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THREE OF THE BEST SLAVERY FANTASY BOOKS

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Fantasy has long tackled tough subjects, whether set in this world or entirely new ones.

blood-shackles-being-readIn Blood Shackles Light is enslaved by the human Blood Club: click here for the personal story behind the book.

It’s a dangerous game to love your slave…

The issue of freedom: mental, physical, sexual, in society, families and between partners? That’s what allows slavery in fantasy to hold the mirror up to our own world.

As Light says ‘freedom means so little, until you lose it.’

Here are Three of the Best Slavery Fantasy Books:

  1. Fevre Dream: George R. R. Martin. Set in the pre-Civil War South, there’s very real slavery. The clever thing? It’s mirrored in the vampire relationships.  A book about friendship, trust and yeah…steamboats.mechanical
  2. The Mechanical: Ian Tregillis. An alternate universe where the Dutch Empire rules with
    clockwork men…who would be free. A thrilling and original take on free will.
  3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: N. K. Jemisin. Here all slaves are royal. More? The gods are enslaved to the royals and used as weapons…and they’re narked.

The blinding thing? Each book deals with the same ideas but in totally different  – gripping – ways.

In Blood Shackles it’s vampires who have become prey to predatory humans:

blood-shackles-cover-medium-web5* “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

The Rebel Vampires Collection has just released an exclusive new item: Light’s S.L.A.V.E. Ring and Keychain

lights-ring-2Naked and defanged, Light wears only one thing throughout Blood Shackles: his S.L.A.V.E. ring. But Light? He won’t be owned. He’ll battle to the end for his family, species and love. The ring? Becomes a symbol of everything he’s both fighting for and against: ‘Unexpectedly your fingers were tracing over my ring – S.L.A.V.E. – as if discovering something dark beneath bright waters…’ (Blood Shackles)

Click here to buy Light’s ring today.

To dive into the dark world of the Blood Club? Click here and prepare yourself for Blood Life…

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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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FANTASY REVIEWS -Midwest Book Review and Vamped Magazine

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It has been one busy week in the world of Blood Life. Two reviews came in this week – one for each book because everything has to balance, right? I love both magazines, so bonus.

blood-dragons-cover-medium-webThe Midwest Book Review took on Blood Dragons:

“…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

Click here to read full review.

Click here to buy book today.

blood-shackles-cover-medium-webAnd it was Vamped Magazine, who dived into Blood Shackles:

“A strong book because of a strong voice. I liked the playing with the genre and making the vampires vulnerable (if still dangerous, deep down), and the cynicism about First Lifer morality. As Johns has said, “There’s no darkness in Blood Life that humanity didn’t invent first” ” – Vamped Magazine

Click here to read full review.

Click here to buy book today.

 

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FANTASY REVIEW – Watch Blood Dragons’ First YouTube Review

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All right then, so what’s more exciting than getting a review? A review you can watch.

Downright Bookish reviews Blood Dragons. What do you think? Leave her comments and join in the discussion!

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION EVENT – Rebel Here, Yeah?

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This weekend Blood Dragons – the first in the bestselling Rebel Vampires series – is featuring in one serious Science Fiction and Fantasy Event. All books – almost globally – only 0.99. Over 100 bestselling authors and new releases – so click here and take your pick.

The most blinding thing of all this week? My website has been revamped (see what I did there?). Have a prowl around, see what’s new: click here.

2017 is an exciting year for Fantasy Rebel: new releases planned and a whole lot more. Visit my events page, contests and here on my blog to make sure you don’t miss out! As always I natter on Facebook and Twitter too.

I’ll post with sneak peeks behind the upcoming Rebel Vampires Collection.

And here’s your first taste: the new banner for my website. Because ‘you can’t flay a rebel’s Soul.’ (Blood Shackles)

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$225 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Rebel Vampires Sponsors a New Year Giveaway

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What better way to start the New Year than with a serious Rebel Vampires giveaway?

anne-rice-ranking9 authors – myself included, of course – have come together to sponsor a $225 Amazon Gift Card to the winner. The giveaway runs this week. Click here to enter.

I’m celebrating the New Year Sale on Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles.

And what better way to kick off 2017? Blood Shackles has already broken into two Bestseller lists…and swaggered its way next to one my favourite authors: Anne Rice.

Good luck in the giveaway!

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

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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

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

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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.

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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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