RONE Awards Week Six – Children of Yden

Yden_Book2My novel Children of Yden was nominated for a RONE Award in the category of Young Adult Paranormal.  If you’re registered with InD’Tale Magazine, you can vote HERE.  If you’re not registered, you can still vote.

Just send an email to: anasmith@indtale.com with the subject line: 2014 RONE Awards Week Six

Copy and paste the following into the body of your email:

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal – 2013
Book: Children of Yden
Author: S.G. Rogers

Voting is only open for a week, so please don’t wait.

I REALLY appreciate it! ~ S.G. Rogers

thanks38What Amazon readers are saying about Children of Yden:

“Absolutely delightful!” ~ Babs Z.

“…comfortably paced and most definitely a page turner. Riveting action and nail biting suspense…” – Books4Tomorrow

“Rogers is able to build a remarkably creative world which has the distinct feel of a researched masterpiece.” - Jeff LaFerney

 

 

Goodreads Giveaway – Secrets of Yden

IMG_0026Join the fun and enter my Goodreads giveaway for a paperback copy of Secrets of Yden! Go HERE to enter (4/7 – 4/21/14, USA only).  In Secrets of Yden, Jon fights a corrupt faction of the Executive Council which would like nothing better than to discredit the Dragon Clan.  Worse, an ancient prophecy may require him to make the ultimate sacrifice unless he can figure out some other way to solve a horrific anomaly threatening to stop time on Earth.

Excerpt:

Jon paced, trying to overcome a sudden reluctance to touch the wooden owl. It was a little funny, actually. He’d come all this way to find this last piece of the prophecy, and now he was hesitating.

“I don’t believe in prophecies. Whatever I learn will simply help me with the time anomaly, that’s all.” He sighed. “So why am I so scared?”

He lifted the ankh from around his neck, knelt in the aisle next to the sculpture, and touched the owl, flinching when it shook its feathers and swiveled its obsidian eyes toward him. “Took you long enough, Champ.”

“Yeah, well, I’m here, aren’t I?”

Two feathers swiveled to one side, revealing the indentation under the owl’s beak. Jon pressed the ankh into the matching grooves, and as the wooden creature spread its wings, the hidden compartment was revealed. He wiped his sweaty palms on his jeans before retrieving the parchment nestled in the owl’s body. As soon as he’d done so, the owl’s wings folded into place once more. Before he glanced at the parchment, Jon took couple of deep breaths in order to calm his racing pulse.

The owl blinked. “I thought Dragon Clan wizards were brave.”

I’m being lectured by a brainless piece of wood.

“Who asked you?” Jon snapped.

“Whoo-who indeed?”

zdragonskyelGet caught up with the Yden saga by reading The Last Great Wizard of Yden and Children of Yden…both Kindle editions are $0.99 at Amazon!

 

Excerpt from Dancing With Raven

Originally posted on S.G. Rogers, Author:

I’m working on a paranormal novel entitled Dancing With Raven , about a young ballerina who can see demons. Hopefully, it will be released at the end of April. Here’s a sneak peek:

At the end of class, the students sank into a graceful reverence. A chorus of “Merci, Madame!” followed, but before the students had finished clapping, the lithe, gray-haired instructor held up her hands.

“Ladies, I have an announcement. The Saltare Ballet Theatre is coming to Los Angeles for a summer engagement. On the first Saturday in January, Mr. Saltare will be holding auditions for local dancers. If selected, you’ll be invited to take class with the company this spring and perhaps perform with the corps.”

Gasps of excitement ensued.

“For those wishing to audition, applications are available in my office.” Although Madame Martine addressed all her students, her proud gaze rested on Tori Moss. “I…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Writing Process Blog Tour

-1May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face; and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ Traditional Gaelic blessing

ornament29Writing Process Blog Tour

I was tagged for a Writing Process Blog Tour in which authors talk about their writing process and why they write the stories they write. So here it goes…

What am I working on?

Last year, I concentrated largely on writing historical romances. Historical romance is a popular genre, and fortunately my titles (The Ice Captain’s Daughter, Duke of a Gilded Age, Jessamine’s Folly, and A Gift for Lara) were all well-received. This year I’m writing whatever strikes my fancy. At this very moment, I’m working on a contemporary paranormal novel. Why? I don’t know. Sometimes stories just lodge in my head and I can’t work on anything else. The working title is Dancing with Raven, and the story revolves around a young ballerina who can see demons. I’m over 16K words into the book, and I plan to finish it sometime in April.

How does my work differ from others?

I like to write stories with unexpected humor and plot twists. My work is considered to be “clean” or “sweet,” but I prefer the words “fresh” and “original.” I prefer writing romance from the heart instead of the boudoir, and I enjoy slipping in a bit of adventure, too.

Why do I write what I do?

I write what I like to read. My goal is to create stories and characters that capture the imagination.

How does your writing process work?

Usually, I start with a particular scene that’s been running through my head. Then I try to figure out if the characters and conflicts have “legs” enough to become an interesting story. As I go along, I try to put in several twists or unexpected events to keep it fun. I rarely plan the entire story ahead of time became I don’t have the discipline. But then, I don’t like to ask for directions, either.

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Thank you to award-winning author Meg Mims for tapping me to join the The Writing Process Blog Tour! I’ve frequently been inspired by her attention to detail, and I’m looking forward to her upcoming series with George Bernard Shaw’s Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins!

The Release of CLASH OF WILLS!

COWFINAL2I’m pleased to announce the release of my romantic fantasy, Clash of Wills! The short story version was under contract for two years with a publishing company, so when I received my rights back I decided to rewrite the story and lengthen it into a novella. I’ve added new characters, new conflicts, and some awesome battles! If you’d like to check it out, Clash of Wills is available at Amazon HERE. ~ S.G. Rogers

ornament29Can Princess Samantha battle highwaymen, a snow demon, and a wayward prince to bring her brother home?

Princess Samantha’s magical compass will help her locate herMagic Book With Wizard Compass long-lost brother, but only if she manages to escape the watchful eyes of her royal parents. When an unwelcome suitor comes to call, Samantha seizes her chance. She beguiles the prince into taking her north, intending to abandon him at her earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, his captivating good looks and charming manner present an unforeseen complication—especially when she is forced to accept help from the very man she has deceived.

To maintain his bachelorhood, handsome Prince Wills is not above deception. Although reluctantly entangled in Samantha’s scheme, he vows to protect her…until a lie threatens to destroy their alliance.  Can his powerful attraction to the princess overcome his mistrust?  And can they survive a dangerous quest to the wild and magical Uncharted Region?

Excerpt:

Dinner was a cordial affair, with succulent roasts, plentiful salads, and freshly baked bread. Samantha engaged Wills in conversation about the beauties of his kingdom by the sea, and encouraged her father to reminisce about his friendship with Wills’ father, King Ewan. The evening was so convivial, Wills’ shoulder muscles relaxed and his laughter became genuine.

Over a tangy dessert of fresh berries and clotted cream, Samantha asked Wills about the roads between their two kingdoms. “Tell me sir, did you encounter any difficulties on your journey here?”

“I wish I could report an exciting clash with a troll or a band of highwaymen, but my travels were quite uneventful,” he replied. “Comfortable inns line the roads, and it took but three days altogether.”

“I’m glad to hear it.” Samantha turned a beaming smile on the king. “Oh, Father, I’d dearly love to visit Insolitia. Might I have permission to accompany the prince on his return home?”

“What?” Startled, Wills spilled wine down the front of his uniform. Footmen hastened to his aid.

“Nan can chaperone,” Samantha continued, “and I’m certain Prince Wills and his manservant will provide ample protection.”

Although Wills’ mouth opened, no sound would come out. Surely her father will refuse his permission!

“What a capital idea, Tomas,” the queen said. “Samantha will adore the ocean.”

“Why not, indeed?” Tomas nodded his approval. “It might do Samantha good to see a bit of the world—if Prince Wills agrees to the undertaking, of course.”

Wills twisted in the wind, but he had little choice but to be gracious. “It would alleviate the boredom of my travels greatly,” he managed. The wretched girl has outfoxed me…but to what end?

RONE Awards – Duke of a Gilded Age

2014 RONE Awards Week One has begun!  Duke of a Gilded Age has DukeofaGildedAge_432been nominated under the category of Young Adult, and I need your vote to make it into the finals. Voting is only open until March 16th, so don’t wait! Go HERE to vote. As an extra incentive, if you leave a comment, below, letting me know you’ve voted, I’ll enter you into a drawing to win your choice of ANY of my e-books in Nook or Kindle format (go HERE for the full list). I’ll draw the winner on March 18th, before noon EST. I cannot win without YOU, so please, please vote! ~ S.G. Rogers

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arrow1twistingPSST…Haven’t read Duke of a Gilded Age yet? It’s on sale at Amazon through March 16th only.  Pick up a copy for $0.99 (regularly $2.99) HERE.

Author S.G. Rogers – Double RONE Nominee

I’m plDukeofaGildedAge_432eased to announce two of my novels have been nominated by InD’Tale Magazine for a 2014 RONE (Reward of Novel ExcellenceYden_Book2) Award. Under the category of Young Adult is my historical romance Duke of a Gilded Age, and under the category of Young Adult Paranormal is my fantasy novel Children of Yden.  I don’t write for awards, but it’s certainly nice to be recognized! ~ S.G. Rogers

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Jessamine’s Folly – A Créme de la Cover Nominee!

JessaminesFolly_432Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. – Samuel Johnson

My historical romance, Jessamine’s Folly, is a Créme de la Cover nominee at InD’Tale Magazine! If you like my cover, would you consider taking a moment to vote HERE? To vote, you will have to register, but it’s free. IndD’Tale Magazine delivers book reviews and informative articles about the literary world  right to your e-mailbox.  Thanks in advance! ~ S.G. Rogers

Smashwords Promo Duke of a Gilded Age

LadySmashwords is having an e-book promotional week with massive discounts on hundreds of books. My historical romance, Duke of a Gilded Age, is available for 50% off with the promo code REW50 at checkout.

DukeofaGildedAge_432Blurb:

When untamed American Wesley Parker inherits a dukedom, he must learn to be an aristocrat. Assigned to the task is his attorney’s daughter, prim Belle Oakhurst. As they travel to England together on a luxurious ocean liner, their tempestuous relationship encounters more than rough seas. An exciting, romantic Victorian adventure set in 1890.

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Dining Room of luxury ocean liner S/S City of New York

Written flights of fancy, historical romance, and adventure from author S.G. Rogers

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