*BOOK REVIEW* Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson

I’m really pleased to share this excellent review of Visions of Zarua on Dancrossbookblog.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson

‘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 Kalesh 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 in time to save the Paltrian people from…

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT IREX by @carlrackman #HistFic #Mystery #SundayBlogShare

Rosie has shared my last review for her team of a brilliant book, IREX. Check out the review of a book I highly recommend.

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Today’s team review is from Suzanne, she blogs at https://suzannerogersonfantasyauthor.wordpress.com/

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Suzanne has been reading Irex by Carl Rackman

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I am reviewing IREX by Carl Rackman for Rosie’s book review team. I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

What a book!
I liked the writing instantly and was intrigued by the whole premise of the story. It did start a little slow and there was a lot of description throughout the book, but it was fascinating being transported back in time to the Victorian era on the Isle of Wight and aboard the Irex as it attempted to sail to Rio.
There were twists I wasn’t expecting that dragged me deeper into the story and the book was written in a way that compelled you to read on. It switched in time to before the shipwreck with Captain Hutton on the Irex, and afterwards at the inquest to find out what…

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The Authors Bookshelf – Suzanne Rogerson @rogersonsm

Check out my Authors Bookshelf on Brizzlelassbooks blog today. I’ve shared my book loves, let me know what you think.

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Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

This week I have Suzanne Rogerson. I reviewed Suzanne’s fantasy novel Visions of Zarua back in December and I highly recommend it. She’s working on her next novel and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.

In addition to Suzanne appearing here this weekend, on Tuesday 2nd May The Book Fairies will be leaving 20 copies of Visions of Zarua in spots around the country (UK) as part of their Indie Author day. Follow them on Twitter @the_bookfairies and follow the hashtag #ibelieveinbookfairies to see where the books are so you can try and grab yourself one! Happy Hunting!

I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…and as always click on the books for more info or…

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Book News! #fantasy #indieauthor #IARTG #ibelieveinbookfairies

My big news is that Visions of Zarua is about to get some publicity via The Book Fairies.

On Tuesday 2nd May 2017 they will be hiding 20 copies in public places and posting about it on twitter and instagram. It follows on from the initiative of Books on the Underground, which I’m sure many of you will be aware of Emma Watson (Harry Potter star) supporting.

The Book Fairies are all over the world, currently 25 countries are involved. Check out their website ibelieveinbookfairies for more information.

So if you’re out and about in the UK on Tuesday 2nd May, keep a look out for this book with a white and green Book Fairies sticker on it;

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I believe this book drop will be nationwide, so who knows who will pick up a copy! Hopefully, lots of book lovers will find Visions of Zarua, take a picture and tweet about it. Then they can take it home to read, before returning it to any public place for another book lover to find. If you find it, let me know what you think. I love hearing from my readers.

Amazon book link – If you’re not lucky enough to find a copy, it’s free to read through Kindle Unlimited.

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My other big news is that I’m almost ready to set up the Amazon pre-order for The Lost Sentinel!

I still have a couple of minor details to work through, but it is almost there and I’m so excited. I hope to reveal the book cover to the world next week.

I’ll also be looking to send ARC’s to book reviewers, but I’ll post more about that once the changes are done.

Here’s a taste of what The Lost Sentinel is about.

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?

Cover reveal, excerpt and a beta reader’s review will follow in the coming weeks.

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If you’d like to review either The Lost Sentinel or Visions of Zarua please get in touch.

#Thursdaydoors – A beautiful church in New York #NYC #photos

I haven’t taken part in #Thursdaydoors hosted on Norm’s site for ages. When I spotted these beautiful church doors on an Uptown tour of New York, I knew they were a perfect specimen to showcase.

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I’m afraid I don’t remember the church name or exact location on the tour, maybe someone out there will recognise it? Here’s a few more shots to admire the craftsmanship of such a beautiful building.

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This is my last photo post from my recent New York holiday. Here’s the links for the rest…

Snowy Central Park

A tourist’s photo guide to New York

Beautiful buildings on the Uptown bus tour

Check them out and let me know what you think.

#Review: Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson @rogersonsm #Giveaway

I’m really pleased to share this review of Visions of Zarua. Plus there’s an international giveaway to win a paperback copy. Head on over to BrizzleLassBooks. Good Luck everyone!

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I did see some great pictures and stories coming through on social media. Here is a review of a great fantasy I’ve read recently and for those of you feeling lucky I have a giveaway at the end of the post!

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Standalone, epic fantasy

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Together they must 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 Kalesh dies in mysterious circumstances, the Royal Order of Wizards refuses to investigate.

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Christmas News & 2016 Recommended Reads! #amreading

Here’s some recommended reads by the Happymeercat. I’m overjoyed to see Visions of Zarua is included on the list.

I’m hoping to compile my own list over the next few days, but in the meantime, enjoy the Happymeercat’s suggestions.

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So I was looking for a picture of a meerkat with books but all I found was this!  So here is some news followed by (meer)cat’s recommended reads this Christmas! First to the news.  Like last …

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