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What’s the hardest scene we ever wrote? Do we base our characters off real people? Is being a writer everything we dreamed it would be? Is it true that Tamara Thorne wears an Egyptian headdress and Lee press-ons while she writes?

Find out the answers to these (and more!) at our latest interview at Lovely Reads!

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(Tamara Thorne)

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(Alistair Cross)

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If you’ve had enough of the teen-aged, puppy-eyed, lovesick hounds with hearts of gold… if you like your werewolves with some bite, join us tonight at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! where we’ll be talking to werewolf horror author, W.D. Gagliani. Listen in for your chance to win a signed copy of the book of your choice from the Nick Lupo series.

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W.D. Gagliani is the author of the novels Wolf’s Trap, Wolf’s Gambit, Wolf’s Bluff, Wolf’s Edge, Wolf’s Cut, Wolf’s Blind (upcoming), and Savage Nights. Wolf’s Trap was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in 2004. He has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous anthologies and publications such as Robert Bloch’s Psychos, Undead Tales, More Monsters From Memphis, The Midnighters Club. His book reviews and nonfiction have been included in, among others, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chizine, HorrorWorld, Cemetery Dance, Hellnotes, Science Fiction Chronicle, The Scream Factory, The Writer magazine, and the books Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, They Bite, and On Writing Horror.

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The team of Gagliani & Benton has published fiction in venues such as the upcoming X-Files anthology edited by Jonathan Maberry, SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror, SNAFU: Wolves at the Door, Dark Passions: Hot Blood 13, Zippered Flesh 2, Masters of Unreality (Germany), Malpractice: An Anthology of Bedside Terror, Splatterpunk Zine, and Dead Lines, along with the Kindle Worlds Vampire Diaries tie-in “Voracious in Vegas.” Some of their collaborations are available in the collection Mysteries & Mayhem.

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Also, be sure to check out our novella, Christmas Spirits, which can be read as a stand-alone or as the fourth installment of the Ghosts of Ravencrest serial novel.

In The Ghosts of Ravencrest, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross have created a world that is dark, opulent, and smoldering with the promise of scares and seduction. You’ll be able to feel the slide of the satin sheets, taste the fizz of champagne, and hear the footsteps on the stairs.”

-Sylvia Shults, paranormal expert and author of Fractured Spirits

Christmas Spirits is available now!

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On tonight’s LIVE show with Glen Hirshberg, we’ll be asking a secret question chosen by Glen himself. The first person to e-mail us with the correct answer will receive a signed copy of the Tor hardcover edition of Glen’s bestselling novel, Motherless Child. The second person to e-mail the correct answer will receive a rare complete set of all extant Rolling Darkness Revue chapbooks, signed by both Glen Hirshberg and Pete Atkins. We will give you the email address when we ask the question. So listen in tonight at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! at 9:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Pacific for your chance to win.

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Glen Hirshberg received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana. His first novel, The Snowman’s Children, was a Literary Guild Featured Selection. His collection, The Two Sams, won three International Horror Guild Awards and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Hirshberg has won the Shirley Jackson Award and been a finalist for the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker Awards.

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“Hirshberg weaves love, desire, revenge, loyalty, and sacrifice into a blockbuster narrative. His adept characterization engages the reader’s sympathies for Natalie and Sophie as they fight the pangs of vampiric hunger and yearn for their absent children. The clash of human and vampire worlds in the tumultuous final showdown presents a satisfying, if startling, conclusion and infuses this work with both literary and genre merit.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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Coming this week at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, Glen Hirshberg, the award-winning author of horror and spectral fiction. Peter Straub has called him “an amazing writer who makes the materials of horror into what they were supposed to be all along—grandly sweeping, capable of tremendous reach, and open to all aspects of human experience,” and the Los Angeles Review of Books recently referred to him as “always one of his generation’s finest stylists, its most able student of character.”

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We’re very excited to have him at Haunted Nights LIVE! and would love to have you join us. At Haunted Nights LIVE! we talk about all things horror with the biggest names in the business. From fiction writers and paranormal investigators to haunted spots and true ghost stories supplied by our listeners, Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between.

Give us a like on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

You can also see our guest list or listen to previous podcasts here. And don’t forget to check out our just-released Christmas Spirits, which can be read as the fourth installment of the Ghosts of Ravencrest saga, or as a stand-alone novella.

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Tonight on Haunted Nights LIVE! we’re thrilled to welcome the man of many genres, Noel Hynd.

Noel Hynd has more than five million books in print. Most have been in the action-espionage-suspense genre (Flowers From Berlin, Truman’s Spy, Murder in Miami, Hostage in Havana) but others (Ghosts, The Prodigy, A Room For The Dead and Cemetery of Angels) are highly acclaimed ghost stories.

He is also a former contributor to Sports Illustrated and several other national magazines. His 1988 non-fiction book, The Giants of The Polo Grounds, was an Editor’s Choice of The New York TIMES Review of Books in 1988.

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Be there if you dare…
Just click the link at 9:00 pm Easter, 6:00 pm Pacific:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairbookstoo/2014/12/05/noel-hynd-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

At Haunted Nights LIVE! we talk about all things horror with the biggest names in the business. From fiction writers and paranormal investigators to haunted spots and true ghost stories supplied by our listeners, Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between.

Check out our guest list at: http://alistaircross.com/Haunted-Nights-LIVE

Like Haunted Nights LIVE! at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thorne-Cross-Haunted-Nights-LIVE/360703350753608?ref=hl

Follow us on Twitter at: @Thornecross

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Noel Hynd has more than five million books in print. Most of his books have been in the action-espionage-suspense genre (Flowers From Berlin, Truman’s Spy, Murder in Miami, Hostage in Havana) but others (Ghosts, The Prodigy, A Room For The Dead and Cemetery of Angels) are highly acclaimed ghost stories.

He is also a former contributor to Sports Illustrated and several other national magazines. His 1988 non-fiction book, The Giants of The Polo Grounds, was an Editor’s Choice of The New York TIMES Review of Books in 1988.

Mr. Hynd was born in New York City, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego with his wife Patricia.

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Along with his wife, Patricia White, Mr. Hynd is also the co-founder of Red Cat Tales, LLC, an independent publishing imprint in Los Angeles. Red Cat Tales publishes genre fiction (including much of Mr. Hynd’s backlist) and graphic novels in translation. The RCT list can be found at www.RedCat.Tales.com.

Join us tomorrow night at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! at 9:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Pacific, where we’ll be talking to Noel Hynd about writing, reading, and things that go bump in the night! This link will go live then! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairbookstoo/2014/12/05/noel-hynd-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

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Tonight on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’re interviewing New York Times best-selling horror meister and all around great guy, Douglas Clegg.  You’re not going to want to miss this episode. Much book talk and various rude noises will ensue. Just click this link at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 Pacific to listen in:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairbookstoo/2014/11/21/nyt-bestseller-douglas-clegg-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

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Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books, including The Priest of Blood, Neverland, and The Children’s Hour. His work has been published by Simon & Schuster, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Kensington, Dorchester, Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, as well as Alkemara Press in digital form.

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In 1999, he launched the world’s first publisher-sponsored e-serial novel, Naomi, which later went on to hardcover and paperback publication, and which Publisher’s Weekly called “arguably, the first major work of fiction in cyberspace,” and his short novel Purity was the first book of its kind on cell phones in the U.S. in the year 2001.  He lives with his husband of 25 years near the coast of New England in a house called Villa Diodati which also contains a cat, dog, rabbit and more than 40 fish.

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