The first teaser trailer for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is now live! It gives a first glance at the look and style of this tv pilot and we hope everyone enjoys it. If you like the trailer, be sure to give the trailer a “like” on the YouTube page and share it with friends!
Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the new cover art by Tomasz Trafiał for Jason Sizemore’s Irredeemable! The single-author collection features stories of a dark SF and horror nature, many with an Appalachian tone. The eBook and print versions will be made available the second week of April, and those wanting a softcover version signed by Jason can take advantage of a special pre-order offer that includes a copy of the eBook version.
The new release features a special introduction by Geoffrey Girard, author of Cain’s Blood (Simon and Schuster).
Irredeemable brings together many of Jason’s previously published fiction and includes two brand new stories. The tales to be found within the pages of Irredeemable include:
Jason is a writer and editor living in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also the owner of Apex Publications, a highly acclaimed SF, fantasy, and horror small press. He has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine.
This is one collection of stories that you do not want to miss! As Maurice Broaddus, author of the popular Knights of Breton Court series from Angry Robot, said regarding Irredeemable: ” Jason Sizemore doesn’t want you to know that he’s a writer. He’ll hide behind being a publisher or an editor, but in the wee hours of the night, he puts pen to paper. With this collection, the secret’s out.
These short stories are like 18 shots in a chamber. No matter how you spin the barrel, you will end up with a live round. His stories are dark, powerful, and unsettling.”
Those wanting to get a signed and personalized copy of Irredeemable can reserve one today, at a special offer page that runs until April the 2nd on the Seventh Star Press website!
For more information on Jason, follow him on Twitter @apexjason, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jason.sizemore1. For further updates and news aboutIrredeemable, visit the Seventh Star Press site at www.seventhstarpress.com.
RJ Sullivan unveiled a brand new video trailer today for his paranormal/urban fantasy novel Virtual Blue! The trailer stars Lily MonsterMeat as Maxine Marie, a star character from RJ’s novel Haunting Obsession!
To find out more about Lily MonsterMeat, please visit: www.lilymonstermeat.com
Synopsis of Virtual Blue: 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.
To purchase the eBook of Virtual Blue, please visit any of the links below!
Limited to just 75 copies total, this special edition of The Wide Game features a cloth-bound hardcover with a dust jacket. A special signature page is included, with all copies signed and numbered by Michael. This book also will include a bonus illustration by the award-winning Matthew Perry not featured in the regular edition.
The pre-order window for this edition will be open from now until January 2, 2014. Books will be shipped towards the end of January. Everyone ordering will also receive an eBook copy of The Wide Game in ePub or Mobi format so that you do not have to wait to read this highly-reviewed tale from Michael West.
Even though there are only 75 copies, the price for this release is just $34.95 with $6.50 shipping and handling in the USA, $12.00 to Canada.
To reserve your copy of this limited edition offering, proceed to a special ordering page on the Seventh Star Press site:
Next Wednesday, November 27th, at 9pm EST, the Star Chamber Show makes its debut. The weekly podcast will feature an array of topics and segments primarily focusing on the world of creative writing, publishing, and authors. It will also be covering the convention circuit, especially the new Imaginarium Convention set to take place in Louisville Kentucky next fall.
The show will be hosted by a team of five authors, S.H. Roddey, Michael West, Selah Janel, Stephen Zimmer, and Alexander S. Brown, in a format that will feature all sorts of guests, from authors to publishers, editors, screenwriters, and even musicians! There will be plenty of opportunities for call-ins from the listening audience. With The Star Chamber Show, expect the unexpected!
For the debut episode, the first featured guest is none other than James R. Tuck, author of the popular urban fantasy Deacon Chalk Novels, and editor of the double-volume Thunder on the Battlefield anthologies. James will be stopping by to have an extended chat with the hosts about all of his latest happenings, next year’s Imaginarium 2014, and who knows what else?
Also being featured is the show’s first guest from the world of book blogging, Babs Hightower of Babs Book Bistro, who is also an author who writes Historical Romance under the name of Morgan Kincaid.
To keep up with the show and guest announcements, be sure to “Like” The Star Chamber Show on Facebook and Follow The Star Chamber Show on Twitter, in addition to bookmarking the main page for the show.
For Immediate Release
September 13, 2013
Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes AshleyRose Sullivan to Our Author Family!
Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome AshelyRose Sullivan to its author family with the addition of two fascinating and imaginative new series!
The first series, Cape and Cowl, is a super hero fairy tale that brings to life the world of Awesome Jones. The series gets underway with the release of the first book, The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Jones and Lona Chang, in early 2014.
Readers of the first book will discover that the only thing Awesome Jones wants is to be a super hero. Until he falls in love.
Despite his colorful name, Awesome Jones is a painfully average man who dreams of being a super hero, just like the ones who patrol his city. It’s been that way since he was a little boy, raised by his grandfather after his parents’ death.
The day Jones starts his new job as a file clerk at Akai Printing Company he meets secretary Lona Chang and everything changes. Lona sees something in Jones that no one ever has and the two quickly become inseparable. But when the perfect pair’s domestic bliss is threatened by a super-powered secret from the past, Awesome Jones has to make a choice. He must decide whether he should play it safe or find the strength to live up to his name and risk everything he’s come to love to save the day like he always dreamed.
Also to be published by Seventh Star Press is the cross-genre/alt-history YA series Quicksilver, which will debut in 2014 with the first book Silver Tongue, followed by Silver Coat, and then Silver Smith.
Silver Tongue introduces Claire, a daughter of Sky Clan, who carries the power of persuasion, a way with words that is more than just skillful; it’s supernatural. When a dear friend’s family is murdered, Claire must embark on a journey with her companions that will see them cross paths with a host of characters from both antiquity and literature, including Auguste Dupin, an idealistic P.T Barnum, and the mysterious, alluring William Frankenstein.
Claire’s story is a mix of fantasy and fact, full of magic, monsters, and mystery on the Mighty Mississippi. Weaving together fantasy themes like loyalty and self-discovery with tropes from classical literature and an off-kilter American history, Silver Tongue promises to be a bright new addition to the speculative fiction realms!
On coming aboard Seventh Star Press, AshelyRose stated, “I’m so excited to be working with Seventh Star Press. I’ve been a fan for some time. Their consistently beautiful artwork, dedication to marketing and promoting their authors, and their connection to fans is second to none.”
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. Her work has been published in places like Word Riot, The Medulla Review, and Scape: YA Zine.
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming AshleyRose Sullivan titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com
For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013
Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes Bob Freeman to Our Author Family!
Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Bob Freeman to its author family, with the addition of two exciting series! Both cross-genre in nature, the two series contain a diverse array including dark fantasy, horror, and supernatural thriller elements!
The Cairnwood Manor Trilogy, which includes the titles Shadows Over Somerset, Keepers of the Dead, and In Time’s Shadow, 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. Readers can expect the Seventh Star Press release of Shadows Over Somerset in early 2014.
The Landon Connors Trilogy consists of the titles First Born, Descendant, and Born Again. Introducing federal agents Selina Wolfe and her undead partner Martin Crowe, the series invites readers along for the ride on their occult-savvy investigations delving into the mythical, supernatural, and horrific. Faced with adversaries of the demonic and monstrous kind, Wolfe and Crowe spearhead occult detective thrillers like no other! Readers everywhere can look forward to the Seventh Star Press release of First Born in the first part of 2014.
Regarding joining the Seventh Star Press family with these projects, Bob commented, “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Seventh Star Press. It’s an honour and privilege to be published alongside writers such as Michael West, Steven Shrewsbury, and Peter Welmerink, and I have been clamoring to work with Stephen Zimmer for years. I’m proud to be counted among their number and look forward to a bright and prosperous partnership.”
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
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming Bob Freeman titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com
For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013
Seventh Star Press proudly welcomes A. Christopher Drown to our author family!
Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome A. Christopher Drown to its author family, with the addition of his Heart of the Sisters Series. The fantasy series gets underway with the reissue of the first novel, the award-winning A Mage of None Magic, to be released in the beginning of 2014.
Readers of fantasy everywhere can expect well-crafted, original storytelling in the Heart of the Sisters Series. The story unleashes a clash of science and magic like no other in a world where powerful magicians strive to keep knowledge suppressed in order to maintain their authority and the status quo.
A Mage of None Magic follows the story of a nineteen year old apprentice, Niel, a thousand years after a major cataclysm unleashed by the legendary magician Uhniethi razed the College of Magic that the young man now seeks to attend. Unforeseen events diverting him from his journey to the College, Niel soon finds himself at the center of a quest involving the Heart of the Sisters, an ancient gem reputed to hold the power to destroy all magic in the world.
Niel’s quest will take him deeper into the legend, where he will discover the truth of magic, the College itself, and other revelations that have the potential to transform the world.
Commenting on joining Seventh Star Press, A. Christopher Drown stated, ” If I had to distill the multitude of reasons for my excitement over joining Seventh Star Press, the word at which I’d arrive would be “enthusiasm.” As an onlooker, the happy and pervasive zeal with which the folks at SSP approached all their endeavors was enticing and contagious. Now, as a member of their amazing assemblage of writers, I’m eager not just to have that collective energy working on my behalf, but to lend my support to others who share my love of storytelling, and to play a role in SSP growing and achieving everything I’m convinced it can.”
A. Christopher Drown is a native of Brunswick, Maine, and currently resides in Memphis. His work has appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, Shots!, and Alien Skin magazines, and in such anthologies as Beacons of Tomorrow, Sky-Tinted Waters and A Tall Ship, A Star, and Plunder. His first book, A Mage of None Magic, won the 2010 Darrell Award for Best Novel. His story, Path of an Arrow, received the 2012 Darrell Award for Best Novella. He recently completed his second novel, A Sister to Butterflies, and is at work on the follow-up to A Mage of None Magic.
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming A. Christopher Drown titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com
Thursday, the Day of Thunder, named for the Norse God Thor...
And we’re bringing the thunder today! SSP is proud to bring you the eBook versions of Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword, and Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery! Editor James R. Tuck invites you on a journey into realms of sword and sorcery!
Kindle and Nook versions of these volumes are just $3.99!
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2013
Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!
Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from the award-winning Matthew Perry for the re-issue of Michael West’s The Wide Game, a Harmony, Indiana Novel!
The 2nd edition of The Wide Game was edited by Amanda DeBord and joins other novels from West such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House in taking horror fans into the fascinating and often dangerous realm of Harmony, Indiana.
In The Wide Game, Paul Rice, on the advice of his wife, is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time–memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.
Originally published in trade paperback by Graveside Tales, The Wide Game was the first Harmony, Indiana novel released, but has never before been made available in hardcover and eBook formats. Michael recently commented on the re-release, and the expanded availability in more formats.
“The Wide Game was my first novel, and it holds a special place in my heart and the hearts of all my faithful readers everywhere. This is something they have been requesting for years! Not a day goes by without messages and emails asking me when The Wide Game would be available as an eBook. Still others have asked if it would ever be available in hardcover. I am thrilled that Seventh Star Press will now be offering the work in both formats, and I hope that even more readers will now get to see how the Harmony, Indiana series all began.”
Michael is the critically-acclaimed author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.
He has made certain there are no cornfields near his home.
The Wide Game will be released in trade paperback and eBook formats during the beginning of June, with a limited edition hardcover to follow. For further information on The Wide Game and Michael West’s other releases, please visit the author’s site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com
Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky