For Immediate Release
February 1, 2013
Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces John F. Allen as Newest Member of Its Author Family
Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of John F. Allen to its author family with a six book deal that launches the Ivory Blaque series for urban fantasy readers and those who love well-crafted speculative fiction. The upcoming releases will feature a pair of story arcs that each comprise three novels, with The God Killers Legacy to be published first, and The Blood Legacy following after.
The first novel of The God Killers Legacy, The God Killers, is slated for a summer release in 2013. It will be followed by The Conclave, and The Magistrate, to complete the first story arc.
In The God Killers, former professional art thief Ivory Blaque is hired to procure a pair of antique pistols and gets much more than she bargained for when several attempts are made on her life.
Her client turns out to be a shadowy government agent who reveals that she is descended from a race of immortals, that the pistols are linked to her unique heritage and the special psychic gifts she possesses, he uses the memory of her father to guilt her into working for him.
Ivory eventually gives in to his request, and in return, he presents her with her father’s journal, which was written in an unbreakable code. Bishop believes that she is the only one capable of breaking the code and unlocking the plans of the vampire hierarchy. But when the city’s top vampire is a sexy incubus with the hots for her and she’s assigned a hot new lycan enforcer to protect her, she finds herself caught between two sets of rock hard abs.
To regain her autonomy, clear her name, unlock the secrets of her past, and protect the lives of those closest to her, Ivory must play along with the forces trying to manipulate her. Ivory’s life is rapidly spiraling out of control and headed for an explosive conclusion which she just might not survive.
“I was introduced to Seventh Star Press through Rodney Carlstrom and RJ Sullivan,” John commented. “Once I got to meet Stephen Zimmer and the other SSP writers, I felt completely at home. It was the sense of family and friendliness as well as the professionalism which drew me to want to be a part of the Seventh Star Press family!”
Karen M. Leet will be working with John as the editor for The God Killers Legacy . Interior illustrations and cover art from Enggar Adirasa, the most recent addition to SSP’s growing team of artists, will be featured in all versions of The God Killers, from a special limited hardcover edition to the trade paperback and eBook editions.
Living in the Indianapolis area with his wife and two children, John F. Allen is a member of Indiana Writer’s Center and Indiana Horror Writers, and serves as its Vice President. He studied Liberal Arts with a focus on Creative Writing at IUPUI and has written numerous short stories, as well as articles and reviews on his blog. The God Killers represents John’s debut as a novelist.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have John with us,” fellow SSP author Stephen Zimmer stated. “In addition to being a highly talented writer, readers will find him very approachable. When you are around John, you get a really strong sense of his dedication to his writing, and you also see how much goodwill he has towards fellow authors. He’s definitely a wonderful addition to our family at SSP, and readers can look forward to some big things ahead from John!”
Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky