Great Summer Read! Last Chance at only 99 cents!

You have another two days – until June 3 – to great your super cheap copy of “A Love Story for a Nation.”  Reviewers have called it:

“Heartfelt” “Destined to be a Classic” “Stunning” “Clever” “Wonderful”

Grab it on Amazon!

I’ll put two different blurbs below to give you a taste of what it’s about. But for 99 cents, you can’t go wrong if you love to read.

Blurb 1: You may burn an author’s books. You may strip his life of everyone he loves. But the writer remains. And soon enough, a new story will emerge where desolation once exists. 

“A Love Story for a Nation” chronicles the explosive and heart-warming journey of former writer Gerald Sanpatri, living a marginalized existence under a brutal dictatorship. After losing everything he once loved, he takes up his pen one last time, and dares to think the unimaginable. Part love story, part fantasy, “A Love Story for a Nation” is a modern day tall-tale with a timeless message of courage.

Blurb 2: As nightly raids burn the capital city, the mundane existence of Gerald Sanpatri takes a dramatic shift when Rosia walks into his life bringing laughter and unexpected love. She inspires the ex-writer to once again take up his pen and write the impossible: a love story for an entire nation. A Love Story for a Nation chronicles the explosive and heart-warming journey of one country’s brush with history through the eyes of a courageous man who dared to stand up, smile, and think the unimaginable.

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Exclusive Excerpt: “A Love Story for a Nation” (99 cent sale still on!)

Gerald J. Sanpatri walks to the presidential square each day to stand in a particular spot. To pass the time, he creates story about how his deceased son destroys the dictatorship in their small nation. In this excerpt, he decides to send his son Jonny into the sewer system. 

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:

“Jonny, what will you do today?” he said to himself as he started his daily exercise. The incomparable Jonny had a thousand tricks up his sleeve, and each one led to the downfall of the self-crowned prince, who lived high and mighty within those walls.

He took out his notebook as he stood, balancing it precariously on his left hand.
“Sewer,” he said. He hadn’t used the sewer system before.

A boy stood on a grate, bounding up and down like children tend to do, expressing the jubilant joys of childhood when the grate gave way, and Jonny fell into the swift moving current. He stretched and turned, striving for breath, all the while fighting against the torrent’s green caps of contaminated drift which encompassed him. Anyone else would have drowned, but not Jonny. As his mother frantically yelled from the street, Jonny took one quick plunge into the polluted flow and let the filth contaminate his cells. He drank it in, gladly, with purpose and clarity unknown to everyone else. For Jonny was not ordinary. His cells wouldn’t be cast aside; the chemicals penetrated deep into his inner being. His fate was not his own. He accepted it all, gladly, for his family, for his country; he dipped and dived beneath the filth until the metamorphosis was complete.

Gerald wrote furiously as people streamed past him in the heat of the day.

First a tail exploded out of his back side. Then the claws, the massive perverted claws made by the chemistry of the dark green sludge. He stood on four legs, but the sewer couldn’t hold the beast-of-a-boy and his second-by-second expansion. He exploded upward, through the twenty feet of rocks and sod, through the half foot of asphalt and into the palace of Antoine. The beast stood, reticent and bold. The army, confused and distracted, shot at each other; the beast attacked and trampled the guard house. It smashed the courtyard and flung its tail against the Ministry of Finance. Bricks flew in all directions. Accountants stood ashamed beside blackened columns, their balance sheets precariously unbalanced. The mutant beast, a product of Antoine’s filth, assailed the main palace with one flick of his jaw, and the entire structure fell into oblivion. The beast flapped furiously back and forth. Bullets were useless. Tanks fell still. Jonny, the beast, rested on top of Antoine, who was defeated and cowed into submission.

Gerald chuckled loudly as he wrote down the words. It was late. The light in the sky had begun to sink into the horizon.

“Jonny, I shall have to wait until tomorrow. Thank you.”

He closed his notebook and returned it to his gray sack. He looked once at his stone, said his goodbyes, and began walking home—another day waiting for the revolution had come to its end.

99 cents on Amazon.com

99 cents on Amazon UK

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KINDLE SALE! “The Reach of the Banyan Tree” Novel only 99 Cents! Limited Time!

With my fourth and new novel set to release on July 3, I’m offering all kinds of deals on my previous novels, starting with “The Reach of the Banyan Tree” for only $0.99 cents – June 17 – June 24 ONLY!

Part romance, part historical fiction, 100% gripping and emotional!

And readers agree. 4.8 STARS on 24 reviews on Amazon.

Pick yourself up a super cheap copy and read some reviews while you’re at it.

BOOK SALE HERE!   Thanks for your support.

Here’s the storyline:

Chip Carson intended to marry a young Vietnamese woman until a tragic accident lands him in prison, forever altering the outlook of their relationship. As he struggles to cope with his strained love, a mysterious stranger appears bearing a journal about Chip’s grandfather who parachuted into French Indochina at the end of World War II. As the words in the journal reveal a life that Chip never knew, he begins to understand the depth of love and sacrifice needed in order to have a second chance at love.

Part historical fiction, part contemporary love story, The Reach of the Banyan Tree is an adventure spanning two eras. It explores the effects of war, love, culture, and family obligation in twentieth century Vietnam through the eyes of three generations of American men, who each lost their soul in the tangled reaches of the banyan tree.

It's  in paperback too!
It’s in paperback too!