Wednesday, 16 April 2014

NEWS! Telos Publishing new website

This has probably been the busiest twelve months in my life!

As you may know last year I took on the role of Commissioning Editor for Telos Publishing's new imprint, Telos Moonrise which had four imprints under the label. These were Dark Endeavours, Steampunk Visions, Criminal Pursuits and Sinful Pleasures.

Over the past year the expansion of the company has meant that a new, modern and user friendly website needed to be developed.  It also became very clear that we needed to expand the imprints still further and we now have Romantic Encounters added to the Moonrise line-up with some very exciting titles to be revealed later this year.

The Telos site is now set up and running with many of the forthcoming titles on there that the company has been waiting to share.

In Telos Moonrise : Criminal Pursuits I'm delighted to share the news that we have signed top female crime writer PRISCILLA MASTER, securing six of her titles in the Joanna Piercy Mystery Series. The first two titles WINDING UP THE SERPENT and CATCH THE FALLEN SPARROW are due to be released immanently but there is now a facility to pre-order these terrific books direct from the Telos Website. Also - you can now purchase the Paperback of ANDREW HOOK'S fabuloous crime noir novel THE IMMORTALISTS.

We have also recently released our two brilliant Sinful Pleasures titles. These are AWAKENING JESSICA by ATHENA MICHAELS and BYTE ME! by ROBERTA STEELE.

In Dark Endeavours take a look at my own Sci-Fi Horror THE DARKNESS WITHIN; the terrifically horrifying short story collection ABSINTHE AND ARSENIC by RAVEN DANE; Time-travelling horror, THE FALL by SIMON CLARK and a spine-tingling tale by STEPHEN LAWS called SPECTRE.

Steampunk Visions has my two KAT LIGHTFOOT MYSTERIES short novels ZOMBIES AT TIFFANY'S and KAT ON A HOT TIN AIRSHIP as well as the wonderfully imaginative tale of DOCTOR TRIPPS: KAIJU COCKTAIL by KIT COX.


But what is exciting me the most??

Well - here it is : JINX TOWN - Book 1 The Jinx Chronicles - is now available to PRE-ORDER. And if you order now you will save 10% and receive a signed and dedicated copy when it is in print!

So - if you fancy browsing the new site - check out now!

Friday, 4 April 2014

The Definitive List of My Books ...

Every now and then I like to gather a definitive list of my books together to remind people what is out there and how to get them. If you have been toying with the idea of buying some or all of my titles then I hope that this list will help you to chose your first one. You can buy my work in various medias. They are available in Paperback, Ebook and in some cases, audio.

So beginning where it all started let me introduce you to ...

The Vampire Gene Series

If you want to try Vampires with a difference then currently you can buy the first 3 books in a compendium from Amazon or direct from me at events. It's currently being advertised at £15.92 with free postage!

The Vampire Gene Trilogy

Queen of The Damned meets Quantum Leap with a dash of Hellraiser.
Killing Kiss - Four hundred year old vampire Gabriele Caccini searches for a mate in twenty-first century Manchester while reflecting on the events that led to his immortality.

Futile Flame - Gabriele seeks out his maker Lucrezia Borgia when a mysterious entity threatens to ruin the happiness he has found with Lilly. But can he believe anything she says?

Demon Dance - Waking in the Garden of Eden, Lilly discovers that mysterious forces have contrived to separate her from Gabriele. Thrown through time against her will, she has to fight to regain control of her own destiny. 

Paperback - Trilogy
Kindle: Killing Kiss - Book 1 

Kindle: Futile Flame - Book 2

Kindle: Demon Dance - Book 3

The next two books in the series are Hateful Heart and Silent Sand. Paperbacks of Hateful Heart & Silent Sand can be purchased from or direct from me at events

Hateful Heart

Lilly, Gabriele and Caesare's vampiric life at Rhuddlan Castle is disrupted by the arrival of Amalia: a new vampire created by Lilly's one-time companion, Harry. They learn that Harry is dead, killed by some powerful weapon weilded by the mysterious time-traveller known only as Carduth. Realising that their lives are now in peril, the quartet begin an incredible adventure through time and space. They must track down Carduth, and somehow disable the weapon, before they too succumb to its fatal effect.

Also seeking Carduth are the remnants of the historic order of the Knights Templar who have been tracking a mysterious box for many centuries as they covet the power which rests within.

And all this time, the box is travelling; wending its way through time to seek a deadly revenge on the carriers of the vampire gene.

Kindle: Hateful Heart - Book 4

Silent Sand

Secrets can be found in the most unlikely places ...

Lilly thought that her vampire lair under Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales was safe ... until the dangerous fixer Darren Preacher tracked it down.

Gabriele Caccini thought that he knew all about being a vampire, but his life with newly turned lover Anya is sent out of control by the discovery of a new strain of vampirism, one which leaves its victims as ghoulish revenants, shells of the beings they used to be.

And deep in the Nevada desert, Lucy Collins, Gabriele's maker, is undercover, working with the CIA investigating the vampire revenants and what they might mean for humanity.

When preacher brings Gabriele into the CIA base, Lucy fears her cover may be blown, but there is something far more dangerous than vampires hiding beneath the sands of Nevada ... something ancient and vengeful, with an eternal patience and lust for revenge.

Soon, the ancient vampire family will find themselves facing their greatest foe yet, something primal and insidious, and from which they have no protection.

"Fast-paced and sexy, SILENT SAND is a stunning fusion of hi-tech thriller and gory folklore. As the action sweeps our vampire anti-heroes from an ancient castle in Wales to Las Vegas, from the court of Louis XV to the sinister military base in the Nevada desert, they stir up horrible secrets that really should remain buried ... What a delight to discover a grown up tale in which vampires are not afraid to be vampires! I devoured it." Freda Warrington. 

Kindle: Silent Sand - Book 5

The Kat Lightfoot Mysteries

If you like Steampunk, Zombies, Horror and Black Comedy, then the Kat Lightfoot Mysteries could be for you. Firstly, try Zombies At Tiffany's, then the sequel Kat on a Hot Tin Airship 

Zombies At Tiffany's

Kat Lightfoot thought that getting a job at the famed Tiffany’s store in New York would be the end to her problems ... she has money, new friends, and there’s even an inventor working there who develops new weapons from clockwork, and who cuts diamonds with a strange powered light. This is 1862, after all, and such things are the wonder of the age.

But then events take a turn for the worse: men and women wander the streets talking of ‘the darkness’; bodies vanish from morgues across town; and random, bloody attacks on innocent people take place in broad daylight.

Soon Kat and her friends are fighting for their lives against a horde of infected people, with only their wits and ingenuity to help them.

A steampunked story of diamonds, chutzpah, death and horror from the blood-drenched pen of Sam Stone.

Kat On A Hot Tin Airship

It is 1865 and the American Civil War has come to an end. Now Kat Lightfoot finds herself in the middle of another kind of war: a family feud involving her brother Henry and his new wife. But what is behind the strange behaviour of this affluent Southern family?

Caught in the crossfire of an implacable spirit's attempt to wreak vengeance on the Pollitt family, Kat must once again enlist the help of journalist George Pepper and the inventor Martin Crewe to find out what really haunts the family's past.

In order to learn what devastating secrets the Pollitts are hiding she must first explore her own feelings for Maggie's brother Orlando, who is one of the seductive Nephilim.


Paperback: Zombies At Tiffany's and Kat on A Hot Tin Airship
Kindle: Tiffany's 
Audio: Tiffany's Kindle: Kat on a Hot Tin Airship

If you like your horror a little darker then maybe delve into my sci-fi/horror: The Darkness Within - Final Cut. 

The Darkness Within


Chief Engineer Madison Whitehawk suspects foul play when a series of small anomalies occur aboard the ark ship Freedom. But Madison’s fears are nothing compared to the impending disaster heading their way.

As the team of scientists, engineers and crew take their precious colonist cargo towards New Earth a deadly parasite has found its way onboard.

Soon Madison, Second Officer Crichton and colonist Syra Connor are fighting for their life’s against trusted friends and former lovers.

What is the parasite that changes the minds and behaviour of those it infects? And how can the crew of the Freedom destroy the darkness within?


Or look for variety in my collection Zombies in New York which contains, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, black comedy, Crime and Erotica.

Zombies In New York and Other Bloody Jottings

‘Sam Stone without doubt is a mistress of the grisly and the glutinous. She is one of the few horror writers who makes you feel when you have finished her stories that you need to wash your hands. Twice. I believe that we can look forward to seeing Sam Stone develop into a major influence in the realm of blood and shadows and things that wake you up, wide-eyed, in the middle of the night.’ Graham Masterton

Something is sapping the energy of the usually robust dancers of the Moulin Rouge … Zombies roam the streets of New York City … Clowns die in mysteriously humorous ways … Jack the Ripper's crimes are investigated by a vampire …

Welcome to the horrific and poetic world of Sam Stone, where Angels are stalking the undead and a vampire becomes obsessed with a centuries-old werewolf. Terror and lust go hand in hand in the disturbing world of the Toymaker, and the haunting Siren's call draws the hapless further into a waking nightmare.

Thirteen stories of horror and passion, and six mythological and erotic poems from the pen of the new Queen of Vampire fiction.

I hope you have found something that appeals to you.

Sam xxx