One of my best bloggie buddies is Alex J. Cavanaugh. Somewhere around blogdom you may have heard the rumor that Alex has a new book coming out Tuesday, February 28 - CassaFire.
The big day is tomorrow, but since my normal post days don't include Tuesdays, I thought today is perfect for an appetizer.
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
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…
To further whet your appetite for tomorrow's main course ... take a peek:
You may also have heard that Alex is going on a blog tour today through March 9 with chances for you to win books and prizes galore.
I have a secret. Come closer. Promise not to tell anyone?
Alex J. Cavanaugh will be my guest at the Tiki Hut NEXT MONDAY - March 5.
I'm so excited. Don't miss it - I peeked at his post already. It's great!