Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Blood Shackles Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Blood Shackles
Author: Rosemary A. Johns
Series: Rebel Vampires #2
Pages: 318
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Fantasy Rebel Limited
Format: Kindle
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
Buy Me!$0.99 for the tour! 

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.
~Blood Lifer Character Profiles~
Firstly, thanks for having me on your site! 

My new fantasy series Rebel Vampires is set in the supernatural world of Blood Life, where vampires are both predator and prey. 
The world is divided between Blood Lifers (vampires) and First Lifers (humans). And it’s not clear who the true monsters are. I love vampires. But I wanted to write a vampire book for adults. 

Vampires, rebels and romance in a hidden paranormal London. Where death drives desire. Blood Dragons is the first standalone book in the new Rebel Vampires series and is about love. 

When I was writing Blood Shackles I knew it was going to be about family. It’s Taken. But with vampires. Here's a little bit about the main characters. 

Light – the British Rocker Blood Lifer - is on a redemptive journey. He’s enslaved by a secret human Blood Club. The dark conspiracy behind it, which threatens the world? You’ll have the read the series to find out! 

As a slave, Light discovers something he hasn’t experienced for 150 years – love of a family. Blood Shackles is about hope. How love of family – and the drive to save them – can set you free. 

Light: A rebel Rocker Blood Lifer with a photographic memory. And a Triton motorbike. He’s a Blood Lifer James Dean: rough leather motorcycle jacket, decorated with a worn gold Ace of Spades, collar firmly turned up, over a black t-shirt, jeans and tall motorcycle boots, topped by a light brown pompadour, tamed with Brylcreem. He tried to conforming once: didn’t fit. 

When and where elected into Blood Life? Victorian London.
Human name? Thomas Blickle
Bloodline? Plantagenet. Powerful, ancient, Magnificoe. And hunted.
Favorite music?  The Stones, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Marty Wilde, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, The Animals, Them and Billy Fury and THE FOUR JAYS…Light loves his rock ‘n’ roll. 
Favorite drinks? Coffee – black, two sugars. Guinness. Gin. 
Favorite motorbike? Triton. ‘A sodding scarlet slash of beauty. 650cc Triumph twin-cylinder engine in a Norton ‘slimline’ Featherbed frame - and my bloody god.’ 
Favorite possession? His leather jacket. For the last 150 years, Light has always owned a ‘blinding coat’.
Favorite phrase? ‘Bollocks vampire myth…’
Who is Ruby? A sexy but savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer in crimson silk. She burns with a destructive love for Light. But he’s keeping something from her. Something that breaks every rule in Blood Life. When she discovers the truth, things take a terrifying turn. ‘Ruby. My red-haired devil, Author, muse, liberator, guide: my gorgeous nightmare.’

Who is Kathy? A seductive singer, with blue eyes and long black curls. But she’s also human. Light knows his passionate love for her is reckless but he’s enchanted. Yet such a romance is forbidden. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species. ‘You looked like some little Moon Girl, shimmering in silver: silver-spangled trousers, plastic biker jacket, with poppers and white ankle-length boots. I would’ve blasted into space with you in a bleeding heartbeat… ’ 

Who is Grayse? Master’s daughter, who chooses Light like a puppy from a pet store, when he’s been enslaved by the cruel Blood Club. Commanding and business-like, Grayse is tall with ‘steely grey peepers’. Can a mistress truly love her slave? And can Light love her, when his family are still in chains?  ‘At that moment, none of it meant anything. Slave or Mistress. First Lifer or Blood. It never does when skin meets skin. It was just Light and Grayse.’ Will she set Light free? And will she help save his whole species from slavery? Grayse becomes Light’s ‘Sun Girl.’
~Try an Excerpt!~
‘So I’m behind the times because I died a Victorian?’

Your cool gaze seemed to be sussing me out. ‘You don’t look Victorian.’

‘Didn’t exactly stay dead.’ I pushed away from the fireplace, jumping up to sit on the arm of the leather sofa. I scrutinized your serious features and those intent grey peepers. ‘You really don’t know anything about us Blood Lifers, do you? How we evolved or--’

‘I know enough.’

Surprised, I drew back. ‘As in, only good Blood Lifer’s a dead Blood Lifer?’

You shot me a sharp look. ‘You wouldn’t be here, if that’s what I thought.’

‘Alright then, as in, only good Blood Lifer’s one in shackles?’

Your mouth tightened into a thin line. ‘And what about humans? Do we come in small, medium or large?’

‘In America you can supersize.’ I grinned, but you didn’t return it: some birds have no sense of humour. Of course, Ruby would’ve clocked me for that comment. ‘Look, that’s not who I am now. I’ve been on blood abstention for fifty years.’

Your voice was so cold it could’ve given frost bite. ‘Good for you.’

‘Not asking for a medal, sweetheart. I just wanted you to know I don’t… Not First Lifers. Not for a long time.’

‘Makes no difference to me.’

‘It does to me. You’ve no idea how much.’

‘OK.’ You turned back to your laptop, opening it with an air of indifference. Then there was that blasted clack clacking.

I listened for a moment in silence. Then I couldn’t hack it any longer. ‘What does?’

‘What?’ You didn’t stop typing or look away from the screen.

‘Make a difference to you?’

You didn’t even pause. ‘The profit margin.’
~Meet Rosemary!~
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 installment 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 will be awarding a $50Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Thanks for having me on your site - I hope everyone's having a good day?

  2. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Thanks Lisa - am loving the tour so far! Hope you enjoy the series and good luck!

  3. Gotta love it when the guy is "enchanted" with the girl, LOL!

    1. So true... Hope you enjoy the series and have a great day!

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    1. Hi Rita! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you like your escape into Blood Life... Have a fantastic day!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! Hope you enjoy the series and have a great day!

  6. I enjoyed reading through the profiles.

    1. Glad you enjoyed them Mary - Light does love 'a blinding coat...' Have a great day!