Sunday, December 09, 2012

"Tooth, fingers out of mouth."

 Today I am very excited to be talking about a series of books. These books are written by a blogger who not only always has fun posts, but spends his time in helping out new authors. His name is Alex Cavanaugh and you can find his blog HERE!

 I've yet to read his books. I was finally able to buy the first one and it is next on my list to read as soon as I get caught up on some others. There are three books in the series. CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm (Which will be out next year I believe, though I might have that wrong.) They are Science Fiction books which take place in space (and this is what drew me to them in the first place, and the covers.)
 I've heard a little about the characters since first learning of the books and they only got me more interested. The main character sounds like a lot of fun. (Whenever I hear of him I think of Captain Kirk, only more reckless. Kind of like in the movie, only not so much into the girl stalking.)

 Summery for book one:
 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?

 If you want to learn more about the books you can go to Mr. Cavanaugh's blog. (And, as soon as I read them, I plan to review the books.)

 I guess this is a good day to do his book, because today is the start of a fest in his honour. (I had forgotten the exact date. I am so bad with dates 8-P)
 This fest was put together as a way to thank Alex for all the help he has been giving to fellow authors. And what one has to do is answer four questions. So, here I go!

 In about 20 words, what does Alex look like?
 Um, I doubt anyone could know this but his wife, seeing as how he is a Ninja and all.

 In about 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
 Sean Connery or Harrison Ford. Some adventure actor...with a cool voice.

 In 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
 Indiana Jones - hm, I seem to be on some kind of theme here. (You know, smart, like a professor, but also not afraid to actually get out and do something. And help others out, even if the others shoot the backs off airplanes.)

 In 100 words, (Excluding the title0 write a flash diction using ALL these prompts:
 I'm soddy at flash fiction...but here it goes.
 The Ninja stealthily dropped to the floor and adjusted his mask to make sure it hadn't slipped. Creeping about on tip toe, he slipped from the library where the moonlight shone on the spines of the books. One standing out. Cavanaugh. The Ninja didn't stop to look at the books though, he slipped into the living room where the guitar sat. Why the IWSC wanted him to steal it was beyond him, but he'd learned not to question orders. As his fingers closed over the guitar the lights in the living room flickered on. The Ninja spun around and found himself facing a man in a dressing gown.
 "I knew you would come," the man cackled as he pointed a pistol at the Ninja. "So I moved the guitar!"
 "The guitar is right there," the Ninja calmly answered as he pointed.
 "No it isn't," the man insisted, "that is a Cosbolt."
 "What is a Cosbolt?" the Ninja couldn't help but ask.
 "I have no idea," the man confided, "but that is it."

 The End.
 Can't say I didn't warn you!

 For Bonus Points:
 In 40 words leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh, thanking her for sharing.
 Comment? Do I leave it here or on the blog...oh, none of you probably know. I shall do both then.

 "Dear Mrs. Cavanaugh,
 Your husband has been a huge help and encouragement in the writing world. So all the times he is not with you, thank you for sharing!"

Enter to Win a Free signed Copy of Haphazardly implausible!!

 Through the weeks of December 1st - 13th post about a book which has stood out to you recently - it would be preferable if this is a new book just coming out or which hasn't been out very long but it is't required.

 In your post, tell about what drew you to this book. (Cover, summery, author, website.) Tell others about it, and if you've finished it, you can tell us what you enjoyed about the story.

 (If the author has a website or blog, you might even leave a comment there to tell them about the post. Not required.)

 Once the post is up link back TO THIS PAGE. DO NOT leave the comment on my blog or it will not be counted. (As I won't be able to keep track of them)
 Leave a comment at the bottom of this page along with the link to your post. (I will be reading all the posts.)
 The comment will enter you in the giveaway.

 You may enter more then once, but you must do a new post for each comment, and it must be about a different book.

 Spread the word about new books you've discovered! 

 The winner will be contacted on the 13th. Their book will be mailed out the 14th so it will reach them at the same time as the others. I am excited to read your entries!

 Quote is from Rise of the Guardians which I talked my brother into going to see with me on Saturday.




  1. That was great! And Indiana Jones - that would be cool.
    Thanks so much Miss Jack - glad we met in this blogging world!

  2. Dear Ranger friend,
    Sorry, I haven't read this post yet. I'm just quickly replying to your comment and then I have to go finish up my studies. -_- Yay. Anywhoo -- just wanted to let you know that the 25th anniversary concert movie is on youtube. And it's all together. One part -- not 15 or so. :D I'll reply longer later....*wink*

  3. Great entry. Loved the Indiana Jones comparison! :)

  4. I thought the Idiana Jones comparison was good :D I just love finding new authors; so many possibilities!

    I watched "Hungry Earth/Cold Blood." First, I cried when Amy was taken by the ground because the Doctor seemed so distraught. "no no no!" Then Rory died. I was shocked when the crack took him. Even though I know he comes back, I cried. Poor Amy. Poor Rory :'( I was like "Don't forget amy, don't forget, please don't forget... YOU FORGOT! WHY???!!" The Doctors face :( Poor guy. He tried.

    Have you finished S1 of Merlin yet?

    God Bless

    1. Aw, Rory's death. (There is a long standing BBC joke about this.) I almost cried when he died but convinced myself he wasn't really dead. Then I was mad at Amy for forgetting him. (I'd always liked him, even when he first came on and not many else did. He is my favourite next to Donna.)

      Aye, series one of Merlin is finished. I am watching slow because Hulu only has series one and two.

  5. I keep meaning to get a quick entry in for the book giavaway...And then I realized literally everything I'm reading right now is classics xD Not a single book published even in this millenium. *facepalm*

    (Ah, yes. Hasbro sold them rights to make the comic to test out targetting their audience outside of the target demographic. I definately suggest splurging the four dollars if you really like the show.)

  6. Great tribute to Alex - he's such a nice guy! :)

  7. Love the comparison to Indiana Jones, Connery and Harrison Ford . . .definitely a great tribute to Alex! You'll know what a Cosbolt is as soon as you read his book . . .and his character definitely aren't into that girl stalking thing.

  8. Hay Jack! I tagged you here:

    Though I know you're pretty busy with your book coming out and all (and also, do you even DO tags?), but still! My apologies if you're not a tag-taker.

  9. Hi, Jack! New follower here... I thoroughly enjoyed your tribute to Alex... and HELLO, why haven't I seen more Indiana Jones???? Perfect. Thanks so much for participating! :D

  10. Indiana is my hero. Combine that with Alex - awesomeness! Thanks for participating! :)

  11. This is the first I've heard of Sean Cpnnery. I can see that. But maybe it would have to be Connery's grandson.

  12. You did a great job of honouring Alex, Jack. Bravo!


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