Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Alex is on Fire!!!

So everyone knows Alex, right? Nicest guy on these blogging boards... and that is saying a lot, as there are a ton of really nice people. More than a ton if we are being literal. But I don't think anybody goes to quite the extent Alex does to pay it forward, promote his fellows, and offer events and forums to engage us all—to make us a community. Alex is really the heart of that. And again—that is high praise, as so many do so much.

Alex has a special event today, something HE never foresaw, or so he says... he thought he only had one book in him. But here he is. Release day for Book #2 CassaFire.

So to celebrate, we will start with a Tarty Twist... a poem.

For Alex

Alex is really the dude
He always can brighten your mood
And today's his big day
So I just want to say
That I hope that it sells really good!

*cough *

What? I never claimed to be a SKILLED poet. And YES, I get that that's technically a limerick.

Anybody know anything that rhymes with Alex? Byron? Cavanaugh? Man, he makes this rough. One more shot at it...

On Fire dance in Alex's honor (source)
For CassaFire

It's the book birthday for CassaFire
On the list of books I desire
I am ready to read
So send it with speed
I know of its joy I won't tire!

Any better? Amusing at least?

Anyway, Alex, I wish you all the best with your book release and promo!!!

NOW, some details about the book....

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…

Available today!
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

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
Amazon Kindle

And the tour:

Began yesterday and runs through March 9. Anyone commenting on Alex's blog in that time is in the running for a special package from his publisher: copy of CassaFire and CassaStar, a large tote bag, and a mug.

And... The Trailer!

So best of luck, Alex!


Old Kitty said...

Cap'n Ninja
Is a fella!
Who is well Wicked!
And totally NAKED!


LOL! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, both poems are awesome! Thanks so much for your kind words. This community is just amazing. And you rock! Just wait until YOUR book comes out in June.

Carol Kilgore said...

Great party post! Love the fire dancer photo.

Hart Johnson said...

Jenny-teehee--nice little poem!

Alex-it's creeping up on me! And I'm seeing you everywhere today!

Thank you, Carol!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

*Throws confetti for Alex.

Anonymous said...

great limericks, ahem poems Hart and lurv you in your dancing attire, flames included - you did him proud. I agree, he deserves it. x M

Ella said...

Fun post Hart
Dancing fire seems just right, but no
"Naked Juice"...

Tonja said...

Yay for Alex! (and all his wonderful supporters)

Sarah Ahiers said...

is...is that fiery dancing woman in alex's book?


*shifty eyes*

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You are a great friend, Hart, to do this for Alex. This is, indeed, a great community, for it filled with people like you and Alex.

Visit my tribute to Alex tomorrow : where he is abducted by grey aliens and rescued by his very own Athee and Byron ... and a certain delusional teddy bear alien dressed as Indiana Jones! LOL.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hart, love your post! :D


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