REBEL VAMPIRES’ NEW YEAR’S SALE – Start 2017 the Blood Lifer Way


Fantasy Rebel announces the New Year’s Sale. Start 2017 with a bang (expect me to miss that one?). Catch up with the series before new releases begin.

Exclusive Time-Limited Offer: 1st – 7th January
Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles each only 0.99

~Blood Dragons: click here now

~Blood Shackles: click here now. 

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

5* “Johns really blew me out of the water… a very interesting take on vampire romance.” – Rockchick Addiction Reviewsblood-dragons-sale-review

Dive into Rosemary A Johns’ spellbinding secret world. Her debut thrilling fantasy is compelling and gripping, with the British Fantasy Society declaring, “At heart, this is a love story…very poetic and it tackles big questions about life and death.”

One 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…

teasers-mine-to-use-stephanie-2In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby – a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. But he’s keeping a secret from her, which breaks every rule in Blood Life. 1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer. But she’s also human. 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. Now he’s trapped in a race against time to save them all.

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

“No ordinary paranormal romance…the beginning of something new.” – Vamped Magazine

~Blood Dragons only 0.99 click here


The second book in the series ~ Blood Shackles ~ is also out at the promotional price of 0.99.

5* “Light is back and he’s his usual charming, funny, wry, ballsy self… A story about the triumph of hope and love over evil.” – Margarita Morris, The Good Author

teaser-blood-shackles-ace2-1It’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?

5* “This novel was gut twistingly intense…the suspense will drive you wild.”– SLH Reviews

~ Blood Shackles only 0.99 click here.

Happy New Year! My resolution? To read more between my writing. This year is an astounding one for fantasy, paranormal romance and science fiction. I have Most Anticipated Reads to tell you about, Blinding British Authors and Sneak Peeks behind the writing and release of Blood Renegades – out June 2017.

What’s your resolution?




BLOODY BIG GIVEAWAY ADVENT BLOWOUT – fantasy, science fiction, horror and thrillers


Books. My favourite Christmas gifts. Just saying.

signed-blood-shacklesSigned paperbacks? Either by authors you love or new ones to discover,  freshly unwrapped from gleaming paper? Perfect.

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A signed Blood Dragons is featured in the Bloody Big Giveaway Advent Blowout.

With the best fantasy, science fiction, horror and thriller writers donating paperbacks and hosting Facebook events into the New Year this is the Event of the Year.

Eliza Green, Ben Galley and Vered Ehsani. And that’s just three of them…Oh, and me.

So when am I let out to play? Join me on the 10-11th December here for even more giveaways. And banter. Did anyone mention the banter?

fall-of-redemptionAs a fantasy fanatic I’m giving you the heads up on a fantasy freebie set for the 5 – 6th: Justin Sloan’s Falls of Redemption Book OneFast-paced action, a love triangle and bitter revenge.

Justin Sloan’s Narcel is enslaved like Light in Blood Shackles. Two men fighting for their freedom. Family. Lives.

Why not treat yourself to a little dark romance…with a thriller edge? Click here to escape into Blood Shackles today.




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I love original characters. Complex, unique, powerful. Male or female.

Rosmary A Johns Urban Portraits

That’s why I wrote an anti-hero in Blood Dragons, yet there are also two powerful women. And not a damsel in sight. Ruby – her role..? Now that’s an interesting question. But Kathy’s the heroine. Because bravery comes in different flavours.

In Blood Shackles Grayse is as much the anti-hero as Light.

Here’s Three Original Fantasy Heroines:

  1. anne-bishop-trilogyJaenelle Angelline in The Black Jewels TrilogyAnne Bishop. A witch. Outcast. In one of the most complex and original matriarchal based fantasies. Ever. Plus there’s unicorns…
  2. sorceress-huntingLillian in A Gargoyle and Sorceress Tale series: Lisa Blackwood. A sorceress and Avatar in an unusual urban fantasy coupling. The clue’s in the title.
  3. dying-ashesAshley Currigan in Dying Ashes series: Annathesa Nikola Darksbane & Shei Darksbane. What do you do when you’re dead? Your only allies are a wizard and a vampire? And your best friend is missing? Turn a little monster…


Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles are on sale at 0.99 until 30th November.rsz_1blood_dragons_cover_medium_web-1-small

Click here to dive into Blood Life today…



Science Fiction and Fantasy Event – 5th and 6th November


When was I not up for great new science fiction and fantasy?

Blood Dragons has been selected to be part of a spectacular Bonfire Weekend of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror – all reduced to 0.99.

Photo by Flickr User NASA Goddard Space Flight: The Blue Marble from Apollo 17

Here’s the good bit: that’s in America, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe… Or as close as 0.99, give or take.

The fantasy section in particular is on the money for recent releases. And there are some fun box sets.

So once you’ve devoured Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles and are looking for your next read? Click here on 5th-6th November and choose from the fantasy chocolate box. Hmm…that could just be how I see it…

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10 OF THE BEST VAMPIRE BOOKS – Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror

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Photo by Flickr User Ivan: Vampfinger

I’ve always loved vampire books. The best ones twist the concept of ‘vampire’. They unsettle and disturb, reflecting back something about society. Of course they must still be thrilling.

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Cave in Gibraltar

I haven’t chosen the most obvious novels – for example, BRAM STOKER’S Dracula (1897) . Or LAURELL K HAMILTON’S Guilty Pleasures (1993).

If you love vampire fiction (and what’s not to love?) it’s hard to narrow down BUT here are ten of the best:



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Photo by Flickr User Sebastien Lebrigand: boeing 777 sun

10. THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hugo (2009). Its most interesting aspect is its biological emphasis. The book’s centred on a vampiric virus and what happens when infected passengers from a Boeing 777 infect New York.

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New York

9. THE FLEDGLING by Octavia E. Butler (2005)

Brilliantly written. It has a decidedly sci-fi flavour and yet another twist on the meaning of ‘vampire’. It’s a great example of how horror and science fiction can be used to hold up a looking glass to society: racism, sexism and poverty.

8. LOST SOULS by Poppy Z Brite (1992)
A horror novel. Unique, graphic and evocative. The vampires are the anti-heroes. They can even feed on beauty and love, as well as blood.

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Photo by Flickr User Jeff Turner: Walking the Dog – New Orleans – Panorama

7. FAT WHITE VAMPIRE BLUES by Andrew Fox (2003)
Who said vampire novels had to be serious? Darkly comic writing at its best. The fat, white vampire in question is Jules, a New Orleans vampire. He’s simply struggling to get by. Unexpected and original.

6. I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson (1954)
Haunting and disturbing. A study in loneliness. Robert is left as the sole survivor of a pandemic of a virus, which looks like vampirism.

5. LIVE GIRLS by Ray Garton (1987)
A cult classic. Followed by a sequel in 2005 Night Life. When Davey loses his job, girlfriend and self-esteem, he makes the mistake of visiting a seedy peepshow ‘Live Girls’…The novel is gritty and dark. Blood and sex are linked explicitly.

4. CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT by Dan Simmons (1992)
Vampirism is given a clear, scientific explanation. With a sci-fi feel, the novel is both realistic and disturbing.

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My Vampire Books

3. THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova (2005)
Kostova blends history and folklore of Vlad Tepes and his fictional equivalent Count Dracula. This is the read for anyone who claims they’ll never read a vampire novel.

2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN by John Ajvide Lindqviste (2004)
Freaky, in just the right way…About the relationship between Oskar, a twelve year-old boy and a centuries-old vampire child, Eli. It explores the darker side of humanity: alcoholism, bullying, anxiety, fatherlessness and murder. Yet it’s beautiful, poignant and haunting.

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Photo by Flickr User Thierry Ehrmann: Anne Rice, Painted Portrait

1. INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE by Anne Rice (1976)

All right, so this is well known…but Anne Rice is one of my favourite writers. A revisionist novel, which turned vampire fiction on its head. It contains a family unit of vampires. It also shows how a society of vampires would function.

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Fantasy Book: Blood Dragons

My new vampire book – Blood Dragons – also twists the genre.

Blood Lifers are ‘the Lost’ species: a camouflaged predator. They’ve evolved alongside humans (First Lifers) but are hidden – both predator and prey.

Rebel Vampires Volume 1: Blood Dragons is released in paperback and e-book in August.

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