Monday, September 16, 2013

Taking the World By CassaStorm!

I'm thrilled to help Alex Cavanaugh celebrate the release of his new book, CassaStorm. At the sign-up, we had the option of asking Alex a question about the book, and he would answer at the release announcement. So -- here's my question:

Q:  Why do you refer to your series as space opera? What is a space opera?

A:  I didn’t even know what space opera was until I landed my publisher. I just knew science fiction in general. Space opera tends to be lighter, more focused on adventure, and often epic in scope.

And now, book number 3 of the epic, bestselling series!


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…

“With a talent for worldbuilding and a compelling cast of characters, Alex J. Cavanaugh combines high powered space battles and the challenges of family dynamics to provide readers a space opera with heart.”
- Elizabeth S. Craig, author of the Southern Quilting and Myrtle Clover mysteries

“I thought the revelation was going to be one thing and I was completely wrong … CassaStorm pushes the limits…”
- Tyson Mauermann, Speculative Reviews


$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


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About the Author:
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.

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  1. Interesting that Alex's publisher called it that. So excited for the release of Alex's book.

  2. Publishers do know their stuff. Congrats Alex.

  3. I'd never heard of space opera either. Congrats, Alex!

  4. Space opera, sounds good to me! (:
    Congrats, Alex!

  5. I love Elizabeth's review...A Space Opera with heart!

  6. Hi, Gwen,

    Like you, I only learned in recent times what a space opera is supposed to be. I think through Mary.

  7. Space opera is fun to write. Congrats to Alex! Happy Monday, Gwen. I think I did tell you once, Joy.

  8. Now a space opera is one "opera" the hubs and I could enjoy watching together :-)

  9. Space operas are awesome! Congrats, Alex!

  10. I didn't know what a space opera was until I started blogging and met some of the great sci-fi writers like Alex and M.Pax. I'd never even heard of it before. Great question and I'm so happy for Alex!

  11. Hey Gwen,

    I suppose it wouldn't be a daytime Space Opera. All the best for Alex. And thank you for being a part of the announcement, Gwen.

    Gary :)


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