Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Jacob and Jenny Floyd have joined our family of authors with their exciting new non-fiction title Kentucky's Haunted Mansions! Set for release in late October in print and eBook formats, Kentucky's Haunted Mansions represents a new area of non-fiction for Seventh Star Press. As authors, longtime paranormal investigators, and professional tour guides, Jacob and Jenny Floyd have all of the qualifications firmly in place for a title such as Kentucky's Haunted Mansions! "Kentucky's Haunted Mansions brings together history and the investigation of the paranormal in an entertaining way," Seventh Star Press representative Stephen Zimmer said. "Jacob and Jenny are great guides on the topic and their writing makes for a captivating read. This will be of special interest in the state of Kentucky but definitely have national, and even international appeal. We are very excited about some of the new markets we can explore as a press and thrilled to have Jacob and Jenny aboard! We look forward to developing this book into other new projects with them in the future!" Synopsis of Kentucky's Haunted Mansions: Kentucky's Haunted Mansions, the new book by paranormal authors, Jacob and Jenny Floyd, will take you into the homes of the dignitaries and luminaries that made Kentucky industrious through business, bureaucracy, and bloodshed. Beyond the rich, sweeping history that these men wrote, there lies the spiritual energy their lives left behind. Some of these mansions are alleged to be haunted, and many ghostly reports have come out of them. Phantoms such as the angry young girl at Griffin Gate to the vanishing cat of the Loudoun House, or the Aging Lady on the stairs at Elmwood, and the Creature of the Cross Breeze at Wickland Estate, read about some of the most elegant and haunted homes across the commonwealth. But rest assured, foolish mortals, there are no hitchhiking ghosts here—that we know of! About the Authors: Jacob and Jenny Floyd (also known as The Frightening Floyds) are paranormal authors, ghost hunters, and tour operators from Louisville, Kentucky. Jenny is a sensitive and an empath that has been around the paranormal for years. Jacob Floyd has been a writer and paranormal enthusiast for years and enjoys all things creepy and macabre. They recently began two tours in Kentucky—the Shepherdsville History and Haunts Tour and the NuLu History and Haunts Tour—and have been a part of numerous ghost hunts in graveyards, hotels, and other various buildings. They live in a home surrounded by pets and one possible ghost.
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.
Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Nathan Day into our family of authors. Orphan Surfacing, the first novel in the epic-scale, cross-genre Orphan Saga, will be released in print and eBook editions this summer! "Nathan Day is a tremendous addition to the Seventh Star Press family," said Stephen Zimmer, a founding member of Seventh Star Press. "Readers are going to be enthralled with the Orphan Saga, which defies categorization. Truly a brilliant cross-genre series with loads of action and intellectual depth. This series definitely speaks to our times, and Nathan's talent brings it alive." Synopsis of Orphan: God is dead. The war between Heaven and Hell had waged for eons, spiraling towards its inevitable conclusion as the Book of Revelations began to unfold. Mankind, most unknowingly or unbelievingly caught in the crossfire, had played small but critical roles throughout its history. But when an unimaginable act resets the balance of power, no outcome remains guaranteed and all of creation teeters on the brink of oblivion. A dark stage has been set. Heaven falls silent. Its once glorious armies plunge into disarray while their hellish counterparts thrive unattested. The demon Uzahl sews corruption as it stalks Traci Nicholas and her son, Solomon, whose mysterious gifts surge in strength. Something stirs. After turning from God, Athiel had spent four decades in the depths of the Pacific reconciling his lost faith with the suffrage he had witnessed. Suddenly he is jolted awake and inexplicably drawn back to the surface and the world of man, no longer sure to which world he belongs. Kings advance their pawns. The enigmatic Manuel Valdez watches events unfold, sending deadly S.W.A.R.M. assault teams to eradicate angelic and demonic targets to further his shadowy agenda. Hope remains. In the city of Lanza del los Santos, the Big Apple of the West, stands the Cathedral of Saint Michael. Within its walls the angelic captain Dycliasses safeguards Joseph, a charismatic young priest scarred by a terrifying vision. If they can survive the enemy at their gates they may yet have a chance to stem the growing darkness. About Nathan Day: Nathan Day has been called a Renaissance Man, passionately expressing himself as an actor, director, screenwriter, songwriter, producer of film and music and now author. A Kentucky native, he won The Young Author’s Award in the fourth grade and harbors an obsession for telling and collecting stories through any medium. He has appeared in over 30 film and television projects including Stash and Bulletsong, the latter of which he also wrote and directed. Orphan: Surfacing and the Orphan Saga are his first published work. Follow Nathan Day on Twitter at: @akagenre Follow Nathan on GoodReads at: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/64512889-nathan-day
Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Dan Jolley as the latest addition to our author family, with his cross-genre Gray Widow Trilogy. A prolific writer who has numerous credits in the book, comic,gaming and video game worlds, Dan is going to be a tremendous addition to the Seventh Star Press family.
The first book of the Gray Widow Trilogy, Gray Widow's Walk, will be released in early 2016 in softcover and eBook formats. The cross-genre trilogy, with a mix of science fiction, thriller elements, and dark fantasy, and featuring a captivating female protagonist, will feature brand new cover art from Enggar Adirasa.
About 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: 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
Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for Bob Freeman's Keepers of the Dead, the forthcoming Cairnwood Manor Novel that follows Shadows Over Somerset.Keepers of the Dead will be available later in November in both print and eBook formats! Synopsis of Keepers of the Dead: THE VAMPIRE MACGREGOR LIVES... _"Foolish pup," MacGregor chided the werewolf, "you don't get it. Laddie, if water were evil I'd be but a drop. What lurks below is an ocean."_ From the haunted halls of Cairnwood Manor to the bowels of Rosslyn Chapel, Bob Freeman hurls you into the very heart of the eternal conflict between the forces of darkness and the forces of light. It's fang versus claw, spell versus steel, and love versus death in an epic battle of blood and thunder. When a sinister cabal converges to unleash the ultimate evil against an unsuspecting world, only the combined strength of the Wolves of Cairnwood Manor and the Circle of Nine Skulls offers up a glimmer of hope as werewolves, vampires, witches, immortal warriors, and an army of the undead collide in a battle of epic bloodshed. For further information on Bob Freeman and his Cairnwood Manor novels, visit Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com occultdetective.com or twitter.com/OccultDetective
Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that L. Andrew Cooper has joined our author family, with three exciting releases coming over the course of 2016!
2016 will feature two reissues of previous titles and a brand new one.Leaping at Thorns, a single author collection of horror short stories that explores the themes of complicity, entrapment, and conspiracy will see a new edition early in 2016. Also coming early in 2016 is a new edition of Reel Dark, an anthology of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy stories and poems co-edited by L. Andrew Cooper and Pamela Turner that features a cinema theme. In May of 2016, L. Andrew's brand new collection of horror tales, Peritoneum will be launched. Plans are being developed for a special launch event that will be announced in the near future. "We are very excited about having L. Andrew Cooper in the Seventh Star Press family," press representative Stephen Zimmer commented. "He is a highly gifted author, a very skilled editor, and has a scholarly command of the horror genre, not just in literature but in film as well. With sagacity and an imagination that is truly unbound, L. Andrew Cooper is going to be working some literary magic with Seventh Star Press in the near future!" For further information on L. Andrew's forthcoming releases and Seventh Star Press, be sure to visit www.seventhstarpress.com About L. Andrew Cooper: L. Andrew Cooper devotes extraordinary time to things provocative, scary, and strange. Works include novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines; short story collections Leaping at Thorns and Peritoneum (2016); non-fiction Gothic Realities and Dario Argento; co-edited fiction anthologies Reel Dark and Imagination Reimagined; and the co-edited textbook Monsters. After a decade studying literature and film at Harvard and Princeton—specializing in horror—he used his Ph.D. to teach about favorite topics from coast to coast in the United States, publish film criticism in academic and mainstream journals, and spend a year as the “film guy” on Louisville, Kentucky’s WDRB-TV. Having lived all over the U.S. (and travelled the world as much as possible, which is not enough), Cooper strives to be a global citizen, but he grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, an experience his readers encounter often. His global interests provide a never-ending supply of good horror movies as well as annoyance to his cat, Samara, who wishes Andrew and his partner James would just stay home.
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.
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. 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! www.MichaelKnost.com.
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!
“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.”
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. www.seventhstarpress.com
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.