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!

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.

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

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…

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.

FOUR HOLIDAY eBOOK BUNDLES – Save up to $250! 74 Books!

FOUR HOLIDAY eBOOK BUNDLES – Save up to $250! 74 Books!

Crossroad Press is happy to announce  that Four Holiday eBook Bundles have been released.  There are more than 70 books across the four titles with a possible savings of more than $250! 

If you have friends who read SF/F – Horrror – or Mysteries, pass the links along.  Spread the word far and wide!  Visit our site and sign up for our e-mail Newsletter (infrequent and as little bother as we can make it) to stay abreast of new deals!

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REALMS OF WONDER – Fourteen novels of SF/F – each the first in an ongoing series. This is a savings of nearly $50 off the retail value on these books, an a great way to discover new and classic series novels from Crossroad Press:  Buy at Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Crossroad Press

Titles included in this collection: The Birth of the Dread Remora – by Aaron Rosenberg – Book I of The Tales of the Scattered Earth / The Parting – by David Niall Wilson – Book I of the Novels of the O.C.L.T. / Haydn of Mars – By Al Sarrantonio – Book I of The Masters of Mars Trilogy / City of Iron – By Chet Williamson – Book I of The Searchers Series / Exile – By Al Sarrantonio – Book One of The Five Worlds Trilogy / Blood River Down – By Charles L. Grant – Book I of The Quest for the White Duck Trilogy / A Malady of Magicks – By Craig Shaw Gardner – Book I of The Ebenezum Series / Symphony – By Charles L. Grant – Book I of The Millennium Quartet / Lost Things – By Melissa Scott & Jo Graham – Book I of The Order of the Air / The Phoenix Bells – By Kathryn Ptacek – Book I of The Land of Ten Thousand Willows / Heart of a Dragon – By David Niall Wilson – Book I of The DeChance Chronicles / No Small Bills – By Aaron Rosenberg – Book I of The Adventures of DuckBob / Five-Twelfths of Heaven – By Melissa Scott – Book I of The Roads of Heaven Trilogy / The Quest of the Thirteen – By John DeFilippis – Book I of The Medallion of Mavinor Series

A MURDER OF MYSTERIES – Featuring twenty novels of mystery and suspense by various award-winning and bestselling authors. For $2.99, you’re getting twenty novels, each the first book in a continuing series, containing almost 1.5 million words in total, and a savings of more than $70.  Buy at Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Crossroad Press

Titles included in this collection: Too Late to Die – by Bill Crider – Book 1 of the Dan Rhodes Mysteries / Death is a Cabaret – by Deborah Morgan – Book 1 of the Antique Lover’s Mysteries / P. B. – by Dave Pedneau – Book 1 of the Whit Pynchon Mysteries / Switch – by William Bayer – Book 1 of the Janek Series / Blood Moon – by Ed Gorman – Book 1 of the Robert Payne Mystery Series / The Turner Journals – by Robert J. Randisi – Book 1 of the Detective McQueen Series / The Hanged Man – by T.J. MacGregor – Book 1 of the Mira Morales Series / Pink Vodka Blues – by Neal Barrett, Jr. – Book 1 of the Blues Series / Dead on the Island – by Bill Crider – Book 1 of the Truman Smith Mysteries / A Hard Day’s Death – by Raymond Benson – Book 1 of the Spike Berenger Rock ‘N’ Roll Mysteries / Prophecy Rock – by Rob MacGregor – Book 1 of the Will Lansa Mysteries / The Changing – by T.M. Wright – Book 1 of the Biergarten Series / A Minor Case of Murder – by Jeff Markowitz – Book 1 of the Cassie O’Malley Mysteries / Sins of the Flash – by David Niall Wilson / Case File – by Bill Pronzini – part of the Bill Pronzini Mystery Collection / Rough Cut – by Ed Gorman – Book 1 of the Jack Dwyer Mystery Series / Murder, Sometimes – by Patricia Lee Macomber – Book 1 of the Jason Callahan Mysteries / Tango Key – by T.J. MacGregor – Book 1 of the Tango Key Mysteries / One Dead Dean – by Bill Crider – Book 1 of the Carl Burns Mysteries / Tangier – by William Bayer – Book 1 of the Foreign Detective Series

A HAUNTING OF HORRORS – Featuring twenty novels of horror and the occult by various award-winning and bestselling authors. For $2.99, you’re getting twenty novels containing over two million words in total, and a savings of more than $70. Buy at Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Crossroad Press

Titles included in this collection: Horrorween – Al Sarrantonio – Book 1 of the Orangefield Series / It’s Loose – B.W. Battin / Ash Wednesday – Chet Williamson / The Kill Riff – David J. Schow / Wire Mesh Mothers – Elizabeth Massie / The Beast That Was Max – Gerard Houarner – Book 1 of the Resurrection Cycle / The Evil – Hugh B. Cave – Book 1 of the Evil Trilogy / Blood of the Impaler – Jeffrey Sackett / The Fury – John Farris – Book 1 of the Fury Series /’ The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector / Lake Monsters – Joseph A. Citro / Prodigal – Melanie Tem / AfterAge – Yvonne Navarro / Ancient Eyes – David Niall Wilson / Child of the Night – Nancy Kilpatrick – Book 1 in the Power of the Blood world / The Dark’Un – Ronald Kelly / Gnelfs – Sidney Williams / Excavation – Steve Rasnic Tem / Thunder Rise – G. Wayne Miller – Book 1 of the Thunder Rise Trilogy / Hexes – Tom Piccirilli

A HAUNTING OF HORRORS Volume 2 – Featuring twenty novels of horror and the occult by various award-winning and bestselling authors. For $2.99, you’re getting twenty novels containing over two million words in total, and a savings of more than $70.  Buy at Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Crossroad Press

Titles included in this collection: The Convulsion Factory – Brian Hodge / Dust of Eden – Thomas Sullivan / The Weird Ones – Steve Vernon / Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors – Weston Ochse & David Whitman / Blood Samples – Jay Bonansinga / Untcigahunk: The Complete Little Brothers – Rick Hautala / Kiss Me Like You Love Me – Wednesday Lee Friday / Red Dreams – Dennis Etchison / The Shadows, Kith & Kin – Joe R. Lansdale / Tryptych – Jack Ketchum / The Forbidden Zone – Whitley Strieber / The Last Call of Mourning – Charles L. Grant / Shadoweyes – Kathryn Ptacek / With Wounds Still Wet – Wayne Allen Sallee / Black Leather Required – David J. Schow / Defining Moments – David Niall Wilson / Delightful Agony – David Whitman / Less Than Human – Gary Raisor / Dark Ride – Michael Laimo / The Nightmare Frontier – Stephen Mark Rainey