The Blogfest Winners + Cover Reveal

Before I announce the winners of the She Said What Blogoversary hop, it's time to celebrate with a fellow blogger, none other than our very own Captain Ninja, on the cover reveal of his latest novel Cassastorm! This book marks the last in the already successful Cassa trilogy that has Alex ranked as Amazon Sci-Fi Best Selling author! Woo-hoo!

                      CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh


A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…


Release date: September 17, 2013

Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure

Print ISBN 9781939844002

E-book ISBN 9781939844019


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And now onto the bloghop! Elise and I want to thank all the participants for providing such top class entertainment. We laughed non-stop throughout. You people really went over and above… and the outcome exceeded our expectations. When we planned the blogfest, we said even if there was a small group of about 10 people, that would be just fine. But we ended up with 30+ entries and every person did an amazing job. It was so difficult to choose from all the wonderful entries, but at the end of the day, inclusion of the bonus words dictated the final results.

I have to thank Elise for being such an amazing co-host and for the amazing artwork too. I didn't contribute a single pencil stroke, not even a stick leg or speech bubble. My questionable drawing ability doesn't extend beyond a basic one-dimensional face. Period. *light bulb moment* Maybe Elise can design a basic sketching course… I'll be the first to sign up. Whatchathink E?

First, we'd like to share some fun quotes from the bloghop entries! Do you remember these?

"I have a leech on my cheek but at least the blood will match my outfit."

"Next time around, remind me to stay away from hot air balloons, mischievous monsters and clumsy superheroes."

"…Tetons. So distracting…"

"Who does he think he is Buzz Lightyear?"

"Hey did you just kill Brad Pitt?"

"I think I gave a frog a heart attack."

"… your skirts gonna flap down, showing the world a set of cheeks it never expected to see."

"There's a party at my cave tonight."

"… does my head look big with seaweed on it?"

"Looks like we should be on Survivor."

"I can't run in these heels. Clop! Clop! Clop!"

"… hoist me up before the champagne and LSD start running out my nose."

"Did somebody say THONG?"

"I'm caught in a balloon tango!"

"… a talking dragon-dog?"

"we've got stylish beach-babe hairstyles."

"Captain V blows!"

"Glub, glub, glub. I glub you too."

"We tangoed cheek-to-cheek with death and won."

"Don't get your panties twisted in a bunch."

"This is so embarrassing. It's almost as embarrassing as the time you—–"

"Oh honey… that grey thong doesn't look good on you."

"Don't worry Lady Dragon, I'm here to save you from these two thieves!"

"I'm wearing granny panties!"

"I give you Dragon GPS for Virgin Snack here."

"Vazz izt diz, Giantz Condomz!?!"

"Great, you dishonourable lout. Now my manuscript is ruined and I don't have a backup."

"Get your ass cheek in here!"

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

"Are these breasts or pockets?"

"After all we've been through, you went out and found another critique partner? Why don't I just tie this rope around my neck?!"

"… honour me with a kiss? And not on the cheek either. I mean, I just popped a tic-tac."

"and what's with the banana-yellow cape, dud? Like, vomit."

"I don't know why I travel with you. You're a train wreck waiting to happen!"

"Hurry Elise, we need to get back behind our keyboards where it's safe."

The superhero Mr.V had my head spinning with a variety of names such as Captain Voldemort, Vingbat, Vince Valiant, Velociraptor Man, Major Vomit, Viagra Man, Virgin Boy, Vick Mentholatum, Value Man…

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                     OKAY! Now onto the main part…

                                HONOURABLE MENTIONS:








                                               ****** DRUM ROLL******

                      TAMMY THERIAULT AT

                Writing One Petal At A Time

Congratulations Tammy! You have won an awesome banner/badge from Tara Tyler Robinson at Tara Tyler Talks

                     THE 4 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS ARE

                                             **** DRUM ROLL****

                   PK HREZO at Fearless Fiction

     NICK WILFORD at Scattergun Scribblings

 who get to choose one from the following list and we'll be happy to send it to you:

1. On Writing – Steven King

2. Bird by Bird – Ann Lamott

3. The Right To Write – Julie Cameron


                      AL DIAZ at Father Dragon Writes

               MARK MEANS at Left and Write

 who get to choose one from the list below and we'll be happy to send it to you:

1. The Elements Of Style, 4th edition – William Strunk Jr and E.B.White

2. Save The Cat – Blake Snyder

3. $10 Amazon Gift card

(Winners must please contact us via e-mail for details on the prizes)


This post also forms part of the weekly celebratory bloghop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings Of An Aspiring Author.                                                     

So how was your week? What have you celebrated the past week? Please share with us!



  1. Elise Fallson on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I could not have done any of this without you hon, definintely a team effort. Thanks for being an awesome Co-Host! 🙂

    And congrats to Alex for his amazing cover!

    • Elise Fallson on February 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      *definitely* oops… (;

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you, Michelle!

    Congratulations to the winners and I really appreciate the honorable mention. Can't wait to see what you do for the next anniversary.

  3. L. Diane Wolfe on February 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Congrats to the winners.


    Alex's cover is gorgeous.

  4. Suzanne Furness on February 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Congrats to Alex, great cover!

    Sounds like your bloghop was a blast, sorry I couldn't take part this time 🙂

  5. Juliet Bond on February 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

  6. Melissa Kinnel (@TizMellyMel) on February 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats to the winners! Yay to Alex with his cool cover!

  7. Shelly on February 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    A big box of chocolate to Alex.

    And I loved the cartoons. They were funny.

    Hugs and chocolate,





  8. Al Diaz on February 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the prize, Michelle! And congratulatios to the other winners and of course to Alex for his great cover!

  9. Tyrean on February 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats to all the winners and the honourable mentions! That was fun! 🙂

  10. Julie on February 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats to all of the winners! Thanks for coming up with this wonderful blogfest, and I really appreciate the honorable mention!  

  11. M. J. Joachim on February 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations to all participants and especially to the winners! It was so much fun reading these posts…sure glad it wasn't up to me to be the judge of them!


  12. Shaharizan on February 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!  It was a great bloghop with some awesome entries.

  13. Carol Kilgore on February 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I didn't read all these, but I enjoyed the ones I did. Congrats to all the winners and kudos to all who participated.

    Happy Weekend!

  14. Jennifer S. Pitts on February 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations to Tammy and all the particiapants! What a fun way to celebrate a Blogversary. 

  15. Mary on February 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    It was a most fun bloghop. Congratulations to all the winners and have a great weekend!

  16. Jemi Fraser on February 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Those are hilarious!!! Congrats to all the winners! 🙂

  17. Kimberly Gabriel on February 23, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Congrats to the winners and to Alex – I love his new cover!

  18. Robyn Campbell on February 23, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Congrads to the winners and sorry I missed this. (That's what I get for not coming out of my writing cave.) Isn't that cover beeautiful?! Love the Buzz Lightyear one. Hahahahaha. I heart Buzz! *wink*

  19. The Golden Eagle on February 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Congratulations to the winners!


    This was such a fun blogfest. 🙂

  20. joylene on February 23, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Looks like you guys had a great time. Your blogfest looks like fun. Yay for Alex!

  21. deniz on February 23, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Congratulations to the winners, and to Alex! Love those quotes. The leech one made me giggle.

  22. Lexa Cain on February 23, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Those quotes cracked me up! Thanks for sharing and 'grats to the winners. They get to choose from the most awesome books ever! You guys ROCK! 🙂

  23. michelle on February 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Thanks to everybody for popping in. The bloghop was awesome. I had a blast! 🙂 Now back to some semblance of normality…

  24. Viklit on February 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Congrats to the winners!

  25. Stephen Tremp on February 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats! to the winners! What? My blonde joke didn't win by a landslide??? 

  26. Ella on February 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, these were amazing!  😀

    Congrats to all the winners!

    Tammy rocked~

    Happy for Alex

    I like your blog…
    "I'll be back"  ;D

  27. Nick Wilford on February 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks so much for choosing me! This was a blast. 🙂

  28. Nas on February 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! Awesome prizes!

  29. Stina Lindenblatt on February 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Congrats to the winners!!! Sweet prizes. 😀

    Alex always has the coolest covers for his genre.

  30. Leslie Rose on February 25, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Doing the wave for the winners. I spit laughed on my computer reading this post.

  31. Ciara Knight on February 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Love Alex's new cover. It is my favorite of the series. I can't wait to read it.

  32. PK Hrezo on February 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Oh SQUEEEEEE!! I love it! I'm so excited! Thank you so much! And it was such a fun idea. I loved reading the entries. And you captured some of the best quotes for sure. 

    Sounds like you ladies had a blast. I'm so glad. 😀

  33. shell flower on February 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hi, I'm a little late making the rounds, but congrats to the winners. There were some really funny entries. And congrats to Alex on his awesome cover.

  34. Sherry Ellis on February 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I saw a lot of these entries for the bloghop.  They were all so entertaining!

  35. Ciara Knight on February 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I LOVE Alex's new cover!! I can't wait to read CassaStorm.

  36. Julie Flanders on February 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations to the winners! This was such a fun bloghop as it was a blast to see all the different entries. And funny to read these quotes LOL.

    Alex's new cover is fantastic. 🙂

  37. Medeia Sharif on March 1, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Congrats to the winners.


    I'm so happy for Alex. 

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