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#Sale • The Yden Collection • #Dragons

ydencollection3dversionbcroppedMonday, March 20th is the first day of spring, and therefore it’s time to catch a dragon by the tail! From 3/20/17 through 3/26/17, The Yden Collection is only 99 cents! (US & UK)

Included in this box set are:

KIRASGRKira • The Yden Prequel Trilogy

Poisoned by an enemy, a young warrior struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure. Hunted by shadow hounds, an army of Cyclopes, and an evil jinn, will her wits and skill as a warrior be enough to survive?

LGWOYSGRThe Last Great Wizard of Yden

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension—if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies?

DCOYCOVERSGRFinal4Dragon Clan of Yden

As Jon’s formal magical training begins, his budding romantic attraction to Kira jeopardizes his relationship with Brett. At the same time, the Dragon Clan is bringing the Earth-born children of Yden’s wizards back home. Unfortunately, the Fox Clan has also been recruiting these teen wizards for its own sinister plans. The mysterious Guinn of the Fox Clan is searching for a weapon known as the Portal Key and is more than willing to kill for it. Jon becomes increasingly desperate and reckless in his quest to thwart the Fox Clan, but he discovers—too late—his enemy is closer than he thinks.

Secrets of Yden

soysgrcvr2As Jon begins his final year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. Unfortunately, a past skirmish on Yden is still having repercussions. Bailey of the Shark Clan is out for revenge, and he has secret support on the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon is unaffected. Unfortunately, the search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom.

Go HERE to download the entire collection,

and if you enjoy it, don’t forget to leave a review!

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 3.11.57 PMKindle Unlimited reads The Yden Collection for free!

The Yden Collection • Dragontastic Series

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Now that I have the publication rights back to ALL my Yden novels, I’ve put them together in an e-book box set for hours of dragons, wizards, and coming-of-age angst. Although this collection is available for purchase HERE, it’s also free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Kira: The Yden Trilogy Prequel

KIRASGRPoisoned by an enemy, a young warrior struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure. Hunted by shadow hounds, an army of Cyclopes, and an evil jinn, will her wits and skill as a warrior be enough to survive?

The Last Great Wizard of Yden

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tLGWOTCOVERCONCEPT4ales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension–if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies?

Dragon Clan of Yden

DCOYCOVERSGRFinal4As Jon’s formal magical training begins, his budding romantic attraction to Kira jeopardizes his relationship with Brett. At the same time, the Dragon Clan is bringing the Earth-born children of Yden’s wizards back home. Unfortunately, the Fox Clan has also been recruiting these teen wizards for its own sinister plans. The mysterious Guinn of the Fox Clan is searching for a weapon known as the Portal Key and is more than willing to kill for it. Jon becomes increasingly desperate and reckless in his quest to thwart the Fox Clan, but he discovers–too late–his enemy is closer than he thinks.

Secrets of Yden

As Jon begins his senior year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. soysgrcvr2Unfortunately, a past skirmish on Yden is still having repercussions. Bailey of the Shark Clan is out for revenge, and he has secret support on the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon is unaffected. Unfortunately, the search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom.

Last Few Weeks for Secrets of Yden

Yden_Book3The publishing rights to my third Yden book, Secrets of Yden, will shortly be reverting back to me. By contract, I must keep the book off the market for 90 days. So if you’ve been thinking about reading it, act now or temporarily (until January 2017) hold your peace! I don’t believe the book will be available anywhere past October 12, 2016, but exact dates are up to the publisher. ~ Suzanne

Blurb: As Jon Hansen begins his senior year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. Unfortunately, a past skirmish on Yden is still having repercussions. Bailey of the Shark Clan is out for revenge, and he may have secret support in the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon’s ankh sets him apart. An unstable portal is the cause, but his search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom. Can Jon repair the hole in the universe before time stops forever, or will he have to sacrifice himself to save the world?

Click HERE to go to the Yden series Amazon page. Kira: The Yden Trilogy Prequel is still free, and books one and two are in the KU program.

New Cover Reveal • THE LAST GREAT WIZARD OF YDEN

LGWOTCOVERCONCEPT4I wanted to share my awesome new cover for The Last Great Wizard of Yden. The dragon artwork is gorgeous, and reflects the artistic ability of the main character, Jon Hansen. If you haven’t read anything about the world of Yden yet, I encourage you to pick up a free copy of the Yden Trilogy prequel, Kira. The story covers the period of time just before Jon finds his way across dimensions to discover his heritage.

NEWKIRACOVERFINALBlurb: Poisoned by an enemy, a young woman struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure. Hunted by shadow hounds, an army of Cyclopes, and an evil jinn, will her wits and skill as a warrior be enough to survive?

Kira is available for the Kindle Here, absolutely free. The Nook version is HERE, also free.

If you enjoy reading about the world of Yden, give The Last Great Wizard of Yden a look. If you like coming-of-age stories with magic rings and artifacts, dragons, wicked warlords, evil wizards, and a little bit of young love, The Last Great Wizard of Yden is for you. It’s $0.99 at Amazon HERE.

Prequel to the Yden Trilogy!

Kiracover8-CRMI’d like to announce the release of my Yden prequel KIRA, which shines the spotlight on Kira Szul, the Nomad princess who figures prominently in the Yden trilogy.

Blurb:

Although Nomad princess Kira has trained all her young life to be a warrior, she begins to yearn for something more. She unwittingly stumbles onto a plot to invade Nomad Territory, but not before being poisoned with a potion that makes her a slave to her enemy. Although she manages to blunt the worst effects, she’s never free of her obsession for the handsome warlord who seeks to make her his bride. Can she find an antidote for the incurable poison running through her veins, or is she destined to become the enraptured wife of a wicked conqueror?

pagebreakAt the same time, I’ve revised and released The Last Great Wizard of Yden, and added a bonus Yden short story in the back, called Ran! The novel has a re-imagined cover too, so it’s all shiny new for the dragon fans among us. Enjoy! ~ S.G. Rogers

YDENICOVERBlurb:

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension—if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies?

KIRA and THE LAST GREAT WIZARD OF YDEN

are both available at Amazon.

Haud Yer Wheesht!

Chihuahua Puppy Wearing Red Kilt © Vitaly Titov & Maria SidelnikovaIn my latest fantasy release, Children of Yden, the Earth-born children of Yden’s wizards return to the magical planet in order to learn magic.  Two such wizards are Ian and Ilene, a brother and sister from Scotland.  I enjoy writing Irish and Scottish characters because Scotland and Ireland are where a great many of my forebears came from.  Unfortunately, that was many, many generations ago. So how can an American author write authentic Irish, Scottish, or British accents and slang without a native speaker around?

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Consult a robot.

Aye, there’s no need to go further than Whoohoo!  It’s an online translator that will take your dialogue and spit out Irish, Scottish, Cockney, and Jolly Well Spoken translations, to name a few.

For example, type in:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. 

(From the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln)

Dancing Man in Scottish Costume © Darkbird77According to Whoohoo, a Scotsman might say it differently:

Fower scair an’ seven years ago uir faithers brooght forth oan thes continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, an’ dedicated tae th’ proposition ‘at aw men ur created equal.

How about:

Good morning!  How are you today?

Whoohoo Scottie translator would translate thusly:

Guid morn! Fit loch the-day?

And then, the ever popular:

Shut up!

What sayest thou to that, Mr. Scott?

Haud yer weesht!

Just for fun, I checked out the Jolly Well Spoken:

Do you want to come over and hang out?

The queen would say it this way (according to Whoohoo):

Doh you, one’s old bean, fancy to come ovah and hang out? Goodness me!

Try it for yourself.  It’s fun.  Or as the Irish might say, “Try it for yerself. ‘Tis craic.”

~ S.G. Rogers

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ChildrenofYden 200x300The Earth-born children of Yden are returning home, and it’s time to choose sides. The Fox Clan is building an army, but its motives and goals are unclear. As Jon begins his magical training, a reckless skirmish with Guinn of the Fox Clan has unforeseen repercussions. Not only has Jon placed himself in danger, but nobody around him is safe. When Jon discovers Guinn is looking for a secret weapon, a magical artifact called the Portal Key, he vows to find it first.  Jon does not yet realize the Fox Clan’s most potent weapon in its quest for power may be his heart.

Excerpt:

The apprentices were eating dinner when Jon finally transported to Dragon Isle an hour later. Although Ronny had also traveled to Earth to go shopping that weekend, two more apprentices had joined the group — Eagle Clan siblings from Scotland.

“Aye, Aeltin came nosin’ around to offer me a spot with the Fox Clan, but Ah turned him doon flat,” Ian said, in response to Jon’s question. “Ah didnae wish to leave ma poor wee sister defenseless in the world. She’d be lost without me.”

“Stuff it, Ian,” Ilene said, from the other end of the table.

When Jon entered the bungalow at bedtime, Ian’s lusty Scottish brogue was belting a lively folk tune from the shower. Max and Jon shared a laugh.

“I should warn you, Ian’s fond of practical jokes,” Max said.

“I’ll keep my eyes peeled.”

Jon threw himself onto his hammock… and promptly bolted out. Underneath his blanket were a bunch of prickly pinecones. Max howled with laughter.

“Funny,” Jon said.

Ian emerged from his shower into a darkened bungalow, his skin still glowing from the heat of the warm water. He padded over to jump into his hammock, but gasped when he landed in a pile of dripping snow.

“Which one o’ ye louts did this!”

A pinecone came sailing out of the dark and hit him in the chest.

“Och, come on, laddie. T’was a wee welcome joke.”

Silence.

“Ah dinna ken enough magic to remove the snaw, Jon.”

“Don’t worry. It’ll be gone by morning.”

Jon turned over, a smile on his face. I bet I won’t have to worry about anything finding its way into my hammock again.


Children of Yden (Sequel to The Last Great Wizard of Yden)

Available now for the Kindle at Amazon, for the Nook at BN.com and in all e-formats at Astraea Press.

Happy New Year/Happy Old Year

It’s hard for me to believe, but New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  It’s nice to look back over 2012, to think about milestones and achievements.  It’s also a good time to look forward, to see the path ahead.

On the immediate horizon, I am participating in the Happy New Year Giveaway Hop, January 1st – 7th, hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer and Babs Book Bistro.  I’ll be giving one winner his or her choice of any of my e-books, PLUS a review copy of my upcoming release, The Ice Captain’s Daughter. I’ll also be picking ten additional winners to receive a review copy of The Ice Captain’s Daughter.

Then, from January 3rd to January 18th, I’ll embark on a TOCpaperbackphotowhirlwind blog tour for Tournament of Chance.  I’ll post the lineup on the 3rd if you’d like to follow along. Although Tournament of Chance is an e-book, I have promotional print copies to hand out. A signed copy will be given away during a Goodreads giveaway (US) beginning January 1st and ending on January 22nd.

On the writing front, my sequel to Last Great Wizard of Yden is coming out soon. Children of Yden is packed with action, angst, and an interesting love triangle or two. Also, The Ice Captain’s Daughter will be released well ahead of Valentine’s Day.  And my work-in-progress (as of yet untitled) is percolating along.

I hope you’ll stick around through 2013.  My writer’s journey will take a few new paths as I shift here and there into historical fiction.  By the way, I’m making a list of readers who would like to read and review The Ice Captain’s Daughter (Kindle version) on Amazon and Goodreads (if possible).  Leave a comment, below, if you’d like to be added to the list.  I will take the first fifty requests.

Happy New Year.

~ S.G. Rogers