New John F. Allen Available Today! Codename: Knight Ranger from the IvoryVerse!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that John F. Allen’s latest novella, Codename: Knight Ranger, is available today in eBook format.

The novella marks a return to the IvoryVerse debuted in the novel The God Killers. It follows the story of captain Alexandre Cornelius “Neal” Du Bois, who is a US Army Ranger and decorated war hero. When his unit is ambushed by supernatural hostile forces while in Afghanistan, only Neal survives. When he wakes up in a secret government facility, Neal discovers that his whole life has changed forever.

A shadowy government agent named Elijah Bishop arranges for Neal’s brain to be transplanted, without his permission, into a bio-engineered body capable of amazing feats. Armed with advanced body armor and weaponry, he becomes the epitome of the Ultra Soldier.

To protect his family and those closest to him, he must let the world and everyone he loves believe he is dead. With assistance from Dr. Avery Clarkson–the scientist responsible for his new body–Neal reluctantly utilizes his superhuman abilities to work for Bishop and his organization called G.E.N.E.S.I.S. (Global Espionage Network of Elite Supernatural Intelligence and Surveillance), in order to track down those responsible for the slaughter of his unit and keep the world safe from supernatural terrorist forces.

Codename: Knight Ranger is available now in Kindle, Nook, and Kobo formats for just $2.99 and the direct links are below:


About the Author: John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a member of the Speculative Fiction Guild and the Indiana Writers Center. He began writing stories as early as the second grade and pursued all forms of writing at some point, throughout his career. John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John’s debut novel, The God Killers was published in 2013 by Seventh Star Press.

John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, son and daughter.

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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 to learn the latest about the projects of R. J. Sullivan.

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:




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

Full List of Authors for Both Thunder on the Battlefield Volumes!

In the build-up to Thursday’s eBook release of Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword and Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery, edited by James R. Tuck, we wanted to share the full list of story titles and authors for the two volumes. The authors and titles are presented in the order in which they appear on the books:

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword

G. Jerome Henson: “THE HORDE”
Jay Requard: “PAPER DEMONS”
Marcella Burnard “EMISSARY”
David J. West: “THE DOGS OF WAR”
Alexis A. Hunter: “THE RED HAND”
Loriane Parker: “THIEF OF SOULS”
W. E. Wertenberger: “THE GNAWED BONE”
Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery
Jeffe Kennedy: “NEGOTIATION”
Alex Hughes: “THE FOURTH RULE”
Steve Grassie: “MARK OF THE WARRIOR”
S.H. Roddey “BLACK ICE”
Steven S. Long: “THE TWO FIRES”
Mark Taverna “DARK GENESIS”
Steven L. Shrewsbury “WHORE OF JERICHO”

We are pleased to announce four brand new titles on Kindle and Nook!

Four New Kindle and Nook Titles!

For all of you horror fans, especially those who have enjoyed Michael West’s Spook House and Cinema of Shadows, we are pleased to offer The Wide Game for the very first time as an eBook!   Just $3.99 for the Kindle version too!

For the Nook version: Click here

If you are more into Urban Fantasy, we have John F. Allen’s The God Killers, the first book of The God Killers Legacy!  Meet Ivory Blaque, one of the stars of this series.  If you like Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden novels, you will really enjoy this great new series!  Just $3.99 for the Kindle Version!

for the Nook version: Click here

Maybe you’d like a humor-laced paranormal thriller?  If so, we’ve got the book for you!  Four ‘Til Late, the first book of the Road Ghosts trilogy from Eric Garrison.  Supernatural, adventurous, and funny too! Also just $3.99 for the Kindle version.

For the Nook version: Click Here

And last, but not least, we’ve got a new YA Steampunk novel for you, The Boxcar Baby, the first book in the Steel Roots series from J.L. Mulvihill.  This one will appeal to steampunk, dystopian, and alternate history fans alike!  Just $3.99 on Kindle!

For the Nook version: Click Here

Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces John F. Allen as Newest Member of Author Family

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!”

For further information on John F. Allen’s releases or Seventh Star Press, please visit or the author’s site at:


Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
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Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky