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Today, I have author JN Moon in the interview chair.  We’re talking about her latest release The Blood Moon Series, an urban fantasy romance.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.

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1. What are your top ten favourite books/authors?

JN: Nancy Kilpatrick, Felicity Heaton, Bram Stoker, Mary Stewart and Bernard Cornwell.

2. What book do you think everyone should read?

JN: The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin.

3. How long have you been writing?

JN: Since I was at school.

4. Do the characters come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

JN: No, some pop up as I tell the story.

5. What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

JN: 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.

6. Do you see writing as a career?

JN: 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.

7. What is your favourite genre to read?

JN: Urban fantasy/ historical fiction and paranormal romance. Yes, I read a lot.

8. Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

JN: 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.

9. Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

JN: I’m writing three at the moment!

10. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

JN: Dracula!

11. Pen, typewriter, or computer?

JN: 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…

11. Do you have any advice to give to new authors?

JN: 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!

12. What makes a good story?

JN: Character development.

13. What are they currently reading?

JN: The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart.

14. What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?

JN: Yes, I outline the story, that said I usually know my characters before I plan.

15. What is your writing Kryptonite?

JN: I crave descriptions, I’m always looking to deepen or improve these.

16. Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

JN: Yes, especially with character development/ traits and romance. I’m happy hitting the troupes but I don’t write stereotypical characters.

17. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

JN: Write books, don’t stop!

18. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

JN: No, you see I write what we want! It’s great actually!

19. Do you believe in writer’s block?

JN: Yes. Do research, read something in a similar genre or watch something in a similar genre!

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bloodmoon - about the book

1 Wolf Born_400x600Title: Wolf Born
Series: The Blood Moon Series Book 1
Author: JN Moon
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

An ancient power revealed.
An enchanting love forbidden.

Blurb:  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…

Note: 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…

REVIEWS:

★★★★★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.

**On Sale! Kindle Countdown Sep 29th – Oct 6th!!**

Goodreads | Amazon

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“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.

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2 Dragon Born_400x600Title: Dragon Born
Series: The Blood Moon Series Book 2
Author: JN Moon
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

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!

**On Sale! Kindle Countdown Sep 29th – Oct 6th!!**

Goodreads | Amazon

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3 Shadow Born_400x600Title: Shadow Born
Series: The Blood Moon Series Book 3
Author: JN Moon
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

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!

**On Sale! Kindle Countdown Sep 29th – Oct 6th!!**

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bloodmoon - about the author

JN Moon Author_400x400A 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.

Find JN:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bookbub | Goodreads

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2 thoughts on “JN Moon – The Blood Moon Series

  1. Diana Hardt says:

    Nice covers. They sound like interesting books. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I like the covers with the red print. I have never read this series. IT sounds great.

    Liked by 1 person

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