Monday, September 16, 2013

The Storm is About to Break!

Announcing a coming storm! Alex J. Cavanaugh’s third book in his best-selling series comes out Tuesday, September 17th. Comment on Alex’s blog this week for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag! In addition, he answered my question regarding secondary characters below.


CassaStorm

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

$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

On September 17, find CassaStorm:
Barnes & Noble
Amazon
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads




What is your favorite secondary character in each of your books?

In CassaStar, it’s Ernx, a fellow pilot. (He’s also the only one to appear in all three books.) He's light-hearted and easy-going. In CassaFire, it was the dorky scientist Mevine. The young man was just a bunch of awkward nerves, and he was fun to write. In CassaStorm, it’s a character named Piten who went from a very minor character to a much larger one when I realized how important he was to the storyline. He has a cocky attitude, similar to another character I know...


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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56 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the first two books so am really looking forward to the last one.

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  2. It's so great of you to promote Alex like this! Cant wait for his latest read!!

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  3. Good luck to Alex and CassaStorm!

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  4. Congratulations to Alex! Hope he sells a ton of books. :)

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  5. Congratulations Alex, can't wait to add all three to my library!

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  6. It's a fun series to get lost in. I love his universe and there is so much more I'd like to see set in this universe.

    Mevine is a favorite of mine and I really like Piten!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  7. He's everywhere, he's everywhere! And it's a good thing.

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  8. It's only a matter of time until I have this complete trilogy sitting proudly on my bookshelf. Way to go, Alex! :)

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  9. I really need to start reading this triology. Congrats Alex!

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  10. Ernx and Mevine were favorites of mine as well. ^_^

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  11. I read the first two books and I'm sure this one won't disappoint.

    His fans may want even more, and if he combined music and writing, he could start another series, perhaps about a space rocker. Just sayin'.

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  13. Fun secondary characters!

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  14. I like D.G.'s comment. A book about a space rocker could be very cool...

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  15. YAY! I'll be posting and reading soon.

    Have a good one, Spunk.

    xoRobyn

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  16. This sounds really amazing!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations Alex. I love your character names.

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  18. Way to go Alex! So cool to see the trilogy finally wrapped and coming into the world. Going to be a huge week for CassaStorm! :)

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  19. Secondary characters can make or break a book, eh?

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  20. Congrats to Alex! You're all over the galaxy today :)

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  21. Woo hoo for Alex! Interesting to learn who he enjoyed writing for.

    Happy Monday, Diane!

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  22. I love those secondary characters too - Mevine in particular! :)

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  23. Alex is really rocky with his series. :D

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  24. Great question. I sometimes have more fun writing the secondary characters than the main ones.

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  25. Nicely done Diane!
    Happy for Alex~
    I am looking forward to book three :D

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  26. congrats to Alex! what a storm of posts just on him! like my "storm" pun?? yes? no?

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  27. Congrats Alex! Can't wait to read it!

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  28. Looking forward to reading it, I will order through Amazon.

    Great post,
    Yvonne.

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  29. Ooh, good question. All three of those secondary characters sound great!

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  30. I'm looking forward to reading this soon! :) Congrats to Alex!

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  31. Really an insightful question to ask, Diane. I am trying to fit reading CASSASTORM into my frenzied schedule. I may have to give up some sleep time!

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  32. Alex has taken over the world today! Such fun. Good question!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  33. Secondary characters can shine in their own way. That was a good question to ask Alex. Congrats for getting through the trilogy.

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  34. Great question and answer! I need to read faster. :)

    Congrats to Alex!

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  35. Congratulations to Alex! :)

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  36. Another three books for my TBR list. I really need to put a dent in this pile :)

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  37. Great question. I really like Piten too.

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  38. Secondary characters can be fun to develop. Love it when they show they are more than just minor characters too.

    .......dhole

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  39. I was interested to hear Alex's favourite secondary characters. Good question L Diane.

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  40. Some great coverage of this book today - go Alex!

    dream... write... publish

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  41. even the names are awesome! i love mevine too! those nervous genius types are tons of fun!

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  42. Nice, Diane. Great launch article for Alex's third book!

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  43. Hi, L. Diane....

    YAY, Alex..

    So much blogger love out there for the Ninja Captain... and so well deserved.

    ALL THE BEST!!!

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  44. Alex is just everywhere! Hurray for Cassastorm!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  45. It's storming all over. Yay for Alex!

    xoRobyn

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  46. Congrats to Alex and fun question.

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  47. I have a copy and look forward to reading it.

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  48. I have been spotting Alex all over blogger's land. I hope that everyone will support him as he supports others.

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  49. Funny how who we initially perceive as minor characters can often end up taking a larger part. I guess it takes writing them to know them!

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  50. I really should start reading those books. Have a lovely weekend.

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  51. Let's hear it for the minor characters! And way to go, Alex. You're an inspiration to us all.

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