Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brick Marlin Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Brick Marlin to its author family with a fascinating horror/cross-genre series of three books titled Transitional Delusions!




The first book of the series, Transitional Delusions, introduces readers to the small town of Woodbury, which wears a dark shroud, a past in which speaks of a stranger who once called himself the Pied Piper ridding out a rat infestation long ago. Executed by the king, a selfish tyrant, who could not fathom the thought of another stealing his spotlight, the Piper swore vengeance.

Tonight, decades later, the shadow out of the sky, the evil entity of the Pied Piper returns. It cleaves into the flesh of each and every child, possessing them, using them as puppets, moving their strings, making them not only slaughter their parents, but each and every adult.

And the horror does not cease there; a living, breathing terror that spreads into the next town of Hampshire, leaving Woodbury a crimson stain on the map.  Repeating the same dread, the entity swoops down, opens up fresh wounds, invading the population and, of course, snatching up the children as his followers.

Dean, Wendy, and her husband Shro, as well as a few others including a Christian woman named Martha who has joined their group, embark on this dreaded tale of survival as they shove their way through this story fighting not only the possessed children, still chasing them at full throttle.

With the Lord in her heart, a reloaded shotgun resting in her arms, Martha decides to go after the shadow out of the sky and its followers…

Other titles in the Transitional Delusions series are: Westersphere and Slader Corp. The first book will be released in Summer of 2014, with subsequent titles at the end of 2014 and early 2015. The books will be released in trade paperback and all eBook formats.

"I wanted to work with SSP because I truly believe they are one of the very best small presses out there, lead by an owner who goes out of the way to promote and work extremely hard for authors," Brick said about coming aboard the press.

Residing in the Louisville, Ky. area, Brick Marlin has been writing since he was a child, with main influences such as Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Charles Dickens, Harper Lee, H.G. Wells, and W.W. Jacobs. His main focus is in the horror and dark fantasy genre. A member of the Horror Writers Association, Brick was first published in 2007, and now has a number of novels and nearly twenty-five short stories published with small presses.

To find out more about Brick, check out his website on: http://www.brickmarlin.com/



Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming Brick Marlin titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com


Monday, February 17, 2014

Crymsyn Hart Welcomed to SSP Author Family!

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Crymsyn Hart to its author family with a fascinating dark fantasy/horror series of four books called Deathly Encounters!


The first book of the series, Death's Dance, follows the story of psychic Kerstin Palmer, who has endured recurring dreams since childhood of a hooded spector. One day, the specter appears in her bedroom mirror; and then emerges from the glass.

Jackson, her ex and ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, shows up to help her with the new dilemma. Soon, Kerstin finds herself in a whirlwind, with her house burned down, being stalked by ancient evil, and drawn back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic.

Jackson drags her into a ghost town wiped off the map called Death's Dance along with a few other psychics and things only go from bad to worse. Jackson had no idea what haunted the place and only the black robed phantasm haunting Kerstin has the answers; and he's not saying a word.

Other titles in the Deathly Encounters series are: Death's Revival, Death's Demise, and Death's Descent. The first book will be released in Summer of 2014, with subsequent titles on six month intervals. The books will be released in trade paperback and all eBook formats.

On coming aboard Seventh Star Press, Crymsyn said, "Ever since I met the authors from SSP, I have always enjoyed the sense of family I got from them. That was the biggest draw I had for wanting to be a part of this great press. That, and their books just kick ass."

Crymsyn 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 husband and her three dogs.

To find out more about Crymsyn, check out her website on: http://www.ravynhart.com



Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming Crymsyn Hart titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jason Sizemore's Short Story Collection Irredeemable Announced!

For Immediate Release
February 12, 2014

Seventh Star Press proudly announces the short story collection Irredeemable from Jason Sizemore.


Featuring twenty one tales of dark SF and horror, many of which have flavors of Appalachia, Irredeemable brings together a number of Jason's previously published stories and features two brand new ones. The book will be released in all eBook formats and trade paperback during the second week of April. The collection will also feature a cover from Polish artist Tomasz Trafial.

"The stories in the collection address remorseless evil and how we react and adapt to such entities," Jason commented. "My Appalachia upbringing had a big impact on me, and I think that is reflected throughout the book."

The April release will be followed by a special campaign to introduce readers to Irredeemable. "We are very excited to be entrusted with this special release," Seventh Star Press' Stephen Zimmer said. "Many people are well aware of Jason's exceptional talents as an editor and in the publishing realms. It will be truly wonderful to see readers discover what a gifted writer he is, as Irredeemable solidly testifies."

Jason is a writer and editor living in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also the owner of Apex Publications, a highly acclaimed SF, fantasy, and horror small press. He has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine.

As to why he brought "Irredeemable" to Seventh Star Press, he remarked. "I wanted to work with Seventh Star Press because I've long admired Stephen Zimmer. He's a savvy marketer, a wonderful person, and has a great enthusiasm for his authors and the small press."

For more information on Jason, follow him on Twitter @apexjason, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jason.sizemore1. For further updates and news about Irredeemable, visit the Seventh Star Press site at www.seventhstarpress.com


Friday, February 7, 2014

Fey, Faeries, and Animals! 3 New Anthologies Out Today!

Seventh Star Press is pleased to announce that three brand new anthologies are now available in eBook format!



Links for the Kindle and Nook versions are live and can be found as follows.  Kobo, iBookstore, and others will be live at any time.

Hero's Best Friend
Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Heros-Best-Friend-Anthology-Companions-ebook/dp/B00IAHEI1W

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heros-best-friend-scott-m-sandridge/1118591414?ean=2940148285502

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court
Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Seelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTMAO

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-chimerical-world-scott-m-sandridge/1118591415?ean=2940148285519

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court
Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Unseelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTVSC

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-chimerical-world-scott-m-sandridge/1118591426?ean=2940148285526




Synopsis are below:

Hero’s Best Friend Synopsis: How far would Gandalf have gotten without Shadowfax? Where would the Vault Dweller be without Dogmeat? And could the Beastmaster been the Beastmaster without his fuzzy allies? Animal companions are more than just sidekicks. Animals can be heroes, too!

Found within are twenty stories of heroic action that focuses on the furries and scalies who have long been the unsung heroes pulling their foolish human buddies out of the fire, and often at great sacrifice—from authors both established and new, including Frank Creed, S. H. Roddey, and Steven S. Long.

Whether you’re a fan of Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Science Fiction, or just animal stories in general, this is the anthology for you!

So sit back, kick your feet up, and find out what it truly means to be the Hero’s Best Friend.


Synopsis of A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court: The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the first volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Seelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “good” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Seelie Court, from authors both established and new, including George S. Walker, Eric Garrison, and Alexandra Christian.

But be warned: these faeries are nothing like Tinker Bell.


Synopsis of A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court: The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the second volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Unseelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “evil” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Unseelie Court, from authors both established and new, including Michael Shimek, Deedee Davies, and Nick Bryan.

But don’t be surprised if these faeries decide to play with their food.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Eric Garrison's New Road Ghosts eBook Short Story, Spectral Delivery!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the availability of a new Road Ghosts Story from Eric Garrison, the eBook short story "Spectral Delivery"!


Featuring new cover art by Kirsten Maloney, and edited by Kathy Watness and R.J. Sullivan, the story is from the same world that includes Eric's Road Ghosts Trilogy books such as Four 'til Late and Sinking Down.

The eBook short story is perfect for Valentine's day and is available for only 99 cents for the Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, Kobo, and other reading devices.

Pick up "Spectral Delivery" today at the links below!







Synopsis of "Spectral Delivery": Meet Enid, a pizza delivery trainee who's stuck riding along with ghost-geek Brett on Valentine's Day night. Her boyfriend begs her to try to get off early, but things get weirder and weirder as she and Brett find paranormal activity at every stop. Fascinated, Enid finds herself pulled into Brett's shadowy world as they race to get hot pizza to their final destination, and see that love is a tie that binds spirits long after death.

"Spectral Delivery" is a Road Ghosts Story, part of the world that includes the Road Ghost Trilogy books such as Four 'til Late and Sinking Down.


About the Author: Eric 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 the upcoming Me and the Devil.

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

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