Thursday, June 30, 2011

Read an Excerpt and See an Illustration From Cinema of Shadows by Michael West

Read an excerpt from Cinema of Shadows, the new horror novel from Michael West!


http://www.bymichaelwest.com/cinema-of-shadows-a-preview-of-coming-attractions

Below is a look at one of the new Matthew Perry Illustrations for Cinema of Shadows.

Reserve one of the Limited Hardcover versions shipping out by August 1st! (only 75 will be issued!) Click here to go to the online store!

Monday, June 27, 2011

3rd Rising Dawn Saga Book's Cover Art, Title, and Limited Hardcover Pre-orders Revealed!




We are proud to announce The Seventh Throne, the third book in Stephen Zimmer's ambitious, epic-scale urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga.

To be released in the 2nd week of August, the book features a new collection of Matthew Perry Illustrations. A pre-order window is now open for a limited edition hardcover version of the book, at a great price (just $35.95 for one of 75 signed/numbered copies, with an array of collectibles included).

There is also a pre-order option for a softcover version, as well as special combo offers for those that need to catch up on all three titles at once, with both hardcover and softcover offerings available.

The official press release is below. If you would like to go to the online store directly to pre-order a copy (which will be shipped no later than August 16), please visit: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/documents/books.html



For Immediate Release
June 28, 2011
Stephen Zimmer's Third Rising Dawn Saga Book Unveiled With Limited Edition Hardcover Offer!



Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the title and brand new cover art for Stephen Zimmer's third Rising Dawn Saga novel: The Seventh Throne.

A bold, ambitious series that pushes the boundaries of urban fantasy, The Rising Dawn Saga has gained a steadily growing, very dedicated following since the debut of The Exodus Gate in spring of 2009. Showing the epic-scale possibilities of urban fantasy, the series draws heavily upon mythical and supernatural lore, weaving it into a modern day tale of a world tilting swiftly towards a dystopian nightmare.

Readers who have been journeying along in the Rising Dawn Saga will need to hold on to their seat, as a conflict of cosmic scope escalates rapidly. They will join the human soul Friedrich as he accompanies the powerful Avatar Enki into the depth of the Abyss, to discover the fate of Erishkegal, who crossed the Veil to spare a horde of outcast Nephilim ages ago. It is a quest that will take them to the brink of hell itself, but it is one that may hold astounding revelations.

Elsewhere, martial law is installed across the UCAS during the outbreak of a deadly virus, and the onset of a war to the far east that threatens the stability of the entire world. The imposition of a diabolical technology looms, as centuries-old organizations in the service of Adonai race to confront the looming menace.

Gregory Andreas, an ex-marine, leads a budding resistance to the authoritarian government, as Dagian Underwood, the mastermind behind the oncoming Living ID technology, reaches out to the dark realm of Set to gain the help of an ally with a rare, formidable ability. Seth Engel and his teenaged friends venture forth once again to seek proof of spreading rumors; this time of rounded-up townspeople being herded into large detainment facilities close to Godwinton.

Even the shapeshifting An-Ki are caught in the maelstrom of uncertainty, as Godral and their others of Sargor's clan struggle to find their place in the strange modern world, and Uria leads his renegade new clan into the unknown. His path leads to an encounter with a mysterious individual possessed of supernatural powers; who expresses the desire to be his guide.

Threads intertwine as the dangers increase, and nowhere is safe as the things of the material and non-material worlds clash. The Seventh Throne will leave the reader hungry for the next installment, after a revelation of tremendous magnitude culminates the latest Rising Dawn Saga adventure.

"I am very excited about this installment, as with three books out in the Rising Dawn Saga I can really show readers how I build a series," Stephen Zimmer commented. "Everything builds, and threads that may have seemed ambiguous in the earlier books pay off in droves. For the dedicated reader, I have worked hard to bring a level of range and depth that can be explored again and again."

As with the previous Rising Dawn Saga books, readers can expect another full set of Matthew Perry illustrations, with eight brand new ones included in the regular edition of the book. The extensive Matthew Perry body of artwork produced for The Rising Dawn Saga is, without a doubt, highly unique in the publishing of fantasy works today, regardless of major press or small press classification.

A pre-ordering window is now open for readers interested in a limited edition hardcover of The Seventh Throne, which features a Matthew Perry illustration not included in the regular editon. Only 75 numbered/signed copies of the limited edition will be issued, at a price of just $35.95.

There is also a special pre-order offer for the regular trade paperback edition. Both of the pre-order offers include an array of collectibles from The Seventh Throne. Copies can be pre-ordered in the online store at http://www.seventhstarpress.com/documents/books.html and all pre-ordered packages will be shipped no later than August 16th.

The Seventh Throne will ultimately be available in trade paperback, hardcover, and a variety of eBook editions.

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.stephenzimmer.com

Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press Mailing Address:
3801 Dylan Place Suite 116, #7
Lexington, Ky. 40514-1062

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cinema of Shadows: Cover Art Revealed and Limited Hardcovers Now Up for Pre-order!



It's here! Michael West's Cinema of Shadows cover art by Matthew Perry, and the pre-order window is now open for the limited edition hardcover (only 75 to be issued, numbered and signed)! We have an array of nice collectibles for those who order the limited edition hardcover OR the special softcover pre-order offer. The Cinema of Shadows collectibles include a 14X20 poster of one of the interior illustrations, a set of four glossy, 5X7 art cards, bookmarks, a pair of buttons, and a magnet.

Visit the online store today to pre-order a copy. They will ship out on August 1st, a week ahead of the August 7th street date.



Here's the official press release from today:
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For Immediate Release
June 15, 2011
Michael West's Cinema of Shadows Cover Art Unveiled with Limited Edition Hardcover Offer!




(Michael West-from the set of the Cinema of Shadows book trailer)


Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art by Matthew Perry created for Michael West's Cinema of Shadows, which will make Harmony, Indiana a household name with horror readers everywhere.

A pre-ordering window is now open for readers interested in a limited edition hardcover of Cinema of Shadows, which features a Matthew Perry illustration not included in the regular editon. Only 75 numbered copies of the limited edition will be issued, at a price of just $34.95.

There is also a special pre-order offer for the regular trade paperback edition.  Both of the pre-order offers include an array of Cinema of Shadows collectibles, including a beautiful 14X20 poster of one of the interior illustrations (also by Matthew Perry), a set of 5X7 glossy art cards, bookmarks, a pair of buttons, and a magnet. Copies can be pre-ordered in the online store at www.seventhstarpress.com and will be shipped August 1st, to ensure arrival before the book's August 7th street date.

Cinema of Shadows welcomes you 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 will ultimately be available in trade paperback, hardcover, and a variety of eBook editions.

Spook House, the next Harmony, Indiana novel from Michael West, is slated for 2012 release, with another title coming in 2013.
 
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.bymichaelwest.com

Contact:  C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press Mailing Address:
3801 Dylan Place Suite 116, #7
Lexington, Ky. 40514-1062

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Seventh Star Press Welcomes H. David Blalock and His New Urban Fantasy Series Aboard!

We are very proud to announce the addition of H. David Blalock to our family of authors. We are confident readers are going to embrace his exciting new urban fantasy series, The Angelkiller Triad.




The full press release is below:


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For Immediate Release,
June 13, 2011

Seventh Star Press Acquires H. David Blalock's New Urban Fantasy Series, The Angelkiller Triad

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the acquisition of The Angelkiller Triad, a provocative new urban fantasy series, as H. David Blalock becomes a member of the publishing company's growing family of authors.

The acquisition comes right on the heels of the addition of D.A Adams' fantasy series, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, and follows a strong run of releases that has seen titles such as Jackie Gamber's Redheart (YA fantasy) and Steven Shrewsbury's Thrall (heroic fantasy) meet with a very warm reception from reviewers and readers alike. It is yet another strong testament to Seventh Star Press's committment to releasing quality titles exhibiting many facets of speculative fiction.
 
H. David Blalock commented on his recent partnership with SSP. "I am excited about doing the Angelkiller series with Seventh Star, and honored to be in such talented company. I just hope I can keep up with this high-energy group!"

The first book introduces Jonah Mason, the oldest, and most experienced of the Angelkillers, an elite force in the Army of Light. They are fighting an ancient war, one in which the Darkness achieved a great triumph long ago that has had profound influence on the fabric of life as we know it. It is the simple answer as to why bad things happen to good people. The great battle may have been lost, but the war continues in a modern age, pitting Jonah against the Enemy in a way even he had never faced. A provocative mixture of the supernatural and technological, Angelkiller is a very special, thought-provoking tale, one that shines forth in the upper realms of urban fantasy literature.

Based out of the Memphis area, H. David Blalock has an impressive writing career of 35 years and counting that has achieved numerous publishing credits in print and online mediums. He is most known for his fantasy novel Ascendant (Sam's Dot Publishing), which was the basis for a twenty minute short film produced in 2010 that featured former WWE wrestler Al Snow. The sequel to Ascendant, Emperor (Sam's Dot Publishing), was released in March of 2011. David is also the founder of Imagicopter, an author-driven organization that creates an array of event opportunities for small press authors and artists, while also publishing the highly-regarded Imagyro magazine.

“I was a fan of H. David Blalock since I read Ascendant, which is one of the true gems in fantasy out of the small press world,” fellow Seventh Star Press author Stephen Zimmer commented.  “Angelkiller represents something that is compelling, thought-provoking, and highly relevant. With David's mastery of narrative and character, this series is going to be a force to be reckoned with in urban fantasy.”

The projected release date window for Angelkiller is fall of 2011, in limited hardcover, trade paperback, and several eBook formats, for readers with the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, Sony eReaders, and other electronic reading devices.

Book 2, Traitor Angel, and Book 3, Doom Angel, will be released over the course of 2012 and early 2013.

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.thrankeep.com


Contact:  C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press Mailing Address:
3801 Dylan Place Suite 116, #7
Lexington, Ky. 40514-1062

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fantasy Author D.A. Adams Brings Dwarven Series to Seventh Star Press

Seventh Star Press is excited to announce the addition of D.A. Adams to its author family, with the acquisition of the captivating fantasy series, The Brotherhood of Dwarves.



Read the full press release below:

For Immediate Release
June 2, 2011

Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces the Acquisition of Fantasy Author D.A. Adams' The Brotherhood of Dwarves Series

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of fantasy author D.A. Adams to its family of writers, with the acquisition of The Brotherhood of Dwarves series.

The Brotherhood of Dwarves and Red Sky at Dawn, the first and second books of the series, were originally released by Third Axe Media. The two installments received excellent reviews, and sold very strongly on the convention circuit. Planned for five books total, the third title in the series, The Fall of Dorkuhn, will be released in its first edition by Seventh Star Press. The series is known for its fresh approach to an iconic fantasy race, blending traditional lore with all-new twists.
 
“With their outstanding marketing and promotional campaigns, Seventh Star can provide *The Brotherhood of Dwarves* with the exposure it deserves. I'm excited and proud to be the newest addition to their stable of talented writers, ” commented D.A. Adams, regarding his relationship with the Lexington, Kentucky-based publisher.

The Fall of Dorkuhn continues the story of the dwarf Roskin. In the newest adventure of the series, Roskin returns home to a kingdom divided by war with the ogres. On one side, his father desires to restore peace, but on the other, Master Sondious, seeking revenge for having been crippled, seeks to escalate the offensive aggression. Roskin and his friends make a desperate attempt to resolve the growing rift, but unknown to the dwarves, new and powerful menaces threaten to destroy the entire kingdom...

Living and working in East Tennessee, D. A. Adams is an established novelist, a farmer, a professor of English, and has contributed writing to literary as well as fine art publications. He also maintains an active blog, entitled "The Ramblings of D. A. Adams".

“D.A. Adams is an outstanding addition to our group of authors,” fellow Seventh Star Press author Stephen Zimmer commented.  “The Brotherhood of Dwarves series is well-crafted storytelling with compelling characters, set within a richly developed fantasy setting. It has very strong appeal to those who like character-driven stories, as well as to fans of epic fantasy. For those who love seeing dwarves in fantasy literature, it is immensely rewarding.”

The projected release date window for The Fall of Dorkuhn is late summer of 2011, in limited hardcover, trade paperback, and several eBook formats, covering owners of the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, Sony eReaders, and other electronic reading devices.

The Seventh Star Press editions of The Brotherhood of Dwarves and Red Sky at Dawn will receive trade paperback and eBook releases in late summer of 2011, with a hardcover edition of each to follow shortly afterwards.

Books four and five in The Brotherhood of Dwarves series are slated for tentative releases in late 2012 and 2013.

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.brotherhoodofdwarves.com


Contact:  C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press Mailing Address:
3801 Dylan Place Suite 116, #7
Lexington, Ky. 40514-1062

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky.

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