Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stephen Zimmer's First Rayden Valkyrie Novel, Heart of a Lion, Unveiled!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for Stephen Zimmer's first Rayden Valkyrie novel, Heart of a Lion.  The new dark fantasy novel also marks a milestone for Stephen as it is his tenth book published.



The first novel of a three book story arc in a dark fantasy setting, Heart of a Lion features a hero for all times and ages: Rayden Valkyrie.

Rayden Valkyrie.  She walks alone, serving no king, emperor, or master.  Forged in the fires of tragedy, she has no place she truly calls home.

A deadly warrior wielding both blade and axe, Rayden is the bane of the wicked and corrupt.  To many others, she is the most loyal and dedicated of friends, an ally who is unyielding in the most dangerous of circumstances.

The people of the far southern lands she has just aided claim that she has the heart of a lion.  For Rayden, a long journey to the lands of the far northern tribes who adopted her as a child beckons, with an ocean lying in between.

Her path will lead her once more into the center of a maelstrom, one involving a rising empire that is said to be making use of the darkest kinds of sorcery to grow its power.  Making new friends and discoveries amid tremendous peril, Rayden makes her way to the north.

Monstrous beasts, supernatural powers, and the bloody specter of war have been a part of her world for a long time and this journey will be no different. Rayden chooses the battles that she will fight, whether she takes up the cause of one individual or an entire people.

Both friends and enemies alike will swiftly learn that the people of the far southern lands spoke truly. Rayden Valkyrie has the heart of a lion.


Heart of a Lion will be available in all eBook formats the first week of January, 2015, and will be released in softcover form in mid-January.  The editor for Heart of a Lion was Scott M. Sandridge.

For more on Stephen Zimmer and Seventh Star Press, please visit  www.seventhstarpress.com




About Stephen Zimmer:  Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker.  His works include the cross-genre series The Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the Hellscapes horror short story collection, the Chronicles of Ave fantasy short story collection, and the Harvey and Solomon steampunk tales.  He is based out of Lexington, Kentucky and you can find his site at www.stephenzimmer.com



Monday, December 22, 2014

Brick Marlin and Peter Welmerink New Releases Available Today in eBook Formats!


Brick Marlin's Shadow Out of the Sky and Peter Welmerink's Hunt for the Fallen, Transport Book Two, are both available today in Kindle/Nook/Kobo formats (iTunes and others will be live shortly).

Direct links to both titles are below:


Hunt for the Fallen by Peter Welmerink, Transport Book Two








Shadow Out of the Sky, Book One of the Transitional Delusions Series







Book Synopsis

Peter Welmerink's Hunt for the Fallen: Captain Jacob Billet
Journal Entry - Sunday April 5, 2026

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the undead are roaring…

Amassed at the UCRA east end enclosure, the dead strain the fence line while soldiers keep watchful eyes, the survivors on the opposite side of the rising river about to lose their minds.

It’s a crazy time: nonstop precipitation; everyone's up in arms; paranoid city council members with an asshat City Treasurer. Water, water everywhere. Zees dropping into the churning drink. Troops afraid of being stitched up and thrown back into the fray as Zombie Troopers. Tank commanders getting itchy to head out on their own after drug-laden shamblers. Reganshire insurgents trying to extract our west side civvies for some unknown reason, possibly pushing the city into taking heavy-handed action against them.

Then there’s some black-haired dead dude staring at me through the fence, grinning like he’s off his meds.

And I thought Lettner was a headache.

All this sh*t might give me a heart attack.

Hunt for the Fallen is Transport Book Two


Brick Marlin's Shadow Out of the Sky: A scarecrow crucified on a wooden cross made from a pair of two-by-fours sits in a field of corn, placed there to frighten away birds and protect the crops. Under its straw hat large buttons pose as its eyes, placed there by child’s fingers, view something sinister in the grave sky, appearing in front of the full moon.

Twisting, it forms into a sleek black mass, peering down upon the town of Woodbury. Four demons called The Reckoning has pulled this shadow, this urban legend from the past, out of an unmarked grave to bring terror across the planet, shoving it toward an apocalypse.

Now it cuts through the air, as if it were opening wounds in flesh, peering down at the first house that it hovers over...

Shadow Out of the Sky is Book One of the Transitional Delusions Series


Friday, December 19, 2014

New Peter Welmerink Zombie Thriller, Hunt for the Fallen, Transport Book Two, Available Monday on eBook!


Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the eBook version of Peter Welmerink's new zombie thriller, Hunt for the Fallen, Transport Book Two, will be available this coming Monday, December 22nd! We are proud to share the cover art by Jason C. Conley and a pair of interior illustrations by Tim Holtrop!

Cover Art by Jason C. Conley from Hunt for the Fallen

A journal entry from Captain Jacob Billet gives you an idea of what to expect in the pages of this new novel...

"Journal Entry - Sunday April 5, 2026

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the undead are roaring…

Amassed at the UCRA east end enclosure, the dead strain the fence line while soldiers keep watchful eyes, the survivors on the opposite side of the rising river about to lose their minds.

It’s a crazy time: nonstop precipitation; everyone's up in arms; paranoid city council members with an asshat City Treasurer. Water, water everywhere. Zees dropping into the churning drink. Troops afraid of being stitched up and thrown back into the fray as Zombie Troopers. Tank commanders getting itchy to head out on their own after drug-laden shamblers. Reganshire insurgents trying to extract our west side civvies for some unknown reason, possibly pushing the city into taking heavy-handed action against them.

Interior illustration by Tim Holtrop from Hunt for the Fallen

Then there’s some black-haired dead dude staring at me through the fence, grinning like he’s off his meds.

And I thought Lettner was a headache.

All this sh*t might give me a heart attack."

Interior Illustration by Tim Holtrop from Hunt for the Fallen


The eBook version of Hunt for the Fallen will be available on Monday, December 22 for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes and others. The print version will be right at the New Year!

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


About Peter Welmerink: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT was his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

Find out more about his works and upcoming projects at:
www.peterwelmerink.com





Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Brick Marlin Horror Novel Shadow Out of the Sky Available Monday on eBook!


Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the eBook version of Brick Marlin's new horror novel Shadow Out of the Sky will be available this coming Monday, December 22nd! Shadow Out of the Sky is the first book in the Transitional Delusions series and today we are proud to share the cover art by Jason C. Conley and an interior illustration by Enggar Adirasa!



Cover art by Jason C. Conley from Shadow Out of the Sky


Get ready to enter the world of one of the horror genre's rising stars in the pages of Shadow Out of the Sky...

A scarecrow crucified on a wooden cross made from a pair of two-by-fours sits in a field of corn, placed there to frighten away birds and protect the crops. Under its straw hat large buttons pose as its eyes, placed there by child’s fingers, view something sinister in the grave sky, appearing in front of the full moon.

Twisting, it forms into a sleek black mass, peering down upon the town of Woodbury. Four demons called The Reckoning has pulled this shadow, this urban legend from the past, out of an unmarked grave to bring terror across the planet, shoving it toward an apocalypse.

Now it cuts through the air, as if it were opening wounds in flesh, peering down at the first house that it hovers over...

Illustration by Enggar Adirasa from Shadow Out of the Sky

The eBook version of Shadow Out of the Sky will be available on Monday, December 22 for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes and others. The print version will be right at the New Year!

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



About Brick Marlin: Brick Marlin has been writing since he was a child. From an early age he was exposed to older horror movies. The great ones making their mark in history. He also tackled reading the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Charles Dickens, Harper Lee, H.G. Wells, etc. Thus, he decided to engage himself and write horror, dark fantasy and dark sci-fi, scaring readers such as his parents, his friends, neighbors, and even leaving a few school teachers scratching their heads wondering if the boy should be committed or not with his gruesome tales of terror. Short story ideas continued to visit. A book idea or two sometimes stopped by for a sit. In 2007 he decided to take a more professional approach with his work. Hence, as a member of the Horror Writers Association, already having nine books published by small presses – this you hold in your hand, constant reader, makes his tenth – nearly thirty short stories published, adding to the few anthologies and collaborations with other authors, Brick Marlin trudges onward, hoping to achieve more creations, wallowing in the brain pans of his characters, giving them the choice whether to twist the knob and enter through the Red Door, or enter through the Blue Door where a group of servo monkey badgers are consuming packages of cinnamon-flavored Pop Rock Candy with a Kung Fu Punch of caffeine.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Enter to win a Kindle Fire HDX until December 22

Our Feel the Fire III contest for a giveaway of a Kindle Fire HDX continues!

Seventh Star Press is offering a Kindle HDX (7 inch screen) as the grand prize!

Only USA-based winners can receive the Kindle grand prize, if an international winner is chosen, a cash prize of equivalent value will be substituted and sent via PayPal. Contest entries will end at 12 AM EST on Monday, December 22nd.

Winner will be selected that Monday and announced on our site, blog, and social media.

To enter, just use the rafflecopter form below!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Full Guide to the Cyber Monday Sale and Contest At Seventh Star Press!

The following titles are available for 99 cents on Kindle as part of the Seventh Star Press Cyber Monday sale on December 1, 2014.  You are also invited to enter our Feel the Fire III contest, offering a Kindle HDX (7 inch screen) as the grand prize with bonus entries for tweeting and posting about the sale. Only USA-based winners can receive the Kindle grand prize, if an international winner is chosen, a cash prize of equivalent value will be substituted and sent via PayPal.  Contest entries will end at 12 AM EST on Monday, December 22nd.  Winner will be selected that Monday.

To enter the contest, use this form, and to see the titles available with direct links to their Kindle pages, scroll down below!  Thank you for participating and supporting small press publishing!



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List of Titles Available for 99 Cents on Cyber Monday:


D.A. Adams
The Brotherhood of Dwarves
YA Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Brotherhood-Dwarves-D-Adams-ebook/dp/B0076OCAKG

John F. Allen
The God Killers
Urban Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/God-Killers-Legacy-Book-ebook/dp/B00E4TD5QO

H. David Blalock
Angelkiller
Cross-Genre/Urban Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Angelkiller-Triad-Book-1-ebook/dp/B006CR84AI

A. Christopher Drown
A Mage of None Magic
Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Mage-None-Magic-Heart-Sisters-ebook/dp/B00IZWR1DE

Bob Freeman
Shadows Over Somerset
Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Cairnwood-Manor-ebook/dp/B00L9UYHKE

Jackie Gamber
Redheart
YA Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Redheart-Leland-Dragon-Jackie-Gamber-ebook/dp/B004VFNJIA

E.C Garrison
Four Til Late
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Late-Road-Ghosts-Book-ebook/dp/B00E4WO7YA

Crymsyn Hart
Death's Dance
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8JOJAY

Selah Janel
Olde School
Cross-Genre/Contemporary Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Olde-School-Kingdom-City-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00J4UGVIM

J.L. Mulvihill
The Boxcar Baby
YA Steampunk
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E4WTEP2

Crossings
YA Steampunk
http://www.amazon.com/Crossings-Steel-Roots-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00QEKDVMO

S.H. Roddey
Armageddon Rising
Cross-Genre/Dark Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Armageddon-Rising-Soul-Collectors-Book-ebook/dp/B00NLCJRBC

Jason Sizemore
Irredeemable
Appalachian Gothic/Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Irredeemable-Jason-Sizemore-ebook/dp/B00JUC8PN8

Steven Shrewsbury
Overkill
Sword and Sorcery/Dark Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Overkill-Steven-Shrewsbury-ebook/dp/B007X0G9IW

Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul
Sword and Sorcery/Dark Fantasy
Legends of La Gaul: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Steel-Legends-Steven-Shrewsbury-ebook/dp/B00EI5BFHA

Black Bible of Juarez
Weird Western/Dark Fantasy/Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Juarez-Low-down-Desperate-Damned-ebook/dp/B00QEKZUXC

AshleyRose Sullivan
Awesome Jones
Cross-Genre/Contemporary Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Awesome-Jones-AshleyRose-Sullivan-ebook/dp/B00J4UFT1C

R.J. Sullivan
Haunting Blue
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Blue-Adventures-Shaefer-Book-ebook/dp/B00KNC2Q34

Haunting Obsession
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Obsession-R-J-Sullivan-ebook/dp/B008Y2SVS4/


Peter Welmerink
Transport
Horror/Dark Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Transport-Peter-Welmerink-ebook/dp/B00K6KCDK4

Michael West
Poseidon’s Children
Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Poseidons-Children-Legacy-Gods-Book-ebook/dp/B007LAGUO2

Spook House
Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Spook-House-Michael-West-ebook/dp/B009SS33VS

Straightjacket Memories
Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Straightjacket-Memories-Michael-West-ebook/dp/B00NLCK2VG

Stephen Zimmer
The Exodus Gate
Cross-Genre/Urban Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Gate-Rising-Dawn-Saga-ebook/dp/B001W6QKCI

Crown of Vengeance
Fantasy/Epic Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Vengeance-Fires-Stephen-Zimmer-ebook/dp/B0039PU8EQ

Hellscapes
Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Hellscapes-Stephen-Zimmer-ebook/dp/B00F01WWKA

Anthologies and Collections
Hero’s Best Friend:
Fantasy/Science Fiction/Cross-Genre
http://www.amazon.com/Heros-Best-Friend-Anthology-Companions-ebook/dp/B00IAHEI1W

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Cross-Genre
http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Unseelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTVSC

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Cross Genre
http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Seelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTMAO

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Non-Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Workshop-Science-Fiction-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00CFU2K4W

The End Was Not the End
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Was-Not-Post-Apocalyptic-ebook/dp/B00C3ZWA58

Southern Haunts 1
Ghost/Paranormal/Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Haunts-Spirits-That-Among-ebook/dp/B00BWUXMX4

Southern Haunts 2
Ghost/Paranormal/Horror
http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Haunts-Darkness-Alexander-Brown-ebook/dp/B00IZ6OMIW

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery
Sword and Sorcery
http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Battlefield-James-R-Tuck-ebook/dp/B00EE15GY6

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword
Sword and Sorcery
http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Battlefield-James-R-Tuck-ebook/dp/B00EE0YL8Y

Perfect Flaw
Dystopian
http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Flaw-Robin-Blankenship-ebook/dp/B00BWTKXZK


Vampires Don’t Sparkle!
Horror/Dark Fantasy
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Dont-Sparkle-Michael-West-ebook/dp/B00C2EYU0S/

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Steampunk available Cyber Monday! J.L. Mulvihill's Crossings, Book Two of the Steel Roots Series!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the eBook version of J.L. Mulvihill's latest YA Steampunk novel Crossings will be available this coming Monday, December 1st, as part of the big Seventh Star Press Cyber Monday Sale and Feel the Fire Contest! Celebrating this release we are proud to unveil the cover art for Crossings and interior illustrations created by Anne Rosario!


The second book in the Steel Roots Series, Crossings is the followup to J.L.'s acclaimed The Boxcar Baby. The story picks up with Bishop Steel still missing, so AB’Gale must follow the map continuing the search for her papa. Her quest leads Abby down dangerous paths that threaten to get her captured by the System. Danger lurks at every turn of the road, on every doorstep and every train.

Interior illustration by Anne Rosario from J.L. Mulvihill's Crossings.

Finding it difficult to know who to trust when she discovers she is now wanted for crimes against the System, Abby travels under the guise of a young boy. Conflicted with the desire to rid her world of the unjust or find her papa, Abby finds few friends amid hobos, air pirates, and entrepreneurs.

Interior illustration by Anne Rosario from J.L. Mulvihill's Crossings.

Abby finds that real friends will never abandon you, nor will they allow you to give up on your convictions. A true awakening to internal conflict and the desire to put right what is wrong, this is the great American adventure ringing with the sound of freedom along the steel routes.

The print version of Crossings will be available by December 16th.

To see further information on Seventh Star Press' Cyber Monday Sale and Contest, please visit:
http://seventhstarpress.blogspot.com/2014/11/coming-cyber-monday-big-ssp-kindle.html


About J.L. Mulvihill: A California native born in Hollywood, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past seventeen years. Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easa, an engaging fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of Steampunk, published through Dark Oak Press in 2011. The sequel to this novel is presently in the works.

Her most recent novel, The Boxcar Baby of the Steel Roots series, was released in July 2013 through Seventh Star Press. Steel Roots is a young adult series based in the Steampunk genre and engages the reader into a train hopping heart stopping adventure across America.

She is also the co-editor of Southern Haunts; The Spirits That Walk Among Us which includes a short story of her own called Bath 10, and a fictional thriller involving a real haunted place. Her poem, The Demon of the Old Natchez Trace, debuts in Southern Haunts part 2, Devils in the Darkness.

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 Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group.

J.L. continues to write fantasy, steampunk, and poetry and essays inspired by her life in the South. You can find some of her short stories at her websites:







Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Coming Cyber Monday, Big SSP Kindle eBook Sale and Kindle HDX Contest!

We just wanted to give everyone a little heads up about this coming Monday, December 1st, which happens to be Cyber Monday in the USA! We will be having a very big Seventh Star Press eBook sale that anyone around the world can benefit from!

We will also be opening up a Feel the Fire III contest featuring a Kindle HDX as the grand prize for a USA-based winner! It will be easy to enter and you will get bonus entries for tweeting and posting about the sale on the 1st!

So what's in store?  Check out the new video trailer courtesy of E.C. Garrison, featuring ebooks from all the authors listed below the video:






D.A. Adams

John F. Allen

H. David Blalock

A. Christopher Drown

Bob Freeman

Jackie Gamber

E.C Garrison

Crymsyn Hart

Selah Janel

J.L. Mulvihill

S.H. Roddey

Jason Sizemore

Steven Shrewsbury

AshleyRose Sullivan

R.J. Sullivan

Peter Welmerink

Michael West

Stephen Zimmer





Anthologies and Collections

Hero’s Best Friend:

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The End Was Not the End

Southern Haunts 1

Southern Haunts 2

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery

Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword

Perfect Flaw

Vampires Don’t Sparkle!





For a further taste from what's coming from a few of our wonderful SSP authors, be sure to check out and share these additional trailer videos that the authors created!


E.C. Garrison



R.J. Sullivan




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Last Call for Hades' Disciples Limited Hardcovers from Michael West

The limited edition hardcover versions of best-selling author Michael West's Hades' Disciples, the 2nd book of the Legacy of the Gods series, are off to print! Only 75 will be available, signed and numbered, in this beautiful edition that includes an additional full page illustration from award-winning artist Matthew Perry.


There are some copies left and you can use the following link to reserve one. The books are being sent to Michael the week of November 22nd to sign, with immediate shipment to readers afterward.

Michael West Hades' Disciples Limited Edition Hardcover Offer



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cover Reveal for Eric Garrison's Me and the Devil! New Bonnie Wasson Art!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art and illustrations created by Bonnie Wasson for the new Eric Garrison novel, Me and the Devil, Book 3 of the Road Ghosts Trilogy!


Me and the Devil will be launched in softcover format at the creative writing convention Imaginarium 2014, but will be made available in eBook formats just before the event taking place the September 19-21 weekend in Louisville Kentucky.

Finishing the paranormal and urban fantasy series, Me and the Devil brings back everyone's favorite crew from Four 'Til Late and Sinking Down. As with the previous two installments, this book features new interior illustrations from Bonnie Wasson.

A special video was created by Bonnie capturing the creation of the first illustration, which is shown here:


You can see the full video showing the building of the illustration, including changes and adjustments, all the way to the final piece, running just over eight-minutes, here:


Synopsis of Me and the Devil: The road beckons! Brett is finally about to make his dreams come true. Together with his girlfriend Liz and best friend Gonzo, Brett undertakes a difficult three-night webcast leading up to Halloween night. If they’re successful, they may finally get the recognition Brett seeks. If not, his career may go to an early grave.

But Brett is no ordinary ghost hunter. Ever since being wounded by a demon and cutting loose a part of his soul to survive, Brett has been a little… off. His friends have noticed, but when is anything truly normal for them?

Ghosts, demons, ghouls, crazy exes, and hangovers are all par for the course. So when something strange happens the first night of the webcast, who can blame them for not realizing what’s coming?

Me and the Devil is the third and final book of the Road Ghosts Trilogy.



About Eric Garrison: Eric Garrison, who also publishes as E. Chris Garrison, is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and a cabal of cats. He also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape.

Eric’s novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Reality Check reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon.com during a promotion in July 2013.

Seventh Star Press is the home of Eric’s supernatural fantasy series, Road Ghosts, including Four ‘til Late, Sinking Down, and Me and the Devil.

Follow Eric’s further adventures on http://sillyhatbooks.com



Monday, September 1, 2014

New Cover Art Unveiled for Michael West's Straightjacket Memories

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art by Natasha Alterici for Michael West's new short-story collection, Straightjacket Memories!


Featuring 10 tales of horror, including both previously published stories and brand new ones, Straightjacket Memories will be released Friday in eBook format with a print version in trade paperback to follow one week after. Straightjacket Memories is Michael's second collection of short fiction, following the critically-acclaimed Skull Full of Kisses.

On the new release, Michael said, "I am just so crazy about this collection! Gathered from various magazines, anthologies, and eBooks--some in print for the very first time--these stories represent some of my best work to date. I'm very happy with the way in which Seventh Star Press has put them all together, and excited that my faithful readers will be able to share in more of my nightmares and slightly twisted imaginings!"

Straightjacket Memories includes the following stories:


"Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite"
"Flowers in Winter"
"The Grove"
"Sandwalkers" 
"In Vino Veritas" 
"For the River is Wide"
"Masako’s Tale"
"Hell’s Hollow"
"Inner Goddess"
"Unknown Caller"

The new release continues a banner year for Michael that saw his novel Cinema of Shadows become a national bestseller in horror on Amazon.com and his Legacy of the Gods series take the next step with the recently-released Hades Disciples.

For further information on Michael and his work, please visit his site at www.bymichaelwest.com



Synopsis of Straightjacket Memories: There is a fine line between love and madness, between insanity and pure evil.

This is Michael West at his terrifying best! From heart-stopping horror to the strangest of fantasies — these are tales from the darkest regions of his twisted imagination! All the usual tropes are here — vampires and shapeshifters, ghosts and witches, gods and monsters, mummies and zombies — but none of them are exactly what you would expect...

A dream vacation takes a nightmarish turn when a couple finds they did not come home alone...

A man agrees to a meeting with his estranged wife and learns the horrible, obscene truth of the old saying: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...”

An American platoon, cut off from the outside world, discovers an unbelievable enemy they were never trained to fight...

And a man struggling with depression and grief receives text messages from beyond the grave, messages that push him to the edge of sanity...and beyond...

Ten more reasons to say your prayers.

Ten more reasons to check beneath your bed.

Ten more reasons why you may never want to close your eyes again.



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

Writing keeps him sane.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Seventh Star Press Announces New Speculative Fiction Romance Imprint, Seventh Starlight

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a brand new imprint, Seventh Starlight, which will feature paranormal and speculative fiction romance novellas, novels, and anthologies. The brand new imprint will issue releases in both digital and print formats.  The first titles will be released later this fall and a new website for Seventh Starlight will be unveiled soon.

The new logo for Seventh Starlight is below, created by David Rupp of Ninth Circle Designs:





Spearheading the new imprint as the edtior for Seventh Starlight titles is Jessica Glanville. Jessica  holds an M.A. in English from Winthrop University and is a graduate of the SC Governor’s School of the Arts in creative writing.  She was a teaching assistant in composition in graduate school at Winthrop and taught composition and communications at York Technical College before becoming a published author.

Under various pseudonyms, she has published nine works of fiction, including a TV tie-in novel published by Berkley Books (Penguin Group), six historical paranormal romances published by Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster), one self-published short story collection, and a horror romance published by Purple Sword Publications.  Seventh Starlight represents her first post as an editor-in-chief.  She lives in Chester, South Carolina, with her husband, artist Justin Glanville.  

Continuing the Seventh Star Press tradition of presenting titles featuring high quality artwork, Seventh Starlight titles will also feature illustrated covers. The artist selected for cover art on the new imprint is Anne Rosario. Anne is a self-taught Filipino visual artist specializing in both digital and traditional mediums.  Her style is a unique mix of the naturalistic and the whimsical, combining the elegance of fine art with the edgy grit of contemporary Manga. She has worked as a 2D artist in the game development industry since 2006, and has recently branched into creating illustrations and exhibiting her traditonal artworks in group exhibits.

She's also a part of two local organizations, "Ang I.n.K" (Illustrador ng Kabataan - a group that promotes the rights and artworks of artists in children's book illustration industry) and "Kasibulan" (Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan - a group composed of filipina artists in different fields and genres of visual, literary, and performing arts.)

Three exceptional authors will be spotlighted in the first wave of  releases from Seventh Starlight, Alexandra Christian, Crymsyn Hart and Siobhan Kinkade.

Alexandra "Lexxx" Christian
Alexandra "Lexxx" Christian's work primarily involves paranormal erotic romance and horror. Lexxx is a native South Carolinian who has published several novels, novellas and short stories with Ellora’s Cave, Purple Sword Publications, Mocha Memoirs Press and most recently, Seventh Star Press.

Crymsyn Hart
Crymsyn Hart is a best-selling author who has written over eighty novels all falling in the paranormal romance, supernatural, dark fantasy erotic category.  Her latest is the Seventh Star Press release Death's Dance, Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series. With a love of the macabre and a bit of a Goth, Crymsyn worked as a psychic medium while she went to college in Boston at one of the country’s oldest tearoom. She attended Emerson College and graduated with a degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing.

Siobhan Kinkade
Pronounced Shi-von, Siobhan Kinkade originally started out as a Dungeons & Dragons character. True story! She was an obnoxious little blonde-haired, violet-eyed half-elf rogue who had a bad habit of screaming at random and stealing things from her fellow travelers. She made the transition from fantasy RPG character to fantasy literary character in 2011. S.H. Roddey wrote a story out of her usual genre, and she decided she needed a pen name rather than confuse her audience. The romance is strong with this one. Some is sweet and some is spicy. It’s about half and half on the paranormal/contemporary fields, and all of it is quite good! 

Fans of romance and speculative fiction everywhere should look to the stars, as Seventh Starlight will be shining down upon the book world very soon!


For further information on Seventh Star Press or Seventh Starlight, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com




Friday, June 27, 2014

New RJ Sullivan Trailer for Haunting Blue, First of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer!

RJ Sullivan has released a new video trailer for Haunting Blue, the first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer!  View the trailer below and be sure to share with the paranormal and urban fantasy readers you know!




Pick up Haunting Blue today!





Synopsis of Haunting Blue: Punk, blue-haired "Blue" Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd "Chip" Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who'll stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

Haunting Blue is Book One of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer.




About the Author: Haunting Blue is the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer. This is the 2014 revised edition by Seventh Star Press. Seventh Star also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale. R.J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith: Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes.

R.J. resides in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks coffee from a Little Mermaid mug and is man enough to admit it. www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cover Art and Illustration Reveal for Bob Freeman's Shadows Over Somerset!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art and illustrations by Enggar Adirasa for Bob Freeman's Shadows Over Somerset, the first book in the Cairnwood Manor Trilogy!



Shadows Over Somerset will be released in all eBook formats and softcover, with the eBook version to be out the last week of June, with softcover to follow a  week afterward.

The Cairnwood Manor Trilogy tells the story of a clash and curse with roots in 14th century Scotland. In a world of werewolves, witches, and vampires, a descendant of the Cairnwood clan named Michael Somers must come to terms with his family's legacy while preparing to confront an ancient evil that awakens in the town of Somerset.

Interior illustration from Enggar Adirasa
from Shadows Over Somerset
Keepers of the Dead and In Time's Shadow are the next titles in the trilogy, following Shadows Over Somerset.

For further information on the Cairnwood Manor Trilogy or Shadows Over Somerset, please visit the author's site at www.occultdetective.com or Seventh Star Pres at www.seventhstarpress.com


Interior illustration from Enggar Adirasa
from Shadows Over Somerset




About the Author: Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. In addition to his pursuits as an author, he is a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983. A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator.

He can be found online at occultdetective.com

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cover Art and Illustration Reveal for Stephen Zimmer's The Undying Light!

Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the brand new cover art from Matthew Perry for The Undying Light, Book Four of the Rising Dawn Saga from award-winning author Stephen Zimmer.



The Undying Light will be released in eBook and softcover formats at the end of June.

The Undying Light continues the cross-genre saga as the darkness of the Abyss spreads across a world in turmoil.   Reeling from a pandemic, economic instability and a war between the world's greatest powers, people of all nations look with hope toward a fast-rising light who leads the World Summit's Peace Commission: Kaira Antipalos.  Those closest around her know that she is the realization of the Convergence, the final step in bringing the entire world into one political and economic order.  



The UCAS is now divided as the fire of revolution sweeps across the south and midwest.  Rebel provinces uniting in common cause prepare for the inevitable response of a wounded, angered UCAS government; one that tightens its hold upon its remaining territory with force, unprecedented surveillance and the new technology called Living ID.



Within this time of conflict and fear, individuals must choose to make their own stands:  Among them, Benedict makes his way from UCAS territory carrying the knowledge of a horrifying discovery about the Nephilim made while in UCAS detention. Gregory leads rebel forces along the borders of the free provinces.  Skylar uses her rare gift on behalf of the Shield Maidens to go on an unusual quest, one with implications for every living thing in the world.



Time is running ever shorter as Diabolos presses the war that began before time itself.  As realms of all natures fall under the shadow of the Abyss and the power of Death itself is brought to fullness, the only thing that stands in the way of Darkness' final victory is the Undying Light.





About the author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker whose works include cross-genre Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the Hellscapes short stories, the steampunk Harvey and Solomon Tales, and the sword and sorcery Rayden Valkyrie stories.  Stephen resides in Lexington and can be found at www.stephenzimmer.com  You can also follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7 or twitter @sgzimmer

Friday, May 30, 2014

Crymsyn Hart's Death's Dance Cover Art by Enggar Adirasa Revealed!


Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the forthcoming dark fantasy/horror novel Death's Dance by national bestselling author Crymsyn Hart.


Death's Dance is Book One in a brand new series called Deathly Encounters that will introduce readers to psychic Kerstin Palmer.  Regarding the events of Death's Dance, Kerstin has this say:

"Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.

Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance. From there things went from bad to worse."

Death's Dance will be released mid-June in all eBook formats and softcover (trade paperback)

Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends. 

To find out more about Crymsyn and the Deathly Encounters series, check out her website at www.ravynhart.com or visit Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com



Friday, May 23, 2014

Cover Reveal for RJ Sullivan's Haunting Blue! New Bonnie Wasson Artwork!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson for R.J. Sullivan's paranormal/urban fantasy adventure Haunting Blue!



Originally released in 2010, the Seventh Star Press edition of Haunting Blue will be released in eBook format next Thursday, May 29, with the softcover version to be available the following week. The new edition, edited by Amanda DeBoard, also features new interior illustrations from Bonnie Wasson.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson

The first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer, Haunting Blue introduces readers to the title character, punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer. As the book unfolds, Blue is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

interior illustration by Bonnie Wasson


Haunting Blue is followed by Virtual Blue, released by Seventh Star Press in August of 2013.

For further information on Haunting Blue, Virtual Blue, and other adventures of Blue Shaefer, please visit the author's site at www.rjsullivanfiction.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com







About the Author: R. J. Sullivan's novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona "Blue" Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Seventh Star Press released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, in 2012 and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona's tale, in 2013.

R. J.'s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don't Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes for readers of all ages.

R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana.He drinks from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it. Check in to www.rjsullivanfiction.com regularly to learn the latest about R. J. Sullivan.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New Essay Collection from Best-Selling Author D.A. Adams Now Available on Kindle!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a very special eBook release from best-selling author D.A. Adams, The Ramblings of D.A. Adams, available now on Kindle and soon on all other eBook formats.



The Kindle version is available for $2.99 and may be found here:


D.A. Adams is well-known for his popular fantasy series The Brotherhood of Dwarves. The Ramblings of D.A. Adams represents his first non-fiction release, a collection of essays and articles that introduce readers to the kind of person that D.A. Adams is. Included in this special title are a number of personal photographs gathered from his private collection.

So what are his “Ramblings” about in his own words? As D.A. Adams describes them:

“The following are various pieces I’ve written over the years on a diverse range of topics. Some are meant as humor, some as inspiration, some as diatribes against the absurdities of the human condition. All are intended as my attempts to make sense of this world and its paradoxes and pitfalls. The ideas and opinions expressed are based on my experiences and observations and very little else. Hope you enjoy them and find a nugget or two of wisdom that helps you get through your day.”

The Ramblings of D.A. Adams are a truthful, bold, and very personal expression by one of today’s rising voices in speculative fiction.



About D.A. Adams: D.A. Adams was born in Florida but was raised in East Tennessee. He received a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of Memphis in 1999 and has taught college English for over a decade. His first novel, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, was released in 2005 and has been described as a solid, honest work about camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice, a very personal journey, more interested in the ways that a person is changed by life's events than in epic battles and high magic. In 2008, the sequel, Red Sky at Dawn, was released to the exaltation that this novel thunders along, at times with dizzying speed. The action is visceral and imaginative without being gratuitous. Book three, The Fall of Dorkhun, came out in 2011, followed by book four, Between Dark and Light, in 2012.

In terms of writing style, Adams exhibits an effortless narrative voice and a masterful balance between richly detailed descriptions and tightly worded minimalism. The pacing of his stories is breathtaking, with relentless action and captivating plot twists that keep readers riveted page after page. But his true talent as a writer lies in character development. Readers find themselves empathizing with, fearing for, and cheering on the characters as they overcome their personal shortcomings and grow as fully rendered individuals.

Adams is also the father of two wonderful sons and, despite his professional accomplishments, maintains that they are his greatest achievement in life. He resides in East Tennessee.



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Michael West's Hades' Disciples Now Available on Kindle and Nook!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Hades' Disciples, Book Two in the Legacy of the Gods series from best-selling author Michael West, is now available in Kindle and Nook formats!



Hades' Disciples is the followup to the highly-acclaimed Poseidon's Children, which introduced the Legacy of the Gods series to urban fantasy readers and reviewers all over the world. The new title expands the action and settings, offering fans of the series much more to explore as they follow the adventure from where it concluded in the first book.

Interior Illustration by Matthew Perry

Available on Kindle and Nook, Hades' Disciples will be available shortly in Kobo, iTunes, and other eBook formats with a softcover print version to follow next week.  The links for the Kindle and Nook versions are as follows:




 Edited by Amanda DeBord, Hades' Disciples features cover art and new interior illustrations from award-winning artist Matthew Perry. A special limited edition hardcover version is now available for pre-order at the Seventh Star Press site.

Hades' Disciples continues the revelation that terrifying creatures exist all around us, hiding in plain sight. Ancient. Deadly. They gather in secret, conspiring, dreaming of nothing less than humanity’s destruction, and their numbers are growing.

Earl Preston knows the danger all too well. After tangling with a horde of mythological sea monsters in Colonial Bay, he has been tasked with finding these beasts and exposing their plans whatever they may be. But Earl is not the only one with a mystery on their hands. At the very top of the world, Carol Miyagi has stumbled onto an artifact from Earth’s past, something magnificent held captive in a prison of ice and snow. Now, Carol and Earl must work quickly to decipher the will of the gods–a plot that defies imagination–and to stop their followers from carrying it out.

They thought the nightmare was over, but they are about to discover that the horror has only just begun.

For further information on the Legacy of the Gods series, please visit Michael's site at www.bymichaelwest.com or Seventh Star Press at www.seventhstarpress.com


Interior Illustration by Matthew Perry


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

West avoids manhole covers and sidewalk grates whenever possible. He just doesn’t know what’s down there, and he’s not sure he wants to find out.



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