New Titles for October – Halloween, Thrillers & More

New Titles for October – Halloween, Thrillers & More

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There’s a lot going on at Crossroad Press.  There will be more news following, holiday sales, a contest, and more – for now, here are four new releases for yoru Halloween pleasure… OCTOBER 10th NEVERMORE will be featured at Bookbub. From now until then you can buy it for only .99

NEVERMORE – A NOVEL OF LOVE, LOSS & EDGAR ALLAN POE – by DAVID NIALL WILSON – .99 through October 17 – On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman. One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at The Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, and trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him, and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame. Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time. Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.

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BUMP IN THE NIGHT – by ROB MacGREGOR – If you’re captivated by the spookiness of Halloween, when the veils between worlds are the thinnest, then BUMP IN THE NIGHT offers you the chance to explore the realm of ghosts and spirits and even alien encounters any day of the year.

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CASE WHITE – by THOMAS SULLIVAN – No work of fiction or nonfiction has done what CASE WHITE does in this monumental new novel by USA Today Best-selling author Thomas Sullivan. Set in the era of two world wars, this comprehensive work weaves together the bizarre mythology and eccentric beliefs that explain how a nation went insane for 12 years. Told through the compelling lives and loves of a pair of very unique characters, this tour de force will take you into a radical blend of religion and myth frighteningly similar to what is going on in parts of the world today. Certain to be a benchmark work of elegantly written fiction and historical perspective, CASE WHITE delivers a poignant people story played out on a grand stage.

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THE SKELETON INSIDE ME – by DAVID NIALL WILSON – A young girl receives a fright when her father brings home a new Halloween decoration. As the story progresses, she learns more about the “monster” in the box and her own body, and comes to grips with her fears. An amusing story for Halloween, rendered in clever rhyme and beautifully illustrated by Dan Monroe.

Available in Hardcover, paperback, eBook and Unabridged Audio – narrated by Gigi Shane (The Audiobook comes with a PDF copy of the book so you can show the pictures to your kids and follow along)

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AMERI-SCARES: ILLINOIS – THE CEMETERY CLUB – by ELIZABETH MASSIE – When twelve-year-old Hilary Wilson’s family moves from Pennsylvania to Justice, Illinois, she finds herself feeling angry, frustrated, and lonely. To make matters worse, bully Frank Simmons, whose favorite pastime is scaring people, decides Hilary should be his next victim. Along with his friends Audrey and Todd, Frank challenges Hilary to join his “Cemetery Club,” which meets inside the huge, imposing Resurrection Cemetery and consists of a series of creepy pranks. Hilary is determined to prove her courage and not let Frank’s spooky tricks scare her. Then Marjorie, a very strange girl Hilary befriends in the cemetery, comes to Hilary’s defense with even creepier tricks to play on Frank. But when Marjorie’s pranks become terrifying and seemingly impossible, Hilary has to convince Marjorie to stop. And she must find out once and for all who Marjorie really is.

THE ENTIRE AMERI-SCARES SERIES IS PERFECT FOR YOUNGER READERS AT HALLOWEEN!

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MISTER GLOW-BONES and OTHER HALLOWEEN TALES – by RONALD  – KELLY – Halloween is more than a holiday; more than a fun time of candy and costumes for the young. It is inoculated into our very being at an early age and there it remains. As we grow old, it grows dormant… but it is still there. For the lucky ones, such as us, it emerges every year, like a reanimated corpse digging its way out of graveyard earth to shamble across our souls. And we rejoice… oh, if we are the fortunate ones, we most certainly rejoice.

Stories included in this collection:
Mister Glow-Bones
The Outhouse
Billy’s Mask
Pins & Needles
Black Harvest
Pelingrad’s Pit
Mister Mack & the Monster Mobile
The Halloween Train
The Candy in the Ditch Gang
Halloweens: Past & Present
Monsters in a Box

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THREE SMALL COINKYDINKS – A DuckBob Spinowitz Adventure – By AARON ROSENBERG – (If you don’t think this is scary enough for Halloween, try having a duck’s hyead…) Bob Spinowitz was an average guy—until aliens abducted him and gave him the head of a duck. Then they asked “DuckBob” to save the universe, since their modifications meant he could. Talk about a backhanded compliment!

Amazingly, though, DuckBob did it. And thus became Guardian of the Matrix, which protects the cosmos from further invasion—as long as he’s plugged in. Literally.

But alien techie pal Ned just made the Matrix User Interface wireless. Suddenly, DuckBob is free again—the whole universe is at his alien-altered, webbed feet! Only problem is, could being unplugged mean he’s out of a job?

As a pick-me-up, Ned takes DuckBob to his homeworld—which looks just like Brooklyn. Odd changes are afoot, there, however—ones with potentially cosmic repercussions. Soon DuckBob finds himself struggling to stay alive. And to find lunch, which is equally important.

Can DuckBob conquer his doubt, rein in his freedom, and help save Ned’s world? Or will our avian-esque hero’s first unrestricted flight be the last—not just for him but for us all?

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Supernatural Suspense Storybundle – Clive Barker & 9 More!

Supernatural Suspense Storybundle – Clive Barker & 9 More!

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Shared from the Storybundle site – so you don’t think I’ve gone all Queen of England talking about myself in third person – DNW

THE SUPERNATURAL SUSPENSE BUNDLE

Curated by David Naill Wilson

Suspense comes in all flavors and stripes. Though they are often sloughed off onto the horror genre, Supernatural Suspense novels have become a staple of the genre-bending best-sellers. Authors like Stephen King and Dean Koontz have entrenched themselves in this sub-genre, and over the years an impressive group of talented authors have added their words, and their visions to the mix.

This Supernatural Suspense bundle is curated by Award-winning author, poet, and now publisher David Niall Wilson, who has been writing since the late 1980s and has well over thirty books of his own.

Of this bundle, Wilson says:

“I was very pleased to be afforded the opportunity to choose some of my favorite novels and authors and present their work in such an affordable and unique manner. In a suspense novel, the reader basically knows what’s going on – most of the mystery is pushed aside in lieu of eventful moments, fast action, harrowing escapes, and the imminent threat of something very bad happening. What I love best is that sort of a plot with either full-blown dark fantasy, or at least the hint – the question – of something supernatural behind the threat. It heightens the suspense, and though – like most thrillers – the reader is mostly aware of the threat from an early point in the story, there is always the chance that something evil and beyond the control of the protagonist, hero, or whatever character experiences it that will change the outcome completely.

Rather than choose books with a common theme, or style, what I strove for in this grouping is variety. These novels range from those where the supernatural is more in the minds of the characters, as in Elizabeth Massie’s Bram Stoker Award-Winning Sineater to – in the case of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld – a complete divergence into another realm.

My own novel, On the Third Day, concerns religion and miracles, and I’ll admit, that’s not too far from Thomas Monteleone’s Night of Broken Souls, but the take on the subject matter – the style of the suspense – is entirely unique in each. Pulitzer nominated author Thomas Sullivan’s novel Second Soul is a dark tale of spirits and guilt, while Aaron Rosenberg’s Incursion is the beginning of a series, the novels of the O.C.L.T. – and deals with ecological issues and Native American magic.

Brian Hodge takes readers from the dark visions of the rain forests to the darker streets of the big city in Nightlife, literary master Chet Williamson brings the darkness and his own deep knowledge of theater and stage to play in Reign , and Mike Baron draws on the seemingly endless secrets of the ancient world in his novel Skorpio. A wonderfully literate grouping of truly fascinating works…” – David Niall Wilson

The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:

  • Reign by Chet Williamson
  • Second Soul by Thomas Sullivan
  • On the Third Day by David Niall Wilson
  • Incursion by Aaron Rosenberg
  • Moonbane by Al Sarrantonio

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you’ll get another five books:

  • Weaveworld by Clive Barker
  • Nightlife by Brian Hodge
  • Sineater by Elizabeth Massie
  • Skorpio by Mike Baron
  • Night of Broken Souls by Thomas F. Monteleone

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, but after the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!

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 $3): 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 thrilling 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 not just getting seven books, you’re getting thirteen!

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.