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Alistair Cross

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Alistair Cross' debut novel, The Crimson Corset, a vampiric tale of terror and seduction, was an immediate bestseller earning praise from veteran vampire-lit author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and New York Times bestseller, Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series. In 2012, Alistair joined forces with international bestseller, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write - among other things - the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their debut collaboration, The Cliffhouse Haunting, was a bestseller. They are currently at work on their next solo novels and a new collaborative project.

In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which has featured such guests as Anne Rice, autho
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Alistair Cross For me, writing is a joy. It uses every detail of who I am. It's the only time I am really happy.…moreFor me, writing is a joy. It uses every detail of who I am. It's the only time I am really happy.(less)
Alistair Cross Somewhere in between. I like to have an end - or a few possible ends - in mind, but I always leave enough room for the characters to take the story wh…moreSomewhere in between. I like to have an end - or a few possible ends - in mind, but I always leave enough room for the characters to take the story whatever direction they want. Always trust the characters - that's my philosophy. (less)
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Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin – Night Three

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside – and outside – of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

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“The ghostly woman still smiled, but there was no joy in it; it was empty, lunatic. The grin widened showing too much madness - and too many teeth - to be pretty anymore. She moved closer, wrapping cold arms around him.”
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Exorcism by Thorne and Cross
“But at night, when the shadows rose to their full height and darkness came to lay claim over the manor and its vast grounds, that same beauty turned poisonous and and those gardens became a dark carnival of unseen dangers, a bottomless sea of unspeakable grotesqueries. It was at night, always at night, that the serpent came to Eden.”
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"This was one of my favorites books so far this Year. I love fantasy and vampire stories! Very well writen and such an amazing characters! I found myself laughing hard several times, the humor here is nonstop! ¡Great book! Highly recommended to everyo" Read more of this review »
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"This series keeps getting better. 5 star must read vampire fiction. Love the writing style."
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“I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms.”
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“Her face was a grimace of surprised pain as she slid unconscious down the back of the tub and under the water.
I held her under for several minutes after the blow, watching as the water went pink, then red, and finally crimson with blood.”
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“They want to be stimulated. They want to read something that can get under their skin and hang out there for a while.”
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“Good horror is written by people who understand that fear is one of the cardinal passageways into the core of humanity. Good horror is generally written by folks who grew up on horror; books, movies, etc. You can’t simply decide to write—in any genre—if you don’t first have an understanding of the topic and a strong mental backlog of reference.”
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“Deadlines help me, but my muse hates them. My muse functions in fits and starts, and tends to take very long vacations. Deadlines are like a hot poker to his ass. They force us both to sit down and write, which is what it takes to do this.”
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message 2: by Alistair (last edited Jul 03, 2014 06:10PM)

Alistair Cross Hi, David! Thanks for being a friend. I'm a big fan of Tamara's, too :)


message 1: by David

David Watson Hi Alistar thanks for the ad. I look forward to reading some of your stuff. I'm a big fan of Tamara's


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