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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Catch Fire...CassaFire Is Here!

While we're partying here for Alex, I'm blogging over at the Amber Quill blog today about music and writing.

Whoo Hoo!! The highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest sci fi books ever, CassaStar, is finally here! Cue the fireworks, strike up the heavy metal band. Congratulations to our Captain Ninja, Alex J. Cavanaugh, on this spectacular day.

I cannot wait to read this and want to wish Alex all the success in the world. Here's a little bit about CassaFire


by Alex J. Cavanaugh

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

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

Visit Alex at his blog

CassaFire is available now at
Barnes and Noble


Amazon Kindle


  1. Whoo! Congrats on the release, Alex! Just bought my copy for the Kindle - can't wait to get stuck in!

    1. I can't wait, either, Jamie. it's going to be epic. :)

  2. Your excitement for Alex's book is contagious! I didn't realize that Byron had such chiseled cheek bones before! Congrats Alex! Julie

    1. Thanks, Julie! Byron is quite the looker in that trailer, isn't he? :)

  3. Great post Melissa!

    Congratulations Alex - WOW! The trailer is excellent and pulls you right in!

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    1. Thanks, Jenny! I know that trailer is awesome, like a mini movie.

  4. Thank you Melissa!

    Jamie, thanks for purchasing my book.

    Jenny, glad you like it.

    1. Anytime, Alex. Congratulations and much success to you, my friend.

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    1. I can't either, Rusty. I'm getting my copy ASAP!

  6. Congrats to Alex on the release of this sequel. I'm sure it's on par with the first book, if not better. :)

    Glad to see you back, hon. I thought you were busy, because you didn't drop any comments and you always do. Big hugs from me!

    By the way, I watched The Grey last night, and was very impressed with it. You should check it out, I think it's rifgt up your alley.

  7. Congrats, Alex! Your blog and literary career are positive examples for those skeptical about chasing their dreams. I wish you the best of luck. Hope you sell enough copies to fund a galactic journey :)

    Always great to stop by Mel and see what terrific author you are highlighting. Great job, as always :)

  8. Congratulations Mr. Cavanaugh! And well spotlighted, Ms. Bradley!

  9. Captain Alex ruled the blogs yesterday! How are you, Melissa? Missed hanging here, I'm back now though. :)

  10. Amazing post!!! I made one just like it for Alex. I'm kinda new to the community and I would really appreciate it if you went and checked my blog out at yadinbromberg.blogspot.com and followed me.

    Thanks and have a great weekend!


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