Another book birthday and Ad experiments #fantasy #fantasypromo

Yes, I know it’s another book birthday post, but I’m super proud of The Sentinel’s Alliance reaching it’s first birthday today. It was such a special feeling to finally finish publishing the trilogy and receiving such wonderful reviews from readers and book bloggers. Now I just need readers to find it!

With that in mind I’ve been experimenting with Ad’s over the weekend, trying to find the right combo for Facebook ads to promote the box set.

Here’s a couple I’ve designed, let me know what you think.

I’ve also played with a few for the first book.

What do you think about promo’s, is it better to focus on the first book in a series or the whole box set?

I still have lots of work to do making my ad’s but I’d love some feedback at this early stage and before I start actively promoting it.

Also…

Have you read the box set? Would you consider leaving reviews on Amazon / Goodreads / Bookbub or where ever you feel comfortable posting them? I love to share quotes from reviewers and I hope to pick a few to add to my ads.

Thanks for your time.

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The Sentinel’s Reign book birthday #fantasy #epicfantasy #trilogy

This post is to celebrate the 2nd birthday of book 2 in my Silence Sea Chronicles – The Sentinel’s Reign.

With lockdown and epidemics still going on, I think it’s good to look back and celebrate successes. By now I should be preparing to publish my next book but everything has been set back, so at least today I can feel proud of a past achievement rather than focus on the delays to my plans.

On 29th June 2018 I released this beauty into the world…

I remember feeling nervous that it wouldn’t match the quality of book, but reviewers soon put my mind at ease. It’s great to look back and share a few of their comments…

The Sentinel’s Reign breathes life into an island of magic as well as enemies thirsting for its power. Adventurous and unique this fantasy only gets more captivating with every turn.’

‘After reading The Lost Sentinel, I was invested in these character’s lives and as before beware of heartbreak. There were times that I was in mourning and then as I was continuing the story, I wanted to fist pump the air. This story will flip your emotions and as the story intensifies with the pending danger, I could not put this book down.’

What I love about The Sentinel’s Reign is that it doesn’t struggle from “middle book syndrome.” The plot is great, the characters are developing, and this doesn’t feel like just a bridge from book one to book three!

‘What a fantastic continuation from book one… Overall, this book was action packed and had me glued to it’s pages just as its predecessor did, even as I was just processing what happened in one chapter, I was desperate to speed through the next to see what happened! I cannot wait to get my hands on book three and see where the adventure takes Tei and her friends next.

‘As soon as I read Book One, I bought the next two in the series and all three books were fabulous! Suzanne has created a wonderful new world full of characters you will mostly love and a few to hate but they are all superb.’

Check out The Sentinel’s Reign on Goodreads

Reading all the lovely reviews of this book has made me feel very emotional. I’m so happy that I’ve been able to share this story with the world and that readers have loved Silent Sea Chronicles as much as me. Sometimes with all that’s happening it’s good to be reminded of what we have achieved.

My only regret about self publishing is not being able to reach readers on a wider scale. I believe in these books and I wish I could wave a magic wand to help people find them.

Unfortunately, I don’t own a magic wand but the next best thing is happening – soon all three books will be brought to life in audio format! Until then, I’ll try to keep positive; who knows what’s around the corner.

If you are tempted to try out the series here are the universal links for Book 1 The Lost Sentinel or Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy box set for only £6.99 / $6.99.

Have a great day everyone.

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Free paperback offer – The Lost Sentinel bk 1 Silent Sea Chronicles #fantasy #epicfantasy #yafantasy

As it’s the third birthday of The Lost Sentinel, I’ve decided to offer someone a free paperback. This worldwide offer is open until 20th June 2020.

To enter you can follow my blog, comment on and share this post, you can also share and follow me across any of the social media platforms below for extra entries into the draw. I’ll pick a winner over the weekend.

Good luck!

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Blurb

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.

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.
Struggling with self doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for the new Sentinel who is 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 for the exiles to succeed in their quest, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic?

Follow Tei’s journey through the magical land of Kalaya and the Astral Plane in The Lost Sentinel – Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles.

The Lost Sentinel 3 years old today! 99p sale. Plus #audiobook news #fantasy

On 16th June 2017 I published The Lost Sentinel, book 1 in Silent Sea Chronicles.

Amazon reviews of The Lost Sentinel

‘Epic fantasy at its best.’

‘The start of an adventure that will hook you in’

‘An alluring and dangerous quest of fate’

It was so exciting to release book 1 into the world and even better to see books 2 and 3 follow; The Sentinel’s Reign in 2018 and The Sentinel’s Alliance in 2019.

Amazon 5 star review of The Sentinel’s Reign – ‘After reading The Lost Sentinel, I was invested in these character’s lives and as before beware of heartbreak. There were times that I was in mourning and then as I was continuing the story, I wanted to fist pump the air. This story will flip your emotions and as the story intensifies with the pending danger, I could not put this book down. As I finished this story I felt physically drained as if I had been there following them all.’

Goodreads 5 star review The Sentinel’s Alliance. – ‘This has been a fantastic finale to the trilogy, it’s had everything that made the first two books to good and then some. All of Suzannes brilliant world building skills are still shining through…’

The best moment, apart from receiving such brilliant reviews of course, was seeing the whole trilogy come together last year in the box set; Tei’s journey was complete. There can be no better feeling than seeing all your years of hard work released into the world like this!

Amazon 5 star Review ‘What an epic journey this trilogy has been, such a huge pleasure to read all three books…’

Amazon 5 star review ‘Phewee, just finished Book Three, I read all three books one after the other and now I’m at a loss. I hope Suzanne writes more about this world and its characters, it’s well written and utterly magical!’

Now I’m ready to announce the next stage in The Lost Sentinel’s life. There’s going to be an audiobook!!!

I’m so excited that production is underway by talented narrator George Ellington. He’s already produced a number of audiobooks for various authors so it’s great to be working with him on The Lost Sentinel. I think the trilogy audiobook is going to be epic!

In previous years I’ve had blog tours and reviews to help me celebrate each annual milestone, so today feels a little weird that it’s just me and this little post. You can help me spread the love by sharing and tweeting about this. Thank you.

I’m putting the The Lost Sentinel on sale for 99p for a few days only. If you haven’t started the trilogy yet, now would be a great time to try it.

Trilogy 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?

Universal to buy link

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Don’t forget you can buy book 1 on Amazon for only 99p today.

Thanks for reading and helping me celebrate this special day.

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!’

BooksfromDusktilDawn

‘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 ❤️’

JBronderBookReviews

(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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Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set Out Now! #fantasy #sff #boxset #newrelease http://mybook.to/sscboxset

It’s here at last, the complete trilogy available in one edition! To celebrate I’m discounting Silent Sea Chronicles box set to just 99p.

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promo teaser 3With 1396 pages of epic fantasy adventure, can you afford to miss the bargain price of 99p? This sale ends on 1 week, so don’t delay.

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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?

This epic fantasy box set contains:

The Lost Sentinel – Book 1

The Sentinel’s Reign – Book 2

The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3

Lots of wonderful bloggers will be helping me celebrate the release of the box set and sharing their reviews. I’ll be sharing their posts and doing an update post later. Please help me spread the word and enjoy your Friday.

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Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set – 1 week to go! #fantasy #sff http://mybook.to/sscboxset

The Silent Sea Chronicles box set will be published on 4th October.

A few years ago having a finished trilogy was just a fanciful dream and I doubted my ability to complete such a huge project. According to Amazon the three books total 1396 pages! And for a short time you can get all that for just 99p worldwide. Pre-order it here.

But that is not the purpose of this post today. Today I want to get a few opinions on the blurb as I don’t want years of work to be let down by an inferior blurb.

Here is the finished blurb as of 30/09/19…

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

Praise for the Silent Sea Chronicles…

This is a story about war, magic, and destiny, which you cannot miss. Following the characters during their journeys has been incredible… (Goodreads) Sofia – A book. A thought.

Love this series!!…The Sentinel’s Alliance is an epic conclusion to a fantastic series. (Amazon) Jessica Belmont

I don’t want this series to end! (Amazon) Yvonne

I have really enjoyed this series and strongly recommend it to those that enjoy fantasy stories… I can’t wait to read more from Suzanne Rogerson. (Goodreads) Jessica Bronder

What an epic journey this trilogy has been…There are some terrific battle scenes, with massive shocks, and mouth dropping moments that I just hadn’t seen coming, all delivered with Rogerson perfection. (Amazon top 1000 reviewer. Vine Voice) Susan Hampson

(The Sentinel’s Alliance) This has been a fantastic finale to the trilogy, it’s had everything that made the first two books to good and then some. All of Suzanne’s brilliant world building skills are still shining through… (Goodreads) KT Robson

Rogerson has managed to craft together a fantasy trilogy that is simultaneously complex and quick. So many layers and twists are woven throughout the books and yet it never feels too heavy, the pace moves at a determined clip and action holds one’s attention captive. (Amazon) Angela – Pooled Ink Reviews

Fabulous Saga… it’s well written and utterly magical! (Amazon) Shelley Clarke

“The Sentinel’s Alliance” – The story is skillfully elaborated, comprises interesting turns, and has a great flow. Suzanne Rogerson introduces each character with finesse… Highly recommended. (Goodreads) Karen

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At the moment I’m relying on my readers quotes (taken from Amazon and Goodreads) and I want to know if this is enough to entice you to buy it?

Your opinion will really help me out, thanks for your time.

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Silent Sea Chronicles: Cover reveal, Release date and Request for help

Two weeks ago I asked for your help choosing the cover of the box set for Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

Thanks for the votes and comments. One comment in particular made me look at the project in a different light so I went with…

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I went against what my heart wanted and chose with my head, going with the blue theme to symbolise the sea. I think it looks brilliant and I’m really happy with the job The Cover Collection have done on this and all my covers.

The release date is 4th October 2019 and here is the universal pre-order link.

The best news is, I’m selling the box set for a special price of 99p/99c for limited time only.

Here’s the working blurb. It’s short and to the point, plus I’m using my readers quotes, so post those reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and I’ll add a snippet of it to the sales page!

Blurb

This fantasy series is set within the magical islands of the Silent Sea and beyond.

Follow Tei’s journey as she attempts to save the dying island of Kalaya and restore its magic by finding the lost sentinel. She must prevent a civil war from destroying the Kalayan people and make alliances with other islands in order to stop the Elkenan invaders before their murderous quest to destroy all magic succeeds. Will Tei and her friends prevail? Buy the whole trilogy now to find out.

This is an epic fantasy adventure with friendship, love and sacrifice at its heart.

Praise for the Silent Sea Chronicles…

Sofii – A book. A thought. (Goodreads) – This is a story about war, magic, and destiny, which you cannot miss. Following the characters during their journeys has been incredible…

Jessica Belmont (Amazon) – Love this series!!…The Sentinel’s Alliance is an epic conclusion to a fantastic series. I haven’t been disappointed once in these three books, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read them!

Yvonne (Amazon) – I don’t want this series to end! This series has been a great read and I have enjoyed watching all the characters grow and adapt to whatever was thrown at them…

Jessica Bronder (Goodreads) – I have really enjoyed this series and strongly recommend it to those that enjoy fantasy stories. There is a little bit of everything in these books. I can’t wait to read more from Suzanne Rogerson.

Susan Hampson (Amazon top 1000 reviewer. Vine Voice) – What an epic journey this trilogy has been, such a huge pleasure to read all three books…There are some terrific battle scenes, with massive shocks, and mouth dropping moments that I just hadn’t seen coming, all delivered with Rogerson perfection.

KT Robson (Goodreads) – (The Sentinel’s Alliance) This has been a fantastic finale to the trilogy, it’s had everything that made the first two books to good and then some. All of Suzannes brilliant world building skills are still shining through… I have loved watching the characters grow and develop throughout this trilogy, and it was great seeing them band together for the final instalment.

Angela – Pooled Ink Reviews – Rogerson has managed to craft together a fantasy trilogy that is simultaneously complex and quick. So many layers and twists are woven throughout the books and yet it never feels too heavy, the pace moves at a determined clip and action holds one’s attention captive.

Shelley Clarke (Amazon) – Fabulous Saga… Phewee, just finished Book Three, I read all three books one after the other and now I’m at a loss. I hope Suzanne writes more about this world and its characters, it’s well written and utterly magical!

Karen (Goodreads) – “The Sentinel’s Alliance” – The story is skilfully elaborated, comprises interesting turns, and has a great flow. Suzanne Rogerson introduces each character with finesse… It is a very enjoyable read; a more than worthy completion of the ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’ trilogy. This is a book/series to read again. Highly recommended.

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Have you any thoughts or suggestions on the blurb?

Now for the big one, I need your help again.

I would love to get as many people as possible sharing news about the release of the box set. I will provide the promo details beforehand and if you’ve reviewed any of the books in the series you could link to those reviews too. You can post on release day – 4th October 2019 or any day of your choice, though the 99p price is only for a limited time.

Please comment below, or use the contact me form and I’ll add you to the list.

Thanks very much for your help and support; this series would never have been finished without all you readers and reviewers out there.

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Silent Sea Chronicles news and narrator needed for #fantasy #ya #audiobook

Now that my trilogy is complete and published I’ve been looking into the options I have available for Silent Sea Chronicles. My plans are to release a box set in October and to begin the production of the first audio book.

I ran a recent poll regarding the cover options available for the box set, thanks to those who voted and commented. I have now made my decision and look forward to revealing the cover to you very soon.

I have also begun the audition process for book 1 The Lost Sentinel through ACX, though I would like the chosen narrator to produce the whole Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

I have two issues to decide upon before work can start.

Issue number one – Gender of narrator. The lead character is a young woman, but there are also two male main characters as well as numerous important male and female characters ranging from the very young to the old. On balance I feel a female narrator would be more suited to this but I’m asking for auditions from both and will see how that goes.

Issue number two – Age of the narrator. As this is more a YA trilogy, should I be looking for a younger voice actor? It’s not something I’ve considered before when I’ve listened to audiobooks so should I be worrying about it now? I haven’t listened to YA fantasy in audio so I’ve been listening to samples and am still researching what other authors have opted for.

Maybe you would like to have your say on your ideal narrator. If so please vote in the poll or comment in the post. I’m especially looking for comments from those who have read the series to see who they imagine would put voice Tei, Brogan, Farrell, Callisa etc. Even if you haven’t read the books, please vote. I appreciate all feedback.

If you are a narrator and interested in auditioning, please follow this link to ACX for more information.

Here’s a quick reminder of The Lost Sentinel – The magical island of Kalaya is dying along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?

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Finally, I’m looking to run a short promo when the box set is available, so if any bloggers are interested in running a feature on release day please let me know. I will blog about that again when I have a release date but it’s never too early to start planning!

Thanks for reading.

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I need your help! Vote for Silent Sea Chronicles box set cover #fantasy #trilogy

I am about to prepare the box set for my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy but one major factor is holding me back. What should I use for the cover image?

I would love some feedback from you all so please vote on the poll below to show which cover you would recommend using on the box set image.

Here are the options:

I have my favourite, but what’s yours?