Monday, September 16, 2013

A Storm Is Gathering....


Hang onto your hats, folks, the Ninja Captain himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh is going for a hat trick with the third installment of his Cassa series......CassaStorm!


CassaStorm
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…

As a huge sci-fi fan, this sounds pretty awesome to me. I've read where Alex took some inspiration from the old Battlestar Galactica series for this series and that, right there, is enough to sell me!

Here is what  a few other folks thought.....

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

“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

I had an opportunity to ask Alex about the future (no pun intended) of the Cassa series....as it might jump to other outlets...mainly comic books. My question was what team would he like to see helm a possible Cassa comic book series.

Alex: Excellent question, Mark!! Let’s see, for writer I’ll take Len Wein. He wrote early 70’s JLA issues that molded my young comic book mind. As for the artist – George Perez. He’s responsible for the Crisis on Infinite Earth series with the Teen Titans. (Another favorite of mine.)

I couldn't agree more and I know I'd, definitely, be picking up those issues.

So, I bet you're wondering where you can pick up CassaStorm, eh?

It will be released tomorrow (Sept. 17th)....

Paperback :  $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

Online: Barnes and Noble , Amazon , Amazon Kindle , and Goodreads.


More about the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh....

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.

Website: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlexJCavanaugh

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4287922.Alex_J_Cavanaugh


So, check out CassaStorm tomorrow (Sept. 17th) and, while you're at it, check out the rest of the Cassa series and get ready to Ride Out The Storm!

Best wishes to Alex and continued success!






19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Mark! And really dug your question.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

great stuff.... the storm is coming! this is a good storm!

Al Diaz said...

A powerful storm and is hitting everywhere!

Mark Means said...

Alex: Thank you and I'm glad I could help be a part of you 'storming' the blogosphere this week :)

Jeremy: Thanks Jeremy and I totally agree!

Al: It sure is, better not stand too close to low hanging trees :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You never know. Amanda Hocking's two book horror series got made into a comic series this year. And her horror books were self-published. Great question Mark and congrats Alex.

Maurice Mitchell said...

George Perez is one of my favorite artists Alex. Good choice. Thanks for hosting the storm Mark!

Elise Fallson said...

A comic series would be fantasitc! Make it happen! (:

S.K. Anthony said...

Ooh I do love me a good hat trick :P

How awesome if he could make it a comic series! Congrats, Alex ;)

Mark Means said...

@Sheena: I hadn't heard of Amanda Hocking before, but that sounds awesome. I'll have to check her out...thanks :)

@Maurice: Mr. Perez is one of my favorites too and a heck of a nice guy, to boot! My pleasure, Maurice :)

@Elise: No doubt and you never know, these days :)

@S.K: It would be tres' cool, for sure! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hurrah for Alex. I'm not familiar with the comic book artists so I'll take your word for it that they're good at it.

Trisha F said...

I can definitely imagine the Cassaverse appearing in comic book form. Cool idea. :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats on the release!

Julie said...

What a good friend for helping Alex get the word out about his book. I loved Battlestar Gallactica (the original) so I should like this. Congrats to Alex.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Alex! Doesn't surprise me you would ask a comic book question, Mark.

randi lee said...

Bought my copy and am already loving it!

Julie Flanders said...

Love the idea of the Cassa series continuing as comics. So happy for Alex, he's everywhere this week! :)

klahanie said...

Hey Mark,

How neat to see the ninja dude get a mention on your superb site, my friend.

Ah, a comic book series. What a marvel that would be.

Well done to Alex. Good of you to share this, Mark.

And at three in the morning I must go and find another rental clone.

Gary :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Mark,

I think a comic book series would well spectacularly for the Ninja Captain....

Ella said...

Hi Mark!
Nicely done...big cheers for Alex!
Happy Friday to you and yours
:D

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