Thursday, April 22, 2010

Virtual Book Tour: Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky

Firefly Rain
Author: Richard Dansky
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: 9781439148631
E-book ISBN: 9781439163276
Genre: Horror

Description (from publisher's website):

When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him.

After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong.

Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn’t worry. He’s not.

And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.

I found a nice video on Youtube of Mr. Dansky discussing Firefly Rain. Unfortunately, the audio is not very good.

My Comments:

I grew up reading Alfred Hitchcock and Steven King, so I adore classic horror. As time went on, I found that many of the horror books on the market became more and more graphic and I stopped reading them. I didn't want to be grossed out, I wanted to be terrified.

Firefly Rain boasts on its cover that it "reads like Pat Conroy and Stephen King..." so it set up huge expectations for me. I am pleased to say it has met those expectations and more. It's a brilliantly written tale that had me terrified at times and kept me interested all the way to the end. Finally!! An excellent classic horror that is worthy of staying on my shelves next to Mr. King and Mr. Hitchcock!

If you love classic horror, the paranormal, mysteries, or just a good story, make sure to add this to your TBR list.

About the Author:

Mr Dansky is a fascinating person. If you'd like to learn more about him, please visit his website. I'm not going to attempt to tell you about him - I'll let him do that on his own site & in his own words. Please visit:

Please visit other websites who are participating in the Tour to hear what they have to say about "Firefly Rain".

Revenge of the Book Nerds:
Drey’s Library:
My Life In Not So Many Words:
All About {n}:
Crazy Books & Reviews:
Pick of the Literate:
Book Junkie:
The Cajun Book Lady:
I Heart Monster:
Books Gardens & Dogs:
Just One More Paragraph:
My Friend Amy:
The Wayfaring Writer:
Wendy’s Minding Spot:
Lucky Rosie’s:
Pam’s Private Reflections:
Star Shadow:
Patricia’s Vampire Notes:
The Bibliophilic Book Blog:
My Book Views:
I Heart Book Gossip:
Brizmus Blogs Books:
Simply Stacie:
Jeanne's Ramblings:
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer:
Books And Things:
Book Tumbling:
Jen’s Book Talk:
Dan’s Journal:
Avid Reader:
Starting Fresh:
A Journey of Books:
The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object:
Cheryl’s Book Nook:
I’m Booking It:
Must Read Faster:
Maria’s Space:
Rundpinne: Time For Mommy: http://

Book was supplied by Sarah of Gallery & Pocket Books for me to honestly review.

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