Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Got your attention? Good.

Do you know Alex Cavanaugh?

I'm willing to bet you do.

He lives between these satellites. Or maybe under them. Or perhaps he actually lives on a secret space station, and these are the satellites he uses to communicate with us lowly terra-bound Earthlings.

Not that he's an alien or anything.

But he could be.

Doesn't really matter, because Alex is one of the nicest bloggers I know. We met way back in the beginning (of my blogging experience)--he was one of my first followers, I'm pretty sure, and he's always been a loyal commentator--but I'm sure I don't have to tell you that.

Don't take my word for it. 

Today's a special day for our friend Alex--his book, CassaStar, hits the shelves and the virtual waves. He's already been getting some excellent press, and I look forward to soon adding my own review. 

If you're reading this post, chances are pretty high that you dream of one day seeing your name on a cover in a bookstore, or on the Amazon bestseller list--or heck, even one of the $0.00 Kindle buys that everyone downloads and reads, regardless (at least I do). 

Now it's our chance to put in some good karma for Alex, whose dream is about to be realized. 

Alex's publisher has been kind enough to offer up one free copy of CassaStar to a lucky follower, so go here for details.

But enough of my upselling (I always sucked at that in retail). Here are the dirty details: 

And as is totally fitting for a novel of the future, CassaStar is available in eBook format for Kindle, iPad, Nook & more. 

So go out and get your copy today, or at least swing by his blog and give him a majorly hearty congratulations, because he deserves it! And hopefully one day soon, it'll be your turn to get this pimp treatment...(um, run for the hills?) 


Renae said...

Great post! Congrats to Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Summer, thanks - that's awesome! And I'm really not an alien.

Christine Danek said...

He is awesome. I even did a short blurb on his release. I would question the alien comment. :)

Hannah said...

WooooHoooooo! Congrats, Alex!!

Matthew MacNish said...

You're so right. Alex really is the nicest blogger out there. It's really cool to see him find success!

Jessica Bell said...

hehe, karma :o)

Sarah Ahiers said...

yay! I ordered mine yesterday! I hope it comes soon, since i'm going to need a book to read

Jules said...

I love your title! I called mine blogging blitz. Way to go for Alex, he is such a great follower :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

I'm so happy for Alex!! Yay! And how cool you're giving away a copy!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Go Alex! The alien thing kind of explains the satellite avatar, now I have my suspicions, hehe.

Congrats again Alex, you deserve all of the success and praise you've received :D

Old Kitty said...

I can so pictue Alex J Cavanaugh looking all moody like he does in his pics sporting his guitar and standing between those satelitte thingies. I don't know why but I can just picture him there - looking moody!


YAY!!! for lovely Alex and Cassa Star!!!!

Take care

DEZMOND said...

this was such a lovely post, Summer, and don't believe Alex when he says he's not an alien. He is suspicious ... trust your spy :)))

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations to Alex! And I love the Reading Rainbow pic! Memories!

The Words Crafter said...

I'm getting mine Thursday!!!

Guinevere said...

I'm hearing such good things about CassaStar, I really want to read it. :) I'll be getting a copy ASAP.

Unknown said...

This is my favorite "go Alex" post of the day! You crack me up, Summer. Great use of Alex's profile pic to bring this review to life!!

Melissa said...

I have no idea how you could have failed at upselling in retail, you did a marvelous job of it here!

I love all the blogger love Alex is getting today. He definitely deserves it.

I LOVE your background, so incredibly much. It's gorgeous.

Nice to meet you!