Behind the Book: The Forgotten, by Tamara Thorne


The Forgotten: Cozy Horror I haven’t revisited my novel, The Forgotten, since the early 2000s, when I first wrote it. Now, I’m listening to it chapter by chapter, as the audio producer turns it in, and it’s quite an eye-opener. While there is, as always, plenty sex and violence — along with ribald problems likeContinue reading “Behind the Book: The Forgotten, by Tamara Thorne”

Come for the Vampires, Stay for the Wasp – by Tamara Thorne


The Black Wasp is the third book in Alistair Cross’  Vampires of Crimson Cove series, and it’s a stunner.  I unabashedly love all my collaborator’s solo works, but with this tale, he has achieved new heights of imagination and storytelling. The book — and the title character — is riveting. When Alistair first introduced herContinue reading “Come for the Vampires, Stay for the Wasp – by Tamara Thorne”

When You Join, It’s for Life …


As of today, you can get Tamara Thorne’s cheerleader-centric horror/comedy, The Sorority in audiobook at Audible.com. The Sorority is read by the inimitable Caroline Kiley – who also narrated Tamara’s classic, Haunted. I asked Tamara to tell you guys a little more about The Sorority and here’s what she had to say about it: “MyContinue reading “When You Join, It’s for Life …”

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!”

.99 Cents For Jim Morrison, Elvis, and Jack the Ripper?


Tamara Thorne’s ETERNITY goes on sale for .99 on Monday, August 1st! Get a copy at: http://tinyurl.com/hgo8xzw Read a review of ETERNITY at HELLNOTES: http://tinyurl.com/jktk5xm   Currently, she and I are writing a collaboration that takes place in Eternity, which is a sequel to CANDLE BAY and features Michael, Winter, Chynna, and Arnie from myContinue reading “.99 Cents For Jim Morrison, Elvis, and Jack the Ripper?”

Interview with V.C. Andrews


Check out our interview with the author behind the V.C. Andrews book series, which has sold over more than 100 MILLION copies worldwide, and spawned such classic moves as FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC. Just Click our pic to listen! One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenonContinue reading “Interview with V.C. Andrews”

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”

Pinhead and Peter Atkins Raise Some Hell at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Thursday at Thorne​ & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’re talking to Peter Atkins, author of MORNINGSTAR, MOONTOWN and the screenplays HELLRAISER II, HELLRAISER III, HELLRAISER IV, and WISHMASTER. Pinhead doesn’t want you to miss this show. Just look at him. He’s very excited that you’re coming. Such a sweet little guy.   The link goesContinue reading “Pinhead and Peter Atkins Raise Some Hell at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

THE CRIMSON CORSET: Foreword


As THE CRIMSON CORSET nears availability as a paperback, I’d like to share the foreword, written by my friend, my collaborator, my favorite author, Tamara Thorne, whose books I’ve adored since my teen years when I never could have imagined I would ever meet her, let alone one day write books with her. I canContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET: Foreword”

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”

THE CRIMSON CORSET: News


As the release of The Crimson Corset draws close, I find myself humbled by the amount of interest that readers have taken in this book. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about its release date, what formats it will be available in, and whether or not it is part of a series. I’m flattered by this interest, and willContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET: News”

Laurell K. Hamilton joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Next Thursday, June 25th, we’ll be spending the hour with Laurell K Hamilton​ at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE​! The show starts at 9 pm Eastern, 6 Pacific, 7 Mountain, and 8 Central. Join the Facebook event here. Listen to the show at Haunted Nights LIVE! #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K.Continue reading “Laurell K. Hamilton joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

And The Show Goes On …


After two weeks of reading, rewriting, and reading again, I’ve completed the first major edit of The Crimson Corset. The manuscript still has to go through the official editors, but after that (and a final read-through) The Crimson Corset will be a real book, ready for consumption. The expected eBook release is mid to late July and shortly thereafter, it will go to paper.Continue reading “And The Show Goes On …”

The Crimson Corset: The Story Behind the Story


The Crimson Corset is a vampire novel, but to me, it is more than that. It is a representation of human descent, the power of influence, the corruption of greed, the savagery of addiction, the lust for domination … it is a representation of the human will, and a testament to the strength of familyContinue reading “The Crimson Corset: The Story Behind the Story”

CONFIRMED: Laurell K. Hamilton will be our guest on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! on June 25th, 2015


CONFIRMED. Thursday, June 25th, our guest at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE​! will be Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake Vampire series and the Merry Gentry series. We are very excited. Tune in at 9pm EST on Thursdays for more guests. See the full guest list at: http://alistaircross.com/Guests Keep an eye out forContinue reading “CONFIRMED: Laurell K. Hamilton will be our guest on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! on June 25th, 2015”

New York Times Bestseller Kevin O’Brien joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Tonight, on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! we’ll be talking to New York Times Bestselling thriller author, Kevin O’Brien! The link goes live at 6pm Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central, 9 Eastern. Just give it a click to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2015/05/08/nyt-bestseller-kevin-obrien-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was aContinue reading “New York Times Bestseller Kevin O’Brien joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Interview with Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross


In just a few hours, Tamara Thorne and I will be guests at Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb. We’ll be talking about our new novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING. The show starts at 3:30 pm PT, 4:30 pm MT, 5:30 pm CT, 6:30 pm ET. Just click the link to listen! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2015/04/21/authors-tamara-thorne-and-alistair-cross-return-to-conversationslive (Tamara Thorne) (Alistair Cross)

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


This week on Haunted Nights LIVE!, we proudly present, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro! A professional writer for more than forty years, Yarbro has sold over eighty books, more than seventy works of short fiction, and more than three dozen essays, introductions, and reviews. She also composes serious music. Her first professional writing – in 1961-1962 –Continue reading “Chelsea Quinn Yarbro joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Charlaine Harris is Coming to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


We have a confirmed date. Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire series and basis of the HBO show, TRUE BLOOD, will be on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! on August 6th, 2015.

THE WALKING DEAD co-author Jay Bonansinga joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


If you like THE WALKING DEAD, join us this Thursday on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, where we’ll be talking to Jay Bonansinga, who co-authors the New York Times Bestselling series! Jay Bonansinga is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the Bram Stoker finalist THE BLACK MARIAH (1994), the InternationalContinue reading “THE WALKING DEAD co-author Jay Bonansinga joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Elizabeth Massie joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Elizabeth Massie is the author of 11 horror novels, 5 collections, and more than 100 short stories. She has won the Bram Stoker Award twice and the Scribe Award for her novelization of the third season of Showtime’s original television show, The Tudors. Oh, and she’s going to be our guest this week on ThorneContinue reading “Elizabeth Massie joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Listen to Professor Paranormal Now!


He’s been on Oprah, The View, Larry King Live, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Late Night with David Letterman, and A&E – just to name a few – and NOW, he’s on THORNE & CROSS: HAUNTED NIGHTS LIVE! We’re talking to Professor Paranormal himself, and you can listen to it right now! Click the link below toContinue reading “Listen to Professor Paranormal Now!”

CONFIRMED: Christopher Rice


Although I have yet to achieve my goal of meeting Stevie Nicks, I will be interviewing New York Times bestseller Christopher Rice, who’s mother, the legendary Anne Rice, is mentioned in the Stevie Nicks song, New Orleans. Baby steps… It’s a stretch, I admit, but hey… no matter how you look at it, it’s prettyContinue reading “CONFIRMED: Christopher Rice”

But wait! There’s More!


Also confirmed today: Kealan Patrick Burke is coming to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Currency of Souls, Stage Whispers, and Master of the Moors, just to name a few. He is also a fantastic book designer who has designed cover art for such authors as RichardContinue reading “But wait! There’s More!”

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!”

The Ghosts of Ravencrest


Write what you love.  That is the cardinal rule Tamara Thorne and I live by. That being said, we are pleased to announce some exciting changes coming to our serialized novel, The Erotic Adventures of Belinda. Although we began this serial as a strictly erotic tale with just a hint of ghostly goings-on, we’ve foundContinue reading “The Ghosts of Ravencrest”

Avoiding Unexpected Feline Fatherhood


It came to me a year ago, and looking back on it now, I suppose it showed up at the appropriate time. It was just a few weeks before Halloween – and a few weeks after Tamara Thorne and I began digging into the witchcraft elements of our novel Grandma’s Rack – that the creatureContinue reading “Avoiding Unexpected Feline Fatherhood”

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”

150,000 Words and Counting


Today, we passed the 150,000 word mark on our current work-in-progress, a horror novel which was actually the first concept Tamara Thorne and I ever discussed writing together. It’s taken a few detours, but at its core, it’s the same story we created over a year ago now. We still have a few thousand words toContinue reading “150,000 Words and Counting”

Let’s Look at Some Bad Things


Halloween is getting closer and that means it’s time to break out your favorite scary stories. One of mine is Bad Things by Tamara Thorne. Bad Things is about sibling rivalry of the direst kind, greenjacks that only special little boys can see, crazy aunts with penchants for perished poodles, and of course, Halloween. Bad ThingsContinue reading “Let’s Look at Some Bad Things”

Thunder Road


Thunder Road, coming to bookstores everywhere from my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, in September! Evoking Stephen King’s terrifying novel The Gunslinger and the epic adventure film Cowboys and Aliens, Tamara Thorne delivers a tantalizing blend of horror and Western SciFi–in an arid, dangerous world from which there is no escape. . . The California desert town of Madelyn boastsContinue reading “Thunder Road”

A New Belinda Meme From a Reader.


Two installments of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda are available now. The New Governess Awakening The third installment, Darker Shadows, is currently underway and will be available soon. Visit me at my website.

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

Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror


Tamara Thorne and I have been invited to participate in the celebration of Crystal Lake Publishing’s official launch of Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror. For the next few days, Crystal Lake will be publishing articles on writing horror, by authors like Tim Waggoner, Patrick Rutigliano, and… us! If you’ve been following our blogs, youContinue reading “Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror”

Workin’ It


It’s been a while since I was able to sit down and write anything conversational on my blog, so now that I have an hour or so of free time, I thought I’d drop by and say hello. With the publication of something new, you kind of go into what I call “Machine Mode,” which is thatContinue reading “Workin’ It”

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”

Hot Sexy Haunted


The New Governess, the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda is available at Amazon and Smashwords now. More links for places of purchase will be coming soon…   “Shocking and fun!  The Erotic Adventures of Belinda by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross will leaving you shivering with excitement as the innocent Belinda breaks free of a minimum-wage hellContinue reading “Hot Sexy Haunted”

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!”

Rescheduled – Conversations Live


Our interview at Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb has been rescheduled for this Thursday, the the 29th of May. When we’re certain of the time, I will post it. Thank you and sorry for the short notice. To hear – or read – any other interviews until then, visit the Media page on my website.Continue reading “Rescheduled – Conversations Live”

Conversations Live


After a brief but necessary hiatus from interviews, Tamara Thorne and I are back at it, full-force. We’re schedule for a live interview at Conversations Live on Monday, May 26th at 8:00 pm Eastern time. The show will be streaming at: www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive  Conversations Live has featured such guests as Kim Fields (The Facts of Life) JohnContinue reading “Conversations Live”