Hey guys, just got a great blurb from former Leisure Book author, Nate Kenyon! I remember when I read Bloodstone, The Bone Factory, and then Sparrow Rock...they all came to my mailbox as part of the LB Horror Book Club. All three of these novels are underrated. Nate shares the ability and talent of each and every LB author of the day. I really enjoyed each of his books, and when I discovered that Nate was not only from Maine, but from my neck of the woods….it blew my mind.
A couple years back, I got to meet him at Anthocon. He was super approachable, and we even reminisced about “cruisin'” Western Avenue in Augusta. Shortly after this meeting, I wrote to Nate about reviewing one of my pieces. He warned me that he would do it, but he wouldn’t coddle me (not his exact words, but you get the point). I think I chickened out and left him alone.
Fast forward to this summer.
I reached out and Nate answered. He agreed to read, Blood and Rain, my debut novel for Samhain Publishing. Same rules, but this time, I felt confident enough to follow through. This week, Nate sent me this blurb:
“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
Thank you, Nate, for taking the time, for being an inspiration and letting a kid from Central Maine know that your last name doesn’t have to be King (or Hill) to get noticed.
Pre-order your eBook copy of Blood and Rain tonight!
Or wait until September and pre-order the trade paperback!
Blood and Rain comes out October 6th from Samhain Publishing.