Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fire Party at Alex's!

Does that space suit make my butt look fat? I know, right!?

Well, since we're all celebrating Alex J. Cavanaugh's release of CassaFire I had to get into character. I always wanted to be part of a space adventure!

Alex is such a nice guy and a great sci fi writer and has a ton of followers to prove it. Here's the buzz...The blog tour runs from February 27 through March 9 – and anyone who comments on Alex's blog posts during this time have a chance to win a special package from the publisher: a copy of CassaFire and CassaStar, a large tote bag, and a mug! Woot!

But before we get to the mega sequel of CassaStar, let's get a little info about the author! Here is a mini interview with Alex J. Cavanaugh:

1) What is your favorite sci fi show of all time?
Stargate Atlantis! Great characters and great writing.

2) Do you think we will see the public experience space travel in our lifetime?
Yes, I do. I may be really old when it happens, but it will happen one day.

3) What is the coolest gadget you have invented for your books?
The teleporter located on every Cassan ship. I want one so bad!

Thanks for giving us a peek at your character! And now the main attraction!

CassaFire
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…


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

Check out the awesome Book trailer! I need to get me one of those - so cool!

CassaFire is now available thru:

Spread the spark of CassaFire!

PS - I'd love for you to come back tomorrow for my 300+ followers celebration give away - and since I already passed 350 I am adding an extra surprise! I want to hear about you and your writing so get your blurbs ready!

14 comments:

Laura Josephsen said...

YAAAY! I'm so excited for Alex. I'll be joining the blog party later today. :D

Empty Nest Insider said...

I love how you're blogging from space! Nice interview with Alex! Congrats on your 350+ followers! Julie

Rek said...

That's a cool header...
Nice interview but what if the teleporter end up like apparating...part of us stuck on the ship?

I am on board the party ship too.

Clarissa Draper said...

The Stargate series is my favourite too! Congrats to Alex. Today is Alex's day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, thank you so much! I dig the header - that is just too cool. No, it doesn't make you look fat.

MISH said...

Alex is King Of The Blogosphere today!
And Tara, I must say that you've outdone yourself with the header - it's FABULOUS...

Leigh Covington said...

HA! The new header is fabulous! You come up with EVERYTHING! I love it! And I'm excited about Alex's book! So exciting! I've got some good reading ahead of me.

Christina Lee said...

Hi Tara and Alex! Woot WOOOT! Off to check out the trailer!

Suze said...

You look ADORABLE in the space suit, T.

M Pax said...

Party!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I want a teleporter, too!

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Alex! Nice little mini interview. :)

Rafael said...

Stopping by after checking my comment section. I know, I am a lousy blogger that doesn't keep up with my fellow writer's blogs. I'll have to revisit Alex's site, he has some interesting sci-fi ideas.

Lynda R Young said...

Yay for Alex!! Exciting times!