Ronald Kelly – First Author completely live in the New Store

Ronald Kelly – First Author completely live in the New Store

Rebuilding our entire store is an astronomically large project.  We have just about 150 products added back in, and now we are starting to add them in chunks. We have just added all of the products for author Ronald Kelly – who has a number of horror novels, collections, and a young adult novel with us. I’m writing this post, and will continue to write them as time permits, to show the look and feel of what we are doing. Any product that has a print edition you will be able to purchase here at our store.  Any book with eBook editions, with the exception of the Stargate novels which you can buy directly from our store, will have links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, Kobo and Smashwords (or as many of those as the book is available at) as well as an Audible.com link for audioooks.  Categories now include Kindle Unlimited so that if a customer is signed up for Amazon’s  Kindle Unlimited program, they can find which books of ours are enrolled in that program.  Right now there are over 400 of our 1600 or so titles in Kindle Unlimited… including our popular O.C.L.T. series and Paul Dale Anderson’s Instruments of Death forensic crime series.

All of the Stargate novels are live, all of Ronald Kelly, and a good sampling of other titles can now be purchased through our site, using Paypal or Stripe for Credit Card purchases.  Check it out!  Let us know what you think.

And Check out Ronald Kelly’s Author Category to see what is in store…multiply that times about 180 and we’re there!

New Website – New Store – Growing up…

New Website – New Store – Growing up…

We have been in need of this facelift for a very long time… Crossroad Press has grown well beyond the tiny dream I once had for it, and become a force in digital publishing, digital audio, as well as producing a growing print catalog. I am going to have to ask readers, customers, and authors to be patient with me. There are around 1600 titles in our catalog… nearly 180 authors. Each product and author has an entry in the store.  I started by making all of the Stargate eBooks available, because, frankly those are the only eBooks anyone regularly buys here at our site, and we have an obligation to the wonderful folks at Fandemonium for trusting us with digital distribution for their books.

Next up will be the books that are either original to Crossroad Press – or that we have done print editions of. I want a good place for people to find and buy our books. I will be adding features like the chance to have any of them autographed by the author … this will require a fee just to ship the book to the author and on to customers, but should add a personal touch. There will be sales and coupons galore.  Each product in the store will have links to audible.com for audiobooks, and to all of the retailers that we use for eBook distribution, as well as direct buy links for print editions.  Each author will have their own drop page, and you can see the bare-bones start of that by clicking this image:

 

 

 

If you are WordPress savvy and (in particular) have experience with Woo Commerce and would like to help with the build, let me know at publisher@crossroadpress.com.

Onward into the future!

New for April – eBook, Print, Audio!

New for April – eBook, Print, Audio!

As usual, it’s been a busy month at Crossroad Press.  We have several new releases that we hope you will enjoy. eBooks first!

Gideon’s Curse – David Niall Wilson – Dark historical fantasy – eBook and trade paperback through Amazon. Crossroad Press Original – 1st Edition.

Killer’s Diary – Brian Pinkerton – Thriller / Suspense

Anatomy of Evil – Brian Pinkerton – Psychological Thriller

Gothic Lovecraft – Edited by Lynne Jamneck and S. T. Joshi – Lovecraftian themed Gothich tales by contemporary fantasists.

Dead Time – Richard Lee Byers – Horror

A Strange and Savage Garden – Tim Waggoner – Dark Fantasy / Horror

Barracuda Final Bearing – Michael DiMercurio – Military Thriller

The Flying Boy of Calhoun County, Tennessee: A Tale from the Fringe of Reality  – David Wallechinsky – Literary fantasy – Crossroad Press Original 1st Edition.

Wolf’s Trap – W. D. Gagliani – Horror / Dark Fantasy

CROSSROAD PRESS UNABRIDGED AUDIO FOR APRIL!

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These titles have been published in trade paperback through the Amazon KDP program. They are available (currently) only at Amazon.com:

The Dark Servant – Matt Manochio – Horror

Gideon’s Curse – David Niall Wilson – Horror (1st Edition)

The Tower of Zhaal – Book 2 of the Cthulhu Armageddon Series – by C. T. Phipps – Post Apocalyptic Dark Fantasy

Still Lake – By Sara Brooke – Horror

Sleepwalker – by Michael Laimo – Horror

Crossroad Press Presents – Remember Bowling Green

Crossroad Press Presents – Remember Bowling Green

Due out April 1st in eBook and Print – Remember Bowling Green – The Adventures of Frederick Douglass – Time Traveler – by David Niall Wilson & Patricia Lee Macomber. 80% of all profits to the ACLU… unabridged audiobook to follow soon.  We are offering a review copy to any of our NL subscribers and / or facebook and twitter followers (eBook copy) who are willing to provide us a review so that we can launch this properly, reach the largest audience possible, and raise the most money we can for the ACLU.  Review Requests to : publisher@crossroadpress.com   Please share the pre-order link far and wide – tell your friends.

Something very strange is going on in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A masked terrorist attacks a local politician and a news reporter at a minor league baseball game. A Gay Pride parade is bombed. A veterans’ home is invaded and falls under new ownership, and every resident that is not Caucasian has suddenly…disappeared.

Krump Enterprises, run by Ronald Krump and his assistant, Race Scanlon, have begun a systematic takeover of the city, spreading rumors about immigrant violence, tearing down horse farms to build a country club, blackmailing the mayor, and much, much worse.

It’s up to Police Chief Hannity, Doctor Abner Brody, a reporter named Lauren Kelly, a stoner named Walt, and Frederick Douglass, time traveler, to track down the truth, and stop Krump before the city falls under his sway, and even darker days prevail.

Remember Bowling Green is a cautionary tale, first in the Crossroad Press series of Alternative History novels. Though we are not directly affiliated with the ACLU, 80% (our normal author share) of proceeds from this book will go to the ACLU to help fight for our rights and freedoms.

Let no one forget…Bowling Green.

 

Update 3-17 100K Audiobooks – Bargains – 1/2 Price Sale

Update 3-17 100K Audiobooks – Bargains – 1/2 Price Sale

Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass – Time Traveler – by David Niall Wilson & Patricia Lee Macomber – up for pre-order, due out April 1st. 80% of sales going to the ACLU!  Follow the adventure as Frederick Douglass, a stoner named Walt, Dr. Brody, Lauren Kelly a local reporter, Chief of Police Hannity and many others battle against Ronald Krump and Race Scanlon for control of the city! Cover art by Lissanne Lake.

Happy to announce a landmark for Crossroad Press that makes me very proud… since we started producing audiobooks several years ago through the ACX / Audible system… we have sold 100,077 audiobooks, as of today’s update. We could not have done this without the help of the wonderful folks at ACX, the expertise and tireless patience of Mr. Jeffrey Kafer, and a long list of narrators and authors who have grown with us. Thank you all. We will be looking for a way to create a discount to celebrate this that we can share with our readers this week.  Watch for an update. You can find all of our audiobooks AT THIS LINK.

1/2 PRICE ON ALL OUR TITLES -It is READ AN EBOOK WEEK at Smashwords.com – Smashwords is a distributor and retailer of eBooks that’s been around a long time. They do this sale every year, and this time we are all in at a 50% discount.  From now until the 11th if you visit THIS LINK you will find all of our titles at Smashwords come equipped with a snazzy 50% off coupon. Time to load those eBook readers.  Not all books are available in all formats.  All older books are, newer books are ePub only…  When you click the link for any book – and the product page opens, you’ll see the discount coupon.

ABDUCTED – by Brian Pinkerton – one of the few Crossroad Press books to make the USA TODAY Bestseller list, is on sale for only .99 in eBook formats for a limited time.  Find out why we believe Brian is a name to watch in the coming months.

 

NEW IN EBOOKS:

A Friend of Mr. Niijinsky – Historical mystery by CARO SOLES  – When the great Nijinsky arrives in New York to a tumultuous welcome in April, 1916, young Morgan Vanheusen braves his father’s wrath by helping the dancer steal away from his family’s estate during a charity event. An unlikely alliance blossoms and Morgan becomes known as ‘a friend of Mr. Nijinsky’. Doors open and he grabs the opportunity to get back to racing the motorcars he loves. But as the young American is drawn in to Nijinsky’s paranoid world, he is pulled into a murder investigation and discovers a side of his city he never knew existed. Then his sister is kidnapped by a mad Russian and only his new ‘friend’ can save her. Can Morgan count on the eccentric dancer to rescue his sister?

Disciples of the Serpent – An O.C.L.T. Tie-in Novel by Sid Williams – In Dublin, Ireland, academics and historians are dying. An unidentified venom is to blame. Strange markings from deep in the Emerald Isle’s past suggest adherents to lost and forbidden knowledge may have reorganized.

Detective Aileen O’Donnell, teamed with Geoffrey Bullfinch and Wendell “Mack” Macklemore of O.C.L.T. are on a race through medieval ruins and holy sites. They must collect puzzle pieces, fragments from a forgotten pulp writer and bits of secret Druid history to stop the shadowy band of disciples before it awakens something long sleeping beneath one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, something modern technology and firepower can’t defeat.

Phoenix Sub-Zero by Michael DiMercurio – The Hegira is the finest super-sub that Arab oil money can buy. But the U.S. Navy is only now learning just how good this undersea sword of Islam is. Already one American sub has been destroyed, and another crippled, as the Hegira breaks out of the Mediterranean and heads toward America to deliver its lethal payload.

Now it’s up to Captain Michael Pacino and the USS Seawolf to find the enemy sub and destroy it—in the ultimate battle between the most advanced weapons technology on the planet…and the sheer force of human courage.

FIND THESE AND MANY MORE AT AMAZON.COM – BARNES & NOBLE.COM APPLI iBOOKS, KOBO and wherever eBooks are sold!

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

 

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!

 

New Stargate – Print Auction – Vampire Octet…

New Stargate – Print Auction – Vampire Octet…

SGX-04 -web Octet of Vamps (low res)New for 2016, we have Melissa Scotts “LOST QUEEN” – Stargate SGX-04 – a brand new set of eight vampire novels for one low price, and a run of eBay auctions to clear out some of the stock we’ve bought in the past to take to conventions … lots of exciting things coming up this new year…

WATCH FOR OUR EBAY AUCTIONS – We’ll be selling off a lot of print editions with low starting bids!  Good luck!

LOST QUEEN – Melissa Scott :

Told from the point of view of the Wraith, this novella sees the Atlantis team called upon to help find a missing Wraith queen, lost on a plague-ridden world.

But the shifting tides of trust and mistrust among the Wraith and between the Lanteans and their tentative allies threatens to jeopardise the entire mission – and the nascent alliance between the Wraith and Atlantis.

This 40,000 word novella is set after the STARGATE ATLANTIS Legacy series.

AN OCTET OF VAMPIRES: Amazon / B&N Only $2.99 in digital.

An Octet of Vampires, part of the Box-Set Collection from Crossroad Press, is an omnibus of eight horror novels with a vampire theme. This collection includes classic novels, such as The Light at the End, and voices new to the horror genre. Clocking in at 800K total words, An Octet of Vampires will provide hours of entertainment for fans of the undead.

Included in this collection:

BLOOD KIN by Ronald Kelly
BLOOD PATERNAL by Janet Joyce Holden
CHILD OF THE NIGHT by Nancy Kilpatrick
UNHOLY WAR: THE GATHERING STORM by Matt R. Jones
AFTERAGE by Yvonne Navarro
LESS THAN HUMAN by Gary Raisor
THE LIGHT AT THE END by John Skipp & Craig Spector
THIS IS MY BLOOD by David Niall Wilson

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.