Visions of Zarua in a picture montage #epicfantasy #fantasy

I had such fun putting these photo quotes together for my blog tour. It took hours and lots of reworking to get them right.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this little recap from my blog tour. Links to all the reviews and interviews etc are on the Blog Tour page.

As always, here are the links to pick up your copy of Visions of Zarua, or to see what other reviewers have been saying.

Amazon UK         Amazon US            Goodreads


#WWWBlogs – 2 Easy Steps To A Massive #Blog Tour

Do you want to run a blog tour? This is how I did it, as explained by Dan on his blog. Please let us know what you think.


My friend Suzanne Rogerson was able to create weeks’ worth of blog tours (aka publicity for her new book) by doing….something. What, though? I had to know. For you, or course, because I love you gu…

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#SundayBlogShare – Less than 24 hours to win a paperback copy of Visions of Zarua #fantasy

There is less than 24 hours to go in this worldwide giveaway on goodreads. Almost 1300 people have entered so far and I’m gratified to see Visions on over 1000 people’s bookshelves!

If you’re not sure whether to enter, why not take a look at the reviews on Goodreads – average rating 4.42 (12 ratings / 11 reviews).

Enter the giveaway here.

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There are also some great reviews on Amazon UK  (average rating 4.5stars) & US (average rating 4.4 stars).

Plus the Smashwords discount is still running for 50% off ebook / kindle.

You may also want to check out my recent blog tour for Visions of Zarua. Reviews, Q&A and some picture quotes like this…

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On a personal note, the kids have just broken up for the summer hols. It was a busy & emotional time, especially with my son leaving junior school, but he has taken it in his stride and can’t wait for Seniors in September.

I plan to be quite busy with them for the next few weeks, plus I’m still trying to finish my next book. I have a couple of posts lined up but then things may go quiet at my end. Please still leave comments and I will check back when I can.

Happy summer everyone.




Author Profile: Suzanne Rogerson #indieauthor #fantasy

I’m really pleased to share my interview over on Dan’s blog. Plus there’s links to my goodreads giveaway which ends soon.


One of the many privileges of this job is I get to showcase terrific author who have become friends. Today’s another one of those days. Meet Suzanne Rogerson, author of the new novel Visions …

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#WWWblogs – Visions of Zarua #Giveaway & price promo

At the end of my two week blog tour I announced the goodreads giveaway via lucciagray‘s blog. It’s a worldwide giveaway where one person can win a signed copy. I’m aiming to beat my last giveaway entry total that hit over 2k. Will you help me spread the word?

Click here to go straight to the Goodreads giveaway page.

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Visions of Zarua is still on sale via Smashwords Summer/winter sale. Pick it up for $2.00 throughout July. I assume this will be discounted in other countries too. Just add the code SSW50 at the checkout.

If you missed any of the blog tour posts, you can check out my dedicated page here. I’ve added links to all the blogs involved – reviews, Q&A’s, promo posts etc.

There have been some wonderful reviews of Visions of Zarua. 8 months on, I’m so pleased that I took the risk and self published.

Today I have an average rating on Goodreads of 4.42, Amazon UK 4.6 and Amazon US 4.5. I’m thrilled that readers like Visions, and I ask again if you have read it would you consider leaving a short review? I love to read what you think, and the more reviews I have the more notice people will take of my work.

If you’ve been inspired by the tour / other reviews, here are the purchase links;

Amazon UK

Amazon US


I will be taking a rest from blogging for a bit. I’ll still post book reviews and photos, but I need to spend some time finishing my next book. Plus the summer holidays are looming large and I will have two children to amuse and stop from killing each other.

Thanks again to everyone whose supported me.

Visions of Zarua #Blog Tour – A New #Fantasy Book among my favourites

That’s it, the tour is complete. 14 days, 15 blogs! It’s been exhausting, but fun and what better way to finish the tour than with a final great review. Please check out the link to Color me in Cyanide and Cherry.


It is my great pleasure to participate in Visions of Zarua blog tour. I was generously given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review, and I simply adored the book. Below you can wi…

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Visions of Zarua Blog Tour: A Dark and Thrilling #Fantasy Novel #BookReview

It’s day 13 of the blog tour and I’m really happy to share this brilliant review of Visions of Zarua, plus one of my favourite photo quotes. Please head over to Happymeerkatreviews.


I am excited to be a part of the Visions of Zarua blog tour and today I’m going to re-post my review of this amazing book by Suzanne Rogerson along with a few extras: Book Blurb: Two wizards,…

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Visions of Zarua – Last #Blog Tour Update

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I can’t believe the tour is almost over, just two days to go.

First I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has liked, shared and retweeted everything to do with this tour. I really appreciate your help in my efforts to get Visions of Zarua more exposure. Please keep up the great work for the last few days.

And of course, thank you to the bloggers who have been kind enough to host me, and the reviewers who have read my book for this tour.

If you have read Visions of Zarua, would you consider leaving a review? I’m into double figures now with some great 4 and 5 star reviews. A few more and it might be enough for Amazon to start taking notice.


Originally I planned to have two ebook giveaways of Visions of Zarua, but as the second one fell through I decided to have two winners from the rafflecopter giveaway set up by Bookwraiths on Sunday 26th June. Congratulations to the winners…



… Karen and Dan (DJ).

They have been informed by email and I’ll be sending the prizes to them once I have email confirmation.

The last two days will features 2 more reviews, a last picture quote, Q&A and information about the Goodreads worldwide giveaway. Please join us then.

I’ll leave you with a couple of picture quotes from the last few days;

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Plus a couple of fun ones I’ve posted during the tour;

squrriel sees a good deal

The Smashwords sale is still going on, click here if you want to know more.

And finally my crazy cat loving her own copy.



A final note – It’s been pointed out that some of the links to other bloggers sites have not worked. Most are ok, but if you get to a website and it states page not found, you just have to click on the header for the blogger and it will take you to their home page.

Thank you, and have a great weekend.

#Blog Tour day 12 – Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson #fantasy

Day 12 of Visions of Zarua’s blog tour. I’m visiting Catherine Green today. Please visit her site for another teaser photo quote.


Today I welcome author Suzanne Rogerson with her new book Visions of Zarua. 

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…

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Visions of Zarua blog tour – Review of the Week! #fantasy #bookreview

Today is day 11 of the Visions of Zarua blog tour and I have another great review to share from Anita and Jaye.


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 o…

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