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Friday, October 2, 2015

Blood And Rain by Glenn Rolfe [5 stars]



From the Description:

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.

I received an ARC of this novel from the fantastic Erin Al-Mehairi at Oh, for the Hook of a Book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book. Follow the rest of this hair raising blog tour!




Anyone who knows me or follows my reviews knows that I adore a good werewolf story. Not the emo, poor me I'm a monster or the I'm here to claim you for my mate now lets get it on werewolves that we see so much of these days. I love the honest to goodness rip your throat out beast out hunting for its next meal. That's exactly what you get with Blood And Rain. This novel is a throwback to the golden age of horror complete with dark and stormy nights filled with the bloodthirsty howls of a werewolf or two. The action is non-stop and exciting as Joe fights to keep his daughter, Sonya, and the rest of his town safe from the rampaging beast. Glenn Rolfe excels at creating characters so realistic that you not only want to follow but you also care about. It makes the horrors surrounding them way more frightening. A terrifically spooky 5 star read just in time for Halloween. I highly recommend it!

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Book Giveaway


For a chance to win a print copy of Glenn Rolfe’s short story collection, Slush, or a chance to win your choice of any of his titles in e-book format, go to the link below for the Rafflecopter sign-up. Good luck! The print copy is only good for those in the United States. Questions can be referred to Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at Oh, for the Hook of a Book


https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/231aa30b22/


 About Glenn Rolfe





Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

He is the author the novellas, Abram's Bridge, Boom Town, and the forthcoming, Things We Fear (March, 2016), the short fiction collection, Slush, and the novels The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain (October 2015). His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, will be released in March, 2016.
You can connect with Glenn Rolfe at http://glennrolfe.com/ or find him on Facebook and Twitter.




Praise for Blood and Rain



“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



"With slashing claws and blood-soaked fur, Blood and Rain 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 The Floating Staircase



“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



“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



“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



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