#BadMoonRising Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk by Wayne Turmel #paranormal #urbanfantasy

Today’s author is making his debut with Bad Moon Rising. His werewolf detective thriller is scheduled for release next month, but you can take advantage of the preorder links below. On his list of things to take to a haunted house? Top shelf tequila. Welcome Wayne Turmel!

Has a movie or book scared you so much you couldn’t sleep?  Which one? 

Hell yes. I read the Damnation Game by Clive Barker and there’s a section where the bad guy gets his… or so you think…. There’s an image of maggots that… I think I just threw up in my mouth a little just thinking about it. As far as movies, the one that stuck with me the longest—and gave birth to Johnny Lycan, was the old Hammer film, “The Curse of the Werewolf” with Oliver Reed. I saw it when I was a teenager and it freaked me out. Mainly because there’s a snarling unreasonable rampaging beast trapped inside every 13 year old boy. Right?

Name three items you’d take to spend the night in a haunted house.  

This was the hardest question of all. If I had to spend the night I would take a sleeping bag (you don’t think I’m getting in that bed do you? I don’t even like to get under the sheets in cheap hotels)  then about four boxes of salt to create the largest protective ring you can imagine, and finally good tequila. If it’s my last night on earth I’m not drinking the cheap stuff.

If you were in a horror movie, would you rather have a loaded gun or a car that wouldn’t break down? 

I’m playing the odds here. 90% of horror movie baddies can’t be shot. In fact, it only seems to annoy them and make them worse. With a car that wouldn’t break down I could do the intelligent thing… get the heck out of there.

Which comes first for you – plot or characters? 

Almost always it’s the characters. I come up with someone I think is cool and interesting and I really like… then I figure out as many ways as possible to mess with them and make their life miserable. Most of my work is in first person, so it’s like a method actor getting inside the character. Plot is far trickier.

What was the hardest scene to write in your featured book?

It’s kind of a cliché to say the sex scene. It would be a major spoiler alert to say between whom, but I’ve never written that kind of thing before. I relied heavily on my critique group—75% of whom are women, and a large percentage apparently are freakier than I thought—to guide me.

What are you working on now? 

I’m at work on the sequel to Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk. This time he has to handle a case in Las Vegas involving super-cool witches, mysterious artifacts and something even bigger and scarier than himself. He’s still learning the world is way weirder than he ever imagined it could be. And when you’re a werewolf, that’s saying something.

‘A new breed of horror which adds to the mythos of lycanthropy like never before – a must read!’ STORGY Magazine

Johnny Lupul is riding high. He’s got a PI license, a concealed carry permit, his first big payday and a monster of a secret. After rescuing a bookie’s daughter from Russian mobsters, the newly-minted PI catches the attention of a rich, mysterious client.

At first, it’s easy money. After all, magic isn’t real and those “occult” objects have to be fakes. But while chasing an Egyptian relic, an obsessed enemy from his past emerges. Johnny learns that the world is much stranger—and more dangerous—than he ever suspected.

Being a werewolf may be the most normal thing he has to face on this case.

‘Utterly original, beguiling in every sense of the word and as funny as hell – Turmel’s wit and visionary prowess is a force to be reckoned with; not since American Werewolf In London has the werewolf genre had it so good!’ Ross Jeffery – author of Juniper & Tethered

Preorder Links

From the publisher, Black Rose Writing  https://www.blackrosewriting.com/scififantasy/johnnylycan

From Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1684335760/

Author Bio

Wayne Turmel has been a standup comic, car salesman, business owner and now writes fiction to save what’s left of his sanity. Originally from a small town in Canada, he now lives in Las Vegas.

After a career as a touring comedian, he went into the corporate training world, eventually co-founding The Remote Work Institute. He’s the author of 7 non-fiction books including “The Long-Distance Leader-Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership,”

Short fiction has appeared in multiple outlets including Storgy, Twist in Time and e-Fiction. His pride and joy are his four novels. The first were prize-winning historical fiction including The Count of the Sahara and the 2-part Lucca Le Pou stories, Acre’s Bastard, and Acre’s Orphans. His werewolf driven urban fantasy/ detective thriller, Johnny Lycan & the Anubis Disk is out in November 19 of 2020 and is available for preorder https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1684335760/.

He can be found on:

Twitter @Wturmel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wayne.turmel

His website: http://WayneTurmel.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14980039.Wayne_Turmel Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Turmel/e/B00J5PGNWU/

20 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk by Wayne Turmel #paranormal #urbanfantasy

  1. I thought I’d read everything that could be possibly be done with werewolves over my long years of enjoying many different genres and all types of scary stuff, but THIS sounds great! Scary is always better with a big dollop or two of humor, and I’m definitely going to give Johnny Lycan a look! Great interview, and cool blurb, both. (I finally gave up on Clive Barker. I loved him, but after a while, I decided my heart couldn’t take it anymore. Truly some scary stuff there!)

    Great post, and best of luck with Johnny Lycan, Wayne. I’m heading over to pre-order my copy now. Sharing this!

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  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    And finally, my last reblog of a busy day. Today’s Bad Moon Rising guest is Wayne Turmel, author of an upcoming book that sounds absolutely perfect for Halloween. A fun interview, too. Be sure to stop by and check it out, and then pass it along to the Immediate World, so they can shiver, too. 🙂 As always, thanks to Teri Polen for such a fun series! 🙂

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  3. “Mainly because there’s a snarling unreasonable rampaging beast trapped inside every 13 year old boy. Right?”

    I don’t know about everyone, but I certainly had one. I don’t think I got it calmed down until I was in my late 20s.

    “Almost always it’s the characters. I come up with someone I think is cool and interesting and I really like… Most of my work is in first person, so it’s like a method actor getting inside the character.”

    Thank you for that. I am a method actor, and as a writer usually start with characters before plot. I hadn’t thought of how one might influence the other, though. (And most of my fiction has been scripts, where every character typically speaks from first person.)

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  4. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    Great interview again!! I am sorry I am missing some this year but my work life is very busy. Now I laughed about the hardest scene to write being a sex scene! I totally agree as I helped a friend “in real life” writing her book and the sex scene was so hard to do!!! You don’t want porno but she didn’t choose for fade to black either and so…that was hard!

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