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.

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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!

 

 

Titus Crow Series by Brian Lumley & Black Oak Series by Charles L. Grant in AUDIO!

Titus Crow Series by Brian Lumley & Black Oak Series by Charles L. Grant in AUDIO!

THE TITUS CROW SERIES – by BRIAN LUMLEY – Narrated by SIMON VANCE & COREY SNOW

In a departure from many Cthulhu Mythos stories, Lumley’s characters are not helpless victims of unimaginable forces which can drive humans mad by merely manifesting themselves. Instead, Titus Crow, his friend Henri-Laurent de Marigny, and other Lumley characters confront Cthulhu’s minions in a series of increasingly large-scale encounters, in which humans, although outmatched, try to fight back.

FIND THE ENTIRE SERIES IN AUDIO at AUDIBLE.COM / AMAZON.COM / iTUNES

THE BLACK OAK SERIES – by CHARLES L. GRANT – Narrated by ARTHUR FLAVELL

If you enjoy such surreal eyes as Harry Angel, Harry D’Amour and “Repairman Jack”, you might also be interested in checking out Charles L. Grant’s Black Oak series, which centers around Black Oak Security, “a crack team of private investigators led by brilliant, enigmatic ETHAN PROCTOR.” Black Oak handles many of the typical P.I. gigs: office fraud, business scams, background checks, missing persons, and a variety of white collar crime. But they also frequently trip the dark fantastic, thanks to Proctor’s abiding interest in, as one Amazon pundit puts it, “creatures and forces greater than natural.”

FIND THE ENTIRE SERIES IN AUDIO AT:  AUDIBLE.COM / AMAZON.COM / iTunes

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…

The 20 Bestelling Crossroad Press Audiobooks as of 8/4/2016

The 20 Bestelling Crossroad Press Audiobooks as of 8/4/2016

Bloodlust

Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1

UNABRIDGED

Journeys

Journeys Out of the Body

UNABRIDGED

  • By Robert Monroe
  • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Release Date: 04-11-14

trumped

Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump – His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall

UNABRIDGED

Imajica

Imajica

UNABRIDGED

Bob1

The Books of Blood, Volume 1

UNABRIDGED

weaveworld

Weaveworld

UNABRIDGED

  • By Clive Barker
  • Narrated By Simon Vance
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Release Date: 06-25-14

ultjourney

Ultimate Journey

UNABRIDGED

greatandsecret

TheGreat & Secret Show

UNABRIDGED

damnationgame

The Damnation Game

UNABRIDGED

littletree

The Education of Little Tree

UNABRIDGED

farjourneys

Far Journeys

UNABRIDGED

  • By Robert Monroe
  • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Release Date: 11-05-14

thecomplex

The Complex

UNABRIDGED

burrowers

The Burrowers Beneath

UNABRIDGED

hellbound

The Hellbound Heart: A Novel

UNABRIDGED

warday

Warday

UNABRIDGED

everville

Everville: The Second Book of ‘the Art’

UNABRIDGED

thiefalways

The Thief of Always

UNABRIDGED

  • By Clive Barker
  • Narrated By Adam Verner
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Release Date: 12-10-13

transition

The Transition of Titus Crow: Cthulhu Mythos Series, Book 2

UNABRIDGED

mansfield

The Tragic Secret Life of Jayne Mansfield

UNABRIDGED

memoirs

The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy, The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer 001

UNABRIDGED

 

Top 20 Crossroad Press Audiobooks More than 77,000 Sold

Top 20 Crossroad Press Audiobooks More than 77,000 Sold

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DeChance Chronicles Omnibus only .99 Books 1-4

DeChance Chronicles Omnibus only .99 Books 1-4

DeChance Omnibus coverwebFOR A LIMITED TIME – all four books for only .99 – time to fall in love with a new series!

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.

Crossroad Press Audiobooks.  Something for Everyone!

Crossroad Press Audiobooks. Something for Everyone!

We are happy to have surpassed 60,000 Audiobook sales at Crossroad Press, something we are thankful for. You can browse all of our 450 PLUS UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK TITLES here. We can’t offer sales on them, because they are sold and priced through Amazon’s ACX / Audible system, but we thought you might like to see the twenty most recent titles we are offering.  If you haven’t tried audiobooks, Audible will give you a free title for signing up… here are some great suggestions, from Clive Barker to Brian Lumley, Julie Hyzy and Charles D. Taylor… something for everyone.

BRIAN LUMLEY TITUS CROW & HERO SERIES 1st Time in Audio

BRIAN LUMLEY TITUS CROW & HERO SERIES 1st Time in Audio

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CROSSROAD PRESS DIGITAL AUDIO is proud to bring you the very first audio editions of some classic works by one of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror’s finest authors.  We will be releasing – in order – the Titus Crow Novels and the Hero Series in unabridged audio over the coming months.  The Titus Crow books are to be narrated by Mr. Simon Vance – and the Hero series by Jonathan Trueman.

CROSSROAD PRESS is proud to present more than 450 Audio titles for your listening pleasure.  If you like our authors, and love audio – you can browse our list of available books at AUDIBLE.COM

HERO OF DREAMS:

Something vital is missing from David Hero’s comfortable, ordinary existence. One day is much like the next, simple, predictable…boring.

But the nights! Each night David Hero finds himself transported to a marvelous world where brave men and women battle terrible creatures possessed of cruel, dark powers.

Despite his fears, the Dreamworlds tempt David, drawing him farther and farther from the waking world. Here he finds noble warriors; beautiful, loving women; and challenges almost greater than he can imagine.

THE COMPLEAT CROW: 

“He was tall and broad-shouldered, and it was plain to see that in his younger days, he had been a handsome man. Now…his hair had greyed a little, and his eyes, though still very bright and observant, bore the imprint of many a year spent exploring – and often, I guessed, discovering – along rarely trodden paths of mysterious, obscure learning.”

Mysterious, obscure learning….

To many thousands of listeners world-wide, Titus Crow is the psychic sleuth – the cosmic voyager and investigator – of Brian Lumley’s Cthulhu Mythos novels, from The Burrowers Beneath to Elysia.

But before The Burrowers and Crow’s transition, his exploits were chronicled in a series of short stories and novellas uncollected in the USA, except in limited editions. Now these stories can be told again. From Inception, which tells of Crow’s origins, to The Black Recalled, a tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, here in one volume, from the best-selling author of the epic Necroscope series, is The Compleat Crow.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Brian Lumley (born 2 December 1937) is an English horror-fiction writer.

Born in County Durham, he joined the British Army‘s Royal Military Police and wrote stories in his spare time before retiring with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 in 1980 and becoming a professional writer.

In the 1970s he added to H. P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu Mythos cycle of stories, including several tales and a novel featuring the character Titus Crow. Several of his early books were published by Arkham House. Other storiespastiched Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle but featured Lumley’s original characters David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer. Lumley once explained the difference between his Cthulhu Mythos characters and Lovecraft’s: “My guys fight back. Also, they like to have a laugh along the way.”

Later works included the Necroscope series of novels, which produced spin-off series such as the Vampire World Trilogy, The Lost Years parts 1 and 2, and the E-Branch trilogy. The central protagonist of the earlier Necroscopenovels appears in the anthology Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes. The latest entry in the Necroscope saga isThe Mobius Murders.[1]

Lumley served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1996 to 1997. On 28 March 2010 Lumley was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association. He also received a World Fantasy Awardfor Lifetime Achievement in 2010.