About suzannerogersonfantasyauthor

Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her husband, two children and a crazy puppy. Her writing journey began at the age of twelve when she completed her first novel. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave Suzanne 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 one day. Now an author of four novels including the recently completed Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and a Czech translation of her debut, Visions of Zarua, Suzanne hopes the dreaded ‘W’ word will never rear its ugly head again! She loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes. Suzanne collects books, is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles and old ruins whilst being immersed in the past. She likes to combine her love of nature and photography on family walks, but most of all she loves to escape with a great film, binge watch TV shows, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.

Blog tour #bookreview An Escape to Provence by Sophie Claire @sclairewriter #romance #arc

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!

Blurb

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 . . . 

My Review

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.

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance

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Last chance to grab The Lost Sentinel for free #freebook http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

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

The Lost Sentinel – universal link.

Books 2 and 3 will also end their discount period of 99p each, so don’t miss out on your chance to collect the whole trilogy for £1.98.

Check out my books on the Amazon Author Page.

The Lost Sentinel has reached the top 10 in many of the relevant Amazon Best Seller categories, and 18 in the overall fantasy bestseller list, which is always wonderful to see.

This sale has introduced my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy to many new readers, maybe you can be one of them!

Let me know what you think in the comments, or use the contact me page to get in touch. I love to talk about reading, writing, fantasy, self publishing…

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance

You can follow me on

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You can also join my Newsletter for writing updates and news of promotions.

Today I was interviewed on Whispering Stories #indieauthor #authorinterview

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.

The Lost Sentinel is FREE for 5 days! #fantasy #kindlecountdowndeal http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

And the good news keeps coming. Books 2 & 3 will be 99p for a limited time as well.

Universal book link for The Lost Sentinel

Silent Sea Chronicles series page

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

Blurb

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

🧙‍♂️’A yummy little booksnack’. Jenni reviews #Fantasy Short Stories by @rogersonsm, for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT🧙‍♂️

Thanks to Jenni and Rosie for sharing this great review of my fantasy short story collection.

Check it out

Part two – Fantasy Short Stories blog blitz #amreadingfantasy

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…’

Insatiable Readers – Spotlight post

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals – Promo

Sadie’s Spotlight – Book Promo

Scintilla – Review ‘…Rogerson has effectively pulled me into her worlds.’

Rosie Writes – ‘…sympathetic characters in worlds that feel realistic and consistent. The stories are dramatic and satisfying…’

Thanks to all the reviewers and bloggers who have taken part so far. I’ll be back later to share the rest of the posts from today.

I hope the review snippets have inspired you to check out more info on the blogs.

Fantasy Short Stories – available on Amazon.

Today is the one Day Blog Blitz for Fantasy Short Stories

Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for arranging this one day blog blitz. Throughout the day bloggers will be sharing reviews and posts about my latest publication – three stories set in the fantasy worlds of my books.

I will be sharing links to websites. Here are a few that have posted so far. Click the links to see the post in full.

Mai’s Musings ‘…Suzanne is a master world builder, and this collection of short stories featuring fascinating insights into much loved characters made me want to go back and read her entire back catalogue again…’

M J Porter Author ‘…If you enjoy fantasy with a touch of magic, and some really intriguing storylines, I would highly recommend this collection of short stories.’

The Strawberry Post ‘… such a brilliant compilation of short stories which can be enjoyed whether you’ve read the author’s previous work or not!’

Bibliophileverse ‘…My favorite one is The Guardian, found the plot very interesting.’

B for bookreview – Spotlight post

If you’re ready for stories about an assassin killing off wizards, a mystic on the run, or a soldier struggling with the unexpected aftermath of war, you can find out more on the Amazon and Goodreads book page for Fantasy Short Stories.

I’ll be back later with more links.

New books – Fantasy Adventure books by various authors. Free ARC’s available

ARC’s of Fantasy Short Stories is up for grabs along with lots of other fantasy adventure books by various authors. There are plenty to choose from and all that’s asked in return is a review on the usual sites.

Take a look at these fantasy adventure you’ll love

I’ve had a couple of great reviews so far, but I’d love to see my origin stories get some more coverage.

Margaret on Goodreads says – ‘Entertaining! Interesting! Fast paced! Easy flow! Interesting characters! Page turner! Read! Enjoy!’

Cara on Amazon says – ‘An assassin killing mages. A young man charged to protect his cousin when her magic breaks through in a world where magic is a crime. A soldier desperate to return to his wife. Each of these stand alone stories is vividly told and I enjoyed reading them.’

Dina on Goodreads says – ‘This is one of the best selection of short fantasy stories that keeps you entertained from start to finish. It’s a must-read.’

Check out Fantasy Short Stories for yourself on Goodreads and Amazon

Or request your ARC from Book Sirens

#Bookreview Summer at the French Cafe by @SueMoorcroft #romance #netgalley #ARC

I was lucky enough to be given an ARC from Netgalley of Sue Moorcroft’s new book – Summer at The French Cafe. It publishes on 12th May 2022.

It was a brilliant, satisfying 5 star read.

Blurb

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer for Kat. Vindictive troublemakers, work woes and family heartache follow, and the clear blue sky that was her life suddenly seems full of clouds.

Then she gets to know the mysterious Noah, and her sun begins to shine brighter than ever. But Noah has problems of his own – ones that could scupper their new-found happiness. Together, can they overcome their many obstacles, and find love again?

My Mini Review

I loved this novel. I feel like I say this about every book Sue Moorcroft writes, but it’s true!

Just thinking about writing a review makes me want to pick up the story and read it all over again.

Kat and Noah are brilliant main characters who deserve happiness together if only life’s problems didn’t get in the way. We follow both as viewpoint characters and really get insides their heads to understand the decisions they make and how the past has affected them. There are serious issues in this book that are handled with care and sensitivity. My heart aches for Noah and his little girl, and Kat has some really crap situations to contend with too. At the end I felt like cheering, but you’ll have to read Summer at the French Cafe to find out why!

All I can say is that it has a very satisfying ending.

I loved the book cafe in Park Lemmel, I would love to stop there for cake and tea. And Angelique the dog was a star character for me. Having a dog in romantic fiction should be compulsory!

This book is published in 12th May but you can Pre-order now.

Check it out on Goodreads

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance

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I AM Writing Festival – Sign up for agent 1-2-1’s, talks and workshops #writers #writingcommunity @IAmInPrint

The I AM Writing Festival takes place 4th – 12th June in Winchester UK with lots of online and in person workshops, talks and opportunities to meet with agents. I attended in 2019 and really enjoyed the day. You don’t get many chances to sit with an agent and discuss your work, these connections can be invaluable.

This is the first year I AM in print are running the event and they need people to sign up to make sure it happens. So don’t delay, take a look and see what’s on offer. Whatever stage of writing you are at, there are bound to be events for you.

I’ve signed up for the virtual talks and to see two agents in person on Sunday 12th June to discuss Evie’s Song. I’m so excited to see what they think.

Check out the festival link here.