Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Review and Mind Meld, Too!

This morning, Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin tucks in to the literary delicacy that is THE BIG REAP, and declares it "A powerful piece of urban fantasy." Thanks, Paul!

Oh, and yours truly is featured in today's SF Signal Mind Meld, alongside such talented authors as Richard Kadrey, Lou Morgan, and Stephen Blackmoore. The question du jour is "What authors are on your auto-read list?" Click through to see what we all had to say.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

THE BIG REAP is Now Available!

As I type this, THE BIG REAP has been out in the world for going on twenty hours. I can't tell you how thrilled I am folks will finally get a chance to read it, or how bowled over I am by the support of my friends and fans on social media, who've made this book release one to remember. Thanks, all. It means a ton.

In honor of today's book launch, I embarked upon a BIG REAP Release Day Blogstravaganza (trademark pending). For those who missed the links flying fast and furious on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, flip the table and duck behind it, 'cause here come the bullets:
And honorary inclusion in my BIG REAP Release Day Blogstravaganza on account of its irrefutable awesomnity goes to Sean Cummings' video review of THE BIG REAP. Sean is the author of the wildly entertaining POLTERGEEKS, and a great guy as well, so his kind words carry a lot of weight around these parts.

Huge thanks to Steve, Mary, Stephen, Sean, and everybody who took the time to share a link or post a review. And, of course, to everyone who's bought the book. Without y'all, I'm just some weirdo with a head full of crazy stories. Actually, that's true either way, but make-believe's more fun with company.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Frightfully Good Review

Today, at Jenn's Bookshelves, the eponymous Jenn Lawrence reviews THE BIG REAP as part of her Frightful Friday series. The verdict?

"Honestly, I don’t think there is a reader out there who wouldn’t appreciate the sheer brilliance contained within this series. Highly, highly recommended."

You can't ask for a nicer blurb than that. And the fact that it comes at the end of so thoughtful of a review is just the icing on the cake. Thanks, Jenn!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

THE BIG REAP Excerpt

The third novel in my Collector series, THE BIG REAP, drops one week from today. But for those who simply cannot wait, my publisher has excerpted the first 50 pages for your reading pleasure. So what're you waiting for? Go see what all the cool kids (and, um, me) are talking about.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Views, Both Re- and Inter-

Today has been a bountiful one indeed in the Land of Me, what with a new review and an interview hitting the innertubes within minutes of one another.

First, the review, which comes courtesy of CheffoJeffo, who scores THE BIG REAP a perfect 5/5, and bravely declares: "My name is Cheffo and I’m a Holm-a-holic."

And second, I once more got the chance to chat with the ever-charming Kristin Centorcelli of My Bookish Ways about all things Collector-y.

Stop by and give 'em both a read!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Books in Boothbay

Hey, Mainers (and/or people visiting From Away): Want to meet a ton of Maine authors, and pick up copies of signed books? Well, you're in luck. This Saturday, from 12:30 to 3:30, me and 41 (!) other Maine authors will be participating in Books in Boothbay, a free event where you can stock up on signed books until your heart's content. Everything from memoir to mystery to poetry to children's books will be available, so it's a great way to take care of all the bibliophiles on your gift-giving list in one fell swoop. Details and directions can be found here. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Grand Slam

Larry Killian of The Founding Fields reviewed THE BIG REAP today. Here's a taste of what he had to say:

"The end of a series is such a bittersweet moment with a series as great as this one... Holm has went 3 for 3 with a grandslam right over center field... an easy 5/5."

Thanks, Larry! Here's hoping there'll be more Collector tales to come.

Monday, July 08, 2013

A Tasty New Review

Scott at the delightfully named Being a Big Sandwich took an early peek at THE BIG REAP today, and he seemed to really dig it. Click through to see what he had to say, but be warned: beyond here be spoilers.


Every Read Thing Interview and Contest

Today, I'm over at Every Read Thing, chatting about all things Collector-y and then some. Pop by and give it a read!

And while you're at it, follow this link to the Giveaway tab on Every Read Thing's Facebook page and click like for a chance to win a copy of THE BIG REAP!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

A Bilingual BIG REAP Rave!

Today's review comes courtesy of Vanessa Delamare, who I had the pleasure of meeting at QuebeCrime last fall. You can read what she has to say, in English and in French, here. (Note: I'm taking it on faith they say the same thing. For all I know, she loved it in English, and then panned it in her native tongue.) Merci, Vanessa!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CM: Then We Came to the End

An announcement: today marks my last day as a regular blogger for Criminal Minds. I've had a blast this past year and change, and my fellow 'Minders have to a one been lovely and charming, but alas, it's time to move on. Today, for my final post, I'm talking titles.