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Fantasy Author – Rosemary A Johns

EMPOWERING FANTASY – How Books Can Break Down Walls

Blood Dragons was featured in the first edition of the literary magazine Scaffolding:

5* “The kind of book you are likely to pick up for a second time…an empowering book” – Scaffolding Magazine

From my days as a teenager spellbound by the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer every week (dangerous thrills wrapped in snarky comedy…learn from the best), I’ve loved the idea that fantasy can be empowering…and fun.

I only write what I’m passionate about – a writer’s voice should be in their works.

As a playwright I loved to challenge audiences: make them laugh one minute, cry the next. Always? Question one little lie society teaches us, as Light would say, ‘cradle to the grave’: money makes you happy, disabled people can’t succeed, old people are boring or democracy can’t fail.

Trick of it is to create a world, characters and plot so exciting that readers are pulled into these questions.

“A book that stands behind causes, that advocates inclusion, that denounces walls and barriers.”

Light is a Blood Lifer and Kathy is a human. Their love is forbidden. In the wild 1960s Light realises that not as much divides the species as he’s always been taught. That maybe Blood Life isn’t about freedom but control.

That love can be free…

“Trailblazes through the stigma of mental health and disability in some of the most authentic ways we’ve ever read.”

My son is an autistic savant: everything he sees he remembers. My main character’s chief talent is his photographic memory: living as a vampire and witnessing all the glories and horrors, this becomes both a blessing and a curse.

His first true friend is an autistic vampire. Both elected because of their exceptional talents.

“A book with a formidable literary ambition… Highly recommended.” 

In Rebel Vampires Light battles for love, family or home. Always he fights for freedom. Those walls and barriers? Light won’t rest until they’re tumbled down, smashed at his feet.  Welcome to the Rebel Age!

Start your rebel adventure into Blood Dragons here!

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QUIZ- ARE YOU A REBEL BLOOD LIFER?

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Happy Father’s Day! 

I hope all the dads are being pampered! To celebrate in BLOOD LIFE style – I’m featuring the NEW Men’s T-SHIRT in the Rebel Gear Range, which we’ve brought out so guys can be like Light – Rebels to the core!

Shhhh… I bought it for my son to give to my husband; my husband has to work…so he’ll get it when he comes home… Yes, he’s MY Light

Do you have your OWN Rebel Light…or are YOU that Blood Lifer..?

Here’s a quick QUIZ I posted at my Release Party. Why not take it and see if you’re a Blood Lifer and proud of it?

 

Are You a True Rebel Like Light?

If someone annoys you WOULD YOU..?

  1. Give them the two finger salute?
  2. Do nothing – but there’s always a way to get someone behind their back.
  3. Feel sorry for them – after all, they must have low self-esteem.

You’re hunted and turned into a slave. What do you do?

  1. Battle to save my species – no one sodding enslaves me!
  2. I don’t do slavery…it doesn’t go with my suits.
  3. Hide

What’s your most powerful weapon?

  1. Fangs and fists – but words are bleeding powerful too.
  2. Failing that? Torture.
  3. My salmon en croute – goes down a treat at dinner parties.

If you’ve answered mainly ‘3’? You’re not even the sidekick, more like the guy who makes an appearance for one scene, before Light rescues you. Sounds cushy.

If you’ve answered mainly ‘2’? Now I’m scared. You’re not Light, you’re the villain: more like Captain in Blood Renegades. Are you certain you’re not a Blood Lifer?

If you’ve answered mainly ‘1’? Light? Is that you? Rebel here, yeah? Welcome to Blood Life…

What did you get?

REBEL VAMPIRES is the AMAZON NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING series. Blood Renegades is on sale at 0.99 now.

I LOVE VAMPIRE BOOKS BECAUSE… Five of the Best Reasons

I’ve always been passionate about the paranormal: vampires, werewolves, angels, demons and fae…

Vampire books are not only the first books I decided to write in the genre, however, they’re the first books I READ in it too: BRAM STOKER’S Dracula (1897), ANNE RICE’S The Vampire Lestat (1985) and POPPY Z BRITE’S Lost Souls (1992).

But why do you love vampire books?

BLOOD RENEGADES Release Party this week was EPIC.

As Blood Renegades is about a British vampire anti-hero battling towards redemption, one of the contests asked my blinding guests to complete the line: ‘I love vampire books because…’

Here are Five of the Best Reasons To Love Vampire Books!

  1. Marsha:  I love vampire books because the main character has so much to their personality and you can mold them how you want them.
  2. Sarah: Romance, fighting, the thrill, the excitement…I love vampire books because it’s the first thing that has saved me when I needed to be saved the most.
  3. Samantha: Because they keep me on the edge of my seat, and they are totally AWESOMETASTICAL.
  4. Michelle: I love to escape with an awesome supernatural character!!
  5. Jennifer: They are magical and sexy. The mystery and allure. Their immortality and strength are exciting.

And CONGRATULATIONS to the winner ERIN!

‘I love vampire books because they let me escape reality and enjoy a world of total fantasy and nonstop excitement!! The intensity of the characters goes unrivaled by any other books I’ve read! Its like combining action with mystery, magic, paranormal, fantasy and suspense all into one category!! Its a completely thrilling ride when you get submerged in a story like these!’

Blood Renegades is out now at the release price of 0.99.

 

 

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER – Blood Renegades Release

Yesterday Blood Renegades – the third book in the award-winning Rebel Vampires series – was released by Fantasy Rebel. By the end of the day it had hit Number One Bestseller in its Category and broken top 10 in a number of others.

I’ve been working on Blood Renegades since before Christmas. But the core idea has been there since the very start of the series.

Some of the mysteries? The powerful Long-liveds, villains, twists and turns, big picture that suddenly falls into place..? I’ve been bouncing on the balls of my feet – like Light – with excitement to let people in on for a year now… So this week? It’s a great feeling!

My Blog Tour continues until the 20th June. Find where I’ll be on the Events page.

My Release Party was EPIC – thanks to everyone who rocked it!

I’ve loved love fantasy, as well as vampires, ever since I was a kid reading through my mum’s collection and losing myself in their world… then as a teenager watching them on TV and falling in love all over again.

But with Rebel Vampires I wanted to reinvent things with a twist. A new British myth, with a rebel anti-hero that I was as passionate about, as the books I read.

When you get to Release Weeks, it’s all about finally opening out to readers the world and characters you’ve been building in your own head. Letting them in your own secret world.

And then holding your breath…

BLOOD RENEGADES LAUNCHES – Fantasy Book About Terrorists, Vampires and London

My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…

Blood Renegades vampire bookFantasy Rebel announces the launch of Blood Renegades: the highly-anticipated third novel in the Rebel Vampires series by award-winning Oxford author Rosemary A Johns. Rebel Vampires is the must-read vampire series of 2017.

The e-book is launched at the special 0.99 sale price.

Dive into the perfect escape: a supernatural world where vampires are both predator and prey.

Blood Renegades explores a hidden paranormal world, where Light is hunted by both humans and vampire alike. It’s a story of redemption and what it means to be human in a divided modern-day Britain.

Rosemary A Johns fantasy authorRosemary A Johns is a traditionally published writer of short stories, as well as the critically acclaimed novels Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles.

WINNER OF SILVER AWARD in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Rosemary A Johns commented, ‘I love the idea of a British vampire anti-hero. A series where the vampires are the slaves, rather than the humans. A modern British reinvention of the myth.’

Rosemary deals with themes of freedom, homelessness and where the line is between freedom fighter and terrorist.

“Thrilling fantasy… A compelling novel – gripping and entertaining” – *Readers’ Favorite* 5*

Find comprehensive bio and press kit here

Watch the Official Rebel Vampires Trailer:

 

REBEL READERS – My Name Is Light…

 

Two days to go until the release of Blood Renegades and this has been an exciting few weeks. Rebel Vampires has been seen on:

This last year has been quite a journey. I’ve written about love, family, and home. I’ve followed my passion for freedom and the individual. Now I’m not just one Rebel: we’re all Rebel Readers challenging this new modern-day world.

Now it’s almost time for Light to tell his story in Blood Renegades:

My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…

The terrorist Renegades sacrificial betrayed me. The ambitious Blood Life Council craves to burn me. My interrogator is trying to break me – one secret at a time. 

And me? 

I’m bleeding tickety-boo, mate. 

My name is Light. Predator. Slave. Freedom fighter.

And I’m the bloody hero.

Blood Renegades releases on Tuesday 13th June. Buy it on pre-order here for 0.99.

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RELEASE PARTY – Blood Renegades on 13th June

 

In less than a week BLOOD RENEGADES is released and to celebrate there’s a Release Party!

And you’re invited!

Just go here and then click ‘Going.’

There are already several giveaways up and running; they include the gorgeous Mechanical Butterfly from the Rebel Vampires Range and a treat from Rebel Gear. On the night, there’ll be fun and games, contests, book chat, music and I’ll be there to banter with, share those perfect memes you’ve been saving and ask any question you desire (your wish is my command…snigger…).

See you 13th June 5 – 7 p.m. EDT!

 

0.99 PRE-ORDER OF BLOOD RENEGADES… One Week until Release…

What would you do if your government accused you of being the leader of a terrorist cult known as the Renegades? If you had only 14 days to give your witness to an Inquiry, before you were tried in court and then burnt at the stake?

What if your interrogator had been trained to hate you, but if you couldn’t convince them there were conspiracies, secrets and enemies risking the entire world…then you wouldn’t be the only one facing death?

Would you risk everything to free the world..?

Rebel Vampires series - Rosemary A JohnsDive into the perfect escape: a sizzling supernatural world that will leave your heart pounding and your pulse racing. The REBEL VAMPIRES series is a must-read for lovers of vampires, paranormal suspense and fantasy.

Dare to venture into the thrilling pages of BLOOD RENEGADES and lose yourself in the story of Light: the British vampire who is a lover, rebel and anti-hero.

Light lives for his vampire family. Now he may die for it. 

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

Blood Renegades (Rebel Vampires Volume 3) By Rosemary A Johns‘Red flames dragon-like flew up into the silence of the night. There was the shatter of windows imploding. The smash of centuries-old walls falling in on themselves. The roar of panelled walls and that posh staircase turned to crackling, as ash billowed into the stormy sky. I’d seen it before on Mann. I’d been the cause. I’ve never been frightened of the flames. Yet this time..? The slavers hadn’t a scooby what they’d unleashed from the shadows – in all of us. Now I knew what this was more like – what we were – and it wasn’t freedom fighters. It was terrorists.’

Blood Renegades

***** A thrilling fantasy animated by a huge conflict…compelling. Light is courageous, free, and a great lover. A great read – gripping and entertaining.”
– Christian Sia, Readers’ Favorite 5*

Would you hide in the shadows…or walk out into the light..?

Pre-order here now for the reduced price of only 0.99.

REBEL GEAR – New Fantasy Rebel Merchandise Revealed

Fantasy Rebel has announced a new range of quality exclusive mugs, t-shirts and accessories in the Rebel Gear Range.

FANTASY REBEL is here to put the rebel back into books. The individual. Not the conformer. So every reader can escape into a spellbinding world. And fall in love with the rebels fighting their way off the page.

You know it’s a Fantasy Rebel book, when it’s dark, thrilling and has a rebel at its heart – and don’t we all secretly have one of those?

Now you can be a Rebel too…

Click here to shop now.

Most items come in multiple colours and sizes. They can be bought and shipped anywhere around the world.

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Join the Rebels and welcome to the Rebel Age!

 

 

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