Writing… and Riding the ‘One Day’ Wave

Posted in Alistair Cross, authors, Books, Cross & Thorne, Erotica, fiction writing, Ghosts and Hauntings, Horror, Tamara Thorne, Witchcraft, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by alistaircross

You know those books you’re going to write ‘one day’ but never seem to get around to? Well, for me, ‘one day’ has arrived, and let me tell you, Bub – it’s nuts. I rode the ‘one day’ wave for as long as I respectably could, but eventually, you have to get off – and for the past six months, I’ve been getting off like nobody’s business. I’m knee-deep in edits, world-building, cover art design, interviews, character development, and revising, re-hashing, and revisiting.

Tamara Thorne - my collaborator – and I have respectfully asked the publicist for a two to three-week hiatus from interviews. Not that we’ll get much relief. We have two written interviews to do and two or three radio and podcast shows scheduled for May and the rest of April. (In case you missed it, here is the podcast from last weeks live interview at Authors on the Air.)

Later today, Tamara and I will get together to finalize details for The Book We Can’t Say Much About Right Now. Meanwhile, the first draft of Grandma’s Rack is complete and sitting for a six to eight week period before we go back to it – with fresh eyes – for revisions. Belinda is coming along nicely and has become a wonderful escape from the chaos of the less pleasant things.

Belinda’s cover art - which Tamara and I asked for control over – is progressing, as well. After two photo sessions, we’ve  procured a generous handful of keepers – thanks to our wonderful models – which are being used as posters till it’s time to decide on covers. We have many more sessions over the next  months, and despite the madness of it all, I’m looking forward to it.  It’s been suggested that by adding cover art into the already heaping mix, perhaps I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. To that, I say, good. I hope so. Because that’s what gets shit done.

If you haven’t yet seen the latest Belinda poster, here it is… it’s my favorite so far.

First Installment

And a page has been added to my website at alistaircross.com  to showcase all the book covers and posters.

The deadlines are crushing. The days are short. The words are so abounding that – at times – I can’t stand emailing, blogging, IMing, or sending out a freaking Tweet. But the view of the future is vast and exciting, and – most importantly – we are on schedule.

Belinda’s first installment will be out this summer. Grandma’s Rack will come out later this year. The Book We Can’t Say Much About Right Now is running on time and will do whatever it has to do. It won’t always be like this…

Will it?

 

Shhh… Don’t Let Her Catch You Looking…

Posted in Writer, Alistair Cross, fiction writing, Books, Writing, Ghosts and Hauntings, Erotica, Belinda, authors, Cross & Thorne with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by alistaircross

Here’s a peek at Belinda in one her private moments.

First Installment

Coming this Summer

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Spark

Posted in Alistair Cross, Arts and Entertainment, Poetry, Writing with tags , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by alistaircross

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So now you see the spark

I harbored in the darkness

And you can tell the world

I’m hell-bound and I’m heartless

 ~

Did you think that I’d be nothing

But hurt, hollow and haunted

When you turned us into all the things

You knew I never wanted

 ~

When you began to play

These complicated games

These tangled up entanglements

That stain love’s sacred name

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You’re determined to be angry

For one reason or another

You’re happy when you hate me

So rage on, my wayward lover

 ~

I can offer you no freedom

I can’t save you from yourself

For your mind is your own prison

And your heart is your own hell

 ~

But what would I have given

For one last time-lapsed touch?

Anything, my darling…

I wanted you that much

 ~

© Alistair Cross

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Podcast for Authors on the Air

Posted in Alistair Cross, Author Interviews, Books, Entertainment, Erotica, Ghosts and Hauntings, Horror, Tamara Thorne, Thriller, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by alistaircross

Tamara Thorne and I just finished a wonderful live interview with Pam Stack at Authors on the Air. We discussed writing, our processes, and our upcoming projects.

If you missed it, here’s a link to the podcast.

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Just a Few More Hours Now…

Posted in Alistair Cross, Arts and Entertainment, Books, Erotica, fiction writing, Ghosts and Hauntings, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by alistaircross

In just a few more hours now – 5:00 pm Pacific, 8:00 pm Eastern time – my collaborator, horror legend Tamara Thorne, and I will be live at Authors on the Air. They do call ins, so if you have a question for either of us about our work, our writing processes, or anything else, call the show at:  (347) 884-8266.

Here is the direct link to the show. We look forward to hearing from you.

In the meantime, enjoy the latest poster from the upcoming Belinda series…

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Authors on the Air

Posted in Alistair Cross, Arts and Entertainment, Author Interviews, Books, Entertainment, Erotica, Ghosts and Hauntings, Horror, Suspense, Tamara Thorne, Thriller, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by alistaircross

Tamara Thorne and I will be live on Authors on the Air tomorrow night, April 17, at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern.  Come join us for an hour of fun and information about our projects. You can even call in with questions!

Here is the direct link to the show. 

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Going Down…?

Posted in Alistair Cross, Arts and Entertainment, Books, Entertainment, Erotica, fiction writing, Ghosts and Hauntings, Tamara Thorne, Thriller, Writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by alistaircross

This weeks hot reminder that Belinda is on her way…

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Belinda

An erotic series by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross

Coming this summer from Avalerion Books

 

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