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”

Tales to Terrify – Lights Out Podcast


In a couple weeks,  Tamara Thorne and I will be guests at Tales To Terrify – on the Lights Out podcast, hosted by Sylvia Shults – where we will be talking about our experiences at the allegedly haunted cabin in California. Tales To Terrify was named the Podcast of the Year by This is Horror. Once we have theContinue reading “Tales to Terrify – Lights Out Podcast”

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”

Podcast for Authors on the Air


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.

Authors on the Air


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. 

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!”

Belinda Is Coming…


The first photography session for the upcoming serial erotica, Belinda, went swimmingly. Here is a promotional picture from the sitting… There are many more to come… Look for the first installment of Belinda this summer! Visit us at: http://www.alistaircross.com & http://www.tamarathorne.com

On Writerly Wednesday


My feature at Writerly Wednesday, where I discuss Beautiful Monster – co-authored under the pen name Jared S. Anderson – is up at: http://networkedblogs.com/VvZmd And for all other features and interviews visit me at: http://alistaircross.com/ at the Media page.

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”

Thunder Road


Thunder Road, one of my favorite novels by my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, will be returning to bookstore shelves and the land of the internet this September. Here are some photos of the cover, as well as a little bit about the book: And… Thunder Road is published by Kensington Books and will be available everywhere books areContinue reading “Thunder Road”

February Update


I wrote an update on the work in progress in my journals on my website. To read about it, go here: http://alistaircross.com/Cross-Talk Also, an interview I did for Eliza Gale at Eliza Gale’s Interviews has gone live. Check it out at: http://elizagalesinterviews.com/2014/02/18/an-interview-with-horror-writer-alistair-cross/ Thank you, Eliza, for a great interview.

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”

It… and Author Interview Corner


Today, I finally finished It by Stephen King. I say ‘finally’ not because it was a drag to read but because it’s taken a while to get through (the book is 1090 pages). I haven’t had much free time due to my busy writing schedule, but I try to always take at least one dayContinue reading “It… and Author Interview Corner”

But it can be done…


It’s after four in the morning on Friday and for the second night now I’m sitting in front of my computer watching YoutTube videos with the notorious feline stalker, Pawpurrazzi. From the safety of her perch on my shoulder, together we behold the wonders of funny cat videos, Oprah Winfrey interviews, and clips expounding onContinue reading “But it can be done…”

Scary Christmas to All…


Merry Christmas morning everyone. It is after five a.m. here and I’ve been up all night wrapping gifts while Pawpurrazzi – my feline accomplice – pawed at the tape dispenser, played in the curtains, and finally fell into a peaceful slumber on my lap. I’ve heard the stores on Christmas Eve are a frenzied mess,Continue reading “Scary Christmas to All…”

Welcome to the Dungeon…


After a grueling couple weeks of getting everything together in order to set my website live, success has been obtained. It’s been over a year since I decided I really needed to get one, and almost nine months since I’ve been been actively working at making it happen. Naturally, there were bumps in the road:Continue reading “Welcome to the Dungeon…”

Exposing, Disclosing, and Revealing


My website is officially schedule to go live December 16th, one week from tomorrow. At that time, there will also be a cover reveal for the joint project  Tamara Thorne and I are writing. I will post it here, and it will also be on my website. Along with the cover, we will be giving aContinue reading “Exposing, Disclosing, and Revealing”

The Truth About Fiction


I’m always amazed at what goes into writing a book, and as I approach the beginning of the end of my current collaboration with Tamara Thorne, I’m reminded of how precious this really is to me. I can remember the days when it was new; back when I wrote little more than an occasional stray paragraph – or jotted downContinue reading “The Truth About Fiction”

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!”

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST


Earlier this month, I was honored when The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST approached me and invited me to do an interview for their November issue. They asked me lots of unique questions about writing, horror, and working with Tamara Thorne. I had a good time doing it. Click on the link aboveContinue reading “The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST”

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”

Thorne & Cross on Halloween


Halloween is fast approaching and we have been having a terrible time deciding what to be. We want our costumes to go together to celebrate our upcoming collaborations, but since we’re several states apart, we have to be really creative or people won’t get it. What follows are some conversations we’ve had on the topic as weContinue reading “Thorne & Cross on Halloween”

13 Ghost Stories by Tamara Thorne


8 southern California newspapers are showcasing my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, in a feature of SoCal’s most haunted places. Tamara is the bestselling author of sixteen books and anthologies, and has been a paranormal researcher for most of her life.  Follow the link to find out which places in southern California have the most ghosts!  http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifestyle/20131030/haunted-lighthouses-13-la-area-ghost-stories-from-author-tamara-thorne

Tamara Thorne at Mysterious Galaxy


It’s just hours until tomorrow’s Halloween party/book signing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego tomorrow at 2 pm where my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, will be signing books. If you’re in the San Diego area, be sure to stop by, or if you can’t make it and want some signed or personalized books for yourself or gift-giving,Continue reading “Tamara Thorne at Mysterious Galaxy”

Deadly Ever After


A couple of days ago, Deadly Ever After did an excerpt from my work-in-progress, The White Room. Now, the same Undead Duo has posted four of my creepier poems in the spirit of Halloween. To read these, follow this link: http://deadlyeverafter.com/2013/10/20/haunting-poetry-from-alistair-cross/ As I read over these poems, I thought it would be kind of funContinue reading “Deadly Ever After”

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”

Halloween Coupons!


Happy October, Cross Talkers, Damnation Books and Eternal Press are celebrating October with a 50% off promo code good on their websites all month. So if you haven’t gotten your copy of Beautiful Monster, enter 31Halloween2013 at checkout. It’s good until November 1st on both Eternal Press http://www.eternalpress.biz and Damnation Books http://www.damnationbooks.com. All best, Mr. Cross http://www.facebook.com/crossalistair

FIEND me on Facebook


Good evening, Cross Talkers, My author page on Facebook is up and functioning. There you will find my personal photos, a catalog of my poetry, updates on current and upcoming material, and ~ of course ~ the various musings of a mad and morbid mind. You don’t even have to send me a FIEND request… just follow the link below the pictureContinue reading “FIEND me on Facebook”

The Horror Season


Good afternoon, Cross Talkers, Now that I have finished the parts that I can do for the website, I have more time to do what I love to do: write. Due to a deadline on a sure-thing, I am making the collaborative project with Tamara Thorne my priority. As we go along, I will keep you updatedContinue reading “The Horror Season”

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…”

HORROR, DARK SHADOWS AND ME


Originally posted on Tamara Thorne's Little Blog of Horrors:
Tomorrow, Saturday the 14th,  I’m signing books at Dark Delicacies alongside one of my childhood idols, Lara Parker, who played Angelique on the original Dark Shadows, and I’m just a wee bit giddy about it.  Woohoo! I get to sit next to Angelique!  Very little…

An Interview ~


Hello, Cross Talkers, I recently did an interview for Delisha’s Place and I’m pleased with the outcome. Click the link to learn about what inspires me to write, which writers have influenced me, and what I love to read. There’s also some fun facts about Beautiful Monster, as well as some updates on what I’m workingContinue reading “An Interview ~”

ETERNITY


Hello, Cross Talkers, Although I don’t do book reviews, I would occasionally like to recommend a book I’ve read that left a strong impression on me; whether it’s one of those novels that inspired me to write my own books, or a story that just charmed the pants off me for one reason or another. That said, Eternity by Tamara Thorne heads thatContinue reading “ETERNITY”

Welcome to Cross Talk


Hello, Cross Talkers, and welcome to Cross Talk, the official blog of horror author Alistair Cross. Alistair Cross was born in a small town in the western United States. He grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of 8, began writing his own stories. In 2012, his first novel, aContinue reading “Welcome to Cross Talk”