Saturday, April 17, 2021

Moonlight Becomes You by Robert Herold - Book Tour & Review



Book Information: Moonlight Becomes You by Robert Herold

  • Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TVHMNGN
  • Genre:  Gothic horror
  • Print length: 209 pages
  • Suitable for young adults? This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers 16+
  • Trigger warnings: Some sexual scenes. Supernatural violence. Recollected murder of a child.

 

About Moonlight Becomes You

The Eidola Project travels to Petersburg, Virginia, to investigate a series of murders in the Black community—rumored to be caused by a werewolf. Once there, danger comes from all quarters. 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?

Acclaim for Moonlight Becomes You

Moonlight Becomes You earned 1st place in two categories for the Southeastern Writers Association, including Best Novel.


My Review
Moonlight Becomes You is a horror novel set in post-Civil War times. It's also a sequel to the author's first book, The Eidola Project, which I hadn't read prior to tackling this one. While I do think you can read Moonlight Becomes You without needing to read book one, it would probably help just for the sake of being introduced to and becoming familiar with the characters.
This book involves two horrors: The KKK and a werewolf. Yes, racism is an issue that gets brought up within these pages, but it's 1865-ish, so it makes sense. And while it does get a bit awful at times, there are some delicate touches of humor strewn throughout, which lightens up the mood a little. 
The story follows are team of paranormal investigators trying to track down a werewolf that's attacking the African American community. Unfortunately for the team, they also have to contend with the KKK. 
Historically accurate and topically relevant, Moonlight Becomes You is a well-written, intriguing novel that will keep readers on their toes. There's mystery, horror, and even a bit of romance. There are very unlikable characters, as well as characters you can't help but feel for. 
I rather enjoyed the dark and gritty feel of this novel, and the uniqueness of it overall. I can't say I've ever read a horror novel involving a werewolf, a team of paranormal investigators, and the KKK all set in a historical time period. Definitely a fascinating read.
4 stars!


About Robert Herold

The supernatural always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since Robert Herold's mother refused to allow him, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved in. (Well, not literally.)
As a child, fresh snow provided him the opportunity to walk out onto neighbors' lawns halfway and then make paw prints with his fingers as far as he could stretch. He would retrace the paw and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned into a werewolf on their front lawn. (They were skeptical.)
He has pursued many interests over the years (among them being a history teacher and a musician), but the supernatural always called to him. You could say he was haunted. Finally, following the siren's call, he wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an idea he had as a teenager.
Ultimately, he hopes the book gives you the creeps, and he means that in the best way possible.

https://robertheroldauthor.com/

 

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