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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! A pre-order for the Kindle edition will be offered shortly!

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

Seventh Star Press Announces Daniel Dark as Newest Member of Author Family!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Daniel Dark as the newest member of our author family, with two series that will bring readers dark Victorian experiences within the pages of his Knife’s Tell and Richard Mobius novels!

Blending horror and erotic elements, the Knife’s Tell novels begin with the self-titled first installment.  The release of Knife’s Tell is planned for October of 2017 in both print and eBook formats, beginning a release schedule that will see at least one title published a year.

“Daniel Dark is a wonderful addition to our author family,” Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press commented. “He has a unique voice as a writer, with a visceral, erotic style of horror.  He lives and breathes the kind of Victorian atmosphere depicted in the settings of his books. Daniel is an author who has a genuine passion for his work and readers are going to find him a masterful storyteller.”

View a video synopsis of Knife’s Tell from Daniel Dark here:

 

About Knife’s Tell: 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 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.

Carl R. Moore Welcomed to Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Carl R. Moore into our family of authors.  His collection of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology titled A Slash of Crimson and other Tales, was edited by Margie Colton, and is set to be released in early summer of this year in both print and eBook formats.

“We are thrilled to have Carl aboard with us,” said Seventh Star Press founding member Stephen Zimmer.  “Carl worked with a fantastic editor in Margie Colton, in developing this collection, and the results are exceptional.  Carl is very dedicated to the craft of writing, and I have no doubt that readers of many different genres are going to love his work.”

Synopsis of Slash of Crimson and Other TalesSlash of Crimson and Other Tales offers two novellas and six short stories that combine an intoxicating mix of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology. From its title story about a young guitarist and street rough who takes a harrowing journey with a red-eyed beauty who claims she’s from Atlantis, through the half-dozen brutal and bitterly sardonic tales of souls tortured by demons and far worse, to the final novella of trust-destroying lust, the collection delivers a deliciously disturbing feast full of fire, shadow, and infernal intrigue.

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 Thuglit, Macabre Cadaver, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. When he’s not writing or working the night shift, he enjoys listening to heavy metal, plucking steel-string guitar, and walking miles through the woods.

Follow Carl on Twitter at: @carlrmoore
Carl R. Moore’s Blog: https://carlrmoore.com

Michael West’s Zeus’ Warriors Release Date and Kindle Pre-orders Announced!

The latest installment in bestselling author Michael West’s Legacy of the Gods series, Zeus’ Warriors, is set for release on September 27th and the Kindle version is now available for pre-order! Have a copy delivered to your Kindle immediately on release day!

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Pre-order Zeu’s Warriors for just $2.99 on Kindle!
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Zeus’ Warriors continues the incredible dark fantasy/urban fantasy journey that began with Poseidon’s Children and advanced in Hades’ Disciples. The new release also includes three new interior illustrations by Natasha Alterici!  Here’s one of them:

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Synopsis of Zeus’ Warriors: Zeus’ warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses.

Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades’ disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone.

Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find.

Zeus’ Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.

 

Kindle links to Poseidon’s Children and Hades’ Disciples

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Poseidon’s Children, Book One of the Legacy of the Gods

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Hades’ Disciples, Book Two of the Legacy of the Gods

ZeusWarrriors_MichaelWestAuthorPhotoAbout Michael West:  is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series.  He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home.  His favorites include a skull-shaped computer speaker and the human skull lamp that sits on his desk.

Brick Marlin’s New Science Fiction and Horror Novel Ozarium Now Available in eBook Format!

Brick Marlin’s Ozarium, a brilliant blend of science fiction, horror and dark fantasy that is the second release in his Transitional Delusions Series, is now available from Seventh Star Press!  Featuring illustrations by Enggar Adirasa, Ozarium is the follow-up to Brick’s highly-acclaimed Shadows Out of the Sky! 

Direct links to eBook verions.  All priced at $2.99

Synopsis of Ozarium: The Shift of the world transitioned without delusion. The Reckoning has molded a brand new world, beginning with a colony ran by a large corporation called Slader Corp which invents a bizarre lottery, randomly choosing a winner, awarding him or her with infamous amounts of BodyKredd to spend nearly however they wish; though, in turn, surrendering their bodies to the demi agents when they come calling. 
But what happens when a child wins the lottery?
About Brick Marlin: Brick Marlin has been writing since he was a child. From an early age he was exposed to older, original horror movies. The great ones that have made a mark in history. He also tackled reading the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Charles Dickens, Harper Lee, H.G. Wells, W. W. Jacobs, etc. Thus, he decided to engage himself and write horror and dark fantasy, scaring readers such as his parents, his friends, a handful of neighbors, and even leaving a few school teachers scratching their heads wondering if the boy should be committed or not with his gruesome tales of terror. Short story ideas continued to visit. A book idea or two sometimes stopped by for a sit. In 2007 he decided to take a more professional approach with his work. Hence, as a member of the Horror Writers Association, already having five books published by small presses with one more in the works coming soon, nearly twenty-five short stories published, adding to the few anthologies and collaborations with other authors, Brick Marlin trudges onward, hoping to achieve more creations, living in the minds of his characters making decisions such as whether to turn the knob and enter through the Red Door, or perhaps try and take a chance at the Blue Door, the one that is already ajar, a bony finger beckoning the next visitor. 
Married to the best woman in the world, she allows him to tuck himself away inside his office, donning his Anti-Literary Gremlin helmet, and produce his bizarre tales.
Be sure to pick up Brick Marlin’s Shadow Out of the Sky, the first book in the Transitional Delusions Series, too! 
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5 New Releases from SSP Today,from L. Andrew Cooper, Crymsyn Hart, and Dan Jolley!

In celebration of the big StokerCon 2016 weekend that Seventh Star Press is attending in Las Vegas, we have five brand new releases to announce!  USA Today bestselling author Dan Jolley’s cross-genre Gray Widow’s Walk kicks off the Gray Widow Trilogy and brings you an amazing new heroine!  The followup to bestselling author Crymsyn Hart’s Death’s Dance, Death’s Revival, takes the next step in the Deathly Encounters series with a great Grim Reaper element!  Then, L. Andrew Cooper’s horror short story collection Leaping at Thorns is available in a second edition, along with the speculative fiction anthology Reel Dark that L. Andrew co-edited with Pamela Turner.  This edition features two brand new short stories from bestselling author Michael West and Alexander S. Brown. Finally, L. Andrew’s brand new short story collection Peritoneum makes its debut!

L. Andrew Cooper and Dan Jolley are currently out in Las Vegas at StokerCon 2016 launching Peritoneum and Gray Widow’s Walk, but you can get these and all the new titles today!  Our guide below includes direct links to various formats, and includes a synopsis of each book! All titles/versions in eBook format are just $2.99!

Get Gray Widow’s Walk today at these links:

Synopsis of Gray Widow’s Walk: “The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself.”
Janey Sinclair’s ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey’s anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.
But Janey’s power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated.
Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong…
Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey’s been searching for…
And Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey’s emotional shell—if she’ll let him.
But as Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities—hers and all the others like her—begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans…
Gray Widow’s Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, to be followed by Gray Widow’s Web and Gray Widow’s War.
Get Death’s Revival today at these links:
Synopsis of Death’s Revival: Becoming a grim reaper was right up my alley. I enjoyed being dead. I helped souls crossover into either Heaven or Hell with my fellow reaper, Than. For two years, I enjoyed my life and then the killings started. Psychics were being murdered at haunted sites and souls disappearing.Someone was tampering with the fabric of the universe, trying to draw something evil into this world. To do that, the killer needed the souls of the psychics and the ghosts he could gather to open the doorway.I was charged with saving those souls and find out who the serial killer was. Yeah, being used as bait was definitely not my first choice, but who can kill a grim reaper?I’m already dead.With Than’s help, I’ll stop the evil from penetrating this world so I can get back to my soul gathering.
I mean the dead stay dead, right?
Get Peritoneum today at these links:



Synopsis of Peritoneum: Snaking through history–from the early-1900s cannibal axe-murderer of “Blood and Feathers,” to the monster hunting on the 1943 Pacific front in “Year of the Wolf,” through the files of J. Edgar Hoover for an “Interview with ‘Oscar,'” and into “The Broom Closet Where Everything Dies” for a finale in the year 2050–Peritoneum winds up your guts to assault your brain. Hallucinatory experiences redefine nightmare in “Patrick’s Luck” and “The Eternal Recurrence of Suburban Abortion.” Strange visions of colors and insects spill through the basements of hospitals and houses, especially the basement that provides the title for “TR4B,” which causes visitors to suffer from “Door Poison.” Settings, characters, and details recur not only in these tales but throughout Peritoneum, connecting all its stories in oblique but organic ways. Freud, borrowing from Virgil, promised to unlock dreams not by bending higher powers but by moving infernal regions. Welcome to a vivisection. Come dream with the insides.
Get Reel Dark today at these links:


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?
Get Leaping at Thorns today at these links:
Synopsis of Leaping at Thorns: Leaping at Thorns arranges eighteen of L. Andrew Cooper’s experimental short horror stories into a triptych of themes–complicity, entrapment, and conspiracy–elements that run throughout the collection. The stories span from the emotionally-centered to the unthinkably horrific; from psychosexual grossness to absurd violence; from dark extremes to brain-and-tongue twister. These standalone stories add important details to the fictional world and grand scheme of Dr. Allen Fincher, who also lurks in the background of Cooper’s novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines.

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).

Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Offer for USA Today Bestselling Author Dan Jolley’s Gray Widow’s Walk!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by John Nadeau for Gray Widow’s Walk, the first book in an exciting new trilogy from USA Today Bestselling author and co-writer of the world-wide #1 selling game Dying Light Dan Jolley

Gray Widow’s Walk will be released in print and eBook formats on May 13, 2016, and a special pre-order offer for signed copies of the trade paperback is now open at the Seventh Star Press website. Follow the link below to see the offer and reserve a copy.
Gray Widow’s Walk is the first book of the Gray Widow Trilogy.  The cross-genre trilogy, with a mix of science fiction, thriller elements, and dark fantasy, features captivating female protagonist, Janey Sinclair, the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.

Synopsis of Gray Widow’s Walk:

“The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself.”

Janey Sinclair’s ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey’s anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.

But Janey’s power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated.

Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong…

Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey’s been searching for…

And Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey’s emotional shell—if she’ll let him.

But as Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities—hers and all the others like her—begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans…

Gray Widow’s Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, to be followed by Gray Widow’s Web and Gray Widow’s War.

About Dan Jolley:  Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he has since branched out into original novels, licensed-property novels, children’s books, and video games. His twenty-five-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 lead writer of the Oculus Rift game Chronos. Dan lives somewhere in the northwest Georgia foothills with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert cats. Gray Widow’s Walk is his first adult novel.

Learn more about Dan by visiting his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley

Pick Up Michael West’s Best-Selling Horror Novel Cinema of Shadows for 99 Cents on eBook!

For a limited time you can pick up Michael West’s best-selling horror novel Cinema of Shadows for just 99 cents on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! 63 Amazon reviews with a 4.4 star average!  Get started today on your Michael West reads!

Synopsis of Cinema of Shadows: Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business…and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana’s most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight…until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

Cinema of Shadows is one of the growing Harmony, Indiana collection of horror tales from Michael West that also includes Spook House, Goodnight, For the River is Wide and the Gods are Hungry, and The Wide Game.