Desolation/Kristopher Rufty Publicity Page

Welcome to the publicity page for Desolation (Pub: Jan. 5, 2016, Samhain by Kristopher Rufty, created and managed by Erin Al-Mehairi and Tim Busbey of Addison’s Compass Public Relations and Hook of Book Media and Publicity. We are so glad you’ve stopped by, but be sure to pop in periodically for news and updates ongoing! The horror book tour stop schedule will be updated BELOW each day.

Make sure to enter the two giveaways below (scroll to the end!), or at each stop of the tour that hosts it, each day.

Follow along the tour with the hashtag: #Desolation #RuftyRevenge #winterreads
Other hashtags for use are: #HookofaBook

Desolation tour graphic

Schedule (subject to change)~

December 18

ArmCast Podcast with  Armand Rosamilia 

January TBA

LA Examiner Interview

January 5

Glenn Rolfe


January 6

Glenn Rolfe


January 7

Mallory Heart Reviews


January 12

Book Worm Reviews


January 17

Hunter Shea, Author of They Rise

Guest Article

January 18

Horror Maiden Reviews


January 20

Scarlet’s Web


January 21

Shotgun Logic

Guest Article

January 22

Duane’s World


January 29

Gal in the Blue Mask


February 2

The Horror Bookshelf


February 3

Brian Moreland, Author of Darkness Rising

Guest Article

February 4

The Eyes of Madness


February 5

Shattered Ravings



February 9

The Horror Bookshelf


February 15

Beneath the Underground (former Horror Underground)

Review and Interview

March 12

Into the Macabre



Other items:

Amazon review – Adrian Shotbolt

Tour spots are being added for online stops and public appearances. If you would like to be a part, please contact Erin at If you would like to review this tour, either on Amazon or off-tour, feel free also to contact.

Desolation, Synopsis

There’s no escaping your past. Especially when it wants revenge.

Grant Marlowe hoped taking his family to their mountain cabin for desolationChristmas would reunite them after his alcoholic past had torn them apart, but it only puts them into a life and death struggle.

On Christmas Eve, a stranger from Grant’s past invades the vacation home and takes his wife and children hostage. His agenda is simple—make Grant suffer the same torment that Grant’s drunken antics have caused him.

Now Grant must confront his demons head on and fight for his family’s lives. Because this man has nothing left to lose. The only thing keeping him alive is misery—Grant’s misery.

Biography, Kristopher Rufty

kristKristopher Rufty lives in North Carolina with his wife, three children, and the zoo they call their pets. He’s written various books, including The Vampire of Plainfield, Jagger, The Lurkers, the Lurking Season, The Skin Show, Pillowface, Proud Parents and many more, plus a slew of horror screenplays. He is the writer and director of the movies Psycho Holocaust, Rags, and Wicked Wood. If he goes more than two days without writing, he becomes very irritable and hard to be around, which is why he’s sent to his desk without supper often.

Find Krist online at his blog or on Facebook and Twitter.

Praise for Kristopher Rufty

“Kristopher Rufty is the demented reincarnation of Richard Laymon!” –Jeff Strand

A Dark Autumn is a wild gender role reversal of ‘I Spit On Your Grave,’ with gonzo nods to Norman Bates and ‘Friday The 13th’ thrown in for good measure. Kristopher Rufty delivers the goods yet again.” –Bryan Smith, author of Kayla Undead and The Late Night Horror Show

“A creepy, gripping tale of horror. And it’s got one of the best death scenes I’ve read in a long time!” –Jeff Strand, author of Pressure and Dweller

“A powerhouse debut novel. Rufty’s prose will suck you in and hold you prisoner!” –Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase and Snow

“An occult thriller with a new twist. Rufty juggles captivating characters, breakneck suspense, and insidious horror in a macabre story that will leave you feeling possessed by the end of it. Next time you think about taking that old Ouija board out…forget it!” –Edward Lee, author of Lucifer’s Lottery and City Infernal

Purchase Links


Barnes & Noble



We have a lot of books to giveaway from Krist! We have two audio books, Oak Hollow and Pillowface in one link. In the second link we have a signed print copy of The Lurking Season and two e-books, Vampire of Plainfield and Bigfoot Beach. Winners are chosen random via rafflecopter and are given choice of prize of order pulled. Any questions on raffle, please e-mail Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at

Link for audio book giveaway:

Link for print/e-book giveaway:

Good luck!