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ANGELS AND THRILLS – Under the Limelight Interview ThrillWriting

This week, VAMPIRE HUNTRESS: REBEL ANGELS VOLUME ONE will be released on pre-order and paperback.

I’ve been chatting to FIONA QUINN, USA Bestselling Author who interviewed me at THRILLWRITING.

I have a mage, a rebel angel, and a witch. It’s an epic war between the vampires and the angels.

Fiona asked me: what writing techniques do you use to captivate your readers?

Propulsion, motivation, and immersion. 

  • Propulsion is the driving sense every scene leads onto the next.
  • Motivation is the gold to creating an anti-hero.
  • Immersion the sense you’re living through the same adventure as the characters.

In REBEL ANGELS, Violet is an epic anti-heroine, just as my vampire Light is an anti-hero. So, we discussed why I love anti-heroes!

I’d find myself in plays watching the bad guy and wondering why I was drawn to their reactions and not the standard hero? Then I read Anne Rice as a teenager and wondered why Lestat was so charismatic. It’s because Anne Rice is writing someone who knows they’re a monster but wants to be something more: she’s pulling off the trick of creating sympathy for the monster.

Read the full article here.

REBEL ANGELS coming soon…

 

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

 

 

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.

Rosemary A Johns Fantasy Author

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

FANTASY INTERVIEW – New Magazine Launches on 17th

To celebrate the launch of the literary Scaffolding Magazine this Friday, I was interviewed by Ellie Maloney.

We chinwagged about vampires, a divided paranormal London, gender, writing, fantasy and science fiction…

I love the clips from vampires movies and TV shows, interspersed between the other visuals – blinding.

*****Rebel Vampires*****

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

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