CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh #atozchallenge

The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   is off to a roaring start! Are you guys keeping up? I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ll be featuring (mostly) indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh
CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh

Today, for C, I give you a space opera: CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh.

This is the third book in a series. His first book was  CassaStar,  and the sequel, CassaFire —  both books are Amazon bestsellers, published by Dancing Lemur Press.

The third in the series, CassaStorm, will be released on September 17, 2013.

Elevator Pitch: A fun filled space opera of romance and adventure, CassaFire harkens back to its 80s influences like Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 20th Century, and Star Wars. Family friendly and sure to please fans of classic space opera in the Golden Age Style. 


Athee tossed her hair aside and eyed him expectantly. “I thought I’d ride in the cockpit with you.”

“That’s probably not a good idea.”

“Why not?”

“That’s the co-pilot’s seat.”

“Do you have a co-pilot?”

“Well, no…”

“Then this seat is open.”

Byron sighed in exasperation. Releasing her seat, he ran his fingers through his hair. This woman is too stubborn for her own good, he thought.

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Alex J Cavanaugh, or the Ninja Captain, as we bloggers know him, is the founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and a co-host of the 2011/2012/2013 A to Z Challenges. He lives in the Carolinas with his wife.


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  1. ceoln

    Cool, thanks for all the book reviews! I hope it wouldn’t be toooo cruel to point out that these here aren’t actually Amazon Best Sellers (I mean, they have an “Amazon Bestsellers Rank”, but so does every single book on Amazon; these may be very good, but they aren’t bestsellers yet!).

  2. violafury

    @Damyanti, thanks for the visit! I took your advice re: capcha vs. mod. Enjoyed my visit here today. Will bring cookies next time. Alex’s book looks to be fun and I love this genre! Having A to Z fun!

  3. Guilie

    Cool excerpt! Much success to Alex with his books 🙂 Thanks for the earlier visit to my blog, Damyanti–always a pleasure to see your name among the commenters 🙂

  4. John Wiswell

    Haha, nice of you to give Cavanagh some coverage within this blog hop he’s helped so much. The book seems to have done very well for him!

  5. Vidya Sury

    I know I commented. But it disappeared. Love the cover and yay for Star Wars! Good luck to Alex – that excerpt is so tempting!

  6. Sheena-kay Graham

    I just bought CassaStar the other day. Definitely have this book on my list as the sequel. Alex is both a talented authour and giving blogger. It’s great that this book is on your A-Z posts.

  7. Chris

    Tks for the heads up on this book, sounds exactly what I need at this very moment in time. Will go on my to read list.

  8. Melissa Bradley

    Great, great choice for C. I have to get back and check out A & B. Great job!