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THIRD BOOK IN VAMPIRE TRILOGY – First Draft Complete

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Time to break out of the chocolate, crank up the Nirvana and… start typing. Because I’ve finished the first draft of Blood Renegades: the third volume in the Rebel Vampires series. By hand. So now? There’ll be some busy fingers over the keyboard.

Blood Dragons is a story of love. Blood Shackles family. Blood Renegades? Is a story about home.

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Title From My First Draft

Blood Renegades is released in June.

Light has only two weeks to give his witness, on trial for his life for being a ‘Renegade’, before he’s burnt at the stake.

The Renegades are the terrorists of the Blood Lifer world. They’re dedicated to hunting down human slavers, just as they’re hunted by the ruthless Blood Life Council, who believe their leader is…Light.

Here’s a sneak peek at the first line:

‘Betrayal. Death. Hope. Isn’t that how all truly great stories start?’

And if you want to start this ‘great story’ at the beginning before Blood Renegades comes out?

Click here or catch the second volume Blood Shackles here.

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READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEW 5* – “A Novel Everyone Should Read”

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blood-shackles-print-and-iphoneBlood Shackles
was a difficult book to write: personal, challenging and unflinching. Passionate about slavery and human trafficking, I knew this would be an important book. As a writer of the paranormal, I asked: what would happen if humans enslaved Blood Lifers?

Blood Shackles was reviewed this week: Readers’ Favorite awarded 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

blood-shackles-cover-medium-webThat brutal honesty? Light calls it ‘the truth flayed bloody‘. Same thing for a writer: your Soul wide open. Takes courage that…but I was never one to play it safe.

Blood Shackles is written as the Slave Journal of Light: it’s direct and immediate for the reader. A diary? Means you live each day in Light’s mind. You become the slave as well…if he’s ever truly one.

The journal is meant to control Light’s thoughts – no secret can be hidden – but Light is anything but a reliable narrator. His fangs might’ve been taken but he still has his words. And to Light? They’re a weapon.

blood-shackles-being-read‘So, dear Reader (because I know you’re reading this), did you reckon giving me this poncey journal – all softness and stink of leather – would make me spill my Soul? You already have my body, bought and paid for. You think you have my mind. My thoughts, however..? They’re my own. Write in it every day, you’d ordered, with that little smile. What do you think this is: Bridget Jones’s Diary?’ (Blood Shackles)

To dive into the world of the Blood Club click here.

To read and share the full Readers’ Favorite review click here.

The reviewer says, “I was so engrossed in Light’s story that I didn’t notice my Kindle was dying until it died.”

And that? Is why a writer flays their Soul.

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NEW LOOK WEBSITE – What’s In a Quote?

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Along with the redesign of the website last week came my choice of favourite quote.

A quote has to stand alone, be memorable, make you feel something and at the same time take you back to what the book stands for.

It can be funny, powerful or true in a way that kicks you in the gut. They’re best if they make you want to know more. About the world it comes from. The narrator who spoke it. The writer who thought it.

youtube-bannerRebel here, yeah? Is one of my favourite quotes because in one of Light’s typical phrases it sums up the Rebel Vampires series. It allows me to imagine him in leather jacket, with London accent and British sense of ballsy humour.  Because it’s not thrown out in the midst of one of his MMA fights or end of the world battles:

‘So, I guess you did read my journal then? I noticed it’d been straightened on the crochet table. It’s not like I leave anything straight, is it? Because rebel here, yeah?

I knew you’d read my pissed off ramblings, when you tossed the black jeans and t-shirt at me, before slamming down a cup of blood and banging out. Not a single glance at me. Not one word.

blood-shackles-print-and-iphoneOK, wanker here, and you’re a… I don’t know yet. That’s what brings me out in a cold sweat – the uncertainty, which haunts all slaves – because nothing is under their control, least of all what their new owner will be like.’ (Blood Shackles)

What’s your favouite quote and why does it work?

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SCIENCE FICTION AND GRAPHIC NOVELS – Lab 99’s Brand New Comic Book Series

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Fantasy and science fiction fanatic here. I write it. I read it. And great graphic novels? Best of all facebook-author-pageworlds. I’ve even sneaked references into my third book in the Rebel Vampires series – Blood Renegades. I’m on that delicious mind exploding first draft stage. Expect the thrilling release June 2017.

So when I hear about a new indie graphic novel and soon to be movie blockbuster? I don’t need asking twice.

nebula-2Lab 99 is visually stunning. Thoughtful and thrilling, with an edge of romance.

Throw in aliens, parallel universes and hidden dimensions? Sorted.

To go to Indiegogo’s page click here.

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***Bestselling Rebel Vampires***

Dive into the spellbinding series…and discover a new world.

blood-shackles-set-2“One of the most unique & ingenious vampire books I have EVER read …reminded me very much of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles…Pure genius.” Leather and Lace Reviews.

~Blood Dragons: click here.

~Blood Shackles: click here.

*****‘You want to know how I was captured? Enslaved? Defanged?’

blood-shackles-being-readMy brand new release Blood Shackles: a gripping dark fantasy, which puts a new twist on vampires, paranormal London and secret conspiracies.  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?

 

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FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION EVENT – 0.99 books 5-6th November

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So…Bonfire Night went with a bang. Wasn’t going to miss that one was I? And now Blood Dragons is on Fall Sale – 0.99 only.

blood-dragons-cover-large-ebookOne 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…

Buy Blood Dragons for only 0.99 right now: Blood Dragons

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

This weekend is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Event – click here to see.

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Bonus of this event? I discovered a YA paranormal mystery by Marilyn Peake (seriously nice lady).

shade-bookShade (Shade Series Book 1):  A teenage girl and a teenage ghost. Both struggling with their own issues. And then there are the disappearances…

‘A novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.’

And that? Can only be of the good…

This weekend it’s only $0.99. Click here to buy Shade today.

And the latest reviews for my new release Blood Shackles?

5* “…you can’t put the book down…an amazing follow up to Blood Dragons.’ – Rockchickcu Addiction Reviews

4* “One very different vampire book… This book flew through the pages…bloody brilliant!” – Leather and Lace Reviews
Blood Shackles is on sale now at 0.99 – click here to buy today
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Welcome to My Blog

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Hi, this is my first post and it’s great to have a blog now. I’m looking forward to talking to and getting to know you. I’m deep in writing mode. Also preparing for the release of my debut novel – Rebel Vampires Volume 1: Blood Dragons in August.

 

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