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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Happy belated birthday to Visions of Zarua! #fantasy #epicfantasy #birthdaygiveaway

I can’t believe I almost missed this huge milestone; Visions of Zarua is now 5 years old! Thanks facebook for reminding me.

I’ve been a bit distracted this week as my gorgeous puppy has been spayed and I’ve been like a neurotic mother watching over her. Thankfully she seems to be bouncing back and is almost her usual self. I know she can’t wait to get back to the park and play with her ball!

To celebrate the 5th birthday of my debut fantasy, Visions of Zarua, I wanted to give away a few copies to eager readers.

If you fancy an ebook or audiobook, just drop me a comment and I’ll be in touch. I would love an honest review once you’ve had time to read / listen, but there is no obligation. I just want to spread some birthday love.

Mini blurb

An ancient darkness haunts the realm and only Paddren can defeat it. Shunned by the Royal Order of Wizards, he must rely on his friends for help. He’s guided by a connection to a long dead wizard who holds the key to what happened in the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren solve the mystery and decipher his visions before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

Over the last 5 years Visions of Zarua has been well received by readers and reviewers with an average star rating of around 4.4.

Recent Reviews

Dab of Darkness audio review – ‘The world building is captivating, the characters engaging, and the plot full of suspense…’

Lexi – Amazon review ‘…I loved the style that was created and the medieval lore. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good mystery fantasy book.’

In 2019 the audiobook came out here’s a trailer produced by the brilliant narrator Guy Barnes.

The Czech edition also came out in October 2019 in the Pendragon world fantasy series alongside my writing hero Robin Hobb! I visited the bookshops in Prague and went to my publishers to sign some copies, though thinking back it all seems so surreal now.

As my debut novel, Visions of Zarua will always be special to me and I hope on its 10th birthday I’ll still feel the same. For now, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite pictures of Poppy showing Visions some love. Sadly, Poppy is no longer with us, but this picture still makes me smile.

If you are interested in finding out more please check out these links for Visions of Zarua on Amazon, Audible or  iTunes.

And if you want a free birthday copy of the ebook or audiobook, just let me know.

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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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The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook out now #fantasy #sff http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

Last week my writing journey reached another milestone; the first book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy came out in audiobook. A few years ago I never dreamt this would be possible. Thanks to the wonderful narrator, George Ellington, Tei, Brogan, Farrell and the rest of the gang are here for you to enjoy.

The first review is up on Audible

5 Stars – ‘I first read this book on Kindle and I loved it, But when I found out it was being made into an audiobook I was anxious to listen. I know a good narrator can make a great story into an excellent story that is exactly what the narrator did in this book…’ Janalyn on Audible.

Check it out on audible to read more of this review.

Don’t forget if you have bought the eBook then you can get the audiobook at a fraction of the cost. I know this great discount works in Audible and I assume it’s now working on Amazon.

Take a look at this trailer for a tiny taste of what’s in store.

We are both so proud of this audiobook and would love to know what you think. Plus, book 2 is half way through production so it wont be long before you can listen to the first two parts in the trilogy. If you do pick up a copy, we’d love you to share a quick review to help others decide if it’s the book for them.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone.

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The Audiobook is live! Listen to a sample of The Lost Sentinel now #fantasy #audiosample #audible

Yes, finally the audiobook is available and I’m really excited to share a sample of it with you now…

George Ellington has brought the characters to life and takes you on a magical adventure which I hope you’ll enjoy.

You can find the audiobook of The Lost Sentinel on Audible, Amazon and iTunes (link not yet available for itunes). And the great news is work is already going well on book 2.

I would love to get some reviews up, so if anyone is willing to give an honest review get in touch to discuss getting a free code.

Here’s the trailer I shared at the beginning of the week for another little taste of the book.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of the audio sample and trailer.

Book Review: The Sentinel’s Alliance by Suzanne Rogerson #tuesdaybookblog #fantasy #bookreview

I’m excited to share this wonderful review of The Sentinel’s Alliance, the final book in Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy. Please take a look.

The Strawberry Post

Title: The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3)
Author: Suzanne Rogerson
Publisher: Independently published
Genre: Fantasy
Book format: Paperback

Sweet Strawberries: Sweet StrawberrySweet StrawberrySweet StrawberrySweet StrawberrySweet StrawberryDescription:  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…

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The Lost Sentinel audiobook trailer is here #fantasy #trailer

With the audiobook due to go live any time now, here’s a trailer to give you a taste of the great narration by George Ellington.

I hope to be sharing the news of its publication very soon. You can check out the book on Amazon whilst you wait or see the reviews on goodreads.

I am now on the hunt for reviewers who are interested in a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review on Audible, Amazon etc. Please get in touch via the contact form or make your request in the comments.

The trailer was created by Laya and the link above will take you to her Youtube channel. You can also check out her website here.

The Lost Sentinel – Book Tour Wrap Up #fantasy #readindie

The book tour for The Lost Sentinel ran from 6th to 12th of September. In case you’ve missed the details here was the line up…

Timy gave a great round up of the tour you should check out, but I wanted to do my own post to highlight the reviews and as my way of saying thanks to the reviewers involved. Please click the links to visit their blogs.

Right, let’s start at the beginning…

First Day Intro

Whispers and Wonders

Check out the start of the tour with some great interview questions about the book and my research, plus some quickfire Q&A’s.

Day One

GnofletReads

‘For those of you who enjoy romance and the like, I would definitely suggest giving The Lost Sentinel a read. Even as someone who almost never enjoys romance in a book, I was still able to see that it was written very well, and lead to some quite emotional moments.’

Day Two

Woven from Words

‘Kalaya’s world building is captivating. Its landscapes and mythology instantly pulled me in!’

Kats Reading Corner

‘The magic system was really interesting and I love the idea that the island has magic that the Mystics must protect but the none magical people have forgotten and don’t look after the island ass they should. I really wish we had more stories where the land was actually alive with magic…’

Day Three

The Book in Hand

‘I think this book would be a good read for those just getting into fantasy or who don’t read it often but sometimes want an escape from their usual reading as it gives you all the things we love about fantasy…’

Bookriot

‘Iᖴ YOᑌ ᗩᖇᗴ IᑎTO ᖴᗩᑎTᗩՏY Tᕼᗴᑎ YOᑌ ՏᕼOᑌᒪᗪ ᑭIᑕK TᕼIՏ ᗷOOK. 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁!!’

Day Four

Out of this world

‘THE LOST SENTINEL is a solid fantasy tale that reminded me of some of my most treasured fantasy comfort reads.  The magic especially is very well done and spun with an alacrity that is hard to come by these days.’ 

Gwyendalin

‘A high fantasy novel with stunning world building along with magic, romance, and an epic quest.’

soooo many books

‘A true fantasy is as good as the world it depicts. And this world is amazing! …the twists, the magic, the world make you loose yourself a little in this breathtaking fantasy.’

Day Five

I can has books?

‘I found this book to be well written, very plot and character driven, with fantastic world building.’

Bri’s Book Nook

An excerpt with my favourite character, Garrick.

The bookishfae

The review has been delayed due to shipping issues of the paperback. So instead the bookishfae shared a spotlight post and excerpt.

Last Day Encore

RockStarlit BookAsylum

Wrap up interview with some asylum related questions that made me look at my book in a whole new way!

Plus there’s a song list I used whilst writing the trilogy and some super cool Youtube videos too, so be sure to stop by for a read and a listen.

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Thanks to Storytellers on tour and to all the book reviewers who took part. Being an indie author and reaching readers is really hard, so I appreciate your support in sharing my trilogy with your followers.

If these reviews have piqued your interest, this is the last chance to buy the box set trilogy whilst it’s on sale – Pick up the Silent Sea Chronicles for just £3.99 worldwide. Why not take a chance and let me know what you think. Amazon link.

Thanks for reading.

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Indie Fantasy Books I want to read in 2020 #selfpubfantasymonth #readindie #fantasy

Fantasy is a genre close to my heart. I love to read and write it. As mentioned in yesterday’s reading update post, I’ve decided to dedicate a whole post to the Indie Fantasy books I want to read in 2020. I’ve only picked a couple as I don’t have much time left in 2020 to read them, but it’s great to be able to give a shout out to some fellow indie authors.

This post is inspired by #selfpubfantasymonth taking place during the whole of September.

So here is my list of books to read this year.

Emma Miles – Raven Storm book 3 I’ve read the series so far this year and loved them. Here’s my joint review of Raven Tower and Raven Coven – duo review.

Check out the Fire-walker series on Amazon or Goodreads.

I would love to catch up with Ian Gregoire’s series. Book 2 Apprentice in the Master’s Shadow which came our earlier in 2020. Here’s my review of book 1.

Check out Ian’s series on Amazon or Goodreads.

I’ve been wanting to read Talis Jones’ Otherworld trilogy for ages. I bought Crooked Raven book 1 in 2018 and still haven’t managed to read it. I can’t believe the whole trilogy is already published but at least that means I won’t have to wait for the release of the following books!

Check the series out on Amazon or Goodreads.

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Now I know I wont have time to read any more books this year, but these are books I’ve picked up in 2020 and hope to read at some point soon. Click the book titles for Amazon links.

The Wandering Isles Liars and Thieves Daughter of Time The Bow of Destiny

Have you read any of these books or got them on your TBR.

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