February 28, 2012

Cassafire Book Release party

 Catch Fire! Blog Party

Rek here...do click on the play button to hear my, less than a minute speech.
 (And Alex, since you asked...that childish voice is definitely mine!) :P

Cassafire, the second book in the space opera trilogy by Ninja Captain and a very supportive fellow blogger Alex Cavanaugh releases today.

There is a blog tour, which runs from February 27 through March 9 – and anyone who comments on his blog posts during that time can win a special package from his publisher: a copy of both CassaFire and CassaStar, a large tote bag, and a mug.

And remember, don't make too much noise or get too friendly in the first meeting, our hero Byron loves his privacy...and he likes intelligence in a person, so go easy on the make up and high heels, they won't get you past the chip on his shoulder. 
How do I know? Elementary Telepathy!!  My Dear Watson.  ;) 

Alex , the author on the other hand, works in web design and graphics and is friendly. He has also worked with an adult literacy programme for a number of years...how cool is that??
He loves to review movies and music on his blog and spent countless hours visiting other blogs. 
 He co-hosts a number of blogfests, the latest being the A-Z challenge in April and created the IWSG - the insecure writer's support group where writers and authors crib and lend a hand every month.
A self confessed Sci-Fi fan who is said to play a mean guitar and "looking around before whispering in your ear'" has a hopeless crush on Kate Beckinsale (yes, the Underworld babe).

 I started following his blog after last year's A-Z...my stalking of his blog posts process reminds me of Edward and Bella with roles reversed. But I don't blink and bite my lips incessantly nor does Guruji 'Sparkle' or do skycraper jumps (correct me if I am wrong).The misfit lurking on a successful author and blogger's cyberspace. It took me almost the end of last year to start commenting, and his responses helped me connect with the other heavyweights around and really enjoy the process of blogging. So I owe you and many others a vote of thanks for the dose of confidence.

Moving on to the matter at hand, a written and virtual tour of his current book-----

CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh.JPGA blurb of the book :

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…

Science fiction - space opera/adventure
 $15.95,  paperback, 240 pages
EBook $4.99, available in all formats

Available at
Barnes and Noble - Cassafire
Amazon                -  Cassafire
Amazon Kindle     -  Cassafire

 A trailer of what you can expect from the book :


Bikramjit said...

Right listened and you got a lovely voice i must say :)

you have a nice day tooo ...



Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm catching fire too, of course. Still awaiting Byron's response to my offer of coffee at any Starbucks of his choosing.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Alex! I'm still holding out hope for that coffee cup!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rek, that was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for creating the short video (was that you speaking?) and the kind words. You are truly awesome.

M Pax said...

I like your voice. The video you made is really cool, Rekha.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations, Alex! Love the premise of this story.

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Alex!

Miranda Hardy said...

So happy for Alex!

MISH said...

Rek, this is REALLY special - you've personalised the Cassafire Book Release... must say that I love your voice.
Well done!

Rachel Morgan said...

Such a nice personal touch with that little Voki avatar of yours :-) And congratulations, once again, to Alex :-)

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! I love your personal touch to Alex's CassaFire book release! Congrats to Alex! :D

Susan Kane said...

Alex has quite a following! I just bought his book, and look forward to reading it! Love your site, and its lovely design. Put me down as a follower!

Empty Nest Insider said...

What a creative video! I just stopped over from Alex's place, and I'm glad that I did! Hope to see more of you! Congrats to Alex! Julie

Pat Tillett said...

Nice of you Rek! I bought the book yesterday and hope start reading it VERY soon...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan and Pat, thanks for buying my book!

Rek, I featured this post today because it was so special.

Donna Hole said...

How creative! That was a splendid video and unique write-up.

I tagged you in a q&A at my blog. I hope you'll play along :)


Tomz said...


I listened to you voice..and thats wonderful..I have become a fan of your voice..and the way you talk..let me also try that wonderful gadget you use..

Susan Kane said...

You have a sweet voice. Your blog design is lovely! I bought Alex's book the day it was released, and look forward to getting it!

nutschell said...

Alex is king when it comes to comments. Certainly a man with lots to teach. Hurray for Cassafire!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the way you added your own voice to this post! :) I've never seen that before on a blog.

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