I never thought I’d see the release of one book, let alone TWO. A big thanks to those of you who are participating in the Catch Fire! Blog Party. You guys are awesome. (And the five winners of a copy of CassaFire are listed below.)
Edi’s Book Lighthouse!
I am very honored that Edi would host me on my release day. I found his blog a few months before CassaStar’s release and he gave my first book a positive and honest review. We’ve continued to visit each other’s blogs, and I consider him a special blogger buddy and supporter. Edi, I really appreciate you!
He has a very special party going on all day at his blog, including a giveaway of CassaFire and a most unusual interview – Byron, Athee, and Mevine interviewed ME. The results are amusing, so be sure to visit Edi’s site.
Don’t forget that everyone who comments here on my blog over the next two weeks will be entered to win this cool prize package from my publisher:
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…
“This sequel to Cavanaugh's first novel, CassaStar, delivers on the promise of its predecessor, combining military action sequences and political intrigue with strong, memorable characters. Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein's early fiction…” - Library Journal
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
Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Amazon Kindle
Trivia Answers1 – Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell appeared in what 1989 action film? Tango and Cash
2 – Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his performance in what film? On the Waterfront and The Godfather
3 – What was the password used to break into the government’s computer system in 1983’s WarGames? Joshua
4 – Movie quote – name the film: “If you build it, he will come.” Field of Dreams
Catch Fire! Blog Party giveaway winners:
Suze at Analog Breakfast
Chuck at Apocalypse Now
Congratulations and thanks for making today awesome!
News, random facts, and trivia will continue tomorrow. Remember to leave a comment to be entered for the prize package.
And a BIG thank you to everyone who has supported me these past two years and to all who pushed me to write a sequel. This Ninja is humbled and eternally grateful for your encouragement! Now, go visit Edi’s Book Lighthouse!
Congratulations Alex, Savour the moment of today. You deserve all the good luck the Good Lord sends you.
Congrats to the winners also.
Have a lovely day,
HAPPY PARTY TIME ALEX J CAVANAUGH!
ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm off to join Mevine for some more wine! Take care
Alex, MASSIVE CONGRATS on the book's release! I wish you all the best and hope you sell a million!
The buzz around the blogosphere is testament to all the love and friendship that people feel for you and your work.
PS to my earlier comment.
Daniel is singing an appropriate party song hope you like it.
CONGRATULATIONS, Alex! Hope you have a fantastic release day!
thank you for the kind introduction.
It is a pleasure to be the host for today.
Let's have a big blast!
Congrats to the winners...of course a big one to you.
Whoot! Whoot! Congrats!! I hope the fire is a big one. :-)
Congratulations to the winners. Also, a big congrats to you, Alex. I hope your launch day is spectacular!
This is so exciting!!! Congrats!!!!
I'm so excited for you! Best of luck with CassaFire, and congrats to the winners!
And he's off in a cloud of anti-matter particles! Congratulations Alex!
All the best with Cassafire!
All the best with Cassafire!
Congrats Alex! So excited for you. And you're doing a great job spreading the word about your release.
Congrats Alex, things can only get better....
Massive congrats, Alex! Hope you have a party-licious day - you deserve it!
Congratulations! I hope you have a brilliant release day and rock those bestseller charts. :)
And congrats to the winners as well!
After clearing away a whole bunch of back reading I could finally justify buying a heap of ebooks. One of them is CassaStar! You now have a reader in Spain!
Happy release day Mr Ninja - congratulations and I hope you have a fab day!
Congrats to the givaway winners too - you lucky soandsos!
Thank you, Yvonne!
Kitty, you and Mevine just drink yourselves silly.
Jai, thank you, and yes it is amazing.
Edi, ready for a big blast!
Sean, I appreciate that!
Thank you, everyone. Now to go visit about two hundred blogs today.
The big day is finally here - congrats!
Congrats, Alex! I think it's a great day to you. Enjoy every moment of it.
And congrats to the winners!
Congrats Alex on CassaFire's release - I can't wait to read it! :)
Congrats on the release! All the best :)
Congrads Alex! Happy day, my bodacious friend. Your army loves ya. Now go and have loads of fun.
Congrads to all the winners too.
COngrats Alex...soooooo excited for you. I posted on your release today. Not sure if I signed up or not...hope what I did is OK.
Congrats, Alex - enjoy your big day!
Best of Luck... to the stars and back today... I know I am part of the Book Tour, but in my own special way...special.
I gave you a shout out and a post... with that hidden interview that gave me last year, but you all are going to have to come to me... Muhaha.
All the best.
Congrats on the release of CassaFire, Alex! I wish you a massive success with it. Now, let's celebrate... :)
How exciting today is! Congratulations on seeing your hard work be rewarded!
I hope you do really well, Alex. I plan to buy your book today.
Great party Alex! Best wishes for continued success!
Good luck! You are all over the internet today.
Congratulations, Alex. Here's to huge sales. So looking forward to reading CassaFire and now I'm off to Edi's blog...
I love what you did with your blog background and the book trailer is cool. Very professional looking. Congratulations and all that jazz. You'll do great. Couldn't happen to a nicer blogger.
Congrats Alex!! This is so awesome! I hope you have an AMAZING release day!!
Proud to be a supporter of the Ninja Captain! Now obediently heading to Edi's to check out your interview. Love the idea of your characters interviewing you!
Tina @ Life is Good, Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge
This is wonderful news, Alex! It's been too long since I've been by your blog. It's great to see how much you've got going!
Wonderful and exciting, Alex. I hope you sell a TON of books. You rock.
Congrats, Alex!!! You are on fire (see what I did there?? :) )!
Congratulations! Have a rockin' release day! I raise my glass and cheer you on for continued success.
Congrats to the winners too!
Sounds like an awesome interview. On my way.
Wishing you lots of success.
Jemi, thank you!
Em-Musing, it was wonderful.
Jeremy, thanks for posting on both of your blogs - really appreciate it.
Clarissa, thank you!
Zan, thanks for stopping by today!
Thank you, everyone - wow!!!!
Congrats Alex, enjoy the party!
Congrats to the winners
Off to make the make the rounds
Ninjas know how to party ; )
Your party is on my blog and I'll be tweeting about it too. Congratulations my friend xo
YAY!! Congratulations Alex!!! :)
Congratulations! CassaStar was pretty good. I look forward to seeing what happens next. :)
Congratulations, Alex!! Enjoy your big day, you deserve it! Congratulation to the lucky winners as well. :)
Gratz to the winners you lucky devils. Good luck with the book I'm sure it will do well :)
Congrats on your new release!
all the best
Congrats, Alex!!! Enjoy your release day!!
Congratulations Alex! I hope the launch is successful and you are the #1 Bestseller. You are already #1 Blogger.
P.S Now have CassaFire on my Kindle, and as planned, I cleaned up my post to make the hyperlinks "pretty" I hadn't had time for before this. Still wishing you all the best. Loved the interview with Byron and friends. Was that your idea, or Edi's?
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge
gives you a well deserved pat on the back for your hard work. Every success
Congratulations, Alex!!! This is super exciting and I hope you're enjoying every moment! Have a firetastic week! ;)
Ella, yes we do!
Marta, thank you!
Tina, that was all Edi's idea.
Thanks everyone! I am really overwhelmed.
Congratulations on your Release Day, Alex! Here's hoping for a ton of sales. =o)
Congrats Alex. Enjoy every moment of this wonderful launch day. You really deserve lots of success. I find you so encouraging and supportive of other writers and bloggers.
Praying that your books top the bestseller list for months.
GO ALEX GO! FIRE AWAY!
I'm sure the launch is going to be successful...
You deserve every bit of it!
Congrats again Alex! You still give me hope, and how awesome is it to win something just for helping out a friend?
Thanks! When you get the time, just let me know what info to send you. I can't wait to read your book!
Congratulations on the release, Alex! I hope it's a huge success!!!
Alex, so happy for you on this celebratory day. You so deserve all the success coming your way. Woo Hoo!
Big, big congratulations! So exciting!
Yay and congrats! Just picked up my copy. :)
Rachna, that would be awesome!
Charity, congratulations on winning!
Cool! And Congrats! to the other winners of the Blog Party Giveaways!
Happy release day, Alex! Enjoy the release day euphoria. :)
Wait, I flipping won something? AWESOME! I seriously never win anything! Really, not even like the $1 scratch-off things ...
Best of luck today, Alex!
So happy this day is here. Too much fun to watch the internet Catch Fire!
Launch? Space? You're not leaving us today, are you Cap'n?
Thanks God for you Alex,you are bless,congrats,and keep up the great work.
Your book trailer is awesome! Congrats on having your book come out!
Congrats Alex, and I love the book trailer! So cool! What an exciting event!
What an exciting day for you. Congratulations to all the winners.
Congratulations, Alex! And your book trailer is awesome. :) Enjoy your day!
Happy release day to your undoubtedly awesome sequel!! Congratulations!
well, he should have got an oscar for Apocolypse Now.
so when is the third book coming out?
You've come a long way, my friend. Two books down already. That's flat out insane! Keep pumping them out!
You did win, EJ!
Christopher, not going anywhere.
Budd, first I have to write it!
Jeffrey, I'm working on it.
Thank you, everyone!
Congrats on your big, big day! So excited for you!
congrats on the release. i know you worked long and hard to get to this day.
Hi Alex ... that's great news - two books and I'm sure a triplet third on its way .. brilliant and am so pleased for you.. Good luck with massive sales .. cheers Hilary
Off to read the interview!
A great big HUGE congrats to you Alex!! And congrats to the winners of the book :D Here's to many more of these blog release parties!!
CONGRATS! A-Day is here and CassaFire will be burning. . .
Nice to see all the support flowing your way, Alex. Good karma is nice.
Now I've got to order my copy today, and maybe CassaStar, too.
Alex, you set the whole blog world on fire. It's in ashes...sheesh.
Congratulations on the release of CassaFire, Alex! I'm seeing it all over the blogosphere this morning:)
Congratulations Alex, I guess today will be a great day for you. I wish you much success and good luck CassaFire for you.
Looks smokin' man! Big congrats!
It's official, Alex. You've taken over the world.
Your kick off party is off to a great start!
Congratulations, Alex!!! Have an amazing day!!!!
Congrats to the winners! Great party so far Alex. Looking forward to reading your book!
Happy Launch day Alex! It's got to be gratifying seeing the blogosphere wall-papered with your book today! :)
Congrats! So much fun :) Good luck my book launch buddy!!
I feel so left out! My whole blog list (almost) is all about your book. I suppose I should have gotten around to reading 'star sooner. :/
Hope the launch is going well.
Hilary, already have the outline for the third book!
DG, thank you, I'd be honored!
Michael, sorry about that...
Hart, Ninja World Domination!!!!!
Jessica, may we both have an awesome day!
Andrew, if your sidebar is full of my book, then you aren't left out.
Thanks everyone - this is crazy!!!
Yaaaay! Congrats, Alex! All these CassaParties are awesome. Hope you're having a fantastic release day. You deserve it, dude. :-)
Congrats Alex! I hope your book does amazing. I'm in awe by the way you've taken over the blogosphere today. :)
Congratulations, Alex!! Will order the book now!
Congrats, Alex! I can't wait to read CassaFire!!!!!
Congratulations Alex. You are such an inspiration.
you have so many devoted fans!
i didnt have much to read cause everyone is at your party!
Congratulations, Alex! I've got my copy and I'm looking forward to reading it!
Alex, FYI, I'm having serious headaches with blogger. I posted for the party last night (I was early, even) but it didn't post onto the blogroll. It's there though. Hopefully it'll kick in. =(
LC, I am having a blast!
Jessica, I did, didn't I?
Susan, thank you!
Tara, made for easy blogging today, didn't it?
Robyn, that's all right.
Enjoy your big day, Alex! You've earned it. :)
Congratulations good sir! The new book sounds even better than the first. And I might add that coffee cup looks snazzy.
Big Congrats Alex!!! CassaFire sounds amazing, so happy for you :) Thanks for the giveaway, congrats to the current winners, and best wishes to the other entrants!
Your party is going really well, Alex - it's everywhere I look on blogs, twitter and facebook.
Dang B&N. I'm still waiting . . .
Congrats on the release!
Well done, Al. Very well done.
Congrats Alex! I knew I was early getting my post out, but I wasn't sure what time zone, so I went with mine :)
Congrats, Alex. You deserve a grand party!!!
Congrats my friend! AWESOME...
Congratulations, Alex! I wish you much success!
Alex -- Per usual, I messed up and didn't post all the info regarding CassaFire that you'd sent. Mea culpa (I'm such a crappy blogger!). But anyway I've updated my post to include more official info including how to buy your splendid book.
Congrats on the release of your book! So exciting that you have 2 out!
BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS! So excited and happy for you! I'm throwing all kinds of virtual confetti.
Happy Party Day, Alex! You deserve it. I've no doubt this book will be awesome. After all, who doesn't already love Byron. :)
Party? Did I hear someone mention a party?
I loved that book trailer so much I put it on my blog post today. Perfect length, interesting, and a great way to sell the story. Nice job, Alex.
Yay! Today's the big day! I'm looking forward to reading my copy when it arrives
And congrats to the Catch Fire! Blog Party winners! :)
TS, fancy the mug, do you?
Donna, hopefully soon.
Rhonda, it's all good.
Helena, no worries.
Jennifer, YOU rock!
And thanks everyone. This Ninja is blown away...
This thing is huge today! Beautifully done. Congratulations.
Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited
Congrats to the winners! And even more congrats to you, Alex. May your sales shoot to the stars!! Roland
just re-saw your note in my email list... hope all goes your way with the new launch, buddy! :)
Told you you'd need more chairs ;-)
Congratulations Alex, you deserve this. Good luck with the book.
Congratulations too, to the winners!
forgot... cool trailer vid !
Oh, last I checked : you were #92 on Amazon's Top 100 Space Operas! Way to go!! Tune in to my blog tomorrow when you are abducted by the grey aliens and rescued by none other than Athee and Byron ... and a certain teddy bear dressed as Indiana Jones! LOL. Roland
Your talent, tenacity, and cyber-charm will ensure profitable sales of the highest order. You are, I say without hyperbole, a paragon of inspiration for those chasing their dreams. I commend you.
Best of luck :)
WOW! Alex, you're on a roll! Congratulations on your sequel! :)
Today was EPIC! I have my copy of CassaStar ready and waiting for me! Woot!
Congratulations, Alex! Love the cover :)
So excited for you. Seriously, that's awesome :)
I couldn't be happier for you, Alex. I've seen you everywhere today in the blogosphere. Good luck during this wonderfully frantic launch.
Way to go!!!!!!!
Roland, it's in the top one hundred of science fiction at Amazon right now! I just saw it at #89.
Thank you, Matthew!
Ali, that is so awesome. You rock!
Thanks, everyone. I'm exhausted but very happy right now!
COngrats Alex!!!! I made a post about your new book release so please go check it out :)
Huge congrats to you, Alex!
Congratulations, Alex! I love the book trailer.
Yadin, thank you!!
Thanks InLuv and Angie.
Alex, I don't know what to say...I am proud to have been one of your winners on your Blog Party Giveaway! Totally unexpected but something I will enjoy with pride.
Again, I am totally stoked to read this book and can't wait to get into it. I am dead serious that you need to shop these two books around for a movie deal...winning a invite to a movie premier with you would be a sweet deal! Now there's incentive for ya!!
Thanks again and much success on this release! Thank you.
Congratulations Alex!! Awesome book trailer. Hope you had an awesome release day and have fun on the blog tour!
CONGRATS, Alex! Happy release day. Best wishes for a very successful tour.
Chuck! So cool you won. I knew you'd been trying so hard. Thanks my friend.
Cat and Susanne, thanks!
Alex, I've been waiting for this! Congratulations!!!!!! Off to Amazon to order my copy right now :)
(Don't enter me in the contest-I haven't had time to be around the 'verse and it wouldn't be right...)
Congratulations, CassaAlex! You are both a star AND on fiyah. ;)
So sorry I missed your blog party today but CONGRATS on the book release! I hope it was a great day
Happy Fantastic Fun Day to you!! I know you are crazy excited and I hope you sit back and enjoy the feeling of this day!
Congrats on this exciting day! And congrats to the winners!
Words, thank you!
Congrats, Alex!!! Bwahh, you mean I missed the coffee mug giveaway?? Me want mug...
Congratulations Alex!!!!!! I wish you the best of luck! :) I'm so excited for you!
And congrats to all the winners too!
Man Alex,you sure know how to throw party. You are everywhere today. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Best wishes.
Oh my gosh Alex, this is so great and so uber excited for you! Can't wait to read this sucker!!!
Congratulations! Cyber fist bumps!!
I wish you great success, many sales, and glowing reviews! I'm super happy for you. It's like your child being born, don't ya think? I'm sending cyber-champagne your way ;)
Congratulations! What an achievement! I hope this book does even better than the first and I can't wait to read them both!
A huge congrats to you, Alex. I loved the first book and am so looking forward to reading this one at last. Wishing you all the very best.
You deserve all the praise and the kind words from your followers, lap it up and enjoy! Congratulations AleX!
Congrats to you and the very deserving winners. I was going to guess Tango and Cash. My favorite line: Relax. Soap. And don't flatter yourself! Peewee.
#175 & counting, sir!
Boo! I didn't win. Dagnabit!
Congratulations, Alex. Here's to huge sales. So looking forward to reading CassaFire and now I'm off to Edi's blog...
Catherine, no - you are now entered because you commented!
Cassie, I hope you enjoy it.
Angela, I will drink to that!
Mind, thank you!
Lynda, I think with a female character you will really enjoy it.
Mina, you might win the prize package though.
Jeremy, hope you enjoy!
Thank you everyone - launch day was awesome!
Awesome party... huge congrats.
This tour is rockin'! Can't believe I missed this. I'm so used to the M-W-F and I'm working w/ no computer access. :(
Congrats on CassaFire. Looks like you have another epic tale on your hands.
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