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Something white and serpentine slithers and stirs beneath the water like glistening cold silk, there and gone again in an instant

Friday, July 31st, 2020
The
Ghosts of Ravencrest
The
Ravencrest Saga Book 1
by
Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross
Genre:
Gothic, Paranormal Horror 
 
Darkness
Never Dies …

 

Ravencrest
Manor has always been part of the family. The ancestral home of the
Mannings, Ravencrest’s walls have been witness to generations of
unimaginable scandal, horror, and depravity. Imported stone by stone
from England to northern California in the early 1800s, the manor now
houses widower Eric Manning, his children, and his staff. Ravencrest
stands alone, holding its memories and ghosts close to its dark
heart, casting long, black shadows across its grand lawns, through
the surrounding forests, and over the picturesque town of Devilswood,
below.

 

Dare
to Cross the Threshold …

 

Ravencrest
Manor is the most beautiful thing new governess, Belinda Moorland,
has ever seen, but as she learns more about its tangled past of
romance and terror, she realizes that beauty has a dark side.
Ravencrest is built on secrets, and its inhabitants seem to be
keeping plenty of their own – from the handsome English butler, Grant
Phister, to the power-mad administrator, Mrs. Heller, to Eric Manning
himself, who watches her with dark, fathomless eyes. But Belinda soon
realizes that the living who dwell in Ravencrest have nothing on the
other inhabitants – the ones who walk the darkened halls by night …
the ones who enter her dreams … the ones who are watching … and
waiting …

 

 

Welcome
to Ravencrest …

 

Who
is the man digging in the garden beyond Belinda’s bedroom window?
Who – or what – is watching her from the vents? From ghostly screams
and the clutching bony fingers of death in the indoor pool, to the
trio of gliding nuns in the east wing who come at Belinda with black
blazing eyes, to the beckoning little girl in the red dress who died
more than two centuries ago, Belinda is thrust into a world of waking
nightmares where there is no distinction between the living and the
dead, and there are no limits to the horrors that await. Witchcraft
is afoot at Ravencrest and as unspeakable terrors begin to unfold,
Belinda realizes that her beautiful new home is a keeper of tragedy,
a collector of souls. And it wants to add her to its collection …

 

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The
Witches of Ravencrest
The
Ravencrest Saga Book 2 
 
 
The
Witches of Ravencrest

 

 

Dark
and Unnatural Powers

 

In
a remote part of California just above the coastal town of
Devilswood, Ravencrest Manor, imported stone-by-stone from England
more than two centuries ago, looms tall and terrifying, gathering its
dark and unnatural powers, and drawing those it wants as its
own.

 

 

Murder
Lurks in the Shadows

 

Governess
Belinda Moorland has settled into life at Ravencrest and, as summer
gives way to autumn, romance is in the air. She and multi-millionaire
Eric Manning are falling in love … but powerful forces will stop at
nothing to keep them apart. And as the annual Harvest Ball is set to
begin, evil abounds at Ravencrest. Murder lurks in the shadows, evil
spirits freely roam the halls, a phantom baby cries, signaling a
death in the mansion, and in the notoriously haunted east wing, three
blood-soaked nuns, Sisters Faith, Hope, and Charity, tend to the
demented needs of a maid gone mad.

 

 

Vengeful
Spirits

 

Ravencrest
has come to life. In the gardens below, granite statues dance by
moonlight, and a scarecrow goes on a killing rampage, collecting a
gruesome assortment of body parts from unwilling donors … But
Belinda’s greatest danger is the vengeful spirit of Rebecca Dane.
Once the mistress of Ravencrest, Rebecca Dane has a centuries-old ax
to grind with the powerful witch, Cordelia Heller – and Belinda
becomes her weapon of choice.

 

 

 

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Exorcism
The
Ravencrest Saga Book 3 
 
The
Devil Comes to Ravencrest

 

 

The
Jazz Age

 

In
the 1920s, Henry Manning ruled Ravencrest with an iron fist. He held
debauched parties that would have inspired Jay Gatsby himself. From
the Manning fortune to a beautiful wife, the silent film star known
as the White Violet, Henry had it all … including a loyal cult that
worshipped the demon Forneus.

 

 

Deal
with the Devil

 

Violet
lost her life putting a stop to the demented perversions that Henry
and his demonic familiar visited upon Ravencrest …  but now
that evil has returned.

 

 

The
Soulless Child

 

In
the night, an innocent maid is seduced by a demon lover. A child is
born, but it is not of this earth. Father Antonio DeVargas is
summoned as ghostly parties light up the old poolhouse and phantom
screams rip open the night. Meanwhile, the White Violet wanders the
halls of Ravencrest warning the inhabitants of death and disaster to
come.

 

 

And
the current master of Ravencrest, Eric Manning, is decidedly not
himself.

 

 

Midnight.
The witching hour. Watery echoes in an empty building. The grand
Greek Pool at Ravencrest Manor babbles and gurgles as
chlorine-scented water flows like cool blood in veins and arteries.
The moon, full and high above the arched glass ceiling, shines its
light into the cobalt pool, casting splintered rays across the
water.

 

 

A
spring and thunk from the tall diving board, then somehow, water
explodes into the air. The sound ebbs and flows with movement.

 

 

But
if no human ear is present to hear it, no eye to see it, can these
things be real? Or are they merely tricks of light and sound, magic
courtesy of Mother Nature?

 

 

Soft
golden lamps flicker to life. And then, music, faint but
unmistakable, rises and echoes. Eddie Cantor. If You Knew Susie Like
I Know Susie.

 

 

Laughter.
The sounds of a party, of voices, of champagne glasses
clinking.

 

 

Then
something white and serpentine slithers and stirs beneath the water
like glistening cold silk, there and gone again in an instant.

 

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Tamara
Thorne’s first novel was published in 1991, and since then she has
written many more, including international bestsellers
Haunted,
Bad Things, Moonfall,

Eternity
and
The Sorority
.
A lifelong lover of ghost stories, she is currently working on
several collaborations with Alistair Cross as well as an upcoming
solo novel. Learn more about her at:

http://tamarathorne.com
Alistair
Cross grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of
eight, began writing his own stories. First published in 2012, he has
since co-authored
The
Cliffhouse Haunting
and
Mother
with
Tamara Thorne and is working on several other projects. His debut
solo novel,
The
Crimson Corset
,
was an Amazon bestseller.
The
Black Wasp,
book
3 in The Vampires of Crimson Cove series will be out later this year.
Find out more about him at:

http://alistaircross.com
In
collaboration, Thorne and Cross are currently writing several novels,
including the next volume in the continuing gothic series,
The
Ravencrest Saga.

Their first novel,
The
Cliffhouse Haunting,

was
an immediate bestseller. Together, they also host the horror-themed
radio show
Thorne
& Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

which has featured such guests as Anne Rice of
The
Vampire Chronicles
,
Charlaine Harris of the

Southern Vampire Mysteries

and basis of the HBO series

True Blood,

Jeff Lindsay, author of the
Dexter
novels, Jay Bonansinga of
The
Walking Dead

series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the

Anita Blake
novels,
Peter Atkins, screenwriter of
Hellraiser
2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, Kim Harrison of the
Hollows
series,
and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher
Rice, and Christopher Moore.
 

 

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book deals, updates, specials, exclusives, and upcoming guests on
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Links:
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A town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
The
Knowing
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 1
by
Brit Lunden
Genre:
Paranormal Thriller
 
Bulwark-
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what
strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you?
JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the
memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an
instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red
earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an
impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or
hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark,
by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated
from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible,
and logic is determined by reality.
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The
Illusion
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 2
by
DJ Cooper
 
Things
are not what they seem in the small American town of
Bulwark.

 

 

 

Hospital
lights flicker for no reason. Townsfolk are overcome with a salacious
appetite for the demise of others.

 

 

Accompanied
by would-be boyfriend Deputy Terence Blake, Dr Peter Kent is caught
in the middle of mind-bending events.

 

 

A
café opens in town. The food is great. It’s the unexpected
distortions in time and the surrounding world that make Peter
question his mind and his grip on reality.

 

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Craving
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 3
by
R.L. Jackson
 

 

Bulwark a
wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth

 

from
the outside world.

 

 

 

Savannah
Daniels is looking forward to spending some alone time with her
longtime boyfriend, Marshall. Everything during this fun-filled
spring break was moving along fine, until his awkward cousin Stefano,
and his equally weird girlfriend, Sheena decide to crash the party.
It didn’t take a college graduate to realize something was
definitely up with these two blood-sucking intruders, and it isn’t
long before the true intentions about what they are and what they
want become clear. 
Savannah
is powerless to stop their attack on Marshall but with capabilities
passed down from her grandmother, she finds the tools she needs to
stop them and hopefully prevent Marshall’s transitioning. When all
three disappear before she can act, Savannah jumps into high-gear
tracking their every move. Finally, her journey takes her to Bulwark,
Georgia where she learns things are equally as complicated there, and
more than just vampires go bump in the night.
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The
Window
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 4
by
E.H. Graham
 
Brianna
Scott has nothing but her window and pet cat to entertain her. Stuck
inside for more years than she can remember with a degenerative
disease, she has become invisible and has retreated from her small
community. Only Jim, the town grocer and old high school friend,
seems to care about her lonely existence.

 

 

 

However,
when the window in her living room provides her a front row seat to
the latest mysteries haunting her small town, Brianna discovers that
some things cannot be unseen.

 

 

Based
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Window is the
fourth volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.

 

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The
Missing Branch
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 5
by
Kay McLeod
 
Trapped
in a tedious job without fulfillment, ambitions, or a boyfriend, Izzie
Murray’s only passion is researching her ancestry. But the
beautiful mural of her family tree switches from a distraction to an
obsession once she hits a mysterious gap in the timeline. Why would
an entire family just disappear?

 

With
an intense craving to find the last pieces of the puzzle, Izzie
ditches her life in England to investigate the last known whereabouts
of the family – the little town of Bulwark, Georgia. Between the
unnatural behavior of the local wildlife, tales of witches, and the
overpowering draw of a puddle of weird goo, she’s only finding more
questions to answer. The instant attraction to the one resident in
town that seems to be on her side isn’t helping either.

 

Bulwark
does not give up its secrets easily. And sometimes things were hidden
for a reason.

 

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The
Body
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 6
by
Kate Kelly
 
Small
town values. Big time secrets

 

 

 

Troubled
is an understatement when it comes to Rudd.

 

 

He’s
a cage fighter with a sordid past, and has no family or any friends
to his name. He does, however, have one enemy—Vic, his ultimate
rival in the cage. But even a match with Vic isn’t enough to stir
any emotions in the 28 year old man. He may as well be a shell. Body
only, no spirit.

 

 

It’s
the anniversary of his sister’s death when he takes a walk through
Bulwark’s strange woods and wanders a little too far. It’s there
in the dense, secluded gloom that he meets a glowing, transparent
woman named Lili. She isn’t real— she can’t be real, except
that she’s the only one that makes him feel anything at all. The
two form an unlikely friendship that quickly morphs into an
attraction neither can act on.

 

 

As
his final fight draws near, Rudd must face the demons of his past,
solve the mystery of Lili’s murder and deal with the inexplicable
love that is growing in his heart for someone who can never be his.

 

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The
Battle of Bulwark
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 7
by
Del Henderson III
 
Outside
of being the sheriff’s daughter, Claire Finnes’ life was the same as
any other 15-year-old. However, recurring nightmares and an encounter
with dead civil war soldier send Claire and her friends on a journey
that makes her question if those nightmares really were just dreams.
As she uncovers the dark history surrounding her small town Claire
begins to wonder, can a doomed future be changed?

 

 

 

Based
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Battle of
Bulwark is the seventh volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.

 

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The
Darkness
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 8

 

by
Brittney Leigh
 
Bulwark-
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world.Bulwark, a quiet town… or is it? Four best
friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage
their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that
her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can
deal with that though, the four friends then stumble upon Bulwarks
darkest secrets when a spell is cast on Bulwark High. Students have
been disappearing and no one has any clues as to their whereabouts.
With a town curfew set and parents on edge, the four friends decide
to take things into their own hands. Will they break the spell, or
will Bulwark High and the town be changed forever?Based on Bulwark, a
paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Darkness is the eighth volume
in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology
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Brit
Lunden
is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in
assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her
first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow
authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology.
Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off
stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a
house full of helpful ghosts.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Having
grown up with a love of everything futuristic, space and macabre,
DJ
Cooper

developed a vivid imagination and is known for a warped sense of
humour.

Desperately
clinging to the real world, DJ has been known to cry: Why can’t cars
fly yet? Weren’t we supposed to teleport by now?

In-between
large mugs of annoyingly lukewarm coffee, DJ enjoys walks with
earbuds full of loud music and ponders what it is Cossie the
fire-breathing, flying pet bearded dragon thinks about all day.

 
 
 
 
 
 

R.L
Jackson

is an independent filmmaker, magazine editor and screenwriter who
writes romance and romantic suspense with an aim for readers to, “Get
Lost In Intense Passion and Diverse Worlds.” She lives in south
Florida enjoys binge-watching Netflix, uses her treadmill as an
over-sized coat hanger, but loves to dance to the Fitness Marshall
videos on Youtube.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stepping
into the world of Adult Fiction and penned under the name
E.H.
Graham
,
The Window is the debut novel of this award-winning children’s
author. Whether reading or writing, Graham enjoys the escape into
worlds of mystery, fantasy and suspense.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kay
McLeod
Confession
time, I’m a fantasy addict! For as long as I can remember, I’ve
loved the concept of magical worlds.

I
was the kid with dragons doodled around the edge of her school work,
the one with her head constantly buried in a book. As a teen, I
shunned partying to play Magic the Gathering and DM Dungeons and
Dragons games.

Through
the years, I’ve always made up stories and took characters on
amazing adventures, in the privacy of my own mind. Now I want to
share them with other people.

I
live with my husband and cat in Nottinghamshire in England. When I’m
not writing (or planning something I’m writing) I’m usually
working, reading, playing bass for my church’s worship team,
playing computer games (World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Pokemon,
Minecraft) or drinking tea.

Mmm,
time to put the kettle on…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kate
Kelley

is a writer of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.
She spends her days banging on a keyboard and chugging coffee while
two small, feral children run around her feet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Del
Henderson III
,
born and raised in Illinois, enjoys writing, fueling his passion and
love for the noble art of putting pen to paper, or more appropriate,
keyboard to computer. Diving into pure imagination he has produced
works that grip his reader’s minds with mystery and suspense as they
are brought into the fascinating world of fiction.

 

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Brittney
Leigh

is gracing the Bulwark anthology as a debut author. She is a proud
graduate of SUNY Old Westbury College, with a bachelors degree in
Media & Communications. Gifted in singing, acting, and dancing,
she finds her voice reaches its highest ground in writing. She
resides in Long Island where the darkness of New York City comes to
sleep.
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An interview with DJ Cooper

 

 

1- Tell us about yourself?

I’m DJ Cooper and I’m very tired! I live in South East England, I’m married and I have two teenagers. I have successfully run my own business from home for the last eighteen years. For the last few years, I’ve juggled that business, family life, and writing.

2- What changes did 2019 bring to your writing?

I got to call myself an award-winning author for Missing Remnants thanks to Indie Authors Monthly magazine. I never expected that to happen, so thank you IAM. This year is the first time in recent years I’ve written something set on contemporary Earth. The town of Bulwark is not real but the setting was small-town America rather than in space or on an alien planet where I usually set a story.

3- Why did you do an anthology? Was it harder or easier than writing a full out novel? What was the hardest part?

Why? Exposure. Pure and simple. The more places you can showcase your work, the more chances you have of enticing one more reader into your world. The story for the anthology was shorter than a novel, so that part was easier. The anthology was challenging because it had a deadline, I don’t usually write to a deadline. I was also writing characters I did not create so I was mindful of building on them in a way that was credible. Another challenge was writing about something in America. I’m English. We wear trousers over here, pants are underwear. Everything had to be written with American terminology in mind.

4- How did you come up with your story?

There were snippets in the original story that sparked something in my imagination. The original contained aspects of Hansel and Gretel. I watched a TV programme called Mr Benn when I was a child. A man walks into a costume shop, tries on a costume, walks through a door and has an adventure. Of course, when I re-watched Mr Benn recently, I found I’d not remembered any of it correctly and I’d written something completely different but that’s not a bad thing.

5- what is the hardest part of being an indie?

Promotion and marketing. The trouble with being an indie is that you have to coordinate everything. Even if you’re passing things like editing and cover design over to a third party, an indie author is the publisher. We are responsible for everything. I wonder how many of us wish we could just write the book and have someone else do the rest for us. I know I do. Marketing is something that can be costly, hit and miss with results and just a completely alien thing for a lot of us to undertake. We have to promote ourselves. I’m sure there are many authors uncomfortable with the concept of waving their arms in the air and screaming I’m over here, look at me.

6- Do you stay with one genre, or jump around?

I can’t even live in this reality, let alone write in one genre! I am happier when I’m not constrained to only one thing. I always have been. Writing flows easier and quicker for me when I am not tied to a single genre. I’ll write science fiction, but it’ll have aspects of horror and humour. I’ll write horror but it’ll also have humour because people crack jokes in real life and the same person can also experience something horrific. I write a mixture of things, but I find that’s more realistic despite some of my more unrealistic settings. Humans are humans whether they’re on this planet or you’ve imagined them in space.

7- Share the process of this collaboration? What inspired you from the original story and how did you marry it to your own work?

The original story has a theme of weird things happening when a pool of green water is present. There were also modern-day characters who appeared to be from different eras. I kept those themes running through my story whilst also creating something that could be read as a standalone work.

8- Would you do another anthology?

Yes, I think collaborating on an anthology is a great way to showcase what an author can do. Every author has a different set of readers they can reach. A collaboration means an author has a greater chance of reaching a wider audience.

9- What trends do you see in indie books?

There’s a lot of them! Both trends and indie books. It’s very difficult to be seen. I’ve seen authors try many things. Free is a massive trend at the moment. I’m hearing more and more authors refusing to give their books away for free because they’ve spent money getting them to the market in the first place. Competition is fierce and always will be. I don’t think the trend of hard work will ever change.

10- What makes your books stand out from the sea of indie authors out there?

I’m not unique, but I have a relatable author’s voice. I have a flair for humour and an ability to write a scene in a way that doesn’t drag. I zone out of books I read that interrupt the flow of action with passages of the description which don’t seem to move the story on. So, I like to avoid writing the things that bore me as a reader. We all have different preferences and that’s why there is potential for every decent author to find the readers who appreciate their work.