On free ebook

Hey gang, a quick post here to let you know that during the month of November, my LGBT YA horror ebook Camp Carnage is available completely free over at Amazon.

Camp Carnage front coverBlurb: In the summer of 1986, Billy Collins is sent to his own personal Hell – summer camp. The remote Camp Genesis offers desperate parents a place to “straighten” out their gay teenagers with the help of the puritanical Katherine Creevey.

Besides the typical horsing around, campfire tales and summer games, the Genesis program forces gay and questioning teens into humiliating gender-based lessons. While Billy wants nothing more than to escape Camp Genesis, he can’t help worrying that something even more sinister is hiding just out of sight.

Unknown to Billy, two campers were murdered three years ago. Just days after Billy and the new campers arrive, people start to go missing, and it’s up to Billy and his new friend Jem to find out what’s really going on. Is a maniac on the loose? Is history repeating itself? One thing’s for sure – at Camp Genesis, you have to fight to survive…

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

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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 reviews

Camp Carnage front coverHey all. It’s been a busy summer. Thought I’d share some book reviews for the recently released Camp Carnage.  Here are some selections. For full reviews, click on the bloggers’ links.

Boys, Bears, and Scares: 5 stars

“Imagine an 80s summer camp slasher movie that features gay kids getting massacred, and you’ve got the novel Camp Carnage by Elliot Arthur Cross and Joshua Winning. Set in 1986 (complete with 80s pop culture references), this page-turning gay horror novel has basically re-imagined Friday the 13th—at a conversion camp!”

Wall-to-Wall Books: 5 stars

“If you are not afraid of a little blood and guts – mua ha ha ha! I dare you to read this! It was a surprise for me right up to the end, I did not have it figured out. Great job Elliot and Josh! Two thumbs up!”

Genuine Jen: 5 stars

“This book jumps right into the action in the first chapter. It reminded me of an 80’s/early 90’s horror flick, like Jason. It was a little different with the kids going to a “gay” camp to be “cured”. One by one campers start to disappear and then they are found dead. It was scary, not too gruesome but definitely had me on the edge of my seat.”

For more, check out Camp Carnage at Goodreads or Amazon.

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 Backwatch Lane release

Backwatch_Lane_400x600 (3)Hi, all. Happy to announced my paranormal YA book Backwatch Lane (Demonic Survivors Book Three) was released today.

Blurb: Cody Langdon has survived a lot since moving to Florida to start his life over. After his new neighbors were killed by a demon named Tanglewood, Cody joined a secret support group for people who had been through similar ordeals against ghosts, monsters, and demons. While on a trip to a mysterious island, Cody was thrown back in time to the 1850s in the body of a closeted aristocrat.

Not only must Cody quickly readjust to the jarring social and technological differences of the 1850s, but he soon finds a mysterious adversary stalking him. When his unofficial boyfriend and his best friend arrive at the plantation, the three confused teens discover their trip through time may hold valuable information about Tanglewood.

With their lives in constant danger and no one to help them, Cody must find a way to survive the 1800s and return to his normal life dealing with parents who want him to see a psychiatrist, a rocky romance, and a murderous demon.

The ebook is now available at JMS Books and Queerteen Press, with major retailers coming in about a week or so (but check it out now because it’s cheaper this week, just sayin’).

And if you’re interested in this creepy/fun series, you can check out the first in the series, Tanglewood Road, at Amazon.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.

On Backwatch Lane cover

Hi, all. Happy to share the cover for my next book release. Backwatch Lane (Demonic Survivors, Book Three) is coming out June 29. The series follows Cody Langdon, a gay teen who moves to Florida to start over and discovers a frightening world.

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More info coming soon. In the meanwhile, now’s a great time to check out Tanglewood Road (Demonic Survivors, Book One) at Amazon.

On huge ebook sale

Huge ebook retailer Smashwords is hosting a massive sale all this week through March 8 with tons of titles discounted anywhere between 25% and 75%! Two of my titles, both usually priced at $4.99 are now discounted to only $.99, so now’s the perfect time to check them out.

Tanglewood_Road_400x600Tanglewood Road

In this paranormal YA story, Cody Langdon moves to Florida to start over after a failed suicide attempt. His mom hopes the change in scenery will do him more good than the medication he refuses to take, but Cody hates the sweltering summer heat and the loneliness of living in a state without any friends. His home is lonely, the heat is unbearable, and something is wrong with the neighborhood. The houses are well-kept and the lawns are mowed, but there’s no sign of life anywhere. Who, or what, is responsible for the strange occurrences on Tanglewood Road?

Ask_Me_No_Questions_400x600Ask Me No Questions

In this erotic murder mystery, Dylan Lakewood never imagined anyone would hit on him at his job working at the local shopping mall taking surveys for random products. But then he meets Trenton, a tall skater boy who puts the moves on him. Trenton introduces him to his shy friend, Bennett, who just happens to be on the run from the police, who think he murdered a college jock.

When Dylan agrees to hide Bennett, he unwittingly pits himself against a killer desperate to keep a hundred thousand dollar secret.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross wishing you happy reading.