Georgia L. Jones is Newest Member of Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Georgia L. Jones as the newest addition to its family of authors.  This Christmas will see the reissue of the first two books in her Remnants of Life Series, Legends of Darkness, and Witches, with the brand new third title to be released in early 2016.

To coincide with this announcement, Georgia has launched a brand new website at:

The Remnants of Life series is a contemporary, cross-genre journey filled with the paranormal, supernatural, and horror and thriller elements complete with its own mythos. As Georgia describes the series in her own words:

“I have heard that if you want to do something new with the vampire concept it is much like catching a lightning bolt in a bottle. What could possibly be done that hasn’t already been proposed in some way? Since 1897 when Bram Stroker set the stage for the undead creatures, we have seen them evolve into many different things. We have seen them turn into ugly demons, we have seen them as beautiful cunning deathtraps, and we have even seen them sparkle.

Imagine for a moment that there was a world before we existed. Imagine that in that world there were two Gods, one good and one evil, (Nuem and Avore). Each of them had different creatures under them to do their bidding.

Under Nuem, the Warriors were at the top of his hierarchy. Their sole job was to thirst for the blood of the demons. They were his army.

After time of battling one another, Nuem and Avore become bored with the battles that are never ending. They can each make more creatures and the war is doomed to a fate of never ending. They decide to make a new species of creatures, humans. They make a pact that once humans are made they will each go to their homeland, (Nuem to Atheria, and Avore to Vicus), never to return again. Only their creatures can coexist with the humans, but with one rule, “no other creature is ever to mate with the humans”.

Of course, after little time, the Avorian demons break the rule. They begin to mate with the humans and quickly breed evil into them.

The Warriors of Nuem are tasked with trying to keep the balance of good and evil for the humans. This is very difficult since now the humans have the evil that they desire coursing through their veins. They stand strong against that desire because of their devotion to Nuem and his love of the human creatures. They manage for centuries without any attention being drawn to them, until Vlad Tepes.

Vlad fell in love with a Warrior, Tarvoti. He desired her more than anything. When she denied him, he made it his mission in life to impersonate them and expose them as blood thirsty demons or vampires as we know them by. He made it his life-long goal to taint their reputation among humans; hence the legends of vampires were born.

With the Remnants of Life series, I have caught the “lightning bolt” in a bottle. It is wrapped in a nice package that begins with Legends of Darkness, in a modern day southern Missouri setting.”

The reissues of Legends of Darkness and Witches will feature brand new cover art and will be available in softcover trade paperback as well as all eBook formats. Get ready for a great adventure brought to you by Georgia L. Jones this holiday season!

About Georgia L. Jones: Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she has lived since.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.

In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.

Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she has lived since.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words

Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”.

On September 5, 2010 the “Remnants of Life” series was contracted through a small press publishing house out of Louisville, KY., and so her career began. Through that press, Blackwyrm Publishing, Georgia L. Jones published the first two books in the series, Legends of Darkness and Witches, took part in several anthology works both as an author and editor, and created a new character to add to her own multi-faceted personality, Smarty Mic Smartypants who endeavors into the more cynical and snarky side of life. In September of 2015 she became part of the Seventh Star Press Family which is based out of Lexington, KY. The second edition of the first two books in the “Remnants of Life” series as well as the third book in the series are currently contracted through them.

When her muse isn’t dragging her to lands unknown, you will find her hanging out with her family and friends in the Novalunium Paranormal Mansion, the 1840 farmhouse that she calls home as well as home base for the small Paranormal Research Group that her and a couple of friends have founded.

Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth Now Available in eBook Format!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the eBook version of Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth by Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost is now available in eBook format!

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It is currently live on the following platforms:

Kindle

Kobo

iTunes/iBooks

Synopsis: Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth is a collection of essays and interviews on marketing and advertising for authors and books. Michael Knost has spent more than a quarter of a century in marketing, working in the radio, television, and newspaper industries, as well as serving as marketing director and chief marketing officer for several large companies, including those in the automotive industry.

Mr. Knost has taken the lessons he’s learned from his extensive experience and captured the best tips and advice for authors (or anyone in the publishing industry) who hopes to increase sales and/or name brand recognition. Each chapter covers a different subject with tips on theory and execution.

And let’s not forget the interviews. Michael is also including several with successful authors to learn about their personal marketing strategies—from when they began their careers to now. You’ll hear from superstars such as Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Lucy A. Snyder, and Dan Poynter.

Pre-Order Window Now Open for Michael Knost’s Author Guide to Marketing With Teeth!

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A pre-order window is now open for Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost’s Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth!

Every pre-order will be signed and include special access to an exclusive online writing class hosted by Michael in late October. To reserve your copy and take advantage of this offer, please visit:

http://www.seventhstarpress.com/pre-order-michael-knosts-authors-guide-to-marketing-with-teeth/

Michael Knost’s Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth Cover Reveal and Announcement!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover and make an announcement for Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth, by Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost!  Covering the world of book marketing, this incredible new title features input on the subject from major bestselling and award-winning authors such as Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Lucy A. Snyder and Dan Poynter.

Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth will be unveiled at Imaginarium 2015, a creative writing convention hosted in Louisville, Kentucky from September 11-13 where Michael Knost is a spotlighted guest as an Imaginator.

A special pre-order window will go live this Friday, featuring an exclusive online writing class with Michael in October for all those who pre-order the new title.

Here’s the full scoop on the new book!

Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth is a collection of essays and interviews on marketing and advertising for authors and books. Michael Knost has spent more than a quarter of a century in marketing, working in the radio, television, and newspaper industries, as well as serving as marketing director and chief marketing officer for several large companies, including those in the automotive industry.

Mr. Knost has taken the lessons he’s learned from his extensive experience and captured the best tips and advice for authors (or anyone in the publishing industry) who hopes to increase sales and/or name brand recognition. Each chapter covers a different subject with tips on theory and execution.

And let’s not forget the interviews. Michael is also including several with successful authors to learn about their personal marketing strategies—from when they began their careers to now. You’ll hear from superstars such as Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Lucy A. Snyder, and Dan Poynter.

About Michael Knost: Michael is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press) won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Seventh Star Press) came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), hit bookshelves earlier this year. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.

Born of Swords from Steven L. Shrewsbury Now Available in Print and eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Born of Swords, the latest novel from Steven L. Shrewsbury featuring the iconic warrior Gorias La Gaul, is now available in eBook and print!

This latest adventure in sword and sorcery and dark fantasy joins other Steven Shrewsbury novels that feature Gorias La Gaul, such as Thrall and Overkill, and the short story collection Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul.  This is one character and novel that fans of writers such as Robert E. Howard are sure to love!
Follow the direct links below to get your copy of Born of Swords!
Synopsis: Deliverance will come… 


But that is another story. 

What makes a legend but the stories told about him? Interviewing Gorias La Gaul, the biggest legend of them all, is a dream come true for young scribe Jessica. Where other girls her age would swoon beneath the steely gaze of the warrior, Jessica only has eyes for his mouth, and the tales that come from it…when he takes a break from cursing or drinking. 

Unfortunately for Jessica, Gorias doesn’t really have time to babysit. She’s found him in the midst of an annual pilgrimage of sorts, and though he agrees to let her come along, it’s not without a warning: You may not like what you see and hear. Just don’t come crying afterward. 

Whether viewing past visions with magical gemstones or jumping into the fray alongside the barbarian, Jessica’s about to get firsthand accounts she won’t soon forget…and discover legends are far from reality, and just as far from being pretty. You wouldn’t expect a youth of love and friendship from the greatest killer to walk the Earth, would you? 

These are tales of some of Gorias’ earliest days, back before he’d found his swords, to a time when a dragon needed killing. Tales back before his heart had hardened. Maybe. For most men, the future is not certain and the past is prologue. For a legend like Gorias La Gaul, even the past is up for debate. One thing is for certain about these tales. They will be bloody. Such is always the way for a man… 

Born of Swords…



About the Author: STEVEN L. SHREWSBURY lives, works and writes in rural Central Illinois. Over 365 of his short stories have been published in print or digital media since the late 80s. His novels include WITHIN, PHILISTINE, OVERKILL, HELL BILLY, BLOOD & STEEL, THRALL, STRONGER THAN DEATH, HAWG, TORMENTOR and GODFORSAKEN.   


He has collaborated with other writers, like Brian Keene with KING OF THE BASTARDS, Peter Welmerink in BEDLAM UNLEASHED, Nate Southard in BAD MAGICK, Maurice Broaddus in the forthcoming BLACK SON RISING and Eric S. Brown in an untitled project. 

He continues to search for brightness in this world, no matter where it chooses to hide. 

Available Today! R.J. Sullivan’s New Collection, Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that R.J. Sullivan’s new short story collection Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy is available today in several eBook formats!

Darkness With A Chance of Whimsy is a diverse collection featuring tales in urban fantasy, science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction genres showcasing R.J.’s great range as a writer.

It is now available for just $3.99 in Kindle, Kobo and Nook formats, with others to follow. The direct links are below.


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Nook

Kobo


“Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal thrillers, space opera– R.J.’s talents are remarkable and diverse.” ~ New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Holland

“From a universe in a fish bowl to robotic vampire pop stars, R. J. Sullivan takes you to fantastical places that will chill your marrow
and make your imagination soar.”
~ Michael West, bestselling author of Spook House and Cinema of Shadows.

Synopsis: Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.’s acclaimed paranormal thriller series. Among the ten stories, you’ll find:

“The Assurance Salesman” shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.

You don’t want to venture into Daddy’s basement in “Fade.”

Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in “Backstage Pass.”

A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in “Able-Bodied.”

A desperate father finds the “Inner Strength” to save his young daughter, “Becky” Burton.

A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual “Starter Kit.”

A brilliant robotics engineer creates a “Robot Vampire.”

About R.J.: 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 also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona’s tale. The short stories in this collection have been featured in such acclaimed anthologies as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His next book due out very soon will be Commanding the Red Lotus, which collects the series of science fiction novelettes in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry.

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. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Cover Reveal for Steven L. Shrewsbury’s Born of Swords, the New Gorias La Gaul Novel!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover by Enggar Adirasa for Born of Swords, the new Gorias La Gaul Novel from Steven L. Shrewsbury.

Born of Swords will make it’s debut at Hypericon, a speculative fiction convention in Nashville TN June 19-21, and then be made available in all eBook formats and print the following week.

Born of Swords is the latest novel starring the iconic hero Gorias La Gaul, returning readers to the world unveiled in the novels Overkill, Thrall, and the short story collection Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul.

What makes a legend but the stories told about him? Interviewing Gorias La Gaul, the biggest legend of them all, is a dream come true for young scribe Jessica. Where other girls her age would swoon beneath the steely gaze of the warrior, Jessica only has eyes for his mouth, and the tales that come from it…when he takes a break from cursing or drinking.

Unfortunately for Jessica, Gorias doesn’t really have time to babysit. She’s found him in the midst of an annual pilgrimage of sorts, and though he agrees to let her come along, it’s not without a warning: You may not like what you see and hear. Just don’t come crying afterward.

Whether viewing past visions with magical gemstones or jumping into the fray alongside the barbarian, Jessica’s about to get firsthand accounts she won’t soon forget…and discover legends are far from reality, and just as far from being pretty. You wouldn’t expect a youth of love and friendship from the greatest killer to walk the Earth, would you?

These are tales of some of Gorias’ earliest days, back before he’d found his swords, to a time when a dragon needed killing. Tales back before his heart had hardened. Maybe. For most men, the future is not certain and the past is prologue. For a legend like Gorias La Gaul, even the past is up for debate. One thing is for certain about these tales. They will be bloody.  Such is always the way for a man…

Born of Swords…

For further information on Born of Swords or Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com

About Steven: STEVEN L. SHREWSBURY lives, works and writes in rural Central Illinois. Over 365 of his short stories have been published in print or digital media since the late 80s. His novels include WITHIN, PHILISTINE, OVERKILL, HELL BILLY, BLOOD & STEEL, THRALL, STRONGER THAN DEATH, HAWG, TORMENTOR and GODFORSAKEN.

He has collaborated with other writers, like Brian Keene with KING OF THE BASTARDS, Peter Welmerink in BEDLAM UNLEASHED, Nate Southard in BAD MAGICK, Maurice Broaddus in the forthcoming BLACK SON RISING and Eric S. Brown in an untitled project.
He continues to search for brightness in this world, no matter where it chooses to hide.

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:


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Nook
Kobo

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.

Please visit my website: www.johnfallenwriter.com

Cover Reveal and Video Trailer Released for R.J. Sullivan’s Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the new short story collection from R.J. Sullivan, Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy. A new video trailer is also being released today to coincide with the cover reveal.

Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy is set for release in eBook and print formats in June.

Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.’s acclaimed paranormal thriller series.

Among the ten stories, you’ll find:

“The Assurance Salesman” shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.

You don’t want to venture into Daddy’s basement in “Fade.”

Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in “Backstage Pass.”

A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in “Able-Bodied.”

A desperate father finds the “Inner Strength” to save his young daughter, “Becky” Burton.

A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual “Starter Kit.”

A brilliant robotics engineer creates a “Robot Vampire.”

Today a new video trailer has also been released for Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy, which can be found here:



Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy also has received some exceptional advance endorsements:

“Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal thrillers, space opera– R.J’s talents are remarkable and diverse.” ~ New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Holland, from the introduction.

“From a universe in a fish bowl to robotic vampire pop stars, R. J. Sullivan takes you to fantastical places that will chill your marrow and make your imagination soar.” ~ Michael West, bestselling author of Spook House and Cinema of Shadows.

About R.J. Sullivan: 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 also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona’s tale. The short stories in this collection been featured in such acclaimed anthologies as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His next book due out very soon will be Commanding the Red Lotus, which collects the series of science fiction novelettes in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry.

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. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Blue Spirit by E. Chris Garrison Now Available in eBook Format!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that E. Chris Garrison’s Blue Spirit, the first Tipsy Fairy Tale, is now available in eBook format!

Readers who enjoy humor-laced urban and paranormal fantasy will love this new release from the author of the Road Ghosts Trilogy!  The Kindle and Kobo versions are now live and can be found at the links here:
Nook and iTunes versions will be alive shortly, with the softcover version later this week.

Synopsis of Blue Spirit:  Gamer girl Skye MacLeod can see fairies, but only when she’s tipsy. More Grimm than enchanting, some of these fairies are out to ruin her life, wreaking havoc with her job, her home, and her relationships.

With the help of her tiny fairy friend Minnie, Skye has to protect her vampire wannabe gamer friends from all-too-real supernatural threats only she can see. Can she keep it together and hold fast against a wicked fairy Queen’s plot?

Blue Spirit is the first Tipsy Fairy Tale!

About the Author: E. Chris Garrison (who also writes as Eric Garrison) is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and a cabal of cats. He also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape.
Chris’ novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Reality Check reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon.com during a promotion in July 2013.Seventh Star Press is the home of Chris’ supernatural fantasy series, Road Ghosts, including Four ‘til Late, Sinking Down, and Me and the Devil.