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SSP Proudly Reveals Cover Art and Release Information for Selah Janel’s Olde School!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Jason C. Conley for Selah Janel's Olde School, Book One of the cross-genre series The Kingdom City Chronicles!
Olde School introduces you to Kingdom City, which has moved into the modern era. Run by a lord mayor and city council (though still under the influence of the High King of The Land), it proudly embraces a blend of progress and tradition. Trolls, ogres, and other Folk walk the streets with humans, but are more likely to be entrepreneurs than cause trouble. Princesses still want to be rescued, but they now frequent online dating services to encourage lords, royals, and politicians to win their favor. The old stories are around, but everyone knows they’re just fodder for the next movie franchise. Everyone knows there’s no such thing as magic. It's all old superstition and harmless tradition.
Illustration by Jason C. Conley for Selah Janel's Olde School
Bookish, timid, and more likely to carry a laptop than a weapon, Paddlelump Stonemonger is quickly coming to wish he'd never put a toll bridge over Crescent Ravine. While his success has brought him lots of gold, it's also brought him unwanted attention from the Lord Mayor. Adding to his frustration, Padd’s oldest friends give him a hard time when his new maid seems inept at best and conniving at worst. When a shepherd warns Paddlelump of strange noises coming from Thadd Forest, he doesn't think much of it. Unfortunately for him, the history of his land goes back further than anyone can imagine. Before long he'll realize that he should have paid attention to the old tales and carried a club.
Darkness threatens to overwhelm not only Paddlelump, but the entire realm. With a little luck, a strange bird, a feisty waitress, and some sturdy friends, maybe, just maybe, Padd will survive to eat another meal at Trip Trap's diner. It's enough to make the troll want to crawl under his bridge, if he can manage to keep it out of the clutches of greedy politicians.
Illustration by Jason C. Conley for Selah Janel's Olde School
Olde School will be released in eBook formats, including for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore tomorrow, with trade paperback to be available next week! For further information on Selah Janel, Olde School, or the Kingdom City Chronicles, please visit her site at www.selahjanel.wordpress.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com  
About Selah: Selah Janel has been blessed with a giant imagination and a love of story since she was little and convinced that fairies lived in the nearby state park or vampires hid in the abandoned barns outside of town. Learning to read and being encouraged by those around her only made things worse. Her work ranges from e-books to traditional print, and she prefers to write every genre at once rather than choose just one. The stories Holly and Ivy, The Other Man, and Mooner are available online through Mocha Memoirs Press. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, The Big Bad: an Anthology of Evil, Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery, The Grotesquerie, and the short story collection Lost in the Shadows, co-written with S.H. Roddey. She likes her music to rock, her vampires lethal, her fairies to play mind games, and her princesses to have adventures and hold their own.
Catch up with her thoughts and projects at www.selahjanel.wordpress.com

Full List of Authors for Both Thunder on the Battlefield Volumes!

In the build-up to Thursday's eBook release of Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword and Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery, edited by James R. Tuck, we wanted to share the full list of story titles and authors for the two volumes. The authors and titles are presented in the order in which they appear on the books:
Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword
G. Jerome Henson: “THE HORDE”
Jay Requard: “PAPER DEMONS”
Marcella Burnard “EMISSARY”
David J. West: “THE DOGS OF WAR”
Alexis A. Hunter: “THE RED HAND”
Loriane Parker: “THIEF OF SOULS”
W. E. Wertenberger: “THE GNAWED BONE”
Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery
Jeffe Kennedy: “NEGOTIATION”
Alex Hughes: “THE FOURTH RULE”
Steve Grassie: “MARK OF THE WARRIOR”
S.H. Roddey “BLACK ICE”
Steven S. Long: “THE TWO FIRES”
Mark Taverna “DARK GENESIS”
Steven L. Shrewsbury “WHORE OF JERICHO”

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