Monday, September 23, 2013

The Ninja Gets Personal! Plus Now You See Me Movie Review, Dream Theater Review, Blog Tour Tips, Curiosity Quills Anthologies, Giveaways - and Winners, and Ninja News.

Today I am visiting Carol at Under the Tiki Hut. She posed three questions/topics, one of which included revealing something personal about myself. Yes, that was the most difficult! Visit Carol to find out what I revealed…

Giveaways

In addition to the two giveaways I was running here, these bloggers and hosts are also still running giveaways:

Literary Rambles - CassaStorm and CassaFire print books – comment to enter, open until September 28.

Mithril Wisdom - Cassa Universe poster – comment to enter, open until October 1.

Edi’s Book Lighthouse - CassaStorm eBook – comment to enter, open until October 1.

Samantha Geary -CassaStorm signed print book – comment to enter, open until October 14.

Ninja News

Literary Rambles is also participating in the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop. Lots of books to win – comment by September 25 to enter.

SK Anthony’s Kinetics came out last Friday – congratulations, SK! And it was Blitz Day for her as well. We got her good!

PK Hrezo is hosting her very first blogfest to celebrate her cover reveal on October 16. “Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs.” Visit her site for details!

Anthologies from Curiosity Quills Press!

Curiosity Quills Press brings some of their bestselling authors together to create a spine-tingling, mind-blowing, quirky collection of short stories in their first ever, annual PRIMETIME Anthology, scheduled for release 7th October, 2013.

Also on that day, Curiosity Quills Press brings some of their bestselling authors together in PRIME TIME’s steamier, sexier counterpart, AFTER DARK.

These anthologies are not limited to one specific genre, but all of our novels are guaranteed to be quirky and paranormal, in some way or another. We also guarantee 10% of every purchase will go straight to animals in need. The CQ team has selected humane societies on both the East and West coast that spend well and do not stray from the “no-kill” policies of their strays.

Primetime on Goodreads
After Dark on Goodreads
CQP Website

Movie Review

Now You See Me
Watched on NetFlix and it was a lot of fun! Clever twists as to how some of the tricks were performed and lots of rabbit chasing. The Four Horsemen were always one step ahead though, leading the police where they wanted. Excellent cast - Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. Definitely recommended!

Music Review

Dream Theater
Spectacular!
They’ve pulled away from the heavy metal sound that dominated the last few albums with former drummer Portnoy and gone back to a more progressive sound. Featuring amazing musicianship, their latest, self-titled album looks to reestablish the band. It’s very progressive but with insanely catchy melodies.
I got to listen to a full stream of the album last Monday. Joy!
The album comes out Tuesday, September 24
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Blog Tour and Announcements – Thoughts and Tips

Launch week is now behind me and I can finally breathe easy! Of course, the tour continues with one – two guest spots and interviews a week into November, but that’s a little less intense.

First, a big thanks to everyone who commented here and visited my tour stops last week! And to all of you who posted about my release during the week and sent out Tweets. (And even though I’m not on Facebook, I heard I was making the rounds there as well.) You guys just rock.

Several of you commented that the unique interview questions were a great idea. I really wanted to do something different, as the same thing posted on every blog grows tiring. In addition to the questions, I tried to send out different information and images. (And those posts are now directly linked in the Linky List HERE if you want to see more questions and answers.)

Putting that together did take time though. I spent weeks working on the interview questions and then everyone who signed up got an individual email. (That alone took an entire day.) But it was worth it!

Thanks again for your support and helping CassaStorm launch into the top 100 for space opera at Amazon!!

And there’s an excerpt from CassaStorm up at Catherine Stine’s Blog!
Giveaway Winners

And now, the winners by random selection…

From the list of those announcing the release of CassaStorm, number 46 – Robyn at Life By Chocolate.
Congratulations, Robyn! You win a Cassa mug, Cassa mousepad, Cassa swag, and a $25 iTunes gift card.

From those who commented here last week, one winner per day -
Huntress/CD at Spirit Called
Marcy at Maine Words
Trisha at Words and Stuff
Siv at Been There Done That
Nutschell at The Writing Nut
One prize per person, either a Cassa mug, Cassa mousepad, Cass poster, Cassa magnet, or a signed copy of CassaStorm. Congratulations, ladies!

Be sure to catch all of the giveaways! Anyone else see Now You See Me? (Or, now you don’t?) Picking up the new Dream Theater? Think the tour went well? Got any ideas for your next blog tour?

Don’t forget to visit Under the Tiki Hut for the inside scoop on the Ninja!

I will be taking Wednesday off, so no post until Friday…

178 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Just came back from Under The Tiki Hut, great interview, Another great post, Have a good week.

Yvonne.
PS As I ordered your book through Amazon UK, There will be a delay in my getting a copy.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay! I'm first again. Thanks for the shout out about my giveaways.

Congrats to the winners! And I loved hearing your thoughts about how you thought your release week went. It was unique to have one question and answer posts. I enjoyed reading the ones I saw.

Off to get the girls to swim practice.

Kyra Lennon said...

You've been SO busy! Congrats on another great book launch, and well done to all the winners!

Anne O'Leary said...

I didn't know about the new album. I'll have to check that out. I do have a fondness for Portnoy though, but I know what you mean about their original roots and agree with you on that score.

Patsy said...

I think you deserve a day off, Alex.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations on such a successful launch! I haven't got around to all the posts, but I'm sure I'll be browsing for a few more days!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Even bigger congrats to a successful book launch, Ninjalex

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Lan said...

I really enjoyed Now You See Me as well! Even though it hasn't gotten the best reviews on IMDB!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I know nothing about this "Now You See Me"! First I've heard of it. I'll look it up...sounds interesting.

Glad you got launch week behind you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, sorry there is a delay.

Natalie, you're welcome, and thanks again for hosting me and doing the giveaway.

Anne, wish he could've stayed with the band.

Lan, I don't know why - fun film!

Elizabeth, you'd enjoy it.

Thanks everyone!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats to you Alex and the winners. I bet you had a stressful week but a new book should ease some of that pain. Thanks for all the news.

Brian Miller said...

cool...the movie is on my list already but now i will move it up...and def look forward to hearing the dreamtheatre album as well...

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Glad to see your movie review. I wondered if it was any good since magic is my specialty. *G*

I don't see how you did it last week, touching base with everyone like you did. Clones or no clones, your superpowers were stretched to the limit.

No wonder you're taking off Wednesday, LOL

Julie Dao said...

WOO! Congrats to the winners! What an epic blogfest and giveaway :D

Francis Lee said...

Big congrats to the winners and will now check out the movie (was in two minds) now.

mshatch said...

Yay for all the winners - including me! - and glad you enjoyed Now You see Me. I didn't get to the movies to see this but I can still rent it!

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats to the winners! PK's book sounds interesting.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Saw your interview over at Carol's this morning. Happy Monday Alex!

Old Kitty said...

Huge huge congrats with your fabulous CassaStorm blogosphere takeover while wearing invisible underpants! :-)

That was a lot of fun!! Yay! Huge congrats to the winners!!!

Take care
x

Tony Laplume said...

Your efforts were appreciated.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I haven't listened to Dream Theater in a long while, might just give this one a listen.

Great tour so far, maybe you should do this full time.

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations on such a successful and fun book launch!

Congratulations to all the winners!

mooderino said...

I quite liked Now You See Me, even when it got preposterous (or maybe because).

mood

Christine Monson said...

You're post over at Under The Tiki Hut gives great insight to who you are or the person you want us to think you are...hmmm. Are you really a candy hoarder? I can respect that. I love Sour Patch Kids.

Now You See Me- Seen it. Excellent. Great family fun. Two thumbs up.

Pk Hrezo said...

Congrats to all the winners! And I do believe you took the social media sites by storm, Alex. Rock on!
And thanks so much for mentioning my blogfest! Canm't wait to learn your choice in time trips! :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats to all the winners. It sounds like you learned a new trick with blog tours.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sheena-kay, it wasn't too stressful.

Brian, you rock!

Carol, I just did the best I could last week. And you'll really dig the movie.

Fran, as long as you weren't in Ray's mind...

Marcy, big congratulations!

David, you should pick it up tomorrow. And full time...?

Christine, I will share my Hot Tamales. Sometimes!

PK, you're welcome!

Thanks, guys!

J.L. Murphey said...

Will have to watch Now You See Me. Congrats to winners.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Now You See Me was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. Great twists, fun plot, and even though I saw the ending coming, it took a while to figure it out.

Also, now that Dave Franco's getting more famous, let's hope he doesn't follow older brother's suit and pretend he's a literary "geenus" by publishing 300 pages of verbal toilet paper...

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex! I don't know how you cram so much information into these posts! Amazing.

Congrats to all the winners!

I'd like to see that movie. Will have to check the library.

YOU ROCK!

Heather

Southpaw said...

Wow, that was over 160 emails. I can't believe you got it done in a day!

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on the excellent week. Haven't seen now you see me yet, but on my list to watch.

How do you get by though, being hated by horses must be so worrisome hahaha

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congratulations to the winners and to you, too, Alex, for putting on such a great event! I'm sure it was A LOT of work but you pulled it off and it ROCKED!

Karen Lange said...

Hopping over to Carol's. Have a great week!

Theresa Milstein said...

I've beens seeing you all over the blogosphere. Glad to know you get such great support, but I'm not surprised. I wish you a great week!

Bish Denham said...

Way to go, Alex. You did wonderfully with your launch. Congratulations to the winners! I've got Now You See Me on the list. I guess it's time to bump it up.

Now, I'm off to Carol's.

Samantha May said...

I just saw "Now You See Me" a few weeks ago. I loved it! It was really clever. I'm a huge fan of Jesse Eisenberg though so I guess I was kind of partial.

See you Friday!

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats to PK. And the Curiosity Quills anthology looks great. Your excerpt is up on my blog now!

Brinda said...

I need to watch Now You See Me. Your tour has been great. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brandon and Bryan, we know what to do with toilet paper!

Heather, you rock!

Pat, I just do my best to avoid horses.

Samantha, he was quite different in that role.

Thanks, Catherine!

And thanks everyone!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats to Huntress/CD, Marcy, Trisha, Siv and Nutschell! It was an amazing tour Alex. I admire your diligence.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I like the sound of the Now You See me film. Just my cup of tea.

I hope all is going well with the Cassa Storm release. It looks amazing seeing it posted on so many blogs :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

We allllmost watched Now You See Me this weekend. But it was late and we went to bed instead

Gwen Gardner said...

Ccongrats to the winners! I'm heading over to Carol's.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Great news to all the winners, great group of folks. I didn't know there was a new Dream Theater coming... I have been excited about "Black Label Society" at the end of the month...

Good Times!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Thanks for the review on Now You See Me. I'm glad launch week was smooth. :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Just saw Now You See Me... the magic stuff was great but, can you believe this? I fell asleep through the car chase...

M.J. Fifield said...

There's a new Dream Theater album coming out? I wonder if my significant other knows.

And I've been wanting to see Now You See Me. Glad you enjoyed it.

Melissa said...

Been there, done that. No, wait - that's Siv's blog. I've been to the Tiki Hut already. ;)

Congrats to the winners!

Rusty Webb said...

Now You See Me is on Netflix? Huh. How'd I miss that one, I wonder.

You put in a stunning amount of work. Really. I never cease to be amazed.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Blog tour looked great- congrats! Will head over to Carol's now. Congrats to SK and I will check out PK's blogfest- sounds fun.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Best!

ilima said...

Congrats on the awesome release week. So glad I could participate.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sarah, you'll have to watch it.

Jeremy, tomorrow!!

Cathy, really? You were tired!

MJ, I bet he does now.

Rusty, yes it is. And a lot of work but worth it.

Thanks, guys!

D.G. Hudson said...

Well done, Alex! Congrats to the winners of the draw!

Liesel Hill said...

So glad your launch went well, Alex! It IS a relief to get past launch week, isn't it? :D

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Nice things you shared in the Tiki Hut. Japanese girls chasing the ninja, why that doesn't surprise me?

SA Larsenッ said...

I'm loving those covers from Curiosity Quills.

Hey, how in the *^%^ do you do all you do? (Yes, I did just use 3 dos...)

Amanda J. said...

Sounds like you've been super busy! Glad you liked Now You See Me and found time to enjoy a good movie with all the other stuff going on in your life these days. :)

Leovi said...

Yes, living in Japan for a while and get sweet attentions of Japanese women is wonderful, perhaps just candy ...!!

Arlee Bird said...

I give a big positive to Now You See Me. As one who worked with magic shows I was able to appreciate the story and thought it was presented with credibility. I too highly recommend this film.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats to the winners! You always have so much excitement going on here that I feel like I need a nap.

Jen Chandler said...

Congrats to all the winners :) And congrats to YOU on the fantastic release week! I'm pretty sure I saw you everywhere I visited!

Now You See Me sounds like a good movie and the cast sounds great. I might have to check that one out!

Cheers!
Jen

Suze said...

I think I might check out, 'Now You See Me.' I like Ruffalo.

Angela Brown said...

Three cheers for the winners :-) And I'm so glad your launch has been a rousing success :-)

Sherry Ellis said...

I can imagine how much time you spent answering interview questions! I've loved all of your interviews, though. You've done a great job!

nutschell said...

What a great way to start the week. Wohoo! Thanks Alex!!!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Laura Marcella said...

I haven't seen Now You See Me, but it looks fun. It's short wait in my Netflix queue right now. I recently saw World War Z And Star Trek Into Darkness. Both were good; I liked ST more because zombies frighten me to pieces so WWZ was too scary, lol.

Should be getting Iron Man 3 tomorrow on Netflix. I'm looking forward to that one!

Glad to see your blog touring for CassaStorm is going well!!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats on your launch, Alex. You deserve every success for your hard work. Congrats to the winners as well.

Susan Kane said...

We regret that we did not see Now you see me in the theater. Now we can enjoy it at home.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liesel, yes it is!

Al, I bet it doesn't surprise you in the least.

Sheri, clones and lots of them!

Leovi, had I been older, both!

Lee, you would know!

Hart, feel free to snooze.

Nutschell, congratulations!

Laura, Star Trek is the best film I've seen all year.

Susan, sometimes that's best, right?

Thanks everyone!

Andrew Leon said...

I do want to see Now You See Me.

kmckendry said...

Great interview with Carol!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

IT'S ME???!!! WON!! OH, ALEX, I AM SO THRILLED. I HAVE YOUR BOOK ON MY 'to order' LIST, BUT HADN'T YET DONE SO. NOW I DON'T HAVE TO!!! YAY, ME!! I'M LUCKY! THANK YOU!! (I feel like I'm undeserving, because my comments have come so late in the game. But it's been kind of a rough week, so this is really making me smile. Thanks so much! I love you, Captain Ninja!

xoRobyn

Johanna Garth said...

Liked Carol's interview and Now You See Me was one of those movies I wanted to see and didn't get to. Now I can watch it on Netflix at home :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

PS I was so excited, I hadn't read it carefully. Now, I'm more excited about my fun gift pack! And I'll have CS on the way asap! Love you and Mini, Alex.
Doing Rawkn Robyn dance over here. Okay, I'll stop filling up your comments section. xo

Suzanne Furness said...

It seems like you had a great tour, you must be exhausted! Congratulations to all the winners of CassaStorm goodies.

Samantha Geary Jones said...

Sit back and relax--your launch was a HUGE success! I'll continue to promote CassaStorm via FB and Twitter with regular mentions of your blog feature!

Cheers!
WriterlySam

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad I could make your day!

Thanks, Samantha!

VikLit said...

I really enjoyed Now You See Me! Thought it was nicely done.

Susan Oloier said...

Monday excitement with Carol and PK!!!! I'm off to the Tiki Hut right now.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Pace yourself! In the hospital under an oxygen tent is no way to celebrate how good your book is doing! Now, you've made me want to see NOW YOU SEE ME! :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You deserve a day off after last week. Congrats to the giveaway winner. I'm still hoping for that poster at Mithril Wisdom.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to Robyn and the other winners! I also liked Now You See Me. I'll head over to Carol's later,

Julie

SC Author said...

Ohh yay I'm watching that movie now! I wanted to for a long time.

S.K. Anthony said...

Hahaha you guys did get me real good! :D

I can't thank everyone enough. It really did make my release day that much more special. <3

Now You See Me! I'm dying to watch it... its on Netflix? I think the kids need a nap ASAP :P

S.K. Anthony said...

Thanks for the shout out as well!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Roland, I'll try to keep out of the hospital!

Susan, good luck!

SC, you'll enjoy it.

SK, you're welcome, and that Blitz was well timed.

Rhonda Albom said...

Congrats to the winners and to you for taking a well earned day off! I haven't seen the movies yet.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your tour went wonderfully. Storm Alex took over the internet! Just over a week until my next tour starts. Yikes! Thankfully I'm ahead of the game this time.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to the winners!

And Now You See Me looks like a great movie. :)

M.L. Swift said...

What a great tour it was, Alex. I know you have to be exhausted. I went to most of the sites and commented on a few. ALL of them posed wonderful questions, and I like that "tour interview" idea. A question apiece.

And that movie sounds great!!

M.L. Swift, Writer

Shannon Lawrence said...

I did enjoy "Now You See Me." Clever movie.

Congrats on being done with the busiest part of the blog-based release of your book!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,
you did a great job with the blog tour and you chose the right blogs.

I highly appreciated how you took care on the blog tour members. That was unique.

Your blog tour is a great example for everyone interested in to organise his/her own blog tour.

THANK YOU!

Shell Flower said...

Congrats on a successful book launch. Glad to hear you are taking a day off--much deserved. Thanks for the Now You See Me review, too. I'm always looking for new movies to watch on netflix.

Mark Means said...

A big congrats to all the winners and I just a lot of stuff going into my TBR pile!

Great interview over at Carol's, as well :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

What an outstanding launch! Wonderful to have tour destinations into November!

Mary Montague Sikes

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations to all the winners. What a thrill. I can't imagine how you pulled it off, Alex, and made it look so effortless. You are my hero!

L.G. Keltner said...

Dream Theater always delivers! I'm off to the Tiki Hut now!

Ella said...

Thanks for the review Alex! You know I love to chase rabbits ;D

Congrats to all the winners!!! YOU are amazing Captain~

Off to the hut-I love visiting Carol
:D

What a wonderful launch!

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Great launch! You deserve a rest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christine, it will be awesome.

Thanks for doing that, Mike.

Edi, thank YOU for being part of it!

Joylene, trust me - effort was involved.

LG, yes they do!

Thanks, guys!

Julie Luek said...

Running late on my reading but on my way over. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you so much for blogging with me, Alex. And for baring your soul - LOL!

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations to all the winners and the new reveals! I'm so glad for you, Alex! Woohoo!

I really want to see Now You See Me!

Heading over to Carol's!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You're like the king of blog tours and blogfests, Alex. *polishes your crown*

Lynda R Young said...

Already visited Carol. GREAT interview!!

Congrats on making it through launch week. It was so brilliant to see all the support for you.

I really want to go see Now You See Me (showing in cinemas here in Oz still).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, that was as naked as I get!

Lynda, it was so amazing. Go see the film on the big screen - you'll like it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on that top 100 spot!!!

Cathy Keaton said...

Sleepy Hollow's on tonight again! Will you be mentioning your thoughts on the season as it progresses, if your opinion changes?

The Curiosity Quills anthologies sound interesting. Gotta get into a Halloween mood soon. :)

J E Oneil said...

Wow, a lot's going on this week!

I was kind of iffy on Now You See Me. It was interesting enough, but I thought it didn't make sense sometimes.

Jaclyn Canada said...

Congrats!

Now You See Me looks really good to me so I'll be checking it out soon. It's hard for me to pass up a Morgan Freeman movie :D

DMS said...

Look at all those winners! Congrats to all of them! :)

I loved seeing posts about you all over the blogosphere last week. Simply awesome! Best of luck.

Now You See Me sounds really good!
~Jess

Kelly Polark said...

So Portnoy isn't back with Dream Theater? I thought maybe he'd go back after his A7X stint...

Loved your interview at the Tiki Hut! It made me giggle and I learned some good stuff about you, Alex!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad to hear the launch was such a success, Alex! I'm making rounds on the links. :)

DiscConnected said...

Alex-

I passed on listening to the stream, figuring I could wait one more week.

I was hoping my copy would be waiting for me today (sometimes I get my Amazon shipment Monday night), but I guess I can wait until tomorrow night to listen to the new Dream Theater.

Larry

Robin said...

I really enjoyed your interview at Under The Tiki Hut. It's nice to know more about the mysterious ninja!

Donna Hole said...

The interview at Carol's was fun to read Alex. Rattlers can sure be scary.

I saw Now You See Me at the theater. It was well worth the price of admission.

Congrats to the giveaway winners.

.......dhole

Jamie Gibbs said...

I'll have to check out the new Dream Theatre album - I like what Portnoy brought to A7X when he joined as a replacement for the Rev; interesting to hear DT move away from the heavier sound.

Helena said...

I loved the interview/dialogue between you can Carol--she's such a sweet, smart lady.

I'm so glad your CassaStorm launch is a big success. But now I've gotta go see Now You See Me, which slipped right be me when it was in the theaters. I miss too many movies.

T. Drecker said...

OH! I've got to head on over to PK Hzero!!! Thanks for the heads-up. :) And I'll have to pay a visit to Under the Tiki Hut- got to learn that tidbit. *nods*

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - it's been a busy time - and great to read the winners' names for your giveaway ...

Congratulations on your achievement .. and yes the questions were a good idea - and I enjoyed reading those I came across ..

Have a good week - Hilary

Siv Ottem said...

Thanks Alex! Loved the movie Now you see me, kind of reminded me of The illusionist.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathy, I'll keep everyone updated.

Jaclyn, and he's good in it.

Thanks, Jess.

Kelly, he didn't go back.

Larry, downloaded mine already this morning - rocking to it right now!

Jamie, they went back to their roots while still moving forward.

Siv, it did with all of its trickery.

Thanks everyone!

Carolyn Brown said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Nick Wilford said...

Very entertaining interview! Hope you're now getting a chance to breathe. I signed up to PK's blogfest, as I love time travel.

J. A. Bennett said...

I really want to see "Now you see me" Have fun on your day off!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to all the winners! It was fun stopping by the blogs to see what the question/answers were.

Mina Burrows said...

The questions were a ton of fun, Alex. I bet they were a ton of work! Congrats to all the winners.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nick, I'm taking it easy now!

Mina, they were a lot of work but worth the effort.

Melanie Schulz said...

Enjoy your day off Alex! Sounds like you deserve it!

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,

I shall go and check out your visit. I could use a break at the Tiki Hut.

Pleased that your launch week has gone so well. And yes, 'Farcebook' has been a good way to share your postings and your tour. Facebook doesn't need to be time-consuming and many of our mutual friends on here can verify that I share a huge amount of blogs on there.

Congrats to those who got a prize. And I mean this in the nicest possible way, I'm glad you are taking Wednesday off.

Gary

Rachna Chhabria said...

Enjoy your day off Alex (you deserve a week off).

Congrats to the winners.

Elsie said...

It was a fun tour to follow, Alex.

Now You See Me was a great flick. I really enjoyed it. I'm impressed Netflix had it so soon.

Hope you're enjoying your time off!!!

E.J. Wesley said...

Man, I LOVE those Curiosity Quills covers! Fantastic! :)

I think I would've enjoyed Now You See Me more if I hadn't have watched it in the theater. It was a little thin for me as a big screen experience, but think it would be an awesome rental/date night movie. :)

Heading over to check your Tiki Hut escapades!

Cortney Pearson said...

I've heard good things about Now You See Me. Can't wait to see it!

The covers look great too!

DiscConnected said...

Alex-

I remembered a couple of hours ago that Amazon puts the music in the cloud library on release day, so I have had it playing since then...

On initial impression, this may be my favorite DT disc since "Scenes From A Memory."

I like your characterization-a return to their progressive sound.

LC

Jo said...

This was just to say I was here. Still short on time and energy.

Zoltán Gecse said...

I'm a little bit sad being not one of the winners, but it's not so important.

I still happy with your success! And I appreciate your efforts put into this whole campaign. You did a great job!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gary, thank you for sharing on Facebook. Funny I don't need to be there to be there.

Rachna, that it coming in November!

EJ, you're right, it was the perfect rental.

Larry, I downloaded it this morning AND my CD is on its way. Must have both. And awesome disc - really digging it.

Jo was here.

Zoltan, still four other places you could win - just leave a comment!

Leovi said...

Dream Theater seems very interesting so progressive rock! Please advise of the release of their latest album!

Julie Flanders said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners and congrats to you for such a mega-successful launch! I love the CQ anthologies - they seem to be putting out a lot of great work.

Heading over to Carol's now. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Your hard work paid off. I hope you have a restful middle of the week.

Congrats to the winners.

S. L. Hennessy said...

LOVE Dream Theater. And I had a lot of fun reading through the QandA's!!

Cate Masters said...

So nice to visit the Tiki Hut. Wish I could live there, it's so peaceful-looking.
Enjoy your day off!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a wealth of information and reviews, Alex!

Congratulations to all the winners of your awesome swag...

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! to all the winners!!!

We saw Now You See Me for date night and yes it was a fun movie. Enjoyed it very much. Lots of holes in the plot but tons of fun none the less.

Off to the Tiki Hut now.

Liz Blocker said...

Congrats times a million, Alex, and enjoy a MUCH DESERVED day off!! I loved the interview over at Literary Rambles, and I am definitely hoping I win a copy :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

SL, you rock!

Cate, I'll let Carol know you want to move in.

Liz, good luck!

Thanks, guys!

Tina said...

It was a great tour. Loved the idea of a different question at each blog. It sure made the days of "Alex rules the blogosphere" mighty interesting as we (finally!) got a bit more personal info on our elusive Ninja Captain! Now off to Carole's...
Tina @ Life is Good

Lexa Cain said...

I liked your idea of answering a different question at every blog stop. Yours was the most interesting and best launch tour I've seen.

I hope I get a chance to see that magic movie soon. It looks fun! :-)

Carrie-Anne said...

You've put together a great blog tour so far. I can't even imagine the type of work, connections, and planning that must go into planning a successful blog tour for anyone.

Liz Fichera said...

oooh, thanks for the movie rec. Putting that one on my list.

Congrats on all of your book successes! So glad the release went well. :)

Leovi said...

Yes! I really like Now You See Me!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tina, I think the questions worked very well.

Lexa, thanks!

Carrie-Anne, it was many months in the making.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I've been looking at that Now You See Me movie. I wonder if it will show up on the Netflix streaming option.

Crystal Collier said...

Eek, I haven't popped in yet to comment? Strange. I know I read the post. Must have been the computer "glitch" day--you know, the day my computer hated me? It happens, right?

Brandon Ax said...

Now you see me, is one of my favorite movies I have seen in a while. Really enjoyed the cast. It was one of the very few I didn't see coming.

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats to the winners! I'm heading over to Carol's.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crystal, it happens!

Nicki Elson said...

Oh Alex, I can only imagine how much time it must've taken to answer and send all those individual questions - it was a very nice touch though.

Congrats on such a spectacular launch!

Mark Noce said...

Cool, I left you a comment at the Tiki Hut:) If you need any more stops on your blog tour, let me know:)

Toinette Thomas said...

How cool is it that you're not on Facebook but have a presence there because of your fans/friends.
I'm a fan of interviews and love to learn from them. I have really been enjoying all of yours.
So glad the launch is going so well for you.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Man, I had to climb mountains and swim shark infested waters to get here today...erm, tonight.

Now You See Me was a good movie. Also finally saw new Star Trek. Entertaining and I enjoyed it. Couldn't get into Hansel and Gretel or Z. I really tried with Z...

Sia McKye Over Coffee

N. R. Williams said...

A lot happening. Congratulations.
Nancy

Mark Koopmans said...

Just call me the white rabbit - I am *that* late:)

Congrats to Robyn and all the others, too.

PS: Thanks again for the unexpected (but not surprising:) kind words.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki, I started working on them when people started signing up.

Thanks, Mark!

Toinette, thank you!!

Sia, Z just wasn't a great movie.

Mark, you had your family to deal with - no apologies necessary.

JJ said...

Thanks for the movie review. Now You See Me intrigues me.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I would think that all that hard work will pay off. We'll be buying the book, soon.

M.L. Swift said...

Hey Alex...

I sent an email to your earthlink address. I don't know if that's your only one or if not, whether you check it often. Questions on using Feedly.

Just wanted to give you a heads-up.

Thanks,
Mike

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations to the giveaway winners!

I thought the individual questions were a great idea - a good incentive for getting folks to visit many tour stops!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Congrats to the winners. Great tour you've had Alex! Writer’s Mark

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, thank you!

Mike, received and answered!

Deniz, thanks.

Shah Wharton said...

Congrats to all the winners... and to you Alex, for getting through it. It was a BIG tour. X

Cynthia said...

I'm curious to look into PK Hrezo's blogfest. There are so many things I'd like to go back into time to do and change, but I have to consider the butterfly effect too!

randi lee said...

Heya, Alex! So interesting to learn more about you! I'm always interested in learning more about fellow Authors/Writers and what makes them tick. Congratulations on all of your Blog-o-Sphere success over the past days, you totally deserve it!

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Alex, I just stopped by to say congrats on your new release. I've seen it on several blogs today. Way to go!

Pat Tillett said...

That was a great interview! Congrats to the winners. The poster is awesome...