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Nathan Day’s Debut Novel Orphan Surfacing Now Available in Print and eBook!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Nathan Day's debut novel Orphan: Surfacing is now available in print and eBook editions!

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Orphan: Surfacing is a cross-genre tour de force that begins a great new saga filled with the supernatural, shadowy plots, fascinating characters and a grand scale of events! Readers of many different genres will find Orphan: Surfacing to be an engaging and highly-entertaining reading experience! Synopsis of Orphan Surfacing: God is dead. The war between Heaven and Hell had waged for eons, spiraling towards its inevitable conclusion as the Book of Revelations began to unfold. Mankind, most unknowingly or unbelievingly caught in the crossfire, had played small but critical roles throughout its history. But when an unimaginable act resets the balance of power, no outcome remains guaranteed and all of creation teeters on the brink of oblivion. A dark stage has been set. Heaven falls silent. Its once glorious armies plunge into disarray while their hellish counterparts thrive unattested. The demon Uzahl sews corruption as it stalks Traci Nicholas and her son, Solomon, whose mysterious gifts surge in strength. Something stirs. After turning from God, Athiel had spent four decades in the depths of the Pacific reconciling his lost faith with the suffrage he had witnessed. Suddenly he is jolted awake and inexplicably drawn back to the surface and the world of man, no longer sure to which world he belongs. Kings advance their pawns. The enigmatic Manuel Valdez watches events unfold, sending deadly S.W.A.R.M. assault teams to eradicate angelic and demonic targets to further his shadowy agenda. Hope remains. In the city of Lanza del los Santos, the Big Apple of the West, stands the Cathedral of Saint Michael. Within its walls the angelic captain Dycliasses safeguards Joseph, a charismatic young priest scarred by a terrifying vision. If they can survive the enemy at their gates they may yet have a chance to stem the growing darkness.   About Nathan Day: Nathan Day has been called a Renaissance Man, passionately expressing himself as an actor, director, screenwriter, songwriter, producer of film and music and now author. A Kentucky native, he won The Young Author’s Award in the fourth grade and harbors an obsession for telling and collecting stories through any medium. He has appeared in over 30 film and television projects including Stash and Bulletsong, the latter of which he also wrote and directed. Orphan: Surfacing and the Orphan Saga are his first published work.

Kentucky’s Haunted Mansions by Jacob and Jenny Floyd Now Available in Print and eBook Editions!

Kentucky's Haunted Mansions, the new release from Jacob and Jenny Floyd, is now available from Seventh Star Press in print and eBook editions!

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Kentucky's Haunted Mansions brings history to life (and the afterlife!) in the pages of this exciting new release from Jacob and Jenny Floyd! Explore elegant estates and the history behind them, while you read accounts of the ghostly and paranormal said to be taking place at each of these magnificent locations! Synopsis of Kentucky's Haunted Mansions: Kentucky's Haunted Mansions, from paranormal authors Jacob and Jenny Floyd, will take you into the homes of the dignitaries and luminaries that made Kentucky industrious through business, bureaucracy, and bloodshed. Beyond the rich, sweeping history that these men wrote, there lies the spiritual energy their lives left behind. Some of these mansions are alleged to be haunted, and many ghostly reports have come out of them. Read about phantoms such as the angry young girl at Griffin Gate to the vanishing cat of the Loudon House. Explore the accounts of the Aging Lady on the stairs at Elmwood and the Creature of the Cross Breeze at Wickland Estate Discover several of the most elegant and haunted homes across the commonwealth. But rest assured, foolish mortals, there are no hitchhiking ghosts here—that we know of! About Jacob and Jenny Floyd: Jacob and Jenny Floyd (also known as The Frightening Floyds) are paranormal authors, ghost hunters, and tour operators from Louisville, Kentucky. Jenny is a sensitive and an empath that has been around the paranormal for years. Jacob Floyd has been a writer and paranormal enthusiast for years and enjoys all things creepy and macabre. They recently began two tours in Kentucky—the Shepherdsville History and Haunts Tour and the NuLu History and Haunts Tour—and have been a part of numerous ghost hunts in graveyards, hotels, and other various buildings. They live in a home surrounded by pets and one possible ghost.

Slash of Crimson and Other Tales, the Debut Release From Carl R. Moore, Available in Print and eBook Today!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Slash of Crimson and Other Tales, a great collection of horror, crime noir, and alt mythology that marks the debut release of Carl R. Moore, is available today in print and eBook formats! Edited by Margie Colton, the release will definitely thrill readers everywhere with the two novellas and six short stories included!

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Synopsis of Slash of Crimson and Other Tales: SLASH OF CRIMSON AND OTHER TALES offers two novellas and six short stories that combine an intoxicating mix of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology. Its title story spins a dark maritime yarn about Drew Aldrin, a young guitarist and street rough, who takes a harrowing journey with a red-eyed beauty who claims she’s from Atlantis. The half-dozen brutal and sardonic short stories that follow tell of lost souls tortured by demons and far worse. The final novella, Torn from the Devil’s Chest, serves unsuspecting Sociology student Lyla Banes a deliciously disturbing feast of deception and trust-destroying lust. Indulge yourself in a collection that guarantees to thrill the senses while it shocks the nerves. About the Author: CARL R. MOORE lives in upstate New York with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Maddy and Izzy. His fiction has appeared in numerous other magazines and anthologies. When he’s not writing or working the night shift, he enjoys playing guitar and walking miles through the woods. News and contact information can be found on his website, www.carlrmoore.com

Bob Freeman’s New Horror Collection, First Born: Tales of the Liber Monstrorum, Available Today!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the new horror collection from Bob Freeman, First Born: Tales of the Liber Monstrorum, is available today in print and eBook formats! Accompanied with many original pieces of art from Bob and delving into tales of the occult and supernatural, First Born is a must-have for horror fans everywhere!

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Synopsis of First Born: From the arcane sorceries of "The Wickedest Man in the World" to the supernatural exploits of Occult Detective Landon Connors and the harrowing investigations of Agents Wolfe and Crowe, this collection of macabre tales of the black arts treads the dangerous landscape between this world and that populated by angels and demons, gods and devils, ghosts and spirits, and the legendary creatures of our darkest imaginings. First Born is the beginning of the journey into the Liber Monstrorum, the Chronicles of those Occult Detectives who are the last line of defense against those preternatural forces that threaten to destroy a world that refuses to believe that such things exist...   About Bob Freeman: Bob Freeman is an author, artist, and paranormal adventurer whose previous novels include Shadows Over Somerset and Keepers of the Dead. A lifelong student of mythology, folklore, magic, and religion, Freeman has written numerous short stories, articles, and reviews for various online and print publications and is a respected lecturer on the occult and paranormal phenomena. He lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. Mr. Freeman can be found online at OccultDetective.com

Seventh Star Press Announces Michael Williams as Newest Member of Author Family!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Michael Williams as the newest member of our author family with his visionary literary project, the mythical realism City Quartet novels! The City Quartet represents an ambitious and unique literary project from the highly-acclaimed author of early novels in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series such as Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted. The project will see revised editions of the novels Trajan's Arch and Vine: An Urban Legend, and the releases of the third and fourth books in the City Quartet, Dominic's Ghosts and Tattered Men. Release dates for the revised editions of Trajan's Arch and Vine: An Urban Legend will be announced very soon, along with the release date for Dominic's Ghosts. Tattered Men will have a 2018 release date. The City Quartet novels will be released in both print and eBook formats. "It is a great honor to be able to work with Michael to bring this project to readers everywhere," Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press commented. "The City Quartet weaves together exceptional literary quality and masterful storytelling, and these books represent a great contribution to the literary world, as well as being engaging, entertaining reads. A project like this does not come along often for a press and we are thrilled to be a part of bringing Michael's vision to life." About the City Quartet: Four books (to be read in any order) centering on a mid-Southern city in which familiar human stories—coming of age, romantic triangles, political conspiracies, and crime investigations—take mythic form, and characters, anchored in the everyday, glimpse larger, inevitable patterns in the world around them. The first book of the City Quartet is Trajan’s Arch, where a young man’s coming of age is haunted by his past, both figuratively and literally. The second book is Vine: An Urban Legend, in which an amateur performance of Euripides’ The Bacchae is disrupted by the god himself. The two novels may already be familiar to Williams’ readers, but they are the first members of the quartet, revised and re-visioned to fit a new, mythically charged world. They will be joined by two other volumes: Dominic’s Ghosts, in which a silent film festival sparks an invasion of the city by figures from Central Europe’s nightmarish past, and Tattered Men, in which a burnt-out middle-aged writer, investigating the apparent murder of a homeless man, finds that the victim has traveled through worlds unimaginably large and ancient. Each of these books can stand alone, but readers will discover that plots, characters, and patterns spill from one book to another, until the City Quartet forms a coherent, mythical world that celebrates our own mysteries and interconnections. More about Michael: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. His most recent books are Trajan’s Arch and Vine, an Urban Legend—novels he characterizes as “mythical realism”: in Trajan’s Arch, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry. Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and legends of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the the Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons. Follow Michael and his project online at: Facebook For more on Seventh Star Press, visit: www.seventhstarpress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/seventhstarpress Twitter: @7thStarPress Instagram: @7thStarPress

Cover Reveal for Dan Jolley’s Gray Widow’s Web, the 2nd Book in the Gray Widow Trilogy!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the brand new cover art by John Nadeau for Gray Widow's Web, the 2nd installment in the Gray Widow Trilogy from USA Today best selling author Dan Jolley!   Fans of superhero fiction, science fiction and urban fantasy are sure to love the followup to Gray Widow's Walk! Featuring heroine Janey Sinclair, the Gray Widow, this action-packed novel is filled with an array of great characters, twists, and turns. Gray Widow's Web will be released on May 26th in print and eBook formats.

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For a few words from Dan Jolley about the new book, check out the video clip below!
Synopsis of Gray Widow's Web: JANEY SINCLAIR never knew how or why she gained her ability to teleport. She never wanted it, and for years tried her best to ignore it. But when horrible violence shattered her world, she vowed to use her mysterious talent to protect the citizens of Atlanta, in an effort to prevent anyone else from suffering the kind of agony she had. Wearing a suit of stolen military body armor, Janey became known to the public as the GRAY WIDOW. But now the extraterrestrial source of her “Augmentation” is about to reveal itself, in a revelation that will profoundly impact Janey’s life and the lives of those closest to her— TIM KAPOOR, who barely survived the assault of twisted, bloodthirsty shapeshifter Simon Grove and still struggles to pull himself together, both physically and mentally. NATHAN PITTMAN, the teenager who got shot trying to imitate Janey’s vigilante tactics, and has since become obsessed with the Gray Widow. SHA’DAE WILKERSON, Janey’s neighbor and newfound best friend, whose instant chemistry with Janey may have roots that neither of them fully understand. And Janey’s going to need all the help she can get, because one of the other Augments has her sights set on the Gray Widow. The terrifying abomination known as APHRODITE LUPO is more powerful and lethal than anyone or anything Janey has ever faced. And Aphrodite is determined to recruit Janey to her twisted cause…or take her off the field for good. Unrelenting ghosts of the past clash with the vicious threats of the future. Janey’s destiny bursts from the shadows into the light in GRAY WIDOW’S WEB, leaving the course of humanity itself forever changed.
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About Dan Jolley: Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he soon branched out into original novels, licensed-property novels, children's books, and video games. His twenty-six-year career includes the YA sci-fi/espionage trilogy Alex Unlimited; the award-winning comic book mini-series Obergeist; the Eisner Award-nominated comic book mini-series JSA: The Liberty Files; and the Transformers video games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Dan was co-writer of the world-wide-bestselling zombie/parkour game Dying Light, and is the author of the Middle Grade Urban Fantasy novel series Five Elements. Dan lives somewhere in the northwest Georgia foothills with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert cats. Learn more about Dan by visiting his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley.

Nathan Day Welcomed To Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Nathan Day into our family of authors. Orphan Surfacing, the first novel in the epic-scale, cross-genre Orphan Saga, will be released in print and eBook editions this summer! "Nathan Day is a tremendous addition to the Seventh Star Press family," said Stephen Zimmer, a founding member of Seventh Star Press. "Readers are going to be enthralled with the Orphan Saga, which defies categorization. Truly a brilliant cross-genre series with loads of action and intellectual depth. This series definitely speaks to our times, and Nathan's talent brings it alive." Synopsis of Orphan: God is dead. The war between Heaven and Hell had waged for eons, spiraling towards its inevitable conclusion as the Book of Revelations began to unfold. Mankind, most unknowingly or unbelievingly caught in the crossfire, had played small but critical roles throughout its history. But when an unimaginable act resets the balance of power, no outcome remains guaranteed and all of creation teeters on the brink of oblivion. A dark stage has been set. Heaven falls silent. Its once glorious armies plunge into disarray while their hellish counterparts thrive unattested. The demon Uzahl sews corruption as it stalks Traci Nicholas and her son, Solomon, whose mysterious gifts surge in strength. Something stirs. After turning from God, Athiel had spent four decades in the depths of the Pacific reconciling his lost faith with the suffrage he had witnessed. Suddenly he is jolted awake and inexplicably drawn back to the surface and the world of man, no longer sure to which world he belongs. Kings advance their pawns. The enigmatic Manuel Valdez watches events unfold, sending deadly S.W.A.R.M. assault teams to eradicate angelic and demonic targets to further his shadowy agenda. Hope remains. In the city of Lanza del los Santos, the Big Apple of the West, stands the Cathedral of Saint Michael. Within its walls the angelic captain Dycliasses safeguards Joseph, a charismatic young priest scarred by a terrifying vision. If they can survive the enemy at their gates they may yet have a chance to stem the growing darkness. About Nathan Day: Nathan Day has been called a Renaissance Man, passionately expressing himself as an actor, director, screenwriter, songwriter, producer of film and music and now author. A Kentucky native, he won The Young Author’s Award in the fourth grade and harbors an obsession for telling and collecting stories through any medium. He has appeared in over 30 film and television projects including Stash and Bulletsong, the latter of which he also wrote and directed. Orphan: Surfacing and the Orphan Saga are his first published work.   Follow Nathan Day on Twitter at: @akagenre Follow Nathan on GoodReads at: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/64512889-nathan-day

Carl R. Moore Welcomed to Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Carl R. Moore into our family of authors.  His collection of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology titled A Slash of Crimson and other Tales, was edited by Margie Colton, and is set to be released in early summer of this year in both print and eBook formats. "We are thrilled to have Carl aboard with us," said Seventh Star Press founding member Stephen Zimmer.  "Carl worked with a fantastic editor in Margie Colton, in developing this collection, and the results are exceptional.  Carl is very dedicated to the craft of writing, and I have no doubt that readers of many different genres are going to love his work." Synopsis of Slash of Crimson and Other TalesSlash of Crimson and Other Tales offers two novellas and six short stories that combine an intoxicating mix of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology. From its title story about a young guitarist and street rough who takes a harrowing journey with a red-eyed beauty who claims she’s from Atlantis, through the half-dozen brutal and bitterly sardonic tales of souls tortured by demons and far worse, to the final novella of trust-destroying lust, the collection delivers a deliciously disturbing feast full of fire, shadow, and infernal intrigue. About Carl R. Moore: Carl R. Moore lives in upstate New York with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Maddy and Izzy. His fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Macabre Cadaver, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. When he’s not writing or working the night shift, he enjoys listening to heavy metal, plucking steel-string guitar, and walking miles through the woods. Follow Carl on Twitter at: @carlrmoore Carl R. Moore's Blog: https://carlrmoore.com

Between the Lines Anthology from Bram Stoker Award-winning Editor Michael Knost Available Now!

Between the Lines challenged the writers in Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Michael Knost's online writing class to create stories while using the same opening and closing line. The result is an anthology filled with an array of great tales and excellent writing, covering many different genres. betweenthelinescover_1200x800 Now available in print and eBook formats from Seventh Star Press, and featuring a cover design from Aaron Drown Design, Between the Lines delivers a unique kind of reading experience that showcases many outstanding writers. Here are the direct links for several versions of Between the Lines

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Within the pages of Between the Lines you will enjoy stories from the following authors: (in order of their appearances in the book)

Elizabeth Gaucher Trace Conger Angela Lambert J. Mace Katherine Sanger C.J. Brooks Ben Eads Cynthia Dawn Griffen Marty Young Nicole E. Castle B.D. Prince Lynn Butcher Kenneth W. Cain Lee E. E. Stone Roxanne Crouse Denise Wyant LRH Rendell-Hayes

Synopsis of Between the Lines: Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost gave his online writing students an opening sentence and a closing sentence and asked them to write a story Between the Lines. Every story opens with: "Kelvin pressed against the wound as blood seeped around his hands." And ends with: "Watching the train disappear into the night, he brought the flower to his nose before tossing it to the tracks." This anthology is the amazing results. Now, prepare yourself for the wonders you'll find BETWEEN THE LINES. knostauthorphoto_bwAbout the Editor: MICHAEL KNOST is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. His Writers Workshop of Horror won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction in Brighton, U.K. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in first novel. The Horror Writers Association recently honored Michael with the prestigious Silver Hammer Award for his work as their mentorship program chair. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.

Zeus’ Warriors From Michael West Now Available in eBook Formats!

Zeus' Warriors, the third installment in bestselling author Michael West's Legacy of the Gods series, is now available in eBook formats from Seventh Star Press! Zeus' Warriors - Cover Art - Web Featuring cover art and illustrations by Natasha Alterici, Zeus' Warriors continues the dark fantasy adventure that began with Poseidon's Children and continued with Hades' Disciples. The eBook is priced at just $2.99 and is available now at these links:

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  Synopsis of Zeus' Warriors:  Zeus' warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses. Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades' disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone. Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find. Zeus' Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.   Be sure to also read Poseidon's Children and Hades' Disciples!  PoseidonsChildren_Web_267X400 HadesDisciples_Web_260X390   michaelwestzeuswarriorssoftcoverphotobwAbout Michael West: Michael is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, 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. West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home. His favorites include the skull-shaped candy dish he takes with him to various events, and the human skull lamp that sits atop his desk.