Writing update – 4 month plan #amwriting #fantasy #romance

***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** THE LOST SENTINEL IS A FINALIST IN BBNYA 2021. I’m excited to reach the final round though the next few months will be agony waiting for the results! See my earlier post about it here.

I haven’t done a writing update for a while so I thought it would be a good time to share my plans for the rest of the year. But first…

What have I been up to?

It doesn’t feel like much. I’ve written 3 fantasy short stories as lead in’s to my books. The Guardian is a prequel to Visions of Zarua, Garrick the Protector from the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and War Wounds from my new series Starlight Prophecy, which I hope to publish in 2022.

I’ve also been working on my romance series Mermaid Hotel though did put that on hold to re-work the whole structure of book 1 and 2 in the Starlight Prophecy series. It’s been so good to escape back into fantasy, but now I’m at a stage where I need to put that on hold to get back to the romance series.

The next 4 months

In September I’m doing a 6 week Curtis Brown Writing Romance course led by Jenny Colgan. I plan to work through book 1 – Evie’s Song and hopefully get it into a publishable state very soon.

In October I’ve signed up for a World Building course run by the Romantic Novelist Association. It’s an area that my readers have said works really well in my books, but I don’t want to be complacent. I’m always eager to hone my craft so I’m hoping to learn a few things that will enhance the Starlight Prophecy series.

Publishing plans…

At some point I plan to publish the short stories I’ve written in a short fantasy teaser book which will be free to my newsletter subscribers. I’m toying with the idea of writing more stories to go into it but I haven’t decided for certain yet. I’ve also wondered whether to publish a book of modern day short stories and that idea is still in the back of my mind.

I’m hoping to finish books 1 and 2 in the Starlight Prophecy and the first few books in The Mermaid Hotel ready to publish in 2022. I would love to get something out sooner but time is running against me.

The most important thing is to keep working and hopefully 2022 will be the year I get lots of books out into the world.

I hope you will be there cheering me on.

Til next time…

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A Home in the Sun by Sue Moorcroft #romance #bookreview #Netgalley

I received a copy of A Home in the Sun through Netgalley and I have to say you can’t go wrong with a Sue Moorcroft book!

Blurb

A gorgeous summer read about new beginnings from the Sunday Times bestseller.

Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken?

When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too – including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek.

Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister’s house where she grew up – but with it comes a whole host of family dramas.

Nursing a broken heart, Judith knows she must find happiness again – and rebuild her life on her own terms. Could an island in the sun be the answer she is looking for?

My mini review

I was quickly hooked by this wonderful romance and loved the characters.
A Home in the Sun was a down to earth, emotional read, but in no way depressing. I enjoyed every moment of the world Sue Moorcroft created. She is one of my go to authors if I want an absorbing story that touches the heartstrings and won’t let you go until you’ve read the last page.
A top romance author and a top romance book!

Check it out on Amazon

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance

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‘The Sentinel’s Reign’ by Suzanne Rogerson

Here’s an audiobook review of the 2nd book in my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy. Please take a look.

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My Review (4 stars out of 5)

(Audiobook)

With Calissa initiated as the Sentinel, life on Kalaya is good for Tei and the exiles. But the villainous Rathnor has other ideas and Tei faces further challenges if she and her friends are to keep the peace and hold on to the magic. Rumours of a spy in their midst doesn’t help matters and Brogan comes under scrutiny as doubts are cast on his loyalty.

Expertly narrated once again by George Ellington, this is the second book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and follows on from the events last time. As with the first book, the author’s descriptive skills are on top form, creating vivid landscapes which work well as a backdrop for her characters. What I liked this time around was the way we get more of an insight into each of the characters (such as the curious dynamics…

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Release Day IS HERE

Today is the day GJ Stevens’ trilogy is complete with the publication of book 3 – After The End. See this post for information on a special deal to pick up book 1 free for a limited time.
I’ve really enjoyed the series so far, so please check it out now.

GJ Stevens

AFTER THE END releases today and signifies the completion of the IN THE END series You can grab your Kindle, Kindle Unlimited or paperback copy from Amazon now. You can even purchase a signed copy directly from my website!

If you’ve not read any of the books in the series yet and fast-paced action and adventure is your thing then grab a free copy of the first book in the series, IN THE END. But beware, it’s only free for a limited time!

Although the series is complete, I plan to release at least one novella in the same world in the coming months.


Having barely survived leading the children to the military doctors and their promise of safety, and with Cassie still alive despite the creature’s bite, Logan’s thoughts turn to finding their own sanctuary.

When the hospital soon comes under attack, not only from the…

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Book Review: Silent Sea Chronicles Box Set by Suzanne Rogerson

I just had to share this great review about my box set Silent Sea Chronicles over on Cat’s blog.

‘Review:  This is an amazing and epic fantasy trilogy, which will take you on an exciting, gripping and emotional journey! The Silent Sea Chronicles follows the lives of the people living on the different islands of the Silent Sea, particularly two islands, and clashing of those who are magical and those without magic. Each book has its own epic adventure and a good conclusion and will leave you both satisfied but eager to read more in this wonderfully written series.’ Click anywhere on this paragraph to check out the full post.

Visions of Zarua #Audiobook Would you like to listen for free? #audio #fantasy

I’ve been looking into advertising my audiobook (soon to be audiobooks!) but I’m struggling to find ways to do it.

Then I realised I haven’t posted about the book for a while, so I’d like to share it with you now and offer my readers the chance to listen for free. All I ask as that you consider leaving a review on Audible, Amazon, Goodreads, wherever you feel comfortable posting.

To tempt you here’s a sample performed by the very talented Guy Barnes.

Blurb

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

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 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 and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

You can also buy the audiobook on itunes or audible where it’s free to listen to with your monthly credit.

If you don’t have a audible account, you can follow these links to set up an account and receive a free months trial

UK readers – Audible link

US readers – Audible link

French readers – Audible link

German readers – Audible link

Also, if you have bought the ebook you can get a huge discount on the audiobook on Amazon.

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The Lost Sentinel Free for 5 days only! #fantasy #YAfantasy #SFF http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

If you’re looking for a bargain this week, why not check out Silent Sea Chronicles? The Lost Sentinel – Book 1 in the series is free for 5 days and the rest of the trilogy is on sale at only 99p / 99c each.

All my books are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited but this is the first time I’ve ever used the 5 free days advertising option and I’m really excited to see how the experiment plays out.

I’d love to see my books climb up the rankings and you can help by downloading your free copy of The Lost Sentinel and sharing news about the sale.

The Lost Sentinel is free 10th to 14th August, while The Sentinel’s Reign and The Sentinel’s Alliance are 99p / 99c from 10th to 17th August. With the whole trilogy for only £1.98 / $1.98 this is a sizzling summer bargain you won’t want to miss.

‘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.’

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

‘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.’

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?

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Every Day I (Mean to) Write the Book

Just a little something I am doing with a writing friend who needed some encouragement to write. It’s great to share the writing experience if you are struggling with motivation.

BARBED WORDS

As part of my ongoing battle to write more, I’ve forced persuaded my lovely friend, and extremely talented and prolific writer, Suzanne Rogerson to take part in a writing tag-team.  One of us writes a section of this spy/crime/thriller/Killing Eve rip off, then emails it to the other to continue the story.  I’m really enjoying it and it’s making me write because I don’t want to let Suzanne down.  Suzanne is usually a fantasy writer and certainly doesn’t need the practice but is humouring me because she’s such a nice person! 

It’s not been edited, the point of view jumps around (which is a literary no-no, apparently, although I personally think most people are intelligent enough to still follow what’s happening. But then I’m not a best-selling author so what do I know?) and I’ve no idea what the big twist will be but here are first few instalments:

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Visions of Zarua blog tour sign up #fantasy #reviewers #bookbloggers

The Audio blog tour is set up and accepting bloggers for sign up until 29th March.

banner tour 2020 VOZ audio

If you like a mix of fantasy and mystery, then this epic fantasy adventure will be perfect for you. Sign up to the blog tour here.

Check out the book trailer for a little taste! (it says coming soon but the book came out July 2019).