Visions of Zarua #Audiobook blog tour wrap up #epicfantasy #fantasy

Over the last five days lots of lovely bloggers have been reviewing the audiobook of Visions of Zarua and I’m excited to share a few snippets from their posts, plus links to the in depth reviews. Here’s a reminder of those involved.

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Mai’s Musings  ‘Having discovered Suzanne’s Silent Sea Chronicles earlier this year and fallen totally in love with them, I was excited to see what Visions of Zarua had to offer. I approached this book with extremely high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed. Although narrated by a male narrator, I found that Suzanne’s signature style and writing voice resonated throughout, giving me, as a fan of her work, a familiar, welcoming feel that absorbed me instantly. Once again her exquisite attention to detail shines through…’

Rev. Rebecca Writers: Read, Write, Pray  ‘I found this book to be fresh and unique because the author combines my favorite elements of fantasy with an engaging and suspenseful mystery. I was on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t stop listening…’

In De Boekenkast  ‘I loved this book set in a world full of imagination and amazing characters. The audiobook with the wonderful storyteller is amazing and gives the mystery set a special touch…’

Writing with Wolves  ‘If you like original & deeply detailed fantasies with magic & assassins then you seriously need to give this book a read… or a listen!’

Jess Bookish Life  ‘The narrator had a type of voice that grabbed my attention, and following all the POVs and all the characters was even more fun, especially when I would close my eyes and imagine what was being narrated. It allowed my imagination to run wild by just listening…’

Splashes into Books  ‘The narrator for the audiobook version has a fantastic, clear and expressive voice for bringing the story to life in the imagination of the reader, making it clear just who is talking and using a variety of cadence to keep the listener engaged and enthralled. Even though I’d read the story and remembered much of what happened (which shows how well written it is) I still listened with eager anticipation to the audiobook version.’

Reviewsfeed ‘Guy Barnes’ narration of the storyline. Can I say, he does a fantastic job of bringing each of the characters, major or minor, to life. Each is distinctively unique in the persona he has given them. The variety of accents he pulls off consistently is amazing too.’

Donnasbookblog  ‘I thought that this was a well written and well developed fantasy story with an added element of mystery and it really had me hooked right from the start.’

Alistenersslant ‘I loved everything about this from the first word to the last, I was drawn in and hooked and didn’t want to leave. The characters, the setting, the sights, sounds and descriptions well all right on the money.’

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It’s wonderful to see that the audiobook has been so well received, but I shouldn’t be surprised as Guy Barnes made such a brilliant job of the narration. If you missed it, here’s a sample.

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Thanks as always to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources who arranged the blog tour for me and thank you again to all the reviewers involved.

Audible links for new customers – UK   US   FR   DE

Audible UK    Audible US

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Amazon book link. (If you’ve previously bought the ebook, you can pick up the audiobook for a fraction of the price on Amazon.)

 

I hope to be back tomorrow with a writing and reading update.

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Visions of Zarua Audiobook Blog Tour #fantasy #epicfantasy #sff #audiobook

Today marks the start of the audiobook blog tour for Visions of Zarua and I’m really excited to share the details with you now.

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10 bloggers have been listening to the book and will be sharing their reviews of the audio experience. I can’t wait to see what they think as I love the wonderful job Guy Barnes made of the narration. He brought the characters to life in a new way for me and I hope listeners enjoy the unique touches he’s given Visions of Zarua.

If you want to have sneak peek, here’s a sample from chapter 2…

If that has whet your appetite, here are some links for you to check out the book on your preferred retailer and see what other reviewers have been saying.

Audible links for new customers – UK   US   FR   DE

Audible UK    Audible US

iTunes

Amazon book link.

Don’t forget, if you’ve previously bought the ebook, you can pick up the audiobook for a fraction of the price on Amazon.

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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?

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The blog tour will run for the next 5 days and I’ll be keeping you updated with the reviews. Here’s the blog tour schedule.

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back with an update in a few days.

Call for #audiobook #reviewers for #epicfantasy Visions of Zarua #swordandsorcery

UPDATE 5pm 31/07/2019 – The blog tour is now full, but reviewers are still wanted! Please contact me directly.

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There is just one space left in the October blog tour run by Rachel’s Random Resources. If you love audiobooks and fantasy with mystery, why not give Visions of Zarua a try?

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If you are not lucky enough to get on the tour, contact me direct and I can send you a free download code. All I ask in return is for an honest review to be posted on audible and amazon. The codes are for UK and US reviewers only, sorry about that.

Check out all the great reviews of the book so far on Amazon. You can listen to a sample of the audiobook, which showcases the skills of the narrator in bringing my characters to life.

Here’s a taste – ‘Suzanne Rogerson has crafted a novel with a mix of fantasy, mystery, and magic. The story is told from two timelines, 350 years apart. There wasn’t any point in the story where I felt confused. I knew where we were in the story the entire time, and I couldn’t put it down. This is full of choices and secrets, with flawed and well-developed characters. The magic system is unique, the world building is top notch and the mystery is intriguing. I highly recommend checking Visions of Zarua out!’ – JESSICA BELMONT – 5 STAR AMAZON REVIEW.

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

Not an audible member but fancy a free 30 day trial? If you use the link below to join and listen to Visions of Zarua as your first book, both myself and the awesomely talented narrator Guy Barnes will receive a small reward.

UK readers – Audible link

US readers – Audible link

French readers – Audible link

German readers – Audible link

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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?

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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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Silent Sea Chronicles blog tour wrap up #fantasy #bookreviews #bookbloggers

The 10 day blog tour is over and it’s been amazing. I’ve been honoured to have so many reviewers post reviews of The Lost Sentinel and The Sentinel’s Reign on their blogs. I’ve tried to respond to each reviewer personally, but if I’ve accidentally missed you, I would like to thank you now for being involved. It means a lot to see people have enjoyed my books, well it means more than a lot…

Here’s a reminder of the blog schedule;

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A very big thank you goes to Rachel, she’s done a brilliant job hosting the tour and organising everything.  If you want a blog tour, I highly recommend you contact Rachel’s Random Resources.

I’ve shared links to the reviews for the last 10 day, so I won’t clutter this post with links, even though I want to keep sharing the brilliant reviews with you. Instead, let’s take a quick look at the stats;

The Lost Sentinel now has 38 ratings on Goodreads and 28 reviews with an average of  4.08 stars.

The Sentinel’s Reign has 19 ratings on Goodreads and 14 reviews with an average of 4.11 stars.

My overall ratings on Goodreads for all 4 books is 106 with an average of 4.16 stars. I’m so happy to have reached triple figures and hope to see this number continue to grow.

Amazon reviews are still low for both books, which is a shames as I want to run a BookBub ad and I think they look at Amazon rather than Goodreads ratings. I shall go for it anyway and keep my fingers crossed I am lucky this time.

If you have read the books would you consider writing a quick review? 

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

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Don’t forget the big upcoming event on 6th July – the release of The Sentinel’s Alliance!

Many of the above reviewers have agreed to read The Sentinel’s Alliance – book 3, so I hope you can come back on to read what they thought of the conclusion to the trilogy. Look forward to seeing you then.

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Day 9 & 10 finale of Silent Sea Chronicles Blog tour #fantasy #yafantasy #bookreview #99p series

This is the final day of the blog tour for Silent Sea Chronicles. Both books have received some wonderful reviews and here are a few more quotes I’d like to share from days 9 and 10.

J Bronder Book Reviews – A double review of book 1 and 2

The Lost Sentinel – ‘I loved this world and how it was written without a huge info dump. I loved the concept of twisting people’s beliefs of magic users into fear to control… I think this is a great start to a new series. I am very curious to see what happens in the next book and recommend anyone that likes fantasy stories to check this book out.’

The Sentinel’s Reign – ‘I really like how those raveled frayed endings from the first book are wrapped together and some of my questions answered. We find an end to one conflict but so many more waiting to strike in the shadows… This is a great series and one that any fantasy lover will enjoy. Now I can’t wait to read the last book, Sentinel’s Alliance to see how this finally ends.’

M M Cheryl Book Blog – ‘This is the second part of an intriguing high fantasy series with a compelling premise and characters. Rogerson delivers a solid read, which isn’t always easy when it comes to the genre. I am enjoying the read so far and look forward to the third book in the series, the Sentinel’s Alliance.’

Jess Bookish Life – ‘I’m still very intrigued by the magical aspect of this fantasy world and I do love to figure things out and learn about the rule (societal, cultural and magical) when dealing with a fantasy genre novel. So it’s always good when the author gives the readers some bits and pieces of information as then go deep into the series or world building. In that sense, this novel brings some extra stuff to us… Over all, love the book. If you like fantasy novels, you should check this out.’

Just Books – ‘Suzanne Rogersons world building and descriptive writing ensured that, once again, I could always see where in the world I and the characters were… I have become attached to many of the characters within the pages of the Silent Sea Chronicles and am looking forward to reading the final instalment.’

Mai’s Musings – ‘…Her vivid descriptions make me wish I could pay a visit to the Silent Sea and meet the inhabitants of Kalaya and Stone Haven in person… I enjoyed getting to know the characters better this time around, and really understanding what made some of them tick, finding out why they acted the way they did. For more than one this meant a major change of opinion about them, and my favourite characters were constantly changing. I found my emotions wildly bouncing from joy, to heartbreak, to triumph and everything in between as the story unfolded around them, and lives were changed forever.’

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It’s great to end the tour with a bang!

A huge thank you to all those involved in this epic blog tour. I plan to do a wrap up post tomorrow, so please join me then.

I hope these reviews have inspired you to take a chance on Silent Sea Chronicles. The whole series can be yours for only £2.97! I really hope you’re ready to take that leap and wish you well on the adventure. Why not get in touch and let me know what you think. I love to hear my readers feedback.

99p each – Amazon purchase links below;

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

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Day 8 – Silent Sea Chronicles blog tour #fantasy The Sentinel’s Reign book 2

Today the reviews are all focused on Book 2 in the Silent Sea Chronicles – The Sentinel’s Reign. I’m really pleased to share some great reviewer quotes with you. Please click on the link to read the full reviews.

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K T Robson – ‘What a fantastic continuation from book one, The Lost Sentinel! All the in depth world building, along with all the lovable (And not so lovable) characters have been carried across seamlessly, allowing us to get to know all our favourites even better than before. Not to mention all the descriptions of the lands, easily adding Kalaya into my list of fictional places I would love to visit – Just preferably when there’s not a war waging!’

Terror Tree – ‘All I can say is what a read and even after finishing this book, I am still thinking of the rollercoaster of a story…

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.’

Splashes Into Books – ‘The story continues with many of the same characters and some new ones. I’m going to try not to give any spoilers away, so won’t discuss exactly what happens, enough to say this story continues with several different threads skilfully interwoven to create a developing, complex picture involving threats of war, magic, strangers, dangers, death and romance… It is an intriguing action packed magical adventure and a great addition to the series!’

 

The whole series can be yours for only £2.97! Can you resist it at this bargain price?

Amazon purchase links;

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

 

 

 

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