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
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
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
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 Owton – ALONE? 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!
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.
- 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
- The Games of Supervillainy – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
- Weaveworld – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
- The Great & Secret Show – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
- Imajica – by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
- The Secrets of Supervillainy (starting to see a pattern here…) by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
- Cthulhu Armageddon – 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
These are the top selling Audiobooks from Crossroad Press in January… a very eclectic mix, I think… You can find all of the Crossroad Press Audiobooks at Audible – also available at Amazon and iTunes.
The Tournament of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps, series narration by Jeffrey Kafer. No surprise here, making the top ten list in all three editions. These books are hilarious, engaging, and memorable… you’ll notice that #3 is The Rules of Supervillainy, the first book in the series and also present is the second book in the series, The Games of Supervillainy. Charles also makes it into the top ten with the first in a very different, dark fantasy series, Wraith Knight, narrated by Peter Berkrot.
Robert Monroe’s Journeys out of the Body and The Ultimate Journey, both narrated by Kevin Pierce, are constant sellers for us. Robert founded The Monroe Institute, and was a pioneer in out of body, remote viewing, and other psychic phenomena.
Clive Barker is on the list with tree titles. Weaveworld and Imajica, narrated by the immensely talented and award-winning Simon Vance, And the Books of Blood, Volume 1 – narrated by Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, Jeffrey Kafer, Chet Williamson and Chris Patton.
And finally, in the True Crime genre, we have DYING TO GET MARRIED – The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch – written by Ellen Harris and narrated by Lee Ann Howlett .
A number of Crossroad Press audiobooks are nominated for the ABR first annual Audiobook Listeners Choice Awards… Details below. Congratulations to our authors and narrators, and please, if you want to support Crossroad Press – it’s a listener’s choice award. Go… listen… vote. You can vote more than once (details below) Beneath those details you will find our nominated books.
“Winners to be honored at the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival in Kansas City, MO on June 8th hosted by internationally acclaimed comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator and bestselling author, Alison Larkin.
Audiobook Reviewer (ABR) has announced finalists for the 1st annual Audiobook Listeners Choice Awards competition, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in independently published audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Winners will be revealed at HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival on June 8, 2018. The awards ceremony will be completed with a celebration cocktail party and award medallions and christened by internationally acclaimed comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator and bestselling author, Alison Larkin.” –>Read the Full Details at the ABR HOMEPAGE… and VOTE!
- Cthulhu Armageddon, Book 2
- Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
- Series: Cthulhu Armageddon, Book 2
- Length: 9 hrs
- Release date: 04-12-17
- Straight Outta Fangton
- A Comedic Vampire Story
- Narrated by: Cary Hite
- Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
- Release date: 08-28-17
To say that January has been a busy month would be among the more serious understatements of the new year. Crossroad Press is welcoming a wealth of new authors, as well as launching NECON PRESENTS – a Category of the store that will be much more than just that – drawing together the works of authors who have attended one of the most iconic conventions of all time – Camp Necon… but rather than go on about all the work we’ve been doing, let’s get straight to the updates, because there are a pile of them.
We have new eBooks from a number of authors, and since we added multiple titles for each of them, I’m going to provide links to their author page in our online store, rather than to every individual book. From those pages you can purchase their eBooks from Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble (depending on availability). Some are still in the process of being loaded to a few of the sites, and others are in Kindle Unlimited and only available at Amazon. All available options can be found by clicking the links below:
Tim Waggoner / Tim Curran / Aaron Gudmunson / Sara St. John / Raymond Van Over / Eric Shapiro / Duncan McGeary / Stephen Weiner / Seth Sorkowsky / Lisa Von Biela / Ray Garton / David Hambling / P. D. Cacek / William Meikle / Thomas Tessier / Elizabeth Massie / Dan Foley / Trish & Rob MacGregor
We have three new print editions for January (so far)
GEMINGA – by Melvon Litton – a very strange dark fantasy, bizarre romp through creation mythology
Mountain of Daggers – Book One of the Tales of the Raven- by Seth Sorkowsky – epic fantasy stories based on the thief Ahren
Temporary Hauntings – by Craig Shaw Gardner – Book II in the Tempoarary Magic series (Book III coming soon in print and available now in eBook formats)
And finally – new audio. Three titles have gone live so far in January : Remember – Audio prices on our site are full retail – when you order through Audible.com – if you are a member, they are one credit. If it is your first audiobook with Audible, it’s free. If you own, or buy the eBook you will get a discount on most titles through their “Whispersync for Voice” feature.
Barracuda Final Bearing – A Submarine Thriller by Michael DiMercurio – Narrated by Joseph Courtemanche.
A Quail in the Family – by William Plummer – narrated by Pete Ferrand – a family’s adventures with an adopted quail…
Wynfield’s Kingdom – by M. J. Neary – Narrated by Tony Cleary – a Tale of the London Slums…
Keep checking back at the store for new titles – search through the author’s pages, and the many categories… spread the word, and tell your friends to sign up for our Newsletter – it’s on the right hand side of every product page and at the top of all the website pages… Until next time… GOOD READING!
It should come as no surprise that Clive Barker’s audiobooks continue to dominate our sales, but the good news for us, our authors, and our narrators is that a: A lot of people got to help with the narration of those books and b: a lot of our other books have started to give them competition. I would also like to congratulate the narrators with the most success – Simon Vance, Kevin Pierce, Chet Williamson and Jeffrey Kafer. Below is a list of the top 25 bestselling audiobooks from Crossroad Press. Remember, if you buy your eBook first (particularly when said eBook is on sale) you can buy the audio at a discount in the Whispersync for voice program from Amazon – and if you are an Audible Member, all our books can be had for a single membership credit. If you have NEVER bought a book from Audible, the firs tone is free, and there are some great suggestions below. Many thanks to Jeffrey Kafer, who is the audio engineer who masters all of our audio files.
You can find our CURRENT bestselling audio (and all 550 titles) at THIS LINK … happy listening, and welcome to 2018!
- Imajica by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
- Weaveworld by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
- Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
- The Books of Blood – Volume 1 by Clive Barker – Narrated by
- Ultimate Journey by Robert Monroe Narrated by Kevin Pierce
- Great & Secret Show by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
- The Hellbound Heart:by Clive Barker – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
- Far Journeys by Robert Monroe – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
- Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence by Gary Provost – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
- THE DAMNATION GAME by Clive Barker – Narrated by Simon Vance
- The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter – Narrated by Johnny Heller
- The Thief of Always by Clive Barker – Narrated by Adam Verner
- The Books of Blood – Volume 2 by Clive Barker – Narrated by Hillary Huber, John Lee, Peter Bishop, Peter Berkrot, Jeffrey Kafer, and Chris Patton
- Everville: The Second Book of “the Art” by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
- Cabal by Clive Barker – Narrated by Chet Williamson
- Aliens in the Backyard – UFOs, Abductions, and Synchronicity by Rob MacGregor & Trish MacGregor – Narrated by Kevin Pierce
- The Hellbound Heart[ by Clive Barker (abridged – narrated by the author)
- Blood Moon – A Robert Payne Mystery by Ed Gorman Narrated by Mark Douglas Nelson
- The Books of Blood – Volume 3 by Clive Barker Narrated by Chris Patton, Scott Brick, Xe Sands, Jeffrey Kafer, and Peter Bishop
- Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
As I load all of the books we’ve published one by one, I’m remembering the circumstances behind each – remembering why I love the people, and the books. For a very long time we’ve sort of rolled along, and I now feel as if I’ve done a disservice by not putting a store like this together sooner – I want to share some of the books, and the stories. I’ll be doing a lot of this in my own blog, because these posts – and this newsletter – are meant for sharing and promotion. I hope you will all do that – I hope if you are receiving this, you want to – please believe that we will never spam anyone, we just want you to know about all the words, and stories, audiobooks and more… if you know others who would be interested, please let them know.
Notable additions to the site this week include the works of New York Times Bestselling Author William Bayer – his Janek novels were made into TV movies (and the first of them, SWITCH, I caught being referenced on an episode of Castle a couple of years ago). His Kay Farrow novels, and the foreign detective series are amazing books, and his novel Hiding in the Weave a mystery set in a private school, along with City of Knives – the latest in his series of novels about foreign detectives – are Crossroad Press originals – published by us first… and we need to get that word out. He’s an amazing author.
Also original to us and available among all of his other works are the three books of Craig Shaw Gardner’s TEMPORARY MAGIC series … he’s funny, he’s clever, and these books will bring a serious smile. They are original to Crossroad Press…
That’s enough for one short note, but I want to leave you with some links. We have listed a lot of AUDIOBOOKS in the store …. we have over a hundred of the 400 titles we have in Kindle Unlimited live here… our print books are 20% off if bought through our site (if you see one not marked for sale let me know… I figured out how to do it after some of the print books were already on the site).
And don’t forget that all of the Stargate eBooks are available for direct order…
David Niall Wilson
CEO / Publisher – Crossroad Press