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

New review of The Lost Sentinel #fantasy #bookreview

I haven’t done this for a while, so I thought I’d share this great new review that’s been posted by The Voracious Reader. She read The Lost Sentinel as part of the judging panel for BBNYA 2021.

The Lost Sentinel reached the final and came 12th overall meaning I get to display this cool badge.

‘What an epic fantasy! There’s danger, magic, persecution, and hope.’ Check out I’m a Voracious Reader for the full review.

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1 Day Blog Blitz 20th June open for sign ups now #fantasy #shortstories

Rachel’s Random Resources is setting up a 1 day blog blitz on 20th June and is open for book bloggers and reviewers to sign up to take part.

Check here for more information.

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

Please help me celebrate the release of this new book and join the blog blitz for a special day of reviews and book spotlight posts. Sign up here.

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ARC reviewers wanted for my new Short Story collection #fantasy #shortstory

On 8th April I published a short story collection related to the worlds of my fantasy novels. It reached 23 in the new release chart and number 4 in the Anthology and Short Stories Hot New Releases!

At the time of release I didn’t get around to arranging a blog tour. This won’t be happening until 20th June run by the very helpful Rachel’s Random Resources. More details on this will follow.

In the meantime, I am looking to get a few reviews up on Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub etc. Please let me know if you would like a ARC copy.

Can our heroes escape assassins, magic-hating authorises and destiny? Three origin stories to whet your fantasy appetites.

Blurb

A collection of stories featuring favourite characters from Visions of Zarua and ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’, plus a glimpse into the new series, ‘Starlight Prophecy’.

The Guardian

With an assassin picking off wizards one-by-one, Kalesh visits Cassima, a former student, hoping to persuade her to re-join the Royal Wizards and use their protection to keep her family safe.

Kalesh’s newest charge, Paddren, has strange visions which link to a past event known only to a select few. The knowledge hidden in Paddren’s visions is invaluable so Kalesh must guard the boy at any cost.

Can Kalesh keep his students off the assassin’s radar long enough for his order to stop the killer?

Garrick the Protector

Fifteen-year-old Garrick is helping at his uncle’s farm when his cousin’s illegal use of magic threatens the family’s safety.

Mara is in immediate danger from the Assembly who deem all magic as a threat. The only safe place for her is the Turrak Mountains where exiled mystics have found sanctuary alongside the island’s Sentinel.

Can Garrick get Mara to safety before the Assembly catch up with them?

War Wounds

Conscripted to fight off invaders, Calder finds the months of bloody battle unleash a sixth sense buried inside him.

Finally released from duty, he travels home and encounters a mysterious woman who insists his life is destined to serve a higher purpose. Calder rejects her claims, wanting only to return to a simple existence with his wife.

But can Calder pick up his old life when the powers within him have been stirred? And why does he feel such misgivings about his return?

All three stories give readers a tantalising glimpse into the fantasy worlds created by Suzanne Rogerson.

Fantasy Short Stories is available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited, purchase for only 99p, or free ARC copies available to reviewers.

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Fantasy Short Stories is out today! #fantasy #newrelease #shortstories

It was a real passion project to write these back stories for my characters and I hope readers will enjoy revisiting Visions of Zarua and Silent Sea Chronicles. It’s also a great introduction to the worlds and characters within Paltria and Kalaya. I hope new readers will enjoy the chance to explore what the main novels have to offer.

I’m a bit out of practise in publishing so I would really appreciate your support in sharing this news with your followers and retweeting this post.

Any reviewers wishing for an ARC please contact me.

Fantasy Short Stories is available now from Amazon. Here’s the universal link – Fantasy Short Stories. You can add it to your Goodreads shelf too.

Please consider leaving a review, it would be great to get some ratings to give new readers confidence in the book.

Thanks for reading.

As Garrick says in Garrick the Protector ‘It’s not over yet!’ – Hopefully there will be many more stories to come.

A collection of stories featuring favourite characters from Visions of Zarua and ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’, plus a glimpse into the new series, ‘Starlight Prophecy’.

The Guardian

With an assassin picking off wizards one-by-one, Kalesh visits Cassima, a former student, hoping to persuade her to re-join the Royal Wizards and use their protection to keep her family safe.

Kalesh’s newest charge, Paddren, has strange visions which link to a past event known only to a select few. The knowledge hidden in Paddren’s visions is invaluable so Kalesh must guard the boy at any cost.

Can Kalesh keep his students off the assassin’s radar long enough for his order to stop the killer?

Garrick the Protector

Fifteen-year-old Garrick is helping at his uncle’s farm when his cousin’s illegal use of magic threatens the family’s safety.

Mara is in immediate danger from the Assembly who deem all magic as a threat. The only safe place for her is the Turrak Mountains where exiled mystics have found sanctuary alongside the island’s Sentinel.

Can Garrick get Mara to safety before the Assembly catch up with them?

War Wounds

Conscripted to fight off invaders, Calder finds the months of bloody battle unleash a sixth sense buried inside him.

Finally released from duty, he travels home and encounters a mysterious woman who insists his life is destined to serve a higher purpose. Calder rejects her claims, wanting only to return to a simple existence with his wife.

But can Calder pick up his old life when the powers within him have been stirred? And why does he feel such misgivings about his return?

All three stories give readers a tantalising glimpse into the fantasy worlds created by Suzanne Rogerson.

Pre-order News! Fantasy Short Stories will publish 8th April 2022! #fantasy

I have been very quiet on the blog this year, but now I’m ready to share some brilliant news – I am about to publish a book of short stories with characters from my fantasy realms. See below for details.

Blurb

A collection of stories featuring favourite characters from Visions of Zarua and ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’, plus a glimpse into the new series, ‘Starlight Prophecy’.

The Guardian

With an assassin picking off wizards one-by-one, Kalesh visits Cassima, a former student, hoping to persuade her to re-join the Royal Wizards and use their protection to keep her family safe.

Kalesh’s newest charge, Paddren, has strange visions which link to a past event known only to a select few. The knowledge hidden in Paddren’s visions is invaluable so Kalesh must guard the boy at any cost.

Can Kalesh keep his students off the assassin’s radar long enough for his order to stop the killer?

Garrick the Protector

Fifteen-year-old Garrick is helping at his uncle’s farm when his cousin’s illegal use of magic threatens the family’s safety.

Mara is in immediate danger from the Assembly who deem all magic as a threat. The only safe place for her is the Turrak Mountains where exiled mystics have found sanctuary alongside the island’s Sentinel.

Can Garrick get Mara to safety before the Assembly catch up with them?

War Wounds

Conscripted to fight off invaders, Calder finds the months of bloody battle unleash a sixth sense buried inside him.

Finally released from duty, he travels home and encounters a mysterious woman who insists his life is destined to serve a higher purpose. Calder rejects her claims, wanting only to return to a simple existence with his wife.

But can Calder pick up his old life when the powers within him have been stirred? And why does he feel such misgivings about his return?

All three stories give readers a tantalising glimpse into the fantasy worlds created by Suzanne Rogerson.

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Pre-order your copy of Fantasy Short Stories now for only 99p.

Publication date 8th April 2022.

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#Bookreview Mageborn – The Hollow King book 1 by Jessica Thorne @JessThorneBooks #Fantasy

An excellent fantasy. Mageborn is one of those books you start and know you are going to love from the first page. And look at this gorgeous cover…

Blurb

A dark and addictive fantasy read for fans of Graceling and Sarah J. Maas. The life of an orphan soldier becomes entwined with that of the mysterious heir to the throne, whose very presence draws out the secret magic living inside her: a magic that breaks every law she is duty-bound to uphold…

The room is small and dark. Row upon row of jars line the shelves, each one sealed with blood-red wax. The seal’s mark is a twisted circle of briar with gleaming, gold-tipped thorns. And in each jar a flicker of forbidden magic dances… beautiful, but deadly.

Sold to the Crown in the aftermath of the Last Great War, Grace Marchant has never known her parents. Now, she trains as an elite soldier tracking down mageborn – those born with an ancient and long-outlawed magic – and destroying them if they don’t surrender their power to the Crown.

The mageborn who submit are collared, then handed over to the King’s cousin and heir: the elusive Bastien Larelwynn, Lord of Thorns, locked away in his shadowy workshop deep inside the castle. What becomes of them is hard to say – the Lord of Thorns keeps his secrets close.

Grace has always fought the voice inside her that questions whether the law is truly just – but when her closest friend is next on Bastien’s list, Grace’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Confronting Bastien – searching his strangely compelling obsidian-black eyes for answers – Grace is shocked to feel herself begin to change, to show the first signs of the wild magic she so fears.

Only the Lord of Thorns has the power to save her and the rest of the mageborn – if he doesn’t destroy them all first…

My Review

I actually read this book a few months ago and didn’t realise I hadn’t shared a review until I was looking through my Goodreads list for 2021.

Mageborn is so good that I can’t let it slip by without sharing a quick recommendation to all fantasy readers. It has a compelling storyline with plenty of mystery and the magic is excellently described. The whole world building is a great strength of the book (no wonder the author is teaching classes on it for the RNA!). I haven’t read anything by Jessica Thorne before so I was very happy to discover a new author to follow.

I loved the main characters, Grace and Bastien, and the turbulent relationship between them. The fact the story was told from their alternating viewpoints really strengthened my connection to them and I was desperate for them to join forces in more ways than one!

There are many twists and turns in the plot and I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. It was an absorbing read and the ending didn’t disappoint. I’ve already bought the second book and hope to read it asap in 2022. I really hope Jessica Thorne writes book 3 soon.

Check out Mageborn for yourself on Goodreads

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Visions of Zarua is 5 today! #fantasy #epicfantasy #indiebooksbeseen

I have some news to share, but first…

Today I’m celebrating the 5th birthday of my debut fantasy, Visions of Zarua. It’s hard to believe I started my indie author journey so long ago!

It has been a time of ups and downs, and the best part has been getting so many positive reviews from happy readers. I don’t think you can beat that feeling.

I shared this back in January, but I do love to see how my book was brought to life. Why not give it a like on youtube and give Guy Barnes a boost – he did an epic job!

If you are interested in finding out more about Visions of Zarua, please follow these links.

Visions of Zarua – Amazon universal link

Audible and iTunes for the audiobook.

‘The author created such believable, magical worlds with wonderful characters that I didn’t want it to end. There’s everything in this story, good v evil, romance, crime, mystery, passion & fabulous magic, all put together in a wonderful writing style.’ Amazon reviewer

‘I completely recommend this, both for fans of the fantasy genre and for those of who haven’t read fantasy before. The story was great, the characters genuine and likable, and the worldbuilding fantastic.’ Amazon reviewer

This is the perfect time to share some news – there will soon be a new short story published in the world of Paltria featuring characters from Visions of Zarua! It’s part of a project I’ve been working on, lead in stories to introduce new readers to my fantasy stories and also for fans that want to read about their favourite characters. More news will follow soon…

For now you can help me celebrate the 5 year anniversary by sharing this post, writing a review if you’ve read it, or just say hi. I love to interact will fans, readers and bloggers.

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