New review of The Lost Sentinel #fantasy #bookreview

I haven’t done this for a while, so I thought I’d share this great new review that’s been posted by The Voracious Reader. She read The Lost Sentinel as part of the judging panel for BBNYA 2021.

The Lost Sentinel reached the final and came 12th overall meaning I get to display this cool badge.

‘What an epic fantasy! There’s danger, magic, persecution, and hope.’ Check out I’m a Voracious Reader for the full review.

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Writing achievements in 2021 #amwriting #amediting #indieauthor

2021 was a huge disappointment in many ways, not least because it just seemed to disappear without anything happening.

There were some good things that happened and my big event was being a finalist in the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award 2021.

The Lost Sentinel came 12th, just short of receiving a prize, but it is still a great achievement and I’m proud to be able to display this badge on my blog.

As for the rest of my writing, I did manage to meet some of the deadlines I set myself last year but I didn’t manage to publish anything. However, let’s not focus on the bad but the good. Here goes…

Romance

I drafted the first three books in my Mermaid Hotel Romance Series – Evie’s Song, A.J’s Legacy and Love in Degrees (working titles). There are still plenty of notes to work through at the editing stage, but I’m hoping to finish them in 2022. Plus plans for the next 3 books in the series are whirring away at the back of my mind.

Fantasy

I’ve reworked my Starlight Prophecy Series and will have two full books rather than a novella prequel and a dual timeline story. This format should be a lot less complicated for the reader and for me to write!

Short Stories

I have finished three short stories based in the worlds of my fantasy novels and have printed them in booklet form to sell at events. Early in 2022 I plan to publish them on Kindle and giveaway to my newsletter subscribers.

I have also produced a booklet of short stories but I want to write some more before I publish these on kindle.

Courses

I completed two online courses, the Curtis Brown Creative Romance course led by Jenny Colegan and Romantic Novel Association’s Fantasy Worldbuilding course led by Ruth Long. Both of these courses were great fun and I feel as though I’ve learnt a lot from them.

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I think that is about it for now. All there is left to say is Happy New Year. Let’s hope 2022 is a wonderful year for everyone.

I’ll follow up with my plans for the new year very soon.

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The Lost Sentinel is a finalist in #BBNYA2021 competition #fantasy #indieauthor

I’m excited to announce The Lost Sentinel has made it through to the final round of the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award 2021 competition. YAY!

I’m still in shock that I made it through the last round competing against 64 other books. There are 15 authors through to the final round and 10 prizes up for grabs. I have everything crossed, hope you do to!

You can find out more information about the competition and the prizes on the BBNYA website.

Blurb

The magical island of Kalaya is dying and 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

Check out The Lost Sentinel on Amazon.

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Time to ‘Stock Your Summer TBR’ with 99p books in multi-genre #booksale #BBNYA2021

Many of the authors who have reached the second round in this year’s BBNYA contest, which includes The Lost Sentinel, are reducing their books to just 99p for a week long sale.

Check out this list of cool multi-genre books you can add to your collection. CLick the link if you want to find out more about BBNYA (Book Bloggers Novel of the Year 2021).

During the sale I decided to discount my entire back catalogue so now could be the perfect time to add to your collection.

I hope you find some great summer reads amongst these brilliant indie authors.

Thanks to E.G. Radcliff for organising the sales page. Don’t forget to take a look and pick up some bargain books.

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New cover animation for The Lost Sentinel #fantasy

Just a quick post today.

I’ve been thinking of getting my book cover animated for some time but didn’t take the plunge until I saw Motion Kitty’s work. I think the effect she’s created is quite magical and fits the book perfectly.

I love it. I hope you do to.

Let me know what you think.

And if you’re thinking of trying out some animation, why not check out Motion Kitty for yourself. Suzanne was lovely to work with and super quick at coming up with options before tweaking the final design.

Writers – Have you had your covers animated and if so how do you make the most of them?

Readers – What do you think of animated covers?

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Silent Sea Chronicles Trilogy out now in #Audio #Audible

The complete Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy is out now in audio. That’s over 39 hours!

“…Tolkien meets Ursula le Guin. A hidden gem that I highly recommend for all fans of classic “sword and sorcery” Audible Reviewer

I love seeing the covers all lined up looking so beautiful.

I’ve been waiting for the whisper sync of each book in the trilogy to become active before posting this promo post. Whisper sync means if you own the eBook, you can buy the audiobook for a huge discount and can switch between the two versions without losing your place. I appreciate that audiobooks can be expense, so this is a great option I have used a few times myself.

“…The unique spin on fantasy and magic is wonderful. There are several events and storylines beautifully woven together. Absolutely brilliant, I cannot wait for more.” Audible reviewer.

Another option open to you is to become an Audible subscriber. I believe you can get one or two free books within your free month trial period. You can cancel at any time, but if you find you love audiobooks and start your subscription using the link below, both myself and the narrator will be given a bonus from Audible at not extra cost to you. Check the relevant link for more information.

Audible link US

Audible link UK

Audible link DE

Audible link FR

“I love how Susan Rogerson always has you on the edge of your seat and threw out three books of more than 30 hours long it never ceases to be dull boring and the ending is so worth the wait. I loved this book and I love George Ellington’s narration…” Audible reviewer

See my audiobooks on my Audible US author page and Audible UK author page

Here’s a trailer of book 1 to give you a taste of George’s narrator style

“…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…” Audible reviewer

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Thanks for reading and please do get in touch. Do you enjoy audiobooks? Have you read or listened to Silent Sea Chronicles? If you’ve enjoyed them would you consider leaving reviews? I love reading reviews and picking out snippets to share with my readers. Maybe next time I’ll be using one of your quotes!

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Sale alert! The Lost Sentinel and The Sentinel’s Reign just 99p #fantasy #epicfantasy

Happy weekend everyone. I hope you are all doing well and at least the sun is shining in Surrey for a change!

I just wanted to share the news that the first two books in Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy are 99p until 24th February.

‘I highly recommend checking this one out. It’s addictive, fast-paced, with some really fantastic world-building. I can’t wait to continue in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Lost Sentinel 

The Sentinel’s Reign 

Plus the audiobooks are out now too

I don’t want to ram my books down your throat, so that’s it for today. I’ll be back soon with some book reviews.

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Recap of The Lost Sentinel #audiobook blog blitz #fantasy

Yesterday was the one day blog blitz for The Lost Sentinel and I missed a couple of great reviews that came in after I posted last night. I didn’t want to miss sharing these so here are my favourite snippets and links to the full reviews.

‘…It was the accent, it gave the narrative such an extra beauty, and it transported me to the world that the author created, with such ease.Jess Bookish Life

‘A story in which the author’s world-building is exceptional, I was immersed in Tei’s story from beginning to end and the characters were fantastically developed. I thought Rike and Garrick were great! The fantasy world with the quest for Tei kept me gripped…’ Sharon beyond the books

Yesterday I shared links to other reviews in One day blog blitz and Part two one day blog blitz

I hope you’ve enjoyed these snippets. Here’s a sample of George Ellington’s narration and the prologue of The Lost Sentinel.

If these review snippets have you eager to learn more you can listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes. And book 3 with be out very soon.

I’ll leave you with the blurb, thanks for reading.

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

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.

Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel who is 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 for the exiles to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic? 

If you like character-based fantasy, then you’ll love The Lost Sentinel – book one in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.

Part Two of the One day blog blitz The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook #fantasy

As promised here’s part two of the blog tour blitz with a few more review snippets. First though, I would like to thank everyone who has taken part and of course Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising everything.

‘…the story is well told, and the characters are an interesting lot, with vivid descriptions of the people and scenery…’ Colin Garrow

‘…The narrator was very good, his changes in tone really gave the characters individuality and personality. it’s very poetic in places…’ Rosie Writes

‘…The author has done a great job at world building. It was interesting learning about Kalaya and its people…’ Bound4Escape

‘Fans of classic “sword and sorcery” will find a lot to love about Rogerson’s work. What is particularly delightful is that she manages to put a fresh spin on a classic genre. Her imaginative storytelling and creative world building combine to put a unique spin on the comfortingly familiar quest formula. I enjoyed getting lost in this immersive listening experience.’ Rev Rebecca Writes

If these review snippets have you eager to learn more you can listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes. And book 3 with be out very soon.

Thanks for joining me on the blog blitz, I hope you enjoy visiting the other blogs. There may be a couple more reviews coming in and if so I will share them very soon.

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One day blog blitz The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook #fantasy

Today I am excited to say the The Lost Sentinel Audiobook is being shown some love on the one day blog blitz arranged by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Some great reviews have already come in, here are some snippets.

‘…George Ellington as narrator for The Lost Sentinel is absolutely wonderful. His narration brings the authors writing to life and immerses listeners in the story…’ Lamon Reviews

‘…I found Rogerson to be adept at taking the reader along different character arcs without causing confusion, as each made an impression on me. I savoured my journey to the island of Kalaya as the rich description had me visualising the scenes with ease…’ Booky Charm

‘…The plot for this book was interesting and well thought out. It was well written and reminded me why I love underrated fantasy novels so much. There is some great world building…’ The Pufflekitteh Reads

‘…I love the concept of a Sentinel and Confidant pairing, and that these people are so important in keeping their magical home alive. I love the idea that mystics who die in battle can choose to stay in the astral in-between and continue to defend their island home, as several characters end up doing throughout the story…’ Westveil Publishing

Please click on the links to read the full reviews and check out the reviewers blogs.

I’ll be back with the rest later, but for now I’d just like to thank everyone who has read / listened to my books and reviewed them. It really means a lot that people enjoy my books.

Until later…

If you fancy a listen to Silent Sea Chronicles book 1 and 2 are out now on Audible UK Audible USAmazon and iTunes.