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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sheep Video Interview: Stephen Zimmer + Give Away



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Today we have something new! Sheep being so cutting edge and all...any way, we interviewed fantasy author Stephen Zimmer via video. We sent him all our normal questions along with some props <insert evil bleating> and he answers them in a video.


The third book, Spirit of Fire, in Stephen's epic fantasy Fires in Eden series released May 30, 2012. Fans of fantasy need to check out this series because not only do you get a great story, the books include beautiful illustrations by artist Matthew Perry. This is one of the things that sets Stephen's publisher Seventh Star Press apart from others; stunning artwork as part of the books. 
okay, so maybe Baaart isn't in the Fires of Eden series...

Check out the video interview...he got to read the questions ahead of time but the rapid fire he was told not to look at till he was filming. Plus we sent him some props and it will be interesting to see what he does with them...Baaart makes an appearance in the beginning and end.


A maelstrom of war engulfs the lands resisting the designs of the Unifier to bring about a new order, of a kind that has never existed within Ave. Battered by a massive invasion force from Gallea, the tribal people of the Five Realms and their Midragardan allies are being driven eastward, towards the sea, while the Saxan lines are wearing down ever thinner on the Plains of Athelney. Time is running out quickly, as an ancient creature of legend soars through the skies with a brave young Saxan. They carry the desperate hopes of two realms sorely beset by a voracious enemy. Diabolic entities conduct a great hunt, as a malignant darkness deepens across all of Ave. The exiles from another world must gain refuge, or find themselves ensnared by the long reach of the Unifier. The very nature of creation itself stands in the balance. It is a time when the honor and fortitude of many are put to the test, and terrible prices are paid for resisting great evils. It is also a time of awakening for many, old and young alike, some of whom may yet discover the spirit of fire that lies within. The third installment in the Fires in Eden series, Spirit of Fire is richly imagined epic fantasy with a diverse ensemble of characters that offers a new world to explore for the readers who enjoy large-scale tales along the likes of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Steven Erikson, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Stephen Zimmer
Born in Denver, Colorado, Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning fantasy author and filmmaker based out of Lexington, Kentucky.


Stephen has two series being published through Seventh Star Press. One is the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series, which was launched with Crown of Vengeance (winner of the 2010 Pluto Award for Best Novel). Book 2, Dream of Legends, was released in January of 2011. The other is the epic urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga. The Rising Dawn Saga launched in spring of 2009 with The Exodus Gate (nominated for a 2009 Pluto Award). The next step was taken in June of 2010 with The Storm Guardians. Highly prolific, Stephen is adhering to a release schedule that sees a new book approximately every seven months!


As a filmmaker, Stephen has credits in fantasy and horror, including the supernatural thriller Shadows Light (feature), The Sirens (horror short film), and Swordbearer (fantasy short film). Swordbearer debuted in early 2011 and is currently being exhibited on the convention and festival circuit. Featuring a special appearance by former WWE wrestler Al Snow, the film is based upon the H. David Blalock novel Ascendant.

Here is a trailer for the first book in the series 
Crown of Vengence


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GIVE AWAY
Stephen is giving away:
2 ebook sets of his Fires of Eden series
and I Smell Sheep will send you a collection of Art cards from the Fires of Eden series and some sheep swag!
1. answer rafflecopter dude's questions
2. tell me something nerdy you own!

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41 comments:

  1. I love seeing video interviews. Gives more expression. Something nerdy that I own - a Star Trek outfit
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Every Nintendo but the first.

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  3. Thanks Sharon for having me for a tour stop and letting Baaart visit! I promise I did not fleece him, and like I said, doing the video was "shear enjoyment"... hahaha. Baaart is welcome back any time. The Flock Rocks!

    :)

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    1. uh...this is a no pun zone...;) thanks for letting Baaart come to visit. Hopefully he behaaaved...

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  4. I own two Steele Battalion Controllers, yes for the ONE well sort of two video games so my fiance and I can battle each other MECH style.

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    1. That rocks! I want YouTube footage of you two battling it out MECH style! :)

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  5. baaahahahaha I love how Baaart hands him a moonpie and kool-aid! LMAO that was so funny!

    Stephen you are an absolute LEGAND for this! Everybody get out and read these books! What a world and what an awesome down to earth guy.

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    1. Thank you Katie! I took some time thinking about that video, didn't want to just "ram through it" hahaha

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    2. "ram" baaaaaa Well played good sir. ;)

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  6. Stephen,
    your video interviews are so refreshing, full of information and humor. I think you found the right media for you. Time pass fast when I watch your videos.

    Sheep you you rock! You are a great host!

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    1. hey! buttering up the guest won't get you more entries!!! plus he will start to think he is good at this "writing" hobby of his ;)

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    2. very funny Sharon...very funny! ;)

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  7. Oh wow where to start. I collect fairies in all forms. I am a book-a-holic. I refuse to get rid of any of my older scifi/fantasy books for fear of them going out of print!! I play RPGs both table top and PC games. I have contributed greatly to my husbands sword collection over the years, lol. Yea I might stop there......

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  8. Something nerdy that I own hmmmmm... my 2TB external hard drive :D I actually have two of them, lol.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. A personal bookshelf that runs along the whole of the back wall of my room; from the floor to the ceiling.

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  10. nerdy - well I have 5 bookshelves full and 1 dedicated strictly to SciFi - and a hobbit costume from the 70s :) The interview was great!!

    kerryjcj@verizon.net

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    1. Thanks for checking out the interview Kerry! :)

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  11. I own Settlers of Catan board games! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. had to go google this game, cool and very nerdy!

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  12. Something nerdy I own are chinese checkers, does that count? I also collect buttons and peek-a-poohs. Thank you for the giveaway !

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    1. O_o Peek-a-Poohs? I am afraid to ask... collecting buttons definitely counts! and what a cool hobby. Did you know there is a mystery series by Kylie Logan (AKA Casey Daniels) called the Button Box Mysteries...the lead character collects buttons! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0425251357?ie=UTF8&tag=ism09e-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0425251357

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  13. awesome interview!!! I own these series: firefly, BSG, Farscape, Buffy,

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  14. A personal bookshelf across the whole backwall of my room; from the floor to the ceiling.

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    1. *wipes drool from chin and plots to take over Linda's house*

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    2. I've got a bookshelf that lines the entire wall of my den.....floor to ceiling. :)

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    3. you guys are killing me!!! one day I will have my own wall to wall book case!

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  15. Robin BlankenshipJuly 5, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    I have a huge host of Comic Books, Action figures, A giant Galactus, An original atari and NES, Tardis Earrings, Yoda Earrings, A arsenal of Lightsabers, A signed picture from The man in the Darth Vader suit ~ David Prowse, A replica tardis my husband made. Huge collection of Sci Fi and Fantasy books and We play WOW and Magic the Gathering. I am not sure what else specifically but I am just not sure what I have that is not geeky.

    Robin Blankenship
    robinblankenship@gmail.com

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    1. we have a new leader in the Nerd category! Robin...you are WINNING! and a husband that built you a Tradis?! now that is love. thanks for stopping by and I do hope you come again...we are quite an eclectic blog and celebrate our Nerdiness often :)

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    1. Hi Cassandra! :) Thanks for checking out the interview! You will have to challenge me with something crazy the next time I get to visit your blog :) haha

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  17. I don't think I have some nerdy things except for tons of books ..:D

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  18. contest is closed now! thanks for entering and the winners should be announced in the Raffle Dude up top!

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