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BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS – BLOOD DRAGONS

Fantasy Rebel announces that BLOOD DRAGONS has just been awarded FINALIST in the IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, 2017!

Blood Dragons - Rosemary A JohnsA rebel vampire, a red-haired devil, and a Moon Girl battle to save the world—or tear it apart. Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.

 

Bona Fide Book Reviews 5*:
It stands next to Anne Rice. Strikes me as perfect. One of the finest vampire novels I have ever read. The pages flew by.
BLOOD DRAGONS is currently being produced as an audiobook.
Read it first now – click here to dive into the award-winning REBEL VAMPIRES SERIES.
BLOOD DRAGONS was also awarded Silver Winner in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards and Shortlisted in the International Rubery Book Awards 2017.

Announcing New Space Opera Anthology – 42 and Beyond

Fantasy Rebel announces that award-winning author Rosemary A Johns (author of the #1 Amazon bestselling series REBEL VAMPIRES) will be contributing a story to the EPIC new space opera anthology 42 AND BEYOND.

Space operas are adventure science-fiction stories set in space. Expect battles, romance and danger.

Coming 2018…

 

END OF SUMMER 0.99 SALE AND BOOK REVIEW – ‘A Paranormal Version of The Notebook’

Blood Dragons - Rosemary A Johns

As we come to the end of summer – a wet but humid one where I live – BLOOD DRAGONS is on 0.99 sale to celebrate before the return to school rush.

This week BLOOD DRAGONS was reviewed by the prestigious YA BOOK CENTRAL.

Totally pulls off different. The reader falls in love with Light. A paranormal version of The Notebook. You will feel a bit heartbroken throughout, you will have emotional stakes in the action scenes, and you will feel uplifted by the end.

Like novels, every review, newspaper, magazine or blog has its own review style.

Light is an edgy and outspoken vampire with a wry sense of humor.

Blood Dragons Rosemary A Johns

YA Book Central grades in a range of categories (which it then discusses), including character, plot and world building. BLOOD DRAGONS scored 5* in each category.

There are many intricacies in the paranormal world-building; Vampire powers, history, culture, and biochemistry.

Blood Dragons - Rebel Vampires series by Rosemary A Johns

What I love about the review, however, is the in depth way it discusses the book: insightful and passionate. There’s enough mystery and debate for a book club to run with – or to excite a reader without giving away spoilers.

This is not your typical paranormal story.

Dive into Blood Life for only 0.99 until September 1st HERE

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FANTASY SHORT STORY – First Edition New Magazine

Look what just arrived in my hot little hands…the first ever edition of SCAFFOLDING MAGAZINE!

How to Scalp a Doll - Rosemary A JohnsMy short story – HOW TO SCALP A DOLL – was commissioned for this special first edition.

Danny, a lonely long distance driver, is trapped in a world of human trafficking. He saw the slaves as no more than dolls. Until one day, he broke his boss’ rule, opened the back of the truck and looked inside…

The sea was a smudge of blue against the horizon; the salt was sharp on the dead air. Danny stiffened. For a moment, when he stared out across the beach, he saw rows of scalps, no longer miniature but life-size – brunette, blond, and bald. Danny blinked. And then they were gone.

The magazine also includes an interview with me.

Rosemary A Johns - fantasy author

 

I discuss the short story…

The girls are invisible because they’re viewed as less than human.

…why I write fantasy…

…it allows me to give a voice to the forgotten. Or the deliberately hidden.

…and freedom.

The free have choices. But that’s often hard to face. Ourselves.

The Editor reviews BLOOD DRAGONS:

‘The kind of book you’re likely to pick up a second time, finding new dimensions…an empowering book…about true love. It is a book with formidable literary ambition. Rebel to the core, Rosemary trailblazers through stigma… Highly recommended. 5*

Click here to read more.

Scaffolding Magazine

 

REBEL VAMPIRES OFFICIAL FAN PAGE

As REBEL VAMPIRES has its first birthday, it now has its own Official Fan Page!

I’ll be posting directly to Rebels there: excerpts, events, and exclusives.

Plus links to an closed readers group – Rosemary’s Rebels – as well.

Here is the last post:

Light discovers the horrifying truth…
‘There’s always something worse than dying, and there’s always someone in First or Blood Life who’ll find a way to inflict it. When I flicked my lighter, the flame jumped. For a moment, I was mesmerised. Then I bent down and lit the boiling flood…’

Come and follow the adventure into Blood Life on its Official Page!

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Light’s Birthday!

‘What’s this, then?’ Light swaggers to the table, swiping his finger through the cream.

I smile. ‘It’s your birthday cake. Do you like the fangs?’

Light raises his eyebrow, as he slowly sucks the cream from his finger. ‘Couldn’t find any with cute vampires and bat wings?’

‘That’s sarcasm, right?’ I push him down into a chair.

‘Oi, mind the leathers.’ Light tilts his nut. ‘What’s all this in aid of then, luv?’

‘One year ago Blood Dragons was published. Rebel Vampires has been all around the world for a year: Blood Shackles and Blood Renegades too. Books, rock anthems, Rebel Gear clothes and accessories, and jewelry… It’s been a whirlwind.’

Whirlwind? We’re celebrating my election to Blood Life? Near death? Enslavement? Trial as a traitor..?’

‘Love. Heroic battles. Rebel Age!’

‘Enough said,’ Light grins, his fangs shooting out, as he bounces up, ‘let’s kick off this party. Where’s the Guinness?’

I grab a cold bottle of Guinness from underneath the table and pass it to Light; his eyes gleam. ‘Happy birthday, Light!’

~ Rosemary

 

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION EVENT – 100 Books 0.99

BLOOD RENEGADES is part of this global event until the end of today!

There are 100 books from across a range of genres. These include urban fantasy, dystopian and fantasy romance.

Click here to explore and start reading now!

 

FANTASY 0.99 SALE – Night Huntress Meets Interview with the Vampire!

Blood Renegades by Rosemary A Johns

Forgetting? Losing myself in the music? Dance? The feel of Sun’s lips – body – against mine was as good as the sweet opiate of blood.

Almost.

Rebel Vampires Trilogy

Rebel Vampires Vampire book Rosemary A JohnsThe latest release in the REBEL VAMPIRES trilogy – BLOOD RENEGADES – is on Summer Sale until Sunday 6th!

Accused of being a traitor, Light’s offered a deal by his vampire interrogator: one secret a night.

Facing both human and vampire enemies, secret alliances and betrayal, Light struggles with whether he’s a hero, or about to fall back into his true vampire nature. Soon, Light’s in a race against time to transform into the leader vital to save his family, home, and love.

Love – it can do funny things to a bloke and love for the First Lifer destined to be born of your fangs..? You’d suffer torture. Die for them. Resurrect yourself just to offer the sacrifice a second time. You’d destroy worlds.

Light must make the ultimate choice: safety and slavery in the shadows, or freedom and death in the light…

Click here to escape into Blood Life…

Blood Renegades

SUMMER FANTASY 0.99 SALE – Beautiful Monsters Meets Interview with the Vampire!

BLOOD SHACKLES 0.99 SUMMER SALE.

From #1 bestselling REBEL VAMPIRES. Ends 8th Aug.

Hunted by humans, Light’s bought by his enemy’s daughter…

Light’s caught between breaking under the cruel training, or battling to hold onto the rebel inside. If he can remember the vampire he once was, he can fight to uncover the conspiracy behind the slave ring and free his family.

But to do this, he must face his worst terrors…

 

Look, it’s all about the pain, right? Pretty playthings. Forever young. And no guilt. The Lost reduced to nothing but a possession. Property. Slaves to you sodding humans.

See at the heart is the Blood Club: the new, most exclusive club for Russian oligarchs, sons of Arab princes and the brats of Silicon Valley.

Here we are – two species in this world of ours – and I should have my nut examined for reckoning it was big enough to share.

See what readers are calling Beautiful Monsters meets Interview with the Vampire!

Click here for the BLOOD SHACKLES Summer Sale! Ends 8th August.

 

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