Friday, September 20, 2013

Alex Cavanaugh's CassaStorm hits the shelves

Hello everyone. September 15-21 belongs to our Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. The final book of his space opera trilogy: CassaStorm was released on 17th September. We the Ninja minions have decided to let Ninja Captain Alex take over the blogging world for these hectic seven days.

Let me share a secret with you. When I first met Alex online, I was stunned at his fan following. I was sure that he would ignore poor little me. I added myself to his follower list, thinking that he wouldn't even acknowledge me. Next day I was surprised to see that not only had Alex followed me back, but also left a comment. I thought that it would be a one off comment and he will never visit me again. Thank God I was wrong. Its been a few years now and I count Alex as one of my good friends who is always there for me, watching my back, encouraging and supporting me.

Drop in to his blog and be a part of the excitement. Alex is giving away lots of goodies- a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag to a lucky random commenter on his blog this week. 

I had posted a question to Alex regarding his book. Here is his reply.

My question: How did you do the research for your series? Did you read any particular books for your research?

Alex's Reply: Didn’t read any books. I’m familiar with military fighters and had access to information about them. All other research came from what I’ve soaked up over the years watching science fiction movies.

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…

“…the racial conflicts propelled much of the plot in this story, driving home a message that's relevant to our own world and giving the book an interesting texture.” 
- C. Lee. McKenzie, author of Alligators Overhead
“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse

$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.

Goodreads -

Here is the amazing book trailer.

Here is wishing Alex loads of success from all of us.


  1. Best wishes to Alex and am sure this book would be a huge hit!

  2. Yes, Alex is a great friend. So glad I somehow stumbled on his blog too. And great question and answer.

  3. Rachna, thank you! You are a good friend and glad I left that first comment.
    And my answer to your question seems so lame now...

  4. Cool... Is this book a standalone book in this series or a continuation of the story from the other two books?

    Destination Infinity

  5. I don't read much science fiction, but this sounds intriguing and relevant to contemporary issues. Best wishes on great success with this book. I wonder what will be next, now that the trilogy is finished. A new trilogy? Sci Fi again? A new genre?

  6. It's amazing how many people Alex visits daily. He must have amazing websurfing skills.

    Moody Writing

  7. Rahul, the book is already in the top 100 list :)

    Natalie, the two of us are lucky to count Alex as a good friend.

    Alex, I too am glad that you left that first comment. It was a start of a great friendship :)

    Destination Infinity, though the book is a part of a trilogy, it can also be read as a standalone book.

    Elizabeth, another series is in the pipeline for Alex.

    Mooderino, it is indeed amazing how many bloggers Alex visits daily. His time management skills are remarkable.

  8. I had pretty much exactly the same experience with Alex: was amazed at the size of his following, thought I wouldn'tamount to a bkip in hs radar, have been supported by him ever since. I swear he really does have an army of clones- I have no idea how else he gets around!

    Great question, thanks for sharing!

  9. So many have a similar story to you, Rachna. The blogosphere would be a different place without Alex around!

  10. Good luck Alex. Already in top hundred. Congrats.

  11. Alex is amazing, isn't he? I don't know how he makes time for everyone. It's like he must have lots of mini-Alex's running around doing things! lol

  12. Gotta love a good soaking! Congrats again, Alex!

    Yay, Rachna!

  13. Wishing Alex all the best! I agree, Rachna, he is one faithful and supportive friend! I appreciate the time and encouragement he's lent to me and so many others.

  14. Good luck to Alex! His book sounds great.

  15. LOL. If only all of us could absorb our research through sitting in front of a TV! ;)

  16. That's a great way to research. :)

    I rarely read books for research.

  17. I'm so very late, but I couldn't let this go by without shouting out, Yay Alex!

    Hi Rachna. See you tomorrow.