The King of Character: Thorne & Cross on the Work of Stephen King


Vampires hiding in mobile homes. Sentient vehicles with attitude. Characters haunted by ghosts, real or imagined. People tormented by addictions, supernatural powers, even their own sense of right and wrong. Folks fighting inner and outer demons alike, facing corruption by greed or some other deadly sin. Even alien shit-weasels burrowing into the darkest recesses ofContinue reading “The King of Character: Thorne & Cross on the Work of Stephen King”

To Write a Thrilling Thriller


In honor a Mother’s Day – here’s a little about the Thorne & Cross thriller, Mother … and writing thrillers in general … Thrillers are a little different from mystery and a little different from horror. Though all these genres tend to blend and merge to varying degrees, writing them – and reading them –Continue reading “To Write a Thrilling Thriller”

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”

Dashes of Dark Fiction


Today, I completed the first act of my current work-in-progress,”TAA,” which places me close to the halfway point, give or take a few thousand words. This deeply in, I can state with relative certainty that this is not a horror novel. Not exactly, anyway. Because “TAA” is all about temptation, greed, and the battle betweenContinue reading “Dashes of Dark Fiction”

Interviews, Books, and Horror. Oh my…


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 SPIRITSContinue reading “Interviews, Books, and Horror. Oh my…”

THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING


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.” ~ MarkContinue reading “THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING”

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”

Cliffhouse… Unleashed!


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 NewContinue reading “Cliffhouse… Unleashed!”

We’re Spilling the Secrets of Horror…


Our new show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights Live!, is all about horror. We’ll be interviewing your favorite authors, discussing books, movies, and your ghost stories, among other things. Our first guests include Douglas Clegg, Glen Hirshberg, and Michael Aronovitz! The show premiers November 6th on the Authors on the Air station at Blog TalkContinue reading “We’re Spilling the Secrets of Horror…”

Douglas Clegg is Coming to Haunted Nights Live


Douglas Clegg is a very busy man. He is the New York Times bestselling author of psychological horror, historical, supernatural thriller, and dark fiction novels. He is the winner of many awards including the Bram Stoker Award, the Shocker Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. Recently, he even wrote a new introduction for theContinue reading “Douglas Clegg is Coming to Haunted Nights Live”

Over at Fiona McVie’s….


Yesterday, my interview at Fiona McVie’s Author Interviews went live. Among many other things, I discussed what books influenced me, the greatest challenges of writing a novel, and what I might have done had this writing gig not worked out for me. Give it a look-see at Fiona McVie’s Author Interviews. Thank you, Fiona, for aContinue reading “Over at Fiona McVie’s….”

Gross Encounters of the Absurd Kind


My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I have been sitting down together to write everyday for months. We’ve gotten a lot done, and we still have much to do. On top of the Belinda serial, we’re finishing up a horror novel  and have another novel  to edit and publish around the holidays. Needless to say, weContinue reading “Gross Encounters of the Absurd Kind”

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”

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…”

Kitties and Belinda


The latest Belinda meme from a reader! Two installments of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda are now available in e-format. The third installment, Darker Shadows, is underway… #1 The New Governess – http://www.amazon.com/Governess-Erotic-Adventures-Belinda-Book-ebook/dp/B00M0DU4XS/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1406311283&sr=8-6&keywords=the+new+governess #2 Awakening – http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Erotic-Adventures-Belinda-2-ebook/dp/B00LZGDQSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405968423&sr=1-1&keywords=awakening+belinda

110,000 Words… and Counting…


Tamara Thorne and I are kicking literary ass these days. A few hours ago, we hit 110,000 words on our collaborative project (not Belinda, and not Grandma’s Rack, but the other book). Had this novel been content to conclude itself at the average length of 80,000 to 120,000 words, it would be complete, but asContinue reading “110,000 Words… and Counting…”

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”

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”

Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror… and Belinda!


Our article, Extreme Collaborating, is up at Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror. In it, we discuss our unique form of collaboration – how we get in the Cloud and literally write together, often in the same paragraph.  Go on over to Crystal Lake Publishing and check it out. While you’re there, look around; you’llContinue reading “Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror… and Belinda!”

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

On Writing: Extreme Collaborating


A radio interviewer asked Tamara Thorne and me how we write together and that was one of the most eye-opening questions we’ve ever had.  She was amazed when we told her our method and said she’d never heard of anyone writing like that before.  Evidently, many writers split things up with one brainstorming and theContinue reading “On Writing: Extreme Collaborating”

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!”

Belinda Excerpt and Back Cover Teaser


THE NEW GOVERNESS 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 to suspect there is more to Ravencrest than sheContinue reading “Belinda Excerpt and Back Cover Teaser”

Let the Adventures Begin


The Erotic Adventures of Belinda is a true gothic thriller, filled with steamy romance, ghosts, and some of the hottest erotica you’ve ever read. The New Governess This morning we completed our final round of revisions and sent the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda to the publisher.  This  first installment is titledContinue reading “Let the Adventures Begin”

Haunted by Sex!


We’re proud to announce that the first installment of our erotic serial novel, Belinda, will arrive in June. It’s called The New Governess.  Expect thrills, both sexy and ghostly. Visit us at our websites at: alistaircross.com and tamarathorne.com

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!”