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.

Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis – Points of Origin – The Travelers’ Tales Volume 2

Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis – Points of Origin – The Travelers’ Tales Volume 2

Now available from the CROSSROAD PRESS STORE and most eBook outlets….

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From Ronon’s pre-culling days on Sateda to Colonel Carter’s first weeks in command of Atlantis, from the fallout of George Hammond’s encounter with SG-1 in 1969 to strange goings-on in Minnesota, Stargate: Points of Origins brings you another fantastic collection of stories from across the Pegasus and Milky Way galaxies.

So come step through the gate with ten of our fantastic Stargate authors in our second anthology of
Travelers’ Tales…

Karen Miller • Jo Graham • Laura Harper • Peter J. Evans • Amy Griswold • Suzanne Wood • Aaron Rosenberg • Geonn Cannon • T. Fox Dunham • Sally Malcolm

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!

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!

Mean Streets Storybundle 11 Books Barker, Morrell, Pronzini

Mean Streets Storybundle 11 Books Barker, Morrell, Pronzini

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STORYBUNDLE! DAVID MORRELL, CLIVE BARKER, MAYNARD SIMS, DAVID NIALL WILSON, BILL PRONZINI, STEVEN SAVILE, TONY BLACK, SEAN BLACK, STEPHEN GALLAGHER, TOM PICCIRILLI, ED GORMAN – ELEVEN NOVELS IN ALL! Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get the five bonus titles: Cabal by Clive Barker, The Innocent by Sean Black Down River by Stephen Gallagher, Nightjack by Tom Piccirilli and Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell!

Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the “Learn More” link next the charities when you purchase.

From the creator of Pinhead to the father of Rambo, these MEAN STREETS are filled great heroes and terrifying villains. Experience some of the best crime and thriller writers out there today. Ever wanted to go to Edinburgh and experience the true grit of the city as seen through the eyes of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting) favorite author. How about Newcastle in the midst of a civil war on its streets where the homeless are rising up? What about a mountain top monastery where children are being trained to be assassins? A seaside town in the grip of corrupt cops? A lost city, a legend, where monsters are supposed to have a safe haven? Run for your life through Vienna. Watch the blood spill across the streets of London… Gathered here are all the tales of the city, our cities, their secret lives ripped bare by writers who have sold millions of copies of their novels, seen their work adapted into movies and some of your favourite tv shows and won dozens of literary awards between them, some multiple times, including the World Fantasy Award, Lambda Literary Award, Seamus Award, Bram Stoker Award, Ellery Queen Award, Scribe Award, Anthony Award, The International Thriller Writer’s Thriller Master Award, Best Drama winner in the 2014 European Science TV and New Media Awards, Crime Writers Association Award, and the British Fantasy Award…

April Sales – New O.C.L.T. – Mysteries – More

April Sales – New O.C.L.T. – Mysteries – More

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Buy our newest books at AMAZON.COM / BARNES & NOBLE / One of our first original series projects was the series The O.C.L.T. – and I’m happy to announce that a new book is up for pre-order in that series, another is on the way, and the first four books are now part of an Omnibus edition, so you can catch up to where we are.  This omnibus contains:

Brought to Light – by Aaron Rosenberg
The Parting – by David Niall Wilson
The Temple of Camazotz – by David Niall Wilson
Incursion – by Aaron Rosenberg

It also includes a sneak preview of the tie-in novel No Laughing Matter by Kurt Criscione and an excerpt from the new novel – up for pre-order – Crockatiel – An O.C.L.T. novel. This book also features the character Cletus J. Diggs… it will release on May 1st, and the eBook is up for pre-order on all retail sites. If you are reading this newsletter, and would like a free copy of this book in return for a review, e-mail us at publisher@crossroadpress.com.

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Also new for April:

Shards – by Tom Piccirilli
Deep-Fried Homicide – a Laurel Falls Mystery – by Patricia Lee Macomber
Shadowman – by Dennis Etchison
Melody of Vengeance – by Michael A. Black
12-1: Twelve Short Thrillers & a Play – by Raymond Benson
Seacliff – by Felicia Andrews
The Great Apparitions of Mary – by Ingo Swann

Bargains for April – .99 Books!

Bargains for April – .99 Books!

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AMAZON / AMAZON UK / iTunes / Google Play / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

The links above are to ALL Crossroad Press ebooks, ranked from lowest price to highest price.  We have a good number of .99 books that are ALWAYS bargain priced… for iTUnes and Google Play you’ll have to put in the title, or the author to find the links on the appropriate dates (see below)

Until the 10th of April, you can get NDE – The Lazarus Intiative – by award-winning authors Steven Savile & David Sakmyster for only .99…  From Steven Savile, International best-selling author of SILVER and the JACK STONE THRILLERS, and David Sakmystery, award-winning screenwriter and author of THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE and CRESCENT LAKE, a new, page-turning, supernatural thriller. After a Near Death Experience (an ‘NDE’) radically transforms the life of eccentric billionaire Nicholas Sheridan, he becomes obsessed with understanding the experience, recreating the conditions that opened the gate to the unknown. After recruiting others with similar experiences, they discover amazing connections, common visions and dramatic abilities among people who have come back from the dead. But what they haven’t bargained for is that the gate opens both ways. Something has escaped from death and is hunting them. Something hungry…

From the 10th through the 21st you can get Benjamin Kane Ethridge’s Bram Stoker Award-Winning novel BLACK & ORANGE for only .99 – Forget everything you know about Halloween. The stories are distortions. They were created to keep the Church of Midnight hidden from the world. Every October 31st a gateway opens to a hostile land of sacrificial magic and chaos. Since the beginning of civilization the Church of Midnight has attempted to open the gateway and unite with its other half, the Church of Morning. Each year they’ve come closer, waiting for the ideal sacrifice to open the gateway permanently. This year that sacrifice has come. And only two can protect it. Martin and Teresa are the nomads, battle-hardened people who lack identity and are forever road-bound on an endless mission to guard the sacrifice. Their only direction is from notes left from a mysterious person called the Messenger. Endowed with a strange telekinetic power, the nomads will use everything at their disposal to make it through the night alive. But matters have become even more complicated this year. Teresa has quickly lost ground battling cancer, while Martin has spiraled into a panic over being left alone. His mind may no longer be on the fight when it matters most… because ever on their heels is the insidious physical representation of a united church: Chaplain Cloth.

From the 21st through the 30th you can get Joe R. Lansdale’s BUMPER CROP for only .99 – This collection of 26 stories contains some of Joe R Lansdale’s favourite and most violent dark horror tales. ‘God of the Razor’ introduces the dark god behind serial killers. A martial arts fight to the death between a reluctant champion and a sadistic alpha male, is featured in ‘Master of Misery’. Human sacrifice, to ensure prosperity or as a coming-of-age ritual, are themes of ‘On a Dark October’ and ‘Duck Hunt’. In ‘The Fat Man’, young boys learn the hard way that some mysteries should not be investigated. Many of the tales are truly weird, such as ‘Chompers’, the story of the false teeth with an appetite. All stories are individually introduced by Lansdale, who explains the humorous, weird, and sometimes sad genesis for each.

Steven Paul Leiva April 11th in Glendale, CA By the Sea Signing

Steven Paul Leiva April 11th in Glendale, CA By the Sea Signing

byseasteveYou are most cordially invited to my slightly different author event on April 11 at 2 PM, celebrating not just the release of my latest novel, “By the Sea,” but also the art of fiction and one of the finest independent bookstores in the country — Malcolm & Christine Bell’s Mystery & imagination/Bookfellows in Glendale, California.

The slightly different bit? The only copies of By the Sea, either hardcover or trade paperback, that will be available that day will be those that you have PRE-ORDERED FROM BOOKFELLOWS by calling Christine at 818-545-0121 by March 25.

Now why in the hell would we do this? Because I’ve arranged with my publisher, Handsome David Niall Wilson of Crossroad Press, to give Bookfellows a larger than normal bookstore discount for those pre-orders. So, every book you buy boosts a bit of the profit going to the store. And you get a discount as well. The hardcover retails at $29.99, but you’ll get it for $26.00. The trade paperback retails for $16.99, but you’ll get it for $15.00.

“By the Sea” is a modern comic adult fairy tale with an ensemble cast of Cinderellas. Instead of a kingdom by the sea, our story takes place in and around a residential hotel by the sea. The architecturally eclectic Briers Hotel is situated on Leech Beach, a not particularly inviting beach, being often fog-bound and always scruffy. But it’s the perfect setting for our Cinderellas, male and female, who put up with the scruffy-ness of life while striving to make it through their various personal seaside fogs. Theater; art; antiques; old movies; sex; more sex; death; fast and slow cars, chicken shit and cow poop; military bearing and erotic emissions — not to mention the wicked witch, the sea serpent by the sea shore, the village ogre, the village idiot, and several Prince Charmings — all figure into this merry tale with a multitude of happy endings.

More information on “By the Sea” can be had on my blog at:http://tinyurl.com/btsleiva

Bookfellows was Ray Bradbury’s favorite bookstore in his late years, as I detailed in one of my blogs on The Huffington Post, which you can find athttp://tinyurl.com/rbfav. But the important thing to note about Malcolm & Christine’s gem of a bookshop, is that it is the only independent bookstore in the Los Angeles area, maybe in the country, that has an emphasis on fiction. They have a heavy stock of fiction including mysteries, thrillers & suspense; science fiction & fantasy (the Mystery & Imagination half) and mainstream & literary fiction (the Bookfellows half). This makes Bookfellows an incredibly important resource for lovers of this most important of art forms.

Our event will be introduced by Jeff Cannata, fine actor, popular internet TV host, and brilliant podcaster (We Have Concerns — a top iTunes podcast), who also happens to have recorded a wonderful performance reading my novel, “Traveling in Space,” for the audiobook book edition which came out last year.

I will speak on moving from genre to genre in the writing of fiction, and read from Chapter One of “By the Sea.”

We will have munchies and libations, and there will be a RAFFLE!!

When you pick up your pre-ordered copy of By the Sea from Christine you will be given a raffle ticket, and at the end of the event we will raffle off a few obvious and a few unique items — detailed in the various postings below.

If you cannot make it on April 11, or live outside of the Los Angeles area, but would still like to support this maker of fiction and the bookstore that loves my kind of scribbler, call Christine at 818-545-0121 and order the book by March 25, and I’ll sign it for you that day. Christine will then send it off to you poste-haste.

I do hope you can join us on April 11 at 2 PM for a celebration of telling tales, creating characters, crafting scenes, and of this most wonderful of bookstores wherein such arts are cherished and given a clean and well-lighted place.