Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Catch Fire! Blog Party - CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh Launches

Today I am delighted to be taking part in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Catch Fire! Blog Party, which celebrates the publication of CassaFire, his sequel to CassaStar. The goal of the party is for CassaFire to "catch fire" on the best sellers chart and achieve the success of his first book, CassaStar.

I was fortunate enough to read an early draft of the opening to CassaFire, and I can tell you it promises to be just as thrilling, exciting, and moving as CassaStar.

I met Alex through blogging and can honestly say he is one of the kindest, funniest, and most supportive people I've met. I genuinely want his novels to be a success, not only because he is one of the coolest writers I know, but because he can write. If you haven't read CassaStar, I urge you to - you won't be disappointed. In fact, I'll wager you will be ordering CassaFire not long after.

Here's the awesome CassaFire Book Trailer to tickle those tastebuds:

Have I tempted you into reading it yet? Still want to know more?

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

Want to win a copy and more? Alex is doing a blog tour from February 27 through March 9, and anyone who comments on his posts during the tour can win this special package from his publisher:

How cool is that?

So what are you waiting for? CassaFire is available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Amazon Kindle. Don't forget to launch yourself over to Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog and follow his journey.


  1. Ellie, thank you! I really appreciate the kind words. you rock!

  2. I've never seen a video for a book before, but then, I don't get out much! It looks like a great book with an interesting story. I'm going to buy it for my e-reader. Thanks, Ellie.

  3. It's definitely Alex's week. What a book launch! His cover is everywhere. :)

  4. Yay for Alex!!!! It's exciting to see his book everywhere.

  5. Yay!! Cap'n Ninja's party's started with a bang!!! Take care

  6. I've been looking forward to this day for MONTHS!
    And hello Ellie - so nice to see you :) I'm sorry I have been missing from your comments for so long!
    Laura x

  7. Hi Ellie .. another great promotion for Alex - I'm so pleased he's on one long blog tour .. Cassa Fire will be as big as Cassa Star -

    Go Alex - great fun .. cheers Hilary

  8. I'm really looking forward to reading Judas Ghost
    Written by Simon R. Green

    I'm excited by Cassa Fire too.

    I buy books and buy books and then I give them away. I've got to get a nook or kindle.


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