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:

  1. 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 :-)

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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 :):):)

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  6. 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..:)

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

    Good luck.
    Yvonne.

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. WHOOHOO!!!!!!!!
    Congrats Alex!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  19. Congrats on the release of your book!

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

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

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  22. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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  27. Congratulations, Alex! I wish you all the best!

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  28. 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!

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  29. 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!

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

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

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  31. 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.

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  32. Happy book birthday, Alex!! Soooo exciting!

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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

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

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  37. 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!

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

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

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  40. 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

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

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

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

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  44. 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!!

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

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

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

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  48. 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!

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  49. Dude, you’re everywhere today! Congratulations!

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  50. 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!

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  51. 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...

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

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  53. 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?

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  54. 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

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

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

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  57. So cool Alex! Wishing you and CassaStar every success!

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  58. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! That's awesome.

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  59. 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!

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

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  61. 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!

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

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  63. 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!

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

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

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

    It is truly awesome man.

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

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

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  69. 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.

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

    :-)

    Take care
    x

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  71. 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!

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

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

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  74. 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

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  75. Congratulations, Alex. I just linked this on FB.

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  76. 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. :)

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

    Theresa, thanks!

    Shelley, that would be awesome - I appreciate it!

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

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

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

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

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

    - Eric

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  83. 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!

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

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  85. 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 :)

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

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  87. Jane, thank you - I feel honored!!!

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

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  88. 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

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

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

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  91. Coreen, thank you! I appreciate that.

    Thanks, Cheeseboy. Yeah, it's overwhelming.

    Haleine, thank you!!!!

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

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  93. 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!

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

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

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

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  97. 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!

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

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

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

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  101. 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

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  102. 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!

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  103. 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.

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

    My Darcy Mutates

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  105. 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!

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

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  107. 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.

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  108. PTM, I'll beam him right over!

    Wendy, thank you so much!

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  109. 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!

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  110. Marking the calendar...congrats man.

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