Visions of Zarua Blog Tour | Review & Interview

On day 4 of the blog tour, I’m pleased to share Faith’s brilliant review of Visions of Zarua and my interview.


Happy Thursday everyone 🙂

Hope everyone’s been having a wonderful week! Today, it is my privilege and honour to host Suzanne Rogerson on Day 4 of her Visions of Zarua blog tour!

Today, I have an interview with Suzanne as well as a review of her novel to share! So sit back and enjoy!

First, let me introduce Suzanne to you all:

2015 author photo 2015.jpgSuzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.

She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job…

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Day 4 – Visions of Zarua Blog Tour #fantasy #blog

This is day 4 of the blog tour. Time for a quick recap of what’s happened so far, and what’s to come.

The giveaway to win an ebook is still running, but be quick there’s only 2 days left to enter.

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On Monday, Cathy kicked off the tour here.

Tuesday, Rosie posted her review here

Indie Wednesday guest post where I talked about the evolution of Visions of Zarua, and Book spotlight with Bookwraiths (who also kindly set up the giveaway for me.)

Later today I’ll be interviewed by Faith Rivens and she’ll be sharing her review as well.


Visions of Zarua has been receiving some great 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon UK Amazon US Goodreads. I love to see my readers views and opinions, and am fascinated how some people love Paddren, and others love Varnia. What about you?

Here’s the schedule and the remaining links for the rest of the tour. Please do drop by these great blogs.

Visions of Zarua 2016 Blog Tour Schedule

Thurs 30th June aliasfaithrivens  Review & Interview

Fri 1st July TheTattoedBookGeek Novel extract & Promo Post

Sat 2nd July teripolen Promo Post

Sun 3rd July alinefromabook Review & Promo Post

Mon 4th July barbedwords Review & Post about Varina and her favourite recipe

Tues 5th July baubtaub Review, Interview and Giveaway

Wed 6th July shelleywilson Promo post

Thurs 7th July jenanita01 Review

Fri 8th July spookymrsgreen Promo Post

Sat 9th July thehappymeerkatreviews Review & Promo Post

Sun 10th July color me in Cyanide and Cherry Review

Sun 10th July Lucciagray Q&A


Other news;

I’ve just made a small adjustment to the ebook price – $3.99 & £2.99 on Amazon (others to follow).

I’ve just filed my first ever tax return as a self employed author.

Yesterday I received my first ever royalty payment from Amazon.

INDIE WEDNESDAY: VISIONS OF ZARUA #indieauthor #fantasyauthor

Welcome to Day 3 of the Visions of Zarua blog tour. Guest post and ebook giveaway on Bookwraiths website.

Rafflecopter giveaway link –


Along my reading journey, I’ve made a conscious decision to not only read the books on the shelves at my local Barnes & Nobles store, or online at Amazon, but to also try self-published, …


Day 2: VISIONS OF ZARUA by Suzanne Rogerson #Fantasy #TuesdayBookBlog

On day 2 I’m delighted to share the first review of my blog tour over on Rosie Amber’s blog.


Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Visions of Zarua is a fantasy tale in a medieval style setting with wizards and a quest to end a war which began 350 years ago. In the l…

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Blog Tour begins & Shortlist news for Visions of Zarua!

I’m so happy to say that the blog tour for Visions of Zarua has begun. It’s been weeks in the planning with many highs and lows along the way. The highs have been speaking with so many fantastic bloggers, while the lows have centred around my lack of computer skills and inability to get the files to do what I want them to.

Here’s a taste of the picture quotes I’ve put together;

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Thanks to Cathy for kicking off the tour. See her post here.

And thanks to Wendell for setting up my first ever Rafflecopter giveaway here.


And now for my other news – Visions of Zarua has been shortlisted in a novel writing competition!!! I got the news this morning and I’m so happy. It will be a nervous wait to see who the final winners are later this year.

I’ve also entered Visions into the SPFBO – Self Published Fantasy Blog off competition organised by the wonderful Mark Lawrence. It’s in it’s second year and received 300 entries. That’s 300 other fantasy authors I’m up against, though we are split into groups of 30 in the beginning. Each book reviewer must go through their 30 and choose 3 to put through to the next round. I’m trying not to obsessively check the status of my group, and at least this blog tour will take my mind off things for a while. Here’s to a great blog tour…

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Weekend Wanderings with Wolves!

To take my mind off the blog tour for Visions of Zarua (starts tomorrow!) I decided to look back through my old photos.

I came across these lovely wolves and remembered when I went for a visit to The UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham, Berkshire.


It was back in 2006 and I was pregnant with my daughter (funny I was pregnant the last time I walked with wolves see my post here on that special experience).


Unfortunately the pups were too worn out to play that day. I’d love to go back and take part in the weekend walks with wolves that they organise. I can’t wait for the kids to be old enough to visit (minimum age 12). And as Michelle Paver the author of Wolf Brother is a patron, I’m sure my son with be itching to visit too.

Guess What YOU Can Now Preorder?

Dan Alatorre’s new book is availbe to preorder now. Order now at the discounted price 99c/ 99p.


Music to my ears. “Congratulations! Your book “The Navigators” is available for pre-order in the Kindle Store.” Yep, my critically acclaimed novel The Navigators is now avai…

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On the eve of my blog tour, Wendell over on Bookwraiths has kindly set up my first ever Rafflecopter giveaway. Why not check it out and you could win yourself an ebook. Best of luck.

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Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Stand alone

Publisher: Self Published (November 16, 2015)

Author Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Length: 472 pages

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

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…

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