Years of experience taught Peter to strangle his own urge to scream, but he paid for it. Without an outlet, his unbearable pain multiplied. He dropped to his knees in agony. His bones broke, cracked and reformed. His new teeth pierced through jawbones and bleeding gums, and his skull fragmented, shifting in size and shape. Tears flowed from his blackening eyes, and madness threatened to consume him through the pain. He wormed across the kitchen floor, knocked over a chair and bit down on the wooden leg to ride out the change.
For months (if not a year, really) I have been writing my new dark fantasy series, Holy Moon. Although in truth the story-line the books are based on is a series, Holy Moon itself is a trilogy. This is a tale of real estate agent, Peter Foreman, who believe in fighting his lycanthropy with faith; a Christian werewolf if you will.
One of the most notable reasons I believed in my story was knowing it was original. We don’t have the typical, done over and over, werewolf with torn shirt running through the woods devouring and killing everything in it’s path. Instead, we have a very intelligent, warmhearted man who suffers from this haunting disease, who is on a quest to rid himself of it while protecting those of his community just as a watchdog might, using his wolf side almost as a superhero.
In Book One, Keep It Home, Peter discovers the one who changed him, and in a race to save lives, he must challenge him and bring hims down. During this struggle, an important bread crumb emerges that send Peter forth on a new path preparing for Book Two, coming in December 2012.
About the Author:
J.W. Holmes is a U.S. veteran, former businessman, broadcaster, producer, and author of the Holy Moon trilogy, the Paul Hawkinson mystery series, and the sci-fi series, The Nordic. He is the former CEO of a FOX News radio affiliate. As a producer, he produced and hosted for a local ESPN program among several other independent shows. He is also a former assistant minister.
Holmes has worked in broadcasting for over 20 years, in both radio and television. He has worked as everything from production assistant to executive producer, but mostly as a producer. Notable shows he has worked on include ESPN Local Sports Break, FOX News Radio, and Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”.
Holmes is currently working with his business partner, illustrator Mark Brayer, through their company Orion Media Group, developing three book series including The Nordic for comics, and has just released the first book in the Holy Moon trilogy, Keep It Home, which was named “Paranormal Indie of the Day” on Paranormal Indie. Holy Moon is also being developed for comics. Holmes has been a featured guest on programs like SciFi Diner and Paranormal Underground.