Monday, March 5, 2018

CASSASTAR REVIEW and READ AN EBOOK WEEK

What an exciting way to start March., 2018. 

First, I'd like to share the latest book I've read with you, CASSASTAR by Author Alex J. Cavanaugh. 


I love the colors in this cover, and the ships promise adventure and excitement, at least to me.

Here are my thoughts.



CASSASTAR


By Alex J. Cavanaugh



Imagine flying through the air, zeroing in on your target. The pilot of the other craft also has you in his sights. The tension builds. You fire. The opponent fires. What happens next? If you enjoy space stories, action, and unforgettable characters, take a look at CassaStar by Author Alex J. Cavanaugh.


The characters are what draw me to a story. In CassaStar, we meet Byron, a young pilot with an attitude. Byron is an excellent pilot, better than most, but his life has left him with wounds that don’t seem to heal. Bassa is an older, experienced senior officer in charge of training pilots and navigators. He’s also a navigator who has unpleasant memories of his own.


When Byron and Bassa meet, and Bassa becomes Bryon’s navigator, both of their lives change. But is it too late for the two men to overcome the disappointments of their past lives and find the peace, love, and family they’ve always wanted?


In addition to the gentle touch of friendship and family in the story, the author’s descriptions of the battle scenes are so realistic I felt like I was there, holding my breath that Byron and his navigator would win each battle. Even though I seldom read sci-fi, CassaStar held my attention. There was never a dull moment and the nice mix of action, characters and their goals, and suspense kept my attention until the last page.


Alex J. Cavanaugh has written a story that should appeal to readers, young and old. CassaStar would make a nice addition to high school libraries, your own library, and to public libraries, as well. 



Happy Reading!

Next, did you know that March 4th through the 10th is Read An EBook Week? It is.


Artwork copywrited Tamian Wood 


I've heard that several publishers are offering free books. Smashwords is supposed to have hundreds of freebies too. I haven't checked these out, but I do know that Twilight Times has free ebooks. The publisher is the one who told me about eBook week. http://twilighttimesbooks.com/freebies.html

Just thought I'd let you know. That's it for today.




16 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed Alex's book. Me too. And awesome that this is E-book week. Thanks for letting us know.

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    1. I do enjoy reading different kinds of books, Natalie. This is a good one. Also, trying not to look at too many of the freebie books because I'll want them all. :) Have a great week.

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  2. Oh wow - thanks, Beverly! Glad you ventured into science fiction and enjoyed my book.

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    1. You're welcome, Alex. I did enjoy meeting your characters and learning about them. Bassa is my favorite. Have a great week.

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  3. Sounds like a terrific book, thanks for the suggestion.

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    1. It is an interesting story, Karin. You're welcome. Have a super week.

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  4. Nice of you to review Alex's book. It's a good one.

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    1. It's fun to read an adventure, rather than a children's or young adult's book for a change. It is a good one.

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  5. Thank you for featuring Alex's book.

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    1. You're welcome. Alex is good at showing character's emotions and at writing exciting battles. Have a great week.

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  6. I still have a backlog of Alex's books on my TBR list. I enjoyed his first one, but he writes faster than I can read. :-)

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    1. Ha,ha! You sound like me, Lee. If you ever catch up on reading, let me know how. Have a super week.

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  7. Awesome review of a great book indeed. Never knew about ebook week.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. The review came from my heart. Yes, free books sound good. Need to find the time to check on some. Have a great week.

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  8. I offered up a handful of my books for free or 50% off this week through Smashwords because ... well, January and February have been slow and I always need more reviews.

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    1. I hear you on the reviews, Tyrean. Everyone is so busy they don't have time to read books and review them. Hope you get a bunch.

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