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Indianapolis Marriott Posts New Michael West Q&A in Advance of Saturday GenCon Apperance

We would like to pass along a link for a brand new Q&A posted by the Indianapolis Marriott featuring Michael West, who will be making a GenCon appearance this Saturday there! Follow the link below to see the full Q&A and get further information on the appearance. http://www.indymarriott.com/blog/q-a-with-author-michael-west-book-signings-this-weekend-at-gen-con/

Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!

For Immediate Release May 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from the award-winning Matthew Perry for the re-issue of Michael West's The Wide Game, a Harmony, Indiana Novel! The 2nd edition of The Wide Game was edited by Amanda DeBord and joins other novels from West such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House in taking horror fans into the fascinating and often dangerous realm of Harmony, Indiana. In The Wide Game, Paul Rice, on the advice of his wife, is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion.  Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time–memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game.  It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.
Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.
Originally published in trade paperback by Graveside Tales, The Wide Game was the first Harmony, Indiana novel released, but has never before been made available in hardcover and eBook formats.  Michael recently commented on the re-release, and the expanded availability in more formats. "The Wide Game was my first novel, and it holds a special place in my heart and the hearts of all my faithful readers everywhere.  This is something they have been requesting for years!  Not a day goes by without messages and emails asking me when The Wide Game would be available as an eBook.  Still others have asked if it would ever be available in hardcover.  I am thrilled that Seventh Star Press will now be offering the work in both formats, and I hope that even more readers will now get to see how the Harmony, Indiana series all began." Michael is the critically-acclaimed author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. He has made certain there are no cornfields near his home. The Wide Game will be released in trade paperback and eBook formats during the beginning of June, with a limited edition hardcover to follow. For further information on The Wide Game and Michael West's other releases, please visit the author's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com     Contact: C.C. James Public Relations, Seventh Star Press ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky  

Cover Reveal of Vampires Don’t Sparkle! and Special Pre-Order Offer

For Immediate Release March 6, 2013

Cover Reveal of Vampires Don't Sparkle! and Special Pre-Order Offer

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art created by award-winning artist Matthew Perry for Vampires Don't Sparkle!, the new anthology from editor Michael West. Featuring authors such as Gary A. Braunbeck, Tim Waggoner, Lucy A. Snyder, and Maurice Broaddus, the anthology contains some of the best writers in the speculative fiction arena today. A special, short pre-order window is also being offered until March 16th for those wishing to have copies signed and personalized by editor Michael West. Vampires Don’t Sparkle! poses the question: What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life? Would you…go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you…spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you…do something else? The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be “vampyre.” Authors and stories featured in Vampires Don't Sparkle! include: “A New Life” by J. F. Gonzalez “What Once was Flesh” by Tim Waggoner “The Darkton Circus Mystery” by Elizabeth Massie “Robot Vampire” by R. J. Sullivan “Beneath a Templar Cross” by Gord Rollo “The Weapon of Memory” by Kyle S. Johnson “The Excavation” by Stephen Zimmer “Skraeling” by Joel A. Sutherland “Dreams of Winter” by Bob Freeman “Dracula’s Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues” by Gregory L. Hall “I F*** Your Sunshine” by Lucy A. Snyder “A Soldier’s Story” by Maurice Broaddus “Rattenkönig” by Douglas F. Warrick “Vampire Nation” by Jerry Gordon “Curtain Call” by Gary A. Braunbeck Readers may pre-order a first edition softcover signed (and personalized if desired) by editor Michael West at the Seventh Star Press website (http://www.seventhstarpress.com/pre-orders/ ) . Pre-orders must be received by March 16th, 2013, with shipping to occur the following week. Additionally, and very importantly, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the anthology will be going to cancer research institutions. Michael West, the author of highly-acclaimed novels such as Poseidon’s Children, Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game andSpook House, comments.  “It is a very personal cause for me.  One year ago, I lost one of my closest friends, author Sara J. Larson, to cancer, and then my wife was diagnosed with the disease last fall.  I hope that, with this anthology, we can help win the fight against this real-life horror.” To get further information on Michael West, or the Vampires Don’t Sparkle! anthology, please visit Michael’s site at www.bymichaelwest.com or the Seventh Star Press site at www.seventhstarpress.com   Contact: C.C. James Public Relations, Seventh Star Press ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky

Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces Selah Janel as Newest Member of Author Family

For Immediate Release February 4, 2013 Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces Selah Janel as Newest Member of Its Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of Selah Janel to its author family with an exciting four book, cross-genre series called The Kingdom City Chronicles.  With its unique blend of humor, urban fantasy, horror, fantasy, and iconic figures from folk tales and legends, The Kingdom City Chronicles will appeal to a wide range of speculative fiction readers. The first novel of The Kingdom City Chronicles, Olde School, is projected for a Fall 2013 release window.  Subsequent titles will follow at a pace of one per year. In The Kingdom City Chronicles, readers can look forward to a lot of familiar fantasy creatures and ideas, although those latter two elements will be turned completely on their heads!  Kingdom City is a fantasy world caught between tradition and modernization.  All the characters are trapped between past history and progression. Readers will encounter trolls and princesses, dwarves and magical creatures, but they will be seen in a whole new light. Some renowned fairy-tale and folk story characters will make appearances, but readers will see the real story behind the legends. If fantasy characters can be caught in their own version of urban fantasy, where their world is the “real” and “urban” world, then Kingdom City and the surrounding areas is where it happens! "I’ve wanted to work with Seventh Star Press first, because they produce amazing series that feature new variations on the fantasy, horror, and sci-fi genres," Selah commented.  "Seventh Star Press genuinely loves the genres they publish. Then also because of the huge sense of community they have. Every Seventh Star author I’ve met always has great things to say about everyone else, and it’s wonderful to be part of a group that thinks like that." Joshua H. Leet will be working with Selah as the editor for The Kingdom City Chronicles .  Interior illustrations and cover art from SSP's award-winning artists will be featured in all versions of Olde School and subsequent titles, from a special limited hardcover edition to the trade paperback and eBook editions. A Midwest girl at heart and in residence, Selah Janel is fueled by a love of ideas, stories, and the potential of magic hiding in the mundane. She mostly writes fantasy and horror, but is known to stray into other genres if the idea beckons. She is the author of several short e-books with Mocha Memoirs Press and No Boundaries Press. Her first novel, the urban fantasy story In the Red, blends dark fantasy with fairy tale themes and rock n’ roll. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, and several upcoming anthologies.  She’s also worked as a performer, puppeteer, and in costume design and construction. "Selah's got more energy than a high-end nuclear reactor running at full capacity," fellow SSP author Stephen Zimmer remarked.  "As a writer, she's got a wonderful range, in that she could thrive in any sub genre of speculative fiction.  Add to that an iron work ethic, generous nature towards authors and readers alike, and a rock star flair, and you've got a real literary force to be reckoned with!" For further information on Selah Janel releases or Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com or the author's site at: www.selahjanel.wordpress.com     Contact: C.C. James Public Relations, Seventh Star Press ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky