Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Alex's Big Day

(I don't usually post on Tuesdays, but special times call for special measures. I'll be back with regular programming. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe on Friday. We'll see...)

Grab your nap time carpet squares and gather 'round, kids. Today's story is about a boy named Alex J. Cavanaugh, arguably the nicest guy on the internet (behind Nathan Bransford who has held that title for eons).

One day, Alex wrote a story about a boy named Bryon who flew ships in outer space. Alex enjoyed writing his book so much, he decided to clean it up and shop it around. Soon, CassaStar was born.

But wait! Alex wasn't done! CassaStar was such a success and Alex had more stories to tell, so he retreated to his writerly cave in November, 2010 and did it again.

Okay, kids! Get up, put your carpet squares away, and pay attention because here's what you need to know about CassaFire!

All laughs aside, I truly am excited to share with you Alex's second book, CassaFire. Alex was gracious enough to pen a guest post for my Write What You NaNo blog series last October (you can read his post here). He agreed to help out someone whom he had likely never heard of and since then, I'd like to think I can call him a friend. And what do friends do besides help each other out?

(Um, hey, Alex--we're friends, right? I mean, this would be awkward if we weren't. Just saying.)

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, 6x9 Trade paperback, 240 pages
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats

You can visit the author’s site at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
Book trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa6VINRGtyE.


  1. TL, we are definitely friends! Thanks so much for your kind words. You rock!

  2. Yay for Alex! It's great to see him everywhere today.

  3. This is so much fun! I'm glad that Alex has his book coming out! So awesome!


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