Tybee Island H-Bomb, the Debut Thriller From Michael Houtchen, is Now Available in Print and eBook formats!

Seventh StarShadow is proud to announce that Tybee Island H-Bomb, the debut thriller from Michael Houtchen, is now available in print and eBook formats!

Get your copy of Tybee Island H-Bomb at the following direct links!

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In addition to being Michael’s debut novel, Tybee Island H-Bomb is the first of an exciting new series of thrillers!

Synopsis of Tybee Island H-Bomb: The government lost a hydrogen bomb around Tybee Island, Georgia, in 1958, or is that an old wives’ tale?

If it is only a tale, then why are three young men trying to find it, in hopes of selling it to make a dirty bomb?

Before the week is out, six friends from Kentucky will get caught up in kidnapping, murder, and treason, while trying to save one of their own and perhaps the citizens of Tybee Island and Savannah, Georgia.

About Michael Houtchen:

Kentucky has always been my home. I was born in Owensboro and raised in Daviess County. Life was simple back then. I grew up with outhouses, hand-pumps, and coal stoves. If you wanted hot water, you heated it on the stove. Both of my parents have passed on. I have a half-brother, Danny, but most of our younger lives he lived with his father, so we didn’t get to see each other often. Looking back, sadly, it was like being an only child. My closest friends were the cows, chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, geese, ducks, and horses my dad kept on our small farm. I hope I didn’t leave anyone out. Farm animals can be so jealous. Our grocery store – mason jars of mom’s canned vegetables and the occasional trip into town to the IGA.

My dad was a woodsman. You could give him a shotgun, a box of shells and a book of matches, and he could disappear into the forest for weeks. I used to hunt with him, but I was never the woodsman. I can’t tell you how many deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and ground hogs I’ve eaten.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have five kids (three boys and two girls) and eight grandchildren (five boys and three girls). All but one son live here in town. You should see Christmas day at our house.

I’ve had several jobs during my lifetime. When I was thirteen, I had a summer job. I was a soda-jerk at the Utica Junior High School playground. The school is now defunct. It is not my fault the school went defunct. As an adult, I started out as a janitor. Loved the work, but not the pay. Mapping came next. In other words, I was a draftsman who created maps from surveys. I did that for over twenty years. Mapping fulltime and going to Brescia College (It’s now a University) at night, I got a BS in Computer Science. Career change. I was a Computer Analyst for over twenty years.

There came a day when I realized I was the dinosaur of Computer Science. Technology had passed me by. So, I up and retired. That was in 2014, and I haven’t missed working a day. Truth be known, I do miss the people I worked with. Notice, I’ve said nothing about writing. I could tell you a pretty good story, but putting it on paper was another thing. Stephanie, my wife, asked, “And why not?” I had no answer.

I should keep this short, so, I will tease you with two important events that happened in my life; two events that I haven’t already discussed. When we meet each other, don’t hesitate to ask me about them.

Monday, September 6, 1965, was a Labor Day, and I was out of school. On that day, I came in contact with a high voltage powerline. Seven thousand two hundred volts entered my hand and exited my head and my feet.

That’s not a typo. It was seven thousand two hundred volts. I was given up for dead for three days. There is a “rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say. Ask me about it when we meet.

The second event: September 17, 2017, I was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. It keeps me busy these days. If you’re not sure what a Permanent Deacon does, Goggle “Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church.”

There you have it. My life story summed up in 1000 words or less. It sounds like a writing contest doesn’t it. There’s so much I left out. I could tell you about riding the rails, or the time I hung myself. But, those will have to wait until we meet.

Michael West’s Bestselling Horror Novel Cinema of Shadows Now Available in Audio Book Format!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce our very first audio book release, the bestselling horror novel Cinema of Shadows by award-winning author Michael West!

Narrated by Nila Brereton Hagood, this new audio book version brings the story to life in a way that readers will definitely want to experience again and again!

Get the audio book version of Cinema of Shadows today at Audible.com using the link below!

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Synopsis of Cinema of Shadows:

Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business…and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana’s most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight…until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

Cinema of Shadows is one of the growing Harmony, Indiana collection of horror tales from Michael West that also includes Spook House and The Wide Game.

Trajan’s Arch by Michael Williams Available Today in Print and eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Trajan’s Arch, by Michael Williams, is now available in print and eBook formats! An atmospheric journey into magical realism and mythic fiction, the stand-alone novel is a part of Michael’s visionary City Quartet!

Pick up the eBook version of Trajan’s Arch for just $4.99 using the links below!

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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 Ghosts, Vine: An Urban Legend, Trajan’s Arch, and the forthcoming Tattered Men.

Synopsis of Trajan’s Arch:

Gabriel Rackett stands at the threshold of middle age. He lives north of Chicago and teaches at a small community college. He has written one novel and has no prospects of writing another, his powers stagnated by drink and loss. Into his possession comes a manuscript, written by a childhood friend and neighbor, which ignites his memory and takes him back to his mysterious mentor and the ghosts that haunted his own coming of age. Now, at the ebb of his resources, Gabriel returns to his old haunts through a series of fantastic stories spilling dangerously off the page–tales that will preoccupy and pursue him back to their dark and secret sources.

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.

Pick up the two other available books in Michael Williams’ City Quartet!

Dominic’s Ghosts

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Vine: An Urban Legend

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New Video Trailer for Upcoming AudioBook Version of R.J. Sullivan’s Haunting Obsession!

An announcement and a great video trailer celebrating the adaptation of R.J. Sullivan’s paranormal thriller Haunting Obsession to audiobook can be fond at the link below! The newly-released video trailer includes a sample from narrator Danielle Muething’s audition!

The release of the Haunting Obsession audiobook is projected for mid-summer following completion of production.

https://rjsullivanfiction.com/2019/05/06/ho-audiobookpreview/

Cover Reveal for Trajan’s Arch by Michael Williams and Opening of Pre-orders!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the reissue of Trajan’s Arch 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 and Nook versions. Trajan’s Arch will be available in print and eBook formats on June 12th!

Pre-order the Kindle or Nook version today for just $4.99 using the links below!

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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 LegendTrajan’s Arch, and the forthcoming Tattered Men.

Synopsis of Trajan’s Arch:

Gabriel Rackett stands at the threshold of middle age. He lives north of Chicago and teaches at a small community college. He has written one novel and has no prospects of writing another, his powers stagnated by drink and loss. Into his possession comes a manuscript, written by a childhood friend and neighbor, which ignites his memory and takes him back to his mysterious mentor and the ghosts that haunted his own coming of age. Now, at the ebb of his resources, Gabriel returns to his old haunts through a series of fantastic stories spilling dangerously off the page–tales that will preoccupy and pursue him back to their dark and secret sources.

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.

Pick up the two other available books in the City Quartet!

Dominic’s Ghosts

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Kindle

Nook

Kobo

iTunes

Smashwords

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Amazon.com

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Vine: An Urban Legend

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Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Links Open for Prowling the Darkness, a New Rayden Valkyrie Tale!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Olivia Pro Design for Prowling the Darkness, a new Rayden Valkyrie eBook novella by Stephen Zimmer! Kindle and Nook pre-order windows are now open for Prowling the Darkness, which will be released in all eBook formats on Friday, May 10th!

Preorder the Kindle or Nook version of Prowling the Darkness at the following link for just $1.99!  Delivered automatically to your reading devices on May 10th!

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A stand-alone novella, Prowling the Darkness is the fifth Rayden Valkyrie tale to be released, following Blood of a Queen,Winds of WarThe Sun’s Caress, and Across Desert Plains! Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic, inspiring heroine!

Synopsis of Prowling the Darkness:

Dark rumors and whisperings of unholy sorcery bring Rayden Valkyrie to the remote city of Sereth-Naga.

There she finds a populace cowering in fear of the city’s ruthless, mysterious rulers, who remain behind the high walls of their citadel.

An even greater mystery surrounds the city. 

Something is prowling the darkness. 

Something that has kept the enigmatic rulers for centuries from escaping Sereth-Naga to spread their wickedness to other lands.  

Prowling the Darkness is a stand-alone novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.

Pick up other Rayden Valkyrie Tales today at the following links!

Blood of a Queen

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Winds of War

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The Sun’s Caress

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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

Author Stephen Zimmer Featured in Latest Episode of The Blurb TV

Author Stephen Zimmer was featured in the latest episode of The Blurb TV, a YouTube channel hosted by Glenn Porzig that spotlights authors and explores one of their novels..

The episode spotlighted Stephen’s recent YA/Dystopian novel Dream of the Navigator, Book One of the Faraway Saga. See the full interview right here:

Daniel Dark Wins Poison Cup Award for His Novel Knife’s Tell

Seventh Star Press would like to congratulate Daniel Dark on winning the Poison Cup Award given by the Crime Masters of America for his debut novel Knife’s Tell!

If you like Jack the Ripper tales, the Victorian Era, and are a reader who enjoys a blend of thriller, horror, suspense, and erotic elements, be sure to get a copy yourself and join the growing numbers of readers entering the realms of Daniel Dark!

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Knifes-Tell-Daniel-Dark-ebook/dp/B075RMJ4BJ/

Tears in the Snow, the New Ragnar Stormbringer Tale from Stephen Zimmer, Now Available in eBook!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Tears in the Snow, a new Ragnar Stormbringer eBook novella by Stephen Zimmer, is now available! One of the first releases in the fantasy genre of 2019!

Pick up a copy now for just $1.99 at any of the following links!

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A stand-alone novella, Tears in the Snow is the fourth Ragnar Stormbringer tale to be released, following Depths of Night, When the Cold Breathes, and Altar of Gods!  Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic hero!

Synopsis of Tears in the Snow:

Howling winds carry promises of doom across the far north where a jarl’s people are falling prey to a horrific plight.

Chilling tales describing hordes of ravenous wolves falling upon homesteads and slaughtering every living thing, including men, women, children, and livestock, are not the worst of it. Rumors and sightings speak of a greater intelligence guiding the terrifying onslaught.

With his great war axe Raven Caller in hand, Ragnar Stormbringer and a small band of mercenaries are among the few willing to tread into the perilous lands.

Using wit, courage, and strength, Ragnar will soon discover that tears in the snow are the seeds of dark, powerful mysteries waiting to be unraveled.

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 and Announcement for Tears in the Snow, the New Ragnar Stormbringer Tale by Stephen Zimmer!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Olivia Pro Design for Tears in the Snow, a new Ragnar Stormbringer eBook novella by Stephen Zimmer! This special, surprise release will be available on New Year’s Day 2019 in all eBook formats!


A stand-alone novella, Tears in the Snow is the fourth Ragnar Stormbringer tale to be released, following Depths of Night, When the Cold Breathes, and Altar of Gods!  Fans of dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and action-driven fiction will love this latest tale featuring an iconic hero!

Synopsis of Tears in the Snow:

Howling winds carry promises of doom across the far north where a jarl’s people are falling prey to a horrific plight.

Chilling tales describing hordes of ravenous wolves falling upon homesteads and slaughtering every living thing, including men, women, children, and livestock, are not the worst of it. Rumors and sightings speak of a greater intelligence guiding the terrifying onslaught.

With his great war axe Raven Caller in hand, Ragnar Stormbringer and a small band of mercenaries are among the few willing to tread into the perilous lands.

Using wit, courage, and strength, Ragnar will soon discover that tears in the snow are the seeds of dark, powerful mysteries waiting to be unraveled.

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