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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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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MAY’s Crimson Blossom: New Releases from Samhain Horror

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She was born with the power to cure. Now she’s developed the power to kill.

Leah DeGarmo has the power to cure with just a touch. But with her gift comes a dark side: Whatever she takes in she has to pass on, or suffer it herself. Now a sadistic criminal has discovered what she can do and he’ll stop at nothing to control her. He makes a mistake, though, when he kills the man she loves, triggering a rage inside her that releases a new power she didn’t know she had: the ability to kill. Transformed into a demon of retribution, Leah resurrects her lover and embarks on a mission to destroy her enemies. The only question is, does she control her power or does it control her?

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Let the bad times roll…

Ashe had everything going for him. He had a successful career, a stable life, and a beautiful fiancée, until she died…and was resurrected. Now everything is falling apart. In addition to Mardi Gras floats, the streets of Mobile are filled with walking corpses. Somehow Ashe knows it’s all connected back to him. Can he and his friends stop the sinister forces at work, or are their revels ending—along with their lives?

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The secrets of life…and death!

For centuries scientists have sought the secrets of life itself.  However, these experiments have often gone very, very wrong.  Gathered together in this volume for the first time are two novellas by Sèphera Girón that show exactly how terrifying these attempts can be.  In Captured Souls, Dr. Miriam Frederick is determined to create the perfect human specimen—and the perfect lover—with decidedly unexpected results.  And in Flesh Failure, a young woman pulls herself out of a shallow grave to roam the foggy streets of Jack the Ripper’s London, desperate to find answers…and what she needs to remain alive!

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Some family legacies are best left buried.

Will Pallasso has brought his wife and young son, Billy, back to his childhood home to settle his late mother’s affairs…and remove all traces of his haunted past. But now hideous memories are coming back to Will, and Billy has started suffering from night terrors. Returning to this house was a big mistake. Some memories should not be disturbed, and some nightmares will not stay buried forever.

Especially nightmares that wear greasepaint spattered with blood.

“Manages to build some serious suspense and will easily freak out those who suffer from Coulrophobia. A satisfying, well done creep-fest.”  – Nick Cato, Horror Fiction Review

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Sometimes evil looks like a fuzzy teddy bear.

Still grieving the untimely death of his dad, ten-year-old Josh Leary is reluctant to accept a well-worn stuffed teddy bear from his new stepfather. He soon learns he was right to be wary. Edgar is no ordinary toy…and he doesn’t like being rejected. When Josh banishes him to the closet, terrible things begin to happen.

Desperate to be rid of the bear, Josh engages the help of a friend. As the boys’ efforts rebound on them with horrifying results, Josh is forced to accept the truth—Edgar will always get even.

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They do more than frighten birds. Much more.

Early one morning in the fall of 1964, Robert searched for his missing six-year-old daughter, Cathy. He found her asleep in a nearby cornfield, covered in blood and holding a small axe. A few feet away lay the mutilated body of her classmate Emily.

Assumed guilty of murder, Cathy lived in a hospital for insane children. She always gave the same account of what happened. She talked of murderous scarecrows that roamed the cornfield on moonlit nights. Her doctors considered her delusional. The police, her neighbors and the press thought she was dangerous. And so she remained incarcerated. No one believed her. That was a mistake.

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You’d better watch out!

No one in Anders Bach’s family believed his old tales of Winterwood, a place where Krampus and his Wild Hunt rule a frozen land and where bad children don’t get coal for Christmas, they get baked into pies or forced into slavery. But now the Yule Lads have kidnapped Anders’s grandsons, and he has to rescue them before they’re lost forever. Anders and his daughter must cross the divide between worlds and enter Winterwood, where evil holds sway and even the reindeer have a taste for human flesh. By the time the sun rises, they’ll learn the awful truth about Winterwood: there is no escape without sacrifice.

Seven great new releases from Samhain Publishing!  All discounted for May. Click the covers  to grab a copy from Amazon, or go to Samhainpublishing.com

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Come back tomorrow for the Cover reveal for my next Samhian novel, Blood and Rain. It promises to be a howl.  😉

Stay tuned!

FROZEN IN FEAR: SAMHAIN HORROR’S FEBRUARY RELEASES

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The house of madness!

Transplanted from her native Sweden to the drawing rooms and gas-lit parlors of Gilded Age New York, Anine Atherton will want for nothing in the lavish row house her rich new husband bought for her. But Anine’s house doesn’t seem to like people. The caretaker hangs himself in the entryway. The maid drops dead her first day on the job. Anine herself is becoming anxious and terrified, and not just because of the ghostly laughter she hears in the middle of the night. Her gentle, charming husband is slowly turning into a domineering brute. And whatever shadowy entity lives in her house, it can read Anine’s mind and use her darkest secrets against her. The last woman to live in the house went insane. Will Anine be next in line?

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The legends were true. The creatures were real. And now they’re back!

People have whispered about the tiny humanoid creatures in the woods and cornfields of Doverton for decades. Three years ago a wildfire devoured much of the rural village, but as the ashes were cleared, more questions were uncovered—including abandoned houses, missing people and dead bodies. Since the fire seemed to wipe out the majority of the town’s woodland acres, the murmurs about the creatures have gone quiet. The residents have begun to rebuild their lives, trying to forget about the tragedy that nearly killed them all. Yet the mysteries remained unsolved.

Now a group of people will go there with good intentions, venturing into the dead heart of Doverton, thinking it’s safe. But they will find out that the legend was only sleeping. Now it’s awake. And ready to kill again.

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Four hundred years ago, ten convicted witches were hanged on Gallows Hill. Now they are back…for vengeance.

Laura Phillips’s grief at her husband’s sudden death shows no sign of passing. Even sleep brings her no peace. She experiences vivid, disturbing dreams of a dark, brooding hill, and a man—somehow out of time—who seems to know her. She discovers that the place she has dreamed about exists. Pendle Hill. And she knows she must go there.

But as soon as she arrives, the dream becomes a nightmare. She is caught up in a web of witchcraft and evil…and a curse that will not die.

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UPDATES: Ascension Agenda, Becoming, Things We Fear, plus reviews, interviews, and Cons

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First off, I want to thank everyone who has purchased, read, reviewed, or shared my debut novella, Abram’s Bridge. It has certainly been an exciting couple of weeks since its release. I am extremely proud of this story, and judging by the flood of reviews, so are you guys, so thanks! My newest review came courtesy of one of my favorite horror authors out there today, Mr. Hunter Shea:  READ HUNTER’S REVIEW 

This year I will be aiming to make it to three conventions: Horror Hound Weekend (in Cincinnati, OH, Late March), World Horror Convention/Bram Stoker Awards (in Atlanta, GA-Early May), and AnthoCon (in Portsmouth, NH, June). Like I said, that’s the plan…

WIP:

I will be tightening up my next novel, BECOMING, with hopes to share it with my editor in March. I will also be sending him my finished novella, THINGS WE FEAR. The piece I’m most excited about right now is my Horror/Sci-Fi follow-up to BOOM TOWN (my next Samhain novella-April 7th). I started ASCENSION AGENDA a couple weeks ago, and I am loving it!

I will also be finishing up my fourth novel, WINDOW. The goal is to have TWF and BECOMING subbed by March. WINDOW by June and AA toward the end of 2015/early 2016.  Those are pretty lofty goals with all I have to do, but if I have to push them back, I will. I don’t want to just put out a bunch of books. I want to put out a bunch of really good books. That’s my promise to you guys, you’re putting in the time to read these tales, the least I can do is give each and every one the time they deserve to make them the best I can.

Coming up on the blog….

I will be re-posting the interview I did with Russell James over on iHorror.com. I’ll be posting a few select reviews of things I’ve read the last couple months, endorsements if you will, and you may see a few more of my Samhain Horror friends popping up here with guest spots.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite jams right now…Cheers!

One Week Until the Release of Abram’s Bridge.

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So excited! January 6th (one week from today) my debut novella with Samhain Publishing, Abram’s Bridge, will be released. Alongside new novels from Jonathan Janz, Hunter Shea, and Russell James, my little novella is looking forward to meeting your eyes.

Gef Fox, a fellow horror writer, runs a great blog, WAG THE FOX. He’s featuring interviews with myself and Jonathan Janz this week. They are both up now. Click the links below to check them out for more on Abram’s Bridge and Jonathan’s The Nightmare Girl.   One cool nugget I picked up: Both Janz and I will be releasing werewolf novels for you later this year. Anybody else feel like howlin’? 🙂

Too Sweet to Be Sour: an interview with Glenn Rolfe, author of “Abram’s Bridge”

She’s a Nightmare Girl Livin’ in a Nightmare World: an interview with Jonathan Janz, author of “The Nightmare Girl”

My Samhain debut is garnering some nice reviews. It is now available for pre-orders.

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There is a darkness in this town, and it’s buried beneath Abram’s Bridge.

When Lil Ron meets Sweet Kate under Abram’s Bridge he is mesmerized. And when he realizes this beautiful girl is a ghost, it frightens him, but also draws him to her. Curiosity and a drive to make things right lead Lil Ron into a tangle of small-town secrets involving his own father and other members of this otherwise quiet community. Bit by bit, he will uncover the truth about Sweet Kate, a story of heartbreak, violence…and fear.

I have been blown away so far by the great reviews trickling in for my debut novella with Samhain Horror. Abram’s Bridge will release on January 6th in all e formats (stuffed in with some other much anticipated Samhain releases from Jonathan Janz, Hunter Shea, and Russell James).

Thanks to some ARC’s made available by myself and Samhain Publishing, a number of readers have devoured my piece and left their impressions.

Here are a few:

Mallory Heart Reviews: “I loved this story, literary horror at its best, so lyrical I expected it to burst into poetry. Here we have two “angels” (in the metaphorical sense), striving to live in innocence and purity, which among this cast of small-town picayunes is about as effective as sinners trying to climb from the depths of Hades while low-rent demons continually pull them.back down.”

Top of the Heap Reviews: “Glenn Rolfe has come a VERY long way, in a very short time. I’ve been following his career for the better part of a year or so, and with each piece of work he puts out, the better he gets. He doesn’t just tell you that he’s working on improving his craft, the proof is evident. It couldn’t be more evident than in this novella. In my opinion, this is the most polished work I’ve seen from him, and it raises his status in the horror world.

The story is a tale that has been done before, but this time, there are more sinister elements at work. Not with the supernatural elements, but with the human elements.

The sweet interactions between Lil Ron and Sweet Kate underneath Abram’s Bridge instill the familiar feelings of young love, and the feeling of knowing that you are falling for someone that you know you can’t have. Glenn builds this relationship slowly and each time Lil Ron takes a trip to that bridge, you are ready to return as well.

In between the sweetest moments of this novel are instances of human degradation and pure evil. Nobody, and I mean nobody in the town seems to really care about what happened to Sweet Kate those many years ago. In fact, they seem to go out of there way to prevent Lil Ron from finding out anything about her, even attempting to kill him in order to keep the town’s secret.

The Bottom Line: I have a hard time sometimes going through a short story without taking little breaks. It’s a special skill set that an author has to have to create a wholly engaging story from beginning to end. This title though, was completely mesmerizing, captivating, and left me completely satisfied as my eyes passed over the final sentence. Glenn Rolfe is one to watch, big things are going to happen with him.”

Scarlets Web: “At 85 pages Abram’s Bridge is a quick read, it’s a ghost story but it’s also a lot more than just that. The story revolves around Lil’Ron meeting the ghost of a young girl, so it is at it’s heart a ghost story but it also has elements of thriller, suspense and the horror every day people are capable of. Drawn to the Sweet Kate, Lil’Ron spends more and more time with her and wants to know what happened to her and why she is still around, little does he know that in looking into her death his life will change drastically. Every town has their secrets and this small town is no different.

Short stories tend to be a hit or miss for me, many of them have big gaps in the story where the reader has to try fill in the information themselves, or on finishing you’re left with questions and no answers given and you’re left wondering what the heck just happened or they lack depth and background and have boring flat characters. Abram’s Bridge had none of that, it’s a good solid story with a main character you can’t help but like and root for. The pacing and tension builds slowly throughout and the story has a good beginning, middle and end and held my attention easily.

I enjoyed this one, it took me on a whole different journey than I was expecting.”

You can read all of the reviews HERE

You can pre-order your copy of Abram’s Bridge today from these links:

Samhain Publishing.

Amazon

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