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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…

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!

 

NEW RELEASE BLOG TOUR – Blood Renegades Blog Tour Starts Today!

The first half of Blood Renegades’ month long Blog Tour kicks off today! The second half is a week long Release Blitz from the 13th – 20th June, when Blood Renegades is on sale at 0.99.

Find me each day at these blinding blogs. Follow the tour, comment, ask me whatever you like and join in the giveaways!

June 2- The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

June 2- The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass

June 3- Indie Wish List

June 3- Mythical Books

June 4- Nicole’s Book Musings

June 4- Mello & June

June 5- Anna Del C Dye

June 5- Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand

June 6- SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews

june 6,- Pick A Genre Already

June 7- The Kronicles of Korthlundia

June 7- Susan Heim on Writing

June 8- Rainnes Ramblings

June 8- Bound 2 Escape

June 9- The Book Town

June 9- Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

June 10- The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

June 10- GypsyBelle

June 12- U.S. – Brazil Book Review

June 12- The Blackwood Blog

June 13-Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

June 13-Teatime and Books

June 14- Deep In the Crease – REVIEW

June 14-Queen of All She Reads

June 15- The Authors Blog

June 15- A Mama’s Corner of the World

June 16- The Avid Reader

June 16- Julayn Adams Books and Reviews

June 17- Casey’s Corner

June 17- 6 Feet Under Books

June 19- Lisa-Queen of Random

June 19- Yah gotta read this

June 20- A Bluestocking’s Place

June 20-Jazzy Book Reviews

June 21- Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

June 21- Turning Another Page

June 22- Sylv.net

June 22-Just a Little R&R

June 23-The Bookworm Chronicles

June 23-Triquetra Reviews

June 24- The Literary Apothecary

June 24- Land of Oyr

June 26- fundinmental

June 26-The Reading Spot

June 27-Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

June 27-Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

June 28- Shh, I Am Reading

June 28-Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

June 29-Traci Hayden

June 29-The Bewitched Reader

June 30-Wonderful World of Books

June 30-Indie Wish List

July 1- CelticLady’s Reviews

July 2- Paranormal Romance and Beyond

See you during the tour! Blood Renegades is out now on paperback and live for e-book pre-order.

Blood Renegades releases on the 13th June. 

 

 

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.

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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!

 

VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE – Live Fantasy Panel Tonight 7 p.m. EDT

Join me tonight at 7 p.m. LIVE here as I take part in a panel of other vampire authors. The discussion? Vampires don’t sparkle…

Vampires have been with us – through myth, legend and fireside tale – for hundreds of years.

The idea of the immortal – given life through blood – never goes away. It evolves. Clever authors? We reinvent.

In my books, Light has this role.

Vampires can be creatures of horror, fantasy or science fiction. These lines are increasingly blurred: vampires as real creatures alongside humans.

In Rebel Vampires Blood Lifers are a second species, camouflaged predators that are evolved alongside humans. Like G. R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream, this pushes it into science fiction, as much as dark fantasy/urban fantasy and paranormal suspense.

In Twilight by Stephenie Meyer the vampires sparkle in sunlight because their skin is marble-like. It’s become one of the most quoted phrases…

Blood Dragons Rosemary A Johns Fantasy Vampire Book Rebel VampiresYet it’s only one of the many faces of the modern-day vampire. Mine? Are dark, adult and in the words of a recent review?

“Take what you know about vampire romance and throw it away. Rosemary A Johns is not only a refreshing new voice in this genre, she excels it. Her vampires are edgy and enticing” – Rockchick Addiction Reviews

There’s room for both types because vampires – like zombies, shifters or angels – represent what each society needs, wants and desires.

I will always love, read, and write them.

So, do vampires sparkle – and should they?

LISTEN IN LIVE TO THE DEBATE HERE. 

Blood Dragons

Blood Shackles

Blood Renegades

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THRILLING URBAN FANTASY LIVE – Will You Let In The Light..?

Fantasy Rebel announces that the long anticipated Blood Renegades in the award winning series Rebel Vampires is LIVE for pre-order at the special price of 0.99!

Order it today here.

To support the Headtalker campaign via Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word (as well as discover more about the series), click here now.

We have only SIX days to meet the target – so thank you for your support.

This reminds me of Light’s plight in Blood Renegades: Light – rebel, lover, anti-hero – will be burnt at the stake in 14 days.

The book is divided into 14 nights. Each night builds ever closer to the flames

Click here now to share and support the thrilling new pre-order Blood Renegades.

Will you let in the Light..? 

 

 

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION – Panels from Tolkien to Dr Who

One of my secret passions – did I say passions…all right you’ve twisted my arm – obsessions – is watching convention panels on YouTube. Only when I have time and until I work out the serious flaws in my ‘Clone the Author’ experiments, I have almost none of that.

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I love to hear discussions about my favourite shows, books and writers. Hear sneak peeks behind the scenes and authors’ plans ahead of time.

This last week I was invited to take part in a series of fantasy and science fiction panels. They’re part of a Cyber Convention and Book Expo, which opens to readers 7 – 9th April: a virtual book San Diego Comic Con. 

So what did we discuss?

One panel was dedicated to how far fantasy has come from Tolkien to the modern day.

Another examined magical systems, including our own: what were the rules, limitations and dangers in our fantasy worlds and why did it matter?

Being the only honorary Brit on the panels, Britain and the BBC’s fantasy was in my corner: Dr Who. Enough said.

Not to miss the science fiction panels on Star Wars, Star Trek and how writing has evolved to match audiences.

If you could take one question to a fantasy panel – what would it be?

I’ll try and sneak it in to my next panel…

***Bestselling Rebel Vampires***

Dive into the spellbinding series…and discover a new world.

“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.

~Blood Dragons: click here

~Blood Shackles: click here

SUPERNATURAL PROMO – Fantasy and Paranormal Books on Sale

A serious Supernatural Promo runs until tomorrow evening: fantasy, paranormal and supernatural thrillers. Now there’s a combo I’m down with.

Blood Shackles has been chosen to feature: it’s still on Sale at 0.99 for one final day. The sale and promo ends after the 17th.

Click here to buy before the end of the sale.

Discover that next addictive read and favourite new character to fall in love with. Have a nose around the books alongside Blood Shackles; I’ve already nabbed a couple. I’m cozied ready to read one this evening…

Because tomorrow? I start the first scene of my NEW series… And once I do that? I can’t read anything by other authors.

It’s a rule. Like ‘don’t walk on the grass’. Except rebel as I am, I can’t break this one: when I write first drafts, I don’t read because this keeps me in the voice of the character.

So I better start reading tonight

Enjoy the Supernatural Promo here

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