Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CassaFire Release Party!

You guys know Alex J. Cavanaugh, right? I'm sure you do. You can't go two steps without seeing his ninjesque influence somewhere in the writing community. He's everywhere! ;)

Another thing you probably know is his second novel, CassaFire, comes out today... and we're throwin' a party! The goal of this shindig is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. Cool, right?
 Twitter hashtag: #CatchFire

There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at Alex’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour (02/27-03/09).  You should probably check it out. 

...But after this. Stick around for a minute. ;)
You know what I like to call those little, thought-provoking pearls of wisdom Alex leaves us with from time to time? Cavaknowledge. Go ahead. Say it with me. Ca·va·knowl·edge. It's fun, isn't it?

Anyway, to celebrate the release of CassaFire, I've compiled three instances of Cavaknowledge for writers:

3. Writing Exposition and Description
2. Dudespeak
1. Character Motivation

Good stuff. :) Now on to the reason we're here!
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

There you have it! Go support Alex as a friend/fellow writer/fellow blogger/loyal reader.  Have a great week, guys!


Unknown said...

Alex is great, isn't he? Thanks for those links (I love the one on Dudespeak and his difficulty with writing romance - let's see how he does it in CassaFire!)

Gwen Gardner said...

What a great post! I wish I had been more clever with my post. Oh well. Yay Alex! Yay CassaFire!

Carrie Butler said...

Yay for Alex, indeed! Thanks for stopping by, ladies! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you so much, Carrie! Wow, it's taken me all day to get here. I am just so overwhelmed by the support.

Laila Knight said...

Big hurray for Alex! I'm still in hiding btw. Happy to see you though. :) No hurry on those chapters.

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome. It's a good thing you took today off! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Happy to see you, too! Enjoy your time in hiding. :)

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Yay for Alex! Very exciting!

cleemckenzie said...

Still haven't caught up with all the Alex C. posts! What a super launch party.