Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Christine Overcomes Challenges, Frostbite, CassaStorm and Mini-Alex, Wednesday Movie Quote, and the April Movie Preview

Overcoming Challenges – Christine’s Odyssey

Howdy. I’m glad you’ve stopped in. My name is Christine and although I’m only eleven, I’m what some adults might call precocious. A lot has happened in my life, some of it bad, but like my dad used to say, good things can result from the bad stuff that happens to us.

To help me celebrate overcoming my challenges, a great gang of authors have teamed up and will be giving away copies of their books. Sweet, yes?

For a chance to win a pair of the books listed, you can do anything included on the Rafflecopter on Joy’s SITE site or on Facebook. However, for those who’d like to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Voucher, hop on over to the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog to enter for that. And you can find Christine's Odyssey on Amazon US

Anyway, I tend to talk a lot, so before I carried away, here’s my story:

Raised in a hotbed of arguments and fights, eleven-year-old Christine Simms is the victim of her mother's cruelty. A domestic dispute ends in tragedy, sending the family into a tailspin.

A shocking discovery sends Christine on a quest to find the stranger who left her behind in Jamaica. Determined to unravel the mystery of her birth, Christine uses every tool at her disposal and treads with courage where no child should.

Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you win the novels of your choice. I should tell you that you get to choose books based on how the Rafflecopter does the drawing of the winners. So, if your name comes up first, you get to say which pack you want.

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the also the author of Contraband, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream, Retribution and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson.)

Cover Reveal!

And this is so cool because it comes out the same day as CassaStorm!

Frostbite (Touch of Frost #1) by Lynn Rush
Date of Release: September 17th, 2013

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness.
Find Lynn and Frostbite - Website, Goodreads, and Amazon.

The Storm Has Hit!

And Mini-Alex is excited!


You just don’t know how amazing it is to hold all three books and realize they are mine. I never intended to write more than one book. I never intended to be an author! That the first two books are Amazon Best Sellers just blows me away. I really hope CassaStorm sends the series out with a bang.

Big thanks to all of you who’ve added it to Goodreads!

And very special thanks to Robyn for her post on looking for a few good men. Mini-Alex was stoked!

Wednesday Movie Quote

Today’s genre – horror.

So many great horror lines. I decided to go with a couple classics from Evil Dead II:

“Who’s laughing now?”

“Groovy!”

The Wednesday Movie Quote will be on hiatus through the A to Z Challenge.

April Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming movies for April! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

5 –

Evil Dead
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.
Director: Fede Alvarez
Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci
The first one isn’t a classic like the second, but did we really need a remake?

Jurassic Park 3D
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
How can it possibly look more awesome???



12 –

Oblivion
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
Fingers crossed, this looks like the winner for April.

42
The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Ryan Merriman
Such a powerful story…



26 –

Pain and Gain
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Mindy Robinson
Over-the-top Michael Bay and The Rock? I think you can see where this one is going…

Picking up Christine’s Odyssey? Looking forward to Frostbite? Marked CassaStorm “To Read” on Goodreads? (Mini-Alex would be so happy!) What’s your favorite horror movie quote? And what movies are you planning to see in April?

Friday will be last minute A to Z Challenge tips and the big reveal of my theme. Just might be my most ambitious one yet…

134 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Can't find Christine's Odyssey on Amazon yet but I'm excited about the launch. Congrats J.L. Hey Mini Alex and I finally bought CassaStar for the kindle today. The trailer for Jurassic Park 3D are just chilling, translation? Awesome! I too hope Oblivion is a good movie.

Ray Rousell said...

Best sellers on Amazon! I'll have to have a read of them! Nice one Alex.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to JL! It's exciting to see your trilogy in all it's glory Alex! Thanks for the movie previews!

Julie

Annalisa Crawford said...

Your books look great all lined up together! I don't think I'll be watching any of those films though - I loved Jurassic Park, but I can't watch 3D films :-(

Francis Lee said...

"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.": Dawn of the Dead

"The box. You opened it. We came.": Hellraiser

MOCK! said...

I think I am most excited for "42" just to see Harrison Ford and Alan Tudyk in some non-traditional roles (for them) and to let them use their acting chops!

J.L. Murphey said...

Yeah, it's a pretty awesome feeling to hold your books in your hands Alex. I read on another blog that this would be your last book. I doubt it. Writing is addictive. You may take a break now and again, but it is something in you that wants to be unleashed.

Ciara said...

Yay, CasaStorm. I have a friend that just asked me when that was being released. I've apparently started a local buzz about your book.
I can't believe A-Z is just around the corner!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yep. marked CassaStorm. Will also mark Christine's Oddessy.

Anne said...

Fran came up with some good quotes there. The man loves his movies.

It must be nice to have all three of those books in your hands. A major accomplishment.

Zoltán Gecse said...

I also marked CassaStorm as "to read" on Goodreads.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS, Alex! I think CassaStorm will send the series out with a big bang! : )

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks so much, Alex! Love the cover of frostbite.

Three books! Never say never 'cause we never know.

Evil Dead is not the sort of thing I like watching (Coward and all). but it does sound like a good horror film.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Know you're getting excited...you've put a lot of work into this series!

Oblivion sounds good. And the Jurassic Park movie...I'm confused. That's the original film but adapted for 3-D? They can do that now? I somehow thought they'd have to create another film to make a movie 3-D.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have to do the Goodreads mark. Not really sure about seeing any of those movies and big congrats on holding those three books.

Melissa said...

Lots of good news!

Agree with you about Oblivion. That does look promising.

The Happy Whisk said...

Loving the mini Alex and book photo. Great stuff.

farawayeyes said...

Lynn's cover is Excellent, almost makes me shiver.

Planning on seeing 'Oblivion' and '42' looks good. I'll probably skip the rest.

If I haven't already I'll surely mark 'Storm'

No horror quote for me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sheena-kay, thank you!

Ray, thanks! Best sellers on Amazon US and UK.

Fran, good ones!

Mock, and they can act.

JL, we'll see!

Ciara, thanks!!

Donna and Zoltan, thank you.

Joy, you're welcome.

Elizabeth, yes, it's the original. And yes, they can go back to a completed film and add 3D.

Faraway, not a good month for movies.

SA Larsenッ said...

It's great to see Christine here, too! I just met her over on another site. Congrats to J.L. on another book release!

I love the cover of Lynn's latest! So scrumptious.

Briane P said...

The trilogy is complete! That must feel incredible. Like if you got a chocolate-chocolate-chip muffin for breakfast and then found a gold coin in it that opened up to a magic realm. At first you'd be like, "But I was actually kind of hungry for breakfast," and then you'd realize that a chocolate-chocolate-chip muffin isn't really a great breakfast, it's more of a dessert, and probably one you don't need anyway, what with the fact that you haven't worked out this week, but then you'd realize, "Hey, gold coin, why am I worried about this breakfast?" and pretty soon you'd be in that magical realm, and the Fairy Princess is VERY ATTRACTIVE. And was she winking at you during the Tournament of Magic? SHE WAS.

It's a very specific feeling.

Congratulations!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The picture of your three books is awesome Alex! What an amazing accomplishment.

I am super excited for Oblivion, as I am a sci-fi junkie.

J. A. Bennett said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for A-Z! I'm sure it's going to be epic :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations on the Storm, Alex and Mini-Alex. You've very welcome for the mention, too. Mini Alex's staying humble and adorable.

Christine's Journey sounds very moving, and I love that it's told from a child's perspective.

Happy Wednesday, Alex and Mini-Alex.

xoRobyn

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wow! Great books and covers and giveaways!

I'm not sure about the bodybuilder movie. Nice eye candy though.

I forgot my Wednesday Movie Quote on the blog til I came here so I just added it now. It's from The Cabin in the Woods.

Marty: Ok, I'm drawing a line in the fucking sand. Do NOT read the Latin!

See you Friday!
HMG

C.M.Brown said...

A big congrats to Joy on the release of Christine's Odyssey!

Well done to you to finish Cassa Storm and have it in a paperback already. Can't wait to read it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Briane, that made me laugh!!

JA, I've labeled it over-ambitious!

Robyn, Mini-Alex knows his place.

Heather, that's great!

Karen Walker said...

Being able to add best-selling author to your name is so so cool and couldn't happen to a nicer guy!
karen

Al Diaz said...

Those three books look so very well together (they would look better on the dragon's grand library, hahahaha.) Ah, but I am sure the third will rock as well. Sometimes it is a big surprise what we end up doing that we didn't intend. Lucky world you ended up a published author. ;)

I still need to find how does Goodreads works. I don't even know how was it that I ended having an account there. Talking about unexpected ends. I don't remember opening an account and I need time to get in there and figure it out.

Mark Koopmans said...

How sweet to hold three of your own books...

Well played, Cavanaugh, well played :)

ilima said...

Mini Alex looks right at home next to your books. So exciting! And I can't wait for Oblivion!

Mark Means said...

Congrats to Joy and I need to put the whole Cassa series on my Goodread...I don't want mini-Alex out looking for me :)

Angela Brown said...

So glad to see Joy and Christine making their way around the blogosphere and stopping by the Ninja Army for a spell.

Looks like some interesting movies are coming out. If I see the one with The Rock, let's face it, it will not be for the acting lol!!!

My Chipmunk may want to see Jurassic Park just cuz she likes dinos. Will have to think that over.

Love Lynn Rush's new cover. Very Awesome!

And seeing Mini-Alex with all three books has to be such a humbling moment given your original desire to simply write one story you wanted to see...only to see three produces and great success.

Much deserved Alex :-)

mshatch said...

I think I'd be pretty psyched if I was holding my trilogy in my hands. I might just scream! Congratulations :)

Looking forward to Oblivion even though it makes me think of the game.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

I love Army of Darkness... period, I am weirdo fan from things scattered around my house. I don't think that there is a need for the remake, though Sam and Bruce are on board and the trailer looks extra freaky...

I won't be seeing it in the show, just on the blu-ray release..

I am totally stoked about your books, I am thrilled for you... it's a great thing when it works out... it has!

for the rest of your exciting post, lots of wow and success to all from top to bottom!

Jeremy

Clarissa Draper said...

I can't wait to read the last in the series. I will also add it to my goodreads list.

Congrats, JL! I will pick up your book as well.

Nate Wilson said...

I contend the first Evil Dead is just as much a classic as its sequel. Though of course neither is as infinitely quotable as Army of Darkness.

And though I've yet to see it, I suspect Evil Dead: The Musical may top them all for sheer entertainment value.

Come get some.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Wow! Congratulation on all three books. I can only imagine how wonderful they must feel in your hands. All the excitement even has Mini-Alex rocking out :D

Congrats also to J.L. and Lynn.

Julie Luek said...

I was a lucky winner of two of Joy's ebooks. I'm so looking forward to savoring them!

Melissa Bradley said...

I love both Evil Dead and Army of Darkness equally. They are both brilliant. I'm not sure I like the idea that they have thrown out camp and gone for scary creepy, but its the same people who brought us the first two so i'm holding out hope.

Can't wait to see your theme! And Robyn is so awesome. I really love Michael's intros so his theme for A to Z is a must see for me.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Joy!

And I'm ridiculously excited about seeing Jurassic Park in 3D.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Man, 12 looks great. I'm sure we'll hit it in theaters

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to the ladies and their releases! Your trilogy looks awesome! And the kids and me are looking forward to Jurassic Park 3D.

Andrew Leon said...

After my brush with Gaiman, I'm wondering what exactly qualifies something as being a best seller.

stephentremp said...

Good luck to the ladies and their releases! Your trilogy looks awesome! And the kids and me are looking forward to Jurassic Park 3D.

Patricia Lynne said...

How exciting to have all 3 books in your hands. They look awesome together.

I can't wait for Jurassic Park 3D. I'm not a 3D fan, but this I want to see. (Also, does anyone else feel old now? The movie has been out 20 years this summer!)

Charles Gramlich said...

Looking forward to Cassa Storm!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Dear Alex, CassaStorm shall send your series out with a thermonuclear explosion!!! Congratulations, dude. A trilogy is hard enough, but a best selling trilogy is like one in a million. Couldn't happen to a better guy.

Nancy Thompson said...

Why do teenagers keep going to stay at cabins in the woods when, apparently, that's where ALL the evil spirits & serial killers reside? LOL!

And yes, I added CassaStorm to my GR TBR a couple days ago!

Leovi said...

Congratulations on this wonderful trilogy galactic all a dream come true!

mooderino said...

I prefer Evil Dead 1 to 2. Neither needs a remake though.

Robin said...

Look at you GOING FOR IT with the A to Z. Either Play Hard or Go Home or something like that.... I can't wait to see what you roll out for A to Z:)

Christine Rains said...

Good luck to all! I'm a little worried about the new Evil Dead, but those commercials are pretty intense. I added CassaStorm to read on Goodreads. I like to put a smile on the mini ninja's face... even though we can't really see it!

S. L. Hennessy said...

CONGRATS on all three books!!! That's so so so exciting. I hope to be in your same shoes one day.

And I cannot wait for Jurassic Park 3D and Oblivion. They look amazing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - congratulations to JL - Christine's Odyssey sounds very emotive ...

More congratulations to you for the third book - well done .. that's amazing ... you're going from strength to strength ...

Looking forward to the A-Z in general .. it's always fun - hard work too ... cheers Hilary

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on finishing your trilogy, and congratulations to J.L. and Lynn!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Aw, thanks, Karen!

Al, let me know if you need help.

Mark, thank you good sir!

Mark, he's a tough little Ninja dude!

Thanks, Angela!

Nate, you could be right.

Andrew, hitting the top one hundred in a main category.

Patricia, I feel old!

Thanks, Michael.

Nancy, good question.

Robin, I am going for it.

Christine, he's smiling!

Thanks, everyone!

Morgan said...

I seriously get such a hoot out of that mini Alex still! Honestly, I find the whole thing hilarious...

And *love* the cover of Frostbite. Really do. Gosh, this is a fun world. :)

Gwen Gardner said...

Christine and Joy are on my blog today, too!

I know CassaStorm is going to do well! And look at mini-Alex! So cute!

Yay for new releases! Congrats to you and Joy and Lynn!

See you on Friday- can't wait to check out your A - Z theme.

S.K. Anthony said...

I just added the whole series to my Goodreads ;)

Yeahhh I don't think I'll be watching Evil Dead, I can't handle it lol

Matthew MacNish said...

Lots of cool book stuff going on!

Livia Peterson said...

Nice book releases! Will have to check them out!

I can't wait to see 42 and Oblivion when they come out this month! They look so intriguing!

Love, love that mini-Alex! He's so handsome and cute. It makes me want to meet you in person even more ;)

kmckendry said...

Mini Alex looks great by your three books!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

K McKendry is right: Mini-Alex looks neat by your three books!

If THE EVIL DEAD reboot had Bruce Campbell as its star, I would watch. OBLIVION could be good, but Tom Cruise sometimes fails to deliver. GHOST PROTOCOL was great though. Your A-Z posters number more than some small countries! :-)

Jo said...

Congratulations on the new books coming out, especially yours Alex which I am waiting for with bated breath, or something.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Mel Kinnel said...

Congrats to Joy!

I went to the movies the other day and they had a trailer for Evil Dead. It was sooo graphic! Everyone in the theater was cringing in their seats and covering their eyes. I don't think anyone was expecting that trailer. I could have nightmares just from it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Morgan, he is here for your amusement.

SK, thanks!

Livia, you just want to meet Mini-Alex!

Roland, and the number just keeps growing.

Jo, September!

Mel, what movie was it with?

Suzanne Furness said...

Wow Mini Alex looks so excited! It must be an awesome feeling to see not one, not two but THREE books with your name on. Congrats, Alex.

And congrats to all the other new releases.

Jen Chandler said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the in print trilogy! That must be amazing to hold all three in your hands! Be proud! Be very proud :D

J.L.'s book sounds like a great read! I look forward to it and yours...yes, I'm like the last person here who hasn't read your books! I've got a lot of catching up to do after graduation!

Congrats to all the new books coming out.

Oh-and is it bad that when I saw the movie "42" all I could think of was Douglas Adams?

~Jen

M Pax said...

Congrats to Joy and Lynn! And to you!! Great that you got a copy of your book.

I hope Oblivion is good, and I'm not sure whether it's possible to make the original Jurassic Park better... they certainly fell way short on the sequels.

Milo James Fowler said...

Way to go on the trilogy, Alex! Too awesome.

LynnRush said...

Thanks for posting the Frostbite cover! Yay!! Super excited. We share a release date. That's way cool.

That's so awesome about the three books. You rock. So do your readers for making them best sellers. Write on, my friend. You never know where it'll take you. :)

Southpaw said...

Well congratulations to all of you. And Alex, wow look at 'em all lined up in a row. Very cool.

Elise Fallson said...

Congrats to Joy and Lynn! I wish them the very best with their books. And just look at Mini-Alex. He is so photogenic. (=
Congratulations to you too, Alex. It must be an amazing feeling having all three of your books in your hands.

M. J. Joachim said...

So many books to check out...and what a trilogy Alex! You da bomb! Best of luck to all. Keeping my curiosity up on your theme, Alex. See you on Friday:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jen, you've been busy with school - it's all cool! And that's funny.

Lynn, thanks, and it is cool out books come out on the same day.

Elise, it is, and you made him photogenic.

MY, hope it doesn't disappoint.

Brinda said...

Congrats to J.L. and Lynn on such fantastic sounding releases!

I'm dying to see Oblivion.

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

That Frostbite cover is stunning!

E.J. Wesley said...

Pulling for Christine! Awesome cover, Lynn.

And congrats on having the trilogy in hand! That's a huge accomplishment, sir. :)

Gave you a special shout out on my blog just now, btw.

Helena said...

Congrats to J.L. and Lynn,and how wonderful for you, Alex, that you now have a trilogy! I've course I'll be adding it to my Goodreads. Onward and upward with your success, authors!

Mel Kinnel said...

The movie that had the Evil Dead trailer was The Call with Halle Barry.

DL Hammons said...

YAY!!! Let me at it!! :)

LD Masterson said...

As always, you promote everyone else's books before you mention your own. I guess that's why you're the true Ninja Captain.

I'm looking forward to 42 and Oblivion looks interesting. Jurassic Park 3D I'll wait to see on the 3D BlueRay player my hubby got me for Christmas. (We even have the glasses.)

Ella said...

Congrats Alex...wow the trilogy looks amazing~ Mini Alex, Mrs. AC and you need to party ;D

Wow, hard to believe we are going to turn to April soon-it feels like Feb. at my house?!


You and Lynn will have to do a blog party :D

klahanie said...

Greetings human Alex,

Delighted that you have shared Joy's book and I shall duly forward this posting to some social networks.

Right, a mind boggling array of links on here.

Ah yes, your ambitious theme for the alphabet theme. Z to A, all the way!

Be well, human.

Pawsitive wishes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Julia King said...

Mini-Alex does look rather happy for the awesome looking trilogy. Congrats!
Christine's Odyssey sounds remarkable. I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing it on your blog.
I can't wait to hear what your theme is for the A to Z Blogfest. Bring it!

Chuck said...

Oblivion is on my list as well as 42. I have faith both will be good.

The Trio de Cassa with Mini-Alex looks awesome. Could be a temporary header for your blog...just saying.

I am heading to Goodreads and Robyn's blog...in that order!

To the A-Z and beyond!!!

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for all the good wishes and Alex, thanks very much for hosting Christine and me.

Suze said...

*Just* heard about the 'Jurassic' remake before reading your post. I have fond memories of that film from college and I'm with you, Al, it was all it needed to be.

Sandra Almazan said...

A little late commenting....congrats to J.L. on her launch and to Lynn on her upcoming release!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm really hoping the Jackie Robinson one is powerful and classy! :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

The covers are stunning. Just when I thought they couldn't get better. There's something very powerful about Lynn's.

A Beer For The Shower said...

That Frostbite cover looks amazing. Very cool. Also, when I first saw the preview for Pain and Gain, I thought it was a joke. I can't believe it's real. It looks... it just looks terrible.

Arlee Bird said...

Oblivion sounds like a good one, but I won't be seeing it in April. I've got some other plans for that month.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Jamie Gibbs said...

Excellent choice for quotes, though my preferred Campbell movie is Army of Darkness.

"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun"
"Well, hello Mr. Fancy Pants. Listen pal, you're king of two things right now. Jack and s**t. And Jack left town"

All hail the Chin!

Jamie

Shannon Lawrence said...

Both those covers are lovely. Congratulations to both ladies. Also, congratulations to you! How exciting!

I can't think of a favorite horror movie quote right now, but I'm sure I will soon. We'll just go with "Get away from her, you b*tch!"

I think the point of the Evil Dead remake is for it to be gritty and freaky. I'm a bit frightened of the tree scene. Shudder. Pain and gain actually looks pretty funny. I'm looking forward to Oblivion!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Laura said...

looking forward to seeing Odyssey - and CassaStorm duly marked :)
Lx

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Saw that, EJ - glad you're part of the NA Alley team now!

LD, thanks.

Ella, sad truth is I bet Mini-Alex could drink me under the table.

Chuck, I do need to incorporate the photo somewhere!

Joy, you're welcome.

Suze, the dinosaurs came out enough at us.

Lee, a movie or two will be what restores my sanity!

Jamie, good choices.

Shannon, and Aliens quote always works.

Cindy said...

Christine’s Odyssey sounds great. I will be sure to check it out. Also love the cover for Frostbite. Congrats to both and to Alex for completing a trilogy.

Oblivion and 42 look awesome. For some reason, I never thought Jurassic park was that great. Although I think Speilburg did the best he could with the story.

michelle said...

What a sight... a triple glorious moment! And Mini-Alex looks very happy too!
I love the cover of Frostbite - it's awesome!
Congrats to Joy!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the intro to J.L, Alex! Lots of good news and happenings, thanks for the info!

randi lee said...

I'm so happy for you and all of your success, Alex--you absolutely deserve it!!

Shell Flower said...

Both of the books highlighted today look so good. I love stories about kids dealing with family issues, so Christine's Odyssey is right up my alley. And the tagline for Frostbite is awesome. Congrats on your trilogy, Alex. I have no doubt that Cassa Storm will become a best-seller, too.

Jill Haugh said...

Hi Alex. Congratulations on the three books! It must be a wonderful feeling! Thanks for being the host with the most!
~Just Jill

Summer Ross said...

That frost cover looks amazing! I adore seeing book covers. And woohoo congrats to you both for having another book come out!

The Oblivion movie looks interesting.

I'm pretty much ready for A-Z this year.
Have a terrific day!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love mini Alex! How adorable. Oh wait, I mean he's tough looking. Pain and Gain looks good. I am a comedy junkie, so it's right up my alley.

Madeleine Sara said...

I so love that picture of the Ninja and your books Alex. Awesome!

Overcoming Challenges - Christine's Odyssey sounds intriguing.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations to all, including you, Alex, for much-deserved success!

And Happy Easter!

Mark Noce said...

That is super rad that you can hold all three books that you've created:)

nutschell said...

I signed up for Joy's giveaway! Crossing my fingers I win. Frostbite looks intriguing. I must check that out. Oh and I loooooove mini Alex!!!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Emilyann Girdner said...

I agree Alex, Oblivion looks like the best bet in April. :)

Thanks for the great post.

Rusty Webb said...

Oblivion looks awesome! Jurassic park too, but I'm not sure if 3D alone can get me back to the theater for that one.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Just saw Jackie and Me at the Children's theatre. Now, I'm extra curious about the movie.
Hey, question on feedly. I downloaded it onto my itunes, but I can't figure out how to import my blog list. I accidentally already deleted Google Reader. Any idea how I can get my blog list onto the feedly app on my itunes? Thanks.

Candilynn Fite said...

I'd love to see Jurassic Park in 3D! I'm still ticked I haven't gotten around to seeing Dark Skies, which is probably for the best since aliens scare the bejeezus out of me.

Great pic of Mini-Alex and your books!

Jennifer Lane said...

Congratulations on da Storm and your first two bestsellers.

Good luck on A to Z! I'll be watching from the sidelines and I wish you all well.

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh, that Frostbite cover is really interesting - it's pretty but with a definite chill factor.

Your books look so happy together. :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I'm sure CassaStorm is on my Goodreads TBR list already, but I will double check when adding Christine's Oddessy. Congratulations!

Callie Leuck said...

A real book that you can hold and everything?! Awesome. :) Looking forward to reading it on my ereader!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Oblivion is the one I'm looking forward to, although I kind of like the story behind 42.

Congrats again on the three books, Alex. I'm cheering you on.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Yay for Joy! :) and loving the Frostbite cover- very nice. Congrats on Cassa Storm and mini-ninja Alex...

Will have to check out some of those movies- thanks to you, I'm up on my new releases! :)

Cheree Smith said...

Love the cover for Frostbite! I'm looking forward to seeing how the remake of Evil Dead has turned out (whether it has lived up to the original's level).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, Mini-Alex was very happy.

Summer, I'm almost ready!

Rusty, I can wait for the DVD.

Mary, you should still have access to Google Reader online. Sorry, I'm not using the app feature yet.

Thanks, Angela!

Thank you, everyone!!

Linda Ann Nickerson said...

All those movies ... just in time for Spring Break! ;-)

Ready to go with EIGHT blogs in the April A-Z Challenge! Mine are 475 - 483 on the A-Z list.

Two of these blogs (Simply Snickers and The Meme Express) will offer DAILY writing/blogging prompts and A-Z words throughout the month of April. The Meme Express welcomes A-Zers to leave daily comments, linking back to their alphabetic posts.

Thanks for hosting the A to Z Challenge! Here we go-o-o-o!

Sherry Ellis said...

How exciting to see your trilogy! And that Frost book has a really cool cover!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Look at your books! Mini-Alex looks so happy.

Leovi said...

Oblivion seems a nightmare really interesting.

DMS said...

Congrats on having all three of your books out in the world. So exciting!

Frostbite has such a great cover! I am curious about Christine's Odyssey. Thanks for sharing.
~Jess

Mary Aalgaard said...

My Google Read reappeared. Maybe I was having connection difficulties before. I don't know. I'll keep trying to figure these things out. I'm not the techie guru that you are!

Julie Musil said...

I love the mini Alex!

Alex, it is SO cool that you have three awesome books to hole in your hands. AND you're entertaining readers everywhere. Awesome!

Yolanda Renee said...

You must be over the moon, three books under your belt!

Wonder reveals and announcements as always!

Go, Ninja Captain, go!

colbymarshall said...

I love Frostbite's cover, and how very cool that she donates part of her proceeds to cancer research.

Fun fact: the movie 42 was filmed at the old baseball field in my hometown. It was very interesting, because for several weeks, we had certain celebs here who kept tweeting about what a boring place it was, haha! :-)

Running over to add your book to my goodreads- I meant to yesterday and forgot!

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I meant to check the "send followup comments to e-mail box the first time, so this comment is just to do that. Carry on ;-)

Medeia Sharif said...

Fantastic book news. I'm a fan of Joy's books and will have to pick up her latest.

I'm so out of tune with movies. I haven't heard of any of these.