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!

 

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.

Crossroad Press Bestsellers for Nook!

Crossroad Press Bestsellers for Nook!

Cozy Mystery Storybundle Curated by Patricia Lee Macomber

Cozy Mystery Storybundle Curated by Patricia Lee Macomber

All Covers LargeCrossroad Press’ own PATRICIA LEE MACOMBER will be curating a storybundle of COZY MYSTERY titles for Storybundle.com starting today.  These storybundles are a great way to discover new books and authors at a very reasonable price, while also supporting some worthwhile charities.  What follows is the actual blog post that will appear at Storybundle.com – I couldn’t say it better – starting with a note from Patricia Lee Macomber:

I can think of no better cure for the winter blues than curling up with a good book. In that vein, here are fourteen great books by nine great authors. This Cozy Mystery Bundle offers a variety of books to appeal to a broad range of readers, each of them hand-picked by me. And as always, you decide the price you pay. And please keep in mind that a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.

Here there are happy characters and dark, humor and suspense. You can get a good dose of ah-ha moments and a few prickles of fear. The bundle includes my own book, Murder, Sometimes, the first book in the Jason Callahan supernatural mystery series. It also includes books by perennial favorites, Bill Crider and Ed Gorman, as well as some new and rising stars. There are two boxed sets included in this bundle, as well, bringing the total number of books to fourteen.

This bundle only runs for three weeks, so you’d better get ’em while they’re hot. There is no better way to give the gift of reading to your friends, too. The first five books are available for the nominal price of $5 (or more if you’re in a charitable mood) and for $14 (or more if you’re in a charitable mood) you will receive the four bonus books. – Patricia Lee Macomber

The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

  • A Minor Case of Murder by Jeff Markowitz
  • Deadly Blessings by Julie Hyzy
  • The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones
  • Lexy Baker Cozy Mysteries Boxed Set 1-4 by Leighann Dobbs
  • Murder, Sometimes by Patricia Lee Macomber

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $14, you’ll get another four books:

  • One Dead Dean by Bill Crider
  • The McKinleys Mystery Series Boxed Set 1-3 by Carolyn Arnold
  • New Improved Murder by Ed Gorman
  • Death is a Cabaret by Deborah Morgan

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. We’re currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you’re you’re getting fourteen total books (which includes two boxed sets)!

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, Like us on Facebook, and Plus us on Google Plus. For press inquiries, please email press@storybundle.com.

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

Edge of Justice – The Frank Powell Series Now in Audio

Edge of Justice – The Frank Powell Series Now in Audio

By Roger Dale Trexler
Narrated by George Kuch
Availalbe in digital audio from Audible.com

Prequel to The Cold Minute

Frank Powell wasn’t always Chicago’s finest detective. Before him, his father, Richard Powell, ruled the streets. Back then, Frank was a rebellious teenager, hanging out with the wrong people and doing the wrong things. One of those people was Guy Rodriguez, leader of the meanest street gang in Chicago… and Frank was falling in love with his girl.

Richard Powell had enough problems of his own. A vicious killer known to the press as The Cannibal was chopping up young women. Having to deal with a drunken teenager was the last thing he needed. But, when a young man named Tommy VanOtten is arrested for the crimes, things take an interesting twist. His lawyer, Robert Sinclair, had a secret of his own. He was The Cannibal and, by a strange twist of fate, he was given the job of representing the innocent young man accused of his crime.

Soon, father and son would come to an understanding… but it would be too late for either of them. For the wheels of destinies would bring the paths of two murderers together. Blood would be shed and the Powells were caught in the middle. Death would follow.

Fourth of July SALE – .99 Selected eBooks! 20% off Print

Fourth of July SALE – .99 Selected eBooks! 20% off Print

In honor of the Fourth of July, Crossroad Press is happy to offer a number of titles for only .99 – this is a limited time offer.  These books will be available in digital from Kobo.com / Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble … links to each are below.  In addition, we are offering 20% off the cover price of any print book through the Crossroad Press Online Store.  Just use the code : 4THOFJULY at checkout.  This offer is good from 3-July through 12-July 2014. You can browse the Print Editions we offer by visiting our Online Store and browsing the Print Editions category on the left side of the main page.

PieGuyCoverwebAmerican Pies – Baking With Dave the Pie Guy – by David Niall Wilson (Featuring the 4th of July Friendly AMERICAN PIE recipe) – There was a time when pie was more important. Fat, fruit-stuffed confections lined the booths at state and county fairs, cooled in the windows of kitchens across the world, sprouted blackbirds in nursery rhymes and rose to iconic glory as a symbol of goodness and patriotism. That was then. Pies, as so many other things, have been in a slump for quite a while. This book – American Pies – is one man’s attempt to restore them to their former glory, at least for his family. amazonbutton kobobutton bandnbutton

love lost coverwebLove Lost – by Patricia Lee Macomber – Amanda Stevens hasn’t had an easy life. Her parents are both dead. The only man she ever loved died before their wedding. She works a mundane job, lives in her childhood home, and hasn’t gone to a party since shoulder pads were in style. But all that is about to change. A single act of selflessness drives her out in her father’s old boat, late at night and in the middle of a storm. She’s on her way to rescue someone but when she lands in the past, she finds a new life, a new love, a new Amanda. The only problem is that she can’t stay, he can’t go, and if the war has anything to say about it, the island they’re marooned on will be wiped off the map. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

JBCompanionCoverwebThe James Bond Companion – By Raymond Benson – New digital edition of the classic 1980s Reference! The James Bond Bedside Companion was originally published in America in 1984. A second edition came out in 1986, and then an updated version was issued in both the U.S. and U.K. in 1988. The book went out of print in the early 1990s. Since then, the various editions have sold for big bucks on eBay and other resale outlets. In 2001, a firm produced an e-book and print-on-demand version of the book. The problem with that one was that none of the original plates existed. A facsimile had to be created from a scan of a copy of the book. At the time, scanner software wasn’t what it is today, so there were numerous, and sometimes laughable, errors in the text. For example, a word like “burns” was misread by the scanner as “bums!” (“Bond suffered multiple bums…”) Now, not quite thirty years after its original publication, comes a new and improved e-book, audiobook, and print edition of what many 007 fans have called, the author is humbled to say, a “Bond Bible.” Since its first appearance, numerous authors have published books on the James Bond phenomenon, mostly dealing with the films. In 1984, however, there wasn’t much out there that also dealt with the life of Ian Fleming and his novels. My book filled that gap for a time. bandnbutton  kobobutton

AliensCoverwebAliens in the Backyard – by Trish & Rob MacGregor – UFO Encounters, Abductions, & Synchronicity – In the early morning hours of March 28, 2011, Charles and Helene Fontaine experienced something that shattered their beliefs about the nature of reality. One evening in 1981, Connie J Cannon was on I-75 with her young son, en route to their new home in Florida, when they suddenly found themselves on a military base, with a man in uniform holding a gun to her head as three Grays stood nearby. In 1979, Diane Fine was on her way from upstate New York to Vermont to see an obstetrics specialist for her high risk pregnancy, and experienced two hours of missing time. When she was finally examined at the clinic, she was told wasn’t pregnant. In 1970, pilot Bruce Gernon was chased by something through the Bermuda Triangle and he has been talking about it ever since – to UFO Hunters, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the History Channel, the Sci-Fi channel, and all their foreign counterparts. These individuals have never met. But they share something significant. In 2003, a Roper Organization survey revealed that 33 million Americans may be abductees. Aliens in the Backyard is their story. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

Miraculous Journey webMiraculous Journey – by Anne & Whitley Strieber – Is death really the end? Why do we fear death? As Anne Strieber faces this inevitable transition, she and her husband Whitley explore the deep meaning of this journey, and find in it a richness of meaning that is largely ignored by a society obsessed with avoiding death at all costs. In 2004, Anne Strieber had a brain hemorrhage that led, most recently, to a brain tumor that is of a type that is generally fatal. So now, after a long struggle, she faces death. Instead of turning away from it, Anne explores the miracle of life and the mystery that death represents. Is it an annihilating end, or a journey into a new kind of freedom? Whitley and Anne Strieber explore this question from the perspective of the love that illuminates their long marriage, and find that, in facing death, it is possible to find the true miracle of why we live our lives in the first place. Life is the miraculous journey, death at once an end and a joyous new beginning. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

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Mafia Secret – by Angie Derek – Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her. Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

Dead on the IslandwebDead on the Island – by Bill Crider – A Truman Smith Mystery – PI Truman Smith has become a loner after failing to find his sister Jan during a recent search of Galveston Island. He jogs on the Seawall, plays with his cat, and reads lots of Faulkner books. He is pulled from his self-imposed retirement when his old high school football buddy Dino asks him to find a young girl named Sharon. As Tru begins his investigation, dead bodies begin to appear and Tru himself is attacked. His search for Sharon takes him to all sorts of interesting places on and near the Island. Bill Crider spins a good mystery tale in a wonderful setting with interesting characters and enough plot twists to keep readers guessing until the last few chapters. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

The OnewebGrant Me Timely Grace – By Timothy J. Woods – Washington, D.C., June 1863. It is the week before Gettysburg, and the nation’s fate hangs in the balance. A Union officer was not court-martialed after disobeying a direct order during battle. Why? Major Russell Johns is being played by puppet-master, Gerard Chantier. Transplanted New Orleans businessman and toast of the town. Chantier hosts the city’s most lavish entertainments attended by members of Lincoln’s cabinet and Washington’s elite. Little do they know Gerard is coordinating an attack with Confederate general JEB Stuart’s cavalry to take over the city, kidnap Lincoln and bring victory to the South.  When Russell’s probing brings him in contact with Chantier’s daughter, Thérèse, he has to face his most difficult moral choice: manipulating her to get to her father or honoring the one thing that has sustained him through years of battle and loss—his own integrity. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

APBCoverwebA. P. B. by Dave Pedneau – A Whit Pynchon Mystery – Special investigator Whit Pynchon and crime reporter Annie Tyson-Tyree race against time to find the psychotic killer who is murdering the wives and girlfriends of all the cops in the small West Virginia town of Millbrook. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

 

HawkMoonwebHawk Moon – By Rob MacGregor – Young Adult – Now that he’s back in Aspen, Colorado, Will Lansa feels like an outsider after spending the summer with his father on the Hopi reservation in Arizona. He breaks up with his girlfriend Myra, and then becomes the last person known to have seen her alive. When a missing knife is discovered with blood on the blade and traces of a drug on the handle, Will is suspected of committing the murder. His only allies are a computer hacker and a Hopi spirit who visits Will in his dreams. Haunted by visions of Myra’s death, Will won’t rest until he proves his innocence and finds Myra’s murderer. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

MidnightEyeswebMidnight Eyes – by Sidney Williams – Men are being lured to agonizing deaths in the small Louisiana city of Aimsley. Brutalized bodies are displayed on the riverbank and in little-travelled bayou country, and a mysterious dark-eyed beauty may be connected. It’s a case with tremendous human suffering and a challenging political labyrinth for Sheriff Ty Hood. It means calling on the last person he wants to for help—his son. Former FBI agent Wayland Hood is a brilliant criminologist and writer. He’s immersed in a project to unravel the mysteries inside the minds of four of America’s most heinous serial killers. Only unresolved issues with his father can draw him into the dark quest for buried secrets that fuel modern bloodshed. As father and son clash with each other and with television reporter Jemy Reardon who has her own goals and theories, the body count increases. Only a terrifying excursion into the darkest heart of midnight can bring the nightmare to an end. amazonbutton bandnbutton kobobutton

PcGeewebPerilous Pink PcGee – by Katie Mary Wilson & David Niall Wilson – The REAL Pink PcGee lives on Katie’s desk.  He’s a stuffed pig that came to live with her one Valentine’s day.  She also has the Arrrrbor seal, but she’s still looking for Flounder.  This is a tale of pirates and gold, dreams and magic.  She wrote it with help from her Daddy, who loves Pink PcGee almost as much as he does her… bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

 

bornagainwebBorn Again – by Hans Holzer – From the Hans Holzer Digital Collection – his famed work on Reincarnation. -Authenticated case histories of “ordinary” Americans who have lived before: -Pamela Wollenberg, a twenty-year-old girl from Harvey, Illinois, in a previous incarnation the daughter of a Scottish nobleman, killed herself in a leap from the tower of her castle. -Ruth MacGuire, who now lives a peaceful life in an abandoned Inn in Connecticut, found memories under hypnosis of earlier lives as a Puritan girl dying of consumption before reaching America, and as a British officer’s wife, raped in a bloody Hindu uprising in India. -June Volpe was a belle of Atlanta before the Civil War and, as Elizabeth Simms, was killed by her son on a new plantation in Florida. She now lives the quiet life of a Pennsylvania housewife. These are just a few of those who have been… Born Again. bandnbutton kobobutton amazonbutton

Crossroad Press – New Titles for February!

Crossroad Press – New Titles for February!

February has been a busy month for us so far.  Check out the new books below.  You can find all new titles at Crossroad Press / Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble.com – I’ve listed these links here, rather than linking every title separately.

Miraculous Journey – by Anne & Whitley Strieber

Since she had a brain hemorrhage in 2004, Anne Strieber, the wife of famed writer Whitley Strieber, has lived a life of miracles, and in this book Anne and Whitley share their stories of her near death experience, her miraculous recovery and the life of miracles that has followed. Now, Anne faces an even greater challenge, a brain tumor. Excellent care and a holistic, joyous approach to the challenge has given her a real chance against what is usually a devastating disease. The Striebers, who have been happily married for 42 years, bring the wisdom and the love of their long marriage to their new challenge, and find that, in adversity like this, it is possible to find the true miracle of why we live our lives in the first place. Life is the miraculous journey, death at once an end and a joyous new beginning. For anyone facing serious illness, or just wondering how to cope when they enter this inevitable stage of life, the Miraculous Journey offers wisdom and support, and for those dealing with strokes and brain tumors, it is full of treatment insights, valuable knowledge and comfort.

Transformation – By Whitley Strieber

The author of Communion has seen a new vision of this magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive universe through the shattering effects of an assault from the unknown. The visitors are sweeping up from where they are buried under layers of denial and false assurance to say: There is something more to us and our universe.

Breakthrough by Whitley Strieber

In his worldwide bestseller Communion, Whitley Strieber told of his remarkable encounters with alien beings, and convinced millions of us that we are not alone. But that was just the beginning of his incredible true-life odyssey.

Since then Strieber has been led by the visitors on an astounding journey of revelation, and with their inspiration, has discovered a passageway to profound personal insight. He has seen them enter the lives of others and witnessed the extraordinary effects of their presence. And he has received their vast wisdom about the wonder of life and the rich, almost totally unexplored experience we call death.

Powerfully moving and stunning in its implications, Breakthrough gives us a truly illuminating look at these mysterious, yet prescient, agents of change and reveals their inspiring message of hope for our chaotic and troubled world.

The Secret of Orenda – By Whitley Strieber

Orenda: Feel the Magic

Deep in the forest there lives the world’s greatest and most beautiful secret. Known only to a few initiates, the people of Orenda continue the ancient ways of magic from mankind’s lost past. But even the wildest places are under threat, and this ancient tribe, who know nothing of the modern world, are discovered—and become a sensation.

Must their magic die, absorbed in the hectic modern world? Lawyer Mary Russell says no. Chief Charles Hay says no. Worldwalker Jim Hyam says no.

But the world says yes. And the world comes, in planes, in SUVs, in off-road vehicles, with cameras, forms to fill out, laws to follow and guns to make sure.

Who will win? Feel the magic.

N.D.E. (Near Death Experience) The Lazarus Initiative – By Steven Savile and David Sakmyster

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…

“With NDE, Sakmyster and Savile trek across a dark line into very strange country. Equal parts smart and chilling, this is a powerful and important novel.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of EXTINCTION MACHINE and FIRE & ASH

“A wild and gripping ride through the afterlife, virtual realities, real world horrors and everything in between, NDE reminded me of Neil Gaimain’s American Gods wrung through The Matrix.” –Stel Pavlou, author of DECIPHER and GENE

 The Dawning by Hugh B. Cave

In the all-too-immediate future, the day has finally come when crime, drugs, and pollution have made the cities of the world virtually uninhabitable. Gangs roam the streets at will, the police have nearly surrendered, and the air and water are slowly killing the residents who remain. But one small group of survivors has decided to escape the madness. Packing what they can carry, they head off to what they hope will be the unspoiled wilderness of northern Canada, intent on making a new start, a new life. But nature isn’t that forgiving. For far too long mankind has destroyed the planet, ravaging the landscape and slaughtering the animals. At long last, nature has had enough. Now the Earth is ready to fight back, to rid itself of its abusers. A new day has come. But will anyone survive…

Disciples of Dread by Hugh B. Cave

The lush island of Jamaica is a wonderful vacation spot — but Mark Donner’s not on vacation. He’s running for his life from the Disciples of Dread, an international terrorist organization whose leader wants to use Mark to trap his psychically gifted twin brother, Vincent, an American espionage agent.

Concealed on Jamaica, Mark should be safe but the island holds dangers he cannot imagine. Somehow Mark has attracted an enemy far more deadly than the terrorists. Obeah magic — dark, evil magic — is used against him in supernatural attacks that grow ever stronger.

Running out of time, stalked by human killers and things unknown, Mark Donner must tap his hidden psychic talents to save himself — and the woman he loves.

Curtains of Blood by Robert Randisi

London, 1888. A knife flashes in the fog. A madman has begun the most notorious and shocking series of murders in history. With each new discovery of a woman’s mutilated body, the citywide panic grows. The police seem unable to stop the killer, even when he taunts them with letters. Letters signed…Jack the Ripper.

In another part of London, the reign of terror has touched a young writer and theater manager named Bram Stoker. The police have closed his theater’s production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and suspect its star of being Jack the Ripper. His livelihood endangered, Stoker sets out on his own to find the real killer. But Jack wants just as badly to find Stoker. When the madman and the author meet face to face, a new chapter will be written in the annals of horror.

The Black Mariah by Jay Bonansinga

Tearing through the Tennessee night with their gasoline tank near empty, two hardened truck drivers are pursued by an immortal curse that announces itself on their CB radio and threatens to strike furiously if they stop their wheels.

Murder Most Fowl – A Dan Rhodes Mystery by Bill Crider

Following Booked for a Hanging, Anthony Award-winner Bill Crider brings back his amiable, computer-phobic sheriff Dan Rhodes to investigate a murder that may or may not be related to a recent wave of emu-rustling. For an officer of the law, Blacklin County, Texas, used to be pretty peaceful, but now, what with the emu-rustling, cockfights, and protests at the new Wal-Mart store — not to mention murder — Sheriff Dan Rhodes has his hands full. Hit hard by the collapse of his little hardware store, Elijah (“Lige”) Ward has taken to chaining himself to the Wal-Mart doors and generally making a nuisance of himself. And when Lige’s dead body turns up, floating down a river in a portable toilet, Rhodes finds he has quite a case to investigate. What was the connection between Lige and chickens? Lige and the Palm Club? And was he involved in the area’s emu thefts? It seems that raising emus (“taste like steak, not chicken”) is a booming business, so much so that emu (“calmer than ostriches and more resistant to disease”) are being stolen left, right, and center by would-be emu ranchers with little respect for the law. From theft to murder, the local crime spree seems unstoppable. But with a little help from the computer foisted on him by aging deputies Hack and Lawton, plus some good old-fashioned detective work, Rhodes just may be able to straighten out his county.

Winning Can be Murder – A Dan Rhodes Mystery by Bill Crider

It’s been a while since Sheriff Dan Rhodes’s football days, but things haven’t really changed, at least not with state playoffs coming up and excitement for the local high school team heating up to a fever pitch. But then coach Brady Meredith is found shot to death in his car, and his murder leads to troublesome rumors concerning illegal betting, black market steroids and the sheriff’s old nemesis, a biker named Rapper, who has reappeared in Blacklin County. Too many coincidences for Rhodes’s comfort. Especially when another corpse makes it a second down for a killer determined to lead Sheriff Rhodes into a game of sudden death.

A Stabbing for Sadie by Wednesday Lee Friday

A sometimes terrifying, often intriguing, and always thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Sadie, a victim of child abuse, drugs, and the vagaries of fate as she sinks into mental illness and battles her own special kind of demons. A Stabbing for Sadie is a wonderful journey through the twisted mind of a casualty of abuse, who lives with her own monsters, and fights to survive every day. It delves into notions and nightmares that haunt this strong and sometimes funny woman as she copes with false accusations and true horrors. This is a riveting, edge-of-your-seat thriller as told from the other side. A Stabbing for Sadie will leave you breathless, wondering what you would do, and wondering what’s on the mind of the person standing next to you…

Skull County, U.S.A. by Charles Colley

SKULL COUNTY, USA tells the story of a U.S. President, about fifteen years from today, chased by killers, running for his life in a blizzard, across Grand Mesa in western Colorado, the biggest flat-topped volcanic mountain in the world.

In only two days, at 5 PM on Monday, Congress will vote, per his demand, to kill all trade with China, ending, he hopes, the ten year Depression that is an outgrowth of the political and economic woes that we face today.

As bullets fly, as the snow begins to rage, a former Army nurse, still healing from the Afghanistan War, leads her band of lady elk hunters on their version of “girls night out” Colorado style, into a complex plot involving Chinese and American gunmen, $10 million in cash and the fate of America’s and the world’s economic survival, as they save the President, rushing toward safety and that monumental Monday vote.

The Crusade Against Darkness by John Defilippis

This third volume of the epic fantasy series, “The Medallion of Mavinor,” picks up where “The Birth of Malgyron” left off. Now that Cidivus has come to rule and the Age of Darkness has officially begun, everything is going perfectly according to plan for the Evil One. For even as a rival kingdom falls to the evil that has arisen, conditions in Mavinor quickly deteriorate under the new regime. The few heroes who managed to survive the onset of darkness are forced to come together and somehow figure out how they can restore light to the world. But the more they learn, the more they realize it may already be too late. All seems lost when one of their best men abandons the cause, but as other unlikely heroes begin to emerge and dissension grows among the ranks of evil, a ray of hope begins to shine in the darkness. When the forces of good finally mobilize in an attempt to reclaim Mavinor, they realize that they cannot afford to fail in their crusade or the world as they once knew it will be gone forever.

Hostile Takeovers By Michael A. Black

Something’s happening in the underworld of Cook County. Tensions are rising between two rival drug lords, and the streets are their battleground. Sergeant Frank Leal and his former partner, Olivia “Ollie” Hart, get involved when one of their informants turns up dead with his ear cut off. When one drug lord decides its time to eliminate the competition completely, the takeover becomes very hostile indeed. As blood flows in the gutter and retaliation rules the day, Leal and Hart have to stop two criminal armies before they meet in an all-out war with the innocents caught in between.

Mama Fish by Rio Youers

Technology is a 21st Century god. It’s a monster.

And the old ghosts stir…

Business brings Patrick Beauchamp to Harlequin, MA. The town he grew up in. It is his first time back for twenty years. Harlequin has changed, but even so … the old ghosts stir.

The secret—such a terrible secret—still lives in his heart. It is here, in Harlequin. She is here.

Patrick will never forget Mama Fish.

Harlequin High, 1986. Kelvin Fish was the oddball, the weird kid that no one would talk to. Except for Patrick, who was determined to learn more about this strange child, and to befriend him. But Patrick would get more than he bargained for…

Mama Fish is a story about the paths we choose … about the changes in society, and in ourselves. It is told through the eyes of Patrick Beauchamp, a loving family man who, at his heart, is troubled by much darkness … a man quite literally caught between the ghost and the machine.

Uncle Adolph by Jeffrey Sackett

It is December of 1927, the dead of winter in Linz, Austria. Geli Raubal is almost nineteen years old, and she feels that life is passing her by. She lives an unpleasant existence with her stuffy, provincial mother and her insufferable, oh-so-proper younger sister in a backwater town in what she regards as the middle of nowhere. Thus she is overjoyed when her mother receives an invitation to come to Munich, Germany, to act as housekeeper for her bachelor brother. Geli’s uncle is a man some twenty years older than she is, a man who is becoming increasingly important in the politics of Weimar Germany, a man who inspires both devotion in his followers as well as hatred in his enemies, a charismatic man whose piercing blue eyes and towering oratory can both mesmerize and horrify. Her uncle is Adolf Hitler.

In Munich, and at her uncle’s alpine villa on the Obersalzberg above Berchtesgaden, Geli becomes acquainted with his strange circle of friends: Joseph Goebbels, an idolater who found God in Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goering, a World War One air hero who led the Richthofen squadron after the Red Baron’s death, and is now Hitler’s ruthless right-hand man; Heinrich Himmler, a quiet, subdued, reptilian man whose calm exterior masks as an inner demon; Ernst Röhm, leader of the S.A., the Brown Shirts, the private army of the Nazi Party; Rudolf Hess, a slavish devotee of the Führer to whom Hitler dictated Mein Kampf while in prison: and many others.

In the bloody politics of Weimer Germany, with Nazis and Communists murdering each other on the streets as the democratic parties stand by and watch in impotent dread, all political groups prepare as best they can for whatever contingencies may arise. But the one thing that no one could anticipate, neither red nor rightist nor republican, is that Adolf Hitler and his niece Geli Raubal would fall hopelessly in love.

This novel tells the true story of the strange love affair between Geli and her Uncle Adolf, an affair that began in 1927 and ended in heart-rending tragedy in 1931.

Crossroad Press Best Sellers Lists SEP 2012 – SEP 2013

Crossroad Press Best Sellers Lists SEP 2012 – SEP 2013

I like to look back over the year and see how things have gone, where, and why.  In doing this, I would be seriously remiss in not making note of the many creative talents who have made it all possible.  With that in mind, I present, the Best Selling Crossroad Press titles from September 2012 to September 2013 – The Top 25 in eBook, Audiobook, and Print – as well as the top ten for each  in Horror / Mystery-Thriller / Science Fiction & Fantasy – I could have broken it down farther, but I think this gives a good over-all picture.  I will also post the top ten lists in their respective Imprint sites as we are moving forward into 2014 with all of our new imprints live and posting regularly… Welcome to the new year!

Top Twenty-five eBook Titles

The Man – Irving Wallace
The Books of Blood, Vol 1 – Clive Barker
Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
The Man in the Window – C. Dennis Moore
Fins – Ashley Knight
The Second Lady – Irving Wallace
Fathom – Ashley Knight
The James Bond Bedside Companion – Raymond Benson
Ladies’ Night – Jack Ketchum
The Woman – Jack Ketchum
Forever – Ashley Knight
The Parting- David Niall Wilson
The Seventh Secret – Irving Wallace
Stranglehold – Jack Ketchum
Too Late to Die – Bill Crider
Hexes – Tom Piccirilli
The Books of Blood, Vol. 4 – Clive Barker
Lake Monsters – Joseph A. Citro
On the Strength of Wings – Marthayn Peligrimas
Velvet Dogma – Weston Ochse
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
SGA-20: Secrets – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Harlot’s Moon – Ed Gorman
Top Ten Horror eBooks

The Books of Blood Volume 1 – Clive Barker
The Man in the Window – C. Dennis Moore
Ladies’ Night – Jack Ketchum
The Woman – Jack Ketchum
Stranglehold – Jack Ketchum
Hexes – Tom Piccirilli
The Books of Blood, Vol. 4 – Clive Barker
Lake Monsters – Joseph A. Citro
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
The Books of Blood, Volume 2 – Clive Barker

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller e-Books

The Man – Irving Wallace
The Second Lady – Irving Wallace
The Seventh Secret – Irving Wallace
Too Late to Die – Bill Crider
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
Harlot’s Moon – Ed Gorman
Small Felonies – Bill Pronzini
D.O.A. – Dave Pedneau
The Weedless Widow – Deborah Morgan
Bohemian Heart – James Dalessandro

Top Ten Science Fiction / Fantasy eBooks

Fins – Ashley Knight
Fathom – Ashley Knight
Forever – Ashley Knight
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
SGA-16 Homecoming – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
SGA-20 – Secrets – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
SGA-21 – Inheritors – Melissa Scott, Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
SGA-17 – The Lost – Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
SGA-18 – Allegiance – Jo Graham & Amy Griswold
Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold

Top 25 Audiobooks of 2013

The Books of Blood, Volume 1- Clive Barker
Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
Confessions of a D-List Supervillain (Unabridged) – Jim Bernheimer
The Hellbound Heart: Abridged Edition – Clive Barker
The Books of Blood, Vol 2 – Clive Barker
The Black Stiletto – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Black & White – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes – Raymond Benson
Dark Dixie – Ronald Kelly
Lyncanthropos – Jeffrey Sackett
The Hellbound Heart (Unabridged) – Clive Barker
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus – Clive
Barker
The James Bond Bedside Companion – Raymond Benson
The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel – Sam Torode
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
Lost Things: The Order of the Air – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Save My Soul: A Paranormal Romance: Preternaturals, Book Two – Zoe Winters
Blaze of Glory – Weston Ochse
Midnight Eyes – Sidney Williams
The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector
Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1 – Zoe Winters
Kin – Kealan Patrick Burke
The Hereafter Gang – Neal Barrett Jr.
Sleep Disorder – Jack Ketchum

Top Ten Horror Audiobooks

The Books of Blood, Volume 1- Clive Barker
The Hellbound Heart: Abridged Edition – Clive Barker
The Books of Blood, Vol 2 – Clive Barker
Dark Dixie – Ronald Kelly
Lyncanthropos – Jeffrey Sackett
The Hellbound Heart (Unabridged) – Clive Barker
Midnight Eyes – Sidney Williams
The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector
Kin – Kealan Patrick Burke
Sleep Disorder – Jack Ketchum

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller  Audiobooks

The Black Stiletto – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Black & White – Raymond Benson
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes – Raymond Benson
The Fan Club – Irving Wallace
The Prize – Irving Wallace
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder – Jeff Markowitz
The Man – Irving Wallace
Graveyard Plots – Bill Pronzini
A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
Blood Moon – Ed Gorman

Top Ten Sci-Fi / Fantasy Audiobooks

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain (Unabridged) – Jim Bernheimer
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus – Clive
Barker
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham
The Parting – David Niall Wilson
Lost Things: The Order of the Air – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Save My Soul: A Paranormal Romance: Preternaturals, Book Two – Zoe Winters
Blood Lust: The Preternaturals, Book 1 – Zoe Winters
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
Fins – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker & The House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman

Top Twenty-five Print Editions

Aliens in the Backyard – Trish & Rob MacGregor
Vermont’s Haunts – Joseph A. Citro
10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Child’s Teacher Diana Grycan
Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Fins – Book I of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Not Yet Dead – Joseph A. Citro
The Horror… The Horror: An Autobiography – Rick Hautala
A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
Steel Blues – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Forever – Book III of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
City of Knives – William Bayer
The Monarchs – Stephen Mark Rainey
The Quest of the Thirteen – John DeFilippis
Fathom – Book II of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman
Ask the Dice – Ed Lynskey
London Macabre – Steven Savile
Artifact of Evil – Raymond Benson
Blood Diamonds – Ed Lynskey
The Case of the Claw – Keith R. A. DeCandido
The Holy Terror – Wayne Allen Sallee
The Ravens of Falkenau – Jo Graham
Nightjack – Tom Piccirilli
Dragon Island – Shane Berryhill
Years Without Hope – Werner I. Juretzko

Top Ten Horror Print Editions

Vermont’s Haunts – Joseph A. Citro
Not Yet Dead – Joseph A. Citro
The Monarchs – Stephen Mark Rainey
London Macabre – Steven Savile
The Holy Terror – Wayne Allen Sallee
Nightjack – Tom Piccirilli
Crescent Lake – Dave Sakmyster
Nevermore – David Niall Wilson
Incursion – Aaron Rosenberg
Heart of a Dragon – David Niall Wilson

Top Ten Mystery / Thriller Print Editions

A Minor Case of Murder – Jeff Marcowitz
City of Knives – William Bayer
Ask the Dice – Ed Lynskey
Artifact of Evil – Raymond Benson
Blood Diamonds – Ed Lynskey
Crescent Lake -Dave Sakmyster
Blood is Pretty – Steven Leiva
The Heist – Michael A. Black
Defenders of the Faith – Chet Williamson
Sins of the Flash – David Niall Wilson

Top Ten Sci-Fi / Fantasy Print Editions

Lost Things – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Fins – Book I of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Steel Blues – Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Forever – Book III of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
The Quest of the Thirteen – John DeFilippis
Fathom – Book II of the Fins Trilogy – Ashley Knight
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic – Malia Ann Haberman
The Case of the Claw – Keith R. A. DeCandido
The Ravens of Falkenau – Jo Graham
Dragon Island – Shane Berryhill