It was just another average day at work, until suddenly, it wasn’t. The story of my life. Lots of waiting around, doing mundane things like data input and research, grocery shopping and dropping off the dry-cleaning, until something happens and I find myself in a ghoul infested cemetery, covered in tarry blood and a head recently separated from scaly shoulders comes rolling my way. Compliments of a Knight in purple velvet, his sword glinting under a crescent moon.
Title: Knight of the Crescent Moon
Series: Crescent Moon Chronicles Book 1
Author: L.E. Towne
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 1, 2020
Tam must protect her city and open her heart—before time runs out.
Homicide Detective Tam Paradiso really doesn’t need more complications, but, she spends her days keeping the streets of Philadelphia safe from gangsters and her nights keeping the innocents safe from supernatural monsters. Not only is she trying not to get taken out by hostiles every night, but she has to hide her monster hunting from the one person she trusts most—her cop partner, Xavier.
The last thing Tam needs are additional complications, but when sixteenth century British playwright Christopher Marlowe appears during one of her hunts, saves her from death by ghoul, and then asks her help to hunt down a strigoi running loose in the city, Tam finds herself embroiled in a more sinister plot than she ever could have imagined.
Between hunting the bloodthirsty monster, sniffing out a mole in the Philadelphia PD, and uncovering her own family secrets, Tam is afraid to fall for the handsome, velvet-caped, time-traveling, stranger—especially since he will be zapped back to his time period in less than a week. Can Tam and Marlowe track down the beast before time runs out? Will Tam face her feelings for Marlowe before it’s too late?
L. E. Towne is a self-proclaimed reluctant traveler and a continual student of the human condition known as real life. Her work has been published in Welter, Legendary, Zouch, and Main Street Rag, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Her debut novel is Knight of the Crescent Moon, the first of the Urban Fantasy series, Crescent Moon Chronicles, and is available on January 1, 2020. In between novels, she has written and produced several short plays. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her tuxedo cat, Kat Marlowe.