5* SELECTED REVIEW “Light is writing his journal and divulging his deepest, darkest thoughts. Light is now a vampire slave. He’s been bought and sold by the underground Blood Club. It is a true page turner which keeps you guessing. This dark book leads us deeper into the world of vampires and their enemies… Breathtaking.” – Underground Book Reviews
Blood Shackles has just been Highly Recommended by Underground Book Reviews.
To celebrate the release of the BLOOD RENEGADESpaperback, Fantasy Rebel are offering the chance to win a paperback of Blood Shackles until June 3rd! Read my latest release before the highly anticipated launch of Blood Renegades.
Would you sacrifice your freedom to save your family? When vampires are slaves, and humans are acting like monsters, it’s a dangerous game to love your Mistress.
“I am very excited about this series. This author is one to watch!” – Amazon Reader5******
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The comedy and music legends in the podcasting world that are The Pod Effect have featured REBEL VAMPIRES in their latest video: a hilarious goth Vampire Special.
Pod Effect are mates from way back with the lead singer and bass guitarist Tim Black from the band Off the Realm.
Off the Realm wrote Forevermore – the stunningly good rock anthem – inspired by my vampire Light. The dark poetry of the lyrics, combine with hardcore bass guitar and serious hook… When I say I can’t get this out of my head when I type, ‘condemned to remember…’ Yeah, still there.
Trilogies. There’s something about the structure of three books connected with the same characters, heroes and villains, world and theme, building to a thrilling climax that’s more satisfying than any other structure.
Each book can be standalone, so they can be read without the others. And the series can continue into further arcs of trilogies – each one building and building, like a volcano, with suspense…
Tolkien’s famous trilogy was meant to be one – whopping – book. If he’d had his way.
Unlike Tolkien Rebel Vampires was planned as the first arc trilogy in a longer series. The structure is built around this.
Three is itself a magical number to Light – the savant vampire and lead character.
Blood Dragons is about Light’s discovery of love. Blood Shackles builds to Light’s battle for family and the third..? Like the best trilogies, Blood Renegades is the climax. The dark before the light: the war, revelation and battle for home.
I love fantasy trilogies. Here are Three of the Most Exciting Fantasy Trilogies…Ever!
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman: An epic trilogy that spans Oxford to parallel universes and is a coming of age tale for two children: Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry. Perfect world building: both strange and familiar at the same time. Intelligent…but never forgetting the witches.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: Beautiful and fascinating. Yeine, a young woman from a matriarchal warrior culture is called to the city of Sky, the ruling capital of the world, where she must fight to become heir in a society of humans and shackled gods.
Rebel Vampires by Rosemary A Johns. A must-read for lovers of unique paranormal suspense, vampires and urban fantasy. The story of Light: the British vampire who is a lover, rebel and anti-hero. In a world where the humans act like the monsters, vampires are both predator and prey. Light must save the women he loves, his family, species and maybe even the world…
A new special edition Euromix has been released by Dark A.C.E. Records of Rebel Vampires‘ Theme Song.
This is a goth rock and London punk explosion by band Off the Realm: Forevermore.
Described by listeners as: ‘gothic sound with an urban, mechanical edge and dark, emotional lyrics that grab you and don’t let go. It’s beautiful in a goose bumps way. This is my new favorite band. Highly recommend. It’s rare to fall in love with a band the first time you hear their music.’ 5*
The video contains all the dark and glory of the novels: Light’s journey through World War One, 1960s London and the side the tourists never see. It’s beautiful and frightening all at once: a love song for London, yet holds the pain of a humanity lost and fought for.
In lightning flashes – or the light shows of the First World War (or the headlights of Light’s motorcycle) – the lyrics blind you. Each one speaks to the heart of Light: ‘Your redemption, your slave/ I submit to you/But never these laws of man…’
Plus there’s one shot of me…except starring in red as Ruby – Light’s Author and the ‘gemstone’ of the song.
As a music fanatic, it was going to take one blinding band and one awesome song to get my blessing. Somewhere between Linkin Park, Kings of Leon and Nothing But Thieves..? Yeah, Offthe Realm is my new favourite band too.
I love handmade unique pieces of jewelry – especially if there’s a story behind them. Writer here – I find emotion in everything: music, books and the clothes and jewelry I wear. It makes it special. Plus – add a goth or punk spin and I’m sold.
It’s everything I love, with the added bonus she understands Light and the books so well that each piece has it’s own deep meaning – there’s even Light’s S.L.A.V.E ring from BloodShackles.
Our aim? To also make them affordable for everyone. Sorted.
She’s added a new range this spring. So here are my three favourite pieces:
Rebel Vampires Mechanical Butterfly
Who is the predator and who is the prey? In a world where even the butterflies are mechanical – let alone the humans’ mechanical hearts – Light will be burnt at the stake if he can’t judge between hunter and hunted. ‘Forest baroque, like a world had sprung alive amidst twenty-first century tech. Steel, iron and titanium, but swarming with butterflies, moths and flowers. A breathing animal, which could swallow you.’ (Blood Renegades)
Rebel Vampires Es Meus
Es Meus: in Latin means ‘you are mine’. Light isn’t the only one to love obsessively; Blood Lifers and humans crave to own him. It’s only Grayse, however, who loves him enough to free him too: ‘ ‘He’s mine,’ you clutched my wrist so tightly I could feel blood rushing into bruises. ‘I’ll train him.’ (Blood Shackles)
Rebel Vampires Clockwork Heart
Blood Lifers are the apex predator; their venom stops humans’ hearts, as if they were clocks. Like humans aren’t truly alive. Until Light realises the divide between the species isn’t so great, humans aren’t simply prey and maybe their hearts aren’t clockwork if they can love… ‘It’s the natural order. We would not have these,’ as Ruby’s two thin canines extended, Grace squirmed frantically, ‘or our venom, which paralyzes and stops their weak hearts, as if they were clocks.’ (Blood Dragons)
Only a limited number of each piece has been made. So discover the new Rebel Vampires Range and pick up something special.
One of my secret passions – did I say passions…all right you’ve twisted my arm – obsessions – is watching convention panels on YouTube. Only when I have time and until I work out the serious flaws in my ‘Clone the Author’ experiments, I have almost none of that.
I love to hear discussions about my favourite shows, books and writers. Hear sneak peeks behind the scenes and authors’ plans ahead of time.