Wrap up post Pt 3 of The Sentinel’s Alliance Publication day #bookreviews #fantasy #trilogy

This is my last wrap up post and will be highlighting the brilliant reviews that came in on 6th July for The Sentinel’s Alliance. As it’s the last part in the trilogy I was very nervous how the day would go, especially as 14 bloggers were reviewing, but I’m so happy to say the conclusion to the series was well received.

I’ve loved reading the reviews again and reminding myself that I really did achieve a whole trilogy. Not only that but a lot of people seemed to like it, some even loved it! That has made me very happy indeed.

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First a spotlight post from Satisfaction for insatiable readers.

Now the reviewers blog links and quotes…

Radzy Writes – ‘…this is a strong novel in an excellently written series, and one I enjoyed a lot. If you’ve fallen head over heels for this series so far, I think you’re going to devour this novel.’

Mai’s Musings – ‘…amongst her beautifully crafted world, Suzanne Rogerson has created a story that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, and I couldn’t read the book fast enough to answer all the questions forming in my mind.’

J Bronder Book Reviews – ‘This is a great conclusion to the series… 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.’

K T Robson – ‘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.’

Seans book reviews – ‘The conclusion to this series was one of ups and downs.  The characters are still strong and ones that I will remember for a long time.’

Jessica Belmont – ‘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!’

The Treasure within – ‘This book was EVERYTHING I’d hoped it would be. I’ve loved the first two books of the series, and was very happy indeed with how everything worked out in this one. I’ve fallen in love with pretty much the entire cast of characters, and by now, want the best for all of them. That, I’d say, is a sign of a good bit of writing!’

Yes more blogs – ‘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… The world building is some of the best I’ve read. With a little bit of your own imagination you are transformed into a beautiful magical world. That has it’s highs and lows like any good story. I’m usually quite good at where a book is headed but this has lots of surprises, twists and turns which had me up most nights as I had to know what was going to happen.’

Pagefarer book blog – ‘…her skill lies in intertwining separate storylines, and in writing truly dislikable (yet sometimes nuanced) bad guys – and vice versa. She is still not shy about killing off main characters – which I quite enjoy!’

Terror Tree – ‘As I was reading this story, I thought I knew where this story was going, but there were a few surprises that I did not see coming and I did spend time just sitting in amazement at what I had just read. This series has been a great read and I have enjoyed watching all the characters grow and adapt to whatever was thrown at them.’

In de Boekenkast Link to review on facebook – ‘What a captivating and lovely fantasy book! …This fantasy series is fast paced, amusing and original with a lot of unexpected situations, characters that grow with every book and an intriguing plot line.’

Novel Kicks – ‘The writing is relaxed and easy to read, the story is well paced and doesn’t dawdle; keeping you drawn through the book. The characters are likeable, if a little thin in places, but all in all they are well formed.’

Cheryl M-M Book Blog – ‘It’s fantasy with a compelling plot and intriguing characters. Rogerson threads an undercurrent of romance throughout the fantasy, which then invites readers of other genres in for a read.’

Odd Socks and Lollipops– ‘…I love the world that Suzanne Rogerson has created and I was so not ready to leave the characters behind. The Sentinel’s Alliance is a wonderful conclusion to the series…  The writing style was wonderfully immersive and the world building built on the earlier books brilliantly. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series and I cannot wait to read more from Suzanne. If you like epic fantasy stories, then I would definitely recommend the Silent Sea Chronicles, they are a fantastic example of the genre.’

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Wow, I’m overwhelmed with these reviews and feel so honored these bloggers agreed to read and take part in the publication day push. I hope you’ve enjoyed these snippets and have had a chance to check the reviews in more detail.

If you’ve been inspired to try the trilogy over the last few weeks of reviews and posts, then the good news is I will be keeping the sale price of each book in the trilogy at 99p for a few more days.

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

Thanks for reading and thanks again to those who took part, and to Rachel for organising everything.

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A QUICK PLEA TO EVERYONE – If you have read any of my books would you consider putting a quick review on Amazon and Goodreads?

I plan to approach the libraries about stocking my books and would love to be able to show them how much people have enjoyed the trilogy. I’ve also entered the Amazon storyteller prize. I doubt a third book would get very far in the competition, but its always worth a try. Thanks very much.

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Wrap up post Pt 2 The Sentinel’s Alliance #fantasy #yafantasy #trilogy

It’s time to celebrate all the promo posts that were posted during the release day of The Sentinel’s Alliance on 6th July 2019. Organised by Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources.

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It was great to have so many blogs involved and here’s the role call…

Writing with wolves

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Jazzy Book reviews

Splashes into books

Just Books

Curled up with a good book

Book Juniez

Doublestacked shelves

The Midnight review

Click on the links to be taken directly to the posts.

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Later I plan to share links and quotes from the reviews posted on the day. There were so many wonderful comments about the series and I hope you can join me in celebrating them all. If you want to find out more, you can See the trilogy on Goodreads

The whole series is still on sale at 99p each. If you know anyone who would enjoy a fast-paced, character-driven fantasy set on a dying magical island, please direct them my way.

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

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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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1 day to go! The Sentinel’s Alliance goes live 6th July. Only 99p to preorder #fantasy http://mybook.to/sentinelalliance

This is just a quick post to highlight the ebook publication of The Sentinel’s Alliance on 6th July 2019!

But I’ll let you into a secret, the paperback is already available to buy at Amazon – I had to make it live to be able to order stock copies. So if you prefer paperbacks you don’t need to wait any longer.

I’m so excited to see the whole trilogy finally complete and I’m even more excited by the fact I will be celebrating the day with a huge blog tour blitz. 32 bloggers have signed up to share reviews, interviews and book spotlight posts. I can’t wait to see what the verdict is on the trilogy.

I’ll be spending the day running a market stall with two other authors in Staines Upon Thames’s High Street. I have high hopes of selling a few signed copies to my local community but I will still be checking up on social media all day, so please message me and share whatever you can to help spread the love for the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

The Sentinel’s Alliance has already received 3 4 star ratings on Goodreads from ARC readers!

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Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea 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, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him 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?

See the trilogy on Goodreads

The whole series is still on sale at 99p each. I would love to make an impact with sales over the next few days, so if you know anyone who enjoys a face-paced, character-driven fantasy with world building reviewers have been raving about, why not direct them my way.

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

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The Sentinel’s Alliance – bk3 5 days to go! #preorder #99p #99c #fantasy

I can’t believe there are only 5 days to go until the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy is complete. The Sentinel’s Alliance will be published on 6th July 2019 and I can’t wait!

The series so far has been shown a lot of love by reviewers during the 10 day blog tour, I will be posting a wrap up post later today, but I just wanted to take a moment to highlight this beautiful book…

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For the pre-order period it is at the special discount price of 99p / 99c worldwide. Please take advantage of that and at the same time you will be supporting me on release day.

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Reviewers with ARC’s are already saying great things and will hopefully be sharing their reviews during the big release day blog blitz hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources on 6th July 2019.

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Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea 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, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him 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?

See it on Goodreads

And in case you missed my previous posts, the whole series is on sale to celebrate the release of book 3. Each book is 99p.

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

 

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#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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#CoverReveal The Sentinel’s Alliance Bk 3 Silent Sea Chronicles #fantasy #preorder

This is the moment I’ve been waiting for. I’m so excited to share the cover for my latest book, The Sentinel’s Alliance. Publication date 6th July 2019.

COVER REVEAL TIME

 

And here, at last, is the gorgeous cover…

 

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I’m still working on the blurb, but here’s a taster.

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?

Preorder now! For the special price of 99p

The Sentinel's Alliance ebook complete

I love this cover, I hope you do too. Why don’t you let me know your thoughts. And if you have any recommendations for changes to the blurb, please let me know.

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If you’ve read books 1 and 2 and would like to be added to my list of ARC reviewers for The Sentinel’s Alliance, please comment below or use the Contact Me form.

Or if you’ve missed the first two books in the series, here’s a recap.

The Lost Sentinel – Book 1

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

The Sentinel’s Reign – Book 2

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

 

Please share this post and help me spread the word, and don’t forget to pre-order your copy now at the special price of 99p.

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#Indieauthor April Update #amwriting #amwritingfantasy

Hi Everyone

It’s been a while since I’ve been around. I sort of stuck to my plan of a social media ban, and the best news is that I finished WIP The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3 in Silent Sea Chronicles! It’s already had beta reader feedback and I’m now working through some edits. Very soon I will be sharing the cover, pre-order links and the blurb.

I’m aiming to publish 6th July 2019 so the next few months will be busy. It will be worth it to finish the trilogy. I can’t wait to see what you all think. Let me know if you want to go on the list of ARC reviewers.

I also have some big news about Visions of Zarua to share very soon and lots of book reviews to come mainly how-to writing guides but also some brilliant fiction I’ve been reading lately.

I’m still on the look out for reviewers for The Lost Sentinel, The Sentinel’s Reign and Visions of Zarua. If you’re interested please comment or use the Contact Me form. The blurbs and goodreads links etc are in this post An appeal for reviewers.

Lastly, before the publication of Book 3 in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy, Rachel’s Random Resources has organised a blog review tour for books 1 and 2 starting 21st June. If you want to join in, I think there a still a couple of spaces available.

I will be back soon with reviews, news and I’ll be setting down some targets for the summer. See you then.

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Writing update and festival news #amwriting #amwritingfantasy

This is a quick update as I know I’ve been absent for most of 2019.

Work is going well on The Sentinel’s Alliance – Book 3 in the Silent Sea Chronicles. I feel as though I am on the home straight and I’m looking forward to passing the book to my beta readers very soon. I hope to stick to a publication date of the end of June, but I won’t rush it if it’s not ready. I’ve also been sitting on the beautiful book cover for months. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you but I made a promise to myself that I’d wait for the completed draft. Fingers crossed that’s not too long now!

Festival news

Next week I will be going to the London Book Fair for the first time ever. I’m going as a self published author looking to pick up tips but also a hybrid author. This is the first time I’ve really acknowledged the fact that I’m now a hybrid! My Czech publisher will be at the fair and I’m hoping to pop by and say hello.

From the sounds of things I will be spending a lot of time in the Author HQ area where lots of talks sound interesting and relevant to my current situation. I’m hoping to meet the team of the Writing Magazine whose advice I have been using since my late teens. I also just want to soak up the atmosphere of a place dedicated to all things books! Plus my friend mentioned a stationery area – now that will be dangerous!

 

Another first for me is that I finally have the chance to go to the Winchester Writer’s Festival in June. I’ve secured the three agent / publisher appointments I was hoping for and will attend a whole day workshop based on writing fantasy. I’m super excited but also nervous about the pitching as this will be a chance to move my dreams of being a hybrid author in the UK one step closer.

I’m already planning my letter and first chapter, but the idea of pitching something new is terrifying after working on a trilogy for a good few years.

 

I look forward to sharing  my experiences of these festivals with you in the future.

 

Over to you

Are any of you going to either of these major UK events?

Do you have any advice to make the most of the days ahead?

Have you got any writing festivals to recommend?

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Tomorrow I hope to share a book review of a 5 star book I just finished last night. After I wiped away my tears, I closed the book and thought to myself that was bloody brilliant! Stop by tomorrow to find out what book I’m talking about…

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