It’s been a group effort but after much work and many months, The Crimson Corset is available in audiobook! Here it is, next to me and the narrator, Allen Andrews, who did a bang-up job with all of my characters (though I’m particularly fond of his take on bookstore owner, Dora Langley.) I thought we’d look nice next to Gretchen VanTreese, undead femme fatale and self-proclaimed star of the book, in her very special crimson corset (you’ll have to give the audiobook a listen to find out what’s so special about it, but trust me, it’s special.)

Check out the audiobook at: https://amzn.to/38ns7DY

And for more about Allen, visit: www.allenandrewsactor.com

For me: https://alistaircross.com

An awesome blurb from Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD series:

From October 24th through November 24th, DREAM REAPER will be on tour! There will be giveaways! Check out Silver Dagger Book Tours for dates and times!


“Alistair Cross’s DREAM REAPER is an intriguing tale that pits evil against good and keeps the reader on edge with surprising shifts and changes.”
Dianna Love, New York Times Bestseller

“Dream Reaper sets the bar high for urban fantasy; Alistair Cross brings thrills, chills, and otherworldly delights to every page. I’ve never read a novel like it – it delivers terrifying in-your-face horror even as the romance and humor melt your heart and make you laugh out loud. I came away from this book pumped full of adrenaline and deeply satisfied. An excellent read!”
Tamara Thorne, international bestselling author of Haunted and Candle Bay

“Dream Reaper is as lush and ethereal as it is visceral and unholy. A demonic horde seeks to swallow up the citizens of Prominence made vulnerable by their weaknesses. Those who take a stand against the evil are emotionally damaged as well; particularly a sheriff who battles his personal demons in a bottle. The author had me rooting for each of them in spite of, or maybe because of their flaws. With masterful pacing, Cross brings a small mystery to a raging boil that threatens every soul in Prominence. His exquisite prose drew me into the story as if I were living it. Highly recommended.”
QL Pearce, author of the Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs series, and Spine Chillers: Hair-Raising Tales

Here it is, the new cover and title for the book formerly known as The Angel Alejandro.

“Dream Reaper is as lush and ethereal as it is visceral and unholy. A demonic horde seeks to swallow up the citizens of Prominence made vulnerable by their weaknesses. Those who take a stand against the evil are emotionally damaged as well; particularly a sheriff who battles his personal demons in a bottle. The author had me rooting for each of them in spite of, or maybe because of their flaws. With masterful pacing, Cross brings a small mystery to a raging boil that threatens every soul in Prominence. His exquisite prose drew me into the story as if I were living it. Highly recommended.” – QL Pearce, author of the Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs series, and Spine Chillers: Hair-Raising Tales

“Dream Reaper sets the bar high for urban fantasy; Alistair Cross brings thrills, chills, and otherworldly delights to every page. I’ve never read a novel like it – it delivers terrifying in-your-face horror even as the romance and humor melt your heart and make you laugh out loud. I came away from this book pumped full of adrenaline and deeply satisfied. An excellent read!” – Tamara Thorne, international bestselling author of Haunted and Candle Bay

” … This story caught me from the beginning and I could not put it down. It’s one thing to not remember your past, but when your past is filled with mysterious powers, it’s something else. The clash of good and evil, angels versus devils, it’s an amazing story that keeps you on the edge of your seat … it was magnificent! A definite must read.” – Amy’s Bookshelf

Dream Reaper is available now at: https://amzn.to/2GF3C9W

Angel or Demon?

Naive and heart-stoppingly handsome, he calls himself Alejandro, and Madison O’Riley has no clue what to do with him. As they set out to recover his lost identity, Madison realizes the mysterious man who saved her life harbors deep, otherworldly secrets that will put her in grave danger.

The Devil is in the Details

Gremory Jones has something for everyone, and for a price, he’s willing to make a deal. Walking the streets in top hat and trench coat, he tempts the citizens with mysterious wares from his shiny black briefcase. But buyer beware: All sales are final – and fatal.

A Scorching New Terror Has Come to Town

The townspeople are changing in appalling ways and it’s up to Madison – with the help of a psychic, a local priest, and the new chief of police – to help Alejandro unlock his forgotten powers before an unspeakable evil tears apart the fabric of existence … and costs them their very souls …

Candle Bay – https://amzn.to/2GEkduq – “Tamara Thorne has an uncanny knack for combining the outrageous with the shuddery, making for wonderful scary romps and fun reading.” ~ Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of the SAINT-GERMAIN CYCLE

The Crimson Corset – https://amzn.to/3jEZm8W – “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 Crimson Corset” – a deliciously terrifying tale that will sink its teeth into you from page one.”~ Jay Bonansinga, New York Times Bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION and LUCID

Darling Girls – https://amzn.to/3iCS9EM – “With Darling Girls, Thorne & Cross have united their brutal and sexy vampire sagas, conjuring a riot of vibrant characters all charging toward a clever, chilling conclusion of bloody mayhem and carnage.”~ Michael Schutz, author of Edging

Here it is ~ the new cover and title for the book that is soon-to-be formerly known as The Angel Alejandro. This edition focuses on the demonic villain rather than the angelic hero of the story, and the reasons for this are two-fold.


First, due to the amounts of blood, sex, and death in the book, the original cover is somewhat misleading ~ it looks more like a romance than a horror novel, and while there is plenty of romance to be had here, overall, the horror reigns supreme.


The second reason has to do with the man on the cover. That top hatted devilish fellow with the cracked (but handsome) face is Gremory Jones, aka, Mr. Jones, aka, the Dream Reaper, who survives on the power of the things you think you need, the things you long for, the things you dream of … and he’s not finished with you yet.


There’s long been talk of Gremory getting a series of his own and while that’s a ways down the line, that would technically make this book the first in that series ~ and we wanted the packaging to reflect that. I think it does.
As hard as it was to let go of the original cover (it was always my favorite) I love this new one and have to agree that it far better represents the story. If you read it, I think you’ll agree. This new edition with it’s new title and cover art will be available in the coming weeks, just in time for Halloween…

~ Alistair


The Cliffhouse Haunting is on sale in ebook for $0.99 on Amazon September 23rd – September 30th.

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 house has 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. 

  “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, the New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead: InvasionLucid, and Self Storage.

“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 The Witch of the Wood

Ghostly footsteps down long darkened hallways? Check.

An unknown serial killer on the loose? Yep.

An egomaniacal writer? You got it.

An unusually macabre mortician? Of course.

A doctor slowly driven mad? Why not?

Mystery? More than you can shake a murder weapon at.

Unnatural use of household appliances? Naturally.

Profuse amounts of terror, sex, and bloodshed? Abso-freakin-lutely.


From September 23rd through the 30th, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING will be on sale in ebook at Amazon for $0.99 in both the U.S. and the UK, so if you’re looking for a PHANTASTIC escape into the dark side this Halloween season, book your reservations at the Cliffhouse Lodge.

A new poster for our ongoing vampire series.

All art by Mike Rivera

Candle Bay (Tamara Thorne), The Crimson Corset (Alistair Cross), and Darling Girls (Thorne & Cross) are all available in paperback and ebook at Amazon! Read them for free with Kindle Unlimited.


THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING will be on sale for $0.99 in #ebook in the US and the UK, September 23rd – September 30th, just in time for #Halloween

Available at Amazon.com

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 house has 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.



We had a blast with author, Vanessa Savage, yesterday on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! If you’re looking for some good Halloween reading (and no, it’s not too early for that!) check out her new thriller, THE WOODS. For more spooky info, listen to our interview with her on SoundCloud.

Vanessa Savage is a graphic designer, novelist, and illustrator. She has twice been awarded a Writers’ Bursary by Literature Wales, most recently for The Woman in the Dark. She won the Myriad Editions First Crimes competition in 2016 and her work has been highly commended in the Yeovil International Fiction Prize, short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize, the Caledonia Fiction Prize and long listed for the Bath Novel Award.

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Alistair Cross grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of eight, began writing his own stories. First published in 2012, he has since co-authored The Cliffhouse Haunting and Mother with Tamara Thorne and is working on several other projects. His debut solo novel, The Crimson Corset, was an Amazon bestseller. The Black Wasp, book 3 in The Vampires of Crimson Cove series will be out later this year. Find out more about him at: http://alistaircross.com.

Tamara Thorne’s first novel was published in 1991, and since then she has written many more, including international bestsellers Haunted, Bad Things, Moonfall, Eternity and The Sorority. A lifelong lover of ghost stories, she is currently working on several collaborations with Alistair Cross as well as an upcoming solo novel. Learn more about her at: http://tamarathorne.com.

In collaboration, Thorne and Cross are currently writing several novels, including the next volume in the continuing gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their first novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting, was an immediate bestseller. Together, they also host the horror-themed radio show Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! which has featured such guests as Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles, Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of Hellraiser 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, Kim Harrison of the Hollows series, and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore.