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.
Until Summer Comes Around is a classic vampire story, set in the summer of 1986 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
15 year old Rocky spends his summer wandering the beach and it’s arcades, but then he meets the beautiful November. A typical summer romance, except November is a vampire and her brother, Gabriel is hellbent on bleeding the local population to feed his addiction….and the bodies pile up.
These vampires are day walkers, the sun doesn’t bother them (no they don’t sparkle), but they prefer the night time. This reminded me of The Lost Boys due to its setting. It this is different as these vampires are on vacation.
When Rocky finds out what November is, his heart is broken…..but he needs to protect his family from Gabriel and needs her help.
This is a dark and violent coming of age drama, albeit a very bloody one. Great characters and a gripping, fast paced plot make this a must read for any fan of vampire fiction. I loved it in all its toothsome glory.
Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and an eARC of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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