Monday, September 16, 2013

The Desert CassaStorm

Where am I? Huh. I'm actually home, for now anyway.

These last three weeks have been crazy. But no more airports for me for probably the rest of the year. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with everyone in the next few days.

Somehow, I managed to be a guest on Eve's The Desert Rocks blog. Go check it out. I discuss a few more creative ways to get out of your funk and beat Writer's Block. Eve was one of the first bloggers I connected with after returning to the blogging world from my hiatus, and she's just an awesome person.

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Also, you're going to see a lot of Alex J. Cavanaugh all over the intewebs in the next week or so. His third book in his space action adventure, CassaStorm, will take the internet by storm I'm sure. The interesting thing about CassaStorm is that Alex has said that it will be his final book, despite the great success he's had with CassaStar and CassaFire so far.

Which made me think, did Alex plan for a trilogy in the first place? Or was the very first book supposed to be a one-shot deal and that was it? So when I asked Alex, he replied:

I never planned more than one book. Fans wanted a sequel (and a female character) so I wrote the second one. Once CassaStar became an Amazon Best Seller (and especially once CassaFire hit that status) my publisher really pressed to make it a trilogy. So I never planned it, but writing that third book did help me to bring the story full circle

So there you have it! Often times, the path not-so-planned ends up being the greatest road to travel on. Congrats Alex on all your success.

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 
“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” - Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken

"An exciting, nail-biting read which sweeps the reader off on adventures in another galaxy." 
- Nicua Shamira, Terraverum

$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
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Find CassaStorm:
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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 and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Jay!
And caught your guest post with Eve last week. Good stuff.
No guarantees it's my last book, but writing is on hold at the moment. Now it's time to jam instead.

Creepy Query Girl said...

:) seeing his book all over the place today! Congrats Alex!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Congratulations to Alex and to you for getting on Eve's blog.

David P. King said...

The storm just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Way to be everywhere today, Alex! And thanks for hosting his latest book, Jay! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've already seen him everywhere this morning. Congrats Alex and may it be another best seller.

Robin said...

It's funny how things turn out. Plan on one book and end up publishing three!!!

BTW, Jay I dedicated something to you on the Thursday post. I hope you like it!

Michelle Wallace said...

Alex is rocking the blogosphere!
I enjoyed your post over at Eve's place. It was a much needed boost!
Writer In Transit

Milo James Fowler said...

Enjoyed your post, Jay -- and best of luck to Alex on his final tour!

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Good tips on getting back your writing juices.

I haven't heard of this series but I will check it out.

The Desert Rocks said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm a fan of Alex and might need to read this one day!

Rusty Webb said...

A busy man still making time to do guest blogging... impressive. I'm looking forward to the final in the trilogy finally being here. Good question too.

The Desert Rocks said...

Thanks for the mention too!

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