The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows


Scary Ladies and Gentlefiends, We give you The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows. Available now. In Darker Shadows, Belinda ventures into the east wing of Ravencrest in search of schoolbooks for her charges. But she finds much more than a few dusty texts. This branch of the manor is kept under lock and key, supposedly toContinue reading “The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows”

Take a Ride Down Thunder Road Today


My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, has just blogged about the release of her novel, Thunder Road, which hits bookstores all over the country today. She also discusses the interview she has coming up in a few hours on Cyrus Webb Presents at Conversations Live.  Tamara Thorne on Thunder Road: “Thunder Road, my novel of a smallContinue reading “Take a Ride Down Thunder Road Today”

The End Is Upon Us


  If you had told me ten years ago, when I really got serious about this writing thing, that I would one day write a novel with Tamara Thorne – one of my longtime horror heroes – I would have scoffed, chortled, guffawed and otherwise vehemently disbelieved you. But as I’ve always said, life hasContinue reading “The End Is Upon Us”

Gross Encounters of the Absurd Kind


My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I have been sitting down together to write everyday for months. We’ve gotten a lot done, and we still have much to do. On top of the Belinda serial, we’re finishing up a horror novel  and have another novel  to edit and publish around the holidays. Needless to say, weContinue reading “Gross Encounters of the Absurd Kind”

Belinda: The Story Behind The Name


Naming characters is a surprisingly phenomenal thing, because, more often than not, they name themselves – as strange as that sounds. What I mean is that they tend to present themselves to their authors fully-formed; they know their own appearances, personalities, and often, they come pre-named. That being said, this wasn’t the way it worked with Belinda.Continue reading “Belinda: The Story Behind The Name”

It’s Cherry Season!


The Awakening, the second installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda, is on its way… The Erotic Adventures of Belinda is a serialized Gothic Erotica novel by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross. The first installment, The New Governess, is available everywhere. http://alistaircross.com & http://tamarathorne.com

Gothic Erotica by Thorne & Cross


What is Gothic Erotica? It’s what wakes you up in the middle of the night as randy as you are terrified. It’s those things that go bump – and grind – in the night. It’s the sound of footsteps at the foot of your bed that, instead of fading away, draw nearer and, well, get whatContinue reading “Gothic Erotica by Thorne & Cross”

BELINDA HAS ARRIVED!


The Adventures Have Begun… The New Governess, the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords.  (We will have Nook and other links soon.) New adventures will appear every four to six weeks. Expect serious erotica, lots of ghosts, romance, and intrigue as we put our own spinContinue reading “BELINDA HAS ARRIVED!”

It’s All About the Shoes…


The Erotic Adventures of Belinda Coming soon from Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross  “If you’ve finished all of Sylvia Day’s Bared to You novels and are craving more, look no further. In Belinda: The New Governess, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross have created a world that is rich, opulent, and smoldering with the promise ofContinue reading “It’s All About the Shoes…”

Belinda Excerpt and Back Cover Teaser


THE NEW GOVERNESS When Belinda Moorland steps across the threshold of Ravencrest Manor, she feels as if she’s entered a fantasy world.  The mansion is breathtaking, and her new employer, Eric Manning, is as mysterious as he is handsome. But after just one night, she begins to suspect there is more to Ravencrest than sheContinue reading “Belinda Excerpt and Back Cover Teaser”

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at Open Road Integrated Media


Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – Author is the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). She is a good friend, a great lady, and I am honored beyond words that Grandma’sContinue reading “Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at Open Road Integrated Media”

Belinda’s First Blurb


Michael Aronovitz, author of the terrifying ghost story Alice Walks and the subversively delightful The Voices in Our Heads has honored us with comments about “The New Governess,” the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda.  We’re thrilled. Here’s what he has to say about it: “The Erotic Adventures of Belinda by Tamara ThorneContinue reading “Belinda’s First Blurb”

Agnith’s Promise: The Vildecaz Talents, Book 3


Agnith’s Promise, the final book in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Vildecaz Talents series from Avalerion Books is for sale. Be sure to give it a look-see here. Agnith’s Promise While at the Imperial Court, Erianthee witnesses an enormous Conjure Storm that turns half of the palace complex to rubble. Afraid of what could come next, she heads for Vildecaz and home withContinue reading “Agnith’s Promise: The Vildecaz Talents, Book 3”

Writing… and Riding the ‘One Day’ Wave


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 – andContinue reading “Writing… and Riding the ‘One Day’ Wave”

Shhh… Don’t Let Her Catch You Looking…


Here’s a peek at Belinda in one her private moments. Coming this Summer http://.alistaircross.com http://tamarathorne.com ~

Just a Few More Hours Now…


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,Continue reading “Just a Few More Hours Now…”

Grandma, Belinda, Haunted Cabins, and Author Interviews…


Before getting into anything else, I want to share a great joint interview I did with my collaborator – horror legend Tamara Thorne – at Gingernuts of Horror. We covered everything from horror, erotica,  ghost hunting, and photography to our solo works, our process, our plans, and a bit about a future novel we haven’t discussed untilContinue reading “Grandma, Belinda, Haunted Cabins, and Author Interviews…”

Scandalous Interview!


Gingernuts of Horror has just published a wonderful and scandalously fact-filled interview with Tamara Thorne  and me. You’ll find out how we met, how we work, news about our horror novel,Grandma’s Rack,  and our erotic serial novel, Belinda. You’ll see news of Tamara’s  Candle Bay sequel, and my solo novel, The White Room. We also give the skinny on howContinue reading “Scandalous Interview!”

Thorne & Cross Go Live!


(Tamara Thorne) Hello all, The date and time for our upcoming interview is official. Tamara Thorne and I will be live at Authors on the Air with Pam Stack on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST. We’ll be discussing our upcoming projects Grandma’s Rack and Belinda as well as anything else that happens to come up. (AlistairContinue reading “Thorne & Cross Go Live!”

Current Status & Upcoming Events


Hello all, My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I have made substantial progress on Grandma’s Rack these past two weeks. I’ve completed all my scenes in acts one and two and am well into the remaining scenes of act three. Tamara is kicking out scenes of her own as well as spending a lot of time editing andContinue reading “Current Status & Upcoming Events”

Rackin’ it Up


Grandma’s Rack, the short story turned novella turned full-length collaborative novel is bouncing right along with enough speed and determination to rival a pair of smooth, round, metaphorical melons bounding down a steep and obstacle-free figurative mountainside. Today, my co-author – veteran horror novelist Tamara Thorne – and I spent three hours brainstorming new scenesContinue reading “Rackin’ it Up”

Websites, and New Years, and Books, Oh My!


The art design for my website is back from ‘slicing’ – whatever that means – and now, it’s just a matter of adding the content to the pages before we can set it live. That shouldn’t take more than a week or two, I think, as I have been working on the content already forContinue reading “Websites, and New Years, and Books, Oh My!”

Who’s That Girl?


A collaborative post by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross   If you’ve been following our progress you probably know we are nearing the end of our soon-to-be-revealed collaborative project. You also might have heard us talking about a woman named Belinda. Recently, we’ve had some people ask us who she is, so we decided it’sContinue reading “Who’s That Girl?”

Collective October


Another horror month has come and gone, and as it is for all writers of the macabre, it was a busy month for me. I had a lot of interviews, guest blogs, and other Halloween-related events, and between them, my collaborator Tamara Thorne and I worked diligently to stay on top of our work-in-progress. We not onlyContinue reading “Collective October”

Halloween News


Happy Halloween! I will be featured and interviewed in the November 11th issue of The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST, where I will be discussing my collaboration with Tamara Thorne, my influences, Beautiful Monster, and the horror genre in general. I will post the link to the interview when it goes live.Continue reading “Halloween News”

A Review, a Release, and a Reminder


Good evening, Cross Talkers, Trisha at Delisha’s Place recently did a review for Beautiful Monster. Read it here: http://delisha1964.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/review-beautiful-monster/#comments and be sure to give this very sweet lady a follow. If you love all things words, books, and more words, you’ll dig her. I promise. Also, the project I’ve been working on with Tamara Thorne isContinue reading “A Review, a Release, and a Reminder”

Thank Yous and Such…


Good evening, Cross Talkers, I have finished going through the last of the questions for the “Ask Alistair” section of my upcoming website. In the next week or so I am hoping to have them answered and then they will be on the site once it goes live… at least, that is the plan. ThankContinue reading “Thank Yous and Such…”