describe the fiction found in Borderlands. You won’t find any of the familiar bug-bears and boogeymen here. No ghosts or vampires need apply. None of the tired old symbols which have defined darkly imaginative fiction will be found here.

Deadly Resurrection
By John McCarty

When Julie Hauser came to Massachusetts, she wanted to start life anew after the death of her son. Now, in a desperate bid to be reunited with him, Julie must ally herself to a dreaded force long absent from the world, while confronting the savage thirst of a vicious killer stalking the countryside. Recommended by the Horror Writers of America for a Bram Stoker Award as Best First Novel of 1990.

WESTERN & MILITARY ADVENTURE

Staghorn – A Matt Tierney Western (#3)
By Tim Champlin

Matt Tierney finds plenty of adventure when he rides the riverboats from New Orleans to the Dakotas. And he finds plenty of danger between the high-and-mighty prince, the gambler with a gleam in his eye, and the beautiful lady of the waterways.

M.I.A. Hunter: Invasion U.S.S.R
Book 9 of the M.I.A. Hunter Series
By Stephen Mertz

MISSING: Lee Daniels, American journalist statined in Moscow. The Soviets deny any involvement — but the U.S. government knows better. There’s only one way to get Daniels out of Russia: brute force. An ex-Green Beret Mark Stone is just the man for the job. It’s the mission of a lifetime. The ultimate enemy. From Moscow to Leningrad, the K.G.B.’s deadliest agents lay in waiting.

MYSTERY

Hidden Lake
By T. J. MacGregor

Detective Deirdre O’Malley thinks she’s got the best of both worlds in Hidden Lake. An old-fashioned, no-crime small town set right in the middle of busy Fort Lauderdale. But then there’s a murder. Who’s the killer? Deirdre is a rational woman. But in this gripping novel of non-stop suspense, no one, not even a straight-thinking cop, can afford to doubt the validity of certain psychic phenomena.

Blood Moon – Book One in the Robert Payne Mystery Series
By Ed Gorman

Former FBI agent and psychological profiler Robert Payne is on the trail of a serial killer..A 12 year old girl has been murdered and mutilated, and the detective assigned to the case wound up dead. Now Nora Conners, the girl’s wealthy murder, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure.

Voodoo Moon – Book Four of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
By Ed Gorman

Psychological profiler Robert Payne is drawn into a circle of intrigue and murder and he investigates the murder of man’s girlfriend, whom he claims was killed by an arsonist who burned down an asylum long ago, and disappeared. With TV Psychics and the local police, Payne must unravel the past to solve the case in the present.

Hawk Moon – Book Two of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
By Ed Gorman

Two beautiful Indian women are found dead with their noses cut off – an old Indian practice to punish infidelity – in this suspenseful second mystery by best-selling author Ed Gorman. The mutilation murders stun the quiet Iowa town of Cedar Rapids and call for the special skills of criminal psychologist Robert Payne, who uses clues from the crime scene to piece together a psychological portrait of the killer.

Harlot’s Moon – Book Three of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
By Ed Gorman

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Catholic priest has been found half-naked and dead in a seedy motel room, with his tongue cut out. Ex-FBI profiler Robert Payne has been called in to investigate by his childhood friend Steve Gray, now a monsignor. With a fund-raising drive coming up, Steve wants to squelch a scandal. But all the signs point to unholy doings in the tightly knit parish.

YOUNG ADULT / MYSTERY

Seventh Born
By Rob MacGregor

When a suspicious barn fire claims the life of her aging pony, Merlina Lund inadvertently triggers her inherited psychic talents to track the arsonist. The deeper she digs, the more dangerous the quest turns as she closes in on the truth about the Cosa Caballo, a mysterious horse mafia centered in her pristine equestrian village.

PERFORMING ARTS / PLAYS

A Glass of Water
By Eugene Scribe

Don’t look now, but…what dramatic form would you expect the French to impose on English history? Bedroom farce, of course. Good Queen Anne and the Churchills, Winston’s ancestors, are here in Eugene Scribe’s nineteenth-century classic, riding high as the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

Crossroad Press Best Sellers Lists SEP 2012 – SEP 2013

Crossroad Press Best Sellers Lists SEP 2012 – SEP 2013

I like to look back over the year and see how things have gone, where, and why.  In doing this, I would be seriously remiss in not making note of the many creative talents who have made it all possible.  With that in mind, I present, the Best Selling Crossroad Press titles from September 2012 to September 2013 – The Top 25 in eBook, Audiobook, and Print – as well as the top ten for each  in Horror / Mystery-Thriller / Science Fiction & Fantasy – I could have broken it down farther, but I think this gives a good over-all picture.  I will also post the top ten lists in their respective Imprint sites as we are moving forward into 2014 with all of our new imprints live and posting regularly… Welcome to the new year!

Top Twenty-five eBook Titles

The Man – Irving Wallace
The Books of Blood, Vol 1 – Clive Barker
Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
The Man in the Window – C. Dennis Moore
Fins – Ashley Knight
The Second Lady – Irving Wallace
Fathom – Ashley Knight
The James Bond Bedside Companion – Raymond Benson
Ladies’ Night – Jack Ketchum
The Woman – Jack Ketchum
Forever – Ashley Knight
The Parting- David Niall Wilson
The Seventh Secret – Irving Wallace
Stranglehold – Jack Ketchum
Too Late to Die – Bill Crider
Hexes – Tom Piccirilli
The Books of Blood, Vol. 4 – Clive Barker
Lake Monsters – Joseph A. Citro
On the Strength of Wings – Marthayn Peligrimas
Velvet Dogma – Weston Ochse
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
SGA-20: Secrets – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Harlot’s Moon – Ed Gorman
Top Ten Horror eBooks

The Books of Blood Volume 1 – Clive Barker
The Man in the Window – C. Dennis Moore
Ladies’ Night – Jack Ketchum
The Woman – Jack Ketchum
Stranglehold – Jack Ketchum
Hexes – Tom Piccirilli
The Books of Blood, Vol. 4 – Clive Barker
Lake Monsters – Joseph A. Citro
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
The Books of Blood, Volume 2 – Clive Barker

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller e-Books

The Man – Irving Wallace
The Second Lady – Irving Wallace
The Seventh Secret – Irving Wallace
Too Late to Die – Bill Crider
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
Harlot’s Moon – Ed Gorman
Small Felonies – Bill Pronzini
D.O.A. – Dave Pedneau
The Weedless Widow – Deborah Morgan
Bohemian Heart – James Dalessandro

Top Ten Science Fiction / Fantasy eBooks

Fins – Ashley Knight
Fathom – Ashley Knight
Forever – Ashley Knight
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
SGA-16 Homecoming – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
SGA-20 – Secrets – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
SGA-21 – Inheritors – Melissa Scott, Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
SGA-17 – The Lost – Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
SGA-18 – Allegiance – Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold

Top 25 Audiobooks of 2013

The Books of Blood, Volume 1- Clive Barker
Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
Confessions of a D-List Supervillain (Unabridged) – Jim Bernheimer
The Hellbound Heart: Abridged Edition – Clive Barker
The Books of Blood, Vol 2 – Clive Barker
The Black Stiletto – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Black & White – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes – Raymond Benson
Dark Dixie – Ronald Kelly
Lyncanthropos – Jeffrey Sackett
The Hellbound Heart (Unabridged) – Clive Barker
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus – Clive
Barker
The James Bond Bedside Companion – Raymond Benson
The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel – Sam Torode
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
Lost Things: The Order of the Air – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Save My Soul: A Paranormal Romance: Preternaturals, Book Two – Zoe Winters
Blaze of Glory – Weston Ochse
Midnight Eyes – Sidney Williams
The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector
Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1 – Zoe Winters
Kin – Kealan Patrick Burke
The Hereafter Gang – Neal Barrett Jr.
Sleep Disorder – Jack Ketchum

Top Ten Horror Audiobooks

The Books of Blood, Volume 1- Clive Barker
The Hellbound Heart: Abridged Edition – Clive Barker
The Books of Blood, Vol 2 – Clive Barker
Dark Dixie – Ronald Kelly
Lyncanthropos – Jeffrey Sackett
The Hellbound Heart (Unabridged) – Clive Barker
Midnight Eyes – Sidney Williams
The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector
Kin – Kealan Patrick Burke
Sleep Disorder – Jack Ketchum

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller  Audiobooks

The Black Stiletto – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Black & White – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes – Raymond Benson
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
The Prize – Irving Wallace
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder – Jeff Markowitz
The Man – Irving Wallace
Graveyard Plots – Bill Pronzini
A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
Blood Moon – Ed Gorman

Top Ten Sci-Fi / Fantasy Audiobooks

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain (Unabridged) – Jim Bernheimer
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus – Clive
Barker
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
Lost Things: The Order of the Air – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Save My Soul: A Paranormal Romance: Preternaturals, Book Two – Zoe Winters
Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1 – Zoe Winters
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
Fins – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker & The House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman

Top Twenty-five Print Editions

Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
Vermont’s Haunts – Joseph A. Citro
10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Child’s Teacher Diana Grycan
Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Fins – Book I of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Not Yet Dead – Joseph A. Citro
The Horror… The Horror: An Autobiography – Rick Hautala
A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
Steel Blues – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Forever – Book III of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
City of Knives – William Bayer
The Monarchs – Stephen Mark Rainey
The Quest of the Thirteen – John DeFilippis
Fathom – Book II of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman
Ask the Dice – Ed Lynskey
London Macabre – Steven Savile
Artifact of Evil – Raymond Benson
Blood Diamonds – Ed Lynskey
The Case of the Claw – Keith R. A. DeCandido
The Holy Terror – Wayne Allen Sallee
The Ravens of Falkenau – Jo Graham
Nightjack – Tom Piccirilli
Dragon Island – Shane Berryhill
Years Without Hope – Werner I. Juretzko

Top Ten Horror Print Editions

Vermont’s Haunts – Joseph A. Citro
Not Yet Dead – Joseph A. Citro
The Monarchs – Stephen Mark Rainey
London Macabre – Steven Savile
The Holy Terror – Wayne Allen Sallee
Nightjack – Tom Piccirilli
Crescent Lake – Dave Sakmyster
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
Incursion – Aaron Rosenberg
Heart of a Dragon – David Niall Wilson

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller Print Editions

A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
City of Knives – William Bayer
Ask the Dice – Ed Lynskey
Artifact of Evil – Raymond Benson
Blood Diamonds – Ed Lynskey
Crescent Lake -Dave Sakmyster
Blood is Pretty – Steven Leiva
The Heist – Michael A. Black
Defenders of the Faith – Chet Williamson
Sins of the Flash – David Niall Wilson

Top Ten Sci-Fi / Fantasy Print Editions

Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Fins – Book I of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Steel Blues – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Forever – Book III of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
The Quest of the Thirteen – John DeFilippis
Fathom – Book II of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman
The Case of the Claw – Keith R. A. DeCandido
The Ravens of Falkenau – Jo Graham
Dragon Island – Shane Berryhill

Audio and Print Books – Thanksgiving Where it’s Due

Audio and Print Books – Thanksgiving Where it’s Due

audioAs of today, we have 69 print books and 347 audiobooks.  I have posted a thank you to most of the folks involved with our main product – eBooks – at my own website – http://www.davidniallwilson.com – and I don’t need to repeat those here.  Here I want to thank two individuals in particular, a company, and a community of professionals – as a group because they number so many…

Print books at Crossroad Press would probably exist without Aaron Rosenberg, but they would be fewer and farther between, would cost a lot more than they make, and would not have his very professional and very particular perfectionist’s touch behind them.  It’s incredible, if you think about it.  I have begun learning to use the program Adobe InDesign that is behind the interiors of our books.  Aaron, is a master.  I can tell you that just to get ready to design the interior takes a couple of days of intense, mind-numbing formatting – and that’s just the beginning.  From there, you have design points – fonts, matching the covers and looking stylish, headers, and any number of things most people take for granted, like a single line not getting orphaned at the top of a page… Aaron has been the final hand on every book we have published – has designed the covers and banners for The Scattered Earth and O.C.L.T. series – as well as writing three of the books in one series and two in the other.

We are doing print editions for two reasons.  Authors love to have them to hold and sell at conventions, and fans like them to be signed – and because of the uproar our digital only company caused early on.  We must have print editions! The clamor was awful.  Now, of course, very few of those people seem to really want to buy print editions, they were just incensed that the books didn’t exist.  We will continue to do print editions of our new, original books, and I am determined to find good ways to market them.  That in mind, really glad Aaron is there…without him, it would certainly fail.

In audio, there is a very similar situation.  Jeff Kafer has been working with me since the very first audiobook that I was involved with – my own Roll Them Bones – which he narrated.  Back then, I had big dreams of changing the way audio was done.  I designed a royalty share program where authors and narrators shared the risks… Jeff and I managed to get our books into a lot of big distribution outlets.  Sales, however, were mostly through Audible, and they just would not pay us enough of a percentage for my system to work.  Before I move on to the people who changed all of that, I want to thank Jeff from the bottom of my 54 year old heart.  He has engineered and mastered the sound on every one of our audiobooks…as we have grown, hopefully we’ve started to make all of that worth his while…he’s a great friend and a consummate professional.  Again – without him, there would probably BE no Crossroad Press Audio…

And without the good folks at ACX who created a system where we could work with a huge talent stream of narrators to bring our titles to audio.  We got a fair shake on the royalties, as did the narrators who worked with us.  Sales still were (and are) an enigma.  What you would think would sell doesn’t, things you thought might flop – do not.  Through all of that, the engineers, rights and marketing, and everyone else at ACX have been incredibly helpful.  They have provided guidance, have helped us out when we really needed it, and have been unbelievably supportive and positive.  Here’s to a long and profitable relationship!

Last, but not least by ANY stretch – the community of audiobook narrators and producers – those we talk with regularly on Facebook, and others we’ve worked with over the years.  Some of the most talented voices in the business have worked with us – often for no more than the hope of profit over time.  Many times they worked under the rates bigger companies would / could pay them.  Often, they have become my friends. I have a great respect for the amount of work that goes into preparing, narrating, and worst of all – editing – the audio files that become the books we download and listen to.  It takes dedication, talent, and stamina.  I have my doubts as to whether, even granted a golden voice that I do not have, I could do what they do, day in and day out, and that they have worked with me, trusted me, and helped me build this company makes me VERY thankful.

So, this is our thanks to all of you who – behind the scenes – make the audio and print branches of Crossroad Press Publications possible.  We are better for knowing and working with you.

Sincerely (and we mean that)

David Wilson / David Dodd / Patricia Lee Macomber
Crossroad Press

Top Ten Crossroad Press Audiobooks as of 11-5-2013

Top Ten Crossroad Press Audiobooks as of 11-5-2013