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THE RAVENCREST SAGA by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross
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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.
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 …
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 …
Devilswood, Ravencrest Manor, imported stone-by-stone from England
more than two centuries ago, looms tall and terrifying, gathering its
dark and unnatural powers, and drawing those it wants as its own.
gives way to autumn, romance is in the air. She and multi-millionaire
Eric Manning are falling in love … but powerful forces will stop at
nothing to keep them apart. And as the annual Harvest Ball is set to
begin, evil abounds at Ravencrest. Murder lurks in the shadows, evil
spirits freely roam the halls, a phantom baby cries, signaling a
death in the mansion, and in the notoriously haunted east wing, three
blood-soaked nuns, Sisters Faith, Hope, and Charity, tend to the
demented needs of a maid gone mad.
moonlight, and a scarecrow goes on a killing rampage, collecting a
gruesome assortment of body parts from unwilling donors … But
Belinda’s greatest danger is the vengeful spirit of Rebecca Dane.
Once the mistress of Ravencrest, Rebecca Dane has a centuries-old ax
to grind with the powerful witch, Cordelia Heller – and Belinda
becomes her weapon of choice.
debauched parties that would have inspired Jay Gatsby himself. From
the Manning fortune to a beautiful wife, the silent film star known
as the White Violet, Henry had it all … including a loyal cult that
worshipped the demon Forneus.
and his demonic familiar visited upon Ravencrest … but now
that evil has returned.
born, but it is not of this earth. Father Antonio DeVargas is
summoned as ghostly parties light up the old poolhouse and phantom
screams rip open the night. Meanwhile, the White Violet wanders the
The witching hour. Watery echoes in an empty building. The grand
Greek Pool at Ravencrest Manor babbles and gurgles as
chlorine-scented water flows like cool blood in veins and arteries.
The moon, full and high above the arched glass ceiling, shines its
light into the cobalt pool, casting splintered rays across the water.
explodes into the air. The sound ebbs and flows with movement.
things be real? Or are they merely tricks of light and sound, magic
courtesy of Mother Nature?
unmistakable, rises and echoes. Eddie Cantor. If You Knew Susie Like
I Know Susie.
The sounds of a party, of voices, of champagne glasses clinking.
like glistening cold silk, there and gone again in an instant.
Tamara Thorne’s first novel was published in 1991, and since then she has
written many more, including international bestsellers Haunted, Bad Things, Moonfall,
Eternity and The Sorority. A lifelong lover of ghost stories, she is currently working on
several collaborations with Alistair Cross as well as an upcoming
solo novel. Learn more about her at:
eight, began writing his own stories. First published in 2012, he has
since co-authored The Cliffhouse Haunting and Mother with
Tamara Thorne and is working on several other projects. His debut
solo novel, , was an Amazon bestseller. The Black Wasp, book
3 in The Vampires of Crimson Cove series will be out later this year.
Find out more about him at:
including the next volume in the continuing gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga.
Their first novel, was an immediate bestseller.
which has featured such guests as Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles,
Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series
True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead
series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of Hellraiser
2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, Kim Harrison of the Hollows series,
and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore.
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