Friday, October 7, 2011

The Big Announcement!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and visited others this week. The list is so big, I can’t do it all by myself anymore and I appreciate your efforts to make everyone feel welcome. And thanks for your encouraging words concerning my post. Now I feel guilty for feeling guilty.

On to the big news!

I received word that CassaFire’s book trailer is almost done! As soon as my publisher releases it, I’ll post it here.

Second, my publisher has started sending out review copies and I got mine this week.

Can you believe it? My second book!

I’ve been instructed to let you know that you can contact my publisher for a review copy if you are a book blogger or someone who regularly reviews books. Their email is inquiries@dancinglemurpress.com I do not have review copies!!! Please contact them directly. The one I’m holding is all I have…

Now to the big news! I am setting up a blog tour from February 27 through March 9 and I am looking for hosts. In addition to the tour, I’m throwing a party on February 28 – Catch Fire!


Here’s where I could really use your help. This is how it works:

1 – Sign up below and display the Catch Fire button in your sidebar
2 – I’ll send you all the information in February
3 – On February 28, participate in the Catch Fire event by posting about my book
4 – Those who sign up are entered to win one of five copies of CassaFire! Winners will be announced here the morning of the launch. (If any of those fail to participate in Catch Fire, another name will be drawn.)

Thanks everyone for your support! Will there be a third book? I have no idea, so I want CassaFire to go down in a blaze of glory. (Bad Bon Jovi pun intended.)

I am thankful for each and every one of you!

133 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Awesome! I'm in! Signing up now. Yay, congrats, Alex! :o)

Amy said...

Congrats Alex! I'm in too, that's so great! :)

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats Alex! It looks great.

Javid Suleymanli said...

Congrats from now! :) I signed up. Hmm, but I don't know where should I link the button. To this post?

Siv Maria said...

How exciting, looking forward to this and signing up now :) Have a great week-end Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone!

Javid, you can just link to my blog for now. I'm going to create a separate page later today for the Catch Fire event.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great post, sorry I missed this week's insecure writers, went away a day earlier.
Have signed up for party,
Have a good day and wonderful news about your book, pleased for you.

Yvonne.

Tonja said...

Uh, I don't think anyone reads my blog that doesn't read yours first...but I'll sign up anyway. (Now I have Bon Jovi in my head.)

Bryan Russell said...

Looks awesome. Do you know what's going to be in the trailer, or will it be a surprise to you, too?

Tara Tyler said...

yeah! how exciting for you!
and now i have my first event down for 2012!

WritingNut said...

I'm definitely in, but I'll have to come back to sign up as I'm having display issues.

Congratulations Alex!!! I'm so happy for you.. This is wonderful news!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, I know that Byron speaks!

Thanks, guys!

Ciara said...

I'm so excited! I signed up.

Laura Eno said...

Congrats! Signing up now...

Old Kitty said...

... and we get a woman too! Yay!

p.s. me and Byron are already on fire but maybe we may spare a few sparks on The Day. :-)

Take care
x

Charles Gramlich said...

They, and you, are doing it right, getting everything set up to go ahead of time. Congrats man.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm in.

How nice to have your book in your hand. What a rush that must give you.

Bish Denham said...

Far out! And I'm signing up too. The more the merrier.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'll be in touch about that interview, as I've already read it so I don't want to participate and take someone else's chance away.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, I thought Bassa was your man!

Thank you, Anne!

Nebular said...

Can't wait to see CassaFire's trailer. I expect it to be just as great as CassaStar's ;)

Isis Rushdan said...

I just signed up. A party sounds like fun. You and Talli are giving me great ideas. No need to enter me to win a copy, I'll buy one :).

I would like to have you on my blog early next year to discuss social media tips while promoting your books.

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L.G.Smith said...

Big congrats on the book. Can't wait to see the trailer. And I'm thinking "trilogy" has a nice ring to it.

Budd said...

you got a friend in me. more than happy to help in any way I can.

Talli Roland said...

Whoop whoop whoop! Cannot wait to see the trailer. And I'm in!

Jamie Burch said...

I'm in! So excited for you, Alex!

Michael Offutt said...

I signed up Alex. I can't wait for your trailer. I bet it's amazing.

Suze said...

Al, I'm totally on board and can't wait to see your book trailer! So pleased for you. :)

And quit feeling guilty for Pete's sake. This is success! Savor it, you've earned it!!

Margo Benson said...

I'm in! Looking forward to partying :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

George, as long as it's just as cool, I'll be happy!

Isis, thanks for that. And I'd be delighted to visit your awesome blog.

Suze, working on the guilt thing...

Jeffrey Beesler said...

It's been a long time since I added a button to my sidebar. I'm trying to add the Catch Fire button to the sidebar but it's not working. How do you add a button to the sidebar again?

Mark Noce said...

Great cover art! Who does it for you?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats! I'm signing up.

KarenG said...

Congrats, Alex! And I like the cover! Are there more books in your future? I remember when you weren't sure if there would be a second, and look at this-- it's real!!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Alex, can't wait to see your trailer!

I'll be contacting you about being a guest Over Coffee and setting up a date.

I'll contact your publisher too.

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

Matthew MacNish said...

I'd love to take part in your tour, but I've got too much on my sidebar already! Let me know if I can take part without it (secretly) and I'll email your publisher for now.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Wahoooooooo! Congrats, Alex--you rock! <3

Happy Friday. ;)



♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Pat Tillett said...

That is so AWESOME!
Can't wait to get my eyes on CassaFire

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeffrey, I always save it as an image and add it as a picture. Then you can provide a link as well.

Mark, my publisher does the artwork.

Karen, I know! Now I'm not sure there will be a third...

Sia, thank you!

Matthew, you can participate without putting up the badge - that's cool!

Thanks, everyone!

Angela Felsted said...

Alex, that is wonderful. Congratulations!

Arlee Bird said...

Signed up! Already got the book cover image on my sidebar. You'll probably have more sign ups than you can handle. I think you will do great with this release.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Nancy Thompson said...

Congratulations Alex! How exciting for you. I can't wait to see the trailer!

oceangirl said...

Congratulations Alex! I have signed in.

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on all your great news! Can't wait to see the trailer. Glad to hear, too, that the IWSG is going well.

Happy weekend!

Laila Knight said...

Alex, total congtrats!!! You deserve every success. My goodness you must be doing a jiggy. Will sign up right away. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Sweet. I signed up, and emailed your publisher.

Lydia Kang said...

So excited for your new book and trailer! Go Alex!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, one can never have too many!

Laila, if only I danced...

Thanks, everyone!!

Monti said...

Congratulations, Alex! I didn't sign up because we'll be at baseball spring training then, and I'll have no control over my computer.

Happy weekend,
Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :)

I just signed up.

laughingwolf said...

nice one, alex! :D

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations, Alex! If you need more tour stops, I'll gladly sign up for that.

Theres just life said...

Congratulations Alex. Looking forward to the release and party.

Pamela Jo

M Pax said...

I'm in. Looking forward to reading it.

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations Alex!

Of course I signed up! In case you still look for hosts for your blog tour then let me know. I would be glad to be part of it.

I can't wait to see and post the trailer.

Dafeenah said...

Can't wait to see the new trailer. The last one was awesome! Congrats! I would love to sign up but feb is such a long time away I'd hate to sign up and then something happen and I not be able to or something.

Charlie Rice said...

Congratulations Alex! Best of luck with number 2.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Monti, you can also pre-schedule!

Edi, appreciate that!

Dafeenah, that's all right.

Thanks, everyone!!

Rusty Webb said...

All signed up and ready to go. Sweet.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Alex, I don't know how you cranked out two books - on top of everything else you're managing - so quickly. Of course there will be a third. Your fans will stand for no less.
Love ya and I'm signing up.
xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rusty, thanks dude.

Robyn, thank you for the vote of confidence!

Donna Hole said...

I'd love to host you Alex. I'm going to sign up for the review copy and see how it goes.

Good luck, and can't wait for the trailer :)

........dhole

nutschell said...

Congratulations Alex! So happy for you! Now on to the 3rd book!


happy weekend!

nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm in!!! So excited! :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

it looks so awesome! I still love those colors. I can't wait until i get to read it

Melissa Bradley said...

Whoo Hoo!!! All signed up and am looking forward to Cassafire. the cover looks great. I know this will be EPIC. You are a brilliant storyteller.

Angela Brown said...

Signed up and got CassaFire on my sidebar.

This is great news and I look forward to participating.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Alex,

You know I'm in! I'll put your button in my sidebar.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Yay! I'd love to host you on my blog :D Gonna grab your button and put it on my blog as well! Congrats!

Stephen Tremp said...

Alex, pencil me in for anything I can do to help promote CassaFire! I'm here to help. Looking forward to the trailer! I'll do the sidebar promotion too.

Leovi said...

Great, hope to see soon the trailer full of fire.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - fantastic news - so very well done .. gosh that is just great .. and I'll be around all the time .. party in February - that's what we need. Good luck and here's to the third ...?! Cheers Hilary

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

I loved your first book. Looking forward to the next. Congrats. I am signed up.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your good news. And looking forward to your party.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Donna!

Melissa, thanks.

Thank you Ms. Saba!

Thanks Stephen - I'll get with you soon.

Thank you, everyone!!

Ann Best said...

I signed up. And I'll host you one day.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Whoohoo! Can't wait for it! I know I'm a fantasy kinda guy, but I'd be honoured to host you :)

J.C. Martin said...

I'm in! And perhaps you could help me in reciprocation (no pressure!)?

J.C.

Join me in the Trick or Treat Spooktacular! Could you help make the Grand Prize a brand new Kindle Touch?

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news. Have a good weekend.

BryStearns said...

It has been way too long since I've been around, but it looks like I chose the right day! CASSAFIRE!!!! YAY! I shall be requesting my review copy, and I look forward to reading the next big adventure. I will do my best to come around more often! Keep up the good work!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

JC, I do everything I can to promote my blogger buddies and their books!

Bryan!! Yes, it has been way too long, dude. You timed it right though.

Thank you everyone for your support - you rock!

Katherines Corner said...

I'm so happy for you. I look forward to having this book on the Katherines Corner book list.l xo

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

it is incredible! As you recommended I sent a mail to your publisher in order to ask for a review copy. They replied that my review copy is on the way. That's awesome!!

Any preferences when you would like to see my review online?

li said...

I'd like to host you if you can fit me in. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Katherine, thank you!

Edi, whenever you are done reading it is fine! I'm sure my publisher wants some early reviews anyway. Glad they sent you a copy.

Lisa, thank you!

Chuck said...

I am enlisted. The button is so cool it is going to the top of my side bar. I really can't wait for the book and it would be spectacular to win one so I am bulding my voodoo doll now!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations, Ninja Captain! I couldn't be happier for you.

I would love to help you out as much as I can so I'm signing up now :-)

Jules said...

Totally awesome dude!! But I am going to be the minority here and not sign up. You know my life is just too screwed up to commit.

Just know I'm in your army and will be cheer leading for you. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Chuck! Just careful where you put the pins in that voodoo doll now...

Thank you, Angela!

Jules, your cheers are enough.

Amity said...

Count me in Alex...:)

I just need to be reminded when the time comes...you know I am always pre-occupied and could hardly remember commitments...errrmmmm....
that's just too bad at my end :(

Ciara said...

I forgot to mention for you not to enter me in the contest. I'll buy my copy. :) Going to put up your image on my blog now.

Donna Shields said...

Done!! Congratulations :)



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Liz Fichera said...

Big, huge, ginormous congrats on your second book!! I love the title and the cover. :)

alexia said...

Exciting news! I'm definitely in for the Catch Fire party!

Andrew said...

Congrats to you!
Looks awesome. I'll keep my eye peeled for it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amity, I won't let you forget - thanks!!

Ciara, thanks, that is sweet.

Thanks Donna, Liz, and Alexia!

Andrew, less than five months now...

Leovi said...

I have to go looking for a photo of fire for the 28-F.

Libby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I hope you have many sales and many good reviews!

Ricky said...

Well done Alex. I'm looking forward to another cool trailer.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leovi, I'm sure you'll create something awesome.

Ric, so am I!

Summer Frey said...

Congratulations, Alex! Looking forward to the new trailer!

tfwalsh said...

Huge congrats... and really love the colors on the cover:)

ali cross said...

Dude! I can't believe I missed the IWSG. I'm so, so sad. And I'm afraid people won't like me now (see? that's how insecure I am!)

Fantastic idea/approach to CasssaFire ~ of course I am IN!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Summer! Good to hear from you.

Thanks, TF.

Ali, everybody loves you. And thanks!

Gail M Baugniet said...

Congratulations, Alex. Your news is all over Twitter, too, so I guess you could say you've gone viral!

Southpaw said...

I'm in! Wow, your second book. That is really spectacular.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Just dropping by to say hello! Blogging can be a huge thing. Enjoy the small break. I think.

Smile, Alex!


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Sangu said...

I'm in! Congratulations again, Alex, you must be so stoked! Can't wait to get a look at the new trailer either.

GigglesandGuns said...

Signing up and marking my calendar.

Best of luck

N. R. Williams said...

I'll help you Alex...very exciting news.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gail, really? Whoa...

Thanks, Holly.

Elizabeth, today was a holiday, so not posting until Wednesday.

Sangu, Mary, and Nancy - thanks!

Anne R. Allen said...

Major congrats, Dude! Two books in a year is great. (Five books in two months is overload: take the word of one who knows.) Looking forward to guesting here in a couple of weeks, and I'd love to have you guest for me in Feb-March if you're not already booked up.

Lynda R Young said...

That's so exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Anne! The first one came out in 2010, so there's a bit of time lapse there.

Lynda, I can't wait either. Soon!!!

Caitlin said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Can't wait to see your trailer.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Huge congratulations! Very excited for you!

Jennie Bailey said...

How exciting, Alex!!! Love, love, love that cover - and I can't wait to buy a copy of the book. I signed up!

Copyboy said...

Ready and willing to display that button! Book looks great!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congratulations! This is exciting for me. I can't imagine how exciting it is for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone! I hope to see the trailer this week.

Marta Szemik said...

Congratulations! I'm very excited for you!

Summer Ross said...

This is terrific news Alex! Congrats!

Christopher Hudson said...

Alex, my boy, you are always thinking ... how do you find the time and energy? Happy to help.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christopher, I'm a Ninja!

LynNerd said...

That's a cool-looking cover, Alex. Can't wait to see the book trailer. How exciting!

Carol Fleisher said...

How exciting. I signed up to review your book. The 2012 event sounds awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lyn, come back tomorrow!!!!!!

Thanks, Carol!

Ella said...

Congrats Captain; I am thrilled for you! Yes, third time is the charm~
;D

Anne R. Allen said...

That is a seriously awesome trailer. I'm not that impressed with trailers for some genres (literary and women's fiction trailers can be pompous and/or lame) but for sci fi like this--fantastic!

DL Hammons said...

I'm on-board, if you'll have me. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Anne!

DL, of course!

Southpaw said...

Alex, I can't remember if I filled out the form or not so I'm doing it again. If it is a duplicate entry just delete it okay?:)