Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pew! Pew! New Release CassaFire and More!

I've been looking forward to this release for some time now. PewPewLazerGunsBBQsauce! At last it has arrived!

CassaFire
by Alex J. Cavanaugh

CassaStar was just the beginning…

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan’s technology and strange mental abilities.

To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…

Available today!
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, $15.95, 6x9 Trade paperback, 240 pages
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats

CassaFire is the sequel to Cavanaugh’s first book, CassaStar, an Amazon Top Ten Best Seller:
…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

You can visit the author’s site at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/ 
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Also on the menu is Charmaine Clancy's debut: My Zombie Dog
PewPewZombieSauce!

On Zane’s 14th birthday he had to bury a dog. The next morning it’s in his room, tail wagging.

This is not the dog he wanted. No, Zane longed for a cool Collie or Shepard. Now he’s stuck with this scraggy, smelly undersized mutt. As if the dog wasn’t embarrassing enough, his mum wants to name it ‘Fluffy’. No way. Zane figures it dug itself out of the ground, so its name is Fossil.

Fossil's a mean dog and will snap and bite at people... but why are those people bitten turning sluggish and craving strange food items like brains? Can Zane rid himself of this mutt and save his town from a zombie outbreak?

You can visit the author’s site at http://clancytales.blogspot.com where she is running an amazing giveaway from now until the end of March.

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I'm so looking forward to reading both these books. What books have you recently enjoyed?

38 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased for Alex, I hope it's a huge success - and My Zombie Dog sounds like real fun :-)

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  2. Awesome post! I came to see more on Alex's book, he's done such a great job marketing this series, but what a pleasant surprise to find mine there too!
    Thanks Lynda, good luck with the contest!
    Wagging Tales

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  3. Zombie dogs and Lazer Guns! What a combination.
    Thanks so much, Lynda. This has been one wild week so far.

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  4. Wow those books sound interesting! Plus it's wonderful you help other writers promote their work.

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  5. I just finished When Pigs Fly by Bob Sanchez. Good luck to Alex and Charmaine with their new releases!

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  6. Oh, and if I haven't already said so, thanks for posting the image of OPENING on your side bar. Very cool!

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  7. A big CONGRATS to both authors on their new releases!

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  8. Yay for Alex! I've already got my copy of CassaFire. : )

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  9. "PewPewLazerGunsBBQsauce!" Hehe! Love it!

    Congrats to Alex and Charmaine! Love the cover for My Zombie Dog. :D

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  10. Huge congrats to Alex! And that Zombie dob book--what a great idea. I love it! :)

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  11. Ha, the "pew, pew" in your title made me think of my son. That's his sound for shooting things.

    I've heard lots about CassaFire, thanks for showcasing it!

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  13. Haha, had to laugh at the "pew pew" bit. Wow, Alex and CASSASTAR are all over the blogosphere these last few days!! Best wishes to him and his books. :) Oh my gosh--the ZOMBIE DOG cover! That dog silhouette/graphic cracks me UP!!! Priceless.

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  14. Hah! "PewPewLazerGunsBBQsauce!"

    Oh, Lynda, you made my day. :)

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  15. Alex has achieved blog domination. :) Oh, that Pew Pew cracked me up!

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  16. Charmaine, I'm halfway through reading MY ZOMBIE DOG and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Best wishes.

    Alex, your book is next on my list. I'm looking forward to it.

    Dez, I know right! Coolest name for a Zombie dog, lol.

    Stephen, When Pigs Fly is a lark! I loved it.

    Carol, Yes, the graphics for My Zombie Dog cover are fantastic.

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  17. Woohoo for Alex:)

    Love the My Zombie Dog book... going to check it out.

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  18. Congratulations to Alex! I like the sound of his Cassa Fire.

    And I wonder about Zombie dogs...

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  19. I think the blogosphere caught fire like a rocket engine. CassaFire is everywhere.

    Right now I'm reading a friend's MG novel, Prince Ezrik and the Morpheus Curse. Charming story. Also peeking at The Sword Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Good stuff.

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  20. thanks for these recommendations!!

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  21. That Zombie dog looks so cute, and yay for Alex!

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  22. I've seen Alex's book everywhere! So happy for him! :D

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  23. Congrats to Charmaine and Alex.

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  24. Pew! Pew! I luv it:) My wife and I have often debated about how men and women make different sounds for laser guns.

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  25. I love the way you introduced the post. :)

    My Zombie Dog sounds like a fun story--though elements of the blurb remind me of Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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  26. So exciting!
    Congratulations Alex and Charmaine.
    The books look great.
    xx

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  27. Nice to meet you. Good luck with A-Z. I look forward to your posts.

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  28. Both the books sound wonderful. Will add them to my TBR pile.

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  29. Best wishes to both Alex and Charmaine on their releases!

    Jai

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  30. So many great books, so little time!!!!!!!

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  31. I hope to read both these books.

    Congrats to Alex and Charmaine.

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  32. A coming of age tale with a zombie dog? I'm now following this author's blog.

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  33. I'm so pleased for Charmaine!

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  34. Wow, I didn't know CassaFire was a top ten bestseller on Amazon. That is so AWESOME!! I love SF so I will definitely check both of these out. Now zombies... I just can't bring myself... even for dogs :)

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  35. Thanks so much for your comments and enthusiasm for these great books. I'll come and visit each and everyone of you as soon as I can.

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