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Tree Pose by Susan Rogers and John Roosen is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #mystery #suspense #romanticthriller #audiobooks #giveaway #mustlisten

Title:  Tree Pose


Authors:  Susan Rogers & John Roosen


Voice Actor/Narrator:   Rupert Degas


Genre:  Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Romance


Book Blurb:


Escape to Tasmania they said … But what was supposed to be a dream for Ric Peters and Elaina Williams has turned into a nightmare.


The Devil’s Island is living up to its name, serving up the ghosts of its dark past, while Ric is haunted by his own demons. The truth is unravelling, and death is closing in from all sides. And now, it's stalking Elaina.


Ric's past is catching up to him, with a vengeful man seeking retribution for a catastrophic blunder in Indonesia. Ric has kept a secret hidden from Elaina, fearing that she will not … cannot, forgive him. That after all they’ve been through, he’s not the man she believes him to be.


In the shadows, a hitman lurks … waiting for the time to strike, unafraid of collateral casualties.


As corrupt officials pull strings and innocents are sold, Ric and Elaina’s life together is threatened. Detective Inspector Jack McMasters races against time to piece together the clues before it's too late.


A sociopath and an anguished man are closing in. As the lightning strikes, the uncertainties remain … revenge, redemption, or devastation?


Tree Pose is delivered hot with twists and turns, mixed with secrets and attractions, tossed with suspense and revenge, then blended with classic storytelling.


The third book in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series takes readers on a thrilling ride through the beautiful and mysterious island of Tasmania, Australia. The story follows Dead Man's Pose, set in Sydney, and Cobra Pose, set in Brisbane.


BUY Tree Pose for a captivating mystery with murders, ghosts, and a past that won't stay buried.


Tree Pose (available as an ebook and audiobook) is number three in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series. It is preceded by Dead Man’s Pose and Cobra Pose, all set in Australia. These two are both available in ebook and audiobook format.


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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?


We love listening to audiobooks.  Especially when we’re traveling.  Whether we are flying, traveling by train, car or sailing, listening to audiobooks expands your imagination of the story.


While, raising our children we selected adventure-suspense audiobooks, and listened in the car on long drives. One our favorites was Where Eagles Dare by Alistair Maclean.  The children would continually ask us “Couldn’t you go around the block one more time so we can hear the end?” And of course we did


We also love period audiobooks involving history and great events that have occurred.  An Audiobook can transport a listener to another place, another time or another adventure.


What makes this [SERIES] a must-listen audiobook?


All the books in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series were specifically written to be listened to.  We always thought we were writing for audiobooks.  We can hear the voices in our heads as we are writing.  And we read the book over and over to each other to get it sounding just right. 


We think each of the audiobooks have just the right mix between the storyline and the performance that we are always aiming to achieve.  We want the listener to be there in Sydney, or Brisbane or Tasmania with Ric and Elaina. We’ve travelled to each local to ground-truth everything. We are keen to make the list sound as real as possible.


While the books are one form of the story and engages the reader on a certain level, audiobooks provide a different perspective when read out loud.  We have combined a specialized style with our word selection and placement and sound is essential to telling the story whether it is read or listened to.


We spent a year searching for our narrator.  And in a great irony, we found him in Sydney … the setting of our first book. Our narrator is a world renowned award winning voice actor. He breathes life into our stories in a different way.  We combine his talent with our specialised genre of crime noir incorporating thrills, suspense, and romance liberally sprinkled with humour, irony and history and we stoke the fire of your imagination.


We ask that you “lose yourself in our stories, get to know our characters, prepare to be entertained, travel to another place for a while. Come to the world of make-believe, to believe in afternoons of delight and evenings of being enchanted.”


What makes [TREE POSE] a must-listen audiobook?


Tree Pose has just been released. Creating a new audiobook takes about a year in the process.  And that is after we have finished the original book.  One of the best parts of creating an audiobook is figuring out what voice you want for each of the characters.

We have a lot of characters in each of our books.  Each of the stories in the series has about 40 – 44 characters.  So we painstaking listen to examples of voices and how we would like them to speak.  As we have read the book to each other many times, we usual have a pretty good idea of what we each want. 


Then again there are times when one of us thinks a character should sound one way and the other thinks that is “Oh so wrong.”  We have a fail-safe method of dealing with this disagreement.  We play a game of ping-pong. Sounds a bit crazy. But as we are playing, we each highlight why a character should spoken in a certain way. 


We tend to knock around the ping pong ball a fair bit until we come to a resolution.  And the best part is neither one of us has to jump over the net to congratulate the other!


If you want to listen to a thrilling, deep and mysterious audiobook which includes a mini-ghost story in the middle, this is the book for you.  Check out how well we did on the characters we’ve created and see if you the voice speaking parts for these people.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs June 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on July 2, 2024. 


Authors Biographies:


About the Author – John


John Roosen started his career as a biologist, served as a commissioned naval officer, a designated federal law enforcement officer and environmental emergency specialist in the United States, and has lived and worked in Australasia, Antarctica and the Middle East. At a moment’s notice, he would respond to chemical and refinery plant explosions, deal with rocket fuel plant meltdowns and dismantle illegal drug labs.  John worked in the Middle East on a number of projects in Iraq, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and several conflict zones and other locations.  As a change-up, John switched careers to chasing pirates and dueling with a con artist extraordinaire on a remote South Pacific island as the Commissioner of Maritime Affairs. In between, he organised jungle expeditions and deep-sea scuba diving. However, John’s experience extends beyond responding to cataclysmic disasters and includes mastering the intricacies of making soufflé omelettes without burning the edges.


About the Author- Susan


Susan Rogers already knew she was a writer at age six, but as an adult she took a major detour in becoming a commissioned naval officer and a designated federal law enforcement officer. She has conducted sting operations, run extensive weapons training programs and directed the restoration of a Presidential yacht. In between, she has written a number of books. Susan’s work has taken her into government operations in the United States, Australasia, the South Pacific and the Middle East.  She has run health and safety operations for multi-billion-dollar projects in Abu Dhabi and worked for engineering and environmental firms in the Middle East on projects across the region.  She also revamped a South Pacific maritime service with responsibilities for local trade vessels and an international fleet servicing the maritime industry. Susan continues to write: whether braced against the hull of a sailing vessel on a hard tack, during a crossing of the Middle East’s empty quarter in a Mini, or bouncing around in a troop carrier in Australia’s outback. 


After writing Surviving Paradise about their life in the South Pacific, John and Susan created the concept of their mystery series. Dead Man’s Pose is first in the Yoga Mat Mysteries’ line-up, with Cobra Pose as the second in the YMM series (on line now) and Tree Pose third in the series is online.


Narrator Biography


Rupert Degas is an award-winning voice actor with more than 25 years’ experience spanning advertising, animation, audiobooks, commercials, promos, cartoons, film, TV, and corporate content. He is a sought-after voice actor who combines his acting talent with his unique ability for character voices, mimicry and celebrity impressions.


Rupert began his career in the UK dubbing films as apprentice to ‘the man of a thousand voices’. As an actor, Rupert has appeared on stage and screen, most notably in the West End productions of Stones in his Pockets and The 39 Steps, for which he and his fellow cast members won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.


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Jun 25

I only occasionally listen to audiobooks I don’t have a fave yet


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Jun 24

Thank you, Susan and John, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month Event!

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