Rayden Valkyrie

Author and Filmmaker: Stephen Zimmer
Rayden Valkyrie Celebration
August 16-23, 2017
 About the Author

 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.

Book Synopsis for 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 Trilogy.

Book Synopsis for Heart of a Lion: 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. 

Teaser Trailer Link for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot:

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 Tour Schedule and Activities:
8/16 The Page Turner     Guest Post
8/16 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH   Author Interview
8/16 Bookishly me  Author Interview
8/16 DarWrites     Guest Post
8/16 Sheila's Guests and Reviews    Guest Post
8/16 Sapphyria's Books    Guest Post
8/16 Deal Sharing Aunt   Top Ten's List
8/17 DarWrites    Review
8/17 Bookin Around Town    Author Interview/Podcast
8/17 Full Moon Bites      Character Interview
8/18 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH     Review
8/18 I Smell Sheep     Guest Post
8/19 Paranormal Pleasures    Review
Please head on over to the next stop on the tour

8/19 The Page Turner     Review
8/19 Jeni's Bookshelf   Guest Post
8/20 The Seventh Star Blog  Guest Post
8/20 Stuart Thaman Books  Guest Post
8/21 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape  Author Interview  
8/21 SpecMusicMuse   Author Interview
8/21 Jordan Hirsch    Review
8/22 Beauty in Ruins   Guest Post
8/22 Discover New Authors   Author Interview
8/22 Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog   Review
8/23 The Occult Detective   Review
8/23 Bookishly me  Review  
8/23 Jeni's Bookshelf  Review  
8/23    Jorie Loves a Story   Interview

Buy links for Heart of a Lion

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Buy links for Thunder Horizon

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Barnes and Noble Link for Thunder Horizon:

My Review for Heart of a Lion
I was given this book for an honest review, to be honest, I was a little worried I wouldn't like it, but do you know what I loved it, I don't usually read this genre, well we all have our favourites don't we? Mine is paranormal, but I was pleasantly surprised, Rayden is Kickass, she is a goddess, who sticks up for the minority, especially those in trouble through no fault of their own, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a stimulating read,  that will keep you reading well into the night. 

My review of Thunder Horizon
I was given this book for an honest review

I didn't think this could get any better,  but the action in this one is so much better, there is a great plotline,  you can see where the story is heading but then there are twists and turns which totally changes things, another strong character lead from Rayden,  I really do love her,  she kicks ass and takes names or rather heads,  trust me you will get it when you read it and we see a few of the characters from the first book, there are also plenty of new characters which you will love or hate, there are many supernatural beings which will keep you on the edge of your seat, all together a great read. You won't want to miss either of them.


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