Visions of Zarua update & #Fantasy #Review Request #WWWblogs

I found out over the weekend that my planned 1 day book blitz had fallen through. I sulked for a bit (a few days if I’m truthful), drunk some wine, contemplated giving up, and then today I had a breakthrough – why not arrange my own mini tour. With indie publishing anything is possible, isn’t it?

I know it won’t have the reach of a properly organised tour, but I’m hoping all you lovely bloggers and retweeters will help me spread the word.

The plan (which I am making up as I go along) is to have a week where people agree to post their reviews of Visions of Zarua.

I’m looking for – book reviewers, book bloggers and readers who enjoy fantasy and would be willing to offer their time reading my debut book.

I’m offering –  a free ebook of Visions of Zarua and my eternal gratitude.

In exchange for – an honest review on your blog, Amazon, Goodreads etc. I’d also be happy to take part in interviews, Q&A sessions, guest posts etc. If you haven’t time to review the book, maybe you might consider one of these alternatives.

Time scale – I was thinking of 5 weeks time w/c 27th June. I know that’s short notice but I am an impatient sort of person and I hate sitting around waiting for things to happen. If that date doesn’t work for you, but you are willing to help me out then please still get in touch.

What I hope to achieve – I’m hoping to drum up some interest in my book and I think the best way to achieve that is with reviews. Blitzing the internet with reviews over a set week will hopefully spread the reach and persuade people that it’s worth taking a chance on Visions of Zarua.

I may get no response from this request, or maybe I’ll be inundated with replies, who knows. All I can do is take a chance, as with every aspect of self publishing.

Even if you haven’t time to get involved, I still appreciate any retweets and reposts you are able to do over the coming weeks.

Please leave any comments below, or use the contact form on the website to email me. Thanks for reading.


Here’s what others have been saying about Visions of Zarua on Amazon and Goodreads.

‘It’s so lovely to read a book that is a stand alone completed tapestry… I definitely recommend you give this book a try as it’s a real all in-one fantastical adventure story.’

‘Wonderful fantasy meets mystery!’

‘Dark sorcery with slithering secrets… Visions of Zarua casts a shadow of excitement giving the fantasy genre a nice little jolt.’

‘Thrilling and dark fantasy novel… from the very first chapter I was hooked. Overall I just love this book… I can’t wait to read more of the author’s work’

‘Enjoyable read with a hint of classic “who dunnit”…’

‘A brilliant read… would recommend to anyone who likes murder, mystery and of course fantasy’

‘The perfect amount of epicness… one of those fantasy books that can please any reader’

‘If you want a great book that takes you away from the monotony of daily life, then this is the book for you’

‘Gripping, well written story…the intertwined stories kept me gripped until the end. I recommend, even if you’re not a fantasy fan!’

‘…putting this book down, because of the non-reader-friendly-world I live in, made me unhappy. Mrs Rogerson deserves standing ovation for her debut novel… I will applaud with pride and appreciation. Visions of Zarua was simply a story that I love.’


Two wizards, 350 years apart. Together they must save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past.

An ancient darkness haunts the realm of Paltria. Apprentice wizard Paddren is plagued by visions of a city on the brink of annihilation. When his master Kalesh dies in mysterious circumstances, the Royal Order of Wizards refuses to investigate. Helped by his childhood friend, the skilled tracker Varnia, and her lover Leyoch, Paddren vows to find the killer. The investigation leads Paddren down a sinister path of assassins, secret sects and creatures conjured by blood magic. But he is guided by a connection with a wizard from centuries ago – a wizard whose history holds the key to the horror at the heart of the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren decipher his visions in time to save the Paltrian people from the dark menace of Zarua’s past?

Links to recent reviews can be found on the Visions of Zarua page

50 thoughts on “Visions of Zarua update & #Fantasy #Review Request #WWWblogs

  1. Hi, I won’t have time to read your book before the date your hoping to start your plan, I’ve got a few books to read and 2 in particular are also coming out that I’ve been looking forward to for ages and are hefty tomes but if you think my blog is good enough then I’d be happy to host a interview or guest post if you want. 🙂

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    • Thanks for the offer. I would love to appear on your site for an interview or guest post. As this is a spur of the moment idea, I haven’t thought about what I’ll say. If you have any ideas let me know, otherwise maybe we can speak in a few days and work something out. Thanks again.

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      • No ideas at the moment, sorry. 😦 I haven’t hosted any guest posts before and the only interview I hosted came with the questions already answered though I am hopefully going to host a interview with an author from Titan soon, well probably when their book is released, as I sent my questions off yesterday.

        Speak in a few days is fine with me, it’s your idea and I’ll be happy to do whatever you prefer or think is best. 🙂

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      • I did wonder if you would consider running an extract of Visions of Zarua and maybe I could say a view words about it in a guest post.
        It’s fine if you would prefer something else. I’d like to schedule you for Friday 1st July if that’s ok.


  2. I can’t fit another book into my reading schedule, but I’d love to feature your book on my INDIE WEDNESDAY with a guest post. We could even do a giveaway of an ebook if you’d like. As for any ideas about the guest post, I’m someone who loves to read about the world where the story takes place or how the idea for the novel slowly evolved into the novel you have written. But those are merely suggestion. Whatever you’d be willing to share with my readers would be great. 🙂

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  3. Wow, how exciting! I can’t offer myself as a reviewer because I am busy with my own workload at the moment, but I am happy to promote you on my blogs. Feel free to send over a guest blog post/press release/excerpt to along with your preferred feature dates, and I will get it scheduled.

    Also, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award because I was so impressed with your blog during the #AtoZChallenge 🙂

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      • The fact you use any lines from my review really makes me smile, I actually always amazed when somebody likes my reviews, even after all this time and support from you and others :). Thank you and yes I can repost your review and advertise your book a bit :). I’ll finalise more with you later but let me know if your date for your tour changes (I’m sometimes a few days behind in reading posts).

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  4. Hi Suzanne! I know I’m a little late to the party on this post, but I just wanted to say I already have a copy, I just haven’t read it yet, but when I have I’ll be happy to leave a review 🙂 Just let me know the week you’re planning to ‘blitz’ and I’ll try and time it with that.

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