Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two Awesome Releases!

Today is the release of CassaStorm!
And the release of Real Girls Don't Rust,
which contains my short story, Seeing Red.
CassaStorm is by the amazing, and ever-supportive, Alex J. Cavanaugh. He is such an amazing person, and writer, I'm happy to share this release-day post with him. :)

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…


“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

“…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

Find CassaStorm at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and on Goodreads.

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.


You can find Alex on his blog (where all the awesome happens) and on Twitter and Goodreads.

And for one more bit of awesome, here's the trailer for CassaStorm!
Like I said, Real Girls Don't Rust also comes out today.
It's a collection of YA steampunk short stories.
I'm super excited about it for a few reasons.
One, I love steampunk and I can't wait to read the other authors' stories.
Two, this was the first YA story I ever sold.
Secondary Characters ended up getting published first,
but I sold Seeing Red first and it was an amazing moment for me.
Three, it's available in print and I can't wait to get my copy. It's so darn cute!
Real Girls Don't Rust
You can find Real Girls Don't Rust on Amazon and
And, of course, it's on Goodreads.


  1. Thanks, Rachel! And a big congratulations to you as well. It's an awesome release day for both of us.

  2. Love the cover for Real Girls Don't Rust--the artwork is absolutely adorable! So cool how it includes your first sold YA story...

  3. Congrats to you both, Alex and Rachel! I hope you guys get to do something fun and exciting today!

  4. Congrats, Rachel! You and Alex have a great release day.

  5. Congrats Rachel!!! And Alex too! Hope you both have a great release day! :)

  6. Congratulations! I love the title and the cover. I bet the stories are even better.

  7. Congratulations to both of you.

  8. Both look awesome!!! Good thing I have a lot of shelves!

  9. Congratulations and Happy Release Day to you!! Yay! :)

  10. I've seen that cover before! I love steampunk!

  11. Congrats to both you and Alex!
    I love steampunk as well

  12. I am so happy for you! Here is to selling many more!

  13. Yay to Alex! And congrats to you, too on your release day! :)

  14. Fun stuff! I'm going to have to look these up!

  15. Congrats to both authors! Been seeing these all around the blogosphere.