Cover Art Reveal for Thunder Horizon, the New Rayden Valkyrie Novel, Plus Pre-Order Offers!

Very excited to share the following press release for the cover art reveal on my upcoming Rayden Valkyrie novel! :)

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Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art from the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for Thunder Horizon, the latest Rayden Valkyrie Novel and the second book of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy from Stephen Zimmer!

Fans of sword and sorcery, fantasy, and heroine protagonists will love the follow-up to Heart of a Lion. The adventures of Rayden Valkyrie continue and the dangers are even greater in this action-packed novel full of twists, revelations, supernatural elements, and fearsome entities.

Thunder Horizon will be released in both print and eBook formats on May 23rd.

Pre-order the Kindle version of Thunder Horizon right now for just $3.99 and have it delivered automatically to your device the moment it becomes available!

Kindle Pre-Order Link

You can also pre-order a paperback signed by Stephen Zimmer, which will be delivered around the release date.

Special Pre-Order Signed Paperback Link

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

Announcing Sol Geirsdottir as Rayden Valkyrie for The Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce the casting of Sól Geirsdóttir to bring the heroic Rayden Valkyrie character to life onscreen in the TV pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart.

 

Sól will star as Rayden Valkyrie, an iconic warrior in a dark age who leads a mercenary war band to rescue a group of captives destined for slave markets. When some of the surviving raiders take a pair of female captives with them, seeking escape into an ancient forest said to harbor deadly perils, Rayden does not hesitate to pursue them. In the shadows of the forest, Rayden and her companions must overcome monstrous threats and deadly sorcery to prevail.

“Sól Geirsdóttir is our Rayden,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “During our extensive search, we have seen many very talented actresses, but Sól conveyed the right kind of presence needed for this pivotal character. Sól has a passion for the genre, for history, and loves a good sword fight. I know that Sól is dedicated to bringing the best performance possible to the screen, and I am absolutely confident that audiences are going to love Sól and the Rayden Valkyrie character when they see this show. Rayden Valkyrie is my favorite character to write, and I am thrilled that Sól will be the one to portray her onscreen.”

 

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart represents the first onscreen portrayal of the Rayden Valkyrie character. The character’s literary debut occurred in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with Rayden Valkyrie adventures.

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

More about Sól Geirsdóttir: Sól Geirsdóttir made her stage debut at the age of 13, performing traditional norwegian folk songs. Since then she has been creating and producing music with her band Vǫluspá, who will be releasing a full album in 2017. Sól has also appeared in several theatrical plays and was given a part as “Jora” in the TV pilot ‘Rangers: A Shadow Rising’ in 2014. She has worked with Ron Newcomb, Ian Hencher, John Wells, Marita Tathariel and many more.

Sól is an alternative model and has been featured in several magazines such as Fae Magazine and Dark Beauty. She currently attends the University of Oslo pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition to this, she is a trained vocalist, an accomplished belly dancer and a seemstress specialized in Viking Era clothing. Sól is thrilled to embark on the epic journey of playing the role of “Rayden Valkyrie” in the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Follow Sól Geirsdóttir online at the following links:

Website: www.thevikingqueen.com
IG: @thevikingqueen 
Twitter: @solgeirsdottir 

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

 

Sunday Drive for 5 in Our Campaign for a Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot. You Can Help.

Today we are doing a special drive to seek some $5 pledges in our campaign to bring to live a Rayden Valkyrie TV pilot. Some folks might not think a $5 pledge matters, but growing our backer family in a Kickstarter campaign makes an impact and helps more than you might know.

We’re making headway for sure, but it’s not an easy road to bring this Kickstarter Campaign to the goal line. And in a Kickstarter campaign you don’t get the funding unless you reach the goal. It’s all or nothing, which is a good thing as it ensures that the project is genuinely funded before it is confirmed.

Five dollars, in other areas, might mean a pack of smokes, a couple gallons of gas, 2 bags of chips, a couple gallons of milk, maybe a matinee movie, which are all gone quick, but the $5 pledged in our campaign will set in motion a tv pilot that we intend to grow into a full blown television series, something to entertain you for a long time to come and employing people and creating opportunities for a long time to come.

That’s all we are asking on our Sunday Drive for 5. One day to encourage some folks to come aboard our backer family and just make a $5 pledge.

Don’t forget, a $5 pledge also gets you an eBook copy of Heart of a Lion, the first novel that Rayden Valkyrie starred in, and it also gets you entered into the Imaginarium Convention contest that includes 2 hotel room nights, 2 weekend passes, and 2 award banquet tickets where the winner will be seated with our guest of honor and other major writer/filmmaker guests!

It only takes a few moments to make a pledge, so join us today on this Sunday Drive for 5! You can help us make this project happen!

To make a pledge, visit:

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!

 

 

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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