Hi and welcome to my stop on the tour. Thanks to Glenn Rolfe for the tale
Anne Cater for the invite…..Flame Tree Press for the ARC.
Set in a small town in Maine, New England and being about vampires may remind some readers about the settings of books by Stephen King. Though similar in some ways they are unalike in others.
In setting his book in small town Maine, Glenn leave himself open to being a Stephen King clone, but I can assure you he is not.
Glenn has his own voice and plays with the tropes of vampires. His vampires, though weakened by the sun are not destroyed by it!
Set in 1986 a young boy named Rocky meets November: the girl of his dreams. But as you read on you are sure this is not the dream Rocky has in his mind.
Many a young girl has an overprotective older brother, but not many suitors find the brother is a vampire!
Another thing Glenn brings to the party is the (normality?) of the vampire family. The older sibling being a teenage delinquent who takes his bad boy act to another whole new level. You might say he has a thirst for new things!
There is also a burgeoning young love between Rocky and November. Is this a love that will survive or is it doomed to failure? You will need to read to find out!
Glenn’s prose is crisp and sparse. With short chapters and just enough detail to move the story along. I enjoyed it. You may too.