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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z Challenge - F - Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. – G.K. Chesterton

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing. – Melinda Haynes

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – C. S. Lewis

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! – Ray Bradbury

I knew what my hero wanted–Aden wanted to find the Dragon! And because I followed him, my book, Dragon of the Stars, releases today. The writing dream is not a fairy tale!


By Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064, EBook ISBN 9781939844057

The ship of legends…
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?
One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

25 comments:

  1. Happy Book Release Day, Alex!

    "The writing dream is not a fairy tale!" Love these inspiring words.
    It elicits mixed feelings - an exciting and scary thought!

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  2. Thanks, Michelle! Wow, did I say something inspiring?

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  3. Fairy tales are something special. I try to live one every day.

    Congrats on the release of your very cool book!!

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  4. I love Chesterton's comment about "dragons can be beaten." Excited for you on your big release day, Alex!

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  5. Yay for Alex! Wonderful quotes today. :)

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  6. Great quotes and congrats on the release too!

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  7. Alex,
    Happy release day!! How very exciting. I love the cover for Dragon of the Stars. I wish you fantastic sales. After the newest of your release is over, and you think you need a little promotional love, I would love to interview on my blog. Hosting authors is real treat for me. Happy Writing!

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  8. Congratulations, Alex! Can't wait to read. And such amazing quotes.

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  9. I love that quote about fairy tales and dragons. But who could defeat the Dragon of the Stars?
    Happy launch day.

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  10. Congratulations, Alex! I'm so thrilled for you.

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  11. Fairy Tales are often based on reality and what they say transcends time. Congrats Alex!

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  12. Hi Alex - I devoured fairy tales as a kid - I think I should have paid more attention to what I was reading though .. still I could rinse and repeat.

    Very good luck with your book - lots happening for you .. cheers Hilary

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  13. Love that Bradbury. He says just the right things.

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  14. congratulations on your release day, Alex. Exciting. anne stenhouse

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  15. Congratulations, Alex. Sounds fascinating.

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  16. Congratulations on your Book Release!!

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  17. Congrats, Alex. My copy arrived. Great opening sentence by the way.

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  18. Nancy, thank you! I'll be in touch.

    Thanks, everyone!

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  19. Loved those four quotes you shared.

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  20. This make me want to read fairy tales again. Congratulations!

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