Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Blog Tour of Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky

Welcome to the Book Blog Tour of Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky!

Firefly Rain

The blurb:
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 accomodating. 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.

Richard Dansky's Firefly Rain doesn't read like a debut novel. The main character, Jacob Logan, draws the reader in from the start. Jacob comes across as intelligent, articulate, and logical. When strange things seem to happen around him, it's hard to tell whether he's succumbed to the pressure or whether his imaginings are real. Richard Dansky handles the uncertainty with considerable skill.

Although hints are dropped throughout the book, the significance of the fireflies is not revealed until nearly the end of the novel. The characters, action, and pacing work together well to give us an unusual mix of thriller, suspense, and horror. If you're a fan of the genre and looking for a fun, diverting read, I highly recommend Richard Dansky's Firefly Rain.

ISBN-10: 1439148635 - Paperback
Publisher: Gallery; Reprint edition (April 6, 2010), 352 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
Richard Dansky is a renowned video game writer who was selected by as one of its Top 20 Game Writers. He is the central writer for the Tom Clancy-themed video games and the author of numerous short fiction stories, as well as the Trilogy of the Second Age for White Wolf's Exalted role-playing game. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Firefly Rain, his first novel, was BookSense Pick.

Participating Sites:

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:

Taking Time For Mommy:

Thank you so much to Sarah and Pocket Books for this review opportunity!

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