This author made his BMR debut two years ago with the first book in his Johnny Lycan series, and he returns today with book two that releases in December. Saying Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror? Only at a snooty brunch. But he and The Candyman are acquaintances. Welcome Wayne Turmel!
Have you ever said Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror?
I know what you mean, but the only time I ever said Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror was at a snooty brunch in West Hollywood, and the waiter ignored me every time. Candyman, on the other hand, and I are on speaking terms.
Would you rather visit a haunted house or a haunted graveyard?
I’d much rather visit a graveyard. They are so much more atmospheric than haunted houses, there’s the smell of newmown grass, and there’s a lot more room for running, dodging and hiding when #%$#^ gets real.
Which Stephen King novel unsettled you the most?
The Dead Zone freaked me out when I read it the first time, and it still does today, maybe more so. It takes the old “what if you had a chance to kill Hitler?” question and brings it home. There are too many similarities to what’s going on now in the world. I’d rather take my chances with rabid Saint Bernards.
What books did you grow up reading?
I was—and am—bibliographically promiscuous. (I’m a book slut, I’ll read anything.) I grew up with a lot of classic “boy books,” Kim, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, and started reading adult books early. My mom let me read Jaws, because she was fine with me reading the blood and guts. She didn’t know there was a sex scene that left a mark.
Do you regret leaving out something in the final draft of any of your books?
My daughter has too much influence on my writing. When I wrote Acre’s Bastard, it was supposed to be a one-off, standalone book. I had a lovely epilogue saying what happened to Lucca after the Crusades. She told me if I left that in there and didn’t continue the series she wouldn’t look after me in my old age and would put me in a home when I got old. That wasn’t so bad, since I consider the sequel, Acre’s Orphans, some of my very best work.
I nearly ended the second Johnny Lycan book with a tantalizing sexy scenario, and her considered literary opinion was, “ewwwww.”
So, no threesome for Johnny. The world’s loss.
What are you working on now?
I am at about the third-way mark of the third Johnny Lycan adventure. Fun creepiness and hijinks will ensue as he deals with a 400 year old witch finderand a haunted book. Oh and a buttload of rats.
The world’s favorite werewolf P.I. is off to Las Vegas. What could go wrong?
Life’s good for Johnny Lupul. He has a steady gig and a growing reputation as a guy who gets things done. He’s even learning to keep his Lycan side under control—mostly.
But when he’s sent to Sin City on a simple retrieval job, things go sideways. He bumps up against a coven of badass witches, a psychic pawn broker, and a mysterious enemy with a secret darker and more violent than his own.
“Like Jack Reacher with bite. Even more fun than the first installment.”
“Turmel has created a series that’s part detective noir, part urban fantasy, with plenty of snarky humor.”
Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KQHJQ7D
Johnny Lycan and the Vegas Berserker (preorder) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B89LQTKR
The Lucca Le Pou Stories (2 book set) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B8TV3YGB
Author Bio and Social Media
Wayne Turmel lives and writes in Las Vegas. He’s the author of 10 nonfiction books, but writes fiction to save what’s left of his sanity. He’s a former standup comic, car salesman and still a consultant since he needs to pay the rent. He lives with his wife, The Duchess, and Mad Max, Defender of the Realm, Scourge of Lizards, and Most Manly of Poodles. You can find him at www.WayneTurmel.com, on Twitter @Wturmel, and his Facebook author page
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Turmel/e/B00J5PGNWU