Monday, June 28, 2021

Breaking News!

This couldn’t wait until IWSG day. Cover reveal and CassaDark will be available for preorder this week!


CassaDark

By Alex J. Cavanaugh
Print - 9781939844842
EBook – 9781939844859
Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration
Coming April 5, 2022

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prison planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?


Movie Reviews


A Quiet Place Part 2

Just as good as the first one, this movie picks up exactly where the other one left off, with a quick flashback to show the invasion of the aliens. Many tense moments, made more intense as the characters split up and face new challenges. Couple times I wondered why the person was doing that, but overall an excellent film that is worth seeing in the theater.


F9

Dumb and over the top, just as expected. The scene in the previews with Dom and Letty’s car catching the rope and swinging wide over a large canyon? Nowhere near the craziest stunt in the film. They bring back many characters from the past, which is fun.
If you are a fan of the series, you’ll enjoy it.


The Conjuring III: The Devil Made Me Do It

The least of the three films so far. Not bad, but they pose a question throughout the film and then never resolve it! Frustrating. Glad I saw this at home and didn’t pay money for it.




I have an awesome guest next weeks, so be sure to stop by.

Don’t forget the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology Contest is now open! Genre – sweet romance, theme – first love. See the site for details.

See you next Wednesday for Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day!



What do you think of CassaDark’s cover? Seen any of the movies? Ready for IWSG day? Happy July Fourth to my American friends!

62 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

HUGE congratulations Alex. I hope it does as well as your other books.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - many congratulations ... so pleased for you. I know I'll enjoy it - and will order shortly. Brilliant for you - cheers Hilary

G. B. Miller said...

Congrats on yet another job well done! Excellent looking cover as well.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your cover! Congrats on your new book release. I'll be glad to shout out about it in Follower News when it releases.

The Purple Assassin. said...

Big congratulations to you, the cover looks intriguing!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Absolutely love the cover! Congratulations to you, Alex!

Birgit said...

Congratulations to you!!! I love the cover. It shows you still can write about your characters when you thought you were done. I will pass on all 3 movies. Too scared to watch the first one and the others look dumb. I am not into the Fast & Furious because it looks just...too stupid for words. I saw the trailer where he drives off a very tall building. I bet the car still land nicely and he can keep driving.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Natalie, appreciate that!

Birgit, that's nothing compared to the car going into outer space...

Thanks, everyone!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats! Another great cover and blurb! Looking forward to it!!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats on the new book - the cover is fantastic!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm happy for you, Alex. CassaDark is a wonderful story about courage and fortitude. Bassan is one of my favourite characters. Best of success.

Jacqui Murray said...

Hearty congratulations on your latest book. It is a great series. Sharing...

Lynda Dietz said...

Hooray! So excited to see this one hit the shelves. The Cassa series is just so enjoyable.

Our daughter saw The Conjuring and wasn't particularly impressed either. Didn't hate it, but said it was meh.

Yolanda Renée said...

Congratulations! LOVE the cover!

Joanne said...

Cool cover and big congrats! Nice way to zoom into summer. I wish you big success.
Haven't seen Quiet Place II yet - I do like Emily Blunt.
As you saw by my F9 review, we do agree. Just wild stunts and old friends. Good combo.
Hope your summer is treating you well - enjoy. And Happy and Safe 4th weekend ahead.

kaykuala said...

Congrats, Alex. The prolific writer making waves again. The cover is great! Looking at it one knows immediately it is an outer space thing!

Hank

Patricia Josephine aka Patricia Lynne said...

The cover looks great. Congrats, Alex.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations, Alex!

Definitely looking forward to A Quiet Place II and will give The Conjuring III a try, but I'll be watching at home where I can be a chicken in private. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joylene, thanks for helping it become a reality.

Lynda, thanks! And meh is a good description.

Joanne, as my wife said, those guys are like family now.

Thanks, everybody!

J E Oneil said...

What an awesome looking cover! Congratulations!

Rhonda Albom said...

Well done! Big congratulations. Fabulous cover. Wishing you another bestseller.

Liz A. said...

Congrats on the new release.

XmasDolly said...

Whoa! That's a great view to say the least! Weather is bad enough to shut down & I don't need any more troubles to say the least!

Mason Canyon said...

Alex, HUGE Congratulations on the new release. It sounds fascinating. Wishing you much success with it.

XmasDolly said...

WOW! You wrote another book? Where do I get my copy? Please don't say Amazon!!! Do you have another company that you're affiliated with?

XmasDolly said...

I'm really into this stuff by you because you're not pushy. Now, my blog is a temporary home until I can find an affordable place!!! Don't get old it's not worth it. grrrrrrrrrrr I have to set my mind into typing up my book and send it to you. I'll try again this week. Love & Hugs, Marie P.S. So, we're going out for lunch at Portillo's! We still have a gift certificate since Christmas! hahahahaha Hey, I got a lotta kids... 4 children and I had a baby die of Crib death 20 some years ago and at times it's still hard to deal with it. It's in my book... it's called S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - S.I.D.S.) That's it! I'm getting out my book and finish typing it so I can send it to you and let me know if it's book worthy??? PLEASE??? Thank you so much. This book has been many years in the making. Putting in and backing out... catch my drift??? HAVE A GREAT DAY, BE SAFE & STAY HEALTHY AND DON'T GET THAT DAM SHOT THAT'S KILLING EVERYONE!!!!! Hugs

R's Rue said...

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Magic Love Crow said...

How exciting!!! Congrats!!!! Big Hugs!

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Congrats on the new novel!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Maria! Book will be available everywhere next spring. As a dude who's never had kids, probably not the best choice of test reader, but I can hook you up with a couple ladies who'd be perfect.

Thanks everyone!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

I'm gonna go ahead and judge your new book by it's cover - fantastic! Congratulations, good buddy!

<< The scene in the previews with Dom and Letty’s car catching the rope and swinging wide over a large canyon? >>

Mrs. Shady aka "Helen Wheels" has performed that stunt on several occasions!

Enjoy the rest of your week, good buddy Alex!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Great cover, Alex!

How exciting to have a new story ready to publish for next year... CONGRATS!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Big, fat congrats on the new release! The cover looks phenomenal, how exciting! All the very best for its success!

Sandra Cox said...

Woo Hoo! Many congrats. Just placed my order.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations, Alex! I love that cover.

Mary Kirkland said...

Congrats. The over for Cassa Dark is great.

I watched The Conjuring III and felt the same way. It wasn't my favorite.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shady, Helen Wheels is quite talented!

Sandra, big thanks!

Mary, it fell short of the others.

Thanks, everyone!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Woohoo, Alex! I'm thrilled for you. Nervous for Bassan.
You're amazing, friend.
May CassaDark soar beyond new heights.
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Lee Lowery said...

Such exciting news! Congrats on the new book. The cover is awesome!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Congrats on your newest release! I wish you many sales.

Sandra Cox said...

That's a great cover!

SpacerGuy said...

Writing Science Fiction thrillers is a gift you've discovered amongst the stars, plucked like shining jewels at dawn. I wish I had some.

RaveAir said...

Congratulations, Alex!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex! That's great news! Best wishes and many happy sales!!
HMG

Juneta key said...

Congratulations, and I love the cover. Can't wait to read.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

SpacerGuy, the gift or the jewels?

Thanks everyone!

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations, Alex! That cover is awesome!

Liesbet said...

Congratulations with your new release Alex!! I love the cover of CassaDark!!! See you on Wednesday for the IWSG blog hop. I'll do my best to make it, despite being 100% wrapped up in family and friend visits in Belgium. Happy 4th of July!!

J.Q. Rose said...

That is a powerful cover. Love that font. So excited that you are not giving up on writing! Congratulations!!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations! Great cover!

I also liked Quiet Place II, and loved the quick flashback. It was super confusing for a split second seeing a certain character. Looking forward to F9, and I'll be watching Conjuring III at home.

dolorah said...

Love the cover of your newest book. Congrats on the release.

I haven't watched any good movies lately. Seen a couple duds though, lol.

Sandra Cox said...

Have you seen The Tomorrow War? The review I read wasn't that great, but I enjoyed the movie.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy to publish another Cassa book.

Cherie Colyer said...

Congrats on your upcoming book! I love the cover.

I saw F9. Not my favorite in this franchise, but I still enjoyed the movie.

Sherry Ellis said...

So cool that you have another book coming out. I hope it does well like your others!

Steven Arellano Rose Jr. said...

I hope you had a good Fourth of July! The cover to your book looks really neat. I like the title too. I haven't seen A Quiet Place II yet but want too. I'm just not sure if it's still showing in my area. I heard somewhere that, I think so they can catch up with their movie release schedules, some theatres are going to only play certain movies for no more than two weeks and those movies are then going to go to streaming. I could be wrong though. I hope I'm wrong!

Chemist Ken said...

Congrats on CassaDark! I'm glad it's finally coming out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liesbet, enjoy your visit to Belgium!

Donna! Good to hear from you.

Diane, thanks!

Cherie, not my favorite either. That's still number five.

Thanks, everybody!

Kalpana said...

Congratulations Alex, this is great news.

talklady said...

Major congrats on the book and its cover, Alex! (military allusion intented)

Congrats on mentioning 'Platoon', which I loved, rather than the more universally lauded, 'Apocalyse Now', which I didn't like re the over-the-top insanity

As always, thanks always for the support for of our writing hangups and insecurities

Sadira Stone said...

Chiming in late because yesterday was moving day. Thanks as always for the movie reviews. I'm looking forward to Old and Black Widow. Happy writing in July!

Truedessa said...

Late reading this - Congratulations! It sounds great, the story line engaging. Hopefully, he finds the courage to break-free. How to decipher the code?