My publisher finally sent me the blurb from Library Journal’s review and it’s awesome! “…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal CassaStar compared to Heinlein AND Star Wars in the same sentence? BOO-YAH!!!!!!!!! And another awesome review was posted this week by Bryan at SFF Hub. Believe me, I clinked on that link while holding my breath! But way cool! SFF Hub is one of my blog tour stops, too – and in his review posts he’s seeking questions for my interview. So, if there’s anything you ever wanted to know… There was also a review from Publisher’s Weekly that wasn’t so awesome, but that’s okay. Two positive reviews are good enough! Now to the blogfest… In the spirit of The Movie Dirty Dozen, I announce…
The TOP 10 TV SHOWS! Yes, admit it – at some point in your life, you were a TV junkie! Now’s your chance to rave about your favorite shows, past and present. Dazzle the blogging world with your boob tube knowledge and fascination for cheap sitcoms, over-emoted dramas, and weakly programming. This blogfest kicks off on Monday, September 20. Sign up today! If you missed The Movie Dirty Dozen, now is the time to redeem yourself.
I'll be there! Congrats on the Reviews. The other one just did not want you to have a perfect, I heard he secretly loved it. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
Awesome! Congrats, Alex! Any chance us Brits will be able to get a hold of Cassastar? The anticipation has been building for a while, and I need to read it :P
Great idea for the blogfest too, count me in!
Congrats on the reviews, you must be over the moon.
About this blogfest, as I am British I don't see so much American shows, I will gladly take part but it will be half and half,if that's alright with you.
I've just read the SFF review - sounds like a very manly book! LOL!! I don't know but I'm suddenly getting images of sweaty hunky beefy men doing a Top Gun bro bonding type thing??
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Off I go to get a cold shower now.
19th Oct it is then!!
Those are great reviews!!! Awesome :)
I'm in for the blogfest - but school's back in - so I'm hoping you post reminders as the date nears! :)
Congrats on the super reviews! There will always be bad ones too. You can't please everybody. *shrug*
Congratulations on the great reviews, way to go. I forgot you were doing a blogfest (sorry) so I didn't include you in my list today. Drop by and leave a link.
Thoughts in Progress
Jamie, I don't know for certain. It might not be available right away.
Yvonne, I'm hoping you'll list a lot of British shows! One or two will be on my list as well.
Kitty, if that turns you on, then cool!
Jemi, I won't let you forget.
That's okay, Mason - I'll leave a link.
I'm so glad you got wonderful reviews.
Can't wait for the blogfest. Hopefully you give us some more info soon.
That is a wonderful review!
All the best, Alex.
Ah, Alex, if we lived in the same city I'd buy you a dinner for the great reviews :) You're going up faster than a rocket :)
Brian's review was also amazing, as I said over at his place.
Give us the address of that Publisher's Weekly reviewer so that we could pay him an unfriendly visit :)))
Love the new blogfest and I'm registering for duty immediately.
omg--that IS awesome... congrats to you! :D Yay!!!
holy mamajama!! those reviews were SO SO SO good!!! STAR WARS!?!?!? dude! DUDE!!!! i'm so happy for you!!! eeks!!
cool blogfest idea! sounds fun!
Congrats! I would crazy with fear and excitement if reviews were coming out for one of my books, so I can imagine how this feels.
Congratulations, what fantastic reviews! The mention of Star Wars is HUGE!
I'm so there for the blogfest, I think it's a great idea.
OMG... Congratulations!!! Truly exciting, Alex!
Clarissa, your favorite shows, Sept 20th!
Thanks, Dezz - wish I could take you up on that offer. And the review is on Amazon already. Oh well.
Thanks so much, everyone! Yeah, I'm in freak-out mode right now.
Hi Alex, Over from the BBQ. Congrats on your book and the great reviews! Cool blog!
WHat an amazing blurb! You were compared to STAR WARS!!!!!!
The force is strong with you.
I'm in for the TV blogfest!
Another blogfest and on TV...sweet!
Oooh, score, Alex! That's high praise indeed, you must be thrilled! Congratulations, and hope more reviews like that pour in :-)
Oh man Alex, that is so awesome! I'm so glad you're review was that great! Best-seller list here you come! Love the idea of the blogfest, however I have no idea how to add it my my blog, but count me in!
Oh, and 1 more thing, mind if I burrow your little graphic for the Blogfest? Cheers!
Congratulations on the great reviews.
Congratulations on the great reviews! Have a great weekend.
Congrats on the two great reviews, good sir!
Fantastic Alex! CONGRATS! I can only imagine how good that must feel.
I'd love to participate but I'm going to be away in Canada at that time. Good luck with it!
Congrats on the great reviews. Heinlein AND Star Wars! Wow.
Good start on the reviews--anticipation is building.
You know I can't resist a good list. I'm signed up and ready. My days of TV junkiedom are mostly in the past, but we see what 10 I'll come up with. The 20th is the first day of my Blogoversary week, but the Blogfest will give me a good place to start.
Tossing It Out
Bryan, I'll send you the html code for Mr Linky if you like. And yes, graphic too!
Lee, that's great.
And thanks everyone. I'm still in awe of those reviews.
Way to go, Alex!
Congrats! Great reviews. Are you breathing easier now?
Congratulations on the reviews. That is excellent news.
I wish I could take part in the top ten TV shows, but I'm write in the busiest part of the blog tour then. I will definitely be checking out everyone else's entries though.
Hoorah to good reviews! I'm still waiting for my stupid mail to give me my copy, grrrr!
I'll have to meditate on this tv show thing. I don't really watch tv these days, but I'm sure I can come up with ten of my all-time favs. I linked in my Blogfest sidebar :)
Congrats on the two fabulous reviews. And even congrats on the PW review. You have to be pretty dang good to get mentioned there.
Why this is just awesome news Alex. I'm way proud to know ya!
N. R. Williams, fantasy author
Cool for sure! Congrats man. That's awesome.
Holly, I at least exhaled!
Cassandra, I totally understand.
Angela, I hope you see it soon. And it can be shows from when you were a kid.
Helen, so even an 'eh' review is good?
Congrats on the reviews...can't wait for the book release. I'm in for the TV Show Blogfest.
I'm over from Karens BBQ party too. Congrats on your great reviews! Very cool indeed. ;)
Hey Alex - Okay, so yay on the two great reviews!!! Awesome!!! And I read the publisher's weekly review. It wasn't that bad. It was like he/she couldn't find anything to say, so they made stuff up. It probably wasn't his/her cup of tea/java/sauce . . . I've entered enough contests to know it's all subjective anyway. You rock Alex!!
I'm signing up for your blogfest too.
You're right Alex, just to be mentioned in the same sentence with Rbt. Heinlein is quite an honor. His earlier "juveniles" were tons of fun and got a lot of kids "into" SF back in the day. Congrats!!!
RaShelle, thanks - I needed to hear that!
Rogue, I am still stunned. Really, really stunned.
WOOT!! Great review, Alex! I can't wait to read it.
And nice idea for a blogfest. I think there's one or two shows I could do an authoritative ramble about.
Wow congratulations on the great reviews :-)
Wow, a great review in the Library Journal - that's huge! And I can think of a few TV shows.
Congratulations Alex, that's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. And pooh on Publisher's Weekly, what do they know about books anyway? lol.
As long as the review wasn't scathing, it's a mention in a magazine that a lot of writers (who are also readers) read.
Awesome reviews...congrats! Signed up for your hop. Be sure and remind us, okay. (I'm following you now, came over from Karen G's BBQ.)
Yea Alex! Great review! Hang on to all the positive feedback you receive and enjoy the ride.
Love the positive review!!! Congrats!
What awesome reviews, Alex. You must be so excited.
A TV blog hop! Yey. I'm in. The only question will be how do keep the word count down when raving about my favourites. LOL.
Piedmont, you're right!
Helen, it wasn't scathing, just average, so I guess I'll be okay.
Ellie, you rave as long as you like about them.
Thanks everyone and glad so many are excited about the blogfest.
Alex, Congrats on the great review!
Kuddos to you, Alex! Great job and well deserved praise for your hard work. Wonderful reviews. You must be on cloud nine.
Edge of Your Seat Romance
Thanks, Charity and Raquel!
HUGE huge grats on your awesome reviews. You must be over the moon! I'm so happy for you!
Hi there, just stopping in by way of Coming Down the Mountain. Hope you don't mind. I really love spring rolls. lol
Wow, those are awesome reviews! Congratulations! Is there a synopsis of your book somewhere? Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Lynda! And so honored you want my book cover on your blog.
Welcome, Tressa! And yes, click on the page above marked CassaStar - synopsis, cover, and book trailer are all located there.
Hi there! Came from the BBQ! Great to meet you. Love your blog!
congrats on the positive reviews. I am all over this blogfest too. I figured there would be a linky to sign up on. I don't watch that much tv anymore so they will be older shows.
BIG THUMBS UP! Well done Alex on gaining magnificent reviews!
Congrats; Two out of three rocks!
Wow, YOU must be giddy! I will go check these out~
Fun! I'm IN!
Powdered, glad you're on board for the fest!
I'm late in saying so, but congrats on the review Alex. That is truly awesome.
I'm new to your blog, but so far I like it. I'll be participating in the blogfest - what a great idea!
And big congratulations on the positive reviews - that is huge. Best to you!
Thought I'd round off your comments to an even 70. Besides, 69 is a boring bimber LOL! Okay, I'm off to my corner now.
That's number, not bimber.
Alex, I'm new to your blog but wanted to say congrats on the review.
The blogfest sounds fun. Definitely count me in.
Favorite of all time: Knots Landing
Shows that made me realize I am super-gay: The Golden Girls & Sex and The City.
Best recents and most memorable: Dollhouse & Pretty Little Liars
Breakfast Every Hour
Congratulations!! I can't wait to read! :)
This is another blogfest I can get behind! I love me some TV. :D
Glad to hear you've scored some good reviews, Brother. I guess you've got the right stuff!
Hey, quick question: I'm signed up for the TV Blogfest (#34) but I'm unhappy with the way my blog is listed. See the " nonsense around the word STUFFS? That's because I included quotation marks around the word.
Do you have a way of deleting my entry so that I can reenter it without the quotation marks so it won't look so unreadable? If so, I'd appreciate it. You just delete the current entry (if you can) and I'll sign up for the blogfest again minus the quotation marks. Thanks!
~ D-FensDogg McMe
Alex, hope you've joined the blogfest then!
Stephen, I'll see if I can't fix that - or delete, one of the two!
I could have sworn I entered this blogfest awhile ago and left a note congrats on the review.
Anyway, I did create my entry weeks ago, even if I'm only linking it today. :)
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