Women in Horror – a Big Crossroad Press Salute!

Women in Horror – a Big Crossroad Press Salute!

Note from CEO David Niall Wilson:

I have been privileged to have worked with a great number of talented ladies throughout a long career associated with publishing, writing, and several genres of fiction. I am likely most associated with the horror community, having served as the President of the HWA and won a couple of awards.  During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and be influenced by so many talented authors. I’ve never really differentiated them by gender, race or any other criteria, but looking back, I can tell you that a great deal of the influence on my career, my writing style, and my love of horror as a genre can be attributed to a string of remarkable women. A short list (not complete) would include Elizabeth Massie, Kathe Koja, Poppy Z. Brite, Shirley Jackson, Tanith Lee, Yvonne Navarro, Anne Rice, Caitlin Kiernan, Patricia Lee Macomber, Janet Berliner and Joyce Carol Oates.  (No order, just thinking).

At Crossroad Press, we have also been privileged to publish a large number of “women in horror” and I wanted a post up here to highlight that.  I’m not putting the books on sale – I think if you are honoring something, trying to turn it into a bargain is not the best way to do that. I’m simply going to mention those we are working with, at least two of whom have (sadly) left us for whatever comes next. I hope you’ll follow the links, read some of the books, and love them as I have.

CROSSROADS PRESS WOMEN OF HORROR:

Carol Weekes / Cary G. Osborne / Catherine Cavendish
Elizabeth Massie / Holly Newstein / Icy Sedgewick
Janet Berliner / Janet Holden / Jean Tennant
K. H. Koehler / Kathryn Ptacek / Katie Mary Wilson
Liz Strange / Melanie Tem / Michelle Scalise
Monica J. O’Rourke / Nancy A. Collins / Nancy Kilpatrick
Nerine Dorman / Nicole Cushing / Patricia Lee Macomber
Robin Burks / Sara Brooke / Sèphera Girón
Wednesday Lee Friday / Yvonne Navarro

 

Crossroad Press – FEBRUARY DEALS – eBook – Audio – Print – Bargains

Crossroad Press – FEBRUARY DEALS – eBook – Audio – Print – Bargains

EBOOKS: We are featuring two brand new, original Crossroad Press novels – TEMPORARY MONSTERS by Craig Shaw Gardner and U R MINE by T. J. MacGregor. These will be available in print and audio soon, but can be ordered now in eBook. Temporary Monsters is first in a brand new humorous fantasy series by Gardner, and U R Mine is a new, never before published thriller from award-winning author T. J. MacGregor.  Also featured is FOR FEAR OF THE NIGHT by Charles L. Grant.  We have released eBook versions of a number of new titles by Charles Grant this month, including sci-fi AND horror.

Find these titles and all the new eBooks from Crossroad Press at Amazon.com  (Please search by author at B&N under Nook Books – http://www.Kobobooks.com for Kobo,  and at iTunes or iBooks for Apple. They don’t have an option for search by publisher). All of our titles are also available in most formats through http://www.Smashwords.com

DIGITAL AUDIO BOOKS: 

New Audio is always being released. We have recent titles from Warren Fahy, Gary Provost, Briam Lumley, Charles L. Grant, and more – and we have a brand new audiobook from Clive Barker coming soon, “Tonight Again,” Narrated by none other than Doug Bradley of PINHEAD fame.  Find all of our new audio titles at Audible.com / Amazon.com / iTunes.

Audible Audio Search by Release Date

TRADE PAPERBACK:

Cthulhu Armageddon by C. T. Phipps (Book One in an Original Series)

Abducted – by Brian Pinkerton – the USA Today Bestselling novel

Claw Hammer – Book I of the Instruments of Death (Police Procedural) – by Paul Dale Anderson

Dark Harvest – an original anthology of Dark Fantasy edited by Nerine Dorman

The Great Apparitions of Mary – by Ingo Swann

$0.99 BARGAIN:  From Now until the 3 March, 2017, NEVERMORE – A NOVEL OF LOVE, LOSS & EDGAR ALLAN POE, will be on sale for only .99.  There are a number of promotions upcoming. Please get your copy – share – review. If you buy this title for .99 on Amazon.com – it is “Whispersync for Voice” ready – so you can get the companion audiobook for only $1.99 – a huge savings.  Remember, though, this price is only for a limited time.  Spread the word!

REVIEW OPPORTUNITY! FREE THREE BOOK BOX SET:  We are offering the “Off-the-Wall Mystery” Box set from the late, and sorely missed Neal Barrett Jr. for review.  All you need to do to receive this eBook for review is to SEND US AN EMAIL telling us what format you prefer, ePub or .mobi (kindle). Neal was an extremely unique and talented voice.  These books are hard to categorize, and we would love to get enough reviews on the box set to make it eligible for some bigger promotions to a much wider audience. Hope to year from you soon.  This book is only available to subscribers, and their friends.

 

Until next month… happy reading from Crossroad Press!

 

 

Stargate SG1-29 Hall of the Two Truths & Welcome C. T. Phipps!

Stargate SG1-29 Hall of the Two Truths & Welcome C. T. Phipps!

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AVAILABLE NOW – Stargate SG1-29 – Hall of the Two Truths by Susannah Parker Sinard, the newest full-length novel in the Stargate tie-ins.

Also, welcome to CROSSROAD PRESS author C. T. Phipps, bestselling creator of the Super Villainy series with two brand new novels – both of which will spawn a new series of their own… Straight Outta Fangton – a snarky, comic vampire novel and Cthulhu Armageddon – in a world torn apart by Elder Gods, a few pockets of humanity survive… and fight for that survival.. wild west Lovecraftian fiction by a rising star…

Find these and more than 1500 other Crossroad Press selections at Amazon.com  … C. T. Phipps’ work is available there exclusively.

Find the majority of our books also at Barnes & Noble – Apple – and Kobo…

T. J. MacGregor Supernatural Suspense and Mystery 3 titles .99 Apiece!

T. J. MacGregor Supernatural Suspense and Mystery 3 titles .99 Apiece!

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T. J. MacGregor is the author of more than 30 novels and in 2003 won the Edgar Allan Poe award for Out of Sight.  She was born at Ballantine Books in 1987, when her editor told her that her maiden name, Trish Janeshutz, was too difficult to pronounce and that  mysteries by men were outselling mysteries by women. Could she please come up with a name that had initials? By then, she was married to novelist Rob MacGregor, so she became T.J. MacGregor. A few years later, she wrote Tango Key and by then, mysteries by women were outselling mysteries by men and her editor asked her to create a new female name for that book. So, she became Alison Drake.  Now that the world has moved on, and her work is coming back to a new world of readers through digital and digital audio, she is happy to bring her work together as T. J. MacGregor.

For a limited time, three of her novels – from three different mystery series – have been discounted to only .99 apiece. The Hanged Man is the first in the Mira Morales series (Supernatural Suspense) The Seventh Sense is the first novel about Charlie Calloway, an ex FBI agent who steps into worlds of the mind she did not expect to encounter.  Dark Fields is the first of the Quin St. James mysteries…  We hope all of these discounted titles will find their way to the hands of generations of new fans… Don’t hesitate. They will only be .99 for a short time!

 

True Crime Storybundle Includes three Crossroad Press Titles

True Crime Storybundle Includes three Crossroad Press Titles

THE TRUE CRIME BUNDLE

Curated by David Niall Wilson

Humans have always had a fascination for the dark side of life. While the thrills of mysteries, horror novels, and dark fantasies take readers to extremes, they generally return in on piece, reality and sanity restored. This is not always the case in the real world. The most frightening tales, the stories that keep people up at night, are all true. They frequent the news, inspire websites, and keep us watching over our shoulders as we walk down the street late at night.

In this True Crime Bundle, you’ll find stories from the darkest depths of humanity. From New York Time best-selling True Crime authors, to the distant relative of America’s most infamous serial killer, to tales of vigilantes, killers, and those who hunt the hunters – those who fight back.

You’ll find books by New York Times Bestselling author Steven Jackson, San Francisco’s own James Dalessandro, John Ferak, Gary Provost, who not only wrote true crime, but also a book on how to write True Crime, Jeff Mudgett, who tells the tale of his distant ancestor, H. H. Holmes and the Death Castle he built in Chicago around the time of the World’s Fair in the early 1900s. We also have work from Burl Barer, and Bradley Nickell, not to mention Michael W. Streed, who tells the story of a police sketch artist.

With the current popularity of Serial, the podcast and Making a Murderer, the series, these books should fascinate the hungriest of crime fans, running the gamut of crimes, detection, crazy villains and dedicated lawmen. – David Niall Wilson

StoryBundle is a unique way to buy and enjoy ebooks. You decide what you want to pay. For $5 up to $14.99, you’ll get the basic bundle of five books in any ebook format (Includes international readers). If you pay $15 or more you’ll get the six bonus books as well.

The initial titles in the Mega Game Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

  • No Stone Unturned by Steve Jackson
  • Bloodstains by Jeff Mudgett
  • Citizen Jane by James Dalessandro
  • Into Their Own Hands by Gary Provost
  • Body of Proof by John Ferak

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all five of the regular titles, plus six more:

  • SketchCop by Michael W. Streed
  • Repeat Offender by Bradley Nickell with Warren Jamison
  • Man Overboard by Burl Barer
  • Fatal Dosage by Gary Provost
  • Dixie’s Last Stand by John Ferak
  • Bogeyman by Steve Jackson

The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

DeChance Chronicles Omnibus only .99 Books 1-4

DeChance Chronicles Omnibus only .99 Books 1-4

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AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE  APPLE  KOBO  GOOGLE

Donovan DeChance is a collector of ancient manuscripts and books, a practicing mage, and a private investigator. This Omnibus Collection includes books I, II, III, and IV of the series. Included are Heart of a Dragon, Vintage Soul, My Soul to Keep (The Origin story of Donovan DeChance) and Kali’s Tale – book IV of the series. Also included are the bonus novellas “The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature,” and “The Preacher’s Marsh,” both of which provide background on settings and characters that appear in Kali’s Tale. If you enjoy this book, you should read Nevermore, A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe, which follows on Kali’s Tale, has a cameo from Donovan DeChance, and leads into Book V – A Midnight Dreary, currently in progress.

Heart of a Dragon: When a local houngan begins meddling with powers she may not be able to control, a turf war breaks out between the Dragons motorcycle club and the Los Escorpiones street gang—a war that threatens to open portals between worlds and destroy the city in the process. With his lover, Amethyst, his familiar, Cleo – an Egyptian Mau the size of a small bobcat –the dubious aid of a Mexican sorcerer named Martinez and the budding gifts of a young artist named Salvatore, DeChance begins a race against time, magic, and almost certain death.

Vintage Soul: When, despite the finest in natural and supernatural security, a sexy and well-loved, three hundred year old lady vampire is kidnapped right out from under her lover’s nose, Donovan is called in to investigate. There will be no ransom for the kidnap victim, and if Donovan doesn’t prevent an ancient, forbidden ritual from reaching its culmination, far more than a single vampire’s undead existence will be at stake.

My Soul to Keep: Donovan DeChance is a very private man, and he is in love. When he invites his partner and lover, Amethyst, for a quiet dinner, she has no idea of his true intention. Donovan has planned a sharing – a vision that will give her the keys to his early life – the origins of his power – and a lot more than she bargained for. Join young Donovan as he fights to keep his soul, save a town, and learn the roots of his teacher and guardian – and meet his familiar, Cleo.

Kali’s Tale: When Donovan is asked to follow in secret as a hot-headed group of young vampires set out on a ‘blood quest’ to kill the ancient who created the young vampire Kali against her will, he learns that – as usual – there is a lot more to the story than meets the eye. Through the juke joints of Beale Street in Memphis, to the depths of The Great Dismal Swamp, Donovan and his lover and partner, Amethyst, find themselves drawn along on one of the strangest quests in their long, enigmatic lives as they delve into the world of the undead, the magic of The Blues, and the very heart of alchemy both to protect their young, vampiric charges – and to prevent an ancient evil from destroying the balance of power in the universe.

This novel directly crosses over to the original series O.C.L.T. – where Donovan is a sometimes consultant. It features appearances by Geoffrey Bullfinch and Rebecca York, O.C.L.T. agents, as well as Old Mill, North Carolina’s own Cletus J. Diggs.

New Box Sets for the Holidays.  Save and Discover New Authors!

New Box Sets for the Holidays. Save and Discover New Authors!

Last holiday we introduced a series of really big boxed sets, many with 20 novels apiece, to draw attention and interest to some of our less-read books.  Those box sets were a huge success.  We will keep them available for a limited time – ending on December 31st.  That would include A Haunting of Horrors, A Murder of Mysteries, A Haunting of Horrors II, as well as the humorous fantasy, thriller and western sets.

This year, we will be going a slightly different route.  Most of the promotions that work well for eBooks will promote a set of books by a single author, but not a box set by multiple, so we have begun creating single author sets of 3-4 books apiece, many to introduce an ongoing series, others to bring a new audience to a particular author…while bringing big savings to you guys – the readers supporting us.  Here is the first wave of box sets:

The DeChance Chronicles Omnibus – Books 1-4 by David Niall Wilson –   Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
Ebenezum – The Ebenezum Trilogy – by Craig Shaw Gardner –  Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Manhattan Ghost Story Trilogy – by T. M. Wright – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Ryerson Biergarten Series – by T. M. Wright  – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Strange Seed Series – by T. M. WRight – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Orangefield Cycle – by Al Sarrantonio  Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Order of the Air Omnibus – by Melissa Scott & Jo Graham – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The O.C.L.T. Omnibus – Books 1-4 – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Joe Sonntag Mysteries – By Axel Brand – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Evil Trilogy – by Hugh B. Cave – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
Off the Wall Mysteries – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Whit Pynchon Mysteries Volume 1 (Books 1-3) by Dave Pedneau – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The Land of Ten Thousand Willows Trilogy – Kathryn Ptaceck – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad
The William Bayer Collection – Book 1 of each of three Mystery Series – Amazon / B&N / Crossroad

Available at Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / the Crossroad Press Store – and most eBook outlets.

New Look – New Bargains for October!

New Look – New Bargains for October!

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You have probably noticed that the blog looks different.  If you click on through to the CROSSROAD PRESS ONLINE STORE you’ll see that has changed, as well.  We are nearing the end of a major makeover – upgrading to a more professional, and integrated store and blog in the hope of serving our readers (and our authors) better.

I’ll make this short and then, hopefully, work back into a more regular routine of posting.

Working with authors Trish & Rob MacGregor (and through tireless formatting hours by myself, David Dodd & Aaron Rosenberg) we have reincarnated the Sydney Omarr Astrology series – one book of annual predictions for each sign.  Trish & Rob were the authors of this series for NAL, but the publisher has dropped it … now it lives again.  You can get all 12 in eBook and PRINT from the Crossroad Press Store or your favorite retailer.

BARGAINS: We have been busy with Book Bub promotions.  Live now is a .99 promotion on the children’s book THE SKELETON INSIDE ME … there is also audio, read by the talented Gigi Shane.  Coming up on the 10th James Dalessandro’s CITIZEN JANE will be featured at Bookbub in a True Crime promotion – and will also be available for .99.  His novel 1906 – which is amazing, and takes place during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake – will also be .99 during that period as part of a different promotion… this book is now re-released in audio – narrated by Gigi Shane – and is a must read for historical mystery buffs…

We have a new omnibus, just published, featuring the first three books of Paul Dale Anderson’s INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH series… the omnibus is only $2.99 and leads on into a much longer series.  This is also part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.  If you use that program, we have a number of books available through there, including historical romance, horror, mysteries and Ingo Swann’s “Penetration” which sounds dirty – but is about Alien contact and alternate dimensions…fascinating stuff.

Also in a a new omnibus format are the first three novels of Al Sarrantonio’s ORANGEFIELD Cycle – with Halloween creeping up on you, you don’t want to miss those…

Let us know what you think of the blog’s new look, and the store… we have gone GREEN (as in SSL) though we keep and process NO CREDIT CARD INFO in our store itself, using Paypal to handle that.  That said, account data is secure, and we are available anytime help is needed.

On to October!

End of April Update – New Stargate SG-1 Novel MORE

End of April Update – New Stargate SG-1 Novel MORE

sg126webJust a very quick update … Fandemonium Books has just released Amy Griswold’s “Stargate SG-1 – Murder at the SGC” … we have this at Crossroad Press in ePub and Mobi formats.  You can find it at: The Crossroad Press Online Store

Also just released in hardcover and trade paperback formats:

John McIlveen’s debut collection: INFLICTIONS

and David Niall Wilson’s novel ANCIENT EYES – previously only available in a signed limited edition.

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An update to the MEAN STREETS STORY BUNDLE … not only does this bundle include the original 11 novels, four by Crossroad Press authors Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini, Tom Piccirilli, Clive Barker and David Niall Wilson – but now it includes TWO BONUS NOVELS – David Niall Wilson’s The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Crazy Case of Foreman James – and a book featuring Steven Savile’s JACK STONE…  That’s 13 BOOKS and you pay what you want.  Part of the money goes to charity.  It’s a good deal, and I hope you’ll pop on over to http://storybundle.com/crime and check it out…

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