The Macabre Ink Resurrected Horrors Series, Wave Two

Crossroad Press is pleased to announce the second wave of its Macabre Ink Resurrected Horrors series. This set includes eight horror books from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, all of which are available in both digital and print format. Like the first wave, these books have been updated to the newest styles and formatting, with their covers updated with the series ribbon for easy identification. Here are the eight books in wave two of the Macabre Ink Resurrected Horrors series:

REST IN PEACE

An Evil Secret

Danny West knew that something was wrong from the first day his folks moved into the rundown house next to the creepy graveyard. The neighborhood kids would never come over to play. At night, he saw weird shadows prowling around the crumbling tombstones, and heard strange gurgling sounds. But his parents wouldn’t listen to him. They said he had a good imagination…

Then bad things started to happen. Terrible, gruesome things that even scared his dad. There was something in the graveyard. Something in the graveyard. Something that no kid could ever have imagined. Something that should have been left alone to Rest In Peace.

ANIMALS

Wild Things…

They’ve been with us forever—prowling the smoky roadhouse dives that are their watering holes and hunting grounds. Predators, lurking amidst the human herd.

Changing shape at will. Lusting for blood and meat they are gods in the wild. Gods in disguise. And they feed on the spark inside each of us.

Syd was just another lonely working class guy singing the steel-town blues. Then he met Nora. She’s sensual. Erotic. Amoral. A creature of the night and she’s luring Syd across the line that few can cross—and fewer survive: the line that separates man from beast.

deadrush

Born of the twisted faith of a teenage boy in a backwoods Georgia church, a new addiction is carried to the brutal streets of Chicago. In a dark alley, on a steamy June night, the fifth victim of a serial killer rises from the dead as its first initiate. Unable to resist her dark new desire, trapped by her own body and perverse yearning, she is alive but not alive, dead but not undead—forced by the raging call inside to spread the …

deadrush

Across a landscape of urban violence, the contagion passes from hand to hand, flesh to flesh, predator to prey. One by one, its unwilling victims return to live again—only to discover a craving that is not to be denied. Soon they learn the terrible truth of their rebirth: there is no life after death … only hunger.

Dreamthorp

At first glance, Dreamthorp seems as named—a charming Pennsylvania Chautauqua town set deep in the woods. A perfect haven from the pressures of urban life. But before long this “village of dreams” is enmeshed in a nightmare, a dark dream of cruel torture and savage death.

Is the cause magic, centuries old? Or is it a new and unexpected magic born of random violence and mindless brutality?

Among those searching for the answer are:

Tom Brewer, a recent widower whose attempts to reconcile with his disturbed teenage son seem as futile as his efforts as a carver to bring life out of wood…

Laura Stark, a newcomer to Dreamthorp, dealing with the mysteries of her newly discovered sexuality and the aftermath of her lover’s vicious murder…

And Gilbert Rodman, more than human and far less than divine, a serial killer who lives only for revenge on the one woman his twisted mind blames for his bizarre mutilation—Laura.

As Rodman blazes his own bloody trail across the country to reach Laura, the horrors of Dreamthorp intensify, until one unholy night Tom and Laura confront the terrors that haunt not only our worst dreams, but our most feared realities.

I AM DRACULA

From the haunted Carpathian Mountains of darkest Transylvania, Dracula reveals the Secret History of Vampires, Witches, and blasphemous horror.

Told in his own words, here is the story of Dracula, a mortal warlord destined to become the Vampire King of the Undead.

You have been told many lies. Now learn the truth.

Welcome to Dracula’s world.

SHADOW CHILD

To outsiders, the deep, impenetrable forest that blankets Vermont’s Green Mountains gives the state its peaceful and verdant mystique, but those same dark woods hide a secret from pre-history that reaches menacingly into the present. Joseph A. Citro’s widely read publications about the more haunting history, legends, and lore of New England have earned him a reputation as an expert on themes of the supernatural. In this book (first published in 1987), however, he deftly melds real-life ancient ruins, a keen eye for the social fabric of small-town Vermont, and a soaring imagination to fashion a gripping tale of a family’s life-or-death struggle to save their farm from an enemy far more devastating than banks, taxes, or land developers.

Eric Nolan is a man already too familiar with death. His brother’s long-ago disappearance, the loss of his parents, and his wife’s recent demise in an auto accident have left him near the edge physically and emotionally. In desperation he returns to his boyhood haunt, the family farm in rural Antrim, Vermont, now occupied by his cousin, Pamela, her husband, Clint, and Luke, their four-year-old son. But any solace Eric might find there is short-lived. Something terrible is going on in the woods on Pinnacle Mountain and it seems to be centered around a mysterious stone structure that, a local historian believes may be the relic of an ancient race.

The mystery deepens as people begin to vanish one by one, first a village policeman, then a local hermit, a researcher, and finally Clint himself. As baffling and violent incidents continue it becomes harder to deny that a powerful and malevolent force is at work in the Green Mountains, a force that has targeted young Luke. Though it defies Eric’s every rational instinct, he must ultimately confront a reality he can neither accept nor deny. As he and the others struggle to quell the rising tide of evil, the siege escalates to a brutal battle for life itself.

Citro twists every shock possible out of this finely crafted gothic thriller that tests the limits of legend and belief.

SINEATER

The sineater is a mysterious, terrifying figure of the night, condemned to live alone in the mountains. He comes out only when a death occurs in the small community of Beacon Cove. As mourners at the wake turn to face the wall, the sineater enters to eat food off the chest of the dead, thus taking on the sins of the departed and cleansing the soul to enter heaven. The sineater has a family, yet even they must be asleep on the rare occasions he comes home for a midnight meal. The elder son, Curry, works as an oak weaver and prepares himself for life as the sineater when his father dies. Joel, the younger son, attends the community school but is either ignored or taunted by the other students.

A rash of violent crimes and murders rock Beacon Cove. The religious leadership announces that the sineater, overburdened with sins he has consumed, has become the embodiment of the devil. They must forbid him from attending wakes and do all they can to protect themselves from his evil. However, when troubled young Burke Campbell moves to Beacon Cove, he challenges the community’s superstitions and fears and forces Joel to face the reality of who he is…and who his father is.

NIGHT VISIONS: AT THE CROSSROAD

(Originally published as Night Visions 7)

• A jazz musician whose powerful music just might wake the dead.
• A sleepy Wisconsin town harbors an evil that has waited generations to exact its revenge.
• A young couple struggles for survival amid the ruins of civilization after a devastating biological world war.
• A member of the clergy who gives a whole new literal interpretation of the phrase “eat of my flesh”.
• A demented babysitter is taught a grizzly lesson by the children she torments.

NIGHT VISIONS: AT THE CROSSROAD presents eight tales of horror and dark fantasy by Richard Laymon, Chet Williamson, and Gary Brandner.

Prepare to enter a world where your darkest nightmare can become a chilling reality… A world of Night Visions.

Stories included in this collection:

  • Mop Up by Richard Laymon
  • Wishbone by Richard Laymon
  • Bad News by Richard Laymon
  • Madman Stan by Richard Laymon
  • Blue Notes by Chet Williamson
  • The Confessions of St. James by Chet Williamson
  • Assurances of the Self Extinction of Man by Chet Williamson
  • Damntown by Gary Brandner

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

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 Ten eBooks for February

Top Ten eBooks for February

These are our top selling eBooks for the month of February. A good mix of our original titles, some constant sellers, and new faces… Many of these are also available in print, and unabridged audio editions.

  1. “Please… Don’t Kill Me”: The True Story of the Milo Murders – by William C. Dear & Carlton Stowers
  2. Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump – His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall – by John R. O’Donnell and James Rutherford
  3. Blue Devil Island – by Stephen Mark Rainey
  4. Vertical Dive – By Michael DiMercurio
  5. Weaveworld – by Clive Barker
  6. Deadfall Ridge – by Duncan McGeary
  7. The Tournament of Supervillainy – by C. T. Phipps
  8. Star Quest: The Journey Begins – by Patricia Lee Macomber
  9. Cthulhu Armageddon – by C. T. Phipps
  10. A Midnight Dreary – The DeChance Chronicles Volume V by David Niall Wilson
Crossroad Press SF / Superheroes & New Titles

Crossroad Press SF / Superheroes & New Titles

Very pleased to finally be getting the first newsletter of the year out the door. There is SO MUCH going on that I am going to have to limit myself and do this in bullet-points rather than long write-ups on each. These links lead to the product page where you can buy from Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. I will follow with some Best of 2019 so far and some Best of 2018 lists over the next week.  ALL of the new releases below are only $2.99 for a short time.

NEW FICTION:  this month from Patricia Lee Macomber, with STAR QUEST: The Journey Begins (the number one best-selling title so far in January) – Melvin Litton with his historical western CASPION & THE WHITE BUFFALO – rising fast and currently #4 in Western Fiction for Nook.

Also new this month is the long awaited A MIDNIGHT DREARY – Volume Five of  The DeChance Chronicles – from David Niall Wilson, which will release in eBook on the 19th (Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday.

C. T. PHIPPS AUDIO: We are very pleased (as well) to welcome the rest of C. T. Phipps’s Supervillainy books, as well as his Agent G series and the Secret Files of the Red Room.  While we get these  linked up in our store, I wanted to offer you the links to the wonderful audiobook editions of these titles:

The Rules of Supervillainy    The Games of Supervillainy  The Science of Supervillainy  The Secrets of Supervillany   The Tournament of Supervillainy   Agent G: Infiltrator and Agent G: Saboteur  

Holiday Print Edition Sale Underway – 650+ products live in store

Holiday Print Edition Sale Underway – 650+ products live in store

All of the Print editions are back on sale at 40% off until the 31st of December… Use coupon code XmasSale to receive 40% off any purchase of print books at the site.  Find our Print Editions HERE.

The rebuild of the online store continues. We have more than 650 of our products live, and more going up daily… Come back to the store often… pick up some books to read for the holidays… and please share the links…..and this newsletter.

I promise we will not bother you often.  As soon as I figure out a way to put some eBooks on sale for the holidays, I will do so, but we don’t sell them directly in the store…. the reviews and sales are important to our authors on the major retail sites.

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