ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

BOOK LAUNCH of fellow blogger, Alex J Cavanaugh TODAY!!

The day Alex J Cavanaugh has been waiting for! Today is the day his debut novel, CassaStaris launched. Alex has been guest blogging for several weeks and these guest posts will continue. If you haven't caught any yet, go here and you may be lucky enough to win a copy with the CONTEST Alex has going. Winner announced on Nov 1st. 

It is always interesting to learn of another writer's journey to publication. In case you missed my earlier post, here are the details of Alex's novel: 

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
October 19, 2010 Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…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

Sounds great. I can't wait to lay my hands on my copy! I've already checked. You can get it now on Amazon. 

Have a great day,

Denise


27 comments:

  1. I am so excited for Alex's novel! I can't wait until I can get a chance to read it. It sounds awesome!

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  2. Jeffrey, neither can I. Have ordered it already..:)

    Alex: You're so welcome as they say in Yankee land..:)

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  3. Best to Alex with his launch!

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  4. I'm really looking forward to reading Alex's book. My October book money is gone, but it's on my list for November.

    And to Alex: I hope this launch goes very well for you.

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  5. KarenG: Thanks for the well wishes to Alex..:)

    Ann: Do you have book money? That's a thought. I just buy wildly when something catches my fancy. I've ordered my copy even though I'm not such a sci-fi fan, it has a lot more going for it..:)

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  6. Awesome!

    Its still the 18th in my world; but that doesn't matter because pay day is still a few days off.

    I will have book though . .

    ......dhole

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  7. Hey, fellow Alex-promoter! Keep up the good work, huh?

    :)

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  8. Donna: It must be launch time in the US of A by now!

    Simon: I enjoyed your post. I wished I'd done the clip too. Oh well..:)

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  9. I think you are doing a great job helping him promote his book. this book is going in the husband's xmas stocking

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  10. Oooh, a familiar face. Hello L'Aussie, I'm popping by to say hello after signing up for the Crusader initiative from Rach Writes. Nice to see you here.

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  11. Yay for Alex! I've got my Kindle copy!

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  12. Joanna: I thought mine might too (after I sneak a peek)..:)

    Jenny: Great to see you again! Good on ya for signing up for the crusade..:)

    Laura: That's great! Can't wait to read it..:)

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  13. I ordered mine already and the blogger love is absolutely fantastic! Today has reminded me (not that I really needed it) why I love this community. Why I am so thankful I started this blogging journey. It's fantastic.

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  14. It's an exciting time for Alex. I wish him all the very best :)

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  15. Alex and the book release announcement heard 'round the world. Wow! So cool.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  16. Melissa: Yeah, isn't it great!

    Lynda: I can only imagine how he's feeling..:)

    Arlee: It is cool. Just like the blogging community..:)

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  17. I'm hoping my local B & N has a copy left!

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  18. The Words Crafter: Good for Alex if they haven't huh? They'd better get some more in hey?

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  19. What a delightful blog!!! And fun to read about other authors!!! Thank you so much for extending your hand of friendship and stopping by to visit!!! I love making new friends!!! All the best to you! Janine XO

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  20. Thanks again! This has been an awesome week!

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  21. Have you got your copy yet? I did. Haven't read it yet. I'm waiting for my Kindle. It's so hard to read for long periods at my desk.

    CD

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  22. Clarissa, no, takes awhile for Amazon to post to Oz *grits teeth in frustration*..:)

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  23. It was truly great to see the outpouring of support for Alex yesterday! Can't wait to read CassaStar!

    Thanks so much for the button! That was something I've had on my to-do list since I posted, but kept forgetting! I did make my own, but I like yours too! Keep it up, if you don't mind. :)

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  24. Woops Summer I didn't see yours..:)

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  25. Hi, just a note to thank you for visiting me at widowsphere. The follow function is way down at the bottom of the page, so I hope you'll stop back by and become a follower. (I need to re-arrange my page). Thanks, TZ

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