Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kickoff!!!!

Time for Alex to lose his sanity! Nerves of steel out the window.


Today begins my virtual tour for CassaStar, which comes out October 19.
First stop: Speculative Book Review with a review.
Not a perfect review, but a positive review!

And this review just appeared at Scribbler to Scribe - WOW!!



My publisher has agreed to a giveaway, too! It starts today and the winner will be announced on November 1.

So here's the scoop - I'm not going to make this complicated:
* Comment here
* Comment on just one of my tour stops
* Those of you posting an announcement on the 19th receive a second entry - I really appreciate everyone who volunteered to do this!

You are welcome to comment on any or all of the stops, as each one is quite different. (But it's not a requirement.) Select a blog that's new to you. Several of these blogs receive high traffic but low comments - I'd like to blow their minds! Show them that Alex's Army ROCKS!!

I'll announce each stop as it occurs. The full tour is:

October 12 - Speculative Book Review
October 13 - Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee
October 14 - Patricia Stoltey
October 17 - Edi’s Book Lighthouse
October 18 - Scribbler to Scribe and SFF Hub
October 19 - Hollywood Spy and Speculative Book Review
October 20 - Mystery Writing is Murder and The Non-Review
October 21 - Straight From Hel
October 22 - Sharp Pen Dull Sword
October 23 - A No. 2 Pencil Stat
October 25 - Grasping for the Wind
October 26 - Confessions of a Watery Tart
October 27 - Spunk on a Stick’s Tips
October 28 - Breakthrough Blogs
October 29 - Thoughts in Progress


Wow, one more week!! Hope I can handle it.

And thanks everyone. Your support has blown my mind!

105 comments:

Enid Wilson said...

Wow, Alex, very full on! I'll beam you some multivitamin pills. Enjoy your tour.

My Darcy Mutates

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Yay:) This is going to be awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Enid and Alexandra!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I feel excited for you Alex.
Good luck you deserve it.

Yvonne.

Gail said...

Can the nerves, buck up and enjoy, you are going to be great!!!!!

Plus, I want to win!

Ted Cross said...

I hope this works out great for you!

Renae said...

I'm so excited for you! Good luck, though you really don't need it!

AlexOngNYC said...

Very exciting!

Alex

Copyboy said...

Best of book luck!! May Oprah smile upon you.

DEZMOND said...

how on Earth will you find enough stylish suits and outfits to appear in all these places in all glory :)

Jules said...

You are making me nervous with all this excitement :) (Well maybe it is cold medicine withdraws) I'm sending you buyer fairies. The little ones who make suggestions in undecided buyers ears. Good Luck!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Summer Ross said...

Yay! Your doing an amazing job Alex- keep it up....How exciting this must be for you! You will do great at all your stops, and your book will do fine when it comes out too...deep slow breathes...:) Good luck!

Helen Ginger said...

Looks like you have a great tour set up (and I'm not saying that because I'm on the list of hosts). I'm excited for you, so I know you're excited.

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations Alex! This is so exciting!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Enjoy the ride. You'll only have the sensation of this first time once.

You are talented. Your book is good. And you are surrounded by friends.

This will be something memorable and positive. Bet on it. Roland

Cruella Collett said...

Sounds like you have a busy time ahead. Good luck! :)

Mary said...

This is so exciting! I love this trailer.
Best of everything, Alex!

Stephen Tremp said...

Looking forward to every stop. I'll be there. Nest wishes for a smashing success!

Stephen Tremp

Karen Lange said...

Excited for you! Congratulations!

Witless Exposition said...

So excited for you! Here's to hoping that it's more fun then nerves. :)

Can't wait to see the finish product and all the love sent your way on the blogtour.

Laura Eno said...

I'm very excited for you!

Holly Ruggiero said...

How exciting and how stressful. Can you sit still?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Gail - that makes me feel better!

Dezz, guess I need to go shopping.

Thanks, Roland.

Old Kitty said...

Oooh so so so so excited for you!!!!! GOOD LUCK and above all ENJOY THIS!!!! :-)

yay!! take care
x

Ellie said...

Very exciting! I will stop by and visit and give you a shout out on the 19th! enJOY, you worked hard for this~

Ellie said...

Enjoy every stop and relish every minute - you deserve it!

Colene Murphy said...

SO Excited for you!! Enjoy every second of it!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

Arlee Bird said...

I left my comment on Tyson's site so you can read it there. I think he did a good job with the review, but I think I can understand where you are coming from on the points he cited as weaknesses.
I'll be following the tour.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Go Alex go! Best of luck with everything - I'm sure your book get a fantastic response. I can't wait to read it!

Solvang Sherrie said...

That's quite a lineup you have for the blog tour! Enjoy the insanity :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enjoy the ride! First book only happens once.

Matthew Rush said...

I thought I was on for 10/19 as well. Did I F it up somehow?

Julie Musil said...

Alex, my stomach has butterflies FOR you! This is so exciting. I'm proud to be one of Alex's Army (love that term).

BryStearns said...

How superbly awesome Alex! I'll be heading over to all those sites to check out your tour! Good luck to all those entering to win his book!

The Invisible Seductress said...

I am happy dancing for you!!!!!



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Bekah said...

Good luck, Alex!!

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats on the review! Are you having trouble sitting still yet because you're so excited? I will definitely give you a shout the 19th in addition to participating in the tour.

Anne said...

Very cool! I'll be scoping out your stops.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Lee - I'll jump over and read it.

No, Matthew! You and about 50 others are posting about my book that day, so it was too many to name - but I will give everyone a shout-out.

Thanks, Julie!

Thanks, Hart!

And thanks everyone! Another review was just posted by Scribbler to Scribe, so I listed that as well. Blew me away!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Good luck with the tour!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Yes, Very Excited for you Alex!! WootHoot! Congrats and enjoy the ride!!! :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck--I'm so excited for you! :D I'll be sure to check out the virtual tour stops!

Clarissa Draper said...

Looking forward to the 19th.

CD

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Good luck, and ENJOY IT ALL.

Will Burke said...

Hloody hell, you're gonna be freakin' exhausted! Best of luck to ya! I'll head over tout suite!

Karen Peterson said...

Enjoy every minute. You'll never get to have this exact experience again.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will, I can see exhausted from here!

Karen, you're spot on right!

DL Hammons said...

Yeeeeeee Haaawwwwww!!!! Here we go!! Exciting stuff. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Breathe man, breathe. And take some vitamin B.

Jemi Fraser said...

looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!! :)

RaShelle said...

It's going to be F.U.N. Yay!!!

Geof said...

I was going to follow your tour anyway, but of course I would love to win a copy of your book! Even better. Good luck this month buddy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

DL, sure you're from Arkansas and not Texas?

Thanks, Geof - and everyone!

SFDaddy - Bryan said...

Wow, looks like you're going to need a flying car alright. This is really a great experience for us to share with you, too. Thanks, for sharing it.

SFDaddy - Bryan said...

Oh, by the way, I just beamed down my Amazon Kindle copy into the iPad.
It's all there! Already!

WritingNut said...

I'm so excited for you! And don't worry, everything is going to be amazing! :)

ali said...

I am SO looking forward to this Alex! I am HUNGRY for a great new sci fi to blow my mind!

Nebular said...

Just like all the others, I'm extremely excited for you, buddy! :) Only 5 days left ;)... 5 days of huge anticipation for all of us.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I would almost be envious of you, Alex, except that I know my time will come soon enough as far as getting ready for the launch of my own novel. I can only speculate the level of excitement coursing through you right now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, thanks!!!

Thanks, Nebular.

Jeffrey, you will know soon - and then I can tout YOUR new release!

Liza said...

Alex, great review on Scribble to Scribe. Congratulations!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

normally i'd be all over this contest, but i'll need a book to read before Nov 1st and i was planning on buying Cassastar on the 19th. So i will stick with my original plan so i can read it sooner

Ishta Mercurio said...

Congratulations, and enjoy the tour! And I love that you're promoting some smaller blogs - you rock!

Chris Phillips said...

I'm on my way to the first stop!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Alex, Thanks for the visit and lovely comment. My cousin Pat is 3 yrs older than me, Christine is 6 months younger than me .
The two cousins are sisters and all three of us got married the same year. The photo of Brian is their brother who is nine years older than Pat..
Thanks for the compliament.
Yvonne.

Kelly Dexter said...

How exciting! Good luck with the tour!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Liza!!

Falen - thanks! That is sweet. You da woman!

Yvonne, don't tell them I said that then! But you look ten years younger at least.

Amanda Sablan said...

Here's hoping you have a fabulous book tour!

Theres just life said...

Sorry I'm a little late following you over to her. I see your name all over the net when I read the blogs. Just followed you over from L'Aussie and Laura's book launch.
Have a great time and enjoy...You can sleep later or maybe not.
I am always up for a good party count me in on the launch date I will mention it over at my blog. There's Just Life...

Amity said...

that's totally exciting, nerve-wracking, lols...tiresome i mean! have fun...and enjoy the tour..;-)

will find time to be there when i have the luxury of time... :P

baygirl32 said...

I'm excited for you! enjoy your tour

baygirl32 said...

I'm excited for you! enjoy your tour

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone!

Donna Hole said...

Read both the reviews so far. Both are very interesting.

I hope the tour goes well.

........dhole

Michelle Gregory said...

happy to help. best wishes on the tour.

Hannah Kincade said...

Good luck!! I'm getting my Alex post ready this weekend! Are you freaking out?!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Palin, not just yet...

Lynda Young said...

Commenting here, commented on Edi's blog and will be posting an announcement on the 19th. I really wanna get my hands on this book :)
I'm very excited for you.

Jamie Gibbs said...

It sucks that I've missed a lot of the tour :( Stupid academia :( You bet your ass I'm gonna play catchup though :)

best of luck to you, and I'm looking forward to the 19th :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Lynda!

Thanks, Jamie! Hey, you've been focused on important stuff.

Christine Danek said...

This is going to rock!!

Charity Bradford said...

Just remember to breathe tomorrow Alex! Enjoy the moment for all of us.

I'm heading to check out some of the tour stops, and my post is ready to go for tomorrow.

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations, Alex!!!

Sheila Deeth said...

Congratulations! And I'm heading off now to check out some of the blog tour stops.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm so excited for you!

L'Aussie said...

The excitement is tangible. I've been following some of your blog tours and you've had an interesting journey. I'm all set to post in a few hours. Enjoy the ride, as Roland says, this is the only ever first-time so make the most of the rush..:)

Madeleine said...

Sincerest congratulations. How thrilling! Thanks for flagging up some terrific blogs too. :O)

Misha said...

Oooh I hope the giveaway is open to foreigners.

I really really really want to read CassaStar.

:-)

iZombie said...

very best of luck and if you have the need for a meltdown... just breathe...:)

all the best!

jeremy

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congratulations on an accomplishment that is out of this world. My boys would love this book. Your book trailer is fantastic!

Angie said...

Sounds very cool! Congratulations.

Pk Hrezo said...

Well, I'm just so excited for you I'm gonna do an extra post tonight to spread the word.
Wow, you must be overwhelmed!!

A HUGE congrats!!

Trudy said...

Congratulations Alex! The blog tour sounds fun too, best of luck with everything!

God bless!
Trudy

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone who's commented and don't forget to comment on one of my tour stops to be entered in the contest!

elizabeth mueller said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby boy! I'm so happy for you!

I've left a comment on Old Kitty's post and I've posted it on my blog and here's my comment.

Have a great time, Alex! <3

The Words Crafter said...

Hey Alex! I'm new here...in August and September, I had lots of computer issues and forgot to go back and follow the people I intended to follow.

Hope I didn't lose you there...

Congratulations on your book release; I'm getting my copy Thursday. I'm very excited to know that out here in the blogverse, it really is happening for people.

Again, congrats!

Jo Schaffer said...

Seriously, man-- mazel tov! This is so freakin' awesome. (= Going to make a noise about it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Words Crafter - wow, thanks!!

Thank you, Jo!

Lisa Potts said...

Oh, I'm so glad I didn't miss the tour. Congrats, Alex!

RosieC said...

I'm really excited to see your book, now that it's out. I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never, no? :)

Jenn Wilks said...

Looks like an awesome book. I <3 your book trailer - in fact, it's the first book trailer I've seen that made me think maybe I should change my opinion about book trailers. ;o) Good luck!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Alex, I am so excited for you! Your baby is out there in the big world and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy (next payday).

I've been away from Blogger quite a bit and only got your post up yesterday. Which doesn't qualify me for another entry but that's okay. If even one person finds your blog and buys your book because of my post that's what matters.

Have a great weekend! that rebel, Olivia

Raquel Byrnes said...

How exciting, Alex! I'll be sure to check out your progress through the tour...have fun.

Carol Kilgore said...

You had a great tour, Alex. Sell a million!