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The Cliffhouse Haunting is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon! Here’s what one reviewer has to say:

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“The Cliffside Lodge has a history dating back to 1887. Not only has it been a place to stay for people enjoying the beauty of Blue Lady Lake, but it was also a place with a dark history. In the twenties a serial killer called the Bodice Ripper terrorized the town and a ghost called The Blue Lady was seen when a death was about to occur.

Flash forward to the present and a new serial killer is terrorizing the town and the Blue Lady is making her presence known again. At the Cliffside Lodge, wet foot prints are being spotted in rooms, disembodied voices are being heard and when people look in the mirror they see the face of the Blue Lady.

What can I say about The Cliffside Haunting by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross other than it left me with a huge smile on my face. I’ve been a fan of Tamara Thorne going back to the mid nineties. I like her writing because her books have great characters and she creates a detailed mythology. Also her stories have just the right amount of horror, smut, and humor that I look for in a book.

The Cliffside Haunting is no exception, it was obvious that Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne had a lot of fun writing this and it was hard to put down. I would love to know the writing process behind this book because all the characters are so detailed and a lot of them reminded me of people I knew. I’m not sure who wrote what in this book but by the end of it I was wanting to read any solo work that Alistair Cross has out along with re-reading Tamara’s books.

The best part of The Cliffside Haunting is without a doubt the characters. The serial killer referred to as Hammerhead who hates everyone including the ghost who helps him is a perfect villain. We also have characters who are self-centered and egotistical but at the same time are fascinating because we’ve all met people like this. Authoress Constance Welling thinks she is God’s gift to the world but no one else seems to like her. I kept hoping that nothing bad would happen to her in the book because the scenes that she is in were so entertaining. There is one scene when she is doing a fortune-telling act that’s one of the funniest and most outrageous scenes I’ve ever read in a book. Another great character is Dr. Siechert who will want to make you stay away from doctors for the rest of your life and is part of a very funny scene which takes place in a supermarket.

In addition to memorable characters in this book I also loved the detailed history of the Cliffside lodge and how the mystery of the Blue Lady unfolds. I loves how The Cliffside Haunting goes back and forth from being funny to scary and it was hard to predict where the story would go next. There are some gruesome death scenes in this book and one in particular had me laughing and cringing at the same time. All I’m going to say about it is beware of the chocolate wanderer. You want to know what it is? You need to read the book; you won’t be disappointed.”

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Looking for a great Halloween read? Check out Tamara Thorne’s classic ghost story, Haunted. Here’s what one reviewer has to say:

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“When best selling horror novelist, David Masters, together with his sixteen year old daughter, Amber, moves into Baudey House, a Victorian mansion with a violent and sordid past, it is because he is writing a book about it. Little does he know what lies in wait for him in this beautifully restored home. Beneath its pristine veneer is a corruption so foul that even David Masters, a man who does not frighten easily, is terrified.

This is a haunted house story that will keep the reader turning the pages. With a well-thought out plot, interesting characters, and spooky eroticism combined with chilling horror, it is a highly entertaining book. Fans of haunted house stories will certainly enjoy this one. I couldn’t put it down!”

Available in eBook and paperback.

 

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“Alistair Cross shows that he is a master storyteller by giving us memorable characters and a twist ending that you’ll never see coming.” – HorrorAddicts

“I read the last few pages with my jaw on the floor.” – Romi Reads

“Sometime in October, when I list my absolute favorite Halloween night reads, this book will be way up on my list! Probably #1.” – The Novel Lady

“The end of the book was shocking. To put it simply, I was shook.” – Paws and Paper

“Love this story, and of course, I expected to, since it was written by Cross. Cross has a talent for giving great stories while scaring the hell out of the reader. Love it!” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

“Soap opera becomes murder mystery becomes horror novel … A couple of beautifully orchestrated 180-degree plot twists later we get to the almost-happy ending we expected from the beginning.” – Renaissance Writer

“From the word go, the book had me in its captivating world … I was blown over by the story!” – Book Vue

“Alistair Cross has a way with words and it shows … a wonderful novel to read late at night with only a small light on next to you.” – Mystery Sequels

“If you’re looking for a modern gothic tale you can’t go wrong with this book … I would definitely read more from this author.” – Bibliophile Book Club

“SLEEP SAVANNAH SLEEP hooks you with a small-town atmosphere that quickly turns ghostly cold. Beware a plethora of twists and turns …” – Michael Aronovitz, author of Alice Walks and Phantom Effect

“I really enjoyed Sleep, Savannah, Sleep — a spooky, suspenseful tale that delves with insight into the dynamics of small towns and grieving families. It is sure to please fans of both crime fiction and horror – and anyone who appreciates a good story. Alistair Cross’s deft narration and well-drawn characters will pull you in, and the pages will turn as if by magic. – Margaret Lucke, author of Snow Angel and House of Whispers

Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Savannah-Alistair-Cross-ebook/dp/B074XF55JF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504742931&sr=8-1&keywords=sleep+savannah+sleep

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In honor of the spooky season, check out our interview with Professor Paranormal himself, Loyd Auerbach, on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Fascinating stuff!

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Auerbach was a columnist for Fate magazine from 1991 through 2004 and has made appearances on paranormal programs for the The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel,  the Sci Fi Channel,  the History Channel, and A&E, not to mention hundreds of national television and radio programs like The Oprah Winfrey ShowLate Night with David LettermanLarry King LiveThe View,  and Criss Angel: Mindfreak.

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Fascinating, otherworldly information from a world-renowned clairvoyant! We had an eerie little blast chatting with Victoria Gross – check out our interview with her.

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Haunted Nights LIVE! hosts Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross welcome…

Victoria Gross is a clairvoyant and medium who has been doing readings professionally since 1987. Her background is in Tarot, Palmistry, Mediumship, Crystal Gazing and Psychometry. She is 2nd degree Reiki and Certified in Magnified Healing. Victoria is also a Paranormal Investigator and author of the book Ghosts of Orange County. In 2009-10 she was the lead Story Producer on the two Bio/A&E specials and first season of My Ghost Story. She is Lead Story Producer for the pilot called Casefiles Unknown.

Beside doing psychic readings, she teaches and gives seminars on the psychic arts. She also has volunteered for the past 15 years on the “Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour” which is a fundraiser the Fullerton Museum.

Listen to the interview here: http://tinyurl.com/hqm5hrp

Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross’ novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, is available now! They are also the authors of the successful serialized novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest.

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The Dead Don’t Always Rest in Peace

Jason Crandall, recently widowed, is left to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenage son on his own – and the old Victorian in Shadow Springs seems like the perfect place for them to start over. But the cracks in Jason’s new world begin to show when he meets Savannah Sturgess, a beautiful socialite who has half the men in town dancing on tangled strings.

When she goes missing, secrets begin to surface, and Jason becomes ensnared in a dangerous web that leads to murder – and he becomes a likely suspect. But who has the answers that will prove his innocence? The jealous husband who’s hell-bent on destroying him? The local sheriff with an incriminating secret? The blind old woman in the house next door who seems to watch him from the windows? Or perhaps the answers lie in the haunting visions and dreams that have recently begun to consume him.

Or maybe, Savannah herself is trying to tell him that things aren’t always as they seem – and that sometimes, the dead don’t rest in peace.

“SLEEP SAVANNAH SLEEP hooks you with a small-town atmosphere that quickly turns ghostly cold. Beware a plethora of twists and turns …” – Michael Aronovitz, author of Alice Walks and Phantom Effect

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