I wanted to highlight a wonderful new review of Heart of a Lion, at the Beauty in Ruins Book Blog out of Canada. This is a very exciting review as this reviewer is very versed in the Sword and Sorcery genre. This quote in particular was an immense honor to read!
“Rayden Valkyrie is a fantasy heroine who can stand tall and proud alongside Red Sonja (Robert E. Howard), Jalav (Sharon Green), Estri (Janet E. Morris), Raven (Richard Kirk), Morgaine (CJ Cherryh), Paks (Elizabeth Moon), and – of course – Xena.”
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!
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).
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.
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!
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.
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