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”

Guess What’s Coming to Audible…


The Black Wasp, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is on its way to Audible.com. Here’s an excerpt where Cade Colter meets the Exterminators — a fanatical group of would-be vampire slayers … Get the entire series … The Crimson Corset eBook: https://amzn.to/3ePl34T Paper: https://amzn.to/3xCgTWx Audio: https://adbl.co/3nKUMbV The Silver Dagger eBook: https://amzn.to/3vxN87nContinue reading “Guess What’s Coming to Audible…”

The Silver Dagger is Now Available in Audiobook!


The Silver Dagger, book 2 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is now available at Audible.com! If you haven’t yet read book 1, The Crimson Corset, you can get it in audiobook as well. Book 3, The Black Wasp, is on its way and is available now in eBook and paperback at Amazon. BrotherContinue reading “The Silver Dagger is Now Available in Audiobook!”

The Black Wasp Has Landed


It’s official! The Black Wasp, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series is available now! Get the entire series at Amazon! The Vampires of Crimson Cove series The Crimson Corset eBook: https://amzn.to/3ePl34T Paper: https://amzn.to/3xCgTWx Audio: https://adbl.co/3nKUMbV The Silver Dagger eBook: https://amzn.to/3vxN87n Paper: https://amzn.to/2PCMsOL Audio: coming soon The Black Wasp eBook: https://amzn.to/3gxVmGD Paper: https://amzn.to/3xcJUqKContinue reading “The Black Wasp Has Landed”

Movie Poster-Esque Artwork for The Black Wasp


The Vampires of Crimson Cove series The Crimson Corset eBook: https://amzn.to/3ePl34T Paper: https://amzn.to/3xCgTWx Audio: https://adbl.co/3nKUMbV The Silver Dagger eBook: https://amzn.to/3vxN87n Paper: https://amzn.to/2PCMsOL Audio: coming soon The Black Wasp: Coming 6/13

The Crimson Corset – a Review from FaerieFits


In honor of the June 13th release of The Black Wasp (book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series), here’s a review of book 1, The Crimson Corset, from FaerieFits: “I honestly had no idea what to expect when I picked up The Crimson Corset. I don’t actually even know how I found it, but you know,Continue reading “The Crimson Corset – a Review from FaerieFits”

The Black Wasp – Excerpt #2


Crouching behind a Dumpster near the mouth of the street, Scythe watched one of the women. She was beautiful, Asian, with startling electric blue eyes, and even from here, he could smell her. The bouquet of perfume, female skin, and human blood nearly pushed him over the edge. Her looks didn’t hurt either. She wasContinue reading “The Black Wasp – Excerpt #2”

She Comes with the Fog …


THE BLACK WASP, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is coming June 13th! Something is coming … As he grieves the death of his girlfriend at the fangs of his own brother, Cade Colter attracts the attention of a group of fanatical vampire killers. His life is in turmoil and just whenContinue reading “She Comes with the Fog …”

In the Wrong Vein: Writing the Book That’s Ready to be Written


With the release of The Black Wasp, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove looming ever closer, I thought I’d write a little about the book that came before it, book 2, The Silver Dagger, which leads directly into The Black Wasp. The Silver Dagger was, if nothing else, a testament that some booksContinue reading “In the Wrong Vein: Writing the Book That’s Ready to be Written”

How Gretchen Got Her (Gruesome) Groove Back


Gretchen VanTreese is back – and more furious than ever. If you’ve read The Silver Dagger (book 2 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series) you know she went through some, er, hard times and lost a little of her mojo for a while there, but in The Black Wasp, she’s back to her oldContinue reading “How Gretchen Got Her (Gruesome) Groove Back”

Finishing Books and Listening to Your Characters


On March 5th, I finished The Black Wasp, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, and I’m astounded by the direction these books have taken. This is in so small part due to the Black Wasp herself – a character who showed up in the middle of the previous book, The Silver Dagger.Continue reading “Finishing Books and Listening to Your Characters”

Today is the First Day of a New Book


Today is the day I began a new book. With The Black Wasp (book 3 of the Vampires of Crimson Cove series) in the editor’s hands, and not a lot going on besides some book marketing and the disposal of an old sofa, I figured I might as well do some writing. Since I’m dying to find out what happensContinue reading “Today is the First Day of a New Book”

THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!


To celebrate October, Halloween, and last week’s show at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! with vampire author extraordinaire, Laurell K. Hamilton, THE CRIMSON CORSET is on sale at Amazon for just $0.99 in ebook, now through October 6th. “Alistair Cross’ new novel THE CRIMSON CORSET … is taut and elegantly written taking us intoContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!”

THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!


The sale starts tomorrow: http://tinyurl.com/jrmrvjz 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 in CrimsonContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET is on SALE!”

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”

THE CRIMSON CORSET is Now Available in Paper


At long last, THE CRIMSON CORSET is available in paperback. You can also get it on Kindle. “Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller, “The CrimsonContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET is Now Available in Paper”

The Crimson Corset is on its way … in paper!


In just a few days, THE CRIMSON CORSET will be available in paperback. For now, you can buy it in ebook format at Amazon. “Alistair Cross’ new novel THE CRIMSON CORSET … is taut and elegantly written taking us into the realms where the erotic and the horrific meet. Reminiscent of the work of SheridanContinue reading “The Crimson Corset is on its way … in paper!”

Alistair Cross on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


Tomorrow Night on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE, Thorne will be interviewing Cross! And there will be some special goings-on to celebrate the release of The Crimson Corset. We’ll also be talking about The Ghosts of Ravencrest and The Cliffhouse Haunting! Just click the link at 9 pm EST to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2015/07/24/alistair-cross-on-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

Excerpt: The Crimson Corset


Following yesterday’s interview at Tamara Thorne’s Little Blog of Horrors, here is an excerpt from my upcoming novel, The Crimson Corset, which will be available in just a few weeks. Untidy, Ryan Closter had called it. The young deputy had a knack for understatement and when Ethan arrived at the scene, he was prepared toContinue reading “Excerpt: The Crimson Corset”

Interview at Little Blog of Horrors: The Crimson Corset


Alistair Cross is best known for his collaborations with Tamara Thorne, but now that he’s about to release his first solo novel, The Crimson Corset, it’s time to chat with him one on one about writing, vampires, and his new book. The idea for this novel goes back a ways. Tell us about the historyContinue reading “Interview at Little Blog of Horrors: The Crimson Corset”

Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!: Upcoming Guests


Just a teaser on the upcoming guests we have coming to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! To see the full guest list, go here: http://alistaircross.com/Guests and be sure to give our Facebook page a like. Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – June 25th, 2015 Jeff Lindsay, author of the DEXTERContinue reading “Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!: Upcoming Guests”

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 Cover Reveal


Here it is. The cover art for my solo novel, THE CRIMSON CORSET. THE CRIMSON CORSET will be available to buy later this summer. Welcome to Crimson Cove Sheltered by ancient redwoods, nestled in mountains overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, a beautiful lake,Continue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET Cover Reveal”

The Crimson Corset


As promised, with the release of The Cliffhouse Haunting – which can be purchased now at Amazon – I am disclosing a teaser of my upcoming solo project titled The Crimson Corset. The Crimson Corset will be finished later this summer. Coming this Summer The Crimson Corset   Welcome to Crimson Cove Sheltered by ancient redwoods,Continue reading “The Crimson Corset”

Scary Christmas to All…


Merry Christmas morning everyone. It is after five a.m. here and I’ve been up all night wrapping gifts while Pawpurrazzi – my feline accomplice – pawed at the tape dispenser, played in the curtains, and finally fell into a peaceful slumber on my lap. I’ve heard the stores on Christmas Eve are a frenzied mess,Continue reading “Scary Christmas to All…”