Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the new cover art and illustrations for Redheart, Book One of the Leland Dragon Series, from Mary Shelley Award winning author Jackie Gamber.
The cover art and interior illustrations were created by Matthew Perry, who has done illustration and cover art work for other Seventh Star Press authors such as Steven Shrewsbury and Stephen Zimmer. Three brand new, full page illustrations were created for Redheart, two of which are featured in the regular edition of the novel, and one that was created especially for the limited hardcover edition.
(Kallon and Riza Illustration, by Matthew Perry)
(Fordon Blackclaw Illustratoin, by Matthew Perry)
The Pre-Ordering window is now open for Redheart, for both the softcover edition and a special, limited edition hardcover (only 75 will be issued).
The softcover pre-orders are just $15.95, and include a set of 4 5X7 prints, 2 bookmarks, and one circular magnet.
The Limited Edition Hardcovers are just $35.95, and that also includes a full-size poster of the Kallon Redheart illustration (14X20), a set of 4 5X7 prints, bookmarks, and a set of 4 Redheart circular magnets featuring images from the illustrations. Click here to visit the Seventh Star Press Online store to reserve a copy today.
Below is the text of the full press release, including a synopsis:
For Immediate Release
March 9, 2011
Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art and illustrations to Redheart, Book One of the Leland Dragon Series, from Mary Shelley Award winning author Jackie Gamber.
The first installment of the exciting new YA fantasy series is slated for release on April 19th. The cover art and illustrations were created by Matthew Perry, whose artwork appears on the covers and interiors of other Seventh Star Press authors such as Steven Shrewsbury and Stephen Zimmer.
A pre-ordering window is now open for readers interested in a limited edition hardcover of Redheart, which features an illustration created especially for that version. There is also a pre-order offer for the regular trade paperback edition. Both of the pre-order offers include packages of bonus materials, ranging from 14X20 posters of one of the illustrations, to a set of four 5X7 glossy prints.
Redheart invites readers into the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.
As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.
A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.
Redheart will ultimately be available in trade paperback, hardcover, and a variety of eBook editions.
Sela, Book Two of the series, is targeted for a third quarter release in 2011, with Book Three scheduled for mid-2012 release in all of the aforementioned formats.
Updates and additional information can be obtained at the official site for Seventh Star Press, at www.seventhstarpress.com , or at the author's site at www.jackiegamber.com
Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
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