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Glenn Porzig Announced as Winner of Michael West Cover Art Contest!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Glenn Porzig's entry has been selected as the winner of the Michael West Cover Art Contest for "The City Will Eat You Alive", a brand new short story to be released December 22nd on eBook! We thank everyone who sent in entries for the contest!  The runner-up entry was sent in by J.H. Glaze and we were thrilled with the quality of the entries for this contest. Set for release on December 22nd, the new short story from bestselling author Michael West follows the tale of a young woman, trying to make it on her own in 1980s New York, who encounters a pack of carnivorous subterranean creatures on her subway trip home.  It will be released in all eBook formats, including Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.  A Kindle version pre-order window will be announced this Wednesday.  For more on Michael West, please visit www.bymichaelwest.com  

About Glenn Porzig

Glenn Porzig is best known as the creator of the comic book heroine Ace of Diamonds. Glenn grew up reading comics, pulp novels, and watching too much TV. Glenn and his wife Carly have written three screenplays together. They live in Indiana with a menagerie of both furry and scaly pets. Since 2005 he has been the co-host of PodCulture.com an award winning weekly fandom podcast. Glenn has worked over twenty years in the television industry. His projects include two highly rated specials for SCI FI Channel; The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, and The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed. He currently, literally, has his head in the clouds as a videographer on a TV news helicopter. Recently he has turned his attention to writing short stories and novellas. Glenn’s first short story, Master of the Dead, was published by Destroyer Books in More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology. His debut occult horror novella Darkness Unbound: Lady in Black was followed up by the sequel Darkness Unbound: Terror of Night and is now joined by Darkness Unbound: Shadow of Death. Glenn is proud to have collaborated with Scream Queen Brinke Stevens to bring the story of Lady in Black to life as an audiobook as well as the sequel Terror of Night. You can learn more about his writing projects at DarknessUnbound.com.

A Cover Art Contest for a New Michael West eBook Release!

A Cover Art Contest for a new Michael West eBook!

A great opportunity for new artists who'd like to be spotlighted with their work on the eBook cover of award-winning, bestselling author Michael West's short story "The City Will Eat You Alive" coming out this December!

Contest deadline is November 22nd! For full information, visit: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/michael-west-cover-art-contest/

Cover Reveal and Kindle Pre-Order Window for Daniel Dark’s Knife’s Tell!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Aaron Drown Design for Daniel Dark's debut novel Knife's Tell! A Kindle pre-order window is also open for the upcoming release, on October 6th! Taking readers into the shadows of the Victorian Age, Knife's Tell is an erotically-laced horror tale that fans of Jack the Ripper are sure to love!  There's a special bonus too, as the back of the book also features an index of recipes for the Victorian dishes encountered in the tale, for those who might like to try such cuisine out!.  In addition to Kindle, Knife's Tell will be available in print and other eBook formats such as Kobo, Nook, and iTunes. Pre-order the Kindle version for just $2.99 and it will be delivered to your device immediately on the October 6 release day! Use this link:

Knife's Tell Kindle Version Pre-Order link

Synopsis:  In 1888 one of the most notorious serial killers in history plagued London’s East Side. Knife’s Tell is not about those murders, but the life behind them. What would cause a normal person to slay in such a horrific way? Daniel Dark has explored an alternative tale of a doctor lost in reality trying to correct his past. With the help of his personal servant, he searches the Chapel for answers about his connection to the man with the knife. Where did he come from? And how is the doctor part of his plans for escaping the police at every turn? Read Knife’s Tell to learn the story behind the blade that killed London. About Daniel Dark: Daniel Dark, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, grew up with homicide every day. Having a homicide detective as a father, he was able to learn about those that were brought to justice, and the ones that were not. Spending many hours in Central police headquarters and in his grandfathers hematology lab gave Daniel an unusual childhood and a love for science. Along with this, his great uncle owned the oldest book store in Nashville. His parents took him there regularly, where developed a love of reading and found out about history. Daniel went on to become an Electrical Engineer and Industrial Maintenance Manager till NAFTA took away his job. A year later he went to culinary school and studied Victorian cooking, after which he opened a Victorian-style restaurant. He became a heart attack and stroke survivor at fifty years old, where he used writing to rehabilitate his brain. The first book written by Daniel was on Victorian Catsup, which had over two hundred catsup recipes in it from the late 1700’s to 1910, with over sixty different flavors. Daniel used the book to start his 1876 Catsup company as Mr Catsup. Knife’s Tell represents his debut novel as an author.

Cover Reveal and Kindle Pre-Order Window Open for Crymsyn Hart’s Death’s Demise!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for Crymsyn Hart's Death's Demise, the third book in her Deathly Encounter Series! A Kindle pre-order window is now open, and those who pre-order this version will receive it immediately on October 3, the release day!

Pre-Order Death's Demise on Kindle today (delivered to your device immediately on October 3rd)

Death's Demise Kindle Pre-Order Link

A thrilling adventure in paranormal horror, Death's Demise brings readers an incredible grand finale to the story told in Death's Dance, and Death's Revival, the first two installments of the series! In addition to the Kindle version, Death's Demise will also be available in print and other eBook editions on October 3rd!  With a main character who has become a grim reaper, and featuring many powerful supernatural entities, it is a perfect Halloween season read! Synopsis of Death's Demise: Just when I thought my life could get back to normal, reapers start disappearing. Lucifer won't leave me alone, no matter how much I tell him I'm not interested. When Than disappears, I have to report it to our boss. Once the beasts attacking the reapers come after me, I know there is nothing I can do except find out where they have come from and why the spirits are coming to me for help. With my personal life going crazy, and the beasts pouncing from the shadows, everything has been thrown upside down. My only path is to follow my instincts and where the spirits are leading me. It's either that or take Lucifer up on his offer. And no matter how many reapers are going missing, I'm not heading down that road because there would be hell to pay. About the Author: Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her two dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends. To find out more about Crymsyn Hart, please visit her website at www.crymsynhart.com  

Explore the Deathly Encounters Series today!

If you haven't explored the Deathly Encounters Series yet, here are the Kindle links to the first two books! (both are also available in print, Kobo, iTunes and Nook editions as well)

Death's Dance (Book 1 of the Deathly Encounters Series)

Death's Revival (Book 2 of the Deathly Encounters Series)

Cover Art Reveal and Kindle Pre-Order For AshleyRose Sullivan’s Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art for Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story from AshleyRose Sullivan, and open the pre-order window for the Kindle version! Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story is the follow-up to the highly-acclaimed Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale and features numerous interior illustrations from Ashley Rose Sullivan.  The novels capture the feel of a graphic novel and have a unique flow to the storytelling, making them very special releases in the world of books. Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story will be available in print and eBook editions on September 8th.   Pre-Order the Kindle edition now for just $3.99 and have it automatically delivered right to your reading device upon the moment of release!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

Synopsis of Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story: When one of the world's greatest superheroes dies in her arms, Lona Chang takes it upon herself to investigate his murder. Armed only with a power she barely understands and a mysterious coded book, Lona begins a quest for answers that leads her down a dark rabbit hole of secrets—secrets the ancient organization known as the Guild is determined to keep hidden at all costs. Meanwhile, when a new threat descends upon Arc City, Lona's soulmate (and freshly minted superhero) Awesome Jones defies the Guild, dons the cape and cowl of his father and finds a group of unlikely allies. But can Awesome trust them—or himself? He'll have to fight his own demons first if he has any hope of defending the town–and the people–he loves. As tensions rise between the Guild, Lona, Awesome, his allies and Arc City's criminal underground, Lona realizes that life, and the answers to its questions, are never as simple as they seem in comic books. About the Author: Originally from Appalachia, AshleyRose Sullivan lives, writes, and paints in Los Angeles with her husband and their many imaginary friends. Her work has been published in places like The Rumpus, Barrelhouse, and Word Riot and her novels, Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale and Silver Tongue are available from Seventh Star Press. She can be found at ashleyrosesullivan.com  

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Cover Reveal for Slash of Crimson and Other Tales by Carl R. Moore!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Aaron Drown Design for Carl R. Moore's new collection, Slash of Crimson and Other Tales! Slash of Crimson and Other Tales will take readers into realms of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology! The editor for the new book was Margie Colton, and Slash of Crimson and Other Tales is slated for release on July 21st in print and eBook formats!

You can pre-order the Kindle version right now and have it automatically delivered to your device on the day of release!

Kindle pre-order link

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 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 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

Cover Art and Pre-Order Offer for Stephen Zimmer’s Thunder Horizon, the New Rayden Valkyrie Novel!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art from the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for Thunder Horizon, the latest Rayden Valkyrie Novel and the second book of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy from Stephen Zimmer! Fans of sword and sorcery, fantasy, and heroine protagonists will love the follow-up to Heart of a Lion. The adventures of Rayden Valkyrie continue and the dangers are even greater in this action-packed novel full of twists, revelations, supernatural elements, and fearsome entities. Thunder Horizon will be released in both print and eBook formats on May 23rd. Pre-order the Kindle version of Thunder Horizon right now for just $3.99 and have it delivered automatically to your device the moment it becomes available!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

You can also pre-order a paperback signed by Stephen Zimmer, which will be delivered around the release date.

Special Pre-Order Signed Paperback Link

Synopsis of Thunder Horizon: A deadly menace stalks the shadows of the lands to the north, stirring the winds of war. Farther south, the power of the Teveren Empire spreads with every passing day, empowered by dark sorcery. Formidable legions bent on conquest are on the march, slavery and subjugation following in their wake. Within the rising maelstrom, Rayden Valkyrie has returned to the Gessa, to stand with the tribe that once took her into their care as a child. No amount of jewels or coin can sway her, nor can the great power of her adversaries intimidate her. With a sword blade in her right hand and axe in her left, Rayden confronts foes both supernatural and of flesh and blood. Horrific revelations and tremendous risks loom; some that will see Rayden's survival in the gravest of peril. Even if Rayden and the Gessa survive the trials plaguing their lands, the thunder of an even darker storm booms across the far horizon. Thunder Horizon is the second book in the Dark Sun Dawn Saga. About Stephen Zimmer: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), and the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk). Stephen's visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot. Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family. Find Stephen online at: Find Stephen online at: Website: www.stephenzimmer.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7 Twitter:  @sgzimmer Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

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.

Pre-order the Kindle version now for $3.99 and have it delivered automatically to your Kindle on release day! 

Kindle Pre-order link

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.
(photo by Nick Maro)
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.

Cover Reveal for JL Mulvihill’s new YA Steampunk Novel Rails West! Book Three of Steel Roots!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art created by Anne Rosario for Rails West, the third installment in JL Mulvihill's amazing YA Steampunk Series Steel Roots!
Out July 26th in eBook formats and July 27th in print, Rails West is the conclusion of the trilogy that began with The Boxcar Baby and continued with Crossings. About Rails West: The System Regulatory Unit has determined that the responsible parties of last week’s explosion in Downtown St. Louis are none other than the notorious Abigail Steel and her band of pirates. She is wanted for questioning regarding numerous acts of rule breaking against the System. She is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached but informed upon at once.” Not only is her name misspelled, but the System has her description all wrong because AB’Gale Steel is not a criminal. She just wants to find her papa and now she feels she is so close, but will the System catch her before she finds him? And what about the marks on the map the old hobo gave her? What was Papa doing in all those places? Why is the System so concerned about Bishop Steel and his daughter? Are the people of America seething with frustration? And is there an insurgency boiling beneath the surface? All the answers lie within Rails West.
About JL Mulvihill: A California native born in Hollywood, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past seventeen years. Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easa, an engaging fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of Steampunk, published through Dark Oak Press in 2011. The sequel to this novel is presently in the works.
Her most recent novel, The Boxcar Baby of the Steel Roots series, was released in July 2013 through Seventh Star Press. Steel Roots is a young adult series based in the Steampunk genre and engages the reader into a train hopping heart stopping adventure across America. She is also the co-editor of Southern Haunts; The Spirits That Walk Among Us which includes a short story of her own called Bath 10, and a fictional thriller involving a real haunted place. Her poem, The Demon of the Old Natchez Trace, debuts in Southern Haunts part 2, Devils in the Darkness. J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, is very active with the writing community, and is the events coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group. J.L. continues to write fantasy, steampunk, and poetry and essays inspired by her life in the South. You can find some of her short stories at Dark Oak Press www.darkoakpress.com as well as Seventh Star Press www.seventhstarpress.com and at her websites: www.elsielind.com jlsbooks.blogspot.com/ home.comcast.net/~mulvijen/site

Cover Reveal For New Edition of the Reel Dark Anthology from Editors L. Andrew Cooper and Pamela Turner!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Aaron Drown of Aaron Drown Design for the new edition of the Reel Dark anthology from editors L. Andrew Cooper and Pamela Turner.  With a cinema theme and a mix of speculative fiction tales that include suspense, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and even poetry, readers will find this anthology a unique and captivating reading experience.
This edition features 2 brand new stories, one from bestselling horror author Michael West and one from acclaimed author and editor Alexander S. Brown.  eBook and print editions are set for release in the first week of May. Synopsis of Reel Dark: Welcome to a macabre cinema for the imagination, to twisted tales projected not on a movie screen but on the page. In Reel Dark you’ll find suspense, horror, science fiction, and fantasy in fiction and poetry by authors ranging from new voices to bestsellers. From the battle for recognition between a child actress and a vengeful, long-forgotten film star in “Whatever Happened to Peggy...Who?” to a hapless artist whose talent propels him into a nightmare of jealousy and revenge in “The Dreamist,” the authors have created worlds filled with madness and twisted desires. Where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, where films flicker at 24 frames per second, we catch a glimpse of strangers’ dreams and nightmares. As David Lynch puts it, “This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.” As Karen Head writes in her poem “Amnesia,” responding to Lynch, “In the movies / everything is illusion.” But with cameras everywhere, how do you know whether you’re in a movie? About the Editors:
L. Andrew Cooper: L. Andrew Cooper scribbles horror: novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines as well as anthologies of experimental shorts Leaping at Thorns (2014 /2016) and Peritoneum (2016). He also co-edited the anthology Imagination Reimagined (2014). His book Dario Argento (2012) examines the maestro’s movies from the 70s to the present. Cooper’s other works on horror include his non-fiction study Gothic Realities (2010), a co-edited textbook, Monsters (2012), and recent essays that discuss 2012’s Cabin in the Woods (2014) and 2010’s A Serbian Film (2015). His B.A. is from Harvard, Ph.D. from Princeton. Louisville locals might recognize him from his year-long stint as WDRB-TV’s “movie guy.” Find him at amazon.com/author/landrewcooper, facebook.com/landrewcooper, and landrewcooper.com.
Pamela Turner: Pamela Turner’s short paranormal suspense novels include Death Sword, a Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Paranormal Awards 2013 finalist, Exterminating Angel, The Ripper’s Daughter, and Malice and Mayhem: Tales of the Macabre. Her short dark suspense story, “Family Tradition” (MuseItUp Publishing), was a finalist in the EPIC 2014 EBook Awards, and her short screenplay “Cemetery” placed second in The Writers Place Short/Teleplay screenplay competition. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime, EPIC, and a supporting member of HWA. Besides coffee, she likes cats, cemeteries, and old abandoned buildings. Find her at her website, Haunted Dreams, Dark Destinies (http://pamelaturner.net/); her blog, Darkling Delights (http://www.pamela-turner.com/); on her Amazon Author Page; or https://www.facebook.com/PamelaTurnerAuthor).