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 Possessions of the Dead retailers

Possessions_of_the_Dead_400x600Just wanted to let you all know that my M/M comedy/horror ghost ebook Possessions of the Dead is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can also rate and review the story at Goodreads.

Blurb: When college junior Alex Corrigan subs for his favorite professor, he falls for a handsome freshman who gets him involved in a local ghost story. Rumor is anyone who takes something from an abandoned cabin in the woods will be cursed. Alex assumes it’s nonsense, until the frightened freshman shows up at his door needing help. Is the curse just an urban legend, or is there more to the story?

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Possessions of the Dead release

Hi all, I’m glad to announce another ebook release day. My 13,000 word M/M comedic horror Possessions of the Dead is now available from JMS Books. As always, the book will be sold exclusively through the wonderful JMS Books store for one week before coming to the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the rest of the ‘Net.

Possessions_of_the_Dead_400x600Blurb: As a way of dealing with being dumped by his boyfriend for being unemotional, college junior Alex Corrigan pours all his energy into his studies. He jumps at the opportunity to sub for one of his favorite professors who’s called away on unexpected business. While answering questions about an upcoming mid-term paper, Alex finds himself immediately drawn to roommates Ben and Gage.

Ben plans on debunking the local legend of a haunted cabin for his research paper. For years, college kids have passed around the story that trespassers on the wooded property who steal something from the cabin are cursed with horrible, and potentially deadly, luck. Alex gives Ben advice on conducting research, then turns his attention on getting to know Gage.

Over the next few days, Alex manages to befriend the freshman while simultaneously talking himself out of making any moves. But as Alex spends more time with Gage, he finds himself drawn into Ben’s haunted project. When a series of startling events occur, Alex is forced to face the cursed cabin. Is it simply an urban legend college kids use to scare each other, or will he discover truth in the story?

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Possessions of the Dead cover

Hi all, I’d like to share the cover for my upcoming M/M horror/comedy ebook Possessions of the Dead.

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Blurb: When college junior Alex Corrigan subs for his favorite professor, he falls for a handsome freshman who gets him involved in a local ghost story. Rumor is anyone who takes something from an abandoned cabin in the woods will be cursed. Alex assumes it’s nonsense, until the frightened freshman shows up at his door needing help. Is the curse just an urban legend, or is there more to the story?

This is Elliot Arthur Cross looking forward to release day in mid-February.

On Possessions of the Dead contract

Quick update today (partly because my A key is sticking). I recently signed the contract for my 13k word M/M horror story Possessions of the Dead.

Short blurb: When college junior Alex Corrigan subs for his favorite professor, he falls for a handsome freshman who gets him involved in a local ghost story. Rumor is anyone who takes something from an abandoned cabin in the woods will be cursed. Alex assumes it’s nonsense, until the frightened freshman shows up at his door needing help. Is the curse just an urban legend, or is there more to the story?

This is Elliot Arthur Cross looking forward to release day in February, 2014.

On Lizzie film review

I often extol Netflix’s virtues, but the downside is there’s some really not-good content on there as well. I feel bad bashing other people’s work. Anyway, the horror movie Lizzie really irked me.

Basically, this messed up chick lives with her boyfriend, sees a psychologist (the always great Corbin Bernsen who should have been used more) and is troubled by ghosts of the Lizzie Borden murders.

Cons: They didn’t live in the real Borden home, so why are the ghosts bothering them? (The real home is a fun bed and breakfast by the way.) It’s a low budget movie, but that’s fine. I’m really bothered by the ending. Heavy spoilers here: They make it seem as if Lizzie Borden’s father Andrew (played by Gary Busey) was a rapist and her stepmother was a ghoul. You know what? Don’t take real historical people who have been studied and make a movie where you make them look insane? I’ve studied the Borden murders some, and Andrew and his second wife Abbie were by all accounts lovely people. He was a little stingy, but otherwise well-liked. It’s like making a movie about Ted Bundy and saying his victims were killed in self defense because they were thieving murderers. As a writer, I’ve used historical aspects in stories before, but I do my research. And if an idea I have clearly doesn’t gel with the truth, then I scrap it, or brainstorm a better idea.

Pros: Decent idea, some okay acting and filming. The troubled relationship seemed real in a disturbing way, which worked well. There’s probably more but I just couldn’t get over the cons.

Overall, I’d go with one star.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross saying do your homework.

On One Frightful Date review

Here’s a clip of a great 4.5 out of 5 hearts review I got for my short M/M YA ebook One Frightful Date:

“This is my introduction to this author, but I look forward to reading more since, as a short story, I felt pulled in right from the start!  I would recommend if for mystery fans, young adult and general romance fans.”

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Check out the rest of the review at Hearts on Fire Reviews. or even better yet, buy your own copy of the ebook at Amazon.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross shamelessly wishing you happy reading.