Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Big Thrill Interview

Recently, the lovely and talented Miranda Parker took the time to interview me for the International Thriller Writers' The Big Thrill. You can read that interview here. Thanks to Miranda for taking the time, and for coming up with some killer questions as well!

Monday, January 30, 2012

For those of you who speak Russian...

...DEAD HARVEST got what Google Translate assures me is a glowing review from this site. (Hey, nine of ten stars is fine by me in any language!) Many thanks to whosoever wrote it! It seems a very thoughtful review indeed, if spottily translated by my browser.

I'm going global, baby!

DEAD HARVEST at Terror Tree

"This is quite simply, dead good!"

Click through to read the rest. (And thanks, Theresa!)

A Fantastical Librarian Reviews DEAD HARVEST

"DEAD HARVEST is a phenomenal debut novel with a cracking plot and amazing characters... I can't wait for the second book."

What a lovely way to start a Monday morning. Many thanks to Mieneke for the kind review.

Friday, January 27, 2012

DEAD HARVEST a Spotlight Review at BookFetish!

"Holm’s perfectly pitched and finely tuned prose sets the rapid pace of unceasing action... you need not be a fan of gumshoe to get the most out of this read."

Announcing the "One Month From DEAD HARVEST's Release Date" Promo-festi-bration!

In just one month (and seventeen hours, but hey, who's counting?) my debut novel, DEAD HARVEST, will be released in the US and Canada. (That's February 28, for those playing along at home.) Two days later (on March 1), it'll be available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the secret English-language moon base you just know NATO's been keeping under wraps for decades. (Note: that last one may not, strictly speaking, be true. As far as you know.)

I can't tell you how excited I am the big day is almost here. It's a cliché to call something a dream come true, but in this case, it's the truth. If you'd like to pre-order a copy of DEAD HARVEST, you're welcome to stop by my website, where I've compiled a list of links to bookstores in the US and abroad who're carrying it, from the indiest of indies to the biggest names in online bookmongery (which, as far as I'm concerned, should totally be a word.)

Also, in celebration of DEAD HARVEST's pending release, this weekend my Spinetingler Award-nominated Kindle short story collection 8 POUNDS will be absolutely, totally, 100% free to download. 8 POUNDS features eight tales of crime, horror, and suspense, including my fiction debut, "The World Behind," which first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, as well as my Spinetingler Award-winning "Seven Days of Rain," and my Derringer finalist "The Big Score."

All totally, for-seriously free.

American Kindle-folk click here.

UK Kindle-folk click here.

So do me a favor, and spread the word. If you haven't read it, now's your chance. If you have and you enjoyed it, maybe suggest it to someone who might like it. But either way, act now. 8 POUNDS will only be available for free download from Friday, January 27 until Monday, January 30.

The clock is ticking...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New York Journal of Books Reviews DEAD HARVEST

Wow. I've gotta say, I think this review does a better job of pitching my book than I ever could. Here's a taste:

". . . urban fantasy treasure . . . With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence and finesse, Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats with a cleverly conceived story that is flawlessly executed.”

Click through to read the rest. Many thanks to Renee Fountain and all the good folks at the New York Journal of Books.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chatting with Elaine

Over at Ashedit, the inimitable Elaine Ash has a sort of behind-the-scenes post up about DEAD HARVEST, focusing the fateful day I got the deal, as well as on my snazzy, snazzy cover design. Angry Robot marketing guru Darren Turpin pops in for a quote or two, as does Martin Stiff of Amazing 15, aka the man behind the artwork for the series. So what're you waiting for? Go check it out.

Thanks to Elaine for having me, and to Darren and Martin for being such good sports.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Seven Days of Rain" at the Longest-Titled Blog Ever

Much like the long-buried body in the story itself, it seems "Seven Days of Rain" just won't stay buried. I was delighted to see it pop up on the charmingly titled* HOW MANY SHORT STORIES CAN YOU READ IN A YEAR? CAN YOU READ A STORY A DAY FOR ONE YEAR? blog.

Thanks to Johnny Shaw for the kind mention. Johnny correctly attributes the story to my Kindle collection 8 POUNDS, but I feel I should tip my hat to Bryon Quertermous' sadly defunct Demolition Magazine for publishing it first. Oh, and in the interest of giving you, dear reader, free shit (in the hopes that you'll, you know, buy other, different shit with my name on it)(wait, that sounded all wrong), I should mention you can read it in its entirety for zero dollars here.

*This may not actually be the blog's formal title. But if it's not, it's an object lesson in putting one's title in one's masthead.

Thursday, January 05, 2012