Sunday, June 16, 2019

WeWriWa: I’m Your Boogeyman . . . RISE BY MOONLIGHT


(Caution: R-Rated Hero) Some guys ya just don’t wanna mess with. Max Savoie, the dark hero of my “By Moonlight” shapeshifter series is that guy. Like my movie fav, John Wick, he just wants to be left alone to live his life with the woman he loves in the home he’s rebuilt. But when provoked, the legend he’s made his bones upon will rise again. And that’s a real worry for the poor schmo in this excerpt from my W.I.P. RISE BY MOONLIGHT . . .


Fear of the NOPD came nowhere close to the threat of New Orleans’ notorious former Mob henchman. Savoie’s name was whispered with the same awed terror as the boogeyman. He’d been the cold, soul-devouring darkness at the back of Jimmy Legere’s empire. The whisper of ill-fated doom, he’d answered to Jimmy’s call alone . . . until a tough as nails detective claimed his heart and his allegiance. 

Savoie had taken over Legere’s legacy, turning it from criminality into a powerful business entity. Now, he walked, bold as you please, into society soirees with the same unruffled aplomb he’d once maintained wading in blood and retribution.

Max Savoie was someone no one with a brain or a prayer for a future messed with.

Pomerelli had both.

Very quietly, Leo asked, “What do you want from me?”

How do you let go of a hero whose complexity and cool factor just keeps growing (ummmm John Wick IV . . .)? That’s been my problem while wrapping up my series with this 15th(!) book. You just can’t take the darkness out of a tortured soul . . . except when it comes to a good woman who can turn that Boogeyman into her Boogie Man. (Caution: ‘70s fashion)


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28 comments:

  1. Such dark characters! But at the end of the darkness, there is always light.

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    1. They just have to make sure it's not a bus! But yes, happy ending a must.

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  2. Exciting and at the same time, frightening.

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  3. I've never seen any John Wick movies, which is a crime for a woman who's mad over Keanu, but OMG. Thank you. Just thank you. Thank you for the video clip, and thank you for this delicious snippet! Dinner reservations will never be the same again lol.

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    1. John Wick movies are AWESOME! Start with the first or you won't get the full story line. The violence is highly stylized so it isn't overly gruesome - just intense. And Keanu . . . Whoa!

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  4. tense and dark. Great description of the character.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. Can you he's one of my favorites?

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  5. Enjoyed the excerpt very much...paints quite an enticing picture of your hero for anyone who loves those tortured bad boys...which I must admit I do LOL. Great snippet!

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  6. Me, too! As long as they're redeemable . . . eventually, and Max has more than made up for his past.

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  7. Time to start reconsidering your life choices, Leo. LOL. Love this portrait of Max.

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  8. This except makes you really feel how intimidating Max is. Love it!

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    1. And that's just by word of mouth, not in person!

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  9. You've done a great job of picturing him just by his reputation.

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    1. Which is, in this case, not too much larger than life.

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  10. This is a great snippet. You get a real sense of the dangerous world he lives in.

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    1. By choice, in Leo's case. To survive, in Max's.

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  11. That's a hell of a reputation you've built for this character, Nancy. And this snippet neatly reveals all of it. Great job!

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  12. That's one scary character. I'd hate to cross him.

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    1. The good thing about reputation is it does the talking for you so you don't have to reinforce it with action . . . very often.

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  13. I know how hard it is to let go of a hero. Your description of Max is downright scary. Readers of the previous stories know his rep is well-earned. Yet, with C.C. he's a changed man. Love this series. Can't wait to read the next story.

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  14. I love guys "ya just don’t wanna mess with." ;) Great teaser!

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    1. They can't say they weren't warned! Thanks, Chrys!

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  15. He sounds scary, all right. I wouldn't mess with him. Great snippet.

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