Top 25 Crossroad Press Audiobooks 2020

Top 25 Crossroad Press Audiobooks 2020

Below are the top 25 selling audiobooks (out of over 850) from Crossroad Press. We are grateful to our authors, narrators, and most of all to the listeners who bought and enjoyed these amazing productions:

  1. Journeys Out of the Body – Robert A. Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  2. Weaveworld – Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
  1. Imajica – Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
  2. The Books of Blood – Volume 1 – Narrated by Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, Jeffrey Kafer, Chet Williamson, Chris Patton
  3. The Hellbound Heart – Clive Barker – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  4. The Thief of Always – Clive Barker – Narrated by Adam Verner
  5. The Great & Secret Show – Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
  6. Ultimate Journey – Robert A. Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  7. Far Journeys – Robert A. Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  8. The Rules of Supervillainy – C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  9. The Future of Supervillainy – C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  10. Necroscope V: Deadspawn – Brian Lumley – Narrated by Michael Troughton
  11. The Hellbound Heart – (abridged) – Clive Barker – Narrated by Clive Barker
  12. Necroscope IV: Deadspeak – Brian Lumley – Narrated by Michael Troughton
  13. The Books of Blood – Volume 2 – Narrated by Hillary Huber, John Lee, Peter Berkrot, Chris Patton, Peter Bishop, Jeffrey Kafer
  14. Haggopian and Other Stories: A Cthulhu Mythos Collection – Brian Lumley – Narrated by Joshua Saxon
  15. Cabal – Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
  16. The Education of Little Tree – Forrest Carter – Narrated by Johnny Heller
  17. The Games of Supervillainy – C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  18. The Last Christmas – A Reairman Jack Novel – F. Paul Wilson – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  19. The Cipher – Kathe Koja – Narrated by Joshua Saxon
  20. The Books of Blood Volume 3 – Clive Barker – Narrated by Scott Brick, Xe Sands, Jeffrey Kafer, Peter Bishop, Chris Patton
  21. The Rising – Brian Keene – Narrated by Joe Hempel
  22. The Damnation Game – Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
  23. The Tournament of Supervillainy – C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

New Audio From Crossroad Press

New Audio From Crossroad Press

2020 has been… interesting. This newsletter has been one of the things neglected, and I apologize for that. Believe me, it does not mean we have not been busy. I’m breaking audio off into this separate post. There will be a post about Crossroad Press Originals – and another about eBooks. I hope you are all safe, well, and ready to read.

Possibly our biggest news is that the unabridged Audiobook The Last Temptation of Christ, by Nikos Kazantzakis – performed by Joshua Saxon – is live and available. It’s a 22 hour monster of an audiobook, brilliantly narrated… the story of how we got the rights to this book is an amazing one, but there is no time for that here…

The Ten newest audiobook titles are:

Bloodwars (Necroscope Book 8) – by Brian Lumley – Narrated by Joshua Saxon

Alibi – by John McCarty – Narrated by James Romick

Exquisite Corpse – by Poppy Z. Brite – Narrated by Joshua Saxon

Murder Most Fowl – Dan Rhodes Mysteries by Bill Crider, Book #7 – Narrated by Chris Abell

Sweet Dreams are Made of Teeth – by Richard Roberts, Narrated by Henry Hanson

The Halloween House & Other Tales of All Hallows’ Eve – by Ronald Kelly – Narrated by J. Rodney Turner

The Hinterlands – by Karen Mercury – Narrated by Cynthia Hemminger

Fool’s Run – by Sidney Williams – Narrated by Josh Brogadir

Dead Lines – by John Skipp & Craid Spector – Narrated by Seylan Baxter

Snowglobe – by Aaron Gudmunson – Narrated by Shawn Compton

If you are an Audible member, and you choose the “Advanced Search” link, you can find all 800 plus Crossroad Press Audiobooks and sort them by newest, best-selling, and several other methods. I hope you’ll find something there to love.

BRAND NEW BOOKS!

BRAND NEW BOOKS!

New Titles available in print, eBook and Audio Editions from Crossroad Press

We have been busy this summer with a steady flow of Crossroad Press Original titles – New Print Editions, New eBooks and Audio. Here are some of the Newest available. One other note… We have five Pre-order titles with galleys available to read through the end of July on NETGALLEY. You can find them at THIS LINK – the titles include As an Old Memory by Vic Kerry, Psycho Killers in Love by C. T. Phipps, Hotel Destiny by Raymond Benson, Eden’s Return by Duncan McGeary and Star Quest: All that Remains by Patricia Lee Macomber. If you read them at Netgalley for free, please take the time to leave reviews and feedback. Several also have Audio previews from the upcoming audiobooks. The Below titles are embedded “Look Inside” widgets from Amazon.com, so you can read a little of each before you GO BUY BOOKS … and stay safe.

in eBook, Trade Paperback and Unabridged Audio
Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Unabridged Audio
Available in eBook and Trade Paperback
Available in eBook and Trade Paperback
Available in eBook and Trade paperback – coming soon to Unabridged Audio
Available in eBook and Trade Paperback – Parental Warning – Gay Erotica – Also i unabridged Audio…
Available in eBook and Trade Paperback
The Complete First Two Novels! Available in eBook and Trade Paperback
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 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

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

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!

Top 10 Audiobooks for February

Top 10 Audiobooks for February

These are the top ten bestselling audiobooks from Crossroad Press for the month of February… you’ll note that the month was dominated by a couple of authors, and a couple of narrators, C. T. Phipps and Clive Barker, for the authors and Jeffrey Kafer and Simon Vance for narration… Remember, most of our books are “Whispersync” ready – meaning you can buy the eBook at Amazon and usually get the audiobook at a discounted price.

  1. The Rules of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  2. The Tournament of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  3. Journeys Out of the Body – by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  4. The Games of Supervillainy – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  5. Weaveworld – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
  6. The Great & Secret Show – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
  7. Imajica – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
  8. The Secrets of Supervillainy (starting to see a pattern here…) by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  9. Cthulhu Armageddon – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  10. Dying to Get Married: The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch – by Ellen Harris – Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett