Monday, February 27, 2012

CassaFire by Alex Cavanaugh-It's Release Day!!!!

I'm super excited today as it's 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 Alex’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 site for details:

His blog tour runs from February 27 through March 9 – and anyone who comments on his great blog posts during that time can win a special package from his publisher.  

The Twitter hashtag for the party is #CatchFire

Alex is also responsible for the birth of The Insecure Writers' Blog, where writers can find a great support group that posts the first Wednesday of every month. Be sure to check this out.

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 at

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

For My Special Valentine

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I've decided to go with a simple yet special blog...just for my hubby, Michael.

Stock Images - Valentine's day
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We've been together 15 years and married for nearly 14 (of course, he would say over 100 and chuckle). With lots of ups and downs, somehow we are still one. And believe me, there is no special secret. We're still learning and growing. I don't believe that ever ends. Even at our wits end with one another, we manage to lift ourselves up above and find our way back.

I'm going to share our wedding song lyrics, It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Dancin' In The Dark
Middle Of The Night
Takin' Your Heart
Holdin' It Tight
Emotional Touch
Touchin' My Skin
Askin' You To Do
What You've Been Doin'
All Over Again
Oh, It's A Beautiful Thing
Don't Think I Can Keep It All In
I've Just Gotta Let You Know
What It Is That Won't Let Me Go

It's Your Love
Just Does Somethin' To Me
Sends A Shock Right Through Me
Can't Get Enough
And If You Wonder
About The Spell I'M Under
It's Your Love

Better Than I Was
More Than I Am
All Of That Happened
By Takin' Your Hand
Who I Am Now
Is Who I've Wanted To Be
Now That We're Together
Stronger Than Ever, Happy And Free
Oh, It's A Beautiful Thing
Don't Think I Can Keep It All In
And If You Ask Me Why I'll Change
All I Gotta Do Is Say Your Sweet Name
It's Your Love
Just Does Somethin' To Me
Sends A Shock Right Through Me
Can't Get Enough
And If You Wonder
About The Spell I'M Under
It's Your Love

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