Don’t Miss out on Free Audiobooks!

Don’t Miss out on Free Audiobooks!

There is a site where we are offering a great number of free audiobook download codes – aptly named “Freeaudiobookcodes.com” – run by Narrator and Sound Engineer extraordinaire – Jeffrey Kafer. Right now you can get US and UK Audible download codes for a ton of Crossroad Press books, with more coming. We are hoping you’ll take a chance on audio (a free chance – did I say that?) and that you’ll take the time at the end to leave, if not a review, at least a rating for the author and narrator. We are literally fighting against the “machine” in trying to market audiobooks… the market has always been owned by an elite group of publishers and marketed by elite trade periodicals no one can afford to subscribe to, or advertise in, without big corporate money. Here is your chance to hear some amazing books – and support our authors and narrators. Here are some titles with codes available right now:

Blue Devil Island – Stephen Mark Rainey – Narrated by Joshua Saxon
Ancient Eyes – David Niall Wilson – Narrated by John Lee
The Deceased – Tom Piccirilli – Narrated by J. Scott Bennett
Dawn’s Bright Talons – Nerine Dorman – Narrated by Greg Patmore
Zombie a Love Story – Patricia Lee Macomber – Narrated by Chet Williamson
Laughing Boy’s Shadow – Steven Savile – Narrated by Peter Bishop
Phantom Nights – John Farris – Narrated by Frank J. Cabanski
Etched Deep – David Niall Wilson – Narrated by Al Dano
Sleepwalker – Michael Laimo – Narrated by Steven Roy Grimsley
Strange Seed – T. M. Wright – Narrated by Bob Walter
The Monarchs – Stephen Mark Rainey – Narrated by Chet Williamson
Bumper Crop – Joe R. Lansdale – Narrated by Wyntner Woody
Hell Hollow – Ronald Kelly – Narrated by J. Rodney Turner
Toybox – Al Sarrantonio – Narrated by Al Dano
Dark Dixie – Ronald Kelly – Narrated by Coleman Ford
The Nebulon Horror – Hugh B. Cave – Narrated by Andy Bender
Moonbane – Al Sarrantonio – Narrated by Kevin Readdean
Sineater – Elizabeth Massie – Narrated by Joe Geoffrey
Within – Keith Deininger – Narrated by Michael Robbins
Nightjack – Tom Piccirilli – Narrated by Chet Williamson
Second Soul – Thomas Sullivan – Narrated by Nick Sullivan
Don’t Clean the Aquarium! – Jeffrey Osier – Narrated by John Lee
Dark Ride – Michael Laimo – Narrated by Chris Patton
The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector – Narrated by Chet Williamson
Judas Goat – Greg F. Gifune – Narrated by Fred Filbrich
Maelstrom – David Niall Wilson – Narrated by Eric G. Dove
The Trouble With Hairy – Hal Bodner – Narrated by Kitty Hendrix

Top 25 Trade Paperbacks from Crossroad Press for 2019

Top 25 Trade Paperbacks from Crossroad Press for 2019

Last, but not least, we have our top-selling paperbacks for 2019. We don’t have a lot of hardcovers, so we’re skipping that this year, but paperbacks we’ve got. I have to say, for all the “I hate digital, I only like the feel of paper, will it be coming out in print? I only buy print books” comments that I find it odd how few print books actually do well.  I can tell you without doubt that – had sales already been reported on F. Paul Wilson’s The Last Christmas, it would have been topping this list, and on all of our top 25 lists, so next year I suspect will be the year of Repairman Jack… I’m happy to present a very diverse list here of the top 25 Trade Paperback titles for Crossroad Press in 2019!

Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump-His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall by Jack R. O’Donnell & James Rutherford

Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity by James S. Valliant & Warren Fahy

SARGE!: Cases of a Chicago Police Detective Sergeant in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s –by John DiMaggio

High in the Mid-’60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music without Being Famous by Rick Levy

The Stargate Chronicles by Joseph W. McMoneagle

Clan Novel Toreador: Book 1 of the Clan Novel Saga by Stewart Wieck

The Ultimate Time Machine by Joseph W. McMoneagle

The Paris Book: A Novel About Hemingway’s Last Book by Robert Risch

Mind Trek by Joseph W. McMoneagle

Cosmic Journeys by Rosalind McKnight

Soul Journeys: My Guided Tours Through the Afterlife by Rosalind McKnight

Vermont’s Haunts by Joseph A. Citro

Road to Gold: A Sweetwater Sullivan Naval Aviation Adventure by William H. Labarge

Fear the Reaper by David Simms

The Tournament of Supervillainy C. T. Phipps

Survivor’s Game by David Karmi

Closing Time and Other Stories by Jack Ketchum

Clan Novel Tzimisce  by Eric Griffin

Tales of the Al-Azif – Edited by Matthew Davenport & C. T. Phipps

ESP Wars East & West  by Victor Rubel, Joseph W. McMoneagle and Lloyd Aurbach

The Light at the End by John Skipp & Craig Spector

Lightning Strikes Twice by William H. Labarge

The Green and the Black  by Willie Meikle

Deadfall Ridge  by Duncan McGeary

Stranglehold  by Jack Ketchum

Top 25 Crossroad Press Audiobooks for 2019

Top 25 Crossroad Press Audiobooks for 2019

I have a particular love for audiobooks. We started out with very little knowledge and a lot of ambition. Without Jeffrey Kafer, who has acted as narrator, sound engineer, sometimes cover creator and technical adviser for audio, we’d never have gotten this far. Without the wonderful folks at ACX and all the help they’ve offered over the years we would also not be here. We’ve sold more than a quarter of a million audiobooks, and are approaching our 700th completed audiobook through ACX and Audible. Here is a list of the top 25 bestselling audiobooks for 2019:

Weaveworld by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance

The Rules of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

The Tournament of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce

Imajica by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance

The Games of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

The Future of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

The Books of Blood, Volume 1 by Clive Barker, Narrated by Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, Jeffrey Kafer, Chet Williamson, Chris Patton

Necroscope IV: Deadspeak – by Brian Lumley – Narrated by Michael Troughton

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

The Secrets of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Ultimate Journey by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce

The Great & Secret Show by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson

Far Journeys by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker – Narrated by Adam Verner

The Science of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Dying to Get Married: The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch by Ellen Harris – Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter – Narrated by Johnny Heller

The Hellbound Heart: Abridged Edition by Clive Barker – Narrated by the author

Cabal by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance

Undertaker’s Moon by Ronald Kelly – Narrated by J. Rodney Turner

The Books of Blood, Vol 2 by Clive Barker – Narrated by : Hillary Huber, John Lee, Peter Berkrot, Chris Patton, Peter Bishop, Jeffrey Kafer

Straight Outta Fangton: A Comedic Vampire Story by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Cary Hite

Cthulhu Armageddon – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Top 25 Crossroad Press eBooks for 2019

Top 25 Crossroad Press eBooks for 2019

Every year we try to give a shout-out to the books and authors who performed the best over the past year, and 2019 will be no exception. Keep in mind that some of the top books were fortunate enough to receive a leg up from Bookbub promotions, and that can make a significant difference. In fact, if you want to support authors, one of the best, simplest, and least obtrusive ways to do that is to follow them on Bookbub. You will only be notified if that author has a new book come out, or a Bookbub “deal” but a large number of followers allows them to take advantage of promotions they would otherwise be ineligible for. Reviews are also important – not long, book-report like reviews, but a line or two and some stars to help qualify them for the higher-end promotions.  That is the end of my “help our authors” note—here is the list of the top 25 eBooks from Crossroad Press for 2019:

Voyage of the Devilfish—by Michael DiMercurio

Weaveworld—by Clive Barker

“Please … Don’t Kill Me”: The True Story of the Milo Murder—by William C. Dear & Carlton Stowers

Hannahwhere—by John McIlveen

Caspion and the White Buffalo—by Melvin Litton

Straight Outta Fangton—C. T. Phipps

Deadfall Ridge—by Duncan McGeary

Vertical Dive—Michael DiMercurio

Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump—His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall—Jack R. O’Donnell & James Rutherford

The Rising Dead—by Devan Sagliani

Heart of a Dragon—by David Niall Wilson

The Books of Blood, Vol 1—by Clive Barker

Attack of the Seawolf—by Michael DiMercurio

Phoenix Sub Zero—by Michael DiMercurio

The DeChance Chronicles Omnibus—by David Niall WIlson

Barracuda Final Bearing—by Michael DiMercurio

The Rules of Supervillainy—by C. T. Phipps

Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence—by Gary Provost

Piranha Firing Point—by Michael DiMercurio

Cabal—by Clive Barker

Emergency Deep—by Michael DiMercurio

Threat Vector—by Michael DiMercurio

Warday—by Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka

Terminal Run—by Michael DiMercurio

Mercury’s Son—by Luke Hindmarsh

Big Giveaway – Books, Gift Cards

Big Giveaway – Books, Gift Cards

These days, reviews, follows, and likes have become an author’s currency. In order to help build more of a presence on the popular book site “Bookbub” we are running a “Rafflecopter” giveaway… Three ten-dollar Amazon cards; three ten dollar Starbucks cards, 3 autographed paperbacks (choice of the authors) and three free Audible download codes (choice of the authors who have audiobooks through Crossroad Press). That’s a lot of prizes – your odds are good of winning. You can get an entry for each author you follow on Bookbub. Bookbub will only message you about authors you follow if they have something new come out (not very often, in other words) but you are doing the author a big favor by following. Certain promotions are only available to those with large numbers of followers. Thus… the prizes! Our authors are : Armand Rosamilia, C. T. Phipps, Patricia Lee Macomber, Brian Pinkerton, Thomas Sullivan, William Bayer, Elizabeth Massie, Stephen Mark Rainey, Jay Wilburn, Nancy Collins, J. H. Bográn, Duncan McGeary, Melvin Litton and David Niall Wilson. Be aware… we WILL require screenshots to prove you actually followed the authors… there are a LOT of prizes here… least you can do 😉 When you click each author’s name you have to follow the link that says “SIGN UP HERE” and follow that author on Bookbub. If you win, and can’t provide the screenshot to prove it, you don’t win…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Repairman Jack, Time Warp & More!

We are heading into an exciting holiday season. First up – three pre-orders. The Last Christmas: A Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson – Due 19, December, 2019 in eBook and Audio and sooner in trade hardcover and paperback. Next is Brian Pinkerton’s much anticipated TIME WARP : A Twisted Love Story – Due January 15th in eBook and Audio, again, sooner in print editions. And FIRST AVAILABLE – Shane Berryhill’s THE BOOGEYMAN : a Monstrous Fairy Tale – available for preorder in EBook and Audio formats and available now as a trade paperback from Amazon. This book will be released on the world on the first of October! Upcoming preorders will include Two Shades of Crazy by Christine Matthews, The Hidden Truth by Armand Rosamilia and Jay Wilburn, and HOOD: The Beginning by David Niall Wilson. Below you’ll find links to new authors and books added recently – works from Camille Minichino, Brock E. Deskins, Lisa Von Biela, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Risch, Alma Alexander, Karen Mercury, Frazer Lee, and Sylvia Shults.

New in Audio! Books from Julian Padowicz, Brian Lumley, Brian Keene, Catherine Cavendish, C. T. Phipps , Melvin Litton, and Richard Roberts! Find all of our Audiobooks at Crossroad Press & Audible.com

August Update News & More

August Update News & More

ALL CLAN NOVELS AND DARK AGES CLAN NOVELS NOW AVAILABLE!

I’ts been a long, and very busy spring and summer at Crossroad Press. Starting near the beginning of the year we undertook a pretty huge side-task – reviving the White Wolf World of Darkness Clan novels – both Vampire the Masquerade, and Vampire: The Dark Ages – as well as the Dark Ages trilogy “The Grails Covenant”. These books had to be scanned, formatted, proofed and recreated alongside the huge number of other new titles being published. We are happy to announce that this task is complete, and all of the White Wolf books we have licensed are now available through most eBook retailers, and in trade paperback on Amazon. You can find them at the WHITE WOLF PUBLISHING page on our website.

For Halloween we have a new Crossroad Press original THE BOOGEY MAN: A Monstrous Fairy Tale – by Shane Berryhill. This is available for pre-order in all eBook formats, but you can have it now in trade paperback from Amazon .

We are welcoming a number of new authors to Crossroad Press, inlcuding Brock E. Deskins, Tom Cassidy, Glen Ebisch, E. F. Watkins, and many more. We have the first two in Richard Roberts’ “Please Don’t Tell My Parents” superevillain books back in eBook and trade paperback with the others hot on their heels, as well as his new fantasy A Rag Doll’s Guide to Here and There – which is just out in unabridged audio as well.

In audio, we’re EXTREMELY proud to be working now with Kathe Koja – whose novel “SKIN” – which is half dark poetry, half stream of conciousness, and all wonderful – is now available – performed by Suzanne T. Fortin – who did an incredible job on a very difficult narration. You can order the SKIN audiobook now, as well as our 600 plus other titles

You will be hearing from me more often. The website is fully up to date, with the exception of some of the audio-only titles, and will REMAIN up to date. Each product page offers your choice of retailers – Apple, Kobo, Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and (if applicable) Audible. Stay tuned for more exciting news this fall, including updates on the pre-order dates for F. Paul Wilson’s THE LAST CHRISTMAS: A Repairman Jack Novel, and Brian Pinkerton’s new psychological thriller TIME WARP. There will be new entries into the MANY WORLDS OF C. T. PHIPPS and much, much more. And for the kids in your life at Halloween – we suggest THE SKELETON INSIDE ME – by David Niall Wilson – Illustrated by Dan Monroe.

The Skeleton Inside Me

Welcome F. Paul Wilson to Crossroad Press

Welcome F. Paul Wilson to Crossroad Press

I’m going to go on at length, so, before I do, I’d like to announce that Crossroad Press will be publishing the trade hardcover, trade paperback, eBook and audiobook editions of F. Paul Wilson’s The Last Christmas – a Repairman Jack novel. The book will appear in Hardcover in mid November, shortly followed by the trade paperback. The eBook and Audiobook editions will (if the Gods of audio agree with us) will be available on the official release date, December 19th, the day that the events of the novel take place. I also want to mention that the book can be ordered now in a gorgeous signed, limited edition from Gautnlet Press – I bought a copy almost as soon as it was up for order. That link is HERE. There are signed and lettered editions, and Barry Hoffman did a wonderful job on the design.

The cover design for our book is traditional Jack, courtesy of the team of David Dodd, and Aaron Rosenberg (who also handled the print interior). We will put the eBook and audiobook up for pre-order as soon as we can to match up with the release date.

THE NOVEL: Jack is back.

Jack is back.

It’s late December between Ground Zero and Fatal Error, a winter of discontent for Jack who’s perhaps spending too much time hanging at Julio’s. An old contact, Edward Burkes, convinces him to take on a missing-person fix. As usual, nothing is as it seems and the missing person isn’t exactly a person. In fact, it’s like nothing anyone has ever seen.

And in the middle of all this, the mysterious Madame de Medici hires him to safeguard a valuable object. Simple, right?

Not even close.

Yep, Jack is back and, as usual, weird trouble is on his heels.

Now… I promised I was going to go on a bit. A long, long time ago, at a wonderful convention called NECON, I met F. Paul Wilson, Charlie Grant, Rick Hautala, put faces to the names Mark Rainey and Elizabeth Massie, Tom Monteleone, Yvonne Navarro, and Jeff Osier. So many more. I will never forget that there was a conversation between Paul, Charlie, and Rick Hautala going on about what was the best horror story ever… and they accepted me into it as if I was one of them. For that weekend – I was.  Now, so many years, and so many books beyond that – for both of us – I get to publish one of Paul’s books – in a series that I love – with magic, and demons, a hero who would die for those he loves.  So much imagination and depth – an entire world of it.  I consider this an honor. I’m a very picky reader. I tend to read all of a person’s body of work if I fall in love with a single title because it’s very rare that I find a voice that I love. I read many of the Repairman Jack novels years back – but have started over at the beginning, listening to the audio. Our audiobook will be performed by Jeffrey Kafer, who I know will be perfect.   More news will follow, as we get it – reviews, possibly a contest. I sincerely hope to make this a bestseller for Paul, and for Jack. Jack works hard for his money…

David Niall Wilson

Crossroad Press.



June Update Audio, White Wolf & More!

June Update Audio, White Wolf & More!

June has been a busy month at Crossroad Press. We’ve been actively adding the rest of the White Wolf World of Darkness Dark Ages Clan novels, the last of the first batch of books we’re reviving from that universe. You can find all of the available titles wherever eBooks are sold and the paperbacks at Amazon … we are updating the Crossroad Press White Wolf Page as quickly as we can… this page provides links to all the available retailers so you can buy them from your preferred site: WHITE WOLF

We currently have four original books up for pre-order in eBook format (paperbacks to come) – Shadows of Faerie by Martin OwtonALONE? by Dan Foley Cold Comforts – a collection by Marianne Halbert and Walk the Darkness Down by John Boden. Remember to support our authors… pre-orders all count as sales on the day of release and can help with the launch.

We old and new series titles available, including Heart of a Dragon by David Niall Wilson – book One of the DeChance Chronicles – sporting a brand new cover from artist Cortney Skinner, The Rules of Supervillainy – book one of the Supervillainy Series by C. T. Phipps – both on sale for a limited time for only .99. We’d like to welcome Richard Roberts’ Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain – first in that series now back digital and print, and the Jersey Girls Cozy Mystery series, starting with New Math is Murder, by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa.

New in June in unabridged audio, we have Blue Devil Island by Stephen Mark Rainey – narrated by Joshua Saxon, Rips and Wrinkles – Ameri-Scares New York by Elizabeth Massie (Middle Grade) – narrated by Tim Lundeen, A Coven of Vampires by Brian Lumley – also narrated by Joshua Saxon, Terminal Run (Book 7 of the Michael Pacino Submarine Thriller series) by Michael DiMercurio – performed by Josephe Courtemanche, SKIN by Kathe Koja – performed by Suzanne T. Fortin, and 44 Years in Darkness : A True Story of Madness, Tragedy, and Shattered Love by Sylvia Shults – Narrated by Kendal Steele.

CROSSROAD PRESS will be attending the SCARES THAT CARE weekend in August, where authors David Niall Wilson, Elizabeth Massie, Nicholas Kaufman, and Stephen Mark Rainey will be in attendance. There will be signings at the dealer table, and much fun will be had. Join David for the 5K run on Saturday!

New Releases for April, .99 Bargains!

New Books since our last newsletter from Irving Wallace, Hans Holzer, Brian Lumley (Necroscope Audio) – Alister Hodge, Elizabeth Massie, Stephen Mark Rainey and many, many more. Check out our newest titles at Amazon.com

Brand new release from Megan Mackie in her Lucky Devil series – Death and the Crone – only $2.99 for a limited time.

Why should the sexy immortal guy always go for the sixteen-year-old? 

Margaret has given up on life. In her late sixties, homeless and unwanted by society, it seemed a logical thing to go with this rich, handsome stranger back to his expensive apartment. Sure, it probably would mean her death, but what did she have to lose anyway? But instead of finding her death, Margaret learns that nothing in her savior’s world is what it seems, including herself.

Set in the magical, technologically-advanced Chicago of The Lucky Devil series, this spin-off story can be enjoyed by both existing and new fans of the series.

Only .99 for a limited time – Michael DiMercurio’s VOYAGE OF THE DEVILFISH and John McIlveen’s HANNAWHERE … both current bestsellers.

White Wolf World of Darkness

We are pleased to announce (again) that we have teamed with Paradox Publishing to re-release the original White Wolf World of Darkness Clan Novels, for both Vampire the Masquerade, and Vampire the Dark Ages – as well as David Niall Wilson’s THE GRAILS COVENANT TRILOGY