Seventh Star Press Announces New Anthology Project With James R. Tuck!

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2012

Seventh Star Press Announces New Anthology Project With James R. Tuck

Seventh Star Press proudly announces a new anthology project with James R. Tuck, author of the highly acclaimed Deacon Chalk stories released by Kensington Publishing.  An open call for submissions has been issued regarding the new anthology, Thunder on the Battlefield, which will take the reader on many adventures within the realms of Sword and Sorcery.

Writers are encouraged by James to explore the possibilities of the genre.   The time of the story could be placed in an ancient world, or even perhaps a futuristic one where a cataclysm has set a modernistic society back into a barbaric age.  The setting could be the heart of Africa, the steppes of Russia, the snowbound wastes of Iceland, or  the hills of China.  Warriors were found throughout the ages, the Celts, the Vikings, the Samurai, the Israelites, the Zulu, the Romans, and many more.  The challenge to the writer is to bring their best and make it heroic.

James brought the project to Seventh Star Press for a number of reasons. “I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism I have seen from Seventh Star Press. Their books are quality, they always make a big presentation at conventions, and their authors are happy. Happy authors mean a LOT in this business. Plus, with the stable of incredibly talented authors working with Seventh Star I knew that this anthology would be taken seriously and done right.”

James, whose latest Deacon Chalk adventure, Blood and Silver, is to be released in mass market paperback by Kensington on August 7th, is a former bouncer and a professional tattoo artist who lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, two children, and four dogs.  His first Deacon Chalk novel, Blood and Bullets, was released in February of 2012 and received high praise in urban fantasy circles.

What inspired James to do a project like Thunder on the Battlefield?  As James explains in his own words:

“Because sword and sorcery rocks my face off!

“On a serious note, I was a young kid when I discovered sword and sorcery for the first time. I have always been an artist, drawing when I should have been studying, and I found this artist, you may have heard of him, named Frank Frazetta. His artwork blew my preteen mind, just took the top of my skull right off and spilled in all this masculine power and feminine beauty and horrible monstrosity right inside my brainpan. I studied that book I had found, furrowed away in the back corner of my junior high library. Reading, I discovered these were the covers to books.

“I loved to read. The next trip to the used bookstore I found a book with a Frazetta cover, it was Robert E.Howard’s Conan The Adventurer. Those words, those damn near poetic, dark, strings of prose ate into my brain like acid. I was hooked from the first paragraph. I became voracious in finding more, more Robert E. Howard, more Conan, more sword and sorcery. I ran through Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Karl Wagner, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
“All those stories imprinted on my DNA and helped form the kind of stories I write today. I wanted to bring more of them to the forefront and put together a collection of today’s heirs to Robert E. Howard and his colleagues. To put new faces in the hands of the fans of the genre.”
Thunder on the Battlefield is slated for release in the 2nd quarter of 2013 in both print and eBook editions.
The guidelines include a 10,000 word maximum, 2,000 word minimum.  The full call for submissions is now posted at the Seventh Star Press site at:

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.


Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky

Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press



Haunting Obsession Art Reveal and Announcement

For Immediate Release
July 30, 2012

Art Reveal and Announcement of Blog Tour for R.J. Sullivan’s New Paranormal Thriller, Haunting Obsession


Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art and illustrations by Bonnie Wasson for Haunting Obsession, A Rebecca Burton Novella, by R.J. Sullivan, as well as announce sites and dates for the book’s blog tour. A pre-order window for a limited edition hardcover is also open in advance of the book’s official release.

The Haunting Obsession Blog Tour will feature 22 events, beginning August 25th and running through September 15th. The tour will feature a number of activities, including reviews, interviews, podcasts, guest blog posts, and contests/giveaways.

Haunting Obsession is the latest R.J. Sullivan story featuring the character Rebecca Burton. The novella tells the story of Daryl Beasley, who collects all things Maxine Marie, whose famous curves and fast lifestyle made her a Hollywood icon for decades after her tragic death. Daryl’s girlfriend, Loretta Stevens, knew about his geeky lifestyle when they started dating, but she loves him, quirks and all.

Then one day Daryl chooses to buy a particularly tacky piece of memorabilia instead of Loretta’s birthday present. Daryl ends up in the doghouse, not only with Loretta, but with Maxine Marie herself. The legendary blonde returns from the dead to give Daryl a piece of her mind—and a haunting obsession he’ll never forget.

The softcover and eBook versions will be released following the launch event for the novella on August 11th.  Haunting Obsession is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.

The limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered by R.J. Sullivan and includes a bonus illustration from Bonnie Wasson not included in other editions. It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards, bookmarks, and a set of buttons. Those interested in securing one of the 75 limited hardcovers can place a pre-order at:

The dates and sites for the Haunting Obsession Blog Tour are as follows:

8/25 Full Moon Bites
8/26 Stuck in Books
8/27 Mad Moose Mama
8/28 Beauty in Ruins
8/29 A Book Vacation
8/30 Bookishly Me
8/31 Darlene’s Book Nook
9/1 Me and Reading
9/2 Azure Dwarf Horde
9/3 From the Boot Heel Cotton Patch
9/4 Red Headed Bookworm
9/5 Bee’s Knees
9/6 I Read a Book Once
9/7 Spellbound by Books
9/8 Jess Resides Here
9/9 Books from the Purple Jelly Bean Chair
9/10 Eva’s Sanctuary
9/11 Urban Fantasy Reviews
9/12 Great Minds Think Aloud
9/13 Book and Movie Dimenson
9/14 The Cabin Goddess
9/15 I Smell Sheep

Overkill and The Brotherhood of Dwarves now available on the Nook!

Steven Shrewsbury’s latest Gorias La Gaul novel Overkill is available on the Nook for the very first time, following a strong run on the Kindle that saw it hit #1 on the Kindle Free Charts in Epic Fantasy when it was offered during a special promotion.  Overkill is just $3.99 on the Nook.

The link below will take you directly to Overkill’s page for the Nook version:

D.A. Adams’ The Brotherhood of Dwarves, the first in his series, is also available again on the Nook for just $3.99.  The link below will take you directly to the title page for the Nook version:

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word during our open house.  We saw more than 25,000 eBooks downloaded over the two days. We hope those of you who picked up books enjoy them and discover what we have to offer here at Seventh Star Press!

Seventh Star Press Open House! Eight Titles Free on Kindle!

Seventh Star Press Open House is here!

Wednesday and Thursday we have 8 titles by six of our authors up for FREE on Amazon Kindle!  Invite friends, bloggers, and everyone you know to try out one or more of these novels and discover the wonderful authors that are part of the Seventh Star Press family!

The titles available with direct links to their Kindle pages are:

The Brotherhood of Dwarves (Book One of the Brotherhood of Dwarves Series.

Genre: Y.A. Fantasy

Author: D.A. Adams

Kindle Link:


Angelkiller  (Book One of the Angelkiller Triad)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Author: H. David Blalock

Kindle Link:


Redheart  (Book One of the Leland Dragon Series)

Genre: Y.A. Fantasy

Author: Jackie Gamber

Kindle Link:


Overkill (An adventure of Gorias La Gaul

Genre: Sword and Sorcery

Author: Steven Shrewsbury

Kindle Link:


Cinema of Shadows (A Harmony, Indiana Novel)
Genre: Horror

Author: Michael West

Kindle Link:


Poseidon’s Children (Book One of the Legacy of the Gods Series)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Author: Michael West

Kindle Link:


Crown of Vengeance (Book One of the Fires in Eden Series)

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Author: Stephen Zimmer

Kindle Link:


The Exodus Gate (Book One of the Rising Dawn Saga)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Author: Stephen Zimmer

Kindle Link: