Latest News from Stephen Hayes

The Cloak of Steel Published Today

August 14, 2017

‘The Cloak of Steel’, the fifth Magic Crystals novel, is finally available as a downloadable Ebook. It can be purchased here, and will be available through other retailers very soon.


Announcing: The Cloak of Steel

June 30, 2017

‘The Cloak of Steel’, the fifth Magic Crystals novel, is coming very soon. The Ebook is set for publication on August 14 this year, and the paperback will follow along not too long after. No announcement can be made regarding an audio book version of MC5, not while production of ‘Corridors’ continues.


Announcing: Be in the Book

June 23, 2017

Beinthebook.website is now live. This is a way for you to be directly involved with Stephen Hayes’s work, by creating your own characters to be used in his stories. Go and check it out.


Prices Lowered for Magic Crystals Ebooks

June 16, 2017

We have lowered prices on all Ebook editions of Magic Crystals books in the Stephen Hayes Online Store. View the new prices here, or hang around because very soon, prices will be lowered by other retailers as well.


Parisian Tails Now Available in Print

January 6, 2017

‘Parisian Tails’ is now available as a trade paperback. The paperback edition of this book contains more images than the Ebook version of the book. It can be purchased through retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through the Stephen Hayes Online Store. Go check it out.


A Christmas Message from Stephen Hayes

December 25, 2016

First of all, a very merry Christmas to everyone out there reading this. I hope you are able to take some time away from the stresses in your life and enjoy some time with your family—or perhaps to deal with the stresses of spending time with your family, however it happens to be for you. My thoughts are with those who haven't had such a good Christmas, for whatever reason, and my fingers are crossed that 2017 will be a better year for all of you.

Speaking of 2017, we've got a lot of great stuff coming your way in the following twelve months, beginning with the publication of the print edition of ‘Parisian Tails’ in January. The book will start appearing in stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many others, over the next few weeks. It can also be ordered here and will be shipped to you as soon as possible. We may have just missed our aim to get it out before Christmas, but not by a whole lot.

And for you ‘Magic Crystals’ junkies, I haven't forgotten you. The fifth book in the series, ‘The Cloak of Steel’, is set for release in the second half of the year. It will be immediately available in the usual Ebook and print formats, but an audio version of MC5 isn't scheduled to be recorded until the recording of MC4 is finished. The aim is to publish the ‘Corridors’ audio book within 2017, but I can't make any promises that I'll be able to meet that goal.

And it doesn't stop there. A number of short stories from the ‘Magic Crystals’ universe are also set to be released in 2017. These stories won't be published in the usual way, at least not in the foreseeable future, but links to download them will be sent to various places such as the mailing list and the Facebook page. These short stories are part of a spin-off series called ‘The Chopville Chronicles’, and they will serve to fill in any gaps in your Magic Crystals knowledge.

And there is even more than that. At some stage throughout the year, a new service will be announced, whereby you can get directly involved in the ‘Magic Crystals’ series yourself. I can't give away any details here, but you can stay abreast of everything happening around here by subscribing to the mailing list, subscribing to my RSS feed, or following my Facebook page.


Parisian Tails Published Today

September 29, 2016

‘Parisian Tails’, the story of Paris, the spunky seeing-eye dog, has officially been published, two days before what would have been her 11th birthday. It is presently only available in Ebook format. Go check it out.


Announcing: Parisian Tails

September 16, 2016

Stephen Hayes's next book, ‘Parisian Tails’, is just around the corner. Read about it here.


Current Status of Corridors as of July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

The audio version of ‘Corridors’ is still in production, but is still a long way off being ready for publication. It will hopefully be ready sometime in 2017.


Stephen Hayes Online is Back

March 7, 2016

Stephenhayesonline.com, as well as themagiccrystals.com, is finally back online after a two-week transition period as we moved from one hosting provider to another. All website operations are as they were before, but make sure you check back again soon because we have some exciting announcements coming up in the near future.


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