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Slash of Crimson and Other Tales, the Debut Release From Carl R. Moore, Available in Print and eBook Today!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Slash of Crimson and Other Tales, a great collection of horror, crime noir, and alt mythology that marks the debut release of Carl R. Moore, is available today in print and eBook formats! Edited by Margie Colton, the release will definitely thrill readers everywhere with the two novellas and six short stories included!

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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 the Author: 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

Bob Freeman’s New Horror Collection, First Born: Tales of the Liber Monstrorum, Available Today!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the new horror collection from Bob Freeman, First Born: Tales of the Liber Monstrorum, is available today in print and eBook formats! Accompanied with many original pieces of art from Bob and delving into tales of the occult and supernatural, First Born is a must-have for horror fans everywhere!

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Synopsis of First Born: From the arcane sorceries of "The Wickedest Man in the World" to the supernatural exploits of Occult Detective Landon Connors and the harrowing investigations of Agents Wolfe and Crowe, this collection of macabre tales of the black arts treads the dangerous landscape between this world and that populated by angels and demons, gods and devils, ghosts and spirits, and the legendary creatures of our darkest imaginings. First Born is the beginning of the journey into the Liber Monstrorum, the Chronicles of those Occult Detectives who are the last line of defense against those preternatural forces that threaten to destroy a world that refuses to believe that such things exist...   About Bob Freeman: Bob Freeman is an author, artist, and paranormal adventurer whose previous novels include Shadows Over Somerset and Keepers of the Dead. A lifelong student of mythology, folklore, magic, and religion, Freeman has written numerous short stories, articles, and reviews for various online and print publications and is a respected lecturer on the occult and paranormal phenomena. He lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. Mr. Freeman can be found online at OccultDetective.com

Irredeemable, Jason Sizemore’s new SF/Horror/DF Collection, Now Available on eBook!

Now available in eBook format!  Jason Sizemore's Irredeemable, a great new collection of science fiction, dark fantasy, and horror tales featuring a special introduction by Geoffrey Girard. Many people know of his amazing work as an editor with Apex Magazine that has garnered Jason no less than three Hugo Award nominations, but now everyone has the chance to discover for themselves the very talented and creative writer that he is in this wonderful collection of 18 tales. Pick Irredeemable up today in Kindle or Nook formats for $3.99.  Kobo, iBookstore, and other channels will be live shortly. Kindle Edition Nook Edition
Synopsis of Irredeemable: Flowing like mists and shadows through the Appalachian Mountains come 18 tales from the mind of Jason Sizemore. Weaving together elements of southern gothic, science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and much more, this diverse collection of short stories brings you an array of characters who must face accountability, responsibility, and, more ominously, retribution. Whether it is Jack Taylor readying for a macabre, terrifying night in “The Sleeping Quartet,” the Wayne brothers and mischief gone badly awry in “Pranks,” the title character in “The Dead and Metty Crawford,” or the church congregation and their welcoming of a special visitor in “Yellow Warblers,” Irredeemable introduces you to a range of ordinary people who come face to face with extraordinary situations. Whether the undead, aliens, ghosts, or killers of the yakuza, dangers of all kinds lurk within the darkness for those who dare tread upon its ground. Hop aboard and settle in, Irredeemable will take you on an unforgettable ride along a dark speculative fiction road.
About Jason: Jason Sizemore is a writer and editor who lives in Lexington, KY. He owns Apex Publications, an SF, fantasy, and horror small press, and has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine. Stay current with his latest news and ramblings via his Twitter feed handle @apexjason.

Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness Cover Reveal and Release Announcement!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the newest installment in the popular Southern Haunts Anthology series, Devils in the Darkness.  Featuring 20 tales of horror and dark fantasy, from editors Alexander S. Brown and Louise Myers, the eBook version of Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness will be released this Thursday, with print availability to follow next week!  The release also features 20 brand new interior illustrations from Robert K!
From the fiery abyss of the underworld comes 20 hellish tales from the south and southwest. Within these charred pages are stories that will introduce you to the many demons that stay hidden but are always nearby… 20 authors provide stories of possessed people, objects, houses, highways, and the devil’s favorite playground - the forest. Dare to meet Deidless, a demon who is a buyer of souls. Discover what kind of demons men can summon. Read of battles between good and evil. Learn of ancient artifacts and stones that crave sacrifice. Finally, become acquainted with legions of evil. Again, we invite you, sit back, dim the lights, and prepare yourself to meet the devils in the darkness.
Featured stories and authors in Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness:
The Demon of the Old Natchez Trace by J L Mulvihill
Battle for Vicksburg by Della West
Dediless by Linda DeLeon
What Goes Around by Herika Raymer
Dead End by C.G. Bush
Sorry Charlie by Angela Dalton Lucius
The Misconception about Demons by Phillip Drayer Duncan
The Blackberry Man by Diane Ward
The Devil’s Stone by Melodie Romeo
And There was Nothing Left but Ash by Miguel L. Viscarra
Barred for Life by Louise Myers
The Devil’s Doorway by Kalila Smith
What Demons Men Make by Windsong Levitch
Ancient Blood by Ethan Nahte
Let Demon Dogs Lie by Pamela K. Kinney
Jack in the Box by H. David Blalock
Dorm Rat by E. G. Glover
Beleth by Roman Merry
Are You Ready? by L R Barrett- Durham
Attachment by Alexander S. Brown
The eBook version for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore will be released on Thursday, with a trade paperback version next week.
For further information on Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness and the Southern Haunts Anthologies, please visit the series' Facebook Page at or www.seventhstarpress.com

Jason Sizemore’s Short Story Collection Irredeemable Announced!

For Immediate Release February 12, 2014 Seventh Star Press proudly announces the short story collection Irredeemable from Jason Sizemore.
Featuring twenty one tales of dark SF and horror, many of which have flavors of Appalachia, Irredeemable brings together a number of Jason's previously published stories and features two brand new ones. The book will be released in all eBook formats and trade paperback during the second week of April. The collection will also feature a cover from Polish artist Tomasz Trafial. "The stories in the collection address remorseless evil and how we react and adapt to such entities," Jason commented. "My Appalachia upbringing had a big impact on me, and I think that is reflected throughout the book." The April release will be followed by a special campaign to introduce readers to Irredeemable. "We are very excited to be entrusted with this special release," Seventh Star Press' Stephen Zimmer said. "Many people are well aware of Jason's exceptional talents as an editor and in the publishing realms. It will be truly wonderful to see readers discover what a gifted writer he is, as Irredeemable solidly testifies." Jason is a writer and editor living in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also the owner of Apex Publications, a highly acclaimed SF, fantasy, and horror small press. He has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine. As to why he brought "Irredeemable" to Seventh Star Press, he remarked. "I wanted to work with Seventh Star Press because I've long admired Stephen Zimmer. He's a savvy marketer, a wonderful person, and has a great enthusiasm for his authors and the small press." For more information on Jason, follow him on Twitter @apexjason, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jason.sizemore1. For further updates and news about Irredeemable, visit the Seventh Star Press site at www.seventhstarpress.com.

Michael West’s Skull Full of Kisses Availability and Links

  We wanted to provide a full list of links for the eBook versions of Skull Full of Kisses from Michael West!  We hope you enjoy this outstanding single-author collection! SFK_cover3 eBook Formats: Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Skull-Full-of-Kisses-ebook/dp/B00FIWDFPW Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/skull-full-of-kisses-michael-west/1103111608?ean=2940148774655 Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/skull-full-of-kisses-1 iBookstore https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/skull-full-of-kisses/id718162578?mt=11 eBook Pie https://ebookpie.com/ebooks/708660-skull-full-of-kisses    

Michael West’s Skull Full of Kisses Cover Reveal

For Immediate Release September 27, 2013 Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Matthew Perry for the reissue of Michael West's Skull Full of Kisses, a collection of short stories that horror fans are sure to enjoy!

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Featuring a forward by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Gary Braunbeck, Skull Full of Kisses includes a diverse range of tones and settings that display the horror virtuosity of Michael West.  The release also unites Skull Full of Kisses with Michael's other Seventh Star Press titles such as Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, and Poseidon's Children. "I am so pleased that this, my first short fiction collection, is now back in print.  Ten tales, including a lot of fan favorites such as 'Jiki,' my ode to Asian Horror; 'To Know How to See,' my first real stab at Sci-fi Horror; and 'Goodnight,' which was named Best Horror Short Story of 2005 in the annual P&E Readers Poll. Those stories hold special places in my heart as well, and I'm so happy that they are now available again to both new and faithful readers alike." Skull Full of Kisses will be released in eBook format on Monday, September 30th, with availability for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBookstore, and other types of eReaders, with the print version to follow 1 week later. For further information on Michael West and his releases, visit the author's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or www.seventhstarpress.com   Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

Cover Reveal for Stephen Zimmer’s Chronicles of Ave Volume 1!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Matthew Perry for Stephen Zimmer's Chronicles of Ave, Volume 1, a brand new collection of fantasy short stories set in the world of Ave that is the primary setting for his Fires in Eden Series.
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The new release features six tales, including the novella-length "Winter's Embrace".  It will be issued in eBook formats on Wednesday, September 4, with the print version to be released the following week.
 
The tales are stand-alone short stories that do not require familiarity with the Fires in Eden novels.  However, those who have read the novels will find their experience of the world of Ave broadened and deepened.
 
"These stories give me a chance to explore many things I am only able to briefly mention or reference in the Fires in Eden Series," Stephen explained.  "They also give me a chance to allow readers an introduction to areas of Ave that have not been portrayed in the novel series as of yet."
 
The stories exhibit a range of settings, styles, and characters displaying the diverse kinds of cultures and lands to be found in Ave.  Volume 1 features the following tales:
 
“Into Glory Ride” tells the story of a young Trogen Warrior who is called to go up against insurmountable odds when Elves raid his homeland.  The Trogens have only begun training winged steeds for combat, but time is of the essence and a choice has to be made by the young warrior.
 
In “A Touch of Serenity” a conscript laborer working on a massive wall constructed under the orders of the Divine Emperor begins to hear ghostly voices asking for help.  His response leads him on a journey that will test his courage, wisdom, and compassion.
 
In “Moonlight’s Grace” a young man goes to help his people when a Midragardan raid strikes Gael.  He seeks to prove his worth to the chieftain whose daughter he loves with all his heart.
 
The novella-length “Winter’s Embrace” follows a warrior-monk deep into dangerous woodlands in the heart of winter.  There he will find his faith tested in ways he never anticipated, when he must help a forest witch against an enigmatic, immortal being known as the Undying.
 
“Lion Heart” introduces the heroic Sigananda of the Amazu people, who must confront things that transcend the laws of the physical world when powerful Wizards threaten his homeland.
 
In “Land of Shadow”, a knight who is part of a band of Avanoran mercenaries discovers how perilous the mysterious Shadowlands are when they undertake a journey to locate a site to build a fortress.
 
More volumes are forthcoming.  For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com and for information on the author visit www.stephenzimmer.com
   
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cover Reveal of New Single-Author Collection of Sword and Sorcery Tales from Steven Shrewsbury!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Matthew Perry for the first of a new line of novella-sized single-author collections!  Steven Shrewsbury's Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul, Volume 1 features five exciting sword and sorcery tales spotlighting Gorias La Gaul, the heroic star of the novels Thrall and Overkill.  
Available Tuesday in eBook formats, and next week in print, this title will carry very affordable pricing.  In print, these titles will be in the range of 175-200 pages, and will be great additions to the collections of speculative fiction readers everywhere.  
Fans of Steven Shrewsbury will discover much more about Gorias La Gaul and the world he inhabits in these five stand-alone tales!  Get ready for some sword and sorcery garbed in blood and steel!
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Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul, Volume 1
Softcover: 978-1-937929-28-2
eBook: 978-1-937929-29-9
Book Description: Journey into the dangerous and exciting world of Gorias La Gaul in this collection of short stories from highly-acclaimed author Steven Shrewsbury! Volume One includes the tales “Day of Iniquity”, “Ashes of the All-Father”, “Author and Finisher of Our Flesh”, “Insurmountable”, and “Beginning of the Trail” (a prequel story leading into the events found in the novel Overkill).
Fans of authors such as Robert E. Howard are sure to love the adventures of Gorias La Gaul, as he battles all manner of adversaries wielding two blades fashioned from the wings of angels!
Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul is Sword and Sorcery as the genre was intended to be!
Other Gorias La Gaul novels available from Steven Shrewsbury:

Southern Haunts and Perfect Flaw Anthologies Available Today!

For Immediate Release March 20, 2013

Southern Haunts and Perfect Flaw Anthologies Now Available!

Seventh Star Press is proud to share the good news that two brand new anthologies, Southern Haunts: The Spirits That Walk Among Us, and Perfect Flaw, are now available in softcover, Kindle, and Nook formats! Southern Haunts: The Spirits That Walk Among Us is a wonderful new anthology from editors Alexander S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill featuring 16 tales of ghosts and the paranormal. The book also features 16 illustrations from Robert. K and cover art by Enggar Adirasa. The list of stories and authors are as follows: Windsong Levitch – “Interview for a Ghost Hunter” H. David Blalock – “An Eclipse Over Elmwood” Richard Parks – “Sydney’s Cotton” Jason Hughes – “Ghost Road” Herika R. Raymer – “Cal’s Cutoff” Diane Ward – “The Shack” Roland Mannn – “Haints” L.S. Nadler – “You Will Come to Meet Your Demise” M.R. Williamson – “Hell’s Gate” William R. Eakin – “Maddness” Roman Merry – “Wellspring” Kalila Smith – “The Bequest” Miguel L. Viscarra – “The Cleansing” J.L. Mulvihill – “Bath 10″ Angela Lucius – “Nightmares at Moccasin Bend” Alexander S. Brown – “The Top Floor” The ebook version is just $3.99 and the direct links for the Kindle, Kindle UK, and Nook links are here: Southern Haunts: Kindle Version Southern Haunts: Kindle UK Version Southern Haunts: Nook Version The link to the softcover version on Amazon.com is: Southern Haunts: The Spirits That Walk Among UsSoftcover version on Amazon.com The second brand new release, Perfect Flaw, from editor Robin Blankenship, will satisfy those with a hunger for the dystopian, with 17 tales included! The book features cover art by Enggar Adirasa. The list of stories and authors are as follows: Leslie J Anderson – “Michael’s Gate” Jason Campagna – “Hope Unknown” Frank Roger – “Cracks in the Concrete” Mandi M. Lynch “Under a Pomegranate Sky” Shaun Avery – “The Job Hunter” Cathy Bryant – “Cost Benefit Analysis” Carolyn M. Chang – “Smilers” SC Langgle – “The Bird Below Ground” Delphine Boswell – “Tomorrow’s Children” Tanith Korravai – “Your Comfort is Important to Us” DeeDee Davies – “The Ultimate Sale” Ellen Brock – “Useless” Herika R. Raymer – “Seventh Degree” H David Blalock – “Guardian” H.S. Donnelly – “First Head” Jay Faulkner – “System Error” Michael O’Connor – “The Choosing” The eBook version is just $3.99 and the links for the Kindle, Kindle UK, and Nook links are here. Perfect Flaw: Kindle Version Perfect Flaw: Kindle UK Version Perfect Flaw: Nook Version The link to the softcover version on Amazon.com is: Perfect Flaw- Softcover version on Amazon.com   For further information on Seventh Star Press, please visit 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