Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Frantic Frenzy Of Fans Fighting To Find Our Fearless Leader

                                                   
         


With all of the hype for Alex J. Cavanaugh's newest release, Dragon of the Stars, you'd think he'd be off on a secluded island catching rays before the big storm hit today, but the truth is he's been doing absolutely everything but relaxing. He's been all over blogland promoting his book, as well as cheering on all of the IWSG, and A to Z participants. I don't think Alex knows the meaning of the word 'no,' except when it comes to having his picture taken.

I wrote this little ditty for Alex in 2012, for the "Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest:"

A special thanks to our  Fearless Leader,       
     Who tends to his devoted ducklings,
     Like Father Goose on speed reader.

With three wildly successful space operas under his belt, he's still the same fiercely loyal, and supportive man that he's always been, and he continues to do it all in record speed. Congratulations Alex! I know that Dragon of the Stars is going to be another huge hit! Now where did you run off to?

                                                                    

SCAVENGER HUNT! Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks & postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex? Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)


Available today!
Dragon of the Stars
By Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064 EBook ISBN 9781939844057
What Are the Kargrandes? http://whatarethekargrandes.com/

                                                 
                                            The ship of legends…


But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, 
Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?

One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is 
Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Purchase:



Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm.



42 comments:

  1. Excellent post Julie about a man in a million, very talented and has always been a help to me when I have had problems no matter how busy he is.
    I wish him all the luck with his new book. Well deserved.
    Yvonne..
    PS I don't think he knows what a camera is.....yet. lol

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  2. Congratulations to our ninja captain, Alex today. As for our Mini-Alex who appears less camera shy, is he enjoying some fresh air here, maybe on the deck?

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  3. I love the alliterative heading and you've certainly sold him to me!

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  4. Father Goose on speed reader - I remember that!
    Thanks for the feature and kind words, Julie. You rock.

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  5. Great Post... Mini Alex is on Deck steps!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  6. Pretty cool that you are part of Alex's scavenger hunt and a keeper of mini Alex. And I agree, he is our fearless leader.

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  7. I love all of the F's in your title! Alex sure is a fearless leader. I think Mini Alex is in front of a wood cabin. :)

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  8. Alex is no slacker, that's for sure! I do hope this is a big hit!

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  9. Oh boy, is Mini-Alex hanging outside on a deck maybe? Or did I already guess that somewhere.

    Yay for Dragon of the Stars release day!!!!

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  10. I have no idea where Alex gets all the energy.

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  11. Great way to use the letter F. Congrats to Alex and I have no idea how he does all he does

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  12. A-ha! Mini-Alex is on wooden deck stairs. My wooden deck stairs look just like this.

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  13. What a fun F post, ENI! I'm working through this scavenger hunt because of how generous Alex is with his time, support, and encouragement to IWSG members and others. Mini-Alex is on some kind of wooden stairs outside on a deck.

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  14. Fantastic post for your fearless leader. He is everywhere at all times.

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  15. Hi Julie - love all the flattering, flunky F words for the fearless one - and is mini Alex by some flower border slabs .. and as you say he is positively everywhere ... good luck to him and to all authors - cheers Hilary

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  16. Love the title and contet of this post. Good stuff. As for Mini-Alex, he looks to be hanging out on some steps; perhaps deck steps.

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  17. At first, I thought Mini Alex was next to firewood, but I'm thinking he's on wooden steps outside.

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  18. I hope Mini Alex doesn't get splinters on those steps.

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  19. Mini Alex is probably on his way to cool out on the deck with a beer.

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  20. Yvonne - You've described Alex perfectly, and I know how he calls you his "Blogging Mom!" It's true how he feels about cameras!

    Suzanne - He looks like he's getting ready to do some reading on the deck.

    Rosalind - It just seemed fitting for the letter 'F.' I'm glad that you're also part of Alex's fan club, Rosalind!

    Alex - Hope you're having a great day seeing Mini-Alex everywhere! I meant every word Alex, and blogging just wouldn't be the same without you! Thanks for all you do! Dragon of the Stars is gonna go through the roof!

    Jeremy - Thanks for being an A to Z cohost, and for finding Mini-Alex!

    Rhonda - I'm having trouble keeping up with everyone during A to Z, and Alex still manages to follow up on his 100 plus commenters a day! He truly is one of the most loyal people I've ever known!

    Chrys - It's cold enough here to be sitting in front of a warm fire in a wood cabin. Thanks Chrys!

    Cherdo - I'm sure Dragon of the Stars will be!

    SL - I'm so excited for Alex too! Mini-Alex also looked like he was having fun at your place!

    Al - It is remarkable how much he's able to accomplish in a day!

    Birgit - Alex will never truly reveal how he gets his super blogging powers! Thanks Birgit!

    Tamara - Maybe you should look outside. Mini-Alex might be hanging out at your place.

    Fundy Blue - Alex really does go out of his way for the IWSG! It's fantastic to see how far its grown since its debut in 2011.

    Julie

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  21. Joanne - Alex is always lurking like the Phantom!

    Hilary - Only Alex knows where is little namesake is. I'm sure he'll reveal all of his locations on April 13. Good luck Hilary, and thank you!

    Toinette - Thanks for the kind words, and for playing along, Toinette!

    Jay - That seems to be the consensus. We'll find out more on the 13th. Thanks Jay!

    Lee - Hopefully, he's wearing tabi boots underneath his keikogi clothing!

    Jo - Mini-Alex could probably squeeze in a five minute blogging break before Alex tells him to get back to work!

    Julie

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  22. Love the title of your post!

    I think that Mini-Alex is climbing up some wood steps to his destination . . . all while reading his book.

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  23. I would also name Alex "Faithful Fearless Leader". He is always on point.

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  24. Alex is fierce in every way.
    My guess: Mini-Alex is overlooking the Jacuzzi at the home of one of the stars from Little Women of Los Angeles.

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  25. Tyrean - Only Mini-Alex could pull off such a dangerous feat! Thanks Tyrean!

    Susan - I knew I left out something! Faithful Fearless Leader it is!

    Robyn - Hahaha! Good one, Robyn!

    Julie

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  26. I think Mini-Alex is at some steps up to a sauna. Hope he doesn't overheat in all his garb!

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  27. Couldn't be more thrilled for our fearless leader! I'm sure he's going to find just as much success with this new story as he did with the last!

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  28. Catchy Title..he is outside on deck steps..taking the journey one step at a time.

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  29. Wonderfully creative use of the letter "F". Nicely done, Julie!

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  30. mini Alex is chilling on the garden steps.

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  31. Nick - You might be on to something! Funny about his sauna attire!

    Beverly - I couldn't agree more, Beverly!

    Truedessa - He's probably contemplating Part II of Dragon of the Stars! Thanks Truedessa!

    Teresa - Thank you so much, Teresa!

    Lynda - Maybe he's serenading the flowers to help them grow!

    Julie

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  32. Great little Ditty. So happy for Alex.

    Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

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  33. Jenn - It's fantastic to see all the support Alex is getting today! Thanks Jenn!

    Julie

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  34. It's nice when good things happen to good people. All the love and support for Alex is really amazing. Sounds like he is, too.

    Now I know the reason for the mini-alex comments I've been seeing! I'm off on the hunt....

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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  35. Mini Alex at the bottom of the steps. MA... are you about to take a trip?

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  36. Ooo there's some more rustic wood! I'm beginning to learn something about Alex's style! It looks like Mini Alex is either on his way in or out at the bottom of some steps.
    Great title for this post, Julie! Fittingly fabulous!
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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  37. It looks to me like Mini-Alex might be trying to get down some porch steps! Hope he's not trying to read at the same time; he might trip and fall! Have a great night. Eva

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  38. Alex is all over the place!!! Congrats to him!

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  39. Is that Mini Alex on the stairway to heaven? That must mean Dragon of the Stars will be a bestseller.

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  40. Looks like Mini-Alex is getting ready to go up the wooden steps to somewhere. Or maybe he's on his way out. He's like the Energizer Bunny. He keeps on going and going...

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  41. Mini-Alex is playing music by the garden boxes so the fruits and vegetables grow nutritious and flavorful.

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  42. I think our Ninja is really enjoying all the fresh air he's getting on this Hunt! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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