Monday, May 12, 2014

Invasion of the B Movies! Plus Insomnium Album Review and Ninja News

Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun

This Finnish, melodic death metal band just gets better and better. I was a huge fan of their last album, One For Sorrow. This one is definitely a progression of their music, and expertly balanced beautiful and brutal.

I’d list the standout tracks, but there are too many to mention. The music is soaring and epic. The singing wavers between growling, screaming, and singing, but it never overpowers the music.

These guys are HUGE in Finland, and their albums shoot to the top of the charts every time.

If you want more from your metal, check out Insomnium!

Ninja News

The Awesome Challenge Themes feature begins at the A to Z Blog today. Kicking it off is David Powers King, who had an awesome music theme.

The A to Z Road Trip has begun! If you didn’t get time to visit everyone on the list (yeah, did anyone?) then this is your chance to explore at your leisure. Visit the A to Z Blog for details and to sign up.

I found out that the Goodreads Community Space Opera Fans selected CassaFire for their book of the month in May! My thanks to the group and hope you enjoy it.

And Tara Tyler gave me a special award – thanks, Tara!





Out today!

Come Back by Melissa Maygrove
Western Historical Romance

Sometimes a single choice alters the course of a person’s life forever.

Buy it at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo


Available now!

Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit

Twenty-four moms (and one dad) explore how parenting shapes them as writers, how they make time to write, how they record memorable parenting moments, and more. (Including Claire Hennessy!)

Visit Write On Mamas for more information about the book and the group!

Prom Impossible
By Laura Pauling

Buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo






Cover Reveals!

Shadow Warrior
Book II in the steampunk series, The Mechanica Wars
By Jay Noel
Release date – August 4, 2014

The agony of a failed quest haunts Kanze Zenjiro, but the betrayal by those he once trusted has turned his world upside down…

Champion in Flight
By Tyrean Martinson
Release date – June 2, 2014

Induction Day
By PK Hrezo
The Butterman Travel sequel









Invasion of the B Movies!

MsMariah posted a link to this blogfest, and it looked like fun. Hosted by Girl Meets Cinema, we are to choose a super cheesy blockbuster B-rated movie, post why we love it, and include pictures.

My choice – Deep Rising!

What’s not to dig about this over-the-top horror-monster thriller? A group of hijackers have chartered a boat and intend on robbing a stranded cruise ship, but giant, deep-sea creatures have got there first…

There are so many great one-liners and funny dialogue. Treat Williams and Kevin O’Connor are both hysterical.

In a scene where O’Conner and Wes Studi are being chased by the giant creatures:
Studi: The only way to slow ‘em down is to feed ‘em!
O’Conner: FEED ‘EM? The only thing I got is a wet stick of gum and a breath mint!

Famke Janssen is sexy (of course) as Trillion the thief.

The film is also unbelievably gory.



Directed by Stephen Sommers, Deep Rising is a fun, cheesy popcorn flick!

Have you listened to Insomnium? Participating in the A to Z Road Trip? Excited about new books? And what cheesy B film do you really dig…?

I am back to my Monday only (with IWSG Wednesday) schedule now. I will also be taking some time off during the week from blogging while I complete and edit my current manuscript. If I miss anything awesome, please send me an email! And yes, I did enjoy a few days off this past weekend.

And I just found out this morning from Nancy Thompson that CassaStorm was nominated in Science Fiction for the eFestival of Words 2014 Best of the Independent eBook Awards!!!!

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Tony Laplume said...

First! Never seen Deep Rising, but I imagine the Famke comment goes with, well, comment.

Tony Laplume said...

Also, second, because that was supposed to read "without." *panda walk of shame*

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Jay and Mel. David's theme rocked, it was fun to visit. I'll be able to do the road trip better in June.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love me a good cheesy B movie sometimes! Sometimes you just need the laughs haha. Have a good week editing the manuscript Alex.

Brian Miller said...

heh...i will have to check out insomnia.....that first book cover of the mechania series is pretty cool....and i def love me some b movies....smiles.

Melissa said...

Wow! Lots of news!
Congrats on the book club choice and the award.

Thank you very much for the release day mention.
You rock, Alex! No pun intended. :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Haven't seen a B movie in a while, but you're right--they can be a lot of fun.

Congratulations on the book of the month pick!

Cathrina Constantine said...

YAY!!! Congrats to you Alex for CassaStorm being nominated for Best Independent eBook!! What a Thrill!

Suzi said...

Sy Fy is a my favorite channel for horror B movies. They've got some of the best, but they also got the worst too. :)

Congratulations on your nomination for the eFestival of Worlds award.

River Fairchild said...

Congrats to you for having CassaStar selected for reading and CassaStorm nominated!
So many books coming out. Yay to all the authors!
I'm not into gore so I think I'll skip that movie... :)

Mason Canyon said...

Congrats on CassaFire selected book of the month and for CassaStorm being nominated. Deep Rising is loaded with laughs for a horror flick. It's one of my favorite B movies to watch. Now I'll have to pull out my DVD and watch it again. :) Congratulations to all those with new releases and cover reveals.

Carolyn Brown said...

Congrats on CassaaStar being chosen by of the reading groups at Good. Reads, that's amazing!

You should give yourself a pat on the back! I am so happy for you.

Melanie Schulz said...

Congratulations Alex on the nomination, that's wonderful!

Jay Noel said...

I love Deep Rising! Nothing wrong with a little easy-watching now and then.

And thanks for the cover reveal mention. Congrats to everyone with releases and other reveals.

Awesome news about your nomination!

Tina said...

Deep! Rising was pure cheese - just right to go with the popcorn. Excellent choice. However, I'm going to have to go with Tremors. "I've been deNIED critical need to know information! *I* am out of AMMO! OMG he's hysterical, the dad from Family Ties, and then Reba McIntyre as his wife. The original preppers. And don't forget KEVIN BACON!
Wowsa, that book of your is just racking up the rewards! Congrats. Off to check out David's music theme. Good look with the writing!
Tina @ Life is Good
On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

Laura Pauling said...

Not sure I even know what a b movie is...though I'm in need of a good one to watch!

Thanks for sharing about my book release and congrats on your nomination!

Tina said...

Oh, and yes, do stop by and find out about the Road Trip. Heather (bringing Stormy of course!), Nicole and I are hosting this meandering journey through the list at whatever pace fits your style. All the info following Alex's link, or the one below in my signature.
Tina @ Life is Good
On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Great news on your writing success, Alex! And congrats to every one with cover and book releases!

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Jo said...

It's absolutely wonderful how well your book is doing, I am so pleased for you.

Lots of good books coming out which I probably just won'g get round to reading sadly.

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Hi Alex - Don't tempt me with the Road TRIP _ CAN@T YOU TELL MY KEYBOARD@S GONE BONKERS AGAIN?

I WATCHED Melissa's "Come Back" trailer - really awesome. WOW! (My keyboard has returned). I wish her every success.

See you on Mondays.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tony, I knew what you meant!

Melissa, you're welcome!

Suzi, yes they do.

Mason, that make you uber-cool.

Jay, you're welcome!

Tina, that was my other choice, but the host had suggested that one, so went with Deep Rising instead.

Laura, you're welcome.

Thanks everyone!

Ted Cross said...

My favorite B movie is Hardware, which has elements of Terminator but is a more horrific and fun little movie.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad your book got picked on Goodreads. That's so awesome and will get your book out to new readers.

Birgit said...

Congrats on winning the award!! This is awesome. I am also glad you have some time to take off as you are such a busy man. Thanks for the help btw, my client deeply appreciated it and he head of Howlin Wolf. If you can I would really appreciate it if you could look at my newest post (pssst it's for you as I felt you earned it)

Birgit said...

oh and gosh-love all the 50's B movies-one of my favs is Attack of the Killer Shrews.

Rhonda Albom said...

Congrats all around, for CassaStorm's nomination and CassaFire for may and your award from Tara.

Karen Lange said...

Congrats, Alex! Thanks for all the news and links. The Road Trip sounds like a great idea.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I love Tommy Wiseau's "The Room," but that might actually be a C or D movie, depending on who you ask.

Also, I love that metal has so many subgenres. It's never just, "What are you listening to?" "Metal." It's always, "What are you listening to?" "Norwegian melodic grindcore black post-metal."

Karen Walker said...

Alex, congrats on the nomination for your book. Awesome.

Pat Hatt said...

haha Deep Rising pretty much ripped off everything going. But it was sure fun, although ended on a friggin cliffhanger type thing.

No Escape, Hot Pursuit, City Limits, Take This Job and Shove It are some that pop in for me.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

thank you for sharing the Finnish Metal band... I had a phase of my life that lead me to that style of music. Which always leads me back to score music... I think I had seen Deep Rising... it's been awhile. I love B-films... picking just one... oh my. Happy time needed... thank you for all you do!

cleemckenzie said...

Hope to start the Road Trip this week. I did mark a few blogs to return to and enjoy at leisure. Thanks for the reminder.

Congratulations on all the good news for Cassa Storm and Cassa Fire. You're on Fire!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Mmm, I never heard of Imsomnium, but I'm still lost in the 50s.
Some great new books out, wish I had time to read them all.

Congratulations on the Awards nomination. Good luck.

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to you and Nancy for being nominated! That's awesome. And congrats to everyone with books out and cover reveals. Lots of news today. Love your movie pick! I haven't seen it in a while. Made me laugh to think about it.

Hart Johnson said...

Finnish death metal, eh? That sounds oddly appealing. My favorite B Movie is The Blob. Man, I loved that movie as a kid.

COngrats on your nomination!

Teresa Powell Coltrin said...

I'll have to listen to the Finnish band.

Congrats on so much good news on your Cassas. So rewarding.

David P. King said...

Congrats on your award! I just watched The Final Countdown for the first time last night. Kinda fun, but that ending ... what a letdown of the buildup. And it had cheese.

Thanks again for the interview, Alex! :)

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats to you on CassaStorm and to everyone with new releases!

ilima said...

Congrats on your nomination and good luck with edits!

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on the CassaStorm news! \o/

Old Kitty said...

HUGE congrats on your nomination!! WOW! You're a total winner!!

And yay to all these fab book covers and publications!! Whatever happened to Treat Williams!?!

I so want to see this B-movie!! LOL!!

Take care
x

Kat Sheridan said...

Congrats on the book of the month! And some really good looking books in the Ninja news. I will NEVER get through the TBR stack when folks keep adding so much good stuff!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You should be so proud, Alex. Life is good, you're a good guy, and awards are coming your way. Yay. Congratulations! You, my captain, are a winner!

Catherine Stine said...

Insomnium sounds good. Love me some heavy metal!

Botanist said...

Congrats on the CassaFire and CassaStorm selection & nomination! Good news.

Leovi said...

Yes, Insomnium is a very interesting band! I like! There is another band from Finland, Stratovarius, I also like!

Katy Rochelle said...

Hey, Alex! Thank you for participating in my blogathon! Your pick was awesome and definitely something I will have to check out! A link to your post will be added to the blogathon page. :D

Julie Luek said...

Yay to all our published authors-- thanks for featuring them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ted, I remember seeing Hardware in the theater. Weird film.

Birgit, glad Jeremy was able to help and I will go look - thanks!

Brandon and Bryan, I'd listen to that genre.

Pat, shame they never made a sequel.

Jeremy, you should listen to them.

Hart, that made me chuckle...

David, yes it did! Saw that one in the theater.

Kat, neither will I!

Joylene, thank you.

Leovi, they are awesome!! Both bands are great. You rock.

Katy, thanks for hosting!

Thanks, everyone.

Robin said...

Par for the course, I have no idea who this Finnish band is. Have you noticed that our musical tastes run on parallel lines???? Ha!

I also didn't see the B-rated movie you mentioned. Not surprising. I haven't seen a whole bunch of A movies that are on my list. Egads.

Lastly... CONGRATS to you on the nomination!

Claire Hennessy said...

Thanks so much for featuring Mamas Write on your blog today (although looks a little out of place, lol). Fingers crossed that CassaStorm wins the award but how fantastic to be nominated. Will check out the roadtrip. Thanks again Alex :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Melodic death metal? That feels contradictory to me. But I am intrigued, so I shall check them out.

Congrats on CassaStorm's nomination!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

1) Congratulations on CassaStorm! I hope it wins Best Independent Ebook.

2) Congratulations to Jay Noel. That's a fantastic cover. I loved his first book so this is incredibly exciting.

3) I think I saw Deep Rising once and didn't see what you saw in it.

Arlee Bird said...

Cool news about your book!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Kyra Lennon said...

I'm so excited to read Melissa's book!

LD Masterson said...

Lots of great stuff going on. Congratulations to everyone on their releases and cover reveals, and to you on the CassaStorm nomination. Best of luck.

mail4rosey said...

Good luck with the manuscript edit!

Pk Hrezo said...

Big congrats on your nom, Alex!! And thanks so much for including Induction Day today! :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Insomnium is good! I particularly like The Primeval Dark and Shadows of the Dying Sun because both songs remind me of my current manuscript. Ah...now I feel like writing! Thanks for the inspiration! Good luck editing!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

NIGHTWISH is more to my taste but it is a similar band. I have always loved DEEP RISING almost as much as I love TREMORS. :-)

Carrie-Anne said...

I wonder if my old favorite spinning instructor has heard Insomnium. He played mostly classic metal and hard rock during class, and liked some modern metal as well. I hope the spinners at his classes in his new gym in Florida appreciate his soundtrack as much as I did.

Decadent Kane said...

Elftastic News Alex! Congratulations!!!!!

Loni Townsend said...

CONGRATS!! Your nomination is so exciting! I hope you're a finalist!

Suze said...

I think the A-Z road trip is a great idea!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You totally deserve to be showered with awards!

So many good books! I must read faster and faster!!

Best of the B's...I'll have to say Godzilla vs. Mothra (was that the title?) I remember staying up all night watching Godzilla movies with my cousin...he had cable long before I did. Good times.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on the Goodreads book of the month award! Deep Rising sounds like a fun movie with a great cast!

Julie

Southpaw said...

Wow so much good news! Congrats.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Some great new books. Congrats on the nomination and the book of the month.

I've had a thing for Treat Williams ever since the movie Hair.

Cherie Reich said...

Love Jay's cover!

Congrats on the nomination, Alex!

Andrew Leon said...

So you win these awards and they don't even tell you? That's... weird.

Julie Dao said...

I'm not a huge fan of metal, but I'm curious about Insomnium. I'm going to have to check them out! Also, congrats on having CassaFire selected as book of the month!

Nancy Thompson said...

Whodathunk you and my hubs would share the sane taste in death metal? And may we both, and all our friends, make it through to the next round of nominations!

S.K. Anthony said...

Deep Rising, now I want to check it out! I love funny dialogue!

I'm participating in the A to Z Road Trip, I need it after the steady fast pace go we had in April . . . thank goodness its at my own leisure, though, phew! I'll go check out the A to Z blog now.

Congrats on CassaFire being selected as book of the month on Goodreads!!!!!

Elsie Amata said...

Congratulations on your nomination, Alex. Fingers crossed you get it. When will find out?

I'm glad to hear you're back at your editing but I'll miss seeing you post so much. Funny what we get used to in one month. But, I'm down to twice a week too. Maybe once a week when kids get out of school. Haven't decided just yet.

Enjoy your week!

DAVID WALSTON said...

Great choice in B-movie!
I am still suching my videos to come up with one that would work, I have way too many!
Congrats on CassaFire being Book of the month.

L.G. Keltner said...

I grew up on B movies. I've probably seen more B movies than anything else, actually.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, I'm pretty sure my music would scare you.

Claire, you're welcome! And not out of place at all.

MJ, that is the best way to describe it.

Michael, one word - Famke.

PK, you're welcome, and sorry it's late.

Cindy, you rock!

Roland, same vibe, only more gore, right?

Carrie-Anne, it might scare a few...

Elizabeth, that's why I think you are awesome.

Andrew, this one's just a nomination.

Nancy, that is awesome! And hope you will all four categories. Thanks for letting me know about CassaStorm.

Elsie, no idea! Yeah, I surprised myself that I could post about so much every day.

Thanks, guys!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Woohoo. Congratulations on the CassaStorm nomination, Alex!

I love the idea of a B-flick blogfest. I'm starting to think about it.

Be well.
xoRobyn

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow, PK's a fast writer! Good for her to have the sequel out already. Congrats.

I'm seeing Melissa's book all over the blogosphere, so congrats to her her as well.

And Alex, congrats on the award. You so deserve it.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Still king of blogging i see! Congrats on your eFestival of Words awards!!!! Yes, the Alex does need to spend time with other stuff other than blogging. Glad to see you stretch your legs!

Carole Anne Carr said...

It was the sight of all those lonely old men sitting alone in the brewery and drinking beer so early in the day that got to me, Alex. It bothers me deeply. I do stop and try to chat whenever possible, but I can't heal the world.

Kelley said...

So great to find your blog!
Happy blitz!!

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats to Jay and Laura!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Any cheesy 80s horror movie will do the trick for me :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on the nomination! I hope you win. Let us know what happens.

mooderino said...

I do enjoy a cheesy movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. Jet skis also help.

mood
Moody Writing

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wonderful news about your nomination!

Lots of exciting stuff out there right now. I'm a little unfocused and have to get my crap together!

Heather

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, join us!

Elizabeth, I'm trying.

Clarissa, I will!

Moody, this one is perfect for you.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats for all the great news about your Cassa books!

Al Diaz said...

I really like Jay Noel's covers. So appealing.
"The singing wavers between growling, screaming and singing.." And to think I wanted so badly to be a singer. Seems I could have a huge success in death metal. Too bad it drives me nuts. Bummer.

Maurice Mitchell said...

You deserve the award Alex! On another note, hooray Jay!

Chrys Fey said...

So many great books have been coming out lately.

CONGRATULATIONS on your nomination!!!! How wonderful! :)

P.S. Happy Blitz Day!

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations on your nomination, Alex! I will have to check out Insomnium. Cheesy movies ~ I loved Tremors! I've watched it over and over ~ scares me every time. LOL!

jamieayres.com said...

Lots of good books coming out!!

J E Oneil said...

Death metal, yay!

I'm so excited for Melissa. She's put in so much hard work, it's nice to see it pay off.

Good luck with your MS!

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats, Alex!!! Oh, and I just watched "Doll Squad" on TV and immediately ordered it. It's wonderful.

Lynda R Young said...

melodic death metal...is there such a thing? ;) (naughty me)

Congrats to all authors with the new releases :)

Ella said...

Congrats Alex!! YOU deserve it~


Congrats on those amazing covers~
I am always a fan of all things related to shadows ;D


I love me some metal...whoa, sounds amazing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Al, sorry!!

Chrys, thanks. Crap, am I being Blitzed...?

Fundy, great movie.

Lynda, they really pull it off!

Thanks everyone.

Rajlakshmi said...

I too am planning to do the A to Z road trip. But haven't signed up yet.
Congratz on the award.

Danette Baltzer said...

Happy editing and congrats on being nominated. Very exciting!!

kaykuala said...

The A to Z Road Trip, will sign to that! Can well look up those missed earlier. And Congrats for CassaFire award and CassaStorm nomination. You sure are going places, Alex! Well done! Have the well deserved break!

Hank

Lynda Dietz said...

Read your interview on GR today. Nice! And I hope you enjoy working on your edits . . . some people love them and some people hate them. Insomnium is a band I'm actually familiar with, and was just now able to impress my 18yo by telling him about your review of the newest release. Thank you for making me sound informed! :)

Helena said...

Congratulations on the Goodreads honor, which of course you deserve.

I'm so not a metal person, but maybe I can check out Insomnium.

It sounds like Deep Rising has some better dialogue than a lot of the more serious movies. But I could only watch it by fast forwarding through the gory parts.

SC Author said...

Wow, congrats on your nomination!!

Jeff Hargett said...

Books and covers from some of my favorite people!! Big congrats on the Space Opera Fan book of the month selection of CassaFire!!

And I'm just a wee bit early, but I'm so glad you were finally chosen to be blitzed! You're so very deserving of it.

Kirsten said...

Your nicely done review persuaded me to check out Insomnium and I was not disappointed. I love the guitars! I'm not so much about the guttural vocal though, so I'm curious if there is a metal genre that's not so much death??
Ah, well ...
Congrats on the Goodreads nomination, and the Faithful Commenter Award. Both are well-deserved!
Kirsten @ A Scenic Route

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Happy Blitz day! And congrats on the Faithful Commenter award.

You have been weighed, you have been judged, and you have been found WORTHY! :)

Much love

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm stopping by a second time to wish you a Happy Blitz Day!

Michelle Wallace said...

Congratulations on the Independent eBook nomination and the Faithful Commenter Award!
Melissa's cover is rocking!
Congrats to Laura, Jay, Tyrean & PK!
The A to Z road trip is a great idea.
Finally - HAPPY BLOG BLITZ DAY!
(Let's see if your comments double or treble...)

Suzanne Furness said...

Lots of great news today congrats to all the writers featured. Congrats to you for CassaFire nomination that's awesome.

Oh yeah and HAPPY BLITZ DAY!

Misha Gericke said...

Haha sounds like an awesome B-Movie.

Good luck with edits. :-)

Rhonda Albom said...

Returned to say Happy Blitz Day!

Seumas Gallacher said...

Happy Blitz Blog Day, that man :)

Heather Musk said...

I've never heard of Insomnium but will be checking them out now, thanks for the tip.

Oh, and Happy Blog Blitz! xxx

keithchanning said...

Happy Blitz Day, Alex.
Thanks for all your support.

Heather M. Gardner said...

No one is more deserving of an awesome BLITZ day than you, my friend.

You are so supportive of the blog-i-verse. It's only right that we support you back!

Have a great day!

BAZINGA! You've been BLITZED!

Heather

DL Hammons said...

A couple things. 1)PK's book cover for her sequel is amazing, and I'd venture to say even better than the original. 2) Deep Rising is one of my B-movie favorites as well!

And I guess this is more than a couple, but 3)you've been BLITZED! Thanks for everything you do!! :)

Rusty Carl said...

Congrats in the award! And on being the pick of the month. Glad to see Jay's second book coming out soon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hank, I know I missed a lot during the Challenge.

Lynda, thanks for reading the interview. And glad I could make you sound hip and intelligent in front of your teen.

Helena, you would watch most of the movie on fast forward...

Kirsten, glad you like them. My wife said the same thing about the vocals, but the music is just so amazing.

Michelle, that would be scary!

DL - much appreciated! You the man.

Thanks, everyone! Wow, this will be a wild day...

Christine Rains said...

Good morning, and happy Blitz Day! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Lots of good news! Looking forward to Laura's new release! :)

Tracy Jo said...

Awesome that you had a couple days off! It's nice to get back to a regular schedule too. Looking forward to checking out the A to Z Road Trip, great idea. Have a wonderful day!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Back again to say Happy Blitz Day! :)

Nicki Elson said...

Congrats on the nomination! And way to go ninjas.

How do you eat popcorn amidst the unbelievable gore?

Carolyn Brown said...

Returning to wish you a Happy Blitz Day!

Johanna Garth said...

The A-Z roadtrip. What a clever way of managing how POPULAR your blogfest has become. :)

Cherie Colyer said...

Lots of things for me to check out, first Insomnium. Haven't hear their music. Congrats on your nominations for CassaStorm. That's wonderful news!

Karen Walker said...

No one is more deserving of a recognition than you, Alex, so happy happy blitz day -

kmckendry said...

Congratulations on CassaFire and CassaStorm!

And congrats to all those in the ninja army with new books, wow there are so many!

Happy Blitz Day! :)

Melanie Schulz said...

Happy Blitz day!

SA Larsenッ said...

Congratulations for getting selected as book of the month on Goodreads! You deserve it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki, I've only seen one movie in my life that was so gory I couldn't eat while watching it - The Gates of Hell.

Thanks, everyone!!

Arlee Bird said...

So I'm back for the Blitz Day festivities. You didn't get enough comments on the first day of this post I guess.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Huntress said...

As usual, Alex has a bulletin board of good stuff for all writers. And film buffs. And music lovers.

John Harp said...

Happy Blitz Day!

Beverly Fox said...

Congrats on Cassafire being chosen as the book of the month! And congrats to all the authors celebrating book releases, cover reveals and anthologies!

Happy Blitz Day to you!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Ooooh! Congrats on the book nomination - that's COOL and totally well deserved! Well lookee here, Mr. Ninja being targeted as a Blitz-ee! Happy, happy Blitz Day, Alex!

msmariah said...

Great choice Alex! 'Deep Rising' is one of my guilty pleasures. It's actually really fun to watch. Treat Williams was also pretty good in that movie!

Pk Hrezo said...

Back to say Happy Blitz Day!!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm with Pk. I already read and commented on all the great stuff you have here, but DL Hammons doesn't think you are getting enough attention from us. You are officially BLITZED today!

Al Diaz said...

And just when you were hanging the "do not disturb, ninja at work" sign.... You're blitzed. Ha ha happy blitz day.

Amy Jarecki said...

Happy blitz day, Alex! As always, your blog rocks!

Kelly Hashway said...

I can only imagine how many comments you are going to get today since you usually get a ton! Anyway, enjoy your Blitz Day!!!

Jeff Chapman said...

Happy Blitz Day and good luck editing your current MS.

2unpublishedgirls.com said...

Congrats on your book nomination!

Happy Blitz Day.

-RB

Leovi said...

Congratulations on the nomination CassaStorm ! I hope you get the prize!

Jennifer Hawes said...

Awesome accomplishment for your book! The cover of the Insomnia album is really stunning. I will try the road tripping through the challenge. My final edits are finished--still waiting on agents:) In the mean time, I'm writing my new novel and having a blast. I think I will stick to posting Mondays only too:)

Ella said...

I am singing Ballroom Blitz! ;D
Happy to blitz my favorite Ninja~

Christina Mercer said...
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Christina Mercer said...

A Big Congrats and a Happy Blitz Day to You!!

Susan Stuckey said...

Very interesting post. Happy Blit Day!

mike spain said...

Enjoyed the review of Insomnium

Sarah Negovetich said...

What a great roundup of interesting information. Happy Blitz Day!

Tim Knight said...

A great round-up as usual. Happy Blitz Day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, yeah, I need a lot more...

MsMariah, he was hilarious in the film.

Al, so much for work!

Kelly, it will be scary...

Jennifer, sounds like a plan.

Ella, which version? The Sweet or Krokus?

Thanks, everyone! I will get around to you all eventually...

M.J. Fifield said...

Back for a second go-around, this time to say "Happy Blitz Day!"

Hey, look, that rhymed.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it. No one's more deserving.

Brandon Ax said...

Congratz on the nomination. And Happy Blitzing!!!

Michelle McLean said...

Congratulations on the nomination! A good B movie can be fun :D Happy Blitz Day!

dither said...

I assume this is the Stephen Sommers of Mummy and Van Helsing fame. I shall have to take a gander. :)

--Nick

Nick Wilford said...

Happy Blitz Day!!!

Good luck for the eFestival award. That's great! All the new covers look excellent.

Masquerade Crew said...

Happy Blitz Day!

B-movies are sometimes the best. Sometimes to make fun of them and other times to actually watch them.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

congrats!! and happy blitz day--I must be living under a rock b/c I have never been to your blog, but I'll be coming a lot more!

LD Masterson said...

Coming back just to say
Happy Blitz Day!

KellieS said...

Thanks for all the latest news. Happy Blitz Day!

Tammy Theriault said...

Happy blitz say to one Stellar and crafty ninja!!!

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats on the great news (book club, and nomination). Nice cheesy movie, I haven't seen. Need to get on that. My kids are into the B horror movies lately. Lol

Happy Blitz Day, too!

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on your two great pieces of news regarding CassaStorm. That's awesome!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy Blitz Day! Congrats on the awards and recognition. I'm checking out the road trip.

Sherry Ellis said...

I forgot to wish you Happy Blitz Day! Have an awesome one!

Zan Marie said...

Congrats on Cassa Fire's selection. It's truly deserved! And Happy Blitz Day, Alex. It couldn't happen to a better guy.

Lydia Kang said...

Look at all these fantastic books. Cool! And congrats on the nomination, Alex!!!!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Happy Blitz.... well deserved!

Maryann Holloway said...

Happy Blitz Day! I'm going to check out the A to Z Road trip.

Tina said...

Since I'e already been here and said my bit, I'll keep this short, but of course had to join The Blitz Team in visiting the Ninja Captain himself! I hope you enjoy the extra attention!
Tina @ Life is Good
On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats on that nomination and for the book of the month selection.

Having dropped in, I feel like I've caught up a bit with what's happening.

april said...

Happy Blitz Day

Kimber Leigh Wheaton said...

I hadn't heard of Deep Rising, but now I just have to see it! Happy Blitz Day

~Sia McKye~ said...

I heard an interview with Insomnium about a month or so ago. Interest group. I only heard two of their songs but son thinks they're awesome.

I think I'll skip Deep Rising. Hubs would love the one liners though. Congrats to Melissa, Claire, Tyrean, PK, and Laura. Jay's book looks great!

Excellent news on CassaStorm!

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Ink in the Book said...

It's Blitz Day! Have a great one, Alex!

Also, the book covers are gorgeous and congratulations on the nomination.

Best wishes with those revisions and edits.

Greg Pattridge said...

So much helpful information on your site. I'll be back to visit when time allows later in the day. Happy Blitz Day.

Crystal Collier said...

Wow! So many awesome things happening with your books! Congrats!

And look at all those sparkly new covers/books. Time to go update my TBR list.

Oh, and happy Blitz day! (I had to take a break from my sick bed to come wish you a great one.)

Emma Adams said...

Congrats on the great news, and happy blitz day!

Kim Van Sickler said...

I can't tell the difference between you being blitzed and a regular day for your blog. Ha, ha. Congrats on the accolades your Cassa books are receiving. Hoo-yah!

Feather Stone said...

Where you do get your energy? Special something in your morning cornflakes???? LOL

Elizabeth Hein said...

Happy Blitz Day!
Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room

Maria Dunn said...

Thanks for all the great info Ninja Captain. I'll be on my way over to check out the A to Z Challenge themes feature you mention as soon as I leave here. I'm definitely on the A to Z road trip. Thank you for all you do for the blogosphere. Enjoy your blitz. Maria, Delight Directed Living

M Pax said...

It's probably really a D movie, but nothing compares to Star Crash. It's amazing... SharkNado is at the top of my list, too.

Happy Blitz!

VR Barkowski said...

After receiving the eFestival of Words 2014 nomination in SciFi, I bet you thought your week couldn't get much better. Wrong!!!

Happy Blitz!!!

Oh, and huge congrats on the nomination, Alex!

VR Barkowski

Julie Dao said...

I already commented on this post, but... HAPPY BLITZ DAY, Alex!!!!!!

Khushboo Motihar said...

Happy Blitz Day :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Happy Blitz Day! Couldn't have happened to a more deserving blogger. And look at all this info packed in this post!

Gina Ciocca said...

Happy Blitz Day, oh deserving ninja!

Jenni Enzor said...

Congrats on getting nominated for the Independent eBook awards--and for getting picked as a Space Opera reading pick!
Thanks for all you do to support the online writing community!
Happy Blitz Day!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Woo! Happy Blitz Day Alex!

M. J. Joachim said...

Lots of good stuff here as usual, Alex. Happy Blitz Day!

Chippyminton13 said...

Happy Blitz Day! :)

Chippy

Inderpreet Kaur Uppal said...

Great choice for a cheesy movie. Congratulations for your book. Happy blitz day.

Kate Larkindale said...

I'd forgotten all about Deep Rising. What a perfect choice! Happy Blitz Day!

Timothy Brannan said...

Is there any other Death Metal besides Finnish Death Metal? ;)

Happy Blitz Day!!

--
Timothy S. Brannan
Strange Brew: The Ultimate Witch & Warlock

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