Monday, March 26, 2012
Review: Wolf’s Trap by W.D. Gagliani ~ Re-release Coming Soon
Samhain publishing has wisely decided to rerelease the first novel in the Wolf Cycle series. Late last year Samhain released the fourth novel in the Nick Lupo series and although it is said to be a novel that can stand alone, I was eager to refresh my memories of Nick’s beginnings.
As with all of Mr. Gagliani’s books I was compelled to keep turning the pages riveted by Nick’s struggles to become at one with his ‘condition’.
As Nick the cop struggles with controlling the beast he also fights the demons telling him he’s responsible for the deaths around him. Is he doomed to maintain his solitary existence?
Author Bio: W.D. Gagliani is the author of the horror/crime thriller WOLF'S TRAP, a past Bram Stoker Award nominee, as well as WOLF'S GAMBIT and WOLF'S BLUFF (Leisure Books). WOLF'S EDGE was published in October 2011 by Samhain Publishing (ebook, but will be issued in trade paperback in January 2012), and WOLF'S TRAP will also be reissued by Samhain in March 2012. The novella WOLF'S DEAL will be available for Kindle and other formats in late 2011. Gagliani has published the hard-noir thriller SAVAGE NIGHTS, the collection SHADOWPLAYS, and the novella THE GREAT BELZONI AND THE GAIT OF ANUBIS, all available for the Kindle and other formats.
A collection of collaborations between David Benton and W.D. Gagliani, MYSTERIES & MAYHEM, is available for Kindle and all other formats. Five collaborative short stories are included, as well as one solo short story from each author, and several bonuses along with a guest short story.
Gagliani is also the author of various short stories published in anthologies such as ROBERT BLOCH'S PSYCHOS, MORE MONSTERS FROM MEMPHIS, WICKED KARNIVAL HALLOWEEN HORROR, THE BLACK SPIRAL, THE MIDNIGHTERS CLUB, THE ASYLUM 2, MASTERS OF UNREALITY, DARK PASSIONS: HOT BLOOD 13, MALPRACTICE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BEDSIDE TERROR (the last three with David Benton), and more.
He has also written book reviews, articles, and interviews that have been published in places such as THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, CHIZINE, CEMETERY DANCE, HORRORWORLD, PAPERBACK PARADE, HELLNOTES, FLESH & BLOOD, BOOKPAGE, BOOKLOVERS, THE SCREAM FACTORY, HORROR MAGAZINE, SF CHRONICLE, BARE BONES, and others. Also published in the Writers Digest book ON WRITING HORROR (edited by Mort Castle) and in the Edgar Award-nominated THRILLERS: THE 100 MUST READS (edited by Morrell & Wagner), published by Oceanside for the International Thriller Writers. In October 2011, THE WRITER magazine published his article on writing werewolf epics.
His interests include old and new progressive rock, synthesizers, weapons, history (and alternate history, secret history, and steampunk), military history, movies, book reviewing, and plain old reading and writing.
He is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Authors Guild. He lives and writes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Find Wolf’s Trap and other works by W.D. Gagliani at Amazon.com
Another W. D. Gagliani Book Reviewed by Lynnette Phillips : Savage Nights, a Suspense Thriller