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Behind the Book: Gretchen and Her Corset

Posted: March 30, 2021 in books
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Little known fact: Gretchen VanTreese, she of the crimson corset, was originally introduced as a throwaway character who was meant to die in her first and only scene, but the moment I started writing her, she took over the page, and ultimately took the plot to new, twisted depths I never would have dreamed up on my own. Her notorious corset is just one of the many diabolical delights she’s given me …

The Crimson Corset, book one in The Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is available in all formats at Amazon.com

Sweet screams,

Alistair

A description of Gretchen VanTreese, through the eyes of the local sheriff, Ethan Hunter.

Gretchen was originally meant to be a very minor character who dies right away, but here we are, three books into the series, and she’s still alive (in a manner of speaking) and biting. Sometimes characters do that, and I’ve learned to let them. Gretchen’s presence has changed the DNA of this series in ways that have surprised – and pleased – even me.

~ Alistair

P.S. – The Black Wasp, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is coming soon

Tamara Thorne’s CANDLE BAY is now available now on audiobook!: https://adbl.co/3qJl3bl – Narrated by the one and only Jamison Walker!

Shrouded in fog on a hillside high above an isolated California coastal town, The Candle Bay Hotel and Spa has been restored to its former glory after decades of neglect. Thanks to its new owners, the Darlings, the opulent inn is once again filled with prosperous guests.

But its seemingly all-American hosts hide a chilling, age-old family secret. Lured to the picturesque spot, assistant concierge Amanda Pearce is mesmerized by her surroundings – and her seductive new boss, Stephen Darling. But her employers’ eccentric ways and suspicious blood splatters in the hotel fill her with trepidation.

Little does Amanda know that not only are the Darlings vampires, but that a murderous vampire vendetta is about to begin – and she will be caught in the middle. For as the feud unfolds and her feelings for Stephen deepen, Amanda must face the greatest decision of her life: to die, or join the forever undead.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro says, “Tamara Thorne has an uncanny knack for combining the outrageous with the shuddery, making for wonderful scary romps and fun reading.”

Book Quote of the Day

Posted: February 11, 2021 in Uncategorized
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From The Silver Dagger

Posted: February 9, 2021 in books
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It’s been a group effort but after much work and many months, The Crimson Corset is available in audiobook! Here it is, next to me and the narrator, Allen Andrews, who did a bang-up job with all of my characters (though I’m particularly fond of his take on bookstore owner, Dora Langley.) I thought we’d look nice next to Gretchen VanTreese, undead femme fatale and self-proclaimed star of the book, in her very special crimson corset (you’ll have to give the audiobook a listen to find out what’s so special about it, but trust me, it’s special.)

Check out the audiobook at: https://amzn.to/38ns7DY

And for more about Allen, visit: www.allenandrewsactor.com

For me: https://alistaircross.com

An awesome blurb from Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD series:

Candle Bay – https://amzn.to/2GEkduq – “Tamara Thorne has an uncanny knack for combining the outrageous with the shuddery, making for wonderful scary romps and fun reading.” ~ Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of the SAINT-GERMAIN CYCLE

The Crimson Corset – https://amzn.to/3jEZm8W – “Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller, “The Crimson Corset” – a deliciously terrifying tale that will sink its teeth into you from page one.”~ Jay Bonansinga, New York Times Bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION and LUCID

Darling Girls – https://amzn.to/3iCS9EM – “With Darling Girls, Thorne & Cross have united their brutal and sexy vampire sagas, conjuring a riot of vibrant characters all charging toward a clever, chilling conclusion of bloody mayhem and carnage.”~ Michael Schutz, author of Edging

A new poster for our ongoing vampire series.

All art by Mike Rivera

Candle Bay (Tamara Thorne), The Crimson Corset (Alistair Cross), and Darling Girls (Thorne & Cross) are all available in paperback and ebook at Amazon! Read them for free with Kindle Unlimited.