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Blood and Rain is an action packed, suspenseful, and mysterious fast paced read.  Glenn Rolfe gives us some horrifying scenes which I knew from reading him before would feel real enough to make me read this book in the light of day .  This is my first werewolf book and and it’s a heck of a great one.  Blood and Rain is set in a small town in Maine and as with any small town they have their stories, and for Gilson Creek their story is the ‘Full Moon Monster’.  Mysterious sightings and memories from the attack of 3 kids from Paulson Park 20 years ago have come back to haunt our small town sheriff Joe Fischer.  After a brutal attack on the driver of a broken down car along the side and the attack of a teenage kid working on his car in his garage the towns suspicions are back along with a renewed interest in the possibility of the ‘Full Moon Monster’.  News travels fast and in the big city monster hunters from the ‘crypto insider‘ magazine once again try to capitalize on this small town mystery.  It’s bad news for one of the reporters of the ‘crypto insider‘ leading to more trouble for the residences of Gilson Creek.

Glenn Rolfe builds a great mystery of the ‘Full Moon Monster’ and the back story along with placing the story in a small town in Maine, which could be any small town give it an added dimension of horror.  Sheriff Fischer thinks putting a curfew on the town will prevent further trouble but sometimes you can’t stop the horror that wants to be seen and felt.  The tension is very real in Blood and Rain and with the werewolf out and about stalking his pry and we’re only left with a slim hope they can survive.  With multiple sightings of the ‘Full Moon Monster’ Joe and his deputies start to wonder how many monsters are among them.  As the story nears its end with havoc raining down at every turn Joe and his few deputies must take to final stand against the werewolf to protect the town and his daughter.  The story moves at a furious pace right to the end and has you on edge wondering if anyone will survive the night and if they can finally rid the town once and for all.

Rating 4.5/5

Book Info

Length:  202 Pages

Publisher:  Pinnacle/Kensingtion

Release date:  October 6, 2015

Giveaway!!!

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Blood and Rain, Synopsis~

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.

Find Glenn Rolfe at: http://glennrolfe.com/ as well as 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

Glenn Rolfe Biography~

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.

Where Can you find Glenn Rolfe?

GoodReads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6939496.Glenn_Rolfe

Samhain Horror:

https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5587/blood-and-rain

Amazon:

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