Cover Reveal and Video Trailer Released for R.J. Sullivan’s Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the new short story collection from R.J. Sullivan, Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy. A new video trailer is also being released today to coincide with the cover reveal.

Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy is set for release in eBook and print formats in June.

Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.’s acclaimed paranormal thriller series.

Among the ten stories, you’ll find:

“The Assurance Salesman” shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.

You don’t want to venture into Daddy’s basement in “Fade.”

Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in “Backstage Pass.”

A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in “Able-Bodied.”

A desperate father finds the “Inner Strength” to save his young daughter, “Becky” Burton.

A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual “Starter Kit.”

A brilliant robotics engineer creates a “Robot Vampire.”

Today a new video trailer has also been released for Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy, which can be found here:



Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy also has received some exceptional advance endorsements:

“Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal thrillers, space opera– R.J’s talents are remarkable and diverse.” ~ New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Holland, from the introduction.

“From a universe in a fish bowl to robotic vampire pop stars, R. J. Sullivan takes you to fantastical places that will chill your marrow and make your imagination soar.” ~ Michael West, bestselling author of Spook House and Cinema of Shadows.

About R.J. Sullivan: R.J. Sullivan’s novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Seventh Star Press also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona’s tale. The short stories in this collection been featured in such acclaimed anthologies as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His next book due out very soon will be Commanding the Red Lotus, which collects the series of science fiction novelettes in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry.

R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks regularly from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Blue Spirit by E. Chris Garrison Now Available in eBook Format!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that E. Chris Garrison’s Blue Spirit, the first Tipsy Fairy Tale, is now available in eBook format!

Readers who enjoy humor-laced urban and paranormal fantasy will love this new release from the author of the Road Ghosts Trilogy!  The Kindle and Kobo versions are now live and can be found at the links here:
Nook and iTunes versions will be alive shortly, with the softcover version later this week.

Synopsis of Blue Spirit:  Gamer girl Skye MacLeod can see fairies, but only when she’s tipsy. More Grimm than enchanting, some of these fairies are out to ruin her life, wreaking havoc with her job, her home, and her relationships.

With the help of her tiny fairy friend Minnie, Skye has to protect her vampire wannabe gamer friends from all-too-real supernatural threats only she can see. Can she keep it together and hold fast against a wicked fairy Queen’s plot?

Blue Spirit is the first Tipsy Fairy Tale!

About the Author: E. Chris Garrison (who also writes as 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.
Chris’ 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 Chris’ supernatural fantasy series, Road Ghosts, including Four ‘til Late, Sinking Down, and Me and the Devil.

AshleyRose Sullivan’s New YA Alternative History Novel Silver Tongue Now Available!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Silver Tongue, the new YA Alternative History Novel from AshleyRose Sullivan, is now available!

You can get the eBook version for $3.99 at the following direct links for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo

Synopsis: The Colonies lost the Revolutionary War. Now it’s 1839 and the North American continent is divided into three territories: New Britannia, Nueva Espana, and Nouvelle France where seventeen-year-old Claire Poissant lives.

Claire has a magical way with words—literally. But a mystical power of persuasion isn’t the only thing that makes her different. Half-French and half-Indian, Claire doesn’t feel at home in either world. Maybe that’s why she’s bonded so tightly with her fellow outcasts and best friends: Phileas, a young man whose towering intellect and sexuality have always made him the target of bullies, and Sam, a descendant of George Washington who shares the disgraced general’s terrible, secret curse.

But when Sam’s family is murdered, these bonds are tested and Claire’s special ability is strained to its limits as the three hunt the men responsible into dangerous lands. Along the way they cross paths with P.T. Barnum, William Frankenstein and other characters from both history and fantasy as they learn the hard way that man is often the most horrific monster and that growing up sometimes means learning to let go of the things you hold most dear.

About AshleyRose Sullivan: 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 and her first novel, Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale is available from Seventh Star Press. She can be found at her website or her blog, My Year Of Star Trek.

Cover Reveal for AshleyRose Sullivan’s Silver Tongue!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art created by AshleyRose Sullivan for her brand new YA alternate history novel Silver Tongue.

Silver Tongue will be released on Tuesday, April 21st in print and all eBook formats. The editor for this project was Karen M. Leet.

Silver Tongue will take readers on an exciting journey into an alternate history version of North America.

The Colonies lost the Revolutionary War. Now it’s 1839 and the North American continent is divided into three territories: New Britannia, Nueva Espana, and Nouvelle France where seventeen-year-old Claire Poissant lives.

Claire has a magical way with words—literally. But a mystical power of persuasion isn’t the only thing that makes her different. Half-French and half-Indian, Claire doesn’t feel at home in either world. Maybe that’s why she’s bonded so tightly with her fellow outcasts and best friends: Phileas, a young man whose towering intellect and sexuality have always made him the target of bullies, and Sam, a descendant of George Washington who shares the disgraced general’s terrible, secret curse.

But when Sam’s family is murdered, these bonds are tested and Claire’s special ability is strained to its limits as the three hunt the men responsible into dangerous lands. Along the way they cross paths with P.T. Barnum, William Frankenstein and other characters from both history and fantasy as they learn the hard way that man is often the most horrific monster and that growing up sometimes means learning to let go of the things you hold most dear.

About AshleyRose Sullivan: 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 and her first novel, Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale is available from Seventh Star Press. She can be found at her website or her blog, My Year Of Star Trek.

Series Spotlight on Peter Welmerink’s Transport Series and a One-Day eBook Offer!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to Peter Welmerink’s Transport Series, a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled adventure that will introduce you to the hardy crew of the armored vehicle the Huron! Today’s spotlight features a 99 cent eBook special on the first book of the series, Transport, at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite you to read the review quotes and synopsis of the three books in the trilogy below!.

If you have not done so already, pick up Transport today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your journey across a zombie-filled landscape with the crew of the Huron!

Here is what others have had to say about Transport:

“Do you need a zombie fix right now? Pickup Transport, you’ll have to strap in for the ride, cause it is deadly!”- Amazon.com Reader Review
“To successfully create such a story any more, there must be unique elements to make the new tale stand out from the countless others out there. Transport succeeds in this endeavor and provides a zombie story not quite like ones you have seen previously.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“It was not at all your typical zombie story. It was fast paced, intense, awesome characters and a great plot. I really enjoyed this book, I think it would appeal to anyone who loves Zombie tales as well as horror fans. I think it will also appeal to people who like apocalyptic tales. I am very impressed with the caliber of the writing in this one. Well Done!” – Amazon.com Reader Review
Synopsis: The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids—both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble.

William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city that give unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner’s venomous outbursts assaults Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown.

The HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who’ve lost control of one of their monstrous experiments if they want to complete their mission.

The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their “precious” cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done.

Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous.

Transport is the first book of the Transport series!

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Here is what others have had to say about Hunt for the Fallen:

An excellent follow up to book one by Welmerink. Well written with loads of action and solid story line. A must read for fans of military fantasy, West Michigan and Zombies!” – Amazon.com Reader Review
Synopsis: Captain Jacob Billet

Journal Entry – Sunday April 5, 2026

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the undead are roaring…

Amassed at the UCRA east end enclosure, the dead strain the fence line while soldiers keep watchful eyes, the survivors on the opposite side of the rising river about to lose their minds.

It’s a crazy time: nonstop precipitation; everyone’s up in arms; paranoid city council members with an asshat City Treasurer. Water, water everywhere. Zees dropping into the churning drink. Troops afraid of being stitched up and thrown back into the fray as Zombie Troopers. Tank commanders getting itchy to head out on their own after drug-laden shamblers. Reganshire insurgents trying to extract our west side civvies for some unknown reason, possibly pushing the city into taking heavy-handed action against them.

Then there’s some black-haired dead dude staring at me through the fence, grinning like he’s off his meds.

And I thought Lettner was a headache.

All this sh*t might give me a heart attack.

Hunt for the Fallen is Transport Book Two

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About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT was his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

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Series Spotlight on E. Chris Garrison’s Road Ghosts Trilogy and a One-Day eBook Offer!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to E. Chris Garrison’s Road Ghosts Trilogy, filled with thrills, chills, and a few laughs along the way! Today’s spotlight features a 99 cent eBook special on the first book of the series, Four ‘Til Late, at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite you to read the review quotes and synopsis of the three books in the trilogy below!.

If you have not done so already, pick up Four ‘Til Late today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your ride!

Here’s what others have had to say about Four ‘Til Late:

“In “Four Til Late,” Eric Garrison serves up a solid spooky tale that builds tension and raises the stakes to an unexpectedly satisfying conclusion.” – Amazon.com Reader Review

“Well-timed backstory, well-drawn characters, and genuine scares all come together in a tale that hides wisdom behind its shroud of fog and fury. Join pagan witch, innocent bystander, and friends just looking for music and a well-chilled beer, and enjoy this Halloween tale.”- Sheila Deeth Blog Review

“Four ‘Til Late made me fondly remember why I used to love ghost stories and mysteries as a kid! Garrison delivers non-stop entertainment, characters with real personalities, and he leaves you just itching to ditch whatever you’re doing and take a road trip… ” – Amazon.com Reader Review

Synopsis: In Four ‘Til Late, amateur ghost hunter Brett and his friends Gonzo, Jimbo, and Liz are on a road trip with dangerous detours, dreadful dreams and dire warnings. But that won’t keep them from reaching their goal: New Orleans. Along the way they discover that some spirits leave you with more than a hangover and regrets. Can they get there in one piece, or will they be stopped and rest in peace? The bags are packed, the engine’s running. Turn up the radio and get moving because the road ghosts are waiting, and it’s Four ‘Til Late.

Four ‘Til Late is the first book of the Road Ghosts Trilogy.

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Here’s what others have had to say about Sinking Down:

“Hop in Soccer Mom (Gonzo’s van) and join the gang on their latest road trip. The supernatural is happening and danger is just around the bend.” – Amazon.com Reader Review

“This series goes from good to still good to “When’s the next one coming out?” and these characters are perfect to hang out with. The author’s voice is convincing, smooth and clear. The dialog’s strong and natural. The adventure is cool and scary. And the novel’s punctuated with seriously evocative illustrations from Bonnie Wasson. What more could you want?” – Sheila Deeth Blog Review


“You know- Jimbo, and Gonzo, and Frannie, and Liz… Oh, you don’t? Really? Where have you been? They are like soooo the new Scooby-Doo, just for the grown-ups” – Amazon.com Reader Review

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!

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Here’s what others have had to say about Me and the Devil:

“Me and the Devil was wonderfully written and had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.” – Amazon.com Reader Review

Synopsis: The road beckons! Brett is finally about to make his dreams come true. Together with his girlfriend Liz and best friend Gonzo, Brett undertakes a difficult three-night webcast leading up to Halloween night. If they’re successful, they may finally get the recognition Brett seeks. If not, his career may go to an early grave.

But Brett is no ordinary ghost hunter. Ever since being wounded by a demon and cutting loose a part of his soul to survive, Brett has been a little… off. His friends have noticed, but when is anything truly normal for them?

Ghosts, demons, ghouls, crazy exes, and hangovers are all par for the course. So when something strange happens the first night of the webcast, who can blame them for not realizing what’s coming?

Me and the Devil is the third and final book of the Road Ghosts Trilogy.

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About E. Chris Garrison: E. Chris Garrison (who also writes as 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.

Chris’ 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 Chris’ supernatural fantasy series, Road Ghosts, including Four ‘til Late, Sinking Down, and Me and the Devil.

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Series Spotlight on R.J. Sullivan’s Adventures of Blue Shaefer and eBook Offer!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to R.J. Sullivan’s Adventures of Blue Shaefer, a paranormal and urban fantasy adventure including the novels Haunting Blue and Virtual Blue! Today’s spotlight features a 99 cent eBook special on the first book of the series, Haunting Blue at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite to read the review quotes and synopsis of Haunting Blue and Virtual Blue below!.

If you have not done so already, pick up Haunting Blue today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your journey with Blue!

Here is what others have had to say about Haunting Blue!
“This character is so intriguing. Sullivan has done a fantastic job of making a character that I would love to see continue in many more books.” – Bees Knees Book Blog Review

“Solid storytelling, clear and evocative prose, and compelling characters make this a memorable read, one I very much enjoyed.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“Always lively and entertaining, I recommend it, particularly for the young adult audience. Of course, I’m not young adult; I just enjoy good stories that are well executed. Nicely done.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“If you’re looking for an unpredictable, interesting read with a lot of unexpected twists and turns, you’ll enjoy Haunting Blue a lot.” – Amazon.com Reader Review
Synopsis: Punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing–not even murder–to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

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Here is what others have had to say about Virtual Blue!

“If you’re into supernatural fantasy, pick up this Tron-meets-Buffy adventure today. Though it would be better read with Haunting Blue, it should stand on its own just as well.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“For someone who is a gamer as well as into the supernatural and slightly “to the left” young adults this is everything rolled into one. I have to say, it is a sequel to Haunting Blue, but it is a great book on its own as well.” – Amazon.com Reader Review

“Blue is a strong female character that goes head to head with the demoness. I did not expect the ending, and really want to read the rest of the books in the series.” – Deal Sharing Aunt Book Blog Review

“Virtual Blue is just plain gripping, exciting, fun. Enjoy, and watch out for more.” – Sheila Deeth Book Blog Review

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.

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About R.J.:  R. J. Sullivan’s paranormal thriller series starts with Haunting Blue, a literal ghostly roller coaster ride and the first chapter in the adventures of punk girl “Blue” Shaefer. The second book, Haunting Obsession, introduces readers to Maxine Marie, the iconic ghost from Hollywood’s golden age, and the agent Rebecca Burton, mysterious investigator of the supernatural. Virtual Blue continues Blue’s story and pairs her with Rebecca Burton. Rebecca also appears in the “Seventh Star Single” Backstage Pass.

R. J.’s popular short story “Robot Vampire” is featured in the acclaimed Seventh Star anthology Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry. R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks regularly from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Series Spotlight on J L Mulvihill’s YA Steampunk Series Steel Roots and eBook Special!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to J L Mulvihill’s amazing Steel Roots Series, a YA Steampunk adventure that currently includes the titles The Boxcar Baby and Crossings! Today’s spotlight features a 99 cent eBook special on the first book of the series, The Boxcar Baby at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite to read the review quotes and synopsis of The Boxcar Baby and Crossings below!.

If you have not done so already, pick up The Boxcar Baby today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your steampunk adventure!

Here is what others have had to say about The Boxcar Baby! 

“J.L. Mulvihill is quite a talented writer and think she has such a creative mind to come up with this Steampunk Southern American Adventure. Book One of the Steel Roots series is so wonderful and extremely excited to see what will happen in Book Two. There are many directions it could head next.”- Book and Movie Dimension Blog Review

“Kids and young adults will LOVE this novel and, no doubt, the consequent books in the Steel Roots series. There is plenty of action, loads of adventure and a main character that is feisty and completely lovable.” – Amazon.com customer review

“Wonderful story! Great for all ages.” – Amazon.com customer review
Synopsis: Born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia. At least that is what Papa Steel always told AB’Gale. But now, fifteen years later, the man who adopted and raised her as his own is missing and it’s up to AB’Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB’Gale train hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. Her only guide is a map given to her by a mysterious hobo, with hand written clues she found hidden in her papa’s spyglass. Here is the Great American Adventure in an alternate steampunk dystopian world, where fifteen-year-old AB’Gale Steel learns that nothing is as it seems, but instead is shrouded in secrets and mysteries … and that monsters come in all shapes and forms. The Boxcar Baby is the first book of the Steel Roots series.

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Synopsis: Bishop Steel is still missing, so AB’Gale must follow the map continuing the search for her papa. Her quest leads Abby down dangerous paths that threaten to get her captured by the System. Danger lurks at every turn of the road, on every doorstep and every train.

Finding it difficult to know who to trust when she discovers she is now wanted for crimes against the System, Abby travels under the guise of a young boy. Conflicted with the desire to rid her world of the unjust or find her papa, Abby finds few friends amid hobos, air pirates, and entrepreneurs.

Abby finds that real friends will never abandon you, nor will they allow you to give up on your convictions. A true awakening to internal conflict and the desire to put right what is wrong, this is the great American adventure ringing with the sound of freedom along the steel routes.

Crossings is Book Two of the Steel Roots Series.

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About J L Mulvihill: A California native born in Hollywood, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past seventeen years. Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easa, an engaging fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of Steampunk, published through Dark Oak Press in 2011. The sequel to this novel is presently in the works.

Her most recent novel, The Boxcar Baby of the Steel Roots series, was released in July 2013 through Seventh Star Press. Steel Roots is a young adult series based in the Steampunk genre and engages the reader into a train hopping heart stopping adventure across America.

She is also the co-editor of Southern Haunts; The Spirits That Walk Among Us which includes a short story of her own called Bath 10, and a fictional thriller involving a real haunted place. Her poem, The Demon of the Old Natchez Trace, debuts in Southern Haunts part 2, Devils in the Darkness.

J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, is very active with the writing community, and is the events coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group.

J.L. continues to write fantasy, steampunk, and poetry and essays inspired by her life in the South.

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Series Spotlight on Steven L. Shrewsbury’s Gorias La Gaul Tales and One Day eBook Sale for Overkill!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to Steven L. Shrewsbury’s Gorias La Gaul novels, powerful dark fantasy and sword and sorcery that readers of Robert E. Howard are sure to love! Gorias is featured in novels such as Thrall and Overkill, and short stories like the collection featured in Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul. Today’s spotlight features a special 99 cent eBook special on the novel Overkill, at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite to read the review quotes and synopsis of the books in the series.

If you have not done so already, pick up the action-packed Overkill today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your adventures with Gorias!

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Here is what a few reviewers had to say about Overkill:


“If you take a 700 year old legendary warrior, and dragon slayer, add Smartass with a dash of finesse, and more charm than a 700 year old man ought to have at his time of life. Toss in shocking violent fight scenes and a lot of humor, sex, gore, and more sex, and even more gore… you have Gorias La Gaul!” – Amazon.com reader review

“Gorias LaGaul is back and as I said in my review of Thrall, he would kick Conan’s butt.” – Azure Dwarf Blog Review

“The action scenes are vivid. The world and culture feels real once you become immersed. And the story never bores. If you enjoy Sword & Sorcery or Epic Fantasy with a dark edge, then you will love Overkill.” – SpecMusicMuse Blog Review


Synopsis: Deliverance will come… A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their extermination, dragons. In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can be found in a brothel.
In the land of Transalpina, a new religion spreads, and important men are dying mysteriously, slain by what can only be the fire of dragon breath. Summoned by the Queen Garnet, the legendary warrior Gorias La Gaul returns to the place where he once saved the queen’s young granddaughter from treachery and enslavement. The Princess Nykia is gone, and soon others may try to claim the throne. The queen has little choice but to turn to the only man who ever told her no.
With the aid of one of the queen’s elite guard, the battle maiden Alena, and the young palace servant Orsen, the old mercenary will face pirates and traitors, monsters and foul magic in the quest to find the missing heir and learn the truth behind the disconcerting murders. Deliverance will come for Gorias La Gaul, but for now there are women to love, secrets to discover, and killing that needs doing.
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Here’s what some reviewers had to say about Thrall! 
“Shrewsbury is a student of REH and it certainly shows here with THRALL. He hits all the right notes and his prose is sparse, brutal, and directly to the point, there are no wasted words here.” – Amazon.com reader review

“Steven Shrewsbury has a gift – he writes stunningly good fantasy which is gritty and realistic. There is no airy-faerie whiff about his work, and no long, over-complicated back story either.” – Evie Bookish

Steven Shrewsbury crafts an engaging tale, much in the tradition of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. The action scenes are depicted in brutal detail, putting the reader at the center of the action.” – Amazon.com reader review

 

 

Synopsis: Set in the mists of ancient times, Thrall tells the story of Gorias La Gaul, an aging warrior who has lived for centuries battling the monstrosities of legend and lore. It is an age when the Nephilum walk the earth, demonic forces hunger to be unleashed, and dragons still soar through the skies … living and undead.
On a journey to find one of his own blood, a young man who is caught in the shadow of necromancy, Gorias’ path crosses with familiar enemies, some of whom not even death can hold bound. Thrall is gritty, dark-edged heroic fantasy in the vein of Robert E. Howard and David Gemmell. It is a maelstrom of hard-hitting action and unpredictable imagery, taking place within an incredible antediluvian world. In Gorias La Gaul, Thrall introduces an iconic new character to the realms of fantasy literature.
Thrall invites the reader to go on a perilous journey where it is not a matter of whether one has the courage to die, but whether one has the courage to live.
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Here’s what a few reviews had to say about Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul:

 

“I highly recommend checking this one out. Its a short read and allows a reader to try out Sword and Sorcery, get to know Gorias and for those Gorias/Steven Shrewsbury fans its a must read.” – Jess Resides Here Blog Review
Synopsis: Journey into the dangerous and exciting world of Gorias La Gaul in this collection of short stories from highly-acclaimed author Steven Shrewsbury! Volume One includes the tales “Day of Iniquity”, “Ashes of the All-Father”, “Author and Finisher of Our Flesh”, “Insurmountable”, and “Beginning of the Trail” (a prequel story leading into the events found in the novel Overkill).
Fans of authors such as Robert E. Howard are sure to love the adventures of Gorias La Gaul, as he battles all manner of adversaries wielding two blades fashioned from the wings of angels!
Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul is Sword and Sorcery as the genre was intended to be!
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About Steven: Steven L. Shrewsbury, from Central Illinois, enjoys football, history, politics and good fiction. Over 300 of his short stories have been published in print or digital media. His small press novels include OVERKILL, HELL BILLY, THRALL, BAD MAGICK, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, STRONGER THAN DEATH, HAWG, TORMENTOR, GODFORSAKEN, PHILISTINE and BLACK SON RISING. His works also include the weird western novella The Black Bible of Juarez. These titles run from horror to historical high fantasy. He tries to drown out the rumors that he is Robert E. Howard reincarnated with beer. When not wrangling his sons, he can be found outside in his happy place.
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Series Spotlight on Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon Series and One Day eBook Sale on Redheart

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon Series, a fantastic YA Fantasy adventure that takes readers into an imaginative world of dragons and humans.  Today’s spotlight features a special 99 cent eBook special on Book One, Redheart, at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo.

We invite to read the review quotes and synopsis of the books in the series.  If you have not done so already, pick up Redheart today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms!



Here’s what a few reviewers had to say about Redheart, the first book in the Leland Dragon Series!

“Redheart is a captivating and enthralling book. A lot of things were done right; the language is beautiful, the writing is solid, the pacing is great, the characters, while sometimes their actions were a little haphazard and unpredictable, are fully fleshed out with their own unique complexities.” – Evie Bookish

“So I’ll end by declaring “REDHEART is like SNICKERS – it satisfies the hunger. Jackie Gamber is like MARS – she’s created a craving!” – Amazon customer review

“Gamber has created loveable and despicable characters. She imbues them with real feelings, emotions and frustrations. Jackie Gamber brings alive dragons and adventure with colorful, involved storytelling.” – Azure Dwarf



Synopsis:  Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.

As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.

A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.

Available for just 99 cents today on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo eBook platforms! 


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What some reviews had to say about Sela, Book Two of the Leland Dragon Series!

“Final Verdict: Sela delivers a rich cast of characters and an outstanding plot that will blow you away.” – The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia Blog Site

“Jackie Gamber is a master story teller who draws you in and keeps you going with twists and plots that surprise and delight with every turn of the page.” – Amazon customer review

“Once again Gamber has constructed a novel with care and executed it with precision. With themes as far ranging as deception, prejudice, misunderstanding, redemption and forgiveness this is certain to appeal to children and adults of all ages. Magic!” – Daniel Cann


Synopsis: Peace was fleeting. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland’s mountains. His latest device to obtain it: land by marriage to a Leland maiden. But that’s not all.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless battles, discovers he can yet suffer more wounds.

In the midst of it all, Sela Redheart is lost, driven from her home with only her old uncle to watch over her. As the dragon-born child of Kallon, the leader of Leland’s Dragon Council, she is trapped in human form with no understanding of how she transformed, or how to turn back.

Wanderers seek a home, schemes begin to unfurl, and all is at risk as magic and murder, marriage and mystery strangle the heart of Esra. A struggle for power far older and deeper than anyone realizes will leave no human or dragon unaffected.

In a world where magic is born of feeling, where the love between a girl and a dragon was once transformative, what power dwells in the heart of young Sela?

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What some reviewers had to say about Reclamation, Book Three of the Leland Dragon Series
“Reclamation is a tale of thrilling action and suspense, plus mystery and sage advice, with some well-drawn myths and pleasingly complex social structures. It’s enthralling and thought-provoking both at once, and it’s highly recommended.” – Sheila Deeth Blog Site Review

“I highly recommend this book to all ages and all genre lovers. This rich, complex book will grab on to the reader and hang on tight until the end. It was a brilliant ending to the trilogy.” – Bees Knees Reviews

This was a fitting end, and I love the characters and feeling of friendship and acceptance that this book portrays. It’s a very uplifting and positive series, and I want more stories from it.” – Workaday Reads Blog Site
Synopsis: The exciting conclusion of 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.



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About Jackie: Jackie Gamber is an award­-winning writer and editor of genre ­bending science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short stories, novels, and screenplays. Jackie is a member of the professional organizations Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award, received a Darrell Award for best short story by a Mid­South author, and is winner of the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction.

During Jackie’s tenure as Executive Editor of Meadowhawk Press, the indie publisher captured Science Fiction’s Philip K. Dick Award. At the time, only the fourth small press to win the coveted award. Jackie also edited the award-­winning benefit anthology Touched by Wonder, and has been guest editor of the acclaimed dark fiction magazine Shroud. Jackie is also co­founder and writer/director of Big Imagine, a creative studio established to explore breakout visual fiction. Because she believes there’s more than one way to tell a good story.
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