The Werewolf Detective Howls Again!

Back in 2012 I wrote a story for the late lamented Dark Valentine Magazine. It was a noir/ horror crossover yarn called Drunk On The Moon, and it featured a werewolf private eye called Roman Dalton. The story proved to be quite popular and I wrote a few more Roman Dalton yarns. There were even a couple of anthologies where a wide range of authors wrote Roman Dalton yarns. Oh, and he’s been translated into Slovenian and Polish.

Anyway, I recently decided to collect as many of the yarns as possible in one place. There are stories from me, K A Laity, Carrie Clevenger, Graham Wynd, Matt Hilton, Vincent Zandri, Allan Leverone and more! (Artwork by Marcin Drzewiecki – Ilustrator)

When a full moon fills the night sky, Private Investigator Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls The City’s neon and blood soaked streets. Vivid and violent noir horror stories based on characters created by Paul D. Brazill

Netflix ought to swoop in and bag those stories for a new series.’

‘It’s noir. It’s supernatural. It’s sleazy as hell.’

“A crackling fun read that puts werewolves in a Sin City/hardboiled world.”

5.0 out of 5 stars.  Brilliant and Dark

5.0 out of 5 stars.  Noir Fun with a Werewolf Detective

5.0 out of 5 stars.  A Howling Good Read!

5.0 out of 5 stars.  Both gruesome and awesome

Why not sink your teeth in, if you fancy?

Short, Sharp Interview: Allan Leverone

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Midnight-Allan-Leverone-ebook/dp/B00GFX6U1E/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386613358&sr=1-3&keywords=allan+leveronePDB: Can you pitch MR. MIDNIGHT in 25 words or less?

I don’t know, let’s find out. A young woman, plagued by mysterious visions, finds herself in a life-and-death struggle with a brutal killer when she attempts to learn her family history.

Yes I can, if you accept “life-and-death” as one word…

PDB: Which  books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?

For books, I have two: CORROSION, by Jon Bassoff, is the best thing I’ve read this year. It’s disturbing and gripping, written with desperation and anguish. It brought to mind (at least to me) Tom Piccirilli’s EVERY SHALLOW CUT.

For television shows: Homeland. It’s impeccably written, consistently coming up with twists I don’t see coming. As a bonus, Claire Danes is brilliant as the tormented CIA case officer Carrie Matheson. For my money, TV doesn’t get any better.

PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?

Absolutely. I’ve read a hell of a lot more words than I’ve written in my life, and that will be the case if I write ten books a year until the day I die. I admire brilliant writing more than I can say, because I’m well aware of how hard it is to accomplish.

PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?

I definitely have an interest in it; I’m interested in all aspects of writing. But I doubt I would be very good at it. All of the above examples require collaboration, something I’ve never really done and doubt I would be very good at. When I’m writing, I don’t think I would play well with others.

allan levPDB: How much research goes into each book?

Enough to add authenticity to what I’m writing. I don’t really enjoy research, I would much rather be writing than researching. So my goal is not to become an expert on multiple subjects, my goal is simply to provide enough realism that the reader is not pulled out of the story because of some inaccuracy in the text.

PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer?

The hardest thing for any writer to do is carve out an audience for his or her work. Social media makes that goal a little easier to accomplish, so in that sense, it’s fantastic. As a writer, though, it’s important to handle social media properly, or else it can backfire. I try to use it mostly to interact with readers and other writers, rather than to constantly push my work.

PDB: What’s on the cards for 2014?

Thanks for asking! My second Tracie Tanner thriller is titled ALL ENEMIES, and is going through editing right now. It will be available in early 2014, and I’m very excited about it. After that I’ll probably switch gears and work on Book Four of my Paskagankee series of supernatural suspense novels, set in a tiny town in northern Maine. The goal there would be a spring or early summer release.

After that, I’m not sure. All I know is I’ll be writing something…

Bio:Allan Leverone is a 2012 Derringer Award winner and the author of seven novels, including the Amazon Top 25 overall paid bestselling thriller, THE LONELY MILE. He lives in Londonderry, NH with his family and a rapidly growing mountain of bills. Connect on Facebook, Twitter @AllanLeverone, and at www.allanleverone.com.

Roman Dalton – Werewolf PI UPDATES!

Roman Dalton WPI When a full moon fills the night sky, Private Investigator Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls The City‘s neon and blood soaked streets.

Created by International Thriller Writers member Paul D. Brazill.

Books so far …

Roman Dalton – Werewolf P I by Paul D. Brazill. (Available as an eBook and in paperback.)

It’s A Curse: A Roman Dalton Yarn by K. A. Laity

Insatiable: A Roman Dalton Yarn by B. R. Stateham

Chances Are: A Roman Dalton Yarn by Carrie Clevenger.

The Darke Affair: A Roman Dalton Yarn by Allan Leverone.

Booze & Ooze: A Roman Dalton Yarn by Matt Hilton.

Full Moonlight: A Roman Dalton Yarn by Vincent Zandri.

Drunk On The Moon   A Roman Dalton anthology. Stories by  Paul D Brazill,-Allan Leverone, K A Laity,B R Stateham, Julia Madeleine, Richard Godwin, John Donald Carlucci, Frank Duffy, Jason Michel, Katherine Tomlinson.

There is also a podcast of Drunk On The Moon at Crime City Central

And there’s more to come …

Short, Sharp Interview: Allan Leverone

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less?
Absolutely: In my new novel, PASKAGANKEE, three wildly different people must come together in a desperate attempt to stop a brutal killing spree in their tiny town (Sorry, that’s twenty-six; I’m a cheating bastard).
PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?
I rarely get a chance to see new films, but on television I’ve become absolutely enthralled by “Once Upon a Time.” So many of today’s TV shows are derivative, uninspired and uninteresting, it’s nice to see something original have a chance to be a success.
As far as books are concerned, a couple of weeks ago I finished reading Les Edgerton’s THE BITCH. Any fan of crime fiction who hasn’t checked out this gem is doing himself a disservice. Edgerton reminds me of one of my favorites, Tom Piccirilli, not necessarily by the writing style, but by his ability to wring emotion out of every sentence. I know it’s early in the year, but any book will have a hard time supplanting THE BITCH as my favorite for 2012.
PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?
Interesting question. When I read, I do it on dual tracks. Half my brain is focused on following the story, the other half on analyzing what I would do if I were writing it. What’s fun is when the author goes in a completely different direction than I am expecting him/her to.
PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?
If Hollywood came knocking on my door and I had the chance to work on a screenplay adaptation of one of my books I would absolutely consider it. Beyond that, though, I think I prefer the solitude of working on a novel to what would undoubtedly be a collaborative effort writing a film script.
One of my favorite authors, Robert Browne, left movie/television writing behind to concentrate on writing novels, so unless I can convince someone like him to co-author the screenplay for THE LONELY MILE, I think I’ll just stick to writing books. For now.
Unless I get a better offer.
Why, what have you heard?
PDB: How much research goes into each book?
I love the Internet. Researching can be done from the comfort of my couch, and while you can’t always trust everything you read online, you can accomplish a hell of a lot of research now in a minimal amount of time than you could, say, twenty or more years ago. It’s fantastic.
That said, the amount of research I do is different for each book. Probably my most technically challenging book has been FINAL VECTOR, but I’ve spent my entire adult life as a working air traffic controller, so I guess you could say I’ve been researching that one for the last thirty years.
Research is important, because your plot can’t be so far-fetched it takes readers out of the story, but by the same token, I write fiction, so the reality of the world I’m creating can be whatever I want it to be. I’m not trying to recreate Tom Clancy’s meticulous (some would say overdone) realism, all I want to do is write an entertaining story that takes people away from their problems and hopefully entertains the hell out of them.
PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer?
My opinion is we won’t really understand the importance of social media for ten or maybe even twenty years. It’s just too new. The conventional wisdom for authors is you have to build and maintain a strong online presence, and while I don’t necessarily disagree with that, I’m not convinced it does much to get an author new readers, which obviously is critical to expanding sales.
One thing I like about social media—in addition to hopefully introducing myself and my work to new readers—is the opportunity it provides for networking with other authors and publishing professionals. The landscape of writing and reading is changing so fast, it’s nice to be able to get the perspective of others affected by those changes.
PDB: What’s on the cards in 2012? 
This year has already been far better than I ever imagined it might be. The latest numbers I saw for THE LONELY MILE were over 12,000 sales this month, just in the U.S. Combine that with UK sales and the giveaway we just completed at Amazon, and there are now better than 60,000 copies of my thriller on ereaders all over the world. It’s exciting and just a little scary.
My goal is to continue building on the success of that book. There are so many phenomenal authors out there trying to get attention for their work that sometimes it seems impossible just to get a foot in the door with readers. I’m going to continue to work hard and see what happens.
Specifically, in addition to PASKAGANKEE, which was just released in January, my goal is to release the sequel, titled REVENANT, early summer, and then a more traditional thriller, PARALLAX VIEW, this coming autumn. I would also love to continue my association with Delirium Books and their acclaimed collectible novella series. I just competed one, titled THE BECOMING, and I’m anxious to see what they think about it at Delirium. I like to keep busy.