Goodreads reading challenge and Fav read of 2022 #amreading

It’s been a good reading year for me. I completed my Goodreads challenge of 25 in plenty of time, getting to 28 books in total. It’s not the biggest target, but I’m pleased I made it.

I’ve read a mixture of romance, urban fantasy and fantasy with a couple of thrillers, a how to book and a graphic novel thrown in.

You can check out all the books I read on my goodreads challenge here.

I’ve been transported to some amazing locations and different worlds, I’ve been entertained and kept up too late at night on many occasions!

I try to read as many books as I can by fellow indie authors or those published by small presses, and I’ve discovered new to me authors whose work I will be searching out in the future.

I haven’t reviewed as many books on my blog as I would have liked in 2022, but I try to leave reviews or at least ratings on Goodreads and Amazon because as an author I know how important these are.

Looking back over the list on Goodreads, I find it almost impossible to pick a favourite. But If I had to, I think I would say The Switch by Beth O’Leary. I only picked it up because so many agents rate her work and having read this book I can completely see why. I highly recommend it.

Did you meet any reading challenges you set yourself? Have you got a favourite read you can recommend?

I will be back in the new year with some of the books I plan to read during 2023.

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

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Blog Blitz for Love, Loss and Life In Between #shortstory collection #womensfiction

Today is the one day blog blitz for my newest release – Love, Loss and Life In Between.

Some great reviews have already come in and I will share the links with you below. First though, I’d just like to thank Rachel for organising another blog blitz for me.

It’s always nerve-wracking publishing something new, but even more so when that is in a new genre. Thankfully Love, Loss and Life In Between has been well received. Take at look at some of the comments below and follow the links to read the full reviews. I’ll share another update later or tomorrow with links to the remaining blogs.

Just Katherine says ‘Love, Loss and Life in Between is an incredibly well-written short story collection. The emotions in each story are so powerful and the writing style is excellent, with each word carefully chosen to give maximum effect and make the reader feel.’

The Strawberry Post says ‘This is a lovely set of short stories, each of them quite different from the others but all of them centering on the subjects of love and loss…’

Jenny Lou’s Book Reviews says ‘This is a lovely collection of short stories, you can have heart-breaking, heart-warming and shocking moments all in one collection.’

Mai’s Musings says ‘…I was surprised at just how much emotion Suzanne managed to inject into each of these small but perfectly formed tales.’

MJ Porter Author Blog says ‘…This really was a delightful collection of short stories. The author has a lovely turn of phrase and manages to evoke strong feelings in her characters which make them believable, so that in only a few words the reader is already rooting for them.’

A quick shout out to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers for sharing a promo post.

If your interest is piqued, why not pick up the ebook for only 99p. Also available in paperback and hardback.

Love, Loss and Life In Between

I’ll be back later with more review highlights.

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

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Visions of Zarua 99p during #indieaugust #fantasy #epicfantasy

During #indieaugust I’ve decided to keep my standalone fantasy, Visions of Zarua, at the discounted price of 99p worldwide.

What readers are saying about Visions of Zarua

‘There’s everything in this story, good v evil, romance, crime, mystery, passion & fabulous magic, all put together in a wonderful writing style.’ Amazon reviewer

‘Intriguing characters, strong structure, high stakes, memorable world. The Visions of Zarua packs a punch in delivering all of these. A superb story that fantasy readers will definitely enjoy!’ Amazon reviewer

‘…this was a thoroughly enjoyable sword and sorcery based epic fantasy. There are some great new creatures in this book and some interesting magical premise to check out and some highly relatable characters.’ Amazon reviewer

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, now is a great time to sample my writing. Here are a few of the snippets I shared during the blog tour a few years ago…

Visions of Zarua is also available in audiobook, which will be heavily discounted if you buy the ebook first. Double bargain!

And if you’ve read Visions of Zarua and loved the characters, you can check out the prequel story in Fantasy Short Stories also only 99p on Amazon. Kalesh and a few other familiar names make an appearance.

Have a happy weekend.

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

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It’s time for the #indieaugust book sale! Bargain alert!

It’s Indie August and a bunch of indie authors, including myself, are involved in a huge sale over the weekend. See the graphic below for just a few of the titles on sale.

Please check out the sales page with all the links you need.

This year I have included my standalone fantasy, Visions of Zarua, for 99p worldwide and my Fantasy Short Stories collection for free for the next 4 days!

It’s the perfect time to try out some new authors and fill your kindles / devices with indie books!

Happy reading everyone.

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

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Paperback release Fantasy Short Stories #new release #fantasy #shortfiction http://mybook.to/fantasySS

Just a quick post today to announce the publication of my fantasy short story collection in paperback.

The ebook came out in April and has received some lovely reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I decided it was time to publish a paperback so those readers who prefer that format do not miss out on the origin stories of some of the characters from my fantasy worlds.

Readers loved Garrick in Silent Sea Chronicles and I loved writing Garrick the Protector set 10 years before the start of book 1 The Lost Sentinel.

Readers never had a chance to meet Kalesh in Visions of Zarua, so again I loved being able to introduce him to the world in The Guardian.

Finally, we have War Wounds which is an introduction to some of the characters who will feature in my new series Starlight Prophecy. I can’t wait to get working on this.

For now, here’s the all important link to Amazon Fantasy Short Stories

I’ve updated the blurb to a more succinct version too. Let me know what you think.

A collection of stories featuring characters from Visions of Zarua, ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’ and a glimpse into the new series, ‘Starlight Prophecy’.

The Guardian

With an assassin picking off wizards one-by-one, can Kalesh keep his students off the assassin’s radar long enough for his order to stop the killer?

Garrick the Protector

In a land that persecutes magic users, Mara’s mystical abilities puts her whole family in danger. Can her cousin, Garrick, get her to safety in the Turrak Mountains before the Assembly catches up with them?

War Wounds

When months of bloody battle unleash a sixth sense buried inside Calder, all he wants is to go home to his wife. But can he pick up his old life when the powers within him have been awakened?

Each story gives readers a tantalising glimpse into the fantasy worlds created by Suzanne Rogerson.

What readers are saying about Fantasy Short Stories

‘If you’re looking for some fantasy to jump into, these bite-sized stories will give you a good taste of something new – and if you’ve read these books already, these will give you some backstory of your favourite characters.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘…a gripping little slice of what promises to be a gripping web of plots, intrigue, and mystic arts for those who venture on to read Rogerson’s full-length works.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘If you enjoy fantasy with a touch of magic, and some really intriguing storylines, I would highly recommend this collection of short stories.’ of fantasy stories.’ Amazon reviewer

‘Entertaining! Interesting! Fast paced! Easy flow! Interesting characters! Page turner!’ Goodreads reviewer

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

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Last chance to grab The Lost Sentinel for free #freebook http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

The free period for The Lost Sentinel is sadly coming to an end, so if you fancied trying out my book, today is your last chance to grab the deal.

‘I loved this story & finished it in two sittings! Have just bought Book 2 & 3 in the saga. If you want to be taken away to another world with fantastic characters & superb plot, this is for you!’ Amazon reviewer

The Lost Sentinel – universal link.

Books 2 and 3 will also end their discount period of 99p each, so don’t miss out on your chance to collect the whole trilogy for £1.98.

Check out my books on the Amazon Author Page.

The Lost Sentinel has reached the top 10 in many of the relevant Amazon Best Seller categories, and 18 in the overall fantasy bestseller list, which is always wonderful to see.

This sale has introduced my Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy to many new readers, maybe you can be one of them!

Let me know what you think in the comments, or use the contact me page to get in touch. I love to talk about reading, writing, fantasy, self publishing…

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

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Today I was interviewed on Whispering Stories #indieauthor #authorinterview

Please take a look at my interview today over on Whispering Stories. It’s been a while since I’ve been interviewed and I especially enjoyed the fun questions – read on to find out about the penguin in my chair!

There are lots of other author interviews to check out whilst you’re there. Enjoy.

P.S. Don’t forget that The Lost Sentinel is free for the next 4 days and the rest of the trilogy is on sale too.

The Lost Sentinel is FREE for 5 days! #fantasy #kindlecountdowndeal http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

And the good news keeps coming. Books 2 & 3 will be 99p for a limited time as well.

Universal book link for The Lost Sentinel

Silent Sea Chronicles series page

I haven’t run a free Kindle Countdown deal for ages so I’m excited to share this news today. 29th June to 3rd July The Lost Sentinel is free to download and the rest of the trilogy can be pick up for just £1.98. This is a (mostly) worldwide offer so hopefully lots of people can take the opportunity to see what the Silent Sea Chronicles is all about.

‘This is an amazing and epic fantasy trilogy, which will take you on an exciting, gripping and emotional journey! …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….’ Amazon review by Strawberry

Blurb

The magical island of Kalaya is dying. 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

🧙‍♂️’A yummy little booksnack’. Jenni reviews #Fantasy Short Stories by @rogersonsm, for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT🧙‍♂️

Thanks to Jenni and Rosie for sharing this great review of my fantasy short story collection.

Check it out

Part two – Fantasy Short Stories blog blitz #amreadingfantasy

I have some more reviews and spotlight posts to share during the blog blitz for my latest release. Here are a few stand out lines from the reviews.

Reviews in Heels – ‘…If you’re looking for some fantasy to jump into, these bite-sized stories will give you a good taste of something new – and if you’ve read these books already, these will give you some backstory of your favourite characters.’

Pooled Ink Reviews – ‘…Quick paced, flowing prose, it was a delightful dip into these characters’ stories…’

Insatiable Readers – Spotlight post

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals – Promo

Sadie’s Spotlight – Book Promo

Scintilla – Review ‘…Rogerson has effectively pulled me into her worlds.’

Rosie Writes – ‘…sympathetic characters in worlds that feel realistic and consistent. The stories are dramatic and satisfying…’

Thanks to all the reviewers and bloggers who have taken part so far. I’ll be back later to share the rest of the posts from today.

I hope the review snippets have inspired you to check out more info on the blogs.

Fantasy Short Stories – available on Amazon.