A rebel vampire, a red-haired devil, and a sassy heroine battle to save the world—or tear it apart.
Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.
London, 1960s. When a seductive human singer tempts Light with a forbidden romance, their worlds collide. At the same time, Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments. Now he’s torn between slaying the humans he was raised to fear, or saving them.
But an effort to play the hero could spell the end…for both species.
See what readers are calling Interview with the Vampire meets True Blood!
Plot: The well constructed novel is filled with adventure and intrigue—and a side of romance that does not overwhelm the plot.
Prose: The narrative voice is strong, engaging, appropriate to the material, and one of the book's greatest strengths.
Originality: While not breaking new ground, Johns's novel is set apart from others in the genre by an engaging narrative voice that grabs readers and doesn't let go.
Character Development: The characters here are well developed and compelling. Johns's vampires learn hard lessons that leave them better prepared for dangers to come.
Date Submitted: July 13, 2017
“I’m still in awe of the writing itself. Descriptive, interesting, evocative. For folks who enjoy perhaps more “literary” paranormal fiction that will challenge the brain a bit, and creates an entirely new vampire mythology, then I highly recommend it…this author has writing chops”
“Light tells of his election to blood-life at the hands of Ruby, his author and lover. The tale spans from 1866 to 1968 when in…London, Light finds Kathy, his Moon Girl. At heart, this is a love story…very poetic and it tackles big questions about life and death…”
“Think Interview with the Vampire meets Confessions of a Lost Soul. Yes, Rosemary A. Johns does bring to mind the writing style of the great Anne Rice. Light is torn between two worlds, that of the living and that of the blood, the woman he loves, and the woman who truly loves him. Rosemary A. Johns creates a world so real it makes you wonder…’ 5*
"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!”
"More than just a vampire story, it is a love story...so beautiful."
***** "If Interview with the Vampire and A Clockwork Orange eloped and had a book baby - this would be it... Completely gripping." 5*
*****Highly Recommended "Quirky, amusing, frightening and dark...for anyone who is looking for something a bit different, a bit edgy, something that will take you on one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters." 5* SELECTED REVIEW
“No ordinary paranormal romance… a good undertow of drama, even thriller… What really made the book for me was the distinct voice she (Rosemary A Johns) gave Light… A strong opening book.”
International Rubery Book Awards announces that BLOOD DRAGONS has been shortlisted.
The 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards announces that BLOOD DRAGONS has won the SILVER AWARD for adult fiction.
BLOOD DRAGONS - the multi-award winning first book in the bestselling REBEL VAMPIRES series, has been awarded Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.
"It stands next to Anne Rice" 5* - Bona Fide Book Reviews