The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox


The Witch of Willow Hall, Hester Fox, 2018 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “Yet at the same time I want to untether my heart, toss it up into the sky and let it take wing. There’s a wildness here that, if nothing else, holds promise, possibility. Who needs society? What has it ever doneContinue reading “The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox”

Whistle for the Crows by Dorothy Eden


Whistle for the Crows, Dorothy Eden, 1962 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “It only took the forlorn sound of the baby crying to complete her loss of morale.” (I really identified with this because I, too, have felt much loss of morale at the sounds of shrieking babies — especially at Walmart when myContinue reading “Whistle for the Crows by Dorothy Eden”

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!”

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 …”

Affinity by Sarah Waters


Affinity, Sarah Waters,  1999 My favorite quote: “Your twisting is done–you have the last thread of my heart. I wonder: when the thread grows slack, will you feel it?” Notable characters: Margaret Prior, a woman recovering from a suicide attempt; Selina Dawes, a mysterious spiritualist imprisoned for a seance-gone-wrong which left one woman dead anotherContinue reading “Affinity by Sarah Waters”

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!”

Discover Ravencrest Manor … FREE Now!


From now until December 31st, you’ll get one free ebook copy of our paranormal thriller, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, by subscribing to our free 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,Continue reading “Discover Ravencrest Manor … FREE Now!”

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”

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”

The Silent Companion by Laura Purcell


The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell, 2017 My favorite quote: “Sometimes, the brain cannot cope with the information it has to process. It makes sense of trauma in odd ways.” Notable characters: Elsie Bainbridge, co-manager of a factory; Rupert, her recently (and mysteriously) deceased husband; Sarah, Rupert’s unusual cousin Most memorable scene: When the locked doorContinue reading “The Silent Companion by Laura Purcell”

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?”

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, 1847 My favorite quote: “If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.” Notable characters: Jane Eyre, governess turned wife; Mr. Rochester, the master of Thornfield Hall Most memorable scene: The discoveryContinue reading “Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte”

Winterwood by Dorothy Eden


Winterwood, Dorothy Eden, 1967 My favorite quote: “She had never felt so radiantly alive — nor so aware of potential danger and heartbreak.” Notable characters: Lavinia, the beautiful, strong-willed, naive new governess; Daniel, the distant, broad-shouldered, square-jawed, brooding master of the house; Winterwood, the sprawling, mysterious manor that harbors more skeletons in one closet thanContinue reading “Winterwood by Dorothy Eden”

Vertigo by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


Vertigo, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, 2006 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “John always said writing was a way to cheat the rules of the living. ‘Without it,’ he would say, ‘I would only get to live one life.’” Notable characters: Emma Smith, a Victorian wife; John, her husband the novelist; Chance Wood, a man serving aContinue reading “Vertigo by Lauren Baratz-Logsted”

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill


The Woman in Black, Susan Hill, 1983 My favorite quote: “Whatever was about, whoever I had seen, and heard rocking, and who had passed me by just now, whoever had opened the locked door was not ‘real’. No. But what was ‘real’? At that moment I began to doubt my own reality.”  Notable characters: ArthurContinue reading “The Woman in Black by Susan Hill”

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!”

Fog Hides the Fury by Paula Minton


Fog Hides the Fury, Paula Minton, 1967 My favorite quote: “I could snap my fingers and suddenly the gray strands of fog would begin to curl around my body in a strange and mystical garment.”  Notable characters: Arlene Dade, a young woman who inherits a house of unhappiness; Alan Caswell, the handsome with mysterious intentionsContinue reading “Fog Hides the Fury by Paula Minton”

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”

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”

It’s Alive! Alive! And on Amazon!


The Ghosts of Ravencrest is a traditional gothic, complete with a young governess, handsome millionaire, a houseful of mysterious staff members… and hot and cold running ghosts. There are mysteries and family curses and a historical novella within each volume of The Ravencrest Saga. Just because it’s traditional, like Rebecca, Turn of the Screw, orContinue reading “It’s Alive! Alive! And on Amazon!”

Pssst … Wanna See Something Spooky … ?


Have we got an early Halloween present for you! In just a few weeks, the complete and unexpurgated The Ghosts of Ravencrest will be released. Originally published only as a serial novel in ebook format, The Ghosts of Ravencrest will soon be a full-length novel available as an ebook and, shortly after that, in tradeContinue reading “Pssst … Wanna See Something Spooky … ?”

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


Coming in the next few days… DEAD GIRLS, the 6th installment in THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST serial novel! Restless Spirits The spirits of Ravencrest are restless and governess Belinda Moorland finds herself in a maze of ever-growing mystery and danger as she uncovers the shocking secrets of her new home. With the help of butlerContinue reading “DEAD GIRLS”

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”

Mr. Manning on Casual Friday


This weeks sexy reminder that Belinda will be here this summer… The Erotic Adventures of Belinda Belinda is an erotic serialized novel chronicling the sensual adventures of a beautiful and naïve young woman named Belinda Moorland. When she is hired as governess to the children of the handsome but mysterious millionaire, Eric Manning, she quicklyContinue reading “Mr. Manning on Casual Friday”