Monday 25 March 2013

Killing Kiss goes to Germany

KILLING KISS has been sold for translation in Germany. And as you can imagine I'm absolutely thrilled. What's truly exciting is that I will be going to Germany for a tour and launch later in the year also.
Here is the press release telling you all about my exciting news:

Gunter Olschowsky, Commissioning Editor for Verlag Bucheinband lnes Neumann, based in Heidenau in Saxony, has acquired German rights to Sam Stone’s award-winning vampire novel Killing Kiss.

The book was published in the UK by the House of Murky Depths in 2008, and is the first in a series of acclaimed novels collectively known as The Vampire Gene.

Olschowsky said of this deal: ‘In Germany, vampires are very popular. Customers, and especially young readers, can’t get enough books about them. Sam Stone has specialized very successfully in vampires and has yet to be discovered in Germany. Bucheinband are proud to introduce Sam Stone to the German book market and to offer German fans another “black pearl” author in this genre. Bucheinband believe that Ms Stone will become a valuable asset to every German fantasy book collection.’

‘I’m looking forward immensely to working with Gunter and Bucheinband,’ said Stone. ‘I love Germany, and can’t wait to visit to help promote the title to German readers and fans.’

Bucheinband intend to launch Killing Kiss (German title: KillerKuss) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the autumn.

Killing Kiss won the silver award for Best Horror Novel in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year competition, and Stone’s subsequent novels and short stories have gained her much acclaim, including winning the British Fantasy Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and is a noted public speaker and lecturer. Stone’s website is at

Sunday 17 March 2013


Telos Moonrise now has it's own website/blog. This will be the first place that all news, updates and information about our submission guidelines will be.

Find out when Sinful Pleasures - our erotic imprint - and Criminal Pursuits - our crime/thriller imprint is open for submissions.

For more information visit the website now! TELOS MOONRISE. (
Looking forward to those submissions!

Sam x

Friday 15 March 2013


A nice surprise today. I discovered that ZOMBIES AT TIFFANY'S is SHORT-LISTED in the PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE.

The winner is decided on public vote. In other words you 'readers' get to chose and to vote on what you like - not a committee.

So here is the information and link to the FICTION category. Have a look at the line-up and chose your favourite.

Voting is up now! You need to register your email address, wait for your password - then click on the book you want to vote for. 

People's Book Prize

Updated Events Calendar 2013

Hi All,

Here is our updated events Calendar for 2013. There will be more to come ... and lots of interesting news very soon.

Sam x

BIG FINISH DAY 3,  Essex, 23rd March 2013.
Sam Stone and David J Howe will be joining the line-up of guests at this popular event.

For further information check out Tenth Planet Events : BIG FINISH 3

Time: 10am - 6pm
Address: Barking Abbey School, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8UF

Date: 23rd March 2013.

WALES COMIC CON, Wrexham, North Wales, 28th April 2013.
Sam and David are happy to be invited back to this wonderful event. They will be available for signings, photographs and copies of all books will be available to purchase at the event.

For Further Information : WALES COMIC CON

Time : 11am - 5pm
Address: Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK
Date: Sunday 28th April 2013.   

Sam Stone and David Howe will be attending this fantastic event, which has become a welcome part of their yearly calendar. 

The event takes place in various locations around Lincoln Town Centre.

Come and join in the fun, wearing your steampunk finery, and join the party at one of the many wonderful evening events.

For full information on the programme of events : ASYLUM

Address: Lincoln Town Centre
Date 13-15th September 2013

DIMENSIONS 2013, Newcastle, 25-27th October 2013. 
Sam Stone and David J Howe join the line-up of guests for this special celebration convention - which will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

For more information : Dimensions

Time: TBA
Address: The New Holiday Inn, Great North Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 6BP
Date: 22-24 November 2013. 

HURRICANE WHO, Orlando, Florida, 1-3rd November 2013
Sam Stone and David J Howe join the line-up of great guests for this convention. There will be panels, a dealer's room, cosplay, and great guests!

For more information : Hurricane Who 

Time: Friday to Sunday 
Address: Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World
Date: 1-3rd November 2013.