Fire HD 8 Contest Winners Announced

Very pleased to announce the winners of my Fire HD 8 giveaway contest!

Congratulations to Josie Fiorda, the winner of the grand prize, the Fire HD 8 (gift card equivalent if international)!

Winners of the signed copy of Heart of a Lion or Hellscapes, Volume II (or special eBook packages if international winners) are:

Linda Sutton
Alan Saxon
Piroska Blanchette
Lyka Tan
Karlee Lawrence

Winners of the eBook bundles are:
Brooke Bumgardner
Jean Drapeau
Edis Zukic
Ally Swanson
Chris Martinez

Thank you again to all who participated! Every winner will be contacted directly by email to coordinate for their prizes.

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Fire HD8 Contest Winners to be Announced Tomorrow

I will be announcing the winners of the Fire HD 8 giveaway, along with the winners of the signed books and eBook bundles, on Thursday.  The winners will be posted here on the site, so be sure to check here around early afternoon, eastern time zone.  A big thanks to all who entered and participated!

Fire H8 Giveaway, Celebrating Hellscapes II and Heart of a Lion, No Purchase Necessary!

This week and next, during the blog tours for Hellscapes, Volume II, and Heart of a Lion, I’m sponsoring a giveaway for a Fire HD 8 (or gift card equivalent if the winner is international) Also have signed books and eBook bundle prizes included! No purchase necessary and you can get loads of extra entries by following and liking a few Twitter Accounts or Facebook Pages (or signing up on my email list).

Rafflecopter entry form is here:

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Hellscapes II Now Available on eBook Format, Plus New Contest and Blog Activities!

Hellscapes, Volume II is now available in eBook format. here are some direct links to the Kindle, Kobo, and iTunes versions, Nook should be live shortly.

You can get Hellscapes, Volume II for $2.99 at the following links:
Nook version will be live shortly.

Also, there’s a big blog tour underway! here are some links to some of the early posts and activities, some of which include the brand new contest featuring a Fire HD 8 as a grand prize! :)

Beauty in Ruins: Guest Post from me about writing horror and how it has helped me grow and expand my literary horizons

Kentucky Geek Girl: Brand new interview talking about my favorite horror movie, music, and themes in Hellscapes II

Shells Interviews: A guest post from me about the concept of levels or dimensions of Hell and personal hells, and how that applies to the new book.

Sinister Scribblings of Sarah E. Glenn: Guest post about my favorite childhood Halloweens.

Cover Art Revealed for My Latest, Hellscapes, Volume II

Really excited to share this, the cover art by Aaron Drown of Aaron Drown Design for Hellscapes, Volume II.  The eBook arrives on Monday, to coincide with a big blog tour that includes a contest featuring a Kindle Fire HD8 as a grand prize.  Going to be a lot of fun, I’m working up some good posts for many stops, doing interviews on others, and there will be several reviews.   Definitely looking to be a busy week.  But hope you all find this cover cool! I feel very strongly about this latest installment, as does my editor on this one, Scott Sandridge, and I’ll be looking forward to hearing what the readers think! :)

Synopsis: Return to the nightmarish, shadowy realms of Hell in the latest installment of the Hellscapes series by Stephen Zimmer. Six brand new, macabre tales of the infernal await you … but be that you only visit these realms, you do not want to share the fates of the inhabitants you will encounter!Included in the pages of Hellscapes, Volume II:

In “The Cavern”, a man finds his way into a nightmare, subterranean world that leads to an even greater, and more devastating, revelation.

A police officer takes pleasure in violently executing his duties and it appears to be open season in “The Riot” when he is part of an operation sent to crack down on a gathering of people protesting an economic summit nearby. But this is an operation that is going to take a very different kind of turn, one that opens his eyes to a new reality.

A woman finds herself stranded on a high, rocky ledge, along with many other men and women, surrounded by a frothing sea in “Above as Below”. Shadows glide beneath the surface and soon she will discover what lurks within the depths.

“Spots Do Not Change” tells the story of a man who has never had any qualms lying, cheating, or deceiving the women in his life. A reckoning day looms as he comes to understand that his actions have harmed the lives of many others, actions that in the realms of Hell take on forms of their own.

Having spun webs of intrigue and personal destruction at the heights of national politics throughout his life, a man finds webs of another sort to present grave danger when he finds himself lost within a strange wilderness in “Weaving Webs”.

Many are drawn to “The Club” in the heart of the decaying, shadow-filled city of Malizia, hoping for some entertainment and release, or even safety from the monstrous dangers lurking in the darkness. One man struggling against amnesia finds his way to the seemingly popular establishment and its confines give him momentary hope; until he discovers the nature of this night club and those who run it.

2 New Blog Tours Now Open for Sign-ups For My Books!

I have a couple of blog tours up for sign-ups.  They take place the final week of October and the first week of November, for Hellscapes Volume 2 and Heart of a Lion, respectively.

We are looking for book bloggers and reviewers to host activities ranging from interviews, reviews and perhaps other activities for these two week-long tours.  I really want to put a lot of effort into these two weeks, so if you know some book blogs, or are a book blogger yourself, please do have a look!  I want to make these fun and informative visits.  I really enjoy blog tours and am excited about these two back to back tours!

The signups for Hellscapes 2, which will be coming out that week, is at:

The signups for Heart of a Lion, which is already available, is at:

Take a look and signup or share with those who might be interested in hosting a visit!

3 Titles Currently 99 cents in eBook formats!

I currently have 3 titles available for 99 cents in eBook formats, making it easy to try my work out or start one of my series.

The three titles available are:

The Exodus Gate, Book One of the Rising Dawn Saga

Crown of Vengeance, Book One of the Fires in Eden Series

Chronicles of Ave, Volume 1

You can get them on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo for just 99 cents. If you never have read any of my work before, I recommend starting with Chronicles of Ave, as it is a short story collection that contains a range of types of tales set in my world of Ave (featured in the Fires of Eden Series). It will definitely give you a good introduction to the kind of writing I do, characters, creatures, and my worlds.

Logo T-Shirt and Signed Heart of a Lion Offers!


I’ve got a batch in and there’s a special offer for my new logo-tshirt. You can get a special combo deal including the new shirt and a signed copy of Heart of a Lion, or you can get a signed copy of Heart of a Lion by itself! T-shirt quantities are limited, so it’s first-come, first-serve until they are gone. If we do run out I will let you know an estimate on when I should be getting more in.

The price on t-shirts is just $15.95 for sizes Small to XL, with XXL and XXXL at $17.95. The special combo offering a t-shirt, signed copy of Heart of a Lion, and a Heart of a Lion Bookmark is just $28.95 ($30.95 if your t-shirt size is 2X or 3X).

If you’d like just a signed copy of the new book, you can still do that too at $14.95!

One flat shipping fee, so if you buy more shipping stays the same. Shirts are in stock and we will begin shipping them out this coming Monday.

This offer is for US residents only. I hope to be able to offer some international options soon.

This photo shows one of our lucky winners at the February 7th book launch of Heart of a Lion at Joseph-Beth Booksellers! But now we are making the shirt available for purchase!

Purchase T-Shirt Only
$15.95 per shirt, Small to XL, $17.95 for XXL or XXXL.



Purchase T-Shirt with a signed copy of Heart of a Lion! Also receive a Heart of a Lion Bookmark!
Combo is $28.95 for orders with shirts sized small to XL, and $30.95 for orders with shirts sized XXL to XXXL.


Purchase a signed copy of Heart of a Lion only (w/ a Heart of a Lion Bookmark included):
$14.95 per book

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Heart of a Lion trailer and eBook debuts today! The First Rayden Valkyrie Novel!

It is definitely a day to celebrate, the release of the eBook and video trailer for Heart of a Lion, the first Rayden Valkyrie novel and Book One in the Dark Sun Dawn trilogy! We are gearing up for the celebration of the print version this Saturday at 5pm at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY, but those with eReaders can dive right into Rayden’s world today.

The video trailer was created by the incredible Kylie Jude of Frozen Creek Studios.  She has composed Rayden Valkyrie theme music as well, which is included in this trailer.

As far as the book itself, here are the direct links to the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo versions.  The synopsis is below.  The cover art was created by Bonnie Wasson and my editor on this one was Scott Sandridge, both of whom I want to give a big shout out too! :)   
If you enjoy dark fantasy/sword and sorcery, you will find all the goods in here along with a wonderful heroine! :)

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Synopsis: 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 is Book One of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy.


Great verdict in first published review of Chronicles of Ave!

I wanted to pass along the first review published for Chronicles of Ave, Volume 1.  I’m happy to report that the book received 5 Vampire Bites from Page Bites today, and the reviewer really liked the diversity in the collection of short stories (something I was particularly happy about, because I set out to have a distinct array of stories and settings in this volume).

Here’s a wonderful quote from it: ” So if you like words that flow off the page, characters that will surprise you and stories that are filled with fantasy and creatures then this set of stories is for you.”

Read the full review at: