jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2015

The Ghosts of Ravencrest Spotlight


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 … 

"The Ghosts of Ravencrest delivers on every level. Delicate, creepy, detailed, and beautifully crafted, this reinvention of the gothic ghost story into a sexy, sleek modern chiller is a marvel of suspense and atmosphere. A knockout of a horror yarn!" 
-Jay Bonansinga, the New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead: Invasion, Lucid, and Self Storage. 

"Ghostly secrets abound. Tortured spirits wander the hallways. Star-crossed lovers walk the paths of time. Servants connive, and the heroine faces an uncertain future …Run, do not walk, to get The Ghosts of Ravencrest. Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross take the reader on a delicious journey of twisted family secrets, troubled dreams, and barely-concealed passions. Wrap yourself in the silken robe of this story and escape to Ravencrest." 
-- Sylvia Shults, author of Hunting Demons: A True Story of the Dark Side of the Supernatural 


Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross are Siamese twins. They weren’t born that way, but had a series of complicated surgical procedures to ensure permanent togetherness so that they could finally get around to writing all the horrific little tales they had bubbling in their brains.

They spend every day together, even sharing bathroom breaks, which is sort of awkward, but they do it in the name of Art.

And that is their war cry - “Art! It’s Art, dammit!” - whenever anyone disagrees with them about spelling, grammar, killing off, or diddling a particular character.

Together they wrote The Ghosts of Ravencrest, which is now on sale on Amazon. It’s the first volume of The Ravencrest Saga. (Think Dark Shadows Meets the Marquis deSade, the Walking Dead, and Little Red Riding Hood.) They also wrote The Cliffhouse Haunting, which was partly inspired by a trip they took to a haunted cabin in California’s gold country.  They are currently hard at work on a new thriller due out this winter - and are horribly proud yet unforthcoming about it despite the fact that they continually post on Facebook about how much evil fun they’re having. (And they are - they actually had the audacity to compare themselves to Hitchcock just this afternoon.) 

They are also working on the first installment of the next book in The Ravencrest Saga, The Witches of Ravencrest.  Coming up in 2016, are several novels, including the long-awaited sequel to Tamara Thorne’s Candle Bay - now a collaboration, to go with Alistair Cross’ The Crimson Corset. (Their vampires like each other. And sometimes lick each other, just like Alistair and Tamara.)


2 comentarios:

  1. This sounds exciting and scary; I'm a pansy but it may be something I read when I'm feeling less wimpy :) good review


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