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In honor of the Halloween season, our real-life ghost-hunting adventure, FIVE NIGHTS IN A HAUNTED CABIN is on sale in eBook at Amazon for just $0.99

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In 2013, bestselling horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross were working on their first collaborative novel and had yet to meet in person. That all changed when they got together to investigate an allegedly haunted cabin in California’s Gold Country.

The cabin’s owner and his family had fled the building on two occasions, beset by anomalies ranging from poltergeist phenomena to a darkly looming apparition. They wanted answers and were referred to author and long-time paranormal investigator Tamara Thorne. She and Alistair Cross decided that a few days and nights in a haunted cabin was the perfect setting for their first face-to-face meeting.

They ended up spending five nights documenting the phenomena inside – and outside – the little log cabin tucked deep in the woods. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

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Desecration, installment #3 in the Ravencrest Saga: Exorcism, is available now at Amazon! 

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A ghostly pool party is in full swing; maid Justine Chambers is hiding a dangerous secret; and governess Belinda Moorland and her partner in all things spectral, butler Grant Phister, realize they’re up against more than a mere evil spirit this time.

The Ravencrest Saga: Exorcism, is first released in serialized installments in eBook. To catch up on the story, you can get the first and second full-length volumes, THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST and THE WITCHES OF RAVENCREST at Amazon, as well as the first two EXORCISM installments, BEGOTTEN and INCUBUS.

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Tonight’s the night!

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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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Have you met the bride of Ravencrest?

The Ghosts of Ravencrest is a saga that covers many centuries of stories that all lead to contemporary times. We will be featuring portraits of various Manning family ancestors occasionally and the Bride is the first.

The Bride is one of the the many ghosts of Ravencrest. Hers is a sad, haunting tale that will be told soon enough. She died on her wedding day and was buried in her gown after being posed in a memento mori portrait which  still hangs in Ravencrest’s Gallery of Ancestors. Now she is a harbinger of death. If you see her gliding through the dark halls, searching for her lost love, run! Don’t let her catch you in her mirror…

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If you haven’t gotten your copy of The Ghosts of Ravencrest yet, it is available on Kindle now and will be in other formats soon. Go to A Reader’s Review Blog to read the reviews that Tina Williams gave the first two installments, The New Governess, and Awakening. Darker Shadows is an omnibus edition of The Ghosts of Ravencrest which includes those first two installments as well as the third, which is a brand new release.

Welcome to Ravencrest. Dare to cross the threshold…

Darkness Never Dies…

After just one night at Ravencrest Manor, the new governess, Belinda Moorland, begins to suspect her beautiful new home has a dark side. By day, the house and grounds are sublime, but the night is alive with dark shadows and phantom footsteps in empty corridors. Eyes – and hands – are upon her, and not all of them belong to the living.

The Ghosts of Ravencrest. Cross the threshold…

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(An angel at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery)

If you live in Southern California, you might see this article by Tamara Thorne in the newspapers. After exploring a load of allegedly haunted places in and around the Los Angeles basin, she chose her 13 favorite haunts.

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(Suicide Bridge)

All are publicly accessible and include the Queen Mary, the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica, Suicide Bridge in Pasadena, and Calico Ghost Town in the high desert.

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(A schoolhouse from Calico Ghost Town, which was the inspiration for Tamara’s novel, Thunder Road.)

Her personal favorites include the Old Zoo in Griffith Park – it’s haunted by tourists and animals from long ago – and a little taco joint called Taco Lita in Arcadia, where she saw a friendly apparition.

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(Taco Lita, where Tamara saw an apparition… and had great food!)

The other sites include Wilmington’s Drum Barracks, full of phantom sounds and fragrances, two lighthouses on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Claremont’s Old Schoolhouse, Olvera Street, Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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(A haunted Palos Verde lighthouse)

To learn more about these haunted places, check out the newspaper article here.

It’s sinister. It’s sexy. It’s coming soon…

After just one night at Ravencrest Manor, the new governess, Belinda Moorland, begins to suspect her beautiful new home has a dark side. By day, the house and grounds are sublime, but the night is alive with dark shadows and phantom footsteps in empty corridors. Eyes – and hands – are upon her, and not all of them belong to the living.

The Ghosts of Ravencrest. Cross the threshold…

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