(I have had so many computer problems today it’s not funny. I did not think I was going to get this posted. Sorry for the delay.)
I met Alex J. Cavanaugh through a mutual blog friend, Vic Caswell, about a year ago. I remember she spoke so highly of him in her blog posts and he was always there responding to her and I thought he must be a pretty incredible blogger. I was very new to Tell Great Stories at the time and still finding my sea legs but I was enchanted by him and his blog right from the beginning.
Alex is one of the hosts for the A-to-Z Blog Challenge in April and he’s the mastermind behind the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. You’ve probably heard me talk about him dozens of times before. He’s one of my favorite people and I am honored to support him and the release of his newest book, CassaFire, a sequel to his first book, CassaStar. He’s got a great party going on over at his blog this week, so please stop over and say hi for me. J
Want more? Here’s what you need to know about the release of CassaFire:
Today is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour. See Alex’s site for details: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
by Alex J. Cavanaugh
CassaStar was just the beginning…
The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend – to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.
The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan’s technology and strange mental abilities.
To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…
Science fiction – space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, $15.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 240 pages
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats
CassaFire is the sequel to Cavanaugh’s first book, CassaStar, an Amazon Top Ten Best Seller:
“…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
You can visit the author’s site at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
Book trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa6VINRGtyE.
Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cassafire-alex-j-cavanaugh/1034742568