Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Catch Fire!

Today 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/

I found Alex's blog last year just before the A-Z Challenge.  I hesitated to enter but he inspired me to do it anyway which has taken my blogging to a whole new level!  He also started the Insecure Writer's Support Group which has helped a lot of us realize we're not alone in our fears.  Thanks Alex for all you've done!! 
His blog tour runs from Feb 27- March 9.  Anyone who comments on his posts during that time has a chance to win a copy of CassaStar and CassaFire and some other goodies, so head on over today and check it out!

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/

Watch the book trailer here:


  1. Thank you so much! Hope you've had a fun day at the party.

  2. Sounds like a great scifi. Congrats on your blog tour.

    ImagineToday has been tagged. :)

  3. Hey! I've given you an award over at my blog :) http://www.lifeisgood-forever21.blogspot.com/2012/02/awards.html

  4. I love the new look of your website. Spring must be just around the corner!

  5. Well if enthusiasm is anything to go by, Alex has a hit on his hands!