Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Release Date is HERE!!!!!!!


No, I’m not nervous at all – I’m in complete meltdown mode!

CassaStar’s release date is TODAY!!



First my virtual tour stops, because they are awesome!

TWO interviews today –
Hollywood Spy - interview with exclusive photos!!
Speculative Book Review a second awesome interview!


CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…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

More Reviews:

Scribbler to Scribe
SFF Hub
Edi’s Book Lighthouse
Jaded Love Junkie
Speculative Book Review

Links to purchase:
AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE
BOOKS-A MILLION
AMAZON UK
AMAZON DE
AMAZON KINDLE

Also available in eBook format for iPad, Nook, and others

MY GIVEAWAY - enter to win a free copy for you, a friend, or a local library or school.

Read an excerpt HERE





127 comments:

Charmaine Clancy said...

Well done Alex - I've Kindled it, I'm sure your book will appeal to many, and I look forward to the sequel with the female protagonist :-)

Jamie Gibbs said...

Whoo! It's finally here!
Congrats on getting so much praise for the novel, Alex! Now to mosey onto Amazon UK and grab myself a copy :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

High Five, Alex! I'm so excited for you and CassaStar! The success of getting your novel published is so inspiring to so many! Now you're officially a published novelist. I can only believe things will get even better for you from here on out.

Well done, my good man.

Ted Cross said...

I can only dream of feeling that wreck of emotions you are going through right now! Savor it.

Nebular said...

I've sent you an e-mail to congratulate you personally. Well done, buddy. We are all so excited about you and your first child, CassaStar :):):)

L'Aussie said...

Well done Alex. Judging by the number of reviews today your book is getting out there! Now we all have to read it. I ordered my copy today..:)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Well done Alex, now sit back and let the book sell.

Good luck.
Yvonne.

Ellie said...

Whoop, whoop! Today is the day!

CassaStar Launches!

The Golden Eagle said...

Awesome! Finally, it's the release date! :D

Gail said...

It is amazing to scan my reading list and see you in many, many posts.

I posted mine a minute after midnight.

Welcome this day with open arms, you have support all around you, savor each moment!

aspiring_x said...

WHOOHOO!!!!!!!!
Congrats Alex!!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

YAY! Congrats on the release Alex. :)

Glynis said...

Congratulations!! *pop* just opened a bottle to toast your success and to wish you good luck for the future.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charmaine, thank you!!

Jamie, glad it's available to you in the UK. I wasn't sure until last week.

Thanks, Jeffrey. Now to see if my nerves survive the day.

Ted, you will someday!

Thanks, L'Aussie!!

Thank you, Gail! Yes, so many bloggers volunteered to post about it today and I'm so grateful.

Thank you everyone!

iZombie said...

alex, i am so glad to see the day is here.... let the fun begin...

my virtual interviews are up, i am so glad to be part of your book release.... sorry i didn't make it on the organized list.

jeremy

Renae said...

Happy release day Alex! You deserve it, so enjoy!!!

Teresa aka JW said...

What a happy day! Can't wait to read it.

Christine Danek said...

Yeah Alex. So exciting. Congrats!! I'll be buying my copy soon!!

Cruella Collett said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I see CassaStar all over the blogosphere today - looks like you've got a blogger army supporting you. SO excited for you! :D

Happy release day!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the launch of your book Alex. Wishing you much success and many more books to follow.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Quinn said...

Congrats on the release of your book!

Kristi said...

Congratulations on such a great accomplishment! Hope you enjoy every minute!

Sarah Callejo said...

That's such exciting news. Best of luck for the launch of your book and career.

Hannah Kincade said...

Yay!! It's finally here. It seems like only yesterday when I looked at my followers and said, who's this Alex guy?

wait...I think that was yesterday. I forget. Old age and all that. ;)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Kelly said...

Congrats, Alex!!! Enjoy this amazing time in your writing career!

DEZMOND said...

Yeeehaaa, let's all jump into a Cosbolt and take a ride around the galaxy to celebrate :)

Ellie said...

Congrats Alex, Your axis has tilted and life on Earth, will never be the same! You are a published author now! enJOY~

jbchicoine said...

I've seen you around here and there in the blogshere....Congratulations!

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations, Alex! I wish you all the best!

Jen Daiker said...

Happy Happy Book Birthday!!! What an amazing feeling I'm sure!!! I've seen you all around the blog today and I'm loving it!!!

Congratulations!

Mary said...

Alex, best of everything with CassaStar and all your endeavors.

Took forever (okay light years) to get here following all the Alex blogs today.

So exciting!

baygirl32 said...

Congrats Alex!

Melissa Gill said...

Congratulations! What a day!

Summer Ross said...

Alex!
***sprinkles fairy dust all over****

Congratulations to you!!! I'm so happy its release day! I hope it goes off beautifully for you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Palin, now you know!


Thanks, Jen! Yeah, isn't it awesome?


Thank you, everyone! Right now I am ovewhelmed trying to keep up with all of you.

Elana Johnson said...

Happy book birthday, Alex!! Soooo exciting!

Summer said...

I love seeing all the support for you around the blogosphere, but I can't imagine how great it is for you!! Congrats, my friend! Can't wait to read it. :)

And you don't have to say thanks to me. :) Save yourself some time.

Dempsey Sanders said...

Tremendous achievement Alex, really is. And congratulations. Byron seems an excellent character. I'm going to start following your books so I can comment more correctly on it, I'm off to purchase a copy from Amazon now.
Sincerely wish you all the best with this new book and your writing career.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Woo Hoo!

I ordered the book yesterday so hopefully it will come soon. I could use a good sci-fi read - i haven't read one since David Brin's uplift series.

Also i'm excited to see these "exclusive photos" on Dez's site

Copyboy said...

Best of luck with sales!! I linked up to your post through my "Dealer's Choice" button.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations, Alex! I'm beyond happy for you, hope sales soar into space (looks like they will, yay!) Savor this success. You've earned it!

Matthew Rush said...

It's so cool to see you finding success and getting so much love from the blogosphere Alex, you certainly deserve it. Congratulations!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Knock 'em dead today!!

Copyboy said...

Also added a book link to my site. Hope it helps.

Marian Allen said...

Wow, Alex--CONGRATULATIONS! To be compared to Heinlein is beyond awesome! I'm looking forward to the movie. You totally need to put this book up at http://www.storycasting.com/ so your fans can cast it!

Marian Allen

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Alex!! I'm so pumped for you! Huge congrats on the RELEASE of YOUR NOVEL!! Can't wait to read it. Rock on, brother!

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats Alex!!! I'm so excited for you!!! *happy dance*

Carolyn Abiad said...

Happy Release Day! Posting about it on Saturday for you.

DLCurran said...

Yay Alex! Congratulations on the release! Seeing you all over bloggy world today - glad so many posted for your release. Mine went up a minute after midnight, I was so excited for you I couldn't wait any longer! I'm about a third of the way through CassaStar and I'm loving it! You ROCK!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations, Alex!! So very happy for you. Wishing you success!!

Bossy Betty said...

Whooooooo! Congratulations!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Hurray!

Karen Walker said...

Woo hoo, Alex. So happy for you. Wishing you lots and lots of book sales and even more praise.
Karen

Carol Kilgore said...

To day is YOUR DAY!
Enjoy every wild and wonderful moment.
Congratulations :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Elana!

Summer, I hope you enjoy it.

Dempsey, I really appreciate that - enjoy it!

Falen, you ordered it? Thanks so much!

Thank you, Kittie.

Copyboy, that's awesome!

Marion, I'll have to do that!

Carolyn, Saturday is cool.

DL - I'm thrilled you like it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts when you finish.

Thanks, everyone. I'm still trying to visit all of the sites. Might take me all day!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Dude, you’re everywhere today! Congratulations!

Talli Roland said...

AMAZING ALEX! Massive, massive congrats!! I'm so happy for you! I've got my copy off Amazon UK Kindle and I can't wait to dig in!

Enjoy the day!

Colene Murphy said...

YEAY! Congrats!

Pat Tillett said...

Whoo Whoo!!!
Congrats on finally getting to the day! For those of you who haven't, I've already read the book and I loved it...

Michelle Gregory said...

so exciting to finally reach this day. congrats and hope it sells a million.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Awesome! Congrats on your book. How exciting. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Hart Johnson said...

You've totally rocked this book release day! Well done! I see your name EVERYWHERE! I'm going to go tweet and FB you now... how's that?

Lola Sharp said...

WooHoo!!!!! *tosses confetti* *throws streamers*✩☆∴*★∵。◦°✰∴*★∵∶*¨*•. ∴*.¸.✩

(those were my very special CassaStar confetti made just for you)

*pops cork* POP! *pours two glasses of bubbly*
CHEERS! *clink*

(I pimped you today...don't worry I'm still doing Thursday, but I couldn't resist.)

Love,
Lola

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Congratulations! I'm seeing reviews light up the blogosphere. What a fine, fine day. Cheers!

BryStearns said...

Yay! Release day is here! Go Alex! It's super exciting! Buy buy buy!

KarenG said...

So cool Alex! Wishing you and CassaStar every success!

Okie said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations! That's awesome.

Jennee said...

Congrats! Not only have you succeeded pulling off a book release, all the blogs are reviewing you book! It's kinda hard to avoid it which is a good thing because the word is out there!

Bob Sanchez said...

Congratulations!

Chris Phillips said...

Congrats!

Kelly Dexter said...

You are everywhere around the blogosphere today! Congratulations on your release, and I hope meltdown mode has given way to excitement.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Holly - I know! Trying to keep up with it all.

Thanks, Talli! Just wait until YOUR day.

Pat, I'm so glad you did enjoy it!

Hart, that would be just awesome!

Thanks, Lola - looking forward to visiting your site in two days.

Jennee, I didn't realize how many had volunteered to do that, either!

Abby Minard said...

Congratulations! Your book looks very interesting- can't wait to read it!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congrats again! There's just not enough good sci-fi out there, so you're doing the world a solid. ;)

Hope you're enjoying your day!

Sangu said...

Happy Book-Birthday, Alex! You must be so proud!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congratulations, Alex!!!! I've added it to my Amazon wish list! :-)

TS Hendrik said...

Huzzah! Huzzah!
(I figured you've had more congratulations than huzzahs)
One more, Huzzah!

It is truly awesome man.

Marieke said...

You definitely are everywhere on the blogosphere today! And well-deserved! CONGRATULATIONS! :D

Dawn said...

Wow! Congrats on release day! Love all of the blogger support you've been receiving. I'm adding the book to my TBR pile.

ediFanoB said...

In order to celebrate this important day for you, I posted again about CassaStaR.

Fingers crossed that many,many,many people will buy CassaStaR.

Enjoy the day!

And thank you for todays interviews.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations, Alex!

Old Kitty said...

Love love love love love your interviews!! Yay!!!! GOOD LUCK WITH CASSA STAR!!!!!!

:-)

Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Abby!

Tere, thanks, and I am enjoying today!

Shannon, thank you!

TS, I accept the huzzahs - now I feel like I'm at a Ren Fest.

Marieke, thanks!

Thank you, Dawn.

Edi, I just saw that - thanks, Dude!!

Thank you, Kitty!

Helen Ginger said...

You're everywhere today, Alex! Hope you're having fun seeing your name, book, and trailer on so many blogs!

Melissa said...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! I love the bloglove for your book and can't wait to read my copy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, it's wild!!

Melissa, thanks!

Michele Emrath said...

Congratulations, Alex. I can't even imagine what you're able to do today, let alone concentrate on! So proud to count you as a blogger buddy...And I was able to post about this release today...Whew!

Congrats, congrats, congrats.

Michele

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations, Alex. I just linked this on FB.

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations, Alex!! Your book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it, and pass it along to my husband, who's an even bigger fan of space operas than I am. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michele, thanks! And I'm not doing much else constructive, that's for sure.

Theresa, thanks!

Shelley, that would be awesome - I appreciate it!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Alex! How excited you must be...Are you having a launch party at a local book store?

Lynda Young said...

Huge, gargantuan, massive congratulations! Scary yet exciting! I wish all the very best for your novel :)

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations, Alex! You're an inspiration. Wishing you much success with CassaStar!

Patricia A. Timms said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! I know who on my Xmas list is getting a copy (me and of course my friend).

Eric W. Trant said...

Congratulations! Put your heart back in your mouth, now, and get to work.

- Eric

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sharon, no, but there was an early release at a book festival this past weekend.

VR, thanks!

Patricia, I appreciate that so much!

Eric, I'm promoting hard until the end of the month and then during NaNo, I complete the sequel!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations! Wishing you much success. This is the only sci-fi on my to-read list.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you :)

I've got it on my Kindle and I'm loving it so far. Sadly, I'm off to watch a football game for the rest of the evening, but I can't wait to get back to it :)

Anne R. Allen said...

Awesome. I hope you're doing some serious celebrating.

M Pax said...

Woot! Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jane, thank you - I feel honored!!!

Jemi, aren't you sweet? I hope you enjoy all of it.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Congrats again, Alex! Ordered a copy from Amazon (my favorite on-line store) for my youngest son who I know will Love it! :-)

Enjoy your day!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Cheeseboy said...

Congrats! What a big day for you. Clearly, at least 100 previous people feel the same.

Haleine said...

I am going to sound very unoriginal when I say this but congratulations and Happy Release Day!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Coreen, thank you! I appreciate that.

Thanks, Cheeseboy. Yeah, it's overwhelming.

Haleine, thank you!!!!

Emy (Sandy) Shin said...

Congratulations! This is such a wonderful occasion -- Happy Release Day! :)

Nicki Elson said...

Yipee!

Tara said...

CONGRATS!!

Botanist said...

I can't be the first to say "congratulations". How about the first to say "jolly good show, old chap"?

Seriously...really great news Alex, good luck with it, and COOL trailer!

Ellie said...

I feel like we should be partying; Here's to Alex; Cheers!

Amanda Sablan said...

I enjoyed your book trailer and I wish you much success. ;]

WritingNut said...

Yay! It's here, it's here! Congratulations Alex... I'm so happy for you :D Happy dance!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, thanks everyone!!!

Marlene said...

Alex,

Congratulations on your first book and thank you so much for visiting my blog and introducing yourself! I feel like I've just had a brush with fame. Cheers!

Martin Kozicki said...

Congratulations! Loving the book so far. I will have a celebratory pint in your honor. Maybe two! Cheers!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Cannot wait to read your baby. Huh, that sounded better in my head. Congrats!

Shallee said...

Congratulations! Sounds fascinating. Good luck, I hope all goes well with it!

Stephen Tremp said...

I've ordered mine. Looking forward to reading CassaStar. Great launch party. I'm opening a cold one right now to celebrate your success!


Stephen Tremp

Amity said...

wow alex, congrats! am late here!

my post with your CassStar was affected by the typhoon...sorry about it, but I did my best!

am happy for you!

Ellie said...

This is going to sound like I'm funny (I'm not) but did you know you have two Ellies following your blog? I only ask because you never swing by my blog :(

Last month a blogger I follow emailed me to apologise for never commenting on my blog. She'd suddenly realised there were two Ellies and she'd assumed we both the same person. LOL.

Enid Wilson said...

Wow, your trailer is awesome! Congratulations! Will check out the interviews now.

My Darcy Mutates

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Marlene - naw, I'm just Alex!

Thanks, Stephen - I'll toast with you!

Amity, you did great. I let everyone know on Monday that you were going through the typhoon. Glad you're all right.

Ellie, I have noted that and will correct it today!

Thanks, Enid!

Powdered Toast Man said...

Congrats. Can I get William Shatner to read it to me?

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Congratulations, Alex!

You should be mighty proud of yourself. We, as writers know it's a long bumpy road to publication.

Well done. Big hug :)

PS. I have a nice wee spot reserved on my bookshelf for, CassaStar, by Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

PTM, I'll beam him right over!

Wendy, thank you so much!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Alex, sorry I didn't manage to stop here until now - but CONGRATULATIONS! I hope the big day lived up to your expectations and that you had a great time!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Marking the calendar...congrats man.