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Posted: April 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

This poor blog has been moldering, forgotten, for several years, but that doesn’t mean that I, along with my collaborator and cohort, Alistair Cross, haven’t been hard at it. We post on two other WordPress blogs. There’s our Thorne & Cross blog and Alistair’s blog. The latter is where you’ll find most of our actual blog posts. A new one is going up today about our upcoming collaboration, Spite House, and the crazy thing that happened there…

Eventually, I’ll try to post more here. For now, deadlines loom. New books are on the horizon. My next solo, Old Wives’ Tales, is coming this summer! It’s the first in a series featuring Zach Tully, the sheriff who helmed Eternity. He’s by the sea now, but the people … and mermaids …are still very weird…

Tamara and Alistair sit down with Dr. Jamison Walker, narrator of the novel that started it all, The Cliffhouse Haunting. Go behind the book for an inside look at the writing and narration of the story, the development and portrayal of the characters, and the joys and frustrations of the process:

Dr. Jamison Walker commands an impressive vocal range and an extensive repertoire. From opera and oratorio to musical theater and pops, Walker has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and internationally across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

Before completing his education, Mr. Walker served as a Counterintelligence Agent in the U. S. Army. Since then, he has taught extensively and now serves as an Assistant Professor of Voice on the faculty of James Madison University.In October of 2020, Dr. Walker began his journey in the realm of voice acting and audiobook narration. As of April 2021 he has seven professional releases with dozens more under contract.

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:

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 is on its way. Find out more about him at:

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 hosted the horror-themed radio show Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! which 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. Currently, Thorne & Cross are hosts of Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre, where listeners can discover all manner of demented delights, unearth terrifying treasures, and explore the dark side of the arts.

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Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside – and outside – of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. 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.

Now, night three of their adventure in a haunted cabin, read by Jamison Walker and Caroline Kiley, is available for your listening eeriness at Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre:

Check out all the episodes at:

Night One –

Night Two –

Night Three –

Nights four and five are on their way.

Haunted, Tamara’s international bestseller, is no available in audiobook! Get your copy at Audible now!

The infamous Victorian mansion, Baudey House, stands sentinel on California’s rocky coast, casting its long shadow over the sleepy village of Red Cay. Veiled in fog and sinister gloom, Baudey House draws bestselling author David Masters. and his daughter, Amber, into its deadly embrace. Within its walls, David plans to write his ultimate masterpiece of horror.

Scandal and Darkness

The mansion’s bloody history is David’s inspiration. During its days as a house of ill repute, mass murders and unspeakable acts of torture and depravities were visited upon the inhabitants and their guests by the deranged Christabel Baudey.

Ghost Stories

Baudey House is home to many ghosts, including Christabel, who still maintains her tight, tortuous hold over the spirits of her victims. It is said that when the sweet scent of night blooming jasmine awakens you and phantom kisses follow, you should run for your life.

But David Masters doesn’t believe in ghosts. And that’s his first mistake.

“…a tapestry of chills and scares that will be remembered long after the lights have gone out.” (Douglas Clegg)

“Combines eerie eroticism with page-turning terror.” (Pasadena Weekly)


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