Wednesday, 20 October 2010


First I want to give a special birthday mention to Lenny Lee who turns eleven today.

A huge happy birthday Lenny!

And second. When I read that the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh's CassaStar's book release was getting closer I knew I wanted to help spread the word. So, with my happy dance remaining between myself and the laptop, I present CassaStar!

Here's the blurb.

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s 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. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

CassaStar is avaliable now. :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you Isabella!

And I 'met' Lenny yesterday when he commented on a site featuring my book and we exchanged emails. Hope this birthday is better than previous ones!

Matthew Rush said...

Happy Birthday Lenny! Congrats Alex!

These are two of my favorite peeps. Yay!

Renae said...

Happy B-day to Lenny and congrats to Alex!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Darn it, now it's going to sound like I copied what everyone else said. ;)

Congrats to Alex and happy birthday to Lenny!

Samantha Bennett said...

Ooh, thanks for the book recommendation! Love me some sci-fi. :)

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Yay, Lenny's birthday! And Yay Alex's belated book birthday! I haven't read any sci-fi in so long. I'm really going to have to pick this one up!

Thanks, Lindsay!

Deb Salisbury said...

Happy birthday, Lenny!

Congrats, Alex! Your book is on my "I want it" list.

Vicki Rocho said...

Yay for both Alex and Lenny!

Jen Daiker said...

Happy Birthday to Lenny!!!!

Yay to Alex's book birthday!

Guinevere said...

I'm looking forward to reading CassaStar!

Shannon said...

So excited for Alex! Hoping he has great success!