New Steampunk available Cyber Monday! J.L. Mulvihill’s Crossings, Book Two of the Steel Roots Series!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the eBook version of J.L. Mulvihill’s latest YA Steampunk novel Crossings will be available this coming Monday, December 1st, as part of the big Seventh Star Press Cyber Monday Sale and Feel the Fire Contest! Celebrating this release we are proud to unveil the cover art for Crossings and interior illustrations created by Anne Rosario!

The second book in the Steel Roots Series, Crossings is the followup to J.L.’s acclaimed The Boxcar Baby. The story picks up with Bishop Steel 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.

Interior illustration by Anne Rosario from J.L. Mulvihill’s Crossings.

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.

Interior illustration by Anne Rosario from J.L. Mulvihill’s Crossings.

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.

The print version of Crossings will be available by December 16th.

To see further information on Seventh Star Press’ Cyber Monday Sale and Contest, please visit:
http://seventhstarpress.blogspot.com/2014/11/coming-cyber-monday-big-ssp-kindle.html

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. You can find some of her short stories at her websites:

Cover Reveal for Eric Garrison’s Me and the Devil! New Bonnie Wasson Art!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art and illustrations created by Bonnie Wasson for the new Eric Garrison novel, Me and the Devil, Book 3 of the Road Ghosts Trilogy!

Me and the Devil will be launched in softcover format at the creative writing convention Imaginarium 2014, but will be made available in eBook formats just before the event taking place the September 19-21 weekend in Louisville Kentucky.
Finishing the paranormal and urban fantasy series, Me and the Devil brings back everyone’s favorite crew from Four ‘Til Late and Sinking Down. As with the previous two installments, this book features new interior illustrations from Bonnie Wasson.

A special video was created by Bonnie capturing the creation of the first illustration, which is shown here:

You can see the full video showing the building of the illustration, including changes and adjustments, all the way to the final piece, running just over eight-minutes, here:


Synopsis of Me and the Devil: 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.

About Eric Garrison: Eric Garrison, who also publishes as E. Chris 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 Me and the Devil.

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

New Cover Art Unveiled for Michael West’s Straightjacket Memories

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art by Natasha Alterici for Michael West’s new short-story collection, Straightjacket Memories!

Featuring 10 tales of horror, including both previously published stories and brand new ones, Straightjacket Memories will be released Friday in eBook format with a print version in trade paperback to follow one week after. Straightjacket Memories is Michael’s second collection of short fiction, following the critically-acclaimed Skull Full of Kisses.

On the new release, Michael said, “I am just so crazy about this collection! Gathered from various magazines, anthologies, and eBooks–some in print for the very first time–these stories represent some of my best work to date. I’m very happy with the way in which Seventh Star Press has put them all together, and excited that my faithful readers will be able to share in more of my nightmares and slightly twisted imaginings!”

Straightjacket Memories includes the following stories:

“Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite”
“Flowers in Winter”
“The Grove”
“Sandwalkers”
“In Vino Veritas”
“For the River is Wide”
“Masako’s Tale”
“Hell’s Hollow”
“Inner Goddess”
“Unknown Caller”

The new release continues a banner year for Michael that saw his novel Cinema of Shadows become a national bestseller in horror on Amazon.com and his Legacy of the Gods series take the next step with the recently-released Hades Disciples.

For further information on Michael and his work, please visit his site at www.bymichaelwest.com

Synopsis of Straightjacket Memories: There is a fine line between love and madness, between insanity and pure evil.

This is Michael West at his terrifying best! From heart-stopping horror to the strangest of fantasies — these are tales from the darkest regions of his twisted imagination! All the usual tropes are here — vampires and shapeshifters, ghosts and witches, gods and monsters, mummies and zombies — but none of them are exactly what you would expect…

A dream vacation takes a nightmarish turn when a couple finds they did not come home alone…

A man agrees to a meeting with his estranged wife and learns the horrible, obscene truth of the old saying: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…”

An American platoon, cut off from the outside world, discovers an unbelievable enemy they were never trained to fight…

And a man struggling with depression and grief receives text messages from beyond the grave, messages that push him to the edge of sanity…and beyond…

Ten more reasons to say your prayers.

Ten more reasons to check beneath your bed.

Ten more reasons why you may never want to close your eyes again.

About Michael West: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

Writing keeps him sane.

Cover Art and Illustration Reveal for Bob Freeman’s Shadows Over Somerset!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art and illustrations by Enggar Adirasa for Bob Freeman’s Shadows Over Somerset, the first book in the Cairnwood Manor Trilogy!

Shadows Over Somerset will be released in all eBook formats and softcover, with the eBook version to be out the last week of June, with softcover to follow a  week afterward.

The Cairnwood Manor Trilogy 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.

Interior illustration from Enggar Adirasa
from Shadows Over Somerset

Keepers of the Dead and In Time’s Shadow are the next titles in the trilogy, following Shadows Over Somerset.

For further information on the Cairnwood Manor Trilogy or Shadows Over Somerset, please visit the author’s site at www.occultdetective.com or Seventh Star Pres at www.seventhstarpress.com

Interior illustration from Enggar Adirasa
from Shadows Over Somerset

About the Author: 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

Cover Art and Illustration Reveal for Stephen Zimmer’s The Undying Light!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art from Matthew Perry for The Undying Light, Book Four of the Rising Dawn Saga from award-winning author Stephen Zimmer.

The Undying Light will be released in eBook and softcover formats at the end of June.

The Undying Light continues the cross-genre saga as the darkness of the Abyss spreads across a world in turmoil.   Reeling from a pandemic, economic instability and a war between the world’s greatest powers, people of all nations look with hope toward a fast-rising light who leads the World Summit’s Peace Commission: Kaira Antipalos.  Those closest around her know that she is the realization of the Convergence, the final step in bringing the entire world into one political and economic order.

The UCAS is now divided as the fire of revolution sweeps across the south and midwest.  Rebel provinces uniting in common cause prepare for the inevitable response of a wounded, angered UCAS government; one that tightens its hold upon its remaining territory with force, unprecedented surveillance and the new technology called Living ID.

Within this time of conflict and fear, individuals must choose to make their own stands:  Among them, Benedict makes his way from UCAS territory carrying the knowledge of a horrifying discovery about the Nephilim made while in UCAS detention. Gregory leads rebel forces along the borders of the free provinces.  Skylar uses her rare gift on behalf of the Shield Maidens to go on an unusual quest, one with implications for every living thing in the world.

Time is running ever shorter as Diabolos presses the war that began before time itself.  As realms of all natures fall under the shadow of the Abyss and the power of Death itself is brought to fullness, the only thing that stands in the way of Darkness’ final victory is the Undying Light.

About the author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker whose works include cross-genre Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the Hellscapes short stories, the steampunk Harvey and Solomon Tales, and the sword and sorcery Rayden Valkyrie stories.  Stephen resides in Lexington and can be found at www.stephenzimmer.com  You can also follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7 or twitter @sgzimmer

Crymsyn Hart’s Death’s Dance Cover Art by Enggar Adirasa Revealed!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the forthcoming dark fantasy/horror novel Death’s Dance by national bestselling author Crymsyn Hart.

Death’s Dance is Book One in a brand new series called Deathly Encounters that will introduce readers to psychic Kerstin Palmer.  Regarding the events of Death’s Dance, Kerstin has this say:

“Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.

Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance. From there things went from bad to worse.”

Death’s Dance will be released mid-June in all eBook formats and softcover (trade paperback)

Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends. 

To find out more about Crymsyn and the Deathly Encounters series, check out her website at www.ravynhart.com or visit Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

Cover Reveal for RJ Sullivan’s Haunting Blue! New Bonnie Wasson Art!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson for R.J. Sullivan’s paranormal/urban fantasy adventure Haunting Blue!

Originally released in 2010, the Seventh Star Press edition of Haunting Blue will be released in eBook format next Thursday, May 29, with the softcover version to be available the following week. The new edition, edited by Amanda DeBoard, also features new interior illustrations from Bonnie Wasson.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson

The first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer, Haunting Blue introduces readers to the title character, punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer. As the book unfolds, Blue 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.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson

Haunting Blue is followed by Virtual Blue, released by Seventh Star Press in August of 2013.

For further information on Haunting Blue, Virtual Blue, and other adventures of Blue Shaefer, please visit the author’s site at www.rjsullivanfiction.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

About the Author: 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 released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, in 2012 and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale, in 2013.

R. J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages.

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

RJ Sullivan’s Science Fiction Novella Red Lotus: Innocence Lost Now Available on eBook!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that R.J. Sullivan’s second tale in his Red Lotus series, Red Lotus: Innocence Lost, is now available in eBook format!

Edited by Rodney Carlstrom and featuring new cover art by John F. Allen, the new novella is a followup to the well-received Fate of the Red Lotus, which debuted RJ’s science fiction series exploring the journeys of the International Mining Ship named the Red Lotus.

The eBook is now available for just $1.99 for Kindle and Nook at the following links:

Kindle Edition

Nook Edition

The Kobo, iBookstore, and other versions will be available very shortly.

Synopsis: Commander Sayuri Arai has what she’s always wanted…at least, that’s what she keeps telling herself to fend off despair. In just the last few days, she’s purchased the antiquated Independent Mining Ship Red Lotus, invested in major repairs and upgrades, and taken on the role of its co-commander alongside trusted right hand man Dravin Sow.

Now, Sayuri finds herself at wit’s end. Her veteran crew of “Spacers” seems to take pleasure in citing her inexperience and odd “Grounder” ways while they correct, contradict, or dismiss her every order. Even Sayuri’s attempts to socialize with her new subordinates are rebuffed. But when space pirates attack and board the vessel, Sayuri and her crew must learn to work together if they’re going to survive.

Red Lotus: Innocence Lost is the second of a series of science fiction novelettes that began with Fate of the Red Lotus–re-igniting a classic sense of wonder for today’s readers.

About the Author: 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 released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, in 2012 and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale, in 2013. Seventh Star will release a new edition of Haunting Blue in early 2014. R. J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages.

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. Visit www.rjsullivanfiction.com to learn the latest about the projects of R. J. Sullivan.

Cover Reveal for Peter Welmerink’s New Zombie-filled Thriller Transport!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Jason C. Conley for Peter Welmerink’s Transport, the first book of an exciting new post-apocalyptic trilogy by the same same!

Transport brings together the elements of a military thriller and zombie-laced horror in a character-driven adventure and will be released in print and all eBook formats in May. The book will also feature a pair of brand new interior illustrations from internationally renowned artist Tim Holtrop.

Transport tells the story of 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.

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 prior to Transport was published in Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous. His is married with a small barbarian horde consisting of three rambunctious boys.

For further information on the Transport trilogy or Peter Welmerink, visit the author’s site at peterwelmerink.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

SSP Proudly Reveals Cover Art and Release Information for Selah Janel’s Olde School!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Jason C. Conley for Selah Janel’s Olde School, Book One of the cross-genre series The Kingdom City Chronicles!

Olde School introduces you to Kingdom City, which has moved into the modern era. Run by a lord mayor and city council (though still under the influence of the High King of The Land), it proudly embraces a blend of progress and tradition. Trolls, ogres, and other Folk walk the streets with humans, but are more likely to be entrepreneurs than cause trouble. Princesses still want to be rescued, but they now frequent online dating services to encourage lords, royals, and politicians to win their favor. The old stories are around, but everyone knows they’re just fodder for the next movie franchise. Everyone knows there’s no such thing as magic. It’s all old superstition and harmless tradition.
Illustration by Jason C. Conley for
Selah Janel’s Olde School

Bookish, timid, and more likely to carry a laptop than a weapon, Paddlelump Stonemonger is quickly coming to wish he’d never put a toll bridge over Crescent Ravine. While his success has brought him lots of gold, it’s also brought him unwanted attention from the Lord Mayor. Adding to his frustration, Padd’s oldest friends give him a hard time when his new maid seems inept at best and conniving at worst. When a shepherd warns Paddlelump of strange noises coming from Thadd Forest, he doesn’t think much of it. Unfortunately for him, the history of his land goes back further than anyone can imagine. Before long he’ll realize that he should have paid attention to the old tales and carried a club.

Darkness threatens to overwhelm not only Paddlelump, but the entire realm. With a little luck, a strange bird, a feisty waitress, and some sturdy friends, maybe, just maybe, Padd will survive to eat another meal at Trip Trap’s diner. It’s enough to make the troll want to crawl under his bridge, if he can manage to keep it out of the clutches of greedy politicians.
Illustration by Jason C. Conley for
Selah Janel’s Olde School

Olde School will be released in eBook formats, including for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore tomorrow, with trade paperback to be available next week!

For further information on Selah Janel, Olde School, or the Kingdom City Chronicles, please visit her site at www.selahjanel.wordpress.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

 

About Selah: Selah Janel has been blessed with a giant imagination and a love of story since she was little and convinced that fairies lived in the nearby state park or vampires hid in the abandoned barns outside of town. Learning to read and being encouraged by those around her only made things worse. Her work ranges from e-books to traditional print, and she prefers to write every genre at once rather than choose just one. The stories Holly and Ivy, The Other Man, and Mooner are available online through Mocha Memoirs Press. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, The Big Bad: an Anthology of Evil, Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery, The Grotesquerie, and the short story collection Lost in the Shadows, co-written with S.H. Roddey. She likes her music to rock, her vampires lethal, her fairies to play mind games, and her princesses to have adventures and hold their own.

Catch up with her thoughts and projects at www.selahjanel.wordpress.com