New Interview Up at the Blog of HC Playa, Covers Writing, Sword and Sorcery, & more!

A new interview is up at the blog of H.C. Playa.  The topics covered in it include writing, sword and sorcery, and elements concerning both Heart of a Lion and the Fires in Eden Series. There are more than a few insights about Rayden Valkyrie in the interview as well.

The direct link to the interview is: 

https://hcplaya.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/writers-ramble-stephen-zimmer-on-sword-sorcery/

Full Song Released for Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot Project Campaign

I had an amazing surprise today!

The FULL song “Heart of a Lion”, composed and performed by Kylie Jude of Frozen Creek Studios for our upcoming TV Pilot Project campaign, to bring to life a dedicated Rayden Valkyrie television show.

Kylie Jude captured Rayden’s essence beautifully and this is a full lyrics video too. This character, this series, is all about staying strong and moving forward, onward and upward, in the face of all storms.”.

As the chorus goes:

 “You can’t break me
I will still be
Fighting…. 
Roaring….”
 

 


To sign up on the official mailing list for the Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot Project Campaign and to keep up with this exciting project, please visit www.raydenvalkyrie.com

Great recent review of Heart of a Lion, at Beauty in Ruins Book Blog!

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.”

See the full review at:

http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.ca/2015/12/fantasy-review-heart-of-lion-by-stephen.html

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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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: http://www.tomorrowcomesmedia.com/stephen-zimmers-hellscapes-volume-ii-horror/

The signups for Heart of a Lion, which is already available, is at: http://www.tomorrowcomesmedia.com/stephen-zimmers-heart-of-a-lion-tour-sword-and-sorcery/

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

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

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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!
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$15.95 per shirt, Small to XL, $17.95 for XXL or XXXL.

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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.