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THRILLING URBAN FANTASY REVEAL – The Fire Is Coming…

Fantasy Rebel announces the stunning cover reveal for Blood Renegades on April 22nd

To support the Headtalker campaign for the reveal and spread the word (which thanks to you blinding rebel readers is already trending), click here now.

The cover for Blood Renegades is by the same designer – JD Smith – as the first two books in the Rebel Vampires series. It’s the culmination of different ideas, images and plots. It’s…epic. I’m excited to reveal the cover to you on the 22nd April here on my blog!

The full blurb with also be revealed… Exclusively, here’s the first line:

Light – rebel, lover, anti-hero – will be burnt at the stake in fourteen days…

Click here now to share and support Blood Renegade’s thrilling cover reveal and welcome to the Rebel Age

PREDATOR OR PREY – Are Vampires or Humans the Monsters?

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When a fantasy writer sets out to create a series (especially if it’s urban fantasy where the supernatural is slap-bang in the middle of our ordinary world), then they have to create something unique. Gripping. An idea, which arcs across books, even if they’re standalone.

When I was writing Rebel Vampires, I knew the heart would be this: were vampires the hunters, or the hunted? 

blood-dragons-print-and-iphone fantasy book rosemary a johnsIn Blood Dragons, Light the dark anti-hero of Rebel Vampires, starts as the apex predator:

‘Ruby and I swaggered through the shadowed streets, towards the promenade and Palace Pier – her in crimson silk, me in military Great Coat – two creatures from another world and time, unnoticed by these petty First Lifers because we weren’t painted in the colours of their tribe. We twirled each other round, dancing in the carnage and the flames.’ (Blood Dragons)

Yet Ruby – Light’s Author – teaches him to fear humans, showing him a stuffed gorilla in the Museum of Death, as a warning that they’d be next, if First Lifers ever discovered their existence.blood-shackles-print-and-iphone fantasy book rosemary a johns

In the second book Blood Shackles, Light has been transformed to prey. Ruby hadn’t been wrong to fear because Light has now been enslaved by the human Blood Club.

‘ ‘You really don’t know anything about us Blood Lifers, do you? How we evolved or–’

‘I know enough.’

Surprised, I drew back. ‘As in, only good Blood Lifer’s a dead Blood Lifer?’

You shot me a sharp look. ‘You wouldn’t be here, if that’s what I thought.’

‘Alright then, as in, only good Blood Lifer’s one in shackles?’

Your mouth tightened into a thin line. ‘And what about humans? Do we come in small, medium or large?’

‘In America you can supersize.’ I grinned, but you didn’t return it: some birds have no sense of humour. Of course, Ruby would’ve clocked me for that comment. ‘Look, that’s not who I am now. I’ve been on blood abstention for fifty years.’

Your voice was so cold it could’ve given frost bite. ‘Good for you.’

‘Not asking for a medal, sweetheart. I just wanted you to know I don’t… Not First Lifers. Not for a long time.’

‘Makes no difference to me.’

‘It does to me. You’ve no idea how much.’

‘OK.’ You turned back to your laptop, opening it with an air of indifference. Then there was that blasted clack clacking.

I listened for a moment in silence. Then I couldn’t hack it any longer. ‘What does?’

‘What?’ You didn’t stop typing or look away from the screen.

‘Make a difference to you?’

You didn’t even pause. ‘The profit margin.’ ‘ (Blood Shackles)

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In the third book in the series – Blood Renegades – which is released this June..? You’ll have to wait and see, but maybe it won’t be as simple as First or Blood, hunter or hunted. Maybe working out who’s the predator and who’s the prey? That’ll be part of the game…

To read Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles before the release of Blood Renegades: click here.

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NEW FANTASY BOOK TRAILER LAUNCHED – Bestselling Vampire Series

Fantasy Rebel announces the new book trailer for Blood Dragons: escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption…

5* Highly recommended: ‘For anyone who is just looking for something a bit different, a bit edgy, something that will amuse you, frighten you and take you on one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters’ – Underground Book Reviews

Buy Blood Dragons today here.

The second book in the series – Blood Shackles is out now:

blood-shackles-being-read“When Light is captured, he refuses to lose himself, despite how his captors try to break his spirit. Being sold to Grayse is the ticket he needs out of his cell, even though her father owns the company that enslaves him… Blood Shackles is brutally honest, tragic, triumphant, addictive and somehow hopeful… Johns succeeded in creating a world, characters, and a story that pulled me in until I had to finish reading it… This is a novel everyone should read, along with Blood Dragons” – Readers’ Favorite 5*

It’s a dangerous game to love your slave. When your whole species is enslaved – and it’s the humans who are acting like the monsters – how far would you go to free your family?

Buy Blood Shackles here.

To read about the third book in the series (Blood Renegades), which is released this June, click here.

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THIRD BOOK IN VAMPIRE TRILOGY – First Draft Complete

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Time to break out of the chocolate, crank up the Nirvana and… start typing. Because I’ve finished the first draft of Blood Renegades: the third volume in the Rebel Vampires series. By hand. So now? There’ll be some busy fingers over the keyboard.

Blood Dragons is a story of love. Blood Shackles family. Blood Renegades? Is a story about home.

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Title From My First Draft

Blood Renegades is released in June.

Light has only two weeks to give his witness, on trial for his life for being a ‘Renegade’, before he’s burnt at the stake.

The Renegades are the terrorists of the Blood Lifer world. They’re dedicated to hunting down human slavers, just as they’re hunted by the ruthless Blood Life Council, who believe their leader is…Light.

Here’s a sneak peek at the first line:

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

And if you want to start this ‘great story’ at the beginning before Blood Renegades comes out?

Click here or catch the second volume Blood Shackles here.

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A WEEK IN BLOGS – Or How To Cook And Eat Like A Vampire

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In another blinding week of touring, here’s Five of the Best Guest Posts and Interviews:

  1. Rosmary A Johns Urban PortraitsInside the Mind of a Slave: This Is No Bridget Jones’s DiaryLong and Short Reviews. If you knew your private thoughts were being read by your captor, how would it change what you wrote? And who can face the flayed truth without flinching?
  2. Blood, Fantasy and Why Never To Have Regrets. My Interview with Queen of All She Reads.
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    Photo by Flickr User Patricia Guzman-Moreno: Chocolate Ganache Cupcake

    If You Want To Cook and Eat Like a Vampire Books Chatter. Blood Lifers nosh human food. Light? He loves Italian. The pics are so gorgeous, you’ll be licking the screen.

  4. blood-shackles-cover-large-ebookMy Scariest Moment, Best Ever Fan Letter and Sneak Peek at Blood Renegades – My interview with The Pen Muse.
  5. Creating an Anti-heroFabulous and Brunette. Dark, complex, struggling on an individual journey of redemption..? You may have an anti-hero on your hands.

Oi, hang on a tick, you’ve missed one… 

And that would be An Interview With a Vampire…and His Name Is LightArchaeolibrarian. Light frees himself from my shackles (couldn’t resist), and gets his own interview. Only seems fair…

Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles are both on sale at 0.99 throughout the blog tour.

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ROSEMARY A JOHNS HITS FANTASY BEST SELLER LISTS – Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles

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Fantasy Rebel announces that Blood Dragons has now spent its second week high in the Amazon Best Seller Lists in America.

This is both in Dark Fantasy. A highly competitive category: this includes writers like Stephen King, Tad Williams and J.R.Ward.

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And in Vampires (Suspense) with Deborah Harkness, Justin Cronin and Lynsay Sands.

Blood Shackles is in the Hot New Releases List for Dark Fantasy.

blood-shackles-autumn-teaserThe tour for Blood Shackles continues with giveaways, interviews, events, reviews and guest blogs: click here for a list of events.

To buy Blood Shackles now click here.

Both books are on sale at 0.99 until November 30th. To buy Blood Dragons today click here.

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FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION EVENT – 0.99 books 5-6th November

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So…Bonfire Night went with a bang. Wasn’t going to miss that one was I? And now Blood Dragons is on Fall Sale – 0.99 only.

blood-dragons-cover-large-ebookOne rebel vampire’s dangerous hidden love could bring about the end of the world – unless he can play the role of hero.

He was meant to be the predator. And she? Was meant to be the prey…

Buy Blood Dragons for only 0.99 right now: Blood Dragons

Escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption, where vampires are both predator and prey.

This weekend is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Event – click here to see.

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Bonus of this event? I discovered a YA paranormal mystery by Marilyn Peake (seriously nice lady).

shade-bookShade (Shade Series Book 1):  A teenage girl and a teenage ghost. Both struggling with their own issues. And then there are the disappearances…

‘A novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.’

And that? Can only be of the good…

This weekend it’s only $0.99. Click here to buy Shade today.

And the latest reviews for my new release Blood Shackles?

5* “…you can’t put the book down…an amazing follow up to Blood Dragons.’ – Rockchickcu Addiction Reviews

4* “One very different vampire book… This book flew through the pages…bloody brilliant!” – Leather and Lace Reviews
Blood Shackles is on sale now at 0.99 – click here to buy today
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NEW FANTASY RELEASE – Blood Shackles Is Launched

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It’s here! Fantasy Rebel announces the launch of Blood Shackles (Rebel Vampires Volume 2).

*EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-TIME OFFER* ONLY 0.99 or FREE on KU, 1st Nov -30th Nov.

“This was an amazing follow up to Blood Dragons and I am impatiently waiting for the third book of this series. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is wanting a new spin on paranormal and vampires.”- Rockchickcu Addiction Reviews

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Click here to buy Blood Shackles today.

It’s a dangerous game to love your slave…

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When your whole species is enslaved – and it’s the humans who are acting like the monsters – how far would you go to free your family?

“Once you start reading it you just cannot put it down. A first class performance from a writer at the very top of her game.” – SLH Reviews

What happens when SPARTACUS meets VAMPIRES? Except the vampires are the slaves… In a divided paranormal London, Light is the rebel vampire of the Blood Lifer world, with a talent for remembering things. And a Triton motorbike. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows. But not now. Not since someone hunted and enslaved him. When he’s bought by his alluring Mistress, Light fights to escape. Even if he can’t escape their love. But if he doesn’t, he’ll never solve the conspiracy behind the Blood Club…

blood-shackles-spinesWELCOME TO THE BLOOD CLUB

Who are these ruthless humans? Who’s their brutal leader? And who betrayed the secret of the Blood Lifer world?

WHERE THE PREDATORS

London, Primrose Hill. Grayse is the commanding slaver’s daughter. The enemy. She buys Light, like he’s a pair of designer shoes. So why does Light feel so drawn to her? Ashamed, he battles with his desire, even as he burns for her. Can a slave truly love his Mistress? Especially when his family is still in chains. Will he risk everything – even his new love – to save them?

me-and-blood-shackles-3BECOME THE PREY

Does a chilling conspiracy lie behind it all? A stunning revelation leads Light to an inconceivable truth. To the dark heart of the Blood Club. If he can face his worst terrors, he can save his family and his whole species from slavery.

Maybe he can even save himself.spines

Get ready to dive into Blood Life…

5* “This book was awesome…an emotional ride.” – Vicki, Goodreads

 

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