Friday, September 20, 2013

Cassa Storm. . .And Then There Are The Small Things

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…

What Some Are Saying:

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse

"Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together."
- Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes

“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
A few weeks ago I sent Alex this question: Is there a chance we'll see Bassan as a young scientist, saving the universe, but not like his father did?
Here's his answer:  
I can picture what Bassan would be like as a young adult and could easily write short stories that feature him, but not sure I could pull off another book. Besides, I am content to end this storyline now. Maybe I could hold a fan fiction contest and let readers come up with their own versions of Bassan’s future?

Get your copy today. I read it. I reviewed it. I never review books that I can't applaud. I gave this ****, and I don't give **** easily. 

$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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I'm supposed to be on break, but I'd promised Alex to post about his book, so this is my September EXCEPTION POST. And since it's Friday here's my Small Things Celebration post as well.

My break is a small thing, but it has been very big for me. I managed to list my mom's house with a realtor, set up an estate sale and see that she was in a facility where she could get the best daily therapy. She's improved a lot with the care she's getting. So my celebration has everything to do with all of that. 

Then, in the middle of all this. . . well, I'll keep that for when I return to blogging in October! 

In the meantime, here's that infamous Linky List. Go see what others are celebrating. 


  1. That's good to hear about your mother and her house!
    Appreciate you taking a break from your break to announce my book. And very honored you gave it four stars. You rock!

    1. I enjoyed the story, but I've told you that. Thanks for the visit and all that you do for fellow writers.

  2. You had to post for Alex!

    Good luck with the estate sale. Did one of those two years ago.

    1. Biting my nails, Diane. This has been the hardest job ever. Well besides promoting books that is. :-)

  3. I'm so glad to hear that your life is getting less hectic and pressured. I hope everything goes smoothly from now on. See you in Oct! :-)

    1. Thanks, Lexa! I'll be back with a few more "laugh" lines.

  4. Glad things are progressing in the right direction durint your break. Tickled to see Alex making wonderful stops all over the blogosphere and can't wait to hear what you news will be :-)

    1. Hi Angela! Am loving my break, but missing my blogger friends.

  5. So glad your mom has improved and that you were able to list the house, best of luck.

    Congrats to Alex. See you back in October ;)

    1. Appreciate the thoughts, S.K. Thanks so much.

  6. I'm so glad your mom is doing well and you were able to get her the care she needs!

    Looking forward to your return in October. :)

  7. I'm so glad things are calming down with your mom. Family worries can add so much stress. Way to be smart enough to take a break!

    1. Breaks are necessary. Just hard to convince myself sometimes! :-)

  8. I just saw Alex's book on Kindle and he's cracked the Top 100 in his genre. Go Alex go!

  9. That's a tough step for you and your mom. Good luck with everything, Lee!

    And big congrats to Alex!!!

  10. Human, Lee,

    How pawesome to see that the ninja dude, Alex, has had his tour stop at your must-read site. To think you took time out from your time out to pawst this up. I'm wishing Alex much fulfilment with his book and the wonder that it will create with the readers.

    I know you and your loved ones are going through some stressful times with your beloved mother. May it get better and you can all relax.

    Look forward to your imminent, more regular return to blogland. Good grief, there's that infamous "kinky" list.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

  11. Good to hear about your mom and her house - enjoy your blogging break.

  12. Glad you're helping your mom. Have a great rest of your break.

  13. Awww hope all goes well with the selling of the house. It must be a stressful time for you right now, but its great all you are doing to help you mum. Have a nice weekend.

  14. I'm glad your mom is doing better. I know that must be a huge concern off your mind. Now it can be more about being with her rather than worrying about her.

  15. Congrats to Alex!

    SO happy to hear that your Mom is on the mend. That is WONDERFUL news and a definite cause to celebrate....

    Enjoy the rest of you time and weekend. Looking forward to your news in October.

  16. Congrats to Alex. Lee, so glad to hear about your mom being on the mend and getting the care she needs.

  17. I thought you were supposed to be on break, young lady! Now get back to relaxing and fun in the sun (before winter hits).

    Good question and answer!

    Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I always love a visit from Lee. ;)

    M.L. Swift, Writer

  18. Hi Lee .. glad your mother is more settled, as are the parts of her life that you can sort right now ... gosh hope that hiccup isn't a terrible hiccup ..

    Thinking of you .. cheers Hilary

  19. I'm so glad that you've managed to set your mom up so that she gets the best daily therapy.
    Enjoy the rest of your hiatus. See you in October!
    Take care CLee.

  20. Lee- I am so glad the break has been so productive for you. Hopefully getting things settled with your mom has helped to relieve some tension for you. We miss you be we are happy you are getting to take a break.

    Very curious about what happened in the middle of everything... I guess I will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your time away. :)

    Congrats to Alex~

  21. I'm glad things are working out for you and your mother. Hugs. Take as long a break as you need.

  22. It sounds like you're taking wonderful care of your mom, and she's very lucky to have you. It seems like you've accomplished a lot in such a short time. I went through a similar experience with my mom, so I know how difficult this must have been for both of you. Don't forget to take care of yourself too Lee.

    I remember reading your rave review about CassaStorm! Congrats to our four star Ninja Captain!


  23. Good SEPTEMBER exception post! Now go back to your much-needed break.

  24. I'm so glad to hear your mother is doing better. It's a very difficult thing you're going through. I've been there. I'll send prayers and positive thoughts your way.

    Alex, a fan fic contest?!!! That would be FUN!

  25. Congrats to Alex on the book, and I'm glad your break is going well...enjoy the rest of it!

  26. Alex is quite a ninja - he's on my blog this week, too :)
    Kudos to you for taking such good care of your mom.

  27. Alex is an amazing asset to the writing/blogging community. I see and hear about him being supportive of so many people.

    It sounds like you've found a good place for your Mum.

    Enjoy the rest of your break. :)

  28. What a wonderful kickoff for Alex's new book! Great question, Lee. I also asked a question of Alex. If he could invent something from an alternate universe, what would it be? His answer was a good one. He'd invent a teleporter. That sure would come in handy, huh?

    Glad you're taking (or took) September off. Sounds like you're dealing with a lot of things. I hope your mom is doing well and all goes smoothly with the sale of her home. Take care of yourself. Hope you have a great weekend.


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