Taking The World By Storm!

This is my 400th post! What better way to celebrate than this!                                 

                               The Big Reveal!


By Alex J CavanaughCassaStorm 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…


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

"Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together."
– Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes


“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” – Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken


$16.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera

Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019

$4.99 EBook available in all formats


Find CassaStorm:

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1116848619?ean=9781939844002

Amazon –


Amazon Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/CassaStorm-ebook/dp/B00F2O9QMC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378811366&sr=1-1&keywords=cassastorm

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17670532-cassastorm

                              This is the question I asked Alex

Which artist/group would you choose to write/perform the Cassa Trilogy soundtrack for the big screen?

Easy – Dream Theater! They are prog rock masters and have already recorded a couple concept albums. I would be there the whole time they were recording the soundtracks as well. Maybe they’d let me play rhythm guitar on one song…

… and perhaps I could join in with some piano chords hey? Will have to check out some prog rock chords… LOL

Comment on Alex’s blog this week for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag!


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



  1. Shah Wharton on September 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Hey another minion of the Cassa Series! Great question too, I can see how enthusiastically Alex answered it. 🙂

  2. David King on September 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Hearty congrats on your quatrocentury! You must be very proud. no mean achievement, that!

  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh on September 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Thanks, Michelle! We'll both jam. And probably be asked to leave the studio…

  4. Murees Dupé on September 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    This book sounds super awesome and I just found out a few new things about the Ninja Captain. Congratulations on reaching 400 posts. That is really awesome. 

  5. Mina B. on September 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    400th post?  Go girl. And what a way to celebrate!  Wahoooo!!!!

  6. joylene on September 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Way to go, Michelle. Cassa Storm is soon to be a best seller, and you and me can say we knew Alex when….

  7. L. Diane Wolfe on September 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Congrats to you and to Alex!

  8. Gary on September 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Michelle and first of all, congrats on reaching the 400 post milestone! 🙂  And who is this Alex?  Okay, kidding.  Well done to the ninja dude and I'm predicting even bigger things from him.  

    Gary 🙂

  9. Kimberly Gabriel on September 16, 2013 at 1:51 am

    You are right! A fabulous way to celebrate your 400th post! I'm getting ready to celebrate Alex and CassaStorm as well. Thanks so much for checking in Michelle. I've had a few family things that have pulled me away from blogging lately, but all is well. 😉 You are so sweet to ask. I miss the blogosphere. 

  10. J.L. Campbell on September 16, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Wishing Alex all the best with sales! He deserves another best seller.

  11. krystal jane on September 16, 2013 at 5:19 am

    400!! Wow!! Go you! And big CONGRATULATIONS to Alex!! 

  12. Morgan Shamy on September 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Alex is SO AWESOME. Can't think of a better highlight! And holy 400… wow!!!! 

  13. Gina on September 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This sounds really awesome!

  14. Julie on September 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats on your 400th post, and congrats to Alex on a fantastic launch for CassaStorm! I think you should team up with him for the soundtrack Michelle!


  15. Teresa Coltrin on September 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Yay, Alex. Sounds like a great read.

    Congrats TO YOU for 400 posts. May you have many more. 🙂

  16. Sherry Ellis on September 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I liked your question for Alex.  He certainly knew just how to answer it!

  17. Elise Fallson on September 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    That was a great question Michelle and what a fun way to celebrate your 400th post. WOW! 😀 Congrats! 😀

  18. Yolanda Renee on September 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Cool guestion, music would make him smile!

  19. Mary on September 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Happy 400, Michelle! Woot!

    And congrats to Alex. It'd be cool to see that Dream Theater soundtrack one day featuring a solo or two from Alex.

  20. Crystal Collier on September 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    *jaw hits floor* 400? That's super-tastic! Way to go, you!

    Speaking of super-tastic, yay for Alex! (Have I used enough exclamation points?) 

  21. Jemi Fraser on September 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I'm surprised Alex didn't choose Rush!! 🙂

  22. Susan Gourley on September 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Congrats on #400. You asked an interesting question. I bet Alex had thought of that answer before you asked the question.

  23. Tina Downey on September 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hey Michelle!  Thanks for supporting my buddy Alex!  Great question.  Mine was a bit more of what we're all wondering…you'll see tomorrow!

    Tina @ <a href = "http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/">Life is Good</a>

  24. Rachna Chhabria on September 17, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Would love to see both you and Alex jam together Michelle, maybe I will sing along (off key ofcourse) for company.

  25. Lara Lacombe on September 17, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Congrats on your 400th post, and congrats to Alex on his latest release! 🙂

  26. Denise Covey on September 17, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Great post Michelle! Congrats on your 400th! And what a way to celebrate! Congrats to Alex on his latest. I will get my post up tomorrow! Phew, so much happening!

  27. tammy theriault on September 17, 2013 at 5:09 am

    congrats on the 400th post! and a big congrats to alex!

  28. Annalisa Crawford on September 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations on your 400th post – a brilliant anniversary!

    And congrats to Alex and his awesome launch. This book is huge already!

  29. Rachel Morgan on September 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Congratulations on your 400th post! And to the Ninja Captain! (He's on my blog today 🙂 I'm pretty sure's he the ONLY thing bloggers are going to be seeing this week!)

  30. susan swiderski on September 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Boy, news about this new book has been popping up all over the blogosphere. I don't usually read much science fiction, but I think y'all are wearing me down. From all I've heard, this series is terrific.


    HA! Alex sure was ready for your question, wasn't he? 

  31. Jen on September 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Huzzah for Alex! And what a great question 🙂

  32. J. A. Bennett on September 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    So happy for Alex!!! 😀

  33. DG Hudson on September 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Go Alex! And he's doing just that, travelling from blog to blog. Nice to see. I've read the first two books, but haven't got my copy of Storm yet.

    Great question to ask a writer/musician. . .

  34. Robyn Campbell on September 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hey pal, congrads on the 400th post. BODACIOUS!

    And congrads to Alex. He deserves this. I was just happy to be involved a little itty bit! *waves peace sign*

  35. Tyrean on September 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Congrats on your 400th post, and go Alex!

  36. tara tyler on September 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    terrific question, mish!! i know alex would be in heaven at that recording session!

  37. Catherine Noble (@Catherine_Noble) on September 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    400th post, amazing, you're Superwoman! 🙂

    Good luck, Alex, you deserve every bit off success that'll no doubt come flooding your way.

  38. Beverly Fox on September 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats on your 400th post!!!  And I agree- that was a great question!

  39. Medeia Sharif on September 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Now I'd like to hear Dream Theater.


    Yay for Alex's blitz. What a success. 

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