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Monday, March 5, 2012
Guest Blogger: Alex J. Cavanaugh
I'm honored to have Alex J. Cavanaugh guest blogging today Under the Tiki Hut. So I'll just shut up and let him take the stage. Tried to sweep off the sand, but you know how that goes.
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You know, hanging out under the Tiki Hut is pretty great.
I’m in the shade, which is good for someone like me. (Pale skin doesn’t fare well in the sun.) I have a great view of the beach. The waiter just brought me a Corona with a lime. And a water. Need to stay hydrated and sober, or this post could go south very quickly.
You know what I like best about the beach? The women!
This is awesome. I didn’t think the beach would be this crowded with women. (Most visitors only talk about the guys - I was worried!) Women strolling through the waves, stretched out on towels, and even a group playing volleyball. I could get used to this view.
And look at how young these women appear. I bet I’m twice the age of most of them.
Unfortunately, I left the Ryan Reynolds physic at home. What was I thinking? I’m in shape but not young and cut. So strolling down the beach putting on a ‘gun’ show is out of the question.
Oh well, I’ll just kick back and…
Well! One of them is approaching. Look at her curves. She’s perfect. All right, think Alex. Sit up straight. Don’t say anything stupid. Maybe I look like Ryan Reynolds in this shade. Wow, is she sexy. All right, serious expression. Don’t look too anxious…
“Did you order a Corona for me?”
Well, duh, of course she’s sexy. She’s my wife!
by Alex J. Cavanaugh
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…
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/
Book trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa6VINRGtyE.
Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cassafire-alex-j-cavanaugh/1034742568
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/CassaFire-Alex-J-Cavanaugh/dp/0982713940/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329417150&sr=1-1
Amazon Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/CassaFire-ebook/dp/B007A2TSNG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1329663355&sr=1-1