The Haunted Halls, by Glenn Rolfe, is a six part serial horror novel being self-published throughout 2013, with installment 1 currently available and installment 2 available April 1. There are also plans for a one book combined paperback version to be released in early 2014.
When I first met Glenn I was immediately compelled by his enthusiasm and energy and I had a feeling the first installment of his debut serial novel would be just as full of vigor. I loved his idea of his tale taking place in a hotel, especially since I had just really loved the television show 666 Park Avenue only to have it canceled. However, Glenn delivered with even more twisted entertainment!!
As soon as I started to read The Haunted Halls Vol. 1, I was hooked! I appreciated Glenn’s use of light prose at some points only to then punch you in the face, then pull back again to make you wait. His dialogue was awesome, and character development amazing, especially for the number of pages involved in the first installment.
I can tell he takes his writing cue from Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, with some haunts thrown in via the eerie style of Ronald Malfi. With all these names thrown out, he does have his own unique writing style. As far as new horror authors I’ve been reading, he’s right in line with what I look forward to spending my Friday nights reading….pulse pounding writing. This new author has a lot of potential to make waves in the horror genre!
I love his idea of utilizing the hotel, the pool and a shiftshaping succubus! It’s very eerie and foreboding one minute and raw and gritty the next. I really couldn’t stop flipping the Kindle screen and I have been looking forward to The Haunted Halls Vol. 2 for weeks. It’s not any April Fool’s joke to me, I can’t WAIT for April 1!!
I hope you all check it out too, it’s just .99 cents which is totally worth it for an intense installment packed full of haunts and happenings of the unique variety. I may never check into another hotel alone again!!!
The Haunted Halls Serial Synopsis~
What lies in wait at the Bruton Inn? Where did it come from? What does it want? People are checking in, but the little voices, the nightmares, the deep cold sinking into their marrow is changing them. What haunts these halls will alter those within its confines. Something big is unfolding, something dark- something evil. The haunted halls of the Bruton Inn welcome you. Checking in?
Oh, and the cover art is by Jason Lynch. Isn’t it awesome?? Visit him at jlynchgraphics.com.
Glenn Rolfe, Biography~
Glenn Rolfe is an author 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 two girls, Ruby, and Ramona and just recently gave birth to a son, Axl. They currently reside in Augusta, Maine.
His short story, “Sins of My Past,” was published in December in “Paranormal Horror Anthology” (edited by Elle Pryor). His next short story, “Skull of Snakes,” is set to be published in October of 2013 in the anthology, “Coins of Chaos,” from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing (edited by Jennifer Brozek).
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