Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's CassaFire Release Day!

I am seriously worn out from hunting down and applying for college scholarships for my kid, so I’m gonna make it easy on myself and take a cheat day.  And it just so happens that everybody’s favorite blogging buddy, Alex J. Cavanaugh, is celebrating the release of his latest book, CassaFire, by hosting the Catch Fire Blog Party. 

CassaStar was only 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…

by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure

“This sequel to Cavanaugh's first novel, CassaStar, delivers on the promise of its predecessor, combining military action sequences and political intrigue with strong, memorable characters. Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein's early fiction…” - Library Journal

“This is a book of inner and outer journeys, of inner and outer adventures, mysteries and revelations. It is also a book of friendship, relationship and equality. CassaStar is the cake. CassaFire is the cherry.” - Edi’s Book Lighthouse

“A fun filled space opera of romance and adventure, CassaFire harkens back to its 80s influences like Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 20th Century, and Star Wars. Family friendly and sure to please fans of classic space opera in the Golden Age Style.” - Bryan Thomas Schmidt, author “The Worker Prince”

“…perfect for someone looking for a light space adventure with… great characters and story. Highly Recommended.” - Speculative Book Reviews

“This is the ideal novel for anyone wanting to dip their toes into Sci-Fi. I can’t recommend this one highly enough.” - Fantasy Nibbles

“The author knows how to keep things moving... a real page turner. The best space opera fiction I've read in awhile.”
- Randy Johnson Not The Baseball Pitcher

Find it on Goodreads 

Catch the blog tour:
2/22     Ray Gun Revival - Bryan Thomas Schmidt
2/27     Ciara Knight
2/28     Edi’s Book Lighthouse
2/29     Isis Rushdan
3/1       YA Author Elana Johnson
3/2       Michael Offiutt
3/5       Under the Tiki Hut
3/6       Talli Roland
3/7       Tossing it Out
3/8       Daily Write
3/9       Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee

Congratulations, Alex!


Natalie Aguirre said...

So excited for Alex. I'll be starting the search for scholarships next summer after my daughter finishes 10th grade just so we're super prepared. Not looking forward to it. Maybe sometime post your tips.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you so much, Nancy! Appreciate you posting my whole tour as well. You rock!

Matthew MacNish said...

Alex is the man. That is all.

Carrie Butler said...

I love how supportive the writing community is about things like this. Yay for Alex! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm just waiting for B&N to get the Nook version up so I can buy mine.

Julie Musil said...

A huge YAY for Alex! So exciting!

Hey, when my son is ready for this stuff, I may just hunt YOU down for information :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

Woo hoo! So happy for Alex! Congratulations!

Laila Knight said...

Big Congrats to Alex!

PS: I removed the word verification. Wish I had known it was there earlier.

Thanks, Nancy!

M Pax said...


Angela Ackerman said...

Huge congrats to Alex! :)

klahanie said...

Hi Nancy,
It seems that a huge amount of bloggers are noting this fine accomplishment by the legend that is Alex :)
And thus congrats to him and good on you for displaying such a kind gesture within the blogging community,
Positive wishes and happy writing, your way,

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hi Nancy,

Powell's? That's such a fun place. I'd love to hit that bookstore again sometime. It's been years since I visited your fine state.

It's great to see the blogosphere on fire today, and thanks for stopping by to share in our excitement for Alex.


L.G.Smith said...

I'd say the day was a success!!

jamieayres said...

Yay for Alex! Can't wait to read his new book & pay it forward for allllllll he does for us:)

Joylene said...

Ooh, looks like a winner.

Empty Nest Insider said...

CassaFire really did Catch Fire today! Congrats on 300 followers Nancy, and good luck to your son! Julie

Lydia Kang said...

What a great release day for Alex!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Greatp promotion - Ninja Alex is taking over the Blogosphere :-)
So awesome that you posted the blog tour schedule, Nancy.

Have fun in Portland. I hope the weather will be better there than it is here. Sigh.

Lynda R Young said...

congrats to Alex! Yay! I can finally read CassaFire!!!

The Desert Rocks said...

Wow, there's like a CassFire night train. This is like the third or fourth blog featuring Alex's book. I hope he does well with it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, I just visited Julie's post again. Honored by the crush! (Bet you didn't think I'd see that, did you?)

Nancy Thompson said...

If I had any shame, I'd be embarrassed, but obviously I do not! And I'm not the only one crushin' on you either!

Patsy said...

We all need to take a break occasionally and Alex's party seems like the perfect excuse.

tfwalsh said...

Huge congrats to Alex:)

The Golden Eagle said...

Hooray for Alex! :)

Yadin Bromberg said...

Amazing post!!! I made one just like it for Alex. I'm kinda new to the community and I would really appreciate it if you went and checked my blog out at yadinbromberg.blogspot.com and followed me.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

KSCollier said...

Loved the trailer. Great promotion blog. Congrats Alex.