29 October, 2010

Press Release from Seventh Star Press

Sorry, no review this week. It's been that kind of week and I'm being like that. I promise to get one if not two up next week. I've finished a few books, I just haven't had much time to sit down and write them out while I've been trying to catch up with school after the trial competition zapped all time from my last few weeks.

In lieu of this, here's a Press release I just received in my inbox from Seventh Star Press:
For Immediate Release
October 27, 2010

Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces the Acquisition of Award-Winning
Author Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon Series

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of award winning
author Jackie Gamber to its family of writers, with the acquisition of her
YA Fantasy saga, The Leland Dragon Series.

The first book of the series, Redheart, was originally released by
Meadowhawk Press, an exceptional small press publisher based in Memphis,
TN, one of only four indie presses to ever win a Philip K. Dick Memorial
Award (for the David Walton novel, Terminal Mind). When Meadowhawk Press
decided to close its business operations, Seventh Star Press was thrilled
to have the opportunity to sign Jackie Gamber, and commit to the entire
Leland Dragon Series.

“I'll always have a heart for indy press, and Seventh Star is the epitome
of what it's about: dedication to a vision and enthusiasm for writers.
Seventh Star Press is an exciting ride, and I'm thrilled they offered me a
seat,” commented Jackie about coming aboard with the Lexington,
Kentucky-based publisher.

A wondrous coming of age tale, Redheart tells the stories of village girl
Riza Diantus, and the dragon Kallon Redheart. Both are outcasts,
struggling with the conventions of their respective societies, during an
age in which tensions are high between dragons and humans. The Leland
Province teeters on the edge of war, as the Dragon Council Leader, Fordon
Blackclaw, seeks to drive humans into submission, or outright destruction.
Under a blackening cloud of danger, the friendship grows between Riza and
Kallon, as both face their respective destinies, embracing a host of
challenges and threats, not the least of which includes regaining hope,
and confronting the difficult things of one’s past.

Jackie Gamber is a versatile and prolific writer, whose work has appeared
in an array of anthologies and magazines, in addition to published novels.
Among her accolades, Jackie was the winner of the 2009 Mary
Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, was named honorable
mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award, and has been
selected as the Editor Guest of Honor for the 2011 MidSouthCon, one of the
southern United States’ premiere genre conventions.

“Jackie truly embodies the spirit of the growing family at Seventh Star
Press,” fellow Seventh Star Press author Stephen Zimmer said. “Her talent
as a writer is well established, and she is a very popular, well-loved
guest at conventions and events, in addition to being a dedicated
educator. She will be a fantastic ambassador for Seventh Star Press, and
I know that everyone here, from our editors like Amanda Debord, to our art
director Matthew Perry, to authors like myself and Steven Shrewsbury, will
be fully committed to raising awareness of Jackie and her exceptional

The Seventh Star Press edition will feature cover art and additional
illustrations from fantasy artist Matthew Perry, whose work has been
rapidly gaining attention on the convention circuit. The projected
release date window for the new edition of Redheart is late February/March
of 2011, in hardcover, trade paperback, and several eBook formats,
covering owners of the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, Sony eReaders, and
other electronic reading devices.

Sela, Book Two of the series, is targeted for a mid-late summer release in
2011, with Book Three scheduled for mid-2012 release in all of the
aforementioned formats.

An extensive series of special events and signings in support of the
novels are in the planning stages, slated to begin in early 2011.

Updates and additional information can be obtained at the official site
for Seventh Star Press, at www.seventhstarpress.com , or at the author's
site at www.jackiegamber.com

Sounds exciting. Seventh Star Press also publishes epic fantasy author Stephen Zimmer of whom I've yet to read a bad review. I've already requested a copy of Jackie Gamber's.

Happy Halloween weekend!


ediFanoB said...

It seems we both like Stephen Zimmer :-))

Bryce L. said...

I'm actually going completely off your reviews. I need to pick up his books already. :)