Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pop Goes the Weasel, the Hibernating Bear and the Preggo

So, I’m really sucking at this hibernation thing.

But, you know what?



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So, rule #1. I can totally post if I want to. I shall call it popping in. Sort of like a weasel.

Rule #2. I can pop out if I want to and stay out as long as I like. Sort of like Anne Riley’s belly button.

Rule #3. I can pop up around the Internets if things are getting exciting. Sort of like…well….

I’m sure you can think of things that pop up. I for one am tapped.

It comes from all that hibernating, see. Brain cells go a bit fuzzzzzzy.

[Eleven hours later EDIT: I got one! A jack-in-the-box!]

Anyway, I’m popping in for a moment because this is totally worthy. My friend Alex has published a book, see. And I want to tell you about it. Check it out. STAR WARS fans, prepare to drool.

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh


Publication Date: October 19, 2010 Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

Description: 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

Not convinced yet? Check out the trailer:

 Alex’s blog is located HERE

You can find CASSASTAR here:


Also available in eBook format for Kindle, iPad, Nook, and others


Doesn’t this looks significantly AWEsome? Oh yeah.

Dude. It’s totally wantable.


P.S. Do not let the title fool you. If you did not catch it from Rule #2, I am not baking a baby. Anne is. And I wish her the very best in this last month of it : D

P.P.S. Sara McClung is having another ARC contest!! Huzzah!

P.P.P.S. I like circular posts. Thus, I end with the GREAT HANDINI who clearly makes his own rules.

Okay. I’m done. Now…popping out.


  1. Thanks, Carolina!
    And no baby, just hibernation - check!

  2. Popped out belly buttons freak me out, sorry Anne. :)

    And yay, Alex!

  3. I like when you pop in. :)
    Congrats to Alex and Anne.

    Sara's got more ARCs than McDonalds. Oh wait, McDonalds has arches, nor arcs. Nevermind.

  4. I am not great at staying away either...I pop in and out at will.

    I hope you are getting a lot done on your baby WiP. :)

    Have a great week!


  5. Are you sure you're not poppin' the Whizz Fizz up there Cee?

    By the by, my 11 month old daughter has got thee most awesomest 'outie' right now. Her belly buton didn't quite form the way it was supposed to after the remnant of her umbilical cord...or was that my serioso's unbilical cord?...??...

    Anyway, she's now got this vestigial "thing" that, when you squeeze it, it goes "snap, crackle and pop" because like, it's actually a hernia and like, some of her bowel is caught in there and like, this Frigging Doctor WON'T OPERATE UNTIL SHE'S OLDER! LIKE - HOW OLD DOES SHE HAVE TA BE!!??

    rant done...

    ...anyway, it's kinda cute in a John Hurt/'Alien' kinda way...

    I can't believe Annie's baby is almost here! Wow!

  6. And then POP goes my heart...! (Name that movie song) ;) Thanks for popping in, and for the comment on my blog. Hope you find that list useful VERY soon! And this book does sound good, I'll have to check it out. :D

  7. Awesome post title, C! Miss you, but I understand the absence.

  8. Thanks for popping in, Carol. I've added CassaStar to my Amazon list! :-)

  9. Clearly you're a woman of strong personal convictions! You made me smile.


  10. Oh my goodness!! That's really hard to do - the rubbing of hands and making music - I just got sweaty palms!!!

    Glad you popped back into blogworld!!

    Yay for Alex J Cavanaugh's book!!!!!

    Take care

  11. I'm always happy to see you, whenever you pop in. Congrats to Alex!

  12. Blaaaahahahahahaha oh, the turkey timer belly button. *sigh*

  13. Oh...I was all excited about you having a baby...

    Congrats to Alex...

    We're glad you are popping in and out, Carol. :)

  14. You go girl,you do make the rules! That was a pretty cool post by the way, the video especially lol.
    Can I pop out too just once? Pleease?
    Popping out!

  15. Ha, ha! LOVE that photo! Make whatever rules you want, pop in and out as much as you want.

    Great post, great review. Have a great day!


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