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Fantasy Author – Rosemary A Johns

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I'm a fantasy author and music fanatic. My new bestselling fantasy series REBEL VAMPIRES was released in 2016. Both Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles are out now. Blood Renegades is released June 2017. I've studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company and worked with disability charities. I head Oxford's writing group Dreaming Spires.

THREE OF THE MOST EXCITING FANTASY TRILOGIES…EVER!

Trilogies. There’s something about the structure of three books connected with the same characters, heroes and villains, world and theme, building to a thrilling climax that’s more satisfying than any other structure.

Each book can be standalone, so they can be read without the others. And the series can continue into further arcs of trilogies – each one building and building, like a volcano, with suspense

Tolkien’s famous trilogy was meant to be one – whopping – book. If he’d had his way.

My series Rebel Vampires is a trilogy – the third book Blood Renegades is out June 13th.

Unlike Tolkien Rebel Vampires was planned as the first arc trilogy in a longer series. The structure is built around this.

Three is itself a magical number to Light – the savant vampire and lead character.

Blood Dragons is about Light’s discovery of love. Blood Shackles builds to Light’s battle for family and the third..? Like the best trilogies, Blood Renegades is the climax. The dark before the light: the war, revelation and battle for home.

I love fantasy trilogies. Here are Three of the Most Exciting Fantasy Trilogies…Ever!

  1. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman: An epic trilogy that spans Oxford to parallel universes and is a coming of age tale for two children: Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry. Perfect world building: both strange and familiar at the same time. Intelligent…but never forgetting the witches. 
  2. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: Beautiful and fascinating. Yeine, a young woman from a matriarchal warrior culture is called to the city of Sky, the ruling capital of the world, where she must fight to become heir in a society of humans and shackled gods.
  3. Rebel Vampires by Rosemary A Johns. A must-read for lovers of unique paranormal suspense, vampires and urban fantasy. The story of Light: the British vampire who is a lover, rebel and anti-hero. In a world where the humans act like the monsters, vampires are both predator and prey. Light must save the women he loves, his family, species and maybe even the world…

So what are your favourite fantasy trilogies?

 

 

FOLLOW ME ON AMAZON – For the Chance to Win a Kindle Fire

The Fire Is Coming…

Blood Renegades’ release is less than a month away. To celebrate? I’m sponsoring the chance to win a Kindle Fire (seemed fitting) as a prize…or a Nook Tablet… alongside a star line-up of authors in the paranormal and fantasy romance world!

Other prizes include: 50 paranormal, science fiction and fantasy romance books and four £25 gift cards.

What do you need to do?

Follow me on Amazon through this link.

There are books by Eve Silver and Margo Bond Collins. Who are you most excited about?

Giveaway ends 29th May 2017.

Join in the fun and good luck! 

 

Goodreads Fantasy Giveaway – Chance to Win a Paperback From Award-Winning Trilogy

Anyone heard the whispers that a certain book is releasing on June 13th..?

The fire is coming…and with it the highly anticipated third book in the Rebel Vampires series: Blood Renegades.

Blood Renegades - Volume 3 Rebel Vampires - Rosemary A Johns

In only a couple of weeks the PAPERBACK release of Blood Renegades will be here!

As a treat in the run up, Fantasy Rebel are running a host of events for you on Goodreads. This week includes:

The chance to win a paperback of the first book in the trilogy – Blood Dragons. The giveaway is open internationally.

How do you rebel in a family of vampires..?

5* Highly Recommended “Quirky, amusing, frightening and dark…one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters” – Underground Book Reviews

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE.

The covers were designed by the phenomenal JD Smith; she’s created iconic stunning paperbacks that capture the heart of the series and look gorgeous on the bookshelf together.

The giveaway ends Saturday 20th May at midnight. Good luck!

 

STUNNING AUTHOR INTERVIEW – Vampires, Domination and James Dean

 

Rosemary A Johns - Fantasy Author

Sometimes as an author you have chats with magazines, interviewers or TV hosts where everything just clicks. They get you, the book and more than that: how to challenge it.

You discover something about writing, yourself and life, as well as discussing your work in a far more fascinating way than you ever could alone.

That’s what happened with Scaffolding Magazine.

Freedom, domination, terrorism, my childhood, writing tips and James Dean… 

And did I mention how gorgeous the podcast is..?

Start your escape into the Rebel Vampires series here

 

 

SPECIAL EDITION VAMPIRE THEME SONG – Forevermore London Bound

A new special edition Euromix has been released by Dark A.C.E. Records of Rebel VampiresTheme Song.

This is a goth rock and London punk explosion by band Off the Realm: Forevermore.

Described by listeners as: ‘gothic sound with an urban, mechanical edge and dark, emotional lyrics that grab you and don’t let go. It’s beautiful in a goose bumps way. This is my new favorite band. Highly recommend. It’s rare to fall in love with a band the first time you hear their music.’ 5*

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The video contains all the dark and glory of the novels: Light’s journey through World War One, 1960s London and the side the tourists never see. It’s beautiful and frightening all at once: a love song for London, yet holds the pain of a humanity lost and fought for.

Light the vampire from Rebel Vampires series - Rosemary A Johns

In lightning flashes – or the light shows of the First World War (or the headlights of Light’s motorcycle) – the lyrics blind you. Each one speaks to the heart of Light:  ‘Your redemption, your slave/ I submit to you/But never these laws of man…’

Rosemary A Johns - Fantasy Writer

Plus there’s one shot of me…except starring in red as Ruby – Light’s Author and the ‘gemstone’ of the song.

As a music fanatic, it was going to take one blinding band and one awesome song to get my blessing. Somewhere between Linkin Park, Kings of Leon and Nothing But Thieves..? Yeah, Off the Realm is my new favourite band too.

Dive into the latest rock release here.

Start your escape into Blood Life:

Blood Dragons

Blood Shackles

Blood Renegades 

 

Mechanical Butterflies and Clockwork Hearts – the New Rebel Vampires Jewelry Range

I love handmade unique pieces of jewelry – especially if there’s a story behind them. Writer here – I find emotion in everything: music, books and the clothes and jewelry I wear. It makes it special. Plus – add a goth or punk spin and I’m sold.

Rebel Vampires Jewelry Collections - Light's SLAVE ring
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A jewelry designer (also a fan of Rebel Vampires) was inspired by my books to create a Rebel Vampires Collection in her shop. See it online here.

It’s everything I love, with the added bonus she understands Light and the books so well that each piece has it’s own deep meaning – there’s even Light’s S.L.A.V.E ring from Blood Shackles.

Our aim? To also make them affordable for everyone. Sorted.

She’s added a new range this spring. So here are my three favourite pieces:

Rebel Vampires Jewelry Range
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Rebel Vampires Mechanical Butterfly

Who is the predator and who is the prey? In a world where even the butterflies are mechanical – let alone the humans’ mechanical hearts – Light will be burnt at the stake if he can’t judge between hunter and hunted. ‘Forest baroque, like a world had sprung alive amidst twenty-first century tech. Steel, iron and titanium, but swarming with butterflies, moths and flowers. A breathing animal, which could swallow you.’ (Blood Renegades)

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Rebel Vampires Es Meus

Es Meus: in Latin means ‘you are mine’. Light isn’t the only one to love obsessively; Blood Lifers and humans crave to own him. It’s only Grayse, however, who loves him enough to free him too: ‘ ‘He’s mine,’ you clutched my wrist so tightly I could feel blood rushing into bruises. ‘I’ll train him.’ (Blood Shackles)

Rebel Vampires Jewelry Range
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Rebel Vampires Clockwork Heart

Blood Lifers are the apex predator; their venom stops humans’ hearts, as if they were clocks. Like humans aren’t truly alive. Until Light realises the divide between the species isn’t so great, humans aren’t simply prey and maybe their hearts aren’t clockwork if they can love… ‘It’s the natural order. We would not have these,’ as Ruby’s two thin canines extended, Grace squirmed frantically, ‘or our venom, which paralyzes and stops their weak hearts, as if they were clocks.’  (Blood Dragons)

Only a limited number of each piece has been made. So discover the new Rebel Vampires Range and pick up something special.

What piece is your favourite?

REBEL VAMPIRES HITS TRIPLE BESTSELLERS – Win a Kindle

Rebel Vampires’ Official Video trailer launched this weekend and it’s epic. Have a watch:

All three books hit the bestseller lists in America and the UK – this morning it was blinding to see the three Rebel Vampire books next to each other on the list…just above Game of Thrones!

I’m also sponsoring the chance to win a Kindle Fire to celebrate the launch: click here for more details!

This spring prepare yourself for Blood Life…and escape into award-winning urban fantasy. 

Click here to start the adventure now.

 

 

OFFICIAL REBEL VAMPIRES VIDEO LAUNCH – One Day Only 0.99 Sale

Fantasy Rebel announces the launch of the official video trailer for Rebel Vampires!

To celebrate the entire series is 0.99 only for one day!

Grab the series today for 0.99 each:

Blood Dragons

Blood Shackles

Blood Renegades

How do you rebel in a family of vampires..? AWARD-WINNING URBAN FANTASY.

Escape into Blood Life…

 

 

 

FANTASY SHORT STORIES – New Magazine

I love short stories. They’re the quiet gems of the writing world – done right? They catch your imagination, worm under your skin and squeeze your heart…

The great ones..? You never forget.

A short story is harder to write than a novel. Flash fiction is the hardest of all. I’ve been a traditionally published short story writer since I was fourteen (of course the editor didn’t know I was a kid…)

I write science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction. What I really write? Emotion. That extra something, which will grab you and not let go.

My most recent short story is being featured in the very first edition of a new literary magazine Scaffolding. It’s passionate about the same things I am: inclusion, gender and mental health. The magazine itself pairs the very best writers with the most stunning artists.

The story “How to Scalp a Doll” is dark fiction about a human trafficker who makes the mistake of opening the truck door…then his whole world is turned on its head.

It’s about siblings, fear, loneliness, freedom…and what it means to be alive.

Danny had always hated geese…

Rebel Vampires will also be part of the magazine long-term, offering rewards to readers who subscribe. Click here to find out more.

Start the Rebel Vampires adventure today here.

What’s your favourite short story – and why have you always remembered it?

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