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Rosemary A Johns Award-winning Author

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I'm the #1 Amazon bestselling, award-winning fantasy author of REBEL VAMPIRES: Blood Dragons, Blood Shackles and Blood Renegades. I’m a music fanatic and a paranormal anti-hero addict. A rebel who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances. Discover in Rebel Vampires a divided paranormal London where vampires are both predator and prey. Light is the rebel of the vampire world - hunted by both humans and vampires.

BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS – BLOOD DRAGONS

Fantasy Rebel announces that BLOOD DRAGONS has just been awarded FINALIST in the IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, 2017!

Blood Dragons - Rosemary A JohnsA rebel vampire, a red-haired devil, and a Moon Girl battle to save the world—or tear it apart. Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.

 

Bona Fide Book Reviews 5*:
It stands next to Anne Rice. Strikes me as perfect. One of the finest vampire novels I have ever read. The pages flew by.
BLOOD DRAGONS is currently being produced as an audiobook.
Read it first now – click here to dive into the award-winning REBEL VAMPIRES SERIES.
BLOOD DRAGONS was also awarded Silver Winner in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards and Shortlisted in the International Rubery Book Awards 2017.

Announcing New Space Opera Anthology – 42 and Beyond

Fantasy Rebel announces that award-winning author Rosemary A Johns (author of the #1 Amazon bestselling series REBEL VAMPIRES) will be contributing a story to the EPIC new space opera anthology 42 AND BEYOND.

Space operas are adventure science-fiction stories set in space. Expect battles, romance and danger.

Coming 2018…

 

FANTASY REVIEW – BookLife, Publishers Weekly

BLOOD DRAGONS – the first book in the REBEL VAMPIRES series – recently received a critic’s report from the respected BookLife. It was described as a:

 …well constructed novel filled with adventure and intrigue—and a side of romance that does not overwhelm the plot.

One thing I write with is a strong voice – I love my characters and they’re at the heart of my stories.

Johns’s novel is set apart from others in the genre by an engaging narrative voice that grabs readers and doesn’t let go.

Light – the rebel vampire anti-hero – isn’t the side-kick or the love interest. This is his world to weave.

The narrative voice is strong, engaging, and one of the book’s greatest strengths.

I write thrilling action, twists and passionate romance but when it comes down to it, the characters are the reason you fall in love with a book.

 The characters are well developed and compelling. Johns’s vampires learn hard lessons that leave them better prepared for dangers to come.

A vampire’s keeping a secret that breaks every rule… Escape into the hidden world of Blood Life, where vampires are both predator and prey here

See what readers are calling Interview with the Vampire meets True Blood!

FANTASY AUDIOBOOK – Meet Rebel Vampire’s Light

Light – the sexy rebel anti-hero at the centre of the award-winning REBEL VAMPIRES series – is a difficult character to cast. He was elected in London in Victorian times…

All was nothing outside our love. It smashed on us. Broke on us. We savaged it. Together we screamed at the world and when we had the world by the throat, the world screamed back.

 

…and had a second rebirth as a wild 1960’s Rocker.

Screams? The shattering of glass? Curling smoke on the night air?

I was bloody alive once more.

He’s a Blood Lifer who’s retained his humanity, along with his sense of humour:

You glanced at me. ‘Cold?’

‘Yeah, it is rather parky, darlin’.’

You gaped at me, as if you’d been expecting me to speak some strange Blood Lifer tongue and not the Queen’s English. Like you hadn’t assumed I’d sound…human.

Fantasy Rebel announces the narrator has been signed for BLOOD DRAGONS.

A.W. Miller teaches by day and narrates by night.  An acting coach, technical theatre and media arts educator, Miller has been giving voice to characters for over 3 years.  He’s a loving husband, father of eight, and a left handed Capricorn.

BLOOD DRAGONS is now in production as an audiobook… I look forward to meeting Light!

 

FANTASY REBEL ANNOUNCES BLOOD DRAGONS AUDIOBOOK – Three of the Best Audiobooks

Fantasy Rebel announces that the AUDIOBOOK for BLOOD DRAGONS has now been signed for production!

An audiobook version of the REBEL VAMPIRES series has been frequently requested over the last year. Now it’s in development!

I love audiobooks. They can be listened to on the move, in the car or while you work around the house. The narrator pulls you into the world of the book, in an intense and emotionally gripping way.

Here are Three of the Best Audiobooks:

  1. Dresden Files: Jim Butcher. Highly inventive urban fantasy, narrated by James Marsters. This is the gold standard of narration, interpreted and acted, rather than simply read. Perfect.
  2. Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling. Narrated by Stephen Fry. One of the best British actors, presenters, narrators, comedians, and writers… there aren’t many people as talented as Fry. Brilliant.
  3. The Night Circus: Erin Morgenstern. I love this dark, fantasy tale about a travelling circus and magic. It’s narrated by one of the best British narrators – Jim Dale – a wizard himself with a thousand voices.

What’s your favourite audiobook?

Read BLOOD DRAGONS before it’s made into an audiobook here.

PRESS RELEASE – REBEL JEWELLERY RANGE AND SALE

Fantasy Rebel announces a press release from the designer of the REBEL VAMPIRES JEWELLERY RANGE.

Select necklaces have been reduced from $16.99 to $13.99

Click here to browse the collection and see which one you’d like to buy.

PRESS RELEASE

America and UK Unite over Jewelry Collection and Book Launch!

SLH Review’s Charm Shop announces the launch of one of the first ever jewelry lines that has been adopted as the new award-winning British book series Rebel Vampires‘ Collection!

Described by customers as:

Beautiful pieces with a delicately Gothic feel. Items are thoughtfully placed and well made. 5*

SLH Review’s Charm Shop was inspired by the award-winning British fantasy author, Rosemary A. Johns who writes about British anti-heroes, savage vampires, and epic battles.

The #1 Amazon bestselling REBEL VAMPIRES is set in a secret London where vampires are both predator and prey. Light is keeping a secret that breaks every rule. When he discovers his family’s horrifying experiment, he’s torn between slaying the humans he was raised to fear, or saving them.

Rosemary A. Johns commented:

There’s a unique talent and gothic twist to this beautiful range. I love wearing it to events. This is an exciting new collection.

About SLH Review’s Charm Shop: SLH Review’s Charm Shop is based in the USA. The store is conveniently open 24/7 and ships internationally. Stephanie Herman is the owner and crafter. Stephanie has been reading and crafting for as long as she can remember but never has a series caught her attention like this. It flawlessly fell together and has the potential to continue growing along with Rosemary’s series. Stephanie’s inspiration came from the struggles the vampires went through both in life, and after. What gripped her the most was their courage to fight for freedom. Plus, being part of a unique handmade jewelry line specifically made for a book series is fangtastic.

Start your own REBEL COLLECTION today!

 

BLOOD SHACKLES RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, 2017

BLOOD SHACKLES - REBEL VAMPIRESToday I discovered that the second book in the REBEL VAMPIRES series, BLOOD SHACKLES, has received HONORABLE MENTION in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

This is especially important to me because it’s a book about FREEDOM, which took the idea of slavery and twisted expectations. Here the vampires are the slaves, the humans the masters. The woman is the mistress, rather than the man.

Slavery isn’t an easy topic to discuss, and taking our perspectives of vampires and turning it into a metaphor. The First Lifers think they’re superior and treat the Blood Lifers like they’re objects. – Readers’ Favorite 5*

Hunted by humans, Light’s bought by his enemy’s daughter.

Light’s caught between breaking under the cruel training, or battling to hold onto the rebel inside. If he can remember the vampire he once was, he can fight to uncover the conspiracy behind the slave ring and free his family.

But to do this, he must face his worst terrors…

Blood Shackles is tragic, triumphant, addictive, and somehow hopeful. I was so engrossed in Light’s story that I didn’t notice my Kindle was dying.

The Gold Award winner was Eric. J. Gates’ OUTSOURCED. A thriller that’s a mix of quantum mechanics and the supernatural.

BLOOD SHACKLES is Light’s Slave Journal. It’s also his journey of discovery. When a man’s broken from predator to prey, how do you find yourself again? How can save your family and the world, if you can’t save yourself?

Johns succeeded in creating a world, characters, and a story that pulled me in until I had to finish reading it. I had to know what was going to happen to Light, Hartford, Donovan, and Grayse. This is a novel everyone should read, along with Blood Dragons.

Learn more here.

 

TODAY ONLY 0.99 SALE – Blood Renegades

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BLOOD RENEGADES – the latest release in the award-winning REBEL VAMPIRES series – is 0.99 for today only!

Accused of being a traitor, Light’s offered a deal by his vampire interrogator: one secret a night.

Secrets. They stain. Fester. And ultimately? They corrupt.

In BLOOD RENEGADES, Light must make the choice between revealing his darkest secrets – one every night – at first to win back what’s been stolen from him and then for the chance to win his own and family’s freedom.

‘Even I am not the original. Freedom is in our bloodline. Our blood. If that makes us rebels…then in faith every Blood Lifer here is a rebel. We are all family now.’

If he doesn’t play the game and entertain Liberty – the ruthless Blood Lifer interrogator – then in fourteen nights he’ll burn at the stake.

Reckon I’m one to go quietly with bastard death? When you tie me to that stake tomorrow I won’t stop fighting, until the flames have ghosted me to ashes.

But who is truly playing whom..?

When I was a kid, I read ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS (THE ARABIAN NIGHTS).

I was entranced by the story of Scheherazade, the brave heroine who tricked a king. Scheherazade stopped the king beheading her (and any other woman) by telling him a compelling story, which always ended on a cliffhanger.

The King let her live another day, just so he could hear the end of the story. At the end of a 1,000 stories, the king had fallen in love with Scheherazade, making her queen.

BLOOD RENEGADES has the same structure – except it’s over fourteen nights.

This ancient folk tale – and the power of storytelling – caught my imagination as a young writer.

 

Read my modern day twist here for 0.99 only today.

END OF SUMMER 0.99 SALE AND BOOK REVIEW – ‘A Paranormal Version of The Notebook’

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As we come to the end of summer – a wet but humid one where I live – BLOOD DRAGONS is on 0.99 sale to celebrate before the return to school rush.

This week BLOOD DRAGONS was reviewed by the prestigious YA BOOK CENTRAL.

Totally pulls off different. The reader falls in love with Light. A paranormal version of The Notebook. You will feel a bit heartbroken throughout, you will have emotional stakes in the action scenes, and you will feel uplifted by the end.

Like novels, every review, newspaper, magazine or blog has its own review style.

Light is an edgy and outspoken vampire with a wry sense of humor.

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YA Book Central grades in a range of categories (which it then discusses), including character, plot and world building. BLOOD DRAGONS scored 5* in each category.

There are many intricacies in the paranormal world-building; Vampire powers, history, culture, and biochemistry.

Blood Dragons - Rebel Vampires series by Rosemary A Johns

What I love about the review, however, is the in depth way it discusses the book: insightful and passionate. There’s enough mystery and debate for a book club to run with – or to excite a reader without giving away spoilers.

This is not your typical paranormal story.

Dive into Blood Life for only 0.99 until September 1st HERE

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