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FANTASY INTERVIEW – Loki Over Captain America

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With only a week to go before the release of the final book in the USA Today bestselling series REBEL ANGELSVampire God – Rosemary A Johns is shown receiving a special award for the first book in the series.

Vampire God#WorshipTheVampireGod In a court of godly angelic Seraphim, the only way to survive the trickery and secrets of The Burning Temple is to seduce the despotic Emperor’s sultry shifter son.  ORDER HERE NOW TO BE READY FOR THE VAMPIRE GOD ON THE 28TH MARCH…

Rosemary has also been spotlighted exclusively in the FANTASY FOCUS magazine, where she talks her spinoff series, loving her readers, and her writing influences.

I identify with Loki or Iron Man over Captain America…

On rebels, misfits, and anti-heroes…

I wanted to write the beautiful monster who understood their loss of humanity but tried to hold onto it…or create something new.

On writing the unique:

There are no damsels in distress, nobody’s perfect, and there’s dark humour. I’m a female rebel…and we need more of them!

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE. 

Catch up on the full series here, before the secrets are revealed in the grand finale on the 28th March!

 

ANGELS AND THRILLS – Under the Limelight Interview ThrillWriting

This week, VAMPIRE HUNTRESS: REBEL ANGELS VOLUME ONE will be released on pre-order and paperback.

I’ve been chatting to FIONA QUINN, USA Bestselling Author who interviewed me at THRILLWRITING.

I have a mage, a rebel angel, and a witch. It’s an epic war between the vampires and the angels.

Fiona asked me: what writing techniques do you use to captivate your readers?

Propulsion, motivation, and immersion. 

  • Propulsion is the driving sense every scene leads onto the next.
  • Motivation is the gold to creating an anti-hero.
  • Immersion the sense you’re living through the same adventure as the characters.

In REBEL ANGELS, Violet is an epic anti-heroine, just as my vampire Light is an anti-hero. So, we discussed why I love anti-heroes!

I’d find myself in plays watching the bad guy and wondering why I was drawn to their reactions and not the standard hero? Then I read Anne Rice as a teenager and wondered why Lestat was so charismatic. It’s because Anne Rice is writing someone who knows they’re a monster but wants to be something more: she’s pulling off the trick of creating sympathy for the monster.

Read the full article here.

REBEL ANGELS coming soon…

 

VAMPIRES AND THRILLS

My novel VAMPIRE MAGIC (part of the upcoming REBEL ANGELS SERIES!) appears in the boxed set THE SHADOW FILES, along with 22 other thrilling, paranormal tales.

Read an interview here with the USA bestselling author JENNIFER HILT whose novel following a vampire medial examiner is in THE SHADOW FILES.

My detective was the first female physician in the UK in the 19th century. She’s been a MD for a long time. Vampire physicians are considered the top of the heap in the profession because of their immortality and willingness to take all the night shifts.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING SPOOKY?

23 tales of terror, mystery, and the supernatural. Currently at a frighteningly low price of 99c!

PRE-ORDER TODAY:

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Available soon on Amazon!

 

STUNNING AUTHOR INTERVIEW – Vampires, Domination and James Dean

 

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Sometimes as an author you have chats with magazines, interviewers or TV hosts where everything just clicks. They get you, the book and more than that: how to challenge it.

You discover something about writing, yourself and life, as well as discussing your work in a far more fascinating way than you ever could alone.

That’s what happened with Scaffolding Magazine.

Freedom, domination, terrorism, my childhood, writing tips and James Dean… 

And did I mention how gorgeous the podcast is..?

Start your escape into the Rebel Vampires series here

 

 

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION – Panels from Tolkien to Dr Who

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.

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I love to hear discussions about my favourite shows, books and writers. Hear sneak peeks behind the scenes and authors’ plans ahead of time.

This last week I was invited to take part in a series of fantasy and science fiction panels. They’re part of a Cyber Convention and Book Expo, which opens to readers 7 – 9th April: a virtual book San Diego Comic Con. 

So what did we discuss?

One panel was dedicated to how far fantasy has come from Tolkien to the modern day.

Another examined magical systems, including our own: what were the rules, limitations and dangers in our fantasy worlds and why did it matter?

Being the only honorary Brit on the panels, Britain and the BBC’s fantasy was in my corner: Dr Who. Enough said.

Not to miss the science fiction panels on Star Wars, Star Trek and how writing has evolved to match audiences.

If you could take one question to a fantasy panel – what would it be?

I’ll try and sneak it in to my next panel…

***Bestselling Rebel Vampires***

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

“One of the most unique and ingenious vampire books I have ever read …reminded me very much of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles” – Leather and Lace Reviews.

~Blood Dragons: click here

~Blood Shackles: click here

FANTASY INTERVIEW – New Magazine Launches on 17th

To celebrate the launch of the literary Scaffolding Magazine this Friday, I was interviewed by Ellie Maloney.

We chinwagged about vampires, a divided paranormal London, gender, writing, fantasy and science fiction…

I love the clips from vampires movies and TV shows, interspersed between the other visuals – blinding.

*****Rebel Vampires*****

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

Click here today.

NEW FANTASY PODCAST – Interview on Vampires, Division and Being British

On the 17th March the phenomenal Scaffolding Magazine are releasing an hour long in depth podcast interview.

It covers everything from my love of vampires, music and writing, to the real heart of Rebel Vampires: gender, division and freedom.

This is their visually stunning teaser, and your chance to discover what I sound like…

To start the Blood Life adventure today click here.

THIS IS THE END… Sales, Book Fairs and Blog Tours

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There were thrills. Laughter. Tears… A roller coaster of a… All right, bit carried away there. Point is my blog tour is over. Finito. At an end. Thank you to Marieanne and all the hosts – you were blinding! So here are the highlights of last week.

Jane Davis’ Virtual Book Club: ‘I slithered bloody from my mother’s womb with a head full of other worlds…’blood dragons and me 2

Readeropolis: ‘I see a novel happening in my mind; it’s like I’m translating it down. Tarantino has said he does the same. Apart from he probably said it in a cooler, more American way.’

Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews: ‘I know the end of a novel before I’ve even written the first line. It’s like being a chauffeur of a Limousine full of VIPs (the readers) – I don’t set off on a journey without first checking the car’s not going to breakdown and I know the route!’

For all my interviews click here.

For all my guest posts click here.

Blood Dragons Cover LARGE EBOOKAnd right now? Blood Dragons is featured in the Thanksgiving Book Fair. It ends tomorrow. So have a nose through the books on sale and grab yourself some bargains.

Blood Shackles Cover MEDIUM WEBTalking of sales… This is the last week of Blood Dragons’ and Blood Shackles’ sale. They’re at 0.99 until 30th November. Then they’ll be returning to original price.

This week Blood Dragons also broke Best Seller Lists in multiple categories in both America and the UK for the first time. So now’s a good time to escape into Blood Life…

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“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.

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

Click here to buy Blood Dragons today. spines

Click here to buy Blood Shackles.

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

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?

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A WEEK IN BLOGS – Or How To Cook And Eat Like A Vampire

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In another blinding week of touring, here’s Five of the Best Guest Posts and Interviews:

  1. Rosmary A Johns Urban PortraitsInside the Mind of a Slave: This Is No Bridget Jones’s DiaryLong and Short Reviews. If you knew your private thoughts were being read by your captor, how would it change what you wrote? And who can face the flayed truth without flinching?
  2. Blood, Fantasy and Why Never To Have Regrets. My Interview with Queen of All She Reads.
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    Photo by Flickr User Patricia Guzman-Moreno: Chocolate Ganache Cupcake

    If You Want To Cook and Eat Like a Vampire Books Chatter. Blood Lifers nosh human food. Light? He loves Italian. The pics are so gorgeous, you’ll be licking the screen.

  4. blood-shackles-cover-large-ebookMy Scariest Moment, Best Ever Fan Letter and Sneak Peek at Blood Renegades – My interview with The Pen Muse.
  5. Creating an Anti-heroFabulous and Brunette. Dark, complex, struggling on an individual journey of redemption..? You may have an anti-hero on your hands.

Oi, hang on a tick, you’ve missed one… 

And that would be An Interview With a Vampire…and His Name Is LightArchaeolibrarian. Light frees himself from my shackles (couldn’t resist), and gets his own interview. Only seems fair…

Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles are both on sale at 0.99 throughout the blog tour.

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