“A Man Too Old” Gets Another Great Review!

Michelle James posted her review of A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far, and it’s a great one! Here’s a short excerpt:

Michelle writes, “This story is well fleshed out with notes of magical realism, suspense, and history.  For me, this is a perfect combination.”

Please head over to her fantastic website and check out the full review – and her thoughts on other books! Michelle James’ Review

Remember, A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far is only part one of the brand new Forgotten Child Trilogy.  Book two is scheduled for a June release, so if you haven’t read book one yet, here’s your chance. It’s available on Kindle and in paperback.

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Review of A MAN TOO OLD FOR A PLACE TOO FAR

Author Colleen Chesebro just reviewed my new novel and her ratings for the book were fantasic:

MY RATING:

Character Believability:  5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

Hey, you see that? 5 out of 5 on the fairy scale.  I’m honored. Colleen wrote a great, detailed review of the novel.  Here’s a brief excerpt:

“I have had the pleasure of reading most of Mark Sasse’s novels which like his characters have grown in expression, bursting with life lessons portrayed from living in an unsure world. The author’s descriptions are rich and vibrant placing the reader at the scene of the crime as it is being committed. His imagination is limitless!”

Please head over to her website and read the full review. And while you’re there, check out her writing as well. Enjoy!

READ FULL REVIEW HERE!

Book Available HERE

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New Book Review for “A Love Story for a Nation”

Danielle at Universalcreativityinc just posted her review of “A Love Story for a Nation.”

Some highlights include:

“[It] is one of those novels that readers won’t ever forget.”

“I found the mystery of the plot incredible.”

“By the the time you reach the end you will be waiitng for the next stunning well written adventure by Mark Sasse. It’s the first time that I have read any one of his novels and now, I plan to read each one of his previous novels before this one.”

Please head on over to her website and read the entire review HERE!

If you want to try the novel for yourself, you can read excerpts and reviews HERE!

Thanks again for all your support.

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Review of “A Love Story for a Nation”

Book Reviewer Michelle Clement James just posted her review of “A Love Story for a Nation” on her website Book Chat. She gave it 5 STARS and here’s how she opened her review:

Mark W. Sasse’s most recent book to be released on July 3, 2015 is a story of the bravery and perseverance of Gerald Sanpatri. After his wife Rosia dies, Sanpatri picks up his pen to fulfill a promise he made to Rosia to start writing again. He starts writing tales of Jonny, his son who died before he was born. They become extraordinary tales of heroism against the palace. On the one-year anniversary of Rosia and Jonny’s deaths, Gerald finds a note in his lunch bag that Rosia left so long ago.  It told him “Remember to just stand there and smile.” Gerald did just that as he started his vigilance on a stone outside the palace gate.  In order to avoid spoilers, I have to stop here.

Please head over to her site and read the rest of the review HERE!

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Another Amazing Review for “Banyan Tree”

I’m humbled to have Colleen Cheseboro from Litworldinterviews to give such a great review of The Reach of the Banyan Tree. 

Here’s her first paragraph:

“I was instantly transported back into time to August 1945, French Indochina, where Charles Regal Carson, an American soldier with the OSS Deer Team, was tasked to assist Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen to fight against the Imperialist Japanese in World War II.  What ensues is a hauntingly lovely contemporary romance filled with suspense and intrigue that brought me to tears, as I lived through the lives of Charles (Cha Le), Mai, Long, Thuy, and Charles III.”

And her overall assessment:

RATINGS:

Realistic Characterization: 5/5

Made Me Think: 5/5

Overall enjoyment: 5/5

Readability: 5/5

Recommended: 5/5

Overall Rating: 5

 Please head on over to LitWorldInterviews and read the entire review. It gives some great insight into the story and into my writing: Read full review HERE!

And there’s a great promotion coming up this week for Banyan Tree. Watch for details soon!

Thanks, everyone.

 

The 1 YR Anniversary of “The Recluse Storyteller” – Hint: Going free soon!

“5 STARS … This is definitely one of my favourite books of the year!” – Myra, from Pieces of Whimsey

Early October marks the one-year anniversary of the release of my second novel, The Recluse Storyteller.

I was nervous releasing this one because of it’s unique narration style and because it’s a combination of five different stories. It can be kind of confusing – at first! I knew some readers wouldn’t like the way I told the story. Some even called it “poorly executed.” Ouch!

But that’s all right because overall it has been very well received in the realm of readers. I think it’s a story that grows on you. At first you have this strange reclusive middle-aged woman who seems completely off the rails and insane as she tells stories to herself about the neighbors she watches.

But if the reader doesn’t give up, they will be rewarded to a unique blending of the stories which ultimately brings everything back to the feet or our protagonist. The stories that she tells range from historical fiction, to a Vietnam War story, to a high-adventure thriller. Eventually, we see the storyteller herself unmasked, and her story is revealed. It’s a lot of fun in a gripping emotional kind of way.

If you haven’t read it, please check it out in either Kindle or paperback.

HINT: It’s going free on Kindle next week for a few days!

As always, thanks for your support.

 

Book Review from Literary R&R: 5 Stars for “Banyan Tree”

Charlene, a reviewer for Literary R & R, just posted her review of “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.” Here is an excerpt:

“Weaving together a love story with intrigue, action, and historical fiction, this is a beautiful book by a gifted author that has something for everyone.. Most accurately, a familial tale, it teaches the reader of the roots that ground us, the shelter of our forefathers, and the expanse of our actions over further generations.”

Here is the link to the full review on their website: FULL REVIEW HERE!

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