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

Top 10 January Audiobooks

Top 10 January Audiobooks

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 .

Congratulations to Crossroad Press Authors & Narrators 2018 ABR Award Nominees

Congratulations to Crossroad Press Authors & Narrators 2018 ABR Award Nominees

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!

Within These Walls – by Rev. Carroll Pickett & Carlton Stowers – Narrated by Tom Pile in the Biography / Autobiography / Memoir Category:

Clock of Dreams –  by Brian Lumley – Narrated by Simon Vance in the Fantasy Category

  • Clock of Dreams
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Series: Titus Crow, Book 3
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Release date: 01-16-17
  • 22 ratings

 

The Rising – by Brian Keene – Narrated by Joe Hempel in the Horror Category

 

The Tower of Zhaal – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer in the Horror Category

Straight Outta Fangton – by C. T. Phipps – Narrated by Cary Hite in the Humor Category

  • Straight Outta Fangton
  • A Comedic Vampire Story
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Release date: 08-28-17

 

Lucifer’s Star – by C. T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus – Narrated by Eric Burns

 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!

 

January Update from Crossroad Press New Authors & Books!

January Update from Crossroad Press New Authors & Books!

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!

Top 25 Bestselling Audiobooks from Crossroad Press in 2017

Top 25 Bestselling Audiobooks from Crossroad Press in 2017

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  Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, Jeffrey Kafer, Chet Williamson, and Chris Patton
  • 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
The New Store Continues to Grow 450 Plus Titles

The New Store Continues to Grow 450 Plus Titles

THE NEW STORE IS GROWING

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

Ronald Kelly – First Author completely live in the New Store

Ronald Kelly – First Author completely live in the New Store

Rebuilding our entire store is an astronomically large project.  We have just about 150 products added back in, and now we are starting to add them in chunks. We have just added all of the products for author Ronald Kelly – who has a number of horror novels, collections, and a young adult novel with us. I’m writing this post, and will continue to write them as time permits, to show the look and feel of what we are doing. Any product that has a print edition you will be able to purchase here at our store.  Any book with eBook editions, with the exception of the Stargate novels which you can buy directly from our store, will have links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, Kobo and Smashwords (or as many of those as the book is available at) as well as an Audible.com link for audioooks.  Categories now include Kindle Unlimited so that if a customer is signed up for Amazon’s  Kindle Unlimited program, they can find which books of ours are enrolled in that program.  Right now there are over 400 of our 1600 or so titles in Kindle Unlimited… including our popular O.C.L.T. series and Paul Dale Anderson’s Instruments of Death forensic crime series.

All of the Stargate novels are live, all of Ronald Kelly, and a good sampling of other titles can now be purchased through our site, using Paypal or Stripe for Credit Card purchases.  Check it out!  Let us know what you think.

And Check out Ronald Kelly’s Author Category to see what is in store…multiply that times about 180 and we’re there!

New Website – New Store – Growing up…

New Website – New Store – Growing up…

We have been in need of this facelift for a very long time… Crossroad Press has grown well beyond the tiny dream I once had for it, and become a force in digital publishing, digital audio, as well as producing a growing print catalog. I am going to have to ask readers, customers, and authors to be patient with me. There are around 1600 titles in our catalog… nearly 180 authors. Each product and author has an entry in the store.  I started by making all of the Stargate eBooks available, because, frankly those are the only eBooks anyone regularly buys here at our site, and we have an obligation to the wonderful folks at Fandemonium for trusting us with digital distribution for their books.

Next up will be the books that are either original to Crossroad Press – or that we have done print editions of. I want a good place for people to find and buy our books. I will be adding features like the chance to have any of them autographed by the author … this will require a fee just to ship the book to the author and on to customers, but should add a personal touch. There will be sales and coupons galore.  Each product in the store will have links to audible.com for audiobooks, and to all of the retailers that we use for eBook distribution, as well as direct buy links for print editions.  Each author will have their own drop page, and you can see the bare-bones start of that by clicking this image:

 

 

 

If you are WordPress savvy and (in particular) have experience with Woo Commerce and would like to help with the build, let me know at publisher@crossroadpress.com.

Onward into the future!