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“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, September 16, 2013


One of my favorite bloggers has a new book coming out - our Ninja Captain Alex. Here is all the info you will need to support one of the most supportive people I've ever met.
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

“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” - Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken

$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

Find CassaStorm:
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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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Karen - you rock!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have always enjoys Alex's blog - it's one of my favortites!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

He's taken over the blogging world today. Wait, I think he already did.

Arlee Bird said...

I think Alex will have another book success on his hands. He's been doing everything right.

Wrote By Rote

Karen Walker said...

Alex, happy to participate.
Optimistic, me, too!
Diane, yup!
Arlee Bird, I agree.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Excited for Alex! Love this cover. A big week for him!

Misha Gerrick said...

So excited about CassaStorm's release. ^_^

Robin said...

Congrats (again) Alex! You rock!!!

Gina Gao said...

Congrats to Alex!


Suze said...

Was just over at Alex's. This is quite the launch party!

Suzanne Furness said...

Rocking all over the blogosphere!

Michelle Wallace said...

Alex is all over the blogosphere! Congrats!
Writer In Transit

Tammy Theriault said...

congrats to alex!!!