Blood and Rain Gets Some More Love

Blood and Rain is a monumental piece of horror fiction. It represents everything I love about werewolves, creature features, siege films, and everything else in between. It is still early in the year, but this is a clear cut candidate for my favorite book of 2015.” — Horror Underground

Check out the full review here: Blood and Rain.

Nate Kenyon backs Blood and Rain! I’m grinning like a madman.

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Hey guys, just got a great blurb from former Leisure Book author, Nate Kenyon!  I remember when I read Bloodstone, The Bone Factoryand then Sparrow Rock...they all came to my mailbox as part of the LB Horror Book Club. All three of these novels are underrated. Nate shares the ability and talent of each and every LB author of the day. I really enjoyed each of his books, and when I discovered that Nate was not only from Maine, but from my neck of the woods….it blew my mind.

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A couple years back, I got to meet him at Anthocon. He was super approachable, and we even reminisced about “cruisin'” Western Avenue in Augusta. Shortly after this meeting, I wrote to Nate about reviewing one of my pieces. He warned me that he would do it, but he wouldn’t coddle me (not his exact words, but you get the point).  I think I chickened out and left him alone.

Fast forward to this summer.

I reached out and Nate answered. He agreed to read, Blood and Rain,  my debut novel for Samhain Publishing. Same rules, but this time, I felt confident enough to follow through. This week, Nate sent me this blurb:

“A major new talent rises from the Maine woods…Rolfe is the real deal, and Blood and Rain is a classic monster novel, full of blood and teeth and the kind of razor sharp writing that makes the pages sing. Small town horror is back, with a vengeance!”

–Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of Sparrow Rock, Diablo: Storm of Light and Day One

Thank you, Nate, for taking the time, for being an inspiration and letting a kid from Central Maine know that your last name doesn’t have to be King (or Hill) to get noticed.

Pre-order your eBook copy of Blood and Rain tonight!

Or wait until September and pre-order the trade paperback!

Blood and Rain comes out October 6th from Samhain Publishing.

Gearing up for the Blood and Rain Train…Get your Claws out!

Yes, I am pumped for the release of my first print novel with Samhain Publishing. After two novellas, I’m ready to get a physical book into your hands!  And what a book….Blood and Rain is my favorite thing that I’ve written so far. I’ve loved werewolves for so long (thanks to my bro). The release date is October 6th. I will be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Augusta, Maine the weekend before Halloween. I will also be hitting the internet highways and embarking on a massive Blog Tour!  Hair and devil horns in the air, volume cranked to 11, and ready to party!

Anyways…. Some early reviews are coming in. I’d like to share a couple of those with you now:

“A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we’re in the presence of a rising star in the genre.”

– Ronald Malfi, Author of December Park and Little Girls

“This is werewolves as they should be.”–Scarlet’s Web

The best werewolf novel I’ve read since Jeff Strand’s Wolf Hunt.”–Horror After Dark

So, yeah….I’m excited to see that some people like this one as much as I do.  🙂

Pre-orders are open for the eBook through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com 

Pre-orders for the print book will be open in September.

I will also have print copies available at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis, IN  Sept 11-13.

AAARRROOOOOO!

Stay tuned.

Summer’s End in all of its dark glory!: Samhain Horror’s August Specials!

It is that time again, people!  New horrific releases from Samhain Publishing!

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Don’t hurt Jane. You may live to regret it.

Bullied by her abusive father, Jane always felt different. Then the lonely child found a friend in a mysterious dark lady who offers her protection—a lady she calls her “angel”. But that protection carries a terrible price, one to be paid with the souls of those Jane chooses to suffer a hideous and eternal fate.

When Jane refuses to name another victim, the angel reveals her most terrifying side. Payment must be made in full—one way or the other.

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The hunt is on!

Alice Logan has gone missing, and Harry Bailey and Department 18 have been called to help find her. The main suspect is Anton Markos, a satanic cult leader who has a predilection for young women like Alice. Members of Markos’s cult start turning up dead—shredded by what seems to be a wild animal. Is there a madman within the cult? Or is it something far more horrible?

Can Department 18 discover the impossible truth and end the spree of murder, insanity and carnage? Or will they become the prey?

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They want the children!

Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island and gruesomely slaughtering their families.

After a small, hideous-looking creature is discovered at one of the murder scenes, Chief of Police Marcus Hale realizes whatever is responsible for the killings isn’t even human. Hale suspects a bizarre link to the past, to the end of the 16th Century, when the island’s first settlers disappeared, leaving only the word Croatoan carved into a tree.

But something far more sinister than he ever imagined is at work. And if it isn’t stopped soon, the entire island’s population will perish. Just like it did so many centuries ago.

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The dead work in mysterious ways.

Morty Saggs is desperate when his wife, Glenda, turns up missing. But all evidence points to Glenda never having left the house. Soon, odd smells permeate the property, and sometimes the doorway to his bedroom burns a hideous red. Is Morty going crazy, or did the house do something with Glenda? Is there some connection to the house’s previous owner, a vicious murderer named Ted Lindsey? All of Morty’s questions will be answered on the night the burning doorway opens—the night when the trap is sprung.

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Boom Town – Glenn Rolfe

Really digging the Boom Town love. Thanks, Ken!

Into The Macabre

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A novella from a new player in the horror lineup from Samhain Publishing, which is also the home of the excellent author, Jonathan Janz. Glenn Rolfe weaves a tale that is one part The Blob and one part Invaders from Mars. While the story isn’t original, its still a blast to read. Rolfe has a style that derives from some of the great storytellers (King, McCammon, etc) where it sucks you in with wonderful, believable characters and realistic dialogue. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way the children protagonists talk amongst themselves. So many authors get this wrong. They’ll screw up how a kid would react to a situation and totally slaughter the dialogue of how they would really talk. When I see an author do this, it ruins the whole story for me because now I can’t buy into it; my suspension of disbelief is shot to…

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