Thursday, January 14, 2010

Synopsis for Cassastar

Just received the updated version of the back cover synopsis for my first book, Cassastar!

I'm sure they will revise it again before its release, but I like this version:

Cassastar

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Labeled a problem youth with a poor attitude, few options exist for Byron. His only chance for success resides in an opportunity to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot. Enlisting in the fleet, he sets off for the moon base of Guaard to begin a new life and prove his worth.

To his chagrin, Byron catches the eye of Bassa, the toughest instructor in the fleet. Troubled by the memory of a fallen pilot, Bassa at first sees only a talented but insolent young man in need of an attitude adjustment. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.


However, time is running short. War brews on the edge of space and Byron will require a talented navigator to survive. The shadows of the past loom large and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Does he feel strongly enough to follow the young man on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

Feels more and more real everyday!

13 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds promising, Alex!

Marvin D Wilson said...

Catchy. I likey. Hey best wishes with your first book, Alex. The first one is soooo exciting to finally see in print!

The Old Silly

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Marvin & Diane! The excitement is building, but it seems there's still so much time to wait.

Helen Ginger said...

Sounds good, Alex. How exciting to get the back cover blurb. Bit by bit, it's becoming reality. Yay!

Helen
Straight From Hel

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

How thrilling for you! And the books sounds great! Congratulation, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

You know, Alex, I never much fancied myself a SciFi fan, but, you may be creating a convert! The blurb sounds interesting. Keep us posted--so to speak--on your progress.


Best Wishes Galen.
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Galen! And thanks for watching my blog. I'm fairly new at this stuff...

ediFanoB said...

Sounds promising.

The good thing is that you see some progress. Even if you have some more time until release date of the book.

And until then you have to do the same as your possible readers: WAIT - as patiently as possible ;-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm working on that patience thing...

DEZMOND said...

Sounds interesting :)
I work as a literary translator in Europe, and I always write and invent these blurbs, or book cover synopsis for the novels released in my Publishing house. I always have fun doing it, but it is a serious work - a good blurb can save a bad book (financially) while a bad blurb can ruin a good book.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats. It sounds awesome. Are you planning to do a book giveaway contest? ***Hint Hint***

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This fall when I have books to give! Thanks. And the current synopsis is the one in my sidebar.