Seventh Star Press Announces New Speculative Fiction Romance Imprint, Seventh Starlight

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a brand new imprint, Seventh Starlight, which will feature paranormal and speculative fiction romance novellas, novels, and anthologies. The brand new imprint will issue releases in both digital and print formats.  The first titles will be released later this fall and a new website for Seventh Starlight will be unveiled soon.

The new logo for Seventh Starlight is below, created by David Rupp of Ninth Circle Designs:

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Spearheading the new imprint as the edtior for Seventh Starlight titles is Jessica Glanville. Jessica  holds an M.A. in English from Winthrop University and is a graduate of the SC Governor’s School of the Arts in creative writing.  She was a teaching assistant in composition in graduate school at Winthrop and taught composition and communications at York Technical College before becoming a published author.

Under various pseudonyms, she has published nine works of fiction, including a TV tie-in novel published by Berkley Books (Penguin Group), six historical paranormal romances published by Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster), one self-published short story collection, and a horror romance published by Purple Sword Publications.  Seventh Starlight represents her first post as an editor-in-chief.  She lives in Chester, South Carolina, with her husband, artist Justin Glanville.

Continuing the Seventh Star Press tradition of presenting titles featuring high quality artwork, Seventh Starlight titles will also feature illustrated covers. The artist selected for cover art on the new imprint is Anne Rosario. Anne is a self-taught Filipino visual artist specializing in both digital and traditional mediums.  Her style is a unique mix of the naturalistic and the whimsical, combining the elegance of fine art with the edgy grit of contemporary Manga. She has worked as a 2D artist in the game development industry since 2006, and has recently branched into creating illustrations and exhibiting her traditonal artworks in group exhibits.

She’s also a part of two local organizations, “Ang I.n.K” (Illustrador ng Kabataan – a group that promotes the rights and artworks of artists in children’s book illustration industry) and “Kasibulan” (Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan – a group composed of filipina artists in different fields and genres of visual, literary, and performing arts.)

Three exceptional authors will be spotlighted in the first wave of  releases from Seventh Starlight, Alexandra Christian, Crymsyn Hart and Siobhan Kinkade.

Alexandra “Lexxx” Christian

Alexandra “Lexxx” Christian’s work primarily involves paranormal erotic romance and horror. Lexxx is a native South Carolinian who has published several novels, novellas and short stories with Ellora’s Cave, Purple Sword Publications, Mocha Memoirs Press and most recently, Seventh Star Press.

Crymsyn Hart

Crymsyn Hart is a best-selling author who has written over eighty novels all falling in the paranormal romance, supernatural, dark fantasy erotic category.  Her latest is the Seventh Star Press release Death’s Dance, Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series. With a love of the macabre and a bit of a Goth, Crymsyn worked as a psychic medium while she went to college in Boston at one of the country’s oldest tearoom. She attended Emerson College and graduated with a degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing.

Siobhan Kinkade
Pronounced Shi-von, Siobhan Kinkade originally started out as a Dungeons & Dragons character. True story! She was an obnoxious little blonde-haired, violet-eyed half-elf rogue who had a bad habit of screaming at random and stealing things from her fellow travelers. She made the transition from fantasy RPG character to fantasy literary character in 2011. S.H. Roddey wrote a story out of her usual genre, and she decided she needed a pen name rather than confuse her audience. The romance is strong with this one. Some is sweet and some is spicy. It’s about half and half on the paranormal/contemporary fields, and all of it is quite good!
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Fans of romance and speculative fiction everywhere should look to the stars, as Seventh Starlight will be shining down upon the book world very soon!
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For further information on Seventh Star Press or Seventh Starlight, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com
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Seventh Star Press Announces Call for Entries on New Anthology Co-Edited by David J. Guyton and Stephen Zimmer

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2013

Seventh Star Press proudly announces a call for entries for Fires of Liberty (Volume One): A Speculative Fiction Celebration of Freedom, the first release of an exciting new anthology series that will be as inspiring as it is thought-provoking.

Co-edited by David J. Guyton and Stephen Zimmer, the anthology challenges authors to explore what freedom really means, and the unique value of the individual, within a speculative fiction environment.  Fires of Liberty is an invitation to exploration, celebration, and self-discovery.

The project welcomes stories of 2,000 to 10,000 words in size  from all corners of the speculative fiction world, including science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, alternate history, dystopian, and more.  Special consideration for inclusion is being given to stories that are prequels, or preludes, to an author’s existing or upcoming series.  Fires of Liberty is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release in trade paperback and eBook formats, and will feature cover art from one of SSP’s award-winning artists.

The themes of the anthology are very close to heart for both of the project’s editors, who are speculative fiction authors with ongoing series that explore the kinds of themes to be featured in Fires of Liberty.

David J. Guyton is a fantasy author and artist currently residing in the eastern United States.  He is known for his Legend of Reason series, a fantasy saga which currently features three titles, Mighty Hammer Down, Blood and Bronze, and Soul Under the Mountain.

Stephen Zimmer is an author and filmmaker residing in Lexington, Kentucky.  His work as an author includes the epic-scale, urban fantasy Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the Harvey and Solomon steampunk tales, and the forthcoming Hellscapes horror stories.

“David and I are really excited about Fires of Liberty,” Stephen remarked.  ”The themes are very important to both of us, and we are really looking forward to seeing some very inspiring and insightful stories brought to life as a result of this project.  The life of an author requires an independent streak, the pursuit of a dream, self-determination and self-motivation, so I am very confident that all kinds of writers will be able to connect and resonate with the themes featured in this anthology.”

The deadline for story submissions is June 1, 2013, and full information on the anthology project can be found at: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/submissions/

 

 

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