I couldn’t wait to show you this book, guys! Also, I have Kwen talking about it a bit so yay me!
The grisly murder of a diplomat’s son in Central Park draw NYPD Detective Gerald Meeker and FBI Special Agent Andee Trakes into a twisted and confusing investigation. Within hours, the evidence indicates the man was executed in the manner saved for werewolves. Andee Trakes is assigned to liaison with a history professor, who is an expert on folklore and legends.
Professor Alwyn Lloyd, handsome, articulate and successful, not only agrees the method of death was indeed an execution, he claims to be a werewolf. Andee is torn between the desire to date the man and the suspicion to arrest him.
From the initial killing in the park, a bloody spree is ignited that soon has Andee and Lloyd forced to work together to protect themselves and family members.
Shadow of the Moon explores the world of werewolves and paints a picture of what is good about them, as well as bad. The story explains what is beautiful as well as ugly about the wolf.
The story is fast paced and full of interesting characters and several twists and turns to keep both the fantasy as well as the suspense and romance enthusiasts entertained.
And here’s what Kwen tells me about his story.
In a previous life, I was a police officer and crime investigator. As such, I have a solid background that guides me as I write the crime scenes portions of the story. I have leaned over a victim and felt to see if dew had formed in an effort to determine how long the body had been exposed.
There is a sense of pride in writing about the wolves. As a descendant of Lycaon and still a carrier of the wolf gene, it is important to me that the truth of my ancestors be documented. For too many years, the non-wolf has been allowed to tell our stories and they have invested the tales with lies and half-truths at best. If recognized by the world, the werewolf would be on the endangered species list and require protection.
Ken Kesey once said, “To Hell with the facts, we need stories,” and so I write stories. I write fiction and yet I find I work to add in a bit of truth here and there in an effort to ground the story and make it more enjoyable for the reader. We know werewolves are fiction, but I want to write the book that makes us stop just long enough to think, “what if they’re not.”
This is a tour, so as usual you can learn more about the story or its author by following all the dates of it.
You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/01/16/tour-sign-up-shadow-of-the-moon-by-kwen-d-griffeth/).
John Lennon said, “Life is what happens while you make other plans.” While Kwen lived a full and varied life, his dream of writing remained in the back of his mind.
Finally, in 2012, he wrote a novella named Dear Emma. He self-published through Amazon and asked people to read it. “The best way to see if I can write is to let people check it out,” he said. Like it, they did. Currently, Dear Emma enjoys a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.
Often asked what genre he writes, Kwen replies he writes stories about people and uses the genre that best fits the story. “I think of the genre, or setting as another character that interacts to help tell the story,” he says.
His most often received and constant comment is how real his characters seem. Upon the completion of his historical fiction trilogy Sam and Laura books, a reader telephoned Kwen and directed him to write more stories about the couple. When asked why the reader was so adamant about more stories, he replied he “wasn’t ready to tell Sam and Laura good bye yet.”
Kwen considers that comment one of his highest compliments.
Kwen’s books are getting some attention from the literary community. The Law of Moses, the Silver Award winner from Readers’ Favorite, and The Tenth Nail both received the Gold Award from Literary Titan Book Review. The Gold Award is given to books “found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written novels.” Many of Kwen’s books have received the Gold Award from Literary Titan. In addition, The Law of Moses was awarded five 5 Star Reviews from the reviewers of Readers’ Favorite.
Kwen’s books are available in several formats; e-Book, paperback, and audio. He invites you to check his writings out. Who knows? He might become your next favorite author.