Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe/ Blog Tour/ Maine @RandomThingsTours@Anne Cater Vampires/Horror/First Love

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.

About The Book
“Rolfe is the real deal, folks, and anything he writes is well worth checking out.” – Gord Rollo, author of The Jigsaw Man and The Crucifixion Gord Rollo, author of The Jigsaw Man and The Crucifixion Experiments Experiments
When fifteen year old Rocky Zukas meets a mysterious dark-haired girl named November, his world is forever changed. The young couple falls under the spell of summer love, but not everyone approves. November’s brother, Gabriel, is the keeper of the family’s secret, and big brother is always watching, growing more sinister as his bloodlust gets the best of him. Directing his attention to Rocky’s family, Gabriel aims to make sure little sister knows who is in charge.
FLAME TREE PRESS FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
UNTIL SUMMER COMES AROUND
Glenn Rolfe Publication date: May 2020

MY THOUGHTS:

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.

THE AUTHOR:
Glenn Rolfe Glenn Rolfe is an author/singer/songwriter 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, Ronald Malfi, Jack Ketchum, 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 a Splatterpunk Award nominee and the author of The Window, Becoming, Blood and Rain, The Haunted Halls, Chasing Ghosts, Abram’s Bridge, Things We Fear, Boom Town, and the collections, Slush. and Land of Bones.
He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned

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