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Rosemary A Johns USA Today Bestselling Author

Fantasy for Rebels

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I'm the #1 Amazon bestselling, award-winning fantasy author of REBEL VAMPIRES and REBEL ANGELS series. I’m a music fanatic and a paranormal anti-hero addict. A rebel who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances. I write savage vampires, snarky angels, and epic battles!

THE 5 BEST OPENING LINES IN FANTASY…

I love opening lines. The great ones hook, grip, and surprise you. They also evoke the mood of the book and the voice of the narrator…and if you’re really lucky, the emotion of the story. All in a line.

I’ve always worn my ‘geek hat’ when it comes to first lines. With my third novel in the USA Today bestselling REBEL ANGELS series releasing next week (VAMPIRE DEVIL), I’ll be posting the beginnings of each novel to give you a taste. Here are Two of My Favourite First Lines from my own series.

From BLOOD RENEGADES in the REBEL VAMPIRES series:

Betrayal. Death. Hope. Isn’t that how all truly great stories start?

From VAMPIRE PRINCESS in the REBEL ANGELS series:

Vampires? Angels? I hunt the bastards because they hunt me.

Here’s my pick of the 5 Best Opening Lines in Fantasy:

5. Jim Butcher Blood Rites

The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.

4. Lev Grossman The Magicians:

Quentin did a magic trick. No one noticed.

3. Jacqueline Carey Kushiel’s Dart:

Lest anyone should suppose that I am a cuckoo’s child, got on the wrong side of a blanket by lusty peasant stock and sold into indenture in a shortfallen season, I may say that I am House-born and reared in the Night Court proper, for all the good it did me.

2. Mark Lawrence Prince of Fools

I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery.

  1. Stephen King The Gunslinger                      

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

As we’re talking first lines, here’s a sneak peek at the first line of VAMPIRE DEVIL (out now on pre-order):

I reign over a valley of feathers and bones: death, the End, destroyer. Half vampire, half angel, I’m a monster amongst monsters.

What first lines would you’ve chosen?

 

URBAN FANTASY FREE BOXED SET BREAKS TOP #50

Fantasy Rebel announces that VAMPIRE SECRET in Rosemary A Johns’ USA Today Bestselling REBEL ANGELS series broke the top #50 on Amazon this week in REBELS AND REALMS.

This is the final day the limited edition boxed set is free. Grab it here.

Delve deep into enchanted realms and discover the marvelous creatures and passionate loves that await on the other side. Only the rebels will survive…

Read where the story began with Rebel!

Angels and witches battle an eternal war to hunt the rebels.

READ VAMPIRE SECRET FOR FREE NOW.

VAMPIRE HUNTRESS NOW FREE ON AUDIBLE!

You can listen to the audio book VAMPIRE HUNTRESS for FREE now on Audible! Grab it here.

Buffy meets Lucifer in the addictive new series REBEL ANGELS. Prepare for an epic war: magical, sexy, and thrilling…

Listen anywhere and on the go.

Half vampire/half angel, Violet, is dragged into the supernatural world when her sister disappears.

Violet’ll have to rely on a sexy vampire geek, while facing off the harem boy angel threatening her sister.

And there’s only one way she’ll win: by letting out the monster…

“With unique world-building, action, and plenty of romance, Vampire Huntress is a gripping page-turner that kept up late into the night!” – Jenna Wolfhart, Urban Fantasy Author

Narrated by Rebecca McKernan, a graduate from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Start listening here…

Or buy at

Amazon.

iBooks

Want to explore Rosemary A Johns’ other audio books? Listen FREE here at Audible to BLOOD DRAGONS and dive into a secret world of vampires!

Want to read VAMPIRE HUNTRESS? Buy the e-book here.

 

NEW VAMPIRE PAPERBACK ANNOUNCED by USA Today Bestselling Author

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Fantasy Rebel announces the PAPERBACK RELEASE of VAMPIRE DEVIL: the thrilling, magical, and sexy third book in the USA Today Bestselling REBEL ANGELS series.

“As with all of Rosemary A Johns’ books, this one is yet another gem. WARNING: Your life will be put on hold as you will not be able to put it down.Books, Books, and Ahh Books Blog

This is why Fallen angels fear the light…

When Violet discovers her father is the king of hell, she’s tested in three Devil’s Quests. If she fails, she’ll be bonded to a tyrannical general, whilst the vampire and angel she loves will become the army’s playthings.

The Apocalypse is coming, and Violet may just be the weapon that destroys the world…

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This is me with my first copy! It’s one of my favourite book covers; I particularly love Violet’s wings..! Can you guess which of her blokes has joined her on the front cover in the Under World?

Grab your copy here and discover the secrets of the next adventure before the official Kindle release on the 23rd October! 

Welcome to the Vampire Carnival, the Apocalypse is about to begin…

 

NEW FANTASY BOOK ANNOUNCED – Vampire Devil on Pre-Order

Fantasy Rebel announces that VAMPIRE DEVIL – in the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning REBEL ANGELS series – is now available on pre-order. 

This is why Fallen angels fear the light…

When Violet discovers her father is the king of hell, she’s tested in three Devil’s Quests. If she fails, she’ll be bonded to a tyrannical general, whilst the vampire and angel she loves will become the army’s playthings.

The Apocalypse is coming, and Violet may just be the weapon that destroys the world…

“As with all of Rosemary A Johns’ books, this one is yet another gem. WARNING: Your life will be put on hold as you will not be able to put it down.” – Books, Books, and Ahh Books Blog

Welcome to the Under World, the Apocalypse is about to begin…

GRAB YOUR COPY HERE NOW!

 

ANNOUNCING ROSEMARY A JOHNS BECOMES USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Fantasy Rebel announces that ROSEMARY A JOHNS hit the USA Today Bestseller List with VAMPIRE MAGIC, a standalone in her REBEL ANGELS series. It’s a novel in the boxed set THE SHADOW FILES.

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported Rosemary in achieving this and who are reading and reviewing her series: you’re awesome Rebels!

REBEL ANGELS is set in a supernatural world, where an epic war is waging between vampires and angels. In the middle is Violet: half/angel, half/vampire, she was abandoned amongst the humans at birth and raised amongst them, only discovering her powers when she turns twenty one. She’s dragged into this new world when her sister disappears, an angel falls into her lap, and to avoid being hunted by both sides, she becomes a Huntress

The second book in the series – VAMPIRE PRINCESS – is out now and set in the magical Angel World. Tricked into the land of the poisonous Queen by the harem boy Angel Commander, Drake, she becomes the Monster Princess: a symbol of hope and rebellion. Yet she may not even survive the deadly trials on the eve of war

Escape into the thrilling, sexy, and spellbinding USA Today Bestselling series here now!

 

NEW FANTASY BOOK COVER REVEAL

Fantasy Rebel announces the cover reveal of VAMPIRE DEVIL: the third book in the #1 Bestselling series REBEL ANGELS by the USA Today Bestselling author ROSEMARY A JOHNS!

This is why Fallen angels fear the light…

Snatched to the Under World, Violet discovers that the father who abandoned her as a baby is the tyrannical king of hell. She’s forced to battle in the Bone Carnival to prove her loyalty in a court of the wildest vampire rebels ever to be cast out of Angel World. Or else she won’t be able to save the angels…or her sister.

When she defies the anarchic vampire court, she’s tested in three impossible Devil’s Quests, which risk letting out the worst monster of them all: and it’s inside her. If she fails, she’ll be bonded eternally to a tyrannical general, whilst the vampire geek and sexy angel she loves will become the elite army’s playthings.

The Apocalypse is coming, and Violet may just be the weapon that destroys the world…

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE THRILLING VAMPIRE DEVIL NOW!

 

#1 Bestselling Fantasy Trilogy Celebrates its Second Birthday!

The vampire, anti-hero, and lover LIGHT from the REBEL VAMPIRES trilogy, celebrates his second birthday today!!

It’s been two years now since the first book in the trilogy – BLOOD DRAGONS – was first published.

“One of the most unique and ingenious vampire books I have ever read …reminded me very much of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles” – Leather and Lace Reviews.

Light’s been busy: he’s had a rock anthem written for him, had his own awesome video trailer, an audio book, Rebel Gear, and he’s won and been shortlisted in a number of awards, including the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, the IAN Book of the Year, and the International Rubery Book Awards.

He’s also sparked the entire REBEL VERSE, now starring Violet and REBEL ANGELS.

I’m hosting a READALONG this week of BLOOD DRAGONS, BLOOD SHACKLES, and BLOOD RENEGADES. So, send me your favourite lines, questions, or comments as we read the trilogy together!

Discover the award-winning must-read vampire series!

In a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey, Blood Dragons deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance… A character-driven, sizzling-hot saga” – Midwest Book Review

ONE-CLICK THE REBEL VAMPIRES TRILOGY AND ESCAPE INTO BLOOD LIFE…

Happy Birthday, Light!

 

THE SHADOW FILES BOXED SET IS LIVE – VAMPIRE MAGIC ONLY 0.99

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Fantasy Rebel announces the release of THE SHADOW FILES Limited Edition 22 Novels Boxed set. Grab your copy for some magical reading in the O.99 Release Sale HERE!

Magic, mystery and adventure await you in these 22 Mystical stories!

Dance with Lucifer, experience love from beyond the grave, solve a case … Grimm-style.

Tangle with vampires, discover relics and get ready for adventures more exciting than Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones!

Follow mages and rebel angels as they battle the evil threatening to end magic … forever.

Start reading Vampire Magic, part of the Rebel Verse, and one of the 22 novels in THE SHADOW FILES today!

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