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 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.
The second of our series of holiday bundles, A Murder of Mysteries features 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 if each title was purchased separately. This bundle is only available for a limited time, so purchase your copy before it’s gone.
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 A. 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