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If you’ve never been Rolfed before, September is the best time to acclimate yourself. August 1st saw the release of my Laymon-esque effort, CHASING GHOSTS (Sinister Grin Press), and this weekend (Spetember 3rd) offers those of you new to the Rolfe universe, a chance to own my first novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS (Matt Shaw Publications). There will be a Facebook Release Party for THE HAUNTED HALLS Friday. Stay tuned for details.
Z-Dubz over at THE EYES OF MADNESS coined the phrase, #GetRolfed We’re hoping it catches on.
For those of you new to my work, I have three novellas with Samhain Publishing (Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town, and Things We Fear). They are also available in a collected book called, WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN (also from Samhain). These three novellas find me branching my horror out into the edge of mystery, sci-fi, and psychological horror, but I’ve always had a thing for the Laymons, Keenes, and Ketchums of the world. If you read my werewolf novel, BLOOD and RAIN, you got a hint at my darker side. With CHASING GHOSTS, you got a full on kick to the teeth (Read the latest review HERE). And if you think that was rough you will be begging for mercy with THE HAUNTED HALLS. It’s my first novel,. It was originally self-published in serial format, then released by James Ward Kirk Publishing in 2014. I signed on with Samhain and they offered to republish it. When Samhain announced that they were closing their doors (which they later decided not to do), I got the rights for the novel back. Within days of getting the rights back, I signed an exclusive eBook contract for it with British Horror master, Matt Shaw. There’s a reason this novel found a home with Mr. Shaw–it is brutal and pulls no punches. I’m super excited to see it coming back out and can’t wait to see what people think. An audio version will follow, narrated by the talented Joe Hempel (Voice of Joey) who did my audio book of SLUSH. Joe has also recently been busy with Adam Cesare and Mercedes Yardley. Print rights for the book are being shopped around. hopefully, we’ll find a happy home.
Looking ahead, I will have another 99 cent set of short stories for you guys before the end of the year. The stories included will be “The Death Wish” and “One of These Things…” along with a surprise that I can’t mention yet.
My next two novels, WINDOW and WAITING FOR DARKNESS (aka the sequel to Blood and Rain) will hopefully see the light of day before the end of 2017 or early 2018 at the latest. I think these are my strongest two novels to date and can’t wait to share them with you all. I’ll keep you posted.
As for now, I’ll be pushing these two latest piece, both of which I am hugely proud of, and I look forward to chatting with you guys soon.
Keep up to date with all my latest releases by following my Amazon Author page HERE
In the days prior to the release of my new novella with Sinister Grin Press, CHASING GHOSTS, I put out a set of alien short stories called, OUT OF RANGE. Since most of the press and guest posts I’ll be doing on my promotional tours will be centered around CHASING GHOSTS, I figured I’d share some info on OUT OF RANGE here on my site.
When I heard from Max Booth III that Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing was doing an anthology called, LOST SIGNALS, I knew I had to write something for it. The very first thing that came to mind was the title, “Out of Range”. I stole the title from an Ani DiFranco song. I wrote this story and absolutely loved it. I sent it in to Max and he messaged me this: “That was a hard one to let go, definitely. People will love it once you release it…” I mentioned to him that it would go into my next collection. I was going to put that collection together this summer, but with two releases set for August and September, I decided to try something different. I had this one story that I loved, but I also had two other alien horror stories sitting around that I thought were awesome, as well. So, at the end of the day, I decided to put the threesome together and release them for 99 cents.
Here’s a quick bit on each of the stories contained in OUT OF RANGE.
“Not of this World”
First, it’s a Danzig song, second, it was going to be the title of the next short story collection. When I decided to write a story to match that title, this is what came out. What I ended up with is the story of a pregnant couple that turns upside down in a horrible way. It is my ode to John Carpenter’s The Thing. I thought, “What if that creature or something like it, landed in a suburban neighborhood instead of the icy Antarctica?” I love how it turned out.
This one is a step above a Flash Fiction piece. It is very short, but I think equally potent in its delivery. The aliens (the Astronauts) have come and taken over. The cluster of humans that are left are huddled together in little pockets and living in squalor. The aliens keeping track of their every move and every secret. I can’t tell you more without giving it away, so you’ll have to check it out. This story originally appeared for a week last year on Rich Duncan’s blog, The Horror Bookshelf. Rich is a supporter of my work and I thought it’d be cool to give him something special. Thanks again, Rich!
“Out of Range”
In this story, the aliens send a signal that they are coming….and it’s not exactly friendly. The story has more heart than the previous ones. I imagined what it would be like if single Glenn lived in this world and had to help take care of his niece and nephew. It was pretty easy to create the relationship between the main character and his niece, because I just imagined myself and my teenage niece, Jillian, in this setting. I believe this one to be the most well-rounded of the batch. The first is viscous, the second is thought-provoking, but “Out of Range” has a bit of it all. Funny story, a reviewer who had just finished LOST SIGNALS read OUT OF RANGE a couple weeks later and mentioned in his review that it would have fit perfectly in the anthology.
The set is available now in eBook exclusively through Amazon. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can nab a copy to read there, too.Reviews are welcome! Good or bad, honesty works best.
You can grab a copy of OUT OF RANGE HERE
CHASING GHOSTS is also available in eBook and Print. Purchase a copy HERE
And here is the over , cover art, cover copy, and Amazon link for the LOST SIGNALS Anthology from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing:
What’s that sound? Do you feel it?
The signals are already inside you. You never even had a chance.
A tome of horror fiction featuring radio waves, numbers stations, rogue transmissions, and other unimaginable sounds you only wish were fiction. Forget about what’s hiding in the shadows, and start worrying about what’s hiding in the dead air.
With stories by Matthew M. Bartlett, T.E. Grau, Joseph Bouthiette Jr., Josh Malerman, David James Keaton, Tony Burgess, Michael Paul Gonzalez, George Cotronis, Betty Rocksteady, Christopher Slatsky, Amanda Hard, Gabino Iglesias, Dyer Wilk, Ashlee Scheuerman, Matt Andrew, H.F. Arnold, John C. Foster, Vince Darcangelo, Regina Solomond, Joshua Chaplinsky, Damien Angelica Walters, Paul Michael Anderson, and James Newman. Also includes an introduction from World Fantasy-award-winning author, Scott Nicolay.
Purchase the eBook or Print edition of LOST SIGNALS HERE
I have two sweet deals for you!
I grew up loving alien movies. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Flight of the Navigator, the TV series, V. These started my love affair. Then I found Alien, The Thing, Fire in the Sky, and The Watch. There’s a billion others, but those are some of my favorites.
After years of listening to Art Bell and George Noory on Coast to Coast AM, I finally scribbled my first alien-themed tale, my novella, BOOM TOWN. It just wasn’t enough.
Today, I present to you three more tales of extra-terrestrial horror….OUT of RANGE.
Edited by Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi (Hook of Book Media), with a fantastic cover from Jason Lynch (Jlynchgraphics.com), and an alien-tastic foreword by the great Hunter Shea (author of The Dover Demon and The Jersey Devil), this trio of alien/horror stories is coming at you for the nice price of 99 cents!
Featuring my stories: “Not of This World”, “The Astronauts”, and “Out of Range”
Also, my last novella, the thriller, THINGS WE FEAR, is on sale until the end of August for 99 cents, too.
Summer has just begun, and fear is in season.
School’s out, and the faculty at Fairington Elementary School are free for the summer. Emily Young can’t deny her attraction to Aaron Jackson, the Ed Tech from her classroom, but she’s afraid of being hurt again. Meanwhile, Aaron is determined not to let his phobia of drowning prevent him from enjoying the sun and the sand of Maine’s best beach town.
But they’re about to learn real fear. Fairington is home to a monster. Phys Ed teacher Matt Holmes has more to offer the ladies than a perfect smile. He’s a killer and he’s got his sights set on Emily. Who at Fairington will conquer their fears? And who will fall to a psychopath’s hellbent rage?
- “Things We Fear is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I’ve encountered in recent years.” — Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and The Last Mile
- “Whoa! Glenn Rolfe is on a roll! Following the success of his last book, Blood and Rain, he has another gripping story to tell, Things We Fear. This story has all the makings of a good horror flick. We have a plot within a plot that intersects at just the right moment. The chills are there, the characters are identifiable and the intensity of their actions all make for an entertaining time. All in all, well worth the price of admission!” – Horror Novel Reviews
- “There is a definite old school feel about this novella. It isn’t an over the top gore-fest. Instead, what we have is a tense, psychological thriller that builds steadily towards a fitting climax.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
- “In this frighteningly real look at true horror, Rolfe manages to up the ante of tension while balancing genuinely heartbreaking moments, while showcasing his talent for creating unforgettable characters placed in equally unforgettable moments… a testament to Rolfe’s growing ability to spin a story that sets him apart from his peers and displays the talent of a horror author that wants to do far more than scare you – he also wants you to think.” – Beneath the Underground
- “Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller (Things We Fear) is addictive. A quick, compelling read.” – Duncan Ralston,author of SALVAGE
- “Things We Fear is a taught,character-driven tale of terror that delves way too close to reality and makes you wonder who may be watching you.” – David Bernstein, author of A Mixed Bag of Blood and Relic of Death
Some sweet summer deals!
Stay tuned for the release of my next horrorific novella, CHASING GHOSTS (Sinister Grin Press, Aug. 1st) and the re-release of my novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS (Matt Shaw Publications, Sept 3rd).
Also, I’ll be attending Scares That Care in Williamsburg, Virginia this coming weekend. Stop by the vendors room and find Matt Manochio and myself signing books and wearing masks–yeah, just look for Krampus and the Wolf Man!
Stay Frosty, people!
(Review) A Mixed Bag of Blood by David Bernstein
First, let’s begin with a bit about David Bernstein. This guy is one of the busiest, most prolific writers in the horror biz. That could mean that he’s shoveling out every crazy idea he can think of and half-assing his work, or….the guy is just an absolute writing machine. I choose to believe the latter. I’m still acquainting myself with Bernstein’s ever-growing catalog. I’ve read Relic of Death, Apartment 7C, and my favorite thus far, Goblins. All were quality works with Goblins making my top ten of 2015.
He’s got a one of a kind imagination. I mean this guy writes without fear. He tackles anything that his brain conjures up and does so full-on. His characters are instantly real. Their situations, no matter how far-fetched, become our problems.
With his latest release, the short story collection, A Mixed Bag of Blood (Sinister Grin Press, 2016), Bernstein is hitting on all cylinders and ready to take you for the grand tour through his mind of terrors. I’ll give you a rundown on each piece, but whether I give the story a 3 or 5 star rating, know that each and every one had me along for the ride within the first page. That’s a sign of a truly gifted storyteller.
Count me in on the David Bernstein Horror Express!
Next stop: A Mixed Bag of Blood.
If Kristopher Rufty’s forward doesn’t get you psyched up to read these tales, I don’t know what will!
“The Trojan Plushy”
This story has a deep-cutting set-up (not too different from Rufty’s fantastic Desolation), but Bernstein does take it in his own devilish direction. A stuffy that really wolf’s out in an act of revenge.
I liked this one, but it felt a bit rushed and the end came too fast for me. Definitely would’ve had potential as a novella. 3.5 stars
Okay, this one is crazy, but… Remember what I said about real characters and far-fetched situations that become our problems? Yeah, this one is that. Bernstein’s descriptions cause me to hold my nose as if the pain was happening to me. I did that several times while reading this one. He also gives us a fun little explanation on how the “Booglin” came into existence.
Loved it. 5 stars.
“Zombies were the vampires’ cockroach.”
Loved that line. In this tale, we follow Remington, a vampire trying to survive after the zombie apocalypse. Right there! That’s an awesome idea and fantastic set-up. Remington finds his way to a house and he hopes to his first good meal in weeks. I won’t spoil it for you. It has an ending that reminded me of one of my stories from Slush. This…is a good thing.
Loved this one. 5 stars
“It’s Not Nice to Have to Share”
I figured out what was going on pretty much at the start of this one. How close can two sisters be? You’ll see. Again, Bernstein presents a tale only his mind could fathom.
I thought it was a great character piece. 4 stars.
This one really centers on a bad seed named, Timmy. He’s not a nice kid. He deserves all that he gets. That’s all I’m saying.
Liked it, but it felt like it should have been bigger. 4 stars.
“Samurai Zombie Killer”
Wow! Can I give it more than 5 stars???? No, but I would. We get Kenji and his evil brother Makito. We get a great Japanese setting. Samurai action and zombies? I’ve never been a zombie fan, but David knows that in order to make this sub-genre work, you have to put in the extra work to keep it fresh and engaging. This one succeeds in spades.
Loved it. 5 stars.
“Small Town, Big Trouble”
Another fantastic idea executed perfectly. This one involves a town, its curse, and a heck of an ending! I don’t wanna give anything away.
Loved it. 5 stars.
A haunted knife purchased from a yard sale.
This one is short and just okay to me. 3 stars.
Another one of David’s crazy ideas that he still manages to pull you into. An 18 year-old son’s usage of foul language gets him in the shithouse…..he, he, he. His witch of a mother has a lesson to teach him. Will he learn? Read and find out.
A little too gross for my taste, but great if you don’t mind some nastiness. 3.5 stars
A one-night stand leaves a guy with an unexpected gift. You’ve heard and read it a million times, right? Not like this! Loved the beginning, kind of wavered in the middle, but the ending…oh, man. So good!
Really enjoyed it. 4.5 stars
Overall, I really enjoyed this collection. It definitely made me want to read more from Bernstein. If he writes another collection, I will be the first in line.
I give A Mixed Bag of Blood 4 very strong stars!
A Mixed Bag of Blood synopsis
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Publisher: Sinister Grin Press
- Publication Date: March 1, 2016
From a man seeking vengeance for a dead loved one, to a monster lodged in a person’s nose, to starving vampires and samurai battling zombies, a bully meeting his gruesome demise, along with prostitutes being sacrificed, a boy who refuses to stop swearing, and the consequences of one man’s night of unprotected sex comes a dark and disturbing collection of sinister tales filled with dread, bloodshed, humor and the bizarre.
This is a Mixed Bag of Blood.
Biography of David Bernstein
David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New York called Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses being surrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people that like to eat raw human flesh. He’s grown used to the city, though hiding bodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead, Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7C and the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds of horror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers and apocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You can reach him on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/david.bernstein.3. Visit him at his website: davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com email email@example.com, or on Twitter at @Bernsteinauthor.
Praise for A Mixed Bag of Blood
“Dave Bernstein let his mind wander and his pen write where I know you’ll want to read. With an introduction by Kristopher Rufty, this is a reason to stay at home and read on a pleasant Saturday afternoon like I did.” –Cat After Dark
Praise for David Bernstein
“David Bernstein delivers a fast-moving tale of desire and destruction that gives new meaning to the words, ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ Relic of Death twists reality and will leave you reflecting on your own personal Achilles heel long after you finished reading…” —Allan Leverone, author of Mr. Midnight
“A fascinating, unpredictable, ever-shifting tale of greed and desperation. Highly recommended!” —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure
“Fast-paced, cinematic, and excellent. Horror fans gather around, it’s time for another chilling tale from David Bernstein.” —Keith Deininger, author of Within and Ghosts of Eden
“A harrowing, brutal thriller, Skinner is Bernstein at his best!” —Peter Giglio, author of Shadowshift
Check out Sinister Grin Press
Yep. Blood and Rain made some Best Of lists. And Abram’s Bridge and Boom Town also sneak in there!
Top 5 Confessions of a Reviewer!
Top 10 Horror Maiden Reviews
Top 3 Beneath the Underground
Honorable Mention Hunter Shea
Top 10 Scarlet’s Web Book Reviews
Top 10 Paul from Horror After Dark
Top 5 THE EXAMINER
Russell Coy also listed Abram’s Bridge in his top 10 reads of 2015. Thanks, Russell!
I started the year off with some great support for Blood and Rain from people I’ve admired like Ronald Malfi and Nate Kenyon, then I got judo chopped by Publisher’s Weekly….and finally, to see it make so many of these lists…It’s an amazing feeling. Thank you all for the love, the time, and the effort you’ve each made in supporting and promoting my work.
Turning to the future….
“Where Nightmares Begin is an excellent collection of harrowing and terrifying tales that clearly show Rolfe knows horror! A MUST read for any horror fan!” –David Bernstein, author of Goblins and Witch Island
“A major new talent rises from the Maine woods… small town horror is back, with a vengeance!”–Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of Sparrow Rock,Diablo: Storm of Light and Day One
COMING MARCH 8th FROM SAMHAIN HORROR.
“Boom Town is an alien invasion novel with teeth…blue, gelatinous teeth, to be exact. Rolfe weaves a wonderful tale of big, bad things happening to a small, good town. A sure winner!” -Hunter Shea, Author of The Montauk Monster andTortures of the Damned
“Glenn Rolfe’s writing is a breath of fresh air, followed by a jolt of adrenaline.” – Iain Rob Wright, author of The Final Winter
“Rolfe is the real deal, folks, and anything he writes is well worth checking out.” – Gord Rollo, author The Jigsaw Man and The Crucifixion Experiments
“THINGS WE FEAR is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I’ve encountered in recent years.” — Tim Waggoner, author of THE WAY OF ALL FLESH and THE LAST MILE
“…Through written word or poetry in motion Glenn Rolfe’s supernatural soiree is a bona fide thrill ride for the ages.” – Horrornews.net on Abram’s Bridge
“(Abram’s Bridge is) literary horror at its best!” – Mallory Heart Reviews
Features all three of my eBook novellas for Samhain (Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town, and Things We Fear) in one print book!
Check the link below for more info.
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.
Follow along the tour using the hashtags #TheDoverDemon #HunterSheaLovesCryptids #Monsters #Cryptozoology #cryptids
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~
- File Size:1032 KB
- 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?
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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 Monster, Tortures of the Damned, Sinister Entity, Forest of Shadows, Swamp 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.
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:
I’ve been trying to enjoy the heck out of this summer. I hope you have, too. The wife and I are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary on July 25th with a vow renewal. We also celebrated by going to see one of our favorite artists Kacey Musgraves in concert this past week. She rules. Besides playing in the sun with my wife and the kiddos, I have been writing and reading quite a bit. I’ve also been doing some Author Relations type things for Samhian Publishing along with helping out with their official blog. If you skip over to iHorror.com, you can read my most recent interviewees and reviews (Brian Kirk, Ronald Malfi) with more on the way!
As for my fiction…
The Haunted Halls, Abram’s Bridge, and Boom Town should be available in audio by year’s end.
Things We Fear, my next novella from Samhain Publishing, will be available in eBook in March, 2016. Things We Fear, alongside Boom Town and Abram’s Bridge will be combined in my 2nd print book for Samhain (my first novella collection), Where Nightmares Begin (also out in March).
I wrote a new novella called, The Last Show, that will be on its way to a different publisher later this month. Whether it lands with that publisher, Samhain, or I end up self-publishing it, The Last Show, will be out sometime in 2016.
I’m still revising/re-working my current WIP, a novel called, Becoming.
I’m hoping to get back to work on the next novel, Window, by the end of August.
As for my next short story collection, The World Comes Down, I read through a batch of stories I think may make the final cut last night. I’m pretty happy with the direction and hope to release it in all formats next summer.
On the to be finished list: I have two yet-to-be-titled novellas and the follow-up novel to Boom Town (Ascension Agenda). Maybe look for those in 2017.
I’ll be doing some massive blog tour (with Oh, For the Hook of a Book)/publicity stuff for Blood and Rain over the next three or four months. I’ll also be attending Horrorhound Weekend in Indianapolis, IN in September (armed with advance print copies of Blood and Rain). Come see me and a bunch of cool Samhain authors if you’re in the area.
Do you read a lot? Are you just a bookworm or are you a professional reviewer? Whatever the case may be, authors love to get reviewed. Goodreads is one of the top spots to find these reviews. Authors have to do the majority of their promotions these days. Sites like Goodreads and Booklikes are helpful tools that assist authors in lightening the load we have to shoulder in the ever-changing world of promotions. These sites provide a place for the readers to spread the word on the books and authors they like. As a fairly new writer, I am grateful for these types of sites, Goodreads in particular.
I read quite a bit. I try and review each and every novel or novella that I read. I love to report on my favorites reads, the ones that really surprised me, and sometimes, the ones that let me down. It’s in this latter case that we authors cringe a bit, and honestly, as a reviewer, so do I. It’s never easy to write about a book that didn’t work for you, but, as long as the review is honest and not an obvious outright attack on the author, the review is (or at least should be) appreciated.
Word of mouth, grassroots, whichever you see it as, Goodreads, and sites like it, provide a great place for readers to help authors reach their target audience. If you have a Goodreads account and appreciate any of my works, or are interested in checking out any of my works, please take a second and click the “g” below my book covers here.
I look forward to reading your reviews (good or bad) on Abram’s Bridge or Boom Town. There’s also a Goodreads page for my next novel, Blood and Rain. Werewolf fans may want to click and add this one 😉