Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ninja Back From Vacation! Carol Kilgore and the Tiki Hut Invasion! New Book Releases and Cover Reveals! Movie Trivia Answers! Dogs and Cats, Living Together… Mass Hysteria!

I’m back from vacation! Did you miss me? I was able to get online more than anticipated, but I know I missed a lot of awesome stuff from you guys. And I aim to make it up to you this week!

And my special Challenge Participant Feature interview at the A to Z Blog today is Golden Eagle! Be sure to stop by and hear about her topic for the Challenge.

Tiki Hut Invasion

Please welcome the awesome Carol Kilgore from the infamous Under the Tiki Hut blog! She is here to amuse the Ninja Army like it was nobody’s business…

Pinch me. Please.

Ouch! Not so hard.

Am I really here? This is Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog, right?

Ninja Alex?

Wow.

Oh. I guess I should tell you who I am and why I'm here. My name is Carol Kilgore, and I blog over at Under the Tiki Hut. There's no beach here, like at the Tiki Hut. I see space – planets, stars! And that funky-looking meteor that just zinged past.

A LOT MORE OF YOU are moving around out there than at the Tiki Hut. I recognize some of you, but I see new faces, too.

The reason I'm visiting Alex today is to recruit Cassans for tell you about my debut novel. IN NAME ONLY is just like nothing at all like Alex's books. The story is about Summer Newcombe, a woman caught up in the Federal Witness Security Program, and how she fights back. She's just been relocated to Padre Island and has no real home, no family or friends, and no place to hide from those seeking to do her harm.

There are spaceships and epic battles is a Beach and a Kayak, a Hot Firefighter, an Older Woman with a Tiny Dancing Dog. And Guns and Roses. Not the band. And more. Oh yeah…there's also a plot with a young woman in danger. If she's more at home with guns than roses, that's because she wants to stay alive. On earth. I tried to place her on Tgren, but Alex beat me to the punch.


Carol writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. You can find her here: Blog Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads

IN NAME ONLY is available at Amazon in both Kindle and print editions.



Thanks, Carol! And sorry about getting to Tgren first...

Awesome Book Cover Reveals!



Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) by Jessica Therrien

“Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret…”

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, was published by ZOVA Books in February of 2012 and became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. The second book in the series, Uprising, will be available in February of 2013.




 
Forged by Greed by Angela Orlowski Peart

“Their choice had been taken away long before they were born…”

Available September 20, 2012. Visit Angela at her BLOG and soon at her new Website






Now Available!



Weighted by Ciara Knight

Purchase it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords.



Beneath the Mountain, Book #3 of The Futhark Chronicles by Susan Gourley

Susan’s epic fantasy is now available on Amazon for only $2.99. The first book of this series, The Keepers of Sulbreth, Book #1, is now available everywhere for only .99 and the second book, Beyond the Gate, Book #2, is now only $1.99.


And in other news…

Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough is free through Thursday on Amazon.

And don’t forget to sign up for my Genre Favorites Blogfest on September 17!

Movie Quote Answers!

1 – “His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.” – Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek II
2 – “You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse, You don’t see them (screwing) each other over for a (X) damn percentage. – Sigourney Weaver in Aliens
3 – “Can I ask you a personal question? Have you ever retired a human by mistake?” – Sean Young in Blade Runner
4 – “But, the place where you’re supposed to have the toilet paper, you got this little shelf with three sea shells on it.” – Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man
5 – “This was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooooo! You got me out here draggin’ your heavy ass through the burning desert with your dreadlocks sticking out of the back of parachute.” – Will Smith in Independence Day

Whoa! I really shouldn’t take off for that long. Any questions for Carol? Excited about the new covers and book releases? Did you sign up for my blogfest? Get the trivia questions right? Be sure to visit Golden Eagle at the A to Z Blog. And wonder just what Ninjas do on their vacation…?

150 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Haha, I love Carol's guest post! :D

Hope you enjoyed your vacation, Alex!

mooderino said...

Welcome back. Nice tan?

Mark Koopmans said...

I'm sorry... you said your name was Alec?

Nice to meet you, Alec.

Welcome to the Blogisfear. They're a nice bunch here. Do be wary of the one fellow with, like 400 Borgs working for him. He seems to visit every blog by 9 a.m.

His name sounds like yours, it's A. Lex Cavendish, or something like that.

Anyhoo, I'm sure you'll get a follower or two - one of these days.

(I'd follow you, but I maintain a strict policy of following peeps that follow me, and seeing as you are new... well you know how it goes...)

Karen Walker said...

Welcome back, Alex. Yeah, I do wonder what Ninja's do on vacation. Hope you had a wonderful time with your wife,whatever you guys did.
Karen

Zoltán Gecse said...

Welcome back! Where were you? I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. I hope you had a break ... and had some time with your wife - a visit to the Tiki Hut sounds a good idea ... but would you get there with a planetary trajectory ... I wonder. Carol's interview is fun .. and Ilove her cover ...

Mark's comment is great ... cheers Hilary

Suzanne Furness said...

Welcome back Alex, hope you had a great time. Some cool book covers around at the moment.

Melissa Bradley said...

Welcome back! We always miss you. I missed the Blade Runner quote. Shame on me. Re-watch time. LOL

Congratulations, Carol! Your story sounds wonderful and I wish you lots of success.

C.M.Brown said...

Welcome back Alex, and yes we did miss you! Hope you had a great break, it looks like busy times ahead.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Glad to see you back on track, Alex. Of course we all missed our Captain Ninja. :)

Sean McLachlan said...

Indie covers just keep getting better!

Brinda said...

There's a lot of good reading selections listed above!

Matthew MacNish said...

Dang. That's a lot of cool books.

Cindy said...

Welcome back. I knew numbers 1, 2 and 5 of those questions. Probably because I have seen those movies more than once.

What great covers...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Moody, no still pale as a ghost.

Mark - hilarious! I'll watch out for that guy.

Karen, we had an awesome time.

Hilary, I'd just teleport.

Sean, yes they do.

Thanks everyone. Happy to be home!

Kelly said...

Loved Carol's post :) And Ghostbusters reference... nice :)

Liza said...

Yea Carol! I enjoyed In Name Only. Summer is a strong and engaging character!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Gosh we missed you! So happy to see you back!
Carol, your post was funny (that's how I'd feel guest posting here, too) and all the books featured here today look hugely interesting. Best of luck to all!

Joshua said...

I love the cover for UPRISING. And the cover for WEIGHTED. And FORGED. I guess I'm just a cover whore.

Siv Maria said...

Nice to have you back Alex. Hope you enjoyed your days off and yes, just what did you do on your vacation? Off to visit a golden eagle :)

Siv Maria's blog, Been there, done that...


Linda G. said...

Hi, Carol! *waves* You sure do get around.

Ciara said...

*waves madly* Hi, Carol! Great guest post. Of courses, you know I already have your book on my tablet. :)
Wow, lots going on. I like that cover for Forged By Greed.
Alex, thanks so much for sharing my new release!! I hope you had a great vacation. Welcome back.

Miranda Hardy said...

Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Such awesome covers everywhere.

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

There's some great new books out there.

Carol and Alex, Isn't there room for more than one on Tgren? Let's share, kids. :)

T

L.G.Smith said...

Welcome back, and congrats to Carol on her book release. I wish her the best.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - Thanks so much for hosting me today! Can you tell I'm thrilled to be here :)

Kyra - Thanks!

Mark - Too funny!

Hilary - Thanks. I still love my cover, too :)

Suzanne - I totally agree about cool bookcovers!

Melissa - Thanks so much for the good wishes :)

Sean and Cindy - A lot of great artists and designers are getting an opportunity to show off their work.

Brinda and Matthew - I agree. I'm heading to Amazon (again) in just a bit :)

Nicki Elson said...

Cover reveals are so much fun! Congrats to Carol and thanks for getting me laughing first thing in the morning. :)

Laura Eno said...

Carol, I think Summer fits in better on Padre Island anyway - but - Alex gets Tgren ALL to himself? Wow...
Congrats to all the new books coming out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathy, you are welcome to invade anytime!

Siv, there was a lot of food involved...

Ciara, you're welcome, and sorry a day late.

Teresa, it's a big planet...

Carol, very happy to host you!

Rick Daley said...

Dang, I missed the trivia questions post. I would have gotten several of them. The "Aliens" quote is my favorite of the bunch.

Julie Dao said...

Welcome back, Alex! Hope you had a nice time away!

Carol Kilgore said...

Kelly - Thank you.

Liza - Thanks for the plug :)

Cathy - I'm a little in awe of The Ninja Captain :)

Linda - Waving back! I've got my traveling boots on for one more week :)

Ciara - More waves :) It's great to be sharing space here with all these other great books!

Miranda - I love all these covers, too.

Teresa - The Tgrens have this contract thingie....

L.G. - Thanks!

J. A. Bennett said...

Glad to have you back Alex! Hope you had a great time away!

Angela Brown said...

Hoping your vacation was AWESOME!!

So I got just one from the trivia. I'm adoring all the cover love I see on today's blog for the reveal and for new releases. So many exciting things going on :-)

Suze said...

Yes. I do wonder what Ninjas do on vacation.

Cherie Reich said...

You should be sorry about getting to Tgren first. ;)

Those book covers are awesome and congrats to Ciara and Susan!

I hope you had a nice vacation.

Carol Kilgore said...

Nicki - My pleasure. Laughter is good :)

Laura - Summer does love Padre! I'm guessing Alex is going to need all of Tgren :)

J.A. and Angela - Good to see you here.

Cassie Mae said...

haha! I'm sold, Carol! But honestly, you had me at 'hot firefighter'. :)

Bish Denham said...

Yup, missed seeing those little radio telescopes.

What a bunch of great looking books! And Carol, your book sounds like quite a ride. Congratulations!

Juliana Haygert said...

Ha, Carol, loved this: "And Guns and Roses. Not the band." hehehe

Wow, beautiful covers. Congrats to Jessica and Angela!

Talli Roland said...

Yay for Carol! Her book is on my TBR list - can't wait to dive in.

Melissa said...

@Alex - Welcome back. :)

@Carol - Your book and your blog sound interesting. And Padre puts Galveston to shame. LOL

@Mark - 'Blogisfear.' ROFL xD

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I hope you had a great time on your vacation, Alex. Loved your guest post, Carol. That cover for UPRISING is stunning.

I hear that there is a sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY in the works. Hard to see where they could go with that with the original actors.

Have a lovely time merging back into the non-vacation world, Roland

Jo said...

Hope you had a good vacation.

Loved Mark's comments too.

kmckendry said...

Congrats Carol! Great post.

Welcome back Alex! Glad you had a nice time on vacation.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Glad you had a nice vacation Alex! Fun guest post Carol! Julie

Cheryl Klarich said...

Great job Carol! I love your breezy style... awesome book cover, too.

Leovi said...

Hope you had a good time on your vacation and your back is with the batteries fully charged.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, and if not for Byron, I'd have Athee all to myself as well...

Angela, covers are all cool, aren't they?

Suze, it often involves food...

Roland, I am merging and catching up. And I think too many years have passed for an Independence Day sequel.

Thanks, everyone!

Chris Fries said...

LOL! Alex, you're amazing -- you were around even when you were 'on vacation'!

Well, I hope you had a fabulous vacation, even when you weren't being Ninja Master of the Innerwebs!

;^)

Great post, Carol! I wish you much success with "In Name Only"!

...And I got all the trivia except Stallone and Demolition Man. Never seen that movie -- is it worth checking out?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love Carol's post and her description of her book!!!
Those covers look gorgeous.
We missed you . . .but vacay's have to happen for sanity and happiness! Hopefully you spent lots of time with your wife . . walked on a beach, watched comets, something romantic, or jammed on your guitar.

And yay, I got a few of those trivia questions right!

mshatch said...

Glad you enjoyed you vaca, Alex. And congrats to Carol on your book! Very exciting :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Oh yes, I did miss you! Are you gonna tell us where you went? You are such a sweet guy, supporting so many of your author friends. We're lucky to have you!

Jessica Therrien said...

Wow! So much going on over here :) Thanks so much for posting the cover of UPRISING! It was awesome to see Ciara's new book and Angela's cover as well. Everyone is busy busy busy. Thanks again.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great interview Alex. That Demolition Man quote is one of my favs. My favorite is "Wait. This is the future. Where are the phaser guns?"

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leovi, I am charged and ready!

Chris, it's a stupid but fun action flick. Sandra Bullock is cute in it.
And I warned you the Ninja would be lurking...

Tyrean, I did enjoy myself. And yes, I took my guitar. Can't go a day without practicing!

Thanks, Nancy! Headed north. Bit of a road trip, and yes, we did stay at the beach two days.

Jessica, you're welcome. And I know - busy week.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Lulz. Gotta love Will Smith quotes.

Emily R. King said...

I'm reading IN NAME ONLY right now. So great! Congrats to Carol!

Julia King said...

I love dogs--a Tiny Dancing Dog would freak me out...in a GOOD way, of course. Did I say I love dogs? Yes! Love the book covers. Uprising is beauitful just like Opression. I hope I'm a ninja...I'll be going camping with my sister over Labor Day weekend. That should be some nice bonding time and getting away, even if it's only for a day and night. :D

Julia King said...

And welcome back! Hope the vaca was fab!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Carole and all the other writers with books launching this week.

Some really STUNNING covers out there... especially Ciara's.


Hope you had a fantastic vacations Alex... Nice to see you back! OF COURSE we missed you.....

D.G. Hudson said...

Welcome back! I did notice you popping up at intervals on some blogs. Just can't resist, can we?

The blogfest is looking good, although I'm still trying to figure out my faves, since I have a few.

Lots of new books coming out, good luck to all!

Carol Kilgore said...

Cherie - The Tgrens gave him this huge welcome parade and everything :)

Cassie Mae - LOL, sold myself with that one, too :)

Bish - It's suspense, mystery, and romance...Crime Fiction with a Kiss :)

Juliana - Giggles are good :)

Talli - Enjoy!

Melissa - I like Galveston, but I LOVE Padre!

Roland, kmckendry, Julie - Thank you. Y'all are kind.

Cheryl - Easy, breezy...that's me :)





Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maurice, maybe those will be in the remake...

Julie, if you lurk well, you are a Ninja!

Thanks, Michael!

DG, I had my iPad with me and checked in whenever possible...

Andrew Leon said...

I hope the break was good for you. I haven't decided about the blogfest, yet. I'm not sure if I have anything for it.

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a nice holiday. And yes, I do wonder what Ninjahs do on them.
Those are some nice book covers. I especially like "Weighted"s. But then again, I do have a thing for clocks.

I should have know that Star Trek quote. And the Aliens one. My dad likes Aliens.

Southpaw said...

Welcome back Alex! Did ya have a great vacation?

Hi ya Carol. A Tiki bar in space would be an awesome vacation.

Heather Murphy said...

Welcome back Alex!
Great post from Carol and awesome book covers.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Mass Hysteria - that made me grin. So glad you had a nice vacation. Everyone missed you, and it's good to have you back.

Congratulations to Carol, Jessica, Susan, and Ciara on their new novels. I am promptly putting all of them on my TBR list.

I'm off to Golden Eagle's blog now to read the interview!

Yolanda Renee said...

Vacation, you had time for a vacation! Lucky, lucky you. Only quote I recognized was from Independence Day, but I swear I saw all those other movies. It's not age, it's just memory overload -- yeah, that's the ticket.

Welcome back! :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

LOVE the Blade Runner quote. Will Smith's pretty good too. Wow your post have given me a lot of reading to think about. And thanks for looking at my pics.

Morgan said...

Carol is hilarious! I'm still cracking up... it's clear she's got a great writing voice. Must check out her work! :D (And welcome back, Alex!) ;)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Awk, so many books, so little time. I'm very intrigued by these plot lines, especially Carol's.

Hope you had a great vacation, Alex.

Morgan said...

Holy, and I just read Mark's comment above and now I'm dyyyying... so funny!!!!! Everyone's a comedian. :P

Carol Kilgore said...

Chris, Tyrean, mshatch - Thanks. Nice to meet you!

Emily - Cool :) Happy you're liking Summer's story!

Julia - If you like dogs, you'll fall in love with Chica :)

Michael and D.G. - Thank you.

Southpaw - I'm guessing if they have a holodeck like on the Enterprise they could pull it off :)

Heather and Angela - Thank you!

It's so nice to see old friends and meet new ones here.

I'm not a Ninja, so it may take me a few days to get to all your blogs, but I'll be there!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Andrew, you don't have any favorites of anything?

Ninjas like food. And other treats. Won't say anymore!

Angela, it was a busy week!

Yolanda, I know the feeling.

Sheena-kay, you're welcome.

Morgan, yeah he wins comment of the day!

nutschell said...

Haha! Love Carol's guest post! I love how she managed to sneak in some CassaStar references in there. :)

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Gossip_Grl said...

Love the book covers for both Uprising and Forged by Greed. Nice book review and suggestions- thanks. Hope you had a great vacation and glad you are back.

Mina Burrows said...

Did you have fun on vaca? I hope so. You deserve it.
Wow Jessica's novel is gorgeous! I'm heading over to check out the A-Z blog.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Alex,

As always, Carol is a hoot.

Love the cover on Uprising.

Weighted is on my TBR list.

Clarissa Draper said...

I just love the covers from all the books. They're amazing. Carol, I hope you're having a great blog tour.

Pat Tillett said...

Every time I think I'm about caught up on my reading, you always introduce me to new books to read. I'm not complaining though!

Christine Rains said...

Great post by Carol! And I'm off to the A to Z Blog. :)

Cate Masters said...

You are too funny, Carol. Great post!

Wow, great covers on all these books.

Welcome back, Alex! Hope you had a wonderful relaxing time.

ediFanoB said...

Welcome back Alex.
Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Yes, I missed you.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, thanks for mentioning my new release. It's doing pretty good out there. I had my usual one trivia question right.
No vaca at our house. Too much college stuff to get ready for financially.

Carol Kilgore said...

Morgan - Thanks.

Patricia - I think I must buy two books for every one I read. Maybe more. Can't help myself! I need more time :)

nutschell - That's me...Ms. Sneaky :)

J.L. - You're sweet :)

Pat - No complaints from me either.

Christine and Cate - Thanks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nutschell, she's clever that way.

Pat, they just keep coming out.

Thanks, Edi!

Susan, you're welcome.

Thanks, everyone!

Carrie Butler said...

What a busy week! Let's see...

1. Carol's post was hilarious, and I can't wait to read In Name Only.

2. I love Jessica and Angela's covers. :)

3. Congratulations to Ciara and Susan!

4. I already own Breakthrough, but that's awesome!

5. On my way over to the A to Z Blog.

6. Welcome back! :D

Sherry Ellis said...

I wondered where you were. Glad you had a nice vacation! Lots of great stuff going on with the other ninjas. I'll stop by some of their blogs. Welcome back!

LD Masterson said...

Welcome back. I follow Carol's blog so I've already got In Name Only on my TBR list but I loved her post here.

Jessica Salyer said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuff. Welcome back. Hope you had a great vacation. Love the covers and the books sound great.

Carol Kilgore said...

Carrie and LD - Thanks!

Oh, and I think I forgot to welcome Alex back. So welcome back to your blog, LOL!

Jay Noel said...

Carol has such a wonderful sense of humor. Her book sounds really intense, despite the lack of spaceships.

M Pax said...

Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Fitting that Carol should be here withi the Tiki Hut upon your return. Sure did sign up for your blogfest. Giving it a shoutout on Friday.

Arlee Bird said...

Wow! So many books! Overwhelming for a slow reader like me who's also trying to keep up with blogging among other things. Where to start?

At least I've already read Breakthrough a couple years ago and anyone who hasn't yet should take advantage of the free download.

Whew! Life is going too fast.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie, you covered it all well!

Sherry, every once in a while I take off...

Thanks, Carol!

Thank you, Mary!

Lee, you're telling me...

cleemckenzie said...

You step away for a break and all kinds of things happen in your absence. You did notice I hijacked your blog for a few days, right?

I'm going to the beach right after this to steal a look at Carol's book.

I see Stephen's book is free. I've already purchased it! Oh well, glad I did because I enjoy reading it and review ing it and now I know what happens.

Old Kitty said...

Capn Ninja!! While you were away the Ninja's did play!!

Yay for lovely Carole coming over to sprinkle some sand, sea and Summer!! What a star!!

Take care
x

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Did someone say hot firefighter? Carol thought of everything; her book sounds great. The others look and sound great too. I'm always (and increasingly) impressed by the talents in blogland. Thanks for all the info, Alex.

Welcome back. We missed you.
xoRobyn

Carol Kilgore said...

Jay - Parts are intense, but there's humor, too. And a widget called a hydrogen isolator :)

M Pax - So Alex gets a vacation blog when he returns from blog vacation - LOL!

Arlee - I'm not the fastest reader either. Books are piling up on my Kindle.

Lee - Come to the beach anytime! The Tiki Hut is nearly always open. Good luck with your Alligators!

Old Kitty - Gotta spread that beach stuff around :)

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG - I just was comment #100. It may take me until the weekend to visit all of you :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love Carol's post/description! Clever and amusing.

Hey! I got three right!

How was vacation?

Great covers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, I know!!

Thanks, Robyn.

Carol, tomorrow there will be even more comments...

Shannon, it was awesome!

DMS said...

What a great guest post! Her book sounds interesting. Also- I loved the Ninja News. So many great things happening out there. I wasn't very good with this round of movie trivia- maybe next time. :)

Glad you had a great vacation. Welcome back!
~Jess

Lynda R Young said...

What do ninjas do on vacation? They sharpen their throwing stars, right?

Many great books, cover reveals, and new releases. Woot!

And yay to Carol!!

Imogen Elvis said...

I am now wondering what do ninjas actually do on vacation...

Sadly no trivia questions for me this week. I haven't watched any of those movies. Something is telling me I need to watch more movies.

jamieayres.com said...

Am wondering what ninjas do on vacay . . . hopefully rest:-) I love when I'm absent from school and my students ask where I was and I answer, "Where do YOU think I was?" Their guesses are sooo funny!

Chuck said...

I have Stephen's book on my Kindle and it is next on my read list! Read the Eagle's post and still am impressed with how smart she is...ready for the blogfest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, DMS!

Lynda, yeah - that's it!

Imogen, they are older movies, so no pressure.

Jamie, that would be fun!

Chuck, she is scary smart.

Denise Covey said...

Welcome back Alex. Hope you had an awesome vacation. Great to see you back and promo-ing so many books.

Carol Kilgore said...

Rawknrobyn - Yes, ma'am, there's a hot firefighter involved :)

Shannon - Thanks!

Linda Jackson said...

I can't believe how amazing all those book covers are. Will definitely have to download some of them. :)

Michael Pierce said...

Awesome guest post, Carol! Congrats to Ciara! Alex, I hope you had a great vacation. Welcome back. :)

tfwalsh said...

So many awesome new book launches... going to check them all out as I need some new things to read:)

Tara Tyler said...

hope you had a nice time on vacay!
lots of great news! thanks, as always!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Denise, I'd forgotten how many until I put this post together!

TF, wish I could say that.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha I love the sound of Carol's story. :-D

Welcome back!

jaybird said...

Welcome back. Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

Leovi said...

Very interesting book by Jessica Therrien. Greetings.

Mark Noce said...

Hope you enjoyed your vacation:) Also, I love the Aliens quote...Ripley rocks!

Stephen Tremp said...

Welcome back from vacation Alex. And thanks for the shout out! Good luck to Carol and In Name Only! And to Jessica and Angela with their upcoming releases.

Jemi Fraser said...

Carol is awesome and I LOVED her book. It's a great mix of adventure and romance and excitment - loved it :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Fun guest post. :) Spaceships and battles or no, In Name Only still sounds like a great book!

Thanks again for having me over at the A-Z blog, Alex!

Ink in the Book said...

After so many comments, it's amazing you even make the time to read mine, but, welcome back from vacation. Mine is still looming in front of me shouting, "Hurry up and visit. I can't wait to see you again!"

Oh, I wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments.

My newest manuscript's MC name is Alex. His full name is Alexander. Hmm. Coincidence?

Jennifer Lane said...

Thank you for cluing me in to some great reads! I'll have to check out Carol's book. I hope you had a fab vacation, Alex.

Carol Kilgore said...

Lynda - Thanks for the yay!

Hi, Denise!

Linda and tfwalsh - Stellar covers! And books, too :)

Michael - Thanks so much :)

Misha - Cool :)

Stephen - Thank you. All good luck wishes gratefully accepted!

Jemi - WOW! I'm humbled. Thank you for such great support.

Golden Eagle - I appreciate your kind words.

Jennifer - Alex is great about supporting writers.

Lydia Kang said...

Great stuff going on and congrats to Carol!

Gwen Gardner said...

Congratulations to Carol! I'll have to stop by her place.

Awesome book covers:)

Thanks Stephen for the book. I'm definitely going to go get it.

And Hello Alex! Thanks for all the news:)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Wonderful to read Carol's guest post and all those beautiful new books!

Susan Oloier said...

Welcome back!

I've seen most of these books floating around the blogosphere lately. That's great! Congrats to all. I really like Jessica's cover.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mark, she does rock!

You're welcome, Stephen.

Golden, you're welcome!

Ink, no coincidence - it's an awesome name!

Thanks, everyone - happy to be back.

Patsy said...

Some of those cover designs are really lovely.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

wow - love those covers! Very eye catching! Good to have you back, Alex.

Nick Wilford said...

Golden's science posts were really interesting and well explained. Nice interview. Entertaining post from Carol - the book sounds great! I also agree with those who said (no, I haven't read every comment) that those are some really nice covers!

Carol Kilgore said...

Lydia - Thanks!

Gwen - The Tiki Hut is always open. Unless it's closed, LOL!

Cynthia - Glad you enjoyed the post :)

Susan - Gotta get out and about!

Patsy and TerryLynnJohnson - I think all the covers are lovely, too.

Nick - Thank you!

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Carol! Sounds like a great read!! (even if it isn't set on Tgren) :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nick, the comments are twice as long as my post!

Thanks guys!

Rusty Webb said...

I'm glad you're back. Great trivia last week.

There are some beautiful covers there. Great stuff all around.

Powdered Toast Man said...

Damn, I need to write a book so you can promote me. I feel left out of this writers circle you have.

Monti said...

Hi Alex,

Hope you had a wonderful vacation! Missed you!!! Signed up for your blogfest.

Monti

alexia said...

Welcome back! Yes, that's a lot of stuff to catch up on! Congrats to everyone with new books out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Rusty!

PTM, you don't have to be an author. Really! I just promote my blogger buddies and their achievements.

Thanks, Monti.

Thank you, Alexia!

Medeia Sharif said...

Welcome back!

I'm enjoying Carol's novel. I should be done with it soon.

I love the cover reveals.

Carol Kilgore said...

Kelly - Thanks! It was fun to write :)

Medeia - I'm glad you're liking it!

michelle said...

Welcome back Alex!
I actually won a Kindle copy of Carole's book for being the 100th person to "like" her on Facebook...
I can't wait to read it!! Thanks once again Carole!! *waves* :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Medeia, glad you're enjoying it.

Michelle, that is too cool!

Wanda said...

Whew, that's one long post title Alex. I like the cover for uprising. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Carol Kilgore said...

Waving back to Michelle!

Alex - Thanks so much for hosting me. I had a great time, and I loved meeting so many people, seeing old friends, and making new ones. The Tiki Hut is available for you anytime.

Jai Joshi said...

I adore that Spok quote from Star Trek II. I was watching a marathon the other day and was reminded all over again how much I love him.

Jai