I’m thrilled to announce that I will soon be releasing a new anthology that features stories across multiple genres. The publication date is set to be 9th September 2022.
Thanks to those who helped with my poll during the week where I asked how many stories an anthology should contain to be value for money. The results helped me decide to publish this anthology, which you can pre-order now at Amazon using this link – Love, Loss and Life In Between.
Just a quick post today to announce the publication of my fantasy short story collection in paperback.
The ebook came out in April and has received some lovely reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I decided it was time to publish a paperback so those readers who prefer that format do not miss out on the origin stories of some of the characters from my fantasy worlds.
Readers loved Garrick in Silent Sea Chronicles and I loved writing Garrick the Protector set 10 years before the start of book 1 The Lost Sentinel.
Readers never had a chance to meet Kalesh in Visions of Zarua, so again I loved being able to introduce him to the world in The Guardian.
Finally, we have War Wounds which is an introduction to some of the characters who will feature in my new series Starlight Prophecy. I can’t wait to get working on this.
I’ve updated the blurb to a more succinct version too. Let me know what you think.
A collection of stories featuring characters from Visions of Zarua, ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’ and a glimpse into the new series, ‘Starlight Prophecy’.
With an assassin picking off wizards one-by-one, can Kalesh keep his students off the assassin’s radar long enough for his order to stop the killer?
Garrick the Protector
In a land that persecutes magic users, Mara’s mystical abilities puts her whole family in danger. Can her cousin, Garrick, get her to safety in the Turrak Mountains before the Assembly catches up with them?
When months of bloody battle unleash a sixth sense buried inside Calder, all he wants is to go home to his wife. But can he pick up his old life when the powers within him have been awakened?
Each story gives readers a tantalising glimpse into the fantasy worlds created by Suzanne Rogerson.
What readers are saying about Fantasy Short Stories
‘If you’re looking for some fantasy to jump into, these bite-sized stories will give you a good taste of something new – and if you’ve read these books already, these will give you some backstory of your favourite characters.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘…a gripping little slice of what promises to be a gripping web of plots, intrigue, and mystic arts for those who venture on to read Rogerson’s full-length works.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘If you enjoy fantasy with a touch of magic, and some really intriguing storylines, I would highly recommend this collection of short stories.’ of fantasy stories.’ Amazon reviewer
I’m toying with the idea of publishing a short story collection. Whether that happens now with 10 stories written, or in the future once I have written more content is my dilemma. And I’m hoping you can help.
So over to you guys.
What do you think about short story collections? How long should they be? Would you buy one for 99p? And if you are going to part with the cash, how many stories seems like value for money?
Please feel free to put your thoughts in the comments, or take part in this quick twitter poll.
Thanks for your time. I’ll be back soon with the results and a writing update.
And watch this space, there may soon be a new story collection on the way!
Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance
I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for the excellent book – An Escape to Provence. The paperback published 21st July 2022. I assure you, you don’t want to miss this warm and addictive read!
Where there’s a will, can love find a way?
When cynical divorce lawyer Daisy Jackson unexpectedly inherits a ramshackle farmhouse in Provence, she sets off for the French countryside to oversee renovations herself.
But Gabriel Laforet has other ideas. A local builder with ties to the property, Gabriel is determined to see Daisy off and preserve the characterful, charming farmhouse – which, but for a missing will, he knows is rightfully his.
When the two meet, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different: Gabriel has lived in the small country village all his life; Daisy is a city girl whose career means everything. He is laid-back and messy; she is used to being in control. As they begin to work together, sparks fly. Yet they’re inexplicably drawn to each other and, in the heat of the Provence sun, secrets begin to spill. Perhaps Daisy can trust him with her carefully guarded heart after all?
But Gabriel is still searching for the missing will that proves the farmhouse belongs to him – and in doing so, risks upturning everything he and Daisy have started to build together . . .
I love the tag line – Where there’s a will, can love find a way?
It sums up the story perfectly and gives a hint at the troubles to come. As soon as Daisy and Gabriel meet, it’s clear there’s chemistry between them but they are from different worlds and are wildly different people. Daisy is a cynical workaholic and Gabriel is a romantic who enjoys a slower pace of life. Neither of them have plans to change their views of the world and seem so incompatible despite the obvious attraction between them.
Daisy is completely single-minded in her ambition to modernise the farmhouse she’s inherited, desperate to turn it into a holiday let and return to her job in London. Gab applies underhand tactics to see her off, wanting to retain the memories of the old farmhouse which he believes should be his.
The issue of the will hangs over any budding relationship and they have other hurts that must be overcome if anything meaningful is to develop between them. I loved the slow reveals, the steamy passion, and the developing romance between them. They are perfect for each other, if only they could see it too! But they are also as stubborn as each other and refuse to acknowledge the truth even to themselves.
Gab is a swoon worthy hero and Daisy is a feisty heroine. As a reader you’re behind them all the way, willing them to see beyond their differences and grab the chance of happiness even if it means changing the future they’d originally envisaged for themselves. So much stands in the way of love, at times it seems impossible for them to reach the happy ever after they deserve.
I loved the setting in Provence, the village and the people, and inheriting an old farmhouse is on top of my wish list!
It’s an entertaining, emotional journey of self discovery and learning to open hearts and minds to others. I enjoyed every page and didn’t want the story to end. It’s a book I can’t wait to revisit and one I will be recommending to all the romance readers I know.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the bloggers on the tour. And you can see the book for yourself on Goodreads or Amazon
Thanks to the publisher for my copy of An Escape to Provence and for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.
Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance
The free period for The Lost Sentinel is sadly coming to an end, so if you fancied trying out my book, today is your last chance to grab the deal.
‘I loved this story & finished it in two sittings! Have just bought Book 2 & 3 in the saga. If you want to be taken away to another world with fantastic characters & superb plot, this is for you!’ Amazon reviewer
Please take a look at my interview today over on Whispering Stories. It’s been a while since I’ve been interviewed and I especially enjoyed the fun questions – read on to find out about the penguin in my chair!
There are lots of other author interviews to check out whilst you’re there. Enjoy.
P.S. Don’t forget that The Lost Sentinel is free for the next 4 days and the rest of the trilogy is on sale too.
I haven’t run a free Kindle Countdown deal for ages so I’m excited to share this news today. 29th June to 3rd July The Lost Sentinel is free to download and the rest of the trilogy can be pick up for just £1.98. This is a (mostly) worldwide offer so hopefully lots of people can take the opportunity to see what the Silent Sea Chronicles is all about.
‘This is an amazing and epic fantasy trilogy, which will take you on an exciting, gripping and emotional journey! …Each book has its own epic adventure and a good conclusion and will leave you both satisfied but eager to read more in this wonderfully written series….’ Amazon review by Strawberry
The magical island of Kalaya is dying. Only Tei, an exiled mystic, can save it.
The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains. Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old life behind. On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He entrusts her into the care of the exiles and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession.
Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel – the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out. Against mounting odds it will take friendship, heartache and sacrifice to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything she loves to save the island magic?
If you like multi dimensional characters in vibrant worlds, then you’ll love The Lost Sentinel – Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.
‘…this story bowled me over, it was an absolutely outstanding epic fantasy and the kind of writing fantasy authors should be aspiring to.’ Amazon reviewer
‘…Suzanne Rogerson can certainly make you forget time… A super start to what is going to be a sensational story, just make sure you are part of it from the beginning’ Vine Voice reviewer
‘THE LOST SENTINEL contains plenty of action, intrigue, and challenges throughout, making this a thrilling fantasy adventure… it whisked me away to someplace magical, alluring, and dangerous.’ Amazon reviewer
‘A story in which the authors world building is exceptional, I was immersed in Tei’s story from beginning to end and the characters were fantastically developed.’ Vine Voice Reviewer
‘With all the intricate world building, interesting characters and epic journey they all partake in, this book had me glued to it from the first page. As soon as I finished it, I was making a grab for book two to see what happened next! Suzanne Rogerson has written a fantastic start to this series – I love her writing style, and that she doesn’t shy away from putting her characters through some tough challenges as the story progresses.’ Vine Voice Reviewer
I have some more reviews and spotlight posts to share during the blog blitz for my latest release. Here are a few stand out lines from the reviews.
Reviews in Heels – ‘…If you’re looking for some fantasy to jump into, these bite-sized stories will give you a good taste of something new – and if you’ve read these books already, these will give you some backstory of your favourite characters.’
Pooled Ink Reviews – ‘…Quick paced, flowing prose, it was a delightful dip into these characters’ stories…’