Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a new Kickstarter project to support the release of the Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Michael Knost. Here is the link to the Kickstarter Page where you can view a new short film from Allotrope Media that relates to this project and see the various levels of participation if you would like to help us make this book a reality. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seventhstarpress/the-writers-workshop-of-science-fiction-and-fantas Here is a brief description of the book and collaborators involved: The Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews with some of most influential names in the industry; each article covering a specific element of the craft of writing science fiction and fantasy. The collaborators in this wonderful anthology include: Neil Gaiman -- “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?” Orson Scott Card -- “On Rhetoric and Style.” Lou Anders -- “Nebulous Matters, or Speculations on Subgenre.” Lucy Snyder -- “Ursula K. LeGuin Talks About A Lifetime in the Craft.” James Gunn -- “Beginnings.” George Zebrowski -- “Middles.” Jay Lake -- “Endings.” Nayad Monroe -- “Tim Powers Talks About Writing Supernatural Awe and More.” Pam Sargent -- “Talking Too Much, or Not Enough: Dialogue in Science Fiction and Fantasy.” G. Cameron Fuller -- “How Alien the Alien: A Primer on Viewpoint.” Nancy Kress -- “The Green-Skinned Zorn Laughed With Grief: Character and Emotion in Science Fiction and Fantasy.” Harry Turtledove -- “Alternate History: the How-To of What Might Have Been.” Jude-Marie Green-- “Larry Niven Talks About the Collaborative Process.” Joe Haldeman -- “Hemingway Talks About Writing.” Nisi Shawl -- “Unbending Gender.” Alan Dean Foster -- “Reverse Engineering: Writing Novelizations.” Alethea Kontis -- “Kevin J. Anderson Talks About Spin-off Novels and Prequels.” Elizabeth Bear -- “Tactics of Worldbuilding.” Jackie Gamber--"Ann Vandermeer Talks About Weird Fiction" Michael Knost -- Short fiction editors Ellen Datlow, Stanley Schmidt, Gordon Van Gelder, James Patrick Kelly, Mike Resnick, and John Joseph Adams discuss what they are looking for when reading submissions.
We would like to congratulate SSP artist Bonnie Wasson on winning the Artist Choice Award for Best Warrior in the Dragon*Con Art Show for her cover art of an SSP title, D.A. Adams' The Brotherhood of Dwarves! Bonnie created all of the cover art and illustrations seen in the SSP editions of D.A. Adams' Brotherhood of Dwarves Series, in addition to the new paranormal thriller, Haunting Obsession, from R.J. Sullivan. Congratulations Bonnie!
The new trailer for R.J. Sullivan's Haunting Obsession has been unveiled! The paranormal thriller is now available on the Kindle, Nook, and in softcover, as well as a limited hardcover edition. The Kindle edition is just $3.99 and you can begin reading today! Click here for the Kindle Edition Click here for the Nook version Watch the trailer below:
Welcome to Seventh Star Press' Feel the Fire Contest! Easy to enter, easy to get a lot of entries, and you can win a Kindle Fire, Amazon.com gift cards/certificates, signed books, eBook bundles and much more! Here are the parameters of this contest. All eBook, book, poster art, and art card prizes relating to Seventh Star Press authors directly, as well as the Kindle Fire, and the Amazon.com gift cards will be fulfilled by Seventh Star Press . eBooks from non-SSP authors featured in the bundles of the first three prizes (Grand Prize and prizes #2 and #3) will be fulfilled by the authors themselves. These authors assume all responsibility for fulfillment and delivery of their titles to the prize winners. They have been asked to deliver their eBooks in the week following the close of the contest at midnight on September 19th. Grand Prize limited to US/Canadian residents only. Prizes #2-15 eligible for international entries. Also, this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. This contest uses the RaffleCopter system where you can earn extra entries merely by liking the Facebook pages or following the Twitter accounts of various authors and some bloggers. We encourage you to get as many entries as possible and discover from wonderful new authors in the process! And now for a description of the available prizes: Grand Prize: Kindle Fire, plus 10 SSP eBooks of your choice (choose from any title in our catalog from authors Jackie Gamber, Michael West, Stephen Zimmer, H. David Blalock, D.A. Adams, R.J. Sullivan, and Steven Shrewsbury), as well as eBook bundle from participating non-SSP authors, including titles from Apex Book Company, Hydra Publications, Blackwyrm Publishing, LocoNeal Publishing, and more! (total of 29 eBooks, 10 from SSP and 19 in non-SSP bundle) Participating Authors and Titles (other than SSP): Total of 19 eBooks in this bundle. J.H. Glaze: 5 pack including The Spirit Box, Northwest, Forced Intelligence, and The Horror Challenge Volumes I and II. James R. Tuck: Hired Gun:The Culvert City Crime Files and That Things at the Zoo: Deacon Chalk e-novella 1 Rachel Hunter: Empyreal Fate Dianne Gardner: Deception Peak Gwen Perkins: The Universal Mirror Sara Harvey: Penemue Trilogy (The Convent of the Pure, The Labyrinth of the Dead, The Tower of the Forgotten) J.M. McDermott: Last Dragon Georgia L. Jones: Legends of Darkness Christopher Kokoski: Dark Halo Sheila Deeth: Divide by Zero Ren Garcia: Sands of the Solar Empire Aaron Drown: Path of An Arrow Prize # 2: $25 Amazon.com gift card/certificate, plus 5 eBooks of your choice from the SSP catalog, and full eBook bundle of non-SSP authors (as described in Grand Prize). Total of 24 eBooks in this prize package. Prize #3: $25 Amazon.com gift card/certificate, plus 5 eBooks of your choice from the SSP catalog, and full eBook bundle of non-SSP authors (as described in Grand Prize). Total of 24 eBooks in this prize package. Prize #4: Your choice of 1 limited edition hardcover version from the following titles: Poseidon's Children or Cinema of Shadows. Signed and numbered by author. Prize #5: Your choice of 1 limited edition hardcover version from the following titles: Redheart, Overkill, or The Fall of Dorkhun. Signed and numbered by author. Prize #6: Your choice of 1 limited edition hardcover version from the following titles: Angelkiller or Haunting Obsession. Signed and numbered by author. Prize#7: Softcover of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#8: Softcover of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#9: Softcover of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#10: Poster Art from Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson: includes the "Kissing Image" from Poseidon's Children, and the "Elf Woman" from The Fall of Dorkhun. Posters are 14X20 and sent in cardboard tube. Prize#11: 7 eBooks of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#12: 7 eBooks of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#13: 7 eBooks of your choice from SSP Catalog Prize#14: Sets of 5X7 art cards from Poseidon's Children, Angelkiller, Overkill, Redheart, and The Fall of Dorkhun plus 2 SSP eBooks of your choice from the SSP catalog . Prize#15: Sets of 5X7 art cards from Poseidon's Children, Angelkiller, Overkill, Redheart, and The Fall of Dorkhun plus 2 SSP eBooks of your choice from the SSP catalog. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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:http://www.seventhstarpress.com/submissions/
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 email@example.com
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 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
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: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/overkill-steven-shrewsbury/1110027172?ean=2940015022285 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: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-brotherhood-of-dwarves-d-a-adams/1007208039?ean=2940014033183
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 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: http://www.amazon.com/The-Brotherhood-of-Dwarves-ebook/dp/B0076OCAKG/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 Angelkiller (Book One of the Angelkiller Triad) Genre: Urban Fantasy Author: H. David Blalock Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Angelkiller-The-Triad-ebook/dp/B006CR84AI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342551495&sr=1-1&keywords=Blalock Redheart (Book One of the Leland Dragon Series) Genre: Y.A. Fantasy Author: Jackie Gamber Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Redheart-Leland-Dragon-Series-ebook/dp/B004VFNJIA/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 Overkill (An adventure of Gorias La Gaul Genre: Sword and Sorcery Author: Steven Shrewsbury Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Overkill-ebook/dp/B007X0G9IW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 Cinema of Shadows (A Harmony, Indiana Novel) Genre: Horror Author: Michael West Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-of-Shadows-ebook/dp/B005I57L18/ref=la_B007QD125G_1_6_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1342551330&sr=1-6 Poseidon's Children (Book One of the Legacy of the Gods Series) Genre: Urban Fantasy Author: Michael West Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Poseidons-Children-Legacy-Gods-ebook/dp/B007LAGUO2/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 Crown of Vengeance (Book One of the Fires in Eden Series) Genre: Epic Fantasy Author: Stephen Zimmer Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Vengeance-Fires-Eden-ebook/dp/B0039PU8EQ/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 The Exodus Gate (Book One of the Rising Dawn Saga) Genre: Urban Fantasy Author: Stephen Zimmer Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Gate-Rising-Dawn-ebook/dp/B001W6QKCI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
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