Thunder Horizon, the New Rayden Valkyrie Novel, Now Available!

Pick up a copy of Thunder Horizon in print or eBook formats at any of the following links!

Kindle
Nook
Kobo
iTunes

Print Version

Continue the adventure that began in Heart of a Lion, and journey with the heroine Rayden Valkyrie through a dangerous world full of sorcery, the supernatural, dark empires and monsters!

Be sure to also look for Rayden Valkyrie coming to the screen in Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot, being produced this summer!

Synopsis of Thunder Horizon: Synopsis of Thunder Horizon: A deadly menace stalks the shadows of the lands to the north, stirring the winds of war. Farther south, the power of the Teveren Empire spreads with every passing day, empowered by dark sorcery. Formidable legions bent on conquest are on the march, slavery and subjugation following in their wake.

Within the rising maelstrom, Rayden Valkyrie has returned to the Gessa, to stand with the tribe that once took her into their care as a child. No amount of jewels or coin can sway her, nor can the great power of her adversaries intimidate her.

With a sword blade in her right hand and axe in her left, Rayden confronts foes both supernatural and of flesh and blood. Horrific revelations and tremendous risks loom; some that will see Rayden’s survival in the gravest of peril.

Even if Rayden and the Gessa survive the trials plaguing their lands, the thunder of an even darker storm booms across the far horizon.

Thunder Horizon is the second book in the Dark Sun Dawn Saga.

About Stephen Zimmer: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), and the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Find Stephen online at:
Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
Twitter: @sgzimmer
Instagram: @stephenzimmer7

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.

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! 🙂



Kindle Version

Kobo Version

Nook Version

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.

 

Hellscapes, Volume 1 Available on Kindle and Kobo!

Some quick good news first, and then the links to the second new release this week! 🙂

I got invited back to the Kentucky Book Fair in November. It will be wonderful to return to one of the best book events in the United States. Definitely something I am looking forward to.

My new horror collection Hellscapes, Volume 1, is now available on Kindle and Kobo.  It will be available on Nook and iBookstore at some point today as well, but we wanted to get the live links out on release day.  The print edition will be available next week!

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Hellscapes-ebook/dp/B00F01WWKA

Kobo
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hellscapes

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Synopsis:
Journey into realms of darkness and explore the regions where angels fear to tread! Welcome to the Hellscapes, featuring tales of the infernal in settings where the horror never ends and the inhabitants experience the ultimate nightmare.

In “Blood Dreams” follow the tale of a woman who knew great political authority and influence in life, as she discovers the reward awaiting her in the next world.

“The Grove” welcomes a new arrival, a wealthy man who is looking forward to a weekend of indulging in lust and libation, as he has for many years in this secluded convocation for the elite. Something is different this time, though, and he soon finds that his visit will be taking a very different turn.

In “The Smallest Fish”, the story is told of a ruthless business mogul who finds himself in an abandoned, ruined version of the city he knew well, in life. This city won’t be remaining vacant for long.

“Drowning in Tears” tells the story of a young man’s unhealthy obsession for a suicidal girlfriend that leads him on a path of severe transformation.

The final tale of Volume 1, “Lords of War”, follows the story of a man who wielded military power on a worldwide scale as a Secretary of Defense, who now learns the deeper nature of war and what kinds of monstrosities it breeds.

Hellscapes, Volume 1 is the first release in an exciting new themed horror collection from Stephen Zimmer.

Rayden Valkyrie Debuts in Thunder On the Battlefield: Sword, Today!

 

My newest short story, “All the Lands, Nowhere a Home”, marks the debut of Rayden Valkyrie.  She’s a hard-hitting gal with an honor code, and I am confident readers of fantasy and sword and sorcery are going to love her!

She’s going to be doing a lot more in the future as well, so you might as well make your introduction now!

The story is included in Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword, which along with a second volume, Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery, are available today on Kindle and Nook editions.

It will be available in print very shortly, in about a week and a half.

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Here’s the links for the Sword volume, which has my short story:

Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Battlefield-Sword-ebook/dp/B00EE0YL8Y

Nook version: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thunder-on-the-battlefield-james-r-tuck/1116359898?ean=2940148400639

 

and here’s the links for the second volume, Sorcery:

Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Battlefield-Sorcery-ebook/dp/B00EE15GY6

Nook verison: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thunder-on-the-battlefield-james-r-tuck/1116359900?ean=2940148400660

Really hope you enjoy this one!  I just love Rayden and can’t wait to share more of her adventures with you!

 

 

Contest Winners for the Big Giveaway!

Thank you to all who have entered and promoted the contest!  I really appreciate it very much!  There will be other contests if you don’t happen to win on this one!

And now, without further adieu, the winners of my contest!

1.   Sharon Stogner 

Winner of:

Grand Prize: A Kindle Touch 3G, plus 3 Stephen Zimmer eBooks of your choice, 4 additional SSP eBooks of your choice (choose between Jackie Gamber, D.A. Adams, Michael West, H. David Blalock, Steven Shrewsbury, and R.J. Sullivan), and 9 bundle of eBooks from participating authors:

J.H. Glaze: 5 pack including The Spirit Box, Northwest, Forced Intelligence, and The Horror Challenge Volumes I and II.
David Guyton: Mighty Hammer Down
Rachel Hunter: Empyreal Fate
Gwen Perkins. The Universal Mirror
Dianne Gardner: Deception Peak

2.   Alan Lewis

Winner of:

Prize #2: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card plus , 3 Stephen Zimmer eBooks of your choice, 4 additional SSP eBooks of your choice (choose between Jackie Gamber, D.A. Adams, Michael West, H. David Blalock, Steven Shrewsbury, and R.J. Sullivan), and bundle of eBooks from participating authors JH Glaze, David Guyton, Rachel Hunter, Gwen Perkins, Dianne Gardner (titles included in description of grand prize).

3. Robin Michelle Hamilton Blankenship

Winner of:

Prize #3: Signed softcover of your choice: The Exodus Gate or Crown of Vengeance

4. Alan Lewis

Winner of:

Prize #4: Signed softcover of your choice: The Exodus Gate or Crown of Vengeance

5. Stacy Wright 

Winner of:

Prize #5: Choice of all 3 available Rising Dawn Saga eBooks (The Exodus Gate, The Storm Guardians, The Seventh Throne), or all three available Fires in Eden series eBooks (Crown of Vengeance, Dream of Legends, Spirit of Fire) from Stephen Zimmer

6.  Robert Eilers

Winner of:

Prize #6: Choice of all 3 available Rising Dawn Saga eBooks (The Exodus Gate, The Storm Guardians, The Seventh Throne), or all three available Fires in Eden series eBooks (Crown of Vengeance, Dream of Legends, Spirit of Fire) from Stephen Zimmer

7.  Crystal Cattabriga

Winner of:

Prize #7: The Seventh Star Singles from Stephen Zimmer, eBooks include Lion Heart, Land of Shadow, Into Glory Ride, and Temples Rising

8.   Mandi M. Lynch

Winner of:

Prize #8: The Seventh Star Singles from Stephen Zimmer, eBooks include Lion Heart, Land of Shadow, Into Glory Ride, and Temples Rising

 

Big Giveaway Contest Including a Kindle Touch 3G!

Welcome to my first hosted contest, which features a number of wonderful prizes including a Kindle Touch 3G as part of the grand prize!  Prizes include bundles of eBooks, signed softcovers, an Amazon Gift Card, and more!

Now for the formal stuff.  I will be fulfilling all eBooks and book prizes relating to myself and Seventh Star Press authors directly, as well as the Kindle Touch 3G and the Amazon Gift Card.  The additional eBooks from other authors will be fulfilled by the authors themselves, directly.  The authors donating the additional eBook prizes, JH Glaze, Dianne Gardner, Gwen Perkins, Rachel Hunter, and David Guyton assume all responsibility for fulfillment and delivery of their titles to the prize winners.  I have asked them to provide prizes within the week following the close of the contest on September 9th.

eBook and book prizes can be awarded to international residents, but Grand Prize and Prize #2 (involving Amazon related prizes) are to be awarded to US/Canadian residents only.

Also, this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.

I am using the RaffleCopter system where you can earn extra entries merely by liking the Facebook pages or following the Twitter accounts of various authors and some bloggers.  I encourage you to get as many entries as possible!

Here is a full list of the prizes!

Grand Prize: A Kindle Touch 3G, plus 3 Stephen Zimmer eBooks of your choice, 4 additional SSP eBooks of your choice (choose between Jackie Gamber, D.A. Adams, Michael West, H. David Blalock, Steven Shrewsbury, and R.J. Sullivan), and 9 bundle of eBooks from participating authors:

J.H. Glaze: 5 pack including The Spirit Box, Northwest, Forced Intelligence, and The Horror Challenge Volumes I and II.
David Guyton: Mighty Hammer Down
Rachel Hunter: Empyreal Fate
Gwen Perkins. The Universal Mirror
Dianne Gardner: Deception Peak

Prize #2: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card plus , 3 Stephen Zimmer eBooks of your choice, 4 additional SSP eBooks of your choice (choose between Jackie Gamber, D.A. Adams, Michael West, H. David Blalock, Steven Shrewsbury, and R.J. Sullivan), and bundle of eBooks from participating authors JH Glaze, David Guyton, Rachel Hunter, Gwen Perkins, Dianne Gardner (titles included in description of grand prize).

Prize #3: Signed softcover of your choice: The Exodus Gate or Crown of Vengeance

Prize #4: Signed softcover of your choice: The Exodus Gate or Crown of Vengeance

Prize #5: Choice of all 3 available Rising Dawn Saga eBooks (The Exodus Gate, The Storm Guardians, The Seventh Throne), or all three available Fires in Eden series eBooks (Crown of Vengeance, Dream of Legends, Spirit of Fire) from Stephen Zimmer

Prize #6: Choice of all 3 available Rising Dawn Saga eBooks (The Exodus Gate, The Storm Guardians, The Seventh Throne), or all three available Fires in Eden series eBooks (Crown of Vengeance, Dream of Legends, Spirit of Fire) from Stephen Zimmer

Prize #7: The Seventh Star Singles from Stephen Zimmer, eBooks include Lion Heart, Land of Shadow, Into Glory Ride, and Temples Rising

Prize #8: The Seventh Star Singles from Stephen Zimmer, eBooks include Lion Heart, Land of Shadow, Into Glory Ride, and Temples Rising


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