Here Comes the Blood: Blood and Rain Blog Tour and Publisher’s Weekly

“Rolfe hits his mark whenever he buckles down to describe a killing…” – Publisher’s Weekly

Hey, hey, my, my!  We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of my debut novel for Samhain Publishing, Blood and Rain. That means I’ll be posting a lot of new links for you all to check out as part of the Blood and Rain Blog Tour with Erin from Oh, For the Hook of a Book.  It’s not too late to grab a slot for an interview or review if you want to help us spread the word. If you  have a website or podcast or  an active blog and would like an eCopy of Blood and Rain to review, contact Erin via email: hookofabook@hotmail.com   and let her know! I love doing interviews and podcasts!

I will be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Augusta, Maine in late October (Date TBA). And I look forward to chatting it up with you guys online for the next few months.

On a Very COOL/Not so cool  front….as you may have noticed above, Blood and Rain was reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly!  Woot!  But, despite my nifty little blurb there, they were not so kind.  Oh well, you can’t please them all, right?

Here is the link if you wish to see the smack down: Blood and Rain-Publisher’s Weekly

On a more positive note, I’ve had a plethora of rave reviews to counter the PW judo chop.

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

“Some good ‘ol fashion violence and gore…” – Jason Parent, author of Seeing Evil

“Glenn Rolfe takes a swing at the werewolf genre and hits a home run.” – Russell James, author of Q Island and Dreamwalker

“…not just another werewolf story, Rolfe has managed to take the werewolf to a-whole-nother level…” – Horror Novel Reviews

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

I was also interviewed this week for Mangled Matters 

Thanks for all the love, guys! See you on the tour!

Enjoy some werewolfage:

July Monster Beach Party: A Trio of New Releases from Samhain Horror

RELEASE DAY!  Yep, Samhain Horror welcomes you to the heart of summer with these three hot releases. Brian Kirk’s debut puts you in the crazy house, Russel’s James’s latest treats you to a New York-sized epidemic, and Devin Govaere takes you out to the lake. What could go wrong?

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The Apocalypse has come to the Sugar Hill mental asylum. 

He’s the hospital’s newest, and most notorious, patient—a paranoid schizophrenic who sees humanity’s dark side.

Luckily he’s in good hands. Dr. Eli Alpert has a talent for healing tortured souls. And his protégé is working on a cure for schizophrenia, a drug that returns patients to their former selves. But unforeseen side effects are starting to emerge. Forcing prior traumas to the surface. Setting inner demons free.

Monsters have been unleashed inside the Sugar Hill mental asylum. They don’t have fangs or claws. They look just like you or me.

Reviews:

“Keep an eye on Brian Kirk. His ambitious debut, We Are Monsters, is a high-voltage thrill, like watching Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor and Joel Schumacher’sFlatliners on split screens. ” — Jonathan Moore, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of Redheads

“Brian Kirk’s debut We Are Monsters is a smart, elaborate novel that weaves together the best and worst of us. Complex, terrifying, and still humane, this book moved me to both horror and compassion, and that’s a difficult thing indeed. Easily the best book I’ve read this year.” – Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy.

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Epidemic!

An ancient virus has surfaced on Long Island, NY, turning its victims into black-veined, infectious, psychopathic killers. Chaos and madness rule.

In desperation, the military quarantines the island, trapping Melanie Bailey and her autistic son, Aiden. Somehow Aiden survives infection. He could be the key to a cure…if Melanie can get him to the mainland.

Gang leader Jimmy Wade also survives the virus, but he’s acquired a hunger for human flesh. Believing consuming Aiden will make him all-powerful, he and his gang hunt the boy. Melanie and Aiden must evade both Wade’s tightening grip and the growing army of the infected in an impossible escape from what all call Q Island.

Reviews:

“James creates powerful intimacy and terror….This is a seriously creepy page-turner that will keep readers up all night.”
 – Starred review from Publisher’s Weekly

“This could very well be the best horror novel of the year. 5 Stars!” – The Examiner

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Surrounded by fears. And all of them real.

There isn’t much that doesn’t frighten ten-year-old Kelly Carter—the dark, the water, monsters, you name it—but she’s about to enter the summer of all fears. When Kelly and her family arrive at Kildare Lake, she knows it’s not just for vacation. They’ve come to say goodbye to her little brother, Cody, who is dying.

Kelly tries to be brave for Cody, but everything around her is plagued by darkness, and all of it is scary. Dangerous things lurk beneath calm water, and others skulk beneath her bed. Shadows swirl through the lake, and more dart in the upper corners of her room. Her parents tell her there’s nothing to be afraid of, but she doesn’t believe them. Her fears are real. Somehow, scared or not, she must find the courage to keep her brother safe.

Find all three new releases, plus all of your favorite horror titles from authors like Hunter Shea, Kristopher Rufty, David Bernstein, Jonathan Janz, and more!  Click the Samhain Horror logo and discover your dark side.

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