The Lost Sentinel is a finalist in #BBNYA2021 competition #fantasy #indieauthor

I’m excited to announce The Lost Sentinel has made it through to the final round of the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award 2021 competition. YAY!

I’m still in shock that I made it through the last round competing against 64 other books. There are 15 authors through to the final round and 10 prizes up for grabs. I have everything crossed, hope you do to!

You can find out more information about the competition and the prizes on the BBNYA website.

Blurb

The magical island of Kalaya is dying and only Tei, an exiled mystic, can save it.

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.

Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel – 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 to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything she loves to save the island magic?

If you like multi dimensional characters in vibrant worlds, then you’ll love The Lost Sentinel – Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

‘…this story bowled me over, it was an absolutely outstanding epic fantasy and the kind of writing fantasy authors should be aspiring to.’ Amazon reviewer

‘…Suzanne Rogerson can certainly make you forget time… A super start to what is going to be a sensational story, just make sure you are part of it from the beginning’ Vine Voice reviewer

‘THE LOST SENTINEL contains plenty of action, intrigue, and challenges throughout, making this a thrilling fantasy adventure… it whisked me away to someplace magical, alluring, and dangerous.’ Amazon reviewer

‘A story in which the authors world building is exceptional, I was immersed in Tei’s story from beginning to end and the characters were fantastically developed.’ Vine Voice Reviewer

‘With all the intricate world building, interesting characters and epic journey they all partake in, this book had me glued to it from the first page. As soon as I finished it, I was making a grab for book two to see what happened next! Suzanne Rogerson has written a fantastic start to this series – I love her writing style, and that she doesn’t shy away from putting her characters through some tough challenges as the story progresses.’ Vine Voice Reviewer

Check out The Lost Sentinel on Amazon.

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New cover animation for The Lost Sentinel #fantasy

Just a quick post today.

I’ve been thinking of getting my book cover animated for some time but didn’t take the plunge until I saw Motion Kitty’s work. I think the effect she’s created is quite magical and fits the book perfectly.

I love it. I hope you do to.

Let me know what you think.

And if you’re thinking of trying out some animation, why not check out Motion Kitty for yourself. Suzanne was lovely to work with and super quick at coming up with options before tweaking the final design.

Writers – Have you had your covers animated and if so how do you make the most of them?

Readers – What do you think of animated covers?

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Sale alert! The Lost Sentinel and The Sentinel’s Reign just 99p #fantasy #epicfantasy

Happy weekend everyone. I hope you are all doing well and at least the sun is shining in Surrey for a change!

I just wanted to share the news that the first two books in Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy are 99p until 24th February.

‘I highly recommend checking this one out. It’s addictive, fast-paced, with some really fantastic world-building. I can’t wait to continue in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Lost Sentinel 

The Sentinel’s Reign 

Plus the audiobooks are out now too

I don’t want to ram my books down your throat, so that’s it for today. I’ll be back soon with some book reviews.

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Recap of The Lost Sentinel #audiobook blog blitz #fantasy

Yesterday was the one day blog blitz for The Lost Sentinel and I missed a couple of great reviews that came in after I posted last night. I didn’t want to miss sharing these so here are my favourite snippets and links to the full reviews.

‘…It was the accent, it gave the narrative such an extra beauty, and it transported me to the world that the author created, with such ease.Jess Bookish Life

‘A story in which the author’s world-building is exceptional, I was immersed in Tei’s story from beginning to end and the characters were fantastically developed. I thought Rike and Garrick were great! The fantasy world with the quest for Tei kept me gripped…’ Sharon beyond the books

Yesterday I shared links to other reviews in One day blog blitz and Part two one day blog blitz

I hope you’ve enjoyed these snippets. Here’s a sample of George Ellington’s narration and the prologue of The Lost Sentinel.

If these review snippets have you eager to learn more you can listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes. And book 3 with be out very soon.

I’ll leave you with the blurb, thanks for reading.

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 their 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, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic? 

If you like character-based fantasy, then you’ll love The Lost Sentinel – book one in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

Part Two of the One day blog blitz The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook #fantasy

As promised here’s part two of the blog tour blitz with a few more review snippets. First though, I would like to thank everyone who has taken part and of course Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising everything.

‘…the story is well told, and the characters are an interesting lot, with vivid descriptions of the people and scenery…’ Colin Garrow

‘…The narrator was very good, his changes in tone really gave the characters individuality and personality. it’s very poetic in places…’ Rosie Writes

‘…The author has done a great job at world building. It was interesting learning about Kalaya and its people…’ Bound4Escape

‘Fans of classic “sword and sorcery” will find a lot to love about Rogerson’s work. What is particularly delightful is that she manages to put a fresh spin on a classic genre. Her imaginative storytelling and creative world building combine to put a unique spin on the comfortingly familiar quest formula. I enjoyed getting lost in this immersive listening experience.’ Rev Rebecca Writes

If these review snippets have you eager to learn more you can listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes. And book 3 with be out very soon.

Thanks for joining me on the blog blitz, I hope you enjoy visiting the other blogs. There may be a couple more reviews coming in and if so I will share them very soon.

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One day blog blitz The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook #fantasy

Today I am excited to say the The Lost Sentinel Audiobook is being shown some love on the one day blog blitz arranged by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Some great reviews have already come in, here are some snippets.

‘…George Ellington as narrator for The Lost Sentinel is absolutely wonderful. His narration brings the authors writing to life and immerses listeners in the story…’ Lamon Reviews

‘…I found Rogerson to be adept at taking the reader along different character arcs without causing confusion, as each made an impression on me. I savoured my journey to the island of Kalaya as the rich description had me visualising the scenes with ease…’ Booky Charm

‘…The plot for this book was interesting and well thought out. It was well written and reminded me why I love underrated fantasy novels so much. There is some great world building…’ The Pufflekitteh Reads

‘…I love the concept of a Sentinel and Confidant pairing, and that these people are so important in keeping their magical home alive. I love the idea that mystics who die in battle can choose to stay in the astral in-between and continue to defend their island home, as several characters end up doing throughout the story…’ Westveil Publishing

Please click on the links to read the full reviews and check out the reviewers blogs.

I’ll be back with the rest later, but for now I’d just like to thank everyone who has read / listened to my books and reviewed them. It really means a lot that people enjoy my books.

Until later…

If you fancy a listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 are out now on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes.

Audio blog tour round up for The Lost Sentinel #fantasy #audiobook

The audio tour for The Lost Sentinel ran last week from 8th to 15th November. A big thanks to Jess the Audiobookworm for organising everything.

Today I wanted to share the finalised schedule and links to all the blogs involved. Thank you to these lovely people who shared audio samples, author and narrator interviews, reviews and spotlight features. I certainly found George’s interview interesting, it’s not everyday you get to hear from a narrator’s perspective. Click on the links below to find out more.

Nov. 8th:

Westveil Publishing (Review)
Sadie’s Spotlight (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

‘…oh my goodness, I must gush about this voice! George Ellington’s smooth Scottish accent gave the story a medieval highland feel that I think suited it very well. Criticize the world-building for being simply “medieval Europe but magic” if you wish, but I didn’t mind at all, and I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate regional accent to bring this story to life. Even if I hadn’t enjoyed the story, I would have listened to the end just to hear Mr. Ellington keep reading it!’ Quote from Westveil review link above…

Nov. 9th:

Nesie’s Place (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 10th:

Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Nov. 11th:

A Wonderful World of Words (Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 12th:

Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews (Spotlight)
Super Booked! (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Review from Dab of Darkness to follow.

Nov. 13th:

Eileen Troemel (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 14th:

2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review)

The Narrator, George Ellington, did a fantastic job narrating. He truly made the scenes “come to life”.‘ Quote from Rockin’ Book Reviews

Nov. 15th:

I’m Into Books (Spotlight)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview

The Lost Sentinel audiobook is available at Audible and Amazon Audiobook.

It’s been great to see my book appearing on so many blogs and I can’t wait to see book 2’s release. The Sentinel’s Reign should be out in December! We are just waiting for ACX to do their checks.

If your a reviewer or blogger and missed out on the chance to join this blog tour, fear not! There is another blog blitz coming up in January over on Rachel’s Random Resources. Sign up here.

Finally, here’s a book trailer for a little taste of George Ellington’s narrating skills. Don’t forget to check the links above to listen to a special sample of The Lost Sentinel.

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The Lost Sentinel – Audiobook tour starts today. Plus FREE ebook offer. http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

Happy weekend everyone, or what’s left of it.

Today marks the start of the audio blog tour for The Lost Sentinel run by Audiobookworm.

To celebrate I’ve set up the ebook to be free for the next 5 days only, just follow the Amazon link.

Did you know, if you pick up the ebook for free, you can get the audiobook at a huge discount on Amazon or Audible.

A review has already gone up ‘…The Start of a Wonderful Journey…’ See the 5 star review here on Westveil Publishing’s blog.

Here’s the schedule for the tour;

Nov. 8th:
Westveil Publishing (Review)
Sadie’s Spotlight (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 9th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review)
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 10th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Nov. 11th:
A Wonderful World of Words (Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 12th:
Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews (Review, Spotlight)
Super Booked! (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 13th:
Karma Readz (Review, Author Interview)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 14th:
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 15th:
I’m Into Books (Spotlight)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

I’ll be back soon with the tour highlights.

Stay happy and stay safe!

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A couple of little updates – 99p deal and new audio blog tour #SFF #fantasynews

I’ve been so busy editing my new project and reading how-to books on writing a series that I’ve completely forgotten to share some great events that are taking place at the moment.

Firstly, Visions of Zarua is on sale for a limited time at just 99p worldwide on Amazon.

With the audiobook also out, you can get a huge discount if you purchase both. An audiobook for just £2.99 is a bargain! Audible.

I’m also excited to announce that the first audiobook tour will be taking place in November with Audiobookworm. Here’s the tour link to check the details and sign up.

The audiobook has only been out a few weeks and we’re eager to see what listeners think, so if you fancy a free review copy why not sign up and join in the fun in November.

Here’s a sample of George Ellington in action…

If November is too soon to commit to listening and reviewing fear not, there will be more opportunities in January 2021 in the form of a 1 day blitz with Rachel’s Random Resources. More details on this to follow.

And I’m excited to say the production of book 2 The Sentinel’s Reign is coming on really well, fingers crossed we can get it out before Christmas.

I hope to share news of my new project very soon, so watch this space.

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