This week, I decided to fill everyone in on some updates for Seven Realms Publishing. We’ve had some really big news going on at 7R and thought you all might like to know about it. As a general rule, I don’t try to “sell” my own books on this blog…I like to help other authors from other publishers out. But every once in a while, I think it’s important to bask in the awesomeness that is the success of the small little publishing company I started a little over a year ago. And trust me…it has been amazing. God has truly blessed us. So sometimes, I don’t think it hurts at all to do a little bragging. I just ask that you guys might share this blog with others who might have never been here before. That would be a huge help and I’d truly appreciate it.
So, now, without further ado, let me tell you some 7R news!
First of all, 7R recently announced the signings of TWO New York Times Bestselling Authors! The first was Rob MacGregor, author of seven Indiana Jones novels and a string of other bestselling novels and non-fiction.
Rob comes to 7R with the third book in the Will Lansa series of young adult mystery adventures set on a Hopi Indian reservation in modern day Arizona. The book, entitled DOUBLE HEART, will be released this September. Here’s a brief blurb about what the book’s about:
When Will Lansa decided to write about Hopi witches for a term paper, he never suspected that one of them would come after him. That’s the essence of Double Heart, a term used to describe witches on the reservation, but also an apt description of Will Lansa’s own life, split between two cultures.
Will figured that spending his senior year at Hopi High would be like living in a monastery, a cleansing, and really boring. The kids were so different, many rarely left the rez, except for Tuba City, Flagstaff, or Winslow. But Will Lansa grew up in Aspen with his white, wealthy mother. Now he’s stuck on the rez with his dad, the Hopi chief of police, and soon finds himself tangled up with witchcraft and a murder investigation
If you or a loved one enjoys awesome young adult adventures riddled with danger, conspiracy, and one mean Indiana witch…then you should mark September down on your calendar for DOUBLE HEART! Here is a promo cover for the book (it’s not the actual cover…that will be done by awesome artist extraordinaire Christian Guldager!).
Now, the second New York Times bestselling author that we’ve recently signed is David L. Golemon, author of The Event Group series (EVENT, LEGEND, ANCIENTS, LEVIATHAN, and PRIMEVAL). David comes to us with a fantastic new tale of terror…The SUPERNATURALS…a classic ghost story that will chill you to the bone. I can honestly tell you…this is one book that will give you sleepless nights.
The SUPERNATURALS will be released in October 2011!
Here’s a quick synopsis of the book:
Summer Place—built at the turn of the twentieth century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. Tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains and used as a summer retreat for the rich and famous, Summer Place was the description of charm and beauty. Built to spec, the twenty-four bedrooms and manicured grounds sparkled. It was truly a home that was as warm and beautiful as any well-appointed resort.
For a retreat that boasted the most glamorous setting in all of America, the gable roofed mansion was the epitome of tranquility…until 1925 when something went horribly wrong. Once homey and inviting, Summer Place had now become a haven for evil incarnate. A dark presence came to the yellow and white trimmed mansion, and it was now collecting the souls it needed to survive and thrive amongst the mountains that surround it.
Closed down by the owners and not lived in since the start of World War II, Summer Place has been maintained in its pristine condition, waiting for the team of men and women to discover its dark secret. In a national television broadcast reminiscent of Orson Wells War of the Worlds broadcast of 1939, America will witness on live television the coming of true evil, and it will be up to Professor Gabriel Kennedy, a disgraced Psychologist who had once faced the evil inside of Summer Place and came away a true believer in its extraordinary power. Now, along with the paranormal ghost hunting team; The Supernaturals, Kennedy will draw out and try to end the haunting that has been going on at Summer Place for over a hundred years.
You are asked to bear witness to the battle of wills as the thing inside of Summer Place will not go down without a fight!
And once again, above is a teaser image for the book’s cover. It’s not the ACTUAL cover, but it’s just something to get the blood pumping a bit as you wait for this book’s debut in October…just in time for Halloween!
Now, we at 7R are extremely excited about some upcoming releases…return adventures of some of our most popular characters and authors! The first book is the return of Dodge Dalton, in THE ADVENTURES OF DODGE DALTON OUT THE OUTPOST OF FATE by Sean Ellis.
Now if you like adventure in the classic Indiana Jones style, you guys really will love Dodge Dalton! To be honest, though I’m the one publishing these books, they are quickly becoming my favorite adventure series I’ve ever read. It’s just icing on the cake that I get to publish them! Last year, we released THE ADVENTURES OF DODGE DALTON IN THE SHADOW OF FALCON’S WINGS and it was a huge success! Well, I have a feeling that you’ll find OUTPOST to be even more amazing than the first. The stakes are definitely higher for Dodge and his crew in this outting.
Take a look at the book trailer that was just released this week:
Dodge Dalton will be released in June 2011!!
The next returning hero we’ll be releasing is John Logan, the ex-spy turned private eye from Rick Nichols’ debut novel, SURVIVOR’S AFFAIR. In his second book, THE AFFAIRS OF MEN, John Logan goes up against some heavy duty hitters from the Russian mob while trying to protect a beautiful woman from gruesome death! Rick’s first book has been the sleeper hit of 7R’s entire catalog. It has been hugely successful and people are raving about this Burn Notice meets Robert B. Parker-esque Private Detective from the fictional town of Coral Bay, Florida. Here’s the new tentative book cover for it (it’s not the official cover either) for your consideration.
THE AFFAIRS OF MEN will be released some time this summer! I’ll keep you posted on a more specific date.
But here’s the good news! You don’t have to wait for great Seven Realms books! Three new books have only recently been released and are currently in paperback: MISTY JOHNSON, SUPERNATURAL DICK in CAPITOL HELL by R.P. Steeves, INTO THE BLACK (A Nick Kismet Adventure) by Sean Ellis, and my own new release, SIRENS’ SONG (The ENIGMA Directive, Book 2). All three of these books have been out since December in ebook, but now, for the first time ever, they are available in print as well!!
I’ve already shared what these books are about in the past, but I want to give you links for these great books. It should be noted that INTO THE BLACK has been approved for publication in paperback and has been sent out from the printers. Now, however, it’s just a matter of waiting for the retailers to list the book in their catalogs. However, it is available in ebook everywhere, but will be released in trade paperback in the next week or so…so keep your eyes open for it!
Anyway, I know this is a little different than my normal blog posts. But I’m just really excited about how things are going with Seven Realms and wanted to share with you, my friends and fans. I hope you’ll continue supporting me as a writer, as well as a publisher…I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for making 7R’s first year such an incredible experience!