New Releases for March and April 2024

Here are the new releases from Crossroad Press for March and April 2024. Unless noted otherwise, you can purchase any of them at Amazon, B&N, Apple, Google Play, Smashwords, or Kobo.

No Shelter

by Ray Garton

(Release date – 3/11/2024)

(Previously published as Frankenstorm)

A storm of epic proportions is brewing off the coast of northern California. Residents have been warned to prepare for disaster. It’s a false hope in the face of what’s coming…

In a secret government lab, virologist Fara McManus tries to stop an experiment out of control—before more human subjects are infected. But in a blazing hail of bullets, survivalist Ollie Monk launches a paramilitary attack on the lab, releasing the infected into the night. And as the nightmare escalates to a fever pitch, internet blogger Ivan Renner traces the destruction as it claims more victims, beginning with a single mother unknowingly spreading the virus. A father and son, held hostage by a lunatic. A local sheriff, single-handedly fighting madness, murder, and worse.

No one will find shelter from this storm.

The Mind Worms

by Nicholas Kaufmann

(Release date – 3/12/2024)

Over the years, Dr. Laura Powell has seen things in her morgue that no one has ever seen before—a corpse filled with an unknown fungus, a body completely petrified mere moments after death—but she’s never had a dead body wake up on the autopsy table.

Until now.

Environmental scientist Jordan Mintz was pronounced dead after suffering a mysterious illness. Now, suddenly, he finds himself alive once more, but changed. Plagued by visions of worms and an unforgiving, insatiable hunger, he wonders if he’s the same man he was before.

Or if he’s even human anymore.

After a brutal act of violence rocks the small Hudson Valley city of Sakima, Jordan goes missing. With the help of forensic tech Park Dae-jung and chief of police Elena Morales, Laura searches for answers. How is Jordan alive again? What is the unknown illness that supposedly killed him in the first place? And most importantly, where did Jordan go?

Because time is running out. There are other people looking for Jordan, too. People who would have preferred he stay dead. But that’s not the worst of it. Something is growing inside of Jordan, something inhuman, dangerous, and deadly. When it emerges, no one anywhere will be safe.

With The Mind Worms, multiple award-nominated bestselling author Nicholas Kaufmann delivers yet another riveting, fast-paced thriller in the Dr. Laura Powell series.

The Mirror of Eternity

by Garrett Boatman

(Release date – 3/12/2024)

In the Desert of Dudael, the demon Azazel is freed from the pit where he has dwelled for millennia. On the frozen world of Abyss, fallen angels banished from earth in the time of Enoch, prepare for their return.

But the world is vanishing. Soon there will be battleground for neither man nor demon.

Rick Scott has sworn off magic, but when he receives a summons from his former mentor, he must travel the ravaged wasteland of time and gaze into the mirror of eternity before the world plunges into the white-hot singularity of creation.

But there are creatures that dwell within time’s labyrinth who would sate their unspeakable hunger on the unwary traveler.

The Jar and Other Stories

by Edward Lee

(Release date – 3/25/2024)

The kids go into the bounce house, but when they come out…they’re not kids anymore.

When a cam girl drives to the nearest grocery store, her GPS navigator takes her to another far more interesting location.

Very pregnant Teresa has all her stuck-up friends coming for her baby shower, but there’s one guest who wasn’t invited, and his gift is most unusual: a jellyfish.

The billionaire’s mansion has many dark hallways but at the end of one of them you’ll find a curious array of artifacts, including Elvis Presley’s excrement, President Kennedy’s brain-bucket, and one other thing that really takes the cake…

After forty years of writing demented horror fiction, Edward Lee is still truckin’, and he invites you to pull up a chair and spend a few more evenings in his world…

Martyrs and Traitors: A Tale of 1916

by M. J. Neary

(Release date – 3/26/2024)

Dublin, Good Friday, 1916

Kidnapped and held at gunpoint by his former IRB comrades, Bulmer Hobson, the misunderstood antihero of 1916, denounces the ill-fated Easter Rising he had tried to prevent. While his captors joke about shooting him and dumping his body on the railroad tracks, his terrified fiancée roams the chaos-ravaged city in search of him.

Fifteen years of political rivalry, international conspiracy, botched love affairs, and taunting promises of glory culminate in a bloody showdown. Once branded “the most dangerous man in Ireland” by the police, Hobson is about to be deleted from history.

Based on historical accounts, Martyrs and Traitors is an intimate glance into the conflicted and shattered heart of Ireland’s discredited patriot.

The Saga of Dead-Eye, Book Three: Man-Eaters, Mummies, & Murderous Maniacs

by Ronald Kelly

(Release date – 3/27/2024)


Driven by the desire to rescue his abducted son and a relentless thirst for retribution, the zombified gunfighter, Dead-Eye, continues his search for the renegade vampire, Jules Holland, and his unholy entourage. Accompanying him on his journey is the Louisiana mojo man, Job, who is hellbent on putting an end to his daughter Evangeline’s wicked shenanigans. As long as she possesses the demonic tome, Necronomicon, and holds the ability to open the otherworldly Hole Out of Nowhere, no territory is safe from the infinite evil the dark enchantress has at her fingertips!


As Dead-Eye and Job travel across the scorching deserts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, horrors await them in the form of flesh-devouring critters, rampaging mummies bent on revenge, and the town of Hellbound, a haven for deranged and bloodthirsty desperados who kill at the drop of a hat. Along the way, they come across the pugnacious Missy Slatter, a child abandoned in the wilderness after the outlaw gang, Baker’s Dozen, slaughters her family and steals their horses. It is up to the gunfighter and the swamp shaman to keep the girl safe and deliver her to her grandparents… and perhaps deal some much deserved vengeance to the Baker’s Dozen along the way!

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by Rick Jones

(Release date – 4/2/2024)

Joey Cavello, a man with a terminal illness, enters a hospice where he picks up on strange occurrences such as the mysterious occupant who resides on the second floor, something with a terrible origin; or the strange and impenetrable fog that surrounds the facility that’s keeps everyone in like a holding pen; and what about the mysterious and blind administrator who appears to be omniscient, and a man of cruel judgment.

What is the thing on the second floor? What is the purpose of the dense mist that encircles the facility? And what is the administrator’s true and underlying purpose for those who enter the Hospice?

Cavello, who bands together with others, tries to unveil the hospice’s dark and supernatural secret. But can they unravel its sinister mystery before they are eternally damned? The clock is ticking.

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Little Bones

by David Baillie

(Release date – 4/2/2024)

Hamilton, Ontario, 1953.

A nine-year-old boy meets with a horrific death at the hands of a sociopath; his little body is then hidden away in a soon-to-be-sealed tenement coal chute where it lies for two decades. The remains, discovered by contractors rerouting a pipe in 1974, make for sensational news; the fact that ten small bones are missing causes further speculation. But interest in the cold case fades quickly—except in the imagination of a tragically lonely boy named Scott Campbell, a resident of that sad building who suffers (equally) from undiagnosed Selective Mutism and the terrible neglect of his mentally ill mother. In the building’s furnace room, Scotty meets his one and only friend: a child’s playful, coal-black shadow that follows him through a litany of foster homes and into adulthood.

Now, in 1987, thirteen years after the discovery of those remains, Scotty is an enigmatic street artist who makes strange sculptures out of found objects, which he leaves in the forgotten and overlooked corners of the city. Scotty’s social worker, Simon, despairs over Scotty’s plight: the mute will soon be completely on his own, for he aged out of government-sponsored aid almost two years ago and is now living on the remnants of a miracle extension arranged by Simon’s boss. Simon also has his own dilemma: as a Mohawk with invested interest in the Six Nations of the Grand River, he feels like he is betraying his own community by working for the government-funded Children’s Aid Society in Hamilton. Caught between pressure at home and the impending end of Scotty’s meagre support, Simon is losing faith in both the System and himself.

Little Bones is a heart-rending tale of loss, redemption, and the cruel consequences of investing in that most beautiful of lies—hope.

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Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Saved the World Again

by Richard Roberts

(Release date – 4/23/2024)

Magic, mad science, and teenagers are a recipe for trouble. As the only living necromancer, fifteen-year-old Avery Special has too much trouble as it is. Trying to use her dark powers for good, she awakens a cyborg from a coma.

The superintelligent Tonika is grateful and full of plans to help Avery help others, but the more Avery helps, the more trouble she gets in.

Her parents are worried. Her boyfriend and girlfriend are lonely. A robot-possessing ghost is on the loose. Oh, and she stole a crystal ball from a museum. How much helping is too much?

Can she afford to not help when the ultimate evil mad scientist tries to destroy the world?