Here's a nice surprise for fans of either the Rising Dawn Saga or the Fires in Eden series, just in time for the holidays. The new Seventh Star Singles line went live today, with participation from myself and Steven Shrewsbury. On my end of it, no less than 4 brand new short stories, 3 set in the world of Ave (Fires in Eden) and 1 new one from the Rising Dawn Saga world.
The theme of this series is short stories set in the worlds of the novel series. They are stand alone, but will give readers of the novels much more content, background, history, and even some foreshadowing. There's so much to explore and I plan on regularly building onto this collection.
The full press release is below. I hope everyone checks this out. I've had great fun putting these together, and they are only 99 cents too. To read a breakdown of the stories, you can visit this page:
Let me know what you think! :)
For Immediate Release December 12, 2011
Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces New Seventh Star Singles eBook Series
Seventh Star Press is proud to introduce Seventh Star Singles, an exciting new eBook series that represents a creative approach to eBook publishing. The debut of the new line kicks off with brand new tales from sword and sorcery/fantasy author Steven L. Shrewsbury, and epic fantasy/urban fantasy author Stephen Zimmer. Best of all, the new eBook short stories are all priced at just 99 cents.
Seventh Star Singles offer more for fans of the authors' novel series, as well as being stand-alone stories. The short stories are set in the worlds that the authors' novels with Seventh Star Press are based. For example, readers who came to know Gorias La Gaul in Steven Shrewsbury's Thrall will now be able to go on more adventures with Gorias in the Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul short stories included in the Seventh Star Singles line. Similarly, fans of Stephen Zimmer's Fires in Eden series and Rising Dawn Saga will get to explore more of those worlds in his Chronicles of Ave and Annals of the Rising Dawn short story collections for this new line.
"I was the instigator of the new Seventh Star Singles, as I wanted a way for readers of my series to explore more of my worlds in a way that was also accessible to new readers," Stephen Zimmer commented. "They are entirely stand-alone stories, but provide all kinds of background, further depth, and perhaps even some foreshadowing that all relate to the novel series. They have been a blast to develop, as there are so many stories to be told from these worlds that can't be addressed in the plotlines of the Fires in Eden and Rising Dawn Saga novels. I'm really excited that Steven Shrewsbury stepped forward to develop a Gorias La Gaul collection. Any fan of Robert E. Howard is bound to love Steven's work and this new series opens things wide for him to write all kinds of Gorias adventures! "
Steven Shrewsbury's collection Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul starts off with two new Gorias La Gaul tales, Author and Finisher of Our Flesh, and Insurmountable. Stephen Zimmer has three contributions to the Chronicles of Ave collection, Into Glory Ride, Land of Shadow, and Lion Heart. Stephen has one story for the Annals of the Rising Dawn, Temples Rising.
A new page on the Seventh Star Press website gives full synopsis and availability on the various story collections. The page can be found at: http://seventhstarpress.com/documents/seventh_star_singles.html
Many new titles are planned in the series in 2012, to be released on a monthly basis alongside the scheduled novel releases.
Updates and additional information can be obtained at the official site for Seventh Star Press, at www.seventhstarpress.com,
Contact: C.C. James Public Relations, Seventh Star Press firstname.lastname@example.org
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky.