"As you wish, Sire. We'll have it travel from the back towards the audience..." He explains as we watch the screen.
"A cover reveal in 3D? That would be great!" I grin at my task-master's unknown abilities.
Tassin shakes his head. "Unless that means 3Dragons, we don't have the technology, Sire."
I pat his back. "Ah, don't worry. Fireworks will do. People loves them."
We turn around at Sessin's arrival. "Sire, remember you told me to look for a man dressed all in black and carrying a guitar? I found him. He's in the Main Chamber."
"Excellent!" I head to the Main Chamber, escorted by Tassin and Sessin but we freeze at the doorway.
Sessin gives me his sheepish look. I can smell disaster. "Well, he's dressed all in black and he has a guitar. He is an expert in Space Operas, or so he said."
"But I told you a ninja!" I can't hide my exasperation. "Does he look like a ninja to you?"
"No. But that one over there surely does." Tassin points his hand out.
The three of us peek out again as the guy with respiratory insufficiency asks. "Who are you?"
"I'm Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh, the author of CassaStorm and this is MY party."
"Can you get me a violoncello for protection?" Sessin pleads his father, who kicks him out.
"Don't be too proud of these technological Bestsellers you've created. The ability to write and play is insignificant, next to the power of the Force."
Sessin runs back to us and pulls down his welding mask. "Helmet guy challenged Ninja guy to a duel of light and sound!"
Pancholin yells over the loud Metal beats. "Sire, people is already gathered outside and they are waiting for the cover reveal!"
I am thinking I will have to fry Helmet guy and get done with this. My guest speaks up before I can say anything.
My dwarves sigh in relief. Tassin lookes up at me. "Now, Sire?"
I nod. "Yes, now."
He goes back to the Firework team and gives the signal.
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
As we look at the fireworks, we can't help to wonder. Will Captain Ninja write another book? Will he devote himself to the guitar side of the Force? Here at the Dragon Cave no one can tell. The only thing we do know for sure is that we wish Alex and CassaStorm all success.
VikLit's Meme every Friday helps me to remember all the things for which I am grateful. Well, it has been a sort of "low-battery" week for me. Energy surged up and down the first days to plummeting yesterday. But still...
1. I finished another two entries for the A to Z Challenge. If I keep like this, I might get all of them done by next month.
2. I am going a bit slow with my reading but I managed another two chapters. And I also reviewed two chapters of a critique.
3. My dragon sculpture finally got its head. I really want to get it done by the end of next month. Let's hope.
4. Perhaps I might have enjoyed this cover reveal a bit too much. It was a bunch of coincidences, really. I've read of Alex's doubts about his future, I found the pics while searching for something else and my muse popped the idea into my head. Then everything seemed to fit so perfectly in the cover reveal that I couldn't help myself. In any case, working on it eased an otherwise sore evening. Of course I am grateful for that.
5. Last minute addition because I just learned I won a prize in the She said what? Bloghop. Thanks to Elise Fallson and Michelle Wallace for that one.
And naturally, I join the celebration for every small thing you celebrate today so, what are we celebrating?