Thursday, April 21, 2011

A to Z Challenge - R - and calling my friends!!!

For the A to Z Challenge, I am featuring some awesome bloggers. These individuals have offered so much support of my book, CassaStar, and me on my blogger journey. Of course, I’ll be keeping up with the world of movies, music, and pop culture stuff as well! Ninjas are just talented that way...


Rambles and Randomness
Vicki is a hoot! You never know what she’ll come up with next. Whether she’s recalling an amusing past incident or stalking Craig Niedermaier, you are in for a fun ride. The laughs are not random, I guarantee it!

The Rainy Day Wanderer
The Words Crafter is such a thoughtful person. She’s so considerate of her followers and friends, and she writes very reflective posts. No gloomy rain here - she’s a ray of sunshine!

And today I am honored that my book is a “R” post by Donna Hole and Familiar Spirits, as they are reviewing CassaStar.

What’s cool is Donna and Gail both understood the real theme of my book. Yes, it’s science fiction. But it’s about friendship. And in the grand scheme of things, that’s what really matters in life.

So thanks Donna and Gail! And a big thank you to all of my followers who have visited the bloggers I’ve recommended during the Challenge. Thanks for supporting my friends!

SPECIAL REQUEST OF MY FRIENDS!!!

And I know my regular followers are sick of this, but my book trailer is in another contest! Voting starts today at You Gotta Read Videos If you think my trailer is worthy and cool and all that, please go vote!!! My publisher did such an awesome job with the trailer…

75 comments:

Siv Maria said...

I have never seen this before. I had to watch it twice because the text moved to fast. Something yu might want to think about for a more international market. Off to vote for you. Support is important!

Crystal Pistol said...

I'm not a regular follower so I'm not sick of your trailer yet. :) Super cool! Great job.

ediFanoB said...

To vote for your awesome book trailer is the least I can do for you.

Unbelievable I have been the first one to vote and I voted for #7 CassaStaR.

So you are in the lead at this moment.

Good Luck!
I'm sure your army will not abandon you.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

How can anyone be sick of your book trailer Alex? it's wonderful.

Thanls for your comment. I truly appreciate them.
Yvonne.

The Happy Whisk said...

That's very cool, Alex.

li said...

Done! And it IS a great trailer!

The Words Crafter said...

Thank you, Alex, for the lovely shout-out! *blushing*

I'll be checking out Rambles and Randomness as soon as I get home.

Clicked over and voted :) Good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siv, as I stated, my publisher made it, so that's out of my control...

Thank you, Crystal!

Edi, thanks dude!!

Yvonne, thank you.

Whisk and li, thanks!

Words, you are welcome, and thank YOU.

Old Kitty said...

I've voted! Good luck!!

Yay for these gorgeous R blogs!! Yay for Ms Donna Hole!! Yay all round!! Yay!!

:-) Take care
x

Laura Pauling said...

That's pretty cool that so many people wanted a sequel! Have fun writing it!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Have voted. :) Thanks for the R blog links.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I still have book trailer envy...

Talli Roland said...

I love your trailer, Alex. Happy to help!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Done and done!

Lauracea said...

Off to vote - if authors can't support authors, who can? :) Thanks for the great blog recommendations too.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the links Alex. Off to check them out and to vote for your trailer again!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, dig your enthusiasm!

Laura, it's done and in the process of revisions.

Thanks, everyone!!!

Huntress said...

You have some stiff competition. Several of those videos are above and beyond the usual trailers.

Love the background music in your video, btw.

Ciara said...

I had to stop by and tell you about reading CassaStar. I was in the hospital post op and couldn't sleep. Up the entire night with nothing to do! I pulled out my Kindle and decided to read CassaStar. I'm so thankful I had that distraction. The characters and storyline maintained my attention despite how I was feeling. I can't wait to finish reading it. :) Great story.

Stephen Tremp said...

Its great to have people review your work and give feedback. Make those adjustments now while you can. Best wishes for the success of your next book!

Jen Daiker said...

I've been lurking and loving all those you are giving shout-out's for!!! I love all the one's you listed today... especially Vicki! She is so super awesome!

Helen Ginger said...

Once again, you've introduced me to new-to-me bloggers! And I will go vote for your trailer, since I think it's an excellent one.

L.G.Smith said...

Actually, that was the first time I saw your trailer. Cool. Off to vote. :)

Helen Ginger said...

I voted, Alex, but he doesn't make voting easy!

Karen Walker said...

Alex, you rock. And even though I don't normally read science fiction, I am going to get Cassastar. Off to vote now.
Karen

Mary Aalgaard said...

It's a great trailer. I think it draws in any viewer and grabs those who love scifi. I'm going to vote.

Renae said...

Love your trailer Alex! Thanks for the R links today too.

baygirl32 said...

great trailer! I'm off to vote

Tara said...

That music is so perfect for your trailer.

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm off to vote ...

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Naw, could never be sick of your book trailer--just look at the smile it brings to your face! ;)

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Huntress, I know! Finger crossed.

Ciara, thank you! Wow, today is just getting better. I'm thrilled you're enjoying it, although sorry you're stuck in the hospital doing it.

Stephen, so far the only adjustment will be making the sequel live up to the first one. Oh the pressure...

Jen, they are some special people.

LG, thanks!

Helen, sorry it was a challenge, but I appreciate it.

Karen, thank you!!!

Mary and every one else - thank you! I really, really appreciate it.

Tessa Conte said...

Loved your book trailer, and the book. Can't wait for the sequel!!!

And how do you always manage to comment on my posts so fast? THANK YOU for popping in!!

Tessa.xx

Chris Phillips said...

I'll probably vote for you. It's between yours and Seduced by an Angel. That one is Racy.

N. R. Williams said...

What an honor to have your book as someone else(s) review. I'm headed over to read.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Done my part to help out the captain ninja!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elizabeth, you're right - I'm grinning!

Tessa, thanks! And Ninja skills, my dear - ninja skills!

Thanks, Chris - at least you're honest!

Thanks, Nancy! Yeah, cool surprise.

Jeffrey, you the dude!

Summer Ross said...

I didn't know this book video thing was really flying with a whole lot of people. I went to vote.

Dafeenah said...

Ummm apparently I am having some sort of "moment". When I read your description about Vicki, I thought you said she was "hot" and I was like hmm well ok until I realized it was "hoot" and then I went to vote for you but ummm well how do I vote? I finally found your video but I wasn't sure what to do after that and well I didn't want to end up accidentally voting for someone else so umm a little help please.

Karen Lange said...

Will hop over and vote! Congrats on being in another contest!

Lucy Adams said...

Best of luck in the contest!

Lucy

Donea Lee said...

Ah, the only one I don't know today is Gail. I'll definitely check her out and her review of your book. Agreed - friendships in life are ESSENTIAL! And I'll totally vote for your trailer - off to view it now! :)

Grammy said...

OH, man! That is such a far-out video! A movie of your book would be fantastic, don't you think? Is the book available in e-book form? I am going to check to see.
Dear Alex, thank you for your longtime support. Love, Ruby

Ella said...

I'm not sick of your trailer; I do need some Hot Tamales though, pass'em over will ya? Off to vote~

Will go visit these bloggers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Summer!

Hey Dafeenah! Well, Vicki is probably hot as well. But the vote widget is in the right hand upper corner of the side bar - my trailer is #7. Just check the dot and press vote!

Donea, thanks - and Gail is just a sweet lady.

Ruby, wouldn't that be great? I'd love to see it as a movie. And it is available in all eBook formats/

Thanks, Ella!

And thank you everyone.

N4M3L3SS said...

seems cool

The Golden Eagle said...

No way am I sick of it--it's a great trailer! :) Heading over to vote.

I already follow the people you mentioned, and they're some of my favorite bloggers!

Donna Hole said...

I'll have to check out Gail's review too.

I love your book trailer. I forgot to post the synopsis of CassaStar - silly me - but I'm hoping the book trailer works in its place.

Honestly I've seen few trailers to rival your's. And I was glad to read a launch scene in the novel that related to the trailer. A real treat :)

........dhole

The Happy Whisk said...

Sorry, Alex. I had to delete the first quiz and repost.

Leovi said...

I just visited the blog of "The Wanderer" Rainy Day and is delicious. I also love the rain, if not too strong I love walking.!

Dafeenah said...

Thank you! Voted.

M Pax said...

Voted. :D

Friends and the like is what life is about, definitely. And your book skillfully sets that out.

Cheree said...

I haven't seen your trailer before so I'm not sick of it. Just wanted to say that it's fantastic.

Laura said...

Not sick of it at all... it's fab! I just went over to vote and couldn't find how to... will check it again tomorrow. Nice blogs you sent us to today!
Lx

K.C. Woolf said...

One of the better book trailers I've seen. Voted! Looks like you're way ahead of the others :-)

Jo Schaffer said...

Super cool, Alex!

And thanks for your shout out for Clark's movie-- it's gonna be a long haul to get us there-- every bit helps! (=

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Golden, thank you! And they are cool people.

Donna, thank you again. I was touched by your thoughtful review!

Whisk, oh - okay!

Leovi, I think you'll really enjoy her blog.

Mary, thank you.

Cheree, thanks!!

Laura, it's the widget in the the right hand side bar at the top - I'm #7.

KC, thanks and that's good to know.

Jo, I feel special - I know someone famous in Hollywood!!

Suze said...

True old-school sci-fi often seems to have a noble theme. Hard-pressed to find a nobler one than friendship.

Gail said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Monti said...

You have a great trailer, Alex!

Thanks for the compliment you left on my blog!

Monti

NotesAlongTheWay

Jemi Fraser said...

Vicki is terrific, but I haven't met the Words Crafter yet - thanks for the link! :)

I'll do more checking out once I have my computer back - it'll be gone for a few more weeks! *sigh*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Suze, thanks!!!

Gail, thank you for yours.

Monti, you are welcome!

Jemi, no! We miss you already.

Patricia A. Timms said...

Voted!

I was watching American Idol with my kids the other night(we watch it a week late due to timing and extracuriclar activities) and I thought of you when James Durbin sang Heavy Metal from the soundtrack Heavy Metal. I wondered if you watch that show and how much you are loving the comeback of metal and through Idol no less. Great stuff! Hope you're well.

Catherine Lavoie said...

Awesome trailer! :) Off to vote now!

Milo James Fowler said...

I've voted for your book trailer before, and I'll do it again. So there.

Arlee Bird said...

Your trailer got my vote. But really, Alex, don't you think you should give the others a chance? You are way ahead so far. Oh well, you're the only one that I recognized so I guess that's enough for me.

Lee
Tossing It Out

DiscConnected said...

Alex-

I'd never heard of a book trailer before you posted your last year. Since I've seen other people refer to them, I guess it is a common practice, presumably that came about with the internet?

Normally I do not push my own posts, but if you're only going to read one post this month, it ought to be my "R" post...

Larry

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patrcia, I saw that - James singing Heavy Metal was awesome!

Milo, thanks!

Lee, never count the chickens...

Copyboy said...

Again the these Rs totally made my N look like a ZZZZs.

Clarissa Draper said...

I hope you win this contest too!

Josh Hoyt said...

Good luck my vote is in. Great video.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone!

Ellie said...

I'm off to vote!

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Rhonda Albom said...

I came back to let you know I voted. Good luck. You are way in the lead at the moment.

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