Rumor has it that the abandoned house by the cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a witch. But rumors won’t stop carpenter Mike Kostner from rehabbing the place as a haunted house attraction. Soon he’ll learn that fresh wood and nails can’t keep decades of rumors down. There are noises in the walls, and fresh blood on the floor: secrets that would be better not to discover. And behind the rumors is a real ghost who will do whatever it takes to ensure the house reopens. She needs people to fill her house on Halloween. There’s a dark, horrible ritual to fulfill. Because while the witch may have been dead… she doesn’t intend to stay that way.
Tamara Thorne is the author of many novels including international bestsellers, Haunted, Moonfall, Bad Things, and The Sorority. She’s been interested in ghost stories all her life and has been published since 1991.
Alistair Cross shares the love of ghosts and horror and is the author of the bestsellers, The Crimson Corset, The Angel Alejandro, and Sleep, Savannah, Sleep. Together, they have penned several novels, including The Cliffhouse Haunting, Mother, Darling Girls, and the ongoing Ravencrest Saga. In 2014, their horror-themed internet radio show,
Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, debuted to great acclaim as part of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and has since featured such guests as Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, and Preston & Child. Thorne and Cross are currently working on their next projects, which are slated for release throughout 2018 and 2019.
As D. Thomas Jerlo, our guest has a number of books.
D. Thomas Jerlo’s novels inexplicably draw readers deep into mystical worlds where magic rules and battles between good and evil are forever constant. Blending reality with illusion, readers are riveted to the spellbinding plots and unforgettable characters.
As a best-selling and award nominated author of fantasy and paranormal, D. Thomas Jerlo’s novels hook unsuspecting readers into worlds of mage’ic and refuses to let them go until that last page is read.
Although published in the United States, D. Thomas Jerlo is a Canadian author through and through.
HorrorAddicts.net is a podcast, blog, and publisher that promotes and investigates the Horror Addict lifestyle.
h o r r o r . a d d i c t s: people who are physiologically or psychologically dependent on items depicting macabre events.
Music has the power to soothe the soul, drive people to obsession, and soundtrack evil plots. Is music the instigator of madness, or the key that unhinges the psychosis within? From guitar lessons in a graveyard and a baby allergic to music, to an infectious homicidal demo and melancholy tunes in a haunted lighthouse, Crescendo of Darkness will quench your thirst for horrifying audio fiction.
HorrorAddicts.net is proud to present fourteen tales of murderous music, demonic performers, and cursed audiophiles.
Crescendo of Darkness includes:
“Audition” by Naching T. Kassa This could be a guitarist’s ticket to the big time, if he survives auditioning in a ghoul-protected graveyard.
“Circe’s Music Shop” by A. Craig Newman A music store owner, who won’t be bullied into submission, teaches two hitmen the meaning of pain.
“Last Lullaby” by Emerian Rich An opera diva is haunted by a dangerous secret which threatens to end her career and her life.
“Loved to Death” by Sam Morgan Phillips Death explores his dream of being a rock star, but can’t avoid his purpose when a young woman forces him to live up to his destiny.
“The Music Box” by Daphne Strasert When a mom finds her childhood music box, she unleashes a tragic horror on her family, dooming them to repeat history.
“While My Guitar Gently Bleeds” by Benjamin Langley A rock musician is visited by an undead band member and forced to pay for his crimes against rock ‘n’ roll.
“Six String Bullets” by Cara Fox The pull of a busker’s song becomes too much for a young woman to resist.
“Lighthouse Lamentation” by R.A. Goli A lighthouse keeper helps a mysterious guest, but the stranger’s haunting sea shanty might drive him mad.
“Solomon’s Piano” by Jeremy Megargee A grieving husband builds an unnatural piano, but can his music raise the dead?
“They Don’t Make Music Like That Anymore” by Kahramanah A musician’s obsession with creating a masterpiece leads to him discover why they don’t make music like that anymore.
“Become the Music” by H.E. Roulo A cellist would do anything for her child, even give up music, but that might not be enough to stop a curse from consuming her baby.
“Keep the Beat” by Calvin Demmer A young girl questions why her tribe plays the djembe drums every night and finds it may be more than just a tradition
“The Legend of Crimson Ivory” by Sarah Gribble An audiophile finds a legendarily sinister demo at a used record store and decides to play it, despite his friends’ warnings.
“A Whisper in the Air” by Jeremiah Donaldson Employees at a job find solace in playing music on break, but a haunted melody draws in more than just new musicians.
Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne joined forces in 2012 and in collaboration, they have written several novels including The Cliffhouse Haunting, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, and Mother.
They are collaborating actively on several more novels and together, they also host the horror-themed radio show Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!which has featured such guests as Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, Christopher Moore, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, VC Andrews, Preston & Child, Charlaine Harris, and Christopher Rice.
Currently, Thorne & Cross are writing the continuing Ravencrest Saga, and a sequel to Tamara’s Candle Bay, which will feature Michael, Winter, and Chynna from Alistair’s vampire novel, The Crimson Corset.
Celebrity Sunday Welcomes Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne
Welcome Peter Davidson to Celebrity Sunday on April 15th, 2018.
Peter Davidson is the author or co-author of twenty-nine books published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Perigee/Putnam Publishers, Northwestern Publishing Company, Sweet Memories Publishing, Haworth Press, and others. His works include fiction, non-fiction, college textbooks, children’s picture books, and training materials for business and industry. Davidson is also a songwriter and one of his songs was used in a television series in The Netherlands.
For more than two decades, Peter Davidson was one of America’s most active writer’s seminar presenters, having presented over 625 one-day seminars in a fifteen-state area from Minnesota to Tennessee and Colorado to Illinois.
Davidson has been a professional recording studio owner, college professor, and retail store owner. He trained over 700 real estate agents, something that he believes he will have to answer for on Judgment Day.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Leavey Award granted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Davidson and his wife life in the Lake Okoboji resort area of Iowa in summer and in Arizona in the winter.
Here is a link to Lisa Haselton’s Interview with Peter Davidson and an excerpt.
Lisa is leading Celebrity Sunday on March 18th with the Owner of Gator House Publishing and two authors. It takes agility to moderate even one guest. A hat tip to Lisa. Please be on time for this one. If you have trouble inside the room, please log out using the gear icon, close your browser and re-enter.
Gator House Publishing is a new independent publishing company located in Charleston, South Carolina. We are comprised of two divisions, Gator House and Gator Tales. Gator House is geared towards adult fiction while Gator Tales handles YA.
Gator House is on schedule to release 13 books this year. The Publisher accepts unsolicited manuscripts, but they must meet our submission guidelines. If you have any questions please contact then on their website.
Here at Gator House Publishing we have three imprints. Gator House, for adult novels, genres range from Thrillers/Mysteries to Alternate-History. Gator Bites, for young readers’ picture books. Finally, there is Gator Tales, for young adults, genres from coming to age tales to fantasy.
A well written, well edited book, one that followed our submission guidelines on our website is ideal. I don’t expect that every manuscript we receive will be flawless, but if the author does their best to polish their work before submission, it will have a better chance at publication. Readers love series. The story should be able to sustain itself over a number of books. The series should grow organically. But some of the greatest stories ever written were stand-alone books. Both series and stand-alone books would be welcome additions to Gator House Publishing.
Also coming to chat with Robert Wilkins is Keith Nichols and Grecia Chasteen
Celebrity Sunday Presents Authors from Gator House Publishing
Keith Nichols, author of the Cat Land series, was born in Tacoma, Washington and is the youngest son out of 16 children. His father was the last operating blacksmith for Burlington Northern on the west coast and his mother is an accomplished artist. Mr. Nichols first published book, The Ghost of Jack Woodford, was released in 2003.
After looking for a suitable subject matter for many years Nichols finally settled on young adult and children’s books simply for the fun of writing them. His partner, Midnight the Rescue Panther, is a large 23-pound house cat with Pulitzer plans. Mr. Nichols lives in Missouri in a house filled with spoiled animals and his lovely wife.
Grecia Chasteen, the author of Because of Yesterday, resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from The University of Cincinnati in 2015. She followed her passion for helping others with a career in the Social Work field, working with the homeless population.
She has volunteered with a local Domestic Violence agency since 2013 and is the founder of W.I.N (Women, Inspiring and Networking) a community group based in Cincinnati.
Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. She is the author of fourteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”
“I started Author Marketing Experts because I’m an author and want to give authors a book marketing company that truly understands their goals and needs.“
Author Marketing Experts specializes in turning authors into success stories with innovative, personalized strategies and publicity campaigns.
Our Core Strategies campaigns are unique in this industry, and make it possible to find new readers and expand market reach by investing in just a few strategies at a time. It’s the ideal approach if you’re on a budget, testing the waters, only looking for professional help in key areas, or budgeting to promote multiple titles.
Our Steady Growth campaigns are perfect for taking your book promotion to the next level. Whether you’ve hit a rut, are planning a new release or just never started (for shame!), we can give you the kind of boost that really sets you up to see a difference in how your book performs online.
Our Big Picture campaigns are robust, national in scope, and include both traditional (offline) and new (online) strategies that have you working with our entire team. If you’re able to invest in really kicking off your writing career, or you’re looking to promote your business or expertise, these campaigns cover all aspects of book promotion from reviews to distribution, and media to speaking gigs.
J. D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee, and has since carried a bit of its red clay in him while traveling the world, from Hollywood, to Paris, to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. He also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. He has race bibs from two full marathons and about thirty half marathons. Though knocked out by an injury, he’s working on making a comeback.
J. D.’s books have now been translated into Russian, Romanian, Polish, German, Spanish, Italian, and French, with a Turkish version of The Line in the works. J.D. is a long-time animal rights advocate, animal lover, and non-proselytizing vegetarian. He, his spouse, Rich, and their rescue Chihuahua, Kirby Seamus, split their time between Central Oregon, San Francisco, and Palm Springs.
You may email J.D. at JackDouglasHorn@Gmail.com.
The Witches of New Orleans Series
From Book 1:From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Witching Savannah series comes the story of a young witch’s quest to uncover her family’s terrifying history…
Magic is seeping out of the world, leaving the witches who’ve relied on it for countless centuries increasingly hopeless. While some see an inevitable end of their era, others are courting madness—willing to sacrifice former allies, friends, and family to retain the power they covet. While the other witches watch their reality unravel, young Alice Marin is using magic’s waning days to delve into the mystery of numerous disappearances in the occult circles of New Orleans. Alice disappeared once, too—caged in an asylum by blood relatives. Recently freed, she fears her family may be more involved with the growing crisis than she ever dared imagine.
Yet the more she seeks the truth about her family’s troubled history, the more she realizes her already-fragile psyche may be at risk. Discovering the cause of the vanishings, though, could be the only way to escape her mother’s reach while determining the future of all witches.
The Witching Savannah Series
From Book 1:
Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical…
To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South.
Despite being powerless herself, of course.
Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps—culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch—leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart…and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations.
In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J.D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flare.
JD is giving away three copies of The King of Bones and Ashes. Print or digital to US addresses; digital to all other countries.
Hope Clark was born and reared in the South, from Mississippi to South Carolina with a few stints in Alabama and Georgia. The granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, Hope holds a B.S. in Agriculture with honors from Clemson University and 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture to include awards for her management, all of which enable her to talk the talk of Carolina Slade, the protagonist in most of her novels. Her love of writing, however, carried her up the ranks to the ability to retire young, and she left USDA to pen her stories and freelance.
Hope’s 4th Edisto book, Edisto Stranger, is on sale in ebook for $1.99 thru Jan 15.
The Edisto Island Mysteries: Destination Reading contains 4 published titles. She has just started writing Crossed on Edisto, a crossover book where Callie meets Slade.
The Carolina Slade Mysteries: Justice Her Way are 3 books strong. Newberry Sin the 4th in the series is at her publisher.
On the Non-fiction front, FundsforWriters she plans to put out a couple of nonfiction books in 2018 – Finding Funds for Your Book, and The Best of FundsforWriters Vol 2. Hope is also thinking about writing a book on dialogue since she’s been a contributing writer for Southern Writers Magazine for over two years now, doing solely a column on dialogue.