Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cinema of Shadows and The Exodus Gate Free on Amazon Kindle Today and Tomorrow!!


Cinema of Shadows and The Exodus Gate Free on Amazon Kindle Today and Tomorrow!!




Yes, that's right, we have two heavily reviewed eBooks up for free today and tomorrow on Amazon Kindle.

Michael West's Cinema of Shadows, well-crafted horror that follows the story of a paranormal investigation of an old movie theater, and one of his Harmony, Indiana novels, can be downloaded at:

http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-of-Shadows-ebook/dp/B005I57L18/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Stephen Zimmer's The Exodus Gate, book one of his dystopian/apocalyptic urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga, can be downloaded at:

http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Gate-Rising-Dawn-ebook/dp/B001W6QKCI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2




Monday, June 18, 2012

Attention Writers! Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces Its Next Anthology Project, Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories, with Editor Robin Blankenship


For Immediate Release
June 18th, 2012

Attention Writers!  Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces Its Next Anthology Project, Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories, with Editor Robin Blankenship

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce its second anthology project, Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories, with editor Robin Blankenship

As with the first SSP anthology project, The End Was Not the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Tales (editor Joshua Leet) this anthology project will allow for short stories of up to 10,000 words.

The stories must be set within a society in a repressive and controlled state, which can be under the guise of a utopian society.  The genre of the stories can be anything from Horror to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk and other forms of speculative ficiton

This anthology is intended to be a book that is a exploration of society gone wrong. "Utopian" societies that mask the true, underlying controlled state. Stories of people fighting back against the repression in hopes of a better place for the average person. Groups forming to fight the fatal flaw that the people in charge strive to cover up to keep the masses in line.

Submissions must be in by Midnight of January 8, 2013. Please provide a cover letter and use standard manuscript format.  They can be emailed to: Robin at seventhstarpress.com

The anthology is being targeted for release in the late spring of 2013, in both print and eBook formats.

A freelance editor and book reviewer, Robin Blankenship has a background in teaching and is currently embarking on her Masters in Folk Studies.

For further information on Seventh Star Press and its titles and authors, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com


Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com


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


Friday, June 8, 2012

Seventh Star Press Announces New Young Adult Steampunk Series with the Addition of J.L. Mulvihill to its Author Family


For Immediate Release
June 8, 2012

Seventh Star Press Announces New Young Adult Steampunk Series with the Addition of J.L. Mulvihill to its Author Family



Seventh Star Press proudly announces the addition of J.L. Mulvihill to its author family with Steel Roots, an exciting new young adult steampunk series set in an alternate history with a dash of folklore.  The first title, The Box Car Baby, is slated for release in the 2nd quarter of 2013, with new titles following at the beginning of 2014 and 2015. Readers can look forward to meeting a host of enthralling, distinctive characters within a richly-developed landscape woven by the imagination of J.L. Mulvihill.

(Steel Roots illustration by Rachael Ward)

The Box Car Baby introduces the character of AB'Gale Steel who was born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia, according to what her papa told her.  Bishop Steel, a mechanical engineer for the Southern Railroad, found his adopted daughter snuggled in a basket of cotton on an otherwise empty boxcar in the train yard.  When no one came around to claim the baby, Bishop Steel, rather than relinquish the child to the State only to end up at the Workhouse someday, smuggled her home to raise as his own. The name on the boxcar he found her in read, A B Gale Logs, and so he named the baby AB'Gale.

But if the mystery of who her real parents are isn’t enough for fifteen-year -old AB'Gale, Papa Bishop goes missing. Worried for her family and afraid of having to spend her life at the Workhouse, AB'Gale goes into town to see if anyone’s seen her papa, only to find a deeper mystery.  At the train station no one seems to know who her papa is even though he’s worked for the Southern Railroad for thirty years.

An encounter with a strange Hobo-man, who claims to know her father, results in the acquisition of a leather eye-glass tube that he says belongs to her papa. Before AB'Gale can question him further the man runs away.  When she gets home, she finds the Crushers taking her grandma off to the Oldies-home, so she hides until they are gone.

AB'Gale finds that the leather tube contains a map of the United States, with markers made by various towns across the country.  By each marker is a word or a name written in her papa’s handwriting.

Alone, and with only the clues of the map to go by, AB'Gale has no choice but to set out on her own to find her papa.

"Seventh Star Press has a very vivacious group of people with an incredible amount of awesome novels and stories pouring out," J.L. commented on her addition to Seventh Star Press.  "I just thought that SSP might need a little more Teen-Steam, so I am very pleased they have asked me to come on board with my young adult steampunk series, Steel Roots."

Born in Hollywood and raised in San Diego, CA, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past fifteen years.  Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easa,  an engaing fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of steampunk (Kerlak Publishing).  J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, among them "Chilled Meat", a steampunk thriller found in the Dreams of Steam II-Of Bolts and Brass, anthology (Kerlak Publishing) and "The Leprechaun’s Story", a steampunk urban Fantasy found in the anthology, Clockwork, Spells, & Magical Bells  (Kerlak Publishing)

J.L. is very active with the writing community, and is the events coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower.  She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Arts Council of Clinton, and the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group.

"J.L. Mulvihill is a perfect fit for our family of authors, editors, and artists," fellow Seventh Star Press author Stephen Zimmer commented. "She is already well-loved on the convention circuit, and in addition to her great talent as a writer, she has a fantastic work ethic and approach to the realities of the publishing world today.  We are all so excited to have her with us."

The Steel Roots novels will be released in limited hardcover, softcover (trade paperback), and several eBook editions, including versions for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, and Sony-compatible devices.  The books will also include interior illustrations, in addition to cover art from Seventh Star Press' award-winning artists.

For further information on J.L Mulvihill and the upcoming releases, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com or the author's site at www.elsielind.com




Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames@seventhstarpress.com


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

Monday, June 4, 2012

Free Tuesday and Wednesday on Kindle-Epic Fantasy, Stephen Zimmer's Crown of Vengeance


Free Tuesday and Wednesday on Kindle-Epic Fantasy, Stephen Zimmer's Crown of Vengeance!

In conjunction with the Spirit of Fire Blog Tour, we are offering the first book in Stephen Zimmer's Fires in Eden Series for free on Amazon Kindle.  If you enjoy richly layered epic fantasy, be sure to download Crown of Vengeance and try out this series.  If you have friends that enjoy writers like George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson, share the link below with them as well!

http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Vengeance-Fires-Eden-ebook/dp/B0039PU8EQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1338864075&sr=1-1



If you enjoy Crown of Vengeance, Book 2, Dream of Legends, and Book 3, Spirit of Fire, are also available for just $2.99 on Amazon Kindle. 



Friday, June 1, 2012

New Gorias La Gaul eBook Short Story Available Today!


Available today! 

We have a special surprise for you today, a BRAND NEW eBook short story from Steven Shrewsbury, Beginning of the Trail (Overkill Preamble).  this new Gorias story is the latest addition to the Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul series that is part of the Seventh Star Singles collection: Just 99 cents, and available on Kindle, Nook, iPad, and other formats: 




Synopsis: A short story in the Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul collection, Beginning of the Trail is a preamble to the novel Overkill.

Betrayed by her own blood, and beset by enemies wielding dark magic, the fate of Queen Garnet is in the hands of the fabled warrior Gorias La Gaul and a handful of men under the command of her loyal General Thynnes. The battle is not one against flesh and blood alone, as rumors swirl of a darker, ancient power stirring within the world.

Follow the dark fantasy/sword and sorcery adventures of Gorias La Gaul, in this story and others from Steven Shrewsbury, such as the novels Thrall and Overkill, and the short stories Insurmountable, and Author and Finisher of Our Flesh






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