Friday, February 21, 2014

Spotlight: CassaStar Series by Alex J. Cavanaugh

I'm thrilled to be spotlighting Alex J. Cavanaugh on my blog today. Like so many other authors, I met Alex on-line. He's not only a wonderful author, he's a great guy. His space opera series is an Amazon Best Seller. From amazing stories, to eye-catching covers, and entertaining book trailers, this is one series you don't want to miss.

CassaStorm (book 3)
By Alex J Cavanaugh

From the Amazon Best Selling Series!

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.”
– Edi’s Book Lighhouse

"Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together."
- Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes

$16.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$3.99 EBook available in all formats

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And don't miss the rest of the books in the series!

CassaFire (Book 2)

Amazon Best Seller!

6x9 Trade paperback, 240 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5 $15.95
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9 $2.99

CassaStar was only the beginning… 

“This sequel to Cavanaugh's first novel, CassaStar, delivers on the promise of its predecessor, combining military action sequences and political intrigue with strong, memorable characters. Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein's early fiction…” - Library Journal

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CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh – Amazon Best Seller!
6x9 Trade paperback, 246 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-6-7 $15.95
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-3-8 $2.99
Book trailer -

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

“…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

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I hope you enjoyed the trailers as much as I did! 

About the author:
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is 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. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

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  1. Hello, Cherie, nice to meet you. I read CassaFire and really liked it. I'm now into CassaStorm and also enjoying the book. The trailer is awesome.

    1. Alex does have amazing trailers! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Great trailers!

    I read the first book in the series, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but haven't gotten to the other two yet. They're still patiently waiting their turn on my Kindle.

    1. There should be a readers' retreat. I'd go just to catch up on my TBR list. =)

  3. Alex has the most amazing trailers.

    I second the readers retreat!!

  4. Man, those trailers are cool! I'm so impressed with your blogging stamina, Alex. It seems wherever I visit, I see super comments from you. Hi Cherie - new follower here.

    1. Hi Leslie! I'm amazed at how good Alex is at commenting on posts, too. Thanks for following!

  5. Susan, big thanks!

    Thanks, Nicki. I like them as well.

    Thanks, Leslie!! I appreciate that.

    Cherie, thanks again for featuring my series.