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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

 

 

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.

 

 

COVER REVEAL FOR NEW FANTASY BOOK ANNOUNCED – Blood Renegades

COVER REVEAL FOR BLOOD RENEGADES 

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

 ESCAPE INTO AWARD-WINNING URBAN FANTASY…

Light – rebel, lover, anti-hero – will be burnt at the stake in fourteen days. In a hidden, paranormal London, he’s been branded a traitor and terrorist Renegade – a Blood Lifer hunter of human slavers.

Liberty is a relentless interrogator. She’s been trained to hate Renegades. Yet when her life converges with Light’s, she’s enticed by the dark and glory of his world.

Light is catapulted into a nightmare of secret research, deadly enemies and perilous intrigue. Soon he’s in a race against time to transform into the true leader vital to save his family, home and love. But will he be able to judge predator from prey?

Light must make the ultimate choice: to hide in the shadows. Or walk into the light…

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

Rosemary A Johns is one of fantasy’s greats. She’ll put you in mind of Anne Rice and leave you wanting more”- Gothic Mom’s Reviews

“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

Buy Blood Renegades at the reduced price of 0.99 today (normal price 2.99) and prepare to escape into Blood Life…

PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD – Fantasy Review

Blood Dragons Rebel Vampires by Rosemary A Johns

“More than just a vampire story, it is a story of love…so beautiful” – Paranormal Romance Guild

Today the Paranormal Romance Guild reviewed Blood Dragons:

“It has been fifty years since Light and Kathy came together, and although she refused to be turned, he stayed with her, going from husband to her boy toy… Now he watches as she lays in bed with no memory of who he is and what their life together was like.

This book is Light’s story from the time Ruby came into his life and changed him, to the time in between when they hunted together without a care in the world, until Kathy changed him for good. He began to realize that first lifers were not that different from blood lifers, and that blood lifers were not the only monsters.”

Click here for the full review.

Click here to escape into Blood Life…

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards - Blood Dragons

WOMEN IN FANTASY – A Storytime Reading About a Red-haired Devil

Gender in fantasy – and women’s evolving role  – is a tricky but interesting subject. Things have come a long way from heroes in epic fantasies rescuing the princess.

Except, have they..?

In urban fantasy, there’s a divide between the human woman being controlled and ultimately sacrificing everything – even her life – for the paranormal male.

This was explored in my most recent panel on Twilight. There’s a reason my human woman chooses to grow old, rather than be elected into Blood Life in Rebel Vampires.

I’ve always wondered why stories focused on vampire males’ obsessions with teenagers…and never followed their lifelong – adult – loves.

It may be partly because an increasing number of paranormal books are Young Adult, so must have young protagonists.

The other side to urban fantasy..? The kick-ass heroine (look at the covers of the top 20 urban fantasy books). This in itself is a stereotype, especially when they don’t have equality but dominance over men.

Rebel Vampires

In Rebel Vampires I write from the British male vampire’s perspective. This meant I could write powerful women into the book but avoid the ‘kick-ass’…

Kathy is human but she’s never controlled by Light. She’s his equal and although he saves the world, she saves him.Blood Dragons (Rebel Vampires Volume One) Award-winning fantasy

Ruby is Light’s ‘red-haired devil, Author, muse, liberator, guide: my gorgeous nightmare.’ His Elizabethan Author, she’s savage, powerful and offers an all-consuming love.

This reading by K Kantis is taken from Blood Dragons. It’s a rare moment of vulnerability, when Ruby for the first time tells Light about her human life: the fear she has of being ‘caged‘ again, ironically means she cages all men, even though she’s desperate to set Light free.

Escape into Blood Life here

What do you think about women in fantasy? What books have the most interesting female characters?

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..? 

 

 

ANNOUNCING WINNERS OF BOOK AWARD – Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns

Today the winners of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2016 were announced. Blood Dragons was on the list of Finalists.

Blood Dragons Rebel Vampires Rosemary A Johns Vampire BookIt was a blinding surprise to discover Blood Dragons had won the Silver Award.

To celebrate I wanted to explain why it’s such an important novel to me.

The spark of inspiration for the entire series came from my son who is an autistic savant: everything he sees he remembers.

Light – the lead character – is a savant. I wondered what it would be like for a vampire to live over the centuries and to remember all the wonders and horrors with the clarity of a photograph. Would  it be a blessing – or a curse..?

The theme of memory is at its core: identity. As well as what it means to be an individual: the book is for everyone who has ever felt different or alone.

And that? Is everyone on the planet…

Blood Dragons is set in a divided, paranormal London. My dad’s a Londoner, and I wanted my first series to show the ‘dark and glory‘ of London.

I love complex anti-heroes, struggling on thrilling redemptive journeys: cue Light. British male vampires played the role of villain, love interest or sidekick; my British vampire would be the anti-hero telling his own story, in his own words.

Dark, intelligent and subversive. These are the books I love to read and the series I set out to write.

Blood Dragons is close to my heart for so many reasons: it’s an intensely personal novel.

Why is it important to you?

Rosemary A Johns Author Blood Dragons Vampire Novel

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