Monday, February 27, 2012

Wanna Party?

My favorite reason for blogging is the opportunity to meet so many fun and interesting people. If you're reading this, count yourself in the above, even if I haven't met you yet.

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

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…


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!

38 comments:

Gail said...

I have read Alex's first book and enjoyed it.

With your teaser, I think he is working up to a romantic third in this series!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you so much, Carol! Honored to be a best blogging buddy and looking forward to invading the Tiki Hut next week. There will be girls, right?

Jennifer Shirk said...

Very cool! Looking forward to his post!

Jan Morrison said...

This looks so good. Space romance - grumpy guy forced to be nice to upstart woman. Sounds like Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn! Love it. And I look forward to Alex's post.

Joanne said...

Exciting times for Alex, wishing him all the best with CassaFire!

Linda G. said...

Congrats to Alex! I look forward to reading his guest spot. :)

LR said...

Looking forward to the guest post. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! I'm glad you posted this TODAY. My memory sucks rocks and I am scheduled to participate tomorrow, but knowing me, I might have forgotten.

PAH-TAY PAH-TAY PAH-TAY!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the post, have just submitted my post for Alex as tomorrow have to be out early.
Look forward to your review with Alex in March.

Yvonne.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! to Alex and looking forward to the post.

Ciara said...

Alex is everywhere this week! :)

Cassie Mae said...

Too excited to form coherent words!

EEEEPPPP!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Exciting times for Alex, indeed!

L.G.Smith said...

Alex has activated his Ninja army and he is everywhere this week!

Congrats to him on the release, and I'll be checking in on Monday for the CassaFire invasion.

Liza said...

Hooray for Alex!

Mason Canyon said...

I'm looking forward to Alex's Catch Fire Blog Party tomorrow and enjoyed your appetizer today.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Carol Kilgore said...

I have been out all day and I see my comment window looks different. I'll be back in just a bit to catch up.

Julie said...

That's awesome, I'm looking forward to Alex's post. :)

Lydia Kang said...

Hooray for Alex! Hope tomorrow goes well all around the blogiverse. (I'm posting for him too. )
:)

Clarissa Draper said...

I hope Alex sells lots of books!

Glynis Jolly said...

That was a great trailer. Did he do it himself or did he pay to have it done? I'm sure is will help with the sales of his book.

Tami Brothers said...

Man! Had not heard of this and might not have checked it out otherwise. BUT since it was on your blog, I read the blurb and watched the video. Both grabbed me. I will definitely check it out.

Thanks for sharing.

Tami

Carol Kilgore said...

Gail - I'm reading CassaStar now.

Alex - Of course we have girls :)

Jennifer - You'll like it.

Jan - Tracy and Hepburn. A great pair.

Joanne - Same here!

Emily R. King said...

Yay for Alex! I can't wait to read CassaFire. I'd love to win one of his ARC's.

Talli Roland said...

Yay for Alex! I'm loving seeing his book everywhere today!

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda - I'm so late. Today is Alex's big book day!

LR - Great!

Hart - I can relate to that problem :)

Yvonne - I think we're all having fun with Alex. So to speak, LOL.

Stephen - You have fun on your blog tour, too :)

Laura Eno said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this! Congrats, Alex!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to Alex on his release. I'm sure his sales will be through the roof. He certainly deserves it.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ciara - Yes he is!

Cassie Mae - LOL!

Elspeth - For sure.

Luanne - I hope Alex has enough energy left after today :)

Liza - My thoughts exactly :)

Linda Kage said...

Major congrats to Alex! Wicked awesome trailer.

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - Since it is tomorrow already [gah!] I'm seeing Alex EVERYWHERE!

Julie - Don't miss it!

Lydia - I believe Alex is having an amazing day.

Clarissa - I hope so, too.

Glynis - Probably his publisher.

Carol Kilgore said...

Tami - Fantastic! I'm reading his first book now, and it's great.

Emily - Fingers crossed for you :)

Talli - I'm loving that, too :)

Laura - So am I.

J.L. - I agree!

Linda K - I love his trailer, too.

Southpaw said...

More time for partying, yeah!

Medeia Sharif said...

This blog party is huge. I'm seeing it all over the place. Way to go, Alex. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Southpaw - LOL!

Medeia - I know!

Leigh Covington said...

How fun for you to be a part of the book launch! I'm excited about his book! It's impossible not to know about. It's everywhere! Can't wait to get my copy :)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the heads up.

Carol Kilgore said...

Leigh - It is fun!

Kathi - My pleasure :)