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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A new release by our ninja captain!! What a creative way to launch a book.



SCAVENGER HUNT! Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks & postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex? Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)

Available today!
Dragon of the Stars
By Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064 EBook ISBN 9781939844057
What Are the Kargrandes? http://whatarethekargrandes.com/

The ship of legends…

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?

One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Purchase:

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. 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. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm. 



Dragon of the Stars - Alex J Cavanaugh.jpgMini Alex 13.jpg

33 comments:

TBM said...

wonderful seeing the news of Alex's book everywhere.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Karen! Mini-Alex is hiding well...

lilicasplace.com said...

Hi Karen, visiting from Alex's blog. Trying to find Mini-Alex but his picture doesn't come up.

I'm happy that you're helping Alex promote DotS with us. Have a great day and I'll pass by again. Eva

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Mini Alex is titled... "13" he is invisible...

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Fun way to release a book! I'm excited for Alex.

And wondering where Mini Alex is!

Karen Walker said...

Yikes, sorry folks, thought the picture of mini - Alex would automatically appear but he didn't. Hope you come back to find him.

Arlee Bird said...

Another coup for Alex!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - he's in the oven. Congrats, Alex.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Karen! At first I though this hunt would be giving clues to ONE place where M-A is. Obviously not! But what the heck M-A doing on an oven rack? Playing CLUE?? M-A did it in the oven with a carving knife?

S. L. Hennessy said...

What? Say it isn't so! Mini-Alex is in the oven! Good thing he's too cool to get burned.

Tamara Narayan said...

Mini Alex, you better get you and that book out of that oven, pronto! I hate to break it to you, but you are both flammable.

Suzanne Furness said...

Looks to me like Mini-Alex is playing it cool on the BBQ!

Karen Walker said...

You guys are so so funny. I agree, mini Alex needs to get out of there pronto

Toinette Thomas said...

Oh no, where's the dragon. He's needs to fly into the oven or grill and save Mini-Alex. 8O

jaybird said...

Good stuff. Who wouldn't want a Mini-Alex?? Great to see all the support for Alex.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Good luck with your new book, Alex, and happy launch day!

Jay Noel said...

Even Mini Alex's Doctor Who scarf can't spare him from the head of the mighty oven!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oh no! That's the trouble with reading and cooking with the oven at the same time - it's possible to put the book in the oven instead of dinner! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - enjoy your blogging break and getting lots of writing and editing done ..

Alex is everywhere and mini Alex is now in your oven - I'm worried .. cheers Hilary

Karen Walker said...

I think I misunderstood how the scavenger hunt would work - thought we'd have to find mini alex in the photos on each of the blogs. This is so way better than that. Thanks, all for the visits and funny comments.

Mason Canyon said...

Great to see Alex's book release throughout blogdom. Congrats to Alex!

Sarah Foster said...

I don't think the oven is a safe place for that book OR Mini-Alex!

lilicasplace.com said...

Yikes! Poor Mini-Alex, he's either in the oven or on a BBQ rack! Mini-Alex and the book are in Danger...Someone get them out! Aye.

Al Diaz said...

Mini Alex is cooking something. Probably good ideas. :)

Truedessa said...

He is hiding in the oven getting ready to turn up the heat on his new release..

Shell Flower said...

Mini Alex knows that this new release is HOT. He's getting used to the heat in the oven :)

Beverly Fox said...

Oh no! Someone get mini Alex out of the oven before that awesome new book he's got burns up!

Lynda R Young said...

Apparently mini Alex's scarf isn't warm enough because it looks like he popped into the oven.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Ack! Mini-Alex must have stumbled into the house of the witch from Hansel and Gretel. Run, Mini-Alex!

~Brandy~ said...

Oh ya! Mini Alex is gearing up to get his grill on! Maybe with some of those potatoes and onions from the last stop!
Looking forward to exploring your space now, Karen!
Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

Dean K Miller said...

That ain't no shrimp on the barbie. It's Mini-Alex hot as ever!

Spacerguy said...

Mini Alex.... Hes buying a barbecue lighter gun to fire up the Dragon's engines.

Lisa said...

In the oven!?! Be careful Mini Ninja! Don't get burnt! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com