Friday, February 22, 2013

CassaStorm Cover Reveal, Visionary of Peace... And One Great Movie Recommendation!

ALEX J CAVANAUGH'S BEST SELLING epic series' third (and last?) installment will be out before we know it. And with much joy and fanfare, the cover is being revealed here!

(Wait, this is exclusive, right Alex?  Surely, this is the only place on the internet anyone can find this?)

I can't wait to read the final installment! the blurb is below.

CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. 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, shaking Bassan to the core and 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 be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

AND RELEASED LAST WEEK, was the long awaited second entry in Cindy Borgne's Vallar series of novels, Visionary of Peace. I picked up my copy as soon as I found out it was available. I'd recommend you pick this one up, and go ahead and get a copy of book one, since it's on sale right now for practically nothing. Links are below for your ease of purchase.

Seer of Mars (on SALE!)

AND FINALLY, IN SOME STUNNING PERSONAL NEWS, I shaved this week. It was the first time in several years I was clean shaven. The face underneath all that hair is not as young and pretty as I expected. I'm growing some hair back as soon as I can. Ick.

Anyone who stopped by on Tuesday should see that my blog layout experiment is now over. I actually liked 80% of the new look, but ended up finding it unusable because it hid the sidebar and it was nearly impossible to leave comments. Also, the family and I watched The Frighteners and Commando this week. So, good times were had by all.

But something also popped up on Netflix this week that I hope everyone will at least try to see: Safety Not Guaranteed. I highly recommend this flick. I thought I was going to see an art-house movie about... well, whatever those types of movies were supposed to be about, and instead got to see a very entertaining movie with stuff sci-fi fans can enjoy. Seriously, it's really good.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Why yes, it's the only place on the Internet...
And you did read it! The rough anyway. Went through even more changes since then. Guess it will be a brand new book to you.
Thanks for featuring the cover.
Congratulations to Cindy.
And first time in years you've shaved? If I did that, I might actually grow a beard. Maybe. Well, probably not.

Brinda said...

I love how you put the question mark beside 'last' on Alex's book announcement. lol

Andrew Leon said...

I haven't been clean shaven the entire time I've lived in CA, which means more than 16 years.

I'm pretty sure I have that movie on my list.

Donna Hole said...

Yay for Alex :)

You'll get used to the shiny new face Rusty. And the blog does look cool, but I do miss all the Dead God pictures. I guess I'll get used to the new look too, lol.

We get to see a movie this weekend; my son has picked that gangster squad, but its not playing this weekend so we'll either see Hansel and Gretel or Dark Skies.

Have a good weekend.


The Golden Eagle said...

Wait, what? I thought I was the only one with exclusive info about Alex's book! Drat.

I like the new blog look.

Briane P said...

More books to add to the list. Where's the picture of clean-shaven you? I need to wipe Zombie You out of my mind.

I've got "Safety Not Guaranteed" on my Netflix queue. I never know how many "ue"s to put in there. Queueueueue would still be the same, wouldn't it?

I spent the day taking care of Sweetie and Mr Bunches, who have the flu.

Or is the fleueueue?

I'm a little tired.

Jo said...

One thing Rusty, I find the font a little small and more difficult to read. If you could increase the size a tad, I would appreciate it.

I personally prefer clean shaven, but many people like beards.


Cindy said...

Ohhh, I should've checked your blog Friday. Thanks for mentioning my book. I hope you enjoy it. I'm glad your blog is back to normal.

Congrats to Alex.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I've seen Alex's book everywhere! LOL. I didn't like the layout you tried last week. It made it really difficult to comment.

Gina Gao said...

Alex's book looks really great.

Mark Noce said...

I've seen Alex's new cover popping up everywhere, always a good sign:)

M Pax said...

Congrats to Cindy and Alex.

Experimenting with layout is always fun. I'm always changing my website.