Glenn Rolfe - Blood and Rain
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 and Little Girls
"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 Zero Lives Remaining
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, Jack Ketchum, Hunter Shea, Brian Moreland and many others. 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, Things We Fear, and the forthcoming, Chasing Ghosts (Sinister Grin Press, 2017), the short fiction collection, Slush, and the novels, The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain.
His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, was released in March 2016.
He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned!
1. Tell us a little about your novel
My novel takes place in a small town in Maine. It goes back and forth a bit from 1997 and 2004. There’s an awkward passing of the torch (in ’97) from one sheriff to the next and you find out why fairly soon. Sheriff Fischer (single dad w/teenage daughter, well-respected) has his suspicions that the mutilated bodies found one rainy night is a scene that is all too familiar. A nightmare from his past has returned. Can he save all those he loves?
One night can change everything-this night will change it all.
It’s not full on brutality and blood and gore, but I certainly don’t hold back when the wolf enters the scene. So you get a surprising amount of character building going on along with a solid dose of bloody good scares.
2. What sets your werewolves apart from the rest of the pack?
I think I give the reader some good insights into the mindset of a person walking around with this particular problem. The mental tug of war, and just how exhausting the fight can be. That being said, to lose that war…well, you find that sometimes being the beast you’ve been trying to hold back is a lot more fun than you thought. I make the ,most of my monsters in both man and monster forms.
3. If you could shapeshift into any animal – what would it be?
Personally, I’m torn. I’d love to prowl the woods as a wolf. Stalk the night between the trees, run in the moonlight… my second choice would be an owl. To have all that nocturnal fun and also be able to fly? Pretty cool.
4. Tell us something nobody know about you
I have a lot of anxiety issues. My brother and father passed away younger than they should have and I have trouble not worrying about things I can’t control. It’s a problem, but one that I’m finally getting help for.
5. What’s next for you?
I have two finished first drafts for novels I hope will see the light of day in the next year or two. I’m finishing up my second short story collection for release this year, I have a new novella called, Chasing Ghosts, that is coming soon from Sinister Grin Press, and I’m almost hallway through writing my next werewolf book, Waiting for Darkness. It will be the follow-up to Blood and Rain. Oh, and Matt Shaw Publications is re-releasing my first novel, The Haunted Halls in eBook format this September.
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