Movie Poster-Esque Artwork for The Black Wasp


The Vampires of Crimson Cove series The Crimson Corset eBook: https://amzn.to/3ePl34T Paper: https://amzn.to/3xCgTWx Audio: https://adbl.co/3nKUMbV The Silver Dagger eBook: https://amzn.to/3vxN87n Paper: https://amzn.to/2PCMsOL Audio: coming soon The Black Wasp: Coming 6/13

The Wild West of Publishing, Episode 1: Things to Avoid


Thorne & Cross sit down with longtime author, editor, and publisher, Margaret Lucke, to discuss writing and publishing in today’s climate. In episode 1: Things to Avoid, Margaret discusses some of the pitfalls of writing and things she sees as an editor that will keep a manuscript from being accepted by a publisher. Listen inContinue reading “The Wild West of Publishing, Episode 1: Things to Avoid”

Writer’s Etiquette – Top Tips for Writers From Thorne & Cross


While there are no definitive rules about how writers should present themselves, there are some things we’ve learned along the way about what works – and what doesn’t. My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I have seen and heard a lot of things in our combined 40 years of experience in the writing industry that haveContinue reading “Writer’s Etiquette – Top Tips for Writers From Thorne & Cross”

Cats, The Writer’s Familiar


I’m a cat person. I just seem to have been born that way. Some of my first memories are of the family cat, a big gray tabby named Tiger. I wanted desperately to win his affection and can vividly remember inflicting upon him kisses, hugs, and vast quantities of unsolicited loves. As you might imagine,Continue reading “Cats, The Writer’s Familiar”

An Audio Excerpt from Dream Reaper


An audio excerpt from my novel, Dream Reaper, narrated by Jamison Walker. Cover art by Mike Rivera. Available now at Audible.com About Dream Reaper Angel or Demon? Naive and heart-stoppingly handsome, he calls himself Alejandro, and Madison O’Riley has no clue what to do with him. As they set out to recover his lost identity,Continue reading “An Audio Excerpt from Dream Reaper”

Another Brick Wall in Spite House


Of all the books Tamara and I have written together, none have taken longer, been more complicated, or evolved over time as much as Spite House, the one we’re writing now.  We had a plot — we weren’t writing blind — but it kept shooting off in all sorts of directions and as much asContinue reading “Another Brick Wall in Spite House”

A New Book Cover for Sleep Savannah Sleep


Sometimes, as much as you love your book cover, you have to admit that it just isn’t right – that even though it’s good, it could be better. That’s the conclusion I recently drew with my novel, Sleep Savannah Sleep. Don’t get me wrong: I love the original cover art for this book. From theContinue reading “A New Book Cover for Sleep Savannah Sleep”

10 Things I’ve Learned About Writing in the Past 10 Years


I’ve been writing all my life, but it wasn’t until ten years ago that I got serious about it. And I didn’t want to be a hobby-writer, either. I wanted to be a real-life, full-time professional who spends his time writing, editing, marketing, and well … doing it all – because that’s what writers doContinue reading “10 Things I’ve Learned About Writing in the Past 10 Years”

The First-Ever Excerpt from The Black Wasp


Good news for those awaiting The Black Wasp! I’ve just received word that it’s currently scheduled for a mid-June release, and while I don’t have an exact date yet ( know, I know) I will very soon. I promise to share that information here as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, (and, of course, theContinue reading “The First-Ever Excerpt from The Black Wasp”

The Art of Blaming the Industry


In 2010, I completed my first novel and the rush it gave me was of greater magnitude than anything else I’d ever experienced. After years of trying, I had finally done it: I had written my very first book. I was elated, bubbling with pride, and eager to get it out into the world whereContinue reading “The Art of Blaming the Industry”

Discovering Horror


Not too long ago, I took a late-night, spur-of-the-moment, why-the-hell-not trip to my old hometown and wow … does this bring back memories. And one of the best memories that came back to me was right here. It was here, on this bridge ~ which is, ironically, right in front of the local morgue ~Continue reading “Discovering Horror”

Today is the First Day of a New Book


Today is the day I began a new book. With The Black Wasp (book 3 of the Vampires of Crimson Cove series) in the editor’s hands, and not a lot going on besides some book marketing and the disposal of an old sofa, I figured I might as well do some writing. Since I’m dying to find out what happensContinue reading “Today is the First Day of a New Book”

NEW RELEASE Available for Pre-Order


The Angel Alejandro is available for pre-order. Buy it today and have it directly sent to your Kindle on January 25th: http://tinyurl.com/z9mc5un   A Man without a Past   After a near-fatal accident, Madison O’Riley is faced with an astonishing problem: What to do with the man who saved her life. Naive and heart-stoppingly handsome,Continue reading “NEW RELEASE Available for Pre-Order”

THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!


To celebrate October, Halloween, and last week’s show at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! with vampire author extraordinaire, Laurell K. Hamilton, THE CRIMSON CORSET is on sale at Amazon for just $0.99 in ebook, now through October 6th. “Alistair Cross’ new novel THE CRIMSON CORSET … is taut and elegantly written taking us intoContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!”

Suspending the Pen


I’ve been in the writing dungeon so long that the sunlight streaming from the windows has begun to burn my eyes and an evening trip to Wal-Mart – or some other dreadful place – is starting to feel like an outing, a night on the town, rather than the necessary evil it actually is. With reviewers waitingContinue reading “Suspending the Pen”

FACEBOOK EVENT Today at 7 – 8 pm EST


Today, at 7 – 8 pm EST, Tamara Thorne​ and I will be chatting about our upcoming book, MOTHER, on Facebook at The Edge of Madness Release Party. Just go to this page, join the event, and come hang out with us from 7 – 8 pm EST, where we’ll be discussing writing, MOTHER, books,Continue reading “FACEBOOK EVENT Today at 7 – 8 pm EST”

V.C. Andrews Visits Thorne & Cross


Sage’s Eyes, V. C. Andrews’ newest thriller, has just arrived in bookstores and we’ll be celebrating the release on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! today, January 29, at 5 pm Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central, and 8 Eastern. Yes, the author will be joining us. Andrews designated  author Andrew Neiderman as her successor decadesContinue reading “V.C. Andrews Visits Thorne & Cross”

THE WALKING DEAD Author, Jay Bonansinga, Joins Us for a Chat


If you missed last night’s show with THE WALKING DEAD author, Jay Bonansinga, be sure to give it a listen. We talked about Daryl, Carol, Rick, Carl, and Michonne, and got an inside peek at the creation of this crazy-addictive series. Jay also told us about SELF-STORAGE, his new supernatural thriller about a lonely divorcedContinue reading “THE WALKING DEAD Author, Jay Bonansinga, Joins Us for a Chat”

MOTHER: Coming Soon From Thorne & Cross


Coming this spring: MOTHER – a new novel by Thorne & Cross. A Girl’s Worst Nightmare is Her Mother … Priscilla Martin. She’s the diva of Morning Glory Circle and a driving force in the quaint California town of Snapdragon. Overseer of garage sales and neighborhood Christmas decorations, she is widely admired. But few peopleContinue reading “MOTHER: Coming Soon From Thorne & Cross”

THE CRIMSON CORSET is Now Available in Paper


At long last, THE CRIMSON CORSET is available in paperback. You can also get it on Kindle. “Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller, “The CrimsonContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET is Now Available in Paper”

THE CRIMSON CORSET


The Crimson Corset is available now. Welcome to Crimson Cove Sheltered by ancient redwoods overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, and a notorious nightclub, The Crimson Corset. It seems like a perfect place to relax and get close to nature. But not everything inContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET”

In Good Company


Check out THE CRIMSON CORSET, hanging out with Louis, Laurell, and Lestat at no. 27 on Amazon! Be sure to read my latest interviews at excerpts, too: Deady Ever After BeachBound Books Ringshadow Haunted Nights LIVE! And here are some guest post I did: SEX AND VAMPIRES at Beauty in Ruins THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGESContinue reading “In Good Company”

NIGHT MOVES Cover Reveal


At long last, we have settled on the final cover art for The Ghosts of Ravencrest’s 5th installment, Night Moves. I know I said I wanted something with lots of red for this installment, but as soon as I saw the completed version of this one, I knew it was the right cover. I loveContinue reading “NIGHT MOVES Cover Reveal”

What’s Coming Up…


I’m getting very excited about the upcoming guests on Haunted Nights LIVE! and am thrilled to be meeting so many truly awesome, amazingly talented people. Keep listening for folks such as NYT Bestseller, Kevin O’Brien — actress (from “Growing Pains” and “Who’s the Boss?”) screenwriter, and country musician, Riley Weston — Grand Master Award-winning author,Continue reading “What’s Coming Up…”

Why I Dig My Collaborator


‘Tis the season for gratitude, and although I have never enjoyed any of the traditional Thanksgivings customs, I do like to take a little time out around this time of year to reflect on the things I’m grateful for, and there are a lot of them. A lot. I am thankful to my family forContinue reading “Why I Dig My Collaborator”

The Debut of Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Haunted Nights LIVE! debuted last week with our first guest, Q.L. Pearce, the bestselling author of more than 150 books including film tie-ins for the Fox animated film Titan AE and the Universal animated series Land Before Time. Click here to go to the show. Later this month, our guest will be New York Times bestseller,Continue reading “The Debut of Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

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”

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!”