THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is climbing the charts. It’s moved 20 spaces up on the Amazon best seller’s list. Woot! It’s available on Amazon. Thanks for reading!
Jay Bonansinga, author of HEADCASE, LUCID, and the New York Times bestselling wildly popular THE WALKING DEAD series, gave us a blurb on our novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING! We loved what he had to say. I couldn’t be any prouder than I am right now.
“Thorne and Cross bring the goods with THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, a clockwork mechanism of gothic chills designed to grab the reader by the scruff and never let go until the terrifying conclusion. Atmospheric, sexy, brooding, and brutal, the book manages to be simultaneously romantic and hardboiled. Highly recommended!” – Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of LUCID and The Walking Dead: Invasion.
THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is available now at Amazon.
We’re thrilled to announce that THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING has officially reached Amazon’s bestseller list. It ranks right behind Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, and Tom Clancy’s THREAT VECTOR.
THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING takes place in the fictional town of Cliffside, California, where in 1887, the Cliffhouse Lodge became famous for its luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and its ghosts. But Cliffhouse has a dark side, too. During the Roaring Twenties, when it served such vices and rum-running and prostitution and a serial killer known as the Bodice Ripper terrorized the community, it was said that a phantom, known as the Blue Lady, walked when death was imminent.
Now, as the Cliffhouse Lodge is undergoing renovations, there’s a new serial killer in town. As the body count rises, the Blue Lady sightings have made a comeback, and hotel owners Adam and Teddy Bellamy are losing maids and guests to disembodied whispers, wet phantom footprints, and shrieks of madness that echo down the halls in the dead of night. Between the murders, the ghost sightings, a local vandal with a sick sense of humor, the deranged antics of the town doctor, and the histrionics of a New Age author and self-proclaimed psychic, police chief Jackson Ballou has his hands so full he can hardly pursue his romance with diner owner Polly Owen.
For more about THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, you can visit Hellnotes, where author Michael Aronovitz gives the novel a full review. We had a lot of fun with this book, and are thankful to the readers who have enjoyed it enough to make it a bestseller. THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is available on Amazon.com. You can also check out our serialized Gothic novel, THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST which has even more hauntings than the Cliffhouse Lodge itself. Currently, we are working on Ravencrest’s 7th installment. You can buy the first six on Amazon as well:
Thanks again to the readers! We currently have several works in the progress and are looking forward to releasing them within the coming months!
It’s been a busy month! On the 2nd, we released our first collaborative novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, then a few days later, DEAD GIRLS, the 6th installment of our serialized Gothic novel, THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST, came out. Both are available on Amazon, as well as the previous RAVENCREST installments, DARKER SHADOWS (#1-3), CHRISTMAS SPIRITS (#4), and NIGHT MOVES (#5).
Meanwhile, we’ve been doing a lot of promotional work for Cliffhouse’s release. Our latest interview about this novel is at Beauty in Ruins, which came out this morning, and earlier this week, we did a live radio interview at Conversations LIVE! with host, Cyrus Webb.
In the interim, our own radio show, Haunted Nights LIVE! has been going strong. We started booking for summer of 2015 and have acquired such guests as Christopher Moore, Charlaine Harris, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, and Dianna Love, to name a few. Last week, we had Richard Christian Matheson, and tonight, at 9 pm EDT, we have the legendary Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Be there if you dare. Keep an eye out next week for Kealan Patrick Burke, and our first guest in May is one of the best thriller writers around, Kevin O’Brien. Visit my website for the full guest list as well as previous podcasts which are available to listen to. You can also find us on iTunes.
Alongside all of this, my solo novel, THE CRIMSON CORSET, is still in progress and is expected to be released later this summer. Also when the weather warms, keep an eye out for our next collaboration, GRANDMA’S RACK, which is in production now. And near the end of next month, the 7th installment in THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST series will be available as well.
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!
THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is available now: http://www.amazon.com/Cliffhouse-Haunting-Tamara-Thorne-ebook/dp/B00VL9LUC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428264698&sr=8-1&keywords=cliffhouse
“Thorne & Cross keep the surprises coming as swiftly as a master magician… the characters quickly become people we know, but then wish perhaps we didn’t… the laughter of recognition rides like bubbles on the surface of a deep flowing darkness… there’s something cold in here.”
~ Mark Hein, critic and editor at theaterghost.com
“Thorne & Cross are clever. The plot they create reads effortlessly, and they make us laugh and cringe and widen our eyes, looking away from the text at times to say, “Oh, no you didn’t.” But they did.”
~ Michael Aronovitz, author of Alice Walks and Witch of the Wood
When the Blue Lady Walks…
Since 1887, Cliffhouse Lodge has been famous for its luxurious accommodations, fine dining… and its ghosts. Overlooking Blue Lady Lake, nestled among tall pines, Cliffhouse has just been renovated by its owners, Teddy and Adam Bellamy, and their daughter, Sara.
Cliffhouse has not always been a place of rest and respite, though. Over the years it has served many vices, from rum-running to prostitution – and although the cat houses have been replaced by a miniature golf course and carousel, Cliffhouse retains its dark history; darkest during the Roaring Twenties, when a serial killer called the Bodice Ripper terrorized the town, and a phantom, the Blue Lady, was said to walk when murder was imminent.
Death Walks With Her…
Now, there’s a new killer on the loose, and the Blue Lady sightings have returned. The Bellamys are losing maids, and guests are being tormented by disembodied whispers, wet phantom footprints, and the blood-chilling shrieks of mad laughter that echo through the halls of Cliffhouse in the dead of night.
The little mountain town of Cliffside is the perfect hunting ground for a serial killer… and the Blue Lady. Police Chief Jackson Ballou has bodies piling up, and between the murders and the mysteries, he can hardly pursue his romance with Polly Owen. And Sara Bellamy may lose her true love before they even have their first kiss.
In summer of 2012, just a few months after we met and began talking on the phone and through email, we had an idea that we thought would make a great book. It was a ghost story, set in a large lodge in the San Bernardino mountains in California. It involved a cop, a New Age writer, a serial killer, and of course, a ghost.
Shortly after, we got another book idea which we promptly began. But the haunted hotel story beckoned, and we eventually put the other novel on a temporary hold in order to finish our first story. In late May of 2014, we rolled up our sleeves and started digging into it. It took the expected series of twists and turns, quickly becoming everything we’d wanted it to be – and more.
In the interim, we began writing the serial novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, and between the release of five installments of that series, we were hard at work on our original novel, which we’ve titled The Cliffhouse Haunting.
As much as we’ve loved writing The Ghosts of Ravencrest, we’ve been especially looking forward to the release of a full-length novel. And today is an extra special day because The Cliffhouse Haunting has officially been released! And it’s available now at Amazon!
We’d like to thank all the folks who helped us along the way. Elderlemon Design, for a great cover. Michael Aronovitz, for his awesome review of Cliffhouse, which can be read at Hellnotes. Our spouses, to whom this novel is dedicated, and the various readers who took the time to read it before its release. Click the pic below to buy your copy of The Cliffhouse Haunting.