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.
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
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
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).
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’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
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!
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.