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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Alex J Cavanaugh's CassaFire Launch! Join the party!


I'm sorry I have to post early due to commitments! 


Today (well, er, tomorrow in the States, so hold off buying until tomorrow!) is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour. See Alex’s site for details: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/





Alex's blog tour, runs from February 27 through March 9 – and anyone who comments on his blog posts during that time can win a special package from his publisher: copy of CassaFire and CassaStar, a large tote bag, and a mug. The Twitter hashtag for the party is #CatchFire

The Catch Fire! sign up form closed 9 pm EST Monday night, February 27, so Alex could draw the winners. He will list those five people on his blog post sometime today. Remember, you must post the Catch Fire! information on February 28 in order to win. (Otherwise, he’ll be forced to draw another name)


Now let's hear about Alex's novel...



CassaFire
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

Book trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa6VINRGtyE.





It is always exciting when author/bloggers launch new books. I sincerely wish Alex every success for CassaFire. I'll leave you with the very excellent book trailer...









22 comments:

  1. As I'm sure a lot of other people will be Ann. D.

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  2. So excited for Alex - can't wait to read this one too! :)

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  3. Good to see you here, Ann. Yes, it is going to be an exciting day here for Alex! Hi, Denise -- I have done an unusual post to celebrate CATCH FIRE DAY : Alex finds himself in a sci fi version of THE HANGOVER! The ghost of Mark Twain, Ming the Merciless, Klingons, Princess Ardala, and a delusional teddy bear. What could go right? LOL.

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    1. Ha ha Roland, you crack me up! What could go right indeed? You've been more imaginative than I this time, lol!

      Denise

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  4. Go Alex! Go Denise! Go everyone!
    What? You're still here?
    After all that going?
    ;)

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  5. Congrats again, Alex, wishing you lots of luck!!

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  6. Yay for Alex!! I'm so looking forward to reading his 2nd book. Loved the first one :)

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  7. Best wishes to Alex for a successful book launch!

    Jai

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  8. *Waves frantically at Denise* Hello :-)

    And hope all goes well for Alex too!

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  9. You can't go anywhere today without running into Alex and CassaFire, as he so deserves. He's a truly wonderful and dedicated friend to all of us bloggers. We are blessed to have him.

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  10. Congrats to Alex - it's great to see all this support he's getting!

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  11. Yay Alex! Already got my copy...

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  12. This is an exciting time for Alex and the rest of us who have been waiting FOREVER (lol) for this book ;)
    Congrats to Alex!

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  13. Hi Denise
    The blogosphere is still burning up with Alex's launch.
    Nancy

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  14. Lovely to see so many supportive bloggers in the 'sphere. I wish Alex all the sales he dreams of. D.

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  15. Hi Denise .. I see you have changed to a pop up box .. great - Alex has been everywhere - which is just amazing to see how the blogging world has supported him.

    Now I can comment - see you more often .. enjoy your weekend .. cheers Hilary

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