Friday, May 25, 2012

48 Date Blog Tour Announced and Cover Art Unveiled for Stephen Zimmer's Spirit of Fire


For Immediate Release
May 25, 2012


48 Date Blog Tour Announced and Cover Art Unveiled for Stephen Zimmer's Spirit of Fire



Seventh Star Press is proud to unveil the cover art and illustrations created by award-winning artist Matthew Perry for Spirit of Fire, Book Three of the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series by award-winning author Stephen Zimmer, as well as announce the dates and sites for the 48 day Spirit of Fire Blog Tour.  A pre-order window for a limited edition hardcover is also open in advance of the book's official release.







(Illustrations by Matthew Perry from the first edition of Spirit of Fire)


The Spirit of Fire Blog Tour is being hosted by Babs Book Bistro, and will feature 50 events over 48 days, beginning May 29th  and running through July 14th. The tour will feature a number of activities, including reviews, video, interviews, podcasts, guest blog posts, and contests/giveaways.

Spirit of Fire is the third title in the Fires in Eden Series, following Crown of Vengeance and Dream of Legends.  Also associated with the epic fantasy series is a growing collection of short stories, the Chronicles of Ave, that have been released on eBook and are part of the Seventh Star Singles catalog.

In Spirit of Fire, a maelstrom of war engulfs 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.  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 readers who enjoy large-scale tales along the likes of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Steven Erikson, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Spirit of Fire will be released in softcover and eBook versions during the first week of June.  The novel is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.

The limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered by Stephen Zimmer and includes a bonus illustration from Matthew Perry not included in other editions.  It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards, bookmarks, and magnets.  The limited edition hardcovers will also be bundled with the eBook version (provided as a direct ePub file for users with Nooks, iPads, or Sony eReaders, and gifted as a Kindle file for Kindle users).  Those interested in securing one of the 75 limited hardcovers can place a pre-order at: http://seventhstarpress.com/documents/pre_orders.html



The Spirit of Fire Blog Tour Dates and Participants Are As Follows:



May 29  Fantasy Book Review  http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk
May 30  Ginger Nuts of Horror  http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.com/
May 31  Mom Cat's Gateway Book Blog  http://alexxmomcatsgatewaybookblog.blogspot.com  
June 1   Splash of Our Worlds  http://splashofourworlds.blogspot.com
June 2   Soliloquy  http://kaitlinmichelle.wordpress.com/
June 3   Ritesh Kala's Book Review  http://riteshkala.wordpress.com/
June 4   Jess Resides Here  http://www.frellathon.com
June 5   Reading Away the Days  http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com
June 6   Vilutheril Reviews http://www.vilutheril.com/
June 7   A Daydreamer's Thoughts  http://xxdaydreamer21xx.blogspot.com  
June 8   Red Headed Book Worm  http://redheaded-bookworm.blogspot.com  
June 9   Lisa's World of Books  http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/
June 10  Kentucky Geek Girl  http://www.kentuckygeekgirl.com
June 11  Goatfairy Review Blog  http://goatfairyreviews.tumblr.com/
June 12  Book and Movie Dimension Blog  http://bmdimension.blogspot.com/
June 13  Full Moon Bites  http://fullmoonbites.blogspot.com
June 14  Stuck in Books  http://www.stuckinbooks.com
June 15  The Independent Review  http://www.danielcann.com
June 15  Alchemy of Scrawl   http://alchemyofscrawl.wordpress.com
June 16  Watch Play Read   http://www.watchplayread.com
June 17  A Book Vacation  http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/
June 18  Eva's Sanctuary  http://vampirekiss1967.blogspot.com/
June 19  That Book Place Blog http://www.thatbookplace.com
June 20  Edi's Book Lighthouse   http://edisbooklighthouse.blogspot.com/
June 21  SpecMusicMuse  http://smsand.wordpress.com
June 22  Once Upon a Time  http://onceuponatime.jaedia.net/
June 23  Azure Dwarf Horde of Sci-Fi & Fantasy  http://azuredwarf.blogspot.com/
June 24  Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action  http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com
June 25  Eden Road Blog     http://edinroad.com/blog/
June 25  Ali's Bookshelf (live podcast)  http://alisbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/
June 26  Workaday Reads  http://www.workadayreads.com
June 27  Bookishly Me http://bookaddictkim.blogspot.com
June 28  Earth's Book Nook  http://earthsbooknook.blogspot.com
June 29  Darlene's Book Nook  http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com
June 30  The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia  http://hauntedorchid.blogspot.com/
July 1     Evie Bookish  http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/
July 2     Urban Fantasy Reviews  http://www.ufreviews.com/
July 3     The Cabin Goddess  http://www.cabingoddess.com
July 4     TheSci-Fi Guys Book Review  http://scifiguysbookreview.blogspot.com/
July 5     The Speculative Salon  http://speculativesalon.blogspot.com
July 6     Ali's Bookshelf  http://alisbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/
July 7     Bunny's Review  http://bunnysreview.com
July 8     Bee's Knees Reviews  http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com/
July 9     In the Dark of Night with James Tuck  http://jamesrtuck.wordpress.com
July 10   Eden Road Radio  (live podcast)  http://www.edinroad.com/radio.html
July 11   A Few Words  http://gwenperkins.wordpress.com
July 12    Bab's Book Bistro  http://www.babsbookbistro.net/blog
July 13   Alchemy of Scrawl  (live podcast)  http://alchemyofscrawl.wordpress.com  
July 14    Babs Book Bistro (live podcast)  http://www.babsbookbistro.net/blog





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