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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* 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… One hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters. I highly recommend this book.”Underground Book Reviews

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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 fantasy and paranormal thriller author. 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 is a music fanatic and a paranormal anti-hero addict who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances, all uniquely told. She 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.

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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.

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Rebel Vampires Volume 1: Blood Dragons.

Released on 14th August 2016.

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A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the supernatural world of the Blood Lifers.

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

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Rebel Vampires Volume 2: Blood Shackles.

Released 1st November 2016.


A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the sizzling supernatural world of the Blood Lifers, where vampires are the slaves…

When it’s the humans acting like the monsters, it’s a dangerous game to love your mistress.

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Latest Release

Rebel Vampires Volume 3 – Blood Renegades

Released 13th June 2017


A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the thrilling supernatural world of the Blood Lifers.

Light lives for his vampire family. Now he may die for it. He must make the ultimate choice: to hide in the shadows or walk into the light…

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Work In Progress

2018 – Rebel Werewolves series.

February 2018: Counting Stars box set.

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

How do you rebel in a family of vampires..? 

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world with a photographic memory, a Triton motorbike, and a love for the hunt. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby – a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. But he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer but she’s also human. Light is tempted by the danger, even though their romance is forbidden. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species.

When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. 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.


Fans of Night HuntressImmortals After DarkAnita BlakeFever and Blood Dagger Brotherhood will LOVE the spellbinding secret world of Blood Life.

Blood Dragons is the explosive bestselling first instalment of the supernatural suspense series Rebel Vampires from the award-winning fantasy author Rosemary A Johns. Experience a thrilling new adventure with vampires, unputdownable surprises and dark romance.

Welcome to the Rebel Age!

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