Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Storm of the Century


In case you've been living under a rock, I'm pleased to announce that CassaStorm, the final installment of Alex J. Cavanaugh's thrilling space opera trilogy is finally here. Since Alex gave everyone the opportunity to ask a question, I decided to delve deep into uncharted territory. 

I asked him what his middle initial "J." stood for. Surely his explanation would  reveal what drove him to become an award winning author, mentor, friend, and leader of the blogging community. It would also explain his love of science fiction. Just as I was about to introduce Alex "Jedi" Cavanaugh, he unveiled his middle name as "Joseph." Then it all started to make sense. The soundtrack from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat began playing in my mind. Alex is all about making the author's and insecure writer's dreams come true. He also never leaves his followers starving for attention

CassaStorm
By Alex J.  Cavanaugh     
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…

CassaStorm by Alex J Cavanaugh


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…

“With a talent for worldbuilding and a compelling cast of characters, Alex J. Cavanaugh combines high powered space battles and the challenges of family dynamics to provide readers a space opera with heart.”
- Elizabeth S. Craig, author of the Southern Quilting and Myrtle Clover mysteries

“I thought the revelation was going to be one thing and I was completely wrong … CassaStorm pushes the limits…”
- Tyson Mauermann, Speculative Reviews

“…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

$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

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.





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38 comments:

  1. Great post, as Lee commented to me "There's no one quite like Alex". I wholeheartedly agree.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne - Alex really is one of a kind! Thanks Yvonne!

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  2. I'm not sure which is funnier - Jedi or Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
    Thanks Julie and I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Alex - I'm so excited for you, and you really have helped make blogger's dreams come true! Thanks for everything!

      Julie

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  3. I love visiting your place Julie. There's always a good laugh!
    Alex is one of the most supportive blogging buddies...

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    1. Michelle - He really is incredibly supportive! Thanks Michelle!

      Julie

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  4. Jedi would have been such a great name. Maybe he could change it by deed poll.

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    1. Rosalind - I'm sure that Alex will take it into consideration!

      Julie

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  5. I think Alex "Jedi" Cavanaugh sounds about right. And congrats to Alex.

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    1. Luanne - It does have a nice ring to it! Hope that things are getting better for you in Colorado.

      Julie

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  6. Now I will be hearing that soundtrack in my head when I visit Alex's blog. Have to admit Jedi would have been the best LOL. :D

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    1. Julie - It was such a great soundtrack! Jedi definitely suits Alex!

      Julie

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  7. I think jedi is a great alternative to ninja. : )

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    1. Susanne - It just reminded me of Alex! Thanks Susanne!

      Julie

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  8. Joseph is a good, colorful, strong, Biblical middle name for our Captain. I prefer it to Jedi. That was a great question, Julie.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn - Jedi fit in well with Alex's love of science fiction. I agree that Joseph is a strong name for our fearless leader! Thanks Robyn!

      Julie

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  9. Jedi would have been awesome but somehow Joseph seems more fitting for him.

    All the best to you, Alex!!

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    1. Elsie - Maybe Alex could go by Joseph during the week, and save Jedi for the weekends! It's only fair!

      Julie

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  10. Thanks for the review. It sounds like a most readable book.

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    1. Yvonne - I'm sure that it will be a great read! Thanks Yvonne!

      Julie

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  11. Hi Julie,

    Delighted to see the ninja dude, Alex, has made it to your lovely site on his ongoing tour. Great stuff and congrats to Alex.

    Jedi would have been appropriate and a great question, Julie. Joseph does seem to make sense, though. Oh and thanks a lot, I just had a vision of a psychedelic coat! :)

    Gary

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    1. Gary - You probably still have a psychedelic coat from the 70's in your closet! Yes Alex Joseph Jedi Cavanaugh is having an incredible launch for CassaStorm! Thanks Gary!

      Julie

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  12. Love your intro and your question. Personally, I think he should change it to Jedi.

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  13. Wow, Alex is EVERYWHERE today!

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  14. Rhonda - Or he could just combine them. Joseph-Jedi would be ideal middle-names for the big screen adaptation! Thanks Rhonda!

    Libby - He is and will continue to take the blog world by storm!

    Julie

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  15. This sounds very exciting and action packed. Good luck with the book, Alex! I'm sure it will be a great success. It has all the right ingredients and it sounds as if there's some great writing too! I'll have to watch the video later as I can't see it at the moment.

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    1. Val - Sorry that you had trouble downloading the video. I couldn't agree with you more about all of the rave reviews for CassaStorm! Thanks Val!

      Julie

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  16. So agree that Alex is always there for us. Great post.

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head Natalie! Thank you!

      Julie

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  17. Joseph. I learned something new today about Alex.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Lee - It was an interesting revelation for all of us. Thanks Lee!

      Julie

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  18. I haven't been living under a rock, so I'm familiar with Alex's new book (love that intro) although I didn't know the J stood for Joseph. My guess would have been Jedi, too.

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    1. Jenn - Alex was everywhere during the CassaStorm launch last week, so that's why I wrote the intro. Jedi would have been fun for awhile, but I don't think you ever tire of Joseph. Thanks Jenn!

      Julie

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  19. Hi Julie .. Alex has had an excellent turnout - even apparently being on FB, which he doesn't do! But Jedi and Joseph .. good names ... it's been fun visiting some and finding out their questions for Alex and his answers ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  20. I purchased this book and am so impressed! Even if I don't participate in the promotions, I am always thrilled by what I read!

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  22. Hilary - It has been fun learning more about Alex!

    Susan - That's great news! I'm sure that Alex will really appreciate it!

    Julie

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