THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING

Our surprise… We kinda wrote another novel while we wrote the one we were talking about publicly.

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The Cliffhouse Haunting

Coming in March, the debut novel of horror authors, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross!

The Cliffhouse Haunting

by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross

Coming in March from

Glass Apple Press

Horror Authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross Explore the Unknown in New Supernatural Thriller

They say when the Blue Lady walks, death walks with her…

Cliffhouse Lodge has been the center of the little town of Cliffside in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California since it was built in 1887. Overlooking Blue Lady Lake, Cliffhouse was built by the Bellamy family and has been newly renovated by owners Teddy and Adam Baxter-Bellamy and their daughter, Sara.

In the 1880s, Cliffhouse served as a restaurant, hotel, cathouse, theater and tavern, and during Prohibition became a hangout for rum runners. Later, its hot springs attracted the wealthy; even presidents have stayed there.

Today, the lodge is famous for…

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NIGHT MOVES is available now!

Available on Amazon for your screaming pleasure…

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Guess what is available! Yup…

What Walks the Halls of Ravencrest?

Belinda Moorland is locked in a nightmare where reality and the supernatural collide. Trapped in Ravencrest’s east wing, she has encountered three gruesome nuns who gibber and bleed as they follow her down the darkened hallways. And what about the spectral little girl from another era? Is she Belinda’s friend, or just another monster?

In Episode 5 of The Ghosts of Ravencrest, the tension mounts as the territories of the living and the dead blur together to create a miasma of terror and dread.

People Are Talking About The Ghosts of Ravencrest

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…

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NIGHT MOVES Cover Reveal

Our cover for Night Moves, the fifth installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest.

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At long last, we have settled on the final cover art for The Ghosts of Ravencrest’s 5th installment, Night Moves. I know I said I wanted something with lots of red for this installment, but as soon as I saw the completed version of this one, I knew it was the right cover. I love it, and I am excited to announce that Night Moves will be available to buy later this week.

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The Ghosts of Ravencrest is a serialized novel. A new installment is released about every four to six weeks. Although the installments vary a little in length, they average about 10,000 words, each. With the inclusion of Night Moves, the entire Ravencrest saga is currently at about 50,000 words. Within the next three or four installments, this story arc will be completed and compiled into a full- length novel. After that novel’s release, we plan…

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Walking Fine Lines… and Writing Them, Too

My collaborator’s journey…

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Even as a kid, I loved writing and spent hours composing poems, song lyrics, and scribbling out short stories. As I grew older, my interest in the craft continued to build, but none of these formats gave me the room I needed. For me, writing novels was the next logical step. Between 1997 and 2005, I made countless starts on would-be cliffhangers, murder mysteries, and nail-biting tales of terror. But, as it turns out, writing a book is a lot more grueling and complicated than the masters make it out to be, and none of these early unfinished efforts survived outside of my notebooks.

Then in 2005, after one of those rare life-changing revelations everyone talks about, I finally decided I was going to do this writing thing… and I wasn’t taking no for an answer. It helped that, for the first time, I had a solid story line that…

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Update for January

What we’re up to…

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As planned, we finished off Night Moves, the 5th installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest. We wrapped up the final scene last night and during the next week or so, we’ll be doing final edits and deciding on cover art. The final product should be out by the end of January.

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We received confirmation this morning from New York Times bestseller, Kevin O’Brien, for an appearance on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!A few weeks ago, I read his novel, Make Them Cry, and I dug it so much I hunted the poor guy down to tell him. I’ve since started reading another novel of his called Unspeakable. It, too, creeps me out in the yummiest of ways. I’m stoked to have him as a guest on Haunted Nights LIVE! and if you haven’t check him out yet, do it. Kevin will be our guest on May 7th.

And…

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We Want YOUR True Ghost Stories!

We’re looking for your true ghost stories for our radio show. Listen tonight to hear the first tale and comments by our guest, author and paranormal expert, Sylvia Shults.

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We want to hear your true ghost stories! In fact, we want to read them live on our radio show!

At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! we’re adding a new level of spookiness by beginning each show with a true ghost story. Please read the requirements below and submit your true ghost story to HauntedNightsLive@gmail.com. Stories submitted MUST be sent to this email address for consideration. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Stories may be from 300 to 1000 words in length.
  • Stories need to be ready for us to read on the air; please do your own editing and proofreading. We will not consider stories that require rewriting.
  • We will assume you’ve changed first names in your story, as necessary.  We will not use last names, including yours. If you want us to credit the story to your full name, you must give us written…

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Sylvia Shults joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

This week we have paranormal expert Sylvia Shults on and we’ll be sharing a listener’s true ghost story.

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You’ve seen her on Ghost Hunters… now listen to her onThorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Join us this week where we talk about all things ghosts with author and paranormal expert, Sylvia Shults. I love this lady…

Just click the link on Thursday at 9 pm Eastern, 6 Pacific: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairbookstoo/2015/01/16/sylvia-shults-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

Sylvia Shults has been a paranormal investigator for several years. She began her career as a ghost hunter
as a result of doing the research for her nonfiction book Ghosts of the Illinois River (Quixote Press, 2010). Her
fascination with ghosts dates back to her childhood, as she is an avid reader who was raised on Grimm’s Fairy
Tales.

A few years ago, Shults was inspired to write a collection of people’s supernatural experiences at the Peoria
State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois. This project quickly swelled into Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the
Peoria State Hospital. The book incorporates…

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Win A FREE ecopy of The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows!

Now through January 11!

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We’re appearing at jeapalooza – a virtual con for readers at http://jeapalooza.com.  The con runs through January 11th and there are lots of writers in attendance, so if you’re a reader, a writer, or both, check it out. You never know who you might find in the chatroom!  There are giveaways, too. In fact if you go to  http://jeapalooza.com and click on our Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! page, you can enter to win an e-copy of our own The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows. It’s an omnibus containing the first three installments of our serial novel. Currently, we’re hard at work on the fifth installment it’s a super-spooky one!

Here’s what people are saying about The Ghosts of Ravencrest:

“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…

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Win A FREE ecopy of The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows!

Now through January 11!

Thorne & Cross

We’re appearing at jeapalooza – a virtual con for readers at http://jeapalooza.com.  The con runs through January 11th and there are lots of writers in attendance, so if you’re a reader, a writer, or both, check it out. You never know who you might find in the chatroom!  There are giveaways, too. In fact if you go to  http://jeapalooza.com and click on our Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! page, you can enter to win an e-copy of our own The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Darker Shadows. It’s an omnibus containing the first three installments of our serial novel. Currently, we’re hard at work on the fifth installment it’s a super-spooky one!

Here’s what people are saying about The Ghosts of Ravencrest:

“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…

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Chet Williamson joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

And you can bet I’m going to ask Chet about that big chair tonight!

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Our guest this week at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!is one of the most inventive and finely-tuned horror writers of our time and both of us are major fans. In fact, his novel, Ash Wednesday, is in Tamara’s Top Ten favorite haunting novels of all time!

With a career that includes more than twenty novels, over 100 short stories in various magazines and anthologies, as well as film and television adaptations of his work, we couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce the one and only Chet Williamson.

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Among Chet’s more recent novels are Defenders of the Faith and Hunters. His other published novels include Second Chance, The Story of Noichi the Blind, Ash Wednesday, Soulstorm, Lowland Rider, Reign, and McKain’s Dilemma, and for his most recent project, he wrote the dialogue and story for the computer game, Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders. It can be downloaded…

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