New Release: Before the End by G J Stevens #zombie #thriller #horror

I am really happy to be sharing news of a new release from my author friend G J Stevens. Before the End is out today!

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Blurb
Digging up this once-in-a-lifetime story could have lethal consequences…
 
Jess Carmichael longs to break a news feature that will change the world. But the TV reporter never expects a mysterious telephone call from her ex to be the source. Rushing to a shady government facility, Jess struggles to believe the outrageous reports…
With her loyal camera crew by her side, the intrepid journalist arrives in Cornwall at her partner’s last known location. But when Jess pushes for access, she gets more than she bargained for. Still kept in the dark, she’s about to play a starring role in a twisted and grisly exclusive…
Can Jess expose a sinister cover up before millions fall prey to a zombie outbreak?
 
Before The End is the second and standalone book in the thrilling post-apocalyptic series In The End. If you like dark horror, fast-paced action, and bloodthirsty zombies, then you’ll love GJ Stevens’ high-stakes tale.

 

About the author

GJ Stevens started writing fiction at the age of thirty. Even as an engineer with a large family and a full time career with plenty of adult responsibilities, he has always had a creative side. After years of self-suppression, the flood gates opened and his novel In The End is the culmination of many years of finding time from nowhere to learn the craft.

Whilst working to independently publish and make a success of his novels, Gareth lays bare his publishing journey through his blog, drawing together advice and knowledge from those already in the industry. 

As a lover of the outdoors, every year he spends weekends out in the desolate countryside of the UK hiking and camping with his long-time friends which he uses as inspiration for both his creative fiction works and the subject of many a blog post. GJ Stevens is on the beginning of his publishing journey and wants to share the highs and lows with anyone who will listen.

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BOOK ONE

I read book 1 earlier this year and highly recommend In the End. It was a real page turner and I loved the fact a zombie thriller was set in England, especially as Cornwall was a childhood holiday destination of mine. Thankfully we never had to deal with any zombies!

My mini review of In The End from Goodreads – 5 starsThis is the first zombie book I’ve read and I’m so glad I took a chance on a different genre.
I loved the fast pace and short chapters which kept me turning the pages. For the poor characters thrust into this nightmarish situation there is no let up. Even when you think they’re safe to lie down and rest, just for a moment, another shocking twist is waiting around the corner.
Be warned, it ends with a cliff hanger and I can’t wait to see what happens next!’

Check out Gareth’s books on Goodreads and Amazon.

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Silent Sea Chronicles Publication week wrap up #newrelease #fantasy #boxset

It’s been a week since I released the box set of my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy. A week of watching the public snap it up at the bargain price of 99p. I’ve sold 241 copies in just 7 days so I’m really pleased with that number and hopefully these sales will lead to some reviews.

I think I would need to sell that many a day to get anywhere in the Amazon rankings, but it’s still amazing and it has kept me going while I struggle through a bad cold that’s completely wiped me out.

The sale runs until tomorrow, so if you haven’t picked it up you’ll have to be quick. Amazon link.

Blurb

Tei has magic in a world where people like her are persecuted and forced into exile. Whilst fleeing their home, her father is attacked and his deathbed confession reveals a dangerous secret that will change her life forever.

Tei’s homeland, the magical island of Kalaya, is dying and without a Sentinel to restore the magic, it’s only a matter of time before all life is wiped out.

She must join the exiles in the search for the lost Sentinel, but they are not the only ones after the missing guardian. Sinister Masked Riders are on their trail and time is running out.

Tei must risk everything she loves to save Kalaya, but is she ready to make that sacrifice?

1396 pages of magic, adventure and intrigue.

This epic fantasy box set contains:
The Lost Sentinel – Book 1
The Sentinel’s Reign – Book 2
The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3

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I wanted to thank all the wonderful bloggers who have been helping share the news over the last week and whose posts I know have led to sales.  I thought it would be great to share links to their posts and maybe you can find some new bloggers and reviewers to follow.

Also a quick thanks to those who have been sharing the tweets about the release. I appreciate each and every bit of help from you all.

Here’s the posts I’m excited to highlight, many of which have links to their reviews of my books.

The Strawberry Post

‘Today there is a special announcement on my blog, an author interview and a bit of a promo post (which I’m volunteering to do), about a book series I’m already excitedly reading and would love to share with everyone.  The Silent Sea Chronicles is a trilogy of fantasy books from author Suzanne Rogerson.  I’ve so far read the first two books in the series and they have been amazing (links to my reviews below) and I’m sure the third book will be equally brilliant wrapping up what is an amazing, emotional and epic fantasy tale…’

Bound to writing

‘Happy Release Day to the Silent Sea Chronicles Box set by Suzanne Rogerson! It’s with a great honor, that I’m able to share with everyone the completed fantasy box set…’

A line from a book

‘Good new everybody! Suzanne Rogerson’s Silent Sea Chronicles is now a 3 book boxed set. I have had the privilege so far of reading and reviewing the first 2 books. “The Lost Sentinel” and .“The Sentinel’s Reign” (click links for my reviews). I’m looking forward to reading the third book very soon.’

Maxine’s Obsessions

A wonderful fantasy, full of magic, set in a beautiful world. My review for book one, The Lost Sentinel, can be found HERE.

Jessica Belmont

Promo with links to all reviews.

Quote taken from review of book 3 – ‘I love this series, and I’m sad to see it end. I took longer to read this one, because I wasn’t ready to leave this world or these characters. I love Suzanne Rogerson’s writing. I can’t wait to read more from her. I highly recommend this series! You won’t want to miss it!’

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‘I am delighted to let you know that SILENT SEA CHRONICLES BOX SET by Suzanne Rogerson is NOW available for purchase at an incredible introductory price of only 99p worldwide on Amazon kindle for I whole week. This is an awesome bargain!!!!!!’ (previously reviewed all three books.)

Yes more Blogs

Quote from book 3 review – ‘WOW!! Unbelievable. Amazing. Brilliant. Wonderful. Beautiful. Just a few words to describe not just this book but the whole trilogy has been an undeniably amazing read. I read all three books one after the other. I usually have a break between trilogy books but I couldn’t put these books down…’

Odd Socks and Lollipops

‘…Three amazing books filled with magic for 99p! I loved reading this trilogy and I would definitely recommend for fantasy fans…’

Just Books

Review from book 1 – ‘I loved this character-based fantasy…Suzanne Rogerson has created a wonderful world, and thankfully I was able to dive straight into the second book of the series.’

Kim’s Process

Previously reviewed book 1 – ‘The detail in the writing was also strong and descriptive.  I found myself in tears over the death of a character that was never even introduced just because the funeral was so emotional… a book I would highly recommend to other writers who are struggling with their descriptions.’

Mai’s Musings

‘I have exciting news for those of you who haven’t picked up your copies of the Silent Seas Chronicles by Suzanne Rogerson! The box set containing all three books is released today, and for a limited time will be at the amazing price of 99p/99c. Honestly, this offer is just too good to miss.’ (reviewed the trilogy)

KT Robson

‘I am SUPER excited to be helping spread the word of this fantastic offer – The wonderful Silent Seas Chronicles series by Suzanne Rogerson is available to purchase together as a box set for the very first time – And for this week only, you can grab all 3 books for only 99p/99c!’

A book. A thought

‘…I wanted to share this GREAT NEWS with you! Today, October 4th, is the release-day of the Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set and as I LOVED this trilogy, I think it is the perfect chance to you to give it a chance, so I really wanted to share this with you ❤️’

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(Previously reviewed the trilogy.) – ‘This is an amazing series and you need to get yourself a copy!!’

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Don’t forget the 99p worldwide price is only on for another day. The price goes up to £6.99 tomorrow. Amazon link.

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Wrap up post Pt 1 – The Sentinel’s Alliance Publication day push hosted by @rararesources #fantasy #newrelease

A bit later than planned, here’s part 1 of my wrap up post to highlight all the great blogs who helped me on the launch day of The Sentinel’s Alliance on 6th July.

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There were quite a few people involved on the day reviewing, interviewing and posting promo posts so I decided to do 3 separate posts to make it easier to share the information and to thank the bloggers involved again.

Today I’m sharing the 3 interviews I took part in. If you haven’t seen them yet, please click the links.

The Magic of wor(L)ds – find out which character I would like to invite for tea and some of my writing rituals amongst other things.

A story about a girl – find out where my story idea originated for Silent Sea Chronicles and who I would love to play my characters in a film or tv adaptation.

B for bookreview – find out who I would love to co-write a book with and where I would love to travel to.

I still have lots of promo posts and reviews to share in other posts so look out for them.

And of course the whole trilogy is still on sale until the end of the weekend, so please consider taking a chance on the books whilst you can still pick up the whole trilogy for less than the cost of one book!

The Lost Sentinel      The Sentinel’s Reign       The Sentinel’s Alliance

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The Sentinel’s Alliance – Publication day #fantasy #epicfantasy #blogtour #newrelease

The day is finally here. After years of writing I can finally say I’ve completed and published a complete trilogy! I am very proud of these books and delighted with the response from readers and reviewers.

Today I’ve been busy selling books on a market stall in my local town centre – Staines upon Thames. It was an early start as we needed to arrive by 7am to get the pitch. We managed to bag a spot right outside Waterstones. It was an intense day and I met lots of interesting people and sold a few books. It’s always great to speak to readers in person and there’s no better feeling than signing a copy of your book and seeing the reader walk away happy with their purchase.

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Thanks to Gareth Stevens and Laura Laakso for sharing the pitch.

Whilst I was busy on the market stall, reviewers and bloggers have been sharing the news that my latest book The Sentinel’s Alliance is out now.

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You can still pick up your copy for only 99p but be warned, I will be putting the price up soon.

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The whole trilogy is still on sale for only 99p each worldwide. I won’t go on about it anymore today as you’re probably already fed up with all my recent posts about the book launch.

Instead I’m off to check out all the reviews and promo posts that have been happening today and I will be back tomorrow to share some of the highlights and thank all the bloggers involved. Keep an eye out on social media and I hope if you’ve pick up the books that you’ll enjoy them. Until tomorrow…

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Mid year update #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #indieauthor

I haven’t been around on social media as much as I’d like as I’ve been juggling writing projects. I hope things will calm down once my latest book is released on 6th July. More about that in a moment.

What I’ve been doing…

I’ve tried a few new ventures. A craft bookstall at my local high street Staines-upon-Thames, where I met some nice people and managed to sell a few books too. A couple of people bought all three of my books, which was a great boost and made the day worthwhile.

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I shared the stall with G.J Stevens who writes Zombie thrillers. I’ve read his debut In The End and highly recommend it. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to share my review here at some point.

A week later, I joined forces with two authors G.J Stevens again and Katy Johnson who writes mystery thrillers and we ran a pop-up author shop in Eton high street. It wasn’t as successful as Staines, but again I met some interesting people and we hope to run the shop again in July on a couple of dates. More info will follow and I hope to get some more pictures the next time around.

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I now feel more confidant with these type of events and have my public liability set up for a year, so I’m determined to make more use of it! Anyone know any local events we can crash?

Last week I went to Winchester Writers’ Festival and attended a fun workshop about fantasy writing run by Jasper Fforde. I also pitched a new novel idea to two agents and a publisher and received some encouraging feedback along with plenty of ideas to develop the novel. I highly recommend the day and want to thank @JunoGoldstone for showing me around and making the day less daunting.

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I’ve spent months editing and finalising Book 3 – The Sentinel’s Alliance. Now it’s just the last proofread to do before the big release day 6th July 2019! The pre-order is live, so why not make my day and pre-order a copy for only 99p worldwide.

Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea from the murderers stalking their shores?

Find out in The Sentinel’s Alliance.

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SALE ALERT

To celebrate this, and to kick off the 10 day review blog tour starting tomorrow (21st June), I have reduced each book in the series to 99p. That’s all three books for £2.97 – on offer worldwide. How can you resist?

The Lost Sentinel

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The Sentinel’s Reign

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I will share more news about the blog tour run by Rachel’s Random Resources tomorrow, but here’s a quick peek at all the wonderful bloggers taking part.

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On the 6th July, the release day for The Sentinel’s Alliance, Rachel will also be running a one day book blitz with 32 bloggers involved. More news to follow. It will be epic!

OTHER NEWS

And onto my other big news, the audiobook for Visions of Zarua is complete and is just going through the checks by ACX. I hope to have a link to share very soon. Any audio book reviewers who enjoy fantasy and want a free code, let me know and I’ll add you to the list.

I have another very interesting project in the pipeline and good news for all the residents of Staines-upon-Thames, I’ll be appearing in a pop-up craft shop in July. I’ll cover this in another post very soon.

That’s it for my latest news, so I’ll be back tomorrow with the start of the two book blog tour. Hope you can join us.

I’ll leave you with the trailer for the audiobook. Guy Barnes, the narrator, composed the music and produced this trailer. It’s brilliant, so please share.

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Cover Reveal for The Stranger I Knew by Jennifer Leigh @boundtowriting #YA #Mystery #Novella

Today I’m really excited to share with you the cover for Jennifer Leigh’s latest book, The Stranger I Knew.

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The publication date: August 12, 2019

Genre: YA Mystery – Novella

Before I reveal the cover here’s a bit of info about The Stranger I Knew:

She thought she was going crazy. Angie might be paranoid but she’s certain that someone has been watching her. At home. At school. But she doesn’t tell anyone because how would that look for the future cheer captain of Falsetto High? That is until Angie is kidnapped by someone who is so familiar he can’t possibly be a stranger. Yet she doesn’t know who it is. Will Angie be able to escape the stranger she knew?

 

And Now, here it is…

 

the cover of…

 

The Stranger I Knew

 

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Ready to Preorder The Stranger I Knew:

Set aside a Kindle copy for yourself today for only $1 USD by following this Amazon Link! UK link here.

You can also follow The Stranger I Knew Journey on Bound to Writing!

Join The Stranger I Knew Blog Tour running from August 12 to August 16!

 

About Jennifer Leigh:

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Jennifer Leigh is a self-published young adult author and blogger. She has participated in National Novel Writing Month where all of her thoughts come together and books are created. Her blog, Bound to Writing, focuses on young adult writing and reading. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two guinea pigs, and cat.

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While your waiting for The Stranger I Knew to be published, why not read another of Jennifer’s books, Not Like Everyone Else. I reviewed it last year and recommend it for those who love YA mystery. See my post here.

 

#fantasy #bloggers Join The Sentinel’s Alliance Release day blog tour 6th July 2019

The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3 in the Silent Sea Chronicles will be released on 6th July 2019. I’m looking for bloggers and reviewers who would like to join in the publication day push run by Rachel’s Random Resources. Sign up to take part in promo / spotlight posts, reviews and Q&A’s.

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The blurb

Can new alliances save the Silent Sea Islands from the murderers stalking their shores?

As the island of Kalaya and its people recover from civil war, a new threat surfaces. Invaders from the island of Elkena hunt the seas for magic users, determined to obliterate them. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage and Tei and her people are in his warpath.

Tei and a band of Kalayans travel to Stone Haven, the home of their new allies, planning to restore magic to the dead island. But the Stone Haven Council have abhorred magic since their people were massacred by Elkenan invaders twenty years before. Commander Farrell must persuade his people to accept magic again, but his plans expose them to their biggest fear and he risks leading Tei and her people into danger, and jeopardising the safety of both their islands.

Under Farrell’s guidance treaties are forged, but is the newly formed Silent Sea Alliance enough to defeat the invaders and stop their bloodthirsty quest to destroy magic forever?

The Sentinel’s Alliance is the final book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

The Sentinel’s Alliance is available for pre-order now. Only 99p.

If you can’t take part on the day but would still like to be involved, please contact me. ARC copies of all three books are available to reviewers. Book 3 available in June.

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#Tuesdaybookblog The Sentinel’s Reign – 10 days to go! #bookbloggers and #reviewers wanted

I can’t believe there are only 10 days to go before Book 2 in the Silent Sea Chronicles is published!

The Sentinel’s Reign is out on 29th June 2018 but you can pre-order it now for only 99p / 99c. The price will go up soon after publication, so why not ensure you get your copy for the bargain price. Order here.

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Blurb

The new Sentinel’s reign is doomed to failure unless Tei can prevent the Kalayan people from plunging into war.

With the new Sentinel initiated and the magic restored on Kalaya, life is flourishing for Tei and the exiles. But Rathnor’s plans for war soon escalate and thwart any chance of peace.

Brogan’s position on the Assembly is uncertain as rumours circulate that he is an exile spy.

After an attempt on his life, Farrell is more determined than ever to build a home for his people on Stone Haven. But the council have their sights set on Kalaya and Farrell struggles to steer them from war.

As trouble brews within and outside forces gather against them, can the exiles keep their hold on the magic, or will this spell the end of Kalaya and its people?

The Sentinel’s Reign is a heroic fantasy. If you like character-driven adventures then you will love The Sentinel’s Reign.

This is the second book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and follows on from The Lost Sentinel.

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At the moment I haven’t planned a blog tour, but if you are willing to post about The Sentinel’s Reign around the publication date, I would be very grateful. Please get in touch in the comments or on my contact form, or just re-blog and share. Thank you!

I am also looking for book bloggers who maybe interested in reviewing books 1 and 2 in the series. Again, please get in touch.

Indie Focus: Review Of The Lost Sentinel By Suzanne Rogerson

As promised, please check out this very in-depth review on Another World Book Blog.

Today is publication day for The Lost Sentinel! #fantasy #epicfantasy http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

After years of writing, months of editing and weeks of planning, The Lost Sentinel is now available to buy on Amazon and free to read if you are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

I’m keeping the 99p / 99c pre order price discount running for the duration of the blog tour, so it’s not to late to pick it up at the bargain price.

Talking of the blog tour I’ll be sharing two posts today on day 6 of the tour. A guest post aimed at writers ’12 questions to ask yourself before writing a trilogy or series’. And a book review.

There’s plenty more to come on the blog tour as well…

I hope you can join me on the rest of the tour. And if you do decide to take a chance and pick up The Lost Sentinel, please consider leaving a review.

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Have a wonderful Friday everyone!