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New Science Fiction Release from R.J. Sullivan, Commanding the Red Lotus Available Today!

Commanding the Red Lotus, the brand new science fiction release from R.J. Sullivan, is available today!  eBook version is just $2.99 in all formats, with direct links below.

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Synopsis of Commanding the Red Lotus

Money Can’t Buy Respect

Sayuri Arai, privileged daughter of a corporate mogul, abandons a promising career to find her own path. She invests in a broken-down asteroid mining ship and steps in as the commander of its crew. Every day presents a new challenge just to keep her ship from falling apart and the bitter crew from killing each other. Can Sayuri unite the feuding factions, or will her rivals turn the entire complement against her?

Commanding the Red Lotus offers a classic sense of wonder for today’s science fiction readers.

Volume one of the Red Lotus Stories, now in softcover for the first time.

Commanding the Red Lotus includes the previously released ebook novelettes:

Fate of the Red Lotus 

Red Lotus: Innocence Lost 

Plus the brand-new novella Mutiny on the Red Lotus

About the Author: Best known for his ghost story thrillers, Commanding the Red Lotus is R.J.Sullivan’s fifth book and his first release in the genre he most adores.

R.J.’s critically acclaimed, loosely connected ghost story trilogy and his short story collection are all available in paperback and ebook though Seventh Star Press. 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. Learn more at rjsullivanfiction.com

Cover Reveal of R.J. Sullivan’s New Science Fiction Release, Commanding the Red Lotus!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for R.J. Sullivan’s science fiction compendium Commanding the Red Lotus!

Commanding the Red Lotus is set to be released in eBook format and trade paperback at the end of April, and will feature 3 Red Lotus novellas.  These include the previously released (on eBook only) Fate of the Red Lotus, and Red Lotus: Innocence Lost, along with the brand new novella Mutiny on the Red Lotus.

Get ready for some great new science fiction from the creative mind of R.J. Sullivan!

Synopsis of Commanding the Red Lotus

Money Can’t Buy Respect

Sayuri Arai, privileged daughter of a corporate mogul, abandons a promising career to find her own path. She invests in a broken-down asteroid mining ship and steps in as the commander of its crew. Every day presents a new challenge just to keep her ship from falling apart and the bitter crew from killing each other. Can Sayuri unite the feuding factions, or will her rivals turn the entire complement against her? Commanding the Red Lotus offers a classic sense of wonder for today’s science fiction readers.

Volume one of the Red Lotus Stories, now in softcover for the first time.

Commanding the Red Lotus includes the previously released ebook novelettes:

Fate of the Red Lotus

Red Lotus: Innocence Lost

Plus the brand-new novella Mutiny on the Red Lotus




About R.J. Sullivan:
Best known for his ghost story thrillers, Commanding the Red Lotus is R.J.Sullivan’s fifth book and his first release in the genre he most adores.

R.J.’s critically acclaimed, loosely connected ghost story trilogy and his short story collection are all available in paperback and ebook though Seventh Star Press. 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. Learn more at rjsullivanfiction.com




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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

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“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 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

Series Spotlight on R.J. Sullivan’s Adventures of Blue Shaefer and eBook Offer!

Today we are bringing the Series Spotlight to R.J. Sullivan’s Adventures of Blue Shaefer, a paranormal and urban fantasy adventure including the novels Haunting Blue and Virtual Blue! Today’s spotlight features a 99 cent eBook special on the first book of the series, Haunting Blue at Amazon.com, Nook, and Kobo. We invite to read the review quotes and synopsis of Haunting Blue and Virtual Blue below!.

If you have not done so already, pick up Haunting Blue today on eBook for just 99 cents on the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo platforms, and begin your journey with Blue!

Here is what others have had to say about Haunting Blue!
“This character is so intriguing. Sullivan has done a fantastic job of making a character that I would love to see continue in many more books.” – Bees Knees Book Blog Review

“Solid storytelling, clear and evocative prose, and compelling characters make this a memorable read, one I very much enjoyed.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“Always lively and entertaining, I recommend it, particularly for the young adult audience. Of course, I’m not young adult; I just enjoy good stories that are well executed. Nicely done.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“If you’re looking for an unpredictable, interesting read with a lot of unexpected twists and turns, you’ll enjoy Haunting Blue a lot.” – Amazon.com Reader Review
Synopsis: Punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing–not even murder–to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

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Here is what others have had to say about Virtual Blue!

“If you’re into supernatural fantasy, pick up this Tron-meets-Buffy adventure today. Though it would be better read with Haunting Blue, it should stand on its own just as well.” – Amazon.com Reader Review


“For someone who is a gamer as well as into the supernatural and slightly “to the left” young adults this is everything rolled into one. I have to say, it is a sequel to Haunting Blue, but it is a great book on its own as well.” – Amazon.com Reader Review

“Blue is a strong female character that goes head to head with the demoness. I did not expect the ending, and really want to read the rest of the books in the series.” – Deal Sharing Aunt Book Blog Review

“Virtual Blue is just plain gripping, exciting, fun. Enjoy, and watch out for more.” – Sheila Deeth Book Blog Review

Synopsis: Did you ever wish you could escape to a virtual world? What if you could…but then couldn’t get out?

Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse.

The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.

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About R.J.:  R. J. Sullivan’s paranormal thriller series starts with Haunting Blue, a literal ghostly roller coaster ride and the first chapter in the adventures of punk girl “Blue” Shaefer. The second book, Haunting Obsession, introduces readers to Maxine Marie, the iconic ghost from Hollywood’s golden age, and the agent Rebecca Burton, mysterious investigator of the supernatural. Virtual Blue continues Blue’s story and pairs her with Rebecca Burton. Rebecca also appears in the “Seventh Star Single” Backstage Pass.

R. J.’s popular short story “Robot Vampire” is featured in the acclaimed Seventh Star anthology Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus 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

New R.J. Sullivan Trailer Released for Haunting Blue!

RJ Sullivan has released a new video trailer for Haunting Blue, the first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer! View the trailer below and be sure to share with the paranormal and urban fantasy readers you know!

Pick up Haunting Blue today!

Haunting Blue for Kindle!

Haunting Blue for Nook!

Synopsis of Haunting Blue: Punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing–not even murder–to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

Haunting Blue is Book One of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer.

About the Author: Haunting Blue is the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer. This is the 2014 revised edition by Seventh Star Press. Seventh Star also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale. R.J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith: Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes.

R.J. resides in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks coffee from a Little Mermaid mug and is man enough to admit it. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Cover Reveal for RJ Sullivan’s Haunting Blue! New Bonnie Wasson Art!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson for R.J. Sullivan’s paranormal/urban fantasy adventure Haunting Blue!

Originally released in 2010, the Seventh Star Press edition of Haunting Blue will be released in eBook format next Thursday, May 29, with the softcover version to be available the following week. The new edition, edited by Amanda DeBoard, also features new interior illustrations from Bonnie Wasson.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson

The first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer, Haunting Blue introduces readers to the title character, punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer. As the book unfolds, Blue is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing–not even murder–to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson

Haunting Blue is followed by Virtual Blue, released by Seventh Star Press in August of 2013.

For further information on Haunting Blue, Virtual Blue, and other adventures of Blue Shaefer, please visit the author’s site at www.rjsullivanfiction.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com

About the Author: 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 released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, in 2012 and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale, in 2013.

R. J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages.

R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana.He drinks from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it. Check in to www.rjsullivanfiction.com regularly to learn the latest about R. J. Sullivan.

Cover Reveal of R.J. Sullivan’s Virtual Blue, Artwork by Bonnie Wasson!

Today SSP proudly unveils the new cover art by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for R.J. Sullivan’s latest novel Virtual Blue, the second adventure of Blue Shaefer!

Virtual Blue will be available Friday, August30th in eBook formats such as Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo and will be available in print next week.  The release will also feature interior illustrations by Bonnie Wasson

 

Virtual Blue Synopsis: Did you ever wish you could escape to a virtual world?
What if you could…but then couldn’t get out?

 

Two years after her deadly clash with a vengeful ghost, Fiona “Blue” Shaefer still can’t shake off the trauma of that night. Moving to New York with her father didn’t help. Neither did absorbing herself in her college classes. Not even her poetry provided the solace it once did. She convinces herself that ending her relationship with Eugene “Chip” Farren, her long-distance boyfriend and final tie to the horrors of that night, might bring the closure she needs. Blue travels to Bloomington to break the news to Chip in person, but her timing couldn’t be any worse.
The Sisters of Baalina, vengeful cultists who practice a new form of “techno-magic,” have targeted Chip’s multi-player videogame as the perfect environment to cast a dangerous spell to free a demoness from the very pits of hell. In the process, their plan may trap Blue in a prison of the mind with no locks, no bars, and no escape.
About R.J. Sullivan: Virtual Blue is the second novel in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer and R.J. Sullivan’s third paranormal thriller. Seventh Star Press will produce a new, authorized edition of the first book, Haunting Blue, later this year.

 

R. J.’s short stories have been featured in  Vampires Don’t Sparkle, edited by Michael West, and Dark Faith: Invocations. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages. R.J. and his family reside in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. www.rjsullivanfiction.com
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington, Kentucky.
For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com

Haunting Obsession Free on Amazon Kindle Monday Through Wednesday!

Monday through Wednesday, September 17-19, Haunting Obsession will be absolutely free on Amazon Kindle!

We invite you to try R.J. Sullivan’s new novella out, which also contains cover art and illustrations from the award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson.

Spread the word!  Tweet, post, and pass the link along, as nothing beats free!

To download your copy, use this direct link:

http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Obsession-ebook/dp/B008Y2SVS4