On Inkshares Horror Novel

Have you guys heard about this? I recently heard about a crowdfunding site called Inkshares. It’s basically Kickstarter or Indiegogo crossbred with Createspace or Lulu. It looks like a site where you can crowdfund a novel that will have an ebook and physical presence in bookstores. Unlike Kikstarter or Indiegogo where you give them thousands of dollars and then the writer keeps a percentage and has to then hire editors and distributors, Inkshares does all of that. So if a project is successfully funded at Inshares, it includes a professional manuscript editor and distributor.

I had no idea how any of this works, so I figured I’d dive in and take a look see with my current manuscript. I’m working on a 90 thousand word novel about three strangers entering the witness protection program when they accidentally thwart a serial killer. They’re relocated to a new state, but their new home brings them into contact with horrors beyond imagination.

You can find the Inkshares page, along with fun FAQs and whatnot, and back this project here are: https://www.inkshares.com/projects/horror-novel

Thanks so much for your support!

This is Elliot Arthur Cross eternally grateful for your support. For any questions about the project, please email me at elliotarthurcross@gmail.com. Thank you and happy reading.

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On New Year’s book sale

My publisher, JMS Books, is celebrating Near Year’s by offering a 40% discount on all titles from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day. Their bookstore is easy to navigate and use (a huge improvement over many publisher’s bookstores), and you even rack up points for further discounts on future purchases.

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Here’s the link to my author page, but don’t stop there, check out the other wonderful LGBT titles ranging everywhere from young adult, erotica, sweet romance, gay, lesbian, etc.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On paperback giveaway

Hi, all. My paranormal M/M YA novel Clearclay Park (the sequel to Tanglewood Road) is now available in paperback. You can win a copy by checking out the Goodreads page and entering a quick contest. For those of who you aren’t into gambling, you can find the paperback at JMS Books, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Clearclay_Park_400x600Blurb: Cody Langdon’s been through a lot. He kissed a boy in the locker room and got brutally harassed for months. Unable to cope, he tried to take his own life. His parents decided a change in scenery would help, so they moved the family to Florida in the middle of the summer. The abrupt move left Cody lonely, bored, and beyond depressed. Stuck in a new state, Cody learned that a demon named Tanglewood had killed his neighbors and was taunting Cody. To save his family, Cody burned his house down.

Cody was lauded as a local hero and inducted into a support group for people who had survived encounters with dangerous demons. The support group introduced Cody to a new world of the supernatural and shared their own horrific experiences with incubi, curses, and ghosts.

Adam Monroe was a teenager just like Cody, until the demon Tanglewood killed his neighbors and his parents. Blamed for the multiple deaths and thought insane, Adam was locked away in a mental facility until Cody stumbled across evidence that cleared his name. The two bonded immediately over their shared trauma and mutual attraction.

After all of his hardships, Cody is in for the strangest task yet—starting over at a new high school where he knows no one, doesn’t like organized sports, and thinks he’s above the petty social games.

Just as he starts to relax in his new environment, Cody’s parents find a new house to live in. Upon touring one of the identical homes in the Clearclay Park community, Cody discovers that behind the perfect hedges, trimmed lawns, and pristine appearance, a sinister force may lurk.

Forced to juggle his time between school, his parents, and Adam, Cody is confronted with the realization that not all problems are supernatural, and not all solutions are final.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Clearclay Park retailers

Clearclay_Park_400x600Hi all, just wanted to announce that my paranormal YA Clearclay Park is now available in ebook form through Amazon and Smashwords. Other retailers coming soon, as well as the paperback edition.

As a reminder, this is the sequel to Tanglewood Road (Amazon Link here), in which a gay teen moves to Florida to start his life over after bullying incidents and discovers something spooky going on in his new neighborhood. The series is planned to be four books in total and I’m currently nearing completion of draft one of the third.

There’s already a Goodreads page and I hope to share some reviews relatively soon on this one. But, here’s some nice words about Tanglewood Road from Goodreads and Amazon readers:

Tanglewood_Road_400x600“A tightly-written horror story, Tanglewood Road is a quick, creepy and addictive read.”

“It’s got a deliciously creepy start, and I relished it. It easily could have been a Twilight Zone episode, albeit a particularly grotesque one.”

“This book was so fascinating to read, that I read it in one night.”

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Clearclay Park’s release

If you like Young Adult fiction, either paranormal or gay, then good news. If you don’t, then sorry. Clearclay Park, the sequel to Tanglewood Road, is now available as an e-book at JMS Books. Other retailers, like Amazon, coming soon, as well as a paperback version.

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Blurb: Cody Langdon’s been through a lot. He kissed a boy in the locker room and got brutally harassed for months. Unable to cope, he tried to take his own life. His parents decided a change in scenery would help, so they moved the family to Florida in the middle of the summer. The abrupt move left Cody lonely, bored, and beyond depressed. Stuck in a new state, Cody learned that a demon named Tanglewood had killed his neighbors and was taunting Cody. To save his family, Cody burned his house down.

Cody was lauded as a local hero and inducted into a support group for people who had survived encounters with dangerous demons. The support group introduced Cody to a new world of the supernatural and shared their own horrific experiences with incubi, curses, and ghosts.

Adam Monroe was a teenager just like Cody, until the demon Tanglewood killed his neighbors and his parents. Blamed for the multiple deaths and thought insane, Adam was locked away in a mental facility until Cody stumbled across evidence that cleared his name. The two bonded immediately over their shared trauma and mutual attraction.

After all of his hardships, Cody is in for the strangest task yet — starting over at a new high school where he knows no one, doesn’t like organized sports, and thinks he’s above the petty social games.

Just as he begins to relax in his new environment, Cody’s parents find a new house to live in. Upon touring one of the identical homes in the Clearclay Park community, Cody discovers that behind the perfect hedges, trimmed lawns, and pristine appearance, a sinister force may lurk.

Forced to juggle his time between school, his parents, and Adam, Cody is confronted with the realization that not all problems are supernatural, and not all solutions are final.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Clearclay Park cover

I’d like to share my new cover for Clearclay Park (Demonic Survivors, Book 2). This is the YA paranormal sequel to Tanglewood Road, which was released earlier in the year.

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The book will be available in paperback and ebook next month. More coming soon.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On my Clearclay Park contract

Announcing my newest contract from JMS Books. Clearclay Park is my roughly 40,000 word paranormal young adult sequel to Tanglewood Road, which is scheduled for release May 23. Nobody likes waiting years for sequels, so I worked immediately on the second part in the series so my reads will only have to wait a matter of months. You’re welcome.

In other news, Bates Motel received 4.6 million viewers on Monday, setting records for A&E. I told you it was going to be a big hit.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross sharing good news (mostly the book contract, but the TV stuff is cool, too).