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This Thursday (August 20th) at 8 pm EST, New York Times bestselling author, Christopher Rice, will be joining us on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! 

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A New York Times bestseller since his first publication at the age of twenty-two, Christopher Rice is the author of BONE MUSIC (an Amazon Charts bestseller and the first novel in the Burning Girl series) and its sequel, BLOOD ECHO, as well as the Bram Stoker finalists THE HEAVENS RISE and THE VINES. BLOOD VICTORY, his third Burning Girl novel releases in August 2020. He is an executive producer on the television adaptation of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, and he also collaborated with her on RAMSES THE DAMNED: THE PASSION OF CLEOPATRA, a sequel to her phenomenally popular novel THE MUMMY OR RAMSES THE DAMNED. Together with his best friend and producing partner, New York Times bestselling novelist, Eric Shaw Quinn, he runs the podcast and video network, TDPS, which you can find at http://www.thedinnerpartyshow.com. Learn more about Christopher at http://www.christopherricebooks.com.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

A kick-ass Amazon review of Tamara Thorne’s MOONFALL:

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FOR HALLOWEEN FANS!

“This is one of my favorite horror stories of all time! I love a story that takes place in October round about the time of Halloween. While this is not a Halloween story per se, it is very much a theme to this novel. The author gives descriptions utilizing most all of the 5 senses and makes you feel like you are really there.

In a town where there is a carved jack-o-lantern on almost every front porch, I would love to live in Moonfall and attend the Halloween Haunt! The story is just creepy enough without being overburdened by unnecessary details. It just flows along, and takes the reader with it chapter by chapter. While obviously a work of fiction, deep in the autumn apple orchards and a gingerbread cottage inhabited by a real witch on the outside of town…you almost think “Well, it COULD have happened…”

I have an original paperback that has been read so many times the spine is cracking. I bought a newer paperback to replace to old one (while still keeping the old one tucked away on the bookshelf) and I purchased the Kindle version so I would never be without this haunting story. I love it! I always read it during October, and other times during the year whenever the “Halloween” mood strikes. Once I open the book, I’m there!”

– Taylor9015, Amazon Reviewer

 

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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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This Thursday (August 20th, 2020) at 4 pm EST, we’ll be live with author Vanessa Savage, talking about her latest release, The Woods! Listen in at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast owned solely by the Authors on the Air Global Radio, LLC.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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The Ghosts of Ravencrest by Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne continues the tradition of two authors who, when put together, create a world in which you aren’t sure if you want to belong or totally avoid.

Belinda is a chick who hates where she is in life and the opportunity to become a governess at Ravencrest is almost too good to be true. The life she encounters there is both what she hopes for and not at the same time.

As with most stories of this type there is an evil overseer of sorts, and in this case, it is Miss Cordelia Heller. Man is she a horrible person. She’s the epitome of the boss you never want. Except for the fact that she’s not really Belinda’s boss, she just thinks she is. Heller is the “house administrator”. So she feels she has more power than she truly does. Heller’s reach is unfathomable to me. She’s a genius and screw-up at the same time. I want to punch her face off. BUT I understand her need to exist for the story. I really can’t stand her.

Belinda’s friendship with Grant is one of the things I love about this book. You can see the growth in their friendship as well as Belinda’s maturity as the story goes on. Grant is easily liked and is the kind of guy most girls would love to encounter in a potentially difficult employment situation.

I enjoy the historic elements of the story. While not all horror based or real, they do play a part in the back-story and make the story feel more realistic. The authors do a good job in their world building and I appreciate that.

I recommend The Ghosts of Ravencrest to anyone who likes an exciting ghost story with characters you love to hate.” – Fang-Freakin-Tastic Book Reviews

Book 2, The Witches of Ravencrest, and book 3, Exorcism, are available now!

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This Thursday (August 13th) at 8 pm EST, New York Times bestselling author, Kevin O’Brien, will be joining us on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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Before his thrillers landed him on The New York TimesBestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector who worked all the live long day and wrote novels at night. His job took him all over the Pacific Northwest, and he wrote most of his first novel in Best Westerns and Red Lions. The result, ACTORS was translated into three languages. Kevin’s second book, ONLY SON was optioned for film rights thanks to interest from Tom Hanks. ONLY SON was also chosen by Reader’s Digest for their Select Editions—alongside John Grisham’s THE PARTNER. His first thriller, THE NEXT TO DIE became a USA Today Bestseller. Three more USA Today bestselling thrillers followed, and then came THE LAST VICTIM which hit the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery. Kevin has continued to turn out New York Times best-selling thrillers and is on the board of Seattle 7 Writers, a collective of bestselling, award-winning authors, dedicated to supporting literacy, writing and education.

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Thursday, August 13th at 3 pm EST, we’ll be talking to Lovecraft Country author, Mark Ruff, at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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Matt Ruff is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novels 88 Names, Lovecraft Country, Bad Monkeys, The Mirage, Set This House in Order, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy. He lives in Seattle, Washington. His novel, Lovecraft Country, is an upcoming American drama horror television series developed by Misha Green. It’s set to premiere on August 16, 2020, on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Jordan Peele, Green, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.

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“In Mother by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross, the adage that “you can’t go home again” becomes the horrifying truth. Jason and Claire Holbrook find themselves in an untenable position. She’s pregnant, he’s a newly disabled pilot with no job. Moving in with the mother Claire ran away from ten years earlier was the last thing she wanted to do, but it was the only thing they could do. The only problem, the Femme Fatale from Hell, just also happens to be the Mother from Hell …

“A psychological thriller that will have you engrossed, ignoring the clock, and so profoundly disturbed you won’t close the book until early the next day. Just be prepared for sleep to evade as you contemplate the possible existence of such monsters.

“Mother is a reimagined “Psycho” and an even more alarming glimpse into the world of psychopaths. Well done Thorne and Cross, even King and Hitchcock would doff their hats!”

MOTHER is available now at AMAZON.

Alistair’s novel, The Crimson Corset, is officially in production for audiobook! After some revisions it will go on to the next step and should be done and available soon. Updates to come!

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Pictured below is actor Allen Andrews, who not only narrated the book but did an awesome job with all the folks in Crimson Cove – the fanged and unfanged alike (Alistair even thinks he looks a little like Cade Colter – but he says that about a lot of people.) Allen is a theatrically trained actor and voice professional whose many roles have included Gaston (of Beauty and the Beast notoriety) to Clyde Barrow (of that endlessly fascinating disastrous duo, Bonnie and Clyde.) Learn more about Allen at: allenandrewsactor.com 

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Stay tuned for updates!

The Crimson Corset is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Book 2, The Silver Dagger, is also available, and book 3, The Black Wasp, is on its way!

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August 6th, 8 pm EST – Samantha Downing, author of He Started It and My Lovely Wife, basis of the upcoming movie produced by (and possibly starring) Nicole Kidman

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August 13th, 5 pm EST – Matt Ruff, author of Lovecraft Country and basis of the HBO series

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August 13th, 8 pm EST – Kevin O’Brien, New York Times bestselling author of The Bad Sister (Family Secrets Book 2)

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August 20th, 4 pm EST – Vanessa Savage, award-winning author of The Woods

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August 20th, 8 pm EST – Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Victory, a Burning Girl Thriller

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August 27th, 8 pm EST – Daniel Kraus, New York Times bestselling author of The Living Dead, co-authored by George A. Romero

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To listen in, join us at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! For other shows, see our full guest list.

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Join the Thorne & Cross newsletter for updates, book deals, specials, exclusives, and upcoming guests on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! by visiting Tamara and Alistair at their websites: alistaircross.com and tamarathorne.com

This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast owned solely by the Authors on the Air Global Radio, LLC.