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Blog Tour: Blood Shackles (Rebel Vampires Volume 2) by Rosemary A. Johns

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Blog Tour: Blood Shackles (Rebel Vampires Volume 2) by Rosemary A. Johns

Welcome to the Virtual Blog Tour for Blood Shackles by Rosemary A. Johns!

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Blood Shackles

by Rosemary A. Johns

Genre: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Series: Rebel Vampires #2


Purchase Link: Amazon





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

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Vampires, Romance and Rebels – Or How to Train a Slave:

Firstly, thanks for having me on your site!

The vampires in my new fantasy series Rebel Vampires are a whole new twist on the vampire myth. They’re predators. But they’re also the prey.

The world is divided between First Lifers (humans) and Blood Lifers (vampires). In a world where death drives desire. But the good guys and the bad?

As Light – the British Rocker with the photographic memory – who writes the slave journal in Blood Shackles would say:

‘There’s no such thing as evil: there’s only decisions, day in and day out.’

Blood Dragons (Rebel Vampires Volume 1)

Blood Dragons is out now (e-book and paperback). Click here: http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons

In Blood Dragons Light is caught between his century old love for a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer and his forbidden human lover in a hidden paranormal London. It’s a world where the Blood Lifers hide in the shadows. Predators but camouflaged from the First Lifers.

And in Blood Shackles? We discover why they were right to fear.

They’ve become not only the hunters but the hunted. Light is abducted and enslaved by the secret Blood Club. A devastating conspiracy lies behind it all. Light has to fight to save not only himself but the family and love he finds for the first time in 150 years in the unlikeliest of places. To set his whole species free.

Research. That’s how I developed Blood Shackles. The methods used to break human slaves now – and the impact it has on their minds, as much as their bodies.

But what would happen if it was Blood Lifers, who could be trafficked? Like Taken – with vampires. Sensory deprivation on creatures, who are so reliant on their senses – or blood starvation. What type of courage would it take to retain your identity – ‘I am Light’ – and how would you rebuild yourself afterwards?

Freedom can seem so simple a thing – until you lose it. How hard would you fight to get it back? And can a slave love their mistress? Or a mistress their slave?

If Blood Dragons is about how love can unite two worlds, then Blood Shackles is about how both species can unite against true evil. First or Blood: either can be the monster. Or the hero.  We’re all capable of that choice.

I guess that’s what Rebel Vampires is about.

Oh yeah, and vampires, romance and rebels – and how to train a slave.

Blood Shackles is out now at the promotional price of $0.99. Click here:  http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles


Want to read Blood Dragons first? Click here: http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons

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‘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.’

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Sue A.
Sue A.

A really cool twist, where the predators become the prey! But even if the tables have been turned, it can be turned right back!

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Sue! Hmm…you’ve spotted my plan,,! Yes, that’s exactly it. Both the hunter and the hunted. The idea that both human and vampire are closer than either think – and who is the true monster? In the second book the humans turn the vampires into prey…but the true predator can’t be chained. It’s a battle between two species trying to be top predator in the world. Hope you enjoy the series and have a great weekend!


It’s an intriguing excerpt!

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Trix! It’s taken from Light’s first night out with his human Mistress…which doesn’t go exactly as he’d hoped. Have a great day!


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Eva Millien
Eva Millien

I enjoyed the post, sounds like my kind of books and I like the covers!

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Eva – glad you enjoyed the post! The covers are by a great UK designer called JD Smith and I was lucky she really got the series. I hope you enjoy the books and have a great day!

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Sandra Watts

I am gonna have to get to reading the first one. These sound good!

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Sandra! Thanks and I hope you enjoy Blood Dragons!

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Cynthia Powers

Very interesting twist on a vampire story! I’d love to read this series.

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Cynthia! I wanted to write something unique. I love the genre but wanted to twist it – you’re right. Hope you enjoy the series. The first book is on promotion at the moment, so readers can enjoy it before they move onto the second. Have a great week!


Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

Rosemary A Johns

Hi Victoria – hope you enjoy the book and have a great day!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Oh, I’ve definitely looked at this book (well, the first one) before because I recognize the Blood Lifers thing. It sounds interesting! And I do love vampires. I think this may already by on my TBR, but I’ll have to add it if it’s not 🙂

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Rosemary A Johns

Thanks Kristen – hope you enjoy the series! Blood Shackles is released today, so exciting. Hope you have a great week!

Veronica Vasquez

This sounds like a great read! Thank you for sharing!!

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Rosemary A Johns

Hi Veronica – hope you had a great Halloween and enjoy your week!

Cali W.
Cali W.

Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

Rosemary A Johns

Thanks Cali – hope you enjoy the series and have a great day!

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Thanks for hosting!

Rosemary A Johns

Happy Halloween and thanks for having me on your blog! What’s everyone’s favourite paranormal creature this Halloween? And yes, mine is vampires…

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