Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time to Catch Fire!

It was an interesting weekend at Book ‘Em and I’ll give you a full account on Thursday, including the time I got to spend with the wonderful Elizabeth Spann Craig. But today it’s all about one Ninja Captain and one of the nicest bloggers in the world!

Today is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour. See Alex’s BLOG for details.

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…

Available today!
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, $15.95, 6x9 Trade paperback, 240 pages
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats

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

You can visit the author’s site HERE and his book is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Amazon Kindle.

Congratulations to Alex! I know he’s been working so hard to make this day a big success. (In fact, he worked so hard he became too sick to attend a book festival this past weekend.)


  1. I agree Alex is one of the nicest bloggers , I enjoyed your post about this special day.
    Hope Alex feels better.


  2. I've got my copy! So happy to see CassFire everywhere today!

  3. The blogs are burning up with CassaFire!

  4. I think the blog-world today is catching fire with Alex's launch party. And so it should! As you say, he's the nicest blogger and always ready to help other authors. So looking forward to reading CassaFire

  5. The blogosphere sure is on fire with Alex's success! It's exciting!

  6. No one deserves it more than Alex, one of the nicest, most helpful bloggers I've met.

  7. Wow, what a cool trailer. I'll have to check this book out.

  8. Diane I think you are right ;D We've been invaded, lol

    I look forward to hearing about you, too~ATB

  9. More party time for CassaFire!

  10. The blogosphere is on FIRE today. Alex rules!! :)

  11. Congratulations to Alex! Looking forward to reading my copy of his book!

  12. I'm so excited for Alex and wish him all the best in his book release!

    I'm also intrigued to hear about Book 'Em, Diane. Don't think I didn't notice that little tease about it at the beginning!


  13. No doubt that Alex is one of the ultra-blogger elites. I sure hope his books do well. We can all take notes from him, namely this note: It takes a LOT of work to get started!

    - Eric

  14. I knew Alex would be here. It's wonderful seeing him everywhere today.

  15. I hope Alex has enjoyed every second of this day. He deserves it.

  16. I only read one post today that wasn't about Alex's new book!

  17. Alex and Catch Fire have taken over the blogging world. It's been fun stopping at all the blogs I follow that are talking about Alex's book today. CONGRATS, Alex!