On Love at Sixth Sight cover

Wow. I’ve super been slacking on blogging lately. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get back in the swing of things. And now, two weeks later, I’m following through.

I’m happy to announce the cover to my upcoming e-book Love at Sixth Sight.

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Blurb: After a break-up and a near death experience, down on his luck Harris starts having visions of people’s soul mates. With his unexpected skills, Harris plays matchmaker, but can he persevere through daunting hallucinations and the inability to see his own true love?

Love at Sixth Sight will be available from JMS Books coming Jan. 18 and major retailers soon thereafter. More soon.

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.

On Camp Carnage

Camp Carnage front coverFor your reading pleasure, I’m proud to announce Camp Carnage, a slasher book in the vein of a fun 1980’s horror movie. Co-writer Joshua Winning (author of the on-going Sentinel trilogy) and I love the 80’s slashers of yore (think Friday the 13th, Halloween, Sleepaway Camp, etc.) and so we set about writing a book that both upholds traditional slasher story lines and subverts them.

Blurb: When Billy Collins is sent to Camp Genesis in the summer of 1986, he’s forced to participate in a frightening program meant to “straighten” out gay teenagers. Even more frightening is when the campers start disappearing one at a time at the hands of a mysterious maniac. What will it take to survive the brutal summer camp?

And what’s that about being a NIGHT TERRORS book you ask? This is the first in a horror line of  books Joshua and I are starting. Think of it as a Twilight Zone of horror.

The ebook is set for release August 1 with the paperback coming to Amazon mid-month. You can pre-order in various formats for the first week sale price of just $0.99 at Smashwords.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Saint Nick review

I feel like I’ve mentioned that I like horror movies, and foreign ones are fantastic. My favorite is probably Suspiria, but I’m always up for one. Thanks to Netflix, I caught Saint Nick, a Dutch Christmas themed horror originally titled Sint.

I love learning about other cultures, and part of the joy from this is seeing how the Dutch celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, which is apparently a European holiday around Santa Claus’ birthday, which is in the beginning of December. Through the movie, I learned that high school (I assume) students give gifts to each other in class after reading funny cards, and many of the gifts are sex toys. And instead of elves, Santa has black people. I guess that’s not racist. So apparently the Dutch dress up like Santa on Saint Nicholas Day, but other people put on old timey black face as Black Peter (yep, that part’s definitely racist) and they give gifts on December 5th or 6th. The plot of this movie is every time there’s a full moon on Saint Nicholas Day, then Evil Santa murders tons of people, and the government covers it up. Note that there’s a comedic element here, so it’s less cheesy than it reads.

Cons: I can’t really think of much. There was some stilted dialogue, but that’s to be expected with translations. Usually I see several aspects I’d change, but I really didn’t here.

Pros: The film looks glossy, there are funny moments, and the evil Santa actually works. I went in thinking it would be horrible, but it’s well handled. And I jumped once! I can’t think of the last time I jumped from a jump scare. The sub-plot with the government pays off, and I think it’s a fun movie.

Overall: I’m going with 3.75 out of 5 stars. Fun horror movie with a few scares that’ll teach American viewers a little about European Christmas. Check it out.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy viewing.

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.