Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CassStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?
 
Are you excited yet??? You should be! This is the blurb for Alex J Cavanaugh's CassaStar. It's being released TODAY!
 
Need some convincing? How about this review?

“…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
 
Being compared to Heinlein and Star Wars? Holy WOW! Not bad for a first novel!
 
Now check out the trailer...
 



So, obviously you're now convinced. This is a Must Have book. Where can you get it? I just happen to have some handy-dandy links for you...

 Amazon
Barnes & Noble
BAM
Powell's Books

CassaStar is also available as an ebook for the Nook, Kindle, iBookstore and others!

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
October 19, 2010 Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

So, what are you waiting for?

60 comments:

  1. Wonderful post about Alex and his book Cassa Star Hope it will be a success it deserves.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Might have to check that our--you've certainly tempted me! Thanks for a great post on a new book!

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  3. Yvonne - thanks! I hope so too :)

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  4. Mary - thanks! I've just downloaded it to my Kindle and can't wait to read it :) Alex is a great guy!

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  5. Yay for Alex on his release day! Now please excuse me while I go order my copy. :)

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  6. Many happy sales to Alex!!! Sounds like a winner!

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  7. A great send off for the launch of Alex's book. Wishing him all the best.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  8. Love it! Alex is the nicest blogger ever, with great taste in films, so it's wonderful to see him finding success and getting so much love!

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  9. Great pimp post, Jemi! I love seeing all the support for Alex--he really deserves it! I'll be getting this on my Kindle too!

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  10. I couldn't wait...I found it for my Kindle last week. It ROCKS!

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  11. I've got my copy! Now I just need to read.

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  12. What a great day for Alex! Congrats!

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  13. Tossing the confetti and opening the Champagne. Congratulations to Alex!

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  14. Hurray for Alex!! Awesome, review, Jemi - I'll hop over to Amazon and add it my wish list. :-)

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  15. It's always great to see people get published! I'm off to Amazon...

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  16. GO go go Alex J Cavanaugh!! yay! take care
    x

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  17. Happy launch day to Alex!! Can't wait to get it.

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  18. Renae - I'm sure he appreciates it!

    Jennifer - I'm sure it will be! So much fun :)

    Mason - it should be great!!

    Matthew - he really is! I'm glad so many people are helping him out! :)

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  19. Alex - you're so welcome! I'm glad so many people are helping out! :)

    Summer - I downloaded it onto my Kindle, but I'm just heading out to a football game so I won't be able to read any more tonight!

    Laura - that's awesome! I've started it and I agree - it's terrific! :)

    Talli - that's the problem for me too! It's such a busy time right now, but it's so good!! :)

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  20. Holly - yes!

    Kelly - it really is - and he so deserves it! :)

    VR - great idea! I'll have a little :)

    Shannon - yay! You won't regret it - it's great so far :)

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  21. Anne - I agree - it's so much fun to see my buddies have books on the market! :)

    Old Kitty - yes, yes, YES! :)

    Diane - totally agree!

    Elana - it's so nice to see so many people ready to buy - Alex is SUCH a nice guy!

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  22. How exciting! It's a great day for this little blogosphere crew, eh, to see one out in p-back.

    - Eric

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  23. Eric - it sure is! I'm so excited for Alex :)

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  24. I haven't been buying many books these days, but I've ordered this one. Looking forward to reading it.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  25. Lee - I am too. I've actually read the first 10% on my Kindle and it's fantastic!! :)

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  26. I'm so happy for Alex, and I think it's amazing all the blog love and pimping he and CassaStar have received today. You all rock!!

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  27. Nicole - isn't it amazing! I think it's because Alex is such a nice guy - and he's written a pretty great book from what I've read so far!

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  28. Yay for Alex. It's gerat to see the blogging community coming together like this.

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  29. Lynda - lol - I just came from your site and left the same kind of comment! It's really amazing! :)

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  30. It's exciting to watch the release of Alex's book. I'm wishing him success.

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  31. There is so much great stuff to read by fellow blogger! I usually don't read ScFi but will check this one out. I'm even going to the Speculation Fiction Conference in my town this weekend. Maybe the heaven's are trying to tell me something...

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  32. Stop tempting me!!! Honestly I have to find a way to limit my expenses or I'll be living in a cardboard box. But then again, at least I'll have thousands of books... Hmm. Maybe the kids won't mind.

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  33. Helen - it sure is! I hope it's everything he's hoped for :)

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  34. Lynn - maybe it's your time to try some scifi!!! It's one of my favourite genres :)

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  35. Lisa - I know EXACTLY how you feel! There are so many wonderful books out there. At least I can justify a lot of book spending as necessities for the classroom! :)

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  36. It sounds great! We are heavy into Star Wars here, so sounds like a must read. :)

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  37. Janet - I love Star Wars too! I'm only 25% in on my Kindle, but I'm loving it so far!! :)

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  38. I just added it to my wishlist. I love scifi!

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  39. Chary - I think you'll love it! I'm off to try and hide from the world so I can read some more! :)

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  40. How cool that The Library Journal gave it such a positive review.

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  41. Theresa - I know! It's just awesome :)

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  42. So happy for Alex! I hope he has a successful launch!

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  43. Carol - Me too! He sure had a lot of support yesterday!! :)

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  44. What a wonderful review from Library Journal - how exciting!

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  45. Susan - I know! I was so excited for Alex when I read it. I'm about halfway through the book and really enjoying it! :)

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  46. Congrats to Alex! What a great LJ review too. I'm not much a sci-fi reader and even this one appeals to me. :o)

    Thanks for sharing, Jemi!

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  47. Jackee - it was a great review! I'm really enjoying the book - the characters are reallly intriguing :)

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  48. Congrats to Alex!
    And thanks for info, Jemi.

    wish you the best,
    nensa

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  49. Nensa - you're so welcome! I hope Alex has all the best of luck :)

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  50. coolios! i've seen nothing but excellent reviews on this book :)

    way to go, alex!

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  51. Just stopping by to say hi! You must be busy with revisions, right? Good luck with those, and we'll chat with you later.

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  52. Laughing wolf - I'm really enjoying it so far! It's a crazy busy week for me and I shouldn't even be reading, but I keep picking it up! :)

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  53. Julie - thanks! I'm going NUTS with everything in my life right now! It's report card season and that's just the start! Thanks for dropping by :)

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