Monday, October 8, 2012

Angela and Gwen – Partners in ParanormYA, Major Ninja News, and Movie Trivia Answers

Launch Day for the Partners in ParanormYA!

Thanks, Alex, for hosting Partners in ParanormYA for today’s all-important launch. Here at mission control, we’ve completed the basic go-no go checklist with authors Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner.

First, second, third and fourth rounds of drafting, rewriting, and revising completed.

Book covers revealed.

Manuscripts had to be pried from their OCD-edit hands – both Angela and Gwen – but that section completed. Plans are in place to make sure Angela hasn’t nervously chewed her fingernails down to the nubs.

Formatting and uploaded done.

The authors are now settled in the shuttle, nose to the sky, powered by rocket fuel made of perseverance, determination and a combined word count way over 100k. Ready to blast--

*giggly voice cuts in*: I can’t believe it Gwen. Launch day is here!

Gwen *sighing*: You know, it’s good to finally leave the streets of Daydreamer and round the corner to Dream Realized.

Angela *still giggling*: Oh my God, oh my God, oh my G- uh oh…

Gwen: What’s wrong?


Angela: I got so nervous, happy and excited that my stomach just did a loopty-loo. Do space suits hold in silent-but-deadlies? *giggles nervously*

Gwen *joins the giggles*: OMG, Angela! There’s no farting at launch time!

Angela: We probably should have done a go-no go for extra underwear. I may need them.

Gwen and Angela burst into laughter.

This is PIP mission control. Your mics are hot, ladies. I say again, your mics are hot.

Silence…then roaring laughter.

PIP Mission Control: Back to you Alex for the final countdown as it appears the ladies are a bit excited right now. If you wouldn’t mind doing the honors?

Alex: Launch commencing in three, two, one…

PIP Mission Control: Engines fired and they’re off. I repeat, Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner have now thrust Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost into publishing space. All of you are invited to use live links to purchase your copy today to make this launch a success. You can also enter to win in the Partners in ParanormYA weekly giveaway along with the main swag giveaway located at the PIP headquarters.

Mission control out.

Purchase Angela Brown’s Neverlove at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Amazon FR, and Amazon DE.
Purchase Gwen Gardner’s Givin’ Up The Ghost at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

And there are two giveaways! Visit Partners in ParanormYA for the Big Swag Giveaway and for the Week One Giveaway!

Angela and Gwen – you ladies rock! (And giggle a lot...)

Major Ninja News!

A big thanks to everyone who offered to help co-host the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. My plan is to make this a rotating position, so watch for new co-hosts every month.

The latest issue of White Cat Magazine is out! And Rick at The Writer and the White Cat was awesome enough to include a BIG ad for both CassaStar and CassaFire as a thank you for what I do in the blogging world. Thank YOU Rick – you rock!

Retro-Zombie Jeremy interviewed the composer of the movie Looper at Howling Wolf Records. Really interesting how he put it together! Jeremy is also hosting a five hundred follower contest at his blog, Retro-Zombie, and he’s THIS close to hitting five hundred!!!

Jamie at Mithril Wisdom is celebrating his birthday in Hobbit style – he’s giving away presents! Check out his site for the giveaway and the birthday dragon. Happy birthday, Jamie!

Authors Nancy S. Thompson and Jennifer Hillier sent me this picture from BoucherCon! Is that not awesome? I just adore both of those ladies.

Sheena-kay Graham is hosting a Blogoversary: Sacrifice Book 4 Bloghop on October 25. Visit her site for details and to sign up. Congratulations on one year of blogging, Sheena-kay!

Kyra Lennon’s new book, If I Let You Go, is available on Amazon now! Congratulations, Kyra.

Milo James Fowler at In Medias Res is celebrating this month with Creepy Freebies! Visit his site for this week’s free book. And congratulate him on the placement of two more of his short stories.

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot’s new book, Lisbeth’s Choice, is available now. Congratulations, Miss Jack!



And don’t forget the Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest is October 17!






Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

For the first time ever, they are allowing fans to vote – and RUSH is on the ballot! For those who don’t know, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is privately owned by a man who hates the band Rush and claimes he will never allow them to enter. Well, now we can change that! So go HERE to cast your vote for this highly influential progressive rock band.

Horror Movie Trivia Answers

1 – Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Fly
2 – I will not be threatened by a walking meatloaf! An American Werewolf in London
3 – I met this 6-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. Halloween
4 – Listen to them, the children of the night. What sweet music they make. Dracula
5 – Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep. Nightmare on Elm Street

Picking up Angela and Gwen’s books? (Don’t forget the giveaways.) Don’t forget all the new books, magazines, and contests this month. Get the trivia correct? (Second one was tough, wasn’t it?) And did you see any good movies this weekend? I finally watched my 3D Bluray of The Avengers – what an awesome film!

And I may not post again until Friday, when a modest Internet star will grace this blog with his presence. But I will be lurking and reading. (And reading on my iPad – so many good books!)

189 comments:

Sean McLachlan said...

I'd never heard of White Cat Magazine. Egads! More to read!

Jeremy Bates said...

Hey, Alex. Jennifer Hillier was here in Manila but we missed each other. I did get a pic of her latest book on an end cap at the national Bookstore.

What, no Wednesday post (holds heart)?

See ya next post then. Cheers!

Elise Fallson said...

Congrats Gwen and Angela! Hilarious post guys. :D Have a great blogfest! And thanks for the news Alex, see you Friday.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So excited for Angela and Gwen. Happy Release Day! And what a fun post about it.

Siv Maria said...

Thanks for all the great news ALex and congrats to the giggly twins on their new release! Who has time to go to the movies with all this great stuff on Tv this fall. Have a great week!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much, Alex, for hosting us and for "intervening" in the countdown since we we were in the throes of excitement and giggles.

I knew I recognized at least two of the movie trivia (The Fly and Nightmare on Elm Street) but I couldn't think of the movie names lol!!

So many great pieces of news going on around the blogosphere. Congrats to Kyra Lennon and that's cool what White Cat Magazine did.

Happy Birthday to Jamie. Going over to check out what's happening.

Thank you to ALL who decide to pick up a copy of any of the books or magazine mentions in this post. You all rock!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for catching us up on the news! Congrats to Gwen and Angela!

Oh, I'll have to tell my husband about Rush and the Hall of Fame. :) He's said they've been shafted for years...

Pk Hrezo said...

Thanks for the links! Have a great week, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sean, time to download!

Jeremy, sorry you missed her. And yeah, little bit of a break this Wednesday.

Siv, there is always time for a movie.

Angela, very happy for you and Gwen!! Honored to be a part of your launch.

Elizabeth, go tell him NOW!!!

Madeleine Sara said...

Hi Alex, Thanks for all the links info. I'm intrigued by 'Did I Miss your Book'?

I only just watched Nightmare on Elm Street last Friday and enjoyed the artwork immensely.



Tasha Seegmiller said...

It will be very interesting to see what happens this year with the fan vote - I've seen people promoting Rush all over the internet.

Gossip_Grl said...

Great post will be checking out the links! WOW on the first ever fan vote on the R&R Hall of Fame. Can't wait for hubby to get home, he is a Rush fan. Years ago he went to one of their concerts.

Cindy said...

Whoa, there were a lot of good choices on that poll. I voted for Rush, of course. Heart would be second choice. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hmm, re-watched TAKEN - just as good as the first time - and JEEPERS CREEPERS 2, which is really not bad for a sequel. Also saw, IN THE DARKEST HOUR - not great but not bad.

Rusty Webb said...

Dude hates Rush? That's just... bizarre. And stupid. Well, unless someone in the band ran over his dog or something, then I can see it becoming personal.

I did see Looper: Awesome. One of the best movies I've seen this year for sure. Hard to compare flicks, but I was probably moved more while watching that than I have been in several years.

L.G.Smith said...

Aw, aren't Jennifer and Nancy cute? :D Lisa Regan was there too. Nice way for friends to meet up.

And I read one of Milo's short stories he's giving away. Good, creepy read for Halloween. Or anytime, really.

M.J. Fifield said...

So many authors with new projects. Congratulations and best wishes to them all!

Cate Masters said...

Congrats Angela and Gwen! Very exciting. Wishing you many voracious readers. :)

Tina said...

Another chock-full-o-news Alex post!
I'm glad you found some co-hosts. IWSG is a big group. I made it to about 25-30, and am still responding to the very sweet folks who encouraged me. It's a good thing you're doing there. It was just what I needed so THANKS.
Very glad you got some free ads for all you do - well deserved!
Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

farawayeyes said...

Fun guest post.

I did 'n know a one of that horror trivia. Ha, ha, ha.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Madeline, it was your first time to see it?

Tasha, as they should!!

Gossip Girl, get him to vote! And won't tell you how many times I've seen them in concert.

Cindy, you rock.

Rusty, yes, it's stupid! And agree with your assessment of Looper. Told you - smart science fiction at its best.

Tina, thanks! And the help is very much appreciated.

Isis Rushdan said...

Wow, so much great news. Congratulations to Angela and Gwen. Wishing you many happy sales, Kyra.

Although I've seen all the movies listed, I was way too young to remember any lines from AWIL.

Jo said...

What a lot to read about today.

Gwen Gardner said...

Alex, thank you so much for helping us blast off today! You are the best ninja captain ever:)

Rose Munevar said...

Great reading news! I hope some day I'll have one to promote :)

Karen Lange said...

The giveaways sound great. Thanks for all the info! Happy Monday!

J. A. Bennett said...

Yay for Gwen and Angela! Those girls are too funny :)

Hildie McQueen said...

I have to give Angela and Gwen kudos, I don't know the dynamics of co-writing, but I can see my Bestie and I spending the vast majority of our time in stare down contests over a scene we don't agree on. Best of luck ladies!!! Oh and Alex, I would help host the ISWG, but I'm not secure enough. Yeah...that probably qualifies me doesn't it?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen . . . I need to get back to my blog and update a part of it for them today.
Congrats to you Alex for the White Cat shout out!
Congrats to Kyra, and Miss Jack, and Happy Birthday to Jamie!

And a interview ith the composer of Looper - very cool.
Saw Looper this weekend, and it was thought-provoking and slightly disturbing but good all at the same time.

J.W. Alden said...

My vote has been cast! They deserve it anyway. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Lots happening in the world of Blogdom! Its great to see all these Blogfests and new releases.

Just goes to show how much the world of publishing has changed these past few years. Seeing self published authors in the NY Times Bestt Sellers list is becoming more common these days.

Old Kitty said...

Penny? Penny the Modest internet star!??! Penny the wonder dog!?!?

YAYAYAYYAYAY!!

Take care
x

Cassie Mae said...

Awesome post from Angela and Gwen! How exciting!!! *giggle, giggle* ;)

Sherry Ellis said...

Voting for Rush! They rock!

Laura Eno said...

Lots of exciting news here and terrific lift-off! And giggling. :)

Marta Szemik said...

So much information! I have to read through the blog again to make sure it all sinks in!
Great post Angela and Gwen!

Brinda said...

Congrats to all the authors with new releases! And Jeremy interviewing the composer of Looper is too cool. :)

Brinda said...

Congrats to all the authors with new releases! And Jeremy interviewing the composer of Looper is too cool. :)

Leovi said...

Sorry Alex, but my vote is for Deep Purple (I know them better), but Rush still has much advantage.

Bossy Betty said...

I love announcements from Mission Control. What can I say? I am a sucker for authority figures.

Jack said...

Congratulations to both ladies! That is exciting! I'm going to look into the books, I like the covers a lot.

Oh, now I know why I didn't know the lines from those movies...never seen any of them. My mum watched Nightmare on Elm Street a lot though.

Did you see the gag reel on The Avengers DVD?

Thank you for the mention 8-D

Tara Tyler said...

what a great launch! awesome & fresh!

great stuff! thanks for the info!

Julie said...

Congratulations to Angela and Gwen!! So excited for them.

Wow, I didn't realize Rush had been excluded from the Hall of Fame. That's crazy!

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck to Angela Brown!

I like the picture with Jennifer Hillier.

Oh, Nightmare on Elm Street was so scary. I was scared to fall asleep after seeing it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gwen, you are welcome!

Rose, I bet you will.

Hilde, that makes you an expert on the subject!

Tyrean, it did have a couple really disturbing moments (vanishing fingers and more) but Looper was excellent. And was very excited about the White Cat opportunity!

JW, yes they do!

Kitty, that's correct - Penny!

Sherry, thanks!

Leovi, Deep Purple should be in there as well.

Jack, you are welcome! And didn't have a chance to watch the gag reel yet.

Julie, it IS crazy!

Hart Johnson said...

YAY! Thanks for the heads up in Partners in Paranormal. That's a genre I keep trying to break into, and I haven't done well getting my network going, so this is a good place to jump off! I'm already friends with Gwen and totally didn't know what she wrote! (I know, I'm bad--spank me)

Carol Kilgore said...

All kinds of great stuff here!

Congrats to Gwen and Angela - enjoy the ride!

Linda Jackson said...

Congrats to all the new books/magazines/etc. Got my PIP books last night. I think my daughter will enjoy them. :)

Norma Beishir said...

I'm starting to think I should be writing paranormal romance.

I also got the Avengers Blu-Ray--and can't get enough of it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - giggles.

Congrats on the ad in the magazine.

David P. King said...

So excited for Angela and Gwen. Wishing they the best! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I hope Angela's and Gwen's sales shoot through the roof! Congrats on the ad. I saw an ad for my books in the obituary column here in my local paper. That was so cruel ... but fitting! :-)

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

Alex, thank you for the shout out... you are my internet brother, the interview was an awesome experience. I hope to bring some better and cool stuff soon. Hell Yes on Rush... I still haven't heard the latest release.. Best of Days to you!

Morgan said...

Oooo... I'm intrigued by the modest internet star... ;)

SC Author said...

That cover is awesome :) And yay! I got that one answer right to the trivia! (Even though I looked it up online....)

Jemi Fraser said...

All kinds of happy release days to go around!! Yay! :)

Heather Murphy said...

FINALLY voted for Rush! It's about time

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, now you know!

Norma, doesn't the Bluray rock?

Roland, no! And I PROMISE I will finish Legend this week.

Jeremy, you're welcome, and just go vote for Rush anyway.

Heather, yeah!

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Lots of happy news and I love it.

Congrats to all.

Teresa

Johanna Garth said...

Congratulations to both of them!

My answer to the trivia question was sooo far off!

Nancy Thompson said...

Oy! I was so busy at the con on Friday, I forgot to drop by for a visit. That's a first, huh? I'd love to co-host the IWSG, you think I'm savvy enough. Let em know. And hey, thanks for the shout out, but ugh, that picture Jen sent! I should've sent one where I didn't look so sick and tired. I see there's lots of catching up to do. Onward I go...

Em-Musing said...

The Dracula quote threw me. I thought I knew all of the lines. Was this Bela Lugosi?

Suze said...

Happy birthday to Jamie!!

Now you have us all curious about the modest Internet star ...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This post is overflowing with successes and exciting news. Whenever I need inspiration, I just need to drop by here.

I don't know Rush's music, but I'll place a vote for them - to spite the guy. Can we vote more than once? I have most of the day free, Alex.

xoRobyn

Donna Hole said...

Wow, what a lot of exciting stuff here Alex. I think I'll be spending a lot of time here - I have the day off and want to dedicate it to catching up on blogging. (I can't believe I missed your IWSG post; I got so busy with others I forgot to stop by.) My google reader is getting so full its too intimidating to look at.

Gwen and Angela's post was awesome.

......dhole

Nicole said...

Laughing at the PIP interview. Congrats to both ladies!

And I love Rush!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Thank you so much for posting my bloghop Alex. Glad Givin’ Up The Ghost is out and Nightmare on Elm Street is a horror classic.

Andrew Leon said...

Man! That was so much stuff I lost track of it all!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Teresa, so good to hear from you!

Nancy, you focus on your book for the next month and maybe help after that. And I thought you both looked awesome in the photo!

Leigh, no - Gary Oldman in the 90's Dracula.

Suze, you'll find out.

Robyn, thanks! You can vote from every computer or electronic device possible.

Donna, that's all right. My Reader is still full from the weekend...

Sheena-kay, you're welcome!

Andrew, now you know how I feel putting these together...

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations, Gwen and Angela! I LOVED this launch day post. It perfectly captured your insane excitement at having finally reached "Dream Realized"!

Matthew MacNish said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen!

mooderino said...

American Werewolf was such a good film. I wonder if the effects hold up. I'm pretty sure Jenny Agutter's shower scene does.

mood
Moody Writing

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen! Wow, so much good news going around. :)

Juliana Haygert said...

Congratulations, Gwen and Angela!
So many great news! Keep them coming ;)

Christine Rains said...

Lots of great news this week! I still didn't get to watch a movie this weekend, but maybe this week?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rachel, they did capture it, didn't they?

Moody, now I want to check and see!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen! I just bought their books, and I can't wait to read them!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen!

I watched the Avengers again this past weekend. LOVE that movie!

Mary Aalgaard said...

What fun to promote the giddy duo's book launch!

Mel Chesley said...

Hoooly cow that's a lot of Ninja News! Yes, Gwen and Angela do giggle a lot. :D Nothing wrong with that, though. And at least I got two of those trivia questions right, lol!

Angela Brown said...

To everyone commenting and checking out our books, THANK YOU so much~ from Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner, ladies of PIP

And yeah, I have to own up to all the giggling lol!! I can't help it though. Really :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Emily, it rocks!

Carrie-Anne said...

I'd heard that earlier about laypeople voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. It's not right how Jan Wenner allows his biases to keep deserving artists out, while quickly ushering in people of questionable talent as soon as they're eligible.

Bish Denham said...

It's hard to believe Paul Butterfield, Jone Jett, Deep Purple, Albert King, Procol Harum, Rush, Randy Newman and even Donna Summer aren't all ready inducted.

Livia said...

You crack me up, Alex! I had a kick reading that launch! I'm so happy for Nancy! She had so much fun and it makes me smile knowing it.

And most definitely, I won't forget about Did I Notice Your Book blogfest on October 17! I'm looking forward to it! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, lots of things to check out. I didn't get any of the trivia but I always try.

Empty Nest Insider said...

What an action packed Monday! Congrats to everyone! Glad Penny made a speedy recovery, and will be ready to greet her fans on Friday! Julie

M Pax said...

Yay for Gwen & Angela!! Glad launch day is finally here for them. Awesome.

Gwen Gardner said...

Thank you everyone, for your kind words and support. Angela and I appreciate each and every one of you!

And thank you Alex! You are the awesome ninja captain!

Ciara said...

I'm looking forward to the DINYB blog hop! I've got Angela over at my blog Friday. I'm looking forward to it. Have a great week!

Donna Nolan said...

I failed the trivia. Horror and I do not get along at all. I can see 3 seconds of a trailer for a scary movie and I will not sleep for weeks. I have to shut my eyes and plug my ears.

Joyce Lansky said...

I'll have to go check out those giveaways. Thanks for the heads up.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Lynda R Young said...

A huge congrats to Angela and Gwen!!!

Arlee Bird said...

Okay I vote for the R & R Hall of Famers. I'm surprised Rush and Deep Purple hadn't already been nominated. A travesty.

Lee
Tossing It Out

ali cross said...

ROFL!! Probably best LAUNCH day post EVER!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie-Anne - Amen!!

Bish, I know!

Livia, I am here for your amusement.

Julie, she will be with us Friday!

Gwen, just wanted to launch you in style.

Donna, I've just seen so many...

Lee, that's what happens when one individual controls it.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Grr! The Fly...that's the one that I couldn't remember! LOL! Brundlefly, bleh.

Milo James Fowler said...

Too much good stuff -- and thanks for the shout-out, Alex!

Heather Gardner said...

So happy for the LADIES! Congrats on their launch!

I also watched the Avengers this weekend! Just as good small as it was big! I may watch it again tonight!

Great news all around!

Heather

~Sia McKye~ said...

Reading? What's this reading you speak of. I think I get in two pages before falling asleep.

Lot's of news today. And congrats to Angela and Gwen! What a cool cover Angela. Hope you and Gwen have a great send off.

Jeremy always has cool interviews. :-)And what a great pic of Nancy and Jennifer--those smiles...


The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to Angela and Gwen! :)

"Modest internet star"? Definitely looking forward to that post.

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,
Angela and Gwen. Oh my, now there's a giggly combination.
Oh, Rush gets my vote!
"The Fly" ah yes, be afraid. Be very afraid of the original film and the acting of Vincent Price. "Help me! Help me!"
And a modest internet star will grace your blog with her presence. I'm intrigued and I shall just have to wait.
Another action packed posting, Alex. Thank you.
Gary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Raquel, most people missed it.

Milo, you are welcome!

Heather, because once is never enough.

Sia, the ladies have great smiles!

Golden, you will enjoy it!

Gary, you rock! And yes, this modest Internet star will rocket to spectacular Internet star on Friday!

LD Masterson said...

I've been delighted to see Angela's and Gwen's launch news on several blogs today. Congratulations again, ladies.

DMS said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen! How exciting! Also- loved reading about all the other great news out there in the writing world.

I had no idea the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was independently owned. Good luck RUSH!

Spooky movie quotes! I knew three out of the five.

Chuck said...

Ya know I thought Rush was already in the HOF. What is the backstory on why the owner hates Rush???

Allowing one major influencial band to be left out because of a personal grudge or whatever it is kind of makes you wonder who else he will never let in...and that just taints the whole concept of a HOF. BTW, going to Ohio for Christmas and the HOF is on my agenda...haven't been since it first opened. Looking forward to it.

Tonja said...

I've seen all those movies and didn't get one question right.

Leslie S. Rose said...

So much news the mind reels. Yay for Angela and Gwen.

Michael Pierce said...

I actually got the ones I guessed right! And Rush is in the lead. Very cool!

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Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations Angela and Gwen. So happy for the both of you. I'm getting your books pronto!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Alex! I'm happy I got most of those quotes right, though I'll have to watch American Werewolf to make up for my failing on that one :)

Jamie

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Gwen and Angela! What a clever way to launch.

And that's so cool about your ad, Alex! Sounds like you've made a great friend in Rick. :)

Melissa said...

"Your mics are hot, ladies. I say again, your mics are hot."
xD ROFL!!!

Another great post! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

DMS, yes it is, which isn't right.

Chuck, it taints it all right. It's not like the Football Hall of Fame - it's one guy making the decision.

Michael, it is cool!

Jamie, you're welcome, and most people missed that one.

Carrie, I'm blessed to have the friends I do.

Melissa, thus all the giggling!

Candilynn Fite said...

Refreshing and funny book launch, ladies. Congrats to you both, and Angela-remind me to bring along Gas-X when we finally get around to meeting halfway. :))

Ella said...

Congrats to Angela n' Gwen!
Wow I'm late(internet was down all evening-augh)
Rushing off to vote~
There is so much to celebrate :D
It is like a party, over here~

Ellie Garratt said...

So much happy and exciting news. Thanks for sharing all of this with us, Alex.

Angela and Gwen - you rock!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks for letting me catch up on all this great and happy news.

Hope you are doing well?

Jay Noel said...

My head is spinning from all the news.

RUSH always gets picked over. I'm betting that this is their year.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congrats Angela and Gwen!

I swear, Nancy not only doesn't look old enough to have a college aged son, but really, does she look a day over 14???

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I HAVE to watch more movies! I stink.
Best of luck Angela and Gwen!

Southpaw said...

Congratulations, Gwen and Angela! That was a fun post.

Liesel K Hill said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen! I always miss your cool trivia's! Got to get over her more regularly! :D Thanks for all the updates, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Candilynn - funny!

Ella, thanks for voting!

Jay, it better be their year.

Joylene, she does look young, doesn't she? We're about the same age.

Liz Fichera said...

That quote came from THE FLY?? Oh, how I loved that movie. Can't believe I couldn't place it.

Congrats on all the launches on lovely covers! It's so encouraging when you read about all of the good news. :)

Monti said...

Wonderful that you have so much Ninja News to report!

Congratulations to the Paranorm YA authors!

Monti

randi lee said...

Alex you have your finger on the pulse of the writing community, I tell you what! Thanks for the updates :)

Leovi said...

Yes, they really are lovely Nancy and Jennifer, very pretty. Greetings.

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats to everyone with releases! How exciting! I had the pleasure of hanging with Nancy and Jenny over the weekend and they are truly fabulous ladies.

Patsy said...

Alex, I'm not sure you 'do' blog awards, but I've given you one anyway.

Nick Wilford said...

Wow, that was quite a launch. And who better than the Ninja Captain as controller! Good luck to the two space cadets!

And congrats to everyone else with good news. Chuffed for Kyra. If I Let You Go is a sweet read.

Laura said...

Blimey - what a great...erm... interview! Gave me a good titter... "no farting on launch day" - that'll stay with me for ever!!!
Lx

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Randi, I try to keep up with everyone!

Lisa, I saw the photos - I am envious.

Patsy, thanks - I saw it!

Nick, the girls did it well.

Laura, hopefully in a good way...

lbdiamond said...

So much info in your posts, Alex--thanks!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That was an extremely fun guest blog. I like the whole "Mission Control Launch" angle.

I actually hadn't heard of White Cat until reading this post. I'm off to check it out :) Thanks as always for being such a supportive person, Alex.

LynNerdKelley said...

No wonder I didn't recognize those movie lines - I can't handle horror! Haven't seen them!

Congrats to Angela and Gwen. Love their post. Very clever!

Congrats to everyone else on their good news and milestone achievements.

Thanks, Alex!

michelle said...

What an original and fun blast off for Gwen and Angela!
Thanks for the links, Alex.

Powdered Toast Man said...

your blog has turned into the center for blog. writer and book news. Not sure how I feel about that.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I watched the remake of Footloose on DVD over the weekend. It was okay, but I missed Kevin Bacon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LB, I try!

Michael, it's a great magazine.

PTM - happy?

Patricia, it's too many degrees from Kevin Bacon to be good.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela. I hope to read their books.

I love reading book news. I know to come here for the highlights.

Mina Burrows said...

I'm so excited to participate in Angela and Gwen's paranormal duo releases!

I'll be doing mine on the 17th so I can't do the hop...booooo! :(

jamieayres.com said...

hahaha . . . you guys are so funny! I will be reading these books:-) My fam already watched Avengers 3x on DVD, ALex!

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen!!!

Pat Tillett said...

I've never heard of White Cat Magazine, but congrats on that Alex!

Helena said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela -- how exciting for them and us readers. And Alex, I love your phrase, "manuscripts had to be pried from their OCD-edit hands." Been there.

It's also wonderful that your books are getting advertised. Course they're already deservedly bestseller...

Cally Jackson said...

I'm really looking forward to your and Ciara's blogfest. Should be heaps of fun. Speaking of blogfests, I'm holding my own for the week starting 29 October. It's called 'The Year I Turned 18' and it's to help celebrate the launch of The Big Smoke. I'd love it if you could give it a mention! :-)

C.M.Brown said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen and I hope their launch is successful!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mina, I'm sorry!

Thanks, Pat!

Cally, be happy to mention it.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Lots of exciting news today! It's always fun to hear about good things going on. :)
I am supposed to come up with ten horror movie trivia questions for our local theater's showing of Psycho. I believe I will go ahead and steal these five from you! So thanks!

Deniz Bevan said...

Yes! Rush! Sorry, all your other news is exciting too, but Rush! They're playing Montreal next Friday!

i'm erin. said...

Wow Alex, I seriously need you to write me a how to get my life in order book. You do it all. you read, write and blog like a machine. I'm in awe. And also, thanks for the book recommendations. I'm getting Angela Browns.

Gossip_Grl said...

Excited to find out who your star guest is on Friday! :)

Jai Joshi said...

What a great launch! Thanks for hosting it, Alex.

Jai

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rachel, feel free to steal! Now you only need five more...

Deniz, are you going?

Erin, thanks.

Gossip Girl, the guest star is awesome!

Deniz Bevan said...

If I can get last minute tickets! I've been holding out, cos they're over 80$ each!

Laura Josephsen said...

Oh, yay, a blogfest I didn't miss! And it's such an awesome idea. :D

So many new books out!

The Avengers is SO much fun. :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

WOO HOO, our pic made the blog! You rock, Alex! One of these days I hope we get to all hang out. :)

ediFanoB said...

Jamie's giveaway is awesome.
But I will not take part because I own copies of the two books.

I need to limit my visits of other blogs because my old laptop is slow.

Ink in the Book said...

so many great books releasing! IT's awesome.
No great movies this past weekend, but this week, oh yea!
Can't wait til the 17th!
Hope your week has been fantastic and the weekend even better to ya!

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with us, Alex. And double digit thanks for the big shout out on Friday!

Leovi said...

Magnificent, White Cat Magazine has done well with you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Deniz, Rush is worth any price! Although that is a lot...

Laura, you didn't miss it.

Thanks for sending the photo, Jennifer. Be cool to hang out with you ladies.

Edi, need to get your laptop some new hamsters to run it.

Ink, it's been great!

Lynn, it will be done!

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angie. And thanks for those amazing links. Nobody's more organized than you are, Alex!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Angela and Gwen were a kick! Good luck to them on their launch.

I had no idea the R&R Hall of Fame was privately owned. Hrm. That sort of changes things.

We bought Avengers on Blu-Ray and watched it, too. I've rented The Raven and hope to watch it tonight. I'm intrigued by that window of time before his death where no one knows where he was or what happened to cause his death. What can I say? I love a good real-life mystery!

kmckendry said...

Congratulations Gwen and Angela!

Go Rush!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

That's cute. Sounds like an exciting, hilarious mission. Love the approach to marketing ;)

Julia King said...

I loved the dialogue between Gwen and Angela and PIP mission control. "Your mics are hot, ladies. I say again, your mics are hot."
Love it!
Congrats to them both for their book launches. :D
Movie trivia...I'm pretty sure I've seen every one of those Halloween flicks. Creepy

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Kimberly Gabriel said...

A modest Internet star? I'm so intrigued!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kittie, I try!

Shannon, it is, which negates some of its status to me.

Kimberly, you'll find out tomorrow!

Talli Roland said...

Huge congrats to Gwen and Angela! Their books look great!

Nicki Elson said...

Haha, adorable joint launch, Angela & Gwen. And my goodness that IS a lot of major Ninja news. How many stories does Milo have published now, 8 million?

And HEY - you and I are, like, White Cat siblings now! Or at least distant cousins. :)

meradeth said...

The launch post totally cracked me up! Best of luck to the both of them!!

Julie Dao said...

What great ninja news, Alex! I'm so happy for Angela and Gwen. Their book covers look fantastic!

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen!! So many awesome things are happening around the blogosphere. October is a fun, busy month!

Melissa Bradley said...

Angela and Gwen are great! Congrats to them. :)

I got four out of five on trivia. Yes, I was honest and did not look here first LOL.

On my way to vote for Rush.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Talli! Welcome back.

Nicki, hope I'm not the cousin no one wants to admit is related...

Melissa! Glad you're back. Thanks for voting for Rush.

Susan Oloier said...

Congrats to Angela and Gwen. I've been looking forward to Neverlove since the A to Z Challenge.

Mark Noce said...

Luv the movie trivia:) Getting into the Fall/Halloween spirit:)

Jamie Burch said...

OMG! There's so much goodness in this post. Congrats to Gwen and Angela! They really cracked me up. :)

tfwalsh said...

Congrats to the authors with new books... they look great:) I am so terrible at trivia....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, so have I!

Mark, wait until you see tomorrow's post...

S. L. Hennessy said...

RUSH is killer - that's awesome.

Bryan Russell said...

Still haven't seen the Avengers. Soon, soon...

Emilyann Girdner said...

Lots of exciting news, congrats to everyone.
Fun spooky movie trivia... I didn't get any of them, but in my defense I don't really watch scary movies :)

~Jennifer~ said...

Shoot, I totally would've gotten the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street trivia if I had seen it in time. >.<

Thanks for giving a shoutout to the Retro-Zombie blog--I'm a new follower of a hip new zombie hangout (new to me, lol). As of this very moment, he's only three followers away from hitting 500!!

That's bullshit about the Rock 'n Roll HoF guy refusing to induct Rush just because he doesn't like them. I voted for them, and right now they're in the lead but Deep Purple and Heart are super close to catching up. I do love me some Deep Purple and Heart, but I really want Rush to make it in there, too. :D

~Jennifer~ said...

Have you been up there to the RnR HoF?