Vine: An Urban Legend by Michael Williams Is Now Available in Print and eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the reissue of Vine: An Urban Legend from Michael Williams is now available in print and all eBook formats!  The novel is part of his visionary, mythic fiction City Quartet!

Pick up a copy of Vine: An Urban Legend today using the links below!

eBook Formats

Kindle
Nook
Kobo
iTunes

Print Formats

Amazon
Barnes and Noble

The City Quartet is a group of mythic fiction titles that are interrelated but can be read as stand-alone novels.  They include Dominic’s GhostsVine: An Urban Legend, Trajan’s Arch, and Tattered MenVine is scheduled for reissue on September 28th in print and eBook formats, with Trajan’s Arch to follow in December, concluding with Tattered Men in early 2019.

Synopsis of Vine: An Urban Legend: Amateur theatre director Stephen Thorne plots a sensational production of a Greek tragedy in order to ruffle feathers in the small city where he lives. Accompanied by an eccentric and fly-by-night cast and crew, he prepares for opening night, unaware that as he unleashes the play, he has drawn the attention of ancient and powerful forces.

Michael Williams’ VINE: AN URBAN LEGEND weds Greek Tragedy and urban legend with dangerous intoxication, as the drama rushes to its dark and inevitable conclusion.

 

About Michael Williams: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. In Trajan’s Arch, his eleventh novel, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and the recently published Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry.

Trajan’s Arch and Vine are two of the books in Williams’s highly anticipated City Quartet, to be joined in 2018 by Dominic’s Ghosts and Tattered Men.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the he Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons.

Cover Reveal for Vine: An Urban Legend by Michael Williams! Kindle Pre-Order Window Open!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the reissue of Vine: An Urban Legend from Michael Williams!  The novel is part of his visionary, mythic fiction City Quartet! A pre-order window has been opened up for the Kindle version. Vine: An Urban Legend will be available in print and eBook formats on September 28th!

 

Pre-order the Kindle version today for just $4.99 using the link below!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

 

The City Quartet is a group of mythic fiction titles that are interrelated but can be read as stand-alone novels.  They include Dominic’s GhostsVine: An Urban Legend, Trajan’s Arch, and Tattered MenVine is scheduled for reissue on September 28th in print and eBook formats, with Trajan’s Arch to follow in December, concluding with Tattered Men in early 2019.

Synopsis of Vine: An Urban Legend: Amateur theatre director Stephen Thorne plots a sensational production of a Greek tragedy in order to ruffle feathers in the small city where he lives. Accompanied by an eccentric and fly-by-night cast and crew, he prepares for opening night, unaware that as he unleashes the play, he has drawn the attention of ancient and powerful forces.

Michael Williams’ VINE: AN URBAN LEGEND weds Greek Tragedy and urban legend with dangerous intoxication, as the drama rushes to its dark and inevitable conclusion.

 

About Michael Williams: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. In Trajan’s Arch, his eleventh novel, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and the recently published Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry.

Trajan’s Arch and Vine are two of the books in Williams’s highly anticipated City Quartet, to be joined in 2018 by Dominic’s Ghosts and Tattered Men.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the he Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons.

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot World Premiere Date Announced

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce that the world premiere of Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart, will take place September 20th at the historic Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky at 7pm!

Starring Brock O’Hurn and Sol Geirsdottir, Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart was shot on location in Kentucky in the summer of 2017. It features an original story line by writer/director Stephen Zimmer and Seventh Star Studios is looking to develop a full season of episodes.

Produced by Seventh Star Studios, in association with Frozen Creek Studios, Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart showcases a powerful cast that includes John Wells, Silvio Wolf Busch, Lyon Beckwith, Dale Miller, Katie Stewart, Bishop Stevens, Scott Nova, James Tackett, Erik Kyr, Nathan Day, Vincent Bingham, and many more great talents.

A limited number of screenings will be scheduled while a full series is developed with potential networks/channels.

Advance tickets for the September 20th premiere will go on sale soon.

To follow upcoming news about this project, please visit www.raydenvalkyrie.com

 

Dominic’s Ghosts, the Visionary New Mythic Fiction Novel by Michael Williams, Available Today in eBook and Print!

Dominic’s Ghosts, the visionary new mythic fiction novel by Michael Williams, is available today in eBook and print from Seventh Star Press! The new release that is part of Michael’s City Quartet features cover art by Enggar Adirasa!

 

Pick up your copy of Dominic’s Ghosts at any of the following links:

eBook

Kindle

Nook

Kobo

iTunes

Smashwords

 

Print

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

 

The City Quartet is a group of mythic fiction titles that are interrelated but can be read as stand-alone novels.  They include the forthcoming Dominic’s Ghosts, as well as VineTrajan’s Arch, and Tattered Men.  Vine is scheduled for reissue on September 28th in print and eBook formats, with Trajan’s Arch to follow in December, concluding with Tattered Men in early 2019.

Synopsis of Dominic’s Ghosts: Dominic’s Ghosts is a mythic novel set in the contemporary Midwest. Returning to the home town of his missing father on a search for his own origins, Dominic Rackett is swept up in a murky conspiracy involving a suspicious scholar, a Himalayan legend, and subliminal clues from a silent film festival. As those around him fall prey to rising fear and shrill fanaticism, he follows the branching trails of cinema monsters and figures from a very real past, as phantoms invade the streets of his once-familiar city and one of them, glimpsed in distorted shadows of alleys and urban parks, begins to look uncannily familiar.

 

About Michael Williams: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. In Trajan’s Arch, his eleventh novel, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and the recently published Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry.

Trajan’s Arch and Vine are two of the books in Williams’s highly anticipated City Quartet, to be joined in 2018 by Dominic’s Ghosts and Tattered Men.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the he Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons.

 

The Sun’s Caress, the Latest Rayden Valkyrie Tale by Stephen Zimmer, Available in eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that The Sun’s Caress, the latest Rayden Valkyrie Tale by Stephen Zimmer, is available today in eBook formats! Direct links are below, and the price is just $1.99!

Pick up a copy in eBook format at any of the direct links below!

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Kobo Link

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A stand-alone novella, The Sun’s Caress is the third Rayden Valkyrie tale to be released, following Blood of a Queen in May of and Winds of War in July! Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic, inspiring heroine!

Synopsis of The Sun’s Caress: At the edge of the world, far to the east, Rayden has joined with a band of pirates led by Timiko, the young widow of a great warrior revered for showing compassion and generosity to the powerless toiling in the fields and villages on the islands of Yamatainu.

When word arrives that a raiding fleet is approaching under the command of the pirate Fujimara, a man known for extreme cruelty and barbarity, Timiko and Rayden know that the villages throughout their region are in great peril.

Though greatly outnumbered, Timiko’s fleet sets out against all odds to confront Fujimara’s raiders.

The Sun’s Caress is a stand-alone eBook novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.

About the Author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

Cover Reveal for The Sun’s Caress, A New Rayden Valkyrie eBook Novella by Stephen Zimmer!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Olivia Pro Design for The Sun’s Caress, a new Rayden Valkyrie eBook novella by Stephen Zimmer! A Kindle pre-order window is now open for The Sun’s Caress, which is set for release in all eBook formats on August 10th!

Pre-order the Kindle version of The Sun’s Caress for only $1.99 at the following link:

Kindle Pre-order Link

 

A stand-alone novella, The Sun’s Caress is the third Rayden Valkyrie tale to be released, following Blood of a Queen in May of and Winds of War in July!  Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic, inspiring heroine!

Synopsis of The Sun’s Caress: At the edge of the world, far to the east, Rayden has joined with a band of pirates led by Timiko, the young widow of a great warrior revered for showing compassion and generosity to the powerless toiling in the fields and villages on the islands of Yamatainu.

When word arrives that a raiding fleet is approaching under the command of the pirate Fujimara, a man known for extreme cruelty and barbarity, Timiko and Rayden know that the villages throughout their region are in great peril.

Though greatly outnumbered, Timiko’s fleet sets out against all odds to confront Fujimara’s raiders.

The Sun’s Caress is a stand-alone eBook novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales

About the Author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

Winds of War, a New Rayden Valkyrie Novella by Stephen Zimmer, Is Now Available in All eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Winds of War, a new Rayden Valkyrie novella by Stephen Zimmer, is now available in all eBook formats!

Pick up your copy of Winds of War for just $1.99 at any of the following links!

 

Kindle

Nook

Kobo

iTunes

SmashWords

 

A stand-alone novella, Winds of War is the second Rayden Valkyrie tale to be released, following Blood of a Queen in May of 2018!  Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic, inspiring heroine!

Synopsis of Winds of War: The winds of war are stirring.

The kings of Thrakkia and Samosia quarrel with each other as a wave of invaders from a powerful empire crashes upon the shores of the nearby Kingdom of Pargemon.

Having finished a harrowing mission aiding the Thrakkians deep in their mountains, Rayden Valkyrie understands the looming, perilous threat from the Astrian Empire. Without unity, none of the Griacan kingdoms stand a chance against the much larger invasion that Rayden knows will follow the conquest of Pargemon.

With time dwindling fast and the kings set on a course to weaken each other in battle, Rayden undertakes a bold mission. The fate of many lands hangs in the balance

Winds of War is a stand-alone novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.

 

About the Author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

Dream of the Navigator, the New YA Novel by Stephen Zimmer, Now Available in Print and eBook Formats!

Dream of the Navigator, the new YA novel from award-winning author Stephen Zimmer that begins the Faraway Saga, is now available in print and eBook formats!

Pick up your copy today at any of the following links!

Direct eBook Links

Kindle

Nook

Kobo

iTunes

SmashWords

 

Direct Print Links

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

 

Dream of the Navigator is a Young Adult, Dystopian/Cross-Genre novel that is the beginning of the Faraway Saga!  It is a story an series about the ultimate battle for freedom; the freedom of the  individual.  Stephen Zimmer has described Dream of the Navigator as “1984 and Brave New World meets Narnia.”  The editor for the new book was Scott M. Sandridge and the cover art was created by Enggar Adirasa.

About Dream of the Navigator:

1984 and Brave New World meets Narnia

Cities have been replaced by technates. It is a world of soaring apartments, hundreds of stories high, where technology measures, monitors and rations to meet the needs of the greater populace. It is a world of drones, in the air and on the ground, and advanced robotic beings who carry out much of the harder labor, security, and even pleasure assignments.

Those discontent, or who resist, are taken to Rehabilitation Centers, established after the embrace of the Greater Good Doctrine.

For most, virtual realms, substances, and entertainment provide escapes, but for Haven, Cayden, Jaelynn, and Salvador, growing up in Technate 6 is a restless existence.

A hunger for something more gnaws inside each of them. Discoveries await that open the gates to transcend time and space, and even new planes of existence. Nothing in their universe, or others, is impossible to explore.

What was once reality, now seems like an illusion in a deepening experience.

Begin the journey to Faraway, in Dream of the Navigator, the first book of the Faraway Saga!

 

About Stephen Zimmer: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

Cover Reveal for Dominic’s Ghosts, the New Novel by Michael Williams! Kindle Pre-Order Window Open!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for Dominic’s Ghosts, the new novel from Michael Williams that is part of his visionary, mythic fiction City Quartet! A pre-order window has been opened up for the Kindle version. Dominic’s Ghosts will be available in print and eBook formats on August 17th!

Pre-order the Kindle version today for just $4.99 using the link below!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

 

The City Quartet is a group of mythic fiction titles that are interrelated but can be read as stand-alone novels.  They include the forthcoming Dominic’s Ghosts, as well as Vine, Trajan’s Arch, and Tattered MenVine is scheduled for reissue on September 28th in print and eBook formats, with Trajan’s Arch to follow in December, concluding with Tattered Men in early 2019.

Synopsis of Dominic’s Ghosts: Dominic’s Ghosts is a mythic novel set in the contemporary Midwest. Returning to the home town of his missing father on a search for his own origins, Dominic Rackett is swept up in a murky conspiracy involving a suspicious scholar, a Himalayan legend, and subliminal clues from a silent film festival. As those around him fall prey to rising fear and shrill fanaticism, he follows the branching trails of cinema monsters and figures from a very real past, as phantoms invade the streets of his once-familiar city and one of them, glimpsed in distorted shadows of alleys and urban parks, begins to look uncannily familiar.

 

About Michael Williams: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. In Trajan’s Arch, his eleventh novel, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and the recently published Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry.

Trajan’s Arch and Vine are two of the books in Williams’s highly anticipated City Quartet, to be joined in 2018 by Dominic’s Ghosts and Tattered Men.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the he Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons.

Cover Art Reveal and Pre-Orders for Winds of War, a New Rayden Valkyrie Novella from Stephen Zimmer

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Olivia Pro Design for Winds of War, a new Rayden Valkyrie eBook novella from award-winning author Stephen Zimmer! Winds of War is scheduled for release on Friday, July 6th, in all eBook formats, and a Kindle pre-order window is open now for just $1.99!

Pre-Order the Kindle version now for just $1.99 at the following link!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

 

A stand-alone novella, Winds of War is the second Rayden Valkyrie tale to be released, following Blood of a Queen in May of 2018!  Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic, inspiring heroine!

Synopsis of Winds of War: The winds of war are stirring.

The kings of Thrakkia and Samosia quarrel with each other as a wave of invaders from a powerful empire crashes upon the shores of the nearby Kingdom of Pargemon.

Having finished a harrowing mission aiding the Thrakkians deep in their mountains, Rayden Valkyrie understands the looming, perilous threat from the Astrian Empire. Without unity, none of the Griacan kingdoms stand a chance against the much larger invasion that Rayden knows will follow the conquest of Pargemon.

With time dwindling fast and the kings set on a course to weaken each other in battle, Rayden undertakes a bold mission. The fate of many lands hangs in the balance

Winds of War is a stand-alone novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.

 

About the Author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7