HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Check this shniz out!
HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Check this shniz out!
It is four A. M.
Why am I awake right now?
Writers never sleep.
–“Hustle” by Yours Truly
It’s only one review so far, but it’s so awesome to see this book get such praise. Some snippets:
“An emotional rollercoaster.”
“You can perfectly imagine what Holton is narrating and that makes you grin more than once.”
“The tension is constant all through the book, and the author’s imagination tricks you and challenges your mind, even when you don’t expect it.”
“His writing is spotless and his effort in perfecting every detail is obvious.”
Now where is the ‘big grin’ emoji on WordPress…
I’m also polishing the script for These Walls Don’t Talk, They Scream, a novel coming soon from HellBound Books. It’s a big lower budget than the At the Hands of Madness film would be, but as my coffee mug says, Good things come to those who go out and fucking hustle.
No, it actually says that.
In cyborg/diabetes news, Methyldopa, a blood pressure medication, could have the potential to block the DQ8 molecule, which appears in 60 percent of people at risk for Type 1 diabetes! Obviously, this doesn’t help me, but it might help the people you love.
Allegedly, scientists can predict the illness with near 100% certainty, and Type 1 is only 5-10% of all diabetes anyway, but considering that Type 2 is preventable (or treatable) through healthy diet and exercise, we’re well on our way to stamping this bastard of a disease out!
Byte me, big pharma.
An article from last August states that we’re “one step closer” to a T1D cure through islet cell implants thanks to ViaCyte. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen researchers exploring this option, though, so I can only hope these clinical trials pan out.
I’m ending the post here so I can investigate further.
See you on the other side, kids.
Holy fucking shit,
What the hell are you doing?
Why are you like this?
“An insulting haiku you can yell at people in almost any situation,” by Kevin Holton
Forgive my language, friends, but I swear the most when I’m in a good mood, and I’m chillin’ pretty nice right now with a coffee and the promise of a fancy brunch on the horizon, so this calls for a profane haiku. Haikus are supposed to be peaceful, contemplative reflections upon life and the natural world, but I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
First off, I’ve got promo for At the Hands of Madness up! Here’s an essay on building monsters over at The Horror Tree. The Bold Mom and Promote Horror have press releases up, and will feature interviews in the near future, plus I’m working at getting reviews out there. All big things, building toward the next big thing!
As far as sales go, I don’t know how many copies I’ve actually sold, and I’m working on that, but according to recent metrics, I’m among the top 10% of ebook sellers, and the top 5% in horror! I probably won’t top King anytime soon, but hey, a guy can dream.
I also have a few short stories appearing in various anthologies from JEA, among other places, and “My Soul, One Shadow Shy of Black” got picked up on Longshot Island. That one’s free to read, so go have a look!
The Freestyle Libre: accurate to within 10 mg/dl so far! The adhesive’s not as secure as I’d like, but I wholly recommend the system, and that’s coming from someone who vehemently opposed getting a CGM!
Oh, and I’m now a Game Master at Long Branch’s Escape the Puzzle room. I’m probably biased, but it’s a great team, and you’ll have a great time, so come on by! I promise not to make things too cryptic… unless that’s what you want.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon!
Just wanted to reach out real quick and say that I’m looking for book bloggers and other reviewers to take a look at my latest release, At the Hands of Madness.
You can post a review on your blog(s), website of your choice, and/or (preferably) Amazon/Goodreads.
DM me on any social media, or hit me up at Kevin.JL.Holton@gmail.com with the subject line REVIEW COPY. Thanks!
Just found out that my latest release, At the Hands of Madness, will be available in print pretty soon. Within 2-4 weeks, most likely.
If you’re waiting for a physical edition, great! If you want to grab an ebook, go here!
If you’ve never heard of this book, here’s the back cover info:
When Medraka first appeared, humanity assumed it’d wipe them out in days. It did worse: it walked the Earth, uncaring, impervious to all attacks, and killing at random. A city disappears, a band of survivors kill each other, a family of four gets turned inside out. It’s easy to see where this psychic kaiju has been. The ravenous Phranna, the man-sized locust creatures that emerge from its flesh, swarm those it leaves behind. Few of the unprepared survive.
Hennessy never expected to survive confronting this nightmare, but found survival worse than death. Now, alongside a group of impulsive misfits that have banded together into a militia to protect Great Bend, he has to face it again. Between an explosives expert, a pyrokinetic lab accident, a mech-building mechanic, a veteran warrior, and a psybernetic superhuman, they might have enough power to keep it from destroying their city. Staying alive will be hard enough. The real question is, will they be able to keep their sanity?
“Holton provides a wild and gritty tour-de-force that pits humans, metahumans, and the combat robots they have built against a horror that combines the nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft, Ishiro Honda, and George Romero. All fans who think of the Apocalypse in terms of zombies only do so because they have yet to meet the Phranna… let alone the titanic terror that spawned them!” –Christofer Nigro, author of Megadrak: Beast of the Apocalypse and Dargolla: A Kaiju Nightmare.
Take your hands in mine
Let my ink stains will show you
Every world is ours.
–“It is Written,” by yours truly.
Holy balls, folks! I am VERY proud to say my release of At the Hands of Madness, Book One of the Longshot Trilogy, is doing phenomenally! In only the past twelve hours, it’s climbed from #4200 in its category to just under #2000!
I’m not sure how Amazon’s algorithms work, but that’s really damn cool.
So, for a limited time, I’m running a promotion! Anyone who buys a copy and shares their purchase on Twitter/Facebook, and tags me in the share (@TheHoltoning), will get a chance to win the next two books for free!
They’ll only come out if this one does well, so let’s keep it moving! The next two books get absolutely insane. Giant humanoid spiders, Hennessy “Heartbreaker” Jones gets a new call sign, Grover goes nuclear, and the gang is going to learn some harsh lessons about loyalty–but we gotta make sure book one sells well!
And, side note, I had “Glutton for Punishment” accepted into Fatal Fetish by J. Ellington Ashton press, as well as a bunch of interviews and promo articles I’ll be sharing as time goes on. Release just prior to Women in Horror Month as well as Black History Month isn’t ideal for a white male, but I don’t want to take away from either of these focuses, so I’ve told publishers to push some of my promo back.
So give this a share, because the fate of me, my books, and this little universe I’ve created rest in your hands!
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Check out my interview with Fiona Mcvie for my latest release, “At the Hands of Madness”!
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
My name’s Kevin Holton. I’ve got a ton of nicknames, but that’s my real one. I’m 25 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Born and raised in New Jersey, USA.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I have two degrees in English from a university over here—took out loans to get the first, worked to pay off the second. I’m from a smallish family, smaller now that my sister’s off at college. Also, as a diabetic with a few other chronic conditions, I spend a lot of time carefully balancing/budgeting my health, diet, exercise, etc.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Just had a book release: At the Hands of Madness, by Severed…
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Two years ago, a psychic kaiju appeared on Earth, destroying at random, and driving people insane, content to revel in chaos rather than outright kill all the humans it could.
Now, a scrappy militia team attempts to defend their city from the Phranna, the locust-like swarms that spawn from its flesh. These battles are hard enough, but when Medraka, the four-armed beast of madness, threatens all they love, will they be able to keep their lives, and their sanity, long enough to stop it?
Check it on Amazon!
Hey everyone! My novel At the Hands of Madness should be out later this week! Check the cover and blurb below: