Friday, May 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for the Re-Issue of Michael West Novel The Wide Game!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from the award-winning Matthew Perry for the re-issue of Michael West's The Wide Game, a Harmony, Indiana Novel!



The 2nd edition of The Wide Game was edited by Amanda DeBord and joins other novels from West such as Cinema of Shadows and Spook House in taking horror fans into the fascinating and often dangerous realm of Harmony, Indiana.

In The Wide Game, Paul Rice, on the advice of his wife, is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion.  Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time–memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game.  It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.
Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.
Originally published in trade paperback by Graveside Tales, The Wide Game was the first Harmony, Indiana novel released, but has never before been made available in hardcover and eBook formats.  Michael recently commented on the re-release, and the expanded availability in more formats.

"The Wide Game was my first novel, and it holds a special place in my heart and the hearts of all my faithful readers everywhere.  This is something they have been requesting for years!  Not a day goes by without messages and emails asking me when The Wide Game would be available as an eBook.  Still others have asked if it would ever be available in hardcover.  I am thrilled that Seventh Star Press will now be offering the work in both formats, and I hope that even more readers will now get to see how the Harmony, Indiana series all began."

Michael is the critically-acclaimed author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

He has made certain there are no cornfields near his home.

The Wide Game will be released in trade paperback and eBook formats during the beginning of June, with a limited edition hardcover to follow. For further information on The Wide Game and Michael West's other releases, please visit the author's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com






Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com

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



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cover Reveal of J.L. Mulvihill’s New Steampunk Novel,The Boxcar Baby!

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2013

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from the award-winning Matthew Perry for J.L. Mulvihill's The Boxcar Baby, which kicks off an exciting new steampunk series, Steel Roots!



Edited by Amanda DeBord, The Boxcar Baby introduces steampunk readers to AB'Gale Steel.

Born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia. At least that is what Papa Steel always told AB'Gale. But now, fifteen years later, the man who adopted and raised her as his own is missing and it’s up to AB'Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB’Gale train hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. Her only guide is a map given to her by a mysterious hobo, with hand written clues she found hidden in her papa’s spyglass.

Here is the Great American Adventure in an alternate steampunk dystopian world, where fifteen-year-old AB'Gale Steel learns that nothing is as it seems, but instead is shrouded in secrets and mysteries … and that monsters come in all shapes and forms.

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, published through Kerlak Publishing.

J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, 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.

The Boxcar Baby will be released in both print and eBook formats during the beginning of June. For further information on The Boxcar Baby and the Steel Roots series, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com







Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com

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


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Four 'Til Late Cover Reveal With Eric Garrison!

For immediate release
May 21, 2013


Four 'til Late Cover Reveal With Eric Garrison

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art created by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for Eric Garrison's novella Four 'til Late, the first book of the Road Ghosts Trilogy!


Edited by Joshua H. Leet, Four 'til Late will take readers who enjoy paranormal fiction along for a haunted road trip!  In Four 'til Late, amateur ghost hunter Brett and his friends Gonzo, Jimbo, and Liz are on a road trip with dangerous detours, dreadful dreams and dire warnings. But that won't keep them from reaching their goal: New Orleans. Along the way they discover that some spirits leave you with more than a hangover and regrets. Can they get there in one piece, or will they be stopped and rest in peace?

The bags are packed, the engine's running. Turn up the radio and get moving because the road ghosts are waiting, and it's Four 'til Late.

Eric Garrison lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, stepdaughter, and, as he describes it, “an alarming number of cats.” A paranormal enthusiast and home brewer, Eric is the author of dark fantasy and science fiction novels including the Road Ghosts Trilogy (Seventh Star Press) and Reality Check (Hydra Publications).

Four 'til Late will be released in both print and eBook formats during the beginning of June.  For further information on Four 'til Late and the Road Ghosts Trilogy, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com







Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com

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



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5 New SSP Anthologies: One Amazing Virtual Tour


Beginning tomorrow and running late into June, the SSP Anthology Extravaganza is going to be your introduction to five fantastic new anthologies from Seventh Star Press:  Southern Haunts (paranormal), The End Was Not the End (fantasy), Vampires Don't Sparkle (horror), Perfect Flaw (dystopian) and Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (writing advice/speculative fiction theme).

You will get to meet all kinds of wonderful authors and editors, with guest posts from many of the writers featured in these books, interviews, reviews, and more.

Here is a list of all the activities on the calendar as of today!  Get ready for a big month of activity!

(Schedule shows name of blog, type of activity, and the book being featured for that day)


Full Tour Schedule:  

May 16     Jay Wilburn Blog          Guest Post       (Southern Haunts)
May 16  MikesFilmTalk       Guest Post   (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 16    Armand Rosamilla, Horror Author     Guest Post (Perfect Flaw)
May 17     Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews     Interview    (Southern Haunts)
May 17    Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews     Interview   (Perfect Flaw)
May 17    Come Selahway With Me    Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 17    The Dan O’Brien Project   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 18     The Dan O’Brien Project     Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts)
May 18   A Girl and Her Kindle   Review (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 18   Ian’s Realm   Guest Post   (The End Was Not the End)
May 19   Angela Meadon Blog    Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
May 19   Strange Amusements    Review  (The End Was Not the End)
May 20     Book in the Bag          Review   (Southern Haunts)
May 20     The FlipSide of Julianne     Guest Post   (Guest Post)
May 20  Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews   Interview  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 21     Spellbound by Books     Excerpt  (Southern Haunts)
May 21  The Dan O’Brien Project   Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 21   Kentucky Geek Girl   Interview  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 22     Darlene’s Book Nook         Guest Post  (Southern Haunts)
May 22 Strange Amusements   Promo/Spotlight  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 22   Bookishly Me   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 22   Ian's Realm  Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 23    Workaday Reads   Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 23  Book Den  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 23  Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews    Interview  (The End Was Not the End)
May 24   Books, Owls and Tea    Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 24  Beagle Book Space  Promo/Spotlight  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 24  I Read a Book Once   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
May 26     Kentucky Geek Girl     Interview  (Southern Haunts)
May 26 Armand Rosamilla, Horror Author   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 27  Bookishly Me    Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 28  Spellbindings   Guest Post  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
May 28  A Haunted Head  Interview (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 29 Darlene’s Book Nook   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 29   Book in the Bag    Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
May 30    Darlene’s Book Nook      Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 30  The Cabin Goddess Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 31  WTF Are You Reading?   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 31  Literary Meanderings   Interview (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 1      Babs Book Bistro     Excerpt  (Southern Haunts)
June 1  Readings Sunshine    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 1   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 1  Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews   Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 2     Beagle Book Space  Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts)
June 2  Kentucky Geek Girl   Promo-Spotlight  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 3     Reading Away the Days   Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 3  Book in the Bag   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 3  Spellbindings       Guest Post   (The End Was Not the End)
June 3   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 4  Jess Resides Here    Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
June 4  The Dan O’Brien Project  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 5  Book Reviews and More    Review   (Perfect Flaw)
June 5  Once Upon a Time   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
June 5  The Cabin Goddess   Excerpt (Southern Haunts)
June 6  A Book Vacation     Guest Post  Perfect Flaw)
June 6    Beauty in Ruins   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 6  Come Selahway With Me   Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 6  A Haunted Head   Guest Post (Southern Haunts)
June 7     Word to Dream s    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 7  Bee’s Knees Reviews   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 7   I Read a Book Once  Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 8   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 10   Spellbindings   Guest Post (Southern Haunts) 
June 10  WTF Are You Reading    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 10  Ali’s Bookshelf  Author Interview (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 11 Darlene’s Book Nook  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 11 Juniper Grove  Interview  (Southern Haunts)
June 12    Celticlady’s Reviews   Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts) 
June 12  Bookishly Me    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 12  Library Girl Reads and Reviews   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
June 13    The Witchy Contessa    Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 13  Book Den  Guest Post  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 14   Urban Fantasy Reviews  Promo-Spotlight (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 14     Word to Dreams     Guest Post  (Southern Haunts) 
June 14  Sweet Southern Home  Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
June 15  Bee’s Knees Reviews   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 15  The Dan O’Brien Project   Promo-Spotlight  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 16    I Smell Sheep    Guest Post  (Southern Haunts) 
June 16   SpecMusicMuse    Review and Interview  (Perfect Flaw)
June 16  Jess Resides Here   Top Ten’s List  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 16  Once Upon a Time   Promo-Spotlight   (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 17     Bookishly Me     Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 17  Spellbindings   Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
June 17  The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 18  Recent Reads    Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 19     Recent Reads     Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 19  My Seryniti   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 19   Come Selahway With Me   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)











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