MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU is Book Two of the Eidola Project series, and I've become an ardent fan after reading THE EIDOLA PROJECT and MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU. Meet Bob, read about MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU, and the creepy short story "Ghost Doll" -- and no, it's not about the infamous Robert the Doll in Key West, Florida.
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Now here's Bob!
I am honored to be featured by the talented writer Diana Rubino. I love her books! Here’s a bit about me and my writing:
Seattleite Robert Herold is the author of the award-winning Eidola Project novels, which follows a team of 19th-century ghost hunters who become ensnared in deadly supernatural investigations, and The Seattle Coven Tales, a series of novellas centered around Friday the 13th.
Synopsis of MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU:
Danger comes from all quarters when the Eidola Project investigates a series of murders in a Black community--rumored to be caused by a werewolf. Not only do they face threats from the supernatural, the KKK objects to the team's activities, and the group is falling apart. Can they overcome their human frailties to defeat the evil that surrounds them? *****The entire Eidola Project Series won 1st Place in the 2022 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Awards. Moonlight Becomes You is also a winner of two 1st place wins from the Southeastern Writers Association, including Best Novel!
Doc Curtis fought for every reserve of strength and managed to quicken his pace. He could hear them shouting behind him and dared not look back, fearing it might slow him just that much more.
At last, he made it through the field and emerged onto a rough access road running between the cultivated land on one side and the woods on the other. He dashed across the dirt road and through the weeds and scrub bordering its opposite side. The trees stood twenty yards ahead. He would make it, find a thick trunk to hide behind, and fire a warning shot. If he could drive them off, it would be best. If not, he would do what needed to be done. Life had reduced itself to its most fundamental terms: kill or be killed.
Just five yards from the trees, a gigantic black beast bounded from the woods and landed before him. The doctor skittered to a stop, and his feet went out from beneath him. The creature stepped closer, looming. Its eyes glowed red, and the skin around its muzzle drew back, revealing a mouthful of sharp canine teeth.
The Klan had come at him in two directions, the doctor realized.
He raised his pistol and fired into the snarling face above him.
How Did This Novel Come About? A Peek Behind the Scenes
I have always had a fondness for werewolves. As a boy, I wanted nothing more than to grow up to be one! When I was 8—12 years old, when it snowed, I’d walk out onto neighbors’ lawns and then make paw prints with my fingers as far as I could stretch. I’d retrace my paw and boot prints and then fetch neighborhood kids and point out that someone had turned into a werewolf on this front lawn. Few bought into this shaggy dog (werewolf) story. ☹!
I was a junior high/middle school history teacher for 36 years and so in this novel, I’ve combined my love of history with my love of werewolves. Many of the historical incidents and locations in the book are real. In fact, I sought the input of several professors for accuracy in details about train travel and the mental hospital used in this book. Also, William James (brother of the author Henry James), who leads the Eidola Project, is a historical figure and father of psychology in America. He was also a real ghost hunter. It’s my hope that the weaving-in of historical details contributes to the verisimilitude of the supernatural.
My latest work is set in the modern day, The Seattle Coven Tales, a series of novellas set in 2015. They are part of a collection of stories written by 13 authors that come out on Friday the Thirteenth. My newest story, The Devil’s Dregs, is available for preorder on Amazon.
Connect with Bob:
Feel free to contact me with any questions and (if interested) to sign up for my monthly newsletter, The Haunted House of Herold. firstname.lastname@example.org