Boom Town in Audio Book and My Barnes and Noble Signing for Blood and Rain.

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Last week, AudioRealms Publishing released my horror/sci-fi novella, Boom TownTo celebrate horror week, Audio Realms is selling ALL horror titles at half-price! If audio books are your bag, grab a few titles today!

Lesley Ann Fogle handles the audio for Boom Town and she really knocks it out of the park. Listen for yourself! Grab Boom Town for just $3.99

Terror from below!

In the summer of 1979, Eckert, Wisconsin, was the sight of the most unique UFO encounter in history. A young couple observed a saucer-like aircraft hovering over Hollers Hill. A blue beam blasted down from the center of the craft into the hill and caused the ground to rumble for miles.

Now, thirty years later, Eckert is experiencing nightly rumbles that stir up wild rumors and garner outside attention. The earthly tremors are being blamed on everything from earthquakes to underground earth dwellers. Two pre-teens discover a pipe out behind Packard’s Flea Market uprooted by the “booms” and come into contact with the powerful ooze bubbling from within. What begins as curiosity will end in an afternoon of unbridled terror for the entire town.

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This past Saturday I did my first official solo signing at Barnes and Noble in Augusta, Maine. I was nervous as hell Saturday morning (I tried to relax by watching Monster Squad-great flick!). Armed with my Wolf Man action figure, dressed in black from head-to-toe (like Johnny Cash), I arrived at the store to see my face on either side of the entrance just as you entered the front doors. Pretty cool.   My table was just off to the right and loaded up with copies of Blood and Rain.  A number of friends and family showed up to support me. Thank you all so much! I met a lot of cool folks, talked to an elderly man who asked me the same five questions about six different times . He was obviously ill, but he gave my oldest daughter a dollar for helping me try to sell books! He was very nice and my daughter acted like she’d  won the lottery. It was great.

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I ended up selling out by 1:30.  The event was scheduled until 2! It was so much fun, and I was happy to see some folks I hadn’t spoken with in some time. Great turn out, great results, and I was told by on-duty manager of the store that we will definitely be doing it again when the next book drops.  That would be my novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin (coming March 2016).

Thank you to everyone who made it out! And thank you so very much for spending you Saturday and with me. You made this scribbler feel good.

Also,

The latest reviews and guest posts for the Blood and Rain Publicity Tour can be found: HERE 

“The witching season is upon us. The ghosts and monsters are close and the veil is pretty thin this time of year. Werewolves howl and Glenn Rolfe has written a damn near lycanthropic masterpiece. “– Reaper’s Harvest Horror

Fellow horror writer and Samhain Horror stable mate, Matt Manochio, also interviewed me this week. You can check that Q and A out HERE

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And lastly, my publisher, Samhain Publishing, will be celebrating #HorrorWeek by discounting all books by 30% from October 29th -October 31st. Get all of your favorite Samhain Horror authors (Janz, Shea, Rufty, James and many more) for cheap!

Stay Tuned!

Oh yeah…and there’s new Adele!

 

 

Blood and Rain Publicity Tour Strikes my Home Turf! Radio Appearances and my First Ever Barnes and Noble Book Signing!

2015 has been busy! I rocked the GoodReads and blog worlds promoting the heck out of my two Samhain Publishing novellas (Abram’s Bridge and Boom Town) and had a bit of a breather.

Until now.

With Blood and Rain being my first novel and print book for Samhain, I knew I needed to kick it up a notch. The latest Blog Tour is under way, but this weekend brings that next level mentality: Radio appearances and…A Barnes and Noble Book Signing Event!

Walking into the Barnes and Noble I have frequented since I was in high school and seeing a giant sign with my name, face, and the cover of my book on it was amazing.

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Follow that up with finding copies of my book on the actual shelf?

My daughter is beaming with pride.

My daughter is beaming with pride.

I’m ready to shut my mouth. Too cool.

Friday morning I stopped into the local pop station here in central Maine, 92 Moose, to do an on-air interview with long time morning man extraordinaire, Jon James.

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They also had me on over at the country station, B 98.5  So nice to meet everyone and feel the genuine enthusiasm for my accomplishments. I hope I do you guys proud!

The 92 Moose interview can be seen and heard HERE

Tomorrow is the big day. From Noon until 2PM I will be signing copies of Blood and Rain, making friends,  and hopefully making some sales.

I even invited Stephen King.  🙂   Not sure if he got my message, but what the hell.

I hope to see some of you out there tomorrow.  Come say hi and grab a copy of the book. It really is a great Halloween read. Don’t just take my word for it…..Here’s what the people say:

  • “With slashing claws and blood-soaked fur, Glenn Rolfe’s novel will have you howling in terror and delight. A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we’re in the presence of a rising star in the genre. Highly recommended!”–Ronald Malfi, author of December Park and Little Girls
  • “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
  • “Many authors nowadays get lauded for writing ‘throwback’ horror fiction, but none of them quite goes the distance like Rolfe does in Blood and Rain. Werewolves, silver samurai swords, and small New England towns: it all makes you wish this was twenty years ago so you can take the paperback off a supermarket spinner-rack and huff the yellowed pages.” – Adam Cesare, author of Mercy House and Exponential
  • “Brutal, tension-fueled and captivating…Blood and Rain is the best werewolf novel I’ve read since Jeff Strand’s Wolf Hunt.” — Horror After Dark
  •   “Blood and Rain is a monumental piece of horror fiction.”-Horror Underground
  • “(Rolfe) takes his writing cues form Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, with some haunts thrown in via the eerie style of Ronald Malfi.” —Oh, For the Hook of a Book
  • “A howling good read for werewolf fans.” – Scott Nicholson, The Red Church
  • “This is werewolves as they should be.”-Scarlet’s Web
  • “Wow! Easily one of the best werewolf books I’ve ever read.”- Hunter Shea, author The Montauk Monster and The Dover Demon

Aaaarrrroooooooo!

My Review of Hunter Shea’s Latest, The Dover Demon!

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Hunter Shea takes on the Dover Demon. This crytid was seen in Massachusetts and hasn’t been documented as much as some of the others in its cryptozoology family like the Jersey Devil or the Mothman. This opens up the doors for Shea to create his own story of who or what the Dover Demon is.

Four friends (Sam, Chris, Kelly, and Stephanie) driving home from a movie in 1977 come upon a creature in the road. What they witness alters their paths forever. Fast forward to present day. We find one friend, Kelly, has refused to let that night go. The others have moved on, sort of. When Sam’s son, Nicky, goes out in search of the hometown cryptid, he and his friend find far more than the set out to discover. The Dover Demon is real…and it is far from alone.

There’s so much to love about this book. Having spoken to the author on a number of occasions, I know he’s had an “extra-terrestrial” experience in his past. He wasn’t taken and probed (as far as he knows), but he and some friends witnessed a UFO in the sky. I know that personal piece is the starting point of Mr. Shea’s The Dover Demon.

Having a love for alien-type tales myself, I got caught up in the story instantly. Shea is also extremely good at creating characters for you to latch onto quickly. Sam and Nicky’s life take a hit early on in this one without any help from Sam’s past brush with the Demon. When Sam comes home to find his wife…man, I was through the roof with him.

The story takes a sharp turn into the Demon’s world (below the ground) and winds you through a hazy, round and round maze that sent me totally off balance.

When the answers start to come through and you see the bigger picture, the story reaches its potential.  A fantastic conclusion.

Outside of being a little confused in the midst of the underground runaround, I found The Dover Demon to be an enjoyable experience. Another fun one from Hunter Shea.

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Follow along the tour using the hashtags #TheDoverDemon #HunterSheaLovesCryptids #Monsters #Cryptozoology #cryptids

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A trip Hunter Shea made to the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine two years ago sparked the idea for THE DOVER DEMON. While he was there, he met famed cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman and talked about creatures he’s personally investigated. It turns out, he was the man on the scene in Dover, MA in the late 70s when the uber strange biped was spotted by several people over the course of two nights in April, Hunter reported. He also gave it its name, Dover Demon.

Now, Hunter’s fictional world of The Dover Demon has been published as a novel and he was able to go back to the museum of cryptids in August and have a launch party for the book with Loren Coleman! To read more about that and see photos, head over to his site via this link: http://huntershea.com/2015/08/30/the-dover-demon-raises-his-round-little-head-cryptid-novel-release-day/

The Dover Demon, Synopsis~

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  • Print Length:242 pages
  • Publisher:Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date:September 1, 2015

The Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.

In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.

Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?

Purchase~

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Demon-Hunter-Shea/dp/1619230976/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1442958162&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dover-demon-hunter-shea/1121969552?ean=9781619230972

Samhain

https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5560/the-dover-demon

Praise for Hunter Shea~

This wholly enthralling hulk of a summer beach read is redolent of sunscreen and nostalgia, recalling mass market horror tales of yore by John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Peter Benchley.” — Publishers Weekly — Voted one of the best reads of summer, on The Montauk Monster

 

“Bloody good read!  This guy knows his monsters!”- Eric S Brown, author of Bigfoot War and Boggy Creek: The Legend is True, on Swamp Monster Massacre

 

Hunter Shea Biography~

Hunter Shea is the author of the novels The Montauk MonsterTortures of the Damned, Sinister EntityForest of ShadowsSwamp Monster Massacre, Evil Eternal,  and The Dover Demon. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales, and the Cemetery Dance anthology, Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror. He’s currently working on or completed a few more manuscripts set to come.

His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on.

Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors, and anyone else living in the horror lane.

He lives in New York with his family and vindictive cat. He waits with Biblical patience for the Mets to win a World Series. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him at www.huntershea.com or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaways~

On this tour, win one signed print copy of The Dover Demon if you are in the U.S.! Just sign-up at the Rafflecopter link below:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/MjMxYWEzMGI1ZDE2MGYyYTgzYjk4NzVhYzhmMTdmOjIx/?

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THINGS WE FEAR! WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN and THE HAUNTED HALLS…. Coming from Samhain in 2016!

Last week I revealed the covers for my next two Samhain Horror releases, THINGS WE FEAR and WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN.

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THINGS WE FEAR is an all new novella coming in March in all eBook formats.

WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN is a collection of all three of my Samhain novellas in one print edition. That’s Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town, and Things We Fear all in precious paper! This one also comes out in March.

In November of 2016, Samhain Horror will also be re-issuing my first novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS. I’m extremely happy to have all of my babies under one umbrella. Thanks to my editor, Don D’Auria,  for making this all happen.

I have another finished novella sitting with another publisher (no official word yet on that one) and another currently in-progress. My next two novels, BECOMING and WINDOW, are both coming along, as well.

For more on my latest novel, BLOOD AND RAIN, check out these cool reviews and links.

Guest Post with HUNTER SHEA

Interview with THE EXAMINER

Review from CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER

Interview at DUANE’S WORLD

Check out a new flash fiction story and enter to win a free copy of Blood and Rain—-  FLIES

BLOOD AND RAIN is HERE! AAAARRRROOOOOOOO! Get Your Werewolf Fix Today.


The light of a full moon reveals many secrets.

Gilson Creek, Maine. A safe, rural community. Summer is here. School is out and the warm waters of Emerson Lake await. But one man’s terrible secret will unleash a nightmare straight off the silver screen.

Under the full moon, a night of terror and death re-awakens horrors long sleeping. Sheriff Joe Fischer, a man fighting for the safety of his daughter, his sanity and his community, must confront the sins of his past. Can Sheriff Fischer set Gilson Creek free from the beast hiding in its shadows, or will a small town die under a curse it can’t even comprehend?

One night can—and will—change everything.

PRAISE FOR BLOOD AND RAIN

“With slashing claws and blood-soaked fur, Glenn Rolfe’s novel will have you howling in terror and delight. A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we’re in the presence of a rising star in the genre. Highly recommended!”
–Ronald Malfi, author of December Park

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

“Rolfe has managed to take the werewolf to a-whole-nother level…for those of you that are fans of the classic monster stories of old, this is one to read. Glenn has brought the werewolf into the modern day!”– Horror Novel Reviews

“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

“Many authors nowadays get lauded for writing ‘throwback’ horror fiction, but none of them quite goes the distance like Rolfe does in Blood and Rain. Werewolves, silver samurai swords, and small New England towns: it all makes you wish this was twenty years ago so you can take the paperback off a supermarket spinner-rack and huff the yellowed pages.” – Adam Cesare, author of Mercy House and Exponential

” Brutal, tension-fueled and captivating…Blood and Rain is the best werewolf novel I’ve read since Jeff Strand’s Wolf Hunt.” — Horror After Dark

“Wow! Easily one of the best werewolf books I’ve ever read.”– Hunter Shea, author The Montauk Monster and The Dover Demon

” Rolfe tells a tale that captures your attention like King without all of the wordiness. He also spills the red stuff like Laymon…I’m now a fan.”–Into the Macabre

“(Drawing) on the work of Stephen King…Rolfe hits the mark.” – Publishers Weekly

Blood and Rain is definitely a contender to be the best horror novel of the year.”–The Examiner.com

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HorrorHound Weekend Rewind!

I was lucky to be among the Samhain Horror authors to attend HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis, recently.  It was great to hang out with all my Samhain buds (Samhain Office peeps included!) and sign and sell copies of my debut novel for the company, Blood and Rain.

I was stationed next to the fantastic Jonathan Janz and Keith Ferrario. We were joined this year by regulars, Russell James, Mick Ridgewell, Brian Pinkerton, and John Everson, and with newer guys, Matt Manochio, Brian Kirk, and Vic Kerry. Each of these guys are awesome in their own way.

Big thanks to everyone who made it out to see us and went home with brand new books!

I did some singing under an overpass. Arby’s with Keith Ferrario. “Falsetto” with the incomparable Vic Kerry, coffee with Matt Manochio, wrestling talks with Brian Kirk, and pretty much made a bunch of new best friends….here’s some pics!

Embarrassed to say this is how I showed up: like a homeless man! Sorry Russell!

Embarrassed to say this is how I showed up: like a homeless man! Sorry, Russell!

 

 

Even "Homeless" Glenn can put it together for a promo...

Even “Homeless” Glenn can put it together for a promo…

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I told Vic I would catch him laughing!

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Vic and Mick mean business!

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John makes a face!

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Brian tries to convince us he shaves with his fingernails.

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2015 HH Indy Class Photo

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My good bud, Joe Hempel, showed up to grab some new titles. As you can see, normal Glenn shaved and showered for Day 2!

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Wolf Brothers! Jonathan and I rocked Wolf Land and Blood and Rain on Saturday.

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The lovely Ms. Kaitlyn!

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Mr. Matthew hams it up.

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Keith poses for his glamour shot.

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Brian and Russell rocked their side of the table! Matt practices his photobombs.

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Ms. Halloween, Danielle Harris!

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Brian also has trouble not laughing in my face.

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Good times with Matt.

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Finally got to meet John in person. Got his new collection way before you.

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My HorrorHound babies.

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Matt’s not impressed.

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My first time getting to meet Mick. Love the Nightcrawler. Still one of my favorite Samhain titles.

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And the last good-bye!

 

Cesare Has Spoken! Cool New Blurb for Blood and Rain from One of my Current Favorite Authors

adam“Many authors nowadays get lauded for writing ‘throwback’ horror fiction, but none of them quite goes the distance like Rolfe does in BLOOD AND RAIN. Werewolves, silver samurai swords, and small New England towns: it all makes you wish this was twenty years ago so you can take the paperback off a supermarket spinner-rack and huff the yellowed pages.” – Adam Cesare, author of Mercy House and Exponential

Yeah, this blurb is another big deal for me. Ever since I read Adam Cesare’s The Summer Job, And quickly followed that with Tribesmen, Exponential, and Video Night, I’ve been in awe of his skills. I got to meet him at HorrorHound in Cincinnati last March and got a chance to sit down over a couple beers and talk shop.  Super cool guy, super cool style, and an author totally worth your time.

Find more ADAM CESARE HERE

or at his Official Site HERE

And Get your copy of my new release, Blood and Rain HERE