Wolf Born The Blood Moon Series Book 1 by JN Moon Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
An ancient power revealed. An enchanting love forbidden.
Only feeling true peace in nature, Emma thrives in her career as an ecologist. Yet when she learns her uncle has been injured, and discharged from the hospital into the care of an unknown stranger, she puts her life on hold to rush to his side. She tracks them down to a log cabin built deep within the notoriously haunted Wychwood Forest.
What big eyes you have...
In the depths of the woodlands, Emma’s uncle reveals a dark family secret none within their bloodline can escape. His swoon-worthy caregiver, Conor, warns a malevolent shadow is coming for all of them. She is their only hope to survive, if she can channel a side of herself, she never knew existed.
What big ears you have...
As an ancient demon rises, and malicious spirits swirl and lash from all sides, Emma must decide who she can trust... if anyone.
What big teeth you have...
Set in Wychwood, England—the world’s most haunted forest—Wolf Born is an adult retelling of Red Riding Hood. Fans of captivating shifter stories, that intertwine monsters and romance, will be left howling for more Wolf Born!
Lift the latch and step inside, if you dare…
★★★★★Well, that was a twist on red riding hood for sure. Emma learns about herself and a world unknown to most. Lots of twists and turns. Keeping you interested in the book. And so, did not see the ending coming. A must-read book.
★★★★★ I was captivated by this story and couldn't put it down. The characters were indeed engaging, every twist was unexpected, and made the adventure powerful, and enjoyable. I hope you will take time and read this fantastic fantasy and love it as well.
In the shower I realised a werewolf was downstairs making me breakfast. And helping me fight a demon. And dressed only in jeans. He’d been naked in my house, a werewolf and I flinched wondering where did that hair go!
That, obviously is weird as fuck, but having to answer text messages from my human friends, seemed stranger. Living in two worlds running parallel, I could see why these supernaturals lived apart from humans.
After showering and some fresh clothes, I chucked the bedding into the wash and ate breakfast with Conor, in my home. It seemed so normal after the dream, after him turning into a wolf and he chatted happily about the plans they’d made to kill the Nuckelavee like most people talk about their day to day events.
When he was eating and not looking at me, I stole glances, this man, so kind was actually part beast, was hard to wrap my head around. Even though I’d just witnessed it. I knew in my soul he was right, people do fear what they don’t understand. I was entering this strange parallel world and one in which I could never return. I’d never been a fan of normal anyway, I had tried to fit in all my life but I had never managed it.
“Anyway, I’m glad you’re safe, are you ready to come back to my home?”
“You really think the Nuckelavee would find me here? How? It’s not that I don’t appreciate your offer and I love your company, it’s just I’m used to looking out for myself, I’m not used to depending on others.” I didn’t want to sound ungrateful but I wasn’t comfortable with staying at Conor’s, a guest is fine for a few days. Any more feels like a scrounger or a child.
“I have a life, I can’t just hang out indefinitely, you know?” Maybe how I said that came out wrong…
Staring at me, his eyes hidden under his fringe, curved lips and mischievous grin, “Oh, I thought you’d move in?”
“You know what I mean. You have a job? Friends, things to do?”
“Emma, we all do. I know you do, though I admit I love having you at my home. It’s only for a week, maybe less. I hope… can I still see you afterwards?”
“I’d like that. But I think we should concentrate on what we’ve got to do now, first.”
He beamed that big smile, stood up grabbed our plates and washed up. That’s a keeper, I thought.
We are all monsters now...
I’m a monster…eating vegetarian chilli with werewolves, a witch and a dragon shifter. And it was only Monday! God knows what will happen by the weekend.
Dragon Born The Blood Moon Series Book 2
Would you steal Poseidon’s Trident to save your lover?
Luke has been kidnapped by Teran, a crazed Pagan sea god, and is being held deep within a sea cave. If Emma can’t find a way to save him, he’s sure to die. Or worse, be turned into Teran’s slave.
The blood of Dragon shifters is unrivalled and formidable...
Eliciting the help of a scandalous demon known as an incubus, Emma and her friends take their rescue mission to the seas. Within the watery realms of the Selkies and sea witches, they journey to Atlantis in search of Poseidon’s Trident.
The father of all monsters has risen.
Trapped underwater and sinking fast, only the gods can save them now. Can they convince Zeus to help the shifters he views as abominations?
He blackened out the sun as his wings opened.
Fans in search of the spellbinding mayhem of gods versus monsters will be left panting by Dragon Born!
Grab your life jacket, this is one hell of a ride!
They say mortals are the most dangerous beings in the world. But there’s something far worse, and it’s on the hunt.
Wolves are being tracked and exterminated. An ancient order, known as the Watcher Angels, has embarked on a mission to eradicate all shifter abominations which they view as an affront to God.
Now, they have their sights set on Emma.
Driven to turn her divine power into a weapon with the ability to annihilate all supernaturals, they’re prepared to slaughter all who dare stand in their way.
Emma’s only hope to save her people is to travel to the Underworld to steal an ancient scroll from the Marquis of Hell. New alliances are formed, and friendships are tested as the old Order crumbles to allow a new era to dawn.
The trumpets of war sound in, Shadow Born, the epic conclusion of The Blood Moon Series!
A writer of Dark Urban Fantasy with a smattering of gothic horror.
What got me hooked into vampires, as a kid I secretly watched Hammer Horror films on my tv, then reading the classics, Dracula and Frankenstein. I was always more interested in the vampires than Van Helsing!
Inspiring movies, Underworld, The Lost Boys, and Blade.
My books are gritty and action-packed, taking you into the underbelly of the world of the damned, who live alongside the world of the living.
Vampires, werewolves, demons along with mythological creatures are all mixed into my stories. A balance of fantasy and reality, a world that takes you, the reader away from the mundane stresses of life. And sometimes a smattering of the philosophical to...
Dark, Sublime, Gripping Stories.
When I'm not writing, I can be found wandering in nature, reading or at the movies.
I also enjoy hanging upside down! Been doing aerial arts for about 7 years.
If you want to connect, I like talking to like-minded souls so get in touch.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I make up songs and sing them down the phone when my friends answer or I randomly sing to animals! (Hey, I grew up on Monty Python.) I always speak to dogs before their humans!
Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I used to act and have been on BBC tv series Casualty and at the Ustinov Theatre in Bath, Somerset, long ago...
What are some of your pet peeves?
Rudeness, ignorance and superficiality.
Where were you born/grew up at?
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my friends, both two and four-legged eating chocolate. Maybe go snowboarding for a few hours!
Who is your hero and why?
Growing up Wonder Woman was my hero! Strong, empowering and fabulous!
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I’d probably base ruling on the Star Trek philosophy! No money required but you add value by doing what you love, which enriches others.
What are you passionate about these days?
Friends, fur family, aerial arts, books obvs. Vampires and angels. Writing, dragons and swords! I do a lot of personal and spiritual development and believe that life is to be enjoyed and to. This, can be learned and is totally contrary to how I was brought up. As a writer, my job is to make readers happy, amongst other emotions but that is my primary goal.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Read or listen to books. I love art galleries and museums, and going to the movies. I also do aerial arts, so hanging upside down has always made me feel good! Maybe I used to be a bat....
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Compassionate, empowering, fun.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
At school in creative writing class however I don’t come from a background where that was acceptable so only came to it later.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Rise of the Lycans! Romance, vampires, werewolves and swords!!
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Immortal Curse working with Julie Plec and CW! Please...
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
Whitby for Bram’s Dracula and Glastonbury for Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave. I’m kind of addicted to historical fiction in dark ages Britain.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
What inspired you to write this book?
The tv series Grimm. My mum gave us books as soon as we were old enough to grip hold of them! And I have a lot of beautiful, illustrated fairy tale books amongst others from childhood.
I liked the tv series Grimm, how it was made darker and for adults. I wanted to explore that. But for the later books I explored mythology, which I’ve always loved and history with research into Babylonian witchcraft/ occult. Both fascinate me.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Empowering characters, laugh out loud mixed with clueless but strong immortal males weaving their way hopelessly into the web of romance!
Books that take you away from reality and leave you feeling better.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Conor, definitely. I’m writing a novel on his character that readers will be able to grab free! It’s called, Wolf Moon.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in the series?
Ah, Emma Blakesley. Honestly, I got bored very quickly with petulant snarky female characters acting like they’re five years old, and they’re always angry! What is that about? There’s too much anger in the world.
So I wanted to write a character that real women could identify with.
Obviously, she has faults, as we do but hopefully, and judging by reviews she’s more believable. So, readers can put themselves in Emma’s shoes.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
For Emma I based her flaws on flaws I had when I was younger, and other women that I know. I wanted to make her older, so both younger and older readers could identify with her and give her a normal job.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
Thanks for asking! The names do have meaning! Emma’s last name is Blakesley, Blakesley means dark wolf!
Conor Lowell: Conor means Lover of Wolves- I remember researching that one early morning huddled from the rain in a train station, and Lowell means little wolf!
Ethan means enduring and long lived.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
The interaction between Emma, Conor and Luke. Luke is brilliant character to play with, Conor is swoon worthy and Emma is kind of terrified to open up to either of them.
In book 2, Dragon Born she admits her past dating life has been more akin to an episode of Criminal Minds than a romantic comedy! And anyone who’s done online dating knows about that! Lol...
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
My first novel isn’t this one but was called Children of Dionysus, I’ve since changed it to Immortal Curse.
Because firstly it had nothing to do with Dionysus, but rather a concept of the wild and barbaric Greek god and secondly, no one knows who Dionysus is! Rooky mistake.
Who designed your book covers?
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I am writing Wolf Moon though, I wanted to write at least one book just about Conor, romance and urban fantasy.
If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Jennifer Lawrence for Emma, Tyler Hoechlin for Conor and Joseph Morgan for Luke!
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I write books to entertain, uplift and leave you empowered with some smoking hot immortal men...
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
I think this because it’s funny but also true! I’m a monster…eating vegetarian chilli with werewolves, a witch and a dragon shifter. And it was only Monday! God knows what will happen by the weekend.
There’s lots of funny bits in it, I like how Emma thinks. She can be quite random, I am like that...there’s other things she speaks to the reader about, things that as humans we wonder but are not normally mentioned in fantasy books! Like, with werewolves, when they transform back to human, where does the wolf hair go, I mean, ugh! Wouldn’t that actually distract you!
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be?
And what would you do during that day? Conor! Probably snowboarding, dinner, then best not say! Just don’t think about the wolf hair...
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Actually, they’re usually inspired by pictures! From the picture I build the character.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
No, they definitely have the reigns...
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes. I have two new archangel series coming out, both very funny, male leads, urban fantasy with romance.
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Sandalwood in a soy candle...
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Nancy Kilpatrick, Felicity Heaton, Bram Stoker, Mary Stewart and Bernard Cornwell.
What book do you think everyone should read?
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was at school.
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
No, some pop up as I tell the story.
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
A ton of mythology. Wolf Born has Orcadian mythology in it, that is mythology from the Orkney Islands in Scotland that is not found anywhere else in the world. And British mythology.
Dragon Born has Orcadian and Greek and Shadow Born British mythology, more occult, like Babylonian necromancy! And some historical legends that I used and changed for the story.
Do you see writing as a career?
Definitely. The greatest thing, making people happy. It’s a strange job though, when I have reviews that people love characters because, well they come from my head. I made them up! It’s like I’m creating and sharing worlds, and some people want to join in. That’s a cool feeling, you can’t buy it.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
Urban fantasy/ historical fiction and paranormal romance. Yes, I read a lot.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
Depends really. I wrote the battle scenes in Dragon Born listening to the Muse album, Simulation Theory so I think the energy is very high and fast, the music definitely drove me along! Other times I prefer silence.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I’m writing three at the moment!
If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer. But, that said when I was commuting I used my huge iPhone 6 plus and google docs. I would write anything from 500-1k words on the way to the office, then at lunch, then the same on the way home.
I’ve written over 500,000 words on my phone. (I had to commute a lot!) And earphones in, music on...
Advice they would give new authors?
Yes, write every day. Read how to plan your story, read books, write on your phone if you have to, (use google docs- it saves every few seconds). Study the craft and write in a series!
What makes a good story?
What are they currently reading?
The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart.
What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
Yes, I outline the story, that said I usually know my characters before I plan.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
I crave descriptions, I’m always looking to deepen or improve these.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Yes, especially with character development/ traits and romance. I’m happy hitting the troupes but I don’t write stereotypical characters.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Write books, don’t stop!
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
No, you see I write what we want! It’s great actually!
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes. Do research, read something in a similar genre or watch something in a similar genre!
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