A June Overview – Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

Tamara Thorne:

June highlights from Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

Originally posted on Cross Talk:

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June was a star-studded month over at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Give these interviews a listen, and stay tuned for more exciting conversation with the authors we have coming in July!

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Christopher Rice, author of Snow Garden and The Vines joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – June 4th, 2015

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Julie Hutchings, author of Running Home and Running Away joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – June 11th, 2015

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Michaelbrent Collings, author of Crime Seen and Twisted joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! June 18th, 2015

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Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – June 25th, 2015

Visit us at our websites at:

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CONFIRMED: Jeff Lindsay to join Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

Tamara Thorne:

Coming this summer! Dexter’s creator, Jeff Lindsay!

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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Jeff Lindsay, the author of the bestselling DEXTER series, has been confirmed as a guest on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Following the debut of DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER, the wildly popular television series began, and in July, we’ll be talking to the man behind the magic and the murder.

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For more updates on great guests, follow us on Twitter at @thornecross, or give our Facebook page a like. To see our full guest list, visit the guest page on our websites at tamarathorne.comand alistaircross.com

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The 8th Installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest is Underway

Tamara Thorne:

A new Ravencrest is coming.

Originally posted on Cross Talk:

The 8th installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest is coming …

“The Ghosts of Ravencrest is riveting. The characters are wonderful, the subplots are perfect, and the setting is stunning and well-researched. This series is like a roller coaster that goes up and up – the Mannings are literary gold.”
-QL Pearce, bestselling author of Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs

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DARKER SHADOWS(includes the first 3 installments)

CHRISTMAS SPIRITS (4th installment, and standalone historical novella)

NIGHT MOVES (5th installment)

DEAD GIRLS(6th installment)

DANSE MACABRE(7th installment)

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Vampires on the Brain

Tamara Thorne:

Bloodsucking Fiends! Who loves them?

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Count Saint-Germain. Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampires Mysteries. Laurell K. Hamilton’s vampires in the Anita Blake series. Anne Rice’s Lestat, and of course Bram Stoker’s Dracula. These iconic vampires inspire us all.

After Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s April 23rd visit to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!we got to thinking about all the different types of vampires that are lurking out there. This week, on June 23rd, we will be talking to Laurell K. Hamiltonabout her vampires’ foibles and how they differ from Yarbro’s and Stoker’s, and when Charlaine Harris visits on August 6th, we’re looking forward to getting her take on vampiric habits, as well.

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Today’s vampires are the descendants of a long literary history and as writers in the horror genre, we wanted to brush-up on our vampiric knowledge. We were continually surprised, perplexed, and in some cases, annoyed by the ever-evolving vampire archetype. In…

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Laurell K. Hamilton joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

Tamara Thorne:

Laurell K. Hamilton joins us on Haunted Nights LIVE! this Thursday.

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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Next Thursday, June 25th, we’ll be spending the hour with Laurell K Hamilton​at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE​!The show starts at 9 pm Eastern, 6 Pacific, 7 Mountain, and 8 Central. Join the Facebook event here. Listen to the show at Haunted Nights LIVE!

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton is best known for her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series.  The Anita Blake series centers on Anita Blake, a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and U.S. Marshal.  Six million copies of Anita Blake novels are in print.  The Merry Gentry series centers on Meredith Gentry, Princess of the Unseelie court of Faerie, a private detective facing repeated assassination attempts.  Both fantasy series follow their protagonists as they gain in power and deal with the dangerous “realities” of worlds in which creatures of legend live.

Links:

www.laurellkhamilton.org

https://twitter.com/lkhamilton

https://www.facebook.com/LaurellKHamiltonOfficial

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THE CRIMSON CORSET Cover Reveal

Tamara Thorne:

Alistair’s cover for his summer release, Crimson Corset!

Originally posted on Cross Talk:

Here it is. The cover art for my solo novel, THE CRIMSON CORSET. THE CRIMSON CORSET will be available to buy later this summer.

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Welcome to Crimson Cove

Sheltered by ancient redwoods, nestled in mountains overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, a beautiful lake, and a notorious nightclub, The Crimson Corset. It seems like a perfect place to relax and get close to nature. But not everything in Crimson Cove is natural.

When Cade Colter moves to town to live with his older brother, he expects it to be peaceful to the point of boredom. But he quickly learns that after the sun sets and the fog rolls in, the little tourist town takes on a whole new kind of life – and death.

Darkness at the Edge of Town

Renowned for its wild parties and history of debauchery…

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The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Danse Macabre #7

Tamara Thorne:

The new episode of Ravencrest, Danse Macabre, will be here in days…

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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(Danse Macabre, the 7th installment in The Ghosts of Ravencrest series, will be available next week)

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Even as governess Belinda Moorland and her handsome employer, Eric Manning, grow closer, she is haunted by her own past  – and Ravencrest’s. From the screams in the shadowed blackness of the indoor pool, to the horrifying face of a scarecrow in the garden, and the nightly, urgent  messages from the dead, the darkness is all around her …

Ravencrest Has Plans of Its Own

But the real horror awaits inside the manor when a delightful day turns deadly with an unwelcome appearance by Belinda’s overbearing mother. Rhonda Moorland is convinced that Eric is holding her daughter at Ravencrest against her will and she intends to do something about it.

Witchcraft Gone Wrong

But nothing at Ravencrest is as it appears and when Cordelia Heller casts a spell meant to…

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Writing with T & A: Psychic Vampires

Tamara Thorne:

How to stake a psychic vampire…

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve no doubt run into a psychic vampire or two. These passive-aggressive hangers-on will, if allowed, suck your life force away, all the while you paying compliments, asking for advice, and creating drama meant to suck you into their world and make you worry about their well-being.

The most famous psychic vampire in the horror genre – and most others – is Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’snightmare of a number one fan. While she is extreme, you can take some tips from her that will help you recognize a vampire who wants you to be her very own Paul Sheldon.

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While most readers who ask a writer to personalize a book with “to your number one fan” are utterly innocent and would be horrified if they realized what alarm bells this phrase sets off, there are others who are anything but innocent. They…

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Q & A: The Cliffhouse Haunting

Tamara Thorne:

The mysteries of Cliffhouse…

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

Our readers have been asking questions about our new novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting.  We’ve collected some up to answer here.

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Is the Cliffhouse Lodge based on a real hotel? Yes, in some ways. It was built by an architect associated with Gilbert Stanley Underwood, designer of Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel, Grand Canyon Lodge, and the Timberline Lodge in Oregon among many others.  It also has roots in California’s Brookdale Lodge. The Brookdale’s natural stream in the dining room inspired the stream that runs through the lobby in the Cliffhouse Lodge.

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The story is set in the San Bernardino Mountains. Are they any real ghost stories attached to that area?

Yes, many, though we didn’t use any. Just Google “ghost stories San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear” and you’ll find plenty.

Is the Blue Lady a ghost from real life?

There are many blue ladies in ghost fact and fiction…

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CONFIRMED: Laurell K. Hamilton will be on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! on June 25th, 2015

Tamara Thorne:

Coming to Haunted Nights LIVE! in June – Laurell K. Hamilton!

Originally posted on Thorne & Cross:

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CONFIRMED. Thursday, June 25th, our guest at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE​! will be Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake Vampire series and the Merry Gentry series. We are very excited. Tune in at 9pm EST on Thursdays for more guests. See the full guest list at: http://alistaircross.com/Guests

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Keep an eye out for Dead Ice, Laurell’s next installment in the Anita Blake Vampire series.

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