The Lost Sentinel 99p / 99c #KDP #kindle countdown deal and blog update http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

Hello everyone.

I can’t believe I’ve been away from blogging for the whole summer holidays. The time has flown by while I’ve been busy working on book 2 in the Silent Sea Chronicles and attempting to entice the kids away from their XBox’s with days out and holidays. Now they’re both back at school, it’s time for me to get serious about finishing The Sentinel’s Reign ready for publication in 2018. I also plan to take part in NaNoWriMo this year and beat the 50K word count.

I’m hoping to make a slow return to blogging over the next few weeks with book reviews, photo posts and a guest post from Colleen Story about research and how she approaches it for fiction and non-fiction. I will also be reviewing her new book ‘Overwhelmed Writer Rescue’. It’s a brilliant self-help book and I can’t wait to share my review with you.

In the meantime, I’m really pleased to announce the new kindle countdown deal for The Lost Sentinel has just gone live this morning. You can pick it up at the bargain price of 99p / 99c for the next week Amazon universal link.

I’m hoping to achieve the same success as the previous countdown deal for Visions of Zarua. See my results post from July. This time I’m trying out a few new ad companies. If it goes well (or maybe if it doesn’t) I’ll share the results with you next week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed as The Lost Sentinel is feeling a bit like a neglected child at the moment while I’ve been so busy working on the sequel.

Please pick up a copy in the countdown deal, or read it via kindle unlimited. And as ever, if you would consider leaving a review you’ll make this indie author…

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…this happy!

Enjoy your day.

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#KDP Countdown deal Visions of Zarua is 99p http://mybook.to/VOZ #fantasy #epicfantasy

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to let you know that Visions of Zarua is just 99p during its Kindle Countdown Deal 20th – 27th July. Here’s the link if you’re interested in learning more – Amazon UK / US.

Visions of Zarua is a dual timeline fantasy following the story of two wizards who live 350 years apart.

Paddren is the reluctant hero of present day Paltria, while Jago is a junior wizard who lived 350 years ago when the problems first beset the magical city of Zarua.

Steeped in mystery, with plenty of magic and murder along the way, this is a fast-paced action adventure on an epic scale.

Visions of Zarua is a standalone fantasy with 18 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 on Amazon UK. On Goodreads it has 26 ratings with an average of 4.27.

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I’m excited about the countdown deal this time around as this will be the first time I’ve used any paid Ad services apart from AMS to promote it.

For those Indie authors out there interested in using Ad sites, I’ll blog about the results in the near future. I don’t have high expectations of  making my money back, I’m just hoping for a few downloads and some more exposure of both Visions and The Lost Sentinel.

LEARNT SO FAR: You can’t just set up this kind of advertising on a whim, which of course is exactly what I tried to do. Some sites need you to book a date weeks or even months in advance, and many require a certain number of reviews as well. That’s a great form of quality control, but doesn’t help when you want to promote a newly published book. My advice – get organised in advance!

I have my fingers crossed this next week of promos sees a few sales. I’ll leave you with a couple of quotes about Visions of Zarua from Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and dark fantasy novel that really keeps you gripped from beginning to end!, 27 Jan. 2016       MPB

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend for fantasy, magic and mystery fans!, 27 May 2016       Sarah

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 3-dimensional characters in an epic fantasy, 12 July 2016       Barb Taub

4.0 out of 5 stars A Thoroughly Enjoyable Sword and Sorcery Based Epic Fantasy, 28 Dec. 2016       BrizzleLass

Thanks for reading.

The Lost Sentinel #blogtour Wrap up #TuesdayBookBlog #fantasy http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

It has been a manic few months of planning, answering questions and dreaming up guest posts, but now the blog tour has come to an end. I’ll keep checking back over all the posts and replying to any comments, but right now I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who took part, everyone who liked, commented and shared, and of course thanks to those who were kind enough to review my new book.

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I do have a big apology to make to two bloggers, who I included in the tour to post reviews, but due to email errors at my end they hadn’t been aware they were actually supposed to post reviews on these dates. Sorry Susan – Books from Dusk till Dawn and Mirjana – Oloriel Moonshadow/Cyanide and Cherries. Yahoo has been doing some funny things with my emails, and somehow I didn’t realise these two slipped through and were not sent / received. Running a blog tour with 17 bloggers over 16 days, it was inevitable something would go wrong, but still… I should have been on top of it.

Below, I’ve added links to each post over the 16 day blog tour, so please check out any you may have missed.

11th June – Sue VincentGuest Post 5 ways spreadsheets can help writers plan and edit their novels.

12th June – Another WorldBook spotlight

13th June – JenanitaReview

14th June – Another WorldAuthor Interview

14th June – A line from a bookReview

15th June – BetweenthelinesPrologue excerpt

16th June – Another WorldReview

16th June – Sacha BlackGuest Post – 12 things to ask yourself before writing a series.

17th June – BrizzlelassReview

18th June – Rebecca Howie booksQ&A

19th June – Oloriel Moonshadow – Review  TO FOLLOW

20th June – My Peacock BooksReview

21st June – Pooled InkReview

22nd June –The Royal Polar Bear ReadsQ&A & Guest post ‘Why authors need reviewers’

23rd June – Book Savvy ReviewsReview & Excerpt

23rd June – BookwraithsIndie feature

24th June – MightythorjrnGuest post on my writing hero David Gemmell

25th June – LouderthansilverBook spotlight & Guest post How writing has turned me into an obsessive learner

26th June – Books from Dusk till DawnReview  ADDED REVIEW 27/6/17

Thank you again to everyone who took part in the blog tour. I’ve had a lot of fun, but it’s also been an exhausting experience. I have so much sleep to catch up on, plus there’s cleaning to be done and book 2 is still waiting to be finished!

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FYI

The Lost Sentinel ebook is about to finish its promo price and will so be £2.99, so jump in quick if you want to catch it at 99p / 99c.

It’s enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

I’ve also just set up a Goodreads Giveaway, so why not to win a paperback copy in the worldwide giveaway running until 17th July.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

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Finally, I will be taking a break from blogging. Everyone is probably fed up of these posts by now anyway, and I really want to get on with book 2 while the kids are still at school. Only 3 and half weeks to go! I need to put in some serious writing time.

Thanks again to everyone for your support.

#GoodReads #giveaway open #Win The Lost Sentinel in paperback #epicfantasy #fantasy #highfantasy

I can’t believe The Lost Sentinel has been published just over a week. With the blog tour coming to an end on Monday, I’ve set up a WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY. Someone will win a paperback copy, could it be you?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson

The Lost Sentinel

by Suzanne Rogerson

Giveaway ends July 17, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

The kindle edition is still 99p / 99c for the next few days – Amazon Universal link – and it’s free to read to everyone enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

The reviews are coming in…

5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Fantasy at it’s best, June 17, 2017

5.0 out of 5 stars great beginning to a fantasy series, can’t wait to read the rest!, June 16, 2017

I’m looking to get more reviews on Amazon, so if you have read it, or are intending to read, please consider leaving a review in the future. It only takes a few minutes and doesn’t need to be an essay, unless you want to write one that is. Goodreads has 7 reviews so far (not bad after only a week of publication!). You can click on the link above to read these reviews.

Next weekend I’ll be holding my second ever book event! A pirate themed school fair, which fits my book perfectly. I’ll post up some pictures and share how the day went.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I hope you can join me for the last few posts of the blog tour.

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!

#wwwblogs 1 month to go: The Lost Sentinel 99p / 99c pre-order http://mybook.to/LostSentinel #fantasy

There is just under a 1 month to go until the publication of The Lost Sentinel and I’ve been very busy.

The paperback cover is complete and I love the design. Thanks so much to The Cover Collection for their brilliant artwork and swift service.

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The proof copy is ordered and already on its way from Createspace.

I’m adding the final touches to the kindle edition (hyperlinks etc).

ARC’s have been going out to reviewers.

I’ve agreed a book stall at my daughter’s summer fair, and am thinking of contacting the local newspaper to see if they’d be interested it featuring the event.

Oh and I’m about to be 40! I have a couple of cool birthday treats lined up; visiting the caves at Cheddar Gorge, the Roman baths at Bath, and a falconry day. All great fun, but also research and photography opportunities.

Back to the book;

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Oh, I love it!

I haven’t decided whether to do a blog tour or not yet, as I’m struggling to think of material. Some book reviewers and bloggers have already agreed to do posts around the publication date so I need to get organised and book in some dates.

This is where I put out the call for help. Would you be willing to post something about The Lost Sentinel before or after the 16th June?

I’m happy to do interviews etc.

I’m also still looking for more reviewers. You don’t have to commit to the publication date, I’m happy to be reviewed however it fits in with your schedule.

And of course, don’t forget you can pre-order your kindle copy now for only 99p / 99c The Lost Sentinel

 

Lastly, I was very happy to see this email in my inbox this morning. You’ve got to love Amazon and Author Central – follow the author facility. It’s a must for all authors.

Please get in touch, and have a great day.

#KDP #Countdowndeal continues Visions of Zarua http://mybook.to/VOZ #promo #SFF #fantasy

Just a quick reminder that the Kindle Countdown deal is still running today.

The ebook is £1.99 / $1.99 today only.

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TWO WIZARDS, 350 YEARS APART. CAN THEY SAVE THE REALM OF PALTRIA FROM THE DARK MENACE OF ZARUA’S PAST?

If you like epic, fantasy with a good helping of sword and sorcery, magic and a dash of romance, why not try this standalone fantasy. Plenty of reviewers have said its perfect for readers of mystery and those who have never read fantasy before.

Here’s the universal book link to your Amazon site Visions of Zarua  (I’m very proud of myself creating this simple link and if you want to create one yourself, here’s how I did it in yesterday’s post ).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Visions of Zarua #Kindle Countdown deal 1 day left #fantasy #sale #fantasybook

Good Morning world. Today you can still pick up my debut fantasy at a reduced price in the UK and US.

Be quick as the usual price resumed tomorrow.

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they save Paltria from the dark menace of Zarua’s past? Pick up Visions of Zarua and find out.

 

Please share this post and help me reach more readers like these lovely people who’ve left reviews.

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5.0 out of 5 stars thrilling and dark fantasy that really keeps you gripped from beginning to end!, January 27, 2016

4.0 out of 5 stars Visions of Zarua | dark sorcery with slithering secrets, 8 April 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars brilliantly written fantasy, finished it and wanted more!, 7 July 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars A super fantasy read, December 4, 2016

 

Visions of Zarua 99p / 99c today only! #epicfantasy #darkfantasy #bookpromo #kindle

Want to bag a bargain before Christmas?

My debut, standalone fantasy, Visions of Zarua is 99p / 99c for today only via kindle countdown deals in the UK and US.

There are plenty of 4 & 5 star reviews on Amazon UK and US to help you make up your mind. Here’s a peek at the most recent…

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a dark fantasy novel that I loved, 26 Nov. 2016       Visions of Zarua is set in the magical world of Paltria, where there are Wizards, mythical creatures and enemies around every corner. This is a dark fantasy novel, that I loved from the very first page…

5.0 out of 5 stars How I love the fantasy genre that always makes me think back …, 4 Dec. 2016      How I love the fantasy genre that always makes me think back to childhood and reading fairy tales. It is where anything and everything is possible a place of wizards and witches. This is Suzanne Rogerson’s debut novel and oh my does she deliver the goods. Set back in medieval times the story is shrouded in mystery, spells and  deadly mystical creatures….

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past?

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Blurb
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 people from the dark menace of Zarua’s past?

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#Kindle countdown deal continues – Visions of Zarua £1.99 #epicfantasy

This is the last day of my UK Kindle Countdown deal, so if you missed Visions of Zarua for 99p, you can still pick it up for £1.99 today.

Why not read a sample here

Or you can go direct to the Amazon page and see what others having been saying about my debut fantasy Amazon UK. There are more reviews on Amazon US and the book’s goodreads page.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet, but later I’ll be posting about my experience so far with KDP Select.

As ever please help me spread the word. And if you have read Visions of Zarua would you consider leaving a short review? These reviews are the best selling tool any author can have, so I appreciate your time helping me reach more readers.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

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