Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Catch Fire Blog Party

Since I'm a Writer on Fire, it only makes sense that I help host Alex J. Cavanaugh's premiere party for his new book, CassaFire. It's a sequel to his first book, CassaStar.

I just finished CassaStar in anticipation of the second book coming out, and...how do I explain it? If you took Ender's Game, Star Wars, Top Gun, Battlestar Galactica, and The Last Star Fighter, put it into a giant blender, and after cranking it up, you get CassaStar.

It took me back to all the science fiction I grew up with. It was a fun ride. I finished the entire novel in two sittings. Despite all the awesome battle scenes, Cavanaugh's book is built around strong characters. So even if you're not a big sci-fi fan, you will still enjoy this book. 

Without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to 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…

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 Warsnovels. 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

You can visit the author’s site at HERE.

You can buy CassaFire here:

And here's a cool trailer for CassaFire:

* I will be traveling the next couple days, but I do hope to catch up with all of you on Friday!


Christine Rains said...

It was a great piece of sci-fi. Can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jay, I'm so glad you enjoyed the first one! Hope CassaFire takes you on another great ride through the blender.

David P. King said...

This book is all over the blogosphere today, and deservingly so. Thanks for hosting Alex today! :)

Milo James Fowler said...

Alex is the master writer/blogger; we all wish him well!

Rusty Webb said...

Have a safe trip. Beware of rodents of unusual size.

Jay Noel said...

Christine: I'm with ya!

Alex: I'm looking forward to reading it.

David: It's a blog party...it's great just being a part of something like this.

Milo: Yes he is. He is the wind beneath my wings.

Rusty: Thanks man. Hopefully the mountains of Denver isn't home to ROUS(es)

Dafeenah said...

Great review. Alex is awesome isn't he? He'll make you love sci-fi even if you hated it before.

Ciara said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here yesterday. To be honest, I probably stopped in and thought I'd already been by. I think I did that on a few posts yesterday because of the all Alex theme. LOL. I'm so happy for him, he rocked it.

Jay Noel said...

Dafeenah: Yes - and he's doubly cool to me, since I do love sci-fi

Ciara: Yeah, I bet tuesday was Alex day in the blogosphere. Great job kicking it off, though!!!!

nutschell said...

Hurray! Hope ALex managed to drop by all the blogs featuring Cassafire :)

Phats said...

Sweet this is awesome! Might have to check it out

You gonna do my bracket contest this year! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love your description of CassaFire! And totally. The writer on fire should definitely talk about CassaFire. :D

The Desert Rocks said...

This book is getting mentioned on lots of blogs this week. Congratulations to Alex and I hope you and your family are all right Jay--considering the weather.

Mr. Shife said...

Sounds freakin' awesome. I might actually have to read another book this year. I am going to set a personal record. I am already on book number 3 this year. Have a good one, Jay.

Jay Noel said...

nutty: Thanks for visiting again! Alex has his work cut out for him.

Phats: I think I did ok the last couple years. Things go well, but then it all kinda falls apart by the time the Final Four rolls around!

Peggy: It's a combustible mix!

Eve: Yup, Alex has done a great job in promoting his books. I hope to learn a lot from him when my time comes. All is well, although I nearly got stuck in Denver with the snow. And a couple of neighbors' houses got hit with HUGE hunks of hail (baseball size)

Shife: That's really good. I hope you read enough books to finally inspire you to finally get to writing.

Aguilar Elliot said...

hmm... interesting. i like those kind of crazy sci fi stories.

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