The Many Ghosts of the Tower of London


Here it is! Our latest episode from Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre (and it’s a creepy one!) From the shadowy phantoms of two dead princes to the headless apparition of Anne Boleyn, Thorne & Cross break down the most famous (and infamous) ghosts that haunt the Tower of London, the historic castle that has inspiredContinue reading “The Many Ghosts of the Tower of London”

Books on Sale — The Cliffhouse Haunting


The Cliffhouse Haunting is on Sale in June! The very first Thorne & Cross collaboration, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, will be on sale in ebook for just $0.99 June 1st through the 8th. And if you sign up for our free monthly gossip column-style newsletter, The Purple Probe, you’ll get a “Behind the Book” glimpse withContinue reading “Books on Sale — The Cliffhouse Haunting”

The Legend of Walking Sam


Guest Alex Dolan discusses the South Dakota Sioux legend of Walking Sam, the mind-controlling spirit that made local news and the New York Times in 2015 when suicides peaked on the Pine Ridge reservation. Listen in at Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre. Legends and lore, monsters and myths, hauntings and horror … bestselling authors TamaraContinue reading “The Legend of Walking Sam”

Ghost Story by Peter Straub


Ghost Story, Peter Straub, 1979 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “It seemed that if you listened to that snow hissing long enough, you wouldn’t just hear it telling you that it was waiting for you, you’d hear some terrible secret—a secret to turn your life black.” (Thanks, Peter Straub. Now I’m afraid of snow.Continue reading “Ghost Story by Peter Straub”

Today’s the Day!


Today’s the day! Books 1 – 3 in The Ravencrest Saga are available today as a boxed set for only $9.99!: https://tinyurl.com/yjy36u9h Book 1: THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST Ravencrest Manor is the most beautiful thing new governess, Belinda Moorland, has ever seen, but as she learns more about its tangled past of romance and terror,Continue reading “Today’s the Day!”

The Blue Lady of the Moss Beach Distillery


On the windswept cliffs below San Francisco, walks northern California’s most famous ghost, the Blue Lady of the Moss Beach Distillery. Hosts Thorne & Cross take you back to 1927, to a speakeasy known as Frank’s Place, which was frequented by rum runners, politicians, and criminals. How did the Blue Lady die … and whyContinue reading “The Blue Lady of the Moss Beach Distillery”

Ghosts, Witches, and Demons, Oh, My!


Coming March 29th (and available for pre-order now at: https://tinyurl.com/yjy36u9h) Books 1 – 3 in The Ravencrest Saga are available as a boxed set for only $9.99 Book 1: THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST  Ravencrest Manor is the most beautiful thing new governess, Belinda Moorland, has ever seen, but as she learns more about its tangledContinue reading “Ghosts, Witches, and Demons, Oh, My!”

Dare to Cross the Threshold …


Coming March 29th (and available for pre-order now at: https://tinyurl.com/yjy36u9h) Books 1 – 3 in The Ravencrest Saga are available as a boxed set for only $9.99 Book 1: THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST Ravencrest Manor is the most beautiful thing new governess, Belinda Moorland, has ever seen, but as she learns more about its tangledContinue reading “Dare to Cross the Threshold …”

Our Valentine’s Day Gift to You …


This Valentine’s Day, The Ghosts of Ravencrest will be on sale for $0.99 Darkness Never Dies … Ravencrest Manor has always been part of the family. The ancestral home of the Mannings, Ravencrest’s walls have been witness to generations of unimaginable scandal, horror, and depravity. Imported stone by stone from England to northern California inContinue reading “Our Valentine’s Day Gift to You …”

Get Probed This Christmas!


The Christmas edition of the Purple Probe is on its way! And if you sign up before December 31st, you’ll get a free ebook copy of our gothic thriller, The Ghosts of Ravencrest! In our free monthly newsletter, The Purple Probe, you’ll get character interviews, behind-the-scenes tell-alls, a gossip column that sheds light on theContinue reading “Get Probed This Christmas!”

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


The Turn of the Screw, Henry James, 1898 My favorite quote: “I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure, and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his perhaps being innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for ifContinue reading “The Turn of the Screw by Henry James”

Horror Classics with Thorne & Cross: A Christmas Carol


Tamara Thorne and I are honored to be part of new series called Horror Classics with Thorne & Cross where we introduce and give our thoughts on various horror stories through history. We’re starting off in time for the holidays with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Here, along with the classic tale itself, we talk aboutContinue reading “Horror Classics with Thorne & Cross: A Christmas Carol”

Craven Manor by Darcy Coates


Craven Manor, Darcy Coates, 2017 My favorite quote: “For the few brief days he’d worked at Craven Manor he felt as if he’d escaped into a better life. His work mattered … even if it was just to a ghost and a man made of shadows.” Notable characters: Daniel, the new caretaker; Bran, his not-quite-normalContinue reading “Craven Manor by Darcy Coates”

Psstt. Want a Free Book?


From now until December 31st, you’ll get one free ebook copy of our paranormal thriller, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, The Purple Probe. In The Purple Probe, you’ll get character interviews, behind-the-scenes tell-alls, a gossip column that sheds light on the darkest monsters in the Thorne & Cross Universe, andContinue reading “Psstt. Want a Free Book?”

Haunted by Tamara Thorne


Haunted, Tamara Thorne, 1995 My favorite quote: “He’d always thought of supernatural horror as something that arose in daydreams and nightmares, fantastic thoughts born of facts and twisted to the imagination’s wishes. It seemed to be the other way around now.” Notable characters: David Masters, author an new owner of Baudey House; Amber, his daughter;Continue reading “Haunted by Tamara Thorne”

Bend Over …


The Purple Probe is coming … What’s the Purple Probe, you ask? In short, it’s the Thorne and Cross newsletter … with a facelift. Starting with it’s first edition this October, the Purple Probe will including interviews with our characters, inside information on what’s coming up next, behind-the-scenes tell-alls, and a gossip column written byContinue reading “Bend Over …”

Get Your Ghost On!


Tis the season and today’s the day! Shadowland, book 4 in the Ravencrest Saga, is out now!: amzn.to/39edNx5 Something ancient stirs in the Raven Woods … A creature out of the darkest fairy tales calls to Thad and Cynthia, seducing them with promises of gingerbread and magick. Belinda must keep them safe, but her patienceContinue reading “Get Your Ghost On!”

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell


Cold Moon Over Babylon, Michael McDowell, 1980 My favorite quote: “Two cars had passed in the last ten minutes: the fishing hearse and the car from Alabama. Why didn’t someone else come along? How could that happen within sight of her own house?”  Notable characters: Margaret Larkin, a fourteen-year-old girl; Jerry, her brother; Evelyn, theirContinue reading “Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell”

Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck


Ghosts I Have Been, Richard Peck, 1977 My favorite quote: “The truth is too much for some people and too little for others.” How true is that? Notable characters: Blossom Culp, the girl who sees ghosts; Alexander, her friend and partner-in-crime Most memorable scene: Blossom’s visions of the sinking of the Titanic. For being aContinue reading “Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck”

Triad by Mary Leader


Triad, Mary Leader, 1973 Favorite quote: “Rhiannon! Even now I could remember the metallic tint that always crept into her voice whenever she taunted me.” Characters: Branwen, an author mourning the loss of her child; Alan, her husband; Rhiannon, Branwen’s long-dead cousin Most memorable scene: The resurfacing memories of Branwen’s repressed childhood trauma. I’m theContinue reading “Triad by Mary Leader”

Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin


A while back, my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside – and outside – of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. This being my first paranormal investigation, I was happy to be joining someone with Tamara’s experience, but I’ll be honest – IContinue reading “Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin”

A Gothic Recipe for Horror


The Thorne and Cross thriller, The Witches of Ravencrest, is the latest to come to audiobook and to celebrate, we’re sharing our recipe for Gothic horror. But first … a little about the book … Narrated by film and voice actor, Nathan Foss, The Witches of Ravencrest is book 2 of The Ravencrest Saga, precededContinue reading “A Gothic Recipe for Horror”

Witches, Ghosts, and Murder, Oh My!


Many of you die-hard horror fans out there will be familiar with Moonfall, Tamara Thorne’s Halloween-themed classic about witches, gargoyles, magick, and evil nuns – and now, for the first time ever, it’s available in audiobook at Audible.com, narrated by the inimitable Jamison Walker. Moonfall is the first Tamara Thorne novel I ever read. ThisContinue reading “Witches, Ghosts, and Murder, Oh My!”

Dirty Ghosts, Dirt Cheap


THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST is available at: http://tinyurl.com/hzvae3e   “The Ghosts of Ravencrest delivers on every level. Delicate, creepy, detailed, and beautifully crafted, this reinvention of the gothic ghost story into a sexy, sleek modern chiller is a marvel of suspense and atmosphere. A knockout of a horror yarn!”   -Jay Bonansinga, the New YorkContinue reading “Dirty Ghosts, Dirt Cheap”

THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is on sale!


A deranged doctor with an appalling side-hobby, a macabre groundskeeper who delights in terrifying children, an unlikely vandal with vulgar talents, a lovestruck cop, a 60s Scream Queen, a death-portending ghost, and an egomanaical self-proclaimed psychic who wants to write a book about it. What happens when they all end up in a cozy cliffContinue reading “THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is on sale!”

THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is on sale NOW for .99!


Today through Saturday, The Cliffhouse Haunting is on sale for only .99 at Amazon! To celebrate, here is this week’s copy of the The Cliffside Weekly Chronicle! Just click the pic below to obtain your .99 cent copy! THE CLIFFSIDE WEEKLY CHRONICLE Another Death at the Peppermint Stix Motel Another body has been found inContinue reading “THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is on sale NOW for .99!”

THE WITCHES OF RAVENCREST: GRAVE EXPECTATIONS, Available Next Week!


A New Day Has Dawned After confronting the evil lurking in the east wing of Ravencrest Manor, butler Grant Phister realizes governess Belinda Moorland’s talents may be the key to undoing centuries of bloodshed and evil. Taking her under his wing, he begins teaching her the ways of her power – but is she strongContinue reading “THE WITCHES OF RAVENCREST: GRAVE EXPECTATIONS, Available Next Week!”

Holiday Sale


Now through New Year’s, four classic Tamara Thorne novels are on sale for only $2.99 a piece on eBook. Haunted is the tale of horror writer David Masters who buys Baudey House, the most haunted  mansion in California. He and his equally skeptical daughter, Amber, are in for the ride of their lives when ghostsContinue reading “Holiday Sale”

An Interview with Dead People


We really didn’t get to know the first victims of The Cliffhouse Haunting’s own serial killer, Hammerhead, so we’d thought we’d take a moment and talk with them about their experience in our novel. First, here they are in action: Hammerhead heard voices and paused. One male, one female.  It had been a long timeContinue reading “An Interview with Dead People”

The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Danse Macabre #7


(Danse Macabre, the 7th installment in The Ghosts of Ravencrest series, will be available next week) House of Fear Even as governess Belinda Moorland and her handsome employer, Eric Manning, grow closer, she is haunted by her own past  – and Ravencrest’s. From the screams in the shadowed blackness of the indoor pool, to the horrifyingContinue reading “The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Danse Macabre #7”

DEAD GIRLS – Available Now


DEAD GIRLS is available! This is the 6th installment in The Ghosts of Ravencrest series (and one of my favorites!) This installment introduces Eric’s (deceased) wife, Isobel, The Bride of Ravencrest, and my personal favorite, Violet LeBlanc, known by her admirers as The White Violet. Check out DEAD GIRLS now at Amazon.  The Ghosts ofContinue reading “DEAD GIRLS – Available Now”

DEAD GIRLS


Dare to Cross the Threshold… Ravencrest Manor is the most beautiful thing new governess, Belinda Moorland, has ever seen, but as she learns more about its tangled past of romance and terror, she realizes that beauty has a dark side. Ravencrest is built on secrets, and its inhabitants seem to be keeping plenty of theirContinue reading “DEAD GIRLS”

COVER REVEAL FOR THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING!!


At long last, our cover for The Cliffhouse Haunting is ready to be revealed. We love it, and would like to thank our cover design artist, Kealan Patrick Burke, for perfectly capturing the SPIRIT of our book!   When the Blue Lady Walks… Since 1887, Cliffhouse Lodge has been famous for its luxurious accommodations, fineContinue reading “COVER REVEAL FOR THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING!!”

NIGHT MOVES is available now!


Guess what is available! Yup… What Walks the Halls of Ravencrest? Belinda Moorland is locked in a nightmare where reality and the supernatural collide. Trapped in Ravencrest’s east wing, she has encountered three gruesome nuns who gibber and bleed as they follow her down the darkened hallways. And what about the spectral little girl fromContinue reading “NIGHT MOVES is available now!”

True Ghost Stories


At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! we’re adding a new level of spookiness by beginning each show with a true ghost story. And we’d like to hear yours! If you’ve had a ghostly experience you’d like us to share with our listeners, please read the requirements here: http://alistaircross.com/Ghosts Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!Continue reading “True Ghost Stories”

The Ghosts of Ravencrest


Darkness Never Dies… Ravencrest Manor has always been part of the family. The ancestral home of the Mannings, Ravencrest’s walls have been witness to generations of unimaginable scandal, horror, and depravity. Imported stone by stone from England to northern California over a thirty-year period in the 1800s, the manor now houses widower Eric Manning, hisContinue reading “The Ghosts of Ravencrest”

We Want YOUR True Ghost Stories!


We want to hear your true ghost stories! In fact, we want to read them live on our radio show! At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! we’re adding a new level of spookiness by beginning each show with a true ghost story. Please read the requirements below and submit your true ghost story to HauntedNightsLive@gmail.com.Continue reading “We Want YOUR True Ghost Stories!”

The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Christmas Spirits


“The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Christmas Spirits is riveting. The characters are wonderful, the subplots are perfect, and the setting is stunning and well-researched. This series is like a roller coaster that goes up and up – the Mannings are literary gold.” -QL Pearce, bestselling author of over 100 books, inlcuding the Scary Stories for Sleep-OversContinue reading “The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Christmas Spirits”

Readings, Photos, and an Interview with Belinda!


Today Tamara Thorne is doing a reading from The Ghosts of Ravencrest at 3:00 p.m. at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego. While she’s doing that, I’ll be working on the next extra-creepy photo shoot for the series’ upcoming covers and e-posters. In the meantime, you can read an interview with Ravencrest’s governess herself, Belinda Moorland,Continue reading “Readings, Photos, and an Interview with Belinda!”

Sinister. Sexy. Soon…


It’s sinister. It’s sexy. It’s coming soon… After just one night at Ravencrest Manor, the new governess, Belinda Moorland, begins to suspect her beautiful new home has a dark side. By day, the house and grounds are sublime, but the night is alive with dark shadows and phantom footsteps in empty corridors. Eyes – andContinue reading “Sinister. Sexy. Soon…”

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”

Something Lusty This Way Comes…


The latest e-poster form the The Erotic Adventures of Belinda series 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 toContinue reading “Something Lusty This Way Comes…”

Author Spotlight at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog


Tamara Thorne and I did an Author Spotlight guest post at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog, which has now gone live. We talked a little bit about our writing processes, our trip to the haunted cabin, Belinda, and the other projects we are currently working on. Go to Morgen Bailey’s and read about it. Meanwhile, Awakening, the secondContinue reading “Author Spotlight at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog”

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”

Haunted Things on Tales To Terrify


My collaborator Tamara Thorne and I were interviewed on Tales to Terrify with Sylvia Shults discussing the strange events and anomalies we experienced during our stay at an allegedly haunted cabin. We were asked to stay for three nights – which soon to turned into five – and give an account of our experience afterwards toContinue reading “Haunted Things on Tales To Terrify”