Monday, September 16, 2013


Today I'm happy to help promote the latest and sadly last volume of the Cassa series.


My question for Alex was:

Is this the final book in the Cassa series?

I’m afraid it is! Since I keep jumping ahead twenty years, that means if I write another one, Byron will be eighty-two. Cassans might live longer and age slower, but he won’t be moving as fast as he used to and won’t fly anymore. I don’t want to do Byron: The Geritol Years.

Besides, the story comes full circle with CassaStorm. Time to close the book.



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 

“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
$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

$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Find CassaStorm:

Amazon -

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.

Now, for my review.
This book was the perfect end to a series I never thought I'd love. Those of you who know me, know I'm not really a space opera kind of girl, but I loved these, all of these. There was heart and real, authentic relationships, as well as a kick-ass story that kept me up late into the night, trying to find out what happens next.
In this book we connect with Byron and Athee, twenty years after we left them. They have a ten year old son now, named Bassan. Byron has been promoted to commander of the Cassian outpost in Tgren, which has been good for him. And bad. He hasn't seen war in almost twenty years, none of them have. Which leaves them completely unprepared when it shows up at their front door. But this is a war none of them could have prepared for, especially now, when it appears his family is at the center of it.
If you love the rest of the Cassa books, like I do, you'll love this one too. It has the same effortless writing style, the same deep relationships, the same wonderful tension, only this one has a few more unexpected twists. 
I'm trying very hard not to spoil it right now, but let me just say, it ends just as it should. 


  1. Melanie, thank you! And so pleased you enjoyed the third book. Glad to know I nailed the ending. Sorry it's the last one, but hope I wrapped up all lose ends.

  2. Congrats Alex on the book and good review.

  3. Congrats to Alex. I thought it was brilliant that he went 20 years in the future in his sequels. I really enjoyed CassaStorm.

  4. It sounds like an interesting book. I like stories that are developed through a series of books, because then it gives the reader a chance to see the characters grow up and change; it's also a chance to let them see how their relationships evolve.

  5. Guess it's time to write a new series! (:

  6. And there's the possibility of a short story from Alex...?
    I read about it on another blog... but probably mentioned in jest... who knows...?
    Writer In Transit

  7. I've heard a lot about these! I'll have to check them out.

  8. Byron, the Geritol Years would certainly be a unique contribution to the genre!!

    BTW, Melanie, I have an award for you on my blog. :-)

  9. I'm sure Alex will come up with something new and exciting to write about in his next book... Cant keep a good Ninja Captain down....