Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The First "The Red Stone" Review

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know about a review I got for The Red Stone from fellow Author Rick Saunders. Have to say it really made my day! I'm thinking of it as an early Christmas present :)

"I couldn't put the book down! I read it throughout the day at work, then had some considerable time in the doctor's waiting room to read later in the day. So when I got home I started reading and the next thing I knew it was 2am and I was finishing the book. I REALLY enjoyed it. I loved the way you developed the characters and their relationships. And it has been a long time since I've seen dragons and other species used well in such stories. The relationship between Tannen and Berrinn reminded me of the original Joel Rossenberg fantasy books that I really loved (not the JR who writes political books). Well done! I hope to see a future adventure for the new Lord Protector sometime."

Rick's official review is on Amazon and the Publisher's site:


Will let you guys know as more reviews become available!

I hope everyone has a very festive Christmas and New Year!!

And here is a link to Rick's book 28 days riding with the king: http://store.livingwaterspc.com/28-days-riding-with-the-king-by-rick-saunde28.html

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Quick Post Challenge

Quick Post Challenge

Where is your cell phone? In my pocket
Your significant other? MIA
Your hair? Brown
Your mother? working
Your father? working
Your favourite thing? laptop, can't do without it
Your dream last night? That I was having trouble getting on a flight to the USA
Your favourite drink? Mango Juice
Your dream/goal? Get at least 3 books published
What room are you in? Front Room
Your hobby? Reading, Writing, Quad Biking
Your fear? that something will happen to family
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Writing and living off royalities
Where were you last night? Home
Something that you aren't? Selfish
Muffins? Choc Chip
Wish list item? Tropical Island
Last thing you did? Make Lunch
What are you wearing? Clothes
Your pets? None at the moment
Friends? Several
Your life? Nomadic and ever changing
Your mood? Lazy but ready for anything
Missing someone? Yes but not missed back
Drinking? Not often
Smoking? Never
Your car? TOYOTA
Something you're not wearing? Jewelery
Your favorite store? Wawas
Your favourite colour? Depends on the item
When is the last time you cried? Last Tuesday :(
Where do you go to over and over? Home
My favourite place to eat? Smokey Bones
Place I'd like to be at right now? New York

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Free shipping if you order before the 8th of December

Do you have family or friends who like reading but you haven't got them any christmas presents yet? Well this is your chance to get them something good and original to read. Head on over to Stonegarden... order for more than $30 and you will get your shipping (anywhere in the USA) for free!

What you waiting for? go have a look!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Stonegarden Wholesale Event Recap!

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know about my Publisher's Wholesale Event. They are in the US but they do have fair rates to SA and most of the world. And if you're in the USA and you spend over $50 you get free delivery

Stonegarden Event

Here is the blurb:
Wanted to try a new author or book but didn't want to take the risk? Well now is your chance. Go over to Stonegarden on the 30th of November and get any book half price! There is a wide variation to choose from. Anything from Children's Books to Poetry and Romance!

So if you have a chance on the 30th go on down to Stonegarden and have browse you might just find something you like!

My book is also half price but remember the sale is only one day!


Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Red Stone is now available and Stonegarden Wholesale Event!

Hi all,

My first Fantasy Novel The Red Stone is now available for purchase! if you would like to go check it out go to:

For South Africa:

Publisher's site:


Barnes And Noble:

And if you wait until the 30th of November you can get my book for half price at the Stonegarden Wholesale Event! Just go to this link on the 30th!

Thanks for your time and enjoy your weekend!

Friday, 14 November 2008

The Stonegarden Site has been upgraded


Just wanted to let everyone know the Stonegarden site has been been upgraded. It looks very stylish and fresh and what's more there are some featured titles on sale!

Here they are:

A Stabbing for Sadie
by Wednesday Lee Friday
50% only $5.48!
A sometimes terrifying, often intriguing, and always thought provoking glimpse into the mind of Sadie, a victim of child abuse, drugs, and the vagaries of fate as she sinks into mental illness and battles her own special kind of demons. A Stabbing for Sadie is a wonderful journey through the twisted mind of a casualty of abuse, who lives with her own monsters, and fights to survive every day. It delves into notions and nightmares that haunt this strong and sometimes funny woman as she copes with false accusations and true horrors. This is a riveting, edge of your seat thriller as told from the other side. A Stabbing for Sadie will leave you breathless...wondering what you would do...and wondering what’s on the mind of the person standing next to you...

Building a Better Monster
by Christopher Treagus
50% only $5.48!

Building A Better Monster" explores the creation of the modern age's most recent monster myth: The Chupacabra. This novella imagines what would occur if enough people collectively began to believe in something, would it make it true? From the early stages of its beginning as a grass roots folktale, "Building A Better Monster" follows the spread of the rumor of the Chupacabra, the goat-sucker, blamed for slaughter of countless animals through Mexico and the American South-west.

In 1996 the Chupacabra scare ravaged all of Mexico. The 'goat-sucker' was claimed to be responsible for everything from any live stock death, even to human murders. It was all based upon a hoax, until people started to believe. The title novella of this collection examines what happens when that belief becomes strong enough to make the creature real... Also included are the stories "Cat's Eye," "Two Is Not Enough," "Fearstricken," "In the Heart of the Forest," "What Price To Be A God," "Skin Walker, or The Embrace Of Blood," "After The Fall," and "When Angels Weep." These short stories were published in print and online between 2003 and 2004 at web sites such as Horrorfind.com, Night Shopping, and The Swamp. Also featured are the rare first stories read on the Sonoma State University Radio program "Wings of Desire" in 1992, prior to the publication of Treagus' debut novel, "The Hunting Sorrow" in 1995.

Blood and Rain
by B.L. Morgan
Also 50% off $6.48

When walking on the dark side it is important to remember your way home…unless you are private investigator, John Dark, who makes his home far from the light.

In the drug infested streets of East St. Louis, alcoholic John Dark gets the cases deemed too dirty for the cops to touch. Battling grime with grime, Dark does his job without a touch of class and sans any emotion, until….

When his cases get weirder, and darker, John Dark finds enough heart to save the day, save the girl, and just maybe find his way home again.

This exciting detective story by Bob Morgan will pull you into the depthless shadows of the crime-ridden streets, and into the horrific cases of John Dark.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Stonegarden's August Sale!

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would let eveyone know that Stonegarden is having a special sale for August. 9 titles are only $2 each! They are real good books by top class authors. Go check it out.. you won't be disappointed!

And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Here is a link to the site:

Craig Smith

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

*Book signing* for "The Unreals" by Don Jeffries


Would like to let everyone know about the book signing that is going to be taking place in Virginia for the book "The Unreals" by Don Jeffries. If you are in the Viriginia area or if you know of anyone who is please let them know about it!

Thanks for your time,

Saturday, July 26, 2008
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Barns and Noble - Tyson's Corner
Tysons Corner, VA

Waldo Billingsly has just received a sentimental letter from his grandfather, Old Hoss. It’s a note that sets in motion a rollicking adventure full of characters with names like Brisbane and Phosphate, classic cars like 1965 Dodge Darts, magical cornfields, and top doo-woppers.

The Unreals lives up to its namesake with everything from an Extremely Untouchable Ward to a Garden of Old Movie Monsters where one of the book’s surreal characters, Bucktooth, comments, “This water sure tastes real.”

Sunday, 22 June 2008

The Oracle Book A Tale of Revelation by Freeman Semons, Jr.


Just would like to let everyone know of another release by Stonegarden. It looks pretty interesting!

The Facebook Event:

The link to buy the book:

Genres: Action/Adventure, Christian
Type: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5 x 8 x .3 inches
Publication date: 07/10/2008
ISBN: 1-60076-057-0

A wondrous book of unimaginable power...A mission to prevent the conception of the antichrist…And in the midst of it all, a fallen archangel prince seeks to escape millennial imprisonment within the bottomless pit known as the Abyss.

In the days leading up to the second coming of Jesus Christ, a young woman named Monet Devereaux receives the Oracle Book-an ancient text capable of revealing past, present and future events-from her grandmother.

As time progresses and Monet survives her abduction to the kingdom of hell, she soon learns from an archangel swore to protect her from the forces of darkness that God has chosen her as the one who will prevent the conception of the antichrist from coming to pass.

Aided by the aforementioned archangel Acacia and a seasoned pastor named Benjamin Masterson, Monet embarks on an astonishing mission that will not only pit her and her companions against Satan but will also put her faith in God to the ultimate test as well.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Nabuzzicharr by C.J. Caron


Just like to let everyone know about another release coming from Stonegarden... It's by writer C.J. Caron and it looks like it is going to be one gripping read!

Thank you,
Craig Smith

Facebook Event:

Stonegarden page where you can buy the book:


There was something terribly wrong with this investigation and Daniel Boardman knew it. Daniel was director of the Center for Paranormal Activity, Massachusetts Chapter for many years. Encountering poltergeists, hearing disembodied voices, eerie footsteps coming down the stairs and even ghostly figures floating unaided, had become routine for he and his experienced crew. They documented the phenomenon with a scientific precision, photographed or recorded the events in detail, and analyzed the data as a matter of routine.

But there was nothing routine about this case. For the first time in his career, Daniel felt real terror. Real Fear. They had unleashed something into the world that they couldn't put back and it had taken one of their own; Daniel's best friend. Calling on help from an old expert in the field of demonology, they have no choice but to use every skill they posess to stop the murdering entity known as Nabuzzicharr before it grows too strong and destroys everything.

But how many lives will it cost them?

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Delving: Assissins

Hi Everyone,

I've created an event on Facebook for the release of Scott F Falkner's Delving: Assissins. He is a fellow Stonegarden author and this the second book in his trilogy! Please check it out here at


Or here at Stonegarden:



Tuesday, 3 June 2008

We're celebrating the newest member of the StoneGarden.net Publishing family!!

Hi Everyone!

We're celebrating the newest member of the StoneGarden.net Publishing family...who is due any day now! Enjoy free shipping within the continental United States on us (valid June 12th to 19th. Restrictions apply, see website for details).

You can redeem this coupon during checkout. Just enter the code in the box provided, and click on the redeem button.

The coupon code is freeship08 - Celebrating the newest StoneGarden family member with free shipping in the US!

Don't lose the coupon code, make sure to keep the code safe so you can benefit from this special offer.

Visit us at StoneGarden.net Publishing

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

In America

Hi all,

Sorry for taking so long to post another post. Found a cheap flight to the USA and decided to go for it! Have been here for just over a month and having a really good time. Haven't been doing much writing but have been soaking things in and it should help when I get into writing again. The Red Stone is on track for it's new release and should be out in April/May. It will be a new improved version. Next to no flaws and pretty much streamlined and all improved.

Also been working on the second book which should be pretty awesome once it has been all put together.

Currently in California soaking up the sun. Have a bad cold but hopefully that will clear up over the next few days. Thanks to all those who have read my blog in the past and I promise to post way more often from now on!


Friday, 18 January 2008

Stonegarden on Facebook and update on progress


I think I might have mentioned this before but I thought I would update everyone. I started a group for my publisher Stonegarden on Facebook. And it has grown quite a lot recently up to 51 members now. Not too many but only really just started telling people about it. So if you are on Facebook or not on Facebook but want to give it a go please feel free to stop by and join. All are welcome! A few discussions have started and it would be great for more people to join in.

And a little update on progress. Started doing a new edit for the book. Just to streamline things a little and make it a little more enjoyable :). Almost half way and picking up speed. And I'm also working on the second book. Which to be honest is going to be better than the first!

And if you are a member of a group on Facebook or anywhere else; I or anyone else would be interested in joining. Feel free to post about it here.


Thursday, 10 January 2008

The Ethereal Gazette: Issue Six


Another one of my short stories (It Emerged from the Darkness) has been published in The Ethereal Gazette magazine. This time in their sixth issue. It's a pretty small magazine but I have a few copies of the earlier issues and there are some really good stories in it. Mostly horror/thriller type stories. Maybe not to everyone's tastes but good none the less :).

Link: http://www.lulu.com/content/1715777