About suzannerogersonfantasyauthor

I live in Middlesex with my hugely encouraging husband and two children. I wrote my first novel at the age of twelve. I discovered the fantasy genre in my late teens and have never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave me the impetus to take my attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and I'm lucky enough to have a husband who supports my dream - even if he does occasionally hint that I should get a proper job. I love gardening and have a Hebe (shrub) fetish. I enjoy cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feed unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes. I collect books, love going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them my love of nature and photography. I'm interested in history and enjoy wandering around castles. But most of all I like escaping with a great film, or soaking in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book. Follow my journey on www.suzannerogersonfantasyauthor.com

Day 4 is #excerpt and #review day on Visions of Zarua’s #audioblog tour #fantasy

Welcome to Day 4 of the audiobook blog tour for Visions of Zarua.

Today I’m sharing links to the latest stops on the tour.

Wishful Endings – Wishful Endings shares an excerpt on the blog today.

Audiobook News – Pop over to Audiobook news for an excerpt of Visions of Zarua and listen to Guy Barnes’ brilliant narration.

Willow Writes and Reads – Review

‘…This narrator knows how to tell a story full of adventure and intrigue. I’m highly impressed. He knows how to pact a lot of intensity in his voice…’

‘…I loved the action and adventure. I also loved the underlying mystery and lure. I would have read this book in a day if I could have.’

Previous stops on the tour

4 the love of audiobooks – Interview, top 10 and excerpt

Eileen Troemel – Excerpt and top 10.

Willow Writes and reads – spotlight

Dab of darkness audiobook reviews – Review and interview.

‘The world building is captivating, the characters engaging, and the plot full of suspense…’ 

The Book Junkie Reads – Excerpt and Top 10 bands I love to write to…

Nessie’s Place – spotlight

The full list of bloggers taking part in the audiobook blog tour can be found on Audiobookwormpromotions.

The ebook is still on sale for 99p worldwide for a few more days. If you purchase the ebook you can get the audiobook for a huge discount! Here’s the universal link you’ll need to see the book on Amazon or direct on ACX and itunes.

A dark and thrilling fantasy that will keep you hooked from beginning to end!

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they 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 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 and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

Visions of Zarua ebook for only 99p

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic and heroic fantasy

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Blog Tour Day 3 Visions of Zarua #Fantasy #audiobook

Welcome to Day 3 of the audiobook blog tour for Visions of Zarua.

Today I’m sharing links to the latest stops on the tour and making an apology to 4 The Love of Audiobooks whose stop I missed on 5th April. Opps!

4 the love of audiobooks – Interview, top 10 and excerpt

Eileen Troemel – Excerpt and top 10.

Willow Writes and reads – Review (link to come)

Previous blog spots on the tour

Dab of darkness audiobook reviews – Review and interview.

‘The world building is captivating, the characters engaging, and the plot full of suspense…’ 

The Book Junkie Reads – Excerpt and Top 10 bands I love to write to…

Nessie’s Place – spotlight

The full list of bloggers taking part in the audiobook blog tour can be found on Audiobookwormpromotions.

Don’t forget to celebrate the tour I’ve reduced the ebook to 99p! If you purchase the ebook you can get the audiobook for a huge discount! Here’s the universal link you’ll need to see the book on Amazon or direct on ACX and itunes.

A dark and thrilling fantasy that will keep you hooked from beginning to end!

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they 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 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 and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

Visions of Zarua ebook for only 99p

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Visions of Zarua Blog Tour day 2 #fantasy #audiobook Plus ebook 99p http://mybook.to/voz

Day two of the blog tour

The full list of bloggers taking part in the audiobook blog tour can be found on Audiobookwormpromotions.

Everyday I will share the links and hope you will be able to take part by visiting these sites.

Today’s bloggers are;

Dab of darkness audiobook reviews – Review and interview.

‘The world building is captivating, the characters engaging, and the plot full of suspense…’ 

The Book Junkie Reads – Excerpt and Top 10 bands I love to write to…

Previous blog spots

Nessie’s Place – spotlight

Don’t forget to celebrate the tour I’ve reduced the ebook to 99p! If you purchase the ebook you can get the audiobook for a huge discount! Here’s the universal link you’ll need to see the book on Amazon or direct on ACX and itunes.

Here’s the details of the book and a very cool trailer designed by Guy Barnes.

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they 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 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 and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

Visions of Zarua ebook for only 99p

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic and heroic fantasy

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Visions of Zarua Audiobook tour 5th – 11th April 2020 #fantasy

At last the day is here when I can introduce the audiobook blog tour for my debut Visions of Zarua. Thanks to Audiobookwormpromotions, for organising everything. Click the link to see all the bloggers on the tour.

Each day of the tour two bloggers will be sharing reviews, interviews, excerpts and a special top 10 list that gives insight into my writing mind!

I will share the links and hope you will be able to take part by visiting these sites.

Today’s bloggers are;

Nessie’s Place – spotlight

Willow Writes and Reads – review

(I will post the remaing links tomorrow due to the time difference between us.)

To celebrate the tour I’ve reduced the ebook to 99p! This also means if you purchase the ebook you can get the audiobook for a huge discount! Here’s the universal link you’ll need to see the book on Amazon or direct on ACX and itunes.

Here’s the details of the book and a very cool trailer designed by Guy Barnes.

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they 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 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 and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

That’s it for today. Don’t forget you can pick up the Visions of Zarua ebook for only 99p worldwide.

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic and heroic fantasy

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Visions of Zarua blog tour sign up #fantasy #reviewers #bookbloggers

The Audio blog tour is set up and accepting bloggers for sign up until 29th March.

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If you like a mix of fantasy and mystery, then this epic fantasy adventure will be perfect for you. Sign up to the blog tour here.

Check out the book trailer for a little taste! (it says coming soon but the book came out July 2019).

#Audio Sample Visions of Zarua #fantasy #epicfantasy #audiobook #soundcloud

I’m excited to announce a new audio blog tour for Visions of Zarua will be coming your way 5th – 11th April, thanks to Audiobookworms Promotions.

Part of the information I needed to supply was a soundcloud excerpt from the book. This is something new to me, but I’m happy to report how easy it was to set up. I’m hoping to gather some more samples to upload, but for now I wanted to test how it posts on my social media accounts. Please have a listen and let me know what you think.

You can check the audiobook out for yourself here; Amazon  Audible  iTunes

Thanks for your time. I’ll be back with more news of the tour very soon.

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R.I.P Poppy

Well the start to 2020 has not been all I was hoping for. Some unexpected events have set me back in my plans and I’m struggling to get myself motivated to stick to my writing goals. Life can be a real bastard sometimes.

I won’t bore you with all the details but I did just want to mention that my gorgeous Poppy died January 16th, possibly hit by a car we will never know. She was only 4 years old and she was my baby.

I got her right at the start of my self publishing adventure so I have a lot of memories tying the two together in my head. I remember the tiny bundle of fluff pouncing on my laptop when I was trying to proof read the book and update changes for KDP uploads. She’d grab my pens, sleep on my desk, climb on my back and insisted on having long stroking sessions whenever it suited her. She always liked to get involved with whatever I was doing and she was a great companion to a writer stuck home alone all day.

I loved sharing pictures of her on my blog and today I thought it would be nice to have a memorial post celebrating her life and the joy she brought me.

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A few favourites from my instagram account;

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R.I.P Poppy, you will be missed.

Author Interview: Suzanne Rogerson and The Lost Sentinel #indieauthor #fantasy

I’ve just featured in my first author interview of the year. Pop over to Kim’s blog to find out more.

The Writing Process

The Lost Sentinel
Silent Sea Chronicles #1
Suzanne Rogerson
Epic Fantasy

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.

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.

Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel who is 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…

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New Year Quarterly Plan. Bring on 2020! #indieauthor #goals #amwriting

I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. I hope 2020 is a fruitful and productive year for us all.

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Before I lay out my quarterly plan, here’s a quick look back at 2019. The year was one of my quietest yet on the blogging front. But I did have the excuse of having written and published the final book in my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and also publishing the box set. I also released the audiobook of Visions of Zarua and went to visit the Czech edition of the book in a few bookshops in Prague. I also had three blog tours over the space of five months and a number of author events.

In 2019 reading and blogging took a back seat and with the schedule I’ve set myself in 2020 it looks like it will be more of the same. I have some exciting stories on the go and I’m really looking forward to continuing my self publishing journey. I even plan to finally get my newsletter up and running soon. So here is my quarterly plan…

priority list

January 2020

  1. Plan the remaining chapters of my WIP.
  2. Draft the dual timeline story for my WIP.
  3. Read and develop novella linking to current WIP, which will be offered as a reader magnet for my newsletter.
  4.  Enter Visions of Zarua into audiobook competition.
  5. Set up Newsletter

February 2020

  1. Complete the final draft of WIP including the dual timeline story.
  2. Complete novella and give to newsletter subscribers.
  3. Work on the next chapters of my portal novel.
  4. Read an old completed novel and determine if it can be rewritten. Write out a full novel plan.

March 2020

  1. Prepare the WIP for beta readers.
  2. Publish novella in ebook format.
  3. Read my second novel written years ago to determine if it’s worth re-writing and complete a novel plan for it.
  4. Continue work on portal novel and start drafting up a plan.

 

Misc. tasks to slot in when time allows

Work on short story ideas for the book I plan to publish in the future.

Consider whether to work on a how to guide for kindle publishing as I’ve had several requests to do so.

Work on the website look and create a landing page for the newsletter.

Research ways to earn money from home using the skills I’ve learnt writing, editing, publishing and helping with my husband’s business.

 

Reading for the year

My Goodreads challenge of 2019 was 35 books but I only managed to read about 22.

I am being very careful this year and only going for 15 books. Hopefully I can smash this target and I would love to start reviewing books on my blog again though I won’t add that to the to do list just yet!

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