So to celebrate, we will start with a Tarty Twist... a poem.
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!
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)|
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…
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
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!