Showing posts with label Blood Dragons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blood Dragons. Show all posts

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Blood Dragons

Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns
Rebel Vampires Book 1
Published August 3, 2016 by CreateSpace
Reviewed by Rose
3 Fangs

Synopsis:

How do you rebel in a family of vampires..? 

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world with a photographic memory, a Triton motorbike, and a love for the hunt. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby - a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. But he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule. 

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer but she’s also human. Light is tempted by the danger, even though their romance is forbidden. 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. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

“INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE MEETS TRUE BLOOD.”

Fans of Night Huntress, Immortals After Dark, Anita Blake, Fever and Blood Dagger Brotherhood will LOVE the spellbinding secret world of Blood Life.

Blood Dragons is the explosive bestselling first instalment of the supernatural suspense series Rebel Vampires from the award-winning fantasy author Rosemary A Johns. Experience a thrilling new adventure with vampires, unputdownable surprises and dark romance. (Goodreads)

Welcome to the Rebel Age!
http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons


Review:

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.

This is the first I have read from this author, and while the writing itself was not bad, but having it in a form of monologue, soliloquy, journal to a lover,  or whatever that was, was just down right painful. It didn't really draw me in, just kept right at arms length, very detached. Because Light was not addressing the reader, just his love in her dying state of the life they had in his recounting. To some it just may be your thing, but I need a little more from books. Which is sad because I could see talent from this author. I do have the others, and do plan to giving them a go, just to see if the style is more to my liking.

Oh, don't forget to brush up on British slang, because it's riddled with them. I thought even though I am from America I could figure most out, as I have read British authors before, some threw me for a loop. Some are just not what you really come into contact with day to day. Slang in books is ok, but there is a point that it is just too much, that goes for American slang as well. Maybe it is me, I don't think that I would deter from buying the books due to that fact alone. 

I did love the touch of world building in this first installment. I would have loved more details. Overall, my opinion is this is a good start to a series from a new to me author. 

Review by Rose

Monday, February 27, 2017

Blood Dragons Review


Blood Dragons by Rosemary A. Johns
Rebel Vampires Book 1
Self-Published August 3, 2016
5 Bloody Fangs!

"Sometimes we're doomed to repeat our past mistakes, even in death..."

Synopsis

Escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption, where vampires are both predator and prey.

TRUE BLOOD MEETS NEVERWHERE

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer. But she’s also human. Light knows his passion 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.

When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. What dark revelations will Light reveal at the heart of the experiments? Will he be able to stop them in time? The consequences of failure are unimaginable. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

Blood Dragons is the explosive first installment of the new fantasy series Rebel Vampires from the critically acclaimed author Rosemary A Johns. Experience a thrilling new twist on urban fantasy with vampires, Rockers and dark romance. (Goodreads)


Review:

When I initially read the synopsis for this title I thought there would be a lot of fang baring, blood slinging, and a bunch of vampire sex. Yes, we all know my mind works differently than most. But, that is not what this book is, though it is still a great read. Think Interview With a Vampire meets Confessions of a Lost Soul. Yes, Rosemary A. Johns does bring to mind the writing style of the great Anne Rice.

In Blood Dragons the vampires are referred to as Blood Lifers, and humans as First Lifers. Light as a first lifer had a photographic memory, which for those of you who have such know can be both a blessing and a curse. In this tale he is actually recalling the life that he lived as a blood lifer, and that of his first life, confessing all to the human woman that he loves. And no, not just confessions of sleeping with other women; confessions of blood lust, temptation, of mad scientists doing experiments on behalf of his blood family, of loving a woman who had a twisted version of what love is, confessions of love, betrayal, and doomed friendship. Each event causing him almost as much pain as he tells it, as it did when he lived it.  And as he watches her while he does so, there is only one word she utter's, Advance. The night club that not only brought them together, but the one that almost claimed their very lives.

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. And while all stories can't end with a happy ever after, it's good to know some end with a man who keeps his word.

Looking for a paranormal read that takes you into mind of the vampire that's filled with more than just blood and lust, look no further. Rosemary A. Johns creates a world so real it makes you wonder...


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