Book tour & giveaway – Blood Shackles by Rosemary A. Johns


Blood Shackles (Rebel Vampires Volume 2)

by Rosemary A. Johns


GENRE: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance


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Light is a Rocker Blood Lifer with a talent for remembering things. He’s meant to be the predator. It’s been that way since Victorian times. But not now. Not since someone hunted him. Enslaved him. Ripped out his fangs. Who are these ruthless humans? Who’s their violent leader? And who betrayed the secret of the Blood Lifer world?


London, Primrose Hill. Grayse is the commanding but alluring slaver’s daughter. The enemy. She buys Light, like he’s a pair of designer shoes. So why does Light feel so drawn to her? Especially when his family is still in chains. Will he risk everything – even his new love – to save them?


Does a chilling conspiracy lie behind it all? A stunning revelation leads Light to an inconceivable truth. If he can face his worst terrors, he can save his family and his whole species from slavery.

Maybe he can even save himself.

The third book in the series, BLOOD RENEGADES, will be out Spring 2017



‘London’s not yours.’

I stiffened. ‘The Lost have walked these streets as long as you humans,’ I whispered, low and intense, ‘which makes them ours, as much as yours.’

I might as well have clouted you. You drew back, with a shiver. ‘You hunt here – parasitically. But England? The world? It belongs to us. You’re just…’

‘Parasites?’ I offered. You didn’t even have the decency to look away.

‘These are my streets,’ you tapped the sticky table for emphasis, in a boozer, street, postcode you’d never have ventured into, if it hadn’t been for me.

I took a drag of my e-cig. ‘Over hundred and fifty years says different, sweetheart.’

You wore that narked expression, which I’d hoped we’d left behind for the night. ‘My home. Not yours.’

‘Any reason it can’t be both?’

‘On account of you’re…’ You stopped yourself, pushing your Guinness away with a jerky shove. Your shoulders slumped. You finished softly, ‘…not human.’

‘Right. Because I’d missed that.’ I took a mouthful of nuts, munching thoughtfully. You’d withdrawn hermit-crab like, your hair falling in two curtains over your mug. ‘There were humans once, who thought like you, the last time a Blood Lifer had the courage to reveal himself to a First Lifer. It was one of my ancestors. A man of reason, in an age of superstition. He reckoned our two species could live out in the open – side by side – so I was told. These First Lifers? They thought he was the devil.’ You’d raised your nut. I could see your peepers – dark grey now – through the veil of your hair.


‘They burnt him.’


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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ROSEMARY A JOHNS is a traditionally published author of short stories under the name R. A. Johns. She is the author of Blood Dragons the compelling first instalment of the Rebel Vampires series.

Rosemary A Johns wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she’s studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as “uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life”), and worked with disability charities.

When Rosemary’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires

Rosemary is a Goodreads Author:

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20 thoughts on “Book tour & giveaway – Blood Shackles by Rosemary A. Johns

  1. Hi Nikolina, thanks for having me on your blog! I hope everyone has a great Halloween – how are you celebrating it? I’m a Vampire Queen (what else?). Go ahead and ask me anything…I dare you!

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    • Thanks Edgar – hope you enjoy Blood Shackles! The first book (Blood Dragons) is on Halloween Sale at 0.99 so people can read it first if they want as well. Have a great day!

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    • I love three main things about books – an emotional connection, uniqueness and a world that draws you in. An escape. I love all books that manage that – it doesn’t matter what genre! There are some great British fantasy writers about at the moment… urban fantasy wise, I love Neil Gaiman, Genevieve Cogman and Charlie N Holmberg – but the list would be too long – I write what I love to read, so I’m always striving for those elements.


    • Thanks – I hope you enjoy the series! Blood Shackles has been described by SLH Reviews as ‘gut twistingly intense’ (great phrase!) – my books are dark romances with a thriller twist. Have a great day!


    • Hope you have a fantastic Halloween too – typing this at a Halloween party right now…listening to Bad Moon Rising from ‘An American Werewolf in London’…dressed as Vampire Queen. Hope you enjoy the series and have a great evening!

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    • Hi Victoria – we were really lucky with the cover – it’s by this great designer JD Smith, who really got the series. Blood Dragons (the first book), is stunning too. The clockwork heart, she took from one very important line in the book… Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!


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