Fall Giveaway – Gift Cards Anyone?

I’ve teamed up once again with THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW on a Fall Giveaway which includes Amazon gift cards of $200, $100, & $50.

You could be the winner – AND – help promote my new release THE AFRICAN CONNECTION.  (Book 2 of THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY) Thanks for all of the support!

Head on over HERE to enter to win. When you do, don’t forget to click on my book cover to check it out!

THE AFRICAN CONNECTION ON AMAZON

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A Change of a Love Story For a Nation

A LOVE STORY FOR A NATION is one of the favorite stories I’ve ever written. It, like a lot of my writings, started as a short play called “Almighty Might.” An audience member, who came to see a production of it, was greatly moved by its story – so much so that this audience member, who also happened to be an artist, drew an amazing picture of its story. I was blown away! I had the chance to meet the artist later that year. His name is Woon Bin Chang. A terrific guy. He was gracious enough to allow me to use his picture as the the book cover for my novel. I was thrilled.

But the picture posed some problems for the cover, and when the novel was published, I decided on another design by another talented graphic artist. I loved it, and I was very happy with the cover.

But three years on, I stumbled back upon this artwork and wondered if I could redesign it in order to give the novel a make-over and to show off this great piece of art which represented the story so very well.

And so I did.

I’ve decided to change the cover art for the novel. I’m very happy with it and I hope it inspires others to check out this moving story.

As always, your thoughts are welcome.

Here it is:

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$200 Giveaway – September Meet & Greet with Kindle Book Review

Hey everyone,

Here’s a great opportunity to win a $200 gift basket while supporting some of your favorite authors! I’ve teamed up with the Kindle Book Review on this exciting giveaway starting September 7 and running through Sept 24.

Enter to win, and make sure you click on my book. It’s right there as the first book in the first row.  Thanks for the support and good luck!

Enter to Win HERE!

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The First Ever Massive Trilogy Read-Through

I had just finished the second revision of book 3 of my brand new trilogy.

So what was next?

Revision three, of course.  But then I paused and thought for a moment. I knew what I needed to do, but I was reluctant. It would be too time-consuming. It would stop the flow of my revision work. No, don’t make me!

What was it? It was to read the entire trilogy from first to last page. I would become the first person to read the entire trilogy, which makes sense since I wrote it.

I told myself I needed to do it. I rolled my eyes and thought of any other way to get around it. But I knew if I wanted to present the very best overarching story possible that I needed to delve back into the ENTIRE story.

So that’s what I’m doing.

I just finished reading book 1: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far, and you know what? I enjoyed it. After just finishing the storyline of the entire trilogy, it was fun to revisit the genesis of everything. There were definitely some details along the way which I had forgotten, but I was pleased with the story’s consistency.

I think I’m on the right track, and that makes me happy.

It can be painful to read one’s own work. Tedious, actually. But it’s so important, and I usually end up surprising myself thinking “Hey, how did I think of that? If I wrote this paragraph today, I don’t think it would have been as good.”

On the other hand I also run into these thoughts: “I don’t really like this sentence anymore. How about a simple edit?”

Re-reading is crucial to jog one’s memory of the myriad of character and plot details which absolutely must mesh.

But do it. Hold your nose if you have to, but keep re-reading your own work. It will be well worth it.

If you haven’t read book 1, please check it out. It’s a story I’m really happy with, and it’s only $1.89 on Amazon. Permanently.  Thanks for the support!

Link to Amazon. Only $1.89 on Kindle.

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Trilogy Book 1: New Lower PERMANENT Kindle Version Price!

Finally, book one of The Forgotten Child Trilogy – A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far – is now and from here on out only a buck 89 on Kindle. That’s $1.89! You’ve got nothing to lose and a whole lot of a gripping week of entertainment to gain!

$1.89 – Why?

It’s regular price of $3.99 might be too much of a gamble for an unknown author. But I want to make it cheap enough for anyone to try! I believe in this three-part story and am working hard to complete it over the next month or so. Two-thirds of it are now available, so what are you waiting for!

Now Available:

Book 1: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far  (Kindle $1.89/Paperback $13.99)

Book 2: The African Connection (Kindle $3.99/Paperback $13.99)

Coming Soon

Book 3: A Parting in the Sky (on Kindle & Paperback in 2019)

Amazon: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far

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Review of THE AFRICAN CONNECTION

Author Colleen Chesebro gives a thorough and excellent review of book 2 of THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY on her blog “The Fairy Whisperer.”

In addition to giving it the vaunted 5-STARS, she says:

“I’ve been a fan of Mark Sasse’s fiction for a few years now. The Forgotten Child Trilogy has captured my imagination and my heart. Just make sure to read this series in order so that you understand who the characters are.”

Head on over to read the entire review HERE! Make sure to check out her other reviews as well.

To get yourself a copy of THE AFRICAN CONNECTION, is available on Amazon HERE! (Kindle & Paperback)

And, don’t forget to get your FREE Kindle copy of book 1 of the series available for FREE through the weekend. FREE ON KINDLE: A MAN TOO OLD FOR A PLACE TOO FAR

 

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The Forgotten Child Trilogy Book 1 – FREE – Limited Time!

Through Sunday July 22, pick up a FREE Kindle version of A MAN TOO OLD FOR A PLACE TOO FAR – Book 1 of THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY!

Gert it on AMAZON HERE!

Amazon UK HERE!

Come meet the enigmatic beings from beyond – Bee and Ash – as they choice a terrible old man to do some wonderful things. It’s action, it’s adventure, it’s time travel, it’s history, it’s just plain fun.

Make sure to check out the reviews – currently receiving 4.4 stars on Amazon.

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This happy occasion coincides with the release of BOOK 2. Now on Amazon for only $3.99 – THE AFRICAN CONNECTION!

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NOW AVAILABLE IN KINDLE & PAPERBACK. HERE!

Read the book, write a review, pass along the word! Thanks for your support.