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

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.

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