Friday, December 20, 2013

Jackie Gamber's Reclamation Cover Reveal, eBook Now Available!

Just in time for Christmas! Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Matthew Perry from Jackie Gamber's Reclamation, the exciting conclusion to the Leland Dragon Series! In addition to revealing the cover art and illustrations, we are also pleased to announce that the eBook version of this fantastic YA Fantasy title is now available!



Here's a look at the interior illustrations, also created by Matthew Perry




Now Available on Kindle and Nook for just $3.99! 






Synopsis: The exciting conclusion to the Leland Dragon Series!

Leland Province remains in danger. The sinister Fordon Blackclaw has returned from the shadows to strike at the heart of neighboring Esra, killing its Venur and making clear his intentions to retake what was once his: Mount Gore, seat of the Leland Dragon Council.

All around, the land grows weaker and weaker. Leland, once thought saved by Kallon Redheart, is without purpose, and within its borders, Murk Forest, a place of mystery and danger, has driven its inhabitants to seek aid. Esra is in flames, and the Rage Desert grows. Dragon and human alike struggle to find their way, and the wizard Orman can sense that there may be more at stake than the affairs of dragons.

Hope remains, yet it is not without obstacles. In Esra, Sela, the daughter of Kallon and Riza, found the well, a source of life, and made herself whole again. But her homecoming is not what she had imagined.

Old wounds buried deep must reopen if life is to continue. Dragons, humans, wizards, and shape shifters are all at risk as the peace between dragon and human has finally been broken.

War is here.

The stakes?

Perhaps the whole world.



About Jackie: Jackie grew up in Michigan, communing with trees when she wasn’t writing angsty teen poetry. These days, she still enjoys nature,but does most of her communing from the backseat of an adventure motorcycle in between writing projects.

Jackie still resides in Tennessee with her husband. Her two children are now grown and forging their own paths while Jackie is actively  pursuing crossing items off her bucket list. She has written and directed screen plays, been a professional baker, and beaten a complete RPG video game without the help of her kids.

Visit Jackie and her mosaic mind online
at www.jackiegamber.com


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sinking Down From Eric Garrison Now Available in eBook Formats!

Sinking Down, the 2nd Book in the Road Ghosts Trilogy from Eric Garrison, is now available in eBook format!



The followup to Four 'Til Late is now live in Kindle and Nook versions, Kobo and iBookstore versions will go live shortly!

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Synopsis: Poor Little Ghoul

Paranormal investigators Brett and Liz find themselves back in over their heads when a forest hunt for a roadkill-eating creature offers up a little surprise. Back home with their ghoulish house guest, it becomes clear there’s more to this investigation than either of them thought. Worse than that, Brett's own fate is linked to the little ghoul's.

So it's back out on the road, with plenty of time for pit stops with a greedy ex, a convention of ghost hunters, partying with fake vampires, and even drinking and fighting alongside good ole Uncle Gonzo. But as the investigation goes deeper, and unseen connections come to light, Brett finds there’s much more at stake than getting through a rough patch with Liz.

A rescue mission. A race for a cure. New friends and old adversaries. Unbreakable bonds and supernatural danger. It’s going to be a wild ride. Can the friends save the nearly undead tween? Can she and Brett stop themselves from ...Sinking Down?

Sinking Down is the 2nd Book in the Road Ghosts Trilogy!


Monday, December 16, 2013

2nd Trailer for RJ Sullivan's Virtual Blue Released !

RJ Sullivan has released a new trailer today for Virtual Blue, the 2nd novel starring character Blue Shaefer. The trailer features a cosplayer and fan of Seventh Star authors playing the part of Blue.


For further information on RJ's works, please visit either the author's site at www.rjsullivanfiction.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com 


Synopsis of Virtual Blue: Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse.

The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.



To purchase the eBook of Virtual Blue, please visit any of the links below!
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Monday, December 9, 2013

New RJ Sullivan Video Trailer for Virtual Blue, Starring Lily MonsterMeat!


RJ Sullivan unveiled a brand new video trailer today for his paranormal/urban fantasy novel Virtual Blue!  The trailer stars Lily MonsterMeat as Maxine Marie, a star character from RJ's novel Haunting Obsession!



For further information on RJ's works, please visit either the author's site at www.rjsullivanfiction.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com 

To find out more about Lily MonsterMeat, please visit: www.lilymonstermeat.com



Synopsis of Virtual Blue: Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse.

The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.



To purchase the eBook of Virtual Blue, please visit any of the links below!
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Eric Garrison's Sinking Down Cover Reveal! New Bonnie Wasson Cover Art!


Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the brand new cover art by Bonnie Wasson for Eric Garrison's forthcoming novel Sinking Down, Book Two in the Road Ghosts Trilogy!



Sinking Down is slated to come out in eBook next week, with print to follow within one week later. Sinking Down stars ghost hunters Brett and Liz, along with good ole "Uncle Gonzo". This time, instead of being chased by ghosts, they're on a cross-country race to save a poor little ghoul who's been kidnapped. Lots of surprises await, including Vampire LARPers (live action roleplayers) on a beach! This book also features the debut appearance of Skye, the main character of the spinoff series Tipsy Fairy Tales (to be published by SSP in 2014/2015).

The artwork was created by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson, who has been the artist for covers and interiors on the Road Ghosts series.



Full Sinking Down Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Brett and Liz find themselves back in over their heads when a forest hunt for a roadkill-eating creature offers up a little surprise. Back home with their ghoulish house guest, it becomes clear there’s more to this investigation than either of them thought. Worse than that, Brett's own fate is linked to the little ghoul's.

So it's back out on the road, with plenty of time for pit stops with a greedy ex, a convention of ghost hunters, partying with fake vampires, and even drinking and fighting alongside good ole Uncle Gonzo. But as the investigation goes deeper, and unseen connections come to light, Brett finds there’s much more at stake than getting through a rough patch with Liz.

A rescue mission. A race for a cure. New friends and old adversaries. Unbreakable bonds and supernatural danger. It’s going to be a wild ride. Can the friends save the nearly undead tween? Can she and Brett stop themselves from ...Sinking Down?


About Eric: Eric Garrison is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and a cabal of cats. He also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape. Eric’s novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Reality Check reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon.com during a promotion in July 2013. Seventh Star Press is the home of Eric's supernatural fantasy series, Road Ghosts, including Four 'til Late, Sinking Down, and the upcoming Me and the Devil.

Follow Eric's further adventures on http://sillyhatbooks.com


To start the Road Ghosts Trilogy today, pick up Book One, Four 'Til Late, at any of the following direct links below!


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Special Offer for Limited Edition Hardcover of Michael West's The Wide Game!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a special offer for a Limited Edition Hardcover of Michael West's The Wide Game!

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Limited to just 75 copies total, this special edition of The Wide Game features a cloth-bound hardcover with a dust jacket. A special signature page is included, with all copies signed and numbered by Michael. This book also will include a bonus illustration by the award-winning Matthew Perry not featured in the regular edition.

The pre-order window for this edition will be open from now until January 2, 2014. Books will be shipped towards the end of January. Everyone ordering will also receive an eBook copy of The Wide Game in ePub or Mobi format so that you do not have to wait to read this highly-reviewed tale from Michael West.

Even though there are only 75 copies, the price for this release is just $34.95 with $6.50 shipping and handling in the USA, $12.00 to Canada.

To reserve your copy of this limited edition offering, proceed to a special ordering page on the Seventh Star Press site:

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Star Chamber Podcast Announced! James R. Tuck to be First Guest!

The Star Chamber Show Goes Live November 27!



Next Wednesday, November 27th, at 9pm EST, the Star Chamber Show makes its debut.  The weekly podcast will feature an array of topics and segments primarily focusing on the world of creative writing, publishing, and authors.  It will also be covering the convention circuit, especially the new Imaginarium Convention set to take place in Louisville Kentucky next fall.

The show will be hosted by a team of five authors, S.H. Roddey, Michael West, Selah Janel, Stephen Zimmer, and Alexander S. Brown, in a format that will feature all sorts of guests, from authors to publishers, editors, screenwriters, and even musicians!  There will be plenty of opportunities for call-ins from the listening audience.  With The Star Chamber Show, expect the unexpected!

For the debut episode, the first featured guest is none other than James R. Tuck, author of the popular urban fantasy Deacon Chalk Novels, and editor of the double-volume Thunder on the Battlefield anthologies.  James will be stopping by to have an extended chat with the hosts about all of his latest happenings, next year's Imaginarium 2014, and who knows what else?

Also being featured is the show's first guest from the world of book blogging, Babs Hightower of Babs Book Bistro, who is also an author who writes Historical Romance under the name of Morgan Kincaid.

The Star Chamber Show is a project of Seventh Star Press, Imaginarium, and Tomorrow Comes Media.

To keep up with the show and guest announcements, be sure to "Like" The Star Chamber Show on Facebook and Follow The Star Chamber Show on Twitter, in addition to bookmarking the main page for the show.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feel the Fire II Contest Featuring Kindle Fire HDX Now Live!



Welcome to Seventh Star Press' Feel the Fire II Contest!  Easy to enter, easy to get a lot of entries, and you can win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon.com gift cards, print and eBook bundles and even passes to Imaginarium 2014!

Feel the Fire II is brought to you by Seventh Star Press, Imaginarium 2014, and Tomorrow Comes Media!

Feel the Fire II Prize List

Grand Prize:  

1 Kindle Fire HDX  (USA/Canada only.  If winner lives outside these countries, a $225 Amazon Gift Card will be substituted)

2 Runner Up Prizes

$50 Amazon Gift Card


2 Softcover Bundles

(US/Canada only. If winner lives outside these countries, the Mega eBook bundle will be substituted instead)

Includes all the following titles! 11 Trade Paperbacks in all!

From Seventh Star Press:

Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Angelkiller by H. David Blalock

Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury

Virtual Blue by R.J. Sullivan

Four Til Late by Eric Garrison

Chronicles of Ave by Stephen Zimmer

The Boxcar Baby by J.L. Mulvihill

The God Killers by John F. Allen


From Blackwyrm Publishing:

The Man in the Box by Andrew Toy

Man-Made Troubles: The Five Minute Frankenstein, by the BlackWyrm Bullpen. Nine authors were given exactly four pages to write original short stories related to the Frankenstein mythos.



10 Mega eBook Bundles (ePub or Mobi)

Includes all the following titles! 43 eBooks in all!

Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Angelkiller by H. David Blalock

Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury

Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul by Steven Shrewsbury

Virtual Blue by R.J. Sullivan

Fate of the Red Lotus by R.J. Sullivan

Four Til Late by Eric Garrison

Chronicles of Ave by Stephen Zimmer

Hellscapes by Stephen Zimmer

The Exodus Gate by Stephen Zimmer

The Boxcar Baby by J.L. Mulvihill

The God Killers by John F. Allen

Poseidon’s Children by Michael West

The Wide Game by Michael West

Skull Full of Kisses by Michael West



And these anthologies:

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword from editor James R. Tuck

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery from editor James R. Tuck

Perfect Flaw from editor Robin Blankenship

The End Was Not the End from editor Joshua H. Leet

Southern Haunts from editors Alexander S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill

Vampires Don’t Sparkle from editor Michael West

Plus:

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy from editor Michael Knost

Also includes a host of titles from our friends at Blackwyrm Publishing!

Albrim’s Curse by Trevis Powell

Bleeding Edge: Cyberpunk Short Stories by Ramsey Lundock

Branwen’s Garden by Brad Parnell

Burning the Middle Ground by L. Andrew Cooper

Dark Halo by Christopher Kokoski

Dream Stone by Valerie Drake

Gemini’s War by Amy McCorkle

Immortal Betrayal by Paul Lewis

Incarnate by Lawrence Weill

Iron Fist Velvet Glove by Gary Yeagle

Legends of Darkness by Georgia Jones

The Man in the Box by Andrew Toy

Nakba: The Civilizing War by Jason S. Walters

The Order of the White Guard by Wendy and Bryan Schardein

The Rainbow Connection by Ian Harac

Seasons of Death by Marlene Mitchell and Gary Yeagle

The Thieves of Genesis by William I. Levy

Vine: An Urban Legend by Michael Williams

Water Vamps by GL Giles

The Wisdom of Weng Shu



And:

Lost in the Shadows by Selah Janel and S.H. Roddey



12 Large eBook Bundles (ePub or Mobi)

Includes all the following titles! 30 eBooks in all!

From Seventh Star Press

Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Angelkiller by H. David Blalock

Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury

Virtual Blue by R.J. Sullivan

Four Til Late by Eric Garrison

Chronicles of Ave by Stephen Zimmer

The Boxcar Baby by J.L. Mulvihill

The God Killers by John F. Allen

Poseidon’s Children by Michael West



And these anthologies:

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword from editor James R. Tuck

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery from editor James R. Tuck

Perfect Flaw from editor Robin Blankenship

The End Was Not the End from editor Joshua H. Leet

Southern Haunts from editors Alexander S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill

Vampires Don’t Sparkle from editor Michael West



Plus

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy from editor Michael Knost



and from  Blackwyrm Publishing

Dark Halo by Christopher Kokoski

Dream Stone by Valerie Drake

Gemini’s War by Amy McCorkle

Immortal Betrayal by Paul Lewis

Incarnate by Lawrence Weill

Legends of Darkness by Georgia Jones

The Man in the Box by Andrew Toy

The Order of the White Guard by Wendy and Bryan Schardein

The Rainbow Connection by Ian Harac

The Thieves of Genesis by William I. Levy

Vine: An Urban Legend by Michael Williams

Water Vamps by GL Giles

And

Lost in the Shadows by Selah Janel and S.H. Roddey



2 winners will each receive 2 free passes for Imaginarium 2014

($110 value.  Substitution of Mega eBook Bundle is allowed if you cannot make the convention September 19-21 in Louisville, KY)

2 winners will each receive a free pass for Imaginarium 2014

($55 value.  Substitution of Large Bundle is allowed if you cannot make the convention September 19-21 in Louisville, KY)

20 winners will be able to pick 4 eBooks of their choice from the SSP catalog (ePub or Mobi format)  

Any anthology, novel, novella, or eBook short story from SSP!



Additional Contest Notes:

This contest uses the RaffleCopter system where you can earn extra entries merely by liking the Facebook pages or following the Twitter accounts of various authors and some bloggers.  We encourage you to get as many entries as possible and discover from wonderful new authors in the process!
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Special Contest for H. David Blalock's Angelkiller Triad!



Special H. David Blalock Contest!

Seventh Star Press is proud to be participating in a special contest for H. David Blalock to celebrate the milestone of 10,000 likes on his Facebook Author Page!

To celebrate, David and Seventh Star Press are hosting an amazing contest, including a grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift card!

Full list of available prizes is as follows: (based upon numbers of correct responses in contest)


  • 1 winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card and and both Angelkiller and Traitor Angel in eBook format (mobi or ePub)
  • up to 3 winners will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and both Angelkiller and Traitor Angel in eBook format (mobi or ePub)
  • up to 2 winners will each receive Angelkiller and Traitor Angel in both softcover and eBook formats (ePub or Mobi)  (This prize limited to US/Canada winners only)
  • up to 3 winners will each receive both Angelkiller and Traitor Angel in eBook format (mobi or ePub), plus their choice of 3 additional eBooks from the SSP catalog (mobi or ePub)



Here are the rules of the contest, as explained by David! 

"It isn't often in the world of small press publishing that an author gets the kind of attention I have been privileged to receive on Facebook. I am delighted to know that my work reaches a wide audience, with fans in the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, and 40 other countries. To celebrate my Facebook page reaching 10,000 likes, Seventh Star Press is sponsoring a giveaway of my last two novels, Angelkiller and Traitor Angel for US and Canadian fans. Ebooks will be awarded to overseas giveaway winners. Here are the details:

The last in the Angelkiller Triad, Doom Angel, will appear shortly to bring the story to its conclusion. The characters in the books are Jonah Mason, John Tripp, Steven Overguard, Janice Meeker, Harold Martin, Andrew Nicholson, and the Knights Jaelon, Malthusan, and Populus. Casualties are inevitable in all wars, and the Conflict between the Army and the Enemy is not exempt. In the final volume, not all survive the deadly encounter with Dorian Azrael.

Three characters do not survive, two become Knights, and one retires. It's up to you to make your best guess as to the identities of these six.

Two contestants who make the most accurate guess will be chosen at random to receive softcover copies of Angelkiller, Traitor Angel and Doom Angel upon its release. If more than two of the contestants guess all six correctly, one chosen at random will receive a $100.00 Amazon gift card and up to three others will receive $25.00 Amazon gift cards in addition to e-book copies of the series.

Entries should be addressed to Angelkillercontest (at) seventhstarpress.com with “Angelkiller Giveaway” in the Subject line. Contest ends December 11th. Winners will be announced December 18th."


Good luck to all participants!




Kindle Links to Angelkiller and Traitor Angel: 

Monday, October 28, 2013

R.J. Sullivan's Virtual Blue Online Tour Starts Today!



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R.J. Sullivan begins his online tour for Virtual Blue today!

To see the full list of sites and activities, visit here!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Imaginarium 2014 Announced!




Welcome to Imaginarium 2014, a creative writing convention where ideas transcend reality!

Coming to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky from September 19-21 of 2014, The Imaginarium is a unique kind of convention offering a wealth of programming, events, and all kinds of fun for those who enjoy the world of creative writing!

Imaginarium 2014 is an event open to all genres, exploring all kinds of creative writing, from books, to comics/graphic novels, screenplays, blogging, and much more! Featuring 11 tracks loaded with panels and workshops, a film festival, gaming, an art show, costume contest, awards banquet, and much more, Imaginarium is the region's premiere creative writing event.

Imaginarium 2014 will feature a powerful array of panelists and guests, including authors, editors, publishers, screenwriters, game designers, and much more. Guests will be added regularly to the site throughout the coming months.

The event offers great discounts for early registration and exhibiting in the vendor hall, so be sure to come aboard early!

Whether you are a an author, screenwriter, a reader, a movie enthusiast, or just enjoy the convention experience, Imaginarium is sure to be one of your "can't-miss" events of the year!

To find out more about Imaginarium 2014, including registration and vendor tables at discount rates, visit www.entertheimaginarium.com



Friday, September 27, 2013

Michael West's Skull Full of Kisses Cover Reveal

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2013

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Matthew Perry for the reissue of Michael West's Skull Full of Kisses, a collection of short stories that horror fans are sure to enjoy!

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Featuring a forward by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Gary Braunbeck, Skull Full of Kisses includes a diverse range of tones and settings that display the horror virtuosity of Michael West.  The release also unites Skull Full of Kisses with Michael's other Seventh Star Press titles such as Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, and Poseidon's Children.

"I am so pleased that this, my first short fiction collection, is now back in print.  Ten tales, including a lot of fan favorites such as 'Jiki,' my ode to Asian Horror; 'To Know How to See,' my first real stab at Sci-fi Horror; and 'Goodnight,' which was named Best Horror Short Story of 2005 in the annual P&E Readers Poll. Those stories hold special places in my heart as well, and I'm so happy that they are now available again to both new and faithful readers alike."

Skull Full of Kisses will be released in eBook format on Monday, September 30th, with availability for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBookstore, and other types of eReaders, with the print version to follow 1 week later.

For further information on Michael West and his releases, visit the author's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or www.seventhstarpress.com



Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Three SSP Authors Begin Virtual Tours On Monday!

Starting this monday, you will have the opportunity to get to know three SSP authors very well through a week-long series of online events that each of them will be engaged in.

J.L. Mulvihill (for The Boxcar Baby, Book One of the Steel Roots Series, steampunk), Eric Garrison (for Four 'Til Late, Book One of the Road Ghosts Trilogy, paranormal/urban fantasy) and John F. Allen (for The God Killers, Book One of The God Killers Legacy, urban fantasy), will each have a series of guest posts, reviews, interviews, and more concentrated between September 23 and September 29.  There will be contests as well, giving you a chance to win some great eBook bundles, softcovers, and more.

Be sure to check the virtual tour page for each of the tours offered to see the schedule of dates, hosting sites, and events. Link is under each image here:

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We invite you to enjoy these tours and visit many of the online stops along the way this coming week!



Monday, September 16, 2013

True Blood Cast Members Sign SSP Book for Cancer Research Fundraiser


True Blood Cast Members Sign SSP's Vampires Don't Sparkle Anthology for Cancer Research Fundraiser

Five members of the cast of HBO's hit television series True Blood signed a copy of the Michael West-edited SSP anthology Vampires Don't Sparkle! to be auctioned with 100% of proceeds from this event going to support cancer research. The auction will be conducted through eBay starting the second week of October and ending on Halloween, October 31st.

“It is a very personal cause for me, " says Michael West, the author of highly-acclaimed novels such as Poseidon’s Children, Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game and Spook House. "One year ago, I lost one of my closest friends, author Sara J. Larson, to cancer, and then my wife was diagnosed with the disease last fall. I hope that, with this anthology, we can help win the fight against this real-life horror.”


Signing the copy of Vampires Don't Sparkle! were:

Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara Thorton 
Sam Trammell, who plays Sam Merlotte 
Jim Parrack, who played Hoyt Fortenberry 
Janina Gavankar, who played Luna Garza  
Jessica Clark, who plays vampire god Lilith



This will be a great opportunity for True Blood fans to get a one-of-a-kind collectible!  Even better, Vampires Don't Sparkle! honors the true spirit of vampire storytelling, making for a perfect match!





What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?

Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you...do something else? Anything else?

The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be "vampyre."

Edited by Michael West

Foreword by Michael West


"A New Life" by J. F. Gonzalez

"What Once was Flesh" by Tim Waggoner

"The Darkton Circus Mystery" by Elizabeth Massie

"Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan

"Beneath a Templar Cross" by Gord Rollo

"The Weapon of Memory" by Kyle S. Johnson

"The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer

"Skraeling" by Joel A. Sutherland

"Dreams of Winter" by Bob Freeman

"Dracula's Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues" by Gregory L. Hall

"I Fuck Your Sunshine" by Lucy A. Snyder

"A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus

"Rattenk├Ânig" by Douglas F. Warrick

"Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon

"Curtain Call" by Gary A. Braunbeck


A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Vampires Don't Sparkle are donated to cancer research institutions to fight the real horrors of Cancer.


Available in print and also eBook formats such as:

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Friday, September 13, 2013

AshleyRose Sullivan Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2013

Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes AshleyRose Sullivan to Our Author Family!





Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome AshelyRose Sullivan to its author family with the addition of two fascinating and imaginative new series!

The first series, Cape and Cowl, is a super hero fairy tale that brings to life the world of Awesome Jones.  The series gets underway with the release of the first book, The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Jones and Lona Chang, in early 2014.

Readers of the first book will discover that the only thing Awesome Jones wants is to be a super hero. Until he falls in love.

Despite his colorful name, Awesome Jones is a painfully average man who dreams of being a super hero, just like the ones who patrol his city. It’s been that way since he was a little boy, raised by his grandfather after his parents’ death.

The day Jones starts his new job as a file clerk at Akai Printing Company he meets secretary Lona Chang and everything changes. Lona sees something in Jones that no one ever has and the two quickly become inseparable. But when the perfect pair’s domestic bliss is threatened by a super-powered secret from the past, Awesome Jones has to make a choice. He must decide whether he should play it safe or find the strength to live up to his name and risk everything he’s come to love to save the day like he always dreamed.

Also to be published by Seventh Star Press is the cross-genre/alt-history YA series Quicksilver, which will debut in 2014 with the first book Silver Tongue, followed by Silver Coat, and then Silver Smith.

Silver Tongue introduces Claire, a daughter of Sky Clan, who carries the power of persuasion, a way with words that is more than just skillful; it's supernatural.  When a dear friend's family is murdered, Claire must embark on a journey with her companions that will see them cross paths with a host of characters from both antiquity and literature, including Auguste Dupin, an idealistic P.T Barnum, and the mysterious, alluring William Frankenstein.

Claire's story is a mix of fantasy and fact, full of magic, monsters, and mystery on the Mighty Mississippi. Weaving together fantasy themes like loyalty and self-discovery with tropes from classical literature and an off-kilter American history, Silver Tongue promises to be a bright new addition to the speculative fiction realms!

On coming aboard Seventh Star Press, AshelyRose stated, "I'm so excited to be working with Seventh Star Press. I've been a fan for some time. Their consistently beautiful artwork, dedication to marketing and promoting their authors, and their connection to fans is second to none."

Born and raised in Appalachia, AshleyRose Sullivan now lives, writes, and paints in Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. Her work has been published in places like Word RiotThe Medulla Review, and Scape: YA Zine.

She can be found at her website or her daily blog My Year Of Star Trek.





Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky.  For further information on the press or the forthcoming AshleyRose Sullivan titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Peter Welmerink Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2013

Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes Peter Welmerink to Our Author Family!


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Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Peter Welmerink to its author family with the addition of the Transport Series, a military thriller of the post-apocalyptic kind, with zombies! The horror-laced series debuts with the release of the first novella, Transport, in early 2014.


Transport begins in the year 2025. When Commissioner Wilhelm DeGage's helicopter goes down in hostile territory, it is up to Captain Jacob "Jake" Billet and his crew to bring the official home. With only an armored personnel carrier, Jake and his crew brave the infected lands, pushed to the limits of their honor in order to protect DeGage despite the horror of his past transgressions.

And then there are the zombies.

Getting from Point A to Point B has never been so dangerous.

Regarding coming aboard Seventh Star Press, Peter said, "Outside of the kick-ass books/titles SSP puts out, from the people I have spoken to who have worked or are working with SSP, SSP seems a very author-centric publisher, meaning they seem to really work and care for their crew of literary artisans. I want to work just as hard for a publisher if they appear to want to work just as hard for me, the author. Like I said, the people I have spoken to who have or do work with SSP say this is so. I want to be under that roof, in that family."

Peter Welmerink has been published in various online and wood pulp publications, mainly in the realms of Dark Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery. Peter's biggest novel endeavor to date was a collaborative effort with Steven L. Shrewsbury, entitled Bedlam Unleashed. His most recent published short story was published in Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous. His is married with a small barbarian horde consisting of three rambunctious boys.


Peter can be found at his website peterwelmerink.com

or his blog grandrapidsaltered.blogspot.com/






Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming Peter Welmerink titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com




Wednesday, September 11, 2013

S. H. Roddey Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2013

Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes S. H. Roddey to Our Author Family!

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Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome S. H. Roddey to its author family with the addition of a wonderful new genre-crossing series, The Soul Collectors, which debuts with the release of Damnation Day in early 2014.

The dark fantasy/horror series introduces the character Lydia St. Clair, a bounty hunter who is a collector of souls due to the deal she made with the Devil to save her father's life.  In the first book of the series, Damnation Day, she awakens from a troubling dream, only to find a charred piece of parchment with the word "Armageddon" on it.

The document contains her upcoming assignment, which will send her on an adventure filled with twists, turns,  and an assortment of deities, strange creatures, powerful artifacts, supernatural realms, and more!  An apocalypse looms, and it is up to Lydia to unravel mysteries and put a stop to the most diabolical of plans.

All of it is just part of the job for a collector of souls!

On bringing The Soul Collectors Series to Seventh Star Press and joining its author family, S.H. Roddey commented, "I like the family atmosphere. It's nice to see that there's still a publisher in this world that isn't just about the money - that that an old-fashioned place still exists where the doors are always open and the people are always willing to help each other. It's cozy, but still professional."

South Carolina native S.H. Roddey brings a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark themes and strong characters.  Her previously published works include the novel Lost in the Shadows (co-written with Selah Janel) and a number of short stories featured in anthologies such as The Big Bad and Thunder on the Battlefield. In addition to writing, she is also a voracious reader, wannabe chef, and video game addict with two full-time jobs: administrative social media professional, and mom to two cats, a teenager, and a precocious toddler with an affinity for computer keyboards.

She can be found online at http://creepyauthorgirl.wordpress.com





Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky.  For further information on the press or the forthcoming S.H. Roddey titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bob Freeman Welcomed to Seventh Star Press Author Family!

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013

Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes Bob Freeman to Our Author Family!
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Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Bob Freeman to its author family, with the addition of two exciting series!  Both cross-genre in nature, the two series contain a diverse array including dark fantasy, horror, and supernatural thriller elements!

The Cairnwood Manor Trilogy, which includes the titles Shadows Over SomersetKeepers of the Dead, and In Time's Shadow, tells the story of a clash and curse with roots in 14th century Scotland.  In a world of werewolves, witches, and vampires, a descendant of the Cairnwood clan named Michael Somers must come to terms with his family's legacy while preparing to confront an ancient evil that awakens in the town of Somerset. Readers can expect the Seventh Star Press release of Shadows Over Somerset in early 2014.


The Landon Connors Trilogy consists of the titles First BornDescendant, and Born Again. Introducing federal agents Selina Wolfe and her undead partner Martin Crowe, the series invites readers along for the ride on their occult-savvy investigations delving into the mythical, supernatural, and horrific. Faced with adversaries of the demonic and monstrous kind, Wolfe and Crowe spearhead occult detective thrillers like no other!  Readers everywhere can look forward to the Seventh Star Press release of First Born in the first part of 2014.

Regarding joining the Seventh Star Press family with these projects, Bob commented, "I couldn't be more excited to be working with Seventh Star Press. It's an honour and privilege to be published alongside writers such as Michael West, Steven Shrewsbury, and Peter Welmerink, and I have been clamoring to work with Stephen Zimmer for years. I'm proud to be counted among their number and look forward to a bright and prosperous partnership."

Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor.  In addition to his pursuits as an author, he is a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983.  A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator.

He can be found online at occultdetective.com





Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky.  For further information on the press or the forthcoming Bob Freeman titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com



Monday, September 9, 2013

A. Christopher Drown Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013

Seventh Star Press proudly welcomes A. Christopher Drown to our author family!
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Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome A. Christopher Drown to its author family, with the addition of his Heart of the Sisters Series.  The fantasy series gets underway with the reissue of the first novel, the award-winning A Mage of None Magic, to be released in the beginning of 2014.

Readers of fantasy everywhere can expect well-crafted, original storytelling in the Heart of the Sisters Series.   The story unleashes a clash of science and magic like no other in a world where powerful magicians strive to keep knowledge suppressed in order to maintain their authority and the status quo.

A Mage of None Magic follows the story of a nineteen year old apprentice, Niel, a thousand years after a major cataclysm unleashed by the legendary magician Uhniethi razed the College of Magic that the young man now seeks to attend.  Unforeseen events diverting him from his journey to the College, Niel soon finds himself at the center of a quest involving the Heart of the Sisters, an ancient gem reputed to hold the power to destroy all magic in the world.

Niel's quest will take him deeper into the legend, where he will discover the truth of magic, the College itself, and other revelations that have the potential to transform the world.

Commenting on joining Seventh Star Press, A. Christopher Drown stated, " If I had to distill the multitude of reasons for my excitement over joining Seventh Star Press, the word at which I'd arrive would be "enthusiasm." As an onlooker, the happy and pervasive zeal with which the folks at SSP approached all their endeavors was enticing and contagious. Now, as a member of their amazing assemblage of writers, I'm eager not just to have that collective energy working on my behalf, but to lend my support to others who share my love of storytelling, and to play a role in SSP growing and achieving everything I'm convinced it can."

A. Christopher Drown is a native of Brunswick, Maine, and currently resides in Memphis. His work has appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, Shots!, and Alien Skin magazines, and in such anthologies as Beacons of Tomorrow, Sky-Tinted Waters and A Tall Ship, A Star, and Plunder. His first book, A Mage of None Magic, won the 2010 Darrell Award for Best Novel. His story, Path of an Arrow, received the 2012 Darrell Award for Best Novella. He recently completed his second novel, A Sister to Butterflies, and is at work on the follow-up to A Mage of None Magic.





Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky.  For further information on the press or the forthcoming A. Christopher Drown titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com




Friday, September 6, 2013

Hellscapes Available Now on Kindle and Kobo!


Stephen Zimmer's new horror collection Hellscapes, Volume 1, is now available on Kindle and Kobo.  It will be available on Nook and iBookstore at some point today as well, but we wanted to get the live links out on release day.  The print edition will be available next week.



Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Hellscapes-ebook/dp/B00F01WWKA

Kobo
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hellscapes


Synopsis:
Journey into realms of darkness and explore the regions where angels fear to tread! Welcome to the Hellscapes, featuring tales of the infernal in settings where the horror never ends and the inhabitants experience the ultimate nightmare.

In “Blood Dreams” follow the tale of a woman who knew great political authority and influence in life, as she discovers the reward awaiting her in the next world.

“The Grove” welcomes a new arrival, a wealthy man who is looking forward to a weekend of indulging in lust and libation, as he has for many years in this secluded convocation for the elite. Something is different this time, though, and he soon finds that his visit will be taking a very different turn.

In “The Smallest Fish”, the story is told of a ruthless business mogul who finds himself in an abandoned, ruined version of the city he knew well, in life. This city won’t be remaining vacant for long.

“Drowning in Tears” tells the story of a young man’s unhealthy obsession for a suicidal girlfriend that leads him on a path of severe transformation.

The final tale of Volume 1, “Lords of War”, follows the story of a man who wielded military power on a worldwide scale as a Secretary of Defense, who now learns the deeper nature of war and what kinds of monstrosities it breeds.

Hellscapes, Volume 1 is the first release in an exciting new themed horror collection from Stephen Zimmer.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cover Reveal for Stephen Zimmer's Hellscapes, Vol. 1

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art by Matthew Perry for Hellscapes, Volume 1, the first of a brand new horror collection from author Stephen Zimmer.




The novella-sized release features five stand-alone short stories that have a connection in that all of the tales are set in different aspects of Hell.  Readers can look forward to some recurring characters as the collection unfolds, as well as a wide variety of environments and styles of stories.

"I'm really excited about this collection," Stephen commented.  "I love the horror genre, as it gives writers some great options for storytelling that are not as readily accessible in other genres.  Some of my fantasy, urban fantasy, and steampunk readers might be surprised about this release, but there are plenty of moments in my other books that show this side of me. I've always been a big fan of the genre, and Clive Barker is one of my all-time favorite authors. Having been long enthralled with more medieval-type depictions of Hell such as Dante's Inferno, and other representations such as can be found in Milton's Paradise lost, I've wanted to explore a theme like this for quite awhile.  This project has been wonderful to undertake and readers can expect much more in the future."

The eBook will be available on Friday, September 6, and print availability will arrive in the following week.

Here is the official synopsis:

Journey into realms of darkness and explore the regions where angels fear to tread! Welcome to the Hellscapes, featuring tales of the infernal in settings where the horror never ends and the inhabitants experience the ultimate nightmare.

In “Blood Dreams” follow the tale of a woman who knew great political authority and influence in life, as she discovers the reward awaiting her in the next world.

“The Grove” welcomes a new arrival, a wealthy man who is looking forward to a weekend of indulging in lust and libation, as he has for many years in this secluded convocation for the elite.  Something is different this time, though, and he soon finds that his visit will be taking a very different turn.

In “The Smallest Fish”, the story is told of a ruthless business mogul who finds himself in an abandoned, ruined version of the city he knew well … in life.  This city won’t be remaining vacant for long.

“Drowning in Tears” tells the story of a young man’s unhealthy obsession for a suicidal girlfriend that leads him on a path of severe transformation.

The final tale of Volume 1, “Lords of War”, follows the story of a man who wielded military power on a worldwide scale as a Secretary of Defense, who now learns the deeper nature of war and what kinds of monstrosities it breeds.



More volumes of Hellscapes are forthcoming.  For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com and for information on the author visitwww.stephenzimmer.com
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington, Kentucky.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chronicles of Ave eBook Links! Available Today!

Chronicles of Ave, a brand new collection of short stories from Stephen Zimmer set in the world of Ave (fantasy/epic fantasy) is now available on Kindle and Nook! (Kobo and iBookstore will be going live sometime today as well).

Pick up a copy today and spread the word. Softcover will be available next week (328 pages, including the novella length "Winter's Embrace")



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Monday, September 2, 2013

Cover Reveal for Stephen Zimmer's Chronicles of Ave Volume 1!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Matthew Perry for Stephen Zimmer's Chronicles of Ave, Volume 1, a brand new collection of fantasy short stories set in the world of Ave that is the primary setting for his Fires in Eden Series.


The new release features six tales, including the novella-length "Winter's Embrace".  It will be issued in eBook formats on Wednesday, September 4, with the print version to be released the following week. 

The tales are stand-alone short stories that do not require familiarity with the Fires in Eden novels.  However, those who have read the novels will find their experience of the world of Ave broadened and deepened.

"These stories give me a chance to explore many things I am only able to briefly mention or reference in the Fires in Eden Series," Stephen explained.  "They also give me a chance to allow readers an introduction to areas of Ave that have not been portrayed in the novel series as of yet."

The stories exhibit a range of settings, styles, and characters displaying the diverse kinds of cultures and lands to be found in Ave.  Volume 1 features the following tales:

“Into Glory Ride” tells the story of a young Trogen Warrior who is called to go up against insurmountable odds when Elves raid his homeland.  The Trogens have only begun training winged steeds for combat, but time is of the essence and a choice has to be made by the young warrior.

In “A Touch of Serenity” a conscript laborer working on a massive wall constructed under the orders of the Divine Emperor begins to hear ghostly voices asking for help.  His response leads him on a journey that will test his courage, wisdom, and compassion.

In “Moonlight’s Grace” a young man goes to help his people when a Midragardan raid strikes Gael.  He seeks to prove his worth to the chieftain whose daughter he loves with all his heart.

The novella-length “Winter’s Embrace” follows a warrior-monk deep into dangerous woodlands in the heart of winter.  There he will find his faith tested in ways he never anticipated, when he must help a forest witch against an enigmatic, immortal being known as the Undying.

“Lion Heart” introduces the heroic Sigananda of the Amazu people, who must confront things that transcend the laws of the physical world when powerful Wizards threaten his homeland.

In “Land of Shadow”, a knight who is part of a band of Avanoran mercenaries discovers how perilous the mysterious Shadowlands are when they undertake a journey to locate a site to build a fortress.

More volumes are forthcoming.  For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com and for information on the author visit www.stephenzimmer.com



Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Virtual Blue Links for Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo!





Virtual Blue eBook Links!


We wanted to list the links for the eBook version of Virtual Blue, the latest Blue Shaefer adventure from R.J. Sullivan.  Experience an adventure in urban fantasy and the paranormal!  All locations offer the eBook at $3.99.

Kindle Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Blue-ebook/dp/B00EVIX1A8

Nook Link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/virtual-blue-rj-sullivan/1116802948?ean=2940148624493

Kobo Link:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/virtual-blue

iBookstore Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/virtual-blue/id696653418?mt=11



Did you ever wish you could escape to a virtual world? What if you could...but then couldn’t get out? Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse. The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cover Reveal of R.J. Sullivan's Virtual Blue, Artwork by Bonnie Wasson!

Today SSP proudly unveils the new cover art by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for R.J. Sullivan's latest novel Virtual Blue, the second adventure of Blue Shaefer!


Virtual Blue will be available Friday, August 30th in eBook formats such as Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo and will be available in print next week.  The release will also feature interior illustrations by Bonnie Wasson

Virtual Blue Synopsis: Did you ever wish you could escape to a virtual world? What if you could...but then couldn’t get out?

Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse. 

The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.


About R.J. Sullivan: Virtual Blue is the second novel in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer and R.J. Sullivan’s third paranormal thriller. Seventh Star Press will produce a new, authorized edition of the first book, Haunting Blue, later this year.

R. J.’s short stories have been featured in  Vampires Don’t Sparkle, edited by Michael West, and Dark Faith: Invocations. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages. R.J. and his family reside in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. www.rjsullivanfiction.com




Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington, Kentucky. 
For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com






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