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Blood Dragons wins Silver Award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards (April 2017)

“…Set in a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey, Blood Dragons deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance. Blood Dragons is a character-driven, sizzling-hot saga for vampire literature connoisseurs to sink their teeth into!” – Midwest Book Review


5* “When Light is captured, he refuses to lose himself, despite how his captors try to break his spirit and force him into submission. 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* “A unique book…Quirky, amusing, frightening and dark, Rebel Vampires, Volume One offers a brilliant story, with plenty of twists and turns…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, then I highly recommend this book”Underground Book Reviews

For the official press release for Rosemary A Johns’ Blood Dragons click here

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The third book in the series – Blood Renegades – is on pre-order and is released on June 13th.

Rosemary A Johns is a bestselling author of fantasy and psychological thrillers. A fantasy fanatic and music junkie, Rosemary lives in Oxfordshire. She has been interviewed in print, online and on radio.

BBC Radio Oxford – Kat Orman

BBC Oxford Today (TV)

The Douglas Coleman Radio Show

Flash Fiction Reading and Interview – listen here

Rebel Vampires and Rock’ n’ Roll – listen here

The Dusty Cover Radio Show

The Cindy Hurn Show on w4cy radio


Pitch Perfect Pick Finalist.


Rosemary A Johns’ work has also been featured on: WFSB 3, NBC 2, FOX 5, CBS 5, Indianapolis News WTHR, NBC Right Now, 9&10 News, WDRBtv, FOX CAROLINA, BizWire Express, ABC 6 News, NBC 12, KTBS 3 ABC, FOX10TV, Tucson News Now, WSMV-TV, KUSI News, WNEM TV (CBS), Oklahoma’s Own, WTOL 11, WAFB, WBOC, MS News Now, KCTV News, WIS10TV, NewsWest 9, WAFF-TV 48, CBS News 8, TriState Update, WLOX News ABC, FOX19 Now, NewsChannel 10, WBTV, 7 News Miami, KTVN 2 News, Newschannel 6, One News Page, FOX Montana, Hawaii News Now, Live 5 News, ABC 7 News, Your Ohio Valley, FOX NEWS FIRST, Cleveland 19 News, Western Mass News, West Virginia Illustrated, The State Journal and many more.

Rosemary A Johns is a member of the British Fantasy Society and the Paranormal Romance Guild.

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Short Bio

ROSEMARY A JOHNS wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she’s studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as ‘uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life’) and worked with disability charities. When Rosemary’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires. She can also be found listening to Nirvana. At full volume. Or not found at all. When she’s dived into her secret world again.

Comprehensive Backgrounder

Rosemary A Johns grew up in Radley, a village in Oxfordshire. She has a passion for history – with a BA and Mst from Oxford University – and the theatre. Her plays have been performed at various theatres (including the Burton Taylor).

‘The play is a startlingly original look at the patterns of human relations: at friendship, love and violence… It’s…frighteningly effective: claustrophobic and tense. Yet it’s not without touches of humour, as the prisoners move between disbelief and rebellion… Random 12 is an excellent psychological thriller – uncomfortable, unsettling, and uneasily true to life. An unmissable chance to see new talent at work.’ – Felicity James, Daily Info.

Breaking Ice was selected by the Royal Court Theatre and the BBC for the OUDS New Writing Initiative.

Rosemary A Johns heads the Dreaming Spires Group in Oxford: a ragtag collection of novelists, poets and artists, who realised they didn’t have the skills to become superheroes and so instead create the weird worlds inside their heads.

Hello Darkness poster finalWhen she’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, Rosemary’s giving readings or talks. She most recently appeared at Oxford’s ‘Women in Dark Fiction Event’ with Helen Marshall and Nico Reznick.

Rosemary A John’s short stories have appeared in a number of short story anthologies by Horrified Press, Thirteen O’clock Press or Silent Fray (as R. A. Johns).

Rosemary A Johns also runs the Oxfordshire branch of the global Feed my Reads.

 Discover Rosemary’s dark scribblings online: RosemaryAJohns


Rebel Vampires Volume 1: Blood Dragons.

Released on 14th August 2016.

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When Two Worlds Collide

Who Will Survive?

In a divided paranormal London, one rebel vampire’s dangerous hidden love could bring about the end of the world – unless he can play the role of hero and save both species – and maybe even himself.

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Current Project

Rebel Vampires Volume 2: Blood Shackles. Released 1st November 2016.

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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?

Work In Progress

June 2017 – Rebel Vampires Volume 3: Blood Renegades.

Recent Anthologies:



Tales from the Blue Gonk Café

More Tales from the Blue Gonk Café

Beyond the Thirteenth Chime


I am Woman – I am Man

One Hell of a Christmas

Dark Fairy Tales Revisited: Volume II

 Blurb for Rebel Vampires Volume 1: Blood Dragons

A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the supernatural world of the Blood Lifers – where vampires are both predator and prey.

There are three people in this affair – and two of them aren’t human…

1960s London. Light is a Rocker Blood Lifer with a photographic memory. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows. Both predator and prey. His venom is deadly. But when he discovers his ruthless family’s secret experiments he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared.

Ruby is a seductive and savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. She burns with love for Light. But he’s keeping something from her. Something that breaks every rule in Blood Life. What will happen when she discovers the truth?

Kathy is a singer. But she’s also human. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

Blood Dragons is the explosive first instalment of the compelling new fantasy series Rebel Vampires. Experience a thrilling new twist on urban fantasy. Escape into a world, which contains vampires, romance and rebels. Think Neverwhere with Rockers and motorbikes. 

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