Another glowing review for AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS

David “The Gallifreyan Buccaneer” Gundersen put up a rather awesome recommendation for At the Hands of Madness, saying, “This is all in all a brilliant giant monster human survival story you don’t want to miss.”

“This is a blazing, fast paced cross between Transformers, Pacific Rim and classic Japanese Kaiju movies. The camaraderie between the main characters has a Suicide Squad vibe.”

As a huge fan of Suicide Squad, both the comics (yes, Original and New) and the movie, I couldn’t be happier about hearing this. Check out his review here.

 

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GIVEAWAY TIME! Two ebooks of AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS up for grabs

Guess what? I’ve got a giveaway going on right now, and the rules are REALLY simple. If you’d like to win a Kindle edition of my newest release, AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS, then check this out.

Here’s how to enter:

Step One: Like my Facebook Page.

There is no step two.

But hurry over, folks! Only three more days left to enter, and I’ve already got 32 new likes.

There is a plus side though: if I get to 50, I’ll add in another free copy.

That’s right. At 50 likes, I’ll increase the prize pool to three ebooks, so be sure to share this around. I may even add more copies at higher numbers, so be sure to tell your friends.

Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews: 4/5 stars for AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS

WHAAAAAAAAAT.

Got some high praise from a discerning reviewer! Curtis really knows his stuff, so four out of five stars is awesome. Here are some snippets:

“Kevin Holton has arrived! I have to admit that I’ve never read Kaiju horror before. This is my first one, but it won’t be my last.”

That’s crazy high priase! I got someone into an entire genre?

“Medraka and the Phranna are monstrosities that scared the hell out of me.” 

I definitely wanted this to be scary, though, truth be told, I wasn’t sure if I undercut the tension with humor too much. Fortunately…

“There’s just enough humor to counterbalance all the doom and gloom. To me, the humor is the best part.”

You heard it here, folks. Fire puns are hot right now.

(I’m terrible, shameless, and having so much fun.)

“This book is well-written. The dialogue felt natural. The scenes jump off the page. I can still picture the monstrosities. They make my skin crawl.”

Huge bugs do have that creepy-crawly effect.

“If you like H.P. Lovecraft and apocalyptic horror, then this is the book for you.”

You can check out the whole review by clicking the WHAT above, or see the book for yourself here. Thanks for stopping by!

High Praise for At the Hands of Madness

Hi there!

Looks like AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS is doing phenomenally! It’s kept a pretty high rank and, while it’s not being Dean Koontz or Clive Barker yet, it’s sold way more than I anticipated, putting its rank pretty damn high.

But don’t take my word for it! Here’s what others are saying:

“Holton’s careful wit and smooth writing style made this book one I couldn’t put down. The storyline kept me entertained, despite that it is not my go-to genre. I’ll be looking out for more from this author!” –Drew Sofranko, 5 Star Amazon Review

“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.” “You’ll love it.” –Mar G-Amorena, 5 Star Amazon Review

“More Steak and Scotch than any other book I’ve read!” –KJ, Reviewer

“At first, I thought it was a little goofy, but that opening lightheartedness was just to set you up for the fall.” –LMF, Reviewer

Want to check it out for yourself? Click above, or here. I’m not picky.

Talk to you soon!

Cyborg Sunday, Update 3.4.2018: Kindle Sale for ATHOM, Review Blitz, and a New Novel Signed!

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Leaving a review.

“Any Star Will Do” by Kevin Holton

HOLY WHAT? Folks, AT THE HANDS OF MADNESS is on sale, and climbing those ranks really freakin’ fast! It’s received overwhelming praise so far–all 5 star reviews and comparisons to George Romero and H. P. Lovecraft. Click the title above to go check it out, or if you want to read more about it first, click here to visit its page on my website.

I know this probably won’t be reaching the #1 paid Kindle Book spot anytime soon, but it’s not too far off from number one in its category, so if you hop over and buy a copy, for yourself or a friend, or even just to support me, that’d be amazing.

More excellent news: I’ve signed a contract with Mighty Quill Books to publish my sci-fi novel Nova EXE. Connor finds a sentient program on his computer one day, and it’s on the run from somebody. All it wants is asylum in his system. In exchange, it’ll help him with whatever technological matters he wants–but sometimes, what you want isn’t what you need.

More to come later, obviously, but woo! That’s THREE NOVELS in production! I worked with them on Dead of Winterwhich still has great sales and a 4.7 star rating from 9 reviews. I had a great time back then, and I’m looking forward to working with them now.

(Remember, if you’d like SIGNED COPIES as these release, subscribe to my Patreon! You’ll also get self-published releases, MP3 tracks/audiobooks, and THE GOLDEN GOD MYSTERY BOX!)

Also, I posted a BUNCH of Amazon reviews this week, some a tad more in-depth than the others. These include Stephanie M. Wytovich’s Hysteria and BrothelCrystal Lake Publishing’s Gutted, Jim Goforth’s Harvester’s TradeJames Melzer’s Crazy Eights, Alex s. Johnson’s Death to Fairy Tales, and all three volumes of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories anthologies. Make sure you get the Stephen Gammell illustrations if you buy! For some reason, the review to book number two won’t go up, but whatever.

If you want to know why I went to play catch-up, see the haiku above.

No diabetes updates, but I did royally screw up my knee a few days ago. Hoping that’s not a meniscus tear, or I’m in for a rough ride. On the other hand, my leg’s hurt for a long time now, so it wouldn’t be the worst thing ever to go see a doctor. Or, maybe I should just stretch more. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about this next week.

That’s all for now, folks! Remember, even if you’re not out there buying my book(s), be sure to leave reviews for those you do read, especially indie stuff. The writers will remember you, I promise.

Cyborg Sunday, update 2.25.18: Chrysalis

There is more virtue

To sitting calm and patient

Than never stopping.

“Interlude” by yours truly

 

Diabetes news is all about the same–I’m not eligible for any of those studies mentioned last week, and otherwise, all’s been tight on that end.

I sold my video games though. That was pretty weird. I’ve been a gamer all my life, but without a job in the industry, I just don’t have the time to play. It’d be one thing if I were playing as research, or playing to celebrate my friends, but… I think it’s just time to move on. With all the writing I do, I don’t have much time to waste.

Writing-wise, I had a few drabbles picked up by The Horror Tree, so that’s fun. No other news yet, but I have a bunch out there.

My novella Crimson Inc. got rejected, but that’s alright. I’ll keep looking around. I’m still waiting on Absolute Zero, NOVA EXE, Amphibia Maxima, The Gospel of Decay, and Call of the Void, so I’m almost relieved to take something off my wait list! …Besides, I already have leads on another publisher. Fingers crossed!

At the Hands of Madness is doing well, having just scored its second 5-star review, and it now has a book trailer, too. Be sure to leave a review if you liked it!

I’ve got a book to send out, another to edit, and a third to write. I oughta go. Talk to you soon!